R/€ = 16.88 Change: 0.06
R/$ = 16.35 Change: 0.23
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BBE Projects nearing delivery of Venetia underground cooling system

By: Donna Slater     Updated 3 hours ago Project delivery company BBE Projects is in the final stages of completing its delivery of a turnkey air-cooling system for diamond miner De Beer’s Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo, which is currently approaching the final stages of its transition from openpit to underground mining. BBE Group,... 

US Africa strategy stresses China, Russia threats

By: Reuters     8th August 2022 The United States released a new strategy document for sub-Saharan Africa on Monday, stressing the region's importance, the threats posed by China and Russia, and vowing to extend defense cooperation with like-minded African countries. "The United States has an abiding interest in ensuring the... 

Barrick takes lead in holistic ESG integration amid ‘greenwashing’ scepticism 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2022 Gold and copper mining company Barrick has taken the lead in integrating the various aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) to ensure holistic and objective measurement, Barrick CEO Dr Mark Bristow stated on Monday, when the New York- and Toronto-listed company reported strong... 

Efficient and Reliable Plotter Rentals 

8th August 2022 Digital printing equipment supplier Midcomp Azero offers a value proposition to clients to future-proof their business if it requires A1 to A0+ printing and scanning as part of its workflow. 

Copper dips but interest rate hopes support

By: Reuters     8th August 2022 Copper prices eased on Monday but were supported by rising imports of the industrial metal by top consumer China and by hopes that interest rates will peak soon after rapid increases aimed at curbing inflation. Benchmark copper CMCU3 on the London Metal Exchange (LME) traded down 0.2% at $7 850... 

Bridgestone, Microsoft partner to accelerate advanced tyre analytics

By: Schalk Burger     8th August 2022 Tyre and mobility company Bridgestone and information technology company Microsoft will collaborate to bring Bridgestone mobility solutions platforms to new mobility players, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fleets. Microsoft Azure will enable Bridgestone to create value for customers,... 

JG Afrika with RWA Group and Cardno International Development helps Kampala, Uganda towards implementing world-class IWM strategy and diversion

8th August 2022 JG Afrika, a leading engineering and environmental consultancy, is part of a professional team that is supporting the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) towards implementing a robust solid waste-management plan for Uganda’s rapidly growing national and commercial capital and their... 

CPI + 7%

By: Riaan de Lange     5th August 2022 “I'll have what she’s having” is from the memorable restaurant scene in the 1989 comedy, When Harry Met Sally. Although reminiscent of, it is no laughing matter when reading the column’s headline in the “Media Statement on negotiations between SARS and Organised Labour”, released on May 20. Sars... 

Economic freedom

By: Riaan de Lange     5th August 2022 If freedom is “the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants”, what does economic freedom mean? Evidently ‘freedom’ and ‘economic freedom’ tend to be expressed in four pillars. The late former US President, Franklin D Roosevelt, identified four fundamental freedoms that everyone ought... 

Koeberg nuclear power station steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     5th August 2022 State-owned power utility Eskom has submitted the safety case in support of its application to extend the operational life of the Koeberg nuclear power station beyond the current licence term. 

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