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From: Jimjones1972 (Rep: 3) reply to Jimjones1972Date: 07/25/2018 12:00
Forum: Mining and Commodities Eh! - Msg #6189 - List CAF msgs Thread #674000957 (Rec: 0)
China to invest $15 billion in South African economy

China to invest $15 billion in South African economy
Published time: 25 Jul, 2018 07:38
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China to invest $15 billion in South African economy
© Thomas White / Reuters
Beijing has pledged to bankroll $14.7 billion in South Africa and provide the country’s power utility and logistics corporation with loans. The South African rand firmed by more than one percent on news of the investment.
The announcement followed a meeting between the two countries’ leaders President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Pretoria. Xi’s state visit took place ahead of the 10th BRICS summit, scheduled for July 25-27. South Africa's biggest city of Johannesburg is set to welcome the heads of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.

“China is ready to invest and work with South Africa in various sectors, such as infrastructure development, ocean economy, green economy, science and technology, agriculture, environment and finance,” Ramaphosa told journalists following the meeting.


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“We also recognized that, although trade figures have grown steadily over the past few years, bilateral trade has not reached its potential. We have thus explored avenues for increasing trade, identifying sectors for future investment and promoting tourism.”

The parties reportedly signed three major agreements aimed at strengthening mutual trade and identifying sectors for future investment. The presidents also announced plans to relax travel restrictions and loosen visa requirements.
The rand grew 1.04 percent to 13.3200 per dollar at 11:45 GMT, its firmest since Thursday.

“The rand is firming because our president is making it rain,” Wichard Cilliers, a trader at Pretoria-based Treasuryone told Bloomberg. “He has just secured another big investment, this time from China. That means new FDI inflows.”

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Reply to Jimjones1972 - Msg #6188 - 07/19/2018 10:29

Canaf Group appoints Williams to board, as CFO

2018-07-19 07:57 MT - News Release

Mr. Christopher Way reports


Canaf Investments Inc., formerly known as Canaf Group Inc., has appointed Rebecca Williams as a director and chief financial officer effective today.

Rebecca, based in the UK, qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting in 2009 following a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Having spent 8 years progressing her accounting career with the rail industry, Rebecca diversified into corporate transformation having led divestment programmes and functional restructuring.

Rebecca joins Canaf at a time where the Corporation is looking to diversify and expand; her locality to the rest of the board, coupled with her ambition, enthusiasm and expertise will benefit the Corporation and its future plans.

The Corporation also confirms the resignation of Derick Sinclair as Chief Financial Officer and director. Christopher Way, CEO stated, "Derick leaves his position on the board, and as CFO, after having acted as Canaf's interim CFO, following the sudden passing of Zeny Manalo earlier in the year. In the short time Derick has been with Canaf, he has delivered some positive changes, and we are pleased to know that he will remain available to the Corporation as a consultant when required."

About Canaf

Canaf is a public company listed on the TSX-V Exchange. Canaf's head office is in Vancouver, Canada, with subsidiary offices in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Canaf owns 100% of Quantum Screening and Crushing (Pty) Ltd., ("Quantum"), a South African based company that owns 100% of Southern Coal (Pty) Ltd., ("Southern Coal"), a company that produces a high carbon, de-volatised anthracite. As of 03 July 2018, Quantum agrees to sell 30% of its shares in Southern Coal for the net consideration of R18million; the transaction will close by 31 August 2018.

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