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Avca summit in London to unpack sustainable investment strategies in Africa
19th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Pan-African industry association the African Private Capital Association (Avca) will host the second edition of the Sustainable Investing in Africa Summit, at the Sheraton Grand, Park Lane, London,... 


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Eskom expects NTCSA to begin trading from April
19th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom expects the remaining suspensive conditions required for the operationalisation of the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) to be met by the end of its current financial year... 


Sassda has identified and placed a focus on the following projects that can positively impact the local conversion of stainless steel
Stainless steel sector fights for right to supply local parastatal projects
18th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The use of local stainless steel is crucial to driving demand and the subsequent beneficiation of this highly prized metal, but work still needs to be done to cement the correct specifications of... 


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Energy Regulator approves two outstanding licences for new grid company
18th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved the two licence applications required for the operationalisation of the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA),... 


The Atlantis OCGT plant
Diesel supply problem blamed for low OCGT use during intense loadshedding week
17th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has confirmed that problems in the diesel supply chain last week meant that it did not operate its open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) as “hard” as it would have done normally in a context where... 


BASIC NEEDS
Misa remains an important vehicle for government to advance its efforts towards meeting the basic needs of South African citizens
Govt has more work to do – Minister
15th September 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (Misa) last month celebrated ten years of “building a stronger and more resilient nation”, as it continues to deliver municipal services that are... 


Grid connection point with wind turbine in the backgound
Renewables hosting capacity of existing Western Cape grid could be doubled with 10% curtailment
14th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

An assessment by two leading European transmission system operators (TSOs) of an Eskom-generated grid analysis shows that the capacity of the existing Western Cape grid to host variable renewable... 


Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Cabinet consulted on IRP update, but further input required before public release
14th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet was consulted on the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity during its meeting on September 13, but the document will be further consulted and revised before it is released... 


CAMM founding director and GIBS economics lecturer Dr Adrian Saville, Business Unity South Africa CEO Cas Coovadia, Industry Insight CEO Elsie Snyman, PPC South Africa and Botswana MD Njombo Lekula, CAMM research associate Francois Fouche, and Cement and Concrete South Africa CEO Bryan Perrie
New report highlights how imported cement destabilises the economy
13th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The negative impact on the South African economy caused by substituting local cement production with imported cement was highlighted in a report released by cement manufacturer PPC in conjunction... 


CAMM founding director and GIBS economics lecturer Dr Adrian Saville
Economist gives bleak outlook for South Africa’s economic future
13th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

In a stark assessment of South Africa's economic performance Centre for African Management and Markets (CAMM) founding director and Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) economics lecturer Dr... 


Image of the River Club development in Cape Town
WBHO makes strong return, warns of potential contractor shortage for IPP jobs
13th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) is back, “and we are back on a very strong footing”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “We had an exceptional year in a difficult period.” 


FNB senior economist Siphamandla Mkhwanazi
Mixed sentiments arise in latest FNB/BER Building Confidence Index
13th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The First National Bank/Bureau for Economic Research (FNB/BER) Building Confidence Index has increased by six points to 34 in the third quarter of the year, with improved sentiment across the board... 


Growthpoint notes V&A Waterfront rebound, improving fundamentals for industrial, retail sectors
13th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

International property company Growthpoint Properties has reported a 1.3% year-on-year increase in distributable income per share to 157.6c for the financial year ended June 30. Revenue increased... 


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Construction index records positive quarter-on-quarter progress
13th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed diversified miner and materials supplier Afrimat finds in its latest construction index that eight of the nine constituent indicators of the index recorded real growth rates in the... 


Image of outgoing Bell CEO Leon Goosen
Bell looks to diversify production at Richard Bay plant through BHI launch
12th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

Bell Equipment is set to launch a new business, called Bell Heavy Industries (BHI), at the Mining Indaba in February next year. BHI will be an arm of Bell Equipment Company South Africa, which is... 


Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
SIU’s Mothibi says contents of private Eskom investigation ‘cannot be ignored’
12th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Special Investigating Unit head Advocate Andy Mothibi says the fact that former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter did not receive board authorisation to commission a private intelligence investigation into... 


Government aims to help derisk Northern Cape green hydrogen projects
11th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Northern Cape Economic Development, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency acting project management unit manager Shawn Modise has said the government aims to play a key role in derisking green... 


The seminar will be co-hosted with the JSE
South Africa to co-host grid financing seminar with JSE in September
10th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that he is planning to co-host a seminar with the JSE in September to unpack various financing options for the expansion of South Africa’s... 


Sustainability, transformation highlighted as core agendas at Sanral SAICE 2023 awards
8th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s civil engineers must “insist on being invited to the table” and unite to “push the sustainability agenda terms of infrastructure development”, South African Institution of Civil... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile
Nedlac mulls new social compacting models after failure of ‘big trade-off’
8th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

With South Africa’s social partners having failed to agree the social compact that President Cyril Ramaphosa called for in his 2022 State of the Nation Address, participants to the 28th National... 


A 20m high streetlight with a solar panel on top installed along Stanford Road in Gqeberha with the area in the background
Solar streetlights installed along Gqeberha street
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder has supplied its solar lighting highmast the SOLARFLOOD solution for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, along a stretch of Stanford road in Gqeberha, in the... 


solar panels on the roof of Static Powers's factory as part of a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic grid-tied system
Group installs 1.1 MW solar system at manufacturing facility
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

After a year of planning and installing alternating-current and direct-current solutions, standby equipment manufacturer Static Power has commissioned a 1.1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) grid-tied... 


A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston
First skid delivered to Free State client
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 


Scatec CEO Terje Pilskog
Kenhardt hybrid plant to prove competitiveness of dispatchable renewables – Scatec CEO
7th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The global head of renewable-energy group Scatec is “extremely enthusiastic” about the market opportunities in South Africa, where he says variable wind and solar generation offer the cheapest and... 


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G7 Renewable Energies withdraws case against Eskom's interim grid rules
7th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

G7 Renewable Energies has withdrawn its High Court review against Eskom's Interim Grid Capacity Allocation Rules (IGCAR), following what it describes as “meaningful industry engagements” that have... 


Climate change, regionalisation to impact on global steelmaking
7th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Global body World Steel Association director-general Dr Edwin Basson contends that signficant trends such as climate change and the need to decarbonise industrial activity, as well as... 


Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi
State wants private companies to upgrade SA's border posts
6th September 2023 By: News24Wire

Government is looking to the private sector to assist in upgrading South Africa's land ports with neighbouring countries.  The upgrades will assist in improving regional trade between the Southern... 


VAESA CEO Pulane Tshabalala Kingston
Three-year contract for rail turnout sets awarded to voestalpine VAE SA
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Railway infrastructure solutions provider voestalpine VAE SA (VAESA) has been awarded a three-year contract by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) to supply turnout sets and turnout components, which are... 


 Jan Oberholzer
As new Mulilo chair, Jan Oberholzer hopes to support 5 GW expansion
6th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South African independent power producer Mulilo Energy has appointed former Eskom COO Jan Oberholzer as its new non-executive chairperson as it gears up to grow its renewables and battery storage... 


Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially opened the border post in Zimbabwe in late August
Zimbabwe Beitbridge border post project a flagship PPP
6th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

South African infrastructure development and construction materials supply group Raubex CEO Felicia Msiza enthuses that the project Raubex completed for the Zimbabwean government’s road authority... 


South Africa’s Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Creecy calls for non-debt instruments to help Africa build climate resiliency
4th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has again called for new financial instruments, particularly non-debt instruments, to be pioneered in Africa to assist the continent in overcoming... 


The Durban Container Terminal
TPT moves to lease key port equipment amid spares crunch at DCT Pier 2
4th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is seeking to lease straddle carriers and ship-to-shore cranes at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 for the coming 12 months, in light of the flagship... 


Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa working with DMRE to have updated IRP released for consultation soon
2nd September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Although persisting with his position that he has the powers to determine the sources of new generation, Electricity Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says because the Department of Mineral... 


Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu
New Transnet chair hints at possible equity injection as group slumps to R5.7bn loss
1st September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

New Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu has indicated that the troubled State-owned freight logistics group, which has hitherto prided itself on being financially self-sufficient, may require and... 


CEO Henry Laas
M&R 'still in race’ to regain RUC as it seeks to rebuild from 2023 shock
31st August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Downscaled engineering and contracting group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is continuing with efforts to regain control of RUC, the Australian mining services business it lost when its Australian holding... 


A steel slab in ArcelorMittal South Africa's Vanderbijlpark plant
Steel industry vital for South Africa’s industrialisation, Majola says
31st August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Fikile Majola has stressed the impact of the local steel industry and its importance to South Africa’s industrialisation, and the challenges that the... 


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