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EXPERIENCED RETAIL OUTLET
Many of the staff at Stewart & Lloyds Booysens branch have worked at the store for more than 20 years
Steel supplier relaunches flagship store
23rd October 2020

Steel supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has designed a new retail experience, offering a wider range of products and stock at its flagship store in Booysens, which is expected to facilitate the growth of... 


Fund establishes collective investment scheme with an infrastructure focus
22nd October 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... 


DTIC approves R50m for Phase 1 revitalisation of Dimbaza industrial park
15th October 2020 By: Yvonne Silaule

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has approved R50-million for the first phase of the revitalisation of the Dimbaza industrial park, in the Eastern Cape, as part of the process of... 


Concrete trumps on municipal sport and recreational projects
13th October 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Concrete remains one of the preferred building materials for the construction of grandstands for sports and recreational facilities in previously marginalised areas of Limpopo. This is considering... 


WEF White Paper highlights human rights fragility in DRC's artisanal mining sector
17th September 2020 By: Donna Slater

Human rights abuses associated with artisanal cobalt mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are highlighted in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) 'Making Mining Safe and Fair: Artisanal... 


Fortune Mojapelo
Bushveld creates new entity to provide vanadium electrolyte rental option
7th September 2020 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed integrated primary vanadium producer and energy storage provider Bushveld Minerals, which owns high-grade vanadium assets in South Africa, has formed a special purpose company in... 


Stewarts & Lloyds relaunches retail store in Booysens
4th September 2020 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Booysens branch manager Ryan Purdon tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly that the group plans to open its Booysens-based retail store, at the end of the... 


Batoka gorge hydroelectric scheme, Zambia and Zimbabwe – update
Batoka gorge hydroelectric scheme, Zambia and Zimbabwe – update
4th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The Zambezi River Authority is preparing to conduct disclosure meetings with communities in Zambia and Zimbabwe whose land or livelihoods could be affected by the construction of the project. 


Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme site
Zambezi River Authority gears up for community consultations on proposed 2 400 MW Batoka Gorge hydro scheme
1st September 2020 By: Terence Creamer

The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is preparing to conduct disclosure meetings with communities in Zambia and Zimbabwe whose land or livelihoods could be affected by the construction of the proposed... 


Exploration, cheaper inputs, solid laws and better logistics key to mining sector's growth
4th August 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Even before Covid-19 hit South African shores, the mining industry was already in a structural decline and, without significant intervention to alter this trajectory, the sector's output,... 


ANC document says mining exploration should be incentivised.
ANC document calls for mining exploration to be incentivised
24th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Listings of mining companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange should be encouraged and South African retail investors willing to invest in mining exploration should be incentivised as is the case... 


ANC document says mining exploration should be incentivised.
Investors in mining exploration should be incentivised – ANC’s ETC
13th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Listings of mining companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange should be encouraged and South African retail investors willing to invest in mining exploration should be incentivised as is the case... 


Activity at Wescoal mining in Mpumalanga
Wescoal develops SOPs, COPs for Covid, expects upcoming loss
15th June 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Coal-mining and trading company Wescoal on Monday voluntarily updated shareholders on its operations, strategic projects and milestones as well as its quarterly production and sales figures from... 


Paint retailers now need skills as well as products
15th June 2020

The online training South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) offers for retail sales personnel is now more important than ever, says Tara Benn, executive director of SAPMA. The... 


Kekkelbek proposes automated Covid-19 track and trace system
Kekkelbek proposes automated Covid-19 track and trace system
28th May 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Special purpose vehicle (SPV) Kekkelbek Solutions is proposing the use of technology that could be deployed nationwide within 72 hours to track and trace people, through their mobile numbers, that... 


Despite delays, PRASA insists turnaround is continuing
Despite delays, PRASA insists turnaround is continuing
22nd May 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The turnaround of State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is on track, albeit with delays, in part owing to the situation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, administrator... 


De-fence total perimeter protection
21st May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

De-Fence is an exciting brand recently launched by NJR Steel as a result of increasing customer demand for a full range of quality, high-security fencing products. De-Fence panels, posts and flat... 


Eastern Cape municipality upgrades wastewater plant
15th May 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Kouga local municipality, in the Eastern Cape, has upgraded its St Francis Bay wastewater treatment works (WWTW) from a capacity of 750 m3/d to 2 000 m3/d. The upgrades, which started in... 


PRASA turnaround under way despite delays
PRASA turnaround under way despite delays
7th May 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The turnaround of State-owned Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is on track, albeit with delays, in part owing to the situation brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, administrator... 


Corobrik’s face bricks used to create homes in Roodepoort’s Princess Plots Informal Settlement
17th March 2020

The first phase of the Princess Plots Informal Settlement Upgrade Project has seen 281 homes handed over to residents in this Roodepoort-based settlement, with the construction incorporating... 


An arid future arrives early in South Africa’s farm country
9th March 2020 By: Bloomberg

Ben Brynard’s family has been farming sheep in northwest South Africa since 1923, and for the past 66 years has kept records on annual rainfall in the nearby town of Calvinia. In all that time, the... 


Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
Ngqura liquid bulk terminal project, South Africa
6th March 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The development of the project has been "stalled". 


LITTERING IS TRASHY 
Alternatives to conventional plastic packaging do not change consumer behaviour with regard to littering
Beware of biodegradable and compostable plastics – Plastics SA
28th February 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The introduction of bioplastics to South Africa’s burgeoning and well-developed recycling industry should carefully be considered, says plastics industry association Plastics SA. Bioplastics are... 


Growthpoint Properties' industrial park, in KwaZulu-Natal
Growthpoint welcomes first tenants to its KZN industrial park
19th February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has completed the first phase of its new Growthpoint Industrial Park, in KwaZulu-Natal. The company says the park has received keen market... 


Commission recommends tribunal approve Barnes Reinforcing buyout
24th January 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Competition Commission has recommended to the Competition Tribunal that it approve a proposed transaction whereby Barnes Group Holdings intends to acquire Barnes Reinforcing (BRI). Barnes... 


Robe River Joint Venture iron-ore project, Australia
Robe River Joint Venture iron-ore project, Australia
10th January 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has awarded an estimated A$150-million worth of contracts for the project. 


Cimic wins Rio contracts
20th December 2019 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has awarded some A$150-million worth of contracts to ASX-listed mining contractor Cimic’s subsidiary CPB Contractors. CPB Contractors will deliver three separate packages of... 


Illegal miners at KCC operations remain dispersed – Katanga
18th December 2019 By: Mariaan Webb

Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining, which trades on the TSX, has installed nearly 20 km of new perimeter security fencing at its Komoto Copper Company (KCC) site in the Democratic Republic of Congo... 


USEFUL BEAUTY
The Katse dam not only supplies water to the South Africa but also hydro electricity and tourism to the Kingdom of Lesotho
Maintenance work on tunnel completed
13th December 2019

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has indicated that the inspection and maintenance work on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) tunnel – which was closed on October 1 and was... 


Tugela–Sterkfontein water transfers to begin in December
25th November 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) expects to start the transfer of water from the Tugela river to the Sterkfontein dam on or around December 2, after resolving challenges that delayed... 


Growth in demand will be key to sustaining revitalisation of industrial parks
Growth in demand will be key to sustaining revitalisation of industrial parks
22nd October 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The 12 industrial parks that have been renovated and form part of the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI's) Industrial Parks Revitalisation Programme currently employ 65 000 people, says DTI... 


JOBS & DIVERSIFICATION:The Industrial Parks Revitalisation Programme is decentralising industrialisation and improving the industrial capacity of rural and township economies
Growth in demand will be key to sustaining revitalisation of industrial parks
18th October 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The 12 industrial parks that have been renovated and form part of the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI's) Industrial Parks Revitalisation Programme currently employ 65 000 people, says DTI... 


Growth in demand will be key to sustaining revitalisation of industrial parks
Growth in demand will be key to sustaining revitalisation of industrial parks
18th October 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The 12 industrial parks that have been renovated and form part of the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI's) Industrial Parks Revitalisation Programme currently employ 65 000 people, says DTI... 


Concor Builds World Class Data Centre For Orange Botswana
Concor Builds World Class Data Centre For Orange Botswana
30th September 2019

Construction of the new Data Centre for Orange Botswana is well underway, with this fast track construction project being undertaken by Concor Buildings set to deliver the Tier III Data Centre... 


Work on Sanral’s Polokwane ring road to resume this month
6th September 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Work on South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral’s) Polokwane ring road project will resume this month. The roads agency has appointed Edwin Construction to continue construction on... 


An aerial view of the Sterling Industrial Park development, in its Centralpoint innovation district
All Sterling Industrial Park units to be completed before year-end
29th August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

A further four units at JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties’ R240-million Sterling Industrial Park development, in its Centralpoint innovation district, have been completed and the final two units... 


 AA to Mbalula: E-tolls collapsing, can't be saved
AA to Mbalula: E-tolls collapsing, can't be saved
22nd August 2019 By: News24Wire

The Automobile Association (AA) has told Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula in an open letter that its research into road funding found "the current model for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement... 


Duane Newman
The Carbon Tax: you ain’t seen nothing yet
26th July 2019 By: Duane Newman

Two stark messages emerged from a recent seminar on the Carbon Tax, which was hosted by the Mail & Guardian and sponsored by Webber Wentzel:  this tax is here to stay, and it will only grow bigger.... 


South Africa allocates extra R59bn for cash-strapped Eskom
South Africa allocates extra R59bn for cash-strapped Eskom
22nd July 2019 By: Reuters

The South African government has made an extra R59-billion available to State-owned power utility Eskom over the next two years so it can meet its obligations, a Special Appropriation Bill seen by... 


Barbara Creecy
Climate change takes priority in Creecy’s budget vote debate
12th July 2019 By: Nadine James

Newly appointed Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy delivered her R7.5-billion budget vote statement in the National Assembly on Thursday, emphasising the socioeconomic... 


South Africa weighs new support measures for struggling Eskom
South Africa weighs new support measures for struggling Eskom
3rd July 2019 By: Reuters

South Africa is weighing extra options to support Eskom, including swapping the financially troubled State power firm's debt for government bonds or ring-fencing it in a special account, a senior... 


Sanral extends olive branch to smaller contractors, communities
28th June 2019 By: Shirley le Guern

The massive turnout at the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) N2/N3 information corridor roadshow across KwaZulu-Natal this week saw the roads agency extend an olive branch to... 


A new train on the Metrorail system
Theft, vandalism slow new train rollout at Metrorail
21st June 2019 By: Irma Venter

While the Gibela factory in Gauteng has started to steadily produce new, made-in-South Africa trains for the Metrorail system in South Africa, it appears it may take some time before these trains... 


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