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EnviroServ converting sludge into green energy at Belville facility

13th August 2014 While solar and wind energy tend to attract the most attention in the renewable energy space in South Africa, developments in biogas could make it an increasingly viable option.  With the help of an international partner, South African waste management company EnviroServ has developed an... 

Transnet Freight Rail signals bold plans for growth

7th August 2014 Transnet is hoping to attract R100-billion from private investors to help streamline the transport system and make it more efficient, says Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siyabonga Gama. Transnet is investing R312-billion over the next seven years, much of it in rail.  It’s also turning to the... 

$80m solar PV factory officially opens in Cape Town

5th August 2014 China-based solar PV giant, Jinko Solar, has officially opened a state of the art factory in Cape Town, creating 250 jobs and producing 1 300 solar PV modules a day. It’s the NYSE-listed company’s first manufacturing plant outside China. 

Cape Town convention centre extension to boost economy, create jobs

1st August 2014 The first sod has been turned on the construction site of an extension to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), paving the way for a development that will double the centre’s existing capacity and create several thousand jobs. “The expansion, which is set to raise the global... 

CTICC extension to boost economy, create jobs

21st July 2014 The first sod has been turned on the construction site of an extension to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), paving the way for a development that will double the centre’s existing capacity and create several thousand jobs. “The expansion, which is set to raise the global... 

Ramatlhodi homes in on transforming SA mining

15th July 2014 Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has focused sharply on plans to speed up transformation in South Africa’s mining sector and enforce compliance with the Mining Charter. During his budget vote on Tuesday, he told the National Assembly that he was prepared for any eventuality flowing... 

African agribusiness to grow to $1tr industry

4th July 2014 Africa is increasingly being seen as the next food basket of the world, with agribusiness projected to grow from a $300-billion to a $1-trillion industry in sub-Saharan Africa within the next two decades. The US is looking for new markets and investment destinations and is setting its sights on... 

Canada keen to share renewable-energy expertise with Africa

4th July 2014 Canada, which generates over 77% of its electricity from renewable-energy sources, has a lot to offer African countries in terms of technical skills and expertise in the renewable-energy space, Canadian Minister of International Trade Ed Fast said last week. He stated that Canadian companies had... 

Collective bargaining needs to be reinforced post strike, avers Trade and Industry Minister

4th July 2014 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies is expecting an upswing in South Africa’s economy now that the five-month strike by members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union in the platinum mining sector is nearing an end. He told journalists in Cape Town that, while the strike... 

Processed-food demand expected to rise

4th July 2014 Researchers are forecasting that many African consumers will radically transform their diets over the next few decades, moving increasingly to more processed food. Demand for processed food in Africa is expected to increase seven times over the next 25 years, according to a study by Michigan... 

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