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Raubex posts good full-year results amid higher infrastructure spend by govt
16th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed construction and engineering company Raubex posted a 159% year-on-year increase in its operating profit to R945-million for the financial year ended February 28. The group posted a... 

Waterproofing specialists for over 110 years’
16th May 2022

Sika is a global leader in the fields of construction and DIY, producing products and systems of cutting-edge innovation, advanced technology and steadfast quality. With over 110 years’ experience,... 

JRA commits over R12m to resurface the M2 motorway by end-June
11th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has committed over R12-million towards the resurfacing of the M2 motorway. The three-pronged project, which entails the resurfacing of the M2 motorway Eastbound, 

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Commodity prices drive Teck's Q1 profit to record C$1.6bn
27th April 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diversified major Teck Resources has reported an “exceptional” start to 2022, with record-setting first quarter financial results on the back of high commodities prices. The TSX- and... 

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Lubricants ensure food safety
1st April 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lubricants company FUCHS Lubricants South Africa offers food-grade Renolin SJL Heavy and Renolin SJL Winter lubricants for the sugar processing industry, with a range of benefits to ensure... 

Raubex anticipates more than 200% increase in earnings a share
28th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed construction materials supplier Raubex expects its earnings a share for the financial year ended February 28 to be at least 231% higher year-on-year, while its headline earnings a share... 

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FFS Refiners, Rubis Asphalt partner to ensure security of bitumen supply
23rd March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Bitumen – commonly used in road construction and maintenance –  is now more widely available to the Western Cape market as a result of a partnership agreement between sustainable hydrocarbon... 

Scoping study on Sovereign’s rutile project confirms multi-decade low-cost operation
15th March 2022 By: Darren Parker

The initial scoping study on Sovereign Metals’ Kasiya rutile project, in Malawi, has confirmed a multi-decade operation providing a stable supply of rutile and graphite, while contributing... 

Kasiya project total mineralisation footprint
Kasiya rutile project, Malawi – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Sovereign Metals has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with global rutile product distributor Hascor International to potentially supply it with rutile from the Kasiya rutile... 

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Kasiya rutile project, Malawi
4th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Sovereign Metals plans to develop the Kasiya rutile project, which is considered to be the biggest undeveloped rutile deposit in the world. 

Alberta prioritises oil sands' carbon storage hub, Energy Minister says
17th January 2022 By: Reuters

The government of Alberta, Canada's main oil-producing province, plans to move forward "very, very quickly" on its next carbon sequestration hub in the Cold Lake region that will serve oil sands... 

Malawi rutile project confirmed as globally significant, says Sovereign Metals
16th December 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

A scoping study has confirmed the Kasiya project, in Malawi, as a globally significant natural rutile project, Australia-headquartered Sovereign Metals said on Thursday, stating that it was the... 

Sanral sets aside R3bn to benefit local SMMEs during N2 Wild Coast road construction
10th December 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has set aside more than R3-billion to benefit local small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs), in Mpondoland, in the Eastern Cape, as... 

Woodside to team up with Viva in Geelong
9th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with energy company Viva Energy to progress discussions on capacity rights at Viva Energy’s proposed liquefied... 

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Characterisation of Bitumen according to AASHTO T315 / ASTM D7175 with a SmartPave rheometer
30th November 2021

How SmartPave devices can be successfully applied for the grading and the verification of different bitumen types according to the American standards 1. SmartPave 

Raubex posts strong interim results
8th November 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Raubex Group has posted a significant 1 907% increase year-on-year in operating profit to R435-million for the six months ended August 31. This compares with the R21.7-million in... 

Sika lends a hand to Methodist Church
5th November 2021

Sika SA is proud to be involved with an initiative that was all about the coming together of a dire need, some selfless people and a fantastic product. The Methodist Church in Newton Park,... 

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The better you know your particles, the better you can predict your materials' behavior
3rd November 2021

Measure parameters from particle size, pore size, particle shape, internal structure, zeta potential, surface area, reactive area, density, powder flow, and many more, to successfully conduct your... 

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Innovation implemented in road project
29th October 2021 By: Anna Moross

Consulting engineers firm WSP has used not only innovative technology in the upgrading of the National Route 3 (N3) project but also aims to ensure the use of sustainable materials throughout... 

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Teck's C$1bn quarterly profit helped by steelmaking coal
27th October 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources has posted record third-quarter results, helped by strong commodity prices, particularly for steelmaking coal. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax,... 

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New methods, technology key in driving net zero goal
22nd October 2021 By: Anna Moross

The South African road infrastructure and construction industry can learn from international markets and apply several key lessons on its journey to achieving the goal of net zero, ensuring a... 

Structural bearings support stadium beam joints
11th October 2021

A time-lapse video proves that Vesconite Superlube low-friction, high-load-carrying bearings perform well as sliding bearings in large structures, including soccer stadiums. The video starts... 

Tsodilo Resources joins Walvis Bay Corridor Group
29th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources has joined the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG). The WBCG is a public-private partnership established in 2000 to promote the use of the Walvis Bay Corridors to the... 

AECI Much Asphalt's plant in Benoni, South Africa.
AECI Much Asphalt, Origin Materials partner to create low-carbon bitumen
18th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

US carbon negative materials company Origin Materials and Southern African commercial asphalt manufacturer AECI Much Asphalt have launched a programme to create a novel low-carbon bitumen. Origin... 

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Aspasa helps compile new material specifications for road builders
8th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Surface mining industry association the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) has partnered with the Committee of Transport Officials (Coto) and other role-players to... 

3rd June 2021

Sika’s premium waterproofing system, Sikalastic®-560, proved to be a great success on a weeklong refurbishment project in Llandudno, Western Cape. The double-decked garage roof of House Apostle,... 

I-CAT manufacturing plant
Fugitive dust reduced on mine haulage roads
21st May 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Owing to the dust emissions generated on mine haulage roads and the growing health concerns associated with Covid-19, environmental management company I-CAT has developed the GreenBit... 

13th May 2021

With a global shift towards sustain- ability and environmental consciousness the manufacturing, mining and marine market segments are increasingly seeking greener alternatives. Significant... 

Can Canada's oil-rich Alberta capture a low-carbon future?
Can Canada's oil-rich Alberta capture a low-carbon future?
7th May 2021 By: Bloomberg

At a research site in rural Alberta, carbon dioxide is injected deep into the ground. Using remote sensors, scientists monitor its movement to ensure the planet-heating gas does not migrate... 

Sherritt posts 602% increase in adjusted earnings
29th April 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed nickel and cobalt refiner Sherritt International Corporation has maintained a strong performance throughout the first quarter of the year, ending it with improved output from the Moa... 

Teck Resources' Elkview mine, in Canada
Teck posts triple-digit first-quarter profit growth
28th April 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources says a solid first quarter operational performance and higher commodity prices contributed to a good start to this year for the company. CEO Don Lindsay... 

Three top entrepreneurs named as EY World Entrepreneur Award Southern Africa winners
26th March 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Altron group CEO Mteto Nyati, Spear Riet chairperson and founder Abu Varachhia and Lionshare Holdings CEO Ike Chalumbira have been named as Southern Africa’s leading entrepreneurs by EY Africa in... 

29th January 2021

Firmly entrenched as an Africa-based diversified heavy engineering company, Raubex Group continues to excel as a world-class player in the heavy construction sector, with a focus on infrastructure... 

Association pleads with Free State transport department for road repairs
15th January 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Agricultural association Free State Agriculture (FSA) has directed a letter to the Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport requesting urgent actions to repair roads for critical access... 

The Supraton S series mixer
Mixing Technology offers proven reliability and efficient performance
1st December 2020

Caption: The Supraton S series mixerGerman engineering company BWS Technologie offers a range of mixing and particle size reduction equipment for various liquid, liquid and solid, and liquid... 

CSIR and asphalt industry construct test road using local fillers, recycled tyres
27th November 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and private company Much Asphalt have successfully constructed a section of road using locally available micro-fillers and recycled tyres.... 

The D&H Horizontal Mixing Chamber
US bitumen mixing chamber available in South Africa
20th November 2020

SPONSORED POST: An innovative horizontal mixing chamber that offers a solution for the effective mixing of bitumen with crumbed rubber, polymers, or any dry powder, is now available in South... 

Construction of the road using the new materials
CSIR and asphalt industry construct test road using local fillers, recycled tyres
16th October 2020 By: Irma Venter

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and private company Much Asphalt have successfully constructed a section of road using locally available micro-fillers and recycled tyres.... 

Infrastructure maintenance should not be up for debate
14th September 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW-Eurodrive Johannesburg, 10 September: South Africa is starting to experience the real cost of decades of inadequate infrastructure maintenance as the... 

Penguins cover a hillside in on Saunders Island, Falklands.
Oil companies wonder if it’s worth looking for oil anymore
17th August 2020 By: Bloomberg

A few dots near the bottom corner of the world map in the southern Atlantic, the Falkland Islands were once at the forefront of a new era for the oil industry as companies scoured the planet for... 

Cape Town refinery.
Uncertain when Milnerton oil refinery will come back on stream ­
11th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Astron Energy’s oil refinery in Cape Town, where a fire broke out last month killing two people and injuring seven others, remains closed while a full investigation into the incident is carried... 

Coburn mineral sands project, Australia
Coburn mineral sands project, Australia
7th August 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Strandline Resources has awarded a contract for the construction of road access and earthworks at the project. 

Strandline raises cash for Coburn
6th August 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Strandline Resources will raise A$18.5-million in a share placement to accelerate the development of its Coburn project, in Western Australia. Strandline told shareholders that... 

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