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Topic - Explosives
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....
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...
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...
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...
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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 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
Aug 09, 2013
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...
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...
Jul 02, 2013
ASX-listed Forge Group has been awarded a A$70-million contract by lead contractor Tecnicas Reunidas for construction of the technical ammonium nitrate production facility at the Burrup project near Karratha, in Western Australia. Construction of the processing...
Jun 14, 2013
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) announced on May 22 that it had published a collection of standards to help border authorities determine a standardised definition of a 'diligent trader'.
May 31, 2013
Explosives and specialty chemicals group AECI expects earnings a share and headline earnings a share (HEPS) for the half-year ending June 30, to be at least 150% higher than the comparative prior year’s period, on the back of an improved performance by AEL Mining...
May 03, 2013
South Africa’s globally-respected specialist mine protection and demining company Denel Mechem made two major announcements last month. The first was of the company’s development of a new generation version of the renowned Casspir mine-protected vehicle, the...
May 01, 2013
Australian coal miner Whitehaven Coal has increased its quarterly production for the three months to March by some 99%, with the company saying that its focus remains on cost cutting. During the quarter ended March, Whitehaven produced 2.5-million tons of coal,...
Apr 26, 2013
The first plane to officially land at St Helena’s new airport – the first airport in the island’s more than 500 years of human habitation – is scheduled to do so in February 2016. Viewed as a threat to the quiet lifestyle on the island by some of the around 4...
Apr 26, 2013
The first plane to officially land at St Helena’s new airport – the first airport in the island’s more than 500 years of human habitation – is scheduled to do so in February 2016. Viewed as a threat to the quiet lifestyle on the island by some of the around 4...
Apr 11, 2013
South Africa’s globally respected specialist mine protection and demining company Denel Mechem announced, on Thursday, a new-generation version of the renowned Casspir mine protected vehicle, the Casspir NG 2000. Since originally entering service in 1979, the...
Mar 29, 2013
Near the end of the ninetenth century, scientists were becoming aware of the existence of atoms. The philosophical concept of atoms had been mentioned hundreds of years earlier, but early scientists had no means of finding out if they existed. When atoms were...
Mar 29, 2013
The project is more than 50% complete.
Mar 15, 2013
In South African terms, the development of the 4 788 MW Medupi coal-fired power station represents ‘mega-engineering’ in every sense of the word.The price tag of what will be a six-unit facility stands at over R120-billion and, once completed, it will become the...
Mar 15, 2013
Explosives and specialty chemicals holding company AECI identified the food chemicals sector as a strategic growth area and has restructured its Lake International Technologies and Chemisphere Technologies businesses.
Mar 15, 2013
Mega engineering project the Panama Canal Expansion, in Panama, is being enlarged to double its capacity and accommodate cargo ships carrying up to 12 000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), compared with its current capacity of handling only 4 400 TEUs.
Mar 01, 2013
Allowing South African companies to migrate to global stock exchanges has impacted negatively on South Africa’s own exchange, African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe contends. In a guest column in the latest edition of Mining Weekly,...
Feb 26, 2013
South African chemicals and explosives producer AECI would, in the year ahead, focus on improving the operational performance of its explosives business AEL Mining Services, the company’s incoming CEO Mark Dytor said on Wednesday. At the group’s results...
Feb 22, 2013
Transnet National Ports Authority’s Port of Ngqura has built two new container berths, doubling its container ship capacity to four.
Feb 12, 2013
Explosives and speciality chemicals company AECI expected its earnings a share (EPS) and headline earnings a share (HEPS) for 2012 to decline by between 21% and 28%, owing to strike action in the mining and transport industries. EPS and HEPS would be further impacted...
Jan 31, 2013
Argentina-focused gold miner Patagonia Gold is on track to start the fully permitted heap-leaching operation at its Lomada de Leiva gold mine, in the province of Santa Cruz, during the second quarter. Patagonia on Wednesday said construction of the first stage of...
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