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New Port of Ngqura liquid bulk facility to serve South African and African markets 

By: Schalk Burger     24th May 2019 A new liquid bulk handling facility at the deep-water Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape, will be built to assist with the predicted future growth of petroleum product consumption in Africa. The terminal – for which civil construction is scheduled to start in July – will serve as a strategic... 

New Port of Ngqura liquid bulk facility to serve South African and African markets

By: Schalk Burger     24th May 2019 A new liquid bulk handling facility at the deep-water Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape, will be built to assist with the predicted future growth of petroleum product consumption in Africa. The terminal – for which civil construction is scheduled to start in July – will serve as a strategic... 

Best practice systems underpin company’s local manufacturing

17th May 2019 Maintaining world class operational efficiencies at its manufacturing facilities in South Africa is one of the factors that has allowed mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa to expand its footprint in the region. Local manufacture, which is currently a key driver for the country,... 

Plague of invisible rats

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     17th May 2019 This column is for David and Linda Odd. A potential disaster exists in the form of the coming plague of invisible rats, which are responsible for sudden crop failure, power outages, outbreaks of diseases and unexplained deaths of domestic pets. Government is paying experts to find a solution.... 

Declining poultry profitability halves Astral’s interim operating profit

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th May 2019 South African integrated poultry producer Astral’s operating profit decreased to R503-million for the six months ended March 31, compared with the R1.04-billion operating profit reported for the first half of the prior financial year, as a result of a R570-million decline in its poultry... 

Barrick excited about the DRC 

By: Martin Creamer     10th May 2019 Gold-mining company Barrick is excited about ongoing opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where it is making progress with the new mining code, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow told Mining Weekly Online on Thursday. Bristow, whose Randgold Resources is now fully... 

Energy-efficient steel and billet production for Peru

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2019 Aceros Arequipa orders steel mill and continuous billet caster from SMS group Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A. (CAASA), based in Arequipa, Peru, has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of mechatronic equipment for a new steel mill and a billet caster with six strands for its Pisco... 

Jean-Claude Lasserre

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th April 2019 This week we profile Jean-Claude Lasserre, sub-Saharan Africa CEO for Saint-Gobain, which manufactures and distributes materials and solutions that can be found in buildings, transport, infrastructure and many industrial applications 

More than 40m people work in artisanal mining – report

By: Reuters     25th April 2019 More than 40-million people around the world work in artisanal and small-scale mining where minerals including gold, diamonds and cobalt are dug up often by hand, a report by the World Bank and development organisation Pact said on Wednesday. Increasing demand for metals and rising prices have... 

Lithium giant lifts outlook with 2018 fizzle in rear-view mirror

By: Bloomberg     15th April 2019 Two months after disappointing the market with its annual results, the world’s second-largest lithium miner said an expansion is faring better than expected and sales probably will beat its forecasts for this year. Santiago-based Soc. Quimica y Minera de Chile SA will exceed its sales target of... 

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