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WAF draws down $265m loan to build Burkina Faso gold project
21st June 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed unhedged gold mining company West African Resources (WAF) has fully drawn down the $265-million secured loan facility from Sprott Resource Lending and Burkina Faso-based Coris Bank... 


The above image depicts one of the Kwik Kit buildings supplied by Kwikspace
Prefab offering expanded with quick-assemble kits
21st June 2024 By: Lynne Davies

In the mining industry, where time is of the essence, there is a need for fast and efficient solutions when it comes to the construction of permanent structures or fully mobile units for temporary... 


Location map of the Longonjo mine, in Angola
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has reported that containerised 350-person accommodation facilities have arrived in Angola. 


Richard Tomes, AfriSam Sales & Marketing Executive
AfriSam stands ready to serve after 90-years
20th June 2024

Started in 1934 as only the second cement manufacturer in South Africa, AfriSam has built a 90‑year legacy of quality and expertise that ranks with the world’s best. According to Richard Tomes,... 


Rio Tinto invests $165m in Quebec smelter
Rio Tinto invests $165m in Quebec smelter
19th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced a $165-million (C$226-million) investment in its Grande-Baie smelter, located in Quebec. The investment aims to refurbish two anode baking furnaces that... 


AI agriculture pest detection tool from Kenya wins tenth Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation in Nairobi
AI agriculture pest detection tool from Kenya wins tenth Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation in Nairobi
18th June 2024

A solar-powered tool using AI and machine learning-enabled cameras to swiftly detect and identify agricultural pests and diseases has won Africa’s largest prize for engineering innovation[CU1]... 


Industry body calls for new govt to re-set the country’s maritime agenda
14th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African non-profit advocacy company, the Maritime Business Chamber (MBC), has called on the incoming seventh administration of democratic South Africa to re-set the country’s maritime agenda.... 


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Tech enhances tunnel safety
14th June 2024

Manufacturing company and surface specialist SURTECO states that it ensures greater safety in Norway's tunnels, owing to the preeminece of safety in tunnels, which is a priority in Scandinavian... 


INTEGRAL CONNECTION
The Msikaba Bridge forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s N2 Wild Coast project.
‘Highly technical’ phases start at Msikaba
14th June 2024

The Msikaba Bridge project, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is progressing significantly, says construction company Concor project director Laurence Savage, who notes the structure is now entering... 


Construction of Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


first deck segment was cast on the Northern abutment of the Senqu bridge.
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

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


Containerised 350-person accommodation facilities arriving onsite at Longonjo
Pensana appoints new Longonjo construction manager as site works progress
13th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Rare earths mining company Penansa has announced the appoinment of Luigi Bruni as construction manager for the site team at the Longonjo rare earths project, in Angola. Bruni brings practical... 


Polystyrene panels in cold storage facilities a fire risk
12th June 2024

In examining fire-safety issues related to polystyrene panels in cold storage, it is crucial to consider international standards and the inherent risks associated with this material, according to... 


CEOs, policy leaders ready to accelerate action on hydrogen deployment by 2030
11th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In a significant step towards accelerating public-private action on hydrogen, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and the European Commission executive... 


Moving from sustainability compliance to impact
Moving from sustainability compliance to impact
10th June 2024

ESG Africa Conference and the National Business Initiative (NBI) partnered to hold the inaugural Chief Sustainability Forum in late April 2024 hosted by Alexforbes.  “The forum is aimed at helping... 


An image of a bridge being built over a canyon
Cost-effective corrosion technology excels in harsh climates
7th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Corrosion control specialist Cortec’s migrating corrosion inhibitors (MCIs) technology offers a cost-effective solution to extend structural service life in high-temperature areas, such as those in... 


MOZAMBIQUE POTENTIAL
Mozambique continues to attract international interest and aims to bolster its position as a key mining hub in Southern Africa
Long-term unlocking of vast resources potential gaining ground
7th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Mozambique’s mining industry has been a significant driver of economic growth over the past two decades. With vast mineral resources, including heavy sands, coal, magnetite, graphite, lithium, gold... 


Anchor bolts provide security in bolted construction elements
7th June 2024

In a continuous drive for product improvement, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced the HULCO... 


The R1 crude refinery
7th June 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

A token sum, also known as peppercorn, is a symbolic but important part of a contract showing that ‘some consideration’ has been paid. The amount is not important, as long as it shows that... 


Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
7th June 2024

Corrosion is an insidious enemy of industrial assets, silently deteriorating structures, machinery and equipment across a range of industries. Whether it is the pipelines in an oil refinery, the... 


Local Raise Bore Manufacturer AGC Adds Vertical Mobile Slot Borer To Portfolio
Local Raise Bore Manufacturer AGC Adds Vertical Mobile Slot Borer To Portfolio
6th June 2024

Local raise bore manufacturer Atlantis Group of Companies (AGC) has showcased its latest innovation in its MK range of equipment, the AGC Vertical Mobile Slot Borer, which is best suited for block... 


Concor recently completed the final foundation cast for the San Kraal Wind Energy Facility in Noupoort, as part of the Koruson 1 Cluster.
Concor completes innovative turbine foundations at San Kraal Wind Energy Facility
4th June 2024

Concor recently completed the final foundation cast for the San Kraal Wind Energy Facility in Noupoort, as part of the Koruson 1 Cluster being developed by EDF Renewables and project partners H1... 


Hannes Engelbrecht, Concrete Business Unit Director for Domestic and Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) at CHRYSO Southern Africa.
Speeding up concrete curing in cold weather
4th June 2024

South Africa’s colder months can bring headaches for contractors – as well as concrete product manufacturers – if low temperatures slow down the curing of their concrete and disrupt production... 


IATA reports SAF production accelerating, but it needs to grow even faster
3rd June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

At its AGM in Dubai, the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline industry) reports that global sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) production... 


EB Construction has built its reputation on its attention to detail and on the lasting quality of its workmanship
AfriSam quality cement EB Construction’s success
3rd June 2024

Taking an unconventional route into the construction sector, EB Construction’s Ben Wagner has built a solid contracting business that serves residential, commercial and industrial clients.... 


Solar power panels at South Deep gold mine.
ESG intrinsic to long-term mining success, Gold Fields AGM hears
31st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) aspects is intrinsic to the long-term success of mining, Gold Fields chairperson Yunus Suleman highlighted at this week’s annual general meeting... 


Image of a HULCO anchor bolt
Anchors secure bolted construction elements
31st May 2024

Specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced a range of anchor bolts for securely anchoring concrete,... 


Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Supply-side support will be required if South Africa aims to join green industrialisation race
30th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Stable demand remains a prerequisite if South Africa has any prospect of stimulating industrialisation in the renewable-energy and battery storage value chains, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies... 


EU Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis (R) says Australia is a like-minded partner.
EU, Australia sign critical minerals pact to diversify supply chains
28th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia and the European Union have struck an agreement to boost cooperation and investment in critical minerals, part of a drive by Western nations to loosen China’s grip on supply chains of... 


South African organisations embracing GenAI as a catalyst for innovation
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new study, undertaken by independent technology research firm World Wide Worx in conjunction with Dell Technologies and Intel, has found that many large South African firms are starting to... 


An image of a bonded fastener
Firm supplies anchors to Southern African mining
24th May 2024

Building and fastening manufacturer EJOT outlines that it has supplied the mining industry in Southern Africa with the "top-of-the-line” Liebig range of high-capacity concrete anchors. The Liebig... 


A cardboard cut out of the design of a modular building with a hand hovering over it
Wood pushed as viable construction material
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Engineered wood has emerged as a viable alternative to concrete and steel in the construction industry, owing to its low-carbon footprint and technical performance as a structural material, says... 


Ejot image
EJOT – Southern Africa’s Fastening Solutions Provider
24th May 2024

EJOT is a 102-year-old German fastening technology company and is a fastener specialist like no other. With venerable fasteners such as the PT screw for manufacturing with plastic, bi-metal... 


Image of ITER with Alps in the background
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A contract has been awarded to supply a further 12 outer vertical targets for the diverter to be used in the project. 


Image of a pylon at Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction on the Msikaba bridge is set to progress this year, with several challenging technical activities to be tackled. 


Brick machine supplier embraces the benefits of Vesconite Hilube bushings
Brick machine supplier embraces the benefits of Vesconite Hilube bushings
22nd May 2024

A South African manufacturer and supplier of concrete brick-making machines has started using Vesconite Hilube linear bushings as spare parts for its manual/electric brick-making machines and as... 


Climate and development investment platforms as tools for transformation
17th May 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

It takes a while but, slowly, one gets to see the possibility of things. Climate action has long been the mainstay of a specific tradition, which is based on the assumption that, if you throw... 


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

First gold pour has been delayed. 


Image of drill core from the Keliber lithium project
Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the Keliber lithium refinery has progressed according to schedule. 


The Msikaba bridge
Concor’s Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
16th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


The flagship Msikaba Bridge near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape is now reaching a more technically challenging phase
Concor moves into highly technical phases at Msikaba
16th May 2024

The band is starting to play louder at the awe-inspiring Msikaba Bridge project, according to Concor’s Laurence Savage, Project Director of this pioneering structure. The Msikaba Bridge forms part... 


Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
15th May 2024

Morag Evans, CEO of Databuild Globally, the building and construction industry has been putting more emphasis on using energy-efficient technologies and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and... 


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... 


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