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Govt speeding up plans to designate Sedibeng as SEZ

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th October 2021 Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Fikile Majola says government is working "with great speed" towards designating the whole of Sedibeng into a special economic zone (SEZ) to be named the Vaal SEZ. Majola was speaking at the Sedibeng Investment Conference, hosted in Vanderbijlpark,... 

Tshwane Automotive SEZ setting a precedent for speedy development

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th October 2021 Trade, Industry and Competition deputy Minister Fikile Majola this week said the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) represents a turning point in how special economic zones (SEZs) must be owned and operated, adding that Gauteng’s economic development was being led by these... 

South African building industry in line for more State support

By: Bloomberg     15th October 2021 South Africa’s government is planning more measures to bolster its ailing building industry after banning the use of imported cement on state construction projects. “Government is undertaking research across a range of construction-related products where there appears to be significant potential... 

Initiative aims to double industry supply in five years 

By: Halima Frost     15th October 2021 The ‘Doubling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Market’ initiative, driven by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association of South Africa (LPGSA), initiated in December 2019, is slowly gaining momentum after the inevitable impact of Covid-19 on... 

Brenton Spies

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     15th October 2021 This week we Brenton Spies, MD of Boyco Engineering, which is involved in the design, manufacture and maintenance of specialised mobile heating, ventilation and air-conditioning solutions for military, rail and mining applications 

DTIC incentives

By: Riaan de Lange     15th October 2021 “There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.” So said Orison Swett Marden, but this begs the question: Would the ‘better tomorrow’ be attributable to incentives? Speaking of incentives, do you know how many incentive... 

Vaal SEZ to become South Africa’s ‘pre-eminent hub for the hydrogen economy’

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2021 Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) programme director Xola Sithole says the SEZ is seeking to position itself as South Africa’s “pre-eminent hub for the hydrogen economy”. In so doing, he says, the SEZ will participate in developing the hydrogen market primarily for Gauteng, and beyond, while... 

Conference explores innovative and sustainable rail safety solutions and rail transport’s potential to drive economic growth

14th October 2021 If the safe operation of passenger rail transport is given the attention and priority it deserves, it can be a catalyst for economic development; if not, then it will become a catalyst for economic depression, unproductivity and unemployment. This was the assertion of Professor John Maluleke in... 

Billionaire miner sees next fortune in rush for clean energy

By: Bloomberg     14th October 2021 It took Andrew Forrest a little over a decade to build an iron-ore empire to challenge the global majors. Now he’s set himself an equally ambitious timeline to create a global powerhouse in clean energy. The Perth-based billionaire, widely known as “Twiggy” in Australia, has been scouring the... 

Vandalism attempt causes R1m damage to rail infrastructure in Cape Town, service affected for a week

By: News24Wire      11th October 2021 Vandalism to Metrorail infrastructure in Cape Town has resulted in more than R1-million worth of damage and has shut down the False Bay section of the rail service for a week. On Sunday, Metrorail's Protection Services prevented the theft of an 11 kV line but, in the process, the suspects threw... 

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