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Topic - Maputo
May 03, 2016
THE South African architectural industry is changing so radically and with such speed that current business practices will be virtually unrecognisable a decade from now. This is according to leading architectural firm SVA International, which has been a major...
Apr 22, 2016
INVESTMENT NEED Mozambique is in the process of revitalising its economy, focusing on priority areas, such as agriculture, energy and infrastructure
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has affirmed its commitment to continue supporting the growing Mozambique economy, particularly regarding the country’s energy, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Leading a team of senior staff to Maputo earlier this...
Apr 22, 2016
Mozambique’s Tax Authority has confirmed that it is holding negotiations with Vale Mozambique, the local subsidiary of major Brazilian mining group Vale, on the payment of capital gains tax. Vale Mozambique is one of a number of major companies with whom the Tax...
Apr 04, 2016
Interest in the fifth bi-annual international strategic conference on Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas, and Energy sector (MMEC) is growing at a rapid rate.
Mar 25, 2016
One of the international companies that has developed coal mines in Mozambique’s Tete province, India’s Jindal Africa, a subsidiary of Jindal Steel and Power, has advertised in the Maputo newspaper Notícias for a consultant to serve as a project manager for its...
Mar 11, 2016
The project entails the construction of a 110 MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant.
Mar 10, 2016
Petroplan is delighted to announce its expansion into Mozambique, having received its official business license earlier this month. The Maputo-based team, which is working with one of sub-Saharan Africa’s leading oil and gas companies, will be supported by existing...
Mar 08, 2016
Africa has a negative outward image, partly owing to the ignorance of outsiders, but mainly owing to a lack of cohesive strategies to tell the positive news about the continent. Speaking during a panel hosted by MineAfrica and the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of...
Feb 09, 2016
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Dec 02, 2015
Mozambique’s capital Maputo was the large African city with the highest potential for inclusive growth, according to the 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index (ACGI). Casablanca, in Morocco, and Lagos, in Nigeria, ranked second and third respectively. Now in...
Nov 27, 2015
€20-MILLION HANDSHAKE Carlos Martinho and Reina Buijs shake hands following the signing of a grant arrangement exceeding €20-million
The Netherlands government signed a grant arrangement worth more than €20-million earlier this month in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which will fund the execution of the Greater Maputo Water Supply Expansion project to supply potable water to 650 000 people in Maputo,...
Nov 26, 2015
JSE-listed investment holding company Labat Africa has concluded a R560-million subscription and buy-back agreement for the acquisition of a 100% interest in Reinhardt Transport Group (RTG) and its Chrome Carriers subsidiary. The acquisition, which would see...
Nov 17, 2015
Sustainability impacts the bottom-line and all industries should be acutely mindful of how they do business on a planet with fewer natural resources. The importance of internal capacity building, the need for climate and weather information management, the role of...
Nov 13, 2015
Leading South African fire, security and transformer door producer, Bitcon Industries, has intensified its export drive into Africa with the procurement of several new sub-Saharan fire door contracts recently. Bob Vollmer, director of Jet Park-based Bitcon, says the...
Nov 12, 2015
Tsogo Sun CEO Marcel von Aulock
Hotel, gaming and entertainment group Tsogo Sun has spent in excess of R12-billion over the past six years in acquisitions, expansions, new builds and general capital expenditure (capex) across its portfolio, despite being in a “slow growth” phase. Unveiling the...
Oct 16, 2015
Although Mozambique is an established producer of heavy mineral sands and high-quality rubies and, although important high-quality graphite projects will soon start operation and gold is likely to be added to the country’s mining portfolio in the near future, it...
Oct 16, 2015
Owner of the MAN Truck and Bus Swaziland dealership, Ernest Da Cruz, has expanded the German manufacturer’s sub-Equatorial Africa footprint by building a new sales and service dealership in Matola, just outside the Mozambican capital of Maputo.  The new facility,...
Oct 09, 2015
Mozambique has had to reject a proposal from the Malawian government to develop commercial river traffic along the Shire and Zambesi rivers. This was recently announced by Mozambican Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Mesquita, following a meeting between...
Oct 09, 2015
The first phase of the repair and modernisation of the deep water port of Nacala, in Nampula province in Mozambique, is close to being concluded, the Macauhub news agency has reported. This phase will result in the port having new container and fuel terminals, plus a...
Oct 02, 2015
The Matola MAN dealership
Owner of the MAN Truck and Bus Swaziland dealership, Ernest Da Cruz, has expanded the German manufacturer’s sub-Equatorial Africa footprint by building a new sales and service dealership in Matola, just outside the Mozambican capital of Maputo. The new facility,...
Oct 01, 2015
While acknowledging that its compact population size of 2.1-million offered limited market scope for potential investors, Namibia continues to punt its strategic location along a key transatlantic shipping route and proximity to the frontier markets of Zambia, Angola...
Sep 23, 2015
An unprotected strike by some employees of airport ground handling services company Swissport is causing delays to flights by national flag-carrier South African Airways (SAA), the airline reported on Wednesday. The strike is taking place at O R Tambo International...
Sep 21, 2015
Engen, the African energy multinational, is continuing its aggressive retail expansion in Mozambique, with plans for three service stations in the near future – one in Maputo and two in Inhambane. Engen currently operates 16 services stations in Mozambique.
Sep 11, 2015
A traditional ceremony was held to evoke the spirits of the ancestors and natives of the region attended by high dignitaries of the Provincial Government, City Council, Gas industry, contractors, customers and Engen International Business Division.
Engen, a leading African energy multinational, has significantly increased its supply capacity to southern African countries with the launch of Beira Terminal in Mozambique. The new terminal is aimed at strategically boosting security of supply and strengthening the...
Sep 09, 2015
A year and a half after Swaziland’s monarch dedicated Swaziland’s controversial airport and named it after himself, the King Mswati III International Airport has confirmed doubters’ fears that it was likely to become a white elephant. “The KM3 Airport was built on...
Sep 04, 2015
Freight services and shipping group Grindrod reported a 2% increase in headline earnings, to R328-million, for the six months ended June 30, compared with the same period last year. Revenue, inclusive of joint ventures, increased by 4%, to R14.4-billion, with trading...
Aug 25, 2015
An in-depth understanding of cross-border work, coupled with its access to a large crushing and screening fleet operated by high skilled teams, has positioned B&E International to become one of the leading aggregates crushing companies in Africa. One of its latest...
Aug 21, 2015
Freight services and shipping group Grindrod on Friday reported a 2% increase in headline earnings, to R328-million, for the six months ended June 30, compared with the same period last year. Revenue, inclusive of joint ventures, increased by 4%, to R14.4-billion,...
Aug 03, 2015
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet says it will begin executing its ‘Africa Strategy’ during the current financial year, having already grown cross-border revenues from R1.5-billion in 2013/14 to R2.6-billion in 2014/15. The company on Monday distributed...
Jul 31, 2015
APPROACHING THE FINISHING LINE Transnet will reach its goal of expanding the capacity of the Richards Bay corridor to 81-million tons a year next year
State-owned rail company Transnet would reach its goal of expanding the capacity of the Richards Bay corridor to 81-million tons a year in 2016, said Transnet GM commercial Divyesh Kalan at the second yearly Coal Transportation Africa Summit, which took place in...
Jul 29, 2015
ServiTrade, headquartered in Maputo, provides fleet services, construction equipment, tools, site services and asset management solutions across multiple industries and government agencies across Mozambique.  Acquired by AMECO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor...
Jul 14, 2015
The construction of Babcock’s brand new bespoke facility in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, being developed to serve its yellow metal customers in the area, is one of the Babcock International Group’s biggest expansions into this sector to date.  Once completed in August...
Jul 08, 2015
A reduction in delays along Southern Africa’s three busiest trade corridors – the Trans-Kalahari Corridor (TKC), between Namibia, Botswana and South Africa; the North–South corridor (NSC), between Tanzania and South Africa; and the Maputo Corridor, between Mozambique...
Jun 03, 2015
The anticipated deployment of gas monetisation strategies in Mozambique, which will include liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals, gas-to-power projects and petrochemical plants, have the potential to unlock the country's vast natural gas production...
Jun 03, 2015
Describing Mozambique as an “excellent” platform from which to serve key markets in Africa, Bahrain-based industrial group Midal Cables would on Wednesday launch a $50-million, 14 500 m2 aluminum factory located adjacent to the Mozal joint venture aluminium smelter,...
May 29, 2015
Leading South African fire door producer, Bitcon Industries, has secured a second contract for the provision of its Rubidor Class B fire doors for Maputo’s new landmark building, the multi-million dollar mixed-use, The Horizon, residential and office tower...
May 14, 2015
One of the biggest crane and hoist companies in the world, Konecranes, recently opened a branch in Dollar Drive in Richards Bay. Konecranes was established in Finland over 100 years ago and now serves a broad range of customers on 54 countries, including...
May 14, 2015
The humble airline meal could be one of the first things to get the boot as South African Express attempts to recover from a massive R206-million net loss. The airline‚ which last year requested a government guarantee to secure a loan‚ presented its 2013/14 financial...
May 14, 2015
Trans-Africa Projects (Pty) Ltd (TAP), Fluor’s joint venture company with ESKOM, recently played a pivotal role in the emergency repair operations in Mozambique following floods caused by torrential rains earlier this year. More than 100 people were killed and 150...
May 08, 2015
Developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities at the coastal village of Palma, in Mozambique, will likely facilitate a real gross domestic product (GDP) increase for the country of 800% by 2035, with the government receiving in excess of $200-billion in receipts...
Apr 14, 2015
An idyllic and convenient location, combined with excellent facilities and service, are on offer for conferences and events held at the newly renovated Southern Sun Maputo Hotel, which is now the largest hotel in the Mozambican capital. The Tsogo Sun hotel went...
Apr 09, 2015
The number of South African investors aiming to tap into the potentially lucrative African property market is on the rise, according to the Knight Frank Africa Report 2015. Driving this trend is a demographic statistic set to be one of the most important world...
Mar 27, 2015
The project involves the dredging of the Maputo port to allow access for fully laden Panamax vessels with a draft of 14.2 m.
Mar 27, 2015
EMPOWERMENT Peaceful Ndlovu is Tongaat Hulett's youngest black economic empowerment land reform growers
JSE-listed agroprocessing company Tongaat Hulett has formed a partnership with the Umfolozi Technical and Vocational Education and Training College, in KwaZulu-Natal. This resulted in four of the college’s engineering students being placed at the Felixton mill to...
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