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Fortune Minerals gets Tlicho and federal nod for NT mine, mill

By: Henry Lazenby     19th July 2013 Canadian project developer Fortune Minerals on Friday said the Tlicho and Canadian governments had approved the new Nico mine and mill, located in the Northwest Territories (NT), where authorities accepted the Mackenzie Valley Review Board's environmental assessment and reasons-for-decision, and... 

New technologies, old-fashioned tracking blended as rhino poaching battle heats up

By: Irma Venter     5th July 2013 It’s an ominous sound, and a surprising one: a loud boom on a late Wednesday afternoon that ripples across the vast, quiet grassland next to the Mozambique-South Africa border fence. The sound, like a small-explosion, is probably that of a high-calibre hunting rifle. 

New technologies, old-fashioned tracking techniques blended as rhino poaching battle heats up

By: Irma Venter     5th July 2013 It’s an ominous sound, and a surprising one: a loud boom on a late Wednesday afternoon that ripples across the vast, quiet grassland next to the Mozambican–South African border fence. The sound, like a small explosion, is probably that of a high-calibre hunting rifle. 

Fortune Minerals clinches financing deal for NWT project

By: Henry Lazenby     27th June 2013 Canadian project developer Fortune Minerals on Thursday reported a strategic C$11.7-million investment by full-service mining contractor Procon Resources, which would be applied towards progressing the Nico gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper project, in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Procon bought... 

SA office furniture designs making domestic and global inroads

By: Joanne Taylor     21st June 2013 Local office furniture design and manufacturing company Angel Shack reports that it is experiencing rising domestic and international interest in its new product range, known as the GameChanger. The range meets international design standards, but is being manufactured in South Africa, explains... 

China takes cautious step towards carbon emissions trading 

By: Reuters     18th June 2013 China launched its first pilot carbon emissions exchange on Tuesday, though plans for a nationwide roll out and efforts to apply the scheme to some polluting heavy industries could be undermined by a slowdown in the world's No.2 economy. High-emission industries such as aluminium and steel are... 

Agata pilot plant starts up - Mindoro

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th June 2013 Dual-listed Mindoro Resources and its TSX-listed joint venture partner TVI Pacific have commissioned and started operations on a pilot plant at the Agata nickel project, in the Philippines. This followed a positive result from bench-scale testwork, and would assist in further defining the... 

China's coal demand set to double - Wood Mac

     4th June 2013 Despite its efforts to limit coal consumption and focus on alternative fuel sources, China’s thermal coal demand was expected to double by 2030, analyst Wood Mackenzie reported this week. In a paper titled 'China: The Illusion of Peak Coal', Wood Mackenzie reported that the Asian major’s demand... 

Network changes likely to flow after SAA links up with Etihad

By: Terence Creamer     17th May 2013 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) indicated on Monday that the codeshare agreement signed with Etihad Airways, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), formed part of its yet-to-be-announced long-term turnaround strategy by creating the “platform” for a network re-evaluation that could... 

SAA views tie-up with Etihad as ‘platform’ for route rethink 

By: Terence Creamer     6th May 2013 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) indicated on Monday that the codeshare agreement signed with Etihad Airways, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), formed part of its yet-to-be-announced long-term turnaround strategy by creating the “platform” for a network re-evaluation that could... 

State-owned shipping company not feasible at this stage – CEO

By: Zandile Mavuso     26th April 2013 It is not commercially feasible to launch a State-owned shipping company, owing to recent managerial challenges experienced by other State-owned enterprises (SOEs), says advisory firm Frontier Advisory CEO Dr Martyn Davies. 

Foreign tourist arrivals up 10.2% in 2012

By: Kim Cloete     25th April 2013 More than nine-million international tourists visited South Africa last year – an increase of 10.2% compared with 2011. South Africa’s tourist growth rate in 2012 was more than double the average global tourist growth rate of about 4%, as estimated by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation. 

ECDC invests R2m in push to secure China market share

By: Natalie Greve     15th April 2013 Development financier, the Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), is sponsoring seven local companies to exhibit at the 30-month permanent international Ningbo trade fair in China, in an effort to secure a greater share of the national export market to the east. Located north-east of... 

Five doesn’t eliminate the need for three

By: Keith Campbell     29th March 2013 I recently attended a seminar on “South Africa and Brazil in the Brics and Beyond” jointly organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and Centro de Estudos e Pesquisa – Brics of Rio de Janeiro (which officially translates its name as the Brics Policy Centre). Brics... 

Brics reach deal on development bank

By: Sapa     26th March 2013 The BRICS grouping of emerging powers on Tuesday reached a deal to establish a development bank that would rival Western-backed institutions, South Africa's finance minister told AFP. "It's done," minister Pravin Gordhan said after meeting with his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, India and China. 

China's Xi hopes to strengthen ties with Africa on first trip

By: Sapa     25th March 2013 China's new President Xi Jinping pledged on Monday to strengthen his nation's ties with Africa during his first trip to the continent. Addressing the Tanzanian parliament during the new leader's first official tour abroad, Xi said China's trade with Africa has exploded, reaching some 200 billion... 

Sundance suspends shares as rumours swill

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     20th March 2013 The shares of takeover target Sundance Resources were suspended from trading on Wednesday, amid speculation that China’s Hanlong Mining Investment might not be able to meet the current deadline. Sundance had requested a voluntary suspension from the ASX, stating that it was seeking verification... 

Iron-ore drops to one-month trough on slow Chinese demand

By: Reuters     1st March 2013 SINGAPORE– Spot iron-ore prices fell to one-month lows and were headed for a second straight week of losses, as buying interest from top importer China thinned amid high stockpiles of steel products, reflecting slow demand. Shanghai steel rebar futures dropped 1.8% on Friday as investors sold off... 

Local industry to benefit from decline in demand for Chinese imports

By: Sashnee Moodley     1st March 2013 A decrease in steel exports from China will increase African countries’ demand for South African steel, says JSE-listed steel processor and supplier BSi Steel trading exports and roofing chief executive director Craig Parry. 

China’s interest in Africa picking up as its economy recovers

By: Keith Campbell     22nd February 2013 The year 2011 saw a staggering increase in Chinese mining investments in Africa. Whereas these had totalled some $1.5-billion at the end of 2010, by the conclusion of 2011 the figure had rocketed to $15.6-billion. Africa has become the site of almost 75% of Chinese foreign mining investment. The... 

Company Announcement: Wacker Neuson on the Path to Growth in Asia

     18th January 2013 Wacker Neuson, the leading manufacturer of compact equipment and light equipment, presented new products and a growth-oriented strategy for the Asian region 

Company Announcement: TNG Ltd - Appoints GHD to complete EIS for Mount Peake

     18th January 2013 TNG Limited is pleased to announce that it has appointed leading global engineering and environmental consulting group GHD to complete the Environmental Impact Study for its flagship 100%-owned Mount Peake Vanadium-Titanium-Iron Project in the Northern Territory as it progresses towards project... 

Africa the China of 30 years ago, analyst argues 

By: Schalk Burger     23rd November 2012 Several Chinese analysts would relate the current economic situation of Africa to that of China 30 years ago, when foreign capital started to target a market with significant potential, says advisory firm Frontier Advisory China analyst Jinghao Lu. Today, Africa offers tremendous opportunities to... 

GRAND HANDOVER

By: Terence Creamer     23rd November 2012 Delegates at the closing session of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, earlier this month. Vice President Xi Jinping and Vice Premier Li Keqiang were reappointed to the Chinese Communist Party's Central Committee, positioning... 

Brics should contribute to Africa development – Davies 

     19th October 2012 South Africa, which forms part of the Brics group of countries, which also includes Brazil, Russia, India and China, is increasingly turning towards economies of the South for economic growth and development, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said this week. He pointed out that the... 

SA to exhibit export opportunities in China

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th October 2012 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies will lead a delegation of 68 companies to in Beijing and Shanghai, China, next week The South Africa Expos 2012, from October 22 to October 26, is an initiative that seeks to expand the basket of export products into China, and change the current... 

ICC unveils draft world trade recommendations

By: Callie Lombard     12th October 2012 The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) on September 28 unveiled the initial recommendations of its Business World Trade Agenda initiative, aimed at stimulating the global economy by helping to move the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) multilateral trade negotiations out of an 11-year deadlock. 

Hydroelectricity powering on

By: Jeremy Wakeford     21st September 2012 Hydroelectric power is one of the oldest and best established sources of renewable energy, and world hydropower capacity has been growing at a steady rate of about 3% a year since the 1960s. The bulk of hydropower is generated on a large scale using water stored in dams. But, lately,... 

International

By: Asha Ramsaran     7th September 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

Distell buys majority stake in Chinese liquor distributor

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd September 2012 South African liquor company Distell is expanding its presence in the East with the acquisition of a 60% share in fast-growing liquor distribution company CJ Wines & Spirits, for an undisclosed amount. Privately owned CJ is based in Zhongshan in the Pearl Valley Delta of Guandong province, and... 

Company Announcement: Assembly line in China completes the 100th A320 Family aircraft

     31st August 2012 Airbus and Chinese partners agree on a framework concerning FALC project extension 

SA exports 'crowded out' by Chinese products 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     31st August 2012 South Africa has lost out on $900-million in trade with sub-Saharan Africa because of increased Chinese imports, costing the country more than 77 000 jobs over a decade, a new report by the University of East Anglia (UEA) from the UK has revealed. South Africa’s industrial production, which grew... 

International

By: Asha Ramsaran     24th August 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

Company Announcement: Pick n Pay backs the SA Paralympics team in track, field, pool and cyberspace

     21st August 2012 As the South African paralympic team heads off to England, they have not only the support of the nation but also the innovative efforts of sponsor Pick n Pay’s digital team 

International

By: Asha Ramsaran     17th August 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

International

By: Asha Ramsaran     3rd August 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

International

By: Asha Ramsaran     27th July 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

International

By: Asha Ramsaran     20th July 2012 What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail whats-on@engineeringnews.co.za with key details. 

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