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Q2 turnover of all industries in SA economy down 0.5%

During the three months ended June 30, the total turnover of all industries in the South African economy, excluding agriculture, financial intermediation, insurance and government institutions, declined by 0.5% quarter-on-quarter to...
29th September 2014

Trains roll at Australia coal port after protester removed

Train movements resumed on Monday at Australia's Newcastle port, the world's largest coal export terminal, hours after a protester disrupted operations by chaining himself to tracks, the national rail network operator said on Monday. Australian...
29th September 2014

Protests block Brazil Vale iron ore railway for fourth day

Brazilian miner Vale said the railway used to transport iron-ore to an Atlantic port from its Carajas mine in the Amazon jungle has been shut for four days as a result of a protest on the tracks. Vale said in a statement that the protests are not...
26th September 2014

Australian energy group bullish on SA govt’s stance on shale exploration

Sydney-listed energy group Challenger Energy says it is encouraged by recent indications of a “growing appreciation of the importance” of South Africa’s nascent shale gas industry and its potential beneficial impact to the broader economy,...
26th September 2014

422 family homes handed over to RBPlat workers in a departure from mining’s ‘normal’ single-sex hostels

Mining major Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) officially launched the completed Phase 1 of its Waterkloof Estate Employee Home Ownership Scheme earlier this month, which was signaled by handing over the keys to the new home owners of the first 422...
26th September 2014
Ferrous Metals

Iron-ore miner gets new apron feeder

A collaborative approach between Metso and Kumba Iron Ore’s project teams ensured the safe delivery of an apron feeder to Sishen mine 
Diversified engineering and mining group Metso has delivered a second D9 apron feeder to iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine, in the Northern Cape, to aid the miner in its raw materials conveying processes. The apron feeder was delivered...
26th September 2014
Mining Services

Logistics industry can benefit from new fleet management technology

Logistics companies need to use track-and-trace technologies to monitor the goods in their supply chain  The African logistics industry can benefit from using new logistics information technology (IT), as this will enable companies to make business decisions based on facts and not assumptions, says supply chain industry specialised software solutions...
26th September 2014


Tenders arising from a range of sectors
26th September 2014


Tender work arising from state contracts
26th September 2014
Mining Services

Transportation simplified with versatile telescopic boom

The Genie SX-180 makes lifting and transporting heavy loads to high locations easier
Work-at-height equipment and allied services supplier Goscor Hi-Reach has introduced a new telescopic boom, Africa’s tallest self-propelled ‘super boom’, to the local market last month, making lifting and transporting heavy loads to high...
26th September 2014

Osborn to supply R11m modular plant to Russian iron-ore facility

Osborn modular plant Johannesburg-based equipment manufacturer Osborn has been awarded an R11-million export order to supply a full modular plant to the Al Rosa iron-ore facility, in Russia, the company announced on Thursday. In addition to the full modular plant,...
25th September 2014

Anglo American says wins licence for slurry pipe at Brazil mine

Miner Anglo American said on Wednesday it won environmental regulatory approval to operate the slurry pipe at its Brazilian iron ore project Minas Rio, a crucial step in meeting a deadline to enter production by the end of the year. The slurry...
24th September 2014
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