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AMIE calls on government to lead formulation of a national poultry strategy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th June 2019 The right of South Africans to access a prime source of dietary protein must outweigh the factional interests of sectors of the poultry producing industry, the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) said on Friday, when it called on government to arbitrate in the brewing tariff battle... 

Ramaphosa, Mabuza receive report on land reform and agriculture from advisory panel

By: African News Agency      12th June 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza on Tuesday received the report of the Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture.  The task of the panel, which was appointed in September 2018 to support the work of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) on land reform... 

BI appoints Business Development Leader for cement, pulp & paper, and chemicals

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2019 Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Sharon Van Niekerk as Business Development Leader (BDL) – Cement, Pulp & Paper and Chemicals with effect from 1 February. Van Niekerk’s remit is to assist Bi in acquiring new customers, and selling additional products or services to... 

Wits sends off first Kenyan mining PhD graduate

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th June 2019 The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering this week celebrated the success of the first Kenyan PhD mining graduate Dr Joseph Muchiri Githiria. After finishing his studies near the end of last year, he returned to his post as lecturer at Kenya’s Taita Taveta... 

Conservation as cost

By: Saliem Fakir     7th June 2019 The conservation movement has been around for a long time. In its modern version, it can be traced to the curiosity of early explorers like Darwin, Russell, Humboldt and many others. That we think of it as an artifact of civilised life is due to the dominance humans as a species. In Africa, the... 

CSIR's new strategy aims to tap into private-sector prospects

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th June 2019 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) CEO Dr Thulani Dlamini has announced both a new strategy and a radical restructuring of South Africa's world-renowned science council. The aim of the new strategy and structure was to strengthen the industrial research activities of the... 

Risk of South African economy hitting recession in 2019 high, says Moody's  

By: News24Wire      6th June 2019 The odds that the South African economy could experience a technical recession in 2019 are high, according to Moody's. The ratings agency released its latest Global Macro Outlook on Thursday. The quarterly Global Macro Outlook presents its latest growth forecasts and assesses the impact of the... 

Waste is the new gold, says Gauteng MEC Ramokgopa

By: African News Agency      5th June 2019 As the world marked World Environment Day on Wednesday, Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Agriculture and Environment Dr. Kgosientso Ramokgopa urged communities to recycle waste, avoid illegal dumping and constantly consider the environmental impact of their actions. "This World Environment... 

South Africa's private sector contracts in May as firms await reforms – PMI

By: Reuters     5th June 2019 South African private sector activity returned to contraction in May as new orders fell and exports retreated for a fourth month, a survey showed on Wednesday, another sign of weak demand in a troubled economy. IHS Markit's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) slipped to 49.3 in May from 50.3 in... 

Anglo American Coal study shows ecological value of mining sites

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2019 Anglo American Coal’s Isibonelo Colliery is emerging as a noteworthy case study for how rehabilitated landscapes can play an important role in conservation and biodiversity, including a ground-breaking study on the population of serval in the Mpumalanga coalfields. Isibonelo is home to a large... 

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