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Zambian President threatens Glencore, Vedanta with 'divorce' 

By: Bloomberg     17th May 2019 Zambian President Edgar Lungu threatened to “divorce” the domestic copper units of Vedanta Resources and Glencore after the companies said they’d curb operations in the Southern African nation. The threat marks an escalation in tensions between the mining industry in Africa’s second-biggest... 

INITIATE INTERVIEW: “We want to be a part of ‘EmPOWERing Africa’. Training, coaching and mentoring of the youth is critical to the success of our future economy”

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2019 Exclusive interview with Shane Pereira, Business Development Executive at Lesedi Nuclear Services, sponsors of the Initiate! Impact Challenge that is taking place at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa at the CTICC from 14-16 May. The Initiate! 3-day challenge is for postgraduate students... 

UCT engineers test Africa’s longest suspension bridge

By: Simone Liedtke     14th May 2019 University of Cape Town (UCT) Department of Civil Engineering Emeritus Professor Mark Alexander’s wish to stand on top of a suspension bridge and experience its combined forces of nature and structural engineering was recently fulfilled when he got to inspect Africa’s longest suspension bridge –... 

N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridges project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     10th May 2019 The Mtentu bridge will be built, but when this will happen is not yet certain. 

Imperial Logistics supplies medical kits to Mozambique and Venezuela.

8th April 2019 International aid organisations, amongst others, once again placed their trust in Imperial Logistics’ sourcing and procurement business, Imres, to get critically needed medical kits to areas affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and to crisis torn Venezuela. Between 11 and 18 March 2019,... 

Enablers to expedite port infrastructure investment

By: Mamaili Mamaila     29th March 2019 While investment in local ports is increasing, even more investment is required in harbour infrastructure, says global engineering company Aurecon Group capital projects principal Johan de la Rey. 

N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridges project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     29th March 2019 The Aveng Strabag Joint Venture (ASJV) has said that it will appeal the dismissal of an urgent application, lodged by the ASJV in February, seeking to prevent South African National Roads Agency Limited from making a call on the bonds pertaining to the Mtentu bridge contract, terminated due to... 

First Quantum is said to offer $700m for Zambia mine

By: Bloomberg     5th February 2019 First Quantum Minerals has offered to buy the Zambian government’s 20% stake in Africa’s biggest copper mine for as much as $700-million, according to two people familiar with the transaction. Vancouver-based First Quantum already owns 80% of the Kansanshi mine in Zambia’s North-Western... 

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