S/African investment mission kicks off in Taiwan

S/African investment mission kicks off in Taiwan

A South African business delegation arrived in Taiwan on Thursday to explore investment opportunities in the island nation, ministry of trade officials have said.The delegation, ...

Air Namibia relocates operations to Zambian capital

Air Namibia relocates operations to Zambian capital

Air Namibia has been forced to relocate its intercontinental flight operations to Zambia as the civil aviation watchdog upheld its downgrade of Hosea Kutako International Airport ...

Namibian press reports on blacklisted Chinese contractor, others

Namibian press reports on blacklisted Chinese contractor, others

Namibian press was Thursday dominated by news that the government had engaged a blacklisted Chinese firm to construct a port terminal at Walvis Bay, the tabling of constitutional ...

S/Africa’s Zuma cracks down on corruption

S/Africa’s Zuma cracks down on corruption

South African President Jacob Zama has ordered a special police unit to probe alleged corruption at seven key government institutions and municipalities, his office announced ...

South Africans to pay more for electricity

South Africans to pay more for electricity

South Africans will pay more for their electricity after state-owned Eskom power utility was on Wednesday granted permission to hike tariffs next year by more than eight percent.The ...

KLM to discontinue Zimbabwe route from October

KLM to discontinue Zimbabwe route from October

Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) announced Wednesday that it is discontinuing direct flights to Harare and Lusaka from the end of October due to “optimisation” in its “network portfolio ...

Pohamba urges beneficiation of Namibian natural resources

Pohamba urges beneficiation of Namibian natural resources

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Wednesday said the local business sector needs to change its mentality of exporting natural resources, saying it will not help the country ...

S/African investment mission kicks off in Taiwan

A South African business delegation arrived in Taiwan on Thursday to explore investment opportunities in the island nation, ministry of trade officials have said.The delegation, representing 18 companies, is on the second leg of an Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSIM) supported by the South African Ministry of Trade and Industry. The delegation is expected to participate in various ...

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Air Namibia relocates operations to Zambian capital

Air Namibia has been forced to relocate its intercontinental flight operations to Zambia as the civil aviation watchdog upheld its downgrade of Hosea Kutako International Airport due to substandard rescue and fire-fighting services, APA learnt here.In a statement on Wednesday night, the airline announced that for the next two weeks, it would operate its A330-200 from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in ...

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Namibian press reports on blacklisted Chinese contractor, others

Namibian press was Thursday dominated by news that the government had engaged a blacklisted Chinese firm to construct a port terminal at Walvis Bay, the tabling of constitutional amendments in parliament and debate of 50/50 gender representation.The Namibian relayed a story from the Colombian media that the parent company of the Chinese firm that was awarded a multi-billion-dollar contract for the ...

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S/Africa’s Zuma cracks down on corruption

South African President Jacob Zama has ordered a special police unit to probe alleged corruption at seven key government institutions and municipalities, his office announced Wednesday.It said the move by Zuma, who ironically is himself facing charges that he improperly benefited when the government refurbished one of his homes, was part of a “drive to fight, eradicate and prevent corruption and ...

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South Africans to pay more for electricity

South Africans will pay more for their electricity after state-owned Eskom power utility was on Wednesday granted permission to hike tariffs next year by more than eight percent.The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) that approves tariffs had in 2013 authorised Eskom to increase electricity prices by eight percent over a five-year period. This was half the 16 percent by which Eskom had wanted ...

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KLM to discontinue Zimbabwe route from October

Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) announced Wednesday that it is discontinuing direct flights to Harare and Lusaka from the end of October due to “optimisation” in its “network portfolio in East Africa”.The airline said in a statement that it would no longer offer direct connections to Harare and Lusaka from October 26 and that links to these destinations would be through its partner Kenya Airways. “Recent ...

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Pohamba urges beneficiation of Namibian natural resources

Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba on Wednesday said the local business sector needs to change its mentality of exporting natural resources, saying it will not help the country create wealth and jobs.Speaking during the opening of the second edition of Made in Namibia Expo 2014, Pohamba implored the business community to acquire manufacturing technologies to enable them to beneficiate the country's ...

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Malawi completes probe into rotten maize – Minister

Malawi has completed a probe into the alleged rotting and subsequent disappearance of 30,000 metric tonnes of maize in its Strategic Grain Reserves in the capital Lilongwe.Information and Civic Education Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa said the government conducted the investigations into the alleged rotten of maize and its disposal at the national silos. "We are glad to tell the people of Malawi that the ...

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Zambian government to train peasant farmers

The Zambian government said Wednesday there is need to train peasant farmers across the country in improved farming techniques to allow them to get better yields on their crops.Agriculture and Livestock Minister Wylbur Simusa said in view of the contributions that small-scale farmers in the country had made to the bumper harvest the country had recorded this year, it was imperative for the government to ...

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Nigerian car manufacturer eyes W/African market

Nigeria's leading indigenous automobile manufacturer, Innoson Vehicles Manufacturière Company Limited, is planning to export its passenger car brands to Benin, Ghana and other West African countries, sources said.The exportation will start as soon as the vehicles are finally rolled out from the company's plant in Nnewi in Anambra State in south-eastern Nigeria. The Chairman of Innoson Group of Companies ...

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