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Success for Canadian simulator supplier

14th June 2013 Surface and underground equipment simulator supplier to the global mining industry Immersive Technologies reports that it has had success this year with the sales of its equipment, in Canada. In March, the Gibraltar mine, owned by Canadian mining company Taseko, which is focused on the operation... 

Canadian company experiences success with two advanced-stage developments

14th June 2013 “Concerns related to the global economy and slower economic growth in China have had a substantial impact on Canada’s mining industry,” says Canadian mining company Fortune Minerals. About 60% of the world’s publicly traded mining companies trade on Canada’s two largest stock exchanges and, for... 

Prosperous future for Canadian Mining – association

14th June 2013 Canada’s mining industry has a prosperous future, with the benefits of the mining sector reaching past the mine gate and into the communities in which it operates, says Mining Association of Canada president and CEO Pierre Gratton. Delivering his speech for National Mining Week, in Canada, in... 

African event lures international players

7th June 2013 The first bauma Africa trade fair is expected to bode well for the construction industry in Africa, as it has already attracted the interest of key international construction companies, says bauma Africa CEO Elaine Crewe. “Government’s multibillion-rand spending plan on infrastructure will... 

Manufacturer donates pipes to shack-conversion project

7th June 2013 Manufacturer of water reticulation, drainage and pipe-fitting systems DPI Plastics donated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) building pipes and fittings to the first-ever shack-to-house eco-replacement project in Kayamandi, in the Western Cape. The test phase of the Kayamandi project, which was completed... 

Construction claims procedure is lacking – training provider

7th June 2013 Suggested changes to the construction claims procedure, as set out in the amendments that are proposed in the sixth edition of the Joint Building Contracts Committee’s (JBCC’s) suite of building agreements, will simplify the claims process but will not improve clarity and eliminate uncertainty,... 

R400m enviro-friendly store opened in Gauteng

7th June 2013 South African retailer Massmart opened a R400-million environment-friendly Makro store in Alberton, in the south of Johannesburg, as part of its new-generation stores. Makro’s new-generation stores – those built after 2009 – incorporate technologies which include energy efficient refrigeration... 

New roof-tile manufacturing machine introduced to African market

7th June 2013 A new roof-tile manufacturing machine from Swedish roof-tile specialist ABECE is expected to provide Africa with a complete roof-tiling solution, filling the gap in concrete solutions and technology provider Pan Mixers South Africa’s (PMSA’s) product offering. PMSA received the SPS712 machine... 

Training needed to limit reliance on OCNs

7th June 2013 The South African construction industry needs to implement consolidated, industry-wide training programmes across all skill levels to ensure a stronger resource core and less reliance on other country nationals (OCNs). Engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management... 

Industry growth depends on government contracts – risk analyst

7th June 2013 The growth of the South African construction industry is dependent on government contracts and timeous payments for those services, says credit insurance solutions provider Coface. “Confidence in the industry has remained relatively constant over the past few quarters, marginally increasing in... 

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