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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. 


Daimler Truck starts first hydrogen-fuel-cell customer trials in Germany
Daimler Truck starts first hydrogen-fuel-cell customer trials in Germany
8th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck says it is ready to roll out its first hydrogen-fuel-cell trucks in customer trials, following a series of tests on the track and public roads. The German truck manufacturer says... 


Critical Metals improves logistics infrastructure for 2024 ramp up
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Southern Africa- and Americas-focused developer and miner Critical Metals is progressing with the development of its Molulu copper-cobalt project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), being... 


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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


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Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 


SKA at night
Square Kilometre Array project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

SKA-Mid is currently in the AA 0.5 phase. 


Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


The Cerro Matoso operation in Colombia
South32 invokes force majeure at Colombia ferro-nickel operation
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South32 invoked force majeure at its Colombian nickel operations as community protesters block the movement of people and supplies to the giant open pit mine and smelter. “This affects all our... 


Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 


Aerial view of the Arterial Industrial Estate
Growthpoint lets first two of six Arterial Industrial Estate units in Phase 1
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has let the first two of six units in Phase 1 of its Arterial Industrial Estate development, in Cape Town, to paints and coatings... 


Marula starts extensive community engagement for two Tanzanian projects
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Marula Mining has started with a community engagement process at the Nyorinyori and NyoriGreen graphite projects, in Tanzania, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Marula Mining... 


Mixed cement being used on a construction project
NRCS recalls cement product over insufficient strength
11th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) is recalling the Econo Cement CEMV/AS-V32.5N product from all distributors and retail outlets across South Africa, saying it has failed... 


International observatory has awarded R1bn-plus in contracts in South Africa
11th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory (SKAO) has so far awarded contracts worth about R1.2-billion to South African companies and institutions, for work on the SKA-Mid radio telescope array,... 


ACI dips to levels last seen at start of Covid-19 as industry buckles under challenges
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)/Industrial Development Corporation Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) deteriorated by ten points to 40 in the fourth quarter of the year. Notably, Agbiz... 


A total of 1188 screenings took place at 20 locations across seven provinces in South Africa
Engen Driver Wellness records over 1 000 successful health screenings
11th December 2023

Commercial truck drivers across South Africa recently participated in Engen's annual Driver Wellness programme, receiving over a thousand free voluntary health screenings. In collaboration with... 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


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No love, but some sympathy
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is not much love for ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The near-monopoly business is seen as over-protected, and under responsive by many of its customers. Many questions have been raised... 


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Belinga Iron Ore project, Gabon – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first product was ready for shipment on December 4. 


Image of iron-ore stockpiles
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026. 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


Supporting women who have stood their ground in STEM careers
7th December 2023

Pinpoint Stewards will be hosting the 3rd Annual Women and Leadership conference for women in Engineering, Infrastructure and Innovation, under the theme: develop, unite and empower.  Hosted at the... 


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John Thompson secures additional order for Rand-Air containerised boilers
7th December 2023

On the back of the successful delivery of two 3 t/h TR300 containerised boiler models this year, industrial rental solutions provider Rand-Air ordered two additional containerised boilers from... 


Critical Mineral Resources acquires new permits in Morocco
6th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) has been granted four new exploration permits in the Rabat and Beni-Mellal regions in Morocco.  The three new permits, covering an area of about 80 km2,... 


naamsa warns port, rail challenges will negatively impact on South Africa's automotive sector
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Industry organisation naamsa | The Automotive Business Council says the current logistical challenges at South Africa's ports and across the entire freight rail network in the country are impacting... 


Mining's net fixed capital formation, shown in blue, must be boosted.
Greenfield investment lagging badly, mining’s contribution to economy halved
1st December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The growth of investment in fresh new greenfield mining projects is lagging badly and the contribution of the South African mining industry to the national economy has more than halved in the last... 


An image of a Drill rig
Industry fundamentals require re-addressing
1st December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Fundamental challenges present in South Africa’s mining and exploration sector need to be addressed to reinvigorate and promote further development of the industries in the country, according to... 


Business vehicles twice as likely to be hijacked as stolen – Tracker
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tracker statistics for the period January to June show that hijackings still dominate national vehicle crime, accounting for 55% of incidents, versus theft at 45%.  However, while the... 


Report shows uptick in truck collisions
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

The 2023 Webfleet Road Safety Report shows a jump in collisions involving trucks this year, at 1 313 incidents, compared with 1 252 collisions in 2022. The survey for the report was conducted... 


Sishen mine team with Kathu Councillor Henriette Du Plessis at newly upgraded road
Miner Kumba resurfaces road in Kathu-Gamagara
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

As part of its social labour plan commitments, iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine has undertaken a road resurfacing project, upgrading three major roads in the Kathu-Gamagara... 


Panama copper miners take to the streets in backlash to shutdown
30th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Staff and contractors at First Quantum Minerals's Panamanian copper mine staged demonstrations across the country Wednesday, demanding the government protect their jobs or ensure they receive... 


Sanral to resume road tenders under interim procurement policy
29th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will on November 29 resume procurement for road construction projects, with 86 tenders to be advertised. CEO Reginald Demana has announced... 


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Gauteng e-tolls debt proposal to be submitted by mid-December
28th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) will table a “concrete proposal” to national government by December 15 outlining plans to pay off the province’s portion of the long-contested e-tolls debt... 


Zeda Group CEO Ramasela Ganda
Zeda reports higher revenue, Ebitda
27th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed vehicle rental and leasing company Zeda, in its maiden results as a listed company, reported a 12.4% year-on-year increase in revenue to R9.14-billion for the financial year ended... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa talks tough over Transnet incompetence as ports nightmare rages on
24th November 2023 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed that Transnet would shed itself of incompetence and address the major backlogs at the country's ports. If not, it could see the economy continue to bleed. On... 


An aerial view of load haul dump trucks carrying sand and rubble from the construction site of Pensana's Longonjo Mine in Angola
Angolan rare earth project construction progressing
24th November 2023

Magnet metals miner Pensana, continuing with the site development works for its rare-earth elements Longonjo project, in Angola, reported towards the end of August that it was progressing with site... 


Traveller management system
24th November 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

  “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble…” If you need reminding, these are the opening verses of the song of the three witches in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. What, you... 


The Westwood operation
Westwood mine, Canada
24th November 2023 By: Nadine James

Westwood is Iamgold’s only underground mine. 


Image iron-ore
Buena Vista iron project, US – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Magnum Mining & Exploration is considering a fast startup option for its Buena Vista iron project. 


Shumani opens Cape Town office to service the Western Cape region
23rd November 2023

Shumani Industrial Equipment, the largest black-owned and managed industrial supplier of its kind in South Africa, officially launched its Cape Town regional office on 17 July, under the management... 


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Volvo Cars launches new business where your car can give power to the grid and your home
23rd November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Cars has launched Volvo Cars Energy Solutions, a new business unit that will offer energy storage and charging-related technology and services. The Swedish car maker says electric cars and... 


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Local infrastructure development uplifts community
22nd November 2023

Local road infrastructure connected to the Msikaba Bridge project in the Eastern Cape has helped to create sustainable growth and development of the surrounding community. Concor Moto-Engil Joint... 


Zutari receives international recognition for its public participation project on the N2 Wild Coast toll road
21st November 2023

Leading consulting engineering and infrastructure advisory firm Zutari has received global recognition for its involvement in the N2 Wild Coast toll road development. It won the Member-at-Large... 


Artist's rendering of the Airport Business Park development in George
Spear breaks ground on George Airport Business Park light industrial, logistics hub
17th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Spear has broken ground on its R400-million investment into the Airport Business Park, in George, in the Western Cape. The 19.5 ha development will provide a... 


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