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Urban solutions to Africa’s problems

     3rd November 2017 ‘Better city, better life’ is the United Nations' (UN's) World Cities Day, which falls on October 31 each year. This year’s theme, ‘innovative governance, open cities’, referenced the idea that urbanisation has immense potential to improve people’s lives. Given the UN’s focus on using the... 

Africa urged to set the trends in digital innovation

By: Kim Cloete     13th October 2017 African countries have the potential to set trends rather than follow them in a world dominated by hurtling changes in information technology (IT), delegates attending the Thomson Reuters Africa Summit have heard. Digital and technology transfer expert Lee Naik said over 300-million customers... 

Water solutions company active at World Water Week

     6th October 2017 International water pump technology company Xylem Water Solutions attended and participated in the annual World Water Week event, which took place in Stockholm, Sweden from August 27 to September 1, where the company coconvened several forums and workshops to showcase its dedication in developing... 

Xylem joins water industry leaders and policy influencers at World Water Week 2017 to advance water and wastewater management practices

     24th August 2017 Company will co-convene two workshops and continue its long-standing sponsorship of the Stockholm Water Prize and Stockholm Junior Water Prize   At World Water Week 2017 in Stockholm, Xylem, a leading global water technology company, will lead and participate in forums focused on accelerating the... 

Lundin to trade on Nasdaq Stockholm

By: Mariaan Webb     1st June 2017 Canadian base metals miner Lundin Mining has been given approval for listing its shares on Nasdaq Stockholm, with trading set to start next week under the trading symbol ‘LUMI’. Lundin is converting Swedish Depository Receipts (SDRs) to shares for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm and will not be... 

Swedish miner says Donald Trump doesn't hold key to metal prices

By: Bloomberg     28th March 2017 The operator of some of Europe’s largest copper and zinc mines expects President Donald Trump’s plans to spend on US infrastructure to have much less impact on base-metal prices than the needs of burgeoning middle-class populations in emerging markets. That’s because projects in the US and other... 

High noon approaches for Centerra, Kyrgyz disputes as cash reserves dwindle

By: Henry Lazenby     25th February 2017 A resolution to the drawn-out dispute between Canadian gold producer Centerra Gold, the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and State miner Kyrgyzaltyn could potentially be reached by mid-year, the multinational miner said in its year-end results statement issued late on Thursday. Centerra, which in January... 

ABB Wins $70 Million in Equipment Orders to Expand European Rail Fleets

     22nd February 2017 ABB traction technologies to provide more reliable, energy-efficient trains for rail operators in Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary. ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply state-of-the-art traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail... 

Spectre of trade war looms as Trump puts ‘America First’

     10th February 2017 World leaders are not taking Donald Trump’s trade barbs lying down. After the US President said Germany and Japan were gaming foreign exchange markets to win favourable trade terms, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week in pushing back and leading a... 

New mining contractor at Botswana diamond mine

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2017 Mining contracting company Aveng Moolmans is building on its 15-year presence in Botswana with its latest appointment – at Lucara's Karowe diamond mine.  It has been appointed for a six-year period to provide mining services that include all drill, blast, load and haul functions for both ore and... 

Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie to launch in SA in 2018

By: Irma Venter     26th October 2016 Mercedes-Benz has finally lifted the lid on its X-Class mid-size (one-ton) pickup. Unveiling the bakkie in Stockholm, Sweden, the German car maker says the “premium pickup will combine the best of two worlds”. 

Ecuador approves EIS for Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th October 2016 The government of Ecuador has approved the environmental-impact statement (EIS) for TSX- and Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Lundin Gold’s Fruta del Norte project. “This is a significant accomplishment for the company and the development of Fruta del Norte. The next and final step in the environmental... 

AfDB highlights importance of water security in supporting African growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     30th September 2016 Water is central to achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) states senior adviser on inclusive and green growth to the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Professor Kevin Urama. Speaking at the beginning of this month at World Water Week, in Stockholm, Sweden, the... 

Global Demand For Bolon Woven Vinyl Flooring

     27th September 2016 Woven vinyl flooring designer and manufacturer, Bolon, will be one of the many top global names to showcase their wide range of new products at KBAC Flooring’s annual expo of the latest trends in flooring on October 25 from 3pm to 10pm at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead. KBAC Flooring... 

Global leader receives tender for new escalators

     23rd September 2016 Elevator and escalator industry global leader Kone has won an order from Stockholm County Council to modernise and maintain 13 escalators at six metro stations in Sweden's capital. 

Agile Africa 2016 line-up unveiled

     26th July 2016 Agile Africa, an annual conference where African software professionals meet to uncover better ways of working and developing software, will take place on 22 – 23 August 2016 at Wanderers in Johannesburg, South Africa. In its fourth year, the conference promises to offer a comprehensive update... 

Kbac’s New Bolon Flooring For Mall Of Africa Store

     18th July 2016 KBAC Flooring supplied woven vinyl floor covering by the internationally acclaimed Swedish company, Bolon, for the footwear area of the new Woolworths store in the Mall of Africa in Midrand, the largest single-phase shopping centre yet built in South Africa. KBAC Flooring was earlier this year... 

Johannesburg among top cities for women entrepreneurs

By: News24Wire      28th June 2016 Johannesburg is among the top 25 cities in the world which fosters high potential women entrepreneurs, according to the latest 2016 Women Entrepreneur Cities Index (WE Cities). The index looks at a city’s ability to attract and foster growth in firms founded by women entrepreneurs. The findings... 

Joburg slips in Networked Society rankings

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd June 2016 Johannesburg has slipped a number of spots in the latest Networked Society City Index; however, some progress is still being made and there are signs of improvements. The 2016 edition of the report, compiled by Ericsson and released on Wednesday, ranked Johannesburg at 35, down from the 29... 

Centerra Gold delivers notice of arbitration to Kyrgyz government

By: Samantha Herbst     31st May 2016 After receiving two court rulings from Kyrgyz courts last week against its wholly owned subsidiary Kumtor Operating Company (KOC) for alleged environmental infractions at its eponymous mine, TSX-listed Centerra Gold this week delivered a notice of arbitration to the Kyrgyz government in relation... 

Stainless steel more prominent in construction

     27th May 2016 Multinational stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpu has seen more of  its products being used in construction products in recent years, owing to changes in technology, increased environmental awareness and economic constraints. Increasingly sophisticated medical equipment requires an equally... 

Volvo CE Signs Machine Control Integration Agreement with Trimble

     18th April 2016 Trimble and Volvo CE announced today an integration agreement focusing on establishing a Trimble 3D machine control solution that will seamlessly integrate with Volvo Dig Assist 2D machine control on Volvo excavators. The announcement was made at bauma 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for... 

Atlas Copco ranked top machinery company for sustainability by Global 100

     5th February 2016 Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, was again recognised as the world’s most sustainable machinery company by the prestigious annual Global 100 list. The list, presented at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, ranks companies that prove they are... 

S Africa, Sweden partner on education, energy, environment

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th October 2015 South Africa and Sweden agreed to extend the Swedish-sponsored full scholarship programme, which provides the opportunity for study at a post-graduate level for South African students at Swedish tertiary institutions in a range of fields, until 2021. The agreement was signed during the ninth... 

Local dredging solution applied to African projects

By: David Oliveira     2nd October 2015 South African pump solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology’s (IPT’s) pump rental division is hiring out IPT’s locally designed, engineered and manufactured floating desilting dredge solution, called the SlurrySucker, at a sugar cane farm, in Swaziland, and a mining operation, in Madagascar.... 

Collective efforts needed to manage water efficiently

By: SANews, SA government news service     25th August 2015 Department of Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has called for collective leadership in the efforts to manage water efficiently for sustainable development. Speaking at a high-level panel on Financing for development post-2015 during World Water Week currently taking place in... 

Leaders in water and development gather in Stockholm to discuss world’s water crises

     19th August 2015 Stockholm (19 August 2015) – World leaders, water experts and development professionals will meet in Stockholm 23-28 August to seek solutions to the world’s several escalating water crises. This year, World Water Week is held under the theme Water for Development. The role of water for... 

Orex Minerals and Agnico Eagle Mines close Swedish JV deal

By: Henry Lazenby     11th June 2015 Canadian exploration firm Orex Minerals has closed a joint venture deal with miner Agnico Eagle Mines to develop the Barsele gold project, in Sweden, which is billed as one of Scandinavia's best mineral projects. Agnico acquired a 55% interest in a corporate entity that owned the project for... 

Fortinet’s best of breed solutions combine with Cisco ACI to deliver SDN security

     6th May 2015 Integration of Fortinet’s FortiGate with Cisco ACI offers enterprises high levels of SDN security, privacy and compliance in cloud and data centre environments. Fortinet® - a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, recently announced the integration of Fortinet’s FortiGate... 

Bottom-up change on ICT horizon

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th November 2014 As increasingly more “networked society” cities emerge, the application of information and communication technology (ICT) is set to challenge existing systems and drive change in the way cities work. A new report, released this week by ICT giant Ericsson, showed “fundamental change” within... 

Citizens driving transformation of economies

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th November 2014 As globalisation, urbanisation and digitalisation increasingly become the forces that reshape economies, the critical mass of the citizens within the world’s urban centres were driving the transformation to smart cities. Speaking at the Ericsson Business Innovation Forum, held in Stockholm this... 

Carsten Larsen

By: Anine Kilian     24th October 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Dow manufactures plastics, chemicals and agricultural products for sectors such as electronics, water, energy, agriculture, construction and coatings 

SA professor awarded global water prize at World Water Week

By: Natalie Greve     2nd September 2014 Global leaders are gathering in Stockholm, Sweden, this week for the twenty-fourth annual World Water Week, at which South African native Professor John Briscoe will on Thursday be awarded the Stockholm Water Prize from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall.... 

Oil and gas arbitrations in the UK more than double

     4th August 2014 A high oil price and global political unrest has led to a sharp spike in major oil and gas arbitration cases for settling complex multi-million pound legal disputes. Research by legal firm Pinsent Masons found a leading arbitration body had received double the number of energy related cases in... 

Alstom sees SA as regional ‘springboard’ as it targets growing maintenance market

By: Tracy Hancock     4th July 2014 French multinational Alstom’s transport services unit says the services market is becoming progressively more accessible to private companies, with Alstom Transport growing 10% year-on-year and aiming to be the reference for railway services in the global market, which is currently worth more... 

1994 – 2014: From a traditional lock company to a global leader in door opening solutions

     23rd June 2014 From humble beginnings as a traditional lock manufacturer supplying the Nordic region, ASSA ABLOY celebrates 20 years as a global leader in total door opening solutions. 1994, the year that South Africa celebrated its first free and democratic election, ASSA in Sweden and Abloy in Finland merged... 

SANSA to bid for 2018 Space Operations Conference

     30th April 2014 Every two years, the worlds’ major space-faring nations get together to discuss the latest operations technology, trends and best practices used in the field. As the South African National Space Agency gears up to represent South Africa at the international SpaceOps 2014 conference and exhibition... 

World to face water scarcity by 2050

By: Carina Borralho     7th March 2014 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates that, by 2050, more than 60% of the population in Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa, will live under severe water stress. “Unless powerful measures are taken to boost water productivity, we run the risk of... 

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