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Raumix Aggregate

Raumix Aggregates (Pty) Ltd manufactures and supplies a broad range of crushed aggregate (stone and sand) to the construction and associated industries. Typical applications for our products include the following: Road construction material; Readymix concrete; Asphalt manufacturing; Concrete bricks and blocks; Precast products; Metallurgical processes; General construction aggregates.

Raumix Aggregates (Pty) Ltd operates nationally in Gauteng, the Free State and the Eastern Cape.

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India’s Coal Ministry to extend coal linkage offer to all IPPs

By: Ajoy K Das     27th July 2017 India’s Coal Ministry has started the process of offering coal linkages to all independent power producers (IPPs) operating plants based on imported coal. Starting next month, the Ministry will auction coal linkages to imported coal-based IPPs that do not have power purchase agreements (PPAs)... 

India likely to defer selling stake in country’s largest miner

By: Ajoy K Das     25th July 2017 Fearing poor valuations owing to lower production and offtake, the Indian government is likely to defer plans to divest holdings in Coal India Limited (CIL). The government had planned to sell a 10% equity stake in the current financial year, but indications are that this will be deferred until... 

Joffe’s Long4Life to acquire Sportsmans, Outdoor Warehouse

By: Samantha Herbst     25th July 2017 Business mogul Brian Joffe’s new investment holding company, Long4Life, which recently debuted on the JSE, has announced its intention to acquire local cash retailer Holdsport, which trades as Sportsmans Warehouse and Outdoor Warehouse. With Long4Life’s offer being implemented by way of a scheme... 

Prophecy picks-up fourth vanadium play this year

By: Henry Lazenby     21st July 2017 Canadian project developer Prophecy Development Corp has agreed to acquire rights to a fourth vanadium project – its second this month. The Vancouver-based project developer has entered a binding letter of agreement with Fairmont Resources to acquire the fully permitted Buttercup... 

Illegal mining threatens infrastructure development in KwaZulu-Natal

By: Robyn Wilkinson     21st July 2017 Failure to adequately regulate illegal sand mining in KwaZulu-Natal is increasingly becoming a threat to the mining and construction sectors in the region, says Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) director Nico Pienaar. 

New screening processor launched to South African Market 

     20th July 2017 New screening technology to the South African mining market, the MS 703 EVO, has been introduced by mobile crushing and screening equipment supplier Kleemann in June. Victor Moolman tells us more. 

Lithium Americas inks investment agreement with Thai energy company

By: Samantha Herbst     18th July 2017 Niche minerals company Lithium Americas has closed an investment agreement with BCP Innovation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Thai energy company Bangchak Corporation Public Company, in which the latter has agreed to provide Lithium Americas with an aggregate of $113-million to fund a portion of... 

Western Cape water levels still alarming despite recent rainfall

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th July 2017 The Western Cape’s dam levels may have increased to an aggregate reported 25.1% on Monday, but it remains a far cry from the average level of 46% reported at the same time in 2016. Despite recent rainfall pushing the dam levels up from the 17.6% reported on May 29, the drought persisted across... 

New solutions make LNG to power a reality in Africa

By: Robyn Wilkinson     14th July 2017 Marine and energy solutions provider Wärtsilä will present solutions that provide a way for the South African government to realise its liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power ambitions in a realistic, cost-effective and swift manner at this year’s POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa. 

Miners rewarded for improved capital discipline

By: Henry Lazenby     11th July 2017 Increased cash flows, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity and new debt issues have helped many of the world’s top miners strengthen their balance sheets in 2016, reflecting miners’ response to investor messages around capital discipline, according to new analysis from PwC Canada. "As the global... 

South Africa’s policy uncertainty pushed further into negative territory

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th July 2017 The heightened policy uncertainty, revealed by the North West University (NWU) School of Business and Governance’s latest quarterly Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI), shows an urgent need for South Africa to “get the politics right in order to get the economics right” to promote the policy certainty... 

Sub-Saharan Africa remains home to riskiest mining sector – BMI

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2017 Sub-Saharan Africa’s mining sector will remain the riskiest in the world over the next few years on the back of policy uncertainty, underdeveloped infrastructure and political risk. BMI Research on Monday said that, overall, sub-Saharan Africa scored 38.9 points out of 100 – behind all other... 

Surrey council to consider Horse Hill planning application this year

By: Mariaan Webb     10th July 2017 The consortium seeking to develop the Horse Hill oil and gas project, near the Gatwick Airport, is hoping to receive approval from the Surrey County Council for long-term production testing and the drilling of more wells later this year. Horse Hill Developments Limited (HHDL), which owns 65% of... 

Wild Coast toll road can be ‘catalyst’ for integrated development

     7th July 2017 In this opinion article, the South African National Roads Agency Limited’s Craig McLachlan makes the case for the much criticised N2 Wild Coast Toll Road project Job creation is virtually unattainable without decent transport infrastructure and good-quality mobility networks. It is for this... 

Dundee seeks to earn 71% in Quebec gold property

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     5th July 2017 TSX-listed Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has entered into an option agreement to earn up to a 71% interest in Khalkos Exploration’s Malartic gold property, in Quebec. Under the terms of the option agreement, DPM can earn an initial 51% interest in Malartic in exchange for C$412 500, the issuance... 

PTM closes $20m private placement

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd July 2017 Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals on Monday closed the private placement of $20-million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior subordinated notes, due 2022. The company will use the proceeds for working capital at its flagship Maseve mine, near Rustenburg; for work on the definitive... 

Turbulent political climate set to remain – Malala  

By: David Oliveira     30th June 2017 South Africa’s turbulent political climate, which has been rocked by accusations of State capture and the surprise Cabinet reshuffle in March, is set to continue, political analyst Justice Malala has warned. “We are going through a time when we have outsourced our democracy,” he said on Friday,... 

Steel Ministry seeks 12 coal washeries from Coal India

By: Ajoy K Das     30th June 2017 At the behest of India’s Steel Ministry, Coal India Limited (CIL) has agreed to set up 12 coking coal washeries to augment supplies to domestic steel mills. In view of the new National Steel Policy, which envisages ramping up India’s steel production to 300-million tons a year by 2030, the Steel... 

India pushes coal miners, power producers to roll out renewable energy projects

By: Ajoy K Das     30th June 2017 Overlooking apparent contradictions, India is pushing government-owned mining companies, including coal, thermal power producers and mineral processors to commit to more renewable energy projects. “It is a little bit of a contradiction, but I have to keep the coal industry going while ensuring... 

Company provides pipes for various industries

     30th June 2017 Geosynthetic products manufacturer and comprehensive supplier Fibertex supplies a range of components for advanced subsoil drainage systems, designed for use in various industries, including civil engineering, construction and agriculture. 

Endeavour to acquire Avnel to further strengthen high-quality project pipeline

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th June 2017 Canadian gold producer Endeavour Mining will acquire gold mining, exploration and development company Avnel Gold, which owns the Kalana gold project in Mali, in an all-share transaction valued at about $122-million. The transaction, which is expected to close in September, has been unanimously... 

PTM seeks to raise $20m in working capital

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th June 2017 Dual-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) has entered into purchase agreements with institutional investors to issue and sell $20-million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior subordinated notes due 2022. PTM will use the proceeds for working capital at its flagship Maseve mine, near... 

Highly pathogenic avian influenza isolated on South African farm

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd June 2017 A farm near Villiers is being quarantined and some 28 000 birds are being culled after a highly pathogenic avian influenza of the H5N8 type – the first in South Africa – was found on the Vaal river property. The Mpumalanga Veterinary Authority is on site assisting with quarantine implementation,... 

Much progress in mineworker housing delivery but more needs to be done 

By: Ilan Solomons     23rd June 2017 Many migrant employees do not want to permanently settle in mining towns, but prefer to maintain their homes in the rural areas and return to them, says the Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa, citing its research and experience in the industry. “Providing permanent urban dwellings, as well as... 

India seeks to extend LNG, energy cooperation with Qatar

By: Ajoy K Das     21st June 2017 Despite Qatar being pushed into diplomatic and economic isolation by its neighbours, India is deepening economic cooperation in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and energy with new proposals and initiatives. The Indian government has proposed a fresh long-term LNG purchase agreement, while the Qatari... 

Rio Tinto picks Yancoal offer over that of Glencore in C&A sale

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     20th June 2017 Diversified miner Rio Tinto on Tuesday urged its shareholders to vote in favour of the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries (C&A) to Yancoal Australia, as opposed to electing the counter proposal from Glencore. In January, Rio Tinto reached a binding agreement for the sale... 

Several Green trends expected to emerge this year

By: Simone Liedtke     16th June 2017 As the green-building groundswell takes hold globally, construction materials supplier AfriSam says industry can expect to several trends emerge this year. 

Ruby auction nets $5.4m in revenue – Gemfields

By: Anine Kilian     15th June 2017 Gemstone producer Gemfields’ latest auction of ruby and corundum extracted from the Montepuez ruby deposit, in Mozambique, generated revenue of $5.4-million. The auction, held in Singapore earlier this month, saw 54 companies placing bids. 

Aspasa to go by acronym only

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th June 2017 Local quarrying and mining industry representative association, the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa, will from now on be known only by the acronym Aspasa. The association on Tuesday said the name change better reflects a growing and diverse member base. 

Sanral sets Outa straight on toll collection claims 

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th June 2017 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Monday hit back at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), saying that renewed allegations that the income received from motorists using Gauteng’s tolled freeways were mostly pocketed by Austrian-owned e-toll collection company ETC... 

Sanral receives fraction of Gauteng tolls income – Outa

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th June 2017 Only 26% of the income received from motorists paying the gantry fees for using some of Gauteng’s freeways since its 2013 inception is being pocketed by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Monday. Outa, which is ramping up... 

Glencore eyes 81Mt/y Hunter Valley coal play with surprise bid for Rio Tinto mines

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th June 2017 Diversified miner Glencore has made a surprise $2.5-billion bid for miner Rio Tinto’s 100% interest in its Coal & Allied subsidiary, rivaling a bid from ASX-listed Yancoal which launched a $2.45-billion offer in January. Glencore’s offer consisted of $2.05-billion in cash and $500-million in... 

Stenprop dabbles in UK industrial sector

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     7th June 2017 JSE-listed property investment company Stenprop will acquire 25 separate multilet industrial (MLI) properties, as well as the management business that has built up and managed the portfolio, C2 Capital, for a combined consideration of £130.5-million. The MLI portfolio is situated in or near... 

Operating environment remains challenging, despite 2016 improvement for top 40 miners – PwC

By: Ilan Solomons     7th June 2017 The world’s top 40 miners recovered from a “race to the bottom”, with bolstered balance sheets and a return to profitability in 2016, giving them much-needed space to pause and take a breath. This is according to advisory firm PwC’s ‘Mine 2017’ report, which was released on the sidelines of the... 

Despite a gloomy outlook, Baxter highlights opportunities for emerging miners

By: Ilan Solomons     7th June 2017 While the South African mining sector still faces significant challenges, Chamber of Mines (CoM) CEO Roger Baxter believes that great opportunities still exist in the sector, particularly for emerging miners. Presenting the keynote address at the Junior Indaba, in Johannesburg, on Wednesday,... 

Datatec sells Westcon to US-based Synnex in $830m deal

By: Natasha Odendaal     6th June 2017 Dual-listed Datatec has sold 100% of its technology distribution division Westcon-Comstor North America and Latin America operations and 10% of Westcon International to NYSE-listed Synnex for $800-million and $30-million respectively. The aggregate $830-million consideration comprises payment of... 

Cadence expects its investments to form part of medium-term lithium supply

By: Mariaan Webb     31st May 2017 UK-based mining investment firm Cadence Minerals chairperson Andrew Suckling is upbeat about the company’s exposure to the lithium market and expects the assets that it has invested in to form part of the medium-term lithium supply. In its financial year-end report to December 2016, published on... 

Harnessing Digital Innovation To Enable Smart Supply Chains

     31st May 2017 By Kate Stubbs, Managing Executive: Business Development And Marketing At Barloworld Logistics Across every sphere of business and manufacturing, new digital tools, systems and platforms are upending traditional strategies and approaches. Fuelled by powerful software systems and smart apps, the... 

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