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Jun 06, 2011
Standard Bank will kick off an energy efficient lighting programme aimed at replacing the estimated 40-million inefficient lamps in office buildings across South Africa, by early 2012. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) project would benefit the South African...
Jun 03, 2011
South Africa's "stability and predictability" of its institutions, free press and transparent Constitution and government, gives it an advantage over many developing countries to attract investment.
May 27, 2011
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has reported that it may investigate the feasibility of extending the rapid rail link across the province.
May 23, 2011
Supply chain specialist and member company of Imperial Logistics, Volition, has acquired a majority stake in procurement training and education company, Commerce Edge. Imperial Logistics says the deal will enable further international expansion for Commerce Edge,...
May 20, 2011
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for April 2011.
May 05, 2011
The Competition Commission, which established a cartels division in April, has appointed Advocate Oliver Josie as the head of the new division. Advocacy and stakeholder relations manager Oupa Bodipe told Engineering News Online that there are currently 15 people...
Apr 21, 2011
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for March 2011.
Apr 07, 2011
Angola is keen for partnerships between the public and private sector to help it spend a $43-billion budget this year, providing South Africa with significant business opportunity, an executive from the South Africa–Angola Chamber of Commerce said on Thursday....
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Mar 07, 2011
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide €150-million to build 34 000 new low-cost homes in South Africa, as part of its social and affordable housing initiative. The €150-million had been allocated to 30 different projects across the country, the...
Mar 02, 2011
South Africa’s joining of the BRIC group (Brazil, Russia, India and China), to create BRICS, will benefit the country provided South Africa’s approach to the group is realistic and not overoptimistic. “South Africa’s invitation to join the BRIC summit [in...
Feb 18, 2011
The lighting industry has seen an increase in the installation of energy-efficient intelligent lighting systems, says Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (Iessa) president Trevor Milne. “This is as a result of multinationals being given the mandate to...
Feb 11, 2011
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for January 2011.
Feb 09, 2011
Independent power company Ipsa has agreed a short extension of the marketing agreement for the sale of its Siemens Westinghouse 701D gas turbines, to enable bidders to complete negotiations and prepare contracts. Aim-listed Ipsa on Wednesday reported that a number...
Dec 10, 2010
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for December 2010.
Dec 06, 2010
Troubled Southern African independent power company IPSA has confirmed that Sasol Gas has initiated legal action against its wholly owned subsidiary, Newcastle Cogeneration (NewCogen), in KwaZulu-Natal, to recoup about £4-million (about R42,8-million) arising from a...
Dec 03, 2010
I was in a queue at the bank the other day and it dragged on endlessly.
Nov 26, 2010
Recently, I had the great pleasure of participating in a conference organised by South Africa’s Institute for Global Dialogue and Germany’s Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, on the topic of South Africa and the BRIC countries – that is, Brazil, Russia, India and China....
Nov 26, 2010
Largely unnoticed, South Africa’s corporate sector has become one of the country’s greatest assets in the rapidly changing global economy. South Africa ranks 17th in Forbes magazine’s 2010 list of large global companies, with 22 companies out of a total of 2...
 
 
 
 
Nov 16, 2010
Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping began a trip to mineral-rich South Africa on Tuesday aimed at securing resources for the Asian economic power, looking to extend its influence in the African continent. Beijing sees global mining power and regional financial...
Nov 12, 2010
Banking giant Standard Bank has partnered with the Mellon Housing Initiative and is to put up R1,3-million for the building of 20 houses.
Nov 12, 2010
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for November 2010.
Nov 11, 2010
Solar water heating solution provider Kayema Energy Solutions was awarded the "Energy Company Of The Year" award, at the South African Association For Energy Efficiency (SAEE) yearly banquet in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. Kayema was nominated by Energy...
Nov 04, 2010
Banking group Standard Bank has invested R2,3-million in a hybrid solar water heating and heat pump system at the company's head office in Johannesburg, as it moves to increase energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. The new R2,3-million system, installed...
Oct 28, 2010
TSX-, Aim- and JSE-listed platinum-miner Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has signed a mandate letter to underwrite a $100-million corporate debt facility through Standard Bank and UniCredit. Eastplats CEO Ian Rozier said that the funds would enable the group to start...
Oct 22, 2010
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for October 2010.
Oct 08, 2010
Building use and energy management consultants BI Associates plans to address ways of making the use of energy and office space design in buildings more effective and efficient.
Sep 29, 2010
Vancouver-based Baja Mining has finalised and signed $858-million of financing facilities for the construction and development of its flagship Boleo project, in Mexico, the firm announced on Wednesday. The facilities include $823-million of project financing...
Sep 24, 2010
South Africa had a relatively high-percentage banked population - around 46% compared with Kenya’s 15% banked population - before the arrival of mobile banking option M-Pesa. This means that it is unlikely that a mobile network operator- (MNO-) led mobile banking...
 
 
 
 
Sep 17, 2010
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for September 2010.
Sep 03, 2010
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for August 2010.
Aug 20, 2010
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for August 2010.
Aug 03, 2010
Phemelo Sehunelo, the acting CEO of troubled South African diamond junior Kimberley Consolidated Mining (KCM), on Tuesday expressed hope that the company could improve its financial stability and have the suspension of its shares lifted on the JSE. The company’s...
Jul 23, 2010
The South African Wind Energy Association (Sawea) has said that information from wind energy project developers in South Africa showed that 6 000 MW of wind energy was "ready to be commissioned right now". Developers were, however, waiting for the power purchase...
Jul 23, 2010
A construction update on the Gautrain rapid rail link for July 2010.
Jul 02, 2010
Greater private sector investment, leveraged through sustainable public–private partnerships, is critical to effectively narrow the supply gap in the affordable rental housing market, housing development funder, the Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) investment officer...
Jul 02, 2010
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Jul 02, 2010
Increased generation of electricity is critical for the continued growth and development of the South African economy.
 
 
 
 
Jun 25, 2010
An update on the progress of the Gautrain for June 2010.
Jun 08, 2010
A Chinese-backed consortium – the Virgile Asia Mining Consortium that is believed to include the Hong Kong-listed Grand TG Gold – on Tuesday submitted a formal $51,5-million bid for the financially stricken Orkney and Grootvlei gold mines, Mining Weekly Online...
Jun 04, 2010
The pipeline of South African private power projects is already significant and is continuing to expand. But a leading South African corporate and investment bank says that these will remain in a “holding pattern” until South Africa closes the critical...
Jun 04, 2010
The pipeline of South African private power projects is already significant and is continuing to expand. But a leading South African corporate and investment bank says that these will remain in a “holding pattern” until South Africa closes the critical...
Jun 01, 2010
A Chinese consortium is reportedly keen to wrest the ownership of the Orkney gold mine away from the cash-strapped Aurora Empowerment, coinciding with the tough step taken by AngloGold Ashanti to halt the services it was rendering to the liquidated Pamodzi Gold...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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