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Specialised cement enhances road durability
17th May 2024

A composite cement formulation, engineered specifically for road construction and stabilisation tasks, is said to enhance the stability and strength of road materials by improving the properties of... 

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Firm showcases industrial valve range
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has presented its range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh conditions. This range includes robust butterfly and... 

Numbing dumping
17th May 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

Do you by any chance have a recipe for ‘A Good, Easy Garlic Chicken’ and one for French fries? According to, you simply sprinkle the chicken with garlic powder, onion powder and... 

Location map of the Central Lime project
Central lime project, Papua New Guinea
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will be Asia Pacific’s first carbon-neutral quicklime, clinker and cement project for supply to Papua New Guinea, Australia and the South Pacific at a much lower cost than that of Asian... 

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Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

First gold pour has been delayed. 

Big 5 Construct South Africa 2024: The gateway to the country’s construction sector
14th May 2024

South Africa's construction sector is projected to grow thanks to government’s National Development Plan 2023, with numerous mega projects happening in all nine provinces; projects such as Mtentu... 

Peru zinc miner Volcan to avoid debt haircut, new owner says
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Volcan Cia Minera plans to make a series of debt payments through August and to refinance later obligations without imposing losses, said the head of its new controlling shareholder, dismissing... 

World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 

B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Development of the Goose openpit and underground project, in Nunavut, is running slightly behind schedule, with the first gold pour pushed out by one quarter. Senior gold producer B2Gold explains... 

The formulation of AfriSam Roadstab Cement aims to address the vital requirements of road construction projects by ensuring the durability and stability of road bases
Enhancing road durability with AfriSam Roadstab Cement
6th May 2024

AfriSam Roadstab Cement is a specialised, high quality composite cement engineered specifically for road stabilisation tasks. Available from leading construction materials supplier, AfriSam, this... 

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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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 

Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 

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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 

China coal prices have bottomed, will surpass 2023 highs, industry group says
24th April 2024 By: Reuters

China's domestic coal prices have bottomed out and will exceed 2023 highs this year, a major coal industry group said on Wednesday. "Overall stockpiles are not very high, so if market purchases... 

Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
23rd April 2024

Schneider Electric outlines how software-defined automation is driving industrial growth at Hannover Messe  Alongside AVEVA, company unveils latest innovations aimed at boosting industrial... 

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Laying down the benefits of all-purpose cement
19th April 2024

AfriSam All Purpose Cement notes that its specially blended formulation supports the construction of durable and long-lasting structures and highlights its cement’s contribution to the durability... 

SLG positioning company to aggregate South Africa’s LNG market
SLG positioning company to aggregate South Africa’s LNG market
18th April 2024

South Africa faces a gas supply issue from about mid-2026, and liquified natural gas (LNG) is the only viable solution for the country’s existing gas industry which is reliant on large scale,... 

China's March coal output slumps on high stockpiles, lower demand
China's March coal output slumps on high stockpiles, lower demand
16th April 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal output fell 4.2% in March, statistics bureau data showed on Tuesday, as miners cut back production on lower demand from power generators and ample inventories of the fuel limited... 

EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs
Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 

Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 

A truck transporting cement
Tribunal approves Afrimat, Lafarge merger with conditions
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the proposed large merger wherein Afrimat intends to acquire the entire issued share capital of Lafarge South Africa Holdings.   The tribunal’s... 

Rolls-Royce Power Systems enters partnership to achieve carbon capture for its mtu engines
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce, the UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group, has announced that it is partnering with Switzerland-based carbon dioxide and dry ice company ASCO Carbon Dioxide (ASCO)... 

Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business Park
WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth
8th April 2024

Starting out 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown in its size and its offerings, according to Branch Manager... 

Peter Grosskopf: 'I’ve never seen it dislocate quite like this.'
Biggest gold miners are missing out on bullion's record run
8th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest gold miners are at risk of missing out on the metal’s record run after spending billions of dollars to become the obvious home for bullion-focused investors. Despite gold... 

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5th April 2024

As a more than 140-year-old Danish company, FLSmidth is a leading technology and service sup-plier to the global mining and cement industry. With its MissionZero programme, it has set a tar-get of... 

fossil fuel emissions
88% of global fossil fuel, cement CO2 emissions linked to 117 producers
4th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new report, released on April 4 by InfluenceMap using the Carbon Majors database, shows that 88% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement from 2016 through 2022 can... 

Taiwan rescuers rush to save trapped miners day after earthquake
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Taiwan’s emergency response units worked through the night to rescue over one hundred miners and hotel staff and tourists who remain trapped in rubble and other debris more than a day after the... 

AfriSam All Purpose Cement is recognised for its specially blended, high quality formulation that supports the construction of durable and long lasting structures
AfriSam All Purpose Cement still a cornerstone for diverse construction applications
4th April 2024

AfriSam All Purpose Cement is recognised as a fundamental component in various construction applications, embodying versatility, reliability, quality and affordability. This premium product is... 

Uganda to launch first domestic tin processing plant next month
4th April 2024 By: Reuters

Uganda will commission its first tin refining plant in the southwestern region next month, a senior mining ministry official said, as part of efforts to expand capacity and add value domestically... 

GVK-Siya Zama welcomes commitment to tackle construction industry challenges
2nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Confidence in the construction industry has been erratic since 2020, compelling several industry players to close, and those who remain are exposed to risk, vigilante action and skills shortages;... 

China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Coal mining output at accident-hit mining districts of Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia in China's north have returned to normal, a major coal industry group said on Wednesday. A recent spike in coal... 

PPC factory
PPC’s Zimbabwe business flourishes while South African, Botswana businesses flounder
27th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Revenue growth in cement producer PPC’s South Africa and Botswana cement businesses was driven by price increases during the ten months ended January 31, positively offsetting the declining sales... 

Revolutionizing Industries: Rio-Carb Promotes Sustainability with our R-C 700 Chromium Carbide Solutions
26th March 2024

Rio-Carb Pty Ltd, a leading innovator in industrial solutions, is making significant strides in promoting environmental sustainability using R-C 700 Chromium Carbide technology. The company's... 

Rio-Carb Pty Ltd Welcomes Conrad De Kock as a Project Engineer
26th March 2024

Rio-Carb the leading provider of the R-C 700 Wear Liner Range, is pleased to announce the addition of Conrad De Kock to our team as a Project Engineer. With an extensive wear solutions background,... 

US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The first new US aluminum smelter in 45 years may be built as part of about $6-billion in grants the Biden administration is awarding to companies in a bid to clean-up hard to decarbonise... 

The carbon capture pilot plant at the Kelvin power station
Companies unveil Kelvin power station carbon capture pilot project
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin power station, in Isando, Ekurhuleni, has installed a 300 m3/h flue gas emissions capturing pilot project, which removes carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxides and... 

US President Joe Biden
Biden set to award billions to decarbonise US heavy industries
22nd March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is poised to award as much as $6.3-billion in dozens of grants to help hard-to-decarbonise industries cut emissions, according to people familiar with the matter. Details... 

Bearings International fosters a segment strategy to keep customers ‘in motion’
Bearings International fosters a segment strategy to keep customers ‘in motion’
20th March 2024

Bearings International’s (BI) segment approach to the market places an intentional focus on key industries in South and Sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to optimise operations, enhance uptime and drive... 

Global commodity trading profits topped $100bn for second-best year ever
18th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The commodity trading industry reaped its second-best year ever in terms of profits, banking over $100-billion and building up a mountain of cash to spend on assets and breaking into new markets.... 

An image of the PMC500 machine for metal crown manufacturing
Cap output will benefit breweries, bottling companies
15th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Leading metal crown manufacturer Coleus Packaging will produce between seven- and eight-billion metal crown closures for bottling companies, breweries and other beverage industry players in South... 

UBS ditches Credit Suisse plan to phase out coal financing
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

UBS Group is set to scrap a planned phaseout of coal financing that Credit Suisse had backed, as the global wealth manager prepares to unveil how the merged bank will tackle climate change. After... 

Best lubrication solution for arduous mining applications
5th March 2024

The RENOLIT CXS GSM series from FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA provides excellent extreme pressure protection, which is crucial for heavy-duty applications like mining. It forms a durable... 

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