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Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 


Development finance agency highlights Africa’s infrastructure needs and opportunities
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which exists to catalyse private-sector investment in African infrastructure, on Friday released its latest report, State of Africa’s Infrastructure Report... 


Image of AfriSam Roadstab Cement used in a road construction project
Specialised cement enhances road durability
17th May 2024

A composite cement formulation, engineered specifically for road construction and stabilisation tasks, is said to enhance the stability and strength of road materials by improving the properties of... 


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Collaborative exploration plan adopted
17th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

A cooperative exploration plan has been established between Zambia-Congo Copperbelt-focused copper explorer and developer Midnight Sun Mining and copper producer First Quantum Minerals (FQM) to... 


COUNTRY BOOST The aim of this new Zambia Country Strategy Paper is to support Zambia’s vision of speeding up its socioeconomic transformation to improve livelihoods
AfDB approves strategy paper
17th May 2024

Earlier last month, the board of directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Zambia for 2024-2029, which sets out two priority intervention... 


AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith standing in front of a company sign for AES
Rubber companies urged to go green
17th May 2024

There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng... 


Startup to build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle charging startup Zero Carbon Charge has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging... 


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Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

First gold pour has been delayed. 


Image of gold bars
Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

All construction has been suspended. 


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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first of eight steam generators has been delivered to the construction site. 


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Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


Armand Eksteen
Pindulo Logistics introduces a new GM in strategic move toward excellence
16th May 2024

Logistics company Pindulo Logistics, an industry leader in providing innovative logistics solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Armand Eksteen as the... 


Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga
UN Global Campaign for Road Safety launched in South Africa
15th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In support of national and local authorities’ road safety initiatives, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt, in partnership with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux,... 


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... 


Ken Brinsden says the collaboration with Albemarle has been extremely valuable.
Patriot and Albemarle’s downstream lithium collaboration ends
15th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Lithium exploration company Patriot Battery Metals will no longer pursue a downstream lithium processing partnership with shareholder Albemarle, it was announced on Wednesday. Patriot, which owns... 


The modified site layout of the Oropesa tin project in Spain
Elementos restarts Spanish tin DFS with modified layout
15th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The definitive feasibility study (DFS) and licensing activities for the Oropesa tin project will resume, following an agreement between Elementos and the Andalusian government on project layout... 


Big 5 Construct South Africa 2024: The gateway to the country’s construction sector
14th May 2024

South Africa's construction sector is projected to grow thanks to government’s National Development Plan 2023, with numerous mega projects happening in all nine provinces; projects such as Mtentu... 


Horizon Minerals inks toll milling agreement
13th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Horizon Minerals on Monday announced a toll milling agreement with FMR Investments to treat 200 000 t of ore from the Cannon underground deposit. FMR owns the Greenfields mill, which is... 


St Barbara’s decade-long vision for Simberi
St Barbara’s decade-long vision for Simberi
10th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian gold miner St Barbara has crafted a roadmap for the advancement of the Simberi mine, in Papua New Guinea, outlining production scenarios aimed at elevating output to about 230 000 oz/y... 


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... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


The Westwood mine, in Canada, achieved its highest quarter of production since mining restarted in 2021.
Iamgold guidance on track as Essakane and Westwood shine
10th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian gold miner Iamgold has announced a promising start to the year, reporting robust results across its operations and projects in the first quarter, positioning the company well to meet its... 


Slipping influence
10th May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Africa may be the world’s poorest continent – hosting 33 of the 46 economies designated by the United Nations (UN) as the least developed – but it remains the target of courtship by the major... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


Puma Energy’s Africa head calls for urgent development of energy infrastructure on the continent
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 


Helium block at the Virginia gas project
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen can now liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project. 


Underspending on repairs, maintenance impacting on Joburg infrastructure – JoburgCAN
9th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following a decade of underspending on repairs and maintenance on infrastructure, JoburgCAN, an initiative of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), says it is “gravely concerned” over the... 


uMngeni Municipality Mayor Chris Pappas & Deputy Mayor Sandile Mnikathi
Saving South Africa: Lessons from the uMngeni Municipality Success Story – Chris Pappas & Sandile Mnikathi
9th May 2024

The Democratic Alliance won control of the uMngeni Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands after the local government elections in 2021. As the only DA-run municipality in KZN, uMngeni provides... 


A Trio TC51 cone crusher with conveyer and cone surge hopper for processing material
Weir Minerals Africa reintroduces Wheeled Plant concept
8th May 2024

With the newly introduced Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP) concept from Weir Minerals Africa, crushing contractors in Africa can now move and transport their crushing and screening plants from one... 


B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Development of the Goose openpit and underground project, in Nunavut, is running slightly behind schedule, with the first gold pour pushed out by one quarter. Senior gold producer B2Gold explains... 


Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan
7th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng operation for longevity, quality ounces and sustainable... 


Denel displays guided weapons, landward defence systems at Defence Service Asia
6th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned defence technology company Denel is displaying its guided weapons and landward defence systems at the Defence Service Asia (DSA) exhibition this week. Its Umkhonto surface-to-air... 


Walkabout warns of short-term impact on Tanzania exports following cyclone
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources says its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, was only mildly impacted on by heavy rains and a brief power interruption as a result of cyclone Hidaya, which passed... 


The Tenke Fungurume mine in the DRC
Congo's $7bn infrastructure deal with China will depend on copper prices
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

About $7-billion of infrastructure investments in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Chinese companies in a revised minerals deal will largely depend on copper prices remaining high, details of... 


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Air Products to leverage expertise to bolster South Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is looking to leverage on the group’s global expertise and experience in the hydrogen industry, as well as its... 


The formulation of AfriSam Roadstab Cement aims to address the vital requirements of road construction projects by ensuring the durability and stability of road bases
Enhancing road durability with AfriSam Roadstab Cement
6th May 2024

AfriSam Roadstab Cement is a specialised, high quality composite cement engineered specifically for road stabilisation tasks. Available from leading construction materials supplier, AfriSam, this... 


Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 


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Surface-mining skills shortage a concern – association
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the current economic challenges in South Africa, local mining and quarrying industry representative organisation Aspasa stresses the importance of discovering smarter ways of mining... 


An image of a cement plant
New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


The above image depicts the latest trucks offered by RIZON
New Class 4, 5 vehicles optimised for net-zero emissions
3rd May 2024

Commercial electric truck brand RIZON, the newest brand of all-electric trucks manufactured by Daimler Truck, announced the Canadian launch of its Class 4 and 5 vehicles. The RIZON brand was... 


The above image depicts one of the trucks operated by Knorr-Bremse
Braking company developing Africa presence
3rd May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

According to a report by the African Development Bank in the ‘Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook of Africa’ publication, 11 African countries featured in the world’s 20 fastest growing economies... 


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RFA helps to address cross-border challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The Road Freight Association (RFA) – the largest national trade association in South Africa – is concerned about cross-border transport and the associated regulatory and traffic challenges. Three... 


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