Mombasa port takes action over false certificates

Up to 400 port employees at the Kenyan port of Mombasa face a worrying time after Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) revealed that they are suspected of having used false certificates to gain employment. According to Standard media nearly 400 employees drawn from across all departments and from all ranks were issued with letters last week […]

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DTI team to tackle Saldanha bottlenecks

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has announced the formation of a Ministerial task team – comprising representatives from the community, the business fraternity, labour and government – charged with addressing challenges in the oil and gas industry, specifically those related to the offshore oil rig industry in the Saldanha Bay industrial development zone, […]

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Saldanha IDZ

Over 26 companies active in the logistics, support services, oil and gas contracting and drilling, marine and rig building, fabrication and repair and wells specialist industries have shown interest in relocating their businesses to the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (SBIDZ), while eight of these firms were already developing and finalising agreements with the zone […]

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Go Digital

On March 12th 2015, a group of WISTA ladies gathered at the beautiful AKD office in Rotterdam for the Annual General Meeting. After the official part the ladies were treated to a very interesting presentation on Connectivity and Thinking Out of the Box by Lena Göthberg. Lena is an entrepreneur with a focus on getting […]

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Work on new Walvis Bay port set to begin

Work on the new port just to the north of Walvis Bay is set to begin during April, according to the Chinese construction company, China Harbour and Engineering Company (CHEC), which last week began cutting a road to the site, reports the Namibian newspaper Informanté The new port is being referred to as the SADC […]

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Two new berths at Ngqura

Two new container berths were officially opened at the Eastern Cape port of Ngqura earlier this month (Monday 9 March). This brings to four the container berths now in service at the port, in which Transnet has so far invested no less than R14 billion. The port is also open to deep-water ships with draughts […]

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East African Community seeks investment

Five member states of the East African Community (EAC), Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania, issued an invitation to international investors to become involved in upgrading the EAC region’s infrastructure. Referring to significant oil and gas discoveries in the region, investors attending an investor conference held in Dar es Salaam last week, were told of […]

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Transnet announces new leaders for ports, engineering units

State-owned freight transport group Transnet has announced that Richard Vallihu has been appointed CEO of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) from April 1, following the retirement of Tau Morwe. Vallihu, who has hitherto headed Transnet Engineering (TE), would be replaced by Thamsanqa Jiyane, who will also join the group executive committee from April 1. Vallihu, […]

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