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High demand for infrastructure, health services enhances Africa’s appeal for investors

6th November 2009 Africa’s high demand for infrastructure and better health services present a myriad of business opportunities throughout the continent, German-African business development association Afrika-Verein executive vice-president Hans Meier-Ewert tells Engineering News. 

Poultry firm invests R70m in processing plant, support services

6th November 2009 Poultry producer Sovereign Foods, formally known as Rocklands Poultry, has made a multimillion rands investment in its processing plant and support services, creating the capacity to process up to 60-million birds a year, almost doubling the number of jobs sustained by its Uitenhage factory and... 

Rural sugar cane farmer development programme launched

30th October 2009 The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) and the South African Sugar Association (Sasa) have made public their partnering in a project to help small-scale rural farmers in the Amatikulu catchment to improve their sugarcane yields while reducing the negative environmental impacts through the... 

The cost of interconnection is but one constraint, 
telecoms CEO asserts

30th October 2009 Lowering telecommunications costs rather than interconnect fees is not enough to lower the cost of telephone calls, alternative telecommunications provider Vox Telecom CEO Tony van Marken said earlier this month in a presentation to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications... 

Durban to host first world soya bean research conference on African soil in 2013

23rd October 2009 The city of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, has won the bid to host the 2013 World Soybean Research Conference (WSRC) to be held at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre.  

Logistics group’s new branding aligned to its growth aspirations

23rd October 2009 Diversified logistics group Imperial Holdings officially unveiled its new branding strategy earlier this month, which will see a complete overhaul of its branding, replacing it with a more unified brand to better position the company in the minds of its customers and potential customers. 

Programme launches in bid to deepen SA’s nonexecutives pool

23rd October 2009 In an effort to help widen the pool of South African skilled nonexecutives, a mentorship programme was launched in the country this month that will see some of the its top chairpersons and chief executives, as well as a number of international top executives, lending their expertise as mentors to... 

Power, automation technologies to be showcased at Joburg event

23rd October 2009 Power and automation technologies provider ABB will be hosting the 2009 Automation and Power World technology event in South Africa for the first time, from November 11 to November 12. 

Tape converter ramps up production on signs of a recovery in car production

16th October 2009 Signs of improvement in the South African economy are starting to show, as adhesive tape converter and distributor Buffalo Executape, part of the Bidvest group, announces that it will once again implement 24-hour shifts at its tape-conversion facility, this month, to keep up with rejuvenated demand. 

Steel fabricator’s expanded facility at full capacity, 
despite slowdown

16th October 2009 Despite the downturn in South Africa’s manufacturing sector, steel fabricator Cosira’s brand new fabricating facility in Vulcania, Johannesburg, is operating at full capacity, the company announced at the facility’s official opening earlier this month. 

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