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May 20, 2015
French bank Credit Agricole said on Wednesday it would no longer finance coal mining or miners as lenders grow increasingly uneasy about funding coal due to environmental concerns. The decision, announced at a shareholder meeting in the former coal-mining city of...
May 01, 2015
The last of the 26 mooring units comprising the Port of Ngqura’s automated mooring system have arrived.
Apr 17, 2015
Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI has appointed Edwin Ludick as acting MD of subsidiary AEL Mining Services, with effect from May 15, until the process to appoint a permanent candidate has been completed. Ludick is a member of the AECI executive committee...
Apr 16, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
The St Helena government and the Department for International Development have appointed Comair as the provider for airline services to St Helena, with the island’s airport opeining in 2016.
Mar 20, 2015
GUY LUNDY Industry needs to work more closely with research institutions and universities to encourage and support local research and development
International executive search firm Odgers Berndtson describes the current state of the South African chemicals and petrochemicals industry as stagnant, if not diminishing, says energy, consumer and technology specialist for sub-Saharan Africa Guy Lundy, a partner in...
Mar 19, 2015
AEL Mining Services has entered into an agreement with ELB Engineering Services for the installation of turnkey Vertical Drop infrastructure that will enable deeper, safe and efficient delivery of emulsions for blasting in underground mining operations. A Memorandum...
Mar 12, 2015
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Feb 20, 2015
Eskom reported in January this year that the first 333 MW Ingula pumped-storage unit would only be synchronised in the first half of 2016.
Feb 20, 2015
The 2 200 ha, multi billion Rand Waterfall City development currently under construction could potentially become Gauteng’s new central business district, enabling large corporates to consolidate their Johannesburg base. The land is owned by the Waterfall Islamic...
Feb 13, 2015
Work has recently been conducted near Bradley’s Camp on St Helena to prepare for the installation of a key piece of navigation equipment.
Feb 10, 2015
Explosives and chemicals company AECI has entered into a five-year agreement with mining contractor Thiess to provide explosives, initiating systems and technical services to Thiess in Australia. Thiess Australia’s executive GM Michael Wright said that AECI...
Feb 05, 2015
Australian services provider Orica on Thursday officially opened its new 2 600 m2 double-storey African headquarters in Isando, Gauteng, to support and grow the company’s footprint in Africa. The building featured several boardrooms, as well as a multipurpose...
Jan 16, 2015
Minerals Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi
Talk of restoring the lost iconic status of the South African mining industry has gladdened the London-based Investec Global Research Team. “We’re glad to see growing political pressure in South Africa to restore the premier status of the mining industry,” the...
Jan 14, 2015
Canada's Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced late on Monday that miner New Gold’s proposed Rainy River Project, located in the Township of Chapple, Ontario, was not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. New Gold spokesperson Julie...
Jan 12, 2015
Godfrey Gomwe
South African explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI has appointed Godfrey Gomwe as nonexecutive director, effective January 31. 
Jan 09, 2015
African miners aim to increase spending over 2015, budgeting, in particular, for enhanced investment in plant and heavy equipment, a survey of more than 100 African mine managers has revealed. The majority of respondents expected capital expenditure (capex) to...
Dec 05, 2014
While it is unclear whether illegal mining in and around South African mines is on the increase or decrease, Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Deputy Minister Godfrey Oliphant was quoted in Mining Weekly in September as saying that the department wanted to see...
 
 
 
 
Dec 03, 2014
The world’s largest gold producer by volume Barrick Gold on Wednesday announced that it had completed a 50/50 joint venture agreement with Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) to move the long-delayed Jabal Sayid copper mine, located in the kingdom, forward, with...
Nov 14, 2014
NEW HOSPITAL The establishment of this nonprofit hospital was a personal dream of Nelson Mandela
Cement producer AfriSam has been awarded a contract by construction and engineering group Group Five to supply 17 650 m3 of readymix concrete for the construction of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg.
Oct 28, 2014
AECI CEO Mark Dytor
As strikes in South Africa’s mining space, particularly within underground operations, weigh on AECI during 2014, the JSE-listed group has moved to lean more on the coal and iron-ore sectors to bolster the group’s bottom line. Speaking at an investor day at AECI’s...
Oct 24, 2014
EXPANDED OFFERING ImproChem concluded the purchase and integration of Swiss speciality chemicals company Clariant’s African water treatment business on July 1
JSE-listed speciality chemicals group African Explosives and Chemical Industries’ (AECI’s) wholly owned water, energy and air solutions subsidiary ImproChem recently expanded its technology offering and market reach to provide water, energy and air quality management...
Oct 20, 2014
The Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (Appea) on Monday welcomed recommendations that the Australian government should remove inappropriate barriers to gas production and should minimise the regulatory burdens on the gas producers. Appea was...
Oct 14, 2014
JSE-listed Basil Read on Tuesday noted that it was being featured in a new series of UK postage stamps acknowledging the construction of a new airport on the island of St Helena, a British territory 2 300 km west of Walvis Bay, Namibia. Basil Read St Helena Airport...
Oct 03, 2014
NTN-SNR READY BOOSTER 125 LUBRICATOR The lubricator ensures less friction, which therefore provides for significant energy savings and extended service life of components and equipment
Engineering components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) states that its range of NTN-SNR bearing products was extended to include a new single point lubricator, where the grease is pressurised by a gas generated unit, to provide continuous, reliable, clean and...
Oct 03, 2014
Transnet has acquired port equipment to complete the work packages required to increase capacity at the port.
Oct 02, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
Waterfall City
The sweeping R4.5-billion Waterfall City development has the potential to become Gauteng’s new central business district (CBD), enabling large corporates to consolidate their Johannesburg bases while providing scope for future expansion, property developer Attacq CEO...
 
 
 
 
Sep 26, 2014
INDUSTRY DECLINE Without significant amendments to the preferential policy, the aluminium and scrap beneficiation industry will continue to decline
The secondary aluminium industry has remained uncompetitive in the world market of beneficiated aluminium products, despite the directive of the preferential pricing on scrap metal, issued by the Department of Economic Development in September last year, Non-Ferrous...
Sep 23, 2014
Mining giant Rio Tinto has launched its latest technology offering in the form of a three-dimensional (3D) mapping technology, which it boasted would reduce costs and improve the efficiency of mining operations. The new technology supported Rio’s drive for...
Sep 18, 2014
The New South Wales Minerals Council has called for state government intervention after trespassers entered the much contested Maules Creek mine, owned by ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal. The Minerals Council claimed that the trespassers cut down 187 down-lines attached...
Sep 18, 2014
AfriSam’s campaign to achieve exponential energy savings has led to the implementation of a series of focused initiatives that have resulted in the company reducing its energy intensity by 12%, well in advance of the National Energy Efficiency Strategy’s 2015...
Sep 10, 2014
The development of the R84-billion Modderfontein New City by Hong Kong-listed property development group Shanghai Zendai will be driven by the twin needs for access to information technology (IT) and viable integrated public transport systems, creating what Zendai...
Aug 28, 2014
Aug 21, 2014
Atlas Copco Compressor Technique, a business area of the giant global Atlas Copco engineering group, supplied a compressed air and nitrogen solution to Café Caps, a specialist in the production of high quality coffee capsules. The Café Caps Factory located in the...
Aug 04, 2014
Iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore’s Kolomela mine, in Postmasburg, Northern Cape, set a new single blast record on Monday, freeing two-million tonnes of waste material for removal. The miner had set off 940 t of explosives in a timed sequence over 3.6 seconds, covering...
Aug 01, 2014
MODIFIED CONTAINER BOILERHOUSE Steam Generation Africa supplies the containerised boiler units to customer specifications
Heat generation company Steam Generation Africa will soon be delivering two containerised mobile steam plants to mining projects in North and Central Africa, respectively. “There is an increasing demand for saving space and ensuring the mobility of boilers units in...
Jul 29, 2014
AECI CEO Mark Dytor
AECI’s explosives arm AEL has branched out into Australia as it teams up with undisclosed customers for the supply of explosives into this new market. An AECI office had been established in Brisbane, while preparations were under way to ship a bulk emulsion plant...
 
 
 
 
Jul 29, 2014
Despite the five-month strike in the platinum sector impacting AECI’s half-year performance, the sale of its Modderfontein property and improved performance from the chemical cluster hiked headline earnings per share (HEPS) by 10%. The JSE-listed group’s R1.1-billion...
Jul 25, 2014
The majority of the construction work packages forming part of the expansion of the Ngqura container terminal expansion are complete.
Jul 14, 2014
The world’s most prolific gold producer Barrick Gold this weekend announced a new joint venture (JV) with Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) to operate the Jabal Sayid copper mine, located 120 km south-east of Medina, in Saudi Arabia. The Canadian gold producer...
Jun 24, 2014
Specialised chemicals provider Omnia has lifted revenue 21% to a record R16.3-billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014, on the back of volume and sales price increases in its mining and agricultural divisions, price increases in the chemicals division and...
Jun 03, 2014
Babcock’s supply of heavy construction equipment to support the construction of an airport on the remote island of St Helena will also be deployed to build a permanent wharf on the island that will allow ships to dock alongside for the first time in St Helena’s...
 
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