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/ 16 April 2008

Denel needs another R1,7bn for turnaround strategy

Arms manufacturer Denel still needs R1,7-billion promised by the government to complete its turnaround, outgoing CEO Shaun Liebenberg said on Wednesday. ”When Denel reached technical insolvency in June 2005, the shareholder faced three options: to close Denel; to retain it on a subsidy basis; or to turn it into a commercially viable business,” Liebenberg said.

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/ 7 March 2008

Increase of power supply to mines welcomed

The Chamber of Mines has welcomed the decision to marginally increase the supply of electricity to the mining industry, it said on Friday. In recent weeks the chamber has been urgently interacting with the government and Eskom in an effort to persuade them to normalise power-consumption levels in the mining sector, CEO Mzolisi Diliza said.

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/ 4 March 2008

SA names new nuke partners

South Africa’s advanced nuclear reactor technology programme will include United States-based Westinghouse Electric as a partner and a new shareholders’ contract is expected by the end of the month, an official said on Tuesday. South Africa is currently testing elements of the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor and wants to build 24 to 30 reactors for its own energy needs.