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Vanadium can boost South African mining, says GlobalData 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th January 2020 New deposits are needed to promote the image of South Africa’s mining sector as that of a “sunrise industry”, despite years of falling production, strikes and upheaval, data analytics and consulting company GlobalData mining technology writer Scarlett Evans says. She notes, however, that surveys... 

Automotive sector AI to cross $12bn mark by 2026

By: Simone Liedtke     10th January 2020 Artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive market is set to cross the $12-billion mark by 2026, reports market research and strategy consulting firm Global Market Insights (GMI). This growth will be driven by the steadily growing uptake of driver assistance technologies for increasing driving... 

Ex-partner hired to fix Bain South Africa turns against firm

By: Bloomberg     20th December 2019 A former partner at Bain & Co.’s South African business said he will testify to a commission investigating graft in the country about the firm’s involvement in allegedly trying to facilitate corrupt dealings. Athol Williams plans to detail his concerns that Bain may have tried to clear a path... 

Danakali selects preferred mining contractor for Colluli

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th December 2019 ASX- and LSE-listed Danakali has selected Earth Moving Worldwide as its preferred contractor for the Colluli sulphate of potash project mining services scope. The mining services scope covers the pre-production period (development) plus the first five years of production. The scope includes the... 

Torngat moves Quebec rare earths project to PFS stage

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th December 2019 Rare-earths developer Torngat Metals has completed a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on the Strange Lake project, in Quebec, completing another step towards its goal of producing separated rare-earth oxides by 2023. The PEA was completed by consulting firm Mincon International, which used... 

New Oxford-Glenhove buildings aim for 4-star green ratings

By: Schalk Burger     13th December 2019 The two newest buildings to be built on the intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads – OxGlen Block 3 and Block 4 – will aim to achieve 4-Star Green Star SA Office Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), engineering consultancy Solid Green Consulting senior... 

SAA has to consult with representative unions of all its workers

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th November 2019 Three unions representing workers at South African Airways (SAA), and who have formed a coalition to jointly protect the interests of their members at the embattled State-owned airline, have warmly welcomed a ruling by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration (CCMA) in their... 

Black Mountain launches enviro assessment exercise for proposed zinc smelter  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th November 2019 Environmental and advisory solutions firm SLR Consulting South Africa has invited public comment into the environmental-impact assessment (EIA) for the proposed construction of a new zinc smelter and associated infrastructure at the Gamsberg zinc mine’s Phase 1 concentrator plant. Black... 

Escalating SAA strike to test Ramaphosa’s will 

By: Bloomberg     18th November 2019 Labour unions are threatening to bring air travel in South Africa to a near standstill to force the loss-making state carrier to meet their demands for higher wages and job security, testing the government’s resolve to get its finances back on track. Two labour unions representing more than 3 000... 

Royal IHC offers bespoke solutions for African ports

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th November 2019 Innovative maritime equipment and services provider Royal IHC says Africa is developing at a challenging time, where the need for greater African economic integration is urgent. At the same time, China seeks growth in Africa and Russia and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development... 

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