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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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Reservations expressed about India’s proposed rules for commercial coal mining auctions

By: Ajoy K Das     21st April 2017 As the government readies to open commercial coal mining to private miners for the first time since 1973, prospective private investors have raised reservations about the terms and conditions laid down by the Coal Ministry. According to minutes of a meeting between the Coal Ministry and... 

Indian LNG demand to take a dip in the short term

By: Ajoy K Das     19th April 2017 Indian demand for imported liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to dip sharply after the government pulled the plug on a scheme supplying subsidised natural gas to power generating plants. Halting the supply of subsidised LNG is expected to shave off at least two-million tons from 22-million... 

Joffe successfully lists new Long4Life venture on JSE

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th April 2017 Business stalwart Brian Joffe, who emerged from retirement in pursuit of a new business opportunity, on Friday listed his latest venture, Long4Life, on the main board of the Johannesburg bourse. Known as the “sage of Johannesburg”, the Long4Life founder and CEO, who recently stepped down from... 

Work smarter not harder with Atlas Copco SmartROC T45

     7th April 2017 Longer drill rods, improved fuel burn and upgraded software have made the SmartROC T45 Top Hammer drill rig from Atlas Copco even smarter. This rugged and reliable machine will boost production and productivity at limestone and aggregate quarries as well as construction, open-pit and selective... 

Renewables remain a priority for African economies – WEC

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     6th April 2017 Three critical uncertainties facing South Africa this year includes commodity prices, electric storage and exchange rates, the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) ‘World Energy Issues Monitor 2017’ suggests. The report states that, given the strong linkage of the South African economy to commodity... 

CoAL buys cash generative Uitkomst colliery while Makhado development advances

     5th April 2017 South Africa-focused Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) has entered into a R275-million deal to acquire Pan African Resources Coal Holdings, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Pan African Resources, which holds a 91% interest in the Uitkomst colliery, in KwaZulu-Natal. The group also entered into a loan... 

Sars collects R1.1tr tax revenue 

By: African News Agency      3rd April 2017 The South African Revenue Services (Sars) announced on Monday a R1.144-trillion preliminary outcome for revenue collection for the 20176/17 tax year. This means that Sars broke the trillion rand mark for the second year in a row, in gross terms standing at R1.367-trillion. Sars said this outcome... 

Afrimat referred to Tribunal for prosecution

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd April 2017 The Competition Commission on Monday referred Afrimat, through its wholly owned subsidiary Clinker Supplies, to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution for allegedly abusing its dominance by charging excessive prices. Through the subsidiary, Afrimat is a supplier of a main ingredient in clinker... 

Kaytech Reinforces Site of new Mamelodi Mall

     3rd April 2017 Kaytech’s quality separation, basal reinforcement and subgrade stabilisation solutions for the new Mamelodi Mall, east of Pretoria, resulted in significant savings for New Africa Development. With the planned Mall strategically situated in the centre of Mamelodi, a township of over half a million... 

India to offer free pricing, revenue sharing model to open up commercial coal mining

By: Ajoy K Das     29th March 2017 Returning to commercial coal mining for the first time since 1973, India will offer free pricing and revenue sharing contracts to investors securing coal blocks through the reverse auction route. In a working paper outlining the plans for the launch of commercial mining, the Coal Ministry... 

St Barbara approves A$100m for Gwalia extension project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th March 2017 The board of gold miner St Barbara has approved a A$100-million investment to expand its Gwalia operations, in Western Australia. “The approval of the Gwalia extension project begins an exciting new phase in St Barbara’s and the Gwalia mine’s story. Gwalia started in 1896 and it just keeps... 

Orion's purchase of Prieska project to proceed

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th March 2017 Junior metals developer Orion Gold has ticked all the boxes to complete the acquisition of Agama Exploration & Mining, to gain a 73.33% interest in the Prieska copper mine, in South Africa. Orion on Friday said that, following the completion of a convertible note issue, the company was now fully... 

Iamgold completes $400m notes offering

By: Henry Lazenby     17th March 2017 Canadian midtier gold miner Iamgold has completed an offering of $400-million aggregate principal amount of 7% senior notes due in 2025. The company said it intends to use the net proceeds of the notes, together with existing cash on hand, towards the redemption, by April 2, of its $489-million... 

Olifants River Water Resources Development Project – Phase 2, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     17th March 2017 Phase 2B of the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project is under review with the DWS. 

SA vehicle exports at the ‘lower end of expectations’ in February

By: Irma Venter     17th March 2017 New-vehicle sales held steady in February, at 48 113 units, compared with the 48 144 units sold in the same month last year. This said, however, the new passenger car market declined by 4.4%, to 31 400 units. 

Standout Eastern Cape learners commence student life

     13th March 2017 Two standout Eastern Cape learners who attended an Engen Maths and Science School in their area, aced their matric examinations and are now all set to pursue their tertiary studies in medicine and engineering at the University of Cape Town. Athini Mqolora achieved an impressive overall average of... 

Top learners head to Cape Town and Harvard to commence student life

     13th March 2017 The Engen Maths and Science Schools EMSS is a national initiative that addresses key skills shortages in the engineering and technical fields by providing after hours Maths and Science tuition to learners who show an advanced aptitude in the subjects.    Engen’s manager of Corporate Social... 

EPP acquires mixed-development property in Poland

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 JSE-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP) has concluded an agreement to acquire 70% of the mixed-use Galeria Mlociny shopping centre, in Warsaw, Poland. The investment will be effected through EPP’s acquisition of 70% of the equity in Rosehill Investments, for an aggregate consideration of... 

Davies confident that black industrialists will succeed

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th March 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry is confident that the 27 black industrialists that are the grant recipients of an aggregate R577-million under the Black Industrialists Incentive Scheme will be successful. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies believes these companies will succeed in... 

Trial castings successfully completed at foundry

By: Simone Liedtke     10th March 2017 Engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals successfully completed trial castings on new materials for the business’s Trio product range at its Heavy Bay Foundry, in Port Elizabeth, last month. 

Products supplied by A.B.E Construction Chemicals were successfully applied to create and coat floors in four parts of Southern Africa.

     9th March 2017 A.B.E. Is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. The A.B.E. Products supplied were: 

Mines Ministry warns of looming India iron-ore supply crisis

By: Ajoy K Das     7th March 2017 India’s Mines Ministry has warned iron-ore bearing provinces of a looming "crisis" by 2020, if they do not focus on the "efficient handling of mining leases" in their respective geographies. In an advisory to key provinces rich in iron-ore resources like Odisha, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh, the... 

Engen continues to build future leaders in the Eastern Cape

     6th March 2017 The 2016 class of the Engen Maths and Science Schools achieved an impressive 94% pass rate, up 5% from last year’s average of 89%, with 70% of learners attaining a Bachelor pass. The Engen Maths and Science Schools are a national initiative that seeks to address key skills shortages in the... 

Government won’t allow poultry industry to be ‘decimated’ - Davies 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd March 2017 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies is adamant that government will not stand by while its poultry industry is “decimated”, but acknowledges that there are also issues of industry competitiveness that should be addressed. Speaking this week during the Economic Sectors, Employment and... 

Environmental performance improvement at ASPASA member quarries

     2nd March 2017 Environmental stewardship of Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (ASPASA) member quarries across South Africa has improved significantly since the inception of the ‘ASPASA About Face’ program in 1994. The About Face program has guided and aided member quarries from... 

New-vehicle sales hold steady in Feb, BMW abandons detailed reporting

By: Irma Venter     1st March 2017 New-vehicle sales held steady in February, at 48 113 units, compared with the 48 144 units sold in the same month last year. This said, however, the new passenger car market declined by 4.4%, to 31 400 units. 

Recycled polystyrene used in construction of new mall

By: Anine Kilian     28th February 2017 More than 15 t of recycled expanded polystyrene have gone into the production of 20 000 of alternative building company Greenlite Concrete’s concrete blocks for use in the new Table Bay Mall that is under construction. The 65 000 m² mall, which is expected to open in September, is located on a 20... 

India's coal oversupply to persist, despite recent drawdown in power plant stocks

By: Ajoy K Das     28th February 2017 Thermal power plants across India have achieved significant drawdown on existing coal stocks this month, but this is not expected to be a sustained emerging trend. According to government data, total coal stocks carried by all thermal power plants in the country were pegged at 24-million tonnes... 

15 Tons Of Recycled Polystyrene Used In New Table Bay Mall Construction

     27th February 2017 More than 15 tons of recycled, Expanded Polystyrene have already gone into the production of 20,000 Greenlite Concrete blocks used in the new Table Bay Mall that is currently being constructed. Expected to open its doors at the end of September this year, this 65 000 m² regional shopping centre... 

Gibraltar – a major Brexit casualty?

By: Riaan de Lange     24th February 2017 On the south-western tip of Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea, lies a British overseas territory (formerly known as a colony) that is all of 6.7km2 in area. It even has a straight named after it. The territory is call Gibraltar. If you view it from a... 

Ingula pumped-storage scheme project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th February 2017 All four units at Ingula are now commercial and produce a combined 1 332 MW. 

Bidcorp expects upward momentum in the second half of FY17

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd February 2017 After maintaining a strong upward trajectory across all geographies during the six months ended December 31, JSE-listed Bidcorp is optimistic about its future prospects With a global rebranding effort to ‘Bidfood’ under way to reinforce its image as “value-add food people”, Bidcorp’s foodservice... 

Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more  

By: News24Wire      22nd February 2017 Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury revealed in its 2017 Budget Review on Wednesday. Even as Eskom’s financial performance improved in 2015/16 as a result of a 12.7% tariff hike and a revenue increase by R10.5-billion to R161-billion, it... 

India’s iron-ore production poised for five-year high

By: Ajoy K Das     22nd February 2017 With the current financial year drawing to a close in little over a month, India's iron-ore production is poised to hit a five-year high. While official aggregate production data is not yet available, granular province-wide iron-ore production data indicate that India's iron-ore production for... 

De Beers lifts FY16 underlying Ebitda by 42%

By: Ilan Solomons     21st February 2017 Higher revenues contributed to a 42% improvement year-on-year in diamond miner De Beers’ underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to $1.4-billion in 2016. A 30% increase in revenue to $6.1-billion was driven by stronger rough diamond demand, which led to... 

Kansai Plascon sets a new standard for road-marking paint

     21st February 2017 Kansai Plascon’s BTP brick and concrete paint product is available in different colours, and adheres to notoriously difficult substrates. It also outlasts competitor products by a significant margin, setting a new benchmark in the road-marking sector in particular. This is according to a... 

Kansai Plascon sets a new standard for road-marking paint

     20th February 2017 Kansai Plascon’s BTP brick and concrete paint product is available in different colours, and adheres to notoriously difficult substrates. It also outlasts competitor products by a significant margin, setting a new benchmark in the road-marking sector in particular. This is according to a... 

Atlas moves ahead with Corunna Downs development

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th February 2017 Iron-ore miner Atlas Iron has approved the development of its Corunna Downs project, in the Pilbara, with capital costs estimated at between A$47-million and A$53-million. A definitive feasibility study estimated that the project had the potential to deliver four-million tonnes a year of lumps... 

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