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Feb 17, 2015
Oil and gas explorers have to rethink their capital expenditure (capex) budgets on exploration activity across the African continent in the wake of the significant drop in the global oil price, advisory firm PwC said on Tuesday. “Oil and gas explorers will be...
Feb 17, 2015
Kobus Verster
Construction and engineering group Aveng was faced with weak markets almost everywhere it turned, said CEO Kobus Verster on Tuesday. Continued softness in the local construction sector made it particularly difficult for the still-struggling Grinaker-LTA to regain its...
Feb 17, 2015
On June 16, 2006, hundreds of countries agreed to a June 17, 2015, deadline to switch off their analogue transmissions; however, insufficient tabs had been kept on the status of the countries’ transition to digital broadcasting and a new platform has been proposed by...
Feb 17, 2015
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi
South Africa needs to move faster to unlock the digital dividend expected from the migration from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) as the June 2015 deadline for the analogue switch-off looms. This was the message that the Minister tasked with...
Feb 16, 2015
Bulyanhulu mine
Tanzania-focused gold producer Acacia Mining lifted gold production across all three of its producing mines by 13% to 718 651 oz for the year ended December 31. Gold production at Bulyanhulu increased by 18% to 234 786 oz, while Buzwagi lifted output by 15% to 210...
Feb 14, 2015
Lower rare earths prices and the increased availability of rare-earth compounds led to increased US consumption in 2014, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has found. However, in its latest mineral commodity summary for the abundant group of 17 elements composed of...
Feb 13, 2015
Until the 1940s, coloured gemstones and diamonds shared a stake of about 50:50 in the global jewellery market, and from that time diamond miner De Beers undertook an aggressive marketing campaign that resulted in the value and popularity of diamonds significantly...
Feb 12, 2015
Mining companies investing in Africa are facing constantly evolving political risks – from security threats and extremism to the rise of social media, which is changing communication patterns and shaping public debate. “The power of social media and its impact on...
Feb 10, 2015
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Feb 09, 2015
Aim-quoted Richland Resources has been given the green light by Tanzania’s Minister of Energy and Minerals to sell its East African tanzanite mining and beneficiation business and tsavorite licence interests. In November, Richland announced plans to exit Tanzania...
Feb 09, 2015
This month’s report includes details of Mozambique-focused miner Baobab Resources’ selection process of a Chinese partner to conclude a feasibility study at its Tete iron project, in Mozambique; junior explorer IMX Resources’ joint venture with Mauritius-based Fig...
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...
Feb 05, 2015
Feb 04, 2015
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) summit, which will be held in South Africa for the first time, will aim to engage role-players from across Africa’s built environment to discuss vital aspects of the continent’s economic growth and future success....
Feb 02, 2015
Aligned with its strategic decision to close its retail outlets in Tanzania, Aim-listed gemstone producer Richland Resources reports that it is in the process of finalising the sale of its Tanzanite Experience (TTE) retail operations’ tanzanite and jewellery...
Jan 30, 2015
Certain regulatory approvals remain outstanding in Telkom’s proposed R2.67-billion takeover of JSE-listed Business Connexion (BCX), the parties said in an update to shareholders on Friday. BCX noted in the statement that the Competition Authority of Botswana had...
Jan 30, 2015
Commenting in his capacity as chairperson of the Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative (PICI), President Jacob Zuma this week provided an update on the progress of several cross-border and regional infastructure projects championed by the heads-of-State...
Jan 30, 2015
The project involves the construction of a 75 MW coal-fired captive power plant adjacent to Dangote Cement's cement manufacturing plant, at Pemba Mvita Mbu.
Jan 30, 2015
To start: absolutely nothing justified the murderous attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo or on a kosher supermarket, in Paris, early this month. Both were expressions of murderous bigotry. (Alas, bigots are to be found everywhere, but, fortunately,...
Jan 28, 2015
Screens from specialist vibrating equipment manufacturer and supplier Joest are customised to match the metallurgical requirements of a client’s processes and the associated mechanical duty. Joest brands this benchmark its ‘Engineered Solutions’ approach to supplying...
Jan 27, 2015
Dual-listed Kibo Mining would conduct further exploration at its Haneti nickel project, in central Tanzania, following a positive independent geochemical interpretation report. "With this new report [in] hand, the case for further exploration and development at...
Jan 26, 2015
Johan Dippenaar
London-listed South Africa-focused diamond-mining company Petra Diamonds, which on Monday declared its first dividend, has pushed up production guidance to 3.3-million carats for the year to June 30. Petra, which operates the Finsch, Cullinan, Koffiefontein and...
Jan 23, 2015
TESSEL SEVERS Royal HaskoningDHV is committed to exposing local aviation experts to state-of-the-art international airport design
International project management, engineering and consultancy services provider Royal HaskoningDHV says its South African aviation division has been exposing its personnel to projects outside of Africa as part of its commitment to developing South Africa-based...
Jan 23, 2015
AGGRESSIVE TAKE-OFF Powermode’s average monthly installations have increased from about seven to more than 15 installations, for this month
Since power protection and management solutions provider Powermode forecast a significant demand increase for solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop solutions for local industry in August last year, the company registered “serious” growth in the solar PV market. “Powermode...
Jan 19, 2015
Tanzania-focused mineral exploration and development company Kibo Mining has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with fellow Aim-listed Metal Tiger that could see the formation of a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to develop the Morogoro South gold-prospective...
Jan 19, 2015
ASX-listed graphite developer Kibaran Resources on Monday reported that its flagship Epanko project, in Tanzania, could support output of as much as 100 000 t/y. The company initiated a review of its mining and processing schedule at Epanko, with a view to...
Jan 16, 2015
Tenders are invited for upgrading of Serengeti town roads (tarmac level) -3 km, Tanzania 25429622 Email: CD January 29, 2015.
Jan 16, 2015
Procurement plan for renovation of printing press building, Tanzania 25443113 Email: CD February 5, 2015.
Jan 16, 2015
Tenders are invited for works for upgrading of Mtwara - Newala - Masasi road (210 km) to bitumen standard including Mwiti Bridge, Package 1: Mtwara - Mnivata Section (50 km), Tanzania 25417615 Email: CD February 6, 2015.
Jan 16, 2015
London-listed Acacia Mining, formerly known as African Barrick Gold, has overshot its 2014 production guidance of between 650 000 oz and 690 000 oz to deliver 718 615 oz of gold in the year ended December 31 – a 10% increase on the prior year’s output. Gold sales for...
Jan 16, 2015
The project involves the construction of a cement plant with a production capacity of three-million tons a year.
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 14, 2015
Tanzania-focused miner Kibo Mining has received confirmation from London-listed Metal Tiger that it is satisfied with the results of its due diligence on Kibo's prospective Pinewood portfolio and will now proceed to finalise a joint venture (JV) agreement for uranium...
Jan 12, 2015
Australian oil and gas major Woodside Petroleum has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian multinational conglomerate Adani to hunt for and develop potential liquefied natural gas (LNG) assets. Under the terms of the non-binding MoU, Woodside and...
Jan 09, 2015
Fastjet Zambia, a subsidiary of Pan-African low-cost airline fastjet, has successfully completed the first phase of its application for an Air Operating Certificate (AOC). “The confirmation from the Zambian Civil Aviation Authority is a significant step towards the...
Jan 09, 2015
East Africa-focused Shanta Gold has reported a “fire incident” in the screening section of the recently commissioned crushing circuit of the gold processing plant at its New Luika gold mine, in south-western Tanzania. The company said on Friday that two people...
Jan 07, 2015
Junior graphite developer Magnis Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China Railway 24th Bureau Group for the development of the Nachu graphite project, in Tanzania. Under the terms of the MoU, the two parties would enter into formal...
Dec 18, 2014
Oil and gas producer Woodside has finalised an agreement with major BP over a farm-in offshore the Scotian basin, in Canada. Woodside on Thursday told shareholders that it would acquire a 20% participating interest in four exploration licenses in the Scotian basin,...
Dec 16, 2014
Junior explorer IMX Resources has agreed to a joint venture (JV) with Mauritius-based Fig Tree Resources Fund II, to divest of more than 70% of its Ntaka Hill nickel project, in Tanzania, in a deal valued at $5.88-million. IMX has been on the hunt for an investor...
Dec 12, 2014
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa will grow from $70-billion in 2013 to $180-billion by 2025, says PwC capital projects and infrastructure Africa leader Jonathan Cawood. This is one of the findings of PwC’s Capital Projects & Infrastructure report on East...
Dec 12, 2014
FAZEL MOOSA The benefit of any form of infrastructure is the value that it adds to the community around it
Financial services provider Investec says it has gained invaluable experience through its funding of a Mozambican power generation project, the Kuvaninga Energia project, which reached financial close in December 2013 and is scheduled for commercial operation in the...
Dec 11, 2014
Two days after announcing that a first-stage definitive mining feasibility study (DMFS) for the coal-mining portion of its Rukwa coal-to-power project (RCPP), in Tanzania, had revealed four financially feasible options for project development, Kibo Mining said on...
Dec 09, 2014
A first-stage definitive mining feasibility study (DMFS) of Kibo Mining’s Rukwa coal-to-power project (RCPP), in Tanzania, has revealed four alternative options for project development, with the project financially feasible for all of the options investigated. The...
Dec 09, 2014
Junior explorer IMX Resources has told shareholders that it received strong interest for its Ntaka Hill nickel project, which forms part of the Nachingwea property in Tanzania, after joint venture (JV) partner MMG Exploration withdrew from the project in August. IMX...
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