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New Concor chief sees surge in issuance of large tenders as sign of possible construction turnaround 

By: Terence Creamer     19th February 2020 Newly appointed Concor CEO Lucas Tseki believes the strong flow of tenders in the last quarter of 2019 could signal that the domestic construction market is finally bottoming out. He is also cautiously optimistic that infrastructure-focused departments and State-owned enterprises (SOEs) are, at... 

Curragh returns to full operation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th February 2020 The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has cleared ASX-listed Coronado Global Resources to resume tyre and wheel rim fitting at the Curragh coal mine, following a fatality in January. An employee of contractor Thiess was fatally injured at the mine in January after becoming trapped at machinery,... 

De Beers identifies actions to further drive safety at its operations

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th February 2020 Diamond miner De Beers Group has identified five focus areas that will be advanced across the group’s businesses to further improve safety. The actions were agreed on at the group’s biannual safety summit last week, which brought together CEOs from across the group to deeply engage on Pioneering... 

Oil Search disappointed in P'nyang delay

By: Esmarie Iannucci     4th February 2020 Oil and gas producer Oil Search has expressed its disappointment after the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government halted talks with partner ExxonMobil on a potential A$20-billion expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in the region. PNG Prime Minister James Marape said in a statement... 

Nevada Copper appoints new mining contractor at Pumpkin Hollow

By: Mariaan Webb     31st January 2020 Toronto-listed Nevada Copper has replaced its mining contractor at the Pumpkin Hollow mine, in Nevada, with Redpath USA, which will now be the principal underground mining contractor for the project going forward. The move comes as Pumpkin Hollow is ramping up to full capacity, having started... 

Exhibition Freighting GSM

31st January 2020 An exhibition, trade show, event or demonstration would not be able to take place without the proper equipment and products. A major player in the exhibition freight forwarding arena in South Africa, Exhibition Freighting GSM (EF-GSM) is the obvious choice to handle the logistics for both local... 

Expanding the Free State provincial economy through small business development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2020 The Free State Provincial Government’s endorsement and support of the 2nd Annual Smart Procurement World Conference and Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) Expo will see the building of sustainable local industries. In addition, says Debbie Tagg, COO of Smart Procurement (the organisers of... 

Kwatani Collaboration Boosts Local Mining Economy

17th January 2020 Specialist vibrating equipment Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani is leveraging a recent multi-year service contract at a large mining customer in the Northern Cape to further boost the area’s local economy. “Our branch near the customer’s mining operation has for many years employed... 

Construction activity in sub-Saharan Africa to grow over next two years – Mace

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th January 2020 Construction activity in sub-Saharan Africa will grow at an average rate of 7% in the next two years, international consultancy and construction company Mace’s latest cost update for the region indicates. According to the report, continued economic growth is likely set to support construction... 

Fatality halts Curragh mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th January 2020 ASX-listed Coronado Global Resources has reported a fatality at its Curragh coal mine, in Queensland. The miner on Monday said that an employee of contractor Thiess had been fatally injured, with reports suggesting that the worker had become trapped in machinery at the mine. 

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