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January 25, 2012
South Africa's Competition Commission (Pretoria) on Tuesday blocked a bid by Senmin International, a unit of AECI, to acquire Cellulose Derivatives (Pretoria). The commission says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africa-Blocks-Chemicals-Merger-Future-of-CMC-Producer-Uncertain_40742.html
January 23, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) says it has opened a new representative office at Cape Town, South Africa. The establishment of this office “will ultimately be a nuclease...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Qapco-Opens-Office-in-South-Africa_40683.html
January 11, 2012
Sasol Germany (Hamburg) has agreed to sell its production site at Witten, Germany, and the associated oleochemicals business to Cremer Oleo (Hamburg). Approval by the relevant German...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-Sell-One-of-Its-Production-Sites-in-Germany_40373.html
December 7, 2011
The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/New-Office-in-Kenya-Strengthens-BASFs-Presence-in-Africa_39561.html
October 26, 2011
Crest Chemicals (Midrand, South Africa), a chemical distribution joint venture between Brenntag and AECI (Johannesburg), has acquired certain assets of WK Croxton (Pietermaritzburg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Brenntag-JV-Acquires-Assets-in-South-Africa_38573.html
October 7, 2011
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Tronox has announced plans to acquire the mineral sands operations of Exxaro Resources (Pretoria, South Africa) in exchange for approximately 38.5% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Tronox-Acquires-Mineral-Sands-Business-Ups-Back-Integration_38139.html
September 15, 2011
The feasibility study will consider a 2-million m.t./year and a 4 million m.t./year GTL facility. Capital investment in estimated at $8 billion-$10 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Eyes-Integrated-GTL-and-Chemicals-Project-at-Lake-Charles_37568.html
July 8, 2011
SRF (Gurgaon, India), a producer of refrigerants, engineering plastics and technical textile yarns, plans to invest about $70 million in a 30,000-m.t./year biaxially oriented...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/SRF-Invests-in-BOPP-Plant-in-South-Africa-Will-Soon-Complete-HFC-134-a-Unit-in-India_36037.html
July 4, 2011
Chemical distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired Ethnichem (Johannesburg). Financial terms were not disclosed. Ethnichem is an important local player in the personal care and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Distributor-IMCD-Acquires-in-South-Africa_35916.html
May 31, 2011
BASF has announced plans to build a dispersions plant at Durban, South Africa. The plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Constructs-Acrylic-Dispersions-Plant-in-South-Africa_35052.html
May 17, 2011
BASF has announced plans to invest in a dispersions plant at Durban, South Africa. The plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Builds-Acrylic-Dispersions-Plant-in-South-Africa_34888.html
May 6, 2011
Sasol (Johannesburg) has announced the appointment of David E. Constable as chief executive designate. He will succeed Pat Davies who is retiring on June 30, 2011. Constable is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Appoints-David-E-Constable-as-Chief-Executive_34659.html
March 30, 2011
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) say they have begun stepping up their joint efforts to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/ICCA-Steps-up-Safety-Activities-in-Southern-Africa_33827.html
March 28, 2011
Maire Tecnimont has signed a memorandum of understanding with Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) to cooperate on project development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Maire-Tecnimont-and-Orascom-Construction-Sign-MOU-to-Collaborate-on-Fertilizer-Projects-in-Africa_33772.html
December 14, 2010
Sasol Polymers says it has agreed to a R 111.6 million settlement ($16.4 million) with the South African Competition Commission in relation to its existing propylene supply agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Polymers-Settles-Price-Fixing-Suit_31577.html
November 15, 2010
Olam International (Singapore) says it has agreed to form an 80-20 joint venture with the government of Gabon to build an ammonia-urea complex at a port location in Gabon. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Singapore-Firm-Agrees-on-Ammonia-Urea-JV-in-Gabon_30960.html
September 22, 2010
Sabic has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa in the presence of HE Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and Sabic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sabic-Opens-Office-in-Cape-Town_29660.html
September 15, 2010
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business says it has purchased a majority share of Pannar Seed Limited (Greytown, South Africa) for an undisclosed sum....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/DuPont-Buys-Stake-in-Africas-Largest-Seed-Firm_29499.html
September 13, 2010
Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg) reported a 3% drop to R23.9 billion ($3.3 billion) in operating profit in the year ended 30th June 2010 on sales down 11% to R122.3 billion. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-Chemical-Operations-Show-Improvement-in-2010-Arya-Makes-Solid-Contribution_29434.html
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