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Alumni of Australian funded mining course studies in West Africa have met in Accra to share knowledge and understanding of current challenges and opportunities in the region on attracting responsible mining investment and sustainable development. Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources was present as a speaker and also Mr Henry Antwi, Head of Mining and Metals at Oman Oil Company, and Dr Kojo Busia Coordinator African Minerals Development Centre. During the minister’s speech, he mentioned that “Investing in West African mining for sustainable regional development.” Mr Andrew Barnes, Australian High Commissioner also mentioned at the forum that, “Australia is pleased to support development of the necessary skills in Ghana through our various scholarship programs and exchanges. Through their studies and experiences in Australia, Australian alumni bring cutting edge knowledge and skills to their jobs in the mining industry to the huge benefit of their countries.” The session focused on areas such as investment promotion, regulatory frameworks and incentives, political risks, social license to operate, local content, and transparency of information.
Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa. Eskom will continue to focus on improving and strengthening its core business of electricity generation, transmission, trading and distribution. For more information, please visit www.eskom.co.za.
Morningstar Announces Findings from Third Global Fund Investor Experience Report; United States Scores the Best and South Africa the Worst
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The Aggreko Shanduka cross-border power project, located at Ressano Garcia in Mozambique has been awarded Africa’s Best Fast Track Power Project in 2012 at the Africa Energy Awards. The award ceremony took place during the gala dinner of the Power and Electricity World Africa conference and exhibition being held from the 8th to 11th of April in Johannesburg.
“The challenge in South Africa is ensuring that we have the technical skills to match the strong drive to invest in renewable energy.”
With a CAGR of 6.8%, global market value for plastics in Industrial application sector is anticipated to be worth US$11.1 billion by 2015. Among the end-use segments, Plasticizers account for the largest share of the entire market, driving a CAGR of 6.2%.
New York, NY (PR.com)– With a CAGR of 6.8%, global market value for plastics in Industrial application sector is anticipated to be worth US$11.1 billion by 2015. On a global scale, Europe accounts for more than 30% of the market. While U.S. accounts for the largest share of the global market value on a country basis, India and Japan surpasses the U.S. in terms of growth rate anticipated in the near future and leads the world. Among the end-use segments, Plasticizers account for the largest share of the entire market, driving a CAGR of 6.2%, during the analysis period 2011-2016. Lubricants see as the fastest growing end-user with a forecast CAGR of approximately 8.1% by 2016, respectively.