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Rocla Supplies Ij Pipes And Culverts For Polokwane Eastern Ring Road Phase Two

     28th September 2016 Six new bridges and four new major structures (overpasses) will be constructed along Phase Two of the Polokwane Eastern Ring Road development which will align the N1-27 towards the south of Polokwane in order to ensure a more streamlined traffic flow on this very congested freeway. The N1 through... 

Goscor Power Products rates Rato engines top notch!

     26th September 2016 Goscor Power Products (Pty) Ltd., a leading Southern African distributor of generators, engines and pumps, is proud to announce its recent appointment as the official distributor of the high quality Rato power product line up for the SADEC and East African regions. “In accordance with the... 

Food & drink technology Africa—the success continues

     23rd September 2016 Over 40 percent increase in participant numbers Leading networking and knowledge platform for the beverage and food industry in Africa 20 percent more exhibition space Food & drink technology Africa (fdt Africa) is continuing its success story. The most important sector event for the food and... 

Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate Advisory appoints Gavin Klarmann to head its comprehensive property occupier and investor advisory services

     23rd September 2016 Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate Advisory has received a considerable boost with the appointment of real estate industry veteran Gavin Klarmann, who is committed to continue driving property advisory disciplines forward in South Africa, and delivering the best international standards in the local... 

Namibia's fiscal deficit to narrow on rising mining production, spending cutbacks – BMI

By: Anine Kilian     23rd September 2016 Rising mining production and cutbacks on nonessential spending will see Namibia's fiscal deficit narrow in the coming months, says BMI Research, which is part of Fitch Group. BMI points out in a new report that Namibia's fiscal balance will begin to narrow over 2017, after widening substantially... 

Tawana buys Namibia lithium project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd September 2016 Dual listed Tawana Resources has moved to acquire a second lithium project, with the company entering into an agreement to acquire the mining rights to a Uis pegmatite tailing stockpile in Namibia. The Uis project consists of some 20-million tonnes of stockpile derived from one of the largest... 

Entrepreneurs form joint venture to boost renewable energy service

By: Dylan Slater     23rd September 2016 With over 600-million people in Africa living without electricity, four entrepreneurs have joined forces in an effort to reduce this volume of people without access to electricity with the formation of renewable energy company ePower Holdings.  

Bribery, corruption a high risk when conducting business in South Africa – lawyer

By: News24Wire      22nd September 2016 Doing business in South Africa comes with a high risk of being drawn into corrupt activities, including bribery, law firm ENS Africa said on Thursday. This was according to a 2016 antibribery and corruption survey conducted by the firm. 

Emerging economies to drive global speciality chemicals growth

By: Anine Kilian     21st September 2016 The consumption of speciality chemicals globally is expected to increase by 5% between 2015 and 2019, driven primarily by emerging markets, says Frost & Sullivan Chemicals Materials and Food Industry analyst Constance Nyambayo. Countries that have traditionally been at the forefront of the... 

Regulatory, operational uncertainties maintain hold on sub-Saharan African mining sector

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th September 2016 Regulatory uncertainty and operational challenges pose the greatest risks to sub-Saharan Africa focused mining companies. Despite the optimism around the gradual recovery in commodity prices, vast mineral reserves and sub-Saharan Africa's low production costs, a new report released by BMI... 

Heineken to bring more premium brands into South Africa

By: Reuters     16th September 2016 Heineken plans to bring more of its premium brands into South Africa following its recent introduction of Sol Mexican lager which it hopes will increase its market share. Following 11 years of cooperation, Heineken dissolved its joint venture with Diageo in July 2015 so that the Dutch brewer... 

Tech deal gives Namibia uranium project wings

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th September 2016 ASX-listed Marenica Energy and fellow-listed Deep Yellow have inked a technology licence agreement that will see Marenica provide its U-pgrade technology to develop the Tumas uranium project, in Namibia. Marenica’s U-pgrade technology could potentially deliver significant project and operating... 

SAIW continues to make significant contributions to education

By: Victor Moolman     9th September 2016 Despite there being a decline in enrolments in inspector and competent persons courses for welding, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) continues to be well positioned to make a significant contribution to capacity building through its education and training programmes. 

Exciting New Solar Energy Company Set to Light Up Communities All Over Africa

     8th September 2016 The world is moving towards clean renewable resources yet in Africa, we still have over 600 million people living without electricity.   Statistics such as these are easy to overlook. Four entrepreneurs Tariq Yusuf, Brent Peterson, Rudi van der Westhuizen and Thlopie Motsepe have joined forces to... 

VinPro steps up soil consultation

     8th September 2016 VinPro now provides even more specialised advice following the addition of soil scientist Johan de Jager to the wine industry organisation’s consultation team. Before joining VinPro, Johan was a soil scientist and agriculturist at SGS Nviro Crop in Potchefstroom. He specialised in soil surveys,... 

FNB shows strong growth as customers seek greater value in tough climate

     8th September 2016 FNB produced excellent results for the year to 30 June with profits in the South African market up 11% and when including FNB Africa up 8%. Concerted initiatives saw the bank gain customers with FNB Premium and Business Banking areas growing customers by 10% and 14% respectively.   “The bank’s... 

Rapid expansion strategy for One Channel

     8th September 2016 Local business solutions provider One Channel is expanding at a rapid pace throughout Africa, largely as a result of traditional mid-market ERP specialists looking for a true-cloud, post-modern ERP solutions for their medium to large customers. In less than a year, One Channel has appointed more... 

Siemens eyes international markets with new trolley assist substation

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd September 2016 Siemens South Africa  (SA) is targeting international markets with its fourth-generation 11 MW fully automated direct current (DC) containerised trolley assist substation – the Siemens E House. One of the six inaugural in-house-developed units heading to an undisclosed Namibia-based opencast mine... 

Mozambique seeks Kimberley Process certification to export newly-found diamond wealth

By: African News Agency      30th August 2016 The Mozambican government is seeking clearance to export its newly-found diamonds from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) amid reports that up to 34 international mining companies have joined the country’s diamond exploration rush. Top Mozambican mines ministry official Ordelio De... 

Bidvest reports increase in trading profits amid challenging conditions

By: Anine Kilian     29th August 2016 JSE-listed Bidvest Group, which unbundled its food-services unit Bidcorp this year, has reported higher earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation, which rose 3.9% to R7.3-billion for the year ended June 30, amid a lower net debt, which fell to R5-billion from R7.8-billion. In... 

Boost Africa’s geoscientific knowledge, urges Zwane

By: Kim Cloete     29th August 2016 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has called on delegates to the thirty-fifth International Geological Congress (IGC) to rechannel their efforts into development on the African continent, which is lagging in terms of geoscientific knowledge. “On average, expenditure in the generation of... 

Process Pipe

By: Zandile Mavuso     26th August 2016 With 47 years’ expertise in the pipes industry, wholesale carbon and mild steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Gauteng (Alrode), KwaZulu-Natal (Jacobs) and two branches in the Western Cape (Belville and... 

Southern African piped gas industry booming

     26th August 2016 With the availability of natural gas in countries such as Mozambique and Namibia, coupled with the discovery of gas reserves offshore Mozambique and South Africa, the piped gas industry in Southern Africa is undergoing rapid expansion, says the Southern African Gas Association (Saga). In November... 

Paladin narrows FY net loss, to lower output amid low price environment

By: Henry Lazenby     25th August 2016 Falling uranium prices are forcing dual-listed uranium miner Paladin Energy to cut back production even further. The TSX- and ASX-listed miner on Wednesday announced that it was working on a proposed plan to reduce mining and mill throughput at the Langer Heinrich Mine (LHM), in Namibia, with... 

Debmarine’s new offshore diamond exploration vessel in final construction phase

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd August 2016 The final phase in the construction of marine diamond mining giant Debmarine Namibia’s new diamond exploration and sampling vessel is now under way after its arrival in Cape Town last week. The critical integration phase is now under way to have the purpose-designed, 113-m-long offshore SS Nujoma... 

Business Unusual Revolutionising Electrical Construction

     22nd August 2016 EnI Electrical, part of the Zest WEG Group, is not only on a drive to change the electrical contracting industry, but also the larger South Africa construction landscape. Its strategy is working considering that the electrical contractor enjoyed a record revenue year in 2015, while recording 404%... 

New fire door in high demand

     19th August 2016 Fire and security doors producer Bitcon Industries has been contracted to supply doors to an array of new shopping centres throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Jet Park-based Bitcon director Bill Vollmer comments that the company is supplying its Rubidor fire doors for the upgrading and construction of... 

Forsys lifts private placement to $660 000, on track for 76% cost reduction by 2017

By: Henry Lazenby     18th August 2016 Uranium project developer Forsys Metals has increased the amount of a private placement announced on Monday by a further $120 000 to $660 000, after it received additional interest from existing and new subscribers. The placement price has also been revised upwards by a cent to $0.06 a unit. Each... 

B2Gold launches $100m at-the-market offering

By: Henry Lazenby     13th August 2016 Canadian midtier gold producer B2Gold announced on Friday that it would distribute an at-the-market offering of $100-million worth of common shares from time to time through designated broker-dealers at prevailing market prices. The news resulted in the fast-growing Vancouver-based miner’s... 

New Durban floating dock to add much-needed ship repair capacity 

By: Shirley le Guern     12th August 2016 With an estimated 12 000 ships calling at South Africa’s ports each year and over 30 000 vessels sailing along the South African coastline annually, the ship repair industry should theoretically be a thriving and growing industry. In reality, however, it is an opportunity that is largely being... 

New Durban floating dock to add much-needed ship repair capacity

By: Shirley le Guern     12th August 2016 With an estimated 12 000 ships calling at South Africa’s ports each year and over 30 000 vessels sailing along the South African coastline annually, the ship repair industry should theoretically be a thriving and growing industry. In reality, however, it’s an opportunity that is largely being... 

South Africa one of world leaders in aviation security

By: Keith Campbell     12th August 2016 South Africa is one of the leading countries in the world in implementing the latest commercial aviation security systems. This was recently pointed out by International Air Transport Association (IATA) Head of Facilitation Bob Davidson. The systems concerned are Advanced Passenger Information... 

B2Gold reports record production for H1

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th August 2016 Vancouver-headquartered gold producer B2Gold expects 2016 to be another year of record gold production as it concludes the half-year to June. Consolidated gold production from the TSX-listed company’s operations in 2016 is expected to be between 510 000 oz and 550 000 oz, weighted to the second... 

Dundee lifts H1 output, earnings drag

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th July 2016 TSX-listed Dundee Precious Metals this week reported a half-year loss, widening from a net loss of $1.2-million in the first six months of 2015 to a net loss of $11.7-million during the first half of 2016. The company attributed this in part to lower copper prices, higher local currency operating... 

New aviation statistics report shows strong South African passenger growth

By: Keith Campbell     29th July 2016 Airline passenger traffic is growing strongly in South Africa. "Passenger growth in South Africa is defying all economic logic!" highlighted Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) CEO Bongani Maseko on Friday. Passenger traffic growth usually reflects growth in gross domestic product (GDP). "GDP... 

Southern Africa in urgent need of food production assistance

By: African News Agency      29th July 2016 Some 23-million people in southern Africa are in need of urgent support to be able to produce enough food to feed themselves and avoid being dependent on humanitarian assistance until mid-2018, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned. According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation... 

Brexit risk for South Africa does not lie in area of trade – Davies

By: Terence Creamer     29th July 2016 South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has formally written a letter to the British High Commissioner seeking a meeting regarding the implications of the recent Brexit vote on South Africa’s trade and economic relations with the UK. However, he says he does not anticipate any... 

Clearing environmental hurdles to power supply growth

     29th July 2016 Environmental consultant SRK Consulting is developing an enabling framework that will help power projects in South Africa to streamline the process of acquiring environmental approvals, in order to avoid unnecessary delays in implementation. 

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