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Weir Minerals Africa invests in process solution division

Published: 20 January 2018

Weir Minerals Africa, well known as an original equipment supplier in the field of slurry pumps, is investing into its process solution division in order to bolster its capacity to...

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More alternatives for local engineering students

Published: 19 January 2018

While South Africa’s government is still discussing the options for free or subsidised tertiary education, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced bursaries available for candidates studying...

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Eskom bonds at risk of suspension

Published: 18 January 2018

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced that Eskom’s bonds face suspension on the bourse as a result of the utility’s failure to publish its interim results. The JSE requires...

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EHT system solves Jackal Creek Golf Estate’s water heating problems

Published: 17 January 2018

Jackal Creek Golf Estate in Roodepoort, Johannesburg, housing close to 2000 people according to the 2011 census, recently experienced temperature maintenance challenges in its water reticulation systems. Partnering with heat...

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US company plans to invest in Zambian renewable sector

Published: 16 January 2018

U.S.-based company RD Global has announced plans to set up a manufacturing plant for renewable energy products in Zambia. The plant will be developed in partnership with Mera Group Corporation...

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South Africa, China celebrate 20 year anniversary

Published: 15 January 2018

China and South Africa have celebrated the fact that this year sees 20 years of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries. “Over the past 20 years, the two countries...

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New year cheer for vehicle manufacturers

Published: 14 January 2018

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has issued its annual figures on vehicle sales. For the first time in four years, new vehicle sales in South...

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AfDB to fund waste-to-energy plant in Kenya

Published: 13 January 2018

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a grant of $995,000 for the construction of a 10 MW grid-connected municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Kenya. Asticom Kenya, a solid waste-to-energy...

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Can intra-Africa trade double by 2022?

Published: 12 January 2018

As its name implies, the Boosting Intra-African Trade (BIAT) action plan aims to overcome the barriers for intra-African trade, intending to double trade flows by 2022. The BIAT action plan...

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City of JoBurg, NHBRC to investigate construction standards

Published: 11 January 2018

Construction standards are once again in the spotlight, following the devastation of a number of homes in Gauteng as a result of a hailstorm. Protea Glen in Soweto saw homes...

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Lekoil invests further into Otakikpo Marginal Field

Published: 10 January 2018

Oil and gas company Lekoil, which operates in West Africa, has announced that it will acquire 197 square kilometers of 3D seismic data for the Otakikpo Marginal Field in the...

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Private sector business shows rapid decline

Published: 09 January 2018

The Standard Bank Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) has recorded a decline for the fifth month in a row. The Index, which serves as an indicator of changes in private sector...

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Coating provides alternatives to wax and polyethylene papers

Published: 07 January 2018

Cortec Corporation has developed a waterborne moisture barrier coating that allows paper manufacturers to create non-toxic, environmentally friendly paper and corrugated-board alternatives to wax and polyethylene papers. By applying EcoShield...

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Building a cyber-secure organisation

Published: 06 January 2018

By Simon Campbell-Young, CEO, Intact Software Distribution Although the vast majority of businesses today are aware of the dangers of cyber crime, too many acknowledge that they are not really effective...

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New waste to energy plant planned in Zimbabwe

Published: 05 January 2018

Mutare, the fourth largest city in Zimbabwe, may soon see a new waste to energy plant. 30-year old entrepreneur Tawanda Chitiyo has put together a project plan to build a...

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Maldives signs petroleum purchase finance agreement

Published: 05 January 2018

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed a syndicated murabaha financing agreement for US$ 100 million with the Maldives...

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Is nuclear the solution to Kenya’s energy deficit?

Published: 04 January 2018

Many African governments are turning to nuclear to solve the continent’s well-documented energy deficit. Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and South Africa have signed memoranda of understanding with nuclear powers such as...

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China powers Africa

Published: 03 January 2018

China has contributed to narrowing Africa's power deficit through a number of projects across the continent. In 2017, Chinese firms built or were in the process of building a number...

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Batoka hydropower plant faces another delay

Published: 02 January 2018

The proposed Batoka Hydropower Project faces a new hurdle in the form of white water rafters operating in the area, according to the Zambezi river authority (ZRA). The planned Batoka...

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Africa Progress Panel calls for bold action for a sustainable future

Published: 30 December 2017

By 2050, more than one in four people will be African. The latest report from Kofi Annan’s Africa Progress Panel (APP) therefore calls for bold action to ensure that all...

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Freetown solar project inaugurated

Published: 29 December 2017

The landmark 6MW Solar Park Freetown Project in Sierra Leone has been inaugurated by the country’s President, Dr Enest Bai Koroma. The construction of the solar installation cost $12.6 million.

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AfDB to provide $5 billion for Nacala corridor project

Published: 28 December 2017

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced that it is taking the lead in facilitating the $5 billion (R62.8bn) Nacala corridor rail and port project. The bank will support the...

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Continuous corrosion protection

Published: 27 December 2017

Corrosion protection is essential to the transportation and storage of products made from ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Cortec Corporation provides a wide range of packaging materials for continuous multi-metal protection.

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Kimberley Process losing legitimacy

Published: 23 December 2017

The Canadian-based non-profit organization IMPACT, formerly known as Partnership Africa Canada, has announced that it is leaving the conflict diamond certification scheme known as the Kimberley Process. “Consumers are being...

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ArcelorMittal SA starts paying price-fixing fine

Published: 22 December 2017

The South African branch of steel giant ArcelorMittal has paid its first instalment of the R1.54-billion fine levied against it last year for price fixing. ArcelorMittal admitted guilt in a...

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Shopping centres getting bigger

Published: 21 December 2017

If you thought shopping malls are only getting bigger, you would be right. A study published by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) Real Estate South Africa on behalf of the...

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Kpone power plant delayed

Published: 20 December 2017

In Group Five’s annual results for the year ended to 30 June 2017, the group noted that delays had been encountered on the $410 million independent gas- and oil-fired combined...

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Thabametsi highlighted as one of a “Dirty Dozen” projects

Published: 19 December 2017

The recent One Planet Summit in Paris saw South Africa’s Thabametsi project being listed as one of the “Dirty Dozen projects” – twelve fossil fuel projects that exemplify the massive...

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Successfully navigating muddy publishing waters

Published: 15 December 2017

Change is the only constant – and companies have to be agile to adapt to the ever-changing publishing climate. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of business-to-business...

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Africa Energy Indaba to highlight the energy future of the region

Published: 15 December 2017

The energy sector in Africa has become a focus area for governments and private corporations alike. With 635 million Africans still without electricity and demand for energy rising rapidly, the...

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