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Dec 05, 2013
Junior oil and gas explorer Tangiers Petroleum has signed a bid implementation agreement with fellow Africa-focused explorer Jacka Resources, solidifying its off-market takeover offer for the company. The combined entity will have a market capitalisation of...
Nov 29, 2013
The Noor solar complex is set to develop into a 500 MW solar park, incorporating several utility-scale solar power plants using various solar technologies.
Nov 25, 2013
South Africa is fast losing ground to its emerging market peers in several critical areas of competitiveness and now has to make a series of strategic choices or risk being completely left behind in terms of growth and competitiveness, professional services firm...
Nov 15, 2013
BUILD IT The Volvo FMX has been developed to make driving in the construction environment easier
The Volvo Trucks Southern Africa (VTSA) group is currently selling roughly 6 000 trucks in the region a year, with growth coming largely from outside South Africa, says MD Torbjörn Christensson. “[Outside South Africa] we think we can go from 500 trucks a year to 2...
Nov 12, 2013
Asserting that Africa presents “significant” opportunities for investment managers in Africa, focused on the traditional or alternative sectors, professional services firm KPMG South Africa has launched an inaugural fund management tool for investment funds looking...
Nov 04, 2013
Tin hopeful Kasbah Resources has added to its Achmmach project, in Morocco, reporting a maiden indicated resource for the Western Zone Shallows (WZS). The WZS resource estimate currently comprised 144 000 t of indicated resource, at 0.9% tin, for 1 300 t of...
Nov 01, 2013
Emerging oil explorer Pura Vida Energy has moved to acquire a 50% shareholding in the Ambilobe block, offshore Madagascar. The ASX-listed oil player told shareholders on Friday that the Ambilobe block complemented the company’s growing portfolio of high quality...
Nov 01, 2013
I have uncapped Internet access at home. Or so I though until recently. Suddenly, it turned out that my 'uncapped' MWeb Internet access was subject to a 'reasonable usage' policy, despite my paying for uncapped Internet access every month.
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Sep 26, 2013
ASX-listed Kasbah Resources would look at developing an openpit operation at its Achmmach tin project, in Morocco, after drilling defined a shallow indicated mineral resource of some 0.7-million tonnes, at 0.85% tin. The resource was 350 m long, 120 m wide and...
Sep 18, 2013
Those involved in city planning needed to rethink the way in which the built environment was conceived, designed and delivered, president of the organising committee for the twenty-fifth International Union of Architects World Congress (UIA 2014) conference, Hassan...
Sep 11, 2013
Naamsa president Dr Johan van Zyl
South Africa’s vehicle assemblers faced another challenging week as a strike in the component industry started to take its toll on production. In what could be described as a 'labour-action relay', the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (Numsa) this...
Sep 10, 2013
Tin developer Kasbah Resources has increased the measured resource at its Achmmach project, in Morocco, by some 220% and its measured resource by some 168%. The ASX-listed Kasbah reported that the measured resource had increased from 500 000 t to 1.6-million tonnes,...
Sep 06, 2013
Oil explorer Pura Vida Energy has launched a A$7-million capital raising to progress its Nkembe block, offshore Gabon, towards the completion of a farm-out, a new three-dimentional seismic, and for general working capital. Under the terms of the raising, Pura Vida...
Aug 30, 2013
LOCAL SKILLS NEEDThe percentage of the African gas and oil workforces comprising expatriates increased from 10% to 25%, while only South Africa had expatriate figures of below 10% in all skills categories
The gas industry is grappling with the pressure of a challenging economic and political environment on the African continent, fuelled by poor infrastructure, corruption, an uncertain regulatory framework and a lack of skills. This is according to audit, tax and...
Aug 23, 2013
The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) will extend the life of its current nuclear research reactor, Safari-1, for at least ten years. Thereafter, it will be replaced by a new reactor. The corporation hopes that the new reactor will be built and...
Aug 21, 2013
Australian junior miners operating in Africa were set to benefit from a newly minted cooperation agreement between the Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (AAMIG) and the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA). “This relationship will...
Aug 02, 2013
Having already established a strong foothold in Southern and East Africa, internationally recognised consultancy firm SMEC is looking to further expand its presence in West and North Africa, says SMEC South Africa CEO Thomas Marshall. With main market indices in...
Aug 02, 2013
MALCOLM WALTERIn addition to primary industrial infrastructure, there is a significant amount of infrastructure needed to support secondary industries, which is why Bentley Systems supports infrastructure development in Africa
As part of its 2013 growth strategy, global infrastructure software solutions provider Bentley Systems is focusing on Africa and on expanding its footprint across the continent to offer those developing infrastructure projects comprehensive software solutions for the...
Jul 31, 2013
Moving into the rest of Africa could “reignite” South Africa’s lagging chemicals industry with vast opportunities for growth in the rest of the continent as the population expands and the middle class grows, the Global Business Report (GBR) said in its latest...
Jul 19, 2013
National Treasury issued a media statement on July 5 extending an invitation to interested parties to submit comments by August 5 on the Draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill and the Tax Administration Laws Amendment Bill 2013.
Jul 19, 2013
By Greg Nott Africa's energy landscape is rapidly changing. New gas- and oilfinds in countries outside the traditional resources footprint in North and West Africa have fuelled a flurry of activity among energy investors from Europe, China and India. The latest...
Jul 12, 2013
The project involves the construction of a 300 MW wind farm, which will be the largest in Africa.
Jul 05, 2013
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released the 2013 edition of its Open Market Index (OMI), a study of 75 countries, including South Africa, that accounted for 90% of global imports of goods and service in 2011, with a near even split between developed...
Jul 02, 2013
Entries open in two million dollar sustainable construction competition
Jun 26, 2013
Minerals explorer Kasbah Resources has welcomed a capital injection of A$7.25-million after reaching an agreement to sell a 5% interest in the Achmmach tin project, in Morocco, to Japan’s Nittetsu Mining Company. Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding,...
Jun 21, 2013
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed a $100-million unfunded risk-participation agreement (RPA) with Germany-based international bank Commerzbank AG, ahead of the 48th AfDB yearly meetings. The agreement, signed on May 29 in Marrakech, Morocco, stipulates...
Jun 11, 2013
Global energy company GDF Suez has followed up its recent announcement that it will be proceeding with two open-cycle gas-turbines in South Africa with news that it, Investec and Kagiso Tiso Holdings have reached financial close for a €160-million (around...
Jun 07, 2013
Nissan has restructured its operations in Africa to “position the company for significant future growth as part of its mid-term business strategy”, says the Japanese car manufacturer. By the 2016 financial year Nissan aims to double yearly sales on the continent, up...
May 31, 2013
Pipe-linings manufacturer Urethane Moulded Products (UMP) has tackled its most technically challenging project to date for Turkish construction company Tekfen, which involves supplying several specialised polyurethane lining for pipe bends at a phosphate project, in...
May 31, 2013
International water-treatment plant specialist Degrémont is in the process of introducing new water technologies into Africa to tackle the challenge of treating increased volumes of sewage sludge owing to the rapid development taking place on the continent. Degrémont...
May 20, 2013
Nissan had restructured its operations in Africa to “position the company for significant future growth as part of its mid-term business strategy”, the Japanese car manufacturer announced on Monday. By the 2016 financial year Nissan aimed to double yearly sales on...
May 17, 2013
Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa
May 03, 2013
French-based aerospace and defence group Thales sees Africa as a market of rapidly growing importance in the sphere of air traffic control/air traffic management (ATC/ATM). The aviation sector is already responsible for 7% of the continent’s gross domestic product....
Apr 19, 2013
There is an increase in power generation contracts, infrastructure refurbishment, solar projects and other renewable-energy technologies by African power utilities and independent power producers (IPPs), says business media company Terrapinn project director Kim...
Apr 18, 2013
CASABLANCA – At a factory in Casablanca this month, executives and officials gathered at a launch ceremony for a new car model. It was a small but significant step, Moroccan officials hope, in the country's emergence as an auto producer for the region. The factory...
Apr 12, 2013
Financial firm Standard Bank’s R9.4-billion involvement in government-approved renewable-energy projects has earned the bank the ranking of twelfth greenest bank globally by Bloomberg Markets. Each year, Bloomberg Markets assesses the top 40 global banks based on...
Apr 11, 2013
South Africa ticked up two notches in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) latest Global Information Technology Report of which the Networked Readiness Index was central; but a number of factors still weighed on the information and communication technology (ICT)...
Apr 05, 2013
Money transfer company MoneyGram says Africa has the potential to become one of the world’s most important remittance hotspots, if current growth trends continue.
Apr 05, 2013
An open-access development data platform for 20 African countries has been launched, which enables users to extract and view developmental data from international and national sources, says development finance institution the African Development Bank (AfDB). “The...
Apr 05, 2013
Vehicle component manufacturer Metair has the ambition to expand its battery distribution footprint in Africa significantly and will try to advance this dream in 2013 already, says MD Theo Loock. He says Metair is currently servicing the African countries of Angola,...
Apr 02, 2013
A recent survey by global financial services provider Barclays has shown that, while the US and China remained favoured investment destinations for UK retailers, the majority believed that the African continent would offer the greatest retail growth opportunity in...
Mar 18, 2013
Vehicle component manufacturer Metair had the ambition to expand its battery distribution footprint in Africa significantly and would try to advance this dream in 2013 already, said MD Theo Loock on Monday. Speaking at the company’s annual results presentation in...
Mar 07, 2013
Industrial Group, Atlas Copco, world-leading specialist in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems that deliver sustainable customer solutions, celebrated 140 years of global success on 21st February 2013
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