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TFR locomotives
More than half of copper cables on TFR's lines replaced with aluminium alternative
17th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Transnet has, so far, replaced about 55% of the copper cables across its national railway network with an aluminium conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) cable called Tiger Wire, Transnet Freight Rail... 


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On-The-Air (17/11/2023)
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses green energy, green hydrogen pilot plant and construction of a R14bn metals project. 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager.
Green hydrogen produced on site can help Africa’s people, says Hydrox
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen produced on site can play a huge role in solving the energy crisis as it eliminates the challenges associated with establishing electrical distribution networks over vast distances,... 


DRA expands executive committee with four new VPs
17th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and JSE-listed engineering and operations management group DRA Global has announced new appointments to its executive committee as the company works to drive its ‘Roadmap to 2025’ strategy.... 


Simon Baloyi
Baloyi selected to replace Grobler as Sasol CEO
17th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has announced the appointment of Simon Baloyi as its new president and CEO effective from April 1, 2024, when he will succeed Fleetwood Grobler, who will continue... 


150-year-old SMS group committed to Africa’s potential
17th November 2023

After 65 years in South Africa, German plant construction and metals processing technology provider SMS group remains convinced of the potential of the African steel and metals market as it... 


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Colina lithium project, Brazil
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has shown a low-capital, two-phased operation. 


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Haib copper project, Namibia – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Deep-South Resources has changed its name to Koryx Copper. 


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Duparquet gold project, Canada
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A preliminary economic assessment has supported an openpit and underground mining operation over an 11-year mine life. 


EXPORT IMPACT
Challenges have affected South African iron-ore producers over the past two years with lower-than-expected export volumes
Opportunities unlocked through addressing fundamentals
17th November 2023

While it is home to several significant iron-ore producers, amid the opportunities within the African iron-ore industry there are also significant challenges, as all bulk material operations... 


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New project management certification
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Nonprofit professional project management organisation Project Management Institute (PMI) and industry body the South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions... 


A segmented image of a Schurco Slurry Pump wet end pump made using a special polyurethane compound
Copper mine receives 20 new pumps
17th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has successfully supplied 20 new pumps to a copper mine, in the Northern Cape, and has received an order for spares – valued at over... 


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Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


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Digital solution improves asset management
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Technology and asset management – amid the introduction of the Internet of Things – have become a necessary component of civil engineering and construction projects in South Africa. Asset... 


Saice President, Steven Kaplan, at the University of the Free State
Mentorship programmes necessary
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Maintaining a sufficient number of capable engineers, technologists and technicians to meet the demands of the South African civil engineering and construction industry requires relevant training... 


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Tech tackles filling challenges
17th November 2023

For modern-day brewers of trend and light beers, it is a common challenge trying to instil a tolerance to oxygen (O2) pickup, as this phenomenon has substantial negative impacts on the quality of a... 


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South African construction sector – challenging at present but hope remains
17th November 2023

Amid the slow release of standardised bidding criteria by public sector entities, the South African civil engineering and construction sector is described as being on a “hiatus”, with it being... 


Izak Marais, COO of Blyvoor Gold
Izak Marais
17th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Izak Marais, COO of Blyvoor Gold, a South African gold mining company that operates the Blyvoor mine, on Johannesburg's West Rand 


Drill core from the Makuutu project
Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

IonicRE expects to produce its first mixed rare-earth carbonate early in the first quarter of next year. 


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Vidalia further expansion project, US – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources is on track to start production at its expanded facility by the December quarter. 


Aerial view of the Premier project
Premier gold project, Canada – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Resources has made considerable progress on outdoor areas, such as the tailings storage facility earthworks, the new water treatment plant and the electrical substation. 


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Fekola gold mine expansion project, Mali – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

B2Gold is advancing the engineering study on the expansion project. 


Location map of the Jaguar project
Jaguar nickel sulphide project, Brazil – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The completion of the definitive feasibility study has been delayed to the first quarter of 2024. 


Interim Gold Fields CEO Martin Preece.
Between 50 MW and 80 MW of wind power on way at South Deep – Gold Fields
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The South Deep gold mine west of Johannesburg, which is already benefitting from 50 MW of solar power commissioned last year, is poised to be boosted by another 50 MW to 80 MW of wind power going... 


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Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis
16th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media's ‘Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis’ report offers a comprehensive examination of South Africa's electricity sector, emphasising the significant challenges... 


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Germany funding green hydrogen pilot plant in Namibia
16th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A green hydrogen pilot plant and refuelling station, to gain scientific insights into the upscaling green hydrogen technologies and to ensure a high safety level for the hydrogen economy, is to be... 


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Mind The Gap
16th November 2023

Written by: Jaco Lotheringen MD of Ukwazi A well-known fact about mining businesses is that they are highly susceptible to the cyclical environment of the supply of, and demand for commodities –... 


Kodal completes $118m funding transaction to advance Bougouni project
15th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

West Africa-focused lithium and gold exploration and development company Kodal Minerals has completed a transaction with Hainan Mining, raising $117.75-million for the development and start of... 


From left ECEC deputy marketing director  Xia Lungang, Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba, ECEC chairperson Li Lixin, Nyanza chairperson William Mathamela.
South Africa’s ilmenite poised for huge value boost following China signing
15th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal has received a major value boost with the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 


Rooftop and small-scale installations account for about two-thirds of the four-million jobs in the PV sector
There are already more clean-energy than fossil-fuel jobs and gap is set to widen
15th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

More people work in the energy sector today than in 2019, almost exclusively because of the growth in clean-energy sectors, which have employed more workers than fossil fuels since 2021, a new... 


Neodymium is a key rare earth mineral in EVs
Automakers' drive to avoid China's EV rare earth as dominance gathers speed
14th November 2023 By: Reuters

The auto industry's drive to make electric vehicle motors with little to no rare earth content has hit high gear, with European, US and Japanese automakers and suppliers racing for alternatives in... 


Centaurus pushes out Brazil nickel project DFS to 2024
13th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The completion of a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Jaguar nickel sulphide project, in Brazil, has been delayed to the first quarter of next year, ASX-listed Centaurus Metals said on... 


IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 


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On-The-Air (10/11/2023)
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses hydrogen, rare earth minerals and renewable energy. 


Gold plat operations
Loadshedding results in dip in Goldplat’s South African operating profit
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold recovery company Goldplat has reported a £77 000 year-on-year drop in operating profit for three months ended September 30 – the first quarter of its 2024 financial year – as a... 


Ascot progressing construction on British Columbia project
10th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian mining firm Ascot Resources made considerable progress on outdoor areas such as the tailings storage facility (TSF) earthworks, the new water treatment plant (WTP) and the electrical... 


PROBLEM SOLVING
The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 


An image of the MacLean Engineering GR5 Grader in an underground mine
Always prioritising miner safety
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Since its establishment by Don MacLean in the 1970s and 80s, underground mining equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering has kept its promise of producing mining equipment that ensures improved... 


TRANSFORMATIVE LEAP
Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak
Valves offer cost-effective solutions, durability
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While traditional metallic alloy valves have historically dominated the valves industry, a transition occurred following the advent of thermoplastic valves, which can provide substantial cost... 


COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS
Bilfinger Intervalve Africa and Steinmüller Africa are able to provide comprehensive solutions for power, mining, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries
Supplier improves efficiency, productivity
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Valves supplier Bilfinger Intervalve Africa (BIA) has succeeded in improving the steam system of a paper mill, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity as well as reducing operational costs,... 


Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 


Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits
Geoff Baars
10th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits, a provider of healthcare and retirement funds consulting and administration to corporate South Africa and its employees 


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Brics expansion holds threats and opportunities for SA business
10th November 2023 By: Nadine James

The expansion of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) bloc, announced during the fifteenth yearly Brics Summit in August, has raised questions about South Africa’s role in the... 


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