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Safika Resources has announced that it has acquired nine percent of Australia’s Orion Minerals’ R4-billion (AUD408-million) project to reopen the Prieska copper and zinc mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape. Safika Resources’ chairman Saki Macozoma said the acquisition is in line with the company’s policy of diversifying into copper and zinc in the near term. […]

Big birds catalyst for new quail processing facility in Queensland

By Cassandra Hough | Source The cooked chook might be a staple in the Australian diet, but Brisbane Valley poultry farmer Duncan Brown is looking to the more exotic quail to tempt consumers’ tastebuds and overseas markets. When Mr Brown sat down to a quail dish a couple of years ago, he was taken aback […]

Integrated protein production hub approved for Somerset

Source: https://bit.ly/2AX63xN Plans for a multi million dollar integrated protein production hub at Coominya has been awarded preliminary approval by Somerset Regional Council. The Brisbane Valley Protein Precinct master plan aims to satisfy Asia’s appetite for quality meat and will help position the region for a buoyant future. Brisbane Valley Protein managing director, Duncan Brown, welcomed […]

Safika’s Brisbane Valley positioned for strong export future

The Brisbane Valley Protein Precinct has taken an important step towards satisfying Asia’s appetite for quality meat. Australia’s Somerset Regional Council has granted preliminary approval for the company’s masterplan, a strong endorsement of the project. The masterplan is set on 2500 acres (1011 hectares) near the town of Coominya and features ten sub areas accommodating […]

Quail processing venture launched

Australia’s Brisbane Valley Protein Precinct, in which Safika has a significant investment, has launched its new quail processing plant. It was officially opened by Australia’s State Development Minister Cameron Dick. Safika’s chairman Saki Macozoma was present at the event. The R20-million plant is the first stage of the protein precinct master plan which will be […]

Incredible journey of Bay’s man of steel

Macozoma still interested in PE rail links that export his ore As a young boy fascinated by the seemingly endless strings of wagons, Saki Macozoma took pleasure from watching trains as they trundled their way along Port Elizabeth’s railway lines. These days, a youthful, 61-year-old Macozoma still keeps a sharp eye on the railway tracks, […]

Local boy made good, Oswin Slade, is trying to make a difference in South Africa.

Oswin Slade, chief executive of Safika group’s UNICOM technology company, presents a cheque to support the development of young South African cricketers to JP Duminy’s JP21 project. He is bringing international business to South Africa’s economy and donating to South African cricket. It was 42 years ago when Oswin, disgusted by apartheid, left his Stellenbosch […]