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Waste-to-energy programmes key in the sustainable circular economy

The business case for transforming waste to address critical energy shortages is mounting...

By Webb Meko 8 Aug 2017

Maputo's residents can now use gas, but dropping charcoal proves hard

One of the things that has made the biggest difference to Agostinho and his family's life has been improvements in the energy system in Mozambique's capital, Maputo...

By Vanesa Castán Broto 3 Aug 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

The small, palm-fringed fishing town of Palma was meant to become a symbol of Mozambique's glittering future, transformed by one of the world's largest liquefied natural gas projects...

By Susan Njanji and Adrien Barbier 9 May 2017

Mozambique signs first solar power deal

A newly-signed power purchase agreement marks the first step in Mozambique's plans to add renewable energy to its power mix...

2 Nov 2016

World Bank project gets stuck into occupation-related TB

An initiative to heighten access to TB-related services and information among affected mining communities is currently being undertaken by the World Bank...

12 Oct 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

Energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right...

28 Apr 2016

New Mozambican power station can benefit Southern African region

A 120MW gas-fired power station at Ressano Garcia, on the border between South Africa and Mozambique, was officially inaugurated last week...

24 Feb 2016

Sasol gets approval for Mozambican field development plan

Sasol has obtained approval from the Mozambique Council of Ministers for its field development plan (FDP) that will involve the development of further hydrocarbon resources to support growth in southern Africa...

3 Feb 2016

Oil and gas discoveries catalyst for investment into trade and logistics

Oil and gas (O&G) discoveries have become a catalyst for investment into...

By Siphesihle Hlela 5 Aug 2015

Xtract bets on gold in Mozambique

Xtract Resources intends building Mozambique's first large gold mine and restarting sizeable copper output in the Northern Cape, says CEO Jan Nelson, who was behind the growth of Pan African Resources into a mid-tier gold miner...

3 Jul 2015

Mozambique mining regulations for employees a potential burden

The new Mozambique mining regulations for employees in the mining sector could "increase the risk of contract alteration and regulatory burden.

26 May 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Transnet seeks greater SADC investment in rail networks

Transnet has pleaded with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to invest more on railway infrastructure to improve intra-regional trade.

By Mpho Sibanyoni 29 May 2014

Grindrod, a boost for Africa

Shipping and logistics group Grindrod has been a big spender on infrastructure for some time. Growing its network of port and rail operations allows the group to diversify away from international shipping, a notoriously cyclical business.

19 May 2014

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