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Plug-and-play IoT edge gateway launched for industry, mining

By: Schalk Burger     27th March 2018 Information technology (IT) hardware multinational DellEMC and local Internet of Things (IoT) developer IoT.nxt have launched an edge computing device, called the Raptor, which enables businesses to deploy an IoT network in their operational environments to integrate existing sensors and... 

Chilean president-elect names Larrain as finance minister again

By: Reuters     23rd January 2018 Chile's conservative President-elect Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday named a former finance minister in the top copper exporter, Felipe Larrain, to fill the same spot again in his new cabinet. Pinera, a billionaire businessman who won the presidency last month, governed the country from 2010 to 2014,... 

Ethiopia mulls new potash partner as failed deal is arbitrated

By: Bloomberg     14th September 2017 Ethiopia is considering finding a new partner to develop a potash mine abandoned last year by Israel Chemicals, which has sought compensation at an arbitration court after accusing the government of failing to support the project. Several companies are interested in developing potash deposits in... 

The costs of safety

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     11th August 2017 A well known South African electrical cable manufacturer will not hold it against me when I say that, at one time, about 25 years ago, the manufacturer ran the most unsafe cable making operation that I had seen. To the accompaniment of whistles and shouts, a group of men dragged wires, PVC... 

Binnenhof complex renovation project, the Netherlands

By: Sheila Barradas     19th May 2017 The Binnenhof complex requires large-scale renovation to ensure the safety of employees and visitors to the complex. 

New book on East African Community (EAC) law published

11th April 2017 Written by leading experts including the president of the East African Community Court of Justice (EACJ), national judges, academics and law practitioners; East African Community Law discusses the nature of EAC law, free movement and competition law as well as the reception of EAC law in partner... 

South Africa can learn from SADC neighbours about policy – Leon 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     12th December 2016 Despite being a small, agriculturally marginal, predominantly semi-arid, landlocked nation, Botswana has experienced rapid economic development, owing to the correct policies being in place. This, Herbert Smith Freehills Africa practice cochairperson and partner Peter Leon said, showed what can... 

West African countries tell Europeans to keep their ‘dirty fuel’ 

By: African News Agency      6th December 2016 Five West African nations are banning ‘dirty’ European fuels – exported fuels with higher sulphur levels – in response to concerns over vehicle emissions and in an effort to bring safer, cleaner air to more than 250 million people. On Monday the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said... 

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA' 

By: News24Wire      21st October 2016 South Africa's decision to pull out from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies has said. In an interview with News24, Allan Ngari said South Africa's move was,... 

Tussling over islands

By: Riaan de Lange     19th August 2016 One of my first memories when I first came to Pretoria many years ago is that of Fook Island. I recall that my cousin’s boyfriend stayed in a commune just off Atterbury road and, just up the road from the commune, at the corner of Mackenzie street and 20th street, was a house with extracts of the... 

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... 

Bennett to head up M&R’s oil and gas business

By: Natalie Greve     18th January 2016 Construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has appointed Peter Bennett as CEO of its oil and gas business platform and of project services subsidiary Clough, with effect from February 1. He would succeed Kevin Gallagher, who was appointed CEO of Australian oil and gas company Santos, in November. 

WEC Africa vice-chair calls for energy development for Africans, by Africans 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th February 2015 Africa had the potential to be one of the biggest providers of energy in the world, but was still seen as a “good for nothing” continent, particularly with regard to US investment, World Energy Council (WEC) Africa vice-chairperson Bonang Mohale said on Wednesday. Addressing delegates at the... 

Brics Ministers meet on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit

3rd October 2014 South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane convened a Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) foreign/international relations Ministers’ meeting in March on the margins of the Nuclear Security Summit, in The Hague, Netherlands. The... 

Liwa plastic project, Oman

By: Sheila Barradas     26th September 2014 The project is expected to double Orpic’s profitability by extracting significantly more value from every barrel of Omani crude and molecule of gas. 

Brics Ministers meet on sidelines of Nuclear Summit

By: Natalie Greve     24th March 2014 High-level representatives from the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) alignment met on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit, in The Hague, Netherlands, on Monday, reflecting on the political developments in their regions and reviewing cooperation among member States.... 

Willem Zuidema

14th June 2013 Position: GM: lubricants at Shell South Africa Main Activity of the Company: Energy 

39% of sub-Saharan Africans lack access to clean drinking water – report

By: Natalie Greve     22nd March 2013 A lack of progress in improving global access to water, sanitation and hygiene is inhibiting progress in economic and human development – particularly in child health, nutrition and education – a report launched by international charity WaterAid on Thursday, showed. The report, launched by... 

Company Announcement: Winner of International Children’s Peace Prize 2011 awarded at World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates

25th April 2012 Michaela Mycroft received first Medal for Social Activism presented to her by former president F.W. de Klerk during the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago 

African Development Bank to show “enormous investment opportunities” on continent at African Utility Week

By: Kim Kruger     13th April 2012 South Africa has been a model for good investment environment in the region, says the African Development Bank’s Neside Tas Anvaripour, Head of Infrastructure Finance in the Private Sector Department. The AfDB executive is a headline speaker at the upcoming African Utility Week where more than... 


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Company Announcement: Johnson Controls to manage Shell’s corporate headquarters in The Hague with new contract in the Netherlands

26th March 2012 Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions, a leading provider of facilities, commercial real estate and energy management to many of the world’s largest companies, has extended its global relationship with Shell International to provide workplace projects and facilities management services at... 


By: Site Administrator     23rd March 2012 Tender work arising from municipal contracts  


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