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May 01, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
JSE-listed Vodacom on Tuesday said the conditions of its acquisition of a further 17.2% indirect stake in Vodacom Tanzania from Cavalry Holdings had been fulfilled. The transaction, which brought the telecommunications giant’s total interest in Vodacom Tanzania to...
Apr 30, 2014
African government officials are turning their attention towards the cement and concrete industry as strong GDP growth and a growing middle class punctuate the sub-Saharan region.  Urbanisation is now a strong trend across the continent with the building,...
Apr 29, 2014
African government officials are turning their attention towards the cement and concrete industry as strong GDP growth and a growing middle class punctuate the sub-Saharan region.  Urbanisation is now a strong trend across the continent with the building,...
Apr 28, 2014
Indian iron-ore miner NMDC and Zimbabwean government-owned Mosi Oa Tnuya Development Company (MOTDC) would sign a joint venture (JV) agreement to explore and develop mineral assets in the African nation. The JV agreement was a follow-up of a memorandum of...
Apr 25, 2014
Apr 25, 2014
The board of governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB), through its private sector window, has approved a $9-million line of credit (LOC) equivalent in Mozambique metica to Moza Banco, one of Mozambique’s fastest-growing financial institutions with strong...
Apr 25, 2014
When Barack Obama visited Tanzania in 2013, one of his priorities was to launch the Power Africa initiative, a programme to help kick-start power generation across 6 African countries. With this flagship programme, the U.S. Government underlined the importance of...
Apr 24, 2014
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Apr 22, 2014
London-listed Shanta Gold on Tuesday reported a profit after tax of $800 000 for its first year of production ended December 31, while its loss before tax stood at $4.4-million. The company’s revenue for its nine operational months, from April to December, amounted...
Apr 18, 2014
MORE IN SA Phase 2 should see local content on the mainline locomotive increase from 65% to 80% by the end of 2014
The world’s lowest-cost diesel-electric locomotive is not made in China, but in Pretoria, at RRL Grindrod Locomotives’ newly upgraded 30 000 m2 plant. The company’s locomotive pricing is “more competitive than any other original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the...
Apr 18, 2014
The project involves the joint construction of a 195 km railway line from Msongati, in Burundi, to Uvinza, in Tanzania
Apr 18, 2014
The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) has announced the appointment of Paulina Mbala Elago, a Namibian national, as its new executive secretary for the next five years. She assumed her new position on April 1. Prior to her appointment Elago was Tanzania country...
Apr 18, 2014
LINKING UP Mozambique and Malawi are undertaking a joint transmission project in coordination with the World Bank
The commissioning of about 22 000 MW of new generation capacity in the Southern African region by 2017 will require new transmission networks to evacuate power from generation stations to load centres in the region, according to Southern African Power Pool (SAPP)...
Apr 17, 2014
The power and water sector will come together in May to discuss challenges and celebrate successes at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town. More than 5 000 power and water professionals, including utility heads from Nigeria, Uganda,...
Apr 16, 2014
The new Nairobi office will serve as a hub for Altaaqa Global’s sales and operations in the East Africa region Dubai-based Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, a global provider of temporary power solutions, has recently opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya to serve the...
Apr 16, 2014
Bitcon Industries, South Africa’s leading fire, security and transformer door manufacturer, has secured more major orders as its export drive into sub-Saharan Africa continues. Bob Vollmer, director of Bitcon, says the company recently supplied Rubidor Class A and B...
Apr 15, 2014
The power and water sector will come together in May to discuss challenges and celebrate successes at the annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa in Cape Town. More than 5000 power and water professionals, including utility heads from Nigeria, Uganda,...
Apr 11, 2014
SA Navy Warrior-class strike craft, before conversion to an OPV
South Africa's Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Rusty Higgs, reaffirmed on Friday the importance of Project Biro for the South African Navy (SAN) and for the country. Project Biro covers the acquisition of three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) and three Inshore...
 
 
 
 
Apr 09, 2014
Ethiopia's leading private oil marketer plans to expand into neighbouring east African economies and is interested in part financing a refinery after commercial discoveries in the region. Tadesse Tilahun, CEO of National Oil Ethiopia, said untapped crude deposits in...
Apr 08, 2014
Massmart, South Africa's number four retailer by market value, plans to enter oil-rich Angola with two stores by 2015, a senior executive said, as the unit of Wal-Mart expands on a continent that is still largely an informal retail market. Speaking at the Reuters...
Apr 07, 2014
Company Facts • Location: South Africa • Industry: Law • Website: www.bowman.co.za “Bowman Gilfillan selected the Epicor solution because it offers a proven system that can be rolled out yearly without reinventing the wheel which saves a great deal of man hours. It...
Apr 07, 2014
Leven Moodley and Dallas Wilkinson
ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica Mining Services South Africa’s (OMSSA's) African expansion ambitions. The...
Apr 07, 2014
Seventy six million older people around the world are being excluded from vital healthcare, with life expectancy at 60 decreasing or static in 38 out of 194 countries, says HelpAge International’s campaigning network Age Demands Action on World Health Day. “The...
Apr 03, 2014
Mike Whitfield
Starting in June, slowly but surely, Nissan South Africa (SA) will take over the distribution of the Japanese manufacturer’s vehicles in a number of African countries where it currently has independent distributors, says MD Mike Whitfield. Nissan SA is already...
Apr 01, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
Aim- and AltX-listed Kibo Mining on Monday said it was set to kick off the final phase of a two-phase drilling programme at its Imweru gold exploration property, in Tanzania, after raising £750 950 through share placing. “We will now be able to continue advancing our...
Mar 31, 2014
RAEng international policy adviser for Africa Meredith Ettridge
The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), which is dedicated to promoting excellence in engineering in the UK and abroad, is optimistic that African engineers will respond enthusiastically to its inaugural ‘Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation’. The initiative is...
Mar 28, 2014
Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it in March reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same...
 
 
 
 
Mar 28, 2014
Congratulations have to go to gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti for the amazing malaria programme that the company has piloted in West Africa. The programme, which the company started in Ghana, is now spreading to other African countries. Malaria is still one of...
Mar 28, 2014
Nonprofit organisation The Gerda Henkel Foundation, of Germany, awarded a five-year grant of R12-million to Stellenbosch University (SU) earlier this month to support and strengthen intellectual capacity in South Africa and across the African continent. The...
Mar 28, 2014
South African company SacOil Holdings and the UK’s Surestream Petroleum have reported progress in their hydrocarbon prospecting work northern Malawi. In its yearly presentation to Malawi’s Ministry of Mining, SacOil, which was awarded an exclusive prospecting licence...
Mar 28, 2014
To date, 3.66% of the world’s land that farms sugarcane has been certified as sustainable against the standard set by sustainability organisation Bonsucro, which is working at continuing to grow sustainability certification in sugar cane worldwide. “The 3.66% figure...
Mar 28, 2014
Uganda has announced plans to accelerate the construction of a planned petroleum refinery following the unveiling of six international companies bidding for the role of lead investor in the project. State Minister for Energy Simon D’Ujanga says the process of...
Mar 26, 2014
Bulyanhulu mine, Tanzania
Investigations are under way at gold producer African Barrick Gold’s (ABG’s) Bulyanhulu mine, in Tanzania, after an underground worker was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident. ABG CEO Brad Gordon and the company’s management team expressed their sincere...
Mar 21, 2014
NEW PRODUCTS Pump and Abrasion’s Battlemax range offers several new products for different applications
Slurry pumps supplier and pumps solution specialist Pump and Abrasion Technologies has introduced several new products to its Battlemax range onto the market over the past few years, including the new 35% Ultra-High chrome alloy and high-abrasion- resistant...
Mar 19, 2014
Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) associate director Andrew Shaw has described extensive opportunities for the development of heavy-haul rail networks across Africa, citing the continent’s largely commodity-led growth as the primary driver of...
Mar 19, 2014
A preliminary feasibility study (PFS) of ASX-listed Peak Resources’ Ngualla rare earths project, in Tanzania, has lowered the estimated capital cost by $91-million and added eight years to the mine's life. A 2013 revised scoping study had estimated that the project...
Mar 19, 2014
Hong Kong-listed MMG has confirmed that it was in discussions with mining major GlencoreXstrata regarding the acquisition of the Las Bambas copper project, in Peru. MMG, the Australia-based offshore arm of Chinese State-owned Minmetals, stated that it formed part of...
 
 
 
 
Mar 17, 2014
Tanzania-focused mineral exploration and development company Kibo Mining has identified a 30 km strike of nickel-platinum prospectivity at its 100%-owned Haneti project, in the Dodoma region, following receipt of a comprehensive technical report covering full...
Mar 17, 2014
Since its establishment 33 years ago, Apex Strip Curtains & Doors has advanced steadily from a company that supplies only the South African market to become a growing concern that sells an increasing array of its products to a number of other African countries,...
Mar 14, 2014
Japanese conglomerate Toyota Tsusho has been awarded a contract to invest in a fertilizer plant in Kenya. Toyota Tsusho, which shrugged off competition from three other companies, is expected to invest $1.2-billion in the plant, which is intended to guarantee a...
Mar 13, 2014
Dawn reaped the rewards of increased government spend on water infrastructure and increased sales in Africa, among other factors, as it on Thursday reported a 18% jump in operating profit, to R158.9-million for the half-year ended December 31, compared with the same...
Mar 11, 2014
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and South Korean President Park Geun-hye
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC), on Tuesday voiced support for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement that Canada and the Republic of Korea had concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that would significantly boost trade and...
 
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