Today’s widely accepted thesis that the private sector is a key engine of economic growth stands in stark contrast to the model that most post-colonial African countries adopted during the early years of their independence. The model adopted by most of these countries at that time predicated the economic growth and development prospects of these countries on the public sector playing the central role. However, these countries faced a number of challenges which became pronounced in the 1980s with the fall of commodity prices, leading to extended economic hardship.

Read more: Private Sector for Development: How private investments have helped mining sector growth

Johannesburg, 19 February 2014 - Kalagadi Manganese has noted with concern the damning allegations made by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has approved funding for its projects as a result of political connectedness.

This comes after the DA’s Shadow Minister of Finance David Ross announced on Sunday, 16 February 2014 that the party had requested the Public Protector to investigate ‘the use of pensioners money to bankroll worrisome investments’.

Read more: DA misleads the public with baseless allegations against Kalagadi

Memorial Service for the late first President of a Democratic South Africa Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela:
Bryanston Methodist Church
December 11, 2013
By Daphne Mashile-Nkosi

Programme Directors,
Reverend Gamede,
Esteemed Members of the Clergy, 
Executive Mayor of the City of Johannesburg,
Presidents of the Black Business Council, Business Unity South Africa, and Afrikaanse Handels Instituut,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Fellow mourners:

Read more: Memorial Service - Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Cape Town - Mining Indaba: In a move that will see the Kalagadi Manganese project realise it’s full potential, a R2.2 billion loan is received from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The African Development Bank (AfDB) group CEO Haldara Alhassane revealed that the women-led project forms part of their development and upliftment agenda for Africa.

Read more: $202 million Secured with AfDB