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Lemur concludes concession agreement for Imaloto power project

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd May 2018 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ coal and energy subsidiary Lemur Holdings has executed a 30-year concession agreement with the Madagascar government for the development, construction, operation and maintenance of the Imaloto integrated thermal coal and power project. The concession comes on the... 

Lemur Concludes Concession Agreement with the Government of Madagascar for the Imaloto Power Project

22nd May 2018 Bushveld Minerals, the AIM-listed integrated vanadium producer with additional investments in coal, power and tin, is pleased to provide the following update in respect of Lemur Holdings Limited ("Lemur"), Bushveld's coal and energy subsidiary that is developing an integrated thermal coal mining... 

Bushveld’s Lemur progressing Madagascar coal and power project

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th April 2018 Aim-listed diversified miner Bushveld Minerals on Thursday provided an operational update regarding its coal and energy subsidiary Lemur Holdings, stating that the bankable feasibility study for the integrated thermal coal mining and independent power project, in Madagascar, is progressing.  

Process control manufacturer expands sales to South Africa

9th March 2018 Die-casting process control systems manufacturer Visi-Trak Worldwide has expanded its direct sales distribution to several countries, including South Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Korea and to South-East Asia. The company explains that this expands upon its current network of... 

Bushveld Minerals upbeat about year ahead

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd January 2018 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals made “tremendous strides” during the fourth quarter of 2017, which was marked by a strong financial performance from its Bushveld Vametco operations. Supported by a strong vanadium price environment – the ferrovanadium price averaged $33/kg for the 12 months to... 

Chinese demand drives construction boom in Cambodia

By: Reuters     17th January 2018 The value of construction projects in Cambodia rose more than 22 percent to $6.4 billion in 2017 from the previous year, according to official figures released on Tuesday that showed the impact of a boom driven by Chinese investors. The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction... 

Lemur appoints owner’s engineer, technical advisers for Imaloto BFS

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th November 2017 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ Lemur Resources subsidiary, which is developing an integrated thermal coal mining and independent power producer asset in Madagascar, has appointed an owner’s engineer and technical advisers for  the bankable feasibility study (BFS) for the Imaloto power project.... 

Portland smelter approaching full capacity

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st August 2017 The Portland smelter, in Victoria, is expected to return to full production shortly, securing the future of more than 650 employees and contractors, Industry and Employment Minister Wade Noonan reported on Monday. Aluminium major Alcoa in January initiated work to restart smelting capacity,... 

Futureproof solutions ensure green living

By: Robyn Wilkinson     21st July 2017 Demonstrating its capability for creative thinking, engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV South Africa has overcome bulk services shortages and ensured the preservation of the natural environment along KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast through the sustainable design of the... 

Afrox expands Mozambique – Maputo business

4th May 2017 Afrox, sub-Saharan Africa’s leading industrial gases and welding company, is expanding existing operations in Mozambique to support current customer demand and to position itself to service the country’s fledgling gas resources sector. Driving Afrox’s strategy is a new 8 600sqm headquarters hub... 

Water essential for socioeconomic growth – Mokonyane

By: Anine Kilian     9th December 2016 Addressing a delegation at an Orange-Senqu River Basin Commission (Orasecom) meeting in Kempton Park, Gauteng, on Friday, Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvulo Mokonyane highlighted the need for access to water as a serious challenge facing South Africa, as water security is necessary and... 

Eskom, IDC study use of vegetable oils in utility transformers

By: Schalk Burger     21st October 2016 Power utility Eskom and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) signed a memorandum of agreement at a technical workshop at the Eskom Academy of Learning, in Midrand, in September to complete feasibility studies to enable the adoption and use of natural esters, or vegetable oils, as... 

Eskom, IDC to collaborate on validating use of vegetable oils in utility transformers

By: Schalk Burger     29th September 2016 Power utility Eskom and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) on Thursday signed a memorandum of agreement at a technical workshop at the Eskom Academy of Learning, in Midrand, to complete feasibility studies to enable the adoption and use of natural esters, or vegetable oils, as... 

Gordhan’s Hawks response halts rand plunge

By: News24Wire      25th August 2016 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s response to the Hawks directive helped the rand ease off its decline, but analysts said if he is arrested or fired the currency is heading for trouble. Gordhan said on Wednesday he would not adhere to a Hawks request to present himself for a warning letter over... 

South Africa’s ‘messy’ political state hampers economic growth, coalition government increasingly likely

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th July 2016 South Africa’s “messy” political landscape is not aiding the country’s economic growth ambitions, Centre for Politics and Research executive director Prince Mashele said on Tuesday. “We are in a mess politically,” he told delegates at a Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS) discussion, pointing out... 

It's game over for Zuma - experts  

By: News24Wire      1st April 2016 President Jacob Zuma’s time is up, various experts said on Friday, following the Constitutional Court’s Nkandla judgment. “This is checkmate. There is no way out for Zuma because there is no ambiguity in the judgement,” politics lecturer at the University of Cape Town Dr Zwelethu Jolobe said. 

Incoming Necsa chairperson promises to do his utmost in the post

By: Keith Campbell     18th March 2016 The new Chairperson-designate of the Board of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), Dr Kelvin Kemm, has thanked Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Petterson for nominating him to the post. Kemm is, among other things, the CEO of Nuclear Africa and a columnist for Engineering News.  

Necsa CEO welcomes appointment of new board members

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th March 2016 South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) CEO Phumzile Tshelane on Friday welcomed the appointment of new members to the organisation’s board, stating that this would strengthen the corporations’ governance process. Government on Thursday announced the appointment of Dr Kelvin Kemm as... 

Dr Kelvin Kemm to lead new nuclear board 

By: News24Wire      3rd March 2016 Nuclear Africa CEO Dr Kelvin Kemm has been appointed as chairperson of the embattled South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), according to Cabinet on Thursday. Kemm, a nuclear physicist and regular Fin24 opinion writer, is one of nine new board members that Cabinet approved during their... 

Indutec 2015:Delivering New Business Opportunities

22nd June 2015 With a 16% jump in visitors from 28 countries, the second SA Industry and Technology Fair (INDUTEC) held at Gallagher Convention Centre in May  produced excellent results for exhibitors and visitors. The three-day, 12-shows-in-one industrial expo proved to be the ideal platform for product... 

Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm project, UK

9th January 2015 The final array cable has been installed at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, completing the construction phase of the project.  

Ah, the CCMA

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     10th October 2014 The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) states on its website: "[We are] a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66, of 1995 (LRA). [We are] an independent body, [do] not belong to and [are] not controlled by any political party, trade... 

Bill passed to provide $270m for SE Alaska mines

By: Henry Lazenby     6th May 2014 The Alaska State Legislature has unanimously passed Senate Bill 99 (SB 99), which includes provisions authorising the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) to make up to $270-million available for infrastructure and construction costs at two south-east Alaska mining... 

Cobus van Schalkwyk

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th April 2014 Main Activity of the Company: The design and supply of power generation systems Date and Place of Birth: August 24, 1980, Eshowe, KwaZulu-Natal Education: North-West University, BEng (electrical and electronic), 2004; University of South Africa, BCom (management), 2013 First Job:... 

Transformation Tops Imperial’s Agenda

26th March 2014 Reflecting the group’s unwavering commitment to transformation, Imperial Logistics has received its 2013 certification as a Level 3 B-BBEE company, with a value add preferential procurement status of 137.5%. The organisation’s outstanding BEE scorecard recently contributed to its success in... 

Casimiro Da Silva Santos

7th March 2014 Main Activity of the company: Chemicals and services 

Power events combined to tackle Africa’s energy needs

28th February 2014 Media and information company PennWell International announced, in March, that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate this year’s Power-Gen Africa and Distributech Africa exhibitions and conferences. 

Power infrastructure and billing models need review

28th February 2014 Amid ongoing power delivery challenges facing South Africa’s power delivery, key players in the sector say the time has come for reviews of the infrastructure management and revenue models. This emerged at a round table brainstorming session regarding the challenges and opportunities in the power... 

Power infrastructure, billing models, ‘need review’

29th November 2013 Amid ongoing challenges in SA power delivery, key players in the sector say the time has come for reviews of the infrastructure management and revenue models. This emerged at a round table brainstorming session held in Sandton in November 2013, where stakeholders debated the challenges and... 

Fading confidence in collective bargaining could lead to job cuts, warns law firm

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     18th April 2013 The apparent opting out of labour union membership in South Africa amid a wave of wildcat strikes, could mark a rise in employee terminations, should companies lose confidence in collective bargaining, law firm Routledge Modise employment director Prince Mafojane has said. “The spate of... 

Company Announcement: DistribuTECH Africa Conference to Co-Locate with POWER-GEN Africa 2014

4th March 2013 PennWell International announced that it has made the strategic decision to co-locate the POWER-GEN Africa and DistribuTECH Africa exhibitions and conferences. The combined event will take place from 17 – 19 March, 2014 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre 

Company Announcement: Architects of the Future Combine Sustainability with Design at 26th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award

16th January 2013 Today’s fine architects are required to combine design talent with engineering ability, social awareness and an aptitude for business 

Resources Watch 2012 roundup 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th December 2012 Creamer Media’s Resources Watch highlights some major events that took place during the year. Exxaro renewable energy bids (RW 87) 

Company Announcement: Tenova TAKRAF completes another successful Bradford replacement

20th November 2012 Tenova TAKRAF has further enhanced its reputation as a world leader in heavy-scale refurbishments by replacing the Bradford crusher at Anglo American Thermal Coal's Kromdraai opencast operations north west of Witbank in Mpumalanga 

CoM, traditional leaders set up committee to tackle mining problems  

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     23rd October 2012 The Chamber of Mines (CoM) and the Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) have set up a task team to address challenges facing the country’s mining sector. “We have agreed with the CoM that a task team be set up to work out the logistics of how we will move forward to... 

Zim cancels 344 prospecting orders as it seeks to stamp out speculative hoarding

By: Oscar Nkala     5th October 2012 Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe last week signed into law the Finance Act, which gives the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) the power to carry out on-site inspections to determine progress at mining operation in a bid to plug the high rate of revenue leakages from the mining sector.  

New Zim diamond policy in place – Mining Ministry

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     12th September 2012 Zimbabwe’s amended Diamond Policy was approved and in place, Ministry of Mines and Mining Development permanent secretary Prince Mupazviriho said at the fourth Zimbabwe Mining Indaba, in Harare, on Wednesday. He told delegates that the new policy was aimed at facilitating the optimisation of... 

Getting it off my chest

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     27th July 2012 Before I begin, let me record my thanks to Phillip Pare, who suggested the topic of energy return on investment, or EROI, which I used in a recent column.  

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