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Jan 15, 2015
Tulsequah Chief, British Columbia
The British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak has determined that Chieftain Metals Corp’s Tulsequah Chief polymetallic project was 'substantially started', ending a First Nation challenge to the validity of the original ministerial determination in 2012. The...
Jan 13, 2015
Five Hoses, Two Fittings Series Cover the Critical Working Pressure Range Where Customers Operate January, 2015 –  Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, introduced GlobalCore – five hydraulic hoses and two fittings series that...
Jan 06, 2015
Peru-focused uranium explorer Macusani Yellowcake has completed integrating the resource model data it had assimilated through its takeover of Azincourt Resources last year, lifting the compliant combined measured and indicated resources by 18.2-million pounds of...
Jan 05, 2015
The share price of ASX-listed CuDeco fell by nearly 14% on Monday on news that the company was considering a secondary listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company told shareholders that it had no intention of raising any fresh equity from...
Dec 11, 2014
South African Airways (SAA) and Etihad Airways have announced a major expansion of their strategic partnership that will see the local national carrier launch a daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi from March 29, 2015, which will complement Etihad...
Dec 11, 2014
Peter Freyberg
A natural tightening of the coal market as a result of demand catching up with supply will happen in the near future, says Glencore Coal CEO Peter Freyberg. Freyberg, who was addressing Glencore’s investor day, made the point that coal is not in the same over-supply...
Dec 10, 2014
This week CNN ‘African Start-Up’ profiles two South Africans - Thato Kgatlhanye and Rea Ngwane, co-founders of Rethaka, a company that converts plastic bags into solar panel school bags. For this South African start-up, upcycled plastic bags are the main component in...
Dec 10, 2014
A Rustenburg-based company that converts upcycled plastic bags into solar panel school bags that charge while children walk to school and act as a light source to enable them to to study at night has been featured on international news organisation CNN’s ‘African...
Dec 05, 2014
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Dec 04, 2014
Rough diamonds from Gem Diamonds
Strong jewellery demand over the US holiday season looks supportive of 2015 being another good year for diamond prices, Investec Securities analyst Marc Elliott said on Thursday. In a note on the strong performance of the London-listed Petra Diamonds in particular,...
Dec 03, 2014
The prefeasibility study (PFS) of ASX-listed South Boulder Mines’ (SBM’s) Colluli project, in Eritrea, was an exercise of scale through which the company would determine the correct balance between risk mitigation, fundability and the economic return of the project,...
Nov 28, 2014
The resources sector in Queensland added an estimated A$77.6-billion to the state’s economy in 2013/14, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) reported on Friday. Revealing an analysis of spending in the resources sector, QRC CEO Michael Roche noted that despite...
Nov 28, 2014
The fifth yearly China Sourcing Fair (CSF) was held at Nasrec, in Johannesburg, earlier this month and provided a platform for local entrepreneurs to source products from Chinese manufacturers, further increasing trade between the two countries.
Nov 28, 2014
The launch of multinational consulting services company WorleyParsons’ new global advisory business Advisian in sub-Saharan Africa will see petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, mineral resources and oil and gas companies being advised on more prioritised decision-making for...
Nov 28, 2014
The Tangguh liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is the first fully vertically integrated LNG operation in Indonesia. Work is under way to expand the plant through the addition of a third LNG train.
Nov 21, 2014
SMEC LIFE SKILLS TRAINING PROGRAMME Thus far, more than 70 civil engineering students from the Durban University of Technology Pietermaritzburg Campus have benefitted from the programme
According to professional services firm SMEC South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal-based office, its workplace integrated learning and training initiative for civil engineering students from previously disadvantaged communities – the life skills training programme that has...
Nov 20, 2014
There were signs of progress this week on the long-awaited Tripartite Free Trade Agreement (T-FTA), which has been under discussion between the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and the Southern African Development Community...
Nov 14, 2014
South Africa has been ranked third, after China and Brazil, in a new country-by-country assessment of 55 renewable-energy markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Climatescope 2014 report and index, which has been compiled by Bloomberg New Energy...
Nov 14, 2014
When embarking on a study of any new subject, the obvious thing to do is to establish its essence. Once the essence is known, the migration to an understanding of the significance and relevance of associated concepts, or the administrative imperatives, follows. In...
 
 
 
 
Nov 13, 2014
Stefan Messer received the “Prize for family-run companies” from the international consultancy and accountancy firm Ernst & Young in Berlin on 7 November. The prize was awarded as part of the “Entrepreneur of the Year” competition, which each year acknowledges...
Nov 13, 2014
Cartrack CEO Zak Calisto
Fleet management, stolen vehicle recovery and insurance telematics group Cartrack Holdings is evaluating a possible listing on the main board of the JSE in the support services sector. Cartrack CEO and founding shareholder Zak Calisto said the global telematics...
Nov 13, 2014
Amec Foster Wheeler CEO Samir Brikho
Engineering and project management company Amec has completed its merger with Switzerland-headquartered global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier Foster Wheeler. The newly created company, called Amec Foster Wheeler, had an annualised...
Nov 11, 2014
A new report by global telecoms, media and technology specialist adviser Analysys Mason shows that cross-border money transfer services is the next opportunity for operators and other mobile financial players in Africa as the take-up of mobile money services grows....
Nov 11, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group is celebrating a bumper quarter after adding 10 aircraft to the global managed fleet. New additions include two Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft and one Dassault Falcon 7X, both added to the European fleet, bringing the total number in the...
Nov 10, 2014
Booyco Engineering has received a repeat order for air conditioning systems from one of Asia’s leading land systems and speciality vehicles companies. The air conditioning systems will be fitted to military vehicles and this order follows a previous successfully...
Nov 07, 2014
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures...
Nov 07, 2014
Nov 07, 2014
At the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 exhibition in September, State-owned defence industrial group Denel made an announcement that has the potential to dramatically transform the South African aerospace industry. Two of the group’s companies, Denel Aerostructures...
Nov 06, 2014
Junior phosphate developer Fertoz has formed a joint venture (JV) with Vast Resources to import and distribute a specialty phosphate product from Asia into Australia and New Zealand. The JV, which would be 51% owned by Fertoz and 49% held by Vast, would be known as...
 
 
 
 
Nov 05, 2014
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has echoed Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s views that fossil fuels would remain an integral part of Australia’s energy mix. “For the foreseeable future, coal is the foundation of our prosperity,” Prime Minister Abbott said in...
Nov 04, 2014
Construction and engineering group Aveng continues to experience difficult trading conditions in line with general economic conditions of the group’s key markets of South Africa and Australia, Aveng group chairperson Angus Band told shareholders on Tuesday. He said,...
Nov 04, 2014
Wind energy in South Africa is set to contribute more than R7-billion to communities and socioeconomic development over the next 20 years. “Utility-scale wind energy is already boosting economic development in South Africa,” South African Wind Energy Association...
Nov 03, 2014
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has urged the state government to invest in productivity-enhancing infrastructure to allow potential resources projects in the state to proceed. QRC CEO Michael Roche said in a submission to the government on how funds from...
Oct 28, 2014
South Africa has been ranked third, after China and Brazil, in a new country-by-country assessment of 55 renewable-energy markets in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Climatescope 2014 report and index, which has been compiled by Bloomberg New Energy...
Oct 28, 2014
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday became the first West African stock exchange to be granted full membership status by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The NSE was elected as a federation member during the fifty-fourth general assembly and annual...
Oct 28, 2014
US miner Cliffs Natural Resources has reported a third-quarter net loss of $5.9-billion, or $38.49 a share, after booking a $5.7-billion write-down of its iron-ore and coal assets. The Cleveland, Ohio-based company, which came under new management in July, following...
Oct 24, 2014
MILL EFFICIENCY Large stainless steel producers are looking for mill concepts offering high capacity and reduced operation costs
While increasing energy costs and the necessity to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions call for more energy efficient cars, trucks, machines and plants, the steel and stainless steel industries have focused on developing new steel grades with higher strength for...
Oct 24, 2014
In early October, Brent crude oil was trading as low as $92/bl – a marked drop from the $115/bl it reached in mid-June and the $105/lb to $112/bl range it has held for most of the past three years. In the midst of some serious geopolitical threats to oil supplies in...
Oct 22, 2014
HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider today announced that the company has signed an IT Infrastructure transformation contract with The De Beers Group of Companies, the world's leading diamond business. Leveraging its Enterprise of Future offering,...
 
 
 
 
Oct 17, 2014
DESIGNED FOR ADVERSE CONDITIONS The saturated, muddy sludge that can characterise Asia’s arable land presents unique performance challenges for electrical and mechanical components
An agricultural industry-based hydraulic system, the Electrohydraulic Hitch Control (EHC-8) from engineering firm Bosch Rexroth, recently underwent enhancements to replicate the same, precise regulation of power and positioning for the lifting and lowering of towed...
Oct 17, 2014
The next two-and-a-half months could see major impetus given to wide ranging science and technology cooperation between Russia and South Africa, both bilaterally and within the multilateral Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group framework. Russia...
Oct 15, 2014
EcoCortec®, the most advanced manufacturer of films and bags in Europe is very proud to announce expansion of the plant due to increased client demands. We have recently released into our operating process a new line of extrusion with higher capacity, therefore the...
Oct 15, 2014
ExecuJet Aviation Group is expanding heavy maintenance support at the company’s Cape Town International Airport MRO facility to include Bombardier Dash 8 Q100, Q400 as well as the CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft. ExecuJet has also received South African Civil Aviation...
Oct 10, 2014
China-based machine manufacturer XCMG launched a diverse range of specialist machinery on August 15 in Ruimsig, Johannesburg. The range includes truck loader cranes, cherry pickers, rollbacks, wheel loaders, excavators, backhoe loaders, skid-steer loaders and...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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