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Revamp for two water treatment works
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering solutions provider Bosch Projects has been appointed by the Blue Crane Route municipality (BCRM) as consultants for the refurbishment of the water treatment works (WTW) for... 


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Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55bn mining sector
9th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

A threatening letter, a derailed train, blocked roads, burned vehicles, workers locked up. That’s what some of the world’s biggest mining companies say they’re battling in South Africa: Extortion.... 


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PRASA, Transnet welcome six-month ban on scrap metal trading
2nd December 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned rail companies the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have both welcomed the six-month ban on the trade of scrap metal as government seeks to... 


Marula’s Blesberg to deliver first shipment of lithium RoM in December
25th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

AQSE-listed mining and development company Marula Mining has made significant progress towards the delivery of the first shipment of high-grade run-of-mine (RoM) lithium ore at its Blesberg lithium... 


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Company supports infrastructure for African mines with digital tech
18th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Professional consulting firm WSP has been awarded two major separate infrastructure projects in the African mining sector after leveraging its recent acquisitions in the sector, states WSP Africa... 


JDA appoints new contractor to restart Bramfischerville infrastructure construction
JDA appoints new contractor to restart Bramfischerville infrastructure construction
4th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Joburg Development Agency (JDA) has restarted the construction of roads and stormwater infrastructure in Bramfischerville Extension 12, in Soweto, after the contracts of two previous... 


Scrap export ban detrimental to sector
28th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) supports the proposed legislation to stop the economic damage caused by metal theft and infrastructure destruction. However,... 


Jendamark to restore biodiversity of Eastern Cape animal park
21st October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial automation company Jendamark Automation has announced an investment that will transform one of Gqeberha’s most controversial game parks, the Seaview Predator Park, into a private... 


10 Unexpected (But Crucial) Considerations When Choosing Where To Retire
19th October 2022

Choosing where to retire is one of the most important decisions a person will make in their lifetime. With many retiring in their mid-60s and human life expectancy at the highest it’s ever been,... 


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Product range, upgrades help company in turbulent market
14th October 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local steel products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds is constantly focusing on expanding its product range, with one of the largest and most comprehensive range of products in the local market when... 


Coega opens Customs Control Area warehouse for short-term rental
13th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial development zone company the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has announced that its Customs Control Area (CCA) Warehouse is open for short-term rental. The Trade Facilitation Unit... 


Coca-Cola combines forces with govt in Gqeberha solar-powered groundwater initiative
30th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), in partnership with the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS), has launched a series of off-grid, solar-powered groundwater harvesting and treatment... 


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Sanral lauds benefits, intricacies of recently completed Musina ring road project
21st September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A media visit to the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral's) recently completed N1 Musina ring road, in Limpopo, afforded the road parastatal the opportunity to expound on the... 


CCBSA, DWS launch open groundwater harvesting systems in Gqeberha
16th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), in partnership with the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS), have launched a series of systems off-grid, solar-powered groundwater harvesting and... 


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TNPA Western Region ports expansion project, South Africa
16th September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The seven-year, R16.1-billion capital investment programme will focus on the ports of Mossel Bay, Saldanha and Cape Town. 


Marula chases high-grade lithium output from Blesberg stockpiles by year-end
14th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aquis Stock Exchange-listed Marula Mining has started site works at the Blesberg lithium and tantalum project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, to outline its capital requirements and... 


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RBPlat, NW Education Dept launch ‘More than Mining’ schools
7th September 2022

Platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum has provided a tangible example of its philosophy of “More than Mining”, by partnering with the North West Department of Education to... 


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Scrap metal export ban to buy time for SA to build systems to tackle illegal activity
23rd August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The proposed policy to ban the export of waste, scrap and semifinished metal products for a period of six months is necessary to immediately reduce the ability of criminal syndicates to monetise... 


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Royal Bafokeng Platinum, NWDoE partner to deliver two new schools in Rustenburg
18th August 2022 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Platinum group metals mining company Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has provided a tangible example of its philosophy of “More than Mining”, by partnering with the North West Department of... 


An image of the mine shaft tower at the disused Haig Pit on the proposed site of a new coal mine, in Whitehaven, UK
UK coal mine dilemma pits energy crisis against green goals
14th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

In the far northwest corner of England, coal mining was so finished that the local museum paying tribute to the industry shut a few years ago after running into financial trouble. Yet at the... 


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Stewarts & Lloyds hands over R330 000 to women and children's charities
12th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Steel, pipe, roofing, fencing, hardware and irrigation and pumps products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds on August 11 handed over R330 000 it had raised through its Break the Cycle campaign to three... 


Stewarts & Lloyds takes on a national blanket drive
8th August 2022

Stewarts & Lloyds, has been serving the South African market since 1903 and for close to 120 years has been supplying only the best steel, pipe, roofing, fencing, hardware and irrigation and pumps... 


Transnet to invest R16.1bn in Cape Town, Mossel Bay and Saldanha ports 
22nd July 2022 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will invest R16.1-billion at the Mossel Bay, Saldanha and Cape Town ports in a seven-year capital investment programme. The capital investment programme... 


Syrah posts solid quarter in Moz
21st July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite miner Syrah Resources has reported a solid quarter of production at its Balama operation, in Mozambique, during the three months to June. Balama produced 44 000 t of graphite during the... 


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Transnet to invest R16.1bn in Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Saldanha ports 
8th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will invest R16.1-billion at the Mossel Bay, Saldanha and Cape Town ports in a seven-year capital investment programme. The capital investment programme... 


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Supply challenges addressed through investment – steel supplier
8th July 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the steel quality from several smaller mills has improved in the past five years, some challenges need to be resolved, prompting such mills to invest in improvements to align with market... 


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R63 national road project, South Africa
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

South African National Roads Agency Limited is investing in a special road maintenance project between Cookhouse and Bedford. 


Company shows revenue growth
10th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Steel manufacturer and supplier Stewarts and Lloyds’ manufacturing division registered an even bigger growth in revenue last year – compared with the previous year – largely owing to the company’s... 


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R63 national road project to Amahlathi, South Africa
27th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

South African National Roads Agency Limited plans to improve the R63 from Bhisho to the N6 bridge intersection. 


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BHP plans to double spending with Indigenous vendors
13th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP’s iron-ore division is aiming to more than double its spend with Indigenous vendors to more than A$300-million by the end of the 2024 financial year. BHP asset president... 


Didiza highlights benefits of agriculture, agroprocessing masterplan
12th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza on May 12 tabled the department’s policy and 2022/23 budget. Speaking at a pre-Budget Vote media briefing, Didiza outlined a... 


Kruger National Park tourist facilities to receive a makeover
9th May 2022 By: Yvonne Silaule

South African National Parks (SANParks) will invest R370-million in infrastructure upgrades and refurbishments at the Kruger National Park (KNP) over the next three years. Funds for the upgrade... 


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Tubatse ferrochrome smelter solar plant and battery energy storage system, South Africa
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Samancor Chrome plans to build a solar photovoltaic plant, with a minimum capacity of 60 MWp, at its Tubatse ferrochrome smelter in Limpopo. 


Kangnas Wind Farm signs ecological agreement to protect biodiversity
4th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Kangnas Wind Farm, in the Northern Cape, has signed an ecological agreement with the Department of Agriculture, Environmental Affairs, Rural Development and Land Reform, to compensate for any... 


Sanral to invest R155m in Eastern Cape roads maintenance project
26th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will spend more than R150-million on a special road maintenance project between Cookhouse and Bedford in the Eastern Cape, which is expected... 


Mitigating the perceived risk of Enterprise and Supplier Development partnerships
11th April 2022

By Mpopi Khupe, Executive Director at Zevoli Growth Partners While we talk often about established suppliers having the benefit of economies of scale, we don’t talk enough about the benefit of... 


Sanral prepares Amahlathi SMMEs for R63 road project
8th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) this week hosted an information session for small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) in Amahlathi, in the Eastern Cape, about the... 


OMRON and FlexLink design a collaborative palletizer for industrial applications
24th March 2022

Cobot solution with a small footprint and active safety equipment enables handling up to 8 boxes per minute without the need for fencing or laser scanners. Collaborative robots (cobots) are being... 


Boost for South African research on new ways to refine zinc ore
24th March 2022

The International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk has secured significant research funding to investigate the feasibility of new zinc refining processes to meet South Africa’s own demand for... 


Aerial view of the proposed Brickworks industrial park
The Brickworks, South Africa
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the redevelopment of an old brick manufacturing site into an industrial park called The Brickworks, in Durban’s northern motorway corridor, in KwaZulu-Natal. 


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Singida gold mining project, Tanzania – update
18th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Singida is progressing on schedule and in line with capital-spending expectations. 


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The Brickworks to offer large-stand industrial park springboard in Durban
15th February 2022 By: Donna Slater

Property developer Investec Property, a subsidiary of Investec Bank, is redeveloping an old brick manufacturing site – the disused 157 ha Corobrik site in Durban’s northern motorway corridor – into... 


Shanta’s Singida project progressing on track
14th February 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Shanta Gold has noted a positive update on the construction progress at the Singida gold project, in central Tanzania, which remains on track for first production in the first quarter of... 


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