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Global corrosion protection company Cortec Corporation highlights that its CorroLogic VpCI-339 fogging fluid is fast, effective and convenient in addressing the challenges of void and corrosion in... 

DSI technology innovation deputy director general Mmboneni Muofhe
South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 

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Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 

UK to implement carbon levy on imported goods by 2027
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

Britain will implement a new carbon import levy on some products from 2027 to help to protect businesses against cheaper imports from countries with less strict climate policies, the government... 

EU carbon tax could cost Africa $25bn, AfDB chief says
7th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Africa could lose as much as $25-billion annually due to the European Union’s new carbon border tax, hurting the continent’s trade by penalizing valued-added exports such as iron and fertilizers,... 

Affirma exits pure play beverage can GZI investment after ten years
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity firm Affirma Capital has exited its investment in the GZI Group (GZI) to global investment business Oppenheimer Partners, following its ten-year investment in Africa’s largest... 

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Opinion: R47bn of South Africa's exports exposed to EU CBAM as EU climate wave reaches South Africa’s shores
24th November 2023

In this opinion article, sustainability consultant Rhys Newton-Hill and Brundtland Consulting partner Henk Sa provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of the European Union's (EU's)... 

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First boiler at South32's Worsley Alumina converted to natural gas
19th October 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Diversified mining and metals company South32's Worsley Alumina operation, in Western Australia, has completed the conversion of the first of its coal-fired boilers to natural gas, helping to... 

Hulamin appoints CFO Gounder as CEO
10th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rolled and extruded aluminium products manufacturer Hulamin has appointed its CFO Meganathan (Mark) Gounder as CEO, with effect from December 1. He will succeed Geoff Watson, who was appointed... 

The ASCO Series of aluminium filter regulators maximises process efficiency and reduces unplanned downtime
Company launches new range of aluminium filter regulators
1st September 2023

NYSE-listed technology and engineering company Emerson has launched its new ASCO Series 641, 642 and 643 aluminum filter regulators, which maximise process efficiency and reduce unplanned downtime... 

The Terra Firma ladder that was being distributed by Makro, has been recalled
Ladders recalled, owing to safety concerns
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has issued a critical safety warning to all individuals who possess Mainstay and Terra Firma multi-hinge aluminium ladders, Model JC 403, 150 kg. “It is... 

SMS group is dedicated to addressing the specific demands of the aluminum sector
Company elaborates on roles in sustainability, aluminium
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The aluminium industry is undergoing a transformation driven by the need for sustainability, efficiency, and technological advancements. At the forefront of this transformation, integrated service... 

Critics argue that the import duty has led to increased prices and hindered competition
Sector mulls duty’s future
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The intricate task of reconciling the interests of divergent stakeholders, including local manufacturers and downstream industries, lies at the heart of ongoing deliberations by the International... 

Industry building resilience
1st September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In a resolute demonstration of their “unwavering commitment to operational continuity”, some members of industry representative Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) have undertaken the... 

Aluminium cans
Hulamin posts 112% rise in interim earnings
14th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aluminium products manufacturer Hulamin has recorded a 112% increase in interim earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) to R473-million, on the back of improved trading conditions. This was... 

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Hulamin expects at least 94% rise in interim earnings
8th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aluminium supplier Hulamin expects its basic earnings per share (EPS) for the first half of the year to have increased by between 94% and 113% year-on-year. The company posted basic EPS of 47c for... 

Norway firm produces world’s first aluminum using green hydrogen
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Norsk Hydro has made the world’s first batch of aluminum using green hydrogen in a step toward decarbonising the production of the metal. The Norwegian producer replaced natural gas with green... 

Vehicles on a production line
Manufacturing output up 3.4% y/y in April
8th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Manufacturing production increased by 3.4% year-on-year in April, Statistics South Africa has reported. The largest contributions were made by the basic iron and steel, nonferrous metal products,... 

Scrap metal
DTIC calls for comments on proposal to extend prohibition of exports of certain waste, scrap metal
16th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has proposed to issue a Trade Policy Directive and Notice that scrap metal may not be exported from South Africa for a further temporary... 

Incoming CBAM could see African aluminium, iron exports plummet
11th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The African Climate Foundation (ACF), together with the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, finds that the European Union’s (EU’s) incoming Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) will impact... 

Furnace adaptation can greatly reduce emissions
10th March 2023

Researchers from the University of Birmingham, in the UK, have designed a novel adaptation for existing iron and steel furnaces that could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the steelmaking... 

An ABP Induction services furnace in operation with man in PE near molten metal
Two furnace tech providers join forces
10th March 2023

Parts formation provider Norican’s Monitizer platform and furnace equipment supplier ABP’s Digital Services announced an agreement had been made in February to interface their products in an effort... 

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Continued research makes for better die-cast materials
10th March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel and technology group Voestalpine boasts a strong footprint in the supply of metals used in various die-casting applications and strives, through continuous research, to further expand its... 

South Africa must prioritise decarbonisation, as $1.5bn of exports to EU are at risk
2nd March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa should prioritise its decarbonisation strategy, as it has a carbon intensity much higher than most countries, and $1.5-billion of exports to the European Union (EU) are at risk in the... 

Hulamin expects to report lower earnings, headline earnings for 2022
27th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

In anticipation of releasing its full-year results for 2022, on March 6, JSE-listed aluminium semi-fabricator Hulamin reports that its earnings a share are expected to decrease by 45% to 53% to... 

On average, South Africa exports $1.4-billion a year of products from sectors covered by the EU's CBAM, including the iron and steel sector
EU carbon border tariffs could knock $16bn off Africa’s yearly GDP
15th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Concern is growing in South Africa and across Africa about the implications of the European Union’s (EU’s) decision to proceed with the implementation of a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM)... 

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New drives added to extensive portfolio
27th January 2023 By: Halima Frost

Advanced engineering manufacturer Danfoss has successfully added its IC2 and IC7 drives, released in the final quarter of last year, to its existing VLT and VACON range of drives. The drives will... 

Bumper green aluminium output is good news for carmakers, and climate
18th December 2022 By: Reuters

Aluminium makers are set to boost low-carbon metal output by 10% in 2023 and churn out even more in the years ahead, driving down the cost for carmakers seeking climate-friendly supplies and... 

Absa funds 2.5 MW renewables project for South32 Hillside's SME smelter suppliers
1st December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Solana Energy and diversified metals producer South32 have identified key small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businesses in the region around South32's Hillside... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
Six-month ban imposed on export of copper scrap as South Africa seeks to combat theft
30th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government has imposed a six-month ban on the export of copper and copper-alloy scrap, as well as most ferrous scrap as part of the first phase of a three-phase intervention... 

Seifsa, Memsa celebrate excellence in the metals and engineering sectors
18th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa), in partnership with the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), hosted the yearly Metals and Engineering... 

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Specialist awarded testing, maintenance contract
11th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Industrial valves and pumps specialist Brimis Engineering was awarded a major service contract for the maintenance, refurbishment and testing of boiler safety valves for a power generating plant... 

Nampak reports strong revenue growth
30th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Nampak says trading conditions for the 11 months ended August 31 remained healthy, with good demand for the majority of its products. “Continued volume growth for beverage cans in our... 

Economic conditions challenge industry
30th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The softer demand for aluminium transport applications, such as trailers, tankers and tippers, amid the current tough economic climate has made the recovery of the transport industry to... 

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Local growth vital for export capabilities
30th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

For South Africa to become a net exporter of aluminium, local growth must take precedence, says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) CEO Muzi Manzi. This can be achieved by developing... 

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Conference to map future role of aluminium
30th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

This year’s International Aluminium Conference and Exhibition serves as a stepping-stone towards the vision of doubling local aluminium demand by 2030 by increasing local demand and exports of... 

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