Grindrod's diesel-electric locomotive‚ which the company said was the cheapest in the world‚ could pit the logistics group as a competitor against state rail utility Transnet and global rolling stock manufacturers such as General Electric and Electro-Motive Diesel.
By Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014 11:25
Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.
26 Mar 2014 06:23
President Jacob Zuma says South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must explore ways to stimulate trade and investment between the two countries.
31 Oct 2013 06:07
The apparel manufacturing‚ brand‚ and retail industries in Africa and the US have joined forces in an effort to lobby for the immediate renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)‚ which is due to expire in 2015.
By Bekezela Phakathi 23 Oct 2013 08:39
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
The biggest barrier to implementing regional infrastructure projects in Africa are the countries themselves, the Infrastructure Africa conference heard in Sandton on Tuesday (16 July).
18 Jul 2013 09:48
Improving safety‚ cutting fuel taxes and liberalising regulation to allow for greater connectivity between African countries are some of the key issues that must be tackled to boost aviation on the continent‚ International Air Transport Association's chief executive Tony Tyler said on Tuesday, (4 June)
By Nicky Smith 5 Jun 2013 10:54
African governments should own at least a 50% of any new mining venture in order to ensure that the country gets more of the revenue from mining projects.
By Paul Vecchiatto 13 May 2013 14:21
It is "worrisome" that South Africa is losing many of its commercial farmers to countries to the north of it, academic and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele said on Sunday (24 March).
25 Mar 2013 11:57
Bringing remittance prices down to 5% from the current 12.4% average cost would put US$4bn more in the pockets of Africa's migrants and their families who rely on remittances for survival‚ the World Bank said on Monday (28 January).
29 Jan 2013 15:18
BLANTYRE, MALAWI: For sale, presidential jet, 15 years old. Perfect flying condition. US$13.3M. Contact Malawi for details.
29 Jan 2013 14:58
The Public Affairs Committee (PAC), a predominantly faith-based organisation which is reportedly very influential in Malawi, has called on authorities in government to depoliticise state owned broadcaster, the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC).
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 5 Nov 2012 10:10
Government journalists in Malawi were ecstatic on Monday, 13 August 2012, when Malawi government launched www.manaonline.gov.mw, forty-six years after government established Malawi News Agency (MANA), to disseminate government information.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 15 Aug 2012 14:32
The Association of Environmental Journalists in Malawi (AEJ-Malawi) has hailed the country's new president Joyce Banda for creating a ministry responsible for environment and climate change management and subsequently appointing Catherine Gotani Hara as minister responsible.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 3 May 2012 10:49
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