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Much Asphalt

Much Asphalt is southern Africa’s largest commercial manufacturer of a wide range of hot and cold asphalt products, backed by proven quality control processes. Established in 1965, the company operates 17 asphalt mixing plants across South Africa and mobile plants for remote projects. Customers include all levels of government, state owned enterprises such as SANRAL and ACSA, private companies and the public.

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South Africa’s Power utility

17th July 2019 Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa’s many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It is the single largest threat to South Africa’s economy, according to a former Minister of Finance. 

Andrew Mentis

16th July 2019 Established in 1950, Andrew Mentis started as a precision engineering works and has grown into a leading supplier of steel grating on the African continent. Grating is an engineered product and Andrew Mentis manufactures it in such a way as to ensure that it has the appropriate load-bearing... 

Calling for an inclusive and accessible Fourth Industrial Revolution

26th June 2019 The acceleration of information and communication technology (ICT) has blurred the line between virtual reality and the real world. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about networking the Internet of Things (IoT), where machines communicate with each other, and the Internet of People (IoP),... 

Hastings gets EPA green light for WA rare earth project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     26th June 2019 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has green-lit the A$427-million Yangibana rare-earths project, being developed by ASX-listed Hastings Technology Metals. The one-million-tonne-a-year operation is expected to produce some 15 000 t/y of mixed rare earths carbonate, and... 

More African capitals realise need for resilient, sustainable infrastructure 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th June 2019 City of Tshwane executive mayor Stevens Mokgalapa says 71% of South Africa’s population will live in urban areas by 2030. This will increase further to 80% by 2050. Africa as a continent, meanwhile, is expected to reach 50% urbanisation by 2030, the mayor said, citing data from the World... 

Perdekraal East Wind Farm turbine foundations completed ahead of schedule

By: Simone Liedtke     24th June 2019 The developers of the Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape, last week completed the project’s 48 wind turbine foundations – three weeks ahead of schedule and still within budget. The first of the foundations was poured in November 2018. 

Indian power producers want more coal on rail to lower costs

By: Ajoy K Das     24th June 2019 Indian private thermal power companies are seeking to shift more coal from roads to State-run Indian Railways (IR) to bring down logistical costs. Private thermal power utilities reckon that higher dispatches of coal by State miner Coal India Limited (CIL) through IR will reduce the cost of... 

Much-delayed Wallarah 2 coal project to proceed

By: Simone Liedtke     21st June 2019 It has been a week of big news for coal projects in Australia with another long-gestating mine, Wallarah 2 in New South Wales, gaining a mining lease only days after construction of the much-delayed and -debated Carmichael mine, in Queensland, got under way. The New South Wales Minerals Council... 

Rio Grande liquefied natural gas and Rio Bravo pipeline projects, US

By: Sheila Barradas     21st June 2019 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the final environmental-impact statement for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project. 

R600m retail boost on the cards for PE’s Boardwalk Precinct

By: Simone Liedtke     20th June 2019 Flanagan & Gerard Group and Moolman Group have signed an agreement with Emfuleni Resorts, a subsidiary of Sun International, to extend and upgrade the retail area at Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World, in Port Elizabeth, in a R600-million redevelopment project. The Boardwalk Mall... 

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