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Jun 11, 2014
Conlog's Durban manufacturing plant, which has 170 mostly female workers, has capacity to produce 100 000 units monthly
South African prepayment electricity meter specialist Conlog has signalled its intention to aggressively accelerate its African and international expansion strategy in a bid to build on its already impressive installed base of eight-million units, which have been...
Jun 11, 2014
The World Bank has made a further material downward revision to South Africa’s growth outlook for 2014, citing tense labour-market conditions as a key reason, along with weak electricity supply and tighter monetary policy. The bank’s latest Global Economic...
Jun 10, 2014
Independent research by University of Maryland supply chain lecturer Lisa Harrington has revealed that technology, or tech, companies should look at dramatically overhauling their existing African supply-chain strategies to meet the demands of an emerging, volatile...
Jun 09, 2014
The first Regional Student Energy Summits will take place simultaneously in Africa, Asia, North America and Latin America. The African Student Energy Summit will occur at the southern tip of the continent at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa....
Jun 06, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
IEA executive director Maria van der Hoeven
With South Africa moving to materially raise the profile of gas in its energy mix – probably initially through the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) – the International Energy Agency (IEA) has cautioned that gas transportation costs could dampen...
Jun 03, 2014
BT’s global network will help the world’s leading diamond company connect generations of people with the Earth's natural treasures. BT has won a significant new contract with The De Beers Group of Companies.  The six-year agreement, worth US $37m (around R...
Jun 02, 2014
Clermont mine
Diversified mining company Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its 50.1% interest in the Clermont joint venture to GS Coal – a company jointly owned by Glencore and Sumitomo Corporation, for $1.015-billion. Under the terms of the sale, which Rio Tinto announced...
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May 29, 2014
Workforce management group Adcorp has increased revenues for the year ended February 28, 2014, by an impressive 37%, generating R11.8-billion for the period, as its South Africa-based blue-collar operations continued to perform “particularly well", despite sweeping...
May 29, 2014
Investment in Australia’s resources sector was entering a downturn as Australia shifted into the production phase of the commodity investment cycle, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (Bree) reported this week. In its latest major projects update, Bree...
May 28, 2014
Despite challenging industry conditions, world steel demand grew by 3.6% during 2013, the World Steel Association (worldsteel) said on Wednesday. In its World Steel in Figures 2014 report the association also noted that world crude steel production totalled...
May 28, 2014
The Honda Ballade
2014 has not been a kind year to Honda Motor Southern Africa (HMSA) so far, but hopefully the new Ballade, launched this week, will lure more buyers to the Japanese brand’s showrooms, as will the new Jazz when it arrives next year. With consumers struggling to make...
May 26, 2014
The $19-billion Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) project has shipped its first cargo, bound for Japan. The PNG LNG project started production in April this year, ahead of schedule. Production from the second train has also started.
May 23, 2014
European airliner manufacturer Airbus recently marked the 20th anniversary of its scientific research partnership with a number of international airlines and European universities and scientific institutions to gather atmospheric data. This programme was originally...
May 22, 2014
SITECH® Technology Dealer has been established in northwest Mexico. SITECH Noroeste joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships—the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems...
May 21, 2014
José Gabriel Palma
The economic success of Asian countries is not due to cheap labour. “It’s not just low wages,” Cambridge University economics professor José Gabriel Palma has affirmed. Although low wages helped start the modern economic development of Asian countries, the key...
May 21, 2014
With the continuing skills shortage in mining even more evident when mine sites are more remote, the option of fly-in fly-out has become ever more popular right across the industry. However, in order to attract the best talent companies need to remain flexible and...
May 21, 2014
Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia are set to get increased satellite coverage as satellite services provider Spacecom prepares for the launch of a new satellite and plans for another satellite get under way. The AMOS-6 satellite was currently being...
 
 
 
 
May 16, 2014
March saw the holding of the second ever international mining and minerals conference in Vietnam. Held at the International Centre for Exhibitions in the capital city of Hanoi, Mining Vietnam 2014 was attended by 3 581 trade delegates from 30 countries. This figure...
May 16, 2014
Communications satellite operator Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat), a platinum sponsor at SatCom Africa 2014, has released a request for proposal for the procurement of four new satellites to be named HS3, HS4, ARB6E and ARB6A, set to launch in...
May 14, 2014
The global demand for silver bullion has risen to a record high in 2013, boosted by significant growth in silver fabrication, silver coin and strong jewellery demand, the latest instalment of the ‘World Silver Survey’ has found. Published on Wednesday, the...
May 14, 2014
Effective May 1st 2014 AUMUND Fördertechnik assumed the spare parts services of the Maschinenfabrik BESTA & MEYER in Saarland / Germany. Herewith AUMUND follows several strategic goals simultaneously: pooling the know-how of the companies BESTA & MEYER, Louise and...
May 12, 2014
A prefeasibility study at ASX-listed African Energy’s Mmamabula West coal project, in Botswana, has raised concern about transport costs. Based on the 200-million tonne indicated resource, the prefeasibility study found that the Mmamabula West project could...
May 09, 2014
This year, the triennial international exhibition of earth moving and building machinery is expanded thanks to scheduling alongside Asphaltica, the International asphalt industry exhibition: equipment, technologies and road safety. 445 exhibitors are taking part,...
May 09, 2014
There is heightened activity on the shale-gas front. Government is pushing ahead with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the Department of Environmental Affairs recently completed a life-cycle analysis (LCA) of shale-gas, compared with conventional gas. The...
May 02, 2014
How the battle of the super powers, China and the United States, plays out in coming years will be one of the most closely watched issues in the Indo-Pacific Asia region, according to experts at today’s In the Zone event at The University of Western Australia. The...
May 02, 2014
GEAR SHIFTER CONTROL VALVE Linde Hydraulics Shift-in-Motion system can shift gears noise- and jerk-free within 500 milliseconds
Developer and supplier of modular drive systems Linde Hydraulics and power management company Eaton Corporation announced in March that they are extending their global strategic alliance. As a result of this extension, the cooperation agreement - which has been in...
Apr 30, 2014
JSE-listed commodities trader Metmar reported a 5% rise in traded volumes and a 38% growth in revenues for the year to the end of February, which enabled it to reduce its headline loss for the period to R47-million, from R80.6-million in the previous year. Earnings...
 
 
 
 
Apr 30, 2014
Global demand for kaolin is forecast to rise 3.3 percent per year to 28.7 million metric tons in 2017, valued at $4.4 billion.  Growth in kaolin sales will accelerate as economic conditions improve worldwide, especially in recession-impacted North America and...
Apr 29, 2014
The $19-billion Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (PNG LNG) project has started production ahead of schedule. Australian energy major Santos reported on Tuesday that production from the first LNG train would increase over the coming weeks, and the first cargo...
Apr 25, 2014
PaintExpo registers strong growth in number of exhibitors, visitors and participating countries Oberboihingen – With a respective growth of over 14 percent, the 5th leading international trade fair for industrial coating technology held from 8th to 11th April 2014...
Apr 25, 2014
Current trends towards increased trade regionalisation might be reversed in the years leading up to 2035, with multilateral trade relationships potentially gaining in importance, a recent World Trade Organisation (WTO) paper has shown. Through the construction of...
Apr 23, 2014
13 to 15 May 2015 will see C-star, an event forming part of the EuroShop family of trade fairs and specifically geared to the Chinese market, being held in Shanghai for the first time. The kick-off for C-star at this year’s EuroShop in February could not have been...
Apr 23, 2014
US vanadium project developer and renewable energy technology purveyor American Vanadium on Wednesday unveiled plans to demonstrate the CellCube vanadium redox flow energy storage system in partnership with the New York State Research and Development Authority...
Apr 23, 2014
AnalytixInsight Signs Deal with Dow Jones and Samsung By Technology Venture News The information age has exploded like a hand grenade.  Big data is overwhelming the processing capacity of conventional systems. Big data analytics has the power to unearth buried...
Apr 22, 2014
South Africa increased crude steel production by 21.1% year-on-year in March, producing 615 000 t of the metal and outperforming the global production pace, which increased by 2.7% year-on-year to 141-million tons for the third month of 2014. World Steel Association...
Apr 18, 2014
Africa should put differences of opinion and policy aside and speak with one voice when it comes to sustainable renewable energy. This was the overarching message during the inaugural African Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (AfricaPVSEC) held at the Durban...
Apr 17, 2014
Mabey Bridge, the UK’s largest indigenous supplier of wind turbine towers, has been awarded a contract for 30 onshore wind turbine towers from the Dutch wind turbine manufacturer EWT. The deal, which will also see Mabey Bridge supply 41 wind turbine foundations,...
 
 
 
 
Apr 14, 2014
Investment in the grassroots level of prospecting and early-stage exploration are critically needed in British Columbia to uncover new deposits that, in turn, would encourage more investment in advanced exploration and resource development, the Association for...
Apr 11, 2014
Container exports from South Africa are expected to record 5% to 10% growth in 2014, following the more than 10% growth seen in 2013, says Maersk Line South Africa trade executive Matthew Conroy. Imported containerised cargo grew 5% in 2013 in South Africa. However,...
Apr 10, 2014
As the distinction between the ‘developed’ and ‘underdeveloped’ world becomes more blurred, businesses and organisations aiming to meet the requirements of the next wave of globalisation need to adapt as “powerful” new players “disrupt the global...
Apr 07, 2014
Oil and gas producers on Monday welcomed the federal government’s recent move to scrap a number of duplicative regulations, but noted that more could be done around labour agreements. Woodside chairperson Michael Chaney said at the Australian Petroleum Production...
Apr 04, 2014
OVERCOMING DIFFICULTIES Local capital equipment suppliers ensure the machines are delivered to site
New and used bulldozers, excavators, wheel loaders, tractor-loader backhoes (TLBs), rollers, graders and articulated dump trucks (ADTs) are among the most popular local capital equipment, used heavy-equipment supplier Mascus South Africa country manager John Smith...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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