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Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Satellite image of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster
Mashatile says Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is advancing
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has assured the National Council of Provinces that the Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is well under way. This project follows the collapse of a tailings dam... 


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... 


Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
16th May 2024

Wilmar is a Singaporean-listed multinational company that has operationalised R1.27-billion Phase 1 of its edible oils refining plant (Wilmar Processing SA) located in the Richards Bay Industrial... 


Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
16th May 2024

The recent launch of Amazon.co.za in South Africa goes far beyond providing customers in the country with a new online experience. While retail and e-commerce disruptions are inevitable, Amazon’s... 


Near-term uranium producer Peninsula raises over A$100m
Near-term uranium producer Peninsula raises over A$100m
16th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

With work at the Lance uranium project in the US continuing at full pace, developer Peninsula Energy on Thursday moved to raise more than A$100-million to carry it through until it starts... 


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Mantashe engages with stakeholders over Lily, Barbrook mines’ reopening
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on May 15 held a stakeholder engagement session that deliberated on the plans to reopen the Lily and Barbrook gold mines in Mpumalanga. Attended... 


Lotus bolsters its management team
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has appointed four experienced resource executives to provide the company with additional experience in project development, operations, technical and corporate... 


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... 


Stellantis assembly-plant site being readied for construction – dtic
Stellantis assembly-plant site being readied for construction – dtic
15th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has started to prepare the site at the Coega Special Economic Zone for the construction of the new Stellantis vehicle-assembly plant, says the Department of... 


An automotive component factory in the TASEZ
Tshwane Automotive SEZ celebrates training of first cohort of youth
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) on May 14 celebrated the first cohort of 526 local youths trained in safety, health, environment and quality to participate in different parts... 


John Deere showcases continued technology, innovation focus
John Deere showcases continued technology, innovation focus
15th May 2024

Equipment manufacturer John Deere South Africa will continue to focus on pursuing innovation on its machines and technology as it looks to strengthen its footprint in Africa. Tasneem Bulbulia tells... 


Equites CEO Andrea Taverna-Turisan
Equites reports sustained growth in rentals market
14th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Real estate investment trust Equites Property Fund has reported sustained growth in its rental portfolio over the past few years and expects this trend to continue. In its results presentation for... 


Thatch-roofed structures face increasing insurance challenges due to fire risk
Thatch-roofed structures face increasing insurance challenges due to fire risk
14th May 2024

Insurance companies are increasingly leery to insure thatch-roofed structures, says ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. The danger posed by thatch in terms of fire risk was starkly illustrated... 


The Mandela Peace Prize coin placed underneath the keel
Construction of new TNPA multipurpose vessel kicks off
14th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

A keel-laying ceremony has marked the beginning of construction of a new multipurpose vessel that will increase the marine fleet availability for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in Cape... 


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Octodec grows interim retail income despite challenging conditions
14th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Octodec Investments achieved income growth of 3.1% for the six months ended February 29, largely driven by higher rentals in its residential portfolio.... 


UK creating regulatory framework for nuclear fusion plants – simpler, easier, than for fission
14th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The UK Government has initiated the consultation process for its proposed policy to regulate the siting of commercial nuclear fusion reactors in England. (Siting policies for Scotland, Wales 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... 


Job seekers waiting for casual work next to a road in Johannesburg
Unemployment rate worsens to 32.9%
14th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa’s official unemployment rate has widened by 0.8 of a percentage point to 32.9% in the first quarter of the year, compared with 32.1% in the fourth quarter of last year. The number of... 


UJ becomes Project Management Institute’s first academic partner
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the addition of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to its list of authorised training partners (ATP). With this, UJ becomes PMI’s first... 


Calgro M3 CEO Wikus Lategan
Calgro M3 issues maiden dividend, posts robust results
13th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Residential-focused property developer Calgro M3 has issued a maiden dividend of 9.49c a share after posting a record gross profit margin of 27.25% for the financial year ended February 29, and... 


Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
13th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The construction industry value-chain is at risk of collapsing as shrinking margins, unfair practices and payment issues continue to undermine the sector. This is according to members of the Master... 


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Raubex sees 28% bounce in its order book despite challenging environment
13th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Raubex saw a 28% jump in its order book for the financial year ended February 29, to R25.55-billion, compared with R20-billion in the previous financial year. “This is testimony to our diversified... 


Hastings CEO departs amid cost-cutting restructuring
Hastings CEO departs amid cost-cutting restructuring
13th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Paul Brown will leave rare earths developer Hastings Technology Metals at the end of the month as the company restructured its business to reduce costs. The restructuring has resulted in a... 


Kefi nears construction start at Tulu Kapi
13th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Kefi Gold and Copper says the remaining finance syndicate approval process in respect of the Tulu Kapi project, in Ethiopia, is on track for final approvals this month. The company... 


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Zimbabwe leading the sub-Saharan African lithium mining boom
13th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The past three years have witnessed a surge in hard-rock pegmatite lithium mining activity across Southern Africa, according to consultancy firm AmaranthCX. “While Zimbabwe has emerged as the... 


Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 


Stranded coal ship leaves Port of Baltimore amid work to clear main channel
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

coal ship stranded at the Port of Baltimore set sail for Singapore this week as crews work to remove the Dali container ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse... 


GR Engineering bags A$71m Kathleen Valley contract
GR Engineering bags A$71m Kathleen Valley contract
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed GR Engineering Services has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with LRL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liontown Resources, for the Kathleen Valley... 


AFC-led consortium financing large-scale road infrastructure development in Angola
10th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) announced on Friday the signing of a €381.5-million financing package for road transport infrastructure development in Angola. The AFC, founded in 2007, serves... 


The Westwood mine, in Canada, achieved its highest quarter of production since mining restarted in 2021.
Iamgold guidance on track as Essakane and Westwood shine
10th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian gold miner Iamgold has announced a promising start to the year, reporting robust results across its operations and projects in the first quarter, positioning the company well to meet its... 


Construction industry: The right software delivers greater ROI and much more
Construction industry: The right software delivers greater ROI and much more
10th May 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

The uncertainty and risk involved in complex construction projects can typically lead to cost overruns, delays and quality issues which, in turn, lead to the low profit margins the sector is... 


The Montage Gold team with Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara
Montage receives enviro permit for Côte d'Ivoire project
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Montage Gold has received a signed Ministerial order from Côte d'Ivoire granting the environmental approvals necessary for the development of its 300 000 oz/y Koné project. In... 


Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC)
Action needed to ease the burden on South Africa’s water systems
10th May 2024

By: Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC) A combination of rapid urbanisation, climate change and droughts, high water demand, and aging infrastructure have placed... 


An image of Mark Anderson
Latest safety tech, services to be showcased at Firexpo 2024
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Events management company Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group – says that this year’s Firexpo will provide the fire protection, and health and safety industries, with... 


A generic image of solar panels
Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 


An image of Michael van Niekerk
Fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the increasing popularity of renewable-energy systems, including solar and battery energy storage systems, fire engineering consultant and manufacturer ASP Fire asserts that lithium-ion... 


Image of gold nuggets
Bankan gold project, Guinea – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Predictive Discovery has announced a A$50-million raising to advance the project. 


Image of workers in a tunnel at the Bellevue mine
Bellevue gold project, Australia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Studies are under way on maximising the potential of the project by expanding the plant beyond its current nameplate capacity. 


Image solar panels
AMSA renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is planned to start shortly. 


Airlock gate at the Akkuyu NPPAkkuyu Nuclear
Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Türkiye – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first airlock gateway has been installed. 


Conditions still challenging, but contractors report noticeable uptick – MBA North
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Last year was one of the most challenging years the Master Builders Association (MBA) North has ever experienced, with many of its long-standing members entering business rescue or closing their... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


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