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Imperial Logistics establishes new business in Ghana

By: Anine Kilian     20th January 2017 Supply chain and logistics company Imperial Logistics has partnered with Ghanaian conglomerate LMI Holdings to form a new business Imperial LMI Logistics to provide logistics services in Ghana and the rest of West Africa.   “The vision of Imperial LMI is to be an integrated, end-to-end supply... 

South Africa’s mining sector at a crossroads, collaborative effort required

By: Ilan Solomons     20th January 2017 The global mining industry has been struggling since the 2008 international financial crisis set off a chain of events resulting in contracted growth in important markets, such as China, and recession in others, such as Europe, leading to severe declines in commodity prices. In South Africa, the... 

Business use of wellness and performance wearables growing

By: Schalk Burger     20th January 2017 The insights generated from wearable and connected devices are expected to enable more effective management of employee wellness and productivity within the next four years, says Deloitte human capital technology and digital learning associate director André Vermeulen. On average worldwide, a... 

Innovation, outward-looking approach will bolster industry growth

By: Nadine James     20th January 2017 The plastics converter industry needs to alter its mindset and look for innovative solutions while becoming more outward-looking to experience real economic growth, says industry body Plastics SA. Plastics SA chairperson Bernhard Mahl describes real growth as “thousands of tons of plastics,... 

PSE liquefied natural gas storage and fuelling terminal project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 The project involves the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of a multipurpose liquefied natural gas storage and fuelling terminal. 

Tesla expects SA offering to become increasingly attractive as tariffs rise

By: Irma Venter     20th January 2017 Tesla has finally arrived in South Africa, even if in a somewhat unexpected guise. With the availability of the US company’s electric cars apparently still some way off, South Africans do, however, now have access to its energy storage solutions. The stationary, rechargeable lithium-ion battery... 

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     20th January 2017 British Columbia has issued an environment assessment certificate for Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion project, adding its own 37 specific conditions. 

Industrial Explosives Market Is Expected to Reach $196,299 Million, Globally by 2022

     19th January 2017 Industrial Explosives Market by type (High Explosives, ANFO, Emulsions and Others), end-use industry (Metal Mining, Non-Metal Mining, Quarrying, Construction and Others) is projected to reach $15,888 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.7% from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report by... 

Canada's Strongbow, UK partner to explore for lithium in Cornwall

By: Reuters     19th January 2017 British mining company Cornish lithium said on Thursday it had entered a definitive mineral rights agreement with Canada's Strongbow Exploration to explore for lithium in Cornwall, southwest England, stoking hopes for a British mining revival. Cornwall historically was a mining hub and the... 

Second Nigerian tomato paste plant shuts, in embarrassment for Buhari

By: Reuters     19th January 2017 Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has shut his new tomato paste plant in Nigeria due to a shortage of dollars needed to import raw materials, a senior executive said, the second such closure in months in a blow to official plans to diversify the economy. President Muhammadu Buhari, elected in... 

Environmental permit delay forces Red 5 to revise Siana strategy

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th January 2017 ASX-listed Red 5 will be forced to implement a revised operational strategy and openpit mine plan for its Siana gold mine, in the Philippines, after delays in obtaining regulatory approvals for amendments to its environmental compliance certificate (ECC). The approved ECC is required for the... 

Otel Connect Store Simplifies Voice & Data

     19th January 2017 South Africa's increasingly competitive telecoms landscape is good news for the economy but potentially confusing for the consumer. Local fixed, mobile and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) users today have a choice of a couple of fixed line providers, several cellular networks and dozens of... 

Energy Revolution Africa 2017 explores the future of renewable energy for the continent

     18th January 2017 Everything you want and need to know about renewable energy and the future of energy development and growth in Africa comes under the spotlight at Energy Revolution Africa 2017. This co-located event to African Utility Week will be hosted for the first time in Africa in Cape Town from 16 to 18... 

African Utility Week to host launch of YEPP for young power pros and graduates wishing to solve Africa’s energy challenges

     18th January 2017 African Utility Week to gather 7000+ power professionals in Cape Town “Youth unemployment on the continent is a major epidemic and internship opportunities are an amazing solution to help maximize human capital development on the continent” says Daniel Antwi, co-founder of the Africa Internship... 

African Utility Week returns to Cape Town in May and showcases how community scale projects are the continent’s energy future

     18th January 2017 Expo and conference to focus on major industry trends “The power and energy landscape in Africa is undergoing significant change” says Evan Schiff, African Utility Week event director, adding that current trends include “the availability of private investment for power and energy projects, the... 

South Africa lags digital construction

     17th January 2017 The 2016 Building Information Modelling (BIM) Institute survey shows that there is a significant lack of education in terms of digital construction and building information modelling for complex building projects in South Africa. “A cursory glance at construction projects in our major cities... 

Right-First-Time Construction

     16th January 2017 The competitive construction market demands quality results – first time around – to keep clients happy and business profitable. Gauteng-based contractor Probuild has its own proprietary quality management software to make sure this happens. It is busy applying this technology and approach on the... 

Joe Cyber Has A New Weapon Against Website Hacks Or Data Loss

     16th January 2017 The Average Joe Cyber with a website now has a formidable new weapon in the war against website hacks, crashes or data losses. Launched this week, CodeGuard from Domains.co.za backs-up websites daily to a secure location in a remote data centre. After the initial backup is completed, the solution... 

Lower costs, higher grades are key for U3O8 to attract attention in difficult market 

By: Henry Lazenby     14th January 2017 Uranium-focused resource companies paid attention to the changing uranium landscape this week after major producer Kazakhstan said it would curtail output by 10%, pushing spot prices higher. One of them was project developer U3O8 Corp, which is focused on uranium and by-product commodities at its... 

Federal funding for new Tlicho all-season road a boost for Fortune’s Nico project

By: Henry Lazenby     13th January 2017 Federal funding for up to 25% of the construction costs for a new 97 km all-season road connecting Highway 3 to the community of Whati, in the Northwest Territories, augers well for project developer Fortune Minerals’ endeavours to secure financing for its nearby Nico cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper... 

Kathu concentrated solar power project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 Sener is expected to continue providing the engineering, procurement and construction services for the project this year, in conjunction with its joint venture partner Acciona. 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     13th January 2017 Eskom connected the first power-generating unit of the new Kusile coal-fired power station at the end of December 2016. 

Water shortages still a concern despite recent rainfall

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th January 2017 South Africa will need ten times as much rainfall as the amount of rain it received in the past week to pull the country out of its water shortage crisis, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) said on Wednesday. Despite the mid-summer rainfalls, South Africa remains a long way from being... 

Ariana says Turkey gold mine operational

By: Anine Kilian     11th January 2017 Gold exploration company Ariana Resources on Wednesday reported that its Turkey-based Kiziltepe mine was largely operational, following the successful completion of major construction in December. The commissioning of the ball mill is complete and wet commissioning of the process plant is largely... 

WorleyParsons Acknowledged by Tanzanian Government for Natural Gas Project

     9th January 2017 Following the handover of the Mtwara to Dar es Salaam Pipeline Project in August 2016, a project close-out ceremony was held in October 2016 in celebration of the tremendous success of the project, attended by Tanzanian Government officials, client Board Members, other project stakeholders, as... 

LME warehouse rents rises to slow in 2017/18

By: Reuters     31st December 2016 Warehouse firms in the London Metal Exchange's network of more than 600 warehouses in 37 locations have announced significantly lower rent rises for the year starting in April, the exchange said in a release on Friday. The LME said this year it would freeze the maximum rate for five years to curb... 

Tesla makes Reno a critical pit stop on way to Las Vegas and CES

By: Bloomberg     29th December 2016 As far as Tesla’s concerned, what’s happening in Las Vegas can stay in Las Vegas. The real action is some 400 dusty miles northwest, across the state in Reno. The electric-car maker is seizing on next week’s consumer electronics show to host investors and analysts at Gigafactory 1, the sprawling... 

Eskom’s excess generation capacity builds as Kusile Unit 1 ties-in to national grid 

By: Henry Lazenby     28th December 2016 South Africa’s electricity utility Eskom has connected the first power-generating unit of the new Kusile coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga; reaching the milestone ahead of schedule and adding 800 MW to further stabilise the energy grid. In a statement Tuesday, Eskom said it is making... 

Dacian secures A$150m for WA gold project

By: Ilan Solomons     21st December 2016 Gold developer Dacian Gold has completed and signed a syndicated facility agreement (SFA) to fund the development of its Mt Morgans gold project, in Western Australia.   Financial institutions Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and BNP Paribas will each... 

Lithium asset consolidation proceeds unabated

By: Henry Lazenby     20th December 2016 Asset consolidation is continuing in the junior lithium space, with several companies announcing deals in the past week. Wealth Minerals announced Monday that its Chilean subsidiary has entered a letter of intent dated December 12, with arm’s length vendors giving it the exclusive right and... 

Artemis takes option over Radio Hill

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th December 2016 ASX-listed junior Artemis Resources has inked a conditional option agreement with Fox Resources to acquire the Radio Hill nickel and copper operations, in Western Australia, for A$3.5-million. Artemis will have three months in which to conduct a due diligence and arrange for potential funding... 

Construction to continue at Kathu

By: Victor Moolman     16th December 2016 Next year, global engineering and technology company Sener will continue to provide the engineering, procurement and construction services for the 100 MW Kathu concentrated solar power (CSP) project in South Africa’s Northern Cape, in conjunction with its joint venture partner, Acciona. 

Key components of Lesotho Highlands Water Project to be awarded by mid-2017

By: Terence Creamer     16th December 2016 Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) reports that the engineering design contracts for the two main water-transfer components of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II will be awarded by mid-2017 and that construction should begin 18 months thereafter. The R23-billion binational... 

Global lithium supply expected to take off as EV industry grows

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th December 2016 Rising prices, strong project pipelines and vast reserves in key countries are bolstering the rise of the global lithium mining sector, with lithium production set to “take off” over the next few years, a new BMI Research report has shown. BMI Research’s ‘Road to unlocking electric vehicle (EV)... 

Ready for the holidays? Maybe not?

     15th December 2016 You're building your shopping lists, checking your credit card balances and scanning for can’t miss deals. You may have even installed new apps that can automatically scan and compare prices to make sure you are getting the best deal. But what about cyber security? How safe are you when you are... 

WA Environment Minister amends Wiluna expansion

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     15th December 2016 The Western Australian Minister for Environment has amended certain conditions contained in the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA's) report for the extension of Toro Energy's Wiluna uranium project, and has added a new condition. The Minister’s response was to appeals lodged against the... 

Liquefied natural gas regasification terminal, Côte d'Ivoire

By: Sheila Barradas     15th December 2016 The project involves the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas regasification terminal, with a capacity of three-million tons a year.  

New gas projects will be economical – Aurecon  

By: Victor Moolman     15th December 2016 With two major gas-to-power projects under way in the country, consulting company Aurecon believes that the two, possibly three, gas power stations associated with the projects can be economical as existing infrastructure can be used to support them. 

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