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Bell to diversify production at Richards Bay plant through launch of new business
29th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Bell Equipment is set to launch a new business, called Bell Heavy Industries (BHI), at the Mining Indaba in February next year. BHI will be an arm of Bell Equipment Company South Africa, which is... 


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Yarwun hydrogen calcination pilot demonstration programme, Australia
29th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project involves the construction of a first-of-a-kind hydrogen plant. 


TPT's Eastern Cape Terminals
Following national trend, Eastern Cape Terminals introduce a truck appointment system
28th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Transnet Port Terminals' (TPT's) Eastern Cape Terminals has introduced a mandatory truck appointment system in a move to improve coordination and streamline processes across different commodities.... 


These simple measures will substantially improve SA’s roads
These simple measures will substantially improve SA’s roads
28th September 2023

As the country continues to navigate the challenges of road accidents, the strain of heavier and higher quantities of vehicles, and the need to reduce abnormal loads on roads, many sustainable... 


Glencore, Seriti weigh job cuts in South Africa due to ‘dire’ train situation
Glencore, Seriti weigh job cuts in South Africa due to ‘dire’ train situation
27th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore and Seriti Resources are in talks to cut hundreds of jobs in South Africa as their ability to export coal is stymied by inefficiencies at the state-run freight company. Transnet, which... 


Copper plates at a refinery in Peru
Peru is approaching peak copper — for now — as new mines stall
27th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Peruvian copper production probably will rise through next year before flattening out due to a slowdown in investment, according to the head of the country’s mining society. Output from the... 


Trailer manufacturer doubles orders for Vesconite side-tipper trailer bushings
26th September 2023

In a testament to the outstanding performance and reliability of Vesconite self-lubricating bushings, a prominent South African side-tipper manufacturer has doubled its monthly orders for... 


Sasol moves to improve coal quality, completes study for new destoning unit
Sasol moves to improve coal quality, completes study for new destoning unit
26th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed energy group Sasol has confirmed that its planned new destoning unit, which has the potential to improve the quality of coal at its mines, will be on line towards the end of 2025 or... 


Africa lays the groundwork for a future of electric vehicles
26th September 2023

By Yael Shafrir, Associate Director at Webber Wentzel The fast-evolving emobility sector presents a significant opportunity for sustainable growth and job creation in Africa, but some constraints... 


The UK is one of the South African automotive industry's top vehicle export destinations.
UK pushes back new petrol car ban by five years
26th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak softened key parts of the UK government’s green agenda, including a ban on petrol car sales, as he set out what he called a “new approach” to tackling climate change.... 


PRASA’s future vision and the role of the SARA Conference
PRASA’s future vision and the role of the SARA Conference
26th September 2023

As anticipation builds for the upcoming Southern African Railway Association (SARA) Conference and Exhibition, the spotlight turns to key operators set to make a significant impact. One such... 


Professor Mohamed Mostafa
Opinion: Innovations in ecofriendly pavement solutions
22nd September 2023

In this article, University of KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Transportation Research group head Professor Mohamed Mostafa writes about the growing use of sustainable materials in road construction... 


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N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Msikaba project has created work for 137 unskilled local labourers and 372 jobs for skilled persons, so far. 


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Party pooper
22nd September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As D-Day for the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) approaches, it is evident that the National Treasury will need to go against the political grain if it is to achieve its objective of... 


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Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

B2Gold has reported that all long-lead items for the 2024 construction season have been received at its freight consolidation points. 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is more than 50% complete. 


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N2 Wild Coast Toll Road (N2WCTR) megabridge project – Mtentu bridge, South Africa – update
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The South African National Roads Agency Limited announced the restart of construction work on the Mtentu bridge contract in August 2023. 


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Copper mine invests in aerial survey tech
22nd September 2023

Copper miner Lubambe Copper Mine (LCM) claims its underground Lubambe mine’s technical services division’s adoption and implementation of an aerial drone-based surveying technology to improve data... 


A cut through view of a Timken Quick Flex coupling
Supplier hones in-country offering
22nd September 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG has established itself in Zambia as a single point of contact and reliable supplier of all essential quality branded products and essential support services,... 


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Motheo mine, Botswana
22nd September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in the Kalahari Copper Belt, in Botswana. 


Africa lays the groundwork for a future of electric vehicles
21st September 2023

By Yael Shafrir, Associate Director at Webber Wentzel The fast-evolving emobility sector presents a significant opportunity for sustainable growth and job creation in Africa, but some constraints... 


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R575m Goodwood social housing project gearing up for its first tenants
20th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tenanting is set to begin in November on the 330-unit first phase of the Goodwood social housing megaproject, which will, once completed, provide affordable rental opportunities to more than 1 000... 


Smarter Mobility Africa Summit 2023: Tackling key challenges and solutions in African mobility, from governance to electrification
20th September 2023

The countdown is on for the Smarter Mobility Africa (SMA) summit, an annual event that gathers leading experts, government officials, global mobility influencers, and transport professionals in its... 


Cape Hardy tops Northern Water destination
20th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Iron Road on Wednesday welcomed independent findings provided to Infrastructure South Australia that showed the Cape Hardy site was the best performing site for the proposed large-scale... 


Vehicles on show at the Maxus dealership in Pretoria
Maxus launches commercial EV dealership in Menlyn, Pretoria
19th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation (SAIC) has appointed South African dealer and distributor Maxus to market and sell its commercial EVs. The... 


IATA highlights fuel efficiency audit as means to cut airline fuel burn and carbon emissions
19th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has highlighted the importance of minimising aviation fuel consumption in achieving the... 


African foreign currency liquidity shortages are driving financial innovation
19th September 2023

By Bohani Hlungwane, Managing Principal & Head: Trade and Working Capital (Pan Africa) at Absa CIB The 15th Summit of BRICS Nations was recently held in South Africa during which many discussions... 


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Ford to add plug-in hybrid to Ranger bakkie line-up in 2025
19th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Ford will add a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its Ranger bakkie line-up from early 2025. The source plant for the vehicle is not confirmed yet, says Ford Motor Company of Southern... 


A September 2023 photo of the Goose site in Nunavut.
Goose gold pour on track for 2025
19th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Goose gold mine, in Nunavut, is on schedule to pour its first gold in the first quarter of 2025, Vancouver-based B2Gold reported on Monday. The company also stated that its construction... 


Adriatic Metals to start output at Bosnia silver mine in November
18th September 2023 By: Reuters

 British-based mineral exploration company Adriatic Metals plans to start production at its Vares Silver Project in central Bosnia in November, the first mine to open in Europe in over a decade,... 


Andrada confirms lithium intersected pegmatites from Lithium Ridge drilling
18th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Namibian metals mining company Andrada Mining on September 18 confirmed that all drill holes – from assay results for the remaining reverse circulation (RC) exploration drilling results of an... 


Supermarket
Agri SA warns govt’s interference amid food price dilemma could have detrimental long-term effects
18th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Agri SA has warned that government interference in the food market could lead to empty supermarket shelves. The organisation intends to write to the Agriculture, Land Reform and... 


Modular digital packages for forging plants
Modular digital packages for forging plants
18th September 2023

By Dr. Jesper Mellenthin (Virtual Showroom): towards digital transformation in the world of forging. 


At least 20 dead after Limpopo diamond mine bus collides with truck, burts into flames
18th September 2023 By: News24Wire

At least 20 people died when a bus burst into flames after colliding with a truck head-on in Limpopo on Sunday afternoon.The accident occurred on the R572, and the bus is understood to have been... 


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Cyprium raises cash, makes massive management changes
18th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Cyprium Metals has completed a A$31.6-million capital raise and has announced the appointment of new management. Barry Cahill has resigned from the company’s board and as MD, effective... 


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Protecting SA trucks through technology
15th September 2023

South Africa’s road freight transport sector is said to account for about 85% of all goods transported in the country and its contribution continues to grow rapidly. Rising costs as well as the... 


AfriSam has mobilised two existing trains of mobile crushers and screens (comprising eight machines in total) to complement the static plant
"Doing more with less" to meet aggregates demand for N3 project
15th September 2023

To keep up with the massive aggregates demand for the N3 national road upgrade project, AfriSam’s Umlaas Road Quarry has doubled its volumes using existing resources. The lean team on site is... 


Drill core from the Dewittekrans project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar has provided an update on its coal projects. 


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Montrose interchange project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The interchange has opened. 


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Welding standards critical for process efficiencies
15th September 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

As a member of industry body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), South African capital equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment emphasises the importance of welding standards in the... 


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Debt derailment?
15th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As with so much else in South Africa currently, the indication given by new Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu that the State-owned freight logistics group may require an equity injection is... 


Technocene – the age where technology takes over the world
15th September 2023 By: Saliem Fakir

The concept of ‘technocene’ is not novel; in fact, there are lots of writings on this concept. The Technocene age holds the premise that we are not in the Anthropocene age any longer  – technology... 


Road freight growth subsiding, rail sector struggling – Ctrack index
15th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) retreated further in July to an index level of 120.8, the lowest level this year since March’s 120.5.  This represents a decrease of 1.2% during... 


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