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South African economy is benefitting from a 'Ramaphosa effect'

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st February 2020 Independent economist Dr Roelof Botha on Friday highlighted the existence of a very real "Ramaphosa Effect", not to be confused with the superficial "Ramaphoria" which followed directly after President Cyril Ramaphosa's election, which is already benefitting the South African economy. Botha was... 

Meeting environmental goals means economic health at FROMM

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th February 2020  Reduce, Reuse & Recycle is no mere catchphrase at FROMM Packaging Systems (“FROMM”) where commitment to sustainability is seen across the complete lifecycle of a product, ranging from the environmentally sound use of resources, to not using environmentally and health-damaging materials, and to... 

Busa welcomes appointment of first female executive director at Nedlac

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th February 2020 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has extended its congratulations to Lisa Seftel on her appointment as the first female executive director at the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac). Busa says her appointment is an “excellent choice”, given her previous leadership experience. 

Latest Airbus airliner gains certification from both Europe and the US

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th February 2020 Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus has announced that its A330-800 widebody airliner has been jointly certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration. This joint Type Certification followed 132 flights totalling 370 test flying hours,... 

Govt to invest R1.4bn to modernise PRASA

By: News24Wire      14th February 2020 South Africa's long-suffering train commuters can soon look forward to a smooth ride. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government would boost the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa's (PRASA) rail network by R1.4-billion. 

Cokal launches tenders for BBM

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th February 2020 ASX-listed Cokal has called on mining contractors to tender for work at its Bumi Barito Minerals (BBM) project, in Indonesia. The contractors will be responsible for the removal of overburden and interburden at the BBM mine, coal mining activities and the transport of cola from the BBM mine to... 

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 

Investigation under way following fatal rail accident in Johannesburg

By: Simone Liedtke     13th February 2020 An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the accident between a Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Premier Classe passenger train and a stationary Transnet train between the Roodepoort and Horizon Stations, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday evening. The investigation is... 

World emissions kept in check as rich nations kick coal habit

By: Bloomberg     11th February 2020 Global emissions from energy held steady in 2019 for the first time in three years as developed nations continued to move away from coal power and toward renewable energy and natural gas. Even as the world economy grew, energy-related carbon dioxide emissions remained at 33.3-billion tons.... 

Donlin gains key state transport/energy infrastructure approvals

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 Alaska’s Donlin gold project – jointly owned by NovaGold and Barrick Gold – has received key state transport and energy infrastructure approvals, adding to a growing list of permitting approvals, including the jointly issued federal record of decision received in 2018. The Alaska Department of... 

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