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SGB-Cape Announces Strategic Partnership with ICR Group
26th February 2024

SGB-Cape a renowned leader in industrial services, proudly announces a significant milestone in its 75th year of operation with the establishment of a strategic partnership with ICR Group, a global... 


Southern Palladium confirms 26-year mine life potential for Bengwenyama project
12th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and JSE-listed Southern Palladium finds in a scoping study that the Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project, in the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, has the potential for a 26-year... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The US International Development Finance Corporation has indicated its willingness to participate in debt funding for the project, subject to all the necessary due diligence. 


Airbus opens new hydrogen technology research centre
11th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has announced that it has opened a new hydrogen technologies research unit, in Germany. Designated the ZEROe Development Centre (ZEDC), the facility... 


The Simandou range
Arrow Minerals restarts Guinea fieldwork
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

West Africa-focused explorer and developer Arrow Minerals reports that fieldwork has been restarted at its flagship Simandou North iron ore project in the Republic of Guinea. The initial work... 


South African Rand weakens ahead of economic indicator
South African Rand weakens ahead of economic indicator
19th December 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa's Rand was slightly weaker in early trade on December 19, ahead of a leading business cycle indicator release that is likely to provide clues about the economic health. At 08.18, the... 


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Afrimat Construction Index returns to growth in the third quarter
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Afrimat has released the findings of its Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the third quarter of the year, and according to economist Dr Roelof Botha, the lethargy of the economy as a... 


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Andrada produces high-grade spodumene concentrate at Lithium Ridge licence area
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Andrada Mining has produced high-grade lithium spodumene concentrate from mineralised pegmatite material sourced from the Lithium Ridge licence area –  a fully permitted mining licence... 


Obscure coal stock with 2 900% gains is world's star IPO in 2023
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s best-performing IPO stock this year is a little known Indonesian coal mining company that’s backed by one of Southeast Asia’s richest men. PT Petrindo Jaya Kreasi has soared more than... 


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Hail and Ghasha development project, United Arab Emirates – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded a contract for the onshore processing portion of the project. 


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Egyptair has ordered next-generation Airbus airliners
14th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus announced on Tuesday that Egypt’s national flag carrier, Egyptair, had ordered ten next-generation A350-900 widebody airliners. Next-generation... 


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Bearings manufacturer discusses technical paper at US conference
10th November 2023

Bearing selection plays a critical role in vertical turbine pump (VTP) performance, but application, medium and bearing material should also be considered during pump manufacturing or... 


Aton drills further high-grade gold mineralisation at Egypt project
7th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V-listed Aton Resources says it is “delighted” with the “exceptional results” from the eastern extension of the Semna main vein zone (MVZ) from the recent reverse circulation percussion (RC)... 


Toronto Stock Exchange has 1 IPO this year in historic dry spell
Toronto Stock Exchange has 1 IPO this year in historic dry spell
3rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s largest stock exchange is in the midst of a historic dry spell for initial public offerings and it’s unlikely to improve anytime soon. Just one company has completed an IPO this year on... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Additional testwork has been completed by two leading graphite technical specialist laboratories on the project. 


MC Mining CEO Godfrey Gomwe
Turnaround plan at MC Mining's Uitkomst Colliery delivers results
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The implementation of a turnaround plan at the Uitkomst Colliery during June yielded pleasing results for MC Mining in the quarter ended September 30, MD & CEO Godfrey Gomwe says. This resulted in... 


NexGen's Rook I development in Canada
NexGen aims to be Canadian uranium player
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s NexGen Energy is looking to Australia’s equity market as it sets up financing for its first-ever uranium mine back home, a project with a $1-billion price tag. That’s partly because its... 


Higher interest rates hurting household finances, to mute seasonal spending
19th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Higher interest rates, offsetting the gains made in the post-Covid-19 recovery period, continue to weigh on South African households’ finances, and could dampen spending during Black Friday sales... 


Angola’s flag carrier has ordered 787 Dreamliners from Boeing
13th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

TAAG Angola Airlines (TAAG), the west African country’s national flag carrier, has announced that it is to acquire four next-generation Boeing 787 Dreamliner widebody airliners. This is the first... 


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State-of-the-art waterjet cutting machine commissioned
12th October 2023

A new waterjet cutting machine boasts the latest pump system and technology that enables faster and more efficient speeds without compromising quality. Johannesburg-based material processing... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has signed an agreement with the US International Development Finance Corporation to provide funding for the definitive feasibility study programme on the Orom-Cross project. 


More drilling planned at Shinganda copper, gold mine
20th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Up to 2 000 m of diamond drilling is expected to start soon to test multiple shallow copper/gold targets along, and parallel to, the Shinganda Splay Fault at London-listed Galileo Resources'... 


Trade conditions remain tight and unsteady – Sacci  
13th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) survey of the trade environment in August shows that trade conditions remain tight and unsteady. The composite index (TAI) of the survey... 


WAE showcases configurable hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle tech
8th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK-headquartered WAE Technologies has revealed its latest hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) innovation at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Show, which is being held at mobiliity company UTAC’s... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has announced the successful completion of additional metallurgical testwork on the project. 


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Mobile jaw crusher promises performance and quality
7th September 2023

The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crusher, supplied by Pilot Crushtec, is said to be ideal for all quarrying applications and promises efficient crushing and fuel economy. The track-mounted primary... 


Iron-ore remains resilient despite China's property woes
Iron-ore remains resilient despite China's property woes
29th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

The one commodity that should be getting hammered by China’s worsening property crisis is actually doing rather well. Iron ore climbed to its highest in a month last week after a rally that has... 


The Johannesburg skyline
Business confidence stable, but comparatively subdued
17th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The composite South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) Business Confidence Index (BCI) has stabilised at about 107 points since April, but remains subdued, the business chamber... 


Glass fibre reinforced polymer products set to benefit S Africa
Glass fibre reinforced polymer products set to benefit S Africa
10th August 2023

Fibre composites are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to steel reinforcements used in reinforced concrete in industries such as road construction, civil and commercial construction,... 


AfriSam’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation recently achieved 1.75 million hours without a Lost Time Injury
AfriSam Slagment operation achieves 1.75-million LTI free hours
7th August 2023

Leading construction material supplier, AfriSam celebrated a significant milestone at the company’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation when it achieved 1,75 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free hours... 


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Concrete offers sustainability, resilience for road construction
4th August 2023

Sustainable and resilient concrete roads are critical in supporting sustainable infrastructure development. Building durable roads should be balanced with minimising the carbon emissions throughout... 


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Scientists develop sustainable alternative to traditional building materials
4th August 2023

Scientists have developed a way to grow building materials using knitted moulds and the root network of fungi as a potential alternative to traditional building material. The composite, called... 


The Lokotrack® LT120™ is a robust, track-mounted primary crusher, optimal for mining and quarrying applications
Unmatched quality and support with Lokotrack® LT120™ mobile jaw crusher
3rd August 2023

The Lokotrack® LT120™ mobile jaw crusher, supplied by Pilot Crushtec, is renowned across Southern Africa for its impressive performance and quality. The exceptional offer provided with this piece... 


A Boeing 787-8 of Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways enters agreement with Lufthansa Technik for support for its Boeing 787s
26th July 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Kenya Airways (KQ), the East African country’s public private partnership national flag carrier, has announced that it has signed a long-term contract, with Germany-based maintenance, repair and... 


Mintek Metallurgy receives new atomisation, alloy development equipment
25th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and minerals technology research organisation Mintek has received an Amazemet rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development system, which can be used to create metal powder from any... 


UK researchers develop a construction material using fungi and knitted wool
14th July 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

British scientists have developed a new building material which uses a paste derived from the root network of the mycelium fungus in combination with a knitted textile framework (more pedantically,... 


Boeing deliveries during the first half of this year included the last-ever 747 Jumbo jet
Boeing releases its aircraft delivery figures for 2023 so far
12th July 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Giant US aerospace and defence group Boeing reported on Tuesday the numbers of aircraft and spacecraft that it delivered to customers during both the second quarter and the first half of this year.... 


Waterproofing roads using nano-modified emulsion could reduce potholes, expert says
10th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Civil Engineering Professor Gerrit Jordaan has said the key to solving South Africa’s pothole problem is using modified emulsion and nano-materials, which... 


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Glass fibre reinforced polymer products set to benefit S Africa
7th July 2023

Fibre composites are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to steel reinforcements used in reinforced concrete in industries such as road construction, civil and commercial construction,... 


Artist’s impression of an A350-1000 in Ethiopian colours
Rolls-Royce and Ethiopian Airlines sign servicing agreement for new engines
7th July 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce and Africa’s largest carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, have announced that the latter has signed a service agreement with the former... 


COVID CAUSE AND EFFECT
The post Covid-19 lockdown phase saw an acute shortage of hot rolled coil, which compromised the demand of the steel tube and pipe mills over successive quarters
Non-competitiveness, non-use plague South African steel industry
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The current state of the South African steel industry is one where a lack of competitiveness and the non-use of its installed production capacity continue at a concerning rate, relative to other... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has announced that additional metallurgical testwork on Orom-Cross has been completed by a Chinese graphite technical specialist laboratory, based at Wuhan University, in China. 


Construction contractors
Index shows positive growth for value added by the construction sector
22nd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The poor performance of the South African economy over the past two quarters was evident in construction sector activity, with the Afrimat Construction Index (ACi) have declined by 8.6% in the... 


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