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Oct 01, 2014
Updated 3 hours ago Private equity investors are increasingly becoming more active in Africa’s bid to narrow the $90-billion a year infrastructure funding gap constraining the continent’s growth. This was according to a survey by the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity...
Oct 01, 2014
Some concern has been expressed about recent delays to South Africa’s hitherto successful Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), under which 26 projects have already been connected to the grid following three bid windows during...
Oct 01, 2014
Fortinet® - a leader in high-performance network security – announced the appointment of Andre van Zyl as its new Channel Accounts Manager for Southern Africa. In his new role, André will grow and reinforce the regional channel organisation and strategy. Based in...
Sep 30, 2014
A month ago, Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) border post with Zambia, one of Africa's busiest land frontiers, went high-tech, with a web-based customs system that was meant to improve efficiency and eradicate corruption. It's not quite working to plan.
Sep 29, 2014
Following his resignation as FD of mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) on Monday, Bongani Nqwababa has been appointed executive director and CFO designate of petrochemicals group Sasol. Pursuant to his appointment as CFO designate, he had also stepped down...
Sep 29, 2014
Sasol appointed Bongani Nqwababa as executive director and Chief Financial Officer of Sasol with effect from 1 March 2015. Nqwababa has been an independent non-executive director and a member of Sasol’s Audit Committee since 5 December 2013. He has been the Finance...
Sep 29, 2014
In a small town just outside East London in the Eastern Cape – the home of the isiXhosa language – leading educational publisher Oxford University Press Southern Africa continued to boost African languages by launching the Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: isiXhosa...
Sep 26, 2014
At a time when government should be doing “everything possible” to stimulate the South African economy, it would be “terribly ill-advised” to burden the economy further by introducing a carbon tax, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa...
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Sep 25, 2014
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has introduced a new addition to its popular super laykold range of  waterproofing  products: a locally-manufactured paintable flashing tape. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. The new product, a.b.e. super laykold...
Sep 25, 2014
Christian Coolsaet
Volvo Group Southern Africa has announced the appointment of a new MD for Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks Southern Africa.  Christian Coolsaet, a Belgian national, will take up his new position with immediate effect, looking after the Volvo Trucks and Renault Trucks...
Sep 25, 2014
The Labour Court in Johannesburg on Thursday granted an interim court order preventing the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) from requesting Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to extend the wage settlement agreed to by the Steel and...
Sep 23, 2014
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the University of Venda, have signed a R300-million loan agreement for the construction of on-campus student accommodation at the university’s Thohoyandou campus, in Limpopo. With an estimated cost of R448-million,...
Sep 23, 2014
Duane Parnham
Triple-listed Giyani Gold and the shareholders of Horizon Enerji and Sumo Coal have extended the closing date of a deal that will see the gold asset developer acquiring the Ceyhan project – a fully permitted crude oil storage and dry bulk cargo port development – in...
Sep 22, 2014
Mogamad Sadick Davids
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has announced ambitious plans for the expansion of metals beneficiation initiatives and metals sector investments in South Africa through its newly unveiled 2014-2024 metals cluster strategy, which it hopes will attract...
Sep 19, 2014
The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSasa) places absolute importance on the scope and quality of the training that it provides to the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry. LPGSasa is mandated by the Department of Labour to train LPG...
Sep 19, 2014
The new Mazda3
Japanese car maker Mazda is investing R150-million in the domestic market as the brand separates from Ford in South Africa. As from October 1, Mazda will no longer be distributed through Ford, but through Mazda Southern Africa (MSA).
Sep 19, 2014
Opposition to the extractive industries continues to grow in Canada, with increasing influence on decisions that surround project approval, delegates at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business risk mitigation and corporate social responsibility (CSR) seminar...
Sep 19, 2014
Forklift and lift-truck distributor Goscor Lift Hi-Reach launched the Genie SX-180, the tallest self-propelled super boom in Africa, in Johannesburg last month. “As the official distributor of the well-known Genie range of equipment in Southern Africa, we are pleased...
 
 
 
 
Sep 19, 2014
For two years, Italy-based industrial research and development company Sunchem have been working on producing jet fuel using a tobacco crop project in Marble Hall, Limpopo, which has proved to be successful in the small-scale trials, says Sunchem SA MD Joost van...
Sep 19, 2014
Innovation and science solutions company DuPont has committed to invest R62-million in its research and development (R&D) hub in Delmas, in Mpumalanga, by 2017. The R&D hub was established by DuPont’s commercial and research business DuPont Pioneer Hi-Bred and is...
Sep 19, 2014
The recently rebranded Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa (AHZA, previously Eurocopter Southern Africa Limited or ESAL) is, in parallel with the rebranding, undergoing a transformation to improve its service to its customers. The rebranding process follows the...
Sep 19, 2014
Specialised construction products supplier a.b.e. Construction Chemicals Chryso Southern Africa Group has expanded its range of Germany-based industrial adhesive and coatings systems provider Voelkel Industrie Produkte (VIP) polyurea coatings to include systems for...
Sep 19, 2014
Although a fledgling industry, biofuels in South Africa looks promising, owing to the high volumes of waste being produced that need to be managed and South Africa’s electricity constraints, says power technology, systems and solutions, equipment  and aftermarket...
Sep 19, 2014
David Constable: Looking at our growth programmes, the one ingredient that is constant is natural gas
South African energy and chemicals group Sasol has “strategically repositioned” itself over the past three years to focus on gas-based opportunities in Southern Africa and North America, having moved away from coal-to-liquids opportunities in China, Indonesia, India...
Sep 19, 2014
Specialist water cooling solutions provider Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) joined the continent’s heavyweights in mining, industrial, construction, engineering and related industries at the Electra Mining Africa 2014 exhibition, which took place from September 15 to...
Sep 18, 2014
Henk Langenhoven
Frequent energy supply shortages and delays in the mitigation of these challenges were likely to change how South Africa was perceived as an investment destination, and would deter potential capital inflows into the country’s steel and manufacturing sectors, Steel...
Sep 18, 2014
The National Employers’ Association of South Africa (Neasa) will lodge an urgent application in the Labour Court in Johannesburg to stop the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) from requesting Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant to extend the...
Sep 18, 2014
South African aerospace companies Denel Aerostructures (DAe) and Denel Aviation, both part of the State-owned Denel Group, have unveiled a major new project at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 show on Thursday – the South African Regional Aircraft (SARA). This...
 
 
 
 
Sep 18, 2014
Three Chinese firms led by Shanghai Electric Group are considering setting up a coal mine and a 1 200 MW thermal power station in western Zimbabwe, company officials said. Industries and households in the southern African country have endured electricity cuts for...
Sep 18, 2014
Sep 17, 2014
The uptake of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes continues to grow as companies recognise their value in helping mitigate the threat of delays, opposition and resource nationalism, the Center for Responsible Mineral Development principal Tony Andrews...
Sep 17, 2014
Venetia
Major investments continue to be undertaken by diamond mining and manufacturing company De Beers Group, as demand is expected to almost outstrip growth in terms of diamond carat production in the next ten years, given the lack of new mining discoveries in the last...
Sep 17, 2014
a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has launched silvakote eco, a new water-based environmentally-friendly elastomeric coating to protect and waterproof concrete, bitumen, galvanised, and metal surfaces. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Lance Anderson,...
Sep 16, 2014
The University of Cape Town (UCT) has maintained its upward trend in the yearly Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, moving up four places to 141 for the 2014/15 ranking cycle. The QS World University Rankings compare the top 800 institutions around...
Sep 16, 2014
Following the completion of Project Cielo Blu and in light of R300-million in capital expenditure projects currently being implemented, JSE-listed branded consumer goods and beverages group Clover was focusing on increasing volumes to make use of the additional...
Sep 16, 2014
Electrical and instrumentation contractor, B&W Instrumentation & Electrical has reported a phenomenal turnaround since it was acquired by engineered solutions provider ELB Engineering Services in April 2014. This is according to B&W CEO Brian Harley. “Since the...
Sep 15, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene reported on Monday that nonstrategic government assets had been identified within various government departments that could be used to support an equity injection into the financially strained State-owned electricity producer, Eskom....
Sep 12, 2014
The board of UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has announced the resignation of MD Jacques Carelse.   Long-time UD employee, corporate planning and marketing GM, Rory Schulz, has been appointed as acting MD while the process started to appoint a new MD. The Japanese...
 
 
 
 
Sep 12, 2014
PFUNGWA SERIMA SAP Africa’s focus over the next year will be on knowledge transfer and skills development, coverage and partnerships
Enterprise resource planning giant SAP will invest $500-million in its African operations until 2020, with the short-term aim of broadening its skills development initiatives and local presence on the continent, says SAP Africa CEO Pfungwa Serima. “Each quarter, SAP...
Sep 12, 2014
Chemical Company Dow hosted a live application of road marking paint using waterborne paint Fastrack technology to draw the attention of road traffic authorities in South Africa to road safety in South Africa, at its offices in Johannesburg last month. Fastrack...
Sep 12, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
Liquid Telecom, which is majority owned by Econet Wireless Global, plans to spend $200-million across the African countries where it operates over the next year to expand its network, a company executive said on Thursday. Liquid Telecom is constructing a fibre optic...
Sep 09, 2014
Second edition of the International Infrastructure & Invest Convention to focus on exploring home-grown solutions for Africa’s infrastructure challenges. One of the sectors most dependent on infrastructure developments in Africa continues to be the extractive...
 
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