R/€ = 17.7648 Change: -0.0600
R/$ = 17.1436 Change: 0.0442
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Pt 992.00 $/oz Change: 8.00

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Employment assurances given as Chineses firm makes Gauteng investment

24th March 2006 A new fibreglass production facility has been launched in Wadeville, on the East Rand, using Chinese expertise and equipment. 

Lack of thought claimed as new work-permit categories are released

10th March 2006 After mounting frustration at the failure of the Department of Home Affairs to publish the quotas necessary for the issue of quota work permits, the long-awaited quotas were released last month. 

SA should take lessons from Asian Dragon

10th March 2006 In its quest to strengthen its manufacturing sector, South Africa should be wary of China�s manufacturing might - although it would also be wise to take some lessons from Chinese success in this sector. 

'Where the elephants are'

10th March 2006 Scharrig Mining’s acquisition of exploration-drilling company Geosearch will help the company target further African growth opportunities. 

Selling disallowed

10th March 2006 Mining firm Mvelaphanda Resources has stated that, in order for it to be financially sustainable in the long run, it needs to have more control in its investments. 

Technology giant's domestic arm sees surge in orders

3rd March 2006 Global power and automation technology group ABB has reported ‘strong organic growth following strong demand for power infrastructure in the country. 

Skills-empowerment nexus

3rd March 2006 At a black empowerment conference hosted by the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa), it emerged that broad based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) needs to be complimented by skills development. 

DRC prospect to be big contributor to Metorex's revenue

3rd March 2006 African mid-tier miner Metorex is involved in a range of capital expenditure projects across all three of its divisions (copper, coal and fluorspar) in a move designed to reposition its asset base as longer life, higher quality operations. 

Arm's exploration wing will lead continental push

3rd March 2006 African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) will keep expanding its operational base in Africa through its African exploration company, Teal, which was listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) last year. 

Middle Eastern rewards while keeping sharp ear for ringtone of risk

24th February 2006 Last year, the MTN group announced that it would be opening shop in Iran in 2006. But have the prospects of a good profit harvest been shrivelled by growing political rumblings over Iran�s nuclear programme? Having paid a �300-million licence fee to operate in the country, a second GSM licence... 

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