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Sustainable mining strategies top of mind for miners in 2017

8th December 2016 Mining companies are in a stronger position now than they were at the beginning of the year, as fluctuating commodity prices drive miners’ renewed focus on capital allocation, strategic deal making and employing new technology and innovations in support of creating a more sustainable future, a... 

World Bank appoints Genesis as PPP adviser on Zambia

6th December 2016 The World Bank’s Rapid Support Framework Programme that provides PPP advisory support to identified African countries has appointed a consortium led by Genesis Analytics as an approved adviser. The Genesis consortium was awarded the contract to carry out a diagnostic study of Zambia’s PPP... 

Negative outlook for sub-Saharan Africa remains – Fitch

6th December 2016 Continued fiscal and external pressures, compounded by rising government debt, weak economic growth and political instability in some countries, is keeping the 2017 ratings outlook negative for sub-Saharan Africa. However, some of the growth-offsetting factors, such as lower commodity prices,... 

Desalination a ‘serious’ option to augment water supply

6th December 2016 More needs to be done to ensure the recycling of water and the desalination of water was a “serious option” to augment South Africa’s strained water supply, Western Cape Department of Water and Sanitation provincial head Rashid Khan said on Tuesday. In an opinion piece to clarify the “many facets... 

African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL) aquires the business of Smit Amandla Marine

1st December 2016 SMIT Amandla Marine, a market leader in the provision of specialist marine solutions in the Southern African region, has been acquired by African Marine Solutions Group (AMSOL), owned by a consortium including SMIT Amandla Marine management and employees, the Mineworkers Investment Company,... 

Blue Label, Blue Pencil join forces for business accelerator programme

29th November 2016 JSE-listed Blue Label has teamed up with channel development, investment and business acceleration services firm Blue Pencil Management Architects to launch a new accelerator programme aimed at transitioning incubated start-ups into more mature operations. The companies will provide... 

Industry Supports Machine Tools Africa 2017 as sales exceed 70%

28th November 2016 With seven months still to go and the two allocated exhibition halls largely booked, industry has demonstrated its strong support for Machine Tools Africa 2017, taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May 2017. Exhibition space sales have exceeded 70% of overall square metres... 

NEPAD and the Implementation of Africa's Renewable Energy Project Initiative

28th November 2016 NEPAD, being the implementing arm of the African Union (AU), is embarking upon an exercise that accelerates the development and implementation of Africa's High Priority Renewable Energy Projects. This is the NEPAD Agency's contribution to the implementation of the Africa Renewable Energy... 

Find your perfect business match at Africa energy Indaba's Business Matchmaking Programme

28th November 2016 Conferences and exhibitions are all about networking, meeting the right people and attending seminars for cutting edge content relevant to your business and industry. Africa’s premier energy event, the Africa Energy Indaba, is well aware of this, and will be offering its highly acclaimed Business... 

Australia gold output rises despite wet weather

28th November 2016 Australian gold production during the three months to September rose to 75 t, despite severe weather conditions that affected some operations in the Eastern states, gold mining consultant Surbiton Associates has revealed. The September quarter production was a 1 t increase, or a 2% improvement,... 


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