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Astron Energy signals commitment to growing its Cape Town refinery, service stations

By: Kim Cloete     Updated 3 hours ago Standalone South African energy company Astron Energy is upbeat about investing in both its Cape Town refinery, as well as its Caltex-branded service stations over the next few years. “Investment in South Africa has positive potential. South Africa has the highest fuel consumption in sub-Saharan... 

SA needs to spend R1-trillion to grow power capacity by 2030 – Radebe 

By: News24Wire      Updated 7 hours ago South Africa will need to spend more than R1-trillion in the next 11 years to grow the country's energy production capacity, according to Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe. Radebe was speaking at the DLO Africa Power Roundtable on Tuesday in Johannesburg. The roundtable brings together government... 

Ethics, citizenship and protecting human rights in the digital age

25th March 2019 Fraud and identity theft; hacking; electronic vandalism; cyber terrorism and extortion; cyber stalking; invasion of privacy; cyber bullying and offensive material. These are just some of the digitally enabled crimes or illicit activities that can infringe on an individual’s human rights. As we... 

WOMA and Parker bring more than 50 years’ experience to water blasting applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2019 Water blasting is the use of high-pressure water to clean and treat various surfaces. It can also be used to cut through many different solid materials including steel and concrete. The advantage of water cutting compared to laser cutting is that heat generated in the process is transported away... 

Imminent global water shortfall can be managed through partnerships

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd March 2019 The world has just over one decade to resolve the ever-diminishing supply of water or face a 40% shortfall and demand management is the fastest, cheapest strategy to get started on resolving the challenge. One year after the release of a World Bank study that showed that maintaining a... 

New signs of hope for junior miners, says Minerals Council’s Chabana 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd March 2019 Despite the sector having been relatively unorganised and with junior mining companies rarely given an opportunity to influence national mining policy, Minerals Council South Africa public affairs and transformation senior executive Tebello Chabana believes there are “new signs of hope and... 

Aveng Strabag Joint Venture to appeal ruling on calling of Mtentu bridge bonds 

By: Terence Creamer     22nd March 2019 The Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) reported on Friday that it would appeal the dismissal of an urgent application, lodged by the ASJV in February, seeking to prevent the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) from making a call on the bonds relating to the Mtentu bridge... 

India’s crude oil imports from Iran, Venezuela come under US pressure

By: Ajoy K Das     22nd March 2019 India is negotiating with the US for exemptions from “extended sanctions” to maintain its current level of crude oil imports from Iran, but the country is also under pressure from the US administration to halt all crude purchase from Venezuela. According to officials here familiar with ongoing... 

Vital suspends Burkina Faso activities on security concerns

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2019 Junior Vital Metals has suspended exploration activities in Burkina Faso, citing security concerns. The ASX-listed company, which owns the Nahouri gold project in that country, on Friday noted the ongoing security concerns for Burkina Faso, where a state of emergency has been declared for... 

If investment is the goal, what should SA’s electricity game plan be?

By: Tobias Bischof-Niemz     22nd March 2019 South Africa has correctly identified the lack of investment as a serious constraint to economic growth and job creation. President Cyril Ramaphosa has moved to address the problem by reaching out to domestic and foreign investors both informally and through the inaugural Investment Conference,... 

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