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Topic - Maputo
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
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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...
Mar 20, 2015
The contract involves the upgrade of the strategically vital N4 toll road connecting South Africa with Mozambique.
Mar 17, 2015
ASSA Abloy Entrance Systems, established in Johannesburg, Gauteng, in 2003, is a leading provider of door opening solutions across the African continent. The company has successfully installed a wide range of door solutions in 14 African countries outside South...
Mar 13, 2015
Freight services and shipping group Grindrod will upgrade capacity at its Richards Bay coal and magnetite terminal from 3.2-million tons a year, to 4.5-million tons a year, says Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier. He says the R125-million project may be completed by the end...
Feb 25, 2015
Freight services and shipping group Grindrod would upgrade capacity at its Richards Bay coal and magnetite terminal from 3.2-million tons a year, to 4.5-million tons a year, said Grindrod CEO Alan Olivier on Wednesday. Speaking at the company’s annual results...
Feb 13, 2015
Engen, a leading African energy multinational, has continued its robust investment programme on the continent with the construction of a third petroleum products terminal in Mozambique. The 24 000m³ depot will supply petrol, diesel and lubricants to the main hubs in...
Feb 13, 2015
N4 UPGRADE PROJECT The 22-month-long refurbishment is set for completion in July 2016
Murray & Roberts Infrastructure (MRI), a division of engineering, procurement and construction management major Murray & Roberts Group, has been awarded a 22-month contract by Trans African Concessions (Trac) to upgrade the N4 toll road connecting South Africa to...
Dec 12, 2014
FAZEL MOOSA The benefit of any form of infrastructure is the value that it adds to the community around it
Financial services provider Investec says it has gained invaluable experience through its funding of a Mozambican power generation project, the Kuvaninga Energia project, which reached financial close in December 2013 and is scheduled for commercial operation in the...
Dec 02, 2014
Murray & Roberts Infrastructure has been awarded a 22 month contract by Trans African Concessions for upgrade work on the strategically vital N4 toll road connecting South Africa with Mozambique. The N4 toll road stretches for 570 km from the Solomon Mahlangu off...
Dec 02, 2014
South African Airways (SAA) is adding additional frequencies to its network, which will substantially increase air services on some of its key African routes. “The additional capacity injection answers the commercial mandate of SAA’s Long-Term Turnaround Strategy,...
Nov 24, 2014
Research, strategy and investment advisory firm, Frontier Advisory, hosted an informative session on November 12, 2014, in which it discussed the challenges and opportunities present in Mozambique where the discovery of a resource boom has sparked great global...
Nov 21, 2014
Nov 21, 2014
A $5.45-million plant to assemble Hyundai light motor vehicles was officially opened by outgoing Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on November 6. Located in the town of Matola in Maputo province, the plant has been erected by the Somyoung consortium, which is a...
Nov 14, 2014
STEELPOORT, Mpumalanga – The Lion ferrochrome smelter owned and operated by the Glencore Merafe Chrome Venture, uses 37% less electricity than conventional ferrochrome processes to produce the equivalent volume of ferrochrome. In addition, the smelter needs far less...
Nov 05, 2014
Nov 04, 2014
Parker Hannifin signs distribution agreement for Africa with Oilserv Group Etoy, 24. October 2014 – Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies has just signed a strategic agreement with Oilserv Group, which will ensure the distribution of...
Oct 31, 2014
Public–private partnerships (PPPs) and concessions are effective means through which road infrastructure can be developed, and the private sector can play important roles in road infrastructure projects, says business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau partner...
Oct 28, 2014
The start of manganese sinter sales over the six months ended August 31, led to diversified commodities trader Metmar lifting its turnover by 11% to R1.03-billion for the period. However, a general decline in commodity prices, such as those for manganese and...
Oct 17, 2014
Hotel group Carlson Rezidor currently holds the largest hotel pipeline in Africa with 30 hotels and 6 300 rooms under development. The hotel group develops and operates Radisson Blu in the upper upscale segment and Park Inn by Radisson in the mid-market segment. With...
Oct 10, 2014
A month-long maintenance dredging at the quays of the Port of Maputo started last month, during which State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA’s) new Italeni dredging vessel will be used.
Oct 01, 2014
CoAL CEO David Brown
A national debate is needed to discuss ways of lowering the high cost of railing bulk commodities like coal, says Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) CEO David Brown. The London-, Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed CoAL plans to produce nearly seven-million tons of saleable...
Sep 26, 2014
KEY SERVICES PROVIDER DRS Mozambique has been rendering site-wide smelter services to the aluminium industry, which include pot delining and relining
Owing to the continuous expansion of its specialised services in the aluminium industry, local furnace and industrial services company Dickinson Group of Companies has registered a 60% increase in business from this industry in the past 20 years. “We can now offer...
Sep 05, 2014
Freight and logistics service provider Grindrod is disposing of its financial services arm, Grindrod Financial Holdings, also known as Grindrod Bank, because it is no longer “part of its core strategy”, says CEO Alan Olivier. He says the JSE-listed group is working...
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