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(Test) Steel 2014: Research Report
Globally, the steel industry has enjoyed a decade of unprecedented growth, fuelled by the expansion of developing economies, particularly the industrialisation and urbanisation of China. The demand for infrastructure, such as buildings, roads and railway lines, has resulted in global per capita steel consumption tripling from 150 kg/capita to 450 kg/capita in the past decade and production increasing to 3.5% in 2013. However, the steel industry is moving into a lower growth phase as the Chinese economy matures, following a period of steel-intensive, infrastructure-led growth. In South Africa, output remains lower than the 7.5-million tonnes it produced in 2011 and significantly lower than the peak of 9.7-million tonnes in 2006. Steel demand has grown at 1% a year over the past 20 years, but since 2007, demand has been contracting, on average, by 5% a year. Creamer Media’s Steel 2014 report provides an overview of the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon steel and stainless steel producers. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: April 11, 2014
R 2.00

2009 Coal-Mining in South Africa
Coal reserves are distributed across the globe. This report details current activities in South Africa's coal-mining industry.
R 1,950.00

2009 Construction in South Africa
This research report outlines the state of South Africa's construction industry, and the changes taking place in the industry as a result of the global economic slowdown.
R 1,950.00

2009 Diamond Mining in Southern Africa
This report details the diamond-mining activities taking place in southern Africa, and provides information on key companies, operations and projects.
R 1,950.00

2009 Electricity in South Africa
This report details the state of South Africa's electricity industry, examining issues such as pricing, new capacity requirements and restructuring of the distribution sector.
R 1,950.00

2009 Global Iron-Ore Market
This report offers insight into the global and South African iron-ore markets, and profiles the main iron-ore producers operating globally and in South Africa.
R 1,950.00

2009 Platinum Mining in South Africa
This report highlights the current state of South Africa's platinum sector, profiling the activities of leading platinum-mining companies.
R 1,950.00

2009 Quarterly Gold Update December 31
This report profiles activities of five major gold-mining companies – AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold and Newmont Mining for the quarter ended December 31, 2009.
R 1,950.00

2009 Quarterly Gold Update June 30
This report profiles activities of five major gold-mining companies – Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Harmony Gold - for the quarter ended June 30, 2009.
R 1,950.00

2009 Quarterly Gold Update Q1
This report profiles the first quarter activities of five major gold-mining companies – Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Harmony Gold.
R 1,950.00

2009 Quarterly Gold Update September 30
This report profiles activities of five major gold-mining companies – Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields and Harmony Gold for the quarter ended September 30, 2009.
R 1,950.00

2009 South Africa's Automotive Industry
This report examines the state of South Africa's automotive sector, in the current context of falling local and global demand.
R 1,950.00

2009 South Africa's Chemicals Industry
This report profiles the activities of some of the larger participants in South Africa’s chemicals sector, including details on capital projects that are under development.
R 1,950.00

2009 South Africa's Defence Industry
This report details the activities of South Africa's defence-related industries.
R 1,950.00

2009 South Africa's Liquid Fuels Industry
This report examines the state of South Africa's liquid fuels sector, highlighting issues such as local crude oil refining, synthetic fuels production and security of liquid fuels supply.
R 1,950.00

2009 South Africa's steel industry
This report offers insight into the global and South African steel markets, and profiles the main steel and stainless steel producers operating in the country.
R 1,950.00

2009 The global synfuels industry
This report investigates the global development and potential of synthetic fuels derived from coal, natural gas and biomass feedstock.
R 1,950.00

2009 Uranium-Mining in Africa
This report examines uranium-mining on the African continent, highlighting activities in major African producers.
R 1,950.00

2010 African Mining Roundup - For November
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The report delivers information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity and general trends in the sector.
R 975.00

2010 Base Metals
Creamer Media's Base Metals 2010 report covers activities in the copper, lead, nickel and zinc markets and aims to give details on the global market for each of these metals and highlights activities relatin...
R 1,950.00

2010 Coal-mining in South Africa
This report details activities in South Africa's coal-mining industry and includes production and consumption statistics, as well as an overview of the major participants and selected smaller participants in the industry.
R 1.00

2010 Construction in South Africa
This report outlines the state of South Africa's construction industry, and the changes taking place in the industry in the aftermath of the global economic crisis.
R 1,950.00

2010 Diamond Mining in Southern Africa
This report details diamond-mining activities taking place in Southern Africa, and provides information on key companies, operations and projects.
R 1,950.00

2010 Gold
This report examines the activities of selected gold-mining companies operating in South Africa and the rest of the world, and includes major producer, as well as some smaller operators and explorers.
R 1,950.00

2010 Liquid Fuels, incorporating Synthetic Fuels
This report examines the state of the liquid fuels sector, highlighting issues such as the global liquid fuels market, local crude oil refining, synthetic fuels production and security of liquid fuels supply.
R 1,950.00

2010 Platinum-Group Metals
This report offers insight into the global and South African platinum-group metals industry, and profiles the main producers operating in the country.
R 1,950.00

2010 South Africa's Automotive Industry
This report examines the state of South Africa's automotive sector and the changes taking place in the industry in the aftermath of the global economic crisis.
R 1,950.00

2010 South Africa's Electricity Industry
This report details the state of South Africa's electricity industry and examines issues such as the current state of the country's electricity supply, investment in generation capacity and funding.
R 1,950.00

2010 South Africa's Steel Industry
South Africa's steel industry 2010 report, offers insight into not only the global and South African steel markets in the aftermath of the global economic crisis, but also profiles the main steel and stainless steel producers operating in the country.
R 1,950.00

2010 South Africa's Telecommunications Market
This report examines South Africa's telecommunications industry, including information on the structure of the sector, and aspects of its legislative and policy environment.
R 1,950.00

2010 South Africa's Transport Infrastructure
This report examines the state of South Africa’s transport sector including an analysis of the policy environment and updates on major transport infrastructure projects, including road, rail, port and airport projects. With its large size and significant distances between the country’s ports and its mining and industrial hinterland, South Africa has long been dependent on its transport network to facilitate domestic economic activity and to ensure participation in international trade.
R 1,950.00

2010/2011 African Mining Roundup (for December 2010/January 2011)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The December 2010/January 2011 roundup covers information from 27 countries, and includes over 130 separate news items.
R 975.00

2011 African Mining Roundup (For August)
R 975.00

2011 African Mining Roundup (for February)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The February 2011 roundup covers stories from 22 countries, and includes over 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity and general trends in the sector.
R 975.00

2011 African Mining Roundup (For September)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The September roundup covers stories from over 20 countries, and includes over 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, including details on the start of commercial iron-ore production at steelmaker ArcelorMittal's operations in Liberia; the transfer of De Beers' London-based rough diamond activity to Botswana; and the adoption of a new mining code by Guinea's Parliament.
R 975.00

2011 African Mining Roundup - for April (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The April roundup covers stories from 20 countries, and includes over 80 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity and general trends in the sector.
R 975.00

2011 African Mining Roundup - for June (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The June roundup covers stories from 24 countries, and includes over 90 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity and general trends in the sector.
R 975.00

2011 African Mining Roundup - for March (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The March roundup covers stories from 21 countries, and includes over 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity and general trends in the sector.
R 975.00

2011 African Mining Roundup - for November (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The November roundup covers stories from over 20 countries, and includes over 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, including details on Blackthorn Resources' approval to proceed with the expansion of the Perkoa zinc project, in Burkina Faso, to include lead and silver production; the suspension of base metals miner Albidon's operations at its Munali nickel mine, in Zambia; and Ghana's intention to raise the corporate tax rate for mining companies from 25% to 35%, while a separate 10% tax will be introduced on windfall profits.
R 975.00

2011 Base Metals
Creamer Media's Base Metals 2011 report covers activities in the copper, lead, nickel and zinc markets and aims to give details on the global market, including information on supply and demand, pricing, and the market outlook for each of these metals. In addition, the report provides details of base metals operations and projects currently under way on the African continent.
R 1,950.00

2011 Coal Roundup for November 2011 (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector across the globe over the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector. The November roundup includes details of Brazilian mining giant Vale's approval of a $6-billion expansion for its Moatize project in Mozambique; the Australian Parliament's passing of the controversial mineral resources rent tax; and commodities giant Glencore's deal to buy energy trader Mercuria's stake in Optimum Coal.
R 975.00

2011 Coal: A review of South Africa's coal sector
Coal is of critical importance to the South African energy economy. It is the source of 93% of the country’s electricity, 70% of its primary energy and 30% of its petroleum liquid fuels. Local demand for coal is growing, particularly from electricity utility Eskom, which is pursuing a massive capacity expansion programme that includes significant new coal-fired facilities. At the same time, demand for South African coal on the export market is rising, particularly from countries such as India and China, and South African coal-mining companies are benefiting from increased prices for their export coal. This report details activities in South Africa's coal-mining industry and includes production and consumption statistics, as well as an overview of the major participants and selected smaller participants in the industry.
R 1,950.00

2011 Construction Industry
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2011 Diamond mining in Southern Africa
Much to the relief of the global diamond market, the diamond trade is at long last starting to show signs of revival, following the crippling global economic crisis of 2008/9. While 2010 was not a painless year for the diamond sector, given the structural issues that continued to afflict already stressed-out markets the world over and the, as yet, unanswered questions about the sustainability and the resilience of the global economy, the industry is, nonetheless, in a far better position than it was at the start of the financial crisis. Debt levels in cutting and polishing centres have been brought down to more controllable levels and diamantaires have done well in rebalancing their inventories – as a result rough diamond prices have rebounded and exceeded precrisis highs, with strong demand growth. This report discusses the world diamond market, with a particular emphasis on diamond-mining activities taking place in Southern Africa, and provides information on key companies, operations and projects.
R 1,950.00

2011 Electricity: A review of South Africa's electricity industry
The brief reprieve offered to South Africa's electricity sector by the global slowdown served more to engender a false sense of electricity security than to facilitate the roll-out of additional power generation capacity, and Eskom has begun warning that the system is now facing new vulnerabilities. This report examines the state of South Africa's electricity industry and examines issues such as the current state of the country's electricity supply, investment in generation capacity and funding.
R 1,950.00

2011 Gold
Creamer Media’s Gold 2011 report examines the global and local gold markets, South Africa as an investment destination and the activities of major gold companies, as well as some smaller operators and explorers, operating in the country and the rest of Africa.
R 1,950.00

2011 Iron-Ore - a review of the global market
Iron-ore is mined in about 50 countries, with the largest producers being China, Australia, Brazil, India, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, the US, Canada and Sweden. This report offers insight into the global and South African iron-ore markets, and profiles the main iron-ore producers operating globally and in South Africa.
R 1,950.00

2011 Liquid Fuels (PDF Report)
The days of bounteous and low-cost oil are at an end. Since 2004, world crude oil production has been relatively static, averaging at just over 81-million barrels a day with production sitting at 82.09-million barrels a day (BP figures) in 2010. Further, new sources of oil are in increasingly far-flung locations, meaning that they are more and more challenging and costly to discover and produce. Over the same period world crude oil consumption has outpaced production, averaging 87.39-million barrels a day, with consumption recorded at 87.38-million barrels a day in 2010 an increase of 2.67-million barrels a day over 2009. As a result the world is progressively relying on unconventional liquid fuel sources, such as extra-heavy oil, oil sands, shale oil and synthetic oil made from coal, natural gas and biomass, to augment liquid fuel supplies. Even so, global liquid fuel supply is falling short of demand, resulting in high prices, which could endanger the recovery, and the subsequent sustained growth, of the global economy. This report gives an overview of the global liquid fuels market, which includes a review of consumption and supply trends, prospects for global synthetic fuels and biofuels development, and has a particular focus on South Africa's liquid fuels market.
R 1,950.00

2011 Platinum Report
The supply of platinum from South Africa in 2010 was broadly consistent with supply in 2009, although mined output and actual refined platinum production in the country increased for the year. Supplies from the country were less than production, although, as much of the production took place in the latter part of the year, not all the refined metal had been shipped by year-end. This report offers insight into the global and South African platinum-group metals industry, and profiles the main producers operating in the country.
R 1,950.00

2011 Projects in Progress (Second Edition)
The ideal in any national economy is for the government to spend capital when the private sector ceases doing so. In this way, the downturn of the project cycle can be prevented from descending to a low and the upturn from rising too high. There is now an all-out – although excessively prolonged – effort to ensure that this takes place in South Africa. The government’s infrastructure development cluster is attempting to use the R860-billion public investment programme to realise the long-promised alignment of its infrastructure development plans with job generation and industrial recreation. Government has said that the economy needs to grow by 7% a year on a sustained basis to decrease the unemployment rate, which is currently at over 25%. Current plans for large-scale infrastructure developments in South Africa, such as electricity plants, rail and road upgrades and water management schemes, are expected to sustain between 50 000 and 100 000 jobs in construction up to 2015. Thus this edition of Projects in Progress includes details on electricity, transport, water and environmentally centred ‘green’ development, as well as mining projects covering coal, gold, iron-ore, platinum, diamonds and uranium.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Automotive
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following industry sectors: Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel and Water. This report looks into key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Coal
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following mining sectors: coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum. This report looks into key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Construction
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’ efforts to diversify. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Electricity
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 30 June 2014.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Gold
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following mining sectors: coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum. This report looks into key developments in the gold industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Iron-ore
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following mining sectors: coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum. This report looks into key developments in the iron-ore industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Liquid Fuels
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following industry sectors: Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel and Water. This report looks into key developments in the liquid fuels industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Platinum
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following mining sectors: coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum. This report looks into key developments in the platinum industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Steel
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following industry sectors: Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel and Water. This report looks into key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Insight: Water
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments in the following industry sectors: Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel and Water. This report looks into key developments in the water industry over the past 12 months.
R 390.00

2011 Real Economy Year Book
The outlook for South Africa’s real economy remains clouded in a number of uncertainties, from the outlook for its currency and inflation, to whether the upturn in commodity prices will be sustained as China moves to cool its rate of expansion. A major imponderable, though, is whether the prevailing electricity shortages will completely undermine government’s growth and employment aspirations, or whether the country will be able to successfully decouple from its energy intensive growth path. Given that mining remains this country’s primary competitive advantage, it appears unlikely that the South African economy will be able to turn its back on energy-intensive extraction, refining and industrial activities. Therefore, the focus is going to have to be on accelerating efforts to match capacity with growing demand, while insisting that existing and new power-intensive businesses use power far more efficiently. In this edition of the Real Economy Year Book, we take a look primarily at efforts to boost capacity, in the context of a “tight” supply-demand
R 975.00

2011 South Africa's automotive industry
The improved vehicle sales figures achieved in South Africa in 2010 were tied to the country’s recovery from the global economic slowdown. The South African economy officially moved out of recession during the third quarter of 2009 and, while economic recovery levels were relatively subdued for some time, there was a marked improvement in consumer sentiment and business confidence. These factors were supported by lower interest rates and declining inflationary pressures. The vehicle market also benefitted from improved loan approval rates and pent-up replacement demand for vehicles, as well as from strong demand in the car rental industry, tied to South Africa’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This report examines the state of South Africa's automotive sector and the changes taking place in the industry in the aftermath of the global economic crisis.
R 1,950.00

2011 South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
The United Nations General Assembly declared access to clean water and sanitation a human right in July 2010, thus, there is an urgent need to improve how water resources are developed and managed as a way to promote growth and lessen poverty while, at the same time, ensuring environmental sustainability. Implementing this right will be a particular challenge in Africa where a large percentage of the population live in water-deprived areas. In South Africa, water-management areas are already experiencing water deficits, such as those in the Western Cape; ecosystems and water resources are under pressure by various users; and available resources and appropriate water resources are being affected by decreasing water quality, which, in turn, affects net availability.
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2011 Steel - a review of South Africa's steel sector
Since the beginning of 2010 the recovery of the global economy has been gaining momentum and this recovery is expected to continue.
R 1,950.00

2011 Telecommunications - A review of South Africa's telecoms industry
South Africa’s fixed-line telecommunications market, which is valued at an estimated R41-billion a year, is still dominated by one-time monopoly Telkom, despite the licensing, several years ago, of a second fixed-line telecommunications operator, Neotel.
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2011 Uranium: A review of uranium mining in Africa
As of February 1, 2011, 443 nuclear reactors were being operated globally for electricity generation. A further 62 new nuclear plants were under construction in 14 countries. And, with more and more governments acknowledging that nuclear power can produce reasonably priced baseload electricity that is, in effect, free of greenhouse-gas emissions, the prospects for growth in nuclear energy production are expected to grow along with the demand for uranium. Currently, one-fifth of all uranium globally is mined in Africa, and production is expected to double in the next two years. This report examines uranium mining on the African continent, highlighting activities in major African producers.
R 1,950.00

2012 Auto Report: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
This electronic report examines the state of South Africa's automotive sector in the current context of local and global demand.
R 1,950.00

2012 Coal Roundup for April (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector across the globe over the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector. The March roundup includes details of the Indian Coal Ministry's recommendation to de-allocate 58 coal blocks allotted as captive mines to several user companies; Sasol's R14-billion coal replacement programme and Beacon Hill Resources' deal with independent energy trader Vitol Coal to market its export coal.
R 975.00

2012 Coal Roundup for August (PDF Report)
R 975.00

2012 Coal Roundup for December 2011/January (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector across the globe over the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector. The December/January roundup includes details of Anglo American's new five-million-ton-a-year coal mine, Universal Coal's ambitions to become a midtier producer by 2015 and Vale's $1-billion rail line deal with the Malawi government.
R 975.00

2012 Coal Roundup for February (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector across the globe over the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector. The February roundup includes details of the potential of Beacon Hill's Minas Moatize project, in Mozambique; Coal of Africa Limited's sale of its 26% stake in its Keynote Trading and Investment subsidiary to black-owned Rothe Investment and King Makhado Holdings; and Exxaro Resources' plans to generate clean energy.
R 975.00

2012 Coal Roundup for July (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector across the globe of the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends. This month's electronic roundup includes details of JSE-listed Wescoal’s mining right over the Intibane Colliery near Witbank, in Mpumalanga; Botswana’s charm offensive in incentivising possible investors in the mining sector and Resources Generation’s rail haulage contract with South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail.
R 975.00

2012 Coal Roundup for June (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector across the globe in the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector. This month's electronic roundup includes details of International farm-in and joint venture agreement with Queensland Coal Investments; the opening of the new $200-million coal export terminal in Beira harbour, in Mozambique; and the completion of Glencore International’s transfer of 20.01% of its shareholding in Shanduka Coal to Shanduka Resources.
R 975.00

2012 Coal Roundup for March (PDF Report)
The March roundup includes details of the Indian Coal Ministry's recommendation to de-allocate 58 coal blocks allotted as captive mines to several user companies; Sasol's R14-billion coal replacement programme and Beacon Hill Resources' deal with independent energy trader Vitol Coal to market its export coal.
R 975.00

2012 Coal Roundup for May (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector across the globe during the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector. The May roundup includes details of Hancock Coal’s go-ahead to develop the A$6.4-billion Alpha coal project in Australia’s Galilee basin; State-owned power utility Eskom’s commissioning of the Tutuka road-to-rail coal link in Mpumalanga; and Firestone Energy’s progress it its financial restructuring.
R 975.00

2012 Coal: A review of South Africa's coal sector
South Africa is a major producer and exporter of coal, ranking among the top ten countries in the world for these activities. The industry is of major significance to the country’s economy, with coal being the source of 93% of the country’s electricity, 70% of its primary energy and 30% of its petroleum liquid fuels. Coal is also one of the country’s leading mineral revenue generators. This electronic report reviews South Africa’s coal sector, including the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales, as well as selected coal projects under development.
R 1,950.00

2012 Construction: A review of South Africa's construction sector
The Building Research Strategy Consulting Unit of business consultancy BMI estimates that investment in construction and building in South Africa in 2011 was R320-billion.
R 1,950.00

2012 Defence: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
South Africa’s defence budget, at about 1.2% of gross domestic product, is considered low compared with international standards. As a result, the local defence industry is experiencing an inadequate flow of domestic orders. Consequently, the country is currently undertaking a defence review, aimed at examining how the country’s defence policy can respond to the challenges of the twenty-first century. This report examines the key participants in the sector, research and development undertaken by the participants, local and export demand, as well as competitiveness and diversification in the sector, among other issues over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 1,950.00

2012 Diamonds: A review of Southern Africa's diamond sector (PDF Report)
The year 2011 started positively for the diamond industry; however, diamond prices started to plummet sharply later in the year, when the global economic outlook suddenly darkened – partly as a result of the unabating European sovereign crisis, which has left demand for luxury goods soft, while wary lenders are passing increased borrowing costs to cutters, who are heavily dependent on financing for their rough diamond inventory. Nonetheless, the medium- to long-term outlook for diamonds remains positive, with analysts forecasting that prices will gain by 3% in 2013, before rising by 5% to 7% in the following years as producers struggle to satisfy growing demand. This report discusses the world diamond market, with a particular emphasis on diamond-mining activities taking place in Southern Africa over the past 12 months, and provides information on key companies, operations and projects. The report is a summary of information published in Creamer Media's Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 1,950.00

2012 Electricity 2012: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
2012 Electricity 2012: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
R 1,950.00

2012 Gold: A review of Africa's gold sector
The year 2011 proved a year of firsts for gold, with the yellow metal reaching record highs of 2 809.5 t, up 4% from the 2010 production figures. Also, the gold price posted its tenth straight year of gains since 2001, benefiting from the global economic uncertainty that prevailed throughout 2011, and continued to prove itself as a currency and store of wealth when it peaked at an all-time high of $1 895/oz on the London PM fix on September 6. However, with the price of gold currently hovering at between $1 540/oz and $1 660/oz, Gold Fields’ CEO Nick Holland recently indicated that a higher price is needed to sustain current mine production.
R 1,950.00

2012 Iron-ore: A review of the sector
This electronic report offers insight into this trend in the global and South African iron-ore markets, and also profiles the main iron-ore producers operating globally and in South Africa.
R 1,950.00

2012 Liquid Fuels: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector
Demand for liquid fuel products in South Africa currently exceeds the country’s ability to manufacture such products. While the shortfall is generally met through imported refined fuel, the country has experienced localised incidents of liquid fuel shortages. In recent times, these shortages have increased in frequency and severity, creating fears about the country’s future security of liquid fuels supply. Debate is rife about which strategy should be pursued to ensure the future security of South Africa’s liquid fuel supply. State-owned company, PetroSA, is strongly advocating the development of a new crude oil refinery. However, other options exist, such as the development of a new coal-to-liquids refinery, the upgrading of existing refineries, or importing the increased quantities of refined fuels, are also advocated. Amid this debate companies in the local liquid fuels sector are preparing for the roll-out of new fuel specifications in 2017, which will require refinery upgrades. This report provides an overview of South Africa’s liquid fuels market, including the business environment, oil and gas production and exploration, crude oil refining and imports, competition, logistics and security of supply among other issues.
R 1,950.00

2012 Platinum: A review of South Africa's platinum sector
Global platinum supply amounted to 6.48-million ounces in 2011 and total gross platinum demand 8.1-million ounces. South Africa, the world’s largest platinum miner, supplied 4.86-million ounces of the total, belying the fact that actual mined production in the country decreased in 2011, as the overall supply increase was entirely the result of a release of metal from inventories.
R 1,950.00

2012 Projects in Progress - First Edition (PDF Report)
The first edition of the Projects in Progress 2012 supplement highlights the genuine moves under way to shift the South African economy from its prevailing consumer-led growth trajectory to one that is increasingly balanced by a recovery in the productive sectors. This shift is taking place against a backdrop of ongoing economic uncertainty, particularly in Europe, and a growing realisation within government that it needs to play a decisive countercyclical role by bolstering fixed investment in a way that is supportive of growing domestic demand and lays the foundations for private-sector fixed investment. At the heart of this shift is the R845-billion infrastructure investment programme to build new power, transport, fuel and water infrastructure over the next three years. This electronic publication gives readers a sense of the current state of South Africa's project economy, and provides an outline of not only industrial and mining projects under way in the country, but also in other parts of Africa.
R 390.00

2012 Projects in Progress - Second Edition (PDF Report)
The second edition of the Projects in Progress supplement published at the end of September this year, highlights the need for the South African government to play a counter-cyclical project role. As publishing editor, Martin Creamer notes: “It is good that the State is prepared to enter the fray with its project programme. In this way, there is a semblance of project balance and supply and demand forces are kept on a more even keel.” The shift by the South African government from a consumer-led growth trajectory to one that is increasingly balanced by a recovery in the productive sectors, is welcomed. Emphasis has been placed on the urgent stimulation of mining and energy investment. Among the central constraints, however, are electricity shortages and infrastructure weaknesses, especially in heavy-haul rail services, ports and water, and it is important that opportunities are created for the private sector to assist government, as not all the projects will be government funded. This electronic publication gives readers a sense of the current state of South Africa's project economy and provides an outline of not only industrial and mining projects under way in the country to tackle the constraints mentioned, but also of projects in other parts of Africa, where there are hopes for the continent to begin reaping a demographic dividend, courtesy of its young and rapidly growing workforce and its declining dependence ratio.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Automotive (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on the automotive sector covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including sector support, competitiveness, investment and prospects for the sector.. A full summary of Creamer Media's Real Economy Yearbook – covering the Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel, Water, Coal, Gold, and Platinum sectors – is also available from Creamer Media.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Coal (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on South Africa’s coal industry details activities in the coal-mining industry over the past year, with a particular focus on supply and demand. A full summary of Creamer Media's Real Economy Yearbook – covering the Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel, Water, Coal, Gold, and Platinum sectors – is also available from Creamer Media.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Construction (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on the construction sector covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months, including local demand, geographic diversification, competition, materials challenges and prospects for the sector.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Electricity (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on South Africa’s electricity industry covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including electricity planning, parastatal Eskom’s electricity generation, independent power producers, demand focused initiatives, electricity transmission and distribution, as well as prospects for the sector.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Gold (PDF Report)
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Iron-ore (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on iron-ore covers key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including the major iron-ore companies globally and in South Africa, pricing, mine law reform and investment in South Africa and prospects for the sector.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Liquid Fuels (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on liquid fuels covers key developments in the liquid fuels industry over the past 12 months, including oil refining capacity, liquid fuel feedstock and prospects for the sector. A full summary of Creamer Media's Real Economy Yearbook – covering the Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel, Water, Coal, Gold, and Platinum sectors – is also available from Creamer Media.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Platinum (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on the platinum sector covers key developments in the platinum industry over the past 12 months, including the global market, safety and labour issues, the sector’s exposure to Zimbabwe and prospects for the sector. A full summary of Creamer Media's Real Economy Yearbook – covering the Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel, Water, Coal, Gold, and Platinum sectors – is also available from Creamer Media.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Steel (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Insight brief on steel covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months, including developments in the global and South African markets, raw materials, Kumba Iron Ore and ArcelorMittal’s mineral rights dispute, preferential procurement plans and the prospects for a State-owned steel company. A full summary of Creamer Media's Real Economy Yearbook – covering the Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel, Water, Coal, Gold, and Platinum sectors – is also available from Creamer Media.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Insight: Water (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and delves into the key developments of the following industry sectors: Automotive, Construction, Electricity, Liquid Fuels, Steel, Water, Coal, Gold, Iron-ore and Platinum. This report covers key developments in the water sector over the past 12 months, including water scarcity, South Africa’s Blue Drop and Green Drop certification scheme and prospects for the sector.
R 390.00

2012 Real Economy Year Book (PDF Report)
The 2012 edition of the Real Economy Year Book is published at a time when the outlook for South Africa’s real economy is being shaped by two contradictory forces.
R 975.00

2012 Road and Rail: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF Report)
For the much of the six-and-a-half decades from 1910, South Africa’s rail sector was carefully nurtured and handsomely resourced by successive administrations. Growing competition from road was kept at bay by tough regulatory practices that ensured rail freight of a virtual monopoly. From the mid-1970s, however, rail’s pre-eminent position in South Africa began to come under scrutiny. A series of National Transport Policy Studies reviewed worldwide trends in transport deregulation. The findings reinforced a growing belief that an overprotected rail industry and an over-regulated road-freight sector were detrimental to the overall South African economy. This was undoubtedly true – but as often happens in these matters, in the following decades, and indeed, right up to the recent present, the stick was then bent excessively in the opposite direction. The net result is that, on the freight side, rail has massively lost market share to road over the past 20 to 25 years. Road transport has been allowed to grow, but without the implementation of an effective road transport quality system. This imbalance in the modal split has been a key contributing factor to high direct logistics costs in the economy. The disproportionate shift of freight to road has had many other perverse and costly impacts – the road freight industry (unlike Transnet Freight Rail) does not directly carry the cost of building and maintaining the public infrastructure it uses and this has resulted in an increase in road construction and maintenance costs, deteriorating road conditions, congestion problems and road collisions. This report investigates South Africa’s road and rail infrastructure, including the country’s road and rail networks, maintenance and the challenges facing the sector, among others.
R 1,950.00

2012 SA Basic Education Brief
The SA Development report, which was published on February 9 this year, has been divided into six individual electronic reports under the banner SA Briefs and delves into the key developments in the economic and social realms of South Africa. The second brief in the series – SA Basic Education – looks into key developments in South Africa’s education system in 2011, and includes a discussion on access to education, expenditure on education, as well as school enrollment and outcomes statistics. Keep a look out for the other reports published under the SA Briefs banner including economics, healthcare, housing, land reform and water and sanitation. Please note that the SA Development report was published before the 2012 Budget speech and is a review of developments in 2011.
R 390.00

2012 SA Economic Brief (PDF Report)
The SA Development report, which was published on February 9 this year, has been divided into six individual electronic reports under the banner SA Briefs and delves into the key developments in the economic and social realms of South Africa. The first – SA Economic Brief – looks into key developments in South Africa’s economy in 2011, and includes discussions on GDP growth, gross fixed-capital formation, employment, inflation, the country’s budget stance, balance of payments, the exchange rate and black economic empowerment. Keep a look out for the other reports published under the SA Briefs banner including education, healthcare, housing, land reform and water and sanitation. Please note that the SA Development report was published before the 2012 Budget speech and is a review of developments in 2011.
R 390.00

2012 SA Healthcare Brief (PDF Report)
The SA Development report, which was published on February 9 this year, has been divided into six individual electronic reports under the banner SA Briefs and delves into the key developments in the economic and social realms of South Africa. The third in the series – SA Healthcare – looks into key developments in South Africa’s healthcare system in 2011, and includes a discussion on healthcare outcomes, as well as government's proposed National Health Insurance scheme. Keep a look out for the other reports published under the SA Briefs banner including economics, basic education, housing, land reform and water and sanitation. Please note that the SA Development report was published before the 2012 Budget speech and is a review of developments in 2011.
R 390.00

2012 SA Housing Brief (PDF Reports)
The SA Development report, which was published on February 9 this year, has been divided into six individual electronic reports under the banner SA Briefs and delves into the key developments in the economic and social realms of South Africa. The fourth in the series – SA Housing – looks into key developments in South Africa’s housing system in 2011, and includes a discussion on housing outcomes, as well as government's human settlements grant as one of the faster growing budget items. Keep a look out for the other reports published under the SA Briefs banner including economics, basic education, healthcare, land reform and water and sanitation. Please note that the SA Development report was published before the 2012 Budget speech and is a review of developments in 2011.
R 390.00

2012 SA Land Reform Brief (PDF Report)
The SA Development report, which was published on February 9 this year, has been divided into six individual electronic reports under the banner SA Briefs and delves into the key developments in the economic and social realms of South Africa. The fifth in the series – SA Land Reform – looks into key developments with regards to the politically sensitive issue of land reform in 2011. Keep a look out for the other reports published under the SA Briefs banner including economics, basic education, housing, healthcare and water and sanitation. Please note that the SA Development report was published before the 2012 Budget speech and is a review of developments in 2011.
R 390.00

2012 SA Water and Sanitation Brief (PDF Reports)
The SA Development report, which was published on February 9 this year, has been divided into six individual electronic reports under the banner SA Briefs and delves into the key developments in the economic and social realms of South Africa. The sixth in the series – SA Water and Sanitation – looks into key developments with regards to access to water and sanitation services in South Africa in 2011, which has become a key area of discontent for many of the country’s impoverished communities. Keep a look out for the other reports published under the SA Briefs banner including economics, basic education, housing, healthcare and water and sanitation. Please note that the SA Development report was published before the 2012 Budget speech and is a review of developments in 2011.
R 390.00

2012 Steel: A review of South Africa's steel sector
This electronic report not only offers insight into the global and South African steel markets, examining issues such as supply and demand, as well as trade, but also profiles the main steel and stainless steel producers operating in South Africa.
R 2,223.00

2012 Water Research Report
R 1,950.00

2013 Electricity: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
This report provides an overview of the state of electricity generation and transmission in South Africa and examines electricity planning, investment in generation capacity, electricity tariffs, the role of independent power producers and demand-focused initiatives, among other issues.
R 1,950.00

2013 Real Economy Insight: Automotive (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s market leaders, cost considerations, production and competitiveness, labour, trade and prospects for the industry. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

2013 Real Economy Insight: Construction (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months, including details of local demand, anticompetitive behaviour, skills and prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 - First Edition (PDF Report)
While 2015 was a challenging year for the global mining industry, professional services firm SNL Metals & Mining has said early indications are that 2016 is unlikely to reveal the light at the end of the tunnel for the sector. The firm notes that, with depressed metals prices, production exceeding demand for most metals, high levels of international political turmoil and a slowing Chinese economy, investors are understandably wary of the mining industry and of markets in general. In Africa, as in certain other developing regions, mining companies face the increasing challenge of changing expectations in respect of their social licence to operate, while a skills dearth, successfully implementing capital preservation projects and meeting government revenue expectations pose further challenges. This edition of Creamer Media’s Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 (First Edition) reviews recently announced scoping, prefeasibility and definitive/bankable feasibility studies on projects across the continent, as well as the projects that are under way. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 13 July 2016.
R 2,223.00

Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 - Second Edition (PDF Report)
While the African continent remains “a treasure trove” of metals and minerals, with some of the last unexplored mineral tenements on earth, investment is needed in new exploration projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of its mining sectors. Further, Deloitte Emerging Markets & Africa MD Dr Martyn Davies said in November 2016 during a webcast precursor of the 2017 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba: “Bold, progressively minded leadership is what is . . . required for Africa to unlock its full potential in the mineral resources sphere.” Given this setting, the second edition of Creamer Media’s Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 showcases some of the many mining projects across the continent that are progressing, despite the sector facing many challenges, including the difficulty of raising capital, as well as socioeconomic and regulatory challenges. Creamer Media's report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 15 December 2016.
R 2,223.00

Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2017 - First Edition (PDF Report)
As a major focus of minerals mining in the world, and an untouched treasure trove of natural resources, Africa has a sizeable and thriving mining industry. The mining sector does not only provide employment for millions of African nationals, but is also a significant source of foreign direct investment and earnings. According to mine and industry engineering company Ukwazi nonexecutive director Alan Clegg the commodities that are likely to provide a sufficient upward cycle, thereby sustaining investor interest in Africa, are precious metals, base and battery metals, and energy fuels. The burning question facing the mining sector, however, is whether, and how, it can make its full potential contribution to satisfy the ever-growing need for mineral resources while capturing the wider socioeconomic benefits from such development. This edition of Creamer Media’s Africa Mining Projects in Progress reviews recently announced scoping, prefeasibility and definitive/bankable feasibility studies on projects across the continent, as well as the projects that are under way. Creamer Media's reports draws from material published over the past 12 months and are a summaries of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 31 July 2017.
R 2,223.00

African Mining Projects in Progress (50% discount)
Mineral endowments are not only limited but they are also subjected to long-term real price decline and prone to cyclical vacillations. The minerals mostly require many skills and considerable capital to extract and process. Their momentum if understood and managed, could be used to change Africa’s disabling economic circumstances. The African continent is well endowed with mineral resources and has an extensive mining history. It hosts the world’s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese and vanadium. It also produces about 17% of the world’s uranium. Most of these minerals are exported as ores, concentrates or metals without significant downstream processing to add value. This is mainly owing to the weak assimilation of Africa’s mining sector into national economic and social activities, says the International Study Group Report on Africa’s Mineral Regimes. This has led to the continued belief that Africa’s untapped mineral potential can function as a springboard for the continent’s industrialisation. Creamer Media’s African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 report tracks developments taking place in Africa’s mining sector and across various mining sectors on the continent, including coal, copper, gold, iron-ore, platinum and uranium. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 13 April 2015.
R 1,111.50

African Mining Projects in Progress (Second Edition)
Africa hosts the world’s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese and vanadium. It also produces about 17% of the world’s uranium. The continent’s growth in the past has mostly been propelled by exaggeratedly high prices for these commodities, driven by Chinese demand for natural resources. “The commodities boom was a period of significant investment and growth, as mining companies focused on output at any cost to take advantage of the high commodity-price environment. However, the higher prices concealed the impact of falling productivity in the mining sector,” multinational services firm EY mining and metals sector leader Wickus Botha states. The recent economic slump in the commodities market has resulted in restricted growth, not only in Africa but also worldwide, with mines now consolidating their existing assets rather than expanding operations, he adds. In addition to plummeting commodity prices, rapid political and economic changes in many African States have made it increasingly difficult for many of them to attract miners, explorers and the prospective financiers that help drive their economies. Creamer Media’s second edition of its African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 report tracks project developments taking place across various mining sectors on the continent, including coal, copper, gold, iron-ore, platinum and uranium. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 27 November 2015.
R 2,223.00

African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 (PDF Report)
Mineral endowments are not only limited but they are also subjected to long-term real price decline and prone to cyclical vacillations. The minerals mostly require many skills and considerable capital to extract and process. Their momentum if understood and managed, could be used to change Africa’s disabling economic circumstances. The African continent is well endowed with mineral resources and has an extensive mining history. It hosts the world’s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese and vanadium. It also produces about 17% of the world’s uranium. Most of these minerals are exported as ores, concentrates or metals without significant downstream processing to add value. This is mainly owing to the weak assimilation of Africa’s mining sector into national economic and social activities, says the International Study Group Report on Africa’s Mineral Regimes. This has led to the continued belief that Africa’s untapped mineral potential can function as a springboard for the continent’s industrialisation. Creamer Media’s African Mining Projects in Progress 2015 report tracks developments taking place in Africa’s mining sector and across various mining sectors on the continent, including coal, copper, gold, iron-ore, platinum and uranium. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 13 April 2015.
R 2,223.00

African Mining Roundup (December 2011/January 2012)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent. The December/January roundup covers reports from over 20 countries, and includes over 130 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format. This electronic report includes details on Botswana's decision to lift its ban on new prospecting licences for coal, coal-bed methane and related minerals; Russian steelmaker Severstal increasing its shareholding in the Putu iron-ore project, in Liberia; and Australia-based Blackthorn Resources extraction of first ore from the Perkoa zinc joint venture, in Burkina Faso.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup (for July 2011)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The July roundup covers stories from 20 countries, and includes over 90 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, labour issues and general trends in the sector.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup (for October 2011)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The October roundup covers stories from over 20 countries, and includes over 90 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, including details on the emergence of a potential threat to the acquisition of Anvil Mining by China’s Minmetals Resources; the United Nations Security Council's consideration of a draft resolution that could see mining companies banned from investing in Eritrea; and Zambia's persual of reforms in the management and regulation of its mining industry.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - December 2012/January 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The December 2012/January 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 20 countries, but also includes more than 200 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This report includes details of the award of an onshore petroleum prospecting licence, in Malawi, to oil and gas company SacOil; First Quantum’s approval of $840-million of expansion projects in Zambia; and Anglo American Platinum’s announcement of its restructuring plans, and the subsequent outcry in this regard. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - February 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The February 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 20 countries, but also includes almost 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Mwana Africa’s joint venture agreement with China’s Zhejiang Hailiang, covering 28 exploration licences in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Coal of Africa’s issuance of force majeure notices to its customers, following the derailment of ten wagons on the Maputo rail corridor, in Mozambique; as well as Afferro Mining’s termination of takeover talks with India’s Jindal Steel and Power, and its subsequent signing of a memorandum of understanding with Korean steel producer Posco Africa.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for April 2012 (PDF Report)
This month's electronic report includes details on African miner Randgold Resources' development of the Kibali project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; the government of Mozambique's deal to acquire a 5% stake in the Moatize coal project for $21-million; and China’s Gingko Energy Company's intention to invest $100-million over five years to revive production at the Kilembe copper mine, in western Uganda.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for August 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent. The August roundup not only covers reports from more than 20 countries, but also includes almost 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month's electronic report includes details of Resource Generation’s $120-million saving at its Boikarabelo project, in Limpopo; the Mozambique government’s acquisition of a 5% stake in mining giant Vale’s Moatize coal project and Asumah Resources’ Wa gold project feasibility study in Ghana. The report draws on material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for February 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent. The February roundup covers reports from over 20 countries, and includes over 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format. This electronic report includes details on progress made in several major corporate actions, including Exxaro’s acquisition of African Iron, Minmetal’s acquisition of Anvil, and China Guandong Power Corporation’s acquisition of Extract Resources; the Forécariah joint venture iron-ore mine in Guinea; and recent industrial action at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine, in South Africa.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for July 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent. The June roundup not only covers reports from more than 20 countries, but also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month's electronic report includes details of Tiger Resources’ first production from its Kipoi project in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Anglo American’s acquisition of a 58.9% stake in a metallurgical coal project in Mozambique, and Tanzania’s corporate tax of 30% on mining companies operating for more than five years.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for June 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent. The June roundup covers reports from over 20 countries and includes more than 90 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format. This month's electronic report includes details of Kenya’s invitation to investors to bid for the exploration and development of two coal blocks in its eastern region, the construction at gold miner Endeavour Mining’s new gold mine in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as several platinum operations and projects in South Africa that have been placed on hold owing to the poor state of the platinum market.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for March 2012 (PDF Report)
This month's electronic report includes details on Banro Corp intention to start producing gold at a second gold mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo within the next year; Deep Yellow receipt of environmental approval for its Shiyela iron-ore project, in Namibia; and the launch of Anglo American Inyosi Coal's R4.2-billion Zibulo colliery, in South Africa
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for May 2011 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent over the past month. The May roundup covers stories from 20 countries, and includes over 90 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity and general trends in the sector.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for May 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity across the continent. The May roundup covers reports from over 20 countries, and includes more than 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read disaggregated format. This month's electronic report includes details of commodities trader Glencore’s takeover of the Mutanda copper operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Sasol Mining’s new R3.5-billion Thubelisha shaft at the Twistdraai colliery in Mpumalanga; and the cost of developing platinum company Wesizwe’s Bakubung project on the western limb of the South Africa’s Bushveld Complex.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for November 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The November roundup not only covers reports from 24 countries but also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month's electronic report includes details of the Botswana government’s renewal of three of South African coal developer Continental Coal’s prospecting licences for a further two years; Aim- and TSX-listed Aureus Mining’s $80-million fund-raising for the development and construction of its New Liberty gold project, which will be Liberia’s first commercial gold mine; and the unbundling of gold major Gold Fields’ deep narrow-reef Kloof Driefontein Complex and Beatrix narrow-reef underground mines into a new all-South African gold-mining company, Sibanye Gold. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for October 2012 (PDF Report)
This month's electronic report includes details of the delay of French energy group Areva’s Trekkopje uranium mine, in Namibia; diversified miner Exxaro Resources’ decision not to exercise its preemptive right to a 30% interest in Coal of Africa Limited’s Makhado coking coal project, in South Africa; and the completion of the indigenisation of Caledonia Mining’s Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - for September 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The September roundup not only covers reports from more than 20 countries, but also includes almost 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month's electronic report includes details of Lucara Diamond’s second auction of diamonds from its Mothae project, in Lesotho, bringing to an end the project’s trial-mining programme; the suspension of Great Basin Gold’s operations at its troubled Burnstone mine, in South Africa; the opening of Sudan’s first gold refinery and the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority’s order to Impala Platinum’s Zimplats unit to pay $33.8-million in back taxes.
R 975.00

African Mining Roundup - November 2015 - Free Report
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The November 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in October in more than 20 countries. It includes about 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of ASX-listed junior Mustang Resources' agreement with private Australian miner Montepuez Minerals to acquire an 80% stake in the unlisted company, giving Mustang access to three highly prospective ruby licences in Mozambique; Tanzania-focused graphite developer Kibaran Resources' mandate letter with German bank KfW IPEX to explore financing options for the construction of the $77-million Epanko project; and Intrepid Mines’ 35% decline in estimated capital costs at its Kitumba copper project, in Zambia, following an update to its prefeasibility study. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 November 2015.
R 0.00

African Mining Roundup – April 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The April 2014 roundup covers not only activities that happened in March but also stories from more than 25 countries. It also includes more than 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of ASX-listed Equatorial Resources’ mining licence for its Mayoko-Moussondji iron-ore project, in the Republic of Congo; JSE-listed Bauba Platinum’s two-year chrome ore supply agreement with ASA Metals; and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union-led platinum-industry strike. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
R 1,111.50

African Mining Roundup – April 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The April 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in March in 25 countries. It includes more than 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of ASX-listed South Boulder Mines’ prefeasibility study on the Colluli potash project, Eritrea; platinum development company Wesizwe Platinum’s intersection of the secondary upper group two reef at the main shaft of its Bakubung mine, on the western limb of South Africa’s Bushveld Complex; and black-owned Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s increase in headline earnings for the year ended December 31, 2014. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 April 2015.
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African Mining Roundup – August 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The August 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in July in 24 countries. It also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of project developer Ivanhoe Mines’ construction on the boxcut for the initial portal to planned decline ramps at the proposed Kamoa copper mine, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Gem Diamonds’ recent infill drilling programmes at the Letšeng diamond mine, in Lesotho; and uranium miner Paladin Energy’s sale of a 25% stake in its Langer Heinrich operation, in Namibia, to a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 August 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – August 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The August 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in July in 28 countries. It includes about 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Aim-listed Premier African Minerals’ new exploration tenements in central Benin; Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds’ deal that will result in its offloading its Botswana operations to Toronto-listed Tango Mining; and the opening of Kefi Minerals’ final bidding for process plant and mine-operation construction contracts at its Tulu Kapi gold mine, in Ethiopia. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 August 2015.
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African Mining Roundup – December 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The December 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 20 countries but also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of metals explorer Legend Mining’s share sale and debt assignment agreement with a subsidiary of Jindal Steel and Power to divest of its interest in the Ngovayang iron-ore and gold project, in Cameroon; financial services provider Absa Bank’s agreement to provide Firestone’s subsidiary Liqhobong Mining Development Company with debt finance for the development of a diamond mine, in the Lesotho Highlands; and gold major AngloGold Ashanti’s results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 December 2013.
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African Mining Roundup – December 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The December 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in November in 22 countries. It also includes more than 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of diamond developer Kimberley Diamonds’ progress with the environmental authorisation for its Lerala mine, in Botswana; ASX-listed Bannerman Resources’ construction of its Etango heap-leach demonstration plant, in Namibia, which is on track for completion in early 2015; and mining giant BHP Billiton’s agreement to a R10-billion, five-year liquid metal supply contract with a black-controlled consortium. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 December 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – December 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The December 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in November in more than 20 countries. It includes about 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of an optimisation study on Bannerman Resources’ Etango uranium project, in Namibia; the start of construction at Vancouver-based B2Gold’s Fekola mine site, in Mali, where the company is building a 350 000 oz/y gold mine; and details of diamond miner Lucapa Diamonds’ sale of its seventh parcel of diamonds from the Lulo project, in Angola. This report is a summary of information published in Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 03 December 2015.
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African Mining Roundup – February 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The February 2013 roundup covers activities for December 2013 and January 2014; it not only covers stories from more than 20 countries but also includes more than 130 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Premier African Minerals’ Phase 1 exploration programme for the Danakil potash project, in Ethiopia; Kumba Iron Ore’s plans to relocate the Dingleton community to Kathu, as the miner expands its Sishen mine, in the Northern Cape; and mining and commodities trading major GlencoreXstrata’s acquisition of the remaining 14.5% indirect equity interest in Mutanda Mining. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 13 February 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – February 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The February 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in December 2014 and January 2015 in 25 countries. It also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Mozambique-focused miner Baobab Resources’ selection process of a Chinese partner to conclude a feasibility study at its Tete iron project, in Mozambique; junior explorer IMX Resources’ joint venture with Mauritius-based Fig Tree Resources Fund II, to divest more than 70% of its Ntaka Hill nickel project, in Tanzania; and diversified mining major Glencore’s plans to close some of its coal mining operations in South Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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African Mining Roundup – July 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The July 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in June in 25 countries. It also includes more than 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of South Africa’s historic five-month platinum strike; Gryphon Minerals’ mining permit for the Banfora gold project, in Burkina Faso; and iron-ore developer Sundance Resources’ appointment of the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for port and rail infrastructure for the Mbalam-Nabeba iron-ore project, on the border of Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 July 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – July 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The July 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in June in 18 countries. It includes more than 90 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of diversified mining giant Rio Tinto International and Savannah Resources subsidiary AME East Africa’s plans to merge their Mozambique-based adjacent heavy minerals sands assets into an unincorporated joint venture; West African gold producer Aureus Mining’s successful completion of its first gold pour at its New Liberty gold project, in Liberia; and junior diamond firm Kimberley Diamonds’ A$10-million loan, which it intends to use for the recommissioning of its Lerala diamond mine, in Botswana. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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African Mining Roundup – June 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The June 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in May in 27 countries. It also includes more than 95 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of gold exploration and development company Kefi Minerals’ scoping-level review of the Tulu Kapi gold project, in Ethiopia; the cessation of uranium production at Paladin Energy’s Kayelekera mine, in Malawi; and Glencore subsidiary Glencore International’s acquisition of an additional 2.25-million shares in Chad-focused energy explorer Caracal Energy. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 June 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – June 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The June 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in May in 20 countries. It includes more than 80 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of the restart of construction at Canadian project developer True Gold’s flagship Karma gold project, in Burkina Faso; the Ghanaian government’s approval of Perseus Mining’s plans to extend mining operations at its Edikan gold mine; and production figures from diversified mining and marketing company Glencore’s South African thermal coal mines for the quarter ended March 2015. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 03 June 2015.
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African Mining Roundup – March 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The March 2014 roundup covers not only activities that happened in February, but also stories from more than 28 countries. It also includes more than 125 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of junior miner Papillon Resources’ mining permit for its flagship Fekola gold project, in Mali; the Waterberg Coal Company’s feasibility on the development of an opencast mine, in Limpopo, to produce ten-million tonnes a year of coal for State-owned power utility Eskom for the next 30 years; and the finalisation of the terms and conditions of Aim-listed Paragon Diamonds’ subsidiary Meso Diamonds’ mining lease agreement with the Lesotho government for the mining of Lemphane kimberlite pipe. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 March 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – March 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The March 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in February in 28 countries. It also includes more than 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of emerging copper miner Cupric Africa’s proposed development of a new underground copper mine, in Botswana; Africa-focused Rainbow Rare Earths’ mining licence for its high-grade Gakara rare earths project, in Burundi; and platinum mining major Impala Platinum’s plan to invest R30-billion in its operations over the next five years. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 March 2015.
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African Mining Roundup – May 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The May 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in April from more than 28 countries. It also includes more than 80 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of London-listed Weatherly International’s flagship Tschudi opencut copper project, in Namibia, which is likely to cost 10% less than was stated in the 2012 bankable feasibility study; a new investment law, promulgated by the Egyptian government, which may lead to the dismissal of an administrative court ruling declaring gold producer Centamin’s right to operate the Sukari mine invalid; and South Africa’s platinum sector strike. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 may 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – May 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The May 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in April in 25 countries. It includes more than 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of iron-ore company Tawana’s agreement to formalise the legal and commercial conditions of the Mofe Creek project, in Liberia; Canadian miner Nevsun Resources’ Bisha operation, in Eritrea, which is on track to start commissioning at its new zinc plant by mid-2016; and gold miner Iamgold’s negotiations with AngloGold Ashanti to buy AngloGold’s stakes in two gold mines, in Mali, in which they are partners. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends Published on: 11 May 2015.
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African Mining Roundup – November 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The November 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 25 countries but also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of TSX-V-listed explorer Pangolin Diamonds’ major kimberlite discoveries, in Botswana; the Mozambique Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Action’s approval of Aim-listed Ncondezi Energy’s environmental and social impact assessment for the Ncondezi coal mine; and the launch of the construction phase of De Beers Consolidated Mines’ R20-billion Venetia underground project, in South Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 November 2013
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African Mining Roundup – November 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The November 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in October in 28 countries. It also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Sydney-listed South Boulder Mines’ prefeasibility-study-level drilling at the Colluli potash project, in Eritrea; embattled iron-ore miner London Mining’s decision to place the company into administration; and gold miner Sibanye Gold’s record gold production for the three months ended September 30. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 November 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – November 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The November 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in October in more than 20 countries. It includes about 100 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of ASX-listed junior Mustang Resources' agreement with private Australian miner Montepuez Minerals to acquire an 80% stake in the unlisted company, giving Mustang access to three highly prospective ruby licences in Mozambique; Tanzania-focused graphite developer Kibaran Resources' mandate letter with German bank KfW IPEX to explore financing options for the construction of the $77-million Epanko project; and Intrepid Mines’ 35% decline in estimated capital costs at its Kitumba copper project, in Zambia, following an update to its prefeasibility study. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 November 2015.
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African Mining Roundup – October 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The September 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 20 countries but also includes almost 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Canadian miner Iamgold, gold major AngloGold Ashanti and the Mali government’s decision to stop mining at the Yatela gold mine, in Mali; African Minerals’ continued progress towards stabilising its Tonkolili iron-ore operation, in Sierra Leone; and the European Union’s agreement to lift sanctions on the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation, despite concerns in the bloc over alleged fraud in Zimbabwe’s July elections. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: October 8, 2013.
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African Mining Roundup – October 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The October 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in August in 24 countries. It also includes more than 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Toronto-listed Tsodilo Resources’ large inferred mineral resource in Block 1 of its flagship Xaudum iron project, in Botswana; the opening of London-listed diamond mining company Gem Diamonds’ Ghaghoo diamond mine, in Botswana; and LSE-listed Petra Diamonds’ recovery of a 232.08 ct white diamond at its Cullinan mine, in South Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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African Mining Roundup – October 2015 (PDF Report)
This month’s report includes details of London-listed Acacia Mining and ASX-listed OreCorp’s joint venture agreement to advance Acacia’s Nyanzaga exploration project, in Tanzania; Aim-listed gold production, development and exploration company Hummingbird Resources’ $5-million facility extension to start progressing its flagship 1.8-million-ounce Yanfolila gold project, in Mali; and Dual-listed Centamin’s increase in the mineral reserves of its Sukari mine, in Egypt.
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African Mining Roundup – September 2013
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The September 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 20 countries but also includes almost 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of iron-ore developer Sundance Resources’ issuance of tender documents relating to the financing and construction of the port and rail infrastructure for the Mbalam-Nabeba project, on the border of Cameroon and the Republic of Congo; Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s R400-million capital expenditure cut for its Styldrift growth project; and Beacon Hill Resources’ turnaround in the first six months of 2013. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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African Mining Roundup – September 2014 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The September 2014 roundup covers activities that happened in August in 26 countries. It also includes more than 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of project developer Ivanhoe Mines’ appointment of financial advisers to conduct a strategic review of its Kamoa and Kipushi base metals project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; the granting a mining licence to a joint venture between Zanaga Iron Ore Company and Glencore for the Zanaga iron-ore project, in the Republic of Congo; and diamond development company Firestone Diamonds’ disposal of its Botswana assets. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 September 2014.
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African Mining Roundup – September 2015 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The September 2015 roundup covers activities that happened in August in 28 countries. It includes about 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of potash hopeful Elemental Minerals’ launch of a bankable feasibility study on its Kola sylvinite project and a prefeasibility study at its Dougou carnalite project, in the Republic of Congo; diversified hopeful Lemur Resources’ signing of a binding term sheet with JSE-listed explorer Sable Metals and Minerals to acquire stakes in three vanadium projects, in South Africa; and JSE-listed Petmin’s subsidiary Tendele Coal Mining’s conclusion of a two-year wage agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union and National Union of Mineworkers. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 September 2015.
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African Mining Roundup for April 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The April 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 25 countries but also includes almost 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Canadian gold miner Kinross Gold’s prefeasibility study to expand its Tasiast gold mine, in Mauritania; Aim-listed Weatherly International’s environmental clearance for its Namibian Tschudi copper project; and ASX-listed energy provider Aviva Corporation’s sale of its Mmamantswe coal project, in Botswana.
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African Mining Roundup for April 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The April 2013 roundup includes details of ASX-listed Resource and Investment’s acquisition of the Horseshoe Range gold project from fellow-listed Naracoota Resources; the Northern Territory state government’s approval of a project facilitation agreement with ASX-listed junior Sherwin Iron over its Roper River project; and Hong Kong-listed investment firm Dingyi Group Investment’s nonbinding takeover offer for ASX-listed minerals explorer Elemental Minerals. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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African Mining Roundup for July 2013 (PDF Reports)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The July 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 20 countries but also includes almost 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of British Virgin Islands-based West African explorer Taurus Gold’s joint venture agreement with Randgold Resources to explore and potentially develop the Bakolobi gold project, in Mali; the London High Court’s ruling in silicosis claims filed against Anglo American South Africa on behalf of thousands of former gold mine workers; and Atlatsa Resources Corporation shareholders’ approval of the company’s revised restructuring plan. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 August 2013.
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African Mining Roundup for June 2013 (PDF Reports)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The June 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 25 countries but also includes almost 120 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of Endeavour Mining’s Agbaou gold mine project, in Côte d’Ivoire; Aquarius Platinum South Africa’s agreement with a subsidiary of Anglo American Plaitnum that will increase the life of the Kroondal mine, in South Africa; and the initiation of a process, in Zambia, to review its mining policy. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 July 2013.
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African Mining Roundup for March 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The March 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 20 countries, but also includes almost 130 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of uranium project developer Forsys Metals’ “encouraging” results from a recent drilling campaign completed on its Valencia East discovery, in Namibia; ASX-listed Jupiter Mines’ transport agreement with South Africa’s State-owned rail utility Transnet; and ASX-listed Balamara Resources’ formal invitation from Togo’s Ministry for Mines and Energy, to attend a final-stage meeting as part of its bid to secure the Togo carbonated phosphate project. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 05 April 2013
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African Mining Roundup for May 2013 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Roundup is a synopsis of mining activity on the continent. The May 2013 roundup not only covers stories from more than 25 countries but also includes more than 110 separate news items in an easy-to-read, disaggregated format. This month’s report includes details of junior developer Impact Mining’s sale of four of its noncore prospecting licences, in the northern part of its Botswana uranium project; the significant resource increase at project developer Ivanplats’ Kamoa project, in the Democratic Republic of Congo; and manganese miner Kaboko Mining’s first blast at the Mansa project, in Zambia. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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African Mining: Projects in Progress 2012 (PDF Report)
The African Mining Projects in Progress report gives readers an understanding of the current state of Africa's mining-project environment, and provides an outline of the mining projects currently under way on the continent. The report tracks the progress of not only the major projects in Africa, also the minor projects beyond of South Africa’s borders over the past 12 months in the coal, copper, diamonds, gold, iron-ore, nickel, platinum and uranium sectors. Some projects in smaller mining sectors, such as zinc and potash, are also covered. The report draws on material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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African Mining: Projects in Progress 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s African Mining Projects in Progress report is an outline of mining projects currently under way on the continent, excluding South Africa. The report tracks the progress of major and smaller mining projects in Africa over the past 12 months. The projects included are drawn from the coal, copper, diamond, gold, iron-ore, nickel, platinum and uranium sectors. Some projects in smaller mining sectors, such as zinc and potash, are also covered. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Please note that this a large file and may take some time to download. Published on: 12 December 2013.
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Australasian Mining Roundup - for August 2012 (PDF Report)
The inaugural Australasian Mining Roundup includes details of Australia’s federal government approval of the development of the A$6.4-billion Alpha coal project, in Queensland; the Victoria region’s ban on coal seam gas exploration and the delay of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam and Peak Downs expansion projects.
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Australasian Mining Roundup - for November 2012 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision makers involved in the mining industry. The monthly report gives readers a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The November report includes details of an initial scoping study into ASX-listed Apollo Minerals’ Commonwealth Hill iron-ore project, in South Australia; aspirant marine miner Nautilus Minerals’ decision to put its project in Papua New Guinea on hold; and mining giant Rio Tinto’s plans to save $5-billion in operating and support costs by the end of 2014. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup - for October 2012 (PDF Report)
The October report includes details of the outcome of a preliminary feasibility study into gold developer Indochine Mining’s Mount Kare gold/silver project, in Papua New Guinea; the introduction of a bidding process for the rights to explore prospective coal, petroleum and gas resource tenements in the state of Queensland; and the official opening of aluminium major Rio Tinto’s $2.5-billion Yarwun alumina refinery expansion.
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Australasian Mining Roundup - for September 2012 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is as a business and information tool for decision makers involved in the mining industry. The report is published monthly, giving readers a synopsis of mining activity across Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity involved. The September report includes details of Australia’s probe into the regulatory barriers facing mineral and resource exploration companies; the finalisation of Doray Minerals’ project debt for its Andy Well gold project, in Western Australia; and Xstrata’s announcement that it will initiate a care-and-maintenance schedule at its Cosmos nickel mine, in Western Australia.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – April 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The April 2014 roundup includes details of a preliminary mining study for Bullabulling Gold’s Gibraltar gold project; the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum’s approval of junior Venturex Resources’ plans to develop the Pilbara copper/zinc project, at the Sulphur Springs site; and junior gold developer Blackham Resources’ acquisition of the Wiluna gold project, in Western Australia, from Apex Minerals. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on April 8, 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – April 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The April 2015 roundup includes details of metals developer Altona Mining’s reported maiden resource of 21-million tonnes at its newly discovered Turkey Creek deposit, at the Cloncurry copper project, in Queensland; the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum’s approval of the proposed development and mine closure plan for the Wonmunna iron-ore project, in Western Australia; and ASX-listed junior A1 Consolidated Gold’s first gold pour at its Maldon treatment plant, in Victoria. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 April 2015.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – August 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The August 2014 roundup includes details of ASX-listed junior Exterra Resources’ prefeasibility study on the Second Fortune underground mine, at the Linden gold project, in Western Australia; iron-ore miner Atlas Iron’s cost-cutting initiative to save between A$50-million and A$80-million a year; and Junior Caeneus Minerals’ sale of its Wee MacGregor copper project, in Queensland, to a subsidiary of fellow-listed Cape Lambert. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 August 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – December 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The December 2014 roundup includes details of rare earths junior Hastings Rare Metals’ 230% increase in Joint Ore Reserve Committee-compliant resources at its Yangibana project, in Western Australia; ASX-listed Alliance Resources’ decision not to contribute the 2015 capital expenditure planned for the Four Mile uranium mine, in South Australia; and ASX-listed junior Apollo Minerals' sale of its Mt Oscar iron project, in Western Australia. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 December 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – February 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The February roundup includes details of junior miner GME Resources’ scoping study on the NiWest nickel laterite project, in Western Australia; energy major Royal Dutch Shell’s plans to sell its equity stake in the Wheatstone-lago joint venture project and the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project; and mining major GlencoreXstrata’s resumption of production at its Collinsville coal mine, in Queensland. Published on: 10 February 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – February 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The February 2015 roundup includes details of an updated scoping study on junior gold developer A1 Consolidated Gold’s namesake project, in Victoria; diversified miner Glencore’s plans to sell its Cosmos nickel mine, in Western Australia; and metals miner Aurelia Metals’ launch of a nonrenounceable rights issue to raise funds for a drilling campaign at its Hera-Nymagee project, in New South Wales. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 February 2015.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – July 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The July 2014 roundup includes details of Australian gold miner Evolution Mining’s exploration push, which it intends to double in 2015; the commonwealth government’s consent to uranium miner Energy Resources of Australia to implement its restart plan at the Ranger mine, in the Northern Territory; and takeover target Bullabulling Gold’s refusal of a revised offer from fellow-listed Norton Gold Fields. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 July 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – June 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The June 2014 roundup includes details of ASX-listed junior Brumby Resources’ earn-in option agreement with diversified Canadian miner Teck Resources to explore for zinc at Brumby’s McArthur River tenements, in the Northern Territory; project house Thiess’ contract at the Roy Hill iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, to construct the mine process plant facilities; and the Western Australian government’s plans to expand the Esperance port. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 June 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – June 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The June 2015 roundup, covering events in May, includes details of iron-ore miner Atlas Iron’s reported increase in the total mineral resource at its Corunna Downs project, between its Mt Webber and McPhee Creek projects, in the Pilbara; nickel miner Mincor’s revised mining plan at its operations in the Kambalda nickel district of Western Australia; and details of ASX-listed Mungana Goldmines’ rejection of an unsolicited takeover offer from Auctus Chillagoe. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 June 2015.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – March 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The March 2014 roundup includes details of ASX-listed Flinders Mines announcement of a A$14.3-million capital raising to start a bankable feasibility study and detailed design studies for its Pilbara Iron Ore project, in Western Australia; diversified major Rio Tinto and its joint venture partners’ approval of a $599-million brownfield expansion, as part of a plan to increase production in the Pilbara to 360-million tonnes by 2015; and diamond miner Kimberley Diamonds’ restart of mining at the E9 pit, at its Ellendale operations, in Western Australia. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – March 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The March 2015 roundup includes details of junior developer Carpentaria Exploration’s almost 20% reduction in the estimated supply chain costs for its proposed Hawsons iron-ore project, in New South Wales; the Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority’s approval of the environmental scoping study for developer Toro Energy’s Wiluna project extension; and the Foreign Investment Review Board’s approval of shareholder Zijin Mining Group’s bid for ASX-listed Norton Gold Fields. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 March 2015.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – May 2014 (PDF Reports)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The May 2014 roundup includes details of a supplementary study on ASX-listed Aquila Resources’ Washpool hard coking coal project, in Queensland; mineral sands developer Astron Corporation’s subsidiary Donald Mineral Sands’ framework agreement with China Machinery Engineering Corporation to fund the first stage of the Donald project, in Victoria; and junior explorer Aeon Metals’ acquisition of struggling mining personality Nathan Tinkler’s flagship, Aston Metals, which went into administration in November 2013. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 13 May 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – November 2013
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. This roundup includes details of a scoping study completed on junior miner Convergent Minerals’ Mount Holland gold mine, in Western Australia; gold miner Ramelius Resources’ record September-quarter production from its Mount Magnet mine, in Western Australia; and Primero Mining’s application to the ASX to have its listing removed. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 November 2013.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – November 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The November 2014 roundup includes details of coal developer Cockatoo Coal’s exploration joint venture agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (Jogmec) over its Dingo West project, in Queensland; New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission’s approval of a modified extension to BHP Billiton’s existing Mt Arthur opencut operation; and iron-ore major Fortescue Metals’ eighth consecutive shipping record during the three months to September 30. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – November 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The November 2015 roundup, covering events in October, includes details of ASX-listed Blackham Resources’ prefeasibility study on its Matilda gold mine, in Western Australia; Canadian company Cameco’s decision to not bring its Australian uranium projects into production until prices improve; and the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission’s approval of the proposed Terminal 4 project, at Port Waratah. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 November 2015
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Australasian Mining Roundup – October 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. This roundup includes details of metals developer Centrex and joint venture partner Wuhan Iron & Steel’s decision to delay the development of the Fusion iron-ore project, in South Australia; mineral sands developer Arafura Resources’ memorandum of understanding with China’s Shenghe Resources Holding Company to develop an international rare earths business; and AngloGold Ashanti’s first gold production from the Tropicana joint venture, in Western Australia. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – October 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The October 2014 roundup includes details of ASX-listed A2 Consolidated Gold’s scoping study on its namesake project, in Victoria; junior coal miner Cockatoo Coal’s advancement of the expansion of its Baralaba coal project, in Queensland; and the closure of Japan’s Sumitomo Corp and partner Vale SA’s Isaac Plains coal mine, in Queensland. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 October 2014.
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Australasian Mining Roundup – September 2014 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The September 2014 roundup includes details of metals developer MacPhersons Resources’ 60% increase in the underground ore reserve at its Nimbus project, in Western Australia; the Western Australian government’s environmental approval of junior Image Boonanarring's mineral sands project; and copper miner Hillgrove Resources’ record production from its Kanmantoo operation, in South Australia, during the second quarter ended July. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup for December 2012/January 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers involved in the mining industry. The monthly report gives readers a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The December 2012/January 2013 report includes details of India’s Adani Mining’s environmental-impact statement for its $10-billion Carmichael coal mine and rail project, in Central Queensland; Gold miner Norton Gold Fields’ plans to spend an estimated A$40-million to start immediate development at the Enterprise openpit project, in Kalgoorlie; and iron-ore developer Mindax’s engagement in confidential discussions with a potential strategic partner to fast-track the development of its Mt Forrest project, in Australia’s Yilgarn province. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup for February 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers involved in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The February 2013 roundup includes details of Minerals explorer Apollo Minerals’ farm-in agreement with Mincor Resources; the Western Australian government’s environmental approval for the development of the 115-million-ton-a-year Anketell multi-user port, in Australia; and diversified miner Aquila Resources’ agreement with joint venture partner Vale on the price of its share in the Belvedere hard coking-coal project, in Queensland, Australia. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup for June 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The June 2013 roundup includes details of emerging iron-ore miner Flinders Mines’ call for Fortescue Metals Group’s infrastructure arm, The Pilbara Infrastructure, to clarify its cost structures; the ramp-up of production at Freeport McMoRan’s Grasberg mine, in Indonesia, six weeks after 28 people were killed in a tunnel collapse; and Rio Tinto’s strategic review of its operations. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Australasian Mining Roundup for March 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The March 2013 roundup includes details of Australia’s competition regulator announcement that it will allow several coal companies to collectively negotiate for access to rail and port infrastructure for exports; Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s appointment of Gary Gray to the Resources and Energy portfolio, following the sudden resignation of Martin Ferguson; and Asia’s largest diversified commodities group Noble Group’s acquisition of a 5.34% stake in ASX-listed Pan Asia. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 April 2013.
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Australasian Mining Roundup for May 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Australasian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the mining industry. This monthly report provides a synopsis of mining activity in Australasia during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Australasian companies operating in other countries. The May 2013 roundup includes details of ASX-listed Alloy Resources’ farm-in agreement with Trafford Resources to jointly explore the Lynas Find gold project, in Western Australia; the postponement of production at iron-ore developer Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River project, in Tasmania; and mining junior Brockman Mining’s memorandum of understanding with China’s Tianjin Port Group (TPG) to explore a possible investment by TPG in the Marillana project’s infrastructure in Western Australia. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 12 June 2013.
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Automotive 2013: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) has described 2012 as a year of “relatively solid growth” and initial estimations by the association place turnover in the new-vehicle market at about R182-billion, marking an 11% increase on the previous year’s turnover. New-vehicle export sales added a further estimated R52-billion to industry revenue for the year. Vehicle sales in 2012 were supported by several factors, including an ongoing improvement in affordability, with average new-vehicle price increases remaining below inflation. Sales were also supported by low borrowing costs and the July 2012 reduction in interest rates provided additional support and momentum for demand. In 2013, Naamsa expects that vehicle sales will be further supported by “the prevailing historic low interest rates, improved vehicle affordability, new model introductions and easier access for consumers to vehicle financing, as well as continued strong demand by the car rental industry”. Creamer Media’s Automotive 2013 report examines South Africa’s major original equipment manufacturers in the context of local demand, automotive production, automotive sector support, investment, labour, trade and the environment. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 15 May 2013.
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Automotive 2014: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
Following a significant 25.9% drop in new-vehicle sales in 2009, compared with sales in 2008, on the back of a global recession, the local market strengthened with increases in sales of 24.7% in 2010, 16.1% in 2011 and 9% in 2012. Last year, growth slowed to 3.2%, to 650 620 units. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa expects only a small increase in new-vehicle sales for an “extremely challenging” 2014, at 652 000 units, owing largely to expected higher-than-inflation car price increases as the rand continues to fall against major currencies, and marginal improvement in the South African economy. Creamer Media’s Automotive 2014 report provides an overview South Africa’s automotive industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into production, local demand, vehicle imports and exports, sector support programmes, competitiveness and investment in the sector, labour issues, environmental consideration and the major original equipment manufacturers in South Africa. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Automotive 2015: A review of South Africa's automotive industry (PDF Report)
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa is relatively optimistic regarding new-vehicle sales in 2015. The association noted in March 2015 that it expected new-vehicle sales in South Africa to register marginal growth for the year. This expectation is largely based on projections of a slight improvement in South Africa’s economic growth rate to about 2%, relative stability in automotive sector industrial relations and moderating consumer price inflation, as well as steady interest rates and credit ratings. These positive factors, however, could be offset by higher-than-inflation new-vehicle price increases, as a result of the weakness in the rand against major international currencies. The market could also be affected by shifts in lending patterns. Creamer Media’s Automotive 2015 Report provides an overview of South Africa’s automotive industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into production, local demand, vehicle imports and exports, sector support programmes, investment and competitiveness in the sector, environmental considerations and the major original-equipment manufacturers in South Africa. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Publication date: 19 June 2015
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Automotive 2016: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
Figures from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa show that 617 749 new vehicles were sold in South Africa in 2015, marking a decline of 4% on the sales recorded in 2014 and representing the second consecutive year of decline for this indicator. In March this year it indicated that it expected overall demand for new vehicles in South Africa to decline to 564 500 in 2016, almost a 9% decrease in demand from 2015. Reasons for such a decline pertain to a generally unfavourable outlook for the South African economy, with the anticipation that domestic economic growth will remain constrained in 2016 and 2017. Creamer Media’s Automotive 2016 Report provides an overview of South Africa’s automotive industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into local demand and production, vehicle imports and exports, investment and competitiveness in the sector, as well as environmental considerations. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 26 April 2016.
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Automotive 2017: A review of South Africa's automotive sector (PDF Report)
South African new-vehicle sales decreased for the third consecutive year in 2016, with domestic sales down 11.4% year-on-year to 547 442 units, compared with 617 648 units in 2015. The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa has attributed the decline in domestic new-vehicle sales to above-average price increases, higher interest rates, low consumer confidence and pressure on consumers’ disposable income. Creamer Media’s Automotive 2017 Report provides an overview of the industry in South Africa over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into local demand and production, trade and investment, competitiveness in the sector, as well as environmental considerations. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on 03 April 2017.
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Base Metals 2013: A review of Africa's base metals sector (PDF Report)
Chinese demand for base metals is forecast to exceed demand from the rest of the world in the next four years, with the Asian giant accounting for 52% of total demand in 2017, compared with 46% of the 96-million-tonne global base metals market in 2013. A key driver behind this projected growth in demand is China’s continuing urbanisation push and its rising domestic wealth. With a hunger for new base metals supplies increasing, Africa is expected to make a contribution to the production of base metals, particularly in the copper sector. Creamer Media’s Base Metals 2013 Report examines the global base metals industry, with a particular focus on the production of copper, zinc, nickel and lead, as well as selected base metals operations and projects in Africa. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 December 2013.
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Base Metals 2014 - A review of South Africa's Base Metals sector (PDF Report)
In the three months ended September 2014, economic growth in China – the world’s biggest consumer of base metals and a significant producer of some base metals – decelerated to its slowest pace since the 2008/9 global economic crisis. Although manufacturing output had increased in the quarter, activity in the property sector slowed down. Some analysts are expecting full-year growth to be below the targeted 7.5%, with China’s slowing economic growth continuing to be a worrying factor in terms of the outlook for demand for base and other metals. Nonetheless, ratings agency Moody’s expects the base metals industry to be stable over the next 12 to 18 months, explaining that this does not imply that conditions will improve meaningfully in 2015, but that conditions are unlikely to deteriorate further up to early to mid-2016. In light of these developments, Creamer Media’s Base Metals 2014 Report examines the global base metals market, with a particular focus on supply and demand, and on the production of copper, zinc, nickel and lead, as well as selected base metals operations and projects in Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 December 2014.
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Base Metals 2015 - Daily News Alert Promotion
The outlook for base metals is not particularly encouraging, given the continuing strengthening of the dollar and slowing economic growth in China. Advisory services firm Moody’s stated in September 2015 that a perceived sharper-than-expected slowing of the Chinese economy, limited supply response from commodity producers, overcapacity in global steel markets, reduced energy costs and a strong US dollar were creating unprecedented adverse conditions for base metals, driving prices down to levels close to those achieved in the 2008/9 financial crisis, but with drawn-out recovery prospects. Moody’s states that there is little impetus to materially reverse the recent slide in base metals prices, which it expects to remain in the lower ranges for a relatively long timeframe. In light of these developments, Creamer Media’s 'Base Metals 2015 Report' examines the global base metals market, with a particular focus on supply and demand; the production of copper, zinc, nickel and lead in the African market, and on selected base metals operations and projects in Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 16 October 2015.
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Base Metals 2015: A review of Africa's base metals sectors (PDF Report)
The outlook for base metals is not particularly encouraging, given the continuing strengthening of the dollar and slowing economic growth in China. Advisory services firm Moody’s stated in September 2015 that a perceived sharper-than-expected slowing of the Chinese economy, limited supply response from commodity producers, overcapacity in global steel markets, reduced energy costs and a strong US dollar were creating unprecedented adverse conditions for base metals, driving prices down to levels close to those achieved in the 2008/9 financial crisis, but with drawn-out recovery prospects. Moody’s states that there is little impetus to materially reverse the recent slide in base metals prices, which it expects to remain in the lower ranges for a relatively long timeframe. In light of these developments, Creamer Media’s 'Base Metals 2015 Report' examines the global base metals market, with a particular focus on supply and demand; the production of copper, zinc, nickel and lead in the African market, and on selected base metals operations and projects in Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 16 October 2015.
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Base Metals 2016: A review of Africa's base metals sector (PDF Report)
Given expectations of a recovery in demand in China – a major producer and consumer of base metals – many commentators seem to agree that base metals prices have now bottomed, with investor services and ratings agency Moody’s stating in August 2016 that it had revised its outlook for the global base metals industry from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’. Creamer Media’s Base Metals 2016 report examines the global base metals market, with a particular focus on supply and demand; the production of copper, zinc, nickel and lead in the African market, and on selected base metals operations and projects in Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 November 2016.
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Canadian Mining Roundup - for August 2012 (PDF Report)
As part of its ongoing commitment to delivering timely and useful information on mining, Creamer Media has launched a new monthly report – the Canadian Mining Roundup, which is a business and information tool for decision makers involved in the sector. This report, which will be available to subscribers to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa and Mining Weekly.com Research, will provide readers with a synopsis of mining activity in Canada during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector, supplier news and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the company and the type of activity. The inaugural Canadian Mining Roundup includes details of Petmin’s increased stake in the North Atlantic Iron Corporation; the Canadian government’s approval of the environmental assessment of the Midwest uranium project, in Saskatchewan; and Ivanhoe Mines’ name change to Turquoise Hill Resources. Published on: 26 September 2012.
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Canadian Mining Roundup - for November 2012 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision makers in the sector. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The November roundup includes details of TSX-listed Orbite Aluminae’s agreement with a private company for an exclusive three-year option to acquire mineral claims and exploration rights of the Chaswood kaolin clay and sand property in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Toronto-listed Canada Lithium’s five-year agreement to supply China-based commodity trader Tewoo-ERDC with a minimum of 12 000 t/y of battery-grade lithium carbonate; and Explorer Corvus Gold’s discovery of a new “significant” copper porphyry at the West Green target of its fully owned Chisna project, in Alaska.
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Canadian Mining Roundup - for October 2012 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision makers in the sector. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the company and the type of activity. The October roundup includes details of the updated feasibility study on TSX-listed Fortune Minerals and joint venture partner Poscan’s Arctos anthracite project, in north-west British Columbia; diversified miner Teck Resources’ coal-production forecast for the year; and Africa-focused Ivanplats’ initial public offering. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Canadian Mining Roundup - for September 2012 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision makers involved in the sector. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector, supplier news and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the company and the type of activity. This month’s roundup includes details of consulting engineering firm Golder & Associates’ contract to conduct an environmental- and social-impact assessment for Quebec heavy rare-earth elements project developer Matamec Explorations’ Kipawa mine project; mining entrepreneur Robert Friedland’s new venture – Ivanplats; and Canada’s decision to drop its longtime opposition to the international listing of asbestos as a hazardous material.
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Canadian Mining Roundup - October 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of a fourth mineralised zone at uranium explorer Fission Uranium and joint venture partner Alpha Minerals’ flagship Patterson Lake South property, on the western side of Canada’s Athabasca basin; chromite mining hopeful KWG Resources’ disappointment in the near three-year delay of a planned railway into the prospective Ring of Fire; and Inova Resources' advice to shareholders to accept a $160-million takeover offer from China’s Shanxi Donghui Coal Coking & Chemicals Group. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 03 October 2013.
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Canadian Mining Roundup - September 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of project generator Transition Metals’ expanded exploration programme on the Itchen Lake gold property, located 365 km north-east of Yellowknife, in Nunavut; Quebec-based Canada Lithium’s three-week suspension of commissioning activities at its process plant, near Val d’Or, for maintenance and upgrades; and Ontario-based Siskinds LLP’s class-action lawsuit against TSX-listed Canada Lithium for misrepresentation of mineral resources. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 12 September 2013.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – April 2015 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government’s review of the Sisson project’s draft environmental-impact assessment; Chile’s Environmental Court ruling that the Pascua-Lama project straddling the Chilean/Argentinian border has not damaged glaciers within the project’s area of influence; and Namibia-focused uranium project developer Forsys Metals’ feasibility study on its Norasa uranium project, in Namibia. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 April 2015.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – August 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of TSX-V-listed Arianne Phosphate’s 2014 drilling programme; diamond exploration and development company Stornoway Diamonds’ formal decision to build Quebec’s first diamond mine; and gold producer Aurico Gold’s eighth consecutive quarter of production growth. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 August 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – December 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of a a deal that could result in gold miner Iamgold earning a 50% interest in each of gold explorer TomaGold’s Monster Lake, Winchester and Lac à l’eau jaune properties, in Quebec; US miner Cliffs Natural Resources’ suspension of its $3.3-billion Black Thor chromite project, in Northern Ontario’s mineral-rich Ring of Fire district; and Canada’s commitment to increase the skills and employability of Canadians to overcome skills shortages in the mining sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 December 2013.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – December 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of TSX-listed IDM Mining’s initiation of the environmental permitting phase for the Red Mountain underground gold project, near Stewart, in British Columbia; Canadian explorer Carlisle Goldfields’ C$27.3-million takeover offer for Russian multinational gold miner Nordgold; and Canadian project developer Asanko Gold’s definitive mine plan for the first phase of its Asanko gold mine, in Ghana. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 December 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – February 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of TSX-V-listed exploration junior Kennady Diamonds’ diamond recovery results from the 2013 summer drill programme at the Kennady North diamond project, in Canada’s Northwest Territories; Toronto-based North American Palladium’s plans to boost its payable palladium production to between 170 000 oz and 175 000 oz; and the British Columbia provincial government and the First Nation Tahltan Central Council’s decision to delay the granting of new coal mining rights, in the Tahltan Klappan area, for a year. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 12 February 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – February 2015 (PDF Report)
This month’s roundup includes details of junior gold producer Richmont Mines’ ongoing exploration work at its flagship Island Gold mine, in Ontario; the suspension of operations at Colorado-based Thompson Creek Metals’ Endako molybdenum mine, in British Columbia; and financial services firm KPMG’s ‘Mining Financial Reporting Survey 2014.’
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Canadian Mining Roundup – July 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of Ontario-based project developer Northern Graphite’s updated preliminary economic assessment of its flagship Bissett Creek project to include an expansion scenario; green-technology pioneer NovX21’s announcement of Quebec’s first platinum group metals recycling plant, in Thetford Mines industrial park; and North American energy infrastructure firm TransCanada’s plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to link up with Chevron Canada and Apache Canada’s Pacific Trail pipeline. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 July 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – July 2015 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of Toronto-listed Centerra Gold and Premier Gold Mines’ drill campaign at Hardrock project, in Ontario; the federal government of Canada’s support for a new project to help women advance in the country’s mining industry; and Canadian subsidiary of global mining major Rio Tinto’s C$30 000 fine for unauthorised dumping of effluent into fish-bearing water, in Labrador City. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on 10 July 2015.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – June 2014 (PDF Report)
he Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of TSX- and NYSE-listed Alderon Iron Ore’s receipt of Ministerial approval for three critical permits needed to start construction of its flagship Kami iron-ore project, in the Labrador Trough; junior Atlantic Gold’s formalisation of its merger with TSX-listed Spur Ventures, after both parties’ completion of due diligence studies; and Canadian miner Barrick Gold’s initial agreement with local indigenous people who have opposed its stalled Pascua-Lama mining project on the Chilean/Argentine border. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 June 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – June 2015 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of a scoping study on ASX-listed Fertoz’s Wapiti phosphate project, in British Columbia; the British Columbia provincial government’s acquisition of 61 coal licences in the Klappan region; and Flinders Resources’ nearly threefold expansion of flake graphite mineral resources at the company’s 100%-owned Woxna graphite project, in Sweden. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on 09 June 2015.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – March 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of TSX- and NYSE-listed Alderon Iron Ore’s power purchase and security agreement with Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro for the Kami iron-ore project, in western Labrador; US aluminium refiner and products manufacturer Alcoa’s agreement to improve the competitiveness of its three smelters in Quebec, securing about 3 000 jobs; and Toronto-based miner Yamana Gold’s substantial fourth-quarter loss. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 March 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – March 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of Fission Uranium’s ongoing exploration drilling at its Patterson Lake South project, in the Athabasca; the construction of TSX-listed Copper Mountain Mining’s new permanent secondary crusher at the Copper Mountain mine, in southern British Columbia; and junior project developer Avalon Rare Metals’ offtake deal with global chemicals firm Solvay to process Avalon’s rare-earth concentrate into pure rare-earth oxides. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – March 2015 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of project generators Aldrin Resource Corp and Fission 3.0’s option agreement that could result in Aldrin acquiring an interest of up to 50% in Fission’s Key Lake property package, in the south-eastern Athabasca basin region; the world’s biggest gold producer Barrick Gold’s sale of its Porgera mine, in Papua New Guinea, and its Cowal mine, in Australia; and a feasibility study on project developer Energizer Resources’ Molo graphite project, in Madagascar. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 13 March 2015.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – May 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of De Beers and its partner Mountain Province Diamonds’ revised and updated feasibility study for the Gahcho Kué project, in the Northwest Territories; precious metals producer Primero Mining’s plans to boost output from its newly acquired Black Fox mine, in the Timmins gold district of Ontario; and TSX-V-listed junior project developer KWG Resources’ agreement to acquire half of the ownership rights in two US provisional patent applications pertaining to the production of chromium-iron alloys directly from chromite ore, and low-carbon chromium-iron alloys directly from chromite concentrates. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 May 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – May 2015 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of dual-listed gold miner Chalice Gold Mines’ joint venture agreement with gold explorer Northern Superior Resources to earn a 65% shareholding in the Croteau Est gold project, in Quebec; the restart of operations at diversified miner Teck Resources’ Greenhills coal mine, near Elkford, British Columbia; and global merger and acquisition activity in the first quarter of 2015. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – November 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of global engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin’s contract to compile a feasibility study on the Lac Otelnuk iron-ore project, located in the Labrador Trough belt; gold producer Barrick Gold’s $300-million sale of its Yilgarn South assets, in Western Australia; and the ASX’s approval of Primero Mining’s request to voluntarily delist from the Sydney-based bourse. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 November 2013.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – November 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of Coal developer Atrum Coal's share placement to institutional and sophisticated investors to fund its Groundhog North project, in British Columbia; Gold miner Goldcorp's first production from the Éléonore mine, in the James Bay region of Northern Quebec; and British Columbia's introduction of its much-anticipated legislation for a new two-tier tax on net income from liquefied natural gas facilities. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 November 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – November 2015 (PDF Report)
This month’s roundup includes details of project developer Arianne Phosphate’s favourable outcome from public hearings conducted by Quebec’s Office of Public Hearings on the Environment for its Lac à Paul project, in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region; triple-listed Endeavour Mining’s record gold production for the quarter ended September 30; and Minera IRL’s decision to delist from the TSX.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – October 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of ASX- and TSX-listed coal developer Coalspur’s three approvals and licences for the Phase 1 development of its Vista project, in British Columbia; midtier gold miner Iamgold’s has declared commercial production at its Westwood mine, in the Abitibi region of Quebec; Canadian base metals miner Hudbay Minerals’ plans to amalgamate its newly acquired project development company Augusta Resource Corp with one of its indirect, wholly owned subsidiaries; and the construction of West Africa-focused aspirant midtier gold producer Asanko Gold’s $295-million first phase of its eponymous flagship project, in Ghana. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 October 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup – September 2014 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. This month’s roundup includes details of developer Atrum Coal’s acquisition of an additional 12 licences and one application from Anglo Pacific Group, covering about 10 235 ha; Canada’s federal and provincial Mines Ministers’ support for the Mining Association of Canada and the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s efforts to enhance the transparency of mining-sector payments to governments; and Brazil’s Federal Court of Appeals’ decision to strike down a June ruling by a Federal Judge of the First Level in Altamira, which revoked the environmental licence for TSX-listed mine developer Belo Sun’s Volta Grande openpit project. his report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 05 September 2014.
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Canadian Mining Roundup for April 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The April 2013 roundup includes details of Canadian gold miner Kinross Gold’s Tasiast gold mine prefeasibility study, in Mauritania; the Pebble Limited Partnership’s budget for the Pebble project, in south-west Alaska, in the US; and the restart of TSX-listed Ivernia’s Paroo Station lead mine, in Western Australia. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 24 May 2013.
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Canadian Mining Roundup for December 2012/January 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision makers in the sector. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The December 2012/January 2013 roundup includes details of the increased Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource at ASX-listed coal hopeful Atrum Coal’s flagship Groundhog project, in Canada; Canada’s Ivernia loan facility to restart operations at the Paroo Station lead mine, in Western Australia; and Canadian miner B2Gold’s shareholders’ approval of the company’s proposed merger with CGA Mining.
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Canadian Mining Roundup for February 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The February 2013 roundup includes details of TSX-listed project developer Copper Fox Metals’ National Instrument 43-101-compliant technical report for the Schaft Creek deposit, in British Columbia; New York- and Toronto-listed company Allied Nevada’s updated mine plan and economics for the Hycroft silver/gold mine near Winnemucca, in north-west Nevada, in the US; and Namibia- and Toronto-listed B2Gold’s $1.1-billion merger with CGA Mining.
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Canadian Mining Roundup for July 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector, as well as details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The July 2013 roundup includes details of El Nino Ventures’ preliminary economic assessment completed on its Murray Brook polymetallic massive sulphide deposit, in New Brunswick; the updated resource at Stornoway Diamond Corp’s Renard project, in north-central Quebec; and Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources and TSX-V-listed Copper Fox Metals’ joint venture to further explore and develop the $3.25-billion Schaft Creek polymetallic project, in north-western British Columbia. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 16 August 2013.
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Canadian Mining Roundup for June 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The June 2013 roundup includes details of the development of TSX-V-listed Aldridge Minerals’ flagship Yenipazar polymetallic project, in Turkey; the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s renewal of Cameco’s uranium mining licence pertaining to the Cigar Lake project, in northern Saskatchewan, Canada; and TSX-listed base metals miner Mercator Minerals’ updated reserve and resource estimates for its flagship Mineral Park mine, in Arizona, in the US. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 23 July 2013.
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Canadian Mining Roundup for March 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The March 2013 roundup includes details of Namibia-focused uranium project developer Forsys Metals’ “encouraging” results from a recent drilling campaign completed on the company’s Valencia East discovery; Mexico-focused midtier precious metals producer Endeavour Silver’s two contracts to sell its silver/gold Concentrates from its Bolanitos mine, in Mexico; and ASX- and TSX-listed Troy Resources’ takeover offer for fellow-listed Azimuth Resources.
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Canadian Mining Roundup for May 2013 (PDF Report)
The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends in the sector and details of Canadian companies operating in other countries. The May 2013 roundup includes details of Canadian explorer Belo Sun Mining’s positive results from preliminary metallurgical leach testwork on its Volta Grande gold project, in Brazil’s Para state; gold producer Brigus Gold’s temporary suspension of milling operations at its Black Fox mill, in Canada’s Ontario province; and TSX-V-listed Woulfe Mining’s cash crunch. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 24 June 2013.
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Coal 2013: A review of South Africa's coal industry (PDF Report)
The coal mining industry is of major significance to the South African economy. The mineral is the major source of energy in the country, accounting for more than 90% of electricity production, 70% of primary energy production and 30% of petroleum liquid fuels. Coal is also one of South Africa’s leading mineral revenue generators. Creamer Media’s Coal 2013 report delves into this coal industry, considering the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, as well as various issues affecting the sector such as industrial action, skills shortages, health and safety, and environmental considerations. Creamer Media's reports draw from material published over the past 12 months and are a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 30 August 2013.
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Coal 2014: A review of South Africa's coal sector (PDF Report)
South Africa’s coal mining industry earned the country R101.3-billion in 2013, with 51.1% comprising export revenue and 48.9% local sales, mostly to State-owned utility Eskom’s coal-fired power stations, which generate more than 90% of the country’s electricity. The coal mining sector’s 2014 revenue is forecast to slide to R99.5-billion or less as coal prices decline, languishing below $70/t in August 2014 – a four-year low. Creamer Media’s Coal 2014 report examines South Africa’s coal industry amid the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the market, as well as various issues affecting the sector such as industrial action, skills shortages, health and safety, and environmental considerations. Creamer Media's reports draw from material published over the past 12 months and are a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Coal 2015: Daily News Alert Special Offer
South Africa’s coal industry is the largest in Africa by some margin. It boasts the continent’s largest recoverable coal reserve and coal production base, making it one of the world’s top-ten coal-producing countries. According to the energy group BP’s ‘Statistical Review of World Energy 2015’ report, published in June, South Africa produced 3.8% of the world total of 8.16-billion tonnes of coal in 2014. South Africa’s energy sector remains dominated by coal, despite a growing focus on oil and gas, as well as the introduction of renewable-energy sources, making the country a large consumer of the fossil fuel. State-owned power utility Eskom, which operates 13 coal-fired power stations, is the largest consumer of coal, buying about 50% of the coal produced locally. However, it has been estimated that Eskom could face a 40-million-tonne to 60-million-tonne-a-year coal supply shortfall after 2018, owing to increased demand and underinvestment in new mining projects. Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the market, as well as various issues affecting the sector, such as industrial action and environmental considerations, among other topics. Creamer Media's report draw from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 August 2015.
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Coal 2015: A review of South Africa's coal sector (PDF Report)
South Africa’s coal industry is the largest in Africa by some margin. It boasts the continent’s largest recoverable coal reserve and coal production base, making it one of the world’s top-ten coal-producing countries. According to the energy group BP’s ‘Statistical Review of World Energy 2015’ report, published in June, South Africa produced 3.8% of the world total of 8.16-billion tonnes of coal in 2014. South Africa’s energy sector remains dominated by coal, despite a growing focus on oil and gas, as well as the introduction of renewable-energy sources, making the country a large consumer of the fossil fuel. State-owned power utility Eskom, which operates 13 coal-fired power stations, is the largest consumer of coal, buying about 50% of the coal produced locally. However, it has been estimated that Eskom could face a 40-million-tonne to 60-million-tonne-a-year coal supply shortfall after 2018, owing to increased demand and underinvestment in new mining projects. Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the market, as well as various issues affecting the sector, such as industrial action and environmental considerations, among other topics. Creamer Media's report draw from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 August 2015.
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Coal 2016: A review of South Africa's coal sector (PDF Report)
Countries worldwide are striving to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions to mitigate against climate change by investing in cleaner energy sources, including renewable energy, gas and nuclear. This is likely to impact, to some extent, on global coal consumption in the decades to come. Despite expected lower global demand growth, however, coal remains the top fuel for electricity generation, steel production and cement production, and is expected to remain a significant contributor to meeting the world’s energy needs. This is particularly true of South Africa, which is expanding its coal-fired power generation capacity. State-owned power utility Eskom is still adding capacity through its new-build Kusile and Medupi power plants, while a third new large coal-fired power station – Coal 3 – has been under consideration for years. The country’s Department of Energy also announced the first preferred bidders under its Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme this year, which is expected to eventually contribute 2 500 MW to South Africa’s coal-fired power generation. Creamer Media’s Coal 2016 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regard to the business environment, key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the market, as well as various issues affecting the sector, such as industrial action and environmental considerations, among other topics. Creamer Media's report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 14 December 2016.
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Coal Roundup (For October 2011)
As part of its ongoing dedication to delivering judicious and practical information on mining, Creamer Media has launched a new monthly report - the Coal Roundup. This report covers activities in the coal sector across the globe over the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector. The October 2011 roundup includes details on logistics specialist Grindrod's planned infrastructure spend in Mozambique, India's coal shortage and ASX-, JSE- and Aim-listed Coal of Africa's transformation.
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Coal Roundup (for September 2011)
This report covers activities in the coal sector across the globe over the past month, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends in the sector.
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Coal Roundup – December 2012/January 2013 (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector of the past month across the globe and focuses on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends. The December/January roundup includes details of Firestone Energy’s and Sekoko Resources’ bankable feasibility study for the Waterberg coal project, in South Africa’s Limpopo province; Beacon Hill Resources’ revised mining plan for its Minas Moatize mine, in Mozambique; and China’s Shenhua Group’s talks with Australia’s Whitehaven Coal about a potential corporate or asset deal. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Coal Roundup – February 2013 (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector of the past month across the globe and focuses on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends. The February roundup includes details of ASX-listed Hodges Resources’ scoping study on the Morupule South coal project, in Botswana; Toronto- and Sydney-listed Coalspur Mines’ revised mine plan for its Vista coal project, in Canada; and TSX- and JSE-listed Forbes & Manhattan Coal decision to cancel an acquisition agreement with Riversdale Mining Limited. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Pulished on: 08 March 2013.
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Coal Roundup for April 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector of the past month across the globe and focuses on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends. The April roundup includes details of Rio Tinto subsidiary Coal & Allied’s decision to appeal the New South Wales Land and Environment Court’s decision to overturn the development consent for its Warkworth expansion project, in Australia; diversified resources group Exxaro’s call for expressions of interest from parties to acquire its New Clydesdale Colliery operation, in Mpumalanga, South Africa; and exploration and development company Kibo Mining’s selection of global power producer Korea East-West Power as the preferred strategic participant for its Rukwa coal-to-power project, in Tanzania. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 24 May 2013.
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Coal Roundup for March 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector of the past month across the globe and focuses on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends. The March roundup includes details of Chinese coal miner Macmines Austasia’s intention to apply for Queensland government approval for the China Stone coal project in Australia; ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal’s acquisition of Itochu Corporation’s remaining interest in the Vickery South project; and freight transporter Aurizon’s long-term, performance-based coal haulage contract with Xstrata Coal to support the expansion of its Rolleston mine in Australia. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 15 April 2013.
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Coal Roundup for November 2012 (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector of the past month across the globe and focuses on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends. This month's electronic roundup includes details of emerging coal developer MetroCoal and its joint venture (JV) partner SinoCoal Resources’ opencut deposit at their Goombi project, in Queensland, Australia; ASX- and JSE-listed Resource Generation’s port access contract with Bulk Connections for its Boikarabelo coal project, in Limpopo, South Africa; and bankrupt US coal miner Patriot Coal’s agreement with three environmental groups to be granted more time to comply with the Clean Water Act at Patriot’s West Virginia operations in the US. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain.
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Coal Roundup for October 2012 (PDF Report)
This month's electronic roundup includes details of international metal-mining company Inmet and TSX-listed Franco-Nevada’s terms of agreement for a precious-metals stream on the Mina de Cobre project, in Colón province, Panama; coal production increases at the operations of Anglo American, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Whitehaven Coal, Vale, Forbes & Manhattan Coal and Kangaroo Coal; and Chinese investment group U&D Mining Industry’s cash offer bid for ASX-listed explorer Endocoal.
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Coal Roundup for September 2012 (PDF Report)
The Coal Roundup covers activities in the coal sector of the past month across the globe, focusing on exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety issues, logistics, corporate activity and general trends. This month's electronic roundup includes details of Ncondezi Coal's proposed 1 800 MW mine-mouth coal-fired power plant at its namesake project, in Tete province, Mozambique; Xstrata and Tohoku Electric Power Co’s coal-supply contract for the year beginning October 1; and Zimbabwe’s appeal to Australian resources investors to increase their interest in the Southern African country. The report draws on material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Construction 2013: A review of South Africa's construction sector (PDF Report)
The myriad construction projects undertaken in South Africa, in preparation for the country’s hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, cushioned the local construction industry against the 2008 global building slump. The increased activity in the sector in the run-up to the event represented somewhat of a construction boom in South Africa. However, following the completion of World Cup-related projects, activity in the local construction sector began to wane and companies faced adverse trading conditions. After a bruising few years, some industry participants expected market conditions to improve in 2012, but as the year unfolded, participants in the industry continued to report a slow flow of contracts. However, there is some optimism that the recovery in the construction sector may soon gain traction. A key factor that will affect the pace of recovery is the rate at which the South African government rolls out its planned R827-billion infrastructure expenditure, as turnover in the construction industry is highly sensitive to government spending, as government is the industry’s largest client. To date, tenders relating to government’s infrastructure plans have been slow in coming to market. This report reviews the current business environment in South Africa, the key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity, black economic empowerment and competition activity in the sector, as well as issues relating to skills and the environment. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Construction 2014: A review of South Africa's construction sector (PDF Report)
Construction data released during 2013 hints at a halt to the decline in the industry during the last few years, with some commentators averring that the industry could be poised for recovery. However, others have urged caution, noting that the prospects for a recovery are dimmed by poor economic growth, lower-than-expected government revenue, international economic instability and global price volatility, as well as low private-sector confidence. Creamer Media’s Construction 2014 report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local construction demand, geographic diversification, competition within the sector, corporate activity, skills, safety, environmental considerations and the challenges facing the industry. Published on: 07 February 2014.
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Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
While the construction sector remains a sizeable economic contributor and employment provider, it has been in a slump for the past seven years, not being able to recover to the growth levels in the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup – between 2004 and 2007 – when billions of rands were invested in projects related to the hosting of the soccer extravaganza. A contraction in construction-sector investment started in 2008, but the definitive turning point was in 2010, when investment plunged by 11.8% year-on-year. Since then, investment has not shown any significant growth in real terms, achieving an average yearly increase of just 0.2% between 2011 and 2013. Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic empowerment; competition in the sector; the sector’s shortage of skills, which threatens to derail government’s plans to spend R4-trillion on infrastructure over the next 15 years; safety, which was plagued by poor performance in 2013/14 financial year and environmental considerations. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Construction 2016: A review of South Africa's construction industry (PDF Report)
Conditions were challenging for the South African construction industry in 2015, owing to the lack of recovery in the economy and low national infrastructure spend, coupled with overcapacity in the construction market and low margins; it is clear that the construction industry is continuing to struggle. The outlook for 2016 is not optimistic, with analysts forecasting a further weakening in construction activity. Creamer Media’s Construction 2016 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; key participants; local demand; geographic diversification; corporate activity; black economic empowerment; competition; the sector’s shortage of skills, which threatens to derail government’s plans to spend R4-trillion on infrastructure over the next 15 years; safety issues and environmental considerations. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 29 January 2016.
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Construction 2017: A review of South Africa's construction sector (PDF Report)
The low-growth forecast for the South African economy does not bode well for the short-term prospects of the local construction industry, although the medium- to long-term outlook appears more favourable. The International Monetary Fund has forecast economic growth of less than 1% for the country in 2017, while the National Treasury has pegged its growth estimate at 1.3% for the year, improving to 2% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019. Nonetheless, government infrastructure investment programmes are expected to continue over the medium term, despite pressure on public capital expenditure, owing to fiscal concerns. Substantial investments are expected in energy, transport, housing, water and sanitation. The bleak outlook for economic growth will continue to weigh on private-sector project investments. However, construction activity is expected to increase, although at a subdued pace. Creamer Media’s Construction 2017 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment, key participants, local demand, international expansion, competition and industry settlement activities, corporate activity of the country’s major construction companies, and issues such as the shortage of skills and safety issues. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 03 February 2017.
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Defence 2013: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
The third draft of the South African Defence Review, published in April 2013, highlights that, while South Africa is not considered a global military force, it does have a significant military role to play in the Southern African region. The country’s defence force also has significant international commitments, in terms of peacekeeping and support operations, to the rest of the continent. However, the country’s expenditure on defence – military vehicles, aircraft and naval vessels – has remained low, compared with international standards. Expenditures have dropped to about 1% of gross domestic product (GDP), compared with the international average of 2.5% of GDP. Expenditure on more equipment, such as that acquired in the controversial arms deal, is not the biggest concern. Rather, analysts have indicated that operational funds are needed the most to ensure the future capability of the defence force is maintained. Creamer Media’s 2013 Defence Report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key players in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the defence sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand 1999 arms deal, the sector’s competitiveness and diversification, as well as the challenge of skills shortages and an ageing skills base. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 22 November 2013.
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Defence 2014: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
South Africa’s defence industry has sophisticated manufacturing capabilities and it has been at the forefront of many significant defence developments locally and internationally. The industry has a high level of State involvement in terms of acquisitions and production, with the largest manufacturer of defence equipment in the country being State-owned Denel. There are also a number of private-sector companies active in the market, with several having strong links to international defence manufacturers. Some companies that are active in South Africa’s defence industry are specifically focused on defence-related activities, while others are also active in nondefence markets, having diversified from defence into other markets, or having diversified from civilian activities into defence. Creamer Media’s Defence 2014 report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key participants in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial multibillion-rand strategic defence procurement package, diversification in the sector and the outlook for South Africa’s defence industry in light of current levels of local defence spending, which have contributed to the defence force being in a “critical state of decline”. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 15 October 2014.
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Defence 2015 - Daily News Alert Special Offer
In early June 2015, South Africa’s National Assembly passed the Defence Review, which outlines the country’s long-term defence policy and strategic trajectory. The review indicates that current levels of local defence spending have contributed to the defence force being in a “critical state of decline”. With the local market being an important source of demand for the defence industry, this inadequate spending has impacted on local defence companies. The review proposes modest increases in defence spending, which, if implemented, will halt the current decline in the capabilities of the South African National Defence Force and, subsequently, allow for the rebuilding of the defence force. Such spending will provide support for the local defence industry and contribute to its continued viability. However, as yet, there is no indication that there will be a meaningful increase in defence expenditure. Creamer Media’s Defence 2015 report examines key developments in South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on key participants, and innovations and diversification in the sector, local and export demand, and the outlook for South Africa’s defence industry in light of current levels of local defence spending. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly over the past 12 months, as well as of information available in the public domain. Published on: 21 August 2015
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Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
In early June 2015, South Africa’s National Assembly passed the Defence Review, which outlines the country’s long-term defence policy and strategic trajectory. The review indicates that current levels of local defence spending have contributed to the defence force being in a “critical state of decline”. With the local market being an important source of demand for the defence industry, this inadequate spending has impacted on local defence companies. The review proposes modest increases in defence spending, which, if implemented, will halt the current decline in the capabilities of the South African National Defence Force and, subsequently, allow for the rebuilding of the defence force. Such spending will provide support for the local defence industry and contribute to its continued viability. However, as yet, there is no indication that there will be a meaningful increase in defence expenditure. Creamer Media’s Defence 2015 report examines key developments in South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on key participants, and innovations and diversification in the sector, local and export demand, and the outlook for South Africa’s defence industry in light of current levels of local defence spending. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly over the past 12 months, as well as of information available in the public domain. Published on: 21 August 2015
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Diamonds 2014: A review of Southern Africa's diamond sector
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Diamonds 2016: A review of South Africa's diamond sector (PDF Report)
Although the first half of 2016 has signaled more stability in the diamond market after a turbulent 2015, volatility has become the near normal and the industry maintains a cautious outlook in the near term as significant global economic uncertainty remains. Ratings agency Moody’s believes that diamond miners will be under pressure until the end of 2016 or mid-2017, owing to a temporary supply and demand mismatch, which has resulted in lower rough diamond prices. Although, it notes that production cutbacks should help to rebalance the market. In the long term, however, a lack of new diamond discoveries and high depletion rates for existing mines should prevent a supply glut. Creamer Media’s Diamond 2016 report provides an overview of the world diamond market, which includes a look at rough diamond production, supply and demand, imports and exports, and synthetic diamonds. The report emphasises diamond mining activities in South Africa over the past 12 months, and provides information on the country’s major and midtier diamond producers, junior diamond mining companies, explorers and developers. The report is a summary of information published in Creamer Media's Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 26 October 2016.
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Electricity 2014: A Review of South Africa's Electricity Sector (PDF Report)
This report provides an overview of the state of electricity generation and transmission in South Africa and examines electricity planning, investment in generation capacity, electricity tariffs, the role of independent power producers and demand-focused initiatives, among other issues.
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Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
South Africa’s power system is extremely constrained and vulnerable, owing to deteriorating, underserviced power plants and delays in the completion of major new power stations. The tight system means that any unexpected event, from inclement weather to equipment failure, pushes the country into a power deficit. Rotational load-shedding, which spooked investors in 2008, returned in March 2014, and was followed by further bouts of load-shedding later in the year. This year, load-shedding has threatened to become the norm, with warnings that regular outages should be expected. Eskom has said that South Africans should brace themselves for power-supply troubles for the next three years, while it tries not only to complete the building of new capacity but also to deal with a major maintenance backlog, which will take between 20 and 30 months to resolve. Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues. he report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 March 2015.
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Electricity 2016: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
South Africa’s electricity supply crisis continues to pose a major obstacle to the country’s economic growth, despite government’s investing in new power infrastructure and inviting private companies to build new generation capacity. The International Monetary Fund has singled out delays in easing electricity shortages as one of the main constraints to economic growth, while economists estimate that the economy could have been 10% larger if power shortages did not stifle growth and investment. Creamer Media’s Electricity 2016 report provides an overview of South Africa’s electricity sector, focusing on State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 March 2016.
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Electricity 2017: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF REPORT)
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Electricity 2017: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF REPORT)
A lack of adequate electricity supply in recent years has had a negative impact on the South African economy. Power shortages have hindered economic growth and negatively affected business confidence. Generation capacity issues were at the heart of the electricity supply woes, but a strong operational turnaround by the country’s main supplier, Eskom, has improved prospects. State-owned power utility has progressed from implementing regular load-shedding as recently as mid-2015, to an average electricity surplus of about 5 600 MW at peak by the end of 2016. Creamer Media’s Electricity 2017 Report examines Eskom’s turnaround, providing an overview of its generation developments, capacity expansion and financial status; the role of independent power producers; electricity planning, distribution and electrification, among other topics. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on 15 March 2017.
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Energy Roundup - December 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa during the past month. The December 2015 roundup includes details of State-owned utility Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion; South Africa’s ranking as an investment destination for renewable energy; and a nuclear expert’s thoughts on reactor designs for South Africa’s nuclear procurement programme, among other news. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Energy Roundup – April 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa during the past month. The April 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for March 2016 and includes details of a North Gauteng High Court Judge’s dismissal of a court application to postpone the 9.4% electricity tariff increase, which the National Energy Regulator of South Africa approved on March 1; the inauguration of the second phase of renewable-energy project developer Solar Capital’s De Aaar solar farm project; and the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency’s extension of €698.9-million in guarantees to Eskom to support transmission infrastructure investments. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 05 April 2016.
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Energy Roundup – April 2017 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The April 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in March 2017, and includes details of the Coal Transportation Forum’s application to the High Court for an interdict against State-owned power utility Eskom; Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's call on Eskom to urgently complete socioeconomic-impact assessments for its coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga; and Eskom’s new nuclear build programme. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 12 April 2017.
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Energy Roundup – August 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The August 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in July 2016 and includes details of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s approval of State-owned power utility Eskom’s application for an extension, until April 1, 2017, to submit a new multiyear price determination application; the Noupoort wind farm’s entering commercial operation, in the Northern Cape; and South Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published: 16 August 2016
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Energy Roundup – August 2017 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The August 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in July 2017, and includes details of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa's call for written comments on an application by State-owned power utility Eskom to implement a two-year incentive pricing package that will allow for the restart of ferrosilicon production in Limpopo and Mpumalanga; State-owned power utility Eskom’s sharp fall in after-tax profits; and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s decision to more than double the size of its planned Inga 3 hydroelectric plant. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 August 2017.
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Energy Roundup – December 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The December 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in November 2016 and includes details of the Department of Energy’s long-awaited draft Integrated Resource Plan base case; Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s resignation; and Eskom group executive for generation Matshela Koko’s appointment as acting CEO of Eskom as from December 1. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Energy Roundup – February 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa during the past month. The February 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for December 2015 and January 2016 and includes details of a Government Gazette notice that confirms Cabinet’s decision to move ahead with the 9 600 MW nuclear procurement programme; State-owned power utility Eskom’s decision to migrate to fixed-price coal contracts; and Eskom’s new Medupi project director. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 February 2016.
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Energy Roundup – February 2017 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The February 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in December 2016 and January 2017, and includes details of the Post-2015 National Energy Efficiency Strategy; the connection of State-owned power utility Eskom’s first power-generating unit of the Kusile coal-fired power station to the grid; and Eskom’s interruptions in bulk supply to some nonpaying municipalities. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 13 February 2017.
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Energy Roundup – July 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The July 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in June 2016 and includes details of State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s termination of contract negotiations for the rebuild portion of the Duvha Unit 3 boiler recovery project; the South African government’s proposal to secure a local-content level of 50% in the country’s proposed new nuclear power plant programme; and automation technology group ABB’s inauguration of the group’s first microgrid in South Africa. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Energy Roundup – July 2017 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The July 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in June 2017, and includes details of the launch of agricultural company Senwes’s first silo solar photovoltaic system in South Africa, at its Hennenman silo, in the Free State; State-owned power utility Eskom’s new acting group CEO and Eskom board; and the continuing expansion of nuclear energy capacity worldwide. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 07 July 2017.
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Energy Roundup – June 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The June 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for May 2016 and includes details of Russia’s State nuclear agency’s plans to sign cooperation agreements with Kenya, Uganda and Zambia to lay the groundwork for an expanded presence in sub-Saharan Africa; the Department of Energy’s plans to canvass the appetite of independent power producers to develop, finance, construct and operate three new solar parks, in the Northern Cape, in partnership with State-owned companies; and the procurement processes for the gas-to-power programme and associated gas infrastructure. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 June 2016.
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Energy Roundup – June 2017 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The June 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in May 2017, and includes details of Enel’s new Gibson Bay Wind Farm, in the Kouga municipality of the Eastern Cape; Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi’s plans to incorporate the Independent Power Producer Office into the Central Energy Fund; and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s plans to institute a “broad scope” investigation into allegations of corruption in State-owned electricity producer Eskom. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 06 June 2017.
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Energy Roundup – March 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa during the past month. The March 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for February 2016 and includes details of the Department of Energy’s plans to announce the preferred bidders for the first tranche of the coal independent power producer procurement programme; the Council for Geoscience’s three-year research programme; and ArcelorMittal South Africa’s search for an independent power producer to build an 800 MW gas-fired power station on land at its Saldanha steel works, in the Western Cape. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 March 2016.
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Energy Roundup – March 2017 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The March 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in February 2017, and includes details of the redacted Dentons report into the operational and financial underperformance of State-owned power utility Eskom, which was requested by the company’s board in 2015; the Presidency’s support for the country’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme; and the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse’s call for the unbundling of Eskom. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 March 2017.
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Energy Roundup – May 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa during the past month. The May 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for April 2016 and includes details of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s proposal to introduce a coal benchmark cost as part of its final decision on Eskom’s multiyear price determination process; environmental group Greenpeace’s launch of a new campaign called Renewable Energy Champions; and carbon and climate change advisory firm Promethium Carbon’s launch of its Independent Power Producers (IPPs) Guideline to assist prospective IPPs in navigating the procedures required to licence new electricity generation facilities in Southern Africa. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Energy Roundup – May 2017 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The May 2017 roundup covers activities across South Africa in April 2017, and includes details of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s formal input into the Integrated Resource Plan public consultation process; the Western Cape High Court’s ruling on government’s controversial nuclear power expansion programme; and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s rejection of State-owned power utility Eskom’s board proposal to grant former CEO Brian Molefe a R30‑million pension payout. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 May 2017.
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Energy Roundup – November 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The November 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in October 2016 and includes details of the National Energy Regulator's strengthening of South Africa's nuclear regulatory framework, in anticipation of new nuclear power plants; the preferred bidders for the first bid of South Africa's Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Programme; and the official inauguration of the Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska solar photovoltaic project, in South Africa's Northern Cape province. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 02 November 2016.
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Energy Roundup – October 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The October 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in September 2016 and includes details of government’s delay in issuing a call for proposals for its nuclear power expansion programme; JSE-listed Hulisani’s plans to acquire the entire issued share capital of Red-Cap Investment and Eurocape Renewables for a combined R145.2‑million; and South Africa State-owned power utility Eskom’s plan to accelerate the roll-out of prepaid meters in Soweto, Gauteng. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published: 06 October 2016.
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Energy Roundup – September 2016 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The September 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in August 2016 and includes details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s possibly re-advertising its Nuclear Installation Site Licence applications for Thyspunt, in the Eastern Cape, and Duynefontyn, in the Western Cape; industrial company Barloworld’s launch of a high-performance photovoltaic solar energy solution targeted at Southern Africa’s commercial and industrial power segment; and Eskom’s Ingula pumped-storage scheme project. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published: 02 September 2016.
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Free Copy - Electricity - A Review of South Africa's Electricity Sector
This report provides an overview of the state of electricity generation and transmission in South Africa and examines electricity planning, investment in generation capacity, electricity tariffs, the role of independent power producers and demand-focused initiatives, among other issues.
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Gold 2013: A review of Africa's gold sector (PDF Report)
South Africa continues to hold the world’s largest reserves of gold after more than 126 years of mining; however, the country’s gold output has decreased in recent years. The share prices of South African gold companies have failed to increase in line with the growth of the gold price and the country’s gold stocks are believed to be undervalued. Further, since the second half of 2012, South Africa’s mining industry has been experiencing widespread industrial action, sparked by the August 2012 Marikana tragedy, in which 34 striking platinum miners were killed in a standoff with police. The incident damaged South Africa’s reputation as a world-class mining investment destination and, in the wake of the tragedy, labour discontent spread to various other mining sectors. The impact of labour unrest on the gold mining industry was significant, with several gold mining companies being forced to halt operations as a result of widespread wildcat strikes. Nonetheless, South African Chamber of Mines president and Anglo American CEO-designate Mark Cutifani has indicated that negative sentiment regarding South Africa has been “significantly overblown”. He contends that “the fundamentals are sound in South Africa . . . if we work together and manage the perception of how we’re dealing with the issues, it will get us back on track for people to be comfortable to invest in the country for the future”. This report isis a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 April 2013.
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Gold 2014: A review of Africa's gold sector (PDF Report)
Gold started steadily in 2014, recovering from the $1 200/oz mark, while financial markets adjusted to the start of asset tapering by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) in January. The stronger start has prompted many upward revisions to bearish forecasts, with some analysts forecasting a trading range of between $1 180/oz to $1 390/oz from between $1 050/oz to $1 360/oz. Precious metals consultancy Thomson Reuters GFMS expects the gold price to average $1 225/oz in 2014, basing its prediction on the forecast tapering of the Fed’s quantitative easing programme, increases in US Treasury yields and equity markets, as well as a stronger dollar, all of which are negative for gold, as they dampen the appetite for the metal as an asset class. This has led some forecasters to predict that, based on recent corrections, gold will drop below the $1 000/oz level for a sustained period. Creamer Media’s Gold 2014 report reviews the global gold market, particularly focusing on the South African gold sector and gold companies that have operations in Africa. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 August 2014.
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Gold 2016: A review of South Africa's gold sector (PDF Report)
The rate of growth in global gold mine production has been slowing and mine supply is expected to record its first yearly decrease since 2008 in 2016. The lower mine supply is likely to continue for several years, owing to a thinning global project pipeline, with most projects in the pipeline for 2016/17 being small or medium-sized projects. South African gold miners have, meanwhile, benefited from a strengthening rand gold price, but production is expected to continue declining, as a result of the depth of the country’s gold mines and declining grades. Gold mining companies are also faced with rising input costs, particularly higher electricity costs, and the impact of industrial action by employees. In this context, Creamer Media’s Gold 2016 report reviews the global gold market, with a particular focus on the South African gold sector, including issues such as supply, labour, and electricity shortages, as well as major and smaller mining companies with operations in South Africa. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 22 April 2016
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Gold 2017: A review of South Africa's gold sector (PDF Report)
Despite sizeable gold reserves and high-grade orebodies, South Africa’s gold production has stagnated in recent years, with figures from the World Gold Council showing that the country’s gold production, which amounted to an estimated 167.10 t in 2016, remained virtually the same as the 167.20 t produced in 2015. This has positioned South Africa as the seventh-largest gold producer in the world, a position which some have speculated is likely to remain. In this context, Creamer Media’s Gold 2017 report reviews the global gold market, with a particular focus on the South African gold sector, including issues, such as supply, labour, and electricity shortages, which are affecting the sector. It also reviews the major and smaller mining companies with operations in South Africa. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 May 2017.
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Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
South Africa has an established pumps industry that is considered to be well equipped and highly professional. The quality of pumps produced locally is of a high standard, with several local manufacturers producing pumps in accordance with international standards. Further, it is believed that South Africa can manufacture pumps economically. There are more than 100 companies active in the local market. About half of these companies manufacture locally, although many of the companies that manufacture locally specialise in a certain range of products while importing others because it is more cost effective. The balance of the companies engage entirely in the supply of imported products. Some local pump manufacturers are private entities, producing pumps from their own design. Others produce from their own design, and manufacture locally and elsewhere, while others manufacture locally, but under licence to international operators. Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment corporate activity, regulatory requirements, availability of materials and skills, electricity and environmental considerations, as well as innovations in the sector. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 October 2015.
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Iron-Ore 2013: A review of the iron-ore sector (PDF Report)
The iron-ore mining industry, like other economic sectors, was pummelled by the 2008 worldwide economic downturn. However, thanks to stimulus packages introduced in 2009 resulted in the industry’s recovery in 2010 and 2011, with prices hitting highs of $193/t as steel output reached record levels. The price rally was shortlived as prices dropped sharply in 2012, hitting a three-year low of $86.70/t in September that year. Prices have since recovered again, but several analysts forecast that the iron-ore sector will experience difficult period over the next 12 to 18 months, owing to excess supply and projected slower steel output in China. The long-term outlook for iron-ore remains positive, albeit cautious, with the world’s biggest iron-ore miners – Vale, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton – expecting China to be the major demand driver for the mineral until the end of the 2020s, when India and other developing countries are expected to take lead as Chinese growth diminishes. This report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market, with particular reference to pricing, supply and demand; a summary of the major global iron-ore producing companies and other significant producers; and an overview of South Africa’s iron-ore market and its major producers. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Iron-Ore 2014: A review of the iron-ore sector (PDF Report)
While the relatively strong demand for iron-ore during 2013 resulted in the price of the steelmaking ingredient increasing from $110.40/t in May to more than $130/t in December, some commentators forecast that the market will suffer during 2014. Many analysts believe that 2014 could be the year during which rising seaborne iron-ore supply finally overwhelms Chinese demand, causing prices to drop during the year and in 2015. Creamer Media’s Iron-Ore 2014 report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market, with particular reference to pricing, supply and demand, as well as the trade in iron-ore. It provides information on not only the major mergers and acquisitions, and the trade of iron-ore in the sector, but also the major global iron-ore producing companies and other significant producers. This report further provides an overview of South Africa’s iron-ore market and its major producers. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 05 May 2014.
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Iron-Ore 2015: A review of the iron-ore sector (PDF Report)
While analysts and other stakeholders differ on their forecast for the average iron-ore price in 2015, there is consensus that the oversupply caused by increasing output, mainly from major producers, and slowing demand growth from number-one consumer China, will result in the commodity averaging $70/t or lower this year. Like producers of other commodities, iron-ore miners, are adjusting to the reality that the peak years of a commodity supercycle, driven by a robustly growing China, might be over. Given that the Asian giant produces more than half of the world’s steel and that about 98% of iron-ore is used in steelmaking, no commodity is more exposed than the ferrous mineral to the deceleration in Chinese economic growth. Creamer Media’s Iron-Ore 2015 report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market, with particular reference to pricing, supply and demand, as well as the trade in iron-ore. It provides information on not only the major mergers and acquisitions, and the trade of iron-ore in the sector, but also the major global iron-ore producing companies and other significant producers. This report further provides an overview of South Africa’s iron-ore market and its major producers. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 24 April 2015.
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Iron-Ore 2016: A review of the iron-ore sector (PDF Report)
The slowest pace of economic expansion in China in 25 years has dragged the price of iron-ore down. The world’s second-largest economy is expanding at a more modest rate than expected, slowing what seemed to be an unstoppable demand for the mineral at one stage. In the low price environment, only the largest- and lowest-cost producers are surviving, with iron-ore mines in China, Canada and South Africa buckling under the pressure. High-cost producers are curtailing investment, scaling back operations, cutting costs and reducing jobs to remain viable. Meanwhile, iron-ore production, notably from major low-cost suppliers in Australia and Brazil, continues to expand. This supply growth has outpaced demand growth, creating a supply glut. Thus, the year ahead is likely to be another challenging one for iron-ore producers, with supply growth expected to continue to outpace demand growth in the near term, keeping prices subdued. Also, no major stimulus is expected from the Chinese government to boost investment. Creamer Media’s Iron-Ore 2016 report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market, with particular reference to supply, demand, trade and pricing. It provides not only information on the major global iron-ore producing companies and other significant producers but also an overview of South Africa’s iron-ore market and its major producers. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in and as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 14 April 2016
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Iron-Ore 2017: A review of the iron-ore sector (PDF Report)
The iron-ore price astounded analysts in 2016 by recovering from a 2015 average of $55.30/t to end the year at more than $80/t. While the rally continued into 2017 – with the price exceeding $90/t in February, the highest since August 2014 – many market watchers are not convinced that the current level is sustainable and expect a pullback before the end of the year. Creamer Media’s Iron-Ore 2017 Report provides an overview of the global iron-ore market over the past year, with particular emphasis on supply and demand, trade and pricing. It provides not only information on the major global iron-ore producing companies and other significant producers, but also an overview of South Africa’s iron-ore market and its major producers. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Iron-Ore Roundup - for August 2012 (PDF Report)
As part of its ongoing commitment to delivering timely and useful information on mining, Creamer Media has launched a new monthly report – the Iron-ore Roundup, which is a business and information tool for decision makers involved in the sector. This report, which will be available to subscribers to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa and Mining Weekly.com Research, will provide readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The inaugural Iron-ore Roundup includes details of Aquila Resources’ decision to curb expenditure at its West Pilbara iron-ore project; Atlas Iron and Brockman Resources’ alliance study agreement with freight carrier QR National and the approval of Hanlong Mining’s much-delayed $1.3-billion takeover bid for Australian iron-ore developer Sundance Resources.
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Iron-Ore Roundup - for November 2012 (PDF Report)
The November roundup includes details of Apollo Minerals’ initial scoping study on it’s Commonwealth Hill iron-ore project, in South Australia; ASX-listed Gindalbie Metals’ tenth shipment of hematite direct shipping ore through the Karara Export Terminal at Geraldton, in Western Australia; and Kazakh miner ENRC’s long-awaited review of its spending plans.
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Iron-Ore Roundup - for October 2012 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The October roundup includes details of ASX-listed Aquila Resources’ capital optimisation study for the West Pilbara iron-ore project, in Western Australia; mining major Vale’s decision to suspend operations at three Brazilian iron-ore pellet plants and increase the output of its lower-value mine products, as world steel demand slows; and iron-ore junior Mount Gibson’s plans to lower its capital spending and costs amid low iron-ore prices and market volatility.
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Iron-Ore Roundup - for September 2012 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. This month’s roundup includes details of the increase in resources at ASX-listed Jupiter Mines’ Mount Ida magnetite project in Australia; the downgrade of ASX-listed Grange Resources’ pellet production guidance for 2012; and the opening of Gindalbie Metals’ new $200-million Karara iron-ore export terminal in Geraldton, Western Australia.
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Iron-Ore Roundup for April 2013 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The April 2013 roundup includes details of WPG Resources’ prefeasibility study on its Giffen Well project, in South Australia; project house Decmil Group’s A$71-million worth of contracts awarded at the proposed Roy Hill iron-ore operation in the Pilbara region of Australia; and ASX-listed Sheffield Resources’ sale of its South Pilbara iron tenements to fellow-listed Brockman Mining. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Iron-ore Roundup for December 2012/January 2013 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The December 2012/January 2013 roundup includes details of the addition of about two-billion tons of resource to iron-ore major Fortescue Metals’ portfolio; iron-ore developer Mindax’s confidential discussions with a potential strategic partner to fast-track the development of its Mt Forrest project, in Western Australia; and JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore’s new interim pricing agreement with ArcelorMittal South Africa.
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Iron-ore Roundup for February 2013 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The February 2013 roundup includes details of ASX-listed Centaurus Metals’ positive drilling results from its 100%-owned Canavial iron-ore project, in Minas Gerais, Brazil; Fortescue Metals’ historic Aboriginal agreement signed at the company’s Solomon mine, in Australia; and Rio Tinto’s 20-year contract with Japan’s second largest shipping firm, Mitsui OSK Lines, to carry iron-ore from Australia to China. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Iron-Ore Roundup for June 2013 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The June 2013 roundup includes details of the concept study on Iron Ore Holdings’ Maitland River magnetite project, in the Pilbara region of Australia; Hong Kong-listed Citic Pacific’s decision to halt production at its Sino iron-ore project, in Western Australia; and ASX-listed metals developer Avalon Minerals’ strategic review on funding options to develop its Viscaria copper project, in Sweden. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 16 July 2013.
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Iron-Ore Roundup for March 2013 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The March 2013 roundup includes details of the preliminary feasibility study on ASX-listed WPG Resources’ A$1.58-billion Giffen Well project, in South Australia; ASX-listed iron-ore miner Legacy Iron’s plans for the proposed spin-off of its gold assets into a new entity; and Brazil’s federal Department of Mineral Production’s approval of ASX-listed iron-ore developer Centaurus Metals’ economic development plan for its flagship Jambreiro project, in Brazil. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 April 2013.
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Iron-Ore Roundup for May 2013 (PDF Report)
The Iron-Ore Roundup provides readers with a synopsis of mining activity in the iron-ore sector during the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies, projects, operations, labour and safety, logistics, corporate activity, general trends and supplier news in the sector. Each summary is preceded by a headline, highlighting the country and the type of activity. The May 2013 roundup includes details of ASX-listed Centaurus Metals’ maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource for the Canavial project, in Brazil; the official opening of iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals’ Firetail mine, in Western Australia; and the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia’s approval of Iron Ore Holdings’ iron-ore export facility near Dampier, in Australia. This roundup is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 19 June 2013.
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Liquid Fuels 2013 (PDF Report)
South Africa’s demand for liquid fuel products outstrips the country’s capacity to supply such products and the shortfall is being met by importing refined fuel. However, the country has, in recent years, experienced several episodes of localised liquid fuel product shortages. These shortages point to possible refinery weaknesses and shortcomings in the country’s liquid fuels supply chain. In the coming years, the gap between the country’s capacity to produce liquid fuel products and its demand for such products is expected to increase and, without the development of new capacity, South Africa could find itself importing more than 200 000 bbl/d of transportation fuels by 2020. As a result, consideration is being given to the best possible method for meeting the growing fuel supply shortfall. Creamer Media’s 2013 Liquid Fuels report examines South Africa’s liquid fuels market, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the logistics of transporting liquid fuels and environmental considerations, with a particular focus on cleaner fuels. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
South Africa’s interest in oil and gas exploration has increased significantly in recent years, to the point where almost all the country’s offshore exploration blocks are under licence or under application for exploration by independent companies. However, the country’s relatively small known deposits of oil and natural gas will likely not lead to South Africa becoming a major player in the upstream market. Despite South Africa’s oil and gas deposits, its current fuel-refining capacity is insufficient to meet local demand for liquid fuel products, and the shortfall is being met through imported refined products. In recent years, the country has become increasingly dependent on imported petrol and diesel. In 2013, four-billion litres of diesel and 1.2-billion litres of petrol were imported; and it has been estimated that, by 2020, South Africa will have to import 180 000 bbl/d of petrol and diesel if there is no significant investment in local refining capacity. This has made South Africa an attractive prospect to energy groups involved in importing the fuel. Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the logistics of transporting liquid fuels and environmental considerations, with a particular focus on cleaner fuels. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 December 2014.
R 2,223.00

Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Investment in South Africa’s liquid fuels industry has, for some time, been constrained by regulatory uncertainty and it seems likely that the uncertain regulatory framework for oil and gas exploration and development is likely to continue causing delays in the development of offshore and unconventional “frontier” projects, particularly in the depressed pricing environment. Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and environmental considerations, with a particular focus on cleaner fuels. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 25 September 2015.
R 2,223.00

Liquid Fuels 2016: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Under Operation Phakisa, an initiative launched by the South African government in 2014 to accelerate the delivery of some of the development priorities highlighted in the National Development Plan, government aims to accelerate oil and gas exploration and development. However, while considerable interest has been shown in South Africa’s liquid fuels industry, particularly in offshore exploration – following large gas discoveries off the coast of neighbouring Mozambique in recent years – potential investors are hesitant because of regulatory uncertainty, with the low oil price exacerbating the situation. Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2016 report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration and projects currently under development; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and environmental considerations, including the proposed introduction of the government-gazetted Clean Fuels 2 specifications. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain over the past 12 months. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 17 August 2016.
R 2,223.00

Platinum 2013: A review of South Africa's platinum sector (PDF Report)
South Africa is the world’s leading platinum producer and accounts for more than 70% of global supply. However, output from the country was put under pressure in 2012, as a series of work stoppages across the western limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex affected major platinum mining companies, including the world’s three largest platinum miners – Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin. These challenges, among others, have persisted in 2013. However, research firm Frost & Sullivan contends that the long-term fundamentals of South Africa’s platinum mining industry remain attractive, despite the challenges facing the sector, although ongoing union strife can potentially reverse the progress made towards resolving the sector’s challenges. Creamer Media’s Platinum 2013 report examines South Africa’s platinum sector business environment, with particular focus on labour activities, safety stoppages and operation closures in the sector in the past 12 months. It also focuses on the main participants, their operations, projects and exploration activities, as well as other platinum miners and explorers in this sector. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 21 October 2013.
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Platinum 2014: A review of South Africa's platinum industry
Platinum miner and refiner Johnson Matthey expects that, in 2014, the platinum market will be in significant deficit for the third consecutive year. However, it contends that this may not be sufficient to support higher platinum prices as long as the market remains adequately supplied from above-ground stocks. South Africa remains the world’s largest producer of platinum, more than 70% of total global platinum in 2013. Active platinum producers in South Africa are struggling against a macro environment that includes substantial market, operational and societal challenges. Particularly notable among these challenges are labour unrest, regulatory uncertainty, high-input cost inflation and an unfavourable metal price environment. These factors, some existing for several years, have become particularly pronounced in recent months, threatening the sustainability and profitability of several South African platinum operations. Creamer Media’s Platinum 2014 report reviews South Africa’s platinum-sector business environment, with particular focus on labour. It also focuses on the main participants, their operations, projects and exploration activities, as well as other platinum miners and explorers in this sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 May 2014.
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Platinum 2015: A review of South Africa's platinum sector (PDF Report)
The global platinum group metals (PGMs) market had to deal with a challenging 2014, with much of the attention centred on the labour situation in South Africa and on the events in Ukraine, and their possible implications for especially palladium. After the turbulence in the South African platinum mining industry in 2012 and 2013, which had been described as one of the most difficult periods in the sector’s history, 2014 was an even tougher year for the world’s largest platinum-producing companies. An unprecedented five-month strike across the Rustenburg platinum belt, in South Africa’s North West province, battered producers, shutting down 45% of the world’s platinum supply. The strike resulted in about 1.3-million ounces of platinum being removed from the seven-million-ounce market. However, despite the supply-side woes in South Africa, platinum prices hardly responded to the strike, owing to a global oversupply and the selling of inventory. In comparison, three separate strike actuons in 2012, in South Africa, had each added about $100/oz to the platinum price. Creamer Media’s ‘Platinum 2015’ report reviews South Africa’s platinum-sector business environment, with particular focus on the main participants in the platinum industry, as well as other platinum producers, and exploration and development companies. The report also provides a global overview of the platinum market and an outlook for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 12 May 2015.
R 2,223.00

Platinum 2015: A review of South Africa's platinum sector (PDF Report)
South Africa’s gold output has been declining for several years. For more than a century, the country had been the world’s largest gold producer, but it lost this position to China in 2008 and has since dropped in the global gold production ranks to sixth position, behind China, Australia, the US, Russia and Peru. South Africa’s gold production has declined by an average of 8.2% a year in the past ten years, with the country’s gold production market share decreasing from 13% in 2004 to 5.3% in 2013. The contribution of gold sales to South Africa’s total mineral sales has also decreased from 30% in 2000 to 12% in 2014. The decline in South Africa’s gold production is partly linked to an operating environment characterised by ageing mines; rising costs; falling grades; a strike-prone, yet underproductive workforce; electricity shortages; the threat of illegal mining and the lack of new technology to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in the industry. In this context Creamer Media’s Gold 2015 report reviews the global gold market and gold companies that have operations in Africa. It particularly focuses on the South African gold sector, including labour issues and electricity shortages, as well as prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 18 May 2015.
R 2,223.00

Platinum 2016: A review of South Africa's platinum sector (PDF Report)
Lower supply of and higher demand for platinum are expected to lead to a 455 000 oz deficit in 2016, compared with the 135 000 oz deficit previously forecast, according to the World Platinum Investment Council’s latest ‘Platinum Quarterly’ report for the first quarter of this year. Global platinum supply is forecast to decrease by 1% to 7.8-million ounces this year, from 7.9-million ounces in 2015, while global demand for platinum is expected to increase “marginally” to 8.25-million ounces this year, from 8.22-million ounces in 2015. Creamer Media’s Platinum 2016 report provides a global overview of the platinum market and an outlook for the sector, with a particular focus on South Africa’s platinum-sector business environment. The report focuses on the main participants in South Africa’s platinum industry, other platinum producers, and exploration and development companies. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on:02 June 2016.
R 2,223.00

Platinum 2017: A review of South Africa's platinum sector (PDF Report)
Global platinum mine supply remains constrained, with South African producers facing the challenges of not only a low-price environment but also rising costs, regulatory uncertainties and safety stoppages. Creamer Media’s Platinum 2017 report provides a global overview of the platinum market and an outlook for the sector, with a particular focus on South Africa’s platinum-sector business environment. The report focuses on the main participants in South Africa’s platinum industry, other platinum producers, and exploration and development companies. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 May 2017.
R 2,223.00

Projects in Progress - Second Edition (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s second Projects in Progress supplement considers some of the major project developments under way, including high-profile energy and transport projects, as well as a few of the lower-profile public and private developments. What remains apparent is that the private-sector pipeline for projects remains especially weak, owing to poor levels of investor confidence. Nevertheless, project activity is continuing across most of the mining subsectors and in some pockets of industry. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan hit the nail on the head recently when he stressed the need for higher levels of investment into export-oriented projects. Indeed, the expenditure to expand South Africa’s economic infrastructure will not yield the expected growth and development returns, unless it serves to crowd in the productive investments required to make those new assets sweat. It is a disconnect that has to be addressed with some urgency.
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Projects in Progress 2013 - First Edition (PDF Report)
Gross fixed-capital formation by the public sector expanded at a yearly rate of 11% during the first nine months of 2012 and this Project in Progress update reflects most of the key infrastructure programmes being undertaken. While the project economy is still some way off from being strong, R827-billion has been earmarked over the next three years for spending by government departments and State-owned companies on a range of capital projects. State-owned companies (SoCs) will pursue the development of growth-facilitating economic infrastructure. Many SoC developments are large in scale, for example the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations, which form part of Eskom’s R337-billion programme. They are expected to add an additional 17 000 MW of electricity generation by 2018, while the transmission network will also be expanded and strengthened. In the transport milieu, the main freight-focused rail and harbour investments being undertaken by Transnet also feature prominently. However, there are also several emerging public-transport programmes. The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, for instance, is moving ahead with a major recapitalisation programme, while several of South Africa’s metropolitan councils have approved bus rapid transit systems. Among government’s so-called mega infrastructure projects are water developments, such as the Olifants River Water Resources Development Project and the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase 2; and renewable-energy projects that emerged from the first two bidding rounds under the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. Project activity is also continuing across most of the mining subsectors and in some pockets of industry. This publication features a range of coal, diamonds, gold, ferrous minerals, uranium, petrochemicals and platinum developments. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 10 April 2013.
R 390.00

Projects in Progress 2014 - First Edition (PDF Report)
Ticking over, but no fireworks The growth outlook for South Africa remains weak, with even the National Treasury’s modest gross domestic product forecast of 2.7% for 2014 considered as optimistic by some observers. This official growth estimate is also well below the 5.4% yearly growth aspiration outlined in the National Development Plan, which argues that higher levels of sustained economic expansion are required if South Africa is to make inroads into poverty, unemployment and inequality. The upshot of South Africa’s ongoing struggle to recover from the global economic crisis is that the country’s project pipeline remains dominated by public-sector infrastructure projects in the energy, transport and water sectors. The private sector, which traditionally contributes the lion’s share of fixed investment, remains wary, particularly in light of ongoing supply-side constraints, most notably associated with South Africa’s volatile labour climate and its electricity shortfalls. However, there are also several demand-side uncertainties; the most important being the outlook for commodity demand and prices in light of the slowdown in China, as that country aims to shift from investment- to consumer-led growth. Nevertheless, capital investment, while below potential, has not stopped – a reality reflected in this edition of Projects in Progress, which offers updates on some of the large infrastructure developments and private projects being undertaken across South Africa. State-owned electricity utility Eskom, for example, is implementing some of the largest capital projects ever undertaken to alleviate South Africa’s electricity supply shortfalls. This publication contains insight into progress at the delayed Medupi and Kusile coal-fired projects, in Mpumalanga and Limpopo respectively, as well as at the Ingula pumped-storage scheme, which is under construction on the border between the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal. It also reflects on progress in the roll-out of greenfield renewable-energy projects by private producers and on the development of two new open-cycle gas turbines. Some of the ‘big ticket’ freight and passenger transport projects also receive attention, as does the development of new dams and bulk water transfer schemes. The resources sector continues to dominate the private-project pipeline, which includes expansion and replacement projects in the coal, diamond, gold, platinum, ferrous minerals and uranium sectors. This edition of Projects in Progress shows that the domestic project economy continues to tick over, albeit with few signs of fireworks. Published on: 28 March 2014.
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Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
Still a struggle South Africa holds great promise and opportunity,” International Monetary Fund (IMF) first deputy MD David Lipton has said recently. However, he adds that the country “faces great challenges, in particular, to accelerate growth, create jobs for . . . millions of people . . . and reduce inequality”.Besides weak external demand and soft commodity prices, Lipton highlights that “home-grown shocks” are undermining the performance of Africa’s most diversified economy. Topping the list of domestic constraints are electricity-supply disruptions and protracted strikes – structural impediments that have prompted the IMF to lower South Africa’s potential growth to between 2% and 2.5%, from between 3.5% and 4% some years ago. Infrastructure delivery – not only in the electricity sector – will undoubtedly be critical in restoring South Africa’s growth potential to higher levels. Unfortunately, activity in the domestic project economy remains lacklustre. Much of this lacklustre performance can be attributed to weak business confidence levels and low commodity prices – factors that are leaving the private sector stranded on the fixed-investment sidelines. However, even a cursory glance at the order books of South Africa’s main contractors indicates serious underdelivery on the National Infrastructure Plan. Public infrastructure projects are being pursued and money invested, but many projects are behind schedule and over budget, while others have not progressed at an adequate pace from concept to implementation. The combination of weak government revenue growth and rising debt is also making it increasingly difficult for projects to be financed in the traditional way. However, the pipeline of public–private partnerships remains too narrow, with the most of the activity concentrated in the renewable-energy sector. In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the infrastructure horizon, but grid connectivity constraints could hamper future progress. Other major electricity projects are also featured in this edition, along with developments in the transport and water sectors. Updates are also provided on key resources projects in the coal, diamond, gold, platinum, ferrous minerals and uranium sectors. Projects in Progress also offers insight into the project economies of Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, where some major resources and infrastructure developments are being pursued. The project economy does, however, remain under pressure, but there are some pockets of resilience, which we hope will offer some hope amid that current gloom. Published on: 27 March 2015.
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Projects in Progress 2016 (First Edition)
Co-investment model could help reinvigorate infrastructure push There is little question that pressing ahead with South Africa’s infrastructure programme has become even more important amid the difficulties confronting the economy and key sectors such as mining and agriculture. The country’s resources industry is having to adjust to lower commodity demand, as well as prices that are likely to remain lower for longer, while the farming sector is in distress as a result of South Africa’s worse drought in a generation. The importance of the infrastructure programme as a countercyclical stimulus was emphasised again in the 2016 Budget. The associated Budget Review also insists that R865.4-billion will still be spent over the coming three years by government and State-owned companies (SoCs), despite the poor growth and revenue outlook. These investments will be directed towards housing, roads, railways, public transport, water, electricity and community infrastructure. However, to reignite growth to levels required to avoid further job losses and social dissonance (as well as the dreaded downgrade to South Africa’s investment-grade credit rating) will require even higher levels of investment. Achieving this in a context of fiscal imbalances and weak SoC balance sheets and performances will arguably require the creation of an entirely new partnership with the private sector – one which makes co-investment in economic and social infrastructure much more possible. Without question, such a co-investment model is on the agenda of those in government, business and labour leading the country’s anti-junk-status charge. They realise that, in the absence of a new investment partnership, the ratings agencies are likely to remain unconvinced that South Africa has a genuine platform from which to launch an economic recovery. However, partnering with co-investors will require an attitudinal shift from within government, with suspicion making way for a greater sense of fraternity. However, that should not imply an erosion of probity or procedural rigour. In addition, co-investors will require their potential departmental and SoC counterparties to be far less prone to the governance problems that have been all too common in the recent past. If the private sector is to direct its own limited financial and human resources towards programmes that have developmental spin-offs, the governance environment needs to be far more stable and transparent. Should such a partnership be forged, South Africa could well make unexpectedly strong progress in the infrastructure sector, which, in turn, will offer rewards such as higher growth and more jobs, direct and indirect. Failure to do so will result in the country’s continuing to flounder at the bottom end of its growth-potential range. Please note that this is a large file and may take some time to download.
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Projects in Progress 2016 - Second Edition (PDF Report)
Notwithstanding the feeble global economic condition, there is little doubt that internal dynamics, especially in the political environment, have emerged as the main constraint to growth in South Africa. These domestic pressures are weighing on confidence and, in turn, on levels of fixed investment. Those companies most exposed to the South African project economy are struggling to sustain order books, while margins have come under pressure. There has also been a concerted effort by a number of engineering contractors, in particular, to seek work elsewhere as South Africa’s project pipeline fails to live up to its earlier promise. These fragilities are apparent in this Project in Progress (PIP) supplement, where very few brand new projects are featured. Nevertheless, there are still a number of developments under way across a broad range of resources and industrial subsectors. The automotive sector, for instance, remains relatively resilient, despite a significant fall in vehicle sales. This vibrancy is reflected in the report, with a focus on various brownfields investments being made by the established automotive majors, such as BMW South Africa, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa and Volkswagen South Africa. A new addition to the automotive investment portfolio is the joint venture project being pursued at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in the Eastern Cape, by the Beijing Automotive Group Corporation (BAIC) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Construction of the first R4.25-billion phase is under way to develop a factory capable of assembling 50 000 light vehicles a year, comprising a combination of small cars, sports utility vehicles and pick-ups. However, BAIC and the IDC insist that their aspiration is to invest R11-billion in total to eventually upscale the plant’s capacity to 100 000 vehicles a year by 2027. This PIP edition also features updates on some of South Africa’s largest infrastructure projects: from the giant Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power station developments to the country’s commuter-rail modernisation initiatives and large water-transfer schemes. In the resources milieu, meanwhile, fresh insight is provided into investments in the gold, coal and platinum, as well as oil and gas subsectors. There is little question that South Africa’s fixed-investment environment is nowhere near as lively as it could be in light of the country’s resources potential and it should be, given the pent-up demand for social and economic infrastructure. Moving beyond this current malaise requires a new sense of urgency and national purpose from the country’s political and business leadership. Published on: 28 September 2016
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Projects in Progress 2017 - First Edition (PDF Report)
The South African economy remains subdued and the domestic project economy strongly reflects this feeble status. Although the National Treasury is forecasting public-sector infrastructure spending of R947.2-billion over the coming three years, the figure includes a number of megaprojects being built by State-owned companies (SoCs), which are well under way. The SoC’s are projected to invest R432.8-billion over the period and remain a major part of this public-infrastructure story. However, their balance sheets are generally stretched, which has resulted in some entities leaning more heavily than initially expected on their government guarantees. The upshot is that, until these entities stabilise or growth returns, there is little likelihood that they will be in a position to initiate major new projects. It is well known, for instance, that Transnet is curtailing its investment programmes amid weak demand growth, while Eskom’s five-year corporate plan includes a target of “optimising capital expenditure by R65-billion”. The list of major public-sector projects in the planning phase, as published in the Budget Review, also does not suggest an immediate turnaround. Firstly, many of the projects are power-generation developments conceived during the power-deficit year. However, Eskom is now arguing that its current surplus is likely to persist, at least into the early 2020s, and has, until recently, been strongly resisting the introduction of additional renewable-energy capacity. Secondly, the transport and logistics projects are generally associated with Transnet’s market demand strategy, which is being scaled back. Thirdly, the financial problems at PetroSA, coupled with ongoing policy uncertainty, mean that the big Coega refinery plan is unlikely to materialise anytime soon. However, several roads, bridges, water and sanitation developments should proceed, while expenditure on human settlements is projected to rise consistently over the coming three years. In the private sector, meanwhile, the overall weak economic climate is undermining business confidence, which is also being weighed down by policy and political uncertainty. Private fixed investment remains under pressure as a result. However, the recovery in commodity prices could help stimulate some fresh activity, albeit mostly brownfield in nature. The subdued project economy has also not been assisted by Eskom’s resistance to signing power purchase agreements with renewable-energy independent power producers – the one investment highlight of the past few years. The intervention by President Jacob Zuma to end the impasse should result in contracts being signed, but it is uncertain when this will be, owing to ongoing cost-recovery concerns at Eskom. What is certain, is that a material recovery in business confidence will be required if private-sector investment is to return in earnest. Nevertheless, the first edition of the Projects in Progress for this year still includes valuable updates on some of South Africa’s largest infrastructure projects, as well as ongoing investments in the gold, coal and platinum sectors. We trust that you will find some real information nuggets and turn that insight into business opportunity. Please note that this is a large file and may take some time to download. Published on: 18 April 2017.
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Real Economy Insight 2013: Coal (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months, including details of demand, logistics, projects and prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Electricity (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, independent power producers, demand-focused initiatives and prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Gold (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the gold industry over the past 12 months, including perceptions of the gold industry in South Africa, labour unrest, the global gold market and prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Iron-Ore (PDF Report)
Real Economy Insight 2013: Iron-Ore (PDF Report)
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Liquid Fuels (PDF Report)
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Platinum (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the platinum industry over the past 12 months, including details of labour unrest and job losses, the creation of a platinum-focused industrial hub and prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Road and Rail (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Steel (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months, including details of the steel market globally, and in South Africa, steel prices, competition in South Africa’s steel sector and prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2013: Water (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates the key developments of automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This report covers key developments in the water sector over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s nonrevenue water, the National Water Resources Strategy, water infrastructure, the quality of water resources and prospects for the sector. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2013.
R 390.00

Real Economy Insight 2016: Coal (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors, as well as for the first time, the pumps sector. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African coal markets and the role of coal in South Africa’s economy, with a particular focus on the role of coal in the generation of electricity. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 27 June 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Construction (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This six-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the construction sector over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of South Africa’s construction sector, which includes competition issues, black economic empowerment, legislation and the outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Electricity (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the electricity sector over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s constrained power system; State-owned power utility Eskom’s financial status and tariffs, capacity expansion programme, funding, independent power producers, nuclear procurement; and the outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 29 June 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Gold (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the gold sector over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the South African gold market, including labour and electricity-related challenges, as well as the diversification and outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 29 June 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Iron-Ore (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This six-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including details of the global and South African iron-ore markets, with a particular focus on supply and demand, iron-ore producers and their projects, as well as prospects for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 30 June 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Platinum (PDF Report)
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Pumps (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This seven-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the pumps industry over the past 12 months, including local demand, pumps manufacture and supply, imports and export demand, skill and materials, as well as the global pumps market. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 01 July 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Road and Rail (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the road and rail sector over the past 12 months, including South Africa’s road and rail infrastructure, funding and key projects in both sectors. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 01 July 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Steel (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This seven-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the pumps industry over the past 12 months, including local demand, pumps manufacture and supply, imports and export demand, skill and materials, as well as the global pumps market. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 04 July 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Water (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and Real Economy Insight: Water 2016 investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors, as well as for the first time, the pumps sector. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months. It provides details on South Africa’s water crisis, government planning and regulation, infrastructure, water supply, as well as prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 27 June 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2016: Water (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the automotive sector over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, production and investment, exports, competitiveness, and the outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 June 2016.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Automotive (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. A brief on the pumps sector is also available. This ten-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the automotive sector over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, production and investment, exports, competitiveness, and environmental considerations. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 21 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Coal (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, pumps, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the coal sector over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African coal markets, corporate activity, the role of coal in South Africa’s electricity generation, energy diversification, coal exports and upcoming wage negotiations in the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 23 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Construction (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. A brief on the pumps sector is also available. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the construction sector over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of South Africa’s construction sector, which includes international expansion, legislative environment and industry transformation, the Construction Sector Code and the outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 21 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Gold (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, pumps, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the gold sector over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the South African gold market, including labour and electricity-related challenges, the gold price and outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 23 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Iron-Ore (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, pumps, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including details of the global and South African iron-ore markets, with a particular focus on supply and demand, iron-ore producers and their projects, as well as prospects for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 23 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Pumps (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, pumps, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the pumps industry over the past 12 months, including demand, local manufacture, exports and an overview of the global pumps market. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 23 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Road and Rail (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. A brief on the pumps sector is also available. This nine-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the road and rail sector over the past 12 months, and touches on weaknesses in road and rail development, road and rail projects, and the initiatives under way to get rail-friendly freight back onto the rail system. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 21 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Steel (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. A brief on the pumps sector is also available. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the steel sector over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel markets, tariff protection, ArcelorMittal South Africa’s steel accord and concerns there with, sector support, the influence of raw materials on the steel price and the long-term outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 21 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 - Water (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, pumps, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months. It provides details on South Africa’s water crisis and government’s response to the crisis, with a particular focus on water management and consumption, as well as the outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 23 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight 2017 – Energy (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. The pumps sector has also been included as a new addition. This ten-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the energy sector over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s power system; State-owned power utility Eskom’s financial status and tariffs, coal supply, independent power producers, electricity planning; and the outlook for the sector. This brief has been compiled using information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 19 June 2017.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This four-page brief covers key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, trade figures, production and the policies influencing the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This six-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the automotive industry over the past 12 months, including an overview of South Africa’s automotive market, revisions and expansion to sector support, competitiveness, and prospects for the sector. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Coal 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This four-page brief covers key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months, including details of demand and logistics, as well as prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Coal 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This ten-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the coal industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African coal markets and the role of coal in South Africa’s economy, with a particular focus on the role of coal in the generation of electricity. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Construction 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This five-page brief covers key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the sector and includes details of employment in the sector, infrastructure and municipal spending, as well as insight into companies’ efforts to diversify. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 30 June 2014.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the construction industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of South Africa’s construction sector and includes details thereof in the public and private sectors, as well as labour and skills in, and the outlook for the sector. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2014 (PDF Reports)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This five-page brief covers key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of State-owned power utility Eskom’s generation activities, funding and tariffs, independent power producers and prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 30 June 2014.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the electricity industry over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s constrained power system; State-owned power utility Eskom’s financial status and tariffs, capacity expansion programme, demand-side initiatives, energy planning and nuclear procurement; and the outlook for the sector. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Gold 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This four-page brief covers key developments in the gold industry over the past 12 months. The report provides an overview of the global and South African gold markets, including perceptions of the gold industry in South Africa, industrial relations, new mining technology, the scourge of illegal gold mining and prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Gold 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the gold industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the South African gold market, including labour- and electricity-related challenges and prospects for the sector. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Iron-Ore 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This three-page brief covers key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including the iron-ore market globally and in South Africa, as well as prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Iron-Ore 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This six-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the iron-ore sector over the past 12 months, including details of the global and South African iron-ore markets, as well as prospects for the sector. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Platinum 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This four-page brief covers key developments in the platinum industry over the past 12 months, including labour activity in the platinum sector, the cost of production and prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Platinum 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This seven-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the platinum industry over the past 12 months, including industry restructuring, mechanisation and automation, supply and demand, and the outlook for the sector. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This six-page brief covers key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail network and prospects for both sectors. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This ten-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the road and rail industries over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s road and rail infrastructure, funding, and prospects for both sectors. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Steel 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This four-page brief covers key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel and stainless steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Steel 2015 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the steel industry over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the global and South African steel markets, South Africa’s major steel producers and events that have shaped these markets. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Water 2014 (PDF Report)
The Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This four-page brief covers key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s water policy, water infrastructure, nonrevenue water and water quality issues, as well as prospects for the sector. This brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
R 444.60

Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This eight-page brief covers key developments in South Africa’s water sector over the past 12 months. It provides details of the state of South Africa’s water sector, planning and regulation, infrastructure, nonrevenue water and water-quality issues, as well as prospects for the sector. The brief is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on 26 June 2015.
R 444.60

Real Economy Year Book 2013 (PDF Report)
The South African Reserve Bank’s latest Monetary Policy Review, published in early June, has left us in little doubt about the perilous state of the economy and that many of its current problems are self-induced. While there has been some improvement in global conditions, domestic developments are having a negative effect on the economic landscape, especially widespread labour-market strife, which has “undermined confidence, investment and output”. “Weak export demand, lower terms of trade and sustained domestic spending have further led to a widening current-account deficit on the balance of payments and contributed to credit-ratings downgrades. These domestic economic developments became the dominant drivers of the depreciating trend in the exchange value of the rand, in turn helping to support domestic inflation running against the global trend,” the review laments. It is against this distressing backdrop that we publish the 2013 edition of the Real Economy Year Book – a publication that seeks to offer a fact-based snapshot of developments in selected industrial and mining sectors. This edition evaluates the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum. The Real Economy Year Book has also been divided into individual reports under the aforementioned sectors under the banner Real Economy Insight. They are available on Creamer Media’s Research Channel Africa website and Creamer Media’s store. Published on: 05 July 2013.
R 975.00

Real Economy Year Book 2014 (PDF Report)
Low-growth predicament There have been some improvements in global economic conditions over the past few months, with the US set to grow at a better pace in 2014 than has been the case in the years following the global economic crisis. Few economic commentators are anticipating a hard landing for the Chinese economy, although it remains an outside risk, while Europe appears set to continue its slow recovery. The outlook for much of the rest of Africa, meanwhile, is for continued strength and resilience, although this growth is off a low base and is being achieved amid concerns about whether the benefits are being shared widely enough. By contrast, economic prospects for South Africa are poor, with some commentators warning that Africa’s most developed – albeit no longer the biggest – economy is running a very real risk of retreating into recession again for the first time since 2009. The protracted platinum strike has been a major drag on the domestic economy in the first half of the year. In addition, the strike has come on the back of what has been a fairly prolonged period of labour instability – a reality that has undermined output and exports, as well as confidence and investment. Growth has suffered as a consequence, with the South African economy shrinking by 0.6% in the first quarter, when the mining sector contracted by a massive 24.7%. The cumulative negative trade balance for the year stood at more than R40-billion at the end of April, while the country’s high unemployment rate has started to increase above the 25% threshold again and that is on the narrow definition of unemployment. Much of the other data are equally concerning, with the Kagiso Tiso Purchasing Managers’ Index declining to a near five-year low of 44.3 index points in May – a portent of further manufacturing contraction. Inflation is rising, with producer price inflation climbing to 8.8% in April and consumer price inflation breaching the South African Reserve Bank’s (SARB’s) 6% inflation-target upper limit during the same month. Then there are persistent concerns about electricity supply security, as well as mounting concern about the availability, quality and competitiveness of other infrastructure elements, from transport and telecommunications to water and broadband networks. The SARB is still expecting 2.1% growth for the year as a whole, but this figure has been lowered from an earlier forecast of 2.6%. In February, then Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan predicted growth of 2.7% for 2014, but his successor, Nhlanhla Nene, is likely to have to moderate that expectation when he releases his Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in a few months from now. It is amid this distressing backdrop that we publish the 2014 edition of the Real Economy Year Book – a publication that aims to offer a fact-based snapshot of developments in selected industrial and mining sectors. This edition drills down into the performance and outlook for a variety of sectors, including automotive, construction, electricity, transport, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum. It indicates that not all sectors are equally affected by the domestic headwinds. Nevertheless, the overall sentiment is not what it should, or could be. In this post-election phase, it is going to be critical for government to take the lead in rebuilding confidence, as a new injection of confidence is desperately needed if this country is going to escape from its current low-growth predicament. Published on: 07 July 2014.
R 1,111.50

Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
Replicating renewables There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However, South Africa is performing relatively well in one key infrastructure area – the renewable-energy sector. Since 2012, government has successfully procured 5 243 MW of renewable-energy capacity across 92 individual projects. Thirty-eight of these facilities are delivering electricity into the grid, with the majority of the projects having been delivered either on or ahead of time, and within budget. South Africa’s internationally acclaimed Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) has also resulted in investment commitments of R193-billion, making it the most successful public–private partnership programme undertaken in South Africa. The Independent Power Producer Office, comprising officials from the Department of Energy and the National Treasury, supported by a strong team of technical, legal and financial advisers, oversees the programme. Despite some delays and periods of frustration, there is broad consensus that the REIPPPP has been run efficiently and, importantly, reputably. In addition, the tariffs bid have fallen markedly during the four bid windows. Prices associated with wind projects in the last round (bid-window four) have dropped by more than 70%, compared with those of the first bid window. Similarly, solar photovoltaic tariffs had declined by about 60% over the period. Such is government’s confidence in the programme that it will now also proceed with a so-called ‘expedited’ procurement process, whereby projects that narrowly missed selection during the first four bidding rounds will be given a second opportunity to bid – the intention is to procure a further 1 800 MW before the end 2015. The competitive-bidding model is also being extended to other sources of supply, including baseload coal and cogeneration capacity, with tenders out for both solutions. Gas-to-power is also likely to be added to the mix. Given this success and the importance of infrastructure in helping to restimulate growth in South Africa, it might be well worth considering the feasibility of replicating this successful renewables public–private partnership template to other revenue-generating infrastructure areas. Published on: 26 June 2015.
R 1,111.50

Real Economy Year Book 2016 (PDF Report)
Lacking Dynamism The ‘Dynamic Market Index 2016’ report, recently released by the Gordon Institute of Business Science, categorises South Africa as a “static market” – a market that has a relatively high base in terms of having an enabling business environment, but one that is currently lacking dynamism. South Africa is not alone, with nearly 30% of the 144 countries measured falling into this category, including Brazil, a fellow Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) member. The index assesses the performance of a country in six areas: socioeconomic stability; its justice system; macroeconomic management; cutting red tape; improving openness and connectedness; and human capital development. The top four performers, admittedly off low bases, were all from Africa – Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Lesotho and Côte d’Ivoire. South Africa’s performance, by contrast, was “lacklustre”, which the authors attributed to the country’s poor performance in dealing with red tape, as well as to weak growth, “questionable economic decisions” and a “tumbling” currency. Sadly, this lack of dynamism is also reflected in the 2016 edition of the Real Economy Yearbook, with most of the industrial and mining sectors covered feeling the pinch. Nevertheless, there are pockets of promise, with this edition providing a balanced assessment of the risks, and some of the real opportunities in sectors of the economy. Such opportunities are available in the industrial – automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel and water – and mining – coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum – sectors. The yearbook has also been expanded to include a dedicated section on South Africa's pumps industry, which provides an overview of local demand, manufacturing and supply, imports and exports, availability of materials and skills, and a brief overview of the global market. This publication aims to make a contribution, however modest, to building a platform for greater economic dynamism in the second half of 2016 and into 2017. These sectors do not only feature in this edition of Creamer Media’s Real Economy Yearbook, but as separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight. Published on: 27 June 2016.
R 1,111.50

Real Economy Year Book 2017 (PDF Report)
There is now no question that South Africa’s poisonous political environment is having a toxic effect on the real economy. Despite more supportive exogenous conditions for agriculture and mining, the country has nevertheless descended into its first recession in eight years. Indeed, the shift from external to internal causes is the key difference between the current recession and the one experienced in 2009. Back then, the economic slump, which resulted in a million jobs being shed domestically, was precipitated by a global financial crisis that had its origins in US’s subprime housing crisis. This time round, the pain is mostly self-inflicted and driven primarily by ongoing political tensions and growth-sapping policy uncertainty. Arguably, South Africa’s weak economic performance, having entered a technical recession, is now directly proportional to the poor governance across all three spheres of government, as well as the country’s State-owned enterprises. It is a reality that has not gone unnoticed domestically or internationally and is reflected in the low business and consumer confidence numbers, sluggish investment rates, dismal unemployment figures and the recent ratings downgrades. The “night of the long knives” Cabinet reshuffle of March – when President Jacob Zuma ignored all the obvious perils to the country and the economy and proceeded to remove Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister – has done untold damage to the country’s credibility. Most importantly, the reshuffle undermined perceptions of South Africa as a prudent manager of its fiscal balances, notwithstanding the assurances offered by the new Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba. Secondly, it eroded the already fragile trust between government, business and labour – a trust that had been so painstakingly nurtured back to life by Gordhan in 2016. The upshot is an economy that remains trapped in a low-growth holding pattern, from which escape to a higher altitude is unlikely in the absence of a fundamental political reset. That said, parts of the economy continue to show resilience in the face of the political headwinds. Some of this hardiness is reflected in this edition of the Real Economy Yearbook, which confirms the difficulties, but offers insight into those areas where there are signs of improvement. We trust and hope that the information contained in the pages that follow will help you and your business navigate what are undoubtedly very trying times. Published on: 30 June 2017.
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Road & Rail 2015 - Daily News Alerts Special Offer
South Africa’s road and rail infrastructure is essential to transport goods and people and, therefore, impacts significantly on the economy. The country is investing heavily in improving the state of its road and rail network, as well as its rail infrastructure, as it has been declining for several years. Several multimillion-rand national and provincial road construction and upgrade projects are under way, with others to follow. Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and efforts to move road freight back onto rail. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain over the past 12 months. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Road & Rail 2017: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
South Africa’s rail network has been neglected for decades and is considered an ageing and ailing system, particularly the commuter component. Commuters are increasingly shunning rail services in favour of minibus taxis, buses or private vehicle ownership, which is accelerating rapidly, as more people are progressing into the middle class. The fast growth of road-based transport is putting infrastructure under pressure, underscoring the need to continue to invest in road projects to provide extra capacity and shift more freight from road to rail. Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2017 considers the aforementioned issues, with a particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and efforts to transfer road freight back onto rail. Creamer Media's reports draws from material published over the past 12 months and are a summaries of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. Published on: 04 August 2017.
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Road and Rail 2013: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF Report)
Although rail is considered the preferred mode of transport for transporting goods over long distances, 89% of all freight in South Africa is moved on roads. Considering the economic importance of preserving the country’s single largest public asset – nearly 750 000 km of road network, with a replacement value of R1.7-trillion – it should be considered a top priority, yet it is plagued by significant maintenance backlogs and underinvestment. Although South Africa has made progress on transport development in some parts of the country, especially Gauteng, where it has spent a considerable amount on rapid rail infrastructure, bus rapid transit systems and upgraded freeways, many South Africans do not have access to modern transport networks. Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2013 Report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road freight back onto rail. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 15 November 2013.
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Road and Rail 2014: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure
The state of a country’s transport infrastructure is a key determinant of the performance and growth of its economy, as well as of the social and economic opportunities available to that country’s population. South Africa is investing substantially in its transport infrastructure, as the general impression is that the condition of road and rail infrastructure in the country has been in decline for several years. Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2014 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move road freight back onto rail. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 18 August 2014.
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Road and Rail 2015: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
South Africa’s road and rail infrastructure is essential to transport goods and people and, therefore, impacts significantly on the economy. The country is investing heavily in improving the state of its road and rail network, as well as its rail infrastructure, as it has been declining for several years. Several multimillion-rand national and provincial road construction and upgrade projects are under way, with others to follow. Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and efforts to move road freight back onto rail. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain over the past 12 months. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Road and Rail 2016: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
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Road and Rail 2016: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
The South African government is striving, through its National Development Plan, to ensure that the country has an efficient, competitive and responsive infrastructure network, including transport infrastructure, which is essential to transport people and goods and, thus, support the country's economy. The Department of Transport has, for the 2016/17 financial year, budgeted R24.5-billion to spend on road transport, R19-billion on rail transport, R11.7-billion on public transport and R79-million on integrated transport planning. Many national and provincial road projects are under way, despite the challenges of funding expansion and maintenance projects. Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2016 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and efforts to transfer road freight back onto rail. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain over the past 12 months. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 July 2016.
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SA Development report 2011
Despite the South African government's efforts to tackle the poverty and inequality that characterises South African social life, the political settlement that brought an end to apartheid in 1994 has not been accompanied by economic freedom, and the material conditions of many South Africans remain dire. Nevertheless, government contends that it is possible to eliminate poverty and significantly reduce inequality by 2030. This is according to the inaugural report of the National Planning Commission, known as the National Development Plan, released in November 2011. The plan indicates, however, that these two objectives will only be met if yearly growth rates of 5.4% are achieved. This electronic report provides insight into South Africa's development in an economic context and a social context and looks at factors, including GDP growth, employment, inflation, service delivery, basic education, healthcare, housing and land reform.
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Steel 2013: A review of South Africa's steel industry (PDF Report)
The global steel industry experienced a challenging year in 2012, with the World Steel Association, which represents steelmakers in 62 countries, reporting that apparent steel consumption increased only 1.7% in 2012, a sharp drop from the 7.4% growth in 2011, owing to the European debt crisis, which impacted negatively on infrastructure and construction spending. While apparent steel consumption increased only marginally in the year, world crude steel production increased to a record 1.548-billion tonnes, outperforming 2011 production by 1.2%. Growth came mainly from Asia and North America, while production in the European Union and South America decreased, compared with 2011 figures. In South Africa, the country’s steelmakers collectively produced 6.9-million tonnes in 2012, compared with the 7.5-million tonnes in the previous year, dropping in the world steel production rankings from 21 to 22. The decline in South African primary steel production has continued into 2013. This report provides an overview of the global steel industry, and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon steel producers. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. The report does not purport to provide analysis of market trends. Published: 15 July 2013.
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Steel 2014: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Globally, the steel industry has enjoyed a decade of unprecedented growth, fuelled by the expansion of developing economies, particularly the industrialisation and urbanisation of China. The demand for infrastructure, such as buildings, roads and railway lines, has resulted in global per capita steel consumption tripling from 150 kg/capita to 450 kg/capita in the past decade and production increasing to 3.5% in 2013. However, the steel industry is moving into a lower growth phase as the Chinese economy matures, following a period of steel-intensive, infrastructure-led growth. In South Africa, output remains lower than the 7.5-million tonnes it produced in 2011 and significantly lower than the peak of 9.7-million tonnes in 2006. Steel demand has grown at 1% a year over the past 20 years, but since 2007, demand has been contracting, on average, by 5% a year. Creamer Media’s Steel 2014 report provides an overview of the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon steel and stainless steel producers. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: April 11, 2014
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Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
The World Steel Organisation (worldsteel) expects the dual challenge of excess steel capacity and raw materials costs to place steelmaking margins under pressure. Worldsteel Director-general Edwin Basson told the Moscow Steel Summit in June 2014 that the world had become accustomed to the strong growth of the Chinese economy over the past two decades. It was exactly this fast-paced growth, he said, that resulted in excess capacity and a revaluation of steelmaking raw materials, leading to higher costs for steelmakers, especially now that growth in the Chinese economy was slowing down. Basson further added that the scarcity of good-quality raw materials would cause raw material costs to remain high. Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon steel and stainless steel producers. Published on: 31 March 2015
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Steel 2016: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
There appears to be agreement among many commentators that 2016 will be another tough year for the steelmaking industry, with demand for the alloy poised to decline further as growth in the world’s major economies, including China, continues to slow and Chinese exports continue to penetrate foreign markets, dragging prices down. Locally, steel construction industry representative organisation the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction CEO Paolo Trinchero predicts that the steel construction industry will survive 2016, owing to several years of resilience and persistence by local steel fabrication companies through challenging times. He add, however, that large-scale stimulation is needed to grow the South African steel industry and market, as the industry has recently been fulfilling only small orders for various projects as a means of simply obtaining work and surviving. Creamer Media’s Steel 2016 Report examines South Africa’s steel industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the global steel market and and particularly into South South Africa’s steel sector, including production and consumption, main producers and a brief overview of the stainless steel market. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 01 March 2016.
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Steel 2017: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
While 2015 was considered an annus horribilis for the global steel industry, with the price of the alloy falling to its lowest level since 2004 and consequently causing several steel producers to cut capacity or simply close shop, there was a slight recovery in 2016 and the industry seems to be on the mend going into 2017. Still, the problem of supply exceeding demand is expected to persist. Creamer Media’s Steel 2017 Report examines South Africa’s steel industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the global steel market and particularly into South Africa’s steel sector, and covers production and consumption, main producers and a brief overview of the global and local stainless steel market. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 February 2017.
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Synfuels
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Telecommunications 2015 - Daily News Alert Special Offer
South Africa has one of the largest telecommunications markets on the continent and is considered to be the most advanced in terms of technology deployed and services offered. However, fixed-line operators continue to deal with dwindling voice revenue and declining user bases; the mobile industry too has started to feel the pinch after enjoying years of strong growth and healthy profits. Under strain from slower growth, lower mobile termination rates and price competition, cost-cutting and consolidation have emerged as key themes, which are set to alter the communications landscape in the years ahead. Creamer Media’s Telecommunications 2015 report reviews South Africa’s telecommunications market and the major companies operating in the sector. The report provides information on the country’s voice and data communications and corporate activity in the sector. It also provides an overview of the the regulatory environment, as well as policy developments in the sector, among others. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 June 2015.
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Telecommunications 2015: A review of South Africa's telecommunications sector (PDF Report)
South Africa has one of the largest telecommunications markets on the continent and is considered to be the most advanced in terms of technology deployed and services offered. However, fixed-line operators continue to deal with dwindling voice revenue and declining user bases; the mobile industry too has started to feel the pinch after enjoying years of strong growth and healthy profits. Under strain from slower growth, lower mobile termination rates and price competition, cost-cutting and consolidation have emerged as key themes, which are set to alter the communications landscape in the years ahead. Creamer Media’s Telecommunications 2015 report reviews South Africa’s telecommunications market and the major companies operating in the sector. The report provides information on the country’s voice and data communications and corporate activity in the sector. It also provides an overview of the the regulatory environment, as well as policy developments in the sector, among others. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain, and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 08 June 2015.
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Telecoms 2016: A review of South Africa's telecommunications sector (PDF Report)
The South African telecommunications industry has grown into a multibillion-rand business, generating revenue of R147‑billion in 2015 and providing employment for about 31 000 people. In line with global trends, the country’s telecommunications industry is constantly changing, as consumer and business users require more bandwidth and processing speed. Network operators are focusing on meeting this demand, which is reflected in major capital investments in infrastructure. Further, to help bridge the digital divide, the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has released a National Integrated Information and Communications Technology Policy White Paper, which details how government plans to provide access to modern communications infrastructure and services for all citizens. Creamer Media’s Telecoms 2016 report reviews South Africa’s telecommunications market and the major companies operating in the sector. The report provides information on the country’s voice and data communications, network investments, international connectivity and corporate activity in the sector. It also provides an overview of policy and regulatory developments in the sector, among other aspects. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 11 November 2016.
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Test_Electricity 2014
This report provides an overview of the state of electricity generation and transmission in South Africa and examines electricity planning, investment in generation capacity, electricity tariffs, the role of independent power producers and demand-focused initiatives, among other issues.
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Uranium 2012: A review of uranium mining in Africa (PDF Report)
As at November 2012, there were about 434 nuclear power reactors operating worldwide, with a combined output of 372 760 MWe, and more than 60 such reactors are under construction. Until February 2011, nuclear energy had been gaining rapid momentum as an energy source for nations seeking to reduce harmful carbon emissions, when the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, in 1986, occurred at Japan’s Fukushima plant. The earthquake and tsunami, which crippled the plant, led to the closure of almost all of Japan’s 54 reactors and spurred Germany, among other countries, to pledge to close all of its nuclear reactors by 2022. Regardless of public fears following the disaster, firm plans are under way in leading Western countries for the construction of additional reactors. According to the World Nuclear Association, there will be 650 nuclear reactors operating by 2032. Accordingly, yearly reactor related uranium requirements worldwide are forecast to rise from 63 875 t of uranium at the end of 2010 to between 98 000 t and 136 000 t of uranium by 2035. This report examines the global market for uranium, with a special focus on uranium mining on the African continent, highlighting the activities of major African uranium producers. The report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide analysis of market trends.
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Uranium 2013: A review of the uranium mining industry in Africa (PDF Report)
Despite safety fears and some countries pursuing the phase-out of nuclear energy in favour of renewable-energy sources and coal-fired power generation, 437 nuclear power reactors remained in operation worldwide in 2012. Further, as at July 2013, there were 162 new nuclear power reactors on order or being planned and a further 316 proposed worldwide. This potential nuclear energy expansion will create increased demand for uranium to power these plants. This report examines the global uranium market in the context of demand, supply, pricing and market outlook, with a particular focus on the African uranium market and the mines, projects and exploration that are currently under way on the continent. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Uranium 2015: A review of the uranium mining industry in Africa (PDF Report)
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Water 2013: A review of South Africa’s water sector (PDF Report)
In recognition of the reality that every action involving water management and its use requires effective cooperation among multiple actors, whether at local or international level, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declared 2013 to be the International Year of Water Cooperation and on World Water Day, on March 22, 2013, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon’s said that water held the key to sustainable development. However, a multitude of factors are impacting on the water sector at global and State level, including funding constraints, climate change, lack of institutional capacity, political issues and insufficient numbers of suitably skilled water professionals. Creamer Media’s Water 2013 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 19 August 2013.
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Water 2014 - A review of South Africa's Water sector (PDF Report)
As the world’s most valuable resource, water and its preservation is becoming increasingly important, with various industries noticing the scarcity of this resource. Without water, industrial activities and agricultural activities cannot take place – directly affecting the economic growth of every country. While growing water scarcity is being highlighted throughout the media and in many different industries, the challenge lies in the correct management of the resource. A multitude of factors are impacting on the water sector at global and State level, including funding constraints, climate change, lack of institutional capacity, political issues and insufficient numbers of suitably skilled water professionals. Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others. This report is a summary of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as information available in the public domain and does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.
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Water 2015 Report - DNA Special Promotion
The World Economic Forum’s ‘2015 Global Risk Report’ has named water crises the world’s greatest risk. The world is forecast to face a 40% shortfall in water supplies in 15 years, owing to population growth, urbanisation and increased demand for food production, energy and industry. Climate change also increases water-related risks. Ranked among the world’s 30 driest countries, South Africa is facing serious water challenges. Water infrastructure is ageing, technical skills are in short supply and demand patterns are shifting, while changing rainfall patterns are leading to inadequate supply in several areas. Vandalism and theft of public infrastructure, the nonpayment of bills, wastage through a lack of maintenance, poor water services planning and prioritisation at many municipalities, as well as increasing pollution, are further impacting on water supply. Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 November 2015.
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Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
The World Economic Forum’s ‘2015 Global Risk Report’ has named water crises the world’s greatest risk. The world is forecast to face a 40% shortfall in water supplies in 15 years, owing to population growth, urbanisation and increased demand for food production, energy and industry. Climate change also increases water-related risks. Ranked among the world’s 30 driest countries, South Africa is facing serious water challenges. Water infrastructure is ageing, technical skills are in short supply and demand patterns are shifting, while changing rainfall patterns are leading to inadequate supply in several areas. Vandalism and theft of public infrastructure, the nonpayment of bills, wastage through a lack of maintenance, poor water services planning and prioritisation at many municipalities, as well as increasing pollution, are further impacting on water supply. Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 09 November 2015.
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Water 2016: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Ensuring water security is a top global priority, with the 2016 edition of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s) ‘Global Risks Report’ identifying water shortage as the third-greatest risk for the next ten years. South Africa could in future face disruptions in water supply akin to the load-shedding that State-owned electricity utility Eskom has had to implement in recent times. The country’s water supply challenges are the result of limited available resources, population growth of 1.3% a year and about 20 years of underinvestment in infrastructure. The situation is exacerbated by South Africa’s suffering from the proxy impacts of the El Niño and La Niña through feedback loops in the tropics, which cause extremes in weather patterns that are associated with droughts and floods. This edition of Creamer Media’s Water Report considers the aforementioned issues in not only a South African context but also an African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others. This report draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of other sources of information published in Engineering News and Mining Weekly, as well as of information available in the public domain. This report does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends. Published on: 28 September 2016
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