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Little cheer from Budget speech, but construction resilient - AfriSam

28th February 2024

It was a sombre tone at this year’s annual AfriSam Budget Breakdown event, but sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes reminded stakeholders that the company’s 90 years in business should be an... 

Budget shows an economy treading water, not collapsing – Jammine

23rd February 2024

Although Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Budget, delivered on February 21, seemed somewhat prudent, Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine said there was not much in it to... 

Major infrastructure needed to access limestone deposit

10th February 2024

A new quarry in the Northern Cape set to be an important source of limestone for a local cement plant, will require significant infrastructure to enable access to the deposit. The deposit is said... 

AfriSam expects to start mining new Ulco limestone quarry later this year

18th January 2024

Aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam will soon start mining at a new limestone deposit near its Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 

New limestone quarry for AfriSam at Ulco

18th January 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 

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Energy-related emissions increased in 2023, but grew by less than 2022, IEA reports

1st March 2024

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions rose less strongly in 2023 than the year before, even as total energy demand growth accelerated, with continued expansion of solar photovoltaic... 

Understated outlook for construction industry, but potential positives

1st March 2024

Some positive growth experienced in several indicators in the construction sector tapered off in the last quarter of 2023, and this loss in momentum continued into this year. It remains to be seen... 

Assessment of Eskom coal fleet warns ‘fixation on the EAF is a dead end’

1st March 2024

An expert assessment of the state of Eskom’s 14 coal-fired power stations conducted between March and May 2023 describes the prevailing “fixation” on the coal fleet’s energy availability factor... 

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