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Carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable - Ramaphosa
Updated 3 hours ago By: Terence Creamer

The carbon intensity of our economy has become unsustainable, President Cyril Ramaphosa writes in his latest weekly newsletter, published ahead of his address to a climate finance symposium being hosted jointly by the National Treasury and the... 


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CGS reopens National Geoscientific Library after revamp
12th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Council for Geoscience (CGS) CEO Mosa Mabuza and Geoscientific Services executive manager Siphelele Buthelezi this week officially reopened the National Geoscientific Library (NGL). Closed to the... 


Aviation technology group SITA’s takeover of Materna IPS has been approved
12th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air transport industry technology solutions group SITA announced on Friday that it had completed all the legal procedures and regulatory formalities for its acquisition of Germany-based... 


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Cesa, Aon state need for infrastructure resilience as Engineering Excellence Award finalists are announced
12th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisations Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) and professional services and management consulting firm Aon South Africa have announced the finalists for the Cesa Aon Engineering... 


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New water Minister assures of continuity in DWS
12th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Newly appointed Water and Sanitation Minister Pemmy Majodina has assured the continuity of the various reforms and improvements initiated by her predecessor Senzo Mchunu, who is now Police... 


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Platinum mine developer working with govt on export of concentrate to Saudi Arabia
12th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals, the near-term objectives of which are to advance the Waterberg project in Limpopo to a development and construction decision, is working with the... 


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Actom builds first 66 kV transformer, sets sights on further expansion in Africa
12th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer Actom, which has manufactured its first 66 kV transformer, says it plans to supply small high-voltage (HV) power transformers in Africa, as part of plans to... 


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US company successfully executes regional-range test flight with hydrogen-electric air taxi
12th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US-based electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi company Joby Aviation announced on Thursday that its hydrogen-electric demonstrator air taxi had successfully completed a 523-mile... 


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South Africa storms in Western Cape cause damage to 35 000 homes
12th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Storms that pounded South Africa’s Western Cape province have led to flood damage affecting more than 35 000 households in the city of Cape Town, Executive Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said. “We’ve got... 


Altron to launch ICT skills-focused education trust
12th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Altron is pursuing a new broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) ownership transaction that will result in the launching of a sustainable information and communications technology (ICT)... 


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Electricity distribution challenges, load reduction make headlines
12th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News and Mining Weekly Deputy Editor: Online Marleny Arnoldi discusses the burning issues raised by Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa during his first media... 


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Magazine round up | 12 July 2024
12th July 2024

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


Manufacturing output down 0.6% y/y in May
11th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production decreased by 0.6% in May, compared with May 2023. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that the basic iron and steel, nonferrous metal products and machinery and... 


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Rand Water’s ‘reimagination’ of value chain in execution
11th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water is working towards “reimagining” South Africa’s water sector – and its own value chain – by leveraging advanced technologies and new innovations that could help solve the... 


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Establishment of carbon borders not supported by climate finance commitments
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The European Union (EU) is one of the first regions to establish a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) scheme, with the current requirement that companies report on the total carbon footprint... 


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Cape Town Market goes green with battery, demand management system
11th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Cape Town Market in Epping has started the commissioning of a battery energy storage and demand management system (DMS).  The commissioning of the 3 MWh system follows the installation of more... 


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Magazine round up | 12 July 2024

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

MORE LITHIUM: Four new Argentinian lithium projects are set to enter production in the coming months, which will almost double the country’s production capacity. Built on salt lakes nestled in the Andes mountains in South America’s so-called lithium triangle, Bloomberg notes that the extra production comes when buyers are already well supplied and prices are under pressure. Photograph: Bloomberg.
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Four new Argentinian lithium projects are set to enter production in the coming months, which will almost double the country’s production capacity. Built on salt lakes nestled in the Andes... 

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Faster economic growth is a must because it serves the interests of everyone

It has been estimated that an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) from 1% to 2.5% would create an additional 21-million jobs within a decade and add something like R330-billion a year to the... 

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Rewards and risks

The decision to again uncouple the energy portfolio from mineral resources and appoint Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as the new Electricity and Energy Minister in the government of national unity has... 

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This week we profile Grant Sboros, CEO of Euro Sun Mining, the developer of the Rovina Valley project, in west-central Romania, one of Europe’s largest gold/copper projects 

CHAIRS AT THE TABLE: South Africa’s government of national unity is unquestionably the best outcome from what was a potentially treacherous political moment. Given the number of issues and interests at stake, it is also no surprise that the number of Ministerial seats at the Cabinet table has increased. It is nevertheless ironic, given that some of those occupying them were among the most vociferous critics of the previous ‘bloated’ Cabinet.
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South Africa’s government of national unity is unquestionably the best outcome from what was a potentially treacherous political moment. Given the number of issues and interests at stake, it is... 

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