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Pricing scandal hits Zimbabwe's Mbada Diamonds

Mbada Diamonds could have deprived the Zimbabwean government of millions of dollars by under-declaring its diamond sales over the years

1 Feb 2017

Low water levels aid plans for rehabilitation of Kariba Dam

In the months ahead, the Kariba Dam hydroelectric scheme must deal with the twin challenges of not holding enough water on the one hand and too much of it on the other

By Tom Nevin 18 Jan 2017

Zimbabwe responding to limitations of hydro power

There are parts of Zimbabwe where consistent drought is putting intolerable pressure on local communities

By James Shepherd 15 Dec 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead

16 Sep 2016

Zim reviews mining fees

Zimbabwe's treasury will soon engage the country's ministry of mines and mining development for a further downward review of mining fees

12 Sep 2016

Zimbabwean miner launches graduate training programme

Metallon Corporation commenced its two-year graduate training scheme in Zimbabwe, with 15 university graduates, chosen from over 1,000 applicants

17 Aug 2016

SADC fuel channel expansion opens opportunities for logistics partners

Energy companies will require local networks of logistics partners to make these imports cost-effective. Hennie van Wyk believes there are three vital areas to get right

28 Apr 2016

Zimbabwe seizes unlicensed diamond mines

Zimbabwe on Monday, 22 February, said it was seizing diamond companies that were operating without licenses and had spurned an offer to join a state conglomerate

23 Feb 2016

Landlocked Africa: increased trade needed to meet development goals

For businesses, access to trade will remain a logistical challenge

7 Oct 2015

Zimbabwe company inks USD1.1bn thermal power deal with China

A Zimbabwean company on Thursday, 23 July 2015, signed a $1.1bn agreement with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build a 600-megawatt thermal power plant, a move expected to ease power cuts in the country

27 Jul 2015

Platinum miners express concern over export levy

Platinum miners in Zimbabwe have expressed concern over the uncertainty surrounding the platinum export levy

3 Feb 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

Africa must look for partnerships

Africa needs to form partnerships with the developed nations in order to realise the continent's goal to industrialise, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said .

By Chris Bathembu 5 Aug 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

By Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Transnet seeks greater SADC investment in rail networks

Transnet has pleaded with Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries to invest more on railway infrastructure to improve intra-regional trade.

By Mpho Sibanyoni 29 May 2014

Zimbabwe central bank has 'no tools' to fix economy

Zimbabwe's new central bank chief said the country's economy was weakening and the bank did not have the tools to fix it.

8 May 2014

Zimbabwe takes heart from Antwerp trial sale of gems

Zimbabwe is planning a second auction of its Marange diamonds next February‚ buoyed by the interest in and sale of more than 279‚000 carats of diamonds in Antwerp‚ Belgium. The sale raked in US$10.7m.

By Ray Ndlovu 24 Dec 2013

Barloworld plans Africa expansion

Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013

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