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Paving trains lead the way to faster road construction
5th April 2024

A chain of pavers, compactors and rollers can be used in conjunction to create a ‘paving train’ that can enhance efficiencies in surfacing, compacting and finishing roads to exact specifications,... 


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Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network extension project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Much of the initial work for Phase 1 has been completed. 


Location map of the Longonjo project
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has reported that preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


Chile port workers stage protests, threatening commodity exports
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chilean port workers staged protests on Thursday, disrupting the loading and unloading of ships in one of the biggest exporters of raw materials from copper and lithium to pulp and fruit. A... 


SA has debt, growth problem – economist
4th April 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Rand Merchant Bank chief economist and head of research Isaah Mhlanga noted on Thursday that looking at the emerging economies of neighbouring countries, it is quite clear that South Africa’s... 


Taiwan rescuers rush to save trapped miners day after earthquake
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Taiwan’s emergency response units worked through the night to rescue over one hundred miners and hotel staff and tourists who remain trapped in rubble and other debris more than a day after the... 


GVK-Siya Zama welcomes commitment to tackle construction industry challenges
2nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Confidence in the construction industry has been erratic since 2020, compelling several industry players to close, and those who remain are exposed to risk, vigilante action and skills shortages;... 


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Calgro M3, Eris acquire Bankenveld District City development land parcel
2nd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A joint venture between JSE-listed property investment company Calgro M3 and property development company Eris has acquired a strategic land parcel for the Bankenveld District City development, in... 


Gruyere on path to recovery amid rain setback
Gruyere on path to recovery amid rain setback
2nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Operations at the Gruyere joint venture (JV), in Western Australia’s north-eastern Goldfields, will start resuming during the first week of April, midtier miner Gold Road Resources reported on... 


Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

An unusually warm winter in Canada this year has delayed the opening of a 400-kilometer ice road that is rebuilt every year as the main conduit for Rio Tinto, Burgundy Mines, and De Beers to... 


ICT industry transitioning into intelligent economy era
29th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The global information and communication technology (ICT) industry is undergoing a significant shift as the world transitions from a digital era into an era of the intelligence of everything. As... 


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Radomiro Tomić mine, Chile
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in Calama, Antofagasta region, Chile. 


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Bougouni lithium project, Mali – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on track to start production in the fourth quarter. 


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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kefi Gold and Copper has achieved further positive developments at the Tulu Kapi gold project. 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


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Batoka Gorge hydroelectric scheme, Zambia and Zimbabwe – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Zambia and Zimbabwe are retendering the project. 


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Gautrain Management Agency chief speaks on extension plans, service enhancements
29th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is re-engineering the company for full commercialisation while undertaking extension plans and pursuing enhancements for the Gautrain system, with many of these... 


Four sites have been selected for a solar PV pilot project, after which solar PV will be rolled out to all bpSA-owned sites
Energy major gears up to roll out solar across retail sites as it marks South African centenary
28th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy group bp Southern Africa (bpSA) has set the expansion of its service station network in South Africa as a key priority as it moves to mark its centenary in a country where it first began... 


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Versatile roller upgraded
28th March 2024

A well-known walk-behind roller has received significant upgrades that make it suitable for use on a wider range of applications and job sites. The Ammann ARW65 roller features multiple settings... 


Glasfit, Arrive Alive form partnership to boost road safety awareness
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Automotive glass fitting and repair services company Glasfit and road safety initiative Arrive Alive have announced a partnership to enhance road safety. The collaboration is part of the partners'... 


$50m Michigan grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
$50m Michigan grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Michigan state government has granted Vancouver-based Highland Copper a performance-based grant totalling $50-million for its Copperwood project. This follows an evaluation of the project’s... 


Kodal on track to produce lithium at Bougouni in the fourth quarter
26th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals has said its Bougouni lithium project, in southern Mali, is on track to begin production in the fourth quarter, following the achievement... 


Revolutionising road safety: Combating drinking and driving and police corruption in South Africa with cloud technology
Revolutionising road safety: Combating drinking and driving and police corruption in South Africa with cloud technology
26th March 2024

By Rhys Evans, Managing Director at ALCO-Safe The fight against drinking and driving is an ongoing battle often exacerbated by the prevalence of police bribery. In many instances, citizens are... 


Lime farm, in Hoedspruit
First-quarter agriculture sentiment largely influenced by drought, public infrastructure deterioration
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) and Industrial Development Corporation’s Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) has remained unchanged in the first quarter of the year at a level of 40.... 


US US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
$475m in US govt funding for clean energy projects on former mine land
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475-million in funding for five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to accelerate clean energy deployment... 


‘It’s not all doom and gloom in our space’ – WBHO boss
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

With a total pipeline of work of R240-billion, up from R211-billion in June, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) short- to medium-term future “should be okay”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “It’s not... 


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Paarl Africa Underground Laboratory, South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The University of Stellenbosch aims to determine the viability of establishing a laboratory 800 m beneath the Huguenot tunnel, in the Western Cape. 


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Cape Town’s MyCiTi Spine Road depot construction 65% complete
20th March 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... 


WBHO CEO Wolfgang Neff
Opinion: Procurement laws are a transformational tool that must be used correctly
20th March 2024

In this article, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO)​​​​​​​ CEO Wolfgang Neff writes that the Public Procurement Bill, currently before the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), could have negative... 


Thirty-one countries to start trading under AfCFTA Agreement this year
18th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the increasing importance of intra-African trade, 31 countries are expected to start trading under the African Continental FreeTrade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by the end of the year, South... 


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Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has shown the project to have very attractive economics, with results justifying a prefeasibility study already under way. 


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Africa’s biggest freight rail market set for private operators
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest freight rail market is on the cusp of being transformed by private operators, the head of the operator of the continent’s largest rolling-stock fleet said. The South African... 


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Built Environment Indaba to address substandard project delivery, other challenges
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Poor-quality projects, site invasions and inadequate transformation are some of the key issues that will be addressed at the inaugural Built Environment Indaba, which will be held at the Gallagher... 


construction workers on scaffolding
Construction sector mafia targeting executives as well
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The impact of the construction mafia is starting to be felt higher up the food chain, with Black Building Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE) president Danny Masimene noting that executives... 


TNPA invests in road rehabilitation project at Port of Durban
11th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The intensified pressure posed by an influx of trucks on the Port of Durban’s road infrastructure has prompted State-owned utility Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to invest R233-million on... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has insisted that it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024. 


LOCATION MAP OF THE LONGONJO MINING OPERATION
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


Drill core from the Tulu kapi project
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has indicated the economic attractiveness of mining the underground deposit adjacent to the Tulu Kapi openpit. 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


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‘It’s not all doom and gloom in our space’ – WBHO boss
6th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

With a total pipeline of work of R240-billion, up from R211-billion in June, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) short- to medium-term future “should be okay”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “It’s not... 


Toll gantries on a Gauteng highway
Gauteng reiterates exit of GFIP tolling by end March
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has approached financial institutions to raise money required to honour its contractual obligations ahead of the March 31, 2024, target date to scrap the... 


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Gauteng’s R500bn budget focuses on crime, township economy boost
5th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Gauteng’s Finance MEC Jacob Mamabolo on Tuesday tabled a provincial budget for Gauteng of R165.8-billion for the 2024/25 financial year, with a focus on fighting crime and boosting the township... 


JG Afrika is pleased to announce the promotion of valued team members
JG Afrika is pleased to announce promotions of team members
5th March 2024

JG Afrika (Pty) Ltd, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Emma Day and Jefrey Pilusa to Technical Director; Adrian... 


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