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New programme targeting development of smaller companies

14th March 2003 While the Motor Industry Development Plan (MIDP) has undoubtedly been of great benefit to original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), there has been some concern that automotive industry suppliers further down the value chain have not realised the same benefits. 

First of R2-billion spend starts at OEM’s Pretoria facility

14th March 2003 The first R300-million of the R2-billion allocated by BMW South Africa for technological improvement of its Rosslyn plant in Pretoria has been spent on developing its paint-preparation facilities. 

OEM aiming for increased exports, more local content

14th March 2003 The South African arm of Japanese original equipment manufacturer, Nissan, hopes to take its export successes to new heights this year. 

Car maker considering component sourcing from SA

14th March 2003 The Subaru brand is experiencing growth in the South African market at the moment. 

Recruiter says the unions’ behaviour will take its toll

14th March 2003 Although the automotive industry continues to grow and attract much needed foreign investment into South Africa, it has to face the fact that there is growing international competition, points out Leaders Unlimited partner Chris van Tonder. 

Shaft sinker is proud of its safety record

28th February 2003 Mining contractor Shaft Sinkers has been on site at AngloGold’s R3,8-billion greenfields mine, Moab Khotsong, near Orkney in the Free State, since work first began in the early 1990s. 

$4-million earmarked for downstream projects

28th February 2003 South Africa’s largest gold producer AngloGold is likely to spend in the region of $4-million on its downstream projects and activities this financial year. 

New company to focus on metals beneficiation

28th February 2003 At the end of last year, Harmony Gold and Mintek announced the creation of Msuku Beneficiation Systems, an integrated manufacturing and technology group focusing on the beneficiation of precious metals. 

Price hike leads to flurry of activity in gold sector

28th February 2003 When Mining Weekly interviewed Department of Minerals and Energy precious metals and ferrous commodities deputy director Anthony Harding 18 months ago, he painteda gloomy picture of the long-term future of gold-mining in South Africa. 

East Rand is still to yield many ounces, says junior

28th February 2003 Although major South African gold miners moved out of the East Rand to the Free State in the 1950s, junior miners are still finding success in the region and believe that, contrary to the general perception, the reserves in this area are far from depleted. 

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