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The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


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... 


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... 


Aerial view of the Hermosa gold project
Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The federal permitting process has started. 


Core samples from the Tulu Kapi project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The remaining finance syndicate approval process is on track for final approvals. 


Alley Roads CEO Barry Chapman
Alley Roads’ Riverstone Mall kickstarts R600m development injection for Meyerton
16th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Property developer Alley Roads has unveiled Riverstone Mall in Meyerton – its first retail development currently under construction – as part of its pipeline of 175 000 m2 of retail space earmarked... 


The Msikaba bridge
Concor’s Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
16th May 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,... 


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
16th May 2024

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


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,... 


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Raubex sees 28% bounce in its order book despite challenging environment
13th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Raubex saw a 28% jump in its order book for the financial year ended February 29, to R25.55-billion, compared with R20-billion in the previous financial year. “This is testimony to our diversified... 


Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
10th May 2024

Have you heard? Green hydrogen, the brand-spanking new green molecule might just be the solution to the global energy crisis. As a green fuel alternative for the shipping, aviation, and transport... 


Image of heap of coal
Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 


Drill core sample from the Tulu Kapi gold project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Good progress has been reported at the 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... 


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... 


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... 


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... 


Image of Nelson Mandela bridge
Bargaining council says it is pivotal to civil engineering sector
3rd May 2024

The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) emphasises that the civil engineering sector remains a cornerstone of infrastructure development and economic growth, comprising... 


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... 


Image of gold bars
Lafigué gold project, Côte D'Ivoire – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Development is expected to start shortly. 


Image of US map/flag
Copperwood project, US
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The state of Michigan granted Highland Copper a performance-based grant for the project in April 2024. 


Image of construction site
Bankenveld District City development, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project aims to develop housing units alongside significant commercial, retail and industrial spaces in Gauteng. 


African leaders seek record World Bank financing to combat climate change
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

African leaders on Monday called for rich countries to commit record contributions to a low-interest World Bank facility for developing nations that they rely on to help fund their development and... 


What the voters want
26th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

As election day draws ever closer, political parties are pulling out all the stops in their quest to win the hearts and minds of South African voters. All manner of promises are being made – from a... 


Image of Ethiopia map/flag
Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is in its final phases of completion. 


Aerial View of the Simandou project
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto is continuing to work with its partners to satisfy the outstanding conditions on the project. 


Lindie Fourie, Operations manager at the BCCEI
Importance of belonging to Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry
25th April 2024

The civil engineering sector remains a cornerstone of infrastructure development and economic growth, embodying a wide range of projects from roads and bridges to dams and urban development. Within... 


A Zimbabwe flag
Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Sanral road (hopefield interchange)
Outa demands information on Sanral, Ceta tenders
24th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit watchdog the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has accused the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta) of... 


Financing African hydrocarbon projects needs a segmented approach
24th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In an era in which raising finance for major hydrocarbons projects was increasingly challenging, the developers of such projects in Africa should consider segmenting them and separately seeking... 


An image of CEO Busiswe Mavuso
South Africa must commit to, accelerate reforms to achieve growth – BLSA
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Last week’s ‘World Economic Outlook’ (WEO) published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was a reminder of how far South Africa is from the kind of economic performance it should achieving as... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Image of road rehabilitation being undertaken
Port of Durban road rehabilitation project, South Africa
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Transnet National Ports Authority is rehabilitating key container-handling port precincts. 


The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
17th April 2024

Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa due to its significant impact on economic growth, social progress, and sustainable development.  Here are several key reasons why... 


Codelco CEO vows to pursue community buy-in over lithium expansion
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's State-run miner Codelco has made progress in negotiating with local communities over lithium mining and will keep working to win their support, CEO Ruben Alvarado said on Tuesday, a day... 


Cape Town’s MyCiTi depot construction 65% complete
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Hydrogen factory concept
Amun green hydrogen project, Morocco
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

CWP Global has reported that the project has the potential to generate up to 17 GW of mixed generation at final stage. 


Image of South Africa flag and periodic table symbols for platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, iridium,  and gold
Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Drilling is advancing the prefeasibility study for the project. 


Rock at Premier mine showing gold mineralisation
Premier gold project, US – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Resources has marked a key milestone at the new mine. 


IMAGE OF IRON-ORE BUCKET
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Guinea government has said shareholders involved in Simandou have signed $15-billion in financing agreements for the project. 


E-tolls scrapped but gantries will remain, accounts up until April 11 must be paid – Minister
E-tolls scrapped but gantries will remain, accounts up until April 11 must be paid – Minister
10th April 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga noted on Wednesday that while Gauteng roads are no longer going to be tolled, the e-toll gantry lights and cameras will remain for road safety purposes, adding... 


Generic pic of truck charging
Zero Carbon Charge says it will build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
9th April 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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Roads, Rail & Ports 2024: Inefficiencies reach new lows
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media’s ‘Roads, Rail & Ports 2024’ report reflects upon the current state of South Africa’s roads, delving into the some of the issues that are plaguing the sector such as maintenance... 


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