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AFC commits $3m to Ncondezi development

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 53 minutes ago The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has committed an additional $3-million loan facility to Ncondezi Energy to fund ongoing project development costs at its 300 MW coal-fired power project in Tete, Mozambique. The loan, which will be paid in two tranches, will be used to cover costs not included... 

CIL seeks coking coal in S Africa as it exits Mozambique project

By: Ajoy K Das     30th August 2016 Coal India Limited’s (CIL’s) proposed collaboration with South African State-owned African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation (AEMFC) is expected to focus on coking coal in the African nation, with India facing limited opportunity to ramp up domestic production of the dry fuel. The CIL... 

SA to cease membership of SADC Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation

By: African News Agency      29th August 2016 South Africa is to end its membership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) troika on politics, defence and security, the Presidency has revealed. “South Africa will cease to be a Member of the Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation on 30 August 2016 when the... 

Vale says crown-jewel deal unlikely this year

By: Bloomberg     26th August 2016 Vale SA, the top iron-ore miner, is poised to complete coal and fertilizer sales this year, while a deal involving its most prized assets probably will take longer, according to its investor relations chief. The Rio de Janeiro-based company, which is grappling to reduce one of the industry’s... 

Natural gas a more affordable selection

     26th August 2016 Apart from natural gas being a low carbon dioxide-emitting, affordable carbon fuel source used globally, within the Southern African context, natural gas is used in domestic, commercial, industrial and specialised environments owing to the Pressure Equipment Regulations (PERs) established to... 

Process Pipe

By: Zandile Mavuso     26th August 2016 With 47 years’ expertise in the pipes industry, wholesale carbon and mild steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Gauteng (Alrode), KwaZulu-Natal (Jacobs) and two branches in the Western Cape (Belville and... 

Southern African piped gas industry booming

     26th August 2016 With the availability of natural gas in countries such as Mozambique and Namibia, coupled with the discovery of gas reserves offshore Mozambique and South Africa, the piped gas industry in Southern Africa is undergoing rapid expansion, says the Southern African Gas Association (Saga). In November... 

Grindrod records R1.1bn loss, ready to develop Coega liquid-bulk terminal

By: Irma Venter     25th August 2016 A depressed commodities market continued to take its toll on shipping and logistics group Grindrod in the six months ended June 30. Grindrod on Thursday reported a drop in revenue to R11-billion in its management income statement – which included the company’s share in joint ventures – compared... 

Zimbabwe energy distributor scales up debt recovery rate

By: African News Agency      25th August 2016 The country’s energy distributor, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), has intensified its efforts to recover more than $1-billion in debt owed to it by consumers. Of the total debt, domestic consumers account for $300-million. 

Syrah awards construction contract for Mozambique project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th August 2016 Engineering and construction company Kentz Engineers and Contractors has won the structural, mechanical and piping construction contract at Australian firm Syrah Resources’ Balama graphite project, in Mozambique. Kentz, which is a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has successfully operated in... 

Tanzania's President Magufuli orders officials to speed up LNG project

By: Reuters     23rd August 2016 Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered officials on Monday to speed up long-delayed work on a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant, saying implementation of the project had taken too long. BG Group, recently acquired by Royal Dutch Shell, alongside Statoil, Exxon Mobil and Ophir Energy,... 

Africa offers many oil, gas opportunities – PwC

By: Anine Kilian     22nd August 2016 Now is an opportune time for governments in Africa wanting to attract oil and gas investors to reform their regulatory, fiscal and licensing systems, says PwC Africa oil & gas advisory leader Chris Bredenhann. Speaking at the launch of PwC’s ‘Africa Oil & Gas Review 2016’ in Rosebank, on Monday,... 

Premier advancing Zimbabwe projects

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd August 2016 Aim-listed Premier African Minerals has extended the optimisation at its RHA tungsten project, in Zimbabwe, as the original 6 mm screen did not pass material in excess of 4 mm on average, necessitating the replacement of the panels with larger 10 mm panels. These are expected to be installed... 

Mozambique's coal mines shed 4 000 jobs as coal price drops – State news agency

By: Reuters     19th August 2016 Nearly 4 000 coal miners have lost their jobs in Mozambique's Tete province over the past year as mining firms such as Brazil's Vale cut back due to lower prices, the African nation's state news agency said on Thursday. Vale, which operates an open cast coal mine in the northwestern part of one... 

AECOM offers total lifecycle solutions for oil, gas and chemical sectors

     18th August 2016 Clients in the oil, gas and chemicals sectors are on the lookout for smarter, more efficient ways to produce, process and deliver products to market, as well as assistance with environmental and sustainability considerations. AECOM is able to offer comprehensive services to these sectors over the... 

Sub-Saharan Africa must preserve innovation momentum – index

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th August 2016 The Global Innovation Index (GII) has ranked Mauritius as the most innovative economy in sub-Saharan Africa, above South Africa. Overall, however, the two countries placed fifty-third and fifty-fourth, with Switzerland in first place for a sixth consecutive year. The GII, published by Cornell... 

Portuguese firm awarded contract to rehabilitate 75 km Malawi road

By: Marcel Chimwala     12th August 2016 The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) has contracted Portuguese company Mota-Engil to rehabilitate the 75 km Liwonde–Mangochi road. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding the project, which is being implemented as part of the multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project (NRCDP),... 

Infrastructure development critical to the success of the oil, gas industry 

By: Anine Kilian     12th August 2016 Demand for oil and gas in Africa remains high but low crude prices combined with poor physical infrastructure, inadequate logistical solutions and onerous government regulations have stunted investment in oil- and gasfield development, says SacOil CEO Thabo Kgogo. He believes industry activity on... 

LSFB demand shows steady growth

By: Victor Moolman     12th August 2016 The use of light steel frame (LSF) building has been growing steadily for the last seven years, partially owing to architects looking for alternative building methods to overcome the inefficiencies of conventional masonry building, says the Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association... 

Gas master plan needs to be finalised so investment can follow – Gibb

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th August 2016 If South Africa is looking to incorporate more gas into its energy mix, while moving away from carbon-intensive coal, hurdles such as policy uncertainty and legislation need to be resolved in the short-term, according to multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Gibb. This includes government’s... 

Mustang to commission Moz bulk sampling plant in September

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th August 2016 Junior Mustang Resources will commission a bulk sampling mining plant at its Montepuez ruby project, in Mozambique, in early September. Ongoing reconnaissance pitting at the project has yielded another 19 rubies and confirmed a secondary ruby deposit hosting gem-quality rubies. Mustang has also... 

Eni reaches deal with Exxon on Mozambique gas project-sources

By: Reuters     8th August 2016 Italian oil firm Eni has wrapped up long-running talks to sell a multibillion dollar stake in its planned Mozambique liquefied natural gas (LNG) development to Exxon Mobil, two sources with knowledge of the matter said. "The deal is done but won't be announced for several months at Exxon's... 

Multimillion Rand Africa Projects Offer Huge Potential For SA Stainless Steel Supply

     5th August 2016 Strategic trips by the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (sassda) to Tanzania, Senegal and Mozambique as part of the dti’s Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA) have yielded a number of exciting, ‘new market’ opportunities for local companies wishing to... 

Mustang raises cash for Mozambique ruby project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th August 2016 Junior Mustang Resources has raised $1-million through a placement to professional and sophisticated investors to scale up a planned bulk sampling programme at the Montepuez ruby project, in Mozambique. Mustang has received commitments for 25-million new shares at 4c each from professional and... 

Carlos Poñe

By: Sebastian Whyle     5th August 2016 This week we feature Carlos Poñe, CE: Africa at AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure and support services company 

Kenmare lifts H1 production

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd August 2016 LSE-listed Kenmare Resources production surged in the first half of the year as power supply stabilised and recoveries increased, while improvement is being seen in the sulphate ilmenite market as supply/demand conditions continue to tighten. Kenmare on Tuesday posted considerable increases in... 

NMDC seeks consultants to spur overseas asset acquisition

By: Ajoy K Das     2nd August 2016 After a brief two-year hiatus, the acquisition of overseas mineral assets is back on the radar of India’s largest iron-ore miner, NMDC. Stung by low international prices of iron-ore and the protracted process involved in securing iron-ore blocks at home, which prove to be speed-breakers to... 

Gemfields FY ruby production exceeds guidance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st August 2016 Aim-listed Gemfields’ 75%-owned Montepuez ruby mine, in Mozambique, produced 10.3-million carats of ruby and corundum in the year ended June 30, exceeding guidance of eight-million carats and the 8.4-million carats produced in the prior financial year. Gemfields on Monday noted that the volume of... 

Clearing environmental hurdles to power supply growth

     29th July 2016 Environmental consultant SRK Consulting is developing an enabling framework that will help power projects in South Africa to streamline the process of acquiring environmental approvals, in order to avoid unnecessary delays in implementation. 

ECIC plays a pivotal role in Sub-Saharan Africa with 15 years of Project Export Excellence

     29th July 2016 The creation of ECIC began 15 years ago, in July 2001, when the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa LTD (ECIC), was given a mandate of filling a market gap through provision of medium to long term export credit and investment guarantees by underwriting bank loans for political and... 

Power builds to continue despite decreased demand across industries

By: Robyn Wilkinson     29th July 2016 Despite a decrease in demand for energy from the mining and related industries, construction, engineering and mining contractor Murray & Roberts Power & Water platform CEO Steve Harrison believes that the power station builds at Medupi, in Limpopo, and Kusile, in Mpumalanga, will continue to... 

Wastewater treatment necessary to grow the economy

By: Nadine James     29th July 2016 Consistent and sustainable water supply is necessary to ensure socioeconomic growth; therefore, wastewater treatment, as a comparatively cost-effective solution that reduces strain on available water supply, is vital to economic growth in water-stressed countries, says waste management company... 

South Africa ranks moderately on food security index

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th July 2016 South Africa is ranked at 47 out of the 113 countries in this year’s Global Food Security Index (GFSI), reflecting a one-position decline from 2015, but an overall 0.6 point score increase. The country ranked first among its sub-Saharan African peers and landed in the top ten of... 

Mustang recovers first rubies at Mozambique project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2016 ASX-listed Mustang Resources has recovered ten rubies, totalling 2.61 ct, from initial trenching activities at its flagship Montepuez ruby project, in Mozambique. The trenching programme is being used to delineate targets for a bulk sampling programme and to assist in mapping gravel layers... 

Former mineworkers owed billions of rands

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd July 2016 A substantial sum – between R7-billion and R10-billion – of an estimated R30-billion in unclaimed benefits is believed to be due to South Africa’s former mineworkers. The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is working to deliver a single compensation legislation by March and an integrated... 

AFRICAN ENERGY

     22nd July 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya earlier this month in an effort to strengthen diplomatic and economic ties, with special attention given to the issue of energy. In South Africa, where this photograph was taken during an address to business... 

Mozambique reports unquantified diamond discovery

By: Keith Campbell     22nd July 2016 In Mozambique, the National Director of Mines last week confirmed that diamonds had been discovered in the Massangena district of the Gaza province. Talking to the Maputo newspaper Notícias, he refused to say how many diamonds had so far been found, but stated that exploration and prospecting... 

South Africa draws up plans for gas-generated power

By: Sebastian Whyle     22nd July 2016 In South Africa’s search for viable long-term gas import partners to meet demand in the power sector, Nigeria has been identified as a strong contender, owing to its large natural gas reserves, says professional services firm KPMG.  

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