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Zutari’s 2024 Impact Awards celebrate co-creation with key clients
Zutari’s 2024 Impact Awards celebrate co-creation with key clients
12th July 2024

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari celebrated its collaboration and co-creation with key clients at its 2024 Impact Awards. “The projects celebrated captures... 


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Resilience pays off when mining in Africa
12th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the African mining industry faces several challenges, the potential rewards of investing in the continent are significant, with companies willing to navigate the complexities of the region... 


Aerial view of the Hermosa project
Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
12th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Metso has been awarded orders for the delivery of grinding plant equipment.  


Building Africa's Tomorrow: Meeting Africa's Infrastructure Demands by 2030
8th July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Africa stands on the brink of a transformative era, with its infrastructure development poised to drive unprecedented growth and prosperity across the continent. As we approach 2030, addressing... 


Location map of the Bengwenyama project
Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Southern Palladium has completed an initial resource drilling campaign as part of a prefeasibility study, and all assays have been received. 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 was transferred to Eskom's generation division on June 30. 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mining conducted its first gold pour from Lafigué on June 28. 


The Geobrugg management team cut the ribbon at the newly inaugurated manufacturing facility in Lanseria
Geobrugg inaugurates new steel wire mesh manufacturing facility
4th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steel wire net manufacturer Geobrugg Africa has inaugurated its first high-tensile steel production facility in Africa in Lanseria, Gauteng. The facility boasts a new TECCO manufacturing machine to... 


ICE-SA (Institution of Civil Engineers - South African Division) presents The Future of Rail Webinars
ICE-SA (Institution of Civil Engineers - South African Division) presents The Future of Rail Webinars
4th July 2024

ICE-SA is excited to announce it is hosting online webinars, on the 18th July and 13th August, for Civil Engineers and others interested in rail. The webinars will be presented by Konstantinos... 


Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 


Citrus being sorted for export
A rare South African export success is threatened by crumbling ports
4th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

At a packhouse at Blydevallei Boerdery, near South Africa’s eastern border with Mozambique, workers pluck unripe grapefruit off a conveyor belt. It’s the best chance of getting them to export... 


The flagship Msikaba Bridge near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape is now reaching a more technically challenging phase
Concor moves into highly technical phases at Msikaba
4th July 2024

The band is starting to play louder at the awe-inspiring Msikaba Bridge project, according to Concor project director Laurence Savage, of this pioneering structure. The Msikaba Bridge forms part of... 


Could automation be the answer to SA’s infrastructure woes?
3rd July 2024

By: Anand Subbaraj: CEO of software company Zuper, field service management (FSM) software With South Africans last having experienced load shedding on 26 March (correct at the time of writing),... 


SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
3rd July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By: Rhian Capostagno - African Head of Energy Transformation at Partners in Performance SA faces a tough spot as it balances diminishing demand for coal with local need to keep producing and the... 


Lafigué GM Paul Day with first gold bar from Lafigué
Endeavour achieves first gold pour at Lafigué
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

LSE-, TSX- and OTCQX-listed Endeavour Mining made its first gold pour from the Lafigué mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, on June 28, marking the delivery of the project’s construction on budget and a... 


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PRASA passenger numbers reach 40-million a year, up 167% – Emeran
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is “making steady and significant progress in getting passenger trains back on track”, with the urban rail service carrying about 40-million... 


The Promulgation of the Economic Regulation of Transport Act is a marked step towards rail reform and privatisation
28th June 2024

Vivien Chaplin, Director and Gaby Wesson, Associate in the Corporate & Commercial practice at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr On 11 June 2024, President Ramaphosa signed the Economic Regulation of Transport... 


Africa’s abundance
28th June 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

If you haven’t got an Africa strategy, you haven’t got a strategy. That was the message I sought to convey to the exuberantly bright minds of the University of Strathclyde Business School... 


LHWP II’s Senqu Bridge progressing steadily
28th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase II passed a significant milestone in May, following the casting of the first deck segment on the Northern abutment of the Senqu bridge. Work on the... 


Jackwell Feris
Implementation of South Africa’s clean hydrogen ambition
28th June 2024

In the throes of a global energy transformation, South Africa emerges as a prominent player, leveraging its abundant renewable resources, particularly solar and wind power, to unlock the potential... 


Image of bridge pylon spire at the Msikaba project
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is progressing, with several challenging technical activities to be tackled. 


Image of construction of the Senqu bridge
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Senqu bridge is expected to be completed in early 2026. 


Anglo Executive Market Development Head Benny Oeyen
Anglo spearheading exciting new clean hydrogen mobility initiative across Europe
26th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) received a major boost on Wednesday with the announcement of an initiative to deploy new fleets of zero-emission FCEV taxis in Europe.... 


Africa’s Growing Infrastructure Needs and Ensuing Business Opportunities
24th June 2024

With African governments committing billions of dollars to infrastructure development, the continent is touted to be entering a 20 to 30-year infrastructure development boom. Infrastructural... 


A road in Africa taken from a lower angle with a yellow line painted through it and a Cats Eye reflector in the tar
Eastern Cape road projects planned
21st June 2024

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced in March that it expected to inject close to R2-billion into the Dr AB Xuma local municipality, in the Eastern Cape, when it... 


Logistics Crisis Committee’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
21st June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


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Riverstone Mall, South Africa
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Riverstone Mall forms part of Alley Roads’ development pipeline earmarked for underserved township and peri-urban areas across South Africa. 


Location map of the Bengwenya project
Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A prefeasibility study drilling campaign has emphasised the robustness of the upper group two reef. 


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Uitkomst Colliery, South Africa
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 


Infinity Lithium’s San Jose project declared of regional interest
Infinity Lithium’s San Jose project declared of regional interest
19th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The regional government of Extremadura, Spain, has awarded Premia status to Infinity Lithium’s San José, streamlining the permitting process for the lithium venture. The ASX-listed company’s... 


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Organisation looks into industry challenges
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

High regulatory and legislative barriers in the quarrying sector are constraining its growth, says quarrying and surface mining professional body Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA)... 


SUSTAINED EFFORTS
The future of South Africa’s infrastructure depends on the sustained efforts to foster a skilled, innovative and adaptable engineering workforce
Strategic training vital
14th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa continues to invest in its infrastructure, the role of institutions such as civil engineering industry body the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) in providing... 


ACHIEVING IMPROVEMENTS
By addressing challenges and leveraging innovation, South Africa can achieve significant improvements in its infrastructure
Innovation, investment key to advance infrastructure growth
14th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

While challenges such as funding constraints and skills shortages persist, the roads and bridges sector is poised for growth through strategic investments and technological advancements. By... 


INTEGRAL CONNECTION
The Msikaba Bridge forms part of the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s N2 Wild Coast project.
‘Highly technical’ phases start at Msikaba
14th June 2024

The Msikaba Bridge project, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is progressing significantly, says construction company Concor project director Laurence Savage, who notes the structure is now entering... 


Image of power lines and wind turbines
SunZia wind and transmission projects, US – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A US district judge has dismissed claims by Native American tribes and environmentalists who sought to halt construction along part of an energy transmission line that will carry wind-generated... 


Construction of Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


Poor roads, bad weather and weak used-car market dent Zeda’s profit
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Poor road conditions, hailstorms, a shortage of car parts and a deteriorating used-car market converged to dent Zeda’s operating profit for the six months ended March 31. The integrated mobility... 


first deck segment was cast on the Northern abutment of the Senqu bridge.
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built under Phase II. 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


A construction site
Weak economy weighed on construction in the first quarter – ACI
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) declined to a level of 103.7 in the first quarter of this year, down from 117.3 in the fourth quarter of 2023 and 105 in the first quarter of 2023. Economist Dr... 


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