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Commercial aviation activity in South Africa seems to be recovering

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st February 2020 The latest edition of the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa's Commercial Aviation Activity Index (CAAI) shows an upward trend, reported the index's author, independent economist Dr Roelof Botha. But he warned that caution was still necessary. "Aviation activity is quite... 

Demand, commitments position Canada’s mining sector for success – MAC

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th January 2020 Recent commitments to mining, particularly the new Canada-US Joint Action Plan on Critical Minerals Collaboration and the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP), show great promise for the country’s mining sector, Mining Association of Canada (MAC) CEO and president Pierre Gratton said last... 

Public, private sector collaboration bearing fruit across various sectors

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th January 2020 The private sector and government have made progress in several areas of South African industry since launching the Public Private Growth Initiative (PPGI). In particular, progress has been made in terms of water use licences and the recapitalisation of State forestry assets.  

A total digital insurance bundle for assets and devices

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th January 2020 The World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) Global Risks Report 2019 highlights technological instability as a risk. “Massive data fraud and theft’ ranked as the number-four global risk (over a ten-year horizon) and cyber-attacks ranked at number five.  The South African Banking Risk Information Centre... 

Parliamentary committee welcomes probe into SAAF aircraft crash in the DRC

By: African News Agency      13th January 2020 Parliament's defence and military veterans portfolio committee has welcomed the investigation into the cause of the South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft crash at Goma airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, January 9. The SAAF Lockheed C-130BZ Hercules aircraft, which... 

Medallion seeks sites for rare earth extraction plant

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2020 TSX-V-listed Medallion Resources has asked international engineering group Stantec to evaluate sites in the US to establish its rare earth element (REE) extraction plant. The high automated plant location will be a modern chemical processing setting with top-tier environmental standards and... 

Acsa ‘charting a fresh course’ with new CEO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th December 2019 The Airports Company South Africa has announced the appointment of Nompumelelo Mpofu, currently the director-general in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, as its new CEO. Her appointment would take effect from February 1, Acsa said this week, noting that Mpfo... 

Eurasia says Monchetundra Flanks application progressing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th December 2019 The Russian Ministry of Defence has approved the Monchetundra Flanks application, which precious metals miner Eurasia Mining hails as an important step in obtaining the licence. The Monchetundra project is two predominantly palladium openpit deposits located 3 km away from Severonickel, one of... 

SA defence industry cultivates interest in Egyptian market

By: African News Agency      9th December 2019 South African Aerospace, Maritime, and Defence Export Council (SAAMDEC) CEO Sandile Ndlovu has urged the South African defence industry to cultivate a healthy interest within the Egyptian market, as it is the biggest on the continent, spending well over US4 billion, the trade and industry... 

New entity launched to stimulate and coordinate the South African space sector

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th November 2019 Not-for-profit company ZASpace Inc. was launched in Pretoria on Thursday. It is intended to stimulate the development of the local space industry and especially the geospatial sector, to meet the rapidly growing needs of South Africa and Africa. This will include skills development and innovative... 

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