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Significant drive towards increasing local content

25th November 2011 A globally increasing awareness of the benefits for countries of increased local content in industry is being further stimulated by the prospect of a double-dip recession. Increased local content supply is widely held to result in more jobs and the growth or protection of local economies.... 

Anglo launches R100m ‘green’ development fund

14th November 2011 Anglo Zimele, the enterprise development arm of mining giant Anglo American, on Monday launched a R100-million ‘green’ investment fund in Johannesburg. The fund would target investment opportunities that mitigate carbon, reduce energy and water consumption, as well as improve waste and emissions... 

Anglo launches R100m ‘green’ development fund

14th November 2011 Anglo Zimele, the enterprise development arm of mining giant Anglo American, on Monday launched a R100-million ‘green’ investment fund in Johannesburg. The fund would target investment opportunities that mitigate carbon, reduce energy and water consumption, as well as improve waste and emissions... 

De Beers to launch Forevermark in SA later this month

9th November 2011 Diamond group De Beers will launch its Forevermark brand in Johannesburg on November 21, followed by a Cape Town launch on November 22. In partnership with diamond distributor and jewellery manufacturer Caratco, its retail outlet, Jewel Africa, will become the first exclusive authorised... 

LontohCoal enters export market with first shipment to Ethiopia

26th October 2011 South African junior LontohCoal shipped its first 27 500 t of anthracite on Wednesday, marking the company’s entry into the coal export market. The shipment is headed for China-based Guangdong Chuanhui Group subsidiaries Huang Shan Cement and CH Clinker in Ethiopia via Djibouti. 

SA nuclear power programme closer to R400bn – DG

25th October 2011 South Africa’s nuclear power procurement programme would cost about R400-billion and not R1-trillion, Department of Energy director-general Nelisiwe Magubane said on Tuesday. Magubane was commenting in a question and answer session at the second South African Carbon Capture and Storage Week at... 

No need to panic over Zambia licence moratorium – lawyer

21st October 2011 There is no need for panic over Zambia’s decision to place a moratorium on the renewal and issuing of new mining licences, managing partner of Lusaka-based law firm Musa Dudhia & Company, Arshan Dudhia, said this week. The moratorium on the renewal and issuing of new mining licences came into... 

Synfuels technology developing at a rapid pace

21st October 2011 Synthetic fuel (synfuel) technology is being developed at a rapid pace as the demand for synfuels increases, says technology innovator for clean synfuel production, Oxford Catalysts Group business development manager Tad Dritz. 

Sasol confident about advancing growth opportunities

21st October 2011 International investment research firm Zacks states that, given petrochemicals group Sasol’s strong balance sheet and net cash positive status, the company will be able to pursue an aggressive coal-to-liquids and gas-to-liquids (GTL) growth programme. 

Synfuels production shifting from petroleum to biomass

21st October 2011 There is increasing interest in the use of biomass for the production of synthetic fuels (synfuels), as opposed to the use of petroleum or coal, says Université Lille Nord de France professor Franck Dumeignil. 

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