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Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
13th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The construction industry value-chain is at risk of collapsing as shrinking margins, unfair practices and payment issues continue to undermine the sector. This is according to members of the Master... 


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South Africa must create a business-friendly environment to attract foreign investment
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busiswe Mavuso writes in her latest weekly newsletter that the withdrawal of foreign investment seems to be “dominating” at present. She... 


Hermosa will produce two federally designated critical minerals - zinc and manganese
South32’s Hermosa federal permitting process gets under way
13th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Forest Service (USFS) has initiated the federal permitting process for the South32 Hermosa project, in Arizona. Under the umbrella of the National Environmental Policy Act, the USFS has... 


AFC-led consortium financing large-scale road infrastructure development in Angola
10th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announced on Friday the signing of a €381.5-million financing package for road transport infrastructure development in Angola. The AFC, founded in 2007, serves... 


A sniffer dog helping to search for survivors
George building collapse death toll rises to 12
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The George municipality has confirmed that three more bodies have been retrieved from the site of a collapsed building, taking the death toll to 12. Eighty-one people were on-site at the time of... 


Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng
Cope’s Tom Mofokeng wants big business to thrive, to grow Gauteng and SA
10th May 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Congress of the People's Gauteng Premier candidate and chairperson Tom Mofokeng is focussed on ensuring that large multinational companies are able to work with the State to ensure Gauteng is... 


An image depicting Balwin's padel courts
Balwin seeks to broaden access to padel in South Africa
10th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Balwin Padel, a division of JSE-listed property developer Balwin Properties, opened four new padel courts at its Thaba Eco Lifestyle Centre, in Gauteng, at the end of April. The sports centre now... 


An image of a mining site
Consultancy concludes water project
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Multidisciplinary consulting firm SRK Consulting recently completed a project involving mine water, in West Africa, which started with characterising the key aquifers at the mine. Thereafter, SRK... 


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Latest safety tech, services to be showcased at Firexpo 2024
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Events management company Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group – says that this year’s Firexpo will provide the fire protection, and health and safety industries, with... 


Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa
Denzil Steyn
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa, which installs smart site management systems to reduce costs, increase security and manage production and site facilities on a... 


An image of mining consultants at a site
Hosted learnerships allow for collaborative skills development
10th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hosted learnerships play a crucial role in addressing the skills gap in the mining sector, particularly in areas with high unemployment rates, by upskilling local talent, providing additional... 


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Unlocking social and environmental benefits through tailings retreatment
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The retreatment, or remining, of mine tailings can provide usable land, provide profits for companies and clean the environment by moving the reprocessed tailings to more advanced and well-managed... 


Conditions still challenging, but contractors report noticeable uptick – MBA North
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Last year was one of the most challenging years the Master Builders Association (MBA) North has ever experienced, with many of its long-standing members entering business rescue or closing their... 


High cellphone penetration rate positions continent to leverage 4IR technologies
10th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Africa has an advantage when leveraging ever-developing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to overcome the deficits created by a lack of infrastructure and geographical distances: its... 


Magazine Cover image
Unlocking social and environmental benefits through tailings retreatment
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The retreatment, or remining, of mine tailings can provide usable land, provide profits for companies and clean the environment by moving the reprocessed tailings to more advanced and well-managed... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


Francisco De Freitas
Igniting Innovation: The Engineering Battle Against Fire
10th May 2024

Fire, by its nature, is notoriously unpredictable. It is difficult to model, even with multiple assumptions and many simplifications. So, what is fire, and why is it simultaneously so crucial and... 


Image of Australia flag and periodic table symbols for lithium and tantalum
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown is getting closer to first production at Kathleen Valley. 


A diamond being analysed
De Beers progresses diamond traceability, emissions reduction targets
9th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

As part of efforts to provide increased provenance across the diamond industry, De Beers plans to bring the first non-De Beers Group goods onto its Tracr platform this year. The Tracr platform uses... 


George building collapse
Hope fades for 44 trapped in collapsed South Africa building
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Relatives of 44 construction workers trapped under a collapsed building in the South African city of George faced a fourth day of anguished waiting on Thursday as heavy machinery worked at the site... 


Introducing our stellar line-up of speakers for Infrastructure Africa
9th May 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is thrilled to announce the esteemed line-up of speakers who will be headlining the upcoming conference, set to take place on 16 – 17 July 2024 at the CTICC... 


Image of a mine worker and Proximity detection systems in a mine
Collision prevention depends on more than just technology
9th May 2024

While South Africa is recognised as a world leader in regulating the field of collision prevention, the human factor has been identified as vital to the effectiveness of implementing solutions,... 


Equites' distribution centre, in Parow
Equites starts wheeling power from distribution centre to head office in Cape Town
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Property developer Equites Property Fund has officially started wheeling renewable energy onto Cape Town’s grid from solar panels atop its newly built distribution centre in Parow. The company is... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem
8th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 


A rescue worker and his dog search for survivors of the building collapse
Engineering organisations, labour dept urge patience as cause of George building collapse awaits determination
8th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Civil engineering and construction industry organisations the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice), Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and Master Builders South Africa... 


Spar CEO Angelo Swartz
Spar Group to list on A2X
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Retailer Spar Group has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets (A2X) and its shares will become available for trade on the exchange from May 15. Spar has wholesale warehousing and... 


Sunset with solar panels
Sappi signs PPA with trading platform to supply solar power to its South African operations
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Paper and packaging group Sappi has signed a milestone 175 GWh/y renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with private electricity trading company Enpower Trading. Sappi is working towards... 


Freeport is preparing to ship as much as 900 000 t of copper concentrate from its Grasberg mine
Indonesia says it will extend copper export permits for Freeport, Amman
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia will extend copper concentrate export permits for Freeport Indonesia and Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara, President Joko Widodo told reporters on Wednesday, adding that details of the... 


Firebird advances feasibility of manganese sulphate production in China
7th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Firebird Metals has announced promising results from its feasibility study for the production of battery grade manganese sulphate in China. The study, focused on the first stage of... 


Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


Winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy
South African company comes second in Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy competition
7th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation have announced Aftrak and Omnivat as winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy – a $2-million innovation competition to reward... 


MTN achieves record 98% network availability in Limpopo
7th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN South Africa accelerates its nationwide modernisation programme, the company has achieved a record 98.33% network availability daily in Limpopo. The 2024 resilience... 


Rescue workers at the site of a building collapse in George, in the Western Cape
Dozens trapped in building collapse in South Africa
7th May 2024 By: Reuters

Rescuers searched through the debris of a multi-storey building collapse in the South African city of George that left four people dead and dozens still trapped early on Tuesday. Twenty-four... 


Develop MD Bill Beament
Develop considers two pathways for Pioneer Dome lithium project
7th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Develop has unveiled the results from an updated scoping study for its Pioneer Dome lithium project, in Western Australia, with two production scenarios now under consideration. Both... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Poulos Ngcobo - Dube TradePort deputy board chairperson;  Pearl Bhengu - iThala Development Finance Corporation; Siboniso Duma - KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mpumelelo Zikalala - Dube TradePort board chairperson; Hamish Erskine - Dube TradePort CEO; and Khanyisani Shandu - Trade and Investment KZN board chairperson
DTPC launches Dube TradeZone 2, attracts R1.8bn in private investment
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

KwaZulu-Natal provincial entity Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) has launched its Dube TradeZone 2 – the second phase of the industrial precinct and special economic zone (SEZ) adjacent to the... 


Energy Fuels building up its monazite supply chain for REE production
Energy Fuels building up its monazite supply chain for REE production
6th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium and rare earth element (REE) producer Energy Fuels is making good progress towards securing its own large-scale, low-cost sources of monazite to process at its White Mesa mill, in the US,... 


Hudbay is building Copper World, where it expects about 92 000 metric tons of average copper production over the first ten years.
Canadian miner Hudbay sees BHP's bid for Anglo boosting copper assets
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

he CEO of Canadian miner Hudbay Minerals said BHP Group's $39-billion offer for Anglo American has increased the valuation of copper assets and could underscore companies' willingness to pay a... 


LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 


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SA’s largest boat builder eyes growing share of global ocean-cruising catamaran market
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

It’s easy to overlook the sheer magnitude of Robertson and Caine’s (R&C’s) operations in Cape Town. The company’s ten boat-building factories and assembly lines are dotted across the city – from... 


The above image depicts the latest trucks offered by RIZON
New Class 4, 5 vehicles optimised for net-zero emissions
3rd May 2024

Commercial electric truck brand RIZON, the newest brand of all-electric trucks manufactured by Daimler Truck, announced the Canadian launch of its Class 4 and 5 vehicles. The RIZON brand was... 


 John Harris, executive director: business solutions and finance at Infinitus Reporting Solutions
John Harris
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile John Harris, executive director: business solutions and finance at Infinitus Reporting Solutions, a provider of software and services in the corporate performance management space 


Samsung claims back its position as leading smartphone provider
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As worldwide smartphones shipments continued on a path of recovery during the first quarter of 2024, Samsung has once again surpassed Apple as the leading smartphone provider. Preliminary data from... 


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