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2011-05-23 12:58:00

JOHANNESBURG, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sappi Southern Africa today announced that it had initiated a consultation process with staff and relevant Union representatives to cease operations at Adamas Mill in Port Elizabeth in response to difficult market conditions and sustained input costs increases. This supports Sappi Southern Africa's strategy to improve the competitiveness of its fine paper business by aligning its production capacity to market demand.

2008-09-03 06:00:19

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- South Africa's Coega Industrial Development Zone and the adjacent new Port of Ngqura on the Indian Ocean coast of the country are beginning to see renewed interest in projects that had been mooted or postponed, as well as in new projects for which commitments are being made.

2008-07-01 09:01:01

Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA) (Parow) has decided to build a 400,000- to 450,000-barrel-per-day (BBL/d) refinery in Coega, South Africa, worth about $11 billion instead of the $5.8 billion, 200,000-BBL/d plant originally planned in 2007.

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The Eastern Cape blue cycad, Encephalartos horridus
2013-11-04 09:31:52

The Eastern Cape blue cycad (Encephalartos horridus) is a small, cycad species plant. The plant is found in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. This low-growing plant prefers arid shrubland with shallow soil. The name “horridus,” meaning bristly, is derived from its spiky, stiff leaflets. The Eastern Cape blue cycad has a unique coloration in its bluish/gray leaves -- colors may vary considerably. The plant reaches heights up to 3 feet tall and trunks are approximately 3 feet...

Eastern Cape Dwarf Cycad, Encephalartos caffer
2013-11-04 08:59:11

Encephalartos caffer is commonly referred to as the Eastern Cape dwarf cycad. It is a rare plant from the genus Encephalartos. The Eastern Cape dwarf cycad typically has an underground stem with a small area jutting through the soil. The stem is very rarely branched, and can be up to 15.75 inches long. Growing from the top are long dark green leaves up to 3 feet long. These leaves have a distinct appearance of ruffles, or feathers. This visual is caused by numerous clustered leaflets that...

Breadtree, Encephalartos altensteinii
2013-11-04 08:47:31

Encephalartos altensteinii is a cycad plant species that resembles a palm. It belongs to the family Zamiaceae. Common names of the plant are the Breadtree, Broodbroom, and the Eastern cape giant cycad. The species name, altensteinii, is homage to Altenstein, a German patron of science and chancellor from the 19th Century. It is he who is credited for the plant's discovery. E. altensteinii can grow over 22 feet tall and may be branched or without branches. The leaves of this cycad can...

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