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Virgin Atlantic Returns To The Mother City

13th February 2020 Virgin Atlantic Announces Seasonal Route From Cape Town To London Heathrow Route Commences October 2020 

Dube TradePort facilitating growth in KwaZulu-Natal

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th January 2020 The King Shaka International Airport in KwaZulu-Natal continued to experience steady growth in passenger volumes over the December festive season, with international passenger volumes up by 9% and domestic passenger volumes up by 12%, DubeTrade Port Corporation reported this week. Dube TradePort... 

Public, private sector collaboration bearing fruit across various sectors

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th January 2020 The private sector and government have made progress in several areas of South African industry since launching the Public Private Growth Initiative (PPGI). In particular, progress has been made in terms of water use licences and the recapitalisation of State forestry assets.  

Expanding the Free State provincial economy through small business development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2020 The Free State Provincial Government’s endorsement and support of the 2nd Annual Smart Procurement World Conference and Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) Expo will see the building of sustainable local industries. In addition, says Debbie Tagg, COO of Smart Procurement (the organisers of... 

Lynas cracking plant get govt backing

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th December 2019 The Western Australian government has awarded rare earths miner Lynas Lead Agency status for its planned processing plant in Kalgoorlie. Lynas recently selected Kalgoorlie as the location for its new cracking and leaching plant, which will form part of its 2025 growth plans, with the Malaysian... 

Namibia rushes to drill boreholes as worst drought in a century bites

By: Reuters     13th December 2019 Namibia's dam water levels have almost halved from already low levels as the worst drought in more than 100 years pushes the desert nation closer to famine. Dams nationwide were at 19.3% of capacity compared to 35.6% this time last year, water utility Namwater said, a drop officials blame on... 

Air transport is a key industry, and SAA has a big impact, says industry body 

By: News24Wire      6th December 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to have South African Airways placed under immediate business rescue should provide some security and clarity for South Africa's air transport, trade, logistics, travel and tourism sectors, according to the Airlines Association of Southern Africa.  AASA would... 

Industrial parks must focus on overcoming business constraints, says DTIC 

By: Simone Liedtke     29th November 2019 To drive industrialisation in South Africa and promote economic growth, Department of Trade, Industry and Competition industrial cluster development director Gavin Adams says an industrial park’s key objective must be a focus on overcoming the constraints of doing business within a constrained... 

Royal IHC offers bespoke solutions for African ports

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th November 2019 Innovative maritime equipment and services provider Royal IHC says Africa is developing at a challenging time, where the need for greater African economic integration is urgent. At the same time, China seeks growth in Africa and Russia and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development... 

Tourism, energy at risk as Africa's largest waterfall runs low

By: Bloomberg     1st November 2019 The flow at the Africa’s biggest waterfall is at its lowest since 1995, highlighting the threat posed by a drought to tourism and electricity generation in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Flow has slumped to 109 m3/s at Victoria Falls, a 1.7 km curtain of falling water at the peak of a normal wet season,... 

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