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Coega perfectly poised to participate in lithium-ion battery industry – CDC

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd May 2018 The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is at an advanced stage of setting up factories that will supply gigawatt factories with manganese, a key ingredient in most lithium-ion batteries. Coega Development Corporation (CDC) business development metallurgic sector manager Sadick Davids says the SEZ... 

Transnet calls for private sector support in funding South Africa’s logistics infrastructure

By: Shirley le Guern     4th April 2017 Transnet cannot foot the entire R400-billion bill for logistics infrastructure alone. At least 25% should come from the private sector, which has sufficient funds “sitting and being lazy” on its balance sheets,Transnet CE Siyabonga Gama told delegates at the eThekwini Maritime Cluster’s annual... 

Upgraded City Deep seen as key to improving Joburg-Durban logistics performance 

By: Terence Creamer     26th November 2015 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet formally opened its upgraded City Deep inland port on Thursday, reporting that its yearly container handling capacity had been doubled to 400 000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) following an R800-million investment programme. The terminal, which is... 

Transnet gearing up to implement ‘Africa Strategy’

By: Terence Creamer     3rd August 2015 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet says it will begin executing its ‘Africa Strategy’ during the current financial year, having already grown cross-border revenues from R1.5-billion in 2013/14 to R2.6-billion in 2014/15. The company on Monday distributed its integrated annual and... 

Cheap, but time consuming to start a South African business, benchmark study finds

By: Terence Creamer     12th June 2015 A new report benchmarking the regulatory environment faced by small businesses operating in nine South Africa cities shows that entrepreneurs face quite distinct regulatory burdens depending on the location of their firms. Overall, however, the study found that, while it is relatively inexpensive... 

N Cape manganese mine exports 2 Mt of ore to become among world’s largest

By: Natalie Greve     11th February 2015 Broad-based black economic-empowerment group Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining’s Northern Cape-based manganese mine, Tshipi Borwa, has become the fifth-largest manganese mine in the world after doubling its first-year production volumes to export two-million tons of semicarbonate medium-grade... 

No more labour brokers at Transnet’s core operations

18th June 2014 More than 300 workers absorbed into the company’s terminals at ports in East London, Port Elizabeth and Ngqura. We are pleased to announce that with effect from Monday, 1 June 2014, all employees at our terminals in the Eastern Cape are now employed directly by the company, either on a full-time... 

TNPA offers glimpse into growth trajectory of SA’s coastal ports

By: Terence Creamer     8th May 2014 The face of South Africa’s coastal ports is expected to change materially over the coming 30 years, with the ports authority’s long-term plans containing not only the anticipated expansion of commodity and container terminals, but also a vision for a deeper integration of the harbours with the... 

Commodity lines to receive boost from R300bn Transnet plan 

By: Terence Creamer     10th April 2012 About one-third, or around R100-billion of Transnet’s R300-billion, seven-year rolling capital investment programme will be directed towards the upgrade and expansion of South Africa’s key commodity export corridors. It was confirmed on Tuesday that some R50-billion had been set aside for the... 

Moving manganese to Ngqura key to building E Cape into new minerals 'gateway'

By: Terence Creamer     16th March 2012 South Africa's newest deep-water harbour, Ngqura, was poised to integrate the Eastern Cape into South Africa's key resources sector and thereby incorporate it into the mainstream economy of the country, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. Transnet, which built the R10-billion greenfield... 

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