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Radebe hints at possible Saudi investment to boost South Africa's oil refining capacity
Published: 07 Nov 18
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has called for a collaborative approach to attract investment in oil refining hubs throughout the continent and has hinted that Saudi Arabian investment in refining capacity in South Africa may soon become a reality. “In South Africa we believe the time has come for an expansion of refining capacity in addition to the modernization of existing ones. We are working very hard to entice investment into the energy sector. We want to attract investment into a new refinery in South Africa so that we are able to ensure that we are semi self-sufficient,” Radebe told Africa Oil Week in Cape Town.
Oil, gas outlook positive amid tough conditions, says PwC review
Published: 07 Nov 18
The outlook for Africa’s oil and gas industry is positive, despite tough economic conditions and far fewer discoveries over the past year, PwC’s yearly 'Africa Oil & Gas Review' shows. The review indicates how the industry has responded in the wake of the recovery of the oil price to close to pre-collapse levels. The price had plummeted to $28/bl in 2013 before making its way up to its current level above $80/bl.
AfriSam Celebrates The Beauty Of Concrete Through Its Inaugural Concreativity Award
Published: 02 Nov 18
AfriSam announced the winners of its inaugural ConCreativity challenge at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Zeitz MOCAA, the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world, on 26 October 2018. Celebrating the various forms and potential of concrete, ConCreativity invited South Africans to capture the beauty of concrete through the lens of a camera. “At AfriSam we believe it is not what concrete makes, but rather what concrete makes possible. ConCreativity provided us with the opportunity to showcase the splendour of concrete, as captured by others”, says Ebeth van den Berg, AfriSam Group Marketing Manager.
Companies on a drive to become more efficient
Published: 01 Nov 18
Cape Town’s Groote Schuur hospital, a leading manufacturer of catalytic converters and a well-known car sales dealer have one essential thing in common. They have all managed to radically improve efficiency across their operations over the past few years. The three examples were showcased at the Lean Summit Africa 2018 in Cape Town, which adopts the ‘Lean’ approach, which helps companies to cut waste and costs and boost productivity.
Meet 300+ mining companies and 500+ investors under one roof
Published: 01 Nov 18
Investing in African Mining Indaba is returning to Cape Town from 4-7 February 2019 to celebrate its 25th anniversary and biggest event yet…meet 300+ mining companies and 500+ investors under one roof, as well as senior government officials and other industry stakeholders. With the President of Ghana already confirmed as a keynote speaker and more heads of state expected, this is one event you can’t afford to miss.
ExecuJet welcomes first Pilatus PC-24 aircraft to its fleet Has Video
Published: 01 Nov 18
Luxury aviation company ExecuJet last month officially launched and welcomed the Pilatus PC-24 to its fleet at the company’s private terminal at Cape Town International Airport. Simone Liedtke reports.
Lessons on transforming manufacturing in India
Published: 31 Oct 18
Transformational changes in manufacturing in India have been unpacked at the Lean Summit Africa 2018, in Cape Town, holding important lessons for ramping up efficiency and boosting competitiveness in South Africa. Takayuki Furuhashi, who is considered an international guru in the field of operation management, as well as organisational transformation and leadership development, has helped to transform the manufacturing sector in India.
American trade delegation in South Africa to expand business opportunities in Southern Africa
Published: 30 Oct 18
An American trade delegation, comprising businessmen from more than 30 American companies and state government leaders, is in South Africa seeking to expand agricultural export opportunities in the region. The trade delegation, which arrived in South Africa on Monday and will conclude its visit on Friday, is being led by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. 
City of Cape Town poised to ease water restrictions further
Published: 30 Oct 18
The City of Cape Town believes dam levels are high enough for water restrictions to be relaxed even further – possibly to level 4 or even level 3. But the City cannot take steps to ease restrictions until the national Department of Water and Sanitation decides how much bulk water supply Cape Town will be allocated for the next hydrological year. In the Western Cape's winter rainfall region the hydrological year begins on November 1. City of Cape Town Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said on Monday he ...
WSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018
Published: 29 Oct 18
WSP in Africa, one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms on the continent, are honoured that two of the firm’s projects received multiple awards – including Overall winner - at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards 2018. The winning projects included:
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