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Construction of the first half of the concrete access road up the 18% incline towards the top of the mountain to ensure safe access for the turbine components
Wolf Wind Farm project advances swiftly with Concor
26th February 2024

Work is progressing well on the Wolf Wind Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, with Concor carrying out the civils balance of plant – including an innovative design for a steeply inclined... 


Sylvania reports positive results despite lower PGM prices
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer and developer Sylvania Platinum says its revenue and net profit for the 2023 financial year remained respectable, despite the impact of a significantly lower... 


Aerial view of quarry
Major infrastructure needed to access limestone deposit
10th February 2024

A new quarry in the Northern Cape set to be an important source of limestone for a local cement plant, will require significant infrastructure to enable access to the deposit. The deposit is said... 


Image of the Medupi power plant at dusk
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Efforts are being made to return Medupi Unit 4 to service by the end of July 2024. 


Image of the Kusile power plant
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


The existing Ulco operation and new mining area
AfriSam expects to start mining new Ulco limestone quarry later this year
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam will soon start mining at a new limestone deposit near its Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


Hannes Meyer, AfriSam Cementitious Executive
New limestone quarry for AfriSam at Ulco
18th January 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 


Pierre van Vuuren, Concor Project Manager
Kendal Ash Disposal Facility nears completion
16th January 2024

The Kendal Ash Disposal Facility expansion project, responsible for the storage of ash produced by Kendal Power Station until 2023, has successfully reached over 80% completion. With a projected... 


Commissioning of expanded processing plant at Marula's Blesberg project remains on track
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

African focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has reported steady progress in the expansion of ore processing capacity at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum... 


A large patch of land being cleared to make way for the construction of a tailing re treatment plant being constructed for Pan African Resources at its Mintails operations
Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing
24th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

The construction of midtier gold producer Pan African Resources’ Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) plant at the Mintails site, on the West Rand of Gauteng, is progressing according to schedule and... 


Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
5th November 2023

Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer of railway sleepers Colossal Concrete Products has reopened its mothballed De Aar factory in the Northern Cape, following the conclusion of a one-year... 


Image of graphite ore
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has reported that the earthmoving and civils contract almost completed. 


Costs of funding delays on Lindi Jumbo capex minimal
Costs of funding delays on Lindi Jumbo capex minimal
31st October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Lindi Jumbo graphite project, in Tanzania, has weathered funding delays with resilience, registering a minimal impact of 4.2% on the capital cost estimate, ASX-listed Walkabout Resources... 


Image of Medupi power plant at night
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has said that the country will receive a significant boost in 2024 with the earlier-than-expected return to service of Medupi Unit 4. 


FUCHS keeps the off-highway segment always moving forward
26th October 2023

Keeping the off-highway segment always on the move is a key focus area for FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA, says Andy Weddell, Local Segment Lead: Commercial Vehicles. Operating in the off-highway... 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kusile Unit 5 is being prepared for synchronisation to the grid towards the end of December. 


Relentless focus on customer service drives expeditious growth for Integrated Air Solutions’ Rental Division
Relentless focus on customer service drives expeditious growth for Integrated Air Solutions’ Rental Division
13th October 2023

The Rental Division of Integrated Air Solutions, which was only established just over a year ago, is seeing exceptional growth, with many sizable long-term contracts that call for large capacity... 


Image of Kusile
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is providing 720 MW for the electricity grid. 


Image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has upheld the decision of the National Air Quality Officer to permit the temporary operation of the Kusile coal power station using... 


Image of the Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nine people were arrested at the Kusile power station for theft of coal and fraud on September 7. 


CONSTRUCTION WORKS UNDER WAY AT ONE OF THE THE LHWP BRIDGES
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built. 


Demand for modular substations increasing
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for dry-type transformers increases, particularly for difficult operating environments, dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is accelerating its delivery of complementary... 


Eskom's Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built. 


Aerial view of the LHWP
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
25th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The New Development Bank and the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority have signed a loan agreement for the implementation of Phase 2 of the project. 


Image of Trafo Power Solutions now offers modular substations
Modular substations prove popular
24th August 2023

Modular substations, or E-houses, are designed to provide a centralised and secure environment for critical electrical components and infrastructure. These are often used in industrial settings,... 


Completion of Sanral’s R104m triple bridge project in Limpopo to improve local travel
21st August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Three bridges built by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for a total of R104-million are expected to enable communities around Vaalwater, in Limpopo, to travel shorter... 


Construction on the Polihali dam as part of the LHWP Phase 2
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
18th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority, consultants and contractors on the Polihali dam have marked an early construction milestone – the diversion of the Senqu river by the precofferdam. 


Construction on the Polihali dam as part of the LHWP Phase 2
LHDA marks milestone in Polihali dam construction
8th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA), consultants and contractors on the Polihali dam have marked an early construction milestone – the diversion of the Senqu river by the... 


Image puts price tag on Bidaminna
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the Bidaminna mineral sands project, in Western Australia, has estimated a capital cost of A$194-million. ASX-listed Image Resources on Tuesday said that the... 


Atlantis image
Atlantis SEZ a manufacturing hub in push for green economy
22nd June 2023

A green economy is the sustainable setting that everyone today, and future generations, needs to live and work in. It is the responsible and future-looking economy that every sector needs to... 


Image of Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South African State-owned power utility Eskom is uncertain about the cost of permanent repairs needed at the Kusile coal-fired power station. 


Image of Phase 1 of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Phase II of the long-awaited LHWP has broken ground. 


Sanral confirms pothole repairs near Coffee Bay almost complete, bridge repairs started
12th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), together with the King Sabata Dalindyebo (KSD) local municipality, in the Eastern Cape, have conducted an intergovernmental site assessment... 


Aerial view of the stream diversion at Eskom's Kendal power station
Top rating opens doors for local contractor
28th April 2023

Lubocon Civils has achieved the highest grading from the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), opening the door for the black-led multidisciplinary contractor to bid independently on... 


Rheinmetall Denel Munition is building a solar energy plant at its Somerset West facility
27th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The official groundbreaking ceremony for a 5.06 MWp capacity solar energy plant at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) plant at Somerset West, in metropolitan Cape Town, was held late Wednesday... 


Civil Confidence Index improves for fourth consecutive quarter
14th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Civil Confidence Index increased to a more than six-year high of 42 in the first quarter of the year, up from 31 in the fourth... 


Image of a solar farm
DRDGold solar power plant and battery energy storage system, South Africa – update
7th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Civils on Phase 1 of the solar farm has started. 


Lubocon poised for growth with top CIDB ratings
3rd April 2023

With its solid track record, depth of expertise and strong balance sheet, Lubocon Civils has reached the top rung of the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) ratings. The achievement of... 


An image depicting mine workers on site
New coal mine starting production in Botswana
31st March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Geological consultancy Gemecs has embarked on a project for the development of Botswana’s third coal mine, expected to start production by year end, with the project in the mine planning phase, and... 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom an exemption from certain requirements in terms of its application to build temporary stacks at Kusile. 


Image of construction work
Civil Confidence Index boosted by improved activity
29th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Civil Confidence Index has increased to a more than six-year high of 42 in the first quarter of the year, up from 31 in the fourth... 


Image of graphite samples from the Lindi Jumbo project
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has reached an agreement with earthmoving and civils contractor TNR that will allow for the completion of the earthworks and civils portion of the Lindi Jumbo graphite mine. 


Walkabout secures civil deal in Tanzania
28th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has reached an agreement with earthmoving and civils contractor TNR that would allow for the completion of the earthworks and civils portion of the Lindi Jumbo... 


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