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Boris Dzhingarov
Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case
Implats awarded $16m in constructive fraudulent transfer case

Implats has been awarded $16m on a claim of constructive fraudulent transfer during insolvency by a jury in Pennsylvania, United States...

5 Apr 2017

#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot
#MiningIndaba: A global economic snapshot

People should be buying gold on the back of a strong dollar and a recessionary economic environment...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Source: Tanesco
The changing face of Africa's energy projects

African energy programmes in the face of global political and economic headwinds...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2017

Mining output plunges 4.2% in November
Mining output plunges 4.2% in November

Mining output plunged 4.2% in November from a year earlier, Statistics SA said on Tuesday, 17 January...

By Pericles Anetos 18 Jan 2017

Resources sector may be the one to beat
Resources sector may be the one to beat

With 2017 only a few working days old, mining stocks have already proven that resources will be the sector to watch...

By Maarten Mittner 12 Jan 2017

Making hydropower bankable in Africa
Making hydropower bankable in Africa

Technically, Africa has significant potential for hydropower. There are, however, two constraints to realising this potential, commercial viability and lack of political structures...

24 Nov 2016

SA construction sector must expand into Africa to overcome slump
SA construction sector must expand into Africa to overcome slump

While the multidisciplinary South African construction industry contributes significantly to the economy and employment, globally the industry is exposed to the business cycle and has been under tremendous pressure...

14 Nov 2016

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa
ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo in South Africa next year...

11 Nov 2016

- Richards Bay Terminal
Bulk exports slip due to coal-line maintenance

SA's bulk export volumes fell by 0.7% year-on-year in October to 12.80-million tons, Transnet National Ports Authority said...

By Dominic Preuss 10 Nov 2016

Developing agricultural and energy security in rural Africa
Developing agricultural and energy security in rural Africa

There is a great need to develop renewable energy, particularly for small and medium-size enterprises in the agricultural and agro-processing industries...

28 Oct 2016

Source: The Presidency/ENCA
Oakbay "sets the record straight"

It's been a tough week for Oakbay. CEO, Nazeem Howa quit and the finance minister virtually thumbed his nose at the company's suggestion he withdraw his court application...

21 Oct 2016

Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa
Logistics the lifeblood of trade in Africa

As the biggest multi-industry site catering to a professional audience in Africa and South Africa, Bizcommunity is delighted to be media partner to the biggest port event in Africa...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 14 Oct 2016

Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investment
Namibia eases business travel, encourages cross-border trade and investment

Namibia is improving its business environment by...

11 Oct 2016

Source:
#JoburgIndaba: Pityana calls Zuma out on corruption

"Zuma must go" was the call from Sipho Pityana, AngloGold Ashanti chairman...

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Oct 2016

A.P. Moller Maersk to split into transport and energy divisions
A.P. Moller Maersk to split into transport and energy divisions

Danish oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said it would split the group into separate businesses for transport and energy as it faces headwinds in both sectors...

22 Sep 2016

SA bulk exports fall 4.9% y/y in August to 12.6-million tons
SA bulk exports fall 4.9% y/y in August to 12.6-million tons

SA's bulk export volumes fell 4.9% year on year (y/y) August to 12.6-million tonnes after dropping by 15.4% y/y in July to 11.6-million tonnes...

13 Sep 2016

Resolve, SJS Energy partnership to optimise fuel industry supply chain
Resolve, SJS Energy partnership to optimise fuel industry supply chain

A new business unit called Resolve Energy Solutions has been created to capitalise on significant opportunities that exist in the fuel industry, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa...

5 Sep 2016

AngloGold eyes payout as world affiliates shine
AngloGold eyes payout as world affiliates shine

AngloGold Ashanti reported strong interim free cash flows, bringing the company closer to resuming dividends after halting payments to shareholders in 2013 as it turned its attention to reducing its large debt, restructuring the company and slashing costs to return to profit.

By Allan Seccombe 18 Aug 2016

Finding opportunities in currency devaluation
Finding opportunities in currency devaluation

While some African countries that are considered great investment opportunities have seen recent currency devaluation, this could create an opportunity for African manufacturers...

By Heleen Goussard, Nicholas Olds 17 Aug 2016

Renewable energy projects: hedging your bets from a knowledge risk
Renewable energy projects: hedging your bets from a knowledge risk

Even though the renewable energy sector has incredible growth potential, it still faces unprecedented challenges as a result of being directly or indirectly exposed...

By Kevin Hoff 16 Aug 2016

Volatility is the new normal in the oil market
Volatility is the new normal in the oil market

Accurate foresight in the oil sector is rare, and with the current tumultuous market, understanding how it will look over the next couple of years is enormously complex...

29 Jul 2016

(Left to Right) MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs 
and Tourism, Hon. Sakhumzi Somyo, and the Russian Ambassador, HE Mikhali Petrakov, on a milestone 
visit to Coega Development Corporation (CDC).
Russian ambassador pays Coega IDZ a visit

Russia's relations with South Africa have been in place for many years, especially at a political level, now the Russia - South Africa relationship is in the BRICS format...

7 Jul 2016

Lukasz Golowanow via
Maersk report: struggling trade market curbed by economic restraints

Container trade in South Africa has been negatively impacted by the declining demand for mining commodities, the economic slowdown in China, dwindling consumer spending and...

22 Jun 2016

Central Rand Gold pursues opportunities in rest of Africa
Central Rand Gold pursues opportunities in rest of Africa

Central Rand Gold shareholders in SA were unmoved by the latest strategy update by one of the worst-performing gold shares on the JSE...

8 Jun 2016

Liz Hart, MD, Infrastructure Africa
Infrastructure Africa to focus on regional opportunities

Infrastructure Africa will this year showcase some of Africa's mega projects...

By Sindy Peters 18 May 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners
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

Size does count when it comes to mining CGUs
Size does count when it comes to mining CGUs

The investment community and mining and energy companies are at odds as to what the optimal size of a cash CGU should be...

14 Apr 2016

SA bulk exports fall 11.7% y/y in March to 11m tons
SA bulk exports fall 11.7% y/y in March to 11m tons

SA's bulk export volumes fell 11.7% year on year (y/y) in March to 11-million tons (Mt), data from the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) showed...

By Helmo Preuss 8 Apr 2016

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