Energy minister meets petroleum industry
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi this week met with the board of governors of the South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA). The meeting held on Monday sought to find ways of strengthening and improving working relations to find lasting solutions to the challenges facing the petroleum sector. “The meeting dealt... Read more
Minister lauds Adcock Ingram for good business
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the commitment made by Adcock Ingram to good business practice guidelines demonstrates the pharmaceutical company’s support to promote the sustainable development of the African continent. The company on Thursday signed the Guidelines for Good Business Practice by South African Companies Operating in... Read more
Strategic location sees Bridge City come of age
Tongaat Hulett Developments and NJR Steel are officially celebrating the opening of the Bridge City Business Estate’s first greenfields project – a purpose built 4 000m² warehouse and distribution facility. “Bridge City is coming of age because of its strategic location and completion of the half diamond interchange giving direct... Read more
Sustainable electricity development key to Africa’s growth
Africa must rethink the way it approaches electricity production if it is to realise its industrial and economic growth imperatives, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. The Minister on Tuesday said electricity is the cornerstone of any economy, and the design of electricity systems on the continent must be... Read more
SA gets ninth World Heritage Site
Inscribed as the ninth World Heritage Site in South Africa, the ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape has been added to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) prestigious list of sites. The area, which has now been recognised by UNESCO as a site of universal value, covers the entire... Read more
Draft Mine Water Policy out for public comment
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has gazetted the Draft Mine Water Management Policy for public comments. The comments are open for a period of 60 days starting from 14th July to 14th September 2017, the department said on Sunday. The draft policy, which was approved by Cabinet... Read more
Coega’s energy sector booming; projects value now over R4-billion
Investors in the energy sector are continuing to plug into the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for a wide spectrum of technologies, ranging from renewable energy, gas to nuclear, says Dr Ayanda Vilakazi, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Coega Development Corporation (CDC). “The Coega SEZ has been... Read more
Chemical companies fined R37m for cartel conduct
Two companies involved in the manufacturing and supply of key chemical input materials used to make detergents, cosmetics and toiletries have agreed to pay fines after admitting to price fixing and dividing markets. The Competition Commission of South Africa said Investchem has agreed to pay a penalty of R23 423 155,... Read more
SMMEs happy with BAIC SA plant implementation
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that the BAIC SA investment in the manufacturing facility is earmarked to be completed within the planned timeframes. However, to achieve this, the construction of the Chinese automaker’s plant will have to be accelerated. During Phase 1 of the project (site preparation), managed... Read more
Two multi-million rand projects get underway at Coega
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that work has commenced on two of the projects worth over R1-billion at the Coega IDZ. The CDC earlier this year announced that investment projects worth over R1-billion are ready for implementation in the Coega IDZ. The three projects which include an R650-million... Read more