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2010-03-07 23:15:00

JOHANNESBURG, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Positioned for future growth despite challenging markets Headline earnings per share decreased by 51% to R10,67 Overall group production volumes up Cash fixed costs reduced Interim dividend increased by 12% to R2,80 per share Full pipeline of capital projects progressing well Focused response to climate change imperative Overview Chief executive, Pat Davies says: "Our deliberate, intense efforts on operational improvement and cost...

2010-03-04 08:35:00

CHICAGO, BRACKNELL, England, and JOHANNESBURG, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kognitio(®), a leading global provider of business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing solutions, announced today that it has embarked on an expansion program in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and has appointed Johannesburg, South Africa-based IT & Business Solutions (ITB) as its first reseller of Kognitio's award-winning WX2 analytical database software. Under the terms of the agreement,...

2010-03-01 12:05:00

NEW YORK, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What has five moves, captures the unique and vibrant rhythms of South African soccer, and just might be your ticket to an unforgettable journey to the 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM) and a South African Adventure you'll remember for a lifetime? The answer is the Diski Dance, created specifically for the upcoming World Cup. And just like the game is played in host country South Africa, the Diski Dance is rhythmic. It is showy. And it is never boring! Each...

2010-01-28 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Tourism has announced that 97 Fusion, a U-12 girls travel squad, has won its "Diski Dancing" viral dance video contest and will be heading to South Africa on South African Airways for an unforgettable 8-day, 7-night trip. This memorable journey will include visits to Johannesburg and Cape Town and will be jam-packed with jaw-dropping sights and once-in-a-lifetime experiences including a safari and the chance to square off against a top South...

2010-01-12 07:39:00

JOHANNESBURG, January 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited ("Gold Fields") (NYSE, JSE, DIFX: GFI) will publish its Q2 F2010 results on the company's website http://www.goldfields.co.za at 08:00 am SA time on Thursday, 4 February 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, 4 February 2010 Time: 09:45 for 10:00 Venue:...

2010-01-12 08:00:00

City's Janmarg Bus Rapid Transit System Reduces Carbon Emissions, Dramatically Improves Residents Access Cities in Developing World Dominate Award WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The developing world is leapfrogging developed countries when it comes to urban transport, with the city of Ahmedabad, India, today announced as winner of the 2010 Sustainable Transport Award for the successful implementation of Janmarg, India's first full bus rapid transit (BRT) system. "This...

2009-12-02 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Tourism has extended the deadline for entries to its popular Diski Dance Web video contest by one week, to Sunday, December 20, 2009, to accommodate the enthusiastic response to the chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to South Africa for an entire youth soccer team. In partnership with U.S. Youth Soccer (the largest youth sports organization in the United States), South African Airways and World Cup sponsor Coca-Cola, South African...

2009-11-18 07:25:00

JOHANNESBURG, November 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Paul Schmidt CA(SA) as Financial Director of the Company, with effect from Friday, 6 November 2009. Mr Schmidt is a chartered accountant with more than thirteen years of industry experience. He spent six years with Deloitte auditing mainly clients in the gold mining industry. He joined Gengold, part of the Gencor Group, in...

2009-11-13 17:12:00

All amounts are in US dollars unless otherwise noted. For a full discussion of financial and operating results, the Financial Statements and Management Discussion & Analysis, please see the Company's website, www.firsturanium.com under "Investor Centre/Interim Reports" TORONTO and JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or "the Company") today announced that for the three-month...

2009-11-10 23:15:00

HONG KONG, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources (Nasdaq: GSOL) today announced that South Africa will be the newest location for its expanding series of China Sourcing Fairs. The events, to be held December 2010 in Johannesburg, are expected to mark the first time such a wide variety of China-made products will be exhibited in any African country. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030303/LNM011LOGO-b ) The new China Sourcing Fairs are timed to address...


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