Max Bögl, a German construction firm that manufactures wind towers, told Reuters it was interested in establishing production in South Africa that could create around 400 direct jobs. … [Read more...] about Red tape thwarts South Africa’s green energy potential
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"This day 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our UN ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on (Robben) Island," Biden said at his South Carolina launch party in Columbia earlier this month. … [Read more...] about Was Joe Biden arrested in South Africa?
“(The) big challenge is we are looking at requiring billions of doses of vaccine. It is really going to be how companies can scale up and make it affordable and accessible,” said Pontiano Kaleebu, director at Uganda Virus Research Institute. … [Read more...] about Africa could have COVID-19 vaccine in first quarter if human trials work: South Africa trial lead
The platinum miner said it had been in consultations, through the Minerals Council, with the mines ministry to bring some non-essential workers gradually back to work under agreed precautionary measures to ensure the integrity of its mines was not compromised. … [Read more...] about South Africa’s Implats plans gradual return to operation after regulations eased
Some of the many small players who polish the rough diamonds that De Beers and other miners unearth say they have been pleasantly surprised by the extent of lockdown jewellery-buying as enforced proximity kindled romance and feel-good spending. … [Read more...] about South Africa’s diamond polishers look to lockdown lovers to add shine