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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
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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...
May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014
Nitric Acid Complex, Sasolburg
Celebrating three decades in business, mining explosives company BME has noted continual growth on the African continent throughout this time and has firmly set its future growth sights on further expanding its footprint in Southern and East Africa.
May 09, 2014
South African industrial instrumentation and control equipment supplier Etest says its compressed-air-sourced Air Amplifiers – manufactured by US-based compressed-air product manufacturer Exair – remains one of the most effective methods for air, gas, fumes and dust...
May 02, 2014
RYNETTE COETZEE The smuggling of wildlife and wildlife products is not considered a priority crime
Nonprofit wildlife and ecosystem conservation organisation the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) reports that an increasing number and variety of fauna and flora are being captured and sold or exported for trade on local or foreign illegal markets.
Apr 18, 2014
The project involves the construction and operation of a greenfield cement manufacturing plant, a limestone quarry and associated facilities in Bas Congo.
Apr 10, 2014
The February amendments to the construction regulations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), 85 of 1993, have significant implications for employers in the construction sector, placing additional responsibility for health and safety compliance on the...
Apr 07, 2014
Leven Moodley and Dallas Wilkinson
ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica Mining Services South Africa’s (OMSSA's) African expansion ambitions. The...
Mar 27, 2014
Outgoing Basil Read CEO Marius Heyns
Construction group Basil Read, which has placed improved project selectivity at the heart of its ongoing turnaround strategy, is working on two new airport developments in the hope of capitalising on the airport-related experience it is gaining currently on the...
Feb 27, 2014
Mexico-focused gold producer Goldgroup Mining on Thursday said that it had received an explosives permit from the Secretary of National Defense, which was the final permit necessary for full-scale operations at the company's 100%-owned Cerro Prieto openpit, heap...
 
 
 
 
Feb 25, 2014
Increased demand for chemical explosives by the South African mining sector drove speciality group AECI’s earnings for the year ended December 31 northwards, pointing to a stronger minerals industry than that of 2012. However, strikes in the platinum mining industry...
Feb 21, 2014
The unveiling of JSE-listed Clover’s newly expanded Queensburgh production and distribution facility, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, this week, marked the conclusion of the company’s aggressive three-year, multimillion-rand Cielo Blu project. The branded consumer goods...
Jan 28, 2014
The Competition Commission has, with conditions, approved the sale of explosives and chemicals company AECI’s vacant land in Modderfontein to Chinese diversified property development company Shanghai Zendai Property. The transaction involved the acquisition of about...
Jan 24, 2014
The US oil boom has put European refineries out of business and undercut West African crude suppliers. Now domestic drillers threaten to roil Asian markets and challenge producers in the Middle East and South America.
Jan 23, 2014
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Dec 09, 2013
Explosives and speciality chemicals group AECI on Monday said it would post higher earnings for the year to December. The JSE-listed group expected earnings and headline earnings a share for the year under review to be 20% higher than the respective 564c and 547c a...
Dec 06, 2013
Sydney-listed energy exploration and development company Magnum Gas & Power, which boasts project areas in the central and northern regions of Botswana, has lauded coalbed methane (CBM) as the energy source offering the best value proposition for the State and the...
Nov 29, 2013
Illegal mining has reduced drastically in Mpumalanga, the Free State and Gauteng since Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu established Illegal Mining Stakeholder forums in 2009; however, this practice still remains a threat within the South African mining...
Nov 29, 2013
GALLET F1XF FIRE HELMET The helmet possesses several important features, including a high-temperature-resistant shell
Safety equipment company MSA Africa last month officially launched an advanced Gallet F1XF fire helmet range onto the local market at the company’s headquarters in City Deep, Johannesburg. MSA Africa senior product manager for head, eye, face, hearing and...
 
 
 
 
Nov 29, 2013
Basil Read has been awarded two contracts for additional work on the St Helena Airport project.
Nov 26, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
A rig-mounted hydraulic breaker from international construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has enabled one of the leading blue metal quarries in the Indian state of Gujarat to increase its productivity by 40%. As a result of purchasing a RX14 medium...
Nov 22, 2013
Transnet National Port Authority has awarded global engineering group Cavotec a R140-million tender for automated mooring units at the Port of Ngqura’s container terminal.
Nov 22, 2013
South Africa’s economy will be sustainable if more technical expertise is available in addition to other elements of labour, says University of Witwatersrand School of Electrical and Information Engineering head professor Fambirai Takawira.
Nov 15, 2013
South African defence company Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (RDM) is set to become the German Rheinmetall group's second global hub for munitions manufacture and is already a major research and development (R&D) centre for the global company. RDM is 51%-owned by...
Nov 06, 2013
JSE-listed speciality chemicals group AECI’s explosives division AEL Mining Services will look to grow and consolidate its South African market share, while reducing its local cost base and advancing its international expansion strategy. At an investor day on...
Nov 05, 2013
AECI CEO Mark Dytor
The disposal of the bulk of South Africa-based explosives and chemicals company AECI’s surplus property assets in Modderfontein, Gauteng, for over R1-billion is expected to generate R14-billion in direct and indirect benefits for the national economy over a 15-year...
Oct 18, 2013
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The project has started, with preparations for the foundation works for the airport buildings under way.
 
 
 
 
Jul 24, 2013
Mark Dytor
Industrial chemicals and explosives manufacturer AECI would work “furiously” to pursue acquisitions in the rest of Africa and South America, CEO Mark Dytor said on Wednesday. The JSE-listed group, which was currently in talks for four or five undisclosed potential...
Jul 24, 2013
AECI CEO Mark Dytor
Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI on Wednesday posted higher headline earnings a share (Heps) for the six months to June 2013 on the back of an improved performance from the explosives sector. Heps and basic earnings a share rose to 356c during the...
Jul 23, 2013
ASX- and TSX-listed nickel miner Mirabela Nickel has continued on trend for the second quarter ended June, with production figures in line with the previous three months. During the three months to June, Mirabela produced 4 080 t of nickel in concentrate, compared...
Jul 19, 2013
Forge Group has been awarded a A$70-million contract by lead contractor Técnicas Reunidas for the construction of the Technical ammonium nitrate production facility.
Jul 08, 2013
Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI on Monday said it had entered talks to sell the bulk of its property assets in Modderfontein, in Johannesburg. The land up for sale was surplus to the AECI group’s operational requirements, an AECI spokesperson confirmed,...
 
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