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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
Cadiz Corporate Solutions fund manager Peter Major
For decades, production in South Africa's platinum mines has rested on the muscular shoulders of men risking life and limb to drill into the rock face with jackhammers. Three years of labour upheaval and a political push to make the shafts safer and transform the...
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
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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...
 
 
 
 
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...
 
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