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2010-11-17 12:00:00

PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), in coordination with Books For Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa, announced today that it will distribute 20,000 books and supplies to locations in need in Johannesburg and the surrounding region. Throughout the week, SIMBA, PepsiCo's local snack business in South Africa, with support from local community leaders, will deliver the books to three schools and one orphanage in rural and impoverished areas...

2010-11-12 07:15:00

JOHANNESBURG, November 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that it was ranked joint first in the JSE Top 100 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), which rates companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa on their disclosure of carbon emissions. In 2009 Gold Fields was fifth in the CDLI, but this year it improved to joint first (with FirstRand) with a disclosure rating of...

2010-11-02 12:50:00

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Introduction and rationale Sasol BEE Ordinary Shares were issued to the public pursuant to the Sasol cash invitation prospectus dated May 2008 ("Cash Invitation"). Sasol BEE Ordinary Shareholders became entitled to sell, with effect from 8 September 2010, their Sasol BEE Ordinary Shares to Black groups and persons determined in accordance with the Codes issued under the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 and such Sasol BEE...

2010-11-02 05:49:00

JOHANNESBURG, November 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today held its AGM and a subsequent general meeting to vote on the black economic empowerment transactions, detailed in a statement on 5 August 2010. All the resolutions listed in the 2010 Annual Report were approved by the AGM. The BEE transactions were approved at the general meeting by an overwhelming majority of 99.8% of the 85% of shareholders who voted....

2010-10-19 07:37:17

AvePoint's support of Africa's leading Microsoft event underscores its ongoing mission to deliver world-class technology, services, and thought leadership to the African SharePoint community Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 AvePoint, the world's largest provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, today announced it is a Gold Sponsor of this year's Microsoft Tech"¢Ed Africa, taking place from October 17...

2010-10-11 10:38:00

JOHANNESBURG, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) will publish its results for the September 2010 quarter on the company's website http://www.goldfields.co.za at 08:00 am (SA time) on Thursday, 4 November 2010. A telephone conference call has been scheduled at the times indicated below: For Johannesburg: 16:30 For United Kingdom: 14:30 hours GMT...

2010-10-07 05:15:00

LONEHILL, South Africa, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MyJohannesburgInfo.com, part of the MyDestinationInfo.com travel network, has launched a new section dedicated to specific travel routes. This section offers travellers proposed itineraries for an afternoon, a weekend, or an entire week. These suggested trips and routes, dubbed Johannesburg Destinations deal with 10 of Johannesburg's most popular regions, as well as regions often overlooked by tourists. They include comprehensive maps,...

2010-10-01 10:17:00

JOHANNESBURG, October 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) today opened a new employee housing project in the Glenharvie community near its Kloof Gold Mine as part of its R550-million, five year housing programme. The new Grootkloof complex, representing an investment of R25-million, will offer housing accommodation to approximately 100 Kloof employees and their families. The complex is an integral part of Gold Fields'...

2010-09-30 10:36:00

JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sappi Limited announces that Mr. Helmut Mamsch intends to retire from the board of directors of the Company on 31 December 2010, after 7 years service on the board. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090826/NE66332LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090826/NE66332LOGO ) Commenting on behalf of the Board, Chairman Danie Cronje said: "Mr. Mamsch has been a dedicated and active board member, chairing the Sappi Fine...

2010-09-29 07:15:00

JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sasol's (JSE: SOL, NYSE: SSL) annual financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2010, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards have been issued and have been posted on the Sasol website at www.sasol.com. An abridged report will not be published as the information previously published in the preliminary report is unchanged. Copies of the annual report (including the integrated sustainability report) and...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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