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Much Asphalt

Much Asphalt is southern Africa’s largest commercial manufacturer of a wide range of hot and cold asphalt products, backed by proven quality control processes. Established in 1965, the company operates 17 asphalt mixing plants across South Africa and mobile plants for remote projects. Customers include all levels of government, state owned enterprises such as SANRAL and ACSA, private companies and the public.

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Transport start-ups show great growth

Updated 7 hours ago In an expert insight article released in June, market research company Frost & Sullivan Africa consultant Nomvo Kasolo says transport start-ups show great growth in sub-Saharan Africa. A wave of innovative transport start-ups is helping to keep Africa’s “heartbeat sector” growing. 

The mother of invention

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     Updated 7 hours ago Nobody will deny that the most extensive development in the world has happened in the last 150 years. From 1900 onwards, we have seen the development of domestic electricity and lights, commercial aircraft, various high-speed trains and transport, and so on. Anybody who studies history will know... 

Zijin Colombia mine search uncovers no bodies, local officials

By: Reuters     18th August 2022 No bodies belonging to informal miners who were reportedly trapped in a tunnel on Zijin Mining's Colombia concession have been handed over to a rescue team, the government of Antioquia province said on Wednesday. Road blocks were set up by the community around the mine in Buritica municipality... 

Proposed Gautrain expansion faces heavy resistance by committee

By: Darren Parker     17th August 2022 The proposed Gautrain expansion project was harshly criticised as a vanity project, a white elephant and a waste of government finances by members of the Gauteng Legislature’s Portfolio Committee on Roads and Transport, which convened on August 16 to discuss its viability. The committee conducted... 

Qld royalty hike puts exploration at risk - Macfarlane

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th August 2022 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has warned that the state’s mineral exploration sector would also be put at risk with the coal royalty hike. QRC CEO Ian Macfarlane told the Queensland Exploration Council’s (QEC's) yearly Tech Summit in Brisbane, that the exploration industry was right to... 

MellowVans revisits vehicle design, operating model to target European rollout 

By: Irma Venter     17th August 2022 Sometimes, a pandemic is not the worst thing that can happen to a company. When Covid-19 hit, the pandemic did interrupt MellowVans’ global rollout plans, but it also prompted the Stellenbosch-based manufacturer to revisit the design of its electric three-wheel delivery vehicle, as well as its... 

Output at Zijin Colombia mine halted amid search for reportedly missing miners

By: Reuters     17th August 2022 A days-long road blockade by protesters has halted production at Zijin Mining's Colombia gold project, the Chinese company said on Tuesday, as authorities worked to determine whether informal miners are trapped in tunnels on its land. The blockades began on August 12 as the protesters demanded... 

Sanral to do special maintenance on N2 between Gamtoos, Van Stadens rivers

By: Schalk Burger     16th August 2022 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will conduct a R196-million special maintenance project on the N2 between the Gamtoos and Van Stadens rivers, in the Eastern Cape. The project is expected to be completed by December 2023 and will include resurfacing of the 19 km stretch of... 

Tirupati progresses three workstreams at Madagascar projects

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th August 2022 Following various operational difficulties in recent quarters, specialist graphite and graphene company Tirupati Graphite expects its Sahamamy and Vatomina operations, in Madagascar, to operate at at least 80% of installed capacity of 30 000 t/y from 2023. This company reports that it has made... 

Klipspruit Valley road in Soweto to be closed for three months

By: Schalk Burger     15th August 2022 The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) has advised the residents of Orlando and Greater Soweto that the Klipspruit Valley road, which is an arterial road going in and out of Soweto and a main route for Rea Vaya bus rapid transit (BRT) buses, will be closed for three months to reconstruct the... 

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