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Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia's Gobalsamy joins the International Fertilizer Association board
Updated 3 hours ago By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global complementary chemical services company Omnia Group's CEO Seelan Gobalsamy has been appointed to the board of the International Fertilizer Association (IFA). The IFA has over 450 members... 

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Sasol, Air Liquide conclude corporate PPA with Mainstream for 97.5 MW solar project
21st November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A 97.5 MW solar photovoltaic project will be constructed in the Free State following the signing of a 20-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) between Mainstream Renewable Power and... 

Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia weathers challenges to maintain strong interim financial position
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings’ operations and capital were managed effectively against a backdrop of complex market dynamics, resulting in a strong cash position and balance sheet for the six months... 

Simon Baloyi
Baloyi selected to replace Grobler as Sasol CEO
17th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has announced the appointment of Simon Baloyi as its new president and CEO effective from April 1, 2024, when he will succeed Fleetwood Grobler, who will continue... 

AECI equipment
AECI to sell noncore assets, focus on core mining, chemicals capability
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified chemicals solutions company AECI will increase focus on its core mining and chemicals capability and divest noncore businesses. The group aims to double the profitability of its core... 

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Old Mutual asks investors to vote down Sasol climate resolutions
10th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Old Mutual Investment Managers said it plans to vote against a number of resolutions at the Nov. 17 annual general meeting of petrochemicals and fuel company, Sasol , because of its poor... 

Omnia’s half-year earnings impacted by macroeconomic challenges, but group remains resilient
7th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia expects to report lower headline earnings per share (HEPS), earnings per share (EPS), adjusted HEPS and adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the six months ended September... 

AECI mining projects boost earnings amid other pressures
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An increase in mining explosives sales volumes in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Asia Pacific has helped to keep JSE-listed chemicals group AECI’s revenue and earnings in the nine months to... 

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Sasol defends disclosure of potential decarbonisation shortcomings as responsible corporate citizenship
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy and chemicals company Sasol has taken exception to nonprofit organisation Just Share accusing it of shirking its responsibility to meet its previously stated goal of reducing its... 

Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia acquires minority stake in Swedish clean explosives company
17th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has partnered with Sweden-based Hypex Bio Explosives Technology through the acquisition of a minority stake in the company. Hypex has been developing sustainable... 

Tribunal prohibits Sasol’s sale of sodium cyanide business to Draslovka
11th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Tribunal has issued an order prohibiting the intermediate merger involving the sale of Sasol South Africa’s sodium cyanide business to a Czech Republic-based producer of sodium... 

AECI appoints new CFO
3rd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified chemicals solutions company AECI has appointed Rochelle Gabriels CFO and executive director, with effect from September 29. This follows the resignation, in April, of former CFO Aarti... 

Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 

Sasol to work with Vertree to access carbon credits, environmental investments
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has signed a three-year agreement to work with international carbon solutions provider Vertree Partners on access to carbon credits and climate investments. In a... 

Afro-Zonke commits R2.1bn to chlor-alkali plant in Gauteng
1st September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industrial company Afro-Zonke has committed to investing R2.1-billion in the establishment of a chlor-alkali plant in the Midvaal area of Gauteng. The manufacturing facility is expected to have a... 

Secunda operations
Just Share wants Sasol’s appeal for alternative measurement of Secunda’s air pollution rejected
28th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Sasol’s appeal of the National Air Quality Officer’s (NAQO’s) July 11 refusal to approve an alternative approach for measuring the sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from the 17 coal boilers at the... 

Sasol Secunda
Sasol posts 13% rise in annual profit
23rd August 2023 By: Reuters

South African petrochemicals major Sasol posted a 13% rise in annual profit on Wednesday as better operations in the second half offset the impact of weaker crude prices. The company said its... 

A Sasol sign at its Secunda operations
Sasol to report lower Ebitda, despite operational improvement in H2
14th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed energy and chemicals multinational Sasol says it expects to report a 2% to 16% year-on-year decrease in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda)... 

Sustainability spurs new trends in chemicals industry
11th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With a strong focus on sustainability, a growing trend of fuel switches, opportunities for cogeneration and using by-product streams has emerged in the chemicals industry, says boiler and energy... 

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Fuel type key to success
11th August 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid ongoing power outages and energy constraints, new approaches to fuel selection and efficiency among chemical plants have become necessary, says boiler and energy plant operations and... 

An infographic on how the FireDos stationary proportioning systems work
Fire protection for industry
11th August 2023

With many highly flammable substances being processed and the varying risks of fire hazards and explosive potential on chemical and petrochemical plants, fire protection has become a major... 

AECI Chamicals' Chem Park premises
AECI commissions 1 MW solar project at Chem Park factory
10th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed chemicals group AECI has installed and commissioned a 1MW solar project at Chem Park, its AECI Chemicals manufacturing site, in Johannesburg. The Chem Park project marks the first stage... 

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Aspen to acquire portfolio of Viatris products in Latin America
1st August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Aspen’s fully-owned Mauritius subsidiary Aspen Global Incorporated (AGI) on July 31 concluded an agreement to acquire from Viatris the commercialisation rights and related intellectual... 

The Secunda complex
In appeal against air-quality decision, Sasol again makes case for load-based emission limit
1st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has moved to formally appeal a decision of the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO) to decline its application to have its Secunda boilers regulated using a... 

AECI Group CE and Executive Director Holger Riemensperger.
Mining, water businesses drive AECI’s record interim performance
26th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Diversified chemicals group AECI delivered record growth in revenue; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda); and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the six... 

Sasol tanks
Sasol makes strides in improving coal operations, synfuel volumes despite market volatility
25th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chemicals and energy company Sasol reports that its energy business showed notable improvements in operational and business performance in the second half of the 2023 financial year, ended June 30,... 

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New technology helps reduce respirable dust
21st July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

To minimise exposure to hazardous amounts of respiratory dust released through mining operations, dust suppression specialists CDC Dust Control and centrifugal and axial flow fan supplier Air Blow... 

The rebrand is part of Astron Energy’s 100th service station as part of the company’s project to rebrand its network from Caltex to Astron Energy
Astron Energy rebrands one-hundredth site in South Africa
17th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Petroleum products supplier Astron Energy has marked the rebrand of its one-hundreth service station in South Africa as part of the company’s mammoth project to rebrand its network from Caltex to... 

Chieta CEO Yershen Pillay and EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
EWSETA, Chieta collaborate to advance women, youth in the green hydrogen economy
3rd July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Education and skills development initiatives the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) and the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (Chieta) on June 30... 

Image of NYDA CEO Waseem Carrim and Chieta CEO Yershen Pillay
R40m fund established to train young artisans
22nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (Chieta) has signed a collaborative agreement with employment initiative the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) that... 

Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia achieves strong results in challenging climate
19th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified chemicals group Omnia Holdings says it delivered a strong and resilient set of results, with improved earnings, in a challenging and volatile operating environment for the financial... 

Sasol issues $1bn in senior notes
28th April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Energy and chemicals multinational Sasol has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Sasol Financing USA (the issuer) has priced an offering of $1-billion of dollar-denominated notes due 2029.... 

Takoordeen resigns as CFO of AECI
26th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Chemicals company AECI's CFO Aarti Takoordeen has resigned, with immediate effect, for personal reasons. The company's board has appointed AECI Mining CFO Rafael Fernandes as acting CFO and has... 

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