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Weathering the Mining Cycle

There is no doubt that 2016 is going to be a difficult year for mining. Mineral prices are down, and they look set to stay this way for the foreseeable future. Mining cycles appear…

Platinum May Shine Sooner than Expected

Experts and leaders from the world’s top platinum producers shared their thoughts on the outlook for Platinum Group Metals at the opening day of the Mining Indaba. Future predictions…

Southern Africa and the Economics of Drought

In Southern Africa, the el niño phenomenon has slowly wrought devastation upon the region through a persistent drought; the severity of which has never been experienced in recorded…

SA Economy Unhinged – Zuma on Edge

Cape Town 15 December 2015. President Zuma’s actions over the past few days have left South Africans concerned. Under his leadership we have seen three different Ministers of Finance…

Powership Arrives in Ghana

Cape Town, December 12. Local residents have welcomed news of a powership pulling into the port of Tema east of Accra. The special purpose marine powership will provide Ghana with over…

Dlamini Zuma – A Rising Contender for ANC leadership

Cape Town, November 12. When it comes to predicating the future leadership of South Africa, talk is cheap. Despite the many differing points of view, it is time now to acknowledge Nkosazana…

Creating a Legacy for Infrastructure Development in 2016

Integral infrastructure development is taking place at a staggering rate in Southern Africa. It is no longer a question of when. It is happening now, and thanks to initiatives such…

R800 Billion for Energy, Transport, Social Infrastructure

PRETORIA – The public sector is expected to spend more than R800 billion on infrastructure in the medium term, with a focus on energy, transport and social infrastructure. Government…

S.A Determined to Address Infrastructural Deficit: Nene

South Africa's Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is determined to address the country’s infrastructure gap as this is expected to contribute positively towards achieving the National…

China Pledges $50 Billion to South Africa, Africa Infrastructure

China reiterated its commitment to support industrialization in South Africa and the rest of Africa by pledging $50 billion toward infrastructure projects, the Department of Trade and…

South Africa: MTN Eyes Sharing Cell Tower Infrastructure

South Africa is set for increasing sharing between mobile networks as profitability pressures force compromise, according to the MTN South Africa CEO. Reduced profitability is pushing…

Global Firms Chide South Africa’s Poor Infrastructure

In terse comments at the Captains of Construction leadership forum in Sandton on Wednesday, the representatives blamed a lack of investment, a lack of commitment and communication among…