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Master Builders Association mourns first woman president Eunice Forbes

By: Schalk Burger     1st July 2022 Industry organisation Master Builders South Africa has announced that Eunice Forbes, who was the first woman to serve as president of a national construction association, has passed away at the age of 80. Forbes was president of Gauteng Master Builders Association, now Master Builders Association... 

BMW, Mini to offer 12-month (or longer) rental periods at dealerships

By: Irma Venter     20th June 2022 BMW Group Financial Services South Africa has unveiled a new product called BMW and Mini Charter, yet again changing the way vehicles can be owned and/or utilised in the local market. Charter is a finance solution that allows consumers the use of a BMW or Mini vehicle, at a fixed monthly rental... 

Booyco Electronics builds capability, skills in SA economy

9th June 2022 (Virtual Showroom): Driven by stringent mine safety requirements underpinned by legislation, South Africa is a global front-runner in proximity detection systems (PDS) with Booyco Electronics as a recognised local trailblazer with growing production and engineering capability. The company’s Jet... 

Brikor breaks ground at new Nigel-based Grootfontein mine

By: Donna Slater     2nd June 2022 Building and construction materials manufacturer and supplier Brikor broke ground at its Grootfontein mine, in Nigel, Gauteng. The mine is adjacent to the company’s fully-owned Ilangabi coal mine.  

The trouble with lithium

By: Bloomberg     26th May 2022 Elon Musk wants to mine it, China is scouring Tibet for it, battery makers are crying out for it. Lithium, the wonder metal at the heart of the global shift to electric cars, is in a full-blown crisis. Demand has outstripped supply, pushing prices up almost 500% in a year and hindering the... 

Chile to cushion the blow of glacier ban on giant copper mines

By: Bloomberg     24th May 2022 Chile’s government is looking at a gradual implementation for a proposed ban on mining near glaciers in order to limit the impact on some of the world’s biggest copper mines and their planned projects high in the Andes. In an interview Monday, Mining Minister Marcela Hernando identified about 20... 

Junior mining regulations need to be amended, says law firm

By: Nadine Ramdass     20th May 2022 Regulations impacting on junior miners must be amended to address the unique challenges and needs of the various types of miners currently classified as juniors, says law firm Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech. Through more targeted regulations and a streamlined application process, the junior... 

Grindrod Shipping to sell tanker for $30m

By: Darren Parker     18th May 2022 JSE- and Nasdaq-listed global maritime transportation services company Grindrod Shipping has entered into a contract to sell its 2016-built medium-range product tanker Matuku for $30-million. Grindrod Shipping predominantly owns and operates a diversified fleet of owned and long-term and... 

Chile copper mines dodge radical changes as convention vote ends

By: Bloomberg     16th May 2022 Major copper producers from BHP Group to Freeport-McMoRan will likely avoid drastic changes in the way they do business in Chile as writers of a new constitution wrapped up deliberations on mining proposals. In a vote on the Constitutional Convention floor on Saturday, a plan to replace the... 

Mining sector offers significant opportunity in enabling economic growth with a multiplier effect

12th May 2022 South Africa’s economy was built on its mining industry prowess which not only helped to fund the country’s infrastructure but also precipitated the growth of a number of a number of supporting industries and services. 

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