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Opec Fund extends $30m loan to Uganda to upgrade rural road
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) Fund for International Development is extending a $30-million loan to support the development of a key transportation link in Uganda.... 


Manta Freight Logistics
Manta Freight Logistics
9th February 2024

South Africa-based freight forwarding specialist Manta Freight Logistics offers a comprehensive, seamless logistics and transport service across a wide range of industries. Manta Freight uses all... 


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Ardmore phosphate rock project, Australia – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Centrex Metals is investigating road transport alternatives for phosphates concentrate from its Ardmore mine. 


The Cape Town Container Terminal
Backlog at Cape Town Container Terminal reduced
7th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Cape Town Container Terminal completed services for three vessels in a single shift over the weekend, reducing the vessels at anchor from four to one, despite three hours of lost time owing to... 


Trafigura group executive chairperson and CEO Jeremy Weir, Ivanhoe Mines founder and executive co-chair Robert Friedland, and Lobito Atlantic Railway CEO Francisco Franca
Kamoa-Kakula, Trafigura become first Lobito railway corridor customers
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and commodities trader Trafigura have both signed a term sheet outlining the key terms for a reserve capacity agreement... 


Good roads needed for economic growth – Chikunga
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga, on February 5, inspected the R1.1-billion upgrade of the R23 regional road in Standerton, Mpumalanga, as well as the implementation of the Vala Zonke campaign... 


Aurelia warns major rain event could impact development
6th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Heavy rainfall linked to ex-tropical Cyclone Kirrily, which has impacted much of central and western New South Wales, could have potentially affect Aurelia Metals’ project schedule at its... 


Rail setback for Ardmore phosphate mine
5th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Centrex is investigating road transport alternatives for phosphates concentrate from its Ardmore mine, after a portion of the Mount Isa-Townsville rail network has been damaged in the... 


Denel interim CEO Mike Kgobe
Denel shows off its products at global defence show in Saudi Arabia
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned defence company Denel is showcasing several of its products in the fields of missile technology, air defence systems, precision guided munitions, artillery systems and unmanned aerial... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.
Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


Fortune extends option to acquire Alberta refinery site
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Fortune Minerals has extended the option to purchase the JFSL Field Services (JFSL) brownfield industrial site in Lamont county, Alberta. Fortune plans to construct a... 


Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

 Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


Port of Maputo reports record volume for 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) says the Port of Maputo achieved a record volume of 31.2-million tons in 2023, up 16% on the previous year. MPDC is a public–private partnership between... 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The US International Development Finance Corporation has indicated its willingness to participate in debt funding for the project, subject to all the necessary due diligence. 


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Cannington mine, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A silver/lead/zinc mine in North-west Queensland, Australia 


UD Trucks Southern Africa MD Filip van den Heede
UD Trucks Southern Africa to expand feature, service offerings
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the South African logistics industry continues to undergo a shift, with cargo increasingly being moved by road rather than rail, UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) is sharpening up its service... 


Armando Balocco, the founding member of DELBA Electrical
DELBA Electrical Bids Farewell to its Founder
1st February 2024

We are deeply saddened to announce that Armando Balocco, the founding member of DELBA Electrical, passed away peacefully on the 15th of January 2024 after a sudden cardiac event. 


Tshipi achieves record quarter production
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, in which ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has a 49.9% beneficial interest, achieved record production at the Tshipi manganese mine in the Kalahari manganese field for the... 


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DP World, Woolworths unveil axle-powered refrigeration trailer
31st January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Logistics group DP World has partnered with food and clothing retailer Woolworths to roll out a refrigeration trailer featuring AxlePower technology. AxlePower “transforms ordinary road transport... 


Nickolaus Bauer
South Africa's Easy Election Guide: Who To Vote For in 2024? – Nickolaus Bauer
30th January 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

With South Africa’s democracy suffering from growing apathy with fewer eligible voters wanting to express themselves at the ballot box, award winning journalist Nickolaus Bauer notes that this... 


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Hino SA introduces new financing package for truck-tractor models
30th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) Plan on the Hino 700 2841 and 2845 truck-tractor models, Hino South... 


Gauteng transport department ‘deeply concerned’ about traffic light vandalism
29th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has expressed “deep concern” regarding a recent surge in vandalism and theft targeting traffic signals within the province. In a statement issued on... 


Road and rail
Government's new plan to shift cargo from roads back to rail
26th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Government is seeking to finalise a plan aimed at improving its rail network and move cargo away from its overburdened roads.  While the economy loses a billion rand per day to its logistics... 


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Mining sector experiencing innovative shifts
26th January 2024

To support the evolving industry, and with deep roots in Africa, mining tyre services provider Kal Tire is participating as a partner at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held... 


Standardising best practices to develop better project managers
26th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Through its commitment to advancing the profession, project management authority Project Management Institute (PMI) is focusing on improving efficiencies and ethical standards of asset-intensive... 


Following several advances in 2023, LHWP Phase II moves into final construction phase
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has made much progress on the Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) after a milestone year. During 2023, the project marked many... 


Artists impression of the Cleanergy hydrogen facility
Cleanergy hydrogen pilot plant, Namibia
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will be the first green hydrogen production site of its kind in Africa. 


Artist's impression of the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South African National Roads Agency has reported that cable-stay strands for the project will need to be imported. 


Artist's impression of the Mtentu bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Mtentu bridge, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will displace the Bloukrans bridge, in the Western Cape, as the highest bridge in Africa and the southern hemisphere. 


A road fright truck on the N3 corridor
Dedicated freight lanes and restricted truck operating hours mooted in draft plan to shift cargo back to rail
25th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Transport (DoT) is canvasing as series of interventions aimed at attracting freight back to South Africa’s struggling rail system from road, which has emerged as the country’s... 


Making the most out of the 366 days of this year – a leap for women to excel in male-dominated industries
25th January 2024

Improving women’s presence within male populated industries, have been a topic debated over many years, in fact into 2024.   Some of the common challenges still faced by most women are: pay... 


Fortescue partners with Michigan to set up Detroit battery plant
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Green energy, metals and technology company Fortescue Energy has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish a battery plant in Detroit. MEDC announced this... 


I-MAK shifts gear with successful country road show
I-MAK shifts gear with successful country road show
24th January 2024

In a strategic move to fortify its presence in South Africa, I-MAK, a premium brand under the umbrella of Bearings International (BI), executed an impactful Country Road Show during November 2023.... 


Proposed underground lab in South Africa moves into project stage
24th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A proposal to build South Africa’s and Africa’s first underground science laboratory has now moved into the project stage, with the launch of the Paarl Africa Underground Laboratory (PAUL),... 


Partial Modderfontein road bridge closure to remain in place until July
23rd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

City roads and stormwater agency the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) says the partial closure of the Modderfontein road bridge, between Pretoria road (West) and Wordsworth road, will remain in... 


Errol Smart
Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge
23rd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s prospective Northern Cape province on Tuesday received yet another promising forward nudge along the road to copper-revival in the form of development obstacles being moved out of... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


An artist's impression of the proposed Cape Winelands Airport
Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
22nd January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, the Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


Electric buses to be rolled out in DBSA-funded project in Tshwane, eThekwini 
Electric buses to be rolled out in DBSA-funded project in Tshwane, eThekwini 
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Tshwane and eThekwini could see the rollout of 39 electric commuter buses by the end of next year. The introduction of the zero-emissions vehicles will form part of a pilot project funded by the... 


Coal being transported on South Africa's railway
Transnet partially restores service on coal export line
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet said late Thursday it resumed partial service on the line connecting to the country's main coal export terminal, four days after two trains collided and... 


An image of delegates at COP28
Reliable electricity must be prioritised over transition
19th January 2024

The sheer urgency of addressing energy insecurity in Africa demands that a reliable grid is prioritised first and other energy concerns, such as transitioning to renewable-energy sources, second,... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Image of periodic table symbols for neodymium/praseodymium
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Angolan sovereign wealth fund Fundo Soberano de Angola has said that it is “delighted to see the excellent progress” being made on site. 


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