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Africa’s air cargo sector needs trade and aviation liberalisation to reach full potential

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th April 2019 In early February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its global air freight data for the whole of 2018. Although worldwide demand, measured in freight (metric) ton kilometres (FTKs) rose by 3.5% in comparison to 2017, it was far below 2017’s 9.7% growth. And demand... 

Africa’s air cargo sector needs trade and aviation liberalisation to reach full potential

By: Rebecca Campbell     18th April 2019 In early February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its global air freight data for the whole of 2018. Although worldwide demand, measured in freight (metric) ton kilometres (FTKs) rose by 3.5% in comparison to 2017, it was far below 2017’s 9.7% growth. And demand... 

Rolfes Pigments eyes expansion into Southern Africa

16th April 2019 Rolfes Pigments, a division of JSE listed, Rolfes Holdings, says it is expanding into key fast-growing African economies as part the company’s overall growth strategy and evolving business model.  As market leaders in the supply of pigments into the paint, printing ink, plastics, and construction... 

Fuel stations save costs through solar photovoltaic power

15th April 2019 Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are achieving significant electricity cost savings for fuel service stations across Namibia and South Africa, also helping those businesses to reduce their carbon footprints, according to Tim Frankish, Managing Director of SolarSaver, a solar energy group... 

Tiffany training Africans to cut diamonds sourced from the region

By: Bloomberg     15th April 2019 Tiffany & Co has been expanding its workforce in sub-Saharan Africa – a region of almost one billion people where the jewellery giant does not have a single store. More than a quarter of the New York-based company’s 1 500 global diamond cutters and polishers are now based in Africa, CEO... 

Johnson Crane Hire

12th April 2019 Ranked among the top crane hire companies in the world, Johnson Crane Hire operates the largest mobile crane fleet in Africa. The company has an acknowledged track record for delivering appropriate solutions to the mining, petrochemicals, power and civil infra­ structure industries throughout... 

Colas South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2019 Colas South Africa is a company focused on innovative road surfacing products and technology. A subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, the international Colas Group, headquartered in France, is a world leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, operating in 50 countries... 

Trevali appoints Vale COO Grimbeek its new CEO

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2019 Base metals miner Trevali Mining has named mining engineer Ricus Grimbeek its president and CEO to take over from Mark Cruise on April 23. Grimbreek, who holds a degree from South Africa’s University of Pretoria, is a mining executive with nearly three decades of experience in the resources... 

Namibia commits to rand peg as economy limps out of recession

By: Bloomberg     8th April 2019 Namibia is ruling out dropping its currency peg with the South African rand “unless something very drastic happens", given the close trade links to its larger neighbour and the drive by the world’s biggest producer of marine diamonds to recover from a two-year recession. “We have to consider all... 

TPT sets its focus on African port concession opportunities

By: Shirley le Guern     5th April 2019 State-owned Transnet aims, through its Transnet International Holdings entity, to leverage its expertise to secure port concessions across the African continent. Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) growth and diversification senior manager Dr Darren Fraser told a special interest group gathering under... 

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