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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 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
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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...
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...
 
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