South Africa’s Mining Industry continues to Face Tough Times in the Wake of Subdued Commodity Prices, Mounting Cost Pressure and Regulatory Uncertainty: PwC Report

2016 marked another challenging year for SA’s mining industry in the wake of subdued commodity prices, an increase in short-term volatility, increased pressure on operating models and regulatory uncertainty.

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A New, Cost-Efficient Compact Hybrid System for Solar–Diesel Microgrids Targets the Mining Industry

Danvest and Pon Power are launching a second-to-none, low-load Compact series for solar–diesel hybrid power plants. This Compact series offers power producers a complete, cost-effective solution that automatically integrates photovoltaic systems with diesel power. The Compact series includes Danvest’s unique, low-load and reverse-power operation and fast-response capabilities. Direct annual fuel savings are typically between 30 and 40%.

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“Secretive” bureaucracy controlling WHO Tobacco Treaty is “a threat to public health” – new report

A recent report from the Royal College of Physicians concluded that vaping is “at least 95% safer” than smoking

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Africa’s Position on Post Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) Forum Report

The African Ministers of Trade tabled an Africa position in the 15th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, held on 26 September 2016 in Washington DC, United States. The position is on the report titled “Beyond Agoa: Looking to the future of the U.S. – Africa Trade and Investment” issued by the US on 22 September 2016, as required by Congress in line with the AGOA Extension and Enhancement Act of 2015. The Forum is an annual event that alternates between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States; the 16th Forum will be hosted by Togo.

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EG Govt. Concludes New Investment Prospects After Asia Visit

The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea wraps up a successful visit to Singapore and is negotiating terms with offtakers from the Fortuna floating LNG plant.

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New 1/200,000 scale baseline mapping for Mali: The end-of-project seminar will be held on 29th September

The European Union called on IGN FI in October 2012 for a project to rework Mali’s 1/200,000 scale national topographic map, create derived projects and services and modernize the Geographic Institute of Mali (IGM).

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Nouvelle cartographie de base du Mali à l’échelle 1/200 000 : Le séminaire de fin de projet se déroulera le 29 septembre

En octobre 2012, l’Union Européenne a notifié IGN FI pour la réfection de la carte nationale topographique du Mali à l’échelle du 1/200 000, la réalisation de produits et services dérivés ainsi que la modernisation de l’Institut Géographique du Mali (IGM).

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IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Sierra Leone

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by John Wakeman-Linn visited Freetown during September 14-27, 2016 to conduct the sixth and final review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).[1]

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African Firms Adopt IBM Cloud to Fuel Innovation

(Left to Right) Tejas Mehta, General Manager, IBM Central and West Africa; Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Acting DG, NITDA: Dipo Faulkner, Country General Manager, IBM Nigeria; Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, Honourable Commissioner of Commerce & Industry, Ogun State at the IBM Business Connect 2016 Conference in Lagos.

(Left to Right) Tejas Mehta, General Manager, IBM Central and West Africa; Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Acting DG, NITDA: Dipo Faulkner, Country General Manager, IBM Nigeria; Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, Honourable Commissioner of Commerce & Industry, Ogun State at the IBM Business Connect 2016 Conference in Lagos.

Companies across the continent turn to IBM Cloud to drive growth strategies, accelerate digital transformation projects and mitigate the macro-economic challenges of their operating environment

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Somaliland: Regulatory Gaps in Money laundering And Illicit Financing

Somaliland is a small nation in the Horn of Africa with a population of around four million inhabitants. Its economy is dependant on Diaspora remittance and livestock export to the Arab gulf countries. It has an infancy stage banking and financial services industry dominated by remittance business. As a result of anti money laundering regulations in the remittance originating countries in  North America and Europe, remmitance lifeline to Somaliland is always at risk of disruption unless local regulatory environment and anti money laundering fighting mechanisms are installed and applied rigorously.

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Africa: More Oil Refineries Needed to Satisfy Local Oil Production

Increasing demand for petroleum products has led to refineries in Africa not to be able to satisfy the level of demand while much rely on imports to meet the deficit. This existing challenge has led the Centurion Law Group to examine the immediate status of the Africa Refinery sector and how private investors can benefit while solving the challenge of rising demands.

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Tech-savvy HR practitioners embrace SMAC for success

By Coenette Bosman, Head of Product Management: Sage X3 People, R&D

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South African space industry well presented at 67th International Astronautical Congress in Mexico

Bryan Dean, systems engineer and Dr. Sias Mostert, Executive Chairman of SCS Aerospace Group show off some of their satellite component models to be displayed and demonstrated at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico from 26 – 30 September.

Bryan Dean, systems engineer and Dr. Sias Mostert, Executive Chairman of SCS Aerospace Group show off some of their satellite component models to be displayed and demonstrated at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico from 26 – 30 September.

South Africa’s growing space industry offerings will be prominently on display next week in Guadalajara, Mexico at the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) touted as the world’s largest international gathering for players big and small in the space sector.

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Staying Protected Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated

It doesn’t feel that long ago that protecting yourself from web-based predators was pretty simple. You installed some simple anti-virus software on your computer and let it run in the background whenever you connected your computer to the information highway. That’s right, kids: once upon a time you could disconnect from the internet (ask your parents). Today, thanks to the cloud, wi-fi, smartphones and all of those other beautiful inventions that have made life easier, there are more steps involved in protecting yourself from “the bad guys.”

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RAKFIF 2016 to Provide Insight on Greater Ras Al Khaimah Investment Opportunities

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GCC is at its peak of development as the region takes on new challenges and breaking records on everything in every sector – world longest tower, world’s largest solar farm, first-ever operational 3D printed office, and many more. All this presents enormous opportunity for business owners, CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors all over the world.

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Protecting Your Small-Business Customers

Many entrepreneurs and small-business owners in Africa are reaping the reward of the global tech and web-services booms, and have built strong business models which they can apply locally… and some, even globally. But as more and more of these small businesses are finding out, small enterprises are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, too. How can you protect your small-business customers and decrease your risk?

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Incredible honeymoon locations of Ethiopia

Surely you have defiantly heard about Ethiopia but Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, bets you do not know there are serious hidden honeymoon charms here. From glamorized exotic destinations to breathtaking clear beaches and budget friendly options we have recommendations for any and every type of honeymoon plan you might have in mind.

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