Archive for August 30th, 2009

Brendan Ryan
Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:40

[] — ANGLO Coal has embarked on a major exploration drive to prove the existence of sufficient coal bed methane (CBM) gas reserves in Botswana to feed a proposed gas-to-liquids synthetic fuel plant.

The aim is to delineate gas reserves totalling at least 4 trillion cubic feet (tcf), which will be sufficient to justify construction of a dedicated synfuels plant.

Lesser volumes of reserves could be used to supply the synthetic fuel plant Sasol is considering building in the Waterberg, next to the South Africa-Botswana border.

Anglo Coal is already conducting gas exploration activities in the Waterberg, where it [continue reading]

source: Mmegi

FRANCISTOWN: An Ombudsman legal investigator has explained that the Office of the Ombudsman does not interfere where not necessary.

Addressing a full Francistown council session yesterday, Ipeleng Tshetlhana explained that, ” We have powers of investigations but the ombudsman does not interfere where not necessary.”

Subsequent to her presentation, councillors still posed more questions concerning the independence of the Ombudsman.

Ipopeng Ward councillor, Interest Tawele wanted to be well informed on the powers the [continue reading]

source: allAfrica
Financial Gazette (Harare)
Clemence Manyukwe
27 August 2009

Harare — The government is seeking US$145 million from China for the construction of a new parliament building, Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said.

Biti told the parliamentary portfolio committee on Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion last week that negotiations for the funding of the state-of-the-art building to be located in the historic Kopje area of Harare are already underway.

“Negotiations are underway to secure concessionary funding of US$145 million from the China Eximbank to finance the construction of the new Parliament building,” Biti told legislators.

“The transport and communications sectors are set to benefit US$825 million under [continue reading]