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Dec 15, 2014
Despite a 22% drop in grade, compounded by a 35% slide in realised prices, Southern Africa-focused diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds reported record diamond sales revenue of $15.8-million for the fiscal third quarter ended November 30, boosted by a 127% increase in...
Dec 12, 2014
Hüseyin M Akin has been appointed CEO designate of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa – a joint venture emerging from the combination of the South and East Africa-based soft drinks bottling operations of The Coca-Cola Company and Gutsche Family Investments. Akin, the current...
Dec 12, 2014
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) announced on Thursday that it would launch the Seifsa Awards for Excellence in 2015.
Dec 12, 2014
South Africa remains an important manufacturing and export platform for Ford Motor Company, says executive chairperson Bill Ford. However, he adds that other countries on the continent are “becoming interesting”, and that the US carmaker is casting its net wider for...
Dec 12, 2014
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa will grow from $70-billion in 2013 to $180-billion by 2025, says PwC capital projects and infrastructure Africa leader Jonathan Cawood. This is one of the findings of PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure report on East...
Dec 12, 2014
NOELIN PILLAY LG’s manufacturing facility currently produces 280 000 units a year
Electronics company LG South Africa expected to increase its manufacturing output to 320 000 units by 2015 at its Johannesburg manufacturing facility – the only one in South Africa – said LG production manager Noelin Pillay during a media tour of the facility earlier...
Dec 12, 2014
Glass fibre reinforced pipes (GRP) manufacturer Fiberpipe recently entered into a black economic-empowerment (BEE) deal with a new BEE company to help grow the business.
Dec 12, 2014
The South African government is seeking bids from international and domestic advisers with expertise to design, develop and implement programmes for the “procurement of energy from independent power producers (IPPs)”. The request for proposals (RFP) has been issued...
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Dec 08, 2014
Independent oil producer SacOil, the Public Investment Corporation and Mozambique State-owned firm the Instituto de Gestão das Participações do Estado (IGEPE) have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of a...
Dec 08, 2014
Engineering, management and specialist technical services company Aurecon achieved a first in Tshwane in 2011 when its Lynnwood Bridge Office Park building, situated just off of the N1 highway, achieved a 4 star GreenStar SA – [Office Design v1, Office Design v1]...
Dec 05, 2014
Soil degradation holds back African farmers, costing them $68-billion annually and threatening to stall vital food production, a leading agriculture expert said on Thursday. "The problem is certainly getting worse," Sir Gordon Conway, director of the group...
Dec 05, 2014
Construction company Group Five says its strategy is strongly focused on expansion in Africa, with selected projects in Russia and Northern America also possibly on the horizon. Outgoing CEO Mike Upton says the South African construction industry saw what appears to...
Dec 05, 2014
PAUL HEYNS Altaaqa Global Southern Africa continuously communicates with potential customers and local authorities, strengthening the company’s reach in the Southern Africa region
Temporary power solutions provider Altaaqa Global says its Southern Africa branch, which recently opened in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded the company’s reach in the temporary power supply market, especially in the mining and infrastructure construction...
Dec 05, 2014
There are signs of progress on the long-awaited Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (T-FTA), which has been under discussion between the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community since 2011. In...
Dec 04, 2014
Geomechanics has grown over the last 25 years from a one man, one drill-rig concern to a thriving group of companies employing over 280 people….. and with Dave Rossiter still at the helm you can be guaranteed that the growth isn’t over yet. From the day in 1989 when...
Dec 02, 2014
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa would grow from $70-billion in 2013 to $180-billion by 2025, said PwC capital projects and infrastructure Africa leader Jonathan Cawood on Tuesday. This was one of the findings of PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure...
Dec 02, 2014
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has introduced Magelis GTU, the latest innovation in the Magelis range of human-machine interface (HMI) solutions, to the Southern Africa market.  “Magelis GTU allows users to create the perfect HMI for...
Dec 01, 2014
The South African government is seeking bids from international and domestic advisers with expertise to design, develop and implement programmes for the “procurement of energy from independent power producers (IPPs)”. The request for proposals (RFP) has been issued...
 
 
 
 
Dec 01, 2014
As the global community observes World Aids Day on December 1, 2014, Professor Linda-Gail Bekker, new president-elect of the International Aids Society (IAS) and Deputy Director of the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre at the University of Cape Town, says the fight against...
Nov 28, 2014
While Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) did not have “significant issues” with power supply in Gauteng, it was a different story in the Eastern Cape, said FMCSA and American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa president Jeff Nemeth earlier this month....
Nov 28, 2014
Technology solutions company Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa has been awarded a contract by State-owned freight transport utility Transnet to supply three reverse pulse bag filters. Two of the filters are to be installed on multiproduct rail tipplers and one on...
Nov 28, 2014
EMAN LIU With growing demand form employees to use their own choice of devices in the workplace, businesses adapt their processes and networks to accommodate mobile technology
The local information and communication technology (ICT) industry is experiencing dynamic growth, as well as a multitude of significant changes to address trends such as bring your own device and cloud computing.
Nov 28, 2014
WIND POWER Aggreko provides support services across the full life-cycle of both on- and offshore wind farms
In its endeavour to support the country’s drive to propel the use of wind farms as sources of generating green renewable energy, temporary power and temperature-control solutions supplier Aggreko supplied nine 60 kVA generators to the precommissioning of the wind...
Nov 28, 2014
Evaporative water cooling  specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) has  become the official Southern Africa distributor for Italy-based water filtration systems manufacturer Sati Filters. An effective water filtration system is crucial to the smooth running of...
Nov 28, 2014
Isolated pressure transducers and transmitters measuring technology manufacturer Keller, represented in Southern Africa by Instrotech, announced the launch of the Series PRD-33 X, in November. This differential pressure transmitter features a double sensor for...
Nov 28, 2014
US automotive group Ford, which has been in South Africa for 90 years, has reiterated its commitment to manufacturing in in the country, despite the power and labour challenges. Ford has grown its South African market share from around 6% in 2010, to 13.4%. Ford...
Nov 27, 2014
BP Southern Africa (BPSA) on Thursday announced that it had sold off 25% plus one share of its business to two black economic-empowerment (BEE) partners to “deepen” its equity ownership structure in line with BEE legislation changes. The Kapela BEE consortium, which...
Nov 26, 2014
Seifsa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
Despite a marked increase in South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) during the third quarter of the year, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) chief economist Henk Langenhoven warned that “very concerning trends” were in...
 
 
 
 
Nov 26, 2014
The promise of the Internet of Things era is that all things can be connected and so all things can be efficiently tracked and controlled. But when billions of things are connected, there are also billions of points of contact to sift through to identify faults, says...
Nov 26, 2014
With 10 branches & agencies spread across Southern Africa and an extensive fleet of over 700 Atlas Copco compressors and generators, Rand-Air can truly claim to be the market leader in portable compressed air and power generation rental.  When you expect nothing less...
Nov 25, 2014
PartServe Channel Support has signed a distribution agreement with Acer South Africa to supply spare parts countrywide. Acer country service manager Dave Malherbe says Acer has a long-standing relationship with PartServe. “PartServe has long been regarded as one of...
Nov 25, 2014
Bill Ford
South Africa remained an important manufacturing and export platform for Ford Motor Company, said executive chairperson Bill Ford in Dubai last week, speaking during a media round table. However, he added that other countries on the continent were “becoming...
Nov 25, 2014
Pigmented or coloured concrete is being used increasingly in a broad range of construction applications in South Africa, from pipelines to roads and even stadia, Hannes Engelbrecht, General Manager: Marketing, Chryso Southern Africa, says. “The government’s...
Nov 24, 2014
 Attended by the Prime Minister of Lesotho, H.E. Mr. Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, Ministers, heads and representatives of several UN Agencies, the High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation for Sustainable Development, organized by South-South Steering Committee for...
Nov 24, 2014
Nov 24, 2014
Research, strategy and investment advisory firm, Frontier Advisory, hosted an informative session on November 12, 2014, in which it discussed the challenges and opportunities present in Mozambique where the discovery of a resource boom has sparked great global...
Nov 24, 2014
Renttech is a leading supplier of welding solutions, industrial equipment, industrial gas solutions, generators, lifting equipment, tools and gas cutting equipment. Our 21 branches across Southern Africa serve a diverse range of industries, including petrochemical,...
Nov 24, 2014
Nynas is the world's leading supplier of transformer oils, offering a range of high performance oils developed to optimise transformer performance under the most challenging conditions. Nynas South Africa is based in Johannesburg, with product lines stored in Durban....
 
 
 
 
Nov 21, 2014
Construction company Group Five says its strategy is strongly focused on expansion in Africa, with selected projects in Russia and Northern America also possibly on the horizon. Outgoing CEO Mike Upton says the South African construction industry saw what appears to...
Nov 21, 2014
Cape Town-based educational and corporate technology solutions supplier Edit Microsystems says that it now distributes welding training technology, the GuideWeld Live to the Southern African market. The GuideWeld Live has been developed and manufactured by US-based  ...
Nov 21, 2014
Logistics services provider DHL launched two new facilities, in Plumbago Business Park, east of Johannesburg, for its Supply Chain and Global Forwarding divisions last month.
Nov 21, 2014
Domestic new truck sales ticked up 4.7% month-on-month in October, with sales of 2 876 units. According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry, the truck market is up 2.09% for the first ten months of the year compared with the same...
Nov 21, 2014
MULTI-ASSET COMPLEX: Sasol aiming to establish Lake Charles as an integrated, multi-asset site
In a reversal of traditional foreign-investment flows, an African company is poised to make the largest-ever capital investment into the southern US State of Louisiana, with a second, even bigger, investment under investigation. JSE-listed energy and chemicals group...
 
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