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Magwanishe to launch first phase of revitalised Nkowankowa Industrial Park

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     Updated 1 hour 10 minutes ago Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Bulelani Magwanishe will officially launch the completed first phase of the revitalised Nkowankowa Industrial Park, in Tzaneen, on April 29. He is expected to be joined at the ceremony by Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism MEC Seaparo Sekoati,... 

Xolobeni community asks Ramaphosa to stop Mantashe's upcoming visit

By: African News Agency      Updated 5 hours ago The Amadiba Crisis Committee on Monday asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and "democratic institutions" to stop Mines Minister Gwede Mantashe from visiting Xolobeni, where there is a raging dispute over keeping the area pristine versus allowing mining activities to go ahead. Mantashe's last visit to... 

Brics offers ‘massive’ opportunities for intrabloc trade

By: Rebecca Campbell     19th April 2019 Gauteng Provincial Premier David Makhura has hailed the Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa (Brics) alignment as a force that could promote global inclusive economic growth and help develop Africa. He was delivering the keynote address at the recent Brics Business Council mid-term meeting... 

A$1bn Winchester South coal project to boost Queensland jobs

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th April 2019 The A$1-billion Winchester South metallurgical coal project has been declared a Coordinated Project by the Queensland government’s independent Coordinator-General. The opencut mine, which will have a targeted run-of-mine production rate of 15-million tonnes a year of high-quality metallurgical... 

Appeal against environmental authorisation for MC Mining's Makhado project dismissed

By: African News Agency      17th April 2019 Coal mining company MC Mining said on Wednesday appeals against an amendment to an environmental authorisation for its Makhado project allowing for the transportation of coal to Musina by road rather than rail had been dismissed. MC Mining's subsidiary Baobab Mining & Exploration is developing... 

New TVET college campus coming to Mitchell’s Plain

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th April 2019 False Bay TVET College has received confirmation of the approval of its long-cherished project to establish a College campus in Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town. Minister Naledi Pandor has announced that the world-class facility, to be built at a cost of R386 million, will serve Mitchell’s Plain,... 

Western Cape aims to sharpen up procurement to grow the economy

By: Kim Cloete     10th April 2019 Procurement is set to play a more strategic role in growing the economy of the Western Cape, the Smart Procurement World conference has heard. “Procurement needs to be recognised and redefined as a strategic activity. Our policy initiatives focus on maximising the economic impact of public... 

Solar solution in the Serengeti enhances Singita’s lodge sustainability

8th April 2019 GridX Africa Development, in association with Solar Africa, has completed a state-of-the-art solar-battery system at Singita Faru Faru Lodge, in the western corridor of the Serengeti, Tanzania. The new energy system replaces existing diesel generation, with 90% of power to the lodge now sourced... 

South African Airways increases non-stop charter flights to the Maldives

5th April 2019 South African Airways (SAA) has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from April until October 2019. This decision forms part of the airline’s turnaround strategy – a pillar of which is to increase the utilisation of its aircraft.  SAA was the first long haul... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II

By: Sheila Barradas     5th April 2019 The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority has updated its list of key contracts and suppliers. 

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