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afrivolt 1 project, South Africa – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is undergoing a due diligence process. 

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,... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa pledges to be a President for all South Africans in inaugural speech, as he warns against dissent
19th June 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

“The formation of a government of national unity is a moment of profound significance. It is the beginning of a new era.” This was the statement made by Cyril Ramaphosa in his inaugural speech, at... 

Vale CEO Eduardo Bartolomeo
China steel demand plateaus at a decent level, Vale’s boss says
14th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese steel demand “has definitely plateaued” due to property woes, though the Asian nation’s appetite for the material is still at a “decent level,” said the head of the world’s second-largest... 

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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. 

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Cape Town releases more land for affordable housing under new housing strategy
13th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

With national government slashing Cape Town’s housing grants by R107-million this financial year, the city has been forced to change its housing strategy, says Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis. Cape Town... 

CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
CDE suggests new administration should shrink, streamline Cabinet
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A significant reduction in the number of Cabinet Ministers and a fundamental overhaul of the Presidency are important steps towards fixing South Africa’s weak State, says policy research... 

South Australia budget lacks adequate support for mining - Amec
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South Australian government has unveiled a surplus budget, buoyed by stronger-than-expected goods and services (GST) and state tax revenues, as well as A$420-million in royalties from the... 

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Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency
7th June 2024

Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency The ever-increasing demand for consumer goods means that machinery on mines and in manufacturing plants are required to operate more... 

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NUM concludes five-year wage agreement with South32's Hotazel Manganese Mines
6th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) Kimberley Region has concluded and signed a five-year wage agreement on behalf of its members at globally diversified mining and metals company South 32’s... 

Absa, IFC unveil innovative climate-smart housing rebate
6th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services provider Absa, in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has launched a new initiative within the South African residential market aimed at promoting... 

Professionalisation, mentorship in focus to drive sustainable infrastructure development
5th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mentorship of new entrants and the professionalisation of practitioners will help people in the construction industry to excel and build roads, water infrastructure and houses that last, and build... 

Alley Roads’ Riverstone Mall kickstarts R600m development injection for Meyerton
Alley Roads’ Riverstone Mall kickstarts R600m development injection for Meyerton
5th June 2024

As part of its pipeline of 175 000 m2 of retail space earmarked for township and peri-urban areas across South Africa, property developer Alley Roads has unveiled its first retail development... 

China’s unusually large copper stockpiles fuel demand concerns
5th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s copper inventories are growing at exactly the time of year when they should be shrinking fast — an anomaly that underscores concerns about demand in the world’s biggest market. Stockpiles... 

The Imperative of Infrastructure Development in Africa
4th June 2024

Africa stands at the precipice of unprecedented growth and transformation, and infrastructure development is at the heart of this evolution. The need for robust infrastructure in Africa cannot be... 

Iron-ore tumbles to lowest in six weeks on China demand concerns
Iron-ore tumbles to lowest in six weeks on China demand concerns
3rd June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore dropped to the lowest level in more than six weeks on worries over the outlook for Chinese demand, which has been hammered by the protracted property crisis. China’s housing slump is now... 

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Standard Bank undertakes largest student housing financing endeavour in Africa
27th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Financial services provider Standard Bank has partnered with global advisory firm MiDA Advisors and real estate developer Acorn Holdings to mobilise long-term blended finance commitments for green... 

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Brikor anticipates more than 100% improvement in full-year earnings
24th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

AltX-listed construction materials provider Brikor expects to post earnings a share of between 0.9c and 1.1c for the financial year ended February 29, compared with a loss a share of 0.7c in the... 

GVK-Siya Zama-constructed student accommodation block in Cape Town
GVK completes 20-storey student housing block in Cape Town
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Privately owned construction company GVK-Siya Zama has completed construction of a 20-storey, 3 000-bed student accommodation block in Cape Town. The 77 000 m2 development also includes 6 700 m2 of... 

Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
20th May 2024

By Bongani Mthombeni No sector exists in isolation — transportation included. How towns, cities and countries move people, goods and services from place to place impacts how they function socially... 

Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum prices should decline by at least 6% over the next six months as supply returns to the market and high interest rates continue to crimp manufacturing demand, according to an analyst from... 

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Firm unveils latest product industrial applications
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industrial sensor and technology company, Senseca South Africa recently unveiled its FF series of flow switches for water, oil, gas and industrial applications, as well as for general industry... 

Alley Roads CEO Barry Chapman
Alley Roads’ Riverstone Mall kickstarts R600m development injection for Meyerton
16th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Property developer Alley Roads has unveiled Riverstone Mall in Meyerton – its first retail development currently under construction – as part of its pipeline of 175 000 m2 of retail space earmarked... 

Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa, unions commit to addressing access to housing for sector employees
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) negotiations have concluded with a 7% wage increase over the next year for entry-level workers in the metals and engineering industry... 

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... 

Seifsa, Numsa conclude three-year metals, engineering sector wage agreement
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

After three formal engagements, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and trade union the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have concluded... 

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 purpose-built facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, spans more than 3 000 m2 of workshop and warehouse space
Hydraulic engineering firm revolutionising industry standards
10th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to growing industry demands, hydraulic repair service provider Dosco Precision Hydraulics has carved itself a niche as a leader in the supply and repair of hydraulic pumps and motors,... 

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... 

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New dewatering pumps enhance mine water management
10th May 2024

Although effective pump systems for water drainage are available on the market, the high sediment load of up to 5%, varying acidity value of mine water and the considerable energy consumption of... 

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Process sensors facilitate condition-based maintenance
9th May 2024

The continuous monitoring of relative humidity and temperature enables the efficient and effective use of oil, which helps to protect plants and enables plant operators to carry out condition-based... 

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Ramaphosa pegs sustainable economic recovery on attraction of higher levels of investment
6th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday assured that government is working to get rid of red tape that impedes and slows down investment. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that it was... 

Pioneer solution converts paper sludge, food and textile waste into bioethanol
3rd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. The solution was announced... 

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SA’s largest boat builder eyes growing share of global ocean-cruising catamaran market
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

It’s easy to overlook the sheer magnitude of Robertson and Caine’s (R&C’s) operations in Cape Town. The company’s ten boat-building factories and assembly lines are dotted across the city – from... 

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Bankenveld District City development, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project aims to develop housing units alongside significant commercial, retail and industrial spaces in Gauteng. 

Joburg has 312 informal settlements where illegal connections pose an electrocution risk
City Power seeks funding, manufacturing partners for informal settlement ‘energy box’
30th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Johannesburg’s City Power is seeking manufacturing and venture capital partners to further develop and pilot a rugged ‘energy box’ concept in one of the city’s 312 informal settlements as a... 

Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection executive director Joel Netshitenzhe
SA can climb towards 4% growth in coming years, if constraints are addressed
30th April 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection executive director Joel Netshitenzhe delivered the keynote address at the Black Business Summit on Monday, where he was optimistic of South Africa... 

Memsa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi standing at a podium addressing delegates and speakers at last year’s Mind Shift Conference
Conference drives mining innovation, skills
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The second yearly Mind Shift Conference, hosted by industry association Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), will delve into innovation, digital technology and skills in the... 

What the voters want
26th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

As election day draws ever closer, political parties are pulling out all the stops in their quest to win the hearts and minds of South African voters. All manner of promises are being made – from a... 

Zimbabwe Mines Minister Winston Chitando
Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa names new Mines Minister in mini-reshuffle
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reappointed Winston Chitando as the Southern African nation’s Mines Minister, a post he held before last year’s elections. Prior to his reappointment,... 

Conditions challenging, but some green shoots emerging – MBA North
Conditions challenging, but some green shoots emerging – MBA North
19th April 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... 

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Company highlights innovative product offering
19th April 2024

Amid the country’s water crisis, packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite highlights the importance of treating wastewater and reintroducing it to the environment.  Calcamite,... 

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Concurrent rehabilitation improves community relations
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources’ concurrent rehabilitation at its Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) project, located at the Mintails site, near Mogale City in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, is... 

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