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Diamond mining gaining industrial growth in Africa

 Basikwa Trading (Pty) Ltd was established in 2007, and has since taken advantage of the opportunities opening up in South Africa with regards to diamond benefication. The company trades in rough and polished diamonds on the local market and export to the international diamond trade, and values their customers as they value the diamonds they sell. Basikwa’s diamond factory produces polished diamonds which are certified by the Jewellery Council of South Africa’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

Kenya the Best Place to Invest, Says Kirubi

Nairobi — "If the truth is to be told, Kenya is the best place in the world to invest in. This is a country where wealth is made. In the western world, you are shuffling money which is creating no wealth," Businessman Dr Chris Kirubi tells over 300 investors who are in Nairobi to attend the first Kenya International Investment Conference (KIICO). "Take one of the counties, invest, and you will become a billionaire," he says. While appreciating the role of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

Foreign investment sought for upcoming plant

 E K Farms has acquired over 100 hectares of land, and is now seeking investors to set up a biogas plant on the land. As Africa faces rising energy tariffs and becomes more aware of the dangers of traditional fuel and the greenhouse effect, the demand for more cost efficient biogas is increasing. In addition to lowering production costs, the production process of biogas produces fertiliser as a by-product.   The minimum investment amount required is USD20 000 and.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

US to set up manufacturing plant in Africa

 The US consul general to Nigeria, Jeffry Hawkins, revealed this recently during a meeting with the state governor Adams Oshiomhole. Hawkins said the US$250mn fertiliser plant was being planned by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the US government. Hawkins revealed, “We are here because we are proud that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the US government is planning to make a US$250mn investment in Nigeria. We are happy that this fertiliser.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

Kenya to diversify plans to encourage foreign investment

 On Monday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, addressed stakeholders at a textile exhibition in Nairobi informing them of his strategy to redesign certain policies to make Kenya an attractive region for investment, Standard Digital reported.   ‘We want to be among the first movers in Africa by creating an enabling environment to attract investment’, he said.    Forming part of the ‘attractive package’, the President is considering.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

Phosphorite mining exploration investment opportunity

 Baobab Equity Management (Pty) Ltd is a Namibian owned company that was awarded an Exploration Prospecting Licence (EPL) to explore for phosphorites off the shores of Namibia in 2010. The company appointed a South African based geological expert to perform a preliminary desktop review of the deposit.   The size of the shelf phosphorite deposit is impressive in terms of extent and phosphorite content. The EPL occurs within the southern extent of the large north-south.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

Partners sought for Industrial growth & expantion project in Africa

 Zambian International Trade & Investment Centre (ZITIC) seeks potential investors and joint venture partners are sought for new mining exploration projects in Zambia.   An exploration licence has already been obtained from the authorities for copper, gold and other minerals in North-Western Province amongst operational mines that include Lumwana, Kansanshi and the Sentinel project by First Quantum Minerals.   Investors are required immediately as the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

Solar Light Library Loans Pico-PV Lanterns to Rural Senegalese Schoolchildren

  The World Bank Group's 'Lighting Africa' initiative has funded an innovative library of solar lights, benefiting 55,000 rural Senegalese. The Light Library is stocked with 4,798 solar lanterns, which are available for use by 6,115 students and their families.   The project has several development attributes, including boosting uptake and demand for clean energy lighting sources, increasing rural access to electric amenities, saving families money that might otherwise.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th November 2014

FG looks to marginal fields for gas to feed NIPP plants

 The Federal Government is looking up to the operators of marginal fields for gas supply to power a number of completed power projects currently bogged down by gas supply challenges.   Last month, the Presidency met with investors in the National Integrated Power Projects, the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Bureau of Public Enterprises and gas companies over what it described as “a stalled state” of the NIPP plants after their privatisation.   Our.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 22nd November 2014

Zambia: 'Import Duty to Increase Oil Prices

 THE increase of duty on imported edible oil will increase the prices of cooking oil in Zambia, cross border traders in Lusaka have said.   In the 2015 Budget, the Government has proposed to increase the specific duty rate on refined edible oil to K2.20 per kilogramme from 85 ngwee per kilogramme to bring it the same as 25 per cent charged on imported refined edible oil.   But traders say instead of increasing the import duty as a way of encouraging local products.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 22nd November 2014

Investment opportunity to produce aluminium alloy wheels in Africa

 The facility is earmarked to be an aluminium alloy manufacturing factory to provide products to both the original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and after-sale markets, locally and internationally. Negotiations are already underway to export the product to the United Kingdom (Wofrace and Dymang) and for the local supplier of OEMs Ford, Toyota and Hyundai. Raw material for production is readily available from BHP Billiton’s smelter in Richards Bay. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 22nd November 2014

Piston manufacturing project seeks investment

 The African aluminium industry is one of the industrial pillars of the South African economy. The country has primary smelters of its own which are performing well. South Africa’s last remaining piston manufacturer closed in the last five years, a victim of the global slowdown in the automotive industry. The country now imports pistons from various parts of the world to support the automotive industry and aftermarket demand. South Africa has the raw.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 22nd November 2014



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