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Sep 02, 2015
Gold developer Azumah Resources is seeking a project partner to assist with the development of its Wa gold project, in Ghana. MD Steve Stone told delegates at the first day of the Africa Downunder conference that funding the A$168-million project had proven difficult...
Sep 01, 2015
The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has called for the resolution of lingering uncertainty over the financing of the country's transition to new cleaner fuels standards, with chairperson Maurice Radebe warning that, unless urgent progress was...
Sep 01, 2015
With over 18 years of experience in managing complex environmental site assessments, Arjen Van Schaijk has been promoted to Practice Lead of the Contaminated Site Management Practice of Environmental Resources Management Southern Africa. ERM is a leading global...
Aug 28, 2015
ASCENDING AFRICA Airbus customers in the African region account for 255 orders since 1974 while there are currently 209 Airbus aircraft in service with 38 carriers in the region
In the past two years, European airliner maker Airbus has added eight African and Indian Ocean airlines to its regional operators’ base, continuing a growth trend that began in the mid-1970s and which is firmly on track to meet the region’s future needs for over 970...
Aug 28, 2015
Spanish multinational consulting and technology firm Indra SA is a Level 3 BEE company with a range of services and solutions for several sectors, including air traffic management; defence and security; and infrastructure. This include rail, road traffic, ports,...
Aug 28, 2015
The Maersk shipping group aims to reduce its emissions by 60% by 2020, using 2007 as a baseline, says Safmarine Southern Africa MD Dirk Hoffmann. Safmarine is part of the Maersk group.
Aug 28, 2015
Aveng chairperson Mahomed Seedat on August 18 opened the Aveng results presentation in Johannesburg by noting that the board was “very disappointed” with the “less than satisfying results” delivered by the construction group for the year ended June 30. He said the...
Aug 21, 2015
AMCU leader Joseph Mathunjwa
The African National Congress (ANC) had, through the 2012 Marikana massacre, betrayed black workers said Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) leader Joseph Mathunjwa on Thursday. “The massacre in Marikana was well-planned by the ANC,” said Mathunjwa.
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Aug 07, 2015
Balls of metal ore sit in a collection drum before loading into a furnace during processing at Katanga Mining's copper and cobalt mine in Kolwezi, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Cobalt has undergone somewhat of a transformation over the past five years, in step with the new emerging applications in the booming battery business that have driven a three-fold demand increase. Despite being a smaller industry than its battery raw material...
Aug 07, 2015
South African firms would do well to shift their expansionary strategies northwards, targeting the growing economies of sub-Saharan Africa that were increasingly buttressed by an emerging African middle-class and expanding consumer base, Econometrix director and...
Aug 07, 2015
The participation of African States is crucial as the International Seabed Authority (ISA) undertakes the task of preparing the rules and regulations for the future exploitation of deepsea minerals, ISA deputy to the secretary-general Michael Lodge has said. Speaking...
Aug 05, 2015
Several coal-producing US states and the private sector have lashed out at President Barack Obama and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) first-ever Clean Power Plan Rule that was finalised on Monday, aiming to cut carbon pollution from existing power...
Aug 04, 2015
The acquisition took place in June. WPIL is the holding company of local manufacturers APE Pumps and Mather+Platt, both well known in the South African and southern African pump markets. The group consists of the following companies of ATURIA, ROTOS MARELLI, AUDOLI &...
Jul 31, 2015
The Southern African International Trade Exhibition, Africa’s biggest business opportunities show, has this year surpassed all previous attendance records in terms of the number and reach of countries that participated. Held from 21 to 23 June at Gallagher Convention...
Jul 31, 2015
JSE-listed Aveng has appointed McDermott International commercial senior VP Scott Cummins as CEO of its Asia and the Pacific subsidiary McConnell Dowell, effective October 1. Cummins would succeed outgoing CEO David Robinson, who was retiring this year, but would...
Jul 31, 2015
For the current year, R411-million has been invested in the coal line expansion for upgrading yards, lines and electrical equipment.
Jul 31, 2015
The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on July 25 in a test run before it opens next month.
Jul 31, 2015
Last week – on July 21, to be precise – the New Development Bank (NDB) formally came into existence in Shanghai, China. Created by the countries of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) alignment – alliance or bloc would be too strong a word to...
Jul 30, 2015
ASX-listed Stanmore Coal has bought the Isaac Plains coal mine, in Queensland, from project owners Vale and Sumitomo Corporation for $1. Stanmore would assume all of the outstanding contracts, including transport infrastructure access arrangements and a $32-million...
Jul 27, 2015
Jul 24, 2015
Copper developer CuDeco has secured a $3-million investment from its cornerstone investors, who have also called for the resignation of director Wayne McCrea. CuDeco on Friday lifted a trading halt, revealing that the company had secured short-term loans of...
Jul 24, 2015
Some A$55-million would be spent on upgrading Berth 4 at the port of Townsville to double its capacity, the Queensland government reported this week. Ports Minister Mark Bailey said the investment would enable another two-million tonnes of product to go through the...
Jul 23, 2015
Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee
South African State-owned defence industrial group Denel on Thursday reported that it had enjoyed a most successful financial year during 2014/2015. "This has been another really good year for us," enthused Group CEO Riaz  Saloojee. "This year under review was a...
Jul 23, 2015
At a special ceremony held at Guarulhos International Airport today, the Star Alliance member carriers welcomed their newest member, Avianca Brasil. “Adding Avianca Brasil to our network is an important step in enhancing our customer proposition in Latin America....
Jul 22, 2015
A new World Bank report forecasts that all main commodity price indices will decline in 2015, owing to “abundant supplies and, in the case of industrial commodities, weak demand”. The July Commodity Markets Outlook is particularly pessimistic in the outlook for...
Jul 17, 2015
ASHER BOHBOT The structure of the economies in Africa lends itself to a demand for the company’s work, but the numbers and margins of its new division are exciting
South Africa-based information and communications technology firm EOH has announced the establishment of a new division, currently known as EOH International, which will offer its software and services in the 19 countries outside its African operations, says EOH...
Jul 17, 2015
Fostering skills development will be key in achieving Taiwan-based machine tools company Yinsh Precision Industrial Company’s vision to expand its business to more European countries and explore the possibility of doing business in Africa.
Jul 17, 2015
For the remainder of the year, Taiwan-based electrical discharge machining (EDM) company Excetek aims to distribute 95% of its global production into regions such as Africa, Asia, Europe and America.
Jul 15, 2015
Building Energy, Italian independent power producer from renewable sources, will team up with SES SMART Energy Solutions, a leading rental power provider in the MEA region, to develop the first on-field temporary hybrid plant, in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia....
Jul 15, 2015
With this product series for outputs of 160 kW to 13 MW, LOESCHE Thermo-Prozess GmbH has its own compact burner series for industrial applications. With an integrated combustion air fan and burner control system, LTP thereby supplements its existing burner product...
Jul 14, 2015
ASX-listed Cradle Resources on Tuesday told shareholders that the feasibility study into its Panda Hill niobium project, in Tanzania was on track for completion by the fourth quarter of this year. The feasibility study was considering a processing plant throughput...
Jul 13, 2015
The brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary – a success story that tells of great international acclaims and vehicles that have come to symbolise commercial transport around the world. The website offers people the chance to celebrate Iveco’s 40th...
Jul 10, 2015
OVERCAPACITY The global steel industry is currently experiencing an oversupply of steel
Latin America nonprofit steel organisation Latin American Steel Association (Alacero) in June announced that the global steel industry calls on governments to take action against China’s new steel policy, Steel Adjustment Policy, and overcapacity. The association...
Jul 10, 2015
There has been a strong increase in interest in radar technology among South African engineers and organisations over the past year or so. This has been demonstrated by greater than expected interest in radar education and training courses in the country this year –...
Jul 08, 2015
Jul 08, 2015
Building Energy signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the New and Renewable Energy Authority, Egypt for the development of two 50 MW PV plantsA Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Cairo between NREA, represent-ing the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and...
Jul 08, 2015
The Queensland government on Wednesday launched a gas action plan aimed at growing the state’s gas industry while boosting employment from the wellhead through to gas-fired manufacturing and export. State Development and Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony...
Jul 07, 2015
The leading multinational in CAD/CAM/MES/ERP solutions reinforces its top international positioning with its marketing strategy and the innovation and improvement of its tools oriented towards productivity and reduced manufacturing times. Once again, Lantek, a global...
Jul 07, 2015
Sappi CEO Steve Binnie
Dissolving wood pulp and paper products manufacturer Sappi and Norwegian firm Borregaard will invest R105-million on expanding the production capacity of their joint venture (JV) lignin manufacturing operation LignoTech South Africa, in KwaZulu-Natal, by 20 000 t/y....
Jul 06, 2015
The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) economic grouping should “institutionalise” African issues at the upcoming Brics summit in Russia, from July 8 to 9. Africa had infrastructure needs of an estimated $100-billion a year, which was hampering...
Jul 06, 2015
TSX-listed Centerra Gold’s Kumtor openpit gold mine, in the Issyk Kulp province of Kyrgyzstan, has received extensions until December 31 of its permits for emissions into the atmosphere and waste disposal into the tailings pond. The Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based...
Jul 02, 2015
Amec Foster Wheeler Middle East and Africa president Garry Dryburgh
Multinational consultancy, engineering and project management company Amec Foster Wheeler has appointed Garry Dryburgh as president of its Middle East and Africa operations, effective August 9. He would be based in Abu Dhabi and would report to Amec Foster Wheeler...
Jul 01, 2015
GoviEx Uranium has filed its mining permit application with the government of Niger for its Madaouela uranium project in the prolific Arlit uranium-mining district of northern Niger. "Filing the mining permit application is a key step in the mine development...
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