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Africa’s growth hinges on market access

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Building the Nation 

Beachfront development, Kwazulu-Natal

By: System Author     19th May 2000 The development of a beachfront facility has been proposed at Port Shepstone. 

Erwin’s small-business guilt admission

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin has confessed to some major deficiencies in government’s support for small-business development. 

Havana cigars, Cuban rum, South African motors

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Cuba offers an eager market for South African products and investments. 

Coega’s comeback confirmed

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The long-awaited deepwater harbour and industrial development zone planned for a 17 000 ha property east of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape, is making something of a comeback. 

Guide for settlements launched by Minister

By: System Author     28th April 2000 A workbook of information to assist professionals and policy makers in creating sustainable settlements in South Africa, known as the Red Book, was released this month in Pretoria. 

Maintenance in a minute

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Pumps 

Agriculture, Western Cape

By: System Author     28th April 2000 In a project launched last week more than 150 retrenched factory workers will build ploughs and mini-tractors for small-scale farmers. 

Dry sanitation system well accepted in rural areas

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Sewage and effluent 

Thumbs up for dry sanitation systems

By: System Author     7th April 2000 Sewage and effluent 

New Act reinvents apprenticeship model

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The reinvention of the apprenticeship model is expected to be welcomed by all industries. 

SA fights chicken ‘dumping’

By: System Author     24th March 2000 An investigation into the alleged dumping of chicken meat originating in or imported from the US into the Southern African Customs Union market, has been started by the Board on Tariffs and Trade. 

The SADC puzzle: ‘such a deserving concept’ or ‘such a damned curse’?

By: System Author     24th March 2000 South Africa has opted for regional integration as one of the tenets of its political, economic and social agenda, identifying the development of the subcontinent as a significant building block in President Thabo Mbeki’s dream of an African Renaissance. 

Forestry research funding slashed

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Paper, pulp, board & forestry products 

To modify or not to modify?

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Food & Beverages 

Maputo corridor: 2/3rds to go

By: System Author     25th February 2000 A third of the estimated R36-billion-worth of commitments made to various infrastructure and investment projects within the Maputo development corridor by the private sector has already been spent, and the remaining two-thirds is in progress. 

Toll-roads, Western Cape

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Toll-roads could be introduced on the N1, N2, N7 and R300 in the Western Cape. 

Biotech comes to Africa

By: System Author     18th February 2000 South African biotechnology association AfricaBio was launched in Gauteng this month, highlighting the future of biotechnology and genetic engineering in the country. 

Now it’s the CPPP programme

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Slow but steady progress is being made to develop the rural economy through the community public-private partnership programme. 

The men with a South South trade mission

By: System Author     18th February 2000 On February 28, Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Felipe Lampreia will arrive in South Africa to inaugurate a new era in relations between this country and South Africa. 

Seismic monitors in dam wall

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Despite delays brought on by heavy rain, the R130-million Paris dam, situated on the Bivane river near Vryheid in Kwazulu-Natal, is on schedule for completion in April. 

The road to recovery

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Road. rail and airport infrastructure 

Economy set to grow – Sacob

By: System Author     21st January 2000 An economic growth level of between 3% and 3,5% is predicted for this year, which is welcome news following the disappointing 1% figure that was reached last year. 

What hope for a ‘development round’ after Seattle?

By: System Author     21st January 2000 The ‘Battle of Seattle’ – as last year’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting has been labelled – did not yield the far-reaching negotiating round that many hoped for. 

Opinion

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Editorial 

First mining application for new Act

By: System Author     20th January 2000 Dwarsrivier Chrome Mine 

If you’re so deep in it, why not exploit it?

By: System Author     10th December 1999 In what must undoubtedly be a world first, Cape Nature Conservation is setting up a visitors’ centre and museum devoted exclusively to bird guano. 

Technology development programme for SMMEs boosted

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The European Union is to provide R40-million over the next three years to fund a programme by the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology. 

Israel places SA on its technology radar

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 Slightly smaller than the Kruger National Park and with a population of only 6-million people, Israel is among the world leaders in telecommunications and information technology. 

Small Exporters Programme

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Made in SA 

The Southern African Development Community

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Made in SA 

Why participate in a new round of WTO negotiations?

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Made in SA 

R100m community upliftment

By: System Author     26th November 1999 Following a generous R100-million allocation by Amplats to the Ga-Pila community, the Ga-Pila relocation management team (GRMT) has signed a joint venture agreement with construction company Group Five. 

New down-to-earth satellite applications

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Satellite technology is generally regarded as high-tech, but it can also be used for down-to-earth applications such as agriculture, infrastructure planning, road planning, fishing and exploration. 

SA’s green law sophisticated and far-reaching

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Environmental Protection 

SA probes insect-tolerant maize and cotton

By: System Author     12th November 1999 International markets are increasingly blocking sales of genetically engineered agri-food products. 

Commonwealth business forum will promote access to liberal trade market

By: System Author     29th October 1999 A focused free-trade agenda with a strong emphasis on access to established markets for developing countries. 

Specialist seal division promotes hi-tech quality

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 

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