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TPI warns that most large firms have not gone clean enough to meet Paris agreement

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th February 2021 The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) has warned that 86%, or 95 out of 111, of global publicly listed firms surveyed in heavy industries have failed to prepare for the “transition decade”. Research done by the initiative points to an $856-billion climate risk, which is the combined market cap... 

AfriSam notes readiness to bring more capacity on stream for roadworks

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th February 2021 With some important road contracts already secured for this year, building materials company AfriSam notes that it is well placed to bring more capacity on stream as and when there is an upswing in South Africa’s roadbuilding sector. “The construction materials market is now only about a third of... 

Afrisam geared up for better year in roadwork

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th February 2021 AfriSam’s Construction Materials Executive, Avi Bhoora, says AfriSam is well placed to bring more capacity on stream as and when there is an upswing in South Africa’s roadbuilding sector. With some important road contracts secured for 2021, AfriSam is well placed to bring more capacity on stream... 

Want a fuel cell, you need platinum – analysts 

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2021 If you want a fuel cell, you need platinum, is one of the multiplicity of points Bernstein investment company makes in a major work just released, which shows growing and ongoing demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) and provides ample reason why metals and mining matter more than ever. In the... 

FLSmidth in talks to buy Thyssenkrupp's mining unit

By: Reuters     15th January 2021 FLSmidth is in negotiations with German engineering group Thyssenkrupp to acquire its mining business, the Danish mining equipment maker said on Friday. The negotiations are at a non-binding stage, FLSmidth said, and there can be no assurance as to their result. 

Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project, Norway – update

By: Sheila Barradas     8th January 2021 The Norwegian government announced its approval of the final investment decision for the Northern Lights project in December 2020. 

Load turning with maximum safety

5th January 2021 Every so often, users of indoor cranes are faced with the complex task of not only lifting and horizontally moving heavy components such as press tools, machine beds or special containers, but turning them, too. In order to enhance safety during this process Demag has introduced a new standard... 

PPC’s cost containment bears fruit, contributes to R610m interim profit  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th December 2020 After what had been a difficult start to the financial year, JSE-listed cement manufacturer PPC managed to turn a profit of R610-million for the six months ended September 30, which was a 77% improvement year-on-year. The company posted a restated profit of R344-million for the six months ended... 

Opinion: How African countries can mobilise private capital for their infrastructure drives

27th November 2020 In this opinion piece, Standard Bank corporate and investment banking CE Kenny Fihla writes about governments turning to public-private partnerships to deliver large-scale projects. Given the pressure on investment yields in developed markets, African nations have an opportunity to attract... 

Colloidal silica – one of the best sources of the pozzolanic reactions known to man

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2020 Spray-Lock Concrete Protection’s SCP technology is classified as a colloidal silica, which is one of the best sources of the pozzolanic reaction known to man. “SCP colloidal silica is among the smallest post placement pozzolan that is currently being used in the global construction industry.... 

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