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TNPA orders seven new tugboats to enhance operations at its commercial seaports
Updated 2 hours 45 minutes ago By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has, as part of its marine fleet renewal programme, ordered seven tugboats in a R1-billion investment aimed at enhancing marine operations at its commercial seaports. The Port of Durban has been... 


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TVET colleges ‘not in a good state’ – Ewseta
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges are not in a good state, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) CEO Mpho Mookapele has... 


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Industry failure to report skills requirements undermining economic growth
27th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) has said it cannot accurately determine critical skills needs in the sector because industry participants do not accurately... 


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South African leading critical mining project in Romania where red tape is being cut
27th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto-listed Euro Sun Mining, headed by South African CEO Grant Sboros, is advancing a development-stage gold and copper project in Romania, a country which is reportedly shedding its rigidly... 


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Heineken invests R2.3bn in returnable glass programme in South Africa
27th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multinational beer producer Heineken has invested R2.3-billion in its returnable bottle programme in South Africa, more than doubling its share of returnable glass beer bottles, as part of its goal... 


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Decisions, collaboration in next few months are crucial to bridge 2026 gas cliff, IGUA-SA warns
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Large industrial gas users are starting to prepare for what will likely be South Africa’s next big energy crisis, the imminent shortage of natural gas. Petrochemicals manufacturer Sasol, as the... 


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Settling on funding solutions for expedited grid infrastructure set as a Just Energy Transition Investment Plan priority
27th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finalising funding solutions for the expedited expansion of South Africa’s electricity transmission grid has been identified as a key priority for the Just Energy Transition (JET) project... 


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‘Asian brothers’ coming to SA 'with a force', says Motus boss
27th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Motus’ stable of imported vehicle brands – Hyundai, Kia, Renault and Mitsubishi – all experienced a tough six months at the end of last year. Speaking at the company’s financial results... 


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Redefine to double renewable power to 80 MW in two to three years
27th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Redefine Properties, which has an installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity of 40.86 MW, is installing an additional 27.2 MW of capacity across its... 


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South African food inflation continued to decelerate in January
27th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In January, for the second month in a row, South African food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) inflation (hereafter to be referred to as food inflation, for short) declined, in year-on-year terms,... 


Global aviation’s IT company celebrates 75 years of innovation
27th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Specialist air transport industry information technology (IT) group SITA is currently celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. It should be noted that the first controlled flight of a powered... 


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Rhino poaching in South Africa increases in 2023
27th February 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa recorded 499 rhinos poached in 2023, 51 more than the previous year, despite efforts to protect the animals, the government said on Tuesday. South Africa is home to nearly half of the... 


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169 Zondo Commission 'recommendations' still under investigation – Mashatile
27th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

The Integrated Task Force, set up by the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks, is coordinating the implementation of 205 'recommendations' that came out of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry... 


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Huawei starts commercialising 5.5G
27th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei has launched the commercialisation phase of 5.5G. Throughout 2024, the company aims to unlock the potential of networks and create new... 


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Consumer commission calls for all peanut product manufacturers to test aflatoxin levels
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has issued a notice in terms of Section 60 of the Consumer Protection Act, calling on manufacturers of peanut butter, peanut butter-based products and... 


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Kieswetter's term as Sars commissioner extended by two years
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

President Cyril Ramaphosa has extended South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Edward Kieswetter's term of office by two years to enable an orderly leadership transition in the... 


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Magazine round up | 23 February 2024
Magazine round up | 23 February 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

CURRENCY CRUNCH: Zimbabwe may back its currency with gold to end exchange-rate instability, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced earlier this month. “In order to manage growth of liquidity, we may link the exchange rate to a hard asset such as gold,” Ncube said in an online press briefing a week after President Emmerson Mnangagwa signalled that a revamp of the world’s worst-performing currency was under consideration. At the time of the announcement, the Zimbabwe dollar had slumped almost 50% against the US dollar this year after plunging 90% in 2023.
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Zimbabwe may back its currency with gold to end exchange-rate instability, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced earlier this month. “In order to manage growth of liquidity, we may link the... 

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Junior mining fund is a start, but should not be seen as the end game

The Junior Mining Exploration Fund just launched by the Industrial Development Corporation and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is a start but must not end up as the finish.... 

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The consequences of policy failure in electricity are so obvious there is no need to ventilate them again. Not so for gas, however, given that they are only visible to those manufacturers that have... 

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This week we profile Jurie Wessels, founder and executive chairperson of Vanadium Resources, which is developing the Steelpoortdrift mine and concentrator and the Tweefontein salt roast leach plant 

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HANGING ON: There was a near audible sigh of relief when ArcelorMittal South Africa announced a six-month deferral to its plan to close its loss-making long-products business. While the group sees... 

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Magni SA is committed to developing the safest Telehandlers available to our customers for underground and surface mining, construction, forestry,...

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Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

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