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Women farming their way out of poverty 
9th February 2022

A widow from Grasmere, a close-knit community located in the outskirts of Gauteng, turned her passion for farming into a lifeline for her children and an opportunity to create jobs for her... 


Rail infrastructure owned by PRASA
PRASA aims to return ten corridors to working order each year
2nd February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Beleaguered State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is aiming to return about ten of its rail corridors to working condition each year. During a briefing at the agency's... 


Western Cape dept launches contractors' framework targeting women, youth
24th January 2022 By: Yvonne Silaule

The Western Cape Human Settlements Department has launched its contractors' framework, which aims to target particularly women- and youth-owned contractors. The department is inviting bids from... 


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Unlocking the value of vehicle data
10th December 2021

Many players in the auto industry have overlooked the immense opportunities to monetise vehicle data, especially considering how other industries are generating huge value from data, says KeyTec... 


A core drilling rig at the Shanta Singida gold Project in Tanzania being operated by a man in PPE
Tanzanian project on track
10th December 2021

East Africa-focused gold producer, developer and explorer Shanta Gold in November released an update on the construction of the Singida Gold Project in Central Tanzania. Shanta Gold CEO Eric Zurrin... 


Aerial view of Growthpoint's Millroad Industrial park in Bellville, Cape Town
Growthpoint’s Western Cape industrial park fully let
15th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Growthpoint Properties’ 40 000 m2 Millroad Industrial Park, in Cape Town, has been fully let. The new Millroad Industrial Park is fully occupied with a mix of tenants from larger logistics to... 


Fort Hare university to manage two R130m water infrastructure upgrades for Alice
10th November 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The University of Fort Hare (UFH) will be responsible for the appointment of the professional service providers and contractors for two water infrastructure projects, valued at R130-million, that... 


Sanral meets with SMMEs to bolster Eastern Cape road maintenance capabilities
5th November 2021 By: Donna Slater

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) met with small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) in Indwe and Elliot, in the Eastern Cape, at the start of November to discuss the... 


IZA Africa Desk expresses ‘serious concern’ at steady decline in uptake of galvanized steel
5th November 2021

The steady decline in the uptake of galvanized steel in South Africa is directly related to the drop-off in manufacturing activity and the dwindling number of construction and civil engineering... 


Construction of Shanta’s Singida gold project on track
2nd November 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Shanta Gold says construction at the Singida gold project, in Central Tanzania, remains on track for first production in early 2023, adding a second revenue stream across the portfolio... 


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CDC continues to advance inclusive growth, development
15th October 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is working to advance the inclusive growth and socioeconomic development of the country, says CDC marketing and communications head Dr Ayanda Vilakazi. A... 


UCD opens new depot in Cape Town
1st October 2021 By: Irma Venter

United Container Depots (UCD) has moved from its location in Paarden Eiland to larger premises in Beaconvale, Parow, also in Cape Town. The new depot has a container stacking area of more than 20... 


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Vittangi battery anode project, Sweden – update
1st October 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Talga Resources has started trial mining at the project. 


Talga starts graphite trial mining in Sweden
23rd September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Talga has started trial mining at its Vittangi graphite project in north Sweden. The 2021 trial mining campaign is extracting a 2 500 t sample of natural graphite from the Niska South... 


A photo of a TFR locomotive
TFR approaches customers on security levy to raise funds for rapid security overhaul
17th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned railway utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is approaching its customers about instituting a three-year security levy, which will be used to raise the funding needed for the rapid... 


Matjhabeng municipality: Rampant looting, illegal mining, theft could wipe out ailing entity
6th September 2021 By: News24Wire

Unemployment and closure of businesses in the Free State's mining towns has left one municipality with a burden of problems resting on its shoulders. The Matjhabeng local municipality servicing... 


A photo of a TFR locomotive
TFR approaches customers on security levy to raise funds for rapid security overhaul
3rd September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned railway utility Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) is approaching its customers about instituting a three-year security levy, which will be used to raise the funding needed for the rapid... 


Pic/Image of the R75 Jansenville to Wolwefontein
Sanral completes special maintenance project on the R75 in the Eastern Cape
1st September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

The R93-million special maintenance project on the R75 from Wolwefontein to Jansenville in the Sarah Baartman district municipality, in the Eastern Cape, has been completed, the South African... 


Image of container at a port
UCD opens new depot in Cape Town
30th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

United Container Depots (UCD) has moved from its location in Paarden Eiland to larger premises in Beaconvale, Parow, also in Cape Town. The new depot has a container stacking area of more than 20... 


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Company provides crucial relief for community
30th July 2021 By: Anna Moross

Stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless aims to ensure the educational and social welfare of the Steve Tshwete local community through financial contributions and fundraising, says Columbus... 


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Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd - Stainless steel manufacturer
30th July 2021

Year of Formation and Background to Founding: Columbus Stainless was registered on December 24, 1964 by Rand Mines as Southern Cross Steel. The South Africa Stainless Steel Development Association... 


Passenger rail agency fails to meet capex targets
23rd July 2021 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) capital expenditure (capex) programme has failed to meet its targets, says CEO Zolani Matthews. “Sadly, this has also affected PRASA’s... 


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Relief Canyon mine, US
23rd July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in Nevada, in the US. 


Combilift’s 60,000th truck delivered
14th July 2021

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when its 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the... 


BORIS IVANOV Artisanal and small-scale mining often provides the only means of income and employment for rural communities
No simple solution to illegal mining in Africa
9th July 2021 By: Darren Parker

There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to combat the rise of illegal mining and the associated artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) industry in Africa, says diversified mining and exploration... 


PRASA’s capex programme has failed to meet its targets, renewed roll-out effort started – Matthews
PRASA’s capex programme has failed to meet its targets, renewed roll-out effort started – Matthews
7th July 2021 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) capital expenditure (capex) programme has failed to meet its targets, says CEO Zolani Matthews. “Sadly, this has also affected PRASA’s... 


Road Freight Association calls for ring-fencing of fuel levy to maintain roads
23rd June 2021 By: Schalk Burger

The Road Freight Association (RFA) has called for the national general fuel levy (GFL) to be ring-fenced and used to fund road infrastructure by allocating it to the South African National Roads... 


Tradecore Steel acquires KZN assets of Gibbsteel Pinetown
8th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

An acquisition has increased steel supplier Tradecore Steel’s processing capability in KwaZulu-Natal and further consolidates the company’s sub-Saharan footprint. Tradecore has acquired the... 


Tradecore Steel acquires KZN assets of Gibbsteel Pinetown
8th June 2021

Acquisition increases Tradecore Steel’s processing capabilities in KZN and further consolidates the company’s Sub- Saharan footprint. The Tradecore Steel Group of Companies, based in Wadeville,... 


Trust, respect, support underpin Concor success at Msikaba
4th May 2021

The breath-taking Msikaba bridge in the Eastern Cape demands not just an excellent result, but also a collaborative process that engages local communities and small, medium-sized and micro... 


N4 toll route to contribute to South Africa's economic recovery, says Mbalula
26th April 2021 By: Yvonne Silaule

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula on April 26 said the N4 toll route project, which is managed by Trans African Concessions (Trac), and which extends from the Solomon Mahlangu offramp in Tshwane,... 


Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
19th March 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The Transnet National Ports Authority has appointed the Coega Development Corporation as an implementation agent for a construction programme to ensure that the Ngqura liquid bulk terminal is... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille
'Not fit for purpose': Patricia de Lille explains why Beitbridge border fence won't be repaired
17th March 2021 By: News24Wire

South Africa's porous Beitbridge border fence won't be repaired or maintained. By June this year, a site clearance process should be finished, which will pave the way for a complete change to the... 


Concor, partner awarded MeerKAT/SKA radio telescope construction contract
5th March 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African contractor Concor, in partnership with OptiPower, has been awarded a R212-million contract for the structural foundations and associated infrastructure for 24 additional dishes for... 


Tribunal gives go-ahead for eSwatini-based forestry merger
Tribunal gives go-ahead for eSwatini-based forestry merger
26th February 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Competition Tribunal has approved a merger between Shiselweni Forestry Company and Peak Timber and Peak Forest Products (PFP). The tribunal did, however, stipulate conditions related to the... 


MeerKAT telescope project, South Africa – update
MeerKAT telescope project, South Africa – update
26th February 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

South African contractor Concor, in partnership with OptiPower, has been awarded a contract for the structural foundations and associated infrastructure for 24 additional dishes for the MeerKAT. 


Concor partnership wins major MeerKAT/SKA radio telescope construction contract
22nd February 2021 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African contractor Concor, in partnership with OptiPower, has been awarded a R212-million contract for the structural foundations and associated infrastructure for 24 additional dishes for... 


Space-age challenge for Concor at Meerkat
22nd February 2021

Scientists will soon gain even further insights into the evolution of galaxies in the universe as the MeeRKAT telescope array is expanded. This is an exciting project presenting some unique... 


Ocean energy fund expected to boost sector
19th February 2021 By: Donna Slater

Ocean energy professional network Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) has appointed risk and insurance consultancy Renewable Risk Advisers to carry out the design of a brand new European and European... 


Eric Samson
Obituary: Eric Samson, a great loss for the steel industry and the country 
21st January 2021

In this tribute, Macsteel Global chairperson Mick Davis reflects on the life and contribution of Eric Samson, who he describes as  softly spoken, compassionate and generous. It is with great... 


Steel baron Eric Samson dies
20th January 2021 By: News24Wire

Steel magnate Eric Samson, best known for building Macsteel into one of South Africa's largest companies, has died aged 83.   The octogenarian billionaire – who shied away from the spotlight... 


Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
20th November 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo has decided not to proceed with the development of a liquid bulk storage terminal in the Port of Ngqura. 


Fund targeting infrastructure investments listed on 4 Africa Exchange
6th November 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s first preference shares with an infrastructure focus were listed on October 22 on 4 Africa Exchange (4AX), Gaia Fund Managers and Kruger International Asset and Wealth Management... 


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