Monthly Archives: September 2016
New Study shows how TIR, the World’s only Universal Customs Transit System, can Radically reduce Trade Costs in Africa
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.
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%.
A recent report from the Royal College of Physicians concluded that vaping is “at least 95% safer” than smoking
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
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.
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.
By Coenette Bosman, Head of Product Management: Sage X3 People, R&D