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Africa To Host The Biggest Yet Conference Of Global Construction Industry Shareholders.

     13th April 2015 The annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, from Tuesday, 12 May to Friday, 15 May 2015. The conference will offer attendees five unique expo experiences which include the African Construction Expo, Totally Concrete Expo, Coatings... 

Africa To Host The Biggest Yet Conference Of Global Construction Industry Shareholders.

     10th March 2015 The annual African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, from Tuesday, 12 May to Friday, 15 May 2015. The conference will offer attendees five unique expo experiences which include the African Construction Expo, Totally Concrete Expo, Coatings... 

Anglo invests in Highland’s PNG copper/gold project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th February 2015 Mining major Anglo American and ASX-listed junior Highlands Pacific have signed joint venture (JV) and farm-in agreements over the Star Mountain copper/gold project, in Papua New Guinea. The exploration and development JV proposal was initially announced in December last year. 

New-truck sales in South Africa rose in 2014

By: Irma Venter     30th January 2015 New truck sales in South Africa ticked up 2.04% in 2014 compared with the previous year, to 31 554 units. The local truck market delivered yet another “dynamic performance”, says UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) MD Rory Schulz. 

2014 truck market up 2%, 2015 set for repeat performance

By: Irma Venter     13th January 2015 New truck sales in South Africa ticked up 2.04% in 2014 compared with last year, to 31 554 units. The local truck market had delivered yet another “dynamic performance”, said UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) MD Rory Schulz on Tuesday, speaking at a media conference in Ekurhuleni. 

Anglo and Highlands Pacific near inking of JV deal

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th January 2015 The joint venture (JV) between ASX-listed Highlands Pacific and mining giant Anglo American over the Star Mountain copper project, in Papua New Guinea, would be finalised by February 5. In December last year, Anglo entered into the JV agreement with Highlands Pacific, agreeing to pay some... 

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     12th December 2014 A Lego version of the Star Wars character R2D2, inside the group’s new central London office, in the UK. Its headquarters will remain in Denmark, but the company is strengthening it presence in London, the US, Singapore and Shanghai as part of a plan to further globalise and attract a more... 

Anglo American signs up for PNG exploration project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     8th December 2014 Mining major Anglo American has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with ASX-listed Highlands Pacific over its Star Mountain copper project, in Papua New Guinea. Under the term of the nonbinding letter of intent, Anglo American would pay $10-million, in two tranches, to Highlands. The... 

SAA, Air China forms working group to strengthen cooperation

By: Leandi Kolver     5th December 2014 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) acting CEO Nico Bezuidenhout and China national passenger airline Air China president Song Zhiyong on Friday agreed on the establishment of a joint working group to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between the two airlines. Coinciding with the... 

Positive fed decision on diamond project bumps-up Shore Gold stock

By: Henry Lazenby     4th December 2014 The TSX-listed stock of diamond explorer Shore Gold on Thursday morning jumped nearly 24% after Canadian federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced a favourable environmental assessment decision for the company’s Star-Orion South diamond project, in Saskatchewan. The Saskatoon-based... 

Cosatu 'in tatters' – Vavi 

By: Sapa     14th November 2014 Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has admitted that the trade union federation is in trouble, The Star reported on Friday. "Cosatu today is in tatters and absolutely in trouble. Factionalism is tearing it apart," Vavi was quoted as saying at a memorial service in Sasolburg on Thursday. 

Call for compliance clarity as DMR says licences may be withdrawn

By: Zandile Mavuso     26th September 2014 It has been ten years since the South African Mining Charter was first put in place, in an attempt to accelerate transformation in the South African mining industry. A top priority on the charter’s transformation list, which mining companies had to have complied with by May 1 this year, is the... 

Confusion about e-toll review 

By: Sapa     9th September 2014 The Opposition To Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) group said on Tuesday it was confused by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' stance on the e-tolls review. The Star newspaper reported that during a radio interview on Monday, Peters said there would be no review of the user-pays principle. 

FSB to investigate Seedat

By: Sapa     2nd July 2014 The Financial Services Board (FSB) said on Wednesday it will investigate its former chief financial officer Dawood Seedat for alleged corruption. "The investigation is so thorough as to include a full internal audit supported by the office of the Auditor General. If any finding is made, a full... 

Two more bodies found at Benoni mine

By: Sapa     25th June 2014 The bodies of two more illegal miners have been found at a disused mine in Benoni, Gauteng police said on Wednesday. "The bodies are now ten. One body was recovered on Monday night, and the other was found yesterday [Tuesday]," Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said. 

Kaizer Nyatsumba

By: Natalie Greve     18th April 2014 Position: CEO of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) Main Activity of the Company: Seifsa's core business is to represent and promote the interests of business in South Africa, in particular the metals and engineering industries, through lobbying and capacity... 

SpaceX launches Thaicom 6, marks second GTO flight

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th January 2014 Advanced rocket and spacecraft designer, manufacturer and launcher Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) on Tuesday announced that its Falcon 9 transport vehicle successfully delivered a commercial telecommunications satellite into orbit for Asian Satellite operator Thaicom. Falcon 9, which was... 

Where the thought experiment falls apart

By: Kelvin Kemm     20th September 2013 In the world of physics, there is the concept of the ‘thought experiment’. This is a very useful mechanism in physics.  

Preliminary independent evaluation of the progress of the Star Pilot Project in Quifa SW, demonstrating a potential doubling of the ultimate recovery factor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th September 2013 Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp announced today that it has received independent reports relating to the progress of its proprietary Synchronized Thermal Additional Recovery ("STAR") enhanced oil recovery pilot project in the Quifa SW heavy oil field. The reports include estimates of the Original... 

Star refinery project, Turkey

By: Sheila Barradas     28th June 2013 The project involves the construction of a greenfield refinery, with a capacity of ten-million tons a year. 

Municipal ombudsman for Johannesburg

By: Sapa     29th November 2012 Johannesburg will appoint an ombudsman to deal with municipal-related complaints from the public in 2013, according to a report on Thursday. Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau said on Wednesday the ombudsman's office would be an independent mechanism which would take appropriate action on poor service... 

Public must know toll details – Outa 

By: Sapa     15th October 2012 The details of the electronic toll collection contract (ETC) should not be kept confidential, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday. "It shouldn't be confidential. It is taxpayers' money that is being used to pay the tolls, so the taxpayer should know what the money is... 

Latest energy efficient building solutions showcased

By: Joanne Taylor     14th September 2012 The Star Interbuild Africa expo, with Glass Expo Africa, EcoAfribuild, Plumbdrain Africa, Frigair, Woodpro Africa and Current Africa showcased the latest energy-efficient building solutions, in line with new building industry regulations, at Nasrec last month. 

Highlands Pacific eyes tie-in with Ok Tedi

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th September 2012 ASX-listed explorer Highlands Pacific on Wednesday flagged a maiden resource for its Star Mountains project, in Papua New Guinea, by 2013. MD John Gooding said in a statement that a 14-hole diamond core drilling programme had been successfully completed at the Olgal prospect, with drilling on a... 

ANC questions second transition media reports

By: Sapa     28th June 2012 It will not reflect badly on President Jacob Zuma if the so-called second transition proposal is rejected, the ANC said on Thursday. "Why would it, when one terminology is questioned, reflect on the president?" asked African National Congress spokesman Jackson Mthembu. 

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