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Power, not policy

The senior Southern Africa analyst at international business risks consultancy Control Risks provided an interesting take on the whole mine nationalisation debate, which I tend to share. Anne Fruehauf argued last week that nationalisation was not an

Interview on the Research Channel Africa

Creamer Media CEO Kenneth Creamer speaks to Rosalia Matlou about the Research Channel Africa, a source of intelligence on industry and mining in Africa. Research Channel Africa offers the following features: To find our more about Research Channel Africa

Rising commodity prices to lift Namibia growth

Higher commodity prices and a pick up in exports should help Namibia's economy recover from last year's slowdown, but an increase in power costs may add to inflation, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. A global downturn hit mining revenues in Namibia, the

Zimbabwe foreign firms face local control

Foreign-owned businesses operating in Zimbabwe, including banks and mines, will be forced to sell a majority stake to locals within the next five years under government regulations due to take effect in March. But Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said
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Company announcement: Xstrata Coal South Africa latest to join Weather Intelligence Systems (WIS)

Xstrata Coal South Africa, is one of the latest companies to adopt WIS as its strategic weather intelligence partner. Staying true to its people-centric ethos, XCSA, have invested in theWIS early warning weather detection systems at their Mpumalanga an...