Archive for September, 2008

Sep 30 2008

About tall trees

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When I saw this blog entry, I couldn’t help but think of my own blog (posted three short months ago) on the same tall tree. [Read on]

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Sep 29 2008

Pinotage surprises at big German competition

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South African winemakers put in a respectable showing against the “best of the rest” at the 8th MUNDUSVini International Wine Awards held in Germany from 29/8/2008 to 7/9/2008. Depending on how one looks at the results, one could even say South Africa and France were the star performers of the global wine competition. [Read on]

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Sep 27 2008

MAN Ferrostaal bribe allegations revisited

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On 26/8/2008 the German DAX company MAN Ferrostaal published a comprehensive denial on its website of the claim made by The Sunday Times (on 10/8/2008) that MAN Ferrostaal had paid R30 million under the table to ex-president Thabo Mbeki in exchange for an arms contract.
And repeated its request that the newspaper publish a correction of the report containing the allegations – or face legal action. [Read on]

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Sep 26 2008

Naspers’ roundabout way into big-time search

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First published on my old blog on 5/8/2008.  

If this post on Russian blog Quintura.com is anything to go by, Naspers’ new “partner” in Russian portal Mail.ru could just turn out to be a lucky break for Naspers in Russia. [Read on]

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Sep 26 2008

MAN Ferrostaal, Mbeki and “the big silence”

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First published on my old blog on 12/8/2008. 

Roughly nine days have elapsed since a South African newspaper published its first claims of bribery involving the SA president Thabo Mbeki and the German company MAN Ferrostaal on 3 August.  [Read on]

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Sep 26 2008

SA weapons boost German firm’s bottom line

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First published on my old blog on 13/8/2008. 

Last night I wrote about Denel and its successful boss Shaun Liebenberg, who recently joined German firm Rheinmetall as head of international business development (see article below), and this morning the Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) reported on Rheinmetall’s financial results (first 6 months of this year). [Read on]

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Sep 26 2008

Denel slips into Top 100

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First published on my old blog on 13/8/2008. 

Denel made it onto the magazine Flight Global’s list of Top 100 aerospace manufacturers in the world, based on the previous year’s turnover. But only just – in 100th position.  [Read on]

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Sep 26 2008

Waboomsrivier Co-op to sell new range in UK

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Waboomsrivier Co-operative, a winery close to Worcester, South Africa, has appointed Besós UK as its exclusive distributor in the UK, according to this press release and the Harpers website TalkingDrinks.com. [Read on]

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