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Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition
Formula E: Accelerating the electric vehicle transition
27th February 2024

The popular motorsport championship is helping to develop the next generation of electric vehicles, writes Langa Dube, Regional Director at TCS South Africa & Rest of Africa. Much of the technology... 

Firm looks to diversify recycled product range, seeks new markets
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Germiston-based rubber recycling company Dawhi Rubber Recycling, which has been in the rubber crumb business for 14 years, is conducting research into new innovations such as tyre-derived fuel,... 

Wimpie Krügel, an Engineer in JG Afrika’s Roads & Highway Division and a Road Safety Auditor
JG Afrika helps to fast-track wind energy projects in South Africa
19th February 2024

JG Afrika, a leading engineering consultancy with a more than 100-year-long track record providing cutting-edge technical services, is closely associated with the Renewable Energy Independent Power... 

Most of construction industry expects busy, profitable 2024, survey shows
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A survey of the construction industry by construction software company RIB Software indicated that the industry in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is looking... 

Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 

Sishen mine team with Kathu Councillor Henriette Du Plessis at newly upgraded road
Miner Kumba resurfaces road in Kathu-Gamagara
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

As part of its social labour plan commitments, iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine has undertaken a road resurfacing project, upgrading three major roads in the Kathu-Gamagara... 

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AECI to sell noncore assets, focus on core mining, chemicals capability
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified chemicals solutions company AECI will increase focus on its core mining and chemicals capability and divest noncore businesses. The group aims to double the profitability of its core... 

AECI mining projects boost earnings amid other pressures
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An increase in mining explosives sales volumes in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Asia Pacific has helped to keep JSE-listed chemicals group AECI’s revenue and earnings in the nine months to... 

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Mobile crusher manufacturer adds to portfolio
27th October 2023

Mining and construction solutions provider Wirtgen Group’s Kleemann brand announced in August that it will launch its mobile impact crusher, the MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO and NEOe gradually, starting... 

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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.... 

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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... 

Completion of Sanral’s R104m triple bridge project in Limpopo to improve local travel
21st August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Three bridges built by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for a total of R104-million are expected to enable communities around Vaalwater, in Limpopo, to travel shorter... 

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Concrete offers sustainability, resilience for road construction
4th August 2023

Sustainable and resilient concrete roads are critical in supporting sustainable infrastructure development. Building durable roads should be balanced with minimising the carbon emissions throughout... 

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New range of light construction equipment available locally
7th July 2023

Wacker Neuson South Africa has recently announced that it now offers ENAR products to the local market through a dedicated sales channel. ENAR is a Spain-based manufacturer of light construction... 

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AfriSam participating in Cape Interchange upgrade
4th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Cape contractor Haw & Inglis Construction has, since July 2021, been undertaking an upgrade of Cape Town’s Refinery interchange, supported by construction materials from AfriSam. The project is due... 

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Cape Interchange upgrade gets AfriSam treatment
4th July 2023

Since July 2021, well-established Cape contractor Haw & Inglis Construction has been proceeding apace on the upgrade of Cape Town’s Refinery interchange, supported by construction materials from... 

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Discovery Pothole Patrol introduces advanced AI to assist in pothole detection
29th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Insurance company Discovery Insure has introduced advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to its Pothole Patrol fleet, which will enable it to detect road defects more accurately and... 

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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... 

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Extreme weather erodes road networks
16th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Extreme weather associated with climate change has resulted in many roads becoming impassable, sustaining serious damage or being completely destroyed. The South African roads industry has sought... 

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Manufacturer accelerates autonomous drills transformation
21st April 2023

Mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc says it is continuously accelerating the transformation of the mining industry toward lower emissions, improved safety, and higher... 

RMF resolves to collaborate, train and test
13th April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Several resolutions emerged from the Road Maintenance Forum's (RMF’s) virtual workshop, held on April 13, which coincided with International Road Maintenance Day. The RMF is a joint initiative by... 

AECI posts higher full-year revenue and Ebitda, declares dividend
1st March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial and mining chemicals company AECI grew its revenue for the financial year ended December 31, 2022, by 37% year-on-year to R53-billion driven by significantly improved sales in... 

JG Afrika assists in maintaining the N1/N4 toll road for Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire
JG Afrika assists in maintaining the N1/N4 toll road for Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire
21st February 2023

By Emma Day, Executive Associate at JG Afrika (Pty) Ltd Entrusted with the Pavement Management System for Bakwena Platinum Corridor Concessionaire, JG Afrika is helping to maintain the N1/N4 Toll... 

Hire All rolls out Wacker Neuson RD7 machines to provide only the best to customers
9th February 2023

Compact construction, agricultural and forestry equipment specialist, Wacker Neuson South Africa, a subsidiary of the leading global Wacker Neuson Group, recently completed delivery of 50 RD7... 

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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... 

Global warming affects how we build roads
30th November 2022

By Professor Mohamed Mostafa Pr Eng The African continent is urbanising at an accelerated pace, and this evolution has profound consequences. Mobility is fundamental to urban living. In theory,... 

JDA appoints new contractor to restart Bramfischerville infrastructure construction
JDA appoints new contractor to restart Bramfischerville infrastructure construction
4th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Joburg Development Agency (JDA) has restarted the construction of roads and stormwater infrastructure in Bramfischerville Extension 12, in Soweto, after the contracts of two previous... 

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New state-of-the-art performance asphalt testing facility opening in Pretoria
19th October 2022

Transport and mobility are a key part of today’s society. Roads must be durable and safe otherwise they present a danger to their users and the environment, as well as increasing repair costs.... 

Good news for E Cape as rumdel progresses with R63 route
6th October 2022

A safer and less congested road on Section 13 of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL)’s busy R63 route in the Eastern Cape is on the horizon as Rumdel Construction Cape... 

Astec Industries announces new dealer partnership in Saudi Arabia
5th October 2022

A new dealer partnership with Saudi Arabia-based Saleh Abdulaziz Al Rashed & Sons Co. (Al Rashed & Sons) has been announced by Astec Industries. It will enhance and expand the sales and service of... 

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Health solutions company on track for JSE listing
5th October 2022

Pharmaceutical, biotech and biohacking company Cilo Cybin is in the process of listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the hopes to expand its business, both in South Africa as well as abroad. 

Coega welcomes Mhlobiso Concrete to Zone 5
3rd October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Special economic zone (SEZ) the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has welcomed Mhlobiso Group subsidiary Mhlobiso Concrete to Zone 5 of the Coega SEZ. Mhlobiso Concrete is supported by its sister... 

BMG’s Tsubaki SJ3 sealed joint chain series has extended bushing barrier seals that prevent abrasive materials from entering and attacking chain joints
Chain offers improved reliability of mechanical components in harsh conditions
30th September 2022

Tsubaki engineering class SJ3 sealed joint chains, with improved sealing technology, are designed to improve the reliability of many mechanical components exposed to harsh conditions in coal... 

FFS expanding storage, handling capacity for bulk bitumen imports
29th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Hydrocarbon solutions company FFS Refiners is investing R350-million into the expansion of the existing storage and handling facility of FFS Tank Terminals that will enable the bulk import of... 

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Sanral lauds benefits, intricacies of recently completed Musina ring road project
21st September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A media visit to the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral's) recently completed N1 Musina ring road, in Limpopo, afforded the road parastatal the opportunity to expound on the... 

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Grinding Techniques – Essential partner to the power industry
21st September 2022

Electricity is a key component in the South African economy, it provides much needed power to homes, businesses and essential appliances for daily life. Despite being a necessity to many, bouts of... 

Sanral assures pothole reporting app is working smoothly
29th August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As government’s Operation Vala Zonke pothole repair campaign gains momentum, the Department of Transport and South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) have implored the public to... 

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AECI Much Asphalt to pioneer low carbon asphalt production
12th August 2022

South African chemicals group AECI Much Asphalt and carbon negative materials producer Origin Materials have launched a programme to create a novel low-carbon bitumen that is expected to create... 

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Concrete parking lots offer numerous benefits
5th August 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the initial construction cost of concrete parking is slightly higher, compared to asphalt parking, the maintenance costs of the former, for commercial and industrial properties, are minimal,... 

Astec partnership with META Plant & Equipment will boost sales and service in Africa
20th July 2022

Astec Industries, through its Africa and Middle East (AME) business unit, has entered into a new dealer partnership with META Plant & Equipment. This strategic alliance will deliver significant... 

90 Wacker Neuson RD7 machines to help roll out sustainable community growth
12th July 2022

Wacker Neuson, a global pace-setting light and compact equipment manufacturer, recently delivered 90 RD7 pedestrian dual-vibration rollers to a state-owned enterprise based in Pretoria. The... 

Firm puzzles out Chile project’s geology
8th July 2022

Mineral exploration and development company Montero in its blog last month noted that it is assembling the geological puzzle of its Avispa copper project thorough its exploration work. According to... 

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