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Wendell Roelf

Wendell Roelf

    R2bn ethanol plant planned for completion by 2014
    R2bn ethanol plant planned for completion by 2014
    R2-billion has been set aside for an ethanol plant to help South Africa's budding biofuels sector, which could reduce its reliance on imported fuel.
    ANC seeks to finance mining, agriculture job drive
    ANC seeks to finance mining, agriculture job drive
    The ANC is seeking ways to finance efforts to boost jobs in the agriculture and mining sectors, which could include pension funds buying more bonds.
    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, says Pravin Gordhan.
    SA struggles to meet land reform targets
    SA struggles to meet land reform targets
    SA has reversed gains in its goal of transferring 30% of commercial farmland to blacks by 2014 after aspirant farmers resold land bought for them.
    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.
    Mine 'carnage' worries Susan Shabangu
    Mine 'carnage' worries Susan Shabangu
    Susan Shabangu described the mounting death toll in SA's mines as "carnage", adding there is a link between the pursuit of profits and the body count.
    Swaziland turns to South Africa for bailout
    Swaziland turns to South Africa for bailout
    Swaziland has asked South Africa for an emergency bailout of R10-billion but the government say it would need to review the request first.
    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.
    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.
    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%.
    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 August.