South Africa lacks the demand and infrastructure for the huge Mthombo plant at Coega, experts say. Lynley Donnelly reports.
The Coega Industrial Development Zone will receive a major boost after a R4,2-billion investment for the construction of a manganese smelter plant.
The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve BHP Billiton's proposed merger with Rio Tinto -- with conditions.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's oil largesse could come at a cost to South Africa, an oil analyst said this week.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is set to jet into SA this week to sign a bi-lateral energy agreement with the government that involves PetroSA.