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Aljazeera   11 February 2019   South Africa   Johannesburg  
<p>In the midst of Johannesburg are mountains of sandy dirt - tall, geometric, and as much a part of the landscape as the city's glittering skyline.<br />Winds stir up dust from the dunes and carry it to nearby homes where it settles on roofs, roads, and areas ...
Filed under: Mining News
Business Day   18 June 2018   South Africa   Cape Town  
<p>Umbrellas are back in demand in the Western Cape where recent rains have seen average dam levels in the province rise to above 30% for the first time in months.<br />The latest dam statistics released on Monday showed a healthy increase in both Cape Town&rsquo;s ...
The Guardian   02 February 2018   South Africa  
<p>Sibanye-Stillwater mining company said miners stuck up to 1000m below ground after outage caused by a storm.</p> <p>At least 900 gold miners who were trapped in a South African mine for more than 24 hours after a power outage were safely evacuated on Friday ...
Filed under: Mining News   13 September 2017   South Africa   South Africa  
<p>I wrote yesterday about the collapse of mining in key African gold nation Tanzania. And today, emerging news shows another major gold producer entering crisis.<br />South Africa.<br />The dire warning on South Africa&rsquo;s gold sector came from ratings ...
Filed under: Mining News
Engineering News   24 August 2017   South Africa  
<p>The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has awarded the R1.63-billion tender for the construction of the Mtentu megabridge to a joint venture comprising Aveng Grinaker-LTA and European construction firm Strabag.<br>Construction of the bridge, ...
Filed under: Construction News
The South African   11 August 2017   South Africa   Germiston  
<p>Wednesday saw the shocking collapse of a pedestrian bridge along the N3 Geldenhuys Interchange. Five people were injured, including a 7-year-old child. The mother of the child is in a medically induced coma.<br /><br />Aerial video has now emerged showing ...   17 January 2017   South Africa   Africa  
<p>A massive sinkhole has been spotted in the Northern Cape along the R31 between Daniëlskuil and Kuruman.</p><p>The sinkhole is on what appears to be a farm and near the road.</p><p>The road between Kuruman and Danielskuil has been closed due to the sinkhole.</p><p> ...
The National Business   01 January 2017   South Africa   Cape Town  
<p>CAPE TOWN // Four kilometres under the earth and it is hotter than the burning sands of Abu Dhabi’s Empty Quarter on a summers’ day.<br><br>At the West Driefontein gold mine to the west of Johannesburg, a small crew of men brave heat under a million tonnes ...
Filed under: Mining News
The construction index   24 November 2016   South Africa   Africa  
<p>Keller Group has won a contract worth over &pound;40m for ground improvement works in Durban, South Africa.</p> <p>It will design and construct the complete ground improvement package for a 350,000m2 site at the old Clairwood racecourse, where warehouses ...
Filed under: Construction News
IOL   23 June 2016   South Africa   Johannesburg  
<p>Johannesburg - Increased construction activity, possibly partly because of election-related capital expenditure, unexpectedly pushed confidence in the civil construction industry higher in the second quarter of this year.</p>
Filed under: Construction News