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Road sweeper showcased at Wastecon

2nd November 2018 Local equipment supplier Shumani Industrial Equipment showcased its innovative MACRO M60 road sweeper at Wastecon 2018 which took place at Emperor’s Palace last month. Shumani director Victor Nemukula says municipalities were constantly battling with increased littering, which has become an... 

Petra to sell KEM JV stake to Ekapa for R300m

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th July 2018 LSE-listed Petra Diamonds and its black economic empowerment partners plan to sell their 75.9% interest in the Kimberley Epaka Mining (KEM) joint venture (JV) to JV partner Ekapa Mining for about R300-million. The KEM JV incorporates the Kimberley Underground mine, extensive tailings retreatment... 

On-The-Air (08/06/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     8th June 2018 At long last, South Africa has taken the decision to create a special government fund for junior miners. The government this week legitimised the work of hundreds of illegal zama-zama diamond miners in the diamond city of Kimberley. Strong calls were made at this week’s junior mining indaba for... 

WorleyParsons RSA partners with SMEs to jointly deliver services

26th February 2018 Acknowledging that the growth of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is integral to the development and transformation of South Africa, WorleyParsons RSA’s Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) initiative seeks to partner with independent, sustainable, small-scale black-owned businesses to... 

South African government to gradually legalise illegal mining – Oliphant

By: African News Agency      8th February 2018 Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant said on Thursday the South African government had taken a decision to gradually regularise the activities of illegal miners on a merit basis. Illegal mining is prevalent in South Africa, and forms part of an underground economy, with spates of... 

Political shifts lift investor mood in Southern African mining

By: Reuters     8th February 2018 Mining is a long-term game, but in Southern Africa dramatic political changes have transformed the investment mood for the better in the space of a year. Angola's Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe stepped down in 2017 after a combined 75 years in office, while the election of... 

BlueRock to defend itself against potential liquidation application

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd February 2018 Aim-listed diamond mining company BlueRock Diamonds says it has received notice that its former CEO Riaan Visser, and certain companies controlled by him, intend to apply to place the company's operating Kimberley-based subsidiary, Kareevlei Mining, in provisional liquidation.  The company has... 

On-The-Air (19/01/2018) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th January 2018 Diamond mining in the diamond city of Kimberley has been given a sparkling new lease of life thanks to smart new technology; The Industrial Development Corporation is calling for smarter mining, smarter agriculture and smarter manufacturing to pull South Africa ahead; and The Constitutional Court... 

Mining headlines kick off positively in 2018  

18th January 2018 2018 kicked off with a call for smarter sectors to boost the economy, a praise of Glencore’s asset management and a sparkle of hope for the diamond city of Kimberley. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks the headlines with Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley. 

Murray&Dickson Construction Sol Plaatje University

11th August 2017 Murray & Dickson Construction Group adds finishing touches to showpiece building The completion of the new Sol Plaatje University library and resource centre in September 2017 will reinforce Murray & Dickson Construction Group’s standing as a specialist contractor associated with complex building... 

AECOM Sol Plaatje building project is a winner at Fulton Awards 2017

8th August 2017 The Sol Plaatje University Library C004 was the overall winner in the ‘Buildings Greater than Three Storeys’ category, Architectural Concrete in the Fulton Awards 2017. AECOM is the Principal Agent for this prestigious project. The Fulton Awards, held every two years by the Concrete Society of... 

AECOM Sol Plaatje building project is a winner at Fulton Awards 2017

7th August 2017 The Sol Plaatje University Library C004 was the overall winner in the ‘Buildings Greater than Three Storeys’ category, Architectural Concrete in the Fulton Awards 2017. AECOM is the Principal Agent for this prestigious project. The Fulton Awards, held every two years by the Concrete Society of... 

Murray & Dickson Construction Group breaks concrete boundaries

17th July 2017 This year’s prestigious Fulton Awards have again showcased the extent of concrete expertise and capability enshrined within the Murray & Dickson Construction Group, a leading and black-owned contracting company. This proficiency played a prominent role in the highly successful outcome of the... 

Murray & Dickson Construction Group breaks concrete boundaries

14th July 2017 This year’s prestigious Fulton Awards have again showcased the extent of concrete expertise and capability enshrined within the Murray & Dickson Construction Group, a leading and black-owned contracting company. This proficiency played a prominent role in the highly successful outcome of the... 

Trading in Rockwell stocks halted pending outcome of liquidation hearing

By: Henry Lazenby     4th April 2017 Beleaguered alluvial diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds announced on Tuesday that it has applied to the JSE to voluntarily halt trading in its equity after the TSX suspended trading in its stock, pending a delisting review. The TSX has advised Rockwell that it will only consider the delisting review... 

Court dismisses Rockwell subsidiary liquidation bid by contractor

By: Henry Lazenby     30th November 2016 TSX- and JSE-listed alluvial diamond miner Rockwell Diamonds announced Tuesday that a spoliation application by contractor C-Rock Mining Limited (CML) was dismissed with costs by the High Court in Kimberley, South Africa. This decision clears the way for the company to resume its mining... 

Engen launches PETRONAS lubricants through rebranded Engen Oil Centre franchise

23rd November 2016 Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of fuels, lubricants and oil based products, has rebranded its lubricants distribution business as Engen Oil Centre – marking its official launch of the PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI) range in the market.   Engen Oil... 

iX Engineers – an Enterprise Development success story

19th September 2016 An active participant in the transformation of South Africa, project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA has demonstrated that Enterprise Development can be successful, as attested to by the creation of iX Engineers (Pty) Ltd, a 53% black-owned consulting engineering company... 

CompComm halts Much Asphalt merger

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th September 2016 The Competition Commission has prohibited an intermediate merger where construction products supplier Much Asphalt intends acquiring five fixed asphalt plants from Roadspan Surfaces, stating that the merger is likely to prevent or lessen competition in the markets for the supply of asphalt... 

CanAlaska gains major endorsement as De Beers gets on board with C$20.4m option

By: Henry Lazenby     20th May 2016 Explorer CanAlaska Uranium has gained a multimillion-dollar endorsement from the world’s largest crystallised-carbon producer De Beers Group of Companies, after the partners entered into an option-participation agreement for expenditures of up to C$20.4-million on kimberlite-style targets staked... 

Hydraulic excavators designed for optimum efficiency

1st April 2016 Heavy industries and construction company Doosan’s newest generation hydraulic excavators – the heavy duty DX225LCA series – have been designed for greater operator comfort, improved fuel efficiency, enhanced productivity and minimal maintenance requirements. “There are currently 360 20T Doosan... 

Kennady discovers third kimberlite at flagship Northwest Territories project

By: Henry Lazenby     18th March 2016 Project developer Mountain Province Diamonds’ exploration spin-out Kennady Diamonds has discovered a third kimberlite body at the high-grade Faraday kimberlite cluster at the Kennady North project, in the Northwest Territories. Operating contiguous to the Gahcho Kué diamond mine currently being... 

NUM calls for action against planned De Beers layoffs  

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     18th February 2016 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said it was “extremely disgusted” by De Beers Consolidated Mines’ (DBCM’s) plan to cut its 2 236-strong workforce by 189 positions. The union noted that 152 workers at the miner’s Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo, would be affected, adding that... 

Municipal agency moves to pioneer framework contracts in water milieu

By: Terence Creamer     27th January 2016 The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agency (Misa) aims to release an expression of interest in March, followed by a tender, for a pioneering framework contract in the municipal water and sanitation environment. Through the process, Misa, an agency falling under the Department of Cooperative... 

Low-cost airline price war to continue

By: News24Wire      6th January 2016 The low cost airline market in South Africa is set to remain very competitive in 2016, but consumers could likely expect a slight increase in fares, FlySafair spokesperson Kirby Gordon told Fin24 on Tuesday. "The low cost airline market in SA has been operating at an over capacity and some... 

De Beers sells Kimberley Mines to Ekapa, Petra for R102m cash 

By: Martin Creamer     1st December 2015 South African diamond-mining company De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) has sold its Kimberley Mines to a consortium made up of Ekapa Mining and the London-listed Petra Diamonds. Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar on Tuesday announced the acquisition of 49.9% of Kimberley Mines in consortium Ekapa Mining,... 

Fly Blue Crane’s Special Holiday Flights Between Kimberley And Cape Town To Start On December 1, 2015

13th November 2015 Due to overwhelming customer demand, new South African airline, Fly Blue Crane, will launch its special holiday flights between Kimberley and Cape Town from December 1, and not from mid next month as originally planned. The airline announced last month that in its bid to meet the travel needs of... 

New S African airline to launch routes in Sept

By: Natalie Greve     25th August 2015 A newcomer to the South African aviation industry is set to launch its inaugural service on September 1, offering flights between OR Tambo International Airport, in Johannesburg, and Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Nelspruit. Fly Blue Crane would, during its launch phase, operate 50-seater Embraer... 

Funding dearth stalls junior Santa Fe from drilling likely BC discovery

By: Henry Lazenby     19th August 2015 A lack of investor interest to finance the junior mining industry has seen many an exploration project stall, preventing their owners from getting out in the field to drill resources and develop what would be the world’s next new mines. One such frustrated company was Santa Fe Metals with its... 

Ongoing Success For Worleyparsons’ Ed Programme

8th July 2015 The ongoing success of WorleyParsons RSA’s industry-leading Enterprise Development programme reflects a real commitment to stimulate growth in the South African economy. Established in 2011, the programme is currently incubating 10 small businesses, most of which have enjoyed year-on-year growth... 

Roadtripping through Africa in a solar-powered car

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2015 Solar panels? Check. Ion batteries? Check. 3D printer for spares? Check. A group of university students and lecturers are on a road trip of a different kind as they travel over 4 000km to test out their solar powered car the Ilanga II fuelled on nothing by good old sunshine. "It can do up to... 

UJ solar car to cross into Namibia, Botswana in June 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd June 2015 The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Energy Movement’s solar-powered Ilanga II car, will be the first of its kind to cross into Namibia and Botswana on June 18. This formed part of the 2015 African Solar Drive, covering 4 160 km, which aside from the adventure of the drive, sought to be an... 

‘Youth In Construction’ Expo Fills Gap Left By School Career Guidance, Says Mba North

24th March 2015 In the absence of career guidance at South African schools, initiatives such as the 2015 Youth in Construction Expo in Johannesburg have become absolutely vital to promote the image of the building and civil engineering industries, says Dr Deon Landmann, Education, Training and Transformation... 

Temporary workers to gain from amended labour laws

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th February 2015 Temporary workers can expect treatment equal to that of permanent employees under the ambit of the now-in-force amended labour laws, the Department of Labour (DoL) said on Friday. The law, which would protect temporary employees against unfair dismissal, held that workers in temporary employment... 

Immigration rules will not be changed – Gigaba

By: Sapa     14th July 2014 The Department of Home Affairs will not change certain points in the new immigration regulations but will deal with problems raised since their implementation, Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Monday. "We are willing to engage with anybody who has concerns about the implementation," he said. 

Anglo’s De Beers empowers diamond trading business in R2.5bn deal

By: Martin Creamer     8th July 2014 Anglo American group company De Beers on Tuesday empowered its South African diamond trading business in a deal with the black-controlled Ponahalo Holdings. Ponahalo, which bought 26% of De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) for R3.7-billion eight years ago, has now acquired 26% of De Beers... 

Flooring range launched onto local market

By: Pimani Baloyi     11th April 2014 In response to the growing demand for efficient and cost-effective methods of industrial floor preparation and rehabilitation, flooring solutions provider Diamond Products launched its new ranges of floor grinding, polishing and cleaning systems onto the South African market in September last... 

BlueRock starts Kareevlei trial mining

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th December 2013 Recently listed BlueRock Diamonds has started trial mining operations on the K1 and K2 pipes at the Kareevlei tenement, in South Africa, after buying a majority stake in the mining right over the tenement from Tawana subsidiary Diamond Resources for R4-million in August. The trial mining, which... 

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