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TPT boosts PE port handling volumes, rail use

6th February 2018 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) achieved higher than forecast automotive and container handling volumes at the Port Elizabeth port in December, which it attributes to greater demand from local and international markets, along with automotive investments made in the region, TPT Eastern Cape GM Siya... 

IBM open-source food-safety blockchain system launched

2nd February 2018 Computing multinational IBM in December launched an open-source, blockchain system designed to provide transparency on food safety in China. The Blockchain Food Safety Alliance has as its initial signatories US mass retailer Walmart, Chinese e-commerce firm JD.com, as well as IBM and the Tsinghua... 

Hotels urged to capitalise on sharing economy

2nd February 2018 The hospitality industry is facing strenuous competition from short-term rental services provided through the Internet, such as those provided by Airbnb, so hoteliers should see how they can join in, says renowned Swiss hospitality management school Ecole hôteliere de Lausanne senior lecturer... 

Thor to update DFS for NT tungsten project

1st February 2018 Aim- and ASX-listed Thor Mining on Thursday announced that it had approved an upgraded definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Molyhil tungsten project, in Northern Territory, Australia. The company is preparing to review capital and operating expense parameters for the upgraded Molyhil DFS,... 

Lithium Australia to build large-scale lithium reclamation pilot plant

1st February 2018 ASX-listed Lithium Australia will build a large-scale pilot plant to recover lithium chemicals from micas in industrial waste streams using its SiLeach technology, the company said in a statement on Thursday. “Lithium Australia now has sufficient confidence in its SiLeach technology to commit to... 

BCI progressing diversified portfolio

30th January 2018 Junior miner BCI Minerals continues to focus on advancing existing projects and remaining debt-free, the company said on Tuesday in its quarterly report to the end of December. BCI’s cash balance was A$18.9-million at the end of December, down A$4.7-million compared with the quarter to the end of... 

Evolution lowers AISC, says ranks among world’s lowest cost producers

30th January 2018 Australian gold miner Evolution Mining is on track to “comfortably deliver” on its group guidance of 750 000 oz to 805 000 oz for the 2018 financial year, with production forecast to be above the midpoint of the guidance range and all-in sustaining cost (AISC) at, or below, the bottom end of its... 

Akuo secures €78m to build Mali solar plant

29th January 2018 French independent power producer (IPP) Akuo Energy has secured €78-million in financing to build the 50 MW Akuo Kita Solar Photovoltaic (PV) power plant, in southern Mali. Private sector infrastructure funding organisation Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) reports that the plant will be... 

Cities turn to digital solutions to solve service delivery problems

26th January 2018 Digital technologies are providing cities worldwide, including several in Africa, with a new set of tools to improve service delivery and bolster social and economic inclusion. The smart city movement focuses on how technology can serve citizens and how it can make cities more equal and provide a... 

Cities turn to digital solutions to solve service delivery problems

26th January 2018 Digital technologies are providing cities worldwide, including several in Africa, with a new set of tools to improve service delivery and bolster social and economic inclusion. The focus of the smart city movement is how technology can serve citizens, how it can make cities more equal and provide... 

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