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Oct 05, 2012
Africa is a big potential growth market given the urbanisation that was occurring on the continent and winning the tender for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s fleet renewal programme would be a key milestone for the company, Alstom Transport president...
Oct 03, 2012
The Sitrak brand, launched by China’s Sinotruk and German truck manufacturer MAN in 2011, will become available in South Africa once MAN is satisfied with the product’s quality, says MAN Truck & Bus executive board member for marketing, sales and service Dr Frank...
Sep 18, 2012
A report by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) once again ranked South Africa as the most attractive African investment destination, but the gap was closing rapidly. In its second edition of ‘Where to Invest in Africa’, RMB noted that South Africa scored 5.84, followed...
Sep 07, 2012
Chemical producer BASF has opened a regional office in Lagos to serve customers in Nigeria and other West African countries. “Africa is a huge continent with a wealth of raw materials and a growing population. At the same time, the dynamically growing economy has...
Aug 31, 2012
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) use is becoming increasingly popular, with developing countries like Indonesia, Turkey, Morocco and India having converted to using gas instead of paraffin as their main domestic thermal fuel source in recent years. Gas is now the main...
Aug 17, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
The internationally renowned renewable energy expert, Christine Wörlen, is delivering the keynote address at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in September. The event will focus on new opportunities in the clean energy sectors...
Aug 13, 2012
South Africa is readying itself to host the “world cup” of geosciences – the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress (IGC) – in 2016, local organising committee chairperson and IGC joint president Professor Richard Viljoen reported. The closing ceremony on...
Jul 27, 2012
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Jul 10, 2012
The US, Denmark, France and the Netherlands are the most food secure countries in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU’s) Global Food Security Index (GFSI) released on Tuesday. The index, developed by the EIU and sponsored by DuPont,...
Jul 09, 2012
Despite South Africa having an overall mining rating that compared favourably with other major mining jurisdictions, the country’s mining sector had been on the decline, owing to policy uncertainty and, more recently, to talk of increased taxes, Ernst & Young tax...
Jul 09, 2012
ACWA Power International, today announced that on 28th June, 2012 it partnered with an affiliate of First Reserve Energy Infrastructure Fund and Clean Energy Transition Fund, a fund managed by Crescent Capital to acquire a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant located in...
Jun 29, 2012
India’s High Commissioner to South Africa has affirmed that the historical links between the two countries, rooted in their mutual support for their respective freedom struggles, provides a firm base for trade and investment between them. The two countries enjoy “a...
Jun 28, 2012
Chemicals and explosives company AECI agreed to buy General Electric’s African water treatment subsidiary Chemical and Monitoring Solutions for $20-million, the JSE-listed firm announced on Thursday. Chemical and Monitoring Solutions would be merged with AECI’s...
Jun 21, 2012
Rail infrastructure development in Africa can play a crucial role in the formation of trade corridors, as railroutes are developed to link major cities, providing companies with access to large markets. Frost & Sullivan environment building technology group analyst...
Jun 12, 2012
The Indian government has set aside some $1-billion to provide fertiliser companies with soft loans to create logistics and infrastructure facilities in African countries such as Eritrea, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana as a precursor to...
Jun 11, 2012
Johannesburg will be the second most visited destination city in Africa in 2012, with a projected 2.5-million international visitors expected to enter the city, the latest MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index showed on Monday. The index, which was compiled...
Jun 01, 2012
Tin developer Kasbah Resources on Friday said that a prefeasibility study into its Achmmach project, in Morocco, had found that a capital investment of $167-million would be required to support a one-million-ton-a-year operation. At a base case projection, with tin...
May 18, 2012
French railways solutions multinational Alstom Transport says it has integrated localisation into its global business model and that it is ready to pursue joint venture, partnerships and technology transfers in South Africa as the country prepares to make some...
May 04, 2012
Should Russian State-owned nuclear group Rosatom be a winner in the South African programme to build new nuclear power plants (NPPs), it would be willing to integrate South African companies into its global supply chain for its international projects. This would be...
Apr 06, 2012
Surging demand and a strong need to reduce dependency on expensive coal and oil imports have motivated the recent development of the renewable energy sector in Morocco, creating considerable opportunities for private sector participation, says market research and...
Mar 27, 2012
The results of the prefeasibility study for Stonegate Agricom’s Paris Hills phosphate project in Idaho might arrived three months later than hoped, but they outlined the one-million-ton-a-year operation CEO Mark Ashcroft had been gunning for, which would pay back its...
Mar 15, 2012
If 1.2-million households in South Africa converted to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) it would save the country some 55 000 MW of electricity every five years, Kaya Gas MD George Tatham said this week. “Increased use of LPG would save Eskom billions of rand, as fewer...
Feb 29, 2012
Toronto-based Montero Mining, which owns a rare earths project in Tanzania, on Tuesday said a scoping study gave its Duyker Eiland phosphate asset in South Africa’s Western Cape a C$150-million net asset value at a 10% discount rate, forecasting it would cost...
Feb 21, 2012
Industrial chemicals and explosives manufacturer AECI is continuing to look at expansion opportunities for its explosives business, AEL Mining Services, into markets beyond South Africa, especially the rest of Africa, Asia Pacific and South America, CEO Graham...
Feb 17, 2012
Mahindra South Africa has added a new bakkie to its light-commercial vehicle range, called the Genio.
Feb 03, 2012
Mahindra South Africa has added a new bakkie to its light-commercial vehicle range, called the Genio. The pick-up is the Indian manufacturer’s first vehicle designed from the outset as both a domestic and export model. In the past, Mahindra simply adapted its...
Jan 27, 2012
The project will involve the design, construction, operation, maintenance and financing of five power generating stations.
Jan 20, 2012
Smallholders, with less than 50 ha in Malaysia, are earning a steady income from the production of palm oil, which is linked to the large-scale, corporate industry manufacturing oils, cosmetics components, biofuels, natural fertilisers and soaps, says Malaysian...
Dec 09, 2011
The Department of Transport (DoT) has set up a steering committee, under the leadership of director-general George Mahlalela, to guide the development of its four proposed high-speed rail projects, says DoT deputy director-general Lanfranc Situma.
Dec 02, 2011
Major US aerospace group Boeing is partnering with South African civil flying training school 43 Air School to make pilot training more straightforward for South African and other African trainees. “Flight crew training is going to be a critical focus in Africa as...
Dec 02, 2011
Diversified technology company Siemens aims to create about 500 green jobs in Africa, in 2012, as a continued growth strategy for the continent.
Nov 28, 2011
Ethiopian Airlines has earned another accolade from The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) for being consistently profitable over the years and recording the best financial results in 2010.
Nov 23, 2011
The Department of Transport (DoT) has set up a steering committee, under the leadership of director-general George Mahlalela, to guide the development of its four proposed high-speed rail projects, said DoT deputy director-general Lanfranc Situma on Wednesday. “We...
Nov 16, 2011
International publishing and research company Oxford Business Group (OBG), which is headquartered in London, in the UK, expects to publish an in-depth report on South Africa’s economic activity and investment opportunities during the second quarter of 2012. The...
Nov 14, 2011
Transformational projects to add 200 megawatts of solar and wind power energy to national grid
Oct 28, 2011
African airlines are acquiring new widebody airliners at a greater rate than the global airline average. Last year, 32% of African airline demand was for widebodies, as against 23% for the global industry. “This is mainly because of the markets that the [African]...
Oct 24, 2011
Regional specialist Safmarine says it is honoured to have been recognised as the top shipping line in an important trade linking two of its core markets.
Oct 20, 2011
South Africa improved its global ease-of-doing-business ranking by one position, climbing from 36 to 35 in the latest International Finance Corporation-World Bank ‘Doing Business’ report. For the fourth consecutive year, Mauritius was found to be the easiest place in...
Oct 13, 2011
South Africa’s former Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister, Valli Moosa, who also recently served as chairperson of South Africa’s coal-heavy power utility Eskom, has been elected as the new chairperson of the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa (WWF-SA)....
Oct 12, 2011
US aerospace giant Boeing is considering sourcing more components from South African aerostructures company Aerosud. A Boeing team of seven people recently visited the South African company, to establish what additional work Aerosud could do for the American group....
Oct 06, 2011
Lacking of a definitive Government energy policy in South Africa has been a key barrier hindering progress in the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) market in the country.
Sep 28, 2011
University of Pretoria graduate’s green vision scoops sustainability award
Sep 15, 2011
In five years’ time, the Mahindra group should be a globally recognised brand in the sports utility vehicle (SUV) market, says MD Anand Mahindra. “We also want to be recognised for what we already are, the number-one tractor maker in the world by volume.” Mahindra...
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