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An image depicting Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


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Toll tariffs to increase by 6.25%, Sanral announces
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced that its toll tariffs will increase by 6.25% from March 1. The tariffs are adjusted yearly in line with the Consumer Price... 


Green projects to present investment pipeline of over $1 billion at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
9th February 2024

   Africa’s Green Economy Summit, taking place from 21-23 February 2024 in Cape Town, not only features the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders, but also provides a springboard for... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


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Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Guinea’s National Transition Council has approved a joint venture between Rio Tinto, China-backed Winning Consortium Simandou and government. 


African Pioneer extends Ongombo prospecting licence, upgrades mineral resource estimate
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed exploration and resource development company African Pioneer has been notified that the exclusive prospecting licence (EPL) 5772, 40 km northeast of Windhoek, Namibia, has been... 


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... 


A cobalt mining operation in the DRC
US DFC boosts Congo funding, bids to de-risk world's top cobalt supplier
6th February 2024 By: Reuters

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said it was scaling up financing and guarantees for mining projects in Democratic Republic of Congo, to help de-risk and unlock private... 


Werner Duvenhage, Dr Mashego Mashego and Stephen Bullock
Procurement extortion, copper theft serious issues for South African miners
5th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

One of the major crime problems facing South African mining companies is that of the so-called “construction mafias”, or perhaps more accurately (as far as mining is concerned) “procurement... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
We are turning ports around, but it will take time – Ramaphosa
5th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

While the recently launched African Continental Free Trade Area will provide advantages for South African companies, the efficiency and competitiveness of the country’s logistics architecture needs... 


Locomotives operating on Transnet Freight Rail's rail lines
Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


Periodic table symbol for nickel
Baptiste nickel project, Canada – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

FPX Nickel has closed the private placement financing for the project with new cornerstone investor Sumitomo Metal Mining.  


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Lac Rainy graphite project, Canada – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Metals Australia has announced the appointment of a new CEO to drive the development of the project. 


Image of iron-ore stockpile
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

China Baowu Steel Group has raised more than $1-billion from a bond issue, in part for the giant Simandou iron-ore project. 


Bengwenyama scoping study shows attractive economics – Southern Palladium
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A scoping study of JSE- and ASX-listed Southern Palladium’s 70%-owned Bengwenyama platinum group metals (PGMs) project on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa shows “very... 


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... 


Copper cathode produced in the DRC
Chinese companies to invest up to $7bn in Congo mining infrastructure
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese construction companies will invest up to $7-billion in infrastructure projects as part of an agreement over their Sicomines copper and cobalt joint venture in the Democratic Republic of... 


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... 


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... 


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. 


Resources community funding welcomed but more needed
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Queensland government’s allocation of A$118.2-million under the Resources Community Infrastructure fund towards projects in coal-producing... 


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... 


Marula approves $6.38m exploration budget for Tanzanian projects
19th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

AQSE-listed Marula Mining’s 2024 exploration budgets for the advancement and development of the company’s Kinusi copper mine and the Bagamoyo, Nyorinyori and NyoriGreen graphite projects, all... 


A Chery Tiggo
More choices for consumers in pre-owned vehicle market
19th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South African motorists are currently enjoying a variety of pre-owned vehicles, with price being a significant driver of the pre-owned car market, says motor retailer Kelston Motor Group used... 


Containers loaded onto wagons at DCT Pier 2
Steps being taken to improve turnaround at DCT Pier 2 ahead of the citrus season
19th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 is prioritising fluid terminal operations ahead of South Africa’s citrus season, and the terminal is providing a rail link solution for its customers’... 


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... 


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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... 


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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... 


Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
Seabridge applies to BC for ‘substantially started’ status for KSM
18th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Seabridge Gold has applied to the British Columbia Environment Assessment Office (BC EAO) for ‘substantially started’ status for its 100% owned KSM project. Under the BC Environmental... 


Coal loaded for transport by rail
Transnet plans to partially reopen coal line after derailment
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet plans to reopen the first of two coal lines to the country's major coal export terminal on Thursday after it was blocked following a train collision... 


Study shows SA has the most lenient road rules out of 17 countries
Study shows SA has the most lenient road rules out of 17 countries
17th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

South Africa has been ranked as the country with the most lenient road rules in a new study that compares 17 nations across the globe. This study is not a measure of how strict police and... 


Author:  Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Development Advisory and Impact at the Bigen Group.
Increasing complexity and cost dynamics of socioeconomics on mega infrastructure projects
16th January 2024

Many governments recognise the importance of undertaking large-scale and high-impact infrastructure projects as a significant lever to develop their people and allow for expanded access to... 


A railway line
Critical infrastructure failure the biggest business risk in South Africa this year
16th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Critical infrastructure blackouts have emerged as the number one risk for businesses in South Africa for the second consecutive year, highlighting the severe impact of power outages and the failure... 


Pierre van Vuuren, Concor Project Manager
Kendal Ash Disposal Facility nears completion
16th January 2024

The Kendal Ash Disposal Facility expansion project, responsible for the storage of ash produced by Kendal Power Station until 2023, has successfully reached over 80% completion. With a projected... 


Sanral to issue 70 tenders in ‘the next couple of weeks’
Sanral to issue 70 tenders in ‘the next couple of weeks’
12th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says it will issue at least 70 tenders “in the next couple of weeks”. In terms of the State-owned company’s interim preferential procurement... 


Image of historic drilling and sampling at the Samphire project
Samphire uranium project, Australia – update
12th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Alligator Energy has said that its planned 2024 field recovery trial is expected to assist in further derisking and optimising the technical aspect of the project.  


Construction begins on Lilian Ngoyi Street rehabilitation project
11th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A contractor has been appointed for the Lilian Ngoyi Street rehabilitation and construction has officially begun, following the gas explosion in Bree street on July 19, the City of Johannesburg... 


new conveyor at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
Richards Bay Bulk Terminal conveyor repairs remove 400 coal trucks from roads
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

One of three conveyor belts damaged in the October 2021 fires has returned to full operation at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, and will prioritise the handling of coal exports.... 


Transnet Freight Rail highlights challenges and plans to address them
Transnet Freight Rail highlights challenges and plans to address them
10th January 2024

Transnet Freight Rail is facing a wide array of challenges undermining its ability to operate, ranging from cable theft to community-related challenges. The struggling rail operator recently took... 


Image of the Ford factory in Pretoria
New-vehicle sales inch up 0.5% in 2023, exports at record levels 
9th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

New-vehicle sales in the domestic market inched up by 0.5% in 2023 compared with 2022, says Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. This follows a 13.9% jump in 2022 and 22.2% growth in 2021. 


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