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Imperial shareholders back unbundling of capital-equipment unit

21st April 2008 Shareholders of diversified transport group Imperial approved the proposed unbundling of capital-equipment specialist Eqstra at a shareholders' meeting on Friday, opening the way for a listing of Eqstra on the JSE on May 12. 

Implats granted new-order right for Leeuwkop, in talks to secure long-term power

21st April 2008 The world's second largest platinum-miner, Impala Platinum (Implats) on Monday announced that it's subsidiary Afplats was granted a new-order mining right for the Leeuwkop project. The company was completing an underground mine design, which was scheduled to be put before the board by... 

Lonrho to develop Angolan 'dry port', logistics centre

21st April 2008 British-based conglomerate Lonrho, which owns investments in Africa, plans to establish a new logisitcs centre and bonded ‘dry port' in Angola's capital, Luanda, to help ease backlogs in that country's major ports. Lonrho said on Monday that it had signed an agreement with... 

National task team to fast track energy reductions

21st April 2008 A national task team has been set up to fast track energy reductions required to reduce the practice of load shedding and to achieved targeted savings, State-owned power utility Eskom said. 

Paramount sells Free State diamond for R1,3m

21st April 2008 Australian diamond-miner Paramount, which plans to list its South African assets on the Johannesburg bourse this year, has sold a 15,47 ct diamond from its Peakstar project, located in the Free State province, for R1,34-million (around $170 000), it said on Monday. 

World Bank commits to better serve middle-income African countries

18th April 2008 The World Bank Group reiterated its commitment to reduce the nonfinancial costs of doing business with it, and to expand the menu of products and services to better serve middle-income countries (MICs) in Africa. "We have taken feedback and tasked an institutional working group to come up... 

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Real Economy Report

16th April 2008 From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report. Our top stories this week: GFMS CEO Paul Walker talks about the gold price and his golden hair, National tooling initiative to revitalize the South African tooling industry, And Eqstra looks into the rail and power generator... 

Company Announcement: The case for locally manufactured PCs

14th April 2008 Attached please find a press release on: When HP partnered with Matomo Technologies in 2003, to manufacture an affordable and reliable desktop computer for small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers, little did the market know that five years on, HP would become one of South Africa's... 


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