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Nissan Now Offering Wheelchair Friendly Vehicles In South Africa

 Japanese carmaker Nissan has become the first manufacturer in South Africa to offer wheelchair friendly vehicles to taxi fleets. This move comes in order to meet safe and reliable means of transport for differently abled people. Nissan has used the NV350 Impendulo, converting the vehicle to a spacious carrier. The vehicle has hydraulic lifts, rear facing seats, and aluminium flooring, which grip wheelchairs better. Converted Impendulos are.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Babcock invests in fully automatic CNC bending machine for their high pressure pipe fabrication facility

 challenges by delivering trusted solutions and investing in best in class technology. With boiler experience dating back to 1891, Babcock is Africa’s most established and experienced boiler supplier, and offers a full range of specialised support services to the power generation and related industries. The company recently invested in a new, fully automatic, CNC bending machine for its specialist manufacturing facility for steam.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Babcock invests in fully automatic CNC bending machine for their high pressure pipe fabrication facility

 Babcock is focused on rapidly responding to customers’ challenges by delivering trusted solutions and investing in best in class technology. With boiler experience dating back to 1891, Babcock is Africa’s most established and experienced boiler supplier, and offers a full range of specialised support services to the power generation and related industries. The company recently invested in a new, fully automatic, CNC bending.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Tanzania: Govt Looks for Mining Sector to Spur Growth

 Tanzania aspires to see the mining sector contributes up to 10 percent to the economy through value addition and beneficiation so as to spur growth and development.   The Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Prof James Mdoe made the remarks in Dar es Salaam yesterday, citing that the country is one among Africa's mineral -rich countries endowed with a range of minerals.   "The current.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

South Africa: China Urged to Invest in SA's Mineral Industries

 Pretoria — Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has encouraged Chinese investors to invest in South Africa's downstream mineral development industries.   Speaking at the China Mining Congress and Expo, currently underway in Tianjin, Minister Zwane said the country was pursuing manufacturing and beneficiation in line with the Nine-Point Plan of government to grow the economy.   "Our long-term view is that.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Tehran, Nairobi Mull Energy Cooperation

 Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the implementation of the accord between Iran and major powers, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has paved the way for promoting Tehran-Nairobi relations that are of high importance to Iran.   Zanganeh made the statement after meeting Kenyan National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi in Tehran on Sunday, Shana reported.   "Expanding cooperation with Africa tops.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Tehran, Nairobi Mull Energy Cooperation

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the implementation of the accord between Iran and major powers, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has paved the way for promoting Tehran-Nairobi relations that are of high importance to Iran.   Zanganeh made the statement after meeting Kenyan National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi in Tehran on Sunday, Shana reported.   "Expanding cooperation with Africa tops Iran's.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Africa: At Last, Evidence That African Agriculture Is Powering Economic Transformation

 The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa´s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to its precarious state 15 years ago.   However, progress is uneven across the region. Governments that have invested in their agricultural sectors, such as in Ethiopia, Rwanda and Burkina Faso, are reaping the benefits - stronger economic growth,.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

East Africa: Global Luxury Hotel Brands Eye East Africa Market

 International luxury hotel brands are looking to put money into East Africa's hospitality industry, with America's Marriott announcing plans to set up shop in Kampala and Nairobi.   The firm is constructing the Ksh10 billion ($98.8 million) JW Marriott Hotel next to Villa Rosa Kempinksi, in Nairobi's Westlands area, after it signed an agreement with Chinese firm Avic.   It is also acquiring two properties in Uganda, where it.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Global firms upgrade Kenya’s 2016 growth

 World’s leading banks, consultancies and think-tanks have revised up the country’s growth forecast this year for the first time in three months, citing infrastructure projects which are coming on board.   A consensus growth outlook from the 12 global firms shows the country’s economy is likely to expand by six per cent this year, a slight 0.1 percentage point upgrade over the last three months. This mirrors.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Tanzanian mortgage market registers high growth rate

 Tanzania's mortgage market registered a significant growth rate of 29 percent during the second quarter of 2016 compared with 4.2 percent in the first quarter, the country's Central Bank said Friday.   The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) also said in its mortgage market update ending June 30, 2016, that more lenders were offering mortgage products in the East African nation.   "The mortgage market in Tanzania has continued to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016

Kenya seeks to expand key highway to boost trade, ease traffic

 The Kenyan government said on Sunday that it plans to expand the Nairobi-Mombasa highway from the current single lane to six lane modern highway and bids are likely to be invited soon, an official said on Sunday.   State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu told a news conference in Nairobi that already a U.S. investor has expressed its interest in the Nairobi-Mombasa Expressway which is expected to ease traffic jams in.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 26th September 2016



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