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Interview on the Research Channel Africa

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Marsh launches EMEA Construction Consulting Practice

Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, today launches a specialist Construction Consulting Practice to provide dispute resolution, risk advisory, and audit services to the construction and engineering industries across Europe, the Middle […]

SRK Consulting (UK) Celebrates 21 Years

Established in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974 SRK Consulting has grown into an international organisation of engineers and scientists providing a comprehensive range of consulting services to resource industries with nearly 900 staff in 2009, […]

Nationalization talk puts miners on edge

Geoffrey York CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - Last updated on Tuesday, Feb. 02, 2010 10:02AM EST A powerful wing of South Africa's ruling party is pushing for the nationalization of at least 60 per cent of the country's mining sector, sending jitters through Canadian investors in Africa's richest economy.

Weatherly International to sell smelter business to Dundee

The African copper miner has agreed to sell its Tsumeb smelter business in Namibia to Dundee Precious Metals

Carmanah Establishes Middle East Manufacturing Partnership with PTL Solar™

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (January 13, 2010) —  Carmanah Technologies and PTL Solar™ today announced a manufacturing partnership that will bring leading-edge solar LED lighting technology to the Middle East and selected countries in Africa. […]

Phillips Machine expands its activities in South Africa with new facilities/local manufacturing

Phillips Machine South Africa, under the direction of Larry G Cantley, Phillips Machine South Africa Managing Director, is a branch of an American based Phillips Machine that has been involved in almost all phases of repairs, remanufacture, fabrication, development and sales of underground mining equipment, for the past 35 years in the US. The South African branch [...]

French mining giant to build Gabon manganese plant for USD286 million

Major French nickel and manganese mining company, Eramet, is to build a new manganese plant in Gabon as the African nation moves to diversify its economy.

SA rand debate to weigh costs, benefits – report

A public debate on South Africa's rand is focusing on the costs and benefits of possible policy measures to manage the currency, Business Day newspaper quoted Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel as saying.

Botswana diamond mine expansion gets the nod

South African diamond-mining giant De Beers has announced that the shareholders of Debswana, including the government of Botswana, have approved a major extension project at the world’s richest diamond mine, Jwaneng, in Botswana.

Voith Turbo delivers large Lohse Valves for process control project

Attached please find a press release on: Voith Turbo South Africa (VTZA), the South African representative of the Martin Lohse GmbH range of valves, recently secured an order for six large 400mm diameter valves for the process control of liquid products

Warman SLR Pump For Reduced Wear And Maintenance

Attached please find a press release on: Weir Warman Africa's Warman SLR is a new ‘Medium' duty pump range designed for slurry handling duties in the mining and chemical industries where the use of a heavy duty pump cannot be justified.

Proposed BEE legislation poses risk to Namibian mining sector – Paladin

Manager for Africa for Paladin Energy, which owns the Langer Heinrich uranium mine there, says that proposed BEE legislation may damage overseas investment in the highly prospective Namibian mining sector

Level 5 BBBEE Accreditation Rating Achieved By Humboldt Wedag

Humboldt Wedag, one of the leading suppliers of materials processing technology to the mining and industrial minerals industries in southern Africa, recently achieved a BBBEE Level 5 accreditation rating.

Deswik Technologies to Supply Mill to Tharisa Mineral

Deswik Technologies is please to announce the receipt of a purchase order from Tharisa Minerals for a Deswik500 mill for their Brits PGE project in the South Africa. The Deswik mill will form part of […]

Links with West no help to Africa – Patel

Africa has not benefited from its links with rich nations and should ensure economic interactions with others are not one-sided, South Africa's Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Monday.

Gold miner says SA to reject Eskom hike plan

The South African government is expected to reject a proposal by utility Eskom to triple tariffs partly because of the impact they would have on the gold sector, the chief of AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday.

Chamber calls for new electricity deal, CIC bypassing Eskom

South Africa's Chamber of Mines is calling for a new electricity dispensation for the country and a prospective Botswana-based independent power producer (IPP) is already working directly with the South African government and bypassing the troubled State-owned power utility, Eskom.

QMASTOR expands South African client base

QMASTOR (ASX: QML) announced today that its subsidiary QMASTOR Africa had signed a four year contract with the Barberry Group. The contract covers the licensing of QMASTOR's Pit to Port software including the provision of […]

Godsell quits as Eskom chair, CEO stays on

Analysts believe the management crisis at the South African power utility should have been resolved within the boardroom rather than across the media

Partnership Africa Canada: the Kimberley Process needs review

The Kimberley Process (KP) rough diamond certification scheme failed to reach a consensus to suspend Zimbabwe at last week’s Plenary meeting in Namibia, in spite of evidence of serious non-compliance with the KP’s requirements and widespread government-sponsored human rights abuses, according to civil society groups. “Governments’ failure to suspend Zimbabwe points to fundamental weaknesses in the [...]

Acid mine drainage solution: Western Utilities completes DFS

Western Utilities has completed a Definitive Feasibility study on urgent treatment of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa's Wits Basin.

Gold Fields obtains cyanide code accreditation for all eligible operations

Gold Fields has become the first mining group, registered as a signatory with the International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI), to obtain accreditation for all its eligible operations with the International Cyanide Management Code. This follows both the Kloof and Driefontein mines, located in South Africa, attaining the standard. Gold Fields’ CEO, Nick Holland, commented: “We have [...]

South Africa says it will sign long-term coal supply contracts by next year

These will include contracts for its two new 4,800MW coal-fired power stations

Tough times ahead for power hungry SA gold mines

Eskom's request for three consecutive price hikes of 45% would raise costs at South African gold producers anywhere from 15% to 30%