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Business vehicles twice as likely to be hijacked as stolen – Tracker
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tracker statistics for the period January to June show that hijackings still dominate national vehicle crime, accounting for 55% of incidents, versus theft at 45%.  However, while the... 

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Business vehicles twice as likely to be hijacked rather than stolen – Tracker
14th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tracker statistics for the period January to June show that hijackings still dominate national vehicle crime, accounting for 55% of incidents, versus theft at 45%.  However, while the... 

Commission recommends tribunal approve Afrimat's proposed buyout of Lafarge but with conditions
6th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve the proposed transaction whereby Afrimat intends to acquire Lafarge, with conditions. The commission found that the... 

Mick Davis' Vision Blue is investing in Mayur Resources' Central Lime project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur says Vision Blue may invest $40m in PNG lime project
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mayur Resources has entered into an investment agreement with Vision Blue Resources (VBR) that could see the Mick Davis-led group partner with the company on the Central Lime Project... 

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Sector can flourish – association
27th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg... 

Afrimat group CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat continues to weather economic shocks through diversification
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mid-tier mining and materials company Afrimat’s strategy to diversify between commodities and revenue streams, coupled with stringent capital allocation, has enabled the group to continue to... 

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Astec GT205 screening "beast" exceeds the expectations of client Lizarox
20th October 2023

The first Astec mobile track unit supplied in South Africa, an Astec GT205 three-deck mobile screen, has been successfully commissioned by Astec Industries for long-standing customer Lizarox.... 

AfriSam as a leading construction materials supplier continues to take the lead in skills development
AfriSam puts skills development front and centre
13th October 2023

To stay ahead in the industry’s war for talent, AfriSam has over the years placed skills at the forefront of its people development initiatives. With its several training programmes, the company... 

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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 

Professor Mohamed Mostafa
Opinion: Innovations in ecofriendly pavement solutions
22nd September 2023

In this article, University of KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Transportation Research group head Professor Mohamed Mostafa writes about the growing use of sustainable materials in road construction... 

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Commissioning starts at Zambian lime plant
22nd September 2023

Last month, strategic minerals developer Firering reported the successful commissioning of the crushing system to produce aggregates, and the finalisation of the design work for the modification... 

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PPC reports 5% y/y growth in South Africa and Botswana cement business
20th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The revenue for cement manufacturer PPC’s South Africa and Botswana divisions for the five months ended August 31 increased by 5% year-on-year, the company reported in an operating update on... 

AfriSam has mobilised two existing trains of mobile crushers and screens (comprising eight machines in total) to complement the static plant
"Doing more with less" to meet aggregates demand for N3 project
15th September 2023

To keep up with the massive aggregates demand for the N3 national road upgrade project, AfriSam’s Umlaas Road Quarry has doubled its volumes using existing resources. The lean team on site is... 

Contract awarded for pilot plant
8th September 2023

Global mining group Rio Tinto has awarded aggregates, mining and metals services and solutions provider Metso the detailed design and engineering contract for their continuous pilot plant (CPP) for... 

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Mobile jaw crusher promises performance and quality
7th September 2023

The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crusher, supplied by Pilot Crushtec, is said to be ideal for all quarrying applications and promises efficient crushing and fuel economy. The track-mounted primary... 

AfriSam’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation recently achieved 1.75 million hours without a Lost Time Injury
AfriSam Slagment operation achieves 1.75-million LTI free hours
7th August 2023

Leading construction material supplier, AfriSam celebrated a significant milestone at the company’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation when it achieved 1,75 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free hours... 

The Lokotrack® LT120™ is a robust, track-mounted primary crusher, optimal for mining and quarrying applications
Unmatched quality and support with Lokotrack® LT120™ mobile jaw crusher
3rd August 2023

The Lokotrack® LT120™ mobile jaw crusher, supplied by Pilot Crushtec, is renowned across Southern Africa for its impressive performance and quality. The exceptional offer provided with this piece... 

Waterproofing roads using nano-modified emulsion could reduce potholes, expert says
10th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Civil Engineering Professor Gerrit Jordaan has said the key to solving South Africa’s pothole problem is using modified emulsion and nano-materials, which... 

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Afrimat diversifies further with Lafarge South Africa acquisition
20th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The share price of mining and materials company Afrimat rose by more than 12% on June 20 after it announced the planned acquisition of Lafarge South Africa (LSA), including all its subsidiaries,... 

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Providing you with more than just metal
16th June 2023

At John Deere, we have always been focused on providing equipment and support solutions designed to maximise customer uptime and productivity. Our current operating model allows us to do this even... 

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High efficiency mobile trommels available locally
16th June 2023

Crushing and screening solutions provider ELB Equipment has added a complete range of high efficiency trommels that are “set to change the way screening is done in South Africa”. Its Powerscreen... 

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Taking oil out of bitumen
16th June 2023

Instant Bio-Bitumen, a carbon-negative alternative to conventional bitumen derived from the refining of crude oil for use as the binder in asphalt products, is currently being tested by asphalt... 

PPC's Hercules plant
PPC assures shareholders it remains in a strong financial position
15th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Construction materials supplier PPC expects to report a headline loss a share of between 8c and 10.5c and a loss a share of between 21.5c and 22.5c for the financial year ended March 31. This... 

UAV expo set for September
26th May 2023

The organisers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an impressive list of more than 135 top unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)... 

PPC's Hercules cement plant
PPC's shares to be available for trade on A2X from May 30
24th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Cement, aggregates, readymix and fly ash producer PPC has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets, with its shares to be available for trade on the exchange from May 30. PPC will... 

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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
7th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 

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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
6th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 

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S Africa a key energy market
24th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the disappointment for the local wind industry over the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 6 – which did not approve any new wind... 

Afrimat moves to general mining on JSE
20th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Building materials and mining group Afrimat’s sector classification on the JSE has been reclassified to depict its business operations more accurately. Its classification on the JSE has changed... 

PPC reports tough conditions for full year
16th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed PPC says the 12 months ending March 31 have been characterised by different market conditions in each of the markets in which PPC operates, being South Africa and Botswana, Zimbabwe and... 

Omaruru Bridge, Namibia
13th March 2023

When we think of Namibia, most of us will conjure thoughts of hot, dry desert rock, blanketed seasonally by a blast of beautiful flowers. Henties Bay and Swakopmund are two coastal towns that... 

An ABP Induction services furnace in operation with man in PE near molten metal
Two furnace tech providers join forces
10th March 2023

Parts formation provider Norican’s Monitizer platform and furnace equipment supplier ABP’s Digital Services announced an agreement had been made in February to interface their products in an effort... 

Concrete being recycled
Circular use of cement and concrete can provide €110bn in value
9th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

A circular economy in the concrete and cement industry could produce €110-billion in net value and avoid or mitigate two-billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions by 2050, driven by the... 

Enoch achieves a business-friendly Budget but government must act now to protect consumers’ pockets and jobs
23rd February 2023

Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana has managed to tread the fine line with his 2023 Budget Speech, delivering on a business-friendly Budget that provides relief and paves the way for economic... 

Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat upbeat about bulk commodities business, as construction materials business lags
17th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed aggregates and mining company Afrimat's executives on February 17 reported to shareholders that the company was performing well in difficult times and that there were several projects... 

Image of construction of a large reservoir using Chryso admixtures
Additives ensure quality concrete for mega reservoir
10th February 2023

An extremely large 210 Mℓ cylindrical post-tensioned concrete reservoir was recently completed in Gauteng. CHRYSO Southern Africa highlights the use of its admixtures in the concrete used in the... 

Value of US mine production jumps to $98bn – USGS
3rd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US mines produced $98.2-billion in nonfuel mineral commodities in 2022, an estimated $3.6-billion increase over the 2021 revised total of $94.6-billion, the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on... 

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New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies
3rd February 2023 By: Halima Frost

A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by... 

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EBRU’s systems to be used commercially
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rhodes University’s Institute for Environmental Biotechnology’s (EBRU’s) ongoing research on nature-based water treatment solutions has showcased two possible systems for commercial use that can... 

PIC lifts stake in Afrimat to 15.48%
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has increased its shareholding in JSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat to 15.48%. The Afrimat group... 

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Metso Outotec donates classroom to a secondary school in the North West
15th December 2022

There is strong evidence that suggests that quality infrastructure at schools improves learners’ academic performance and reduces school dropout rates. However, many schools in South Africa are... 

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Concrete steps towards decarbonisation in construction needed
2nd December 2022

As a significant contributor to global carbon emissions, the construction industry is being compelled to adopt more sustainable practices, especially if it is to meet climate change mitigation... 

PPC CEO Roland van Wijnen
PPC ready to respond rapidly to any infrastructure-led uptick in cement demand
21st November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Cement producer PPC says it is well positioned to benefit from any uptick in South African cement demand given that it has immediate capacity on standby that will require no additional capital... 

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