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Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia

Tasneem Bulbulia is a Creamer Media Senior Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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South African gas startup attracts R300m investment

7th April 2021 South African startup Bluedrop has secured a R300-million investment from US-based private equity fund J Sassoon Group for the development of its liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder manufacturing plant, in the west of Johannesburg. The project is expected to create 110 direct jobs during... 

Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Nigerian energy supplier

7th April 2021 Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a long-term optimised maintenance agreement covering power plants in three locations owned by 100% privately-owned Nigerian energy provider Paras Energy. The aim of the agreement is to ensure the plants’ continued high levels of availability, reliability and... 

Ultra-sensitive radio images reveal star-forming galaxies in early Universe

7th April 2021 An international team of astronomers has published the most sensitive images of the Universe ever taken at low radio frequencies. The images were taken using the International Low Frequency Array (Lofar). The software needed to do this, specifically that which handles the direction-dependent... 

Customers using rewards to mitigate electricity increases, FNB says

7th April 2021 According to insights from financial service provider FNB, electricity spend is one of the largest spend categories for entry to middle income customers, and in the wake of the 15% increase in electricity tariffs for 2021/22, many households will have to review their monthly budgets to... 

Deep-South’s shares approved for trading on the OTCQB Venture Market in the US

6th April 2021 TSX-V-listed Deep-South Resources’ common shares have been approved for, and admitted to, trading on the OTCQB Venture Market. “Trading on OTCQB marks an important milestone for the company and enables us to expand our audience and shareholder base in the American market as we continue to advance... 

S12J provide option for small business funding

6th April 2021 Many small business in South Africa are battling to stay afloat as banks and other traditional finance institutions will not accommodate them; however, Section 12J provides an effective and versatile funding instrument options, says Impact Group executive chairperson Chris Hart. He says this... 

Recosting exercise at Zanaga’s Congo-Brazzaville iron-ore project to be completed soon

6th April 2021 Aim-listed Zanaga Iron Ore Company’s (Zioc’s) recosting exercise on a 12-million-ton-a-year staged development iron-ore project in Congo-Brazzaville is being completed and is expected to be concluded around the middle of April. As announced in September, Jumelles, the joint venture company... 

Manufacturing firm benefits from DTIC's designation of laptop bags

6th April 2021 Tongaat-based manufacturing firm Protea Leather Natal has grown, diversified and become more efficient since its first application to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) Production Incentive Programme (PIP) grants in 2011. The company recently won the National Student... 

Caledonia’s increases dividend as Central Shaft brought into operation

6th April 2021 Gold miner Caledonia Mining’s Central Shaft at the Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe, is now fully operational. “I am delighted to announce that our new Central Shaft, which is the deepest shaft of any gold mine in Zimbabwe, is fully operational. We can now start to hoist rock, men and material on a... 

IMF staff team concludes technical virtual mission to Mozambique

6th April 2021 An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission team held a virtual staff visit with the Mozambican authorities, concluding on March 2. Discussions centred on macroeconomic prospects and policies to manage the difficult economic circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic, and the authorities’... 

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