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Bigen Africa expands to Port Elizabeth

Bigen Africa, a thought-leading multinational infrastructure development consultancy, has expanded its South African footprint to include Port Elizabeth, ensuring full-spectrum service capability in the Eastern Cape. Although Bigen Africa already has well-established branches in Cape Town and... 

Customer-needs considerations drive Federal-Mogul South Africa’s investment in technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter Federal-Mogul South Africa’s Port Elizabeth business unit, specialising in vehicle component solutions, is putting the needs of its customers first by investing in cutting-edge technology to produce heat shields, gaskets and seals, among other products 

Finnish company opens SA office to better serve market

Finnish mining equipment manufacturer and construction chemicals supplier Normet last month opened an office in South Africa, to better service its Southern African clients and provide a greater selection of its products. A number of its lifters and underground logistics vehicles use hydraulic... 

Abu Dhabi's Aabar writes down Glencore stake

By: Reuters A top shareholder in Glencore, Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments, has written off more $392-million of its $1-billion investment in the commodities trader, less than two years after taking part in its record listing. Aabar, a unit of Abu Dhabi's State-owned International Petroleum Investment, became... 

IDC, Palabora Mining partner technology minnow in pilot iron project

By: Martin Creamer The steel world's search for a commercially viable way of converting fine iron-ore waste into a ferrous-scrap supplement is over, a small new South African company claims. Coming up with a claimed home-grown solution to a long-standing Holy Grail of the steel industry is Iron Mineral... 

Russians buy into South African minnow's iron innovation 

By: Martin Creamer Large Russian mining and steel company OAO Severstal has bought into new South African technology that converts abundant waste fines into iron feedstock for steelmaking. The process does not require the use of expensively priced coking coal and is able to make do with far cheaper thermal coal.... 

Platinum firm on fuel-cell watch

The world’s leading platinum producer, Anglo Platinum, continues to closely observe the emerging technology of fuel-cells, which could boost the demand for platinum significantly in the coming decades. 


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