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Wendell Roelf

Wendell Roelf

    R2bn ethanol plant planned for completion by 2014
    R2bn ethanol plant planned for completion by 2014
    South Africa plans to invest R2-billion to build an ethanol plant and help a hopeful biofuels sector that could reduce the country's reliance on...
    ANC seeks to finance mining, agriculture job drive
    ANC seeks to finance mining, agriculture job drive
    The ANC is looking at ways to finance its efforts to boost jobs in agriculture and mining, which may include getting pension funds to buy more...
    SA can use forex reserves if necessary, says Gordhan
    SA can use forex reserves if necessary, says Gordhan
    South Africa could use its foreign exchange reserves if necessary to relieve market stress caused by global turmoil, Finance Minister Pravin...
    SA struggles to meet land reform targets
    SA struggles to meet land reform targets
    South Africa has reversed gains in its goal of transferring 30% of commercial farmland to blacks by 2014 after aspirant farmers resold land bought...
    De Beers SA sees 6.5-million carats for 2011
    De Beers SA sees 6.5-million carats for 2011
    Diamond producer De Beers expects its South African unit to produce 6.5-million carats in 2011, a million less than last year as the effects of...
    Mine 'carnage' worries Susan Shabangu
    Mine 'carnage' worries Susan Shabangu
    Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu described the mounting death toll in the country's lethal mines as "carnage" on Thursday and said there...
    Swaziland turns to South Africa for bailout
    Swaziland turns to South Africa for bailout
    Swaziland has asked neighbouring South Africa for an emergency bailout to patch over a national cash crunch that has sparked rare political unrest...
    SA farmers oppose Shell's shale gas plans
    SA farmers oppose Shell's shale gas plans
    Royal Dutch Shell is facing opposition to its plans to seek shale gas in South Africa's semi-desert Karoo region, as farmers fear methods used to...
    SA carbon tax could hurt business, consumers
    SA carbon tax could hurt business, consumers
    South Africa is likely to phase-in a carbon tax on fossil fuel inputs as part of new measures to curb carbon dioxide emissions, the national...
    IMF trims SA's 2010 GDP forecast
    IMF trims SA's 2010 GDP forecast
    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has trimmed South Africa's growth forecast for this year to below 3% and expects expansion of 3,5% in 2011,...
    BHP set to join new oil-gas explorers in SA
    BHP set to join new oil-gas explorers in SA
    BHP Billiton, the world's biggest diversified miner, plans to drill for gas off South Africa's west coast and will get exploration permits by...
    South Africans mark Mandela's release from prison
    South Africans mark Mandela's release from prison
    Chanting "Viva, Nelson Mandela, Viva," thousands of South Africans marked 20 years on Thursday since the anti-apartheid icon walked to freedom...