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David Jackson

David Jackson

    A tarred minefield
    A tarred minefield
    South Africa has one of the highest road-accident death rates in the world and, apart from the grief and hardship of losing family and friends, the...
    Transport road map
    Transport road map
    A planned multibillion-rand infrastructure roll-out over the next five years, the build-up to the 2010 Soccer World Cup and growing freight-transport usage are putting pressure on South Africa's road and rail infrastructure....
    The move away
    The move away
    A change in thinking among the investor community towards offshore diversification is becoming increasingly evident, driven in part by attractive...
    An enticing option
    An enticing option
    Emerging markets continue to be enticing offshore propositions for South Africans, as the full implications of the easing of investment restrictions, a weakening rand and global volatility, among other factors, begin to click in. ...
    Value-added challenges
    Value-added challenges
    Beneficiation, which broadly speaking is adding value to raw minerals mined from the Earth that end up as finished products, is a strong focus of...
    Crucial catalytic converters
    Crucial catalytic converters
    In the key area of catalytic converter manufacturing --the industrial cornerstone of beneficiation in this country -- 16,2-million catalytic...
    Getting our Act together
    Getting our Act together
    The recent tabling before Parliament of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act completes a process of minerals and mining policy...
    Sustaining development projects
    Sustaining development projects
    The Industrial Development Corporation's (IDC) Mining and Beneficiation Strategic Business Unit (SBU) was established in 1999 in response to the...
    The need to step up
    The need to step up
    Beneficiation cannot take place by command or at the whim of government officials, it can occur only where it makes economic sense to do so and...
    Invoice financing to raise capital
    Invoice financing to raise capital
    Raising working capital is seen as the ultimate challenge for most small and medium business enterprises (SMEs), particularly in the early stages...
    Make each decision count
    Make each decision count
    The current economic downturn and rising operating costs, fuelled by escalating fuel prices and the knock-on effects of the wave of power cuts...
    Focus on safety for patients
    Focus on safety for patients
    Initiatives are under way to enhance patient safety in health facilities. An upcoming congress will focus on minimising adverse incidents at...