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Business welcomes recovery plan, but urges swift implementation 

16th October 2020 Organised business formations have responded to the Reconstruction and Recovery Plan released by President Cyril Ramaphosa on October 15. On the whole, business has welcomed the plan, including the fact that it embraces many of the recommendations made to government by the social partners through... 

Joburg Indaba speakers advocate for cleaner coal

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th October 2020 Coal plays an integral part in South Africa's energy mix and this will not change for many years to come. Speakers participating in a discussion during the second day of the Joburg Indaba on October 8, suggested that the country should, therefore, focus on adopting cleaner ways of coal mining and... 

Minergy achieves milestones despite Covid-19 impact

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th September 2020 Coal mining and trading company Minergy recorded considerable achievements and milestones during the financial year ended June 30, despite a significant part of the year being impacted by Covid-19. “Despite border restrictions between South Africa and Botswana (a minimum of 15 weeks), Minergy, in... 

Anglo’s July Ndlovu says coal underpins societal development

By: Simone Liedtke     20th August 2020 Despite coal being a commodity “that some have chosen to hate”, Anglo American Coal South Africa CEO July Ndlovu says it will continue to remain relevant, as it “underpins societal development”. Ndlovu, recently appointed as World Coal Association chairperson, emphasised during the virtual Coal... 

Modular panel bridge project makes headway

By: Darren Parker     14th August 2020 Machinery and tools supplier Bosch Specialised Equipment (BSE) has successfully delivered 11 new modular panel bridges to Dunnottar Military Base in Nigel, in Gauteng, which will, in turn, be delivered to various locations across KwaZulu-Natal, to be erected over the next 18 months. BSE director... 

Mind the Gap

By: Terence Creamer     14th August 2020 A maddening mismatch between big infrastructure promises and small delivery has been a constant and trust-destroying feature of South Africa for decades. Apart from a short period in the run up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the pipeline of shovel-ready projects has been insufficient to address both... 

Chinese national killed at Zijin mining camp in Congo, company says

By: Reuters     13th August 2020 A Chinese national was killed during an attack on a mining camp run by Zijin Mining Group in the early hours of Tuesday in southern Democratic Republic of Congo, a report on the company's website said. The employee was shot at the Carrilu cement and limestone mine in Lualaba province as camp... 

IPC approves Vickery project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th August 2020 The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission has given consent for ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal’s Vickery Extension project. The A$700-million project has been cleared to extract a maximum of 13-million tonnes a year run-of-mine coal, over a 25-year mine life, with Whitehaven allowed to... 

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

10th July 2020 Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has extensive experience in materials handling and minerals processing circuits, and the service support of its own manufactured equipment.  A fully owned subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, headquartered in Essen, Germany, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South... 

Good, sobering and bad

By: Terence Creamer     3rd July 2020 News out for the inaugural Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa  – held last week both physically at the Union Buildings, in Pretoria, and virtually with hundreds of online participants – was a mixture of good, sobering and bad. The good news is that President Cyril... 

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