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Jun 24, 2015
Iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals has welcomed Treasurer Joe Hockey’s announcement on Wednesday that Australia would become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Hockey has committed to contributing A$930-million as paid-in capital to...
Jun 24, 2015
Galilee Basin
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Wednesday criticised a recently released report by environmental group Climate Council, which pitched “gloom and doom” for the future of coal. The QRC said the report, entitled ‘Galilee basin – Unburnable Coal’ was short...
Jun 23, 2015
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
African cities should expand and increase their capacity to cater for influxes of residents as rural to urban migration and international relocation continued, said African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Tuesday. “When we say there will be...
Jun 23, 2015
From left: Dr Rod Crompton, Khomotso Mthimunye, Thembani Bukula, Jacob Modise and Nomfundo Maseti
A National Treasury circular informing municipalities that any additional bulk electricity price increases approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) after May 15 would need to be “deferred” to the 2016/17 financial year emerged as a key point...
Jun 23, 2015
The consumerisation of IT and the rise of social media and mobile apps are changing employees’ expectations of the software that they must use to do their jobs every day. That means that payroll and HR software vendors and the enterprises that use their products must...
Jun 19, 2015
“We are a leading South African welding contractor specialising in the manufacturing, maintenance & refurbishment of pressure vessels, piping fabrication, steel construction, refinery and boiler maintenance and refurbishment. Our services include the full range of...
Jun 19, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade show participation and trade missions across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are expected to generate R3.5-billion in trade in the 2015/16 financial year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said this week. South Africa’s...
Jun 19, 2015
In less that a decade, a major change has occurred in the global airliner market. In 2005, Airbus delivered 378 aircraft, of which the countries of North America (excluding Mexico), Europe and the former Soviet Union took 62% and emerging countries and the rest of...
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Jun 12, 2015
With production costs rising and gold resources being depleted, industrial gold recycling has the potential to become a far more significant contributor to overall future supply, particularly as legislative pressures rise around the recycling of electronic waste....
Jun 12, 2015
Notwithstanding its recent downgrade to junk status, State-owned electricity utility Eskom is still planning to raise a whopping R66-billion in debt funding during 2015/16 to cover operational and capital expenditure (capex) shortfalls that will arise even after a...
Jun 12, 2015
MARKET EDGE Weldamax’s brand of Thermamax welding equipment and consumables sales and market share have increased in the past year
Welding products supplier Weldamax has embarked on several rightsizing and consolidation initiatives to mitigate the effects of a contracting local welding sector and the cost pressures that welding equipment end-users face. “Weldamax focused on premises...
Jun 10, 2015
Deloitte today announced a key addition to its growing risk advisory practice, with the recent arrival of experienced mining executive Michael Barrett as national leader of the firm’s energy and resources risk advisory group. Michael was most recently Chief Financial...
Jun 05, 2015
The world’s first commercial-waste-to-protein fly farm, located in Cape Town, will be completed in mid-June, says AgriProtein Group co-founder Jason Drew. By ‘herdsize’ the $6-million facility will be the largest farming operation on the planet. The farm will house...
Jun 05, 2015
The project will connect the Asian and European sides through a highway tunnel underneath the seabed.
Jun 05, 2015
Singapore-based fully integrated water solutions supplier Hyflux Membrane Manufacturing (Hyflux) has chosen engineering advisory firm and assurance services company Lloyd’s Register Energy as its American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) inspection services...
Jun 04, 2015
It was becoming increasingly difficult for natural gas to compete amid the availability of “very cheap” coal and the falling costs of renewable energy, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday as it revised its five-year forecast for gas demand...
Jun 03, 2015
Trimble  announced today that a SITECH® Technology Dealer has been established in Wyoming, with the exception of several counties adjacent to Montana and Utah. SITECH Wyoming joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships—the first fully dedicated global...
Jun 03, 2015
BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie
Mining giant BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie on Wednesday said that Australia’s share of the global commodities market would grow in the long term, if the country could remain competitive. Speaking at Minerals Week in Canberra, Mackenzie noted that while prices...
 
 
 
 
Jun 02, 2015
WNA director-general Agneta Rising
In the next two decades nuclear energy’s share of the world’s power generation mix is projected to increase by several percentage points from 11% currently, as countries strive to meet growing demand by deploying technologies that do not exacerbate global warming....
Jun 02, 2015
Notwithstanding its recent downgrade to junk status, State-owned electricity utility Eskom is still planning to raise a whopping R66-billion in debt funding during 2015/16 to cover operational and capital expenditure (capex) shortfalls that will arise even after a...
Jun 02, 2015
The Japanese nuclear power generation sector, which was shut down in 2011, in the aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-ichi disaster, is set to reopen on a limited scale with the expected recommissioning of two units in the next two to three months. Japan Atomic Industrial...
May 29, 2015
South African pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps International took top honours in the Most Innovative Company and Customer Service of the Year categories of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa’s (Seifsa’s) Awards for Excellence, on...
May 29, 2015
Hilti South Africa is one of the 120 countries that make up the Hilti Global operations. We not only support South Africa but we look after the sub region Southern Africa. We currently employ over 200 staff and have 4 sales channels, a customer call centre, account...
May 29, 2015
Major global aircraft manufacturer Airbus Commercial Aircraft is maintaining a steady course. "I don't have any big news, good or bad," company President and CEO Fabrice Bregier told international aviation journalists in Toulouse, France, on Thursday. "We're in...
May 29, 2015
The winners of the inaugural Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence were announced during a gala dinner on May 28 – the first day of the Metals and Engineering Indaba – at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg. South...
May 28, 2015
The development of a clear climate framework and a global emissions target is essential if the $48-trillion to $53-trillion required for a new sustainable energy infrastructure is to be delivered, a new World Energy Council (WEC) report has stated. The World Energy...
May 27, 2015
Concrete, and more specifically cement, has become a key ingredient of economic growth, and cement sales are often used as an indicator thereof. Having been part been part of society for thousands of years, concrete has progressed from an elementary construction...
May 25, 2015
Cartrack CEO Zak Calisto
Telematics solutions provider for mobile asset tracking and related data management Cartrack registered double-digit increases across the board for the year to February 28, as it reported its first set of financial results since listing on the JSE in December. Over...
 
 
 
 
May 25, 2015
WorleyParsons, one of South Africa’s largest engineering contractors, launched its new global advisory business, Advisian, into its local South African structure in October 2014. Advisian provides high-level strategic and management consulting services and has been...
May 25, 2015
With Africa’s population set to triple by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, the African Economic Outlook 2015 report highlights. Compiled by the African Development Bank...
May 22, 2015
“Krispy Kreme will quickly become a South African favourite.” That’s what the global doughnut company and coffee retailer is hoping for as it plans to open 31 shops in the country over next five years. On Thursday‚ it was announced that Krispy Kreme has signed a...
May 22, 2015
Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed ‘Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030’, which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in...
May 22, 2015
Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed 'Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030', which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and an achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in...
May 21, 2015
Key players signed up National and international support from associations and government ministries Exhibitor allocation for IFAT Environmental Technology Forum Africa has begun and the organizers are very positive about the stand confirmations to date: The...
May 21, 2015
Australian resources companies have been advised to conduct ‘basic groundwork’ when moving into the Latin American sector. Speaking at the second day of the Paydirt Latin America Downunder conference, in Sydney, Brisbane-based mining consultancy MEC Mining said...
May 20, 2015
Giada Technology, an industry leader in mini PCs, embedded computing and servers for small and medium enterprises, is announcing a round of new products at this year’s Computex show in Taipei. Giada’s sophisticated and high-performance solutions will be on display to...
May 18, 2015
North African State Djibouti has the ability to attain its goal of sourcing 100% of its energy from renewables by 2020, a report released on Monday by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) has revealed. The ‘Djibouti Renewables Readiness Assessment (RRA)’...
May 15, 2015
JÜRGEN DRESEL Alaris is more focused and will devote more resources to research and development and client support
Defence and specialist antenna company Alaris Antennas recorded improved sales in many of the regions where it operates and has made good progress towards concluding an acquisition that will provide it a footprint in the US, says Alaris Holdings CEO Jürgen Dresel....
 
 
 
 
May 14, 2015
A fly cage
The world’s first commercial-waste-to-protein fly farm, located in Cape Town, will be completed in mid-June, says AgriProtein Group co-founder Jason Drew. By ‘herdsize’ the $6-million facility will be the largest farming operation on the planet. The farm will house...
May 14, 2015
The Queensland government on Thursday released 11 000 km2 of potentially petroleum- and gas-rich exploration area in the state’s far south-western corner. Minister for State Development, Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said that most of the land being...
May 13, 2015
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has given kudos to the resources industry for supporting the country’s economy, a move that has been welcomed by industry bodies across the country. Announcing the federal Budget in Parliament on Tuesday evening, Hockey said that...
May 12, 2015
GlobalCOAL® announced today that two new Japanese Market Members have joined its online coal trading platform. Itochu Singapore Pte Limited is a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation, which is involved in a broad range of industries, including coal, iron ore and...
May 12, 2015
Trimble announced that a SITECH® Technology Dealer has been established in North and South Dakota, with the exception of several counties in North Dakota adjacent to Montana. The dealer will also operate in Clay County, Minnesota. SITECH Dakotas joins the premier...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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