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Industry 4.0 training key to ensuring South Africa is not left behind

By: Darren ParkerTo fully realise the potential of Industry 4.0 and remain relevant as the way of conducting business evolves, South African organisations should consider making strategic investments in infrastructure and technology as soon as possible. However, these investments will be rendered ineffective if... 

Industry 4.0 training key to ensuring South Africa is not left behind

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News & Insight

Bearings International

By: Creamer Media Reporter Industrial solutions provider and distributor Bearings International (BI) has supplied customers with total solutions for 64 years. Its extensive product range includes bearings and seals, chains and sprockets, electric motors and variable speed drives, belts and pulleys, gearboxes and couplings,... 

Bearings International

Condra expects Africa sales to increase in tandem with cyclical China-led minerals demand

By: Schalk BurgerCrane and hoist manufacturer Condra predicts that African sales of its products will continue in parallel with cyclical, Chinese-driven demand for minerals and other commodities. Condra’s two factories in South Africa are busy with local contracts, as well as orders from beyond the country’s... 

Condra expects Africa sales to increase in tandem  with cyclical China-led minerals demand

EU regulations can benefit bioethanol production in SA

By: Simone LiedtkeEuropean Union (EU) regulations that are supportive of bioethanol use will provide an opportunity for South Africa in terms of the production of ethanol fuels through various manufacturing methods. South Africa produces just over 400-million litres of ethanol a year, of which 180-million is used... 

Infrastructure and localisation at heart of new master plan’s vision for steel revival

By: Terence CreamerA new master plan aimed at stabilising South Africa’s steel industry and creating a platform for the revival of the country’s embattled downstream steel fabricators was signed by representatives from business, labour and government on Friday. The ceremony, which took place amid the constant hum... 

Infrastructure and localisation at heart of new master plan’s vision for steel revival

Load-shedding, battery theft and vandalism major threats to stability of MTN’s network

By: Natasha OdendaalLoad-shedding implemented by State-owned electricity utility is having a considerable impact on telecommunications giant MTN’s ability to maintain network stability. This is further exacerbated by ongoing battery theft and vandalism. 

Master plan to position South Africa as ‘globally significant’ renewables manufacturer

By: Terence CreamerDepartment of Mineral Resources and Energy director-general Advocate Thabo Mokoena reports that government intends using the South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM), which is currently being drafted, to position the country as a “globally significant” producer of inputs used in... 

Master plan to position South Africa as ‘globally significant’ renewables manufacturer

Naspers invests R42m in WhereIsMyTransport

By: Irma VenterNaspers has announced a R42-million investment in Cape Town-based WhereIsMyTransport. The investment is part of a R201-million funding round led by Naspers Foundry, Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund and SBI Investment.  

Nissan SA kicks off Navara production, exports to start in third quarter

By: Irma VenterNissan South Africa has started production of the new Navara pick-up at its Rosslyn plant, with the first local customers to receive their double-cab units this month. The plant is currently operating on one shift, producing 134 units a shift, excluding overtime, and including Navara, NP200 and... 

Presidency sees hydrogen as ‘big frontier’ investment opportunity

By: Terence CreamerGreen hydrogen has been identified by The Presidency as the first of five ‘Big Frontier’ strategic investment opportunities and will be directly involved in the finalisation of a much-anticipated ‘Hydrogen Strategy and Investor Roadmap’ Infrastructure & Investment Office head, Dr Kgosientso... 

Presidency sees hydrogen as ‘big  frontier’ investment opportunity

Scientists using artificial avocados to investigate fruit damage in transit

By: Rebecca CampbellResearchers at the Engineering 4.0 facility of the University of Pretoria (UP) are conducting a project to determine damage suffered by fresh produce while being transported intercontinentally from the growers to the retailers. They are doing so by using artificial ‘avocados’, produced by means... 

Sweet jobs harvest from small-scale grower development project

By: Tasneem BulbuliaFour years in, the R127-million Small-Scale Grower Cane Development project has recorded notable successes, with over 860 sustainable jobs created and 3 000 ha of cane developed on communal land owned by small-scale growers. Moreover, the project has engendered benefits for members of the... 

Sweet jobs harvest from small-scale  grower development project

Telkom launches virtual card for transacting on WhatsApp

By: Natasha OdendaalInformation and communications technology group Telkom has teamed up with Mastercard, Nedbank and fintech enablement partner Ukheshe Technologies to launch Africa’s first Mastercard virtual card for use on WhatsApp. The addition of the Mastercard virtual card to digital payments wallet Telkom... 

Toyota’s Van Zyl warns of ramifications of EU’s Green Deal on South African exports

By: Irma VenterEurope’s Green Deal is not just a vision or idea, but a well-funded policy that is being implemented, and that is set to have a wide-ranging impact on South African exports, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) executive chairperson Dr Johan van Zyl. Van Zyl stepped down as Toyota Motors Europe... 

US agency funding study on expansion of SA fibre network

By: Natasha OdendaalThe US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is providing grant funding for a feasibility study to evaluate the technical and economic viability of expanding Dark Fibre Africa’s (DFA’s) fibre network into periurban and rural areas. The study will support efforts by the wholesale open-access fibre... 

uYilo Kick Start Fund opens for 2021 applications

By: Irma VenterThe uYilo Kick Start Fund has opened for applications for 2021, with successful companies or entrepreneurs to receive up to R1-million in grant funding, aimed at assisting promising e-mobility projects to reach commercialisation. The uYilo eMobility Programme first provided Kick Start funding to... 

Vodacom spends R100m as it deploys 84 base stations in KwaZulu-Natal

By: Natasha OdendaalTelecommunications group Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal Region has invested nearly R100-million over three years to deploy 84 new base station sites across the province as part of a deep rural network project to cover remote areas that have no mobile network connectivity. Vodacom’s Rural Coverage... 

Editorial Insight

Growth Engines

By: Terence CreamerJune could well go down as the month that South Africa finally turned the key on the starter motors of some important growth engines. The precise details of the regulatory reform that will lift the licence-exemption threshold on embedded or distributed generation plants from 1 MW to 100 MW still... 

Growth Engines

Mining Weekly News

Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform market – PwC

By: Martin CreamerMining companies with higher environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings outperformed the broader market during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis, delivering 34% average total shareholder return over the past three years — ten percentage points higher than the general market index,  PwC... 

Mining firms with higher ESG ratings outperform  market – PwC

R3.2bn Arnot coal mine contract awarded

By: Schalk BurgerBoipelo Mining Contractors, a joint venture between engineering and construction multinational Murray & Roberts (M&R) and contact mining company AmandlaTM Group, has been awarded a R3.2-billion contract for the provision of underground mining services at the Arnot coal mine, in Mpumalanga.... 

Top explorer says geologists from rest of Africa could spur SA’s exploration rebirth

By: Martin CreamerExploration geologists from surrounding countries should be allowed into South Africa to boost exploration. That is the view of Exploration Geology Consultants exploration manager Thinus Jordaan, who believes that South Africa’s planned exploration thrust should focus on commodities required in... 

Top explorer says geologists from rest of Africa  could spur SA’s exploration rebirth

‘Regenerative mining’ of coal reserves could from part of just transition

By: Martin CreamerA shift to “regenerative mining” of coal reserves is a crucial part of a solution to a greener, cleaner future, said African Source Markets CEO Bevan Jones on Wednesday. Jones, a former commodity trader at Macquarie and Rand Merchant Bank, who cofounded the global coal market in London in the... 

‘Regenerative mining’ of coal reserves  could from part of just transition

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