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2010-09-13 00:31:00

JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ("Sasol" or "the company") focused and energised Earnings per share up by 17% to R26,68 Synfuels volumes up by 3,9% Cash fixed costs reduced Strong cash flows generated from operating activities Total dividend up by 24% to R10,50 per share Strong balance sheet to fund growth Growth projects remain on track Overview Chief executive, Pat Davies says: "Sasol continued to deliver on its...

2010-08-27 07:51:00

LONEHILL, South Africa, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- MyJohannesburgInfo, the online travel website, has recently announced the launch of their new virtual tour functionality which aims to offer visitors to the website detailed and eye-catching views of various attractions, while providing listed companies with unparalleled exposure. The independent travel website, part of the global MyDestinationInfo network, aims to offer the most comprehensive and accurate listings of the region's top...

2010-08-26 00:07:00

JOHANNESBURG, August 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlos Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo, Governor of the State of Guerrero, Mexico and the former mayor of Acapulco spoke of the poverty within his state. Demographic data he showed put his state near the bottom of most statistics in basic services. Most support comes from the federal government but by the time the state uses funds to pay for basic services and debt finance, little is left to support services for the people....

2010-08-05 02:15:00

JOHANNESBURG, August 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following on its 10 May 2010 media release, Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) of South Africa has executed the new order mining right for its South Deep gold mine. The cumulative effect of this execution, together with the previous conversions for Driefontein, Kloof and Beatrix granted in 2006, is all of Gold Fields' South African...

2010-07-12 08:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today in Johannesburg, a new international tourism campaign was launched: "Brazil is calling you! Celebrate life here. Brazil. Sensational!" It consists of television spots, print ads, social media programs and more, with the objective of inviting the world to visit the country before it becomes the host of major world sporting events. The goal is to excite, encourage and motivate travelers to take their business or leisure trips to Brazil. The...

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2010-07-08 07:30:00

Corrupt, lazy, ignorant and too cowardly to chase criminals - these are among some of the most negative terms to have been applied to the police in South Africa, particularly by their fellow citizens. What truth these perceptions hold and other problems faced by the South African Police Service (SAPS) is the subject of research by political scientist Darshan Vigneswaran from the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. He worked with fellow...

2010-07-05 10:10:00

JOHANNESBURG, July 5, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited ("Gold Fields") (NYSE, JSE, DIFX: GFI) will publish its Q4 F2010 results on the company's website http://www.goldfields.co.za at 08:00 am SA time on Thursday, 5 August 2010. LIVE RESULTS PRESENTATION AND SIMULTANEOUS AUDIO AND VIDEO WEBCAST Management will host a results presentation at the time and venue listed below: Date: Thursday, 5 August 2010 Time: 09:45 for 10:00 Venue: Summer Place...

2010-06-29 05:54:00

JOHANNESBURG, June 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) has announced that attributable Group production for Q4 F2010 is expected to be about 895koz, which is at the upper end of the guidance provided on 7 May, 2010. Total cash cost and notional cash expenditure (NCE) for Q4 F2010 are also expected to be within the guidance provided. All four regions performed well with overall attributable Group production...

2010-06-28 02:00:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 28 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which holds the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced that it will provide its expertise in solar energy to power "20 Centres for 2010", the official campaign of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa(TM). This...

2010-06-25 19:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's more than one soccer team winning for the US in Johannesburg this week. A San Francisco youth soccer team is competing in a World Cup for schools from around the world. Ten boys and girls from the 5th and 6th grades at the French-American International School are representing the US on and off the soccer pitch. And they're on a winning streak. During the qualification stage, the San Francisco-USA team has won against Denmark,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'