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Aug 28, 2015
The calibration flights for the airport are currently scheduled for mid-September.
Aug 12, 2015
A prefeasibility study (PFS) on the mining portion of Tanzania-focused Kibo Mining’s Mbeya coal-to-power project (MCPP) has outlined potential yearly revenues from coal sales of between $48.4-million and $48.6-million and a yearly profit margin of between $24-million...
Aug 10, 2015
Mining contractor Thiess has been awarded a $160-million contract from diversified miner BHP Billiton’s Nickel West division, to undertake operations at the Rocky’s Reward nickel mine, in Western Australia. Thiess would provide turnkey mining services, including mine...
Aug 07, 2015
South Africa’s defence acquisitions and research and development (R&D) agency Armscor is considering reorganising itself to better meet the changing demands on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the local defence industry. “We’re looking into...
Aug 07, 2015
South Africa's defence acquisitions and research and development (R&D) agency Armscor is considering reorganising itself to better meet the changing demands on the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and the local defence industry. "We're looking into...
Aug 03, 2015
Hong Kong-listed Shanghai Zendai – the group that plans to develop its expansive Modderfontein-based property into a 22 km2 mixed-use ‘city’ – has held a series of public consultations to brief the public on its plans for the proposed development, spelling out the...
Jul 31, 2015
The rapid growth of Africa’s mining industry, and particularly in Central Africa, is being mirrored in the mining explosives and chemicals market, research firm Frost & Sullivan reports. Through new analysis, the firm has found that almost 65% of major and minor...
Jul 28, 2015
AECI CEO Mark Dytor
Explosives and specialty chemicals company AECI’s R400-million bulk property sale, in Somerset West, paired with a maintained market share, despite a difficult environment, pushed its headline earnings for the six months to June 30, up 45% to R632-million, compared...
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Jun 24, 2015
The South African Competition Tribunal has approved explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI’s deal with the City of Cape Town that will see the metropole acquire 709 ha of land and certain buildings in Somerset West from AECI subsidiary Paardevlei Properties...
Jun 22, 2015
South African explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI has entered into an agreement to acquire Malawi-based agrochemicals, seeds and spraying equipment distributor Farmers Organisation Limited (FOL) from Rendale Holdings for an undisclosed amount. This formed...
Jun 05, 2015
Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI has inked a deal with the City of Cape Town that will see the metropole acquiring 709 ha of land and certain buildings in Somerset West from AECI subsidiary Paardevlei Properties for R400-million. AECI said in a statement...
May 26, 2015
The definitive mining feasibility study (DMFS) for Phase 2 of Tanzania-focused mineral explorer Kibo Mining’s Mbeya coal-to-power project, in Tanzania, remains on schedule and “well” within budget, with early results indicating the potential for “signicant”...
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
Mar 04, 2015
Explosives company BME officially opened its first narrow-reef emulsion site and training centre at platinum miner Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Tumela underground mine in Thabazimbi, Limpopo on Wednesday. Tumela mine production manager Pierre Prinsloo said...
Feb 26, 2015
Peru-focused explorer and project developer Lupaka Gold has received its certificate of mining (COM) permit at the Invicta gold project, moving the company a step closer to start production by mid-year. The COM, granted by the Direccion General de Mineria of the...
Feb 24, 2015
Feb 20, 2015
The 2 200 ha multibillion-rand Waterfall City development currently under construction in the Midrand area of Gauteng can only be described as a mega property development. Besides a major residential component, the project will also result in the creation of a new...
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...
 
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