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JRA completes two Ivory Park road upgrades, more to follow

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th March 2019 City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on Monday opened two newly built and rehabilitated roads in Ivory Park, Ward 78, near Midrand. The R6-million project, which was funded by the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA), included the installation of underground stormwater management systems and... 

Thorny River on track to become diamond producer by mid-2019

By: Simone Liedtke     25th March 2019 Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has confirmed that its Thorny River diamond dyke project, in South Africa, remains on track to start bulk sampling and diamond production by the middle of this year. Bulk sampling is anticipated to start in May, assuming final permits are obtained in time, and will... 

Strike halts operations at Sierra Metals' Peru mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd March 2019 TSX-listed miner Sierra Metals has suspended all mining and milling activity at its Yauricocha mine, in Peru, after unionised workers downed tools over contractor changes in a strike that is deemed illegal. The employees belong to the Union of the Mine and Metallurgical Workers of Minera Corona,... 

Bobcat positive ahead of elections

By: Mamaili Mamaila     22nd March 2019 While the fragmentation occurring in the mining and construction industries – where major contracts are being awarded to smaller empowered startups without major track records or even assets – is cause for concern, meaningful change is likely to emerge after the national election in May. 

Stellenbosch University Biomedical Research Institute, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd March 2019 Stellenbosch University is building a new state-of-the-art research facility, which is expected to be one of the most innovative and advanced biomedical research centres in Africa. 

Dynapac Equipment purchase made easy for B-BBEE and SMME contractors with Dyn@fin

19th March 2019 “The focus from government organisations is to bring previously disadvantaged contractors to the mainstream construction sector. However, in order to achieve this goal, contractors require accessible equipment financing,” notes Neville Marthinussen, Business Line Manager at Dynapac South Africa.... 

M&R Cementation awarded Palabora ventilation shaft contract

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th March 2019 Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has been awarded a contract by Palabora Mining Company for a 1 200 m deep ventilation shaft. The shaft, with a lined diameter of 8.5 m, will reach a final blind sink depth of 1 190 m before a drop raise takes it to its final depth.  

Chaarat teams up with Turkey contractor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th March 2019 Gold mining company Chaarat has formed a joint venture (JV) with Turkish mining and mine construction contractor Çiftay to collaborate on the Tulkubash and Kyzyltash projects in the Kyrgyzstan, the Aim-quoted firm announced on Monday. Çiftay, which has been Chaarat’s partner since 2017, and... 

Equipment supplier to spread its wings outside South Africa

By: Mamaili Mamaila     15th March 2019 Industrial equipment supplier Vermeer will attend The Solar Show Africa 2019 which is combined with the 2019 Power and Electricity World Africa (PEWA) conference at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 26 and 27, 2019. 

Port Arthur liquefaction project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     15th March 2019 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has prepared a final environmental-impact statement for the Port Arthur liquefaction project. 

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