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Idéle Esterhuizen

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UCT Graduate School of Business listed in global MBA ranking

23rd August 2013 The University of Cape Town (UCT) Graduate School of Business (GSB) has been ranked fifty-ninth in The Economist’s inaugural Which MBA? list of Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programmes, making it the only African business school to do so. The comprehensive new ranking was... 

Transnet opens hub to support small businesses and new entrants

23rd August 2013 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has launched the first of a series of enterprise development hubs, as part of a drive to expand opportunities for smaller enterprises and new entrants, especially black-owned entities. Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, who officially opened... 

Japanese group invests €100m in Mainstream Renewable Power

23rd August 2013 Global wind and solar developer Mainstream Renewable Power has announced a €100-million equity investment deal with Marubeni Corporation, which would see the Japanese group take a 25% stake in the company. Ireland-based Mainstream, which has plans to build wind and solar projects in South... 

Changing South Africa’s labour law ‘not the answer’

16th August 2013 Despite ongoing calls for a review of South Africa’s labour legislation to resolve the country’s industrial-relations and unemployment problems, Department of Labour deputy director-general for labour policy and industrial relations Les Kettledas believes the answer lies not in amending the law,... 

Empowerment partners for Prasa fleet renewal unveiled

16th August 2013 Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced earlier this month that Khiphunyawo Rail, Community Rail Services and Elgin-Identity Rail Corporation would be the 30% broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) shareholders of the Gibela Rail Transportation, which had secured a R51-billion rolling... 

Rise in manufacturing index attributed to weaker rand

16th August 2013 The seasonally adjusted Kagiso Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) remained above the key 50-point mark for the fourth consecutive month in July when it increased marginally by 0.6 points to 52.2, but challenging market conditions persisted. Kagiso Asset Management head of research Abdul Davids said... 

Latest copper-theft index records first significant rise since September

9th August 2013 The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (Sacci’s) June Copper Theft Barometer registered its first significant increase since September last year when it rose to R11.1-million, up from R9-million in May and R9.9-million in April. While the index has been showing downward movement in... 

Zambia seeks investors for mini hydro projects

9th August 2013 Zambia’s energy sector offers ample opportunities for investors, Rural Electrification Authority (REA-Zambia) community mobilisation officer Naomi Sidomo said late last month, highlighting the particular potential for pubic–private partnerships in developing mini hydropower plants. With about... 

Carbon pricing idea gaining steam as global leaders recognise climate risks

9th August 2013 In three years time, the vast majority of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions would come from jurisdictions with carbon pricing, as more former sceptics reinvented themselves as contributors to the carbon pricing infrastructure of the future and global leaders recognised the risk that climate... 

Northam expects 60% to 70% improvement in earnings

8th August 2013 JSE-listed Northam Platinum on Thursday said it estimated earnings and headline earnings a share for the year ended June 30 would increase by between 60% and 70%, owing to an improved average basket price and sales volumes. Earnings a share of 81.2c and headline earnings a share of 80.9c were... 

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