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Argentina seeks new markets for aluminium as US probes imports

By: Reuters     3rd November 2017 Argentina is seeking new markets for its aluminium exports as the US probes the national security implications of imports of the metal, an executive at Aluar Aluminio Argentino, the country's leading producer, told Reuters. Aluar commercial director Miroslavo Puches said the company was planning... 

DTI calls for resolution on outstanding Doha issues

By: Schalk Burger     10th October 2017 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Tuesday called for outcomes to be developed for the outstanding issues of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA). Davies was in Morocco attending the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Informal Ministerial Gathering, which was attended by Ministers from the 164... 

South Africa leads AU trade ministers in discussions on WTO issues

By: African News Agency      19th September 2017 South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe have returned from Ethiopia where they attended the Informal Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade on World Trade Organisation (WTO). The meeting took place at the African Union Headquarters... 

Argentina puts weight behind Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project as construction activity ramps up

By: Henry Lazenby     6th July 2017 Argentinian President Mauricio Macri last week reaffirmed government support for the construction of the Cauchari-Olaroz lithium project. The project is 100%-owned by Minera Exar, which is a 50:50 joint venture company between junior lithium firm Lithium Americas and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de... 

La Castellana wind power project, Argentina

By: Sheila Barradas     16th June 2017 The project entails the construction and operation of a 100.8 MW wind power plant. 

South American flavour coming to South Africa through Las Iguanas

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th April 2017 A new restaurant chain specialising in authentic Mexican, Brazilian and South American food and cocktails, is coming to Johannesburg in June, with Gold Brands bringing the UK midmarket restaurant brand Las Iguanas to the local market. “South Africans are always hungry for new places to dine, and... 

Thornton joins Barrick top brass in Argentina after Veladero pipe rupture

By: Bloomberg     11th April 2017 Barrick Gold executive chairperson John Thornton flew to Argentina after authorities threatened to rescind the licence for the Veladero mine on the same day the company agreed to sell half the asset. Thornton joined president Kelvin Dushnisky, COO Richard Williams and CFO Catherine Raw in... 

Three SA-built vehicles finished Dakar in top ten

By: Irma Venter     27th January 2017 Winning the gruelling Dakar race has again proved an elusive goal for the Toyota Gazoo Racing team. The team could not secure a podium position in this year’s rather chaotic race, following its third spot last year. 

Toyota Gazoo misses out on podium spot at Dakar 2017

By: Irma Venter     16th January 2017 Winning the gruelling Dakar race has again proved an elusive goal for the Toyota Gazoo Racing team. The team could not secure a podium position in this year’s rather chaotic race, following its third spot last year. 

SNC-Lavalin wins Argentina nuclear consulting contract

By: Henry Lazenby     26th November 2016 TSX-listed engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has won a pre-project contract from Argentina's Nucleoeléctrica Argentina (NA-SA) for the CANDU nuclear new build project at the Atucha site in the district of Zàrate. The six-month contract will allow SNC-Lavalin to engage with suppliers... 

LATAM airlines launches direct flight between Latin America and South Africa

By: African News Agency      4th October 2016 LATAM airlines group has launched a direct flight between Latin America and South Africa, with the first plane on the new route landing at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon. The plane landed after a nine-hour journey from Sao Paulo’s Guarulhos International airport. 

Years-long copper glut can still flush out deals for Antofagasta

By: Bloomberg     16th September 2016 As metals from silver to zinc rally, copper is stuck in a glut that will probably last another two or three years, and that may flush out bargains, according to Antofagasta. Until now, the copper miner controlled by Chile’s wealthiest family hasn’t seen opportunities that are attractive enough... 

Pan American Silver encouraged by Argentina president meeting

By: Henry Lazenby     15th September 2016 Under a favourable investment and legal framework in Argentina, primary silver producer Pan American Silver (PAS) remains committed to the safe and environmentally responsible development of the world class Navidad silver deposit, located in Argentina’s Chubut province, the company affirmed on... 

Private investment key to rejuvenation of world cities, including Joburg

By: Terence Creamer     14th July 2016 Private sector participation is the “single most crucial component” in rejuvenating decaying urban areas, a new World Bank report, which includes Johannesburg as a case study, shows. Published in conjunction with the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility during the World Cities Summit,... 

Universidad del Salvador expansion project, Argentina

By: Sheila Barradas     25th March 2016 The project involves the construction of the new Cordoba campus located in downtown Buenos Aires. 

Non-cash, one-time charges pull down ICTSI net income by 68% to US$58.5M; Recurring net income up 1% to US$174.7M

     8th March 2016 Throughput grew 5% to 7.8 million TEUs Revenues down 1% to US$1.051 billion EBITDA improved 2% to US$450.0 million International Container Terminal Services, Inc. reported audited consolidated financial results for the year ended December 31, 2015 posting revenue from port operations of US$1.051... 

Barrick suffers small cyanide spill at Veladero mine in Argentina 

By: Reuters     15th September 2015 A pipe carrying cyanide at Barrick Gold's Veladero gold mine suffered a valve failure and small leak that led to a brief disruption to operations, the company said on Monday. Barrick said in a statement the incident occurred on Sunday and that there was no threat to surrounding rivers or its... 

Argentinian elections heat up as resource sectors offer country platform for recovery

By: Simon Rees     17th July 2015 It is likely that the new administration of Argentina, which heads to the polls later this year, will be more business friendly and market orientated, with mining and other natural resource sectors playing an increasingly significant role. “The money will start to flow in again once Argentina... 

Showcasing Talent With The Feko Student Competition

     31st March 2015 Altair announced today that engineering students from across the globe are once again invited to compete in the popular FEKO Student Competition. The competition is open to all under-graduate and post-graduate students who work on a supervised project in the area of electromagnetic engineering... 

Second for Giniel, Glynn and their SA Hilux at Dakar 2015

By: Irma Venter     19th January 2015 South Africa's Giniel de Villiers and his German navigator Dirk von Zitzewitz this weekend clinched second place in the 2015 Dakar. The pair finished 35:34 minutes behind Qatari driver Nasser Al-Attiyah (Mini). They received their trophies in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires. “It was a great... 

SAA Cargo ships South African Dakar vehicles

By: Natalie Greve     16th January 2015 Teaming up with primary sponsor Toyota Imperial as the air freight partner of the South Africa team for the 2015 Dakar Rally, South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) earlier this month shipped the team’s three vehicles and spare parts to South America. The thirty-seventh edition of the rally... 

Toyota Imperial Hilux team gears up for 2015 Dakar Rally

By: Irma Venter     28th November 2014 The Toyota Imperial Hilux team needs to shave 70 minutes off its time in the 2014 Dakar Rally to win the 2015 event. So far, the team has managed to cut around 60 minutes, estimates team principal Glyn Hall. 

70 minutes between Hall, De Villiers and Dakar 2015 glory

By: Irma Venter     12th November 2014 The Toyota Imperial Hilux team needs to shave 70 minutes off its time in the 2014 Dakar Rally to win the 2015 event. So far, the team has managed to cut around 60 minutes, estimates team principal Glyn Hall. 

Softline attends meeting of BRICS leaders

     21st July 2014 Softline participated in the meeting on the occasion of the opening of the sixth BRICS Summit. In particular, company representatives, along with members of the Argentinian business delegation, were invited to the meeting of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Cristina Fernández... 

Guillermo Brown thermoelectric power plant project, Argentina

By: Sheila Barradas     21st February 2014 Siemens Energy has received an order for the turnkey construction of the Guillermo Brown thermoelectric power plant. 

SA needs a great deal of nuclear power

By: Kelvin Kemm     4th October 2013 For some time now, I have been corresponding with the gentleman who was the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy under former US President Ronald Reagan. 

Patagonia Gold progresses with Argentina project ramp up

By: Henry Lazenby     14th March 2013 Toronto- and London-listed Patagonia Gold on Wednesday said its Lomada de Leiva main heap-leach project, in Santa Cruz province of Argentina was on target to achieve full operational status late in the second quarter, with an expected production target of 14 000 oz of gold for the second half of... 

15/02/2013 (On-The-Air) 

By: Martin Creamer     15th February 2013 South Africa’s newest gold miner may share profits with employees and bus mineworkers home to allow them to spend more time with their families; A black empowerment company has now received a R17-billion bonanza from South Africa’s rich iron-ore endowment in the Northern Cape; and The world’s... 

Company Announcement: Bombardier at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2012

     18th September 2012 Bombardier Aerospace will be a key business aviation participant at the 2012 edition of Africa Aerospace and Defence at South Africa’s Waterkloof Air Force Base in Centurion 

Mining industry must start thinking out of the box – David Noko 

By: Martin Creamer     5th September 2012 The South African mining industry needs to start doing the extraordinary to elevate the industry’s thinking on sustainability as it moves into the future, says AngloGold Ashanti’s newly appointed social and sustainable development EVP David Noko. “We cannot continue to resource our mines using a... 

Australia approves SAA, Qantas interim codeshare extension

     18th July 2012 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) and Australian airline Qantas have been granted an interim extension of permission to codeshare on their flights between Johannesburg, Perth, and Sydney. The Australian International Air Services Commission extended permission for the codeshare until... 

SAA adds more flights on Accra, Perth Mumbai routes

     28th June 2012 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) on Thursday announced it has added more flights to some of its key African and international destinations. These routes include Accra, Ghana; Perth, Australia and Mumbai, India. 

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