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Jul 28, 2015
Updated 5 hours ago The emerging social order will see Africa build its megacities; however, South Africa’s economic powerhouse, Johannesburg, would likely fall to the wayside as other emerging cities on the continent take the stage as “cities of opportunity”. Africa was poised to...
Jul 28, 2015
Updated 7 hours ago South African power utility Eskom is open to importing coal for plants it still plans to commission, a coal conference heard on Tuesday. Willem Theron, business development manager of Eskom's southern Africa transmission group, said the state-run utility planned to...
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 27, 2015
It is not an easy time to be starting a mine but fortunately zinc is now in fashion because it has been unloved for so long, Vedanta CEO Tom Albanese said on Monday at the first blast of the $630-million Gamsberg zinc project in the Northern Cape. Groundbreaking at...
Jul 27, 2015
South African architects and other designers have welcomed the fact that the specifications for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals' waterproofing products have now been preloaded on Autodesk REVIT software. a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. Ivor...
Jul 24, 2015
The deteriorating inflation outlook and South Africa’s attempts to remain ahead of US rate hikes had supported the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decision to lift the interest rates to 6%. Despite the potential hit to indebted...
Jul 23, 2015
Cabinet ratified the decision by Department of Trade and Industry in June to designate the Maluti-A-Phofung industrial development zone at Tshiame, in Harrismith, as an industrial development zone.
Jul 23, 2015
The Noupoort Wind Farm project broke ground on July 10 –one of the first projects to start construction as part of the third round of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme.
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Jul 20, 2015
Toyota Forklift, a division of Eqstra Industrial Equipment, has been awarded a major order for a comprehensive range of warehousing equipment for the Shoprite and Freshmark operations of the Shoprite Group of Companies, Africa's largest food retailer. The order sees...
Jul 20, 2015
Company Announcement – Data Management Association of Southern Africa July 27 and 28 conference on Data is the new currency. Explore, Evolve, Enrich. The Data Management Association of Southern Africa will host the Data is the new currency conference on data...
Jul 20, 2015
New Holland Construction, in collaboration with its South African distributor MB Plant SA, will be present for the second year running at Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines...
Jul 20, 2015
Pinnacle Africa, one of Southern Africa’s largest ICT distributors, recently unveiled their first LTE smartphone, the Proline XM-502, available to the market from 7 August at a recommended retail price of R1,699.00. The Proline XM-502 is a breakthrough product...
Jul 20, 2015
Kenya is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economies, with a huge focus on infrastructure development in roads, railways, seaports, airports, water and sanitation. Cement sales in the East African region are equal to South Africa’s cement sales and are...
Jul 17, 2015
A request for proposals (RFP) will be released in September for the procurement of 12 additional train sets for the Gautrain rapid-rail operation, which is currently facing peak-period capacity constraints. The aim is to have the first new trains – which would be...
Jul 17, 2015
Government’s ambitious national solar water heating (SWH) rebate programme, which was suspended in February until further notice, has left investors and businesses in limbo. The programme was launched in 2008 to help mitigate energy system constraints by installing a...
Jul 17, 2015
DA leader Mmusi Maimane
South Africa should take lessons from Greece in order to protect its economy, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday. The European country recently found itself in deep financial crisis, resulting in its dependence on a major financial bailout to continue...
Jul 16, 2015
The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and the Gauteng provincial government “were close to announcing” a R3-billion investment, funded by the Development Bank of Southern Africa, to buy additional rolling stock, build a new depot, and install additional signalling,...
Jul 16, 2015
Sandton-based law firm Webber Wentzel received the African Mining & Metals Deal of the Year Award for 2014 at an awards ceremony held in London on February 19, for its role in the financing of a project.
 
 
 
 
Jul 16, 2015
US aerospace giant Boeing predicts, in its latest commercial market forecast, that over the next 20 years Africa (excluding Egypt, which the manufacturer includes in the Middle East) will need 1 170 new aeroplanes, worth $160-billion. VP: Boeing International -...
Jul 16, 2015
Government’s ambitious national solar water heating (SWH) rebate programme, which was suspended in February until further notice, has left investors and businesses in limbo.
Jul 16, 2015
Koeberg nuclear power station
South Africa needs an additional 5 TWh of energy a year to keep up with its growing population and meet the energy shortage, states Professor Philip Lloyd of the Energy Institute at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. “Renewable energy will help us, but not...
Jul 16, 2015
Goscor Hi-Reach is proud to introduce a first-of-its kind heavy duty, tough and versatile work-at-height machine to the Southern African agricultural and forestry sectors. Capable of generating at least twice the output of one person on a conventional ladder, the...
Jul 16, 2015
Konecranes were recently approached to assist SONILS, the Oil Service Center in the port of Luanda, with the rehabilitation of two 500Ton Chinese Portal Cranes. Initially obtained from China in 2007, information and software were missing, but Konecranes pulled out...
Jul 16, 2015
Phillips Lighting Southern Africa has launched the Philips Value Added Partner Program this month, designed to support independent lighting specialist companies in South Africa, and help them create innovative opportunities to grow their business offerings. Benefits...
Jul 15, 2015
There were indications of private equity fund growth in South Africa as the asset class started making its mark and proving its worth for potential investors. Private equity funds still remained a small part of the world’s asset classes, accounting for only...
Jul 15, 2015
Company Announcement - Close to 500 delegates, 30 sponsors and 50 exhibitors are expected to attend this prestigious conference. Held in southern Africa since 1969,CAPSA is acknowledged globally as a premier conference in the field of flexible pavement engineering....
Jul 14, 2015
DIALOGUES OVER THE YEARS Over the past three years of Dialogues, role players and stakeholders have faced many hurdles in the race to develop South Africa’s infrastructure. Some have cleared these hurdles and others have not. Going forward, achieving a better...
Jul 14, 2015
Taste CEO Carlo Gonzaga and Starbucks' Kris Engskov
Starbucks Coffee Company will open full-format stores, bringing its entire range of food and beverages, including its ethically-sourced Arabica coffee, to South African consumers by next year. JSE-listed Taste confirmed on Tuesday that its wholly owned subsidiary,...
 
 
 
 
Jul 14, 2015
The construction of Babcock’s brand new bespoke facility in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, being developed to serve its yellow metal customers in the area, is one of the Babcock International Group’s biggest expansions into this sector to date.  Once completed in August...
Jul 14, 2015
Pulp and paper manufacturer Sappi has sold its Cape Kraft recycled packaging paper mill, in Cape Town, to the Golden Era group for an undisclosed amount. This sale, in addition to the recently announced sale of its 200 000 t/y Enstra mill and recycled packaging...
Jul 13, 2015
Performance, efficiency, reliability, and affordability differentiate the quality range of compact concrete mixers, concrete cutters and light towers, from Goscor Power Products (Pty) Ltd. Goscor Power Products is the exclusive southern African distributor of the...
Jul 13, 2015
Henk Langenhoven
Stagnant demand and high production costs are likely to result in declining employment in the metals and engineering sector.
Jul 10, 2015
Kenya and Tanzania have invited bids for the construction of a high-voltage power line connecting the two, part of efforts to meet growing demand for electricity and deepen integration of their economies. The two countries will build approximately 510 km of 400 kV...
Jul 10, 2015
The general mood in the rare earths industry is cautiously optimistic, owing to the Chinese market opening up and the increased use of the elements in the automotive sector and in renewable energy. According to independent mining consultancy Core Consultant’s ‘Rare...
Jul 09, 2015
GREG NOSWORTHY Over past ten years, intratrade flow in Africa has increased by almost 300%
The Africa Free Trade Zone is a “fantastic” initiative that will easily increase tradability and, ultimately, increase trade flow among the 26 countries in Africa, says trade-related credit insurance solutions provider Euler Hermes MD Greg Nosworthy.
Jul 09, 2015
DOWNWARD SPIRAL Steel production fell in the first quarter of the year
Steel demand in South Africa has suffered a steep decline over the past eight years, having contracted by an average of 5% a year since 2007, says growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan Africa. Frost & Sullivan industrial business unit research analyst Tilden...
Jul 09, 2015
The governments of Malawi and Mozambique have retained international consultancy, Mott Mcdonald to conduct feasibility and environmental-impact assessment study on the construction of a power interconnector linking the electricity grids of the two countries. Malawi...
Jul 09, 2015
MAYLEEN KYSTER Companies that invest in business development and identify new markets stand a chance of surviving tough market conditions
South Africa’s steel production and conversion capacity is at an all- time low and, as a result, the industry has been forced to downsize by selling off less efficient assets to cover operational costs and working capital, says diversified boutique and investment...
 
 
 
 
Jul 09, 2015
WARREN OLIVIER Tier-one workloads are being virtualised because companies can expect tier-one availability of 99.5% for their virtualised environments
Information technology (IT) availability company Veeam is improving the integration of its availability suite of products into the software and hardware capabilities of other companies to better leverage these systems, says Veeam Software Southern Africa regional...
Jul 09, 2015
As pay equity continues to top the agenda of unions, regulators, workers and company shareholders alike, PwC warned on Thursday that focus needed to be drawn to the living wage and unemployment to avoid a knee-jerk reaction that could see an exodus of professionals....
Jul 09, 2015
CA Southern Africa has announced that CA Technologies  has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Management Software Applications, Worldwide.”  The report evaluated CA Project and Portfolio...
Jul 08, 2015
The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) New Development Bank (NDB) will be led by KV Kamath, who was appointed as its president, in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday. Prior to the appointment, Kamath served as chairperson of the second-largest Indian...
Jul 08, 2015
Three a.b.e. Construction Chemicals' concrete repair and protection products were used for the repair of the Ashburton Bridge over the N3 highway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. The SA National Road Agency Ltd bridge experienced substantial fire damage after a...
 
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