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BBE Projects nearing delivery of Venetia underground cooling system

By: Donna Slater     Updated 4 hours ago Project delivery company BBE Projects is in the final stages of completing its delivery of a turnkey air-cooling system for diamond miner De Beer’s Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo, which is currently approaching the final stages of its transition from openpit to underground mining. BBE Group,... 

Barrick’s Mali trebling solar as renewables stave off high energy prices at Kibali  

By: Martin Creamer     9th August 2022 The African regions are continuing to excel on all fronts for Barrick, the large gold/copper miner that is benefitting from a stand-out performance in Tanzania and finding exploration in Mali and Senegal “a gift that keeps giving”, and which is being received with open arms in Pakistan. Under the... 

Barrick expects deal opportunities in copper, but won’t pay premiums

By: Bloomberg     9th August 2022 Barrick Gold boss Mark Bristow expects deal-making opportunities to arise in copper amid a dearth of attractive new deposits, although for now it’s difficult to find value. BHP Group has returned to major dealmaking in a hunt for metals vital to the shift to electric transport and clean energy.... 

Centrex looks at increasing Ardmore capacity

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th August 2022 ASX-listed Centrex on Tuesday announced it was looking at ways to increase production at its Ardmore phosphate rock mine, in Queensland. The company noted that with commercial production now having restarted, Centrex was working towards increasing production to a Stage 1.5, which will be... 

Sanral-led programme aims to put an end to potholes in six months 

By: Darren Parker     8th August 2022 Following the August 7 launch of the South African National Roads Agency Limited- (Sanral-) led Vala Zonke programme, which aims to tackle the thousands of potholes on roads across the country, Sanral engineering executive Louw Kannemeyer has told Engineering News the hope is to deal with most of... 

PTV Group, SU strengthen partnership for intelligent transport, traffic systems

By: Schalk Burger     8th August 2022 German traffic and transportation, mobility and logistics software and consulting services company PTV Group will support research and development at the Stellenbosch University (SU) Smart Mobility Laboratory with its software solutions for transportation modelling and simulation. The partners... 

Intercape pleads for intervention as terror campaign intensifies

By: Irma Venter     8th August 2022 The Intercape long-distance coach company last week appeared before the Western Cape Standing Committee on Transport and Public Works, as well as members of the senior provincial police management, to plead for urgent interventions to stop the continuing attacks on its vehicles. In the latest... 

New king pin and thrust bearings save costs for forklift company

8th August 2022 A forklift rental company in the Cape winelands, South Africa, is experiencing less downtime, expenditure and fewer equipment repairs thanks to the introduction of Vesconite king pin and thrust bearings on its forklifts. This is according to brothers Jacques and Van Rhyn who, together with their... 

Worsley expansion given two more weeks for public comment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th August 2022 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has given stakeholders and community groups an additional two weeks to comment on diversified miner South32’s proposed expansion at its Worsley alumina operations. South32 is proposing to continue operations and expand the existing... 

Electricity reforms to spur ‘boom in private fixed investment’ 

By: Terence Creamer     5th August 2022 Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele says the reforms under way in the electricity sector – including the removal of the 100 MW licensing threshold for distributed generation projects and the expedited procurement of new capacity from renewables, gas and battery storage – will “supercharge... 

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