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TFR engages with customers about security concerns, mitigating measures

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th November 2020 The Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) executive management, security and technology teams this week hosted a security workshop in collaboration with customers and Minerals Council South Africa to explore ways of stepping up the war against theft, vandalism and sabotage of railway infrastructure and... 

Battery electric vehicles poised for future growth, says Lux

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th November 2020 Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are poised to be the future of the automotive industry, posits a new report from Lux Research, titled 'Electric Vehicle Lightweighting 2030', which analyses the future of vehicle lightweighting and necessary BEV success factors over the next decade. In the past,... 

Umgeni Water appoints acting CFO

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th November 2020 Kajal Singh has been appointed acting CFO of Umgeni Water with immediate effect and until such time as an appointment for the position of permanent CE has been finalised. The follows an announcement by the company on October 22 that former CFO Nomalungelo Mkhize had been appointed acting CE. 

Solar roll-out at Ford start of project to be 100% energy self-sufficient by 2024 

By: Irma Venter     13th November 2020 The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has kicked off a 13.5 MW, R135-million solar-energy project at its Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria. The project forms part of a larger programme to develop an integrated renewable energy solution for the facility, with the aim to be entirely... 

Solar roll-out at Ford start of project to be 100% energy self-sufficient by 2024

Opinion: Breathing fresh air into old coal power stations

13th November 2020 In this opinion piece, Wärtsilä South African business development manager Wayne Glossop writes about the benefits of converting old coal-fired power plants to modern gas engine power plants. AGL Energy Limited undertook a successful transformation of an old coal plant to a modern flexible gas... 

Global Water Partnership Southern Africa teams up with DBSA to realise water projects 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th November 2020 The Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that seeks to promote investment and collaboration for water and sanitation projects in the Southern Africa region. The MoU was signed by... 

Local company battling industrial power challenges with flow battery system 

By: Schalk Burger     13th November 2020 Local electronic printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturer Bosco is using a flow battery energy storage system alongside a rooftop solar energy and a battery management system to keep a crucial production line and its engineering and sales departments free of disruptions caused by power outages... 

Local company battling industrial power challenges with flow battery system
Redflow

Kagiso Capital invests in local IoT commercial technology development company

By: Schalk Burger     13th November 2020 Transformative investment holding company Kagiso Capital has invested R100-million in Stellenbosch-based specialised technology investment group Alphawave Group, which is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). The Alphawave Group’s 12 businesses traverse technologies from sensor technology,... 

B4SA welcomes easing of lockdown restrictions

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th November 2020 Business for South Africa (B4SA), the alliance of volunteers formed to support the national response to Covid-19, has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement about the easing of certain restrictions, which it says bolsters the much-needed efforts to boost and stimulate economic... 

Sasol working to reset business for low-carbon world 

13th November 2020 Financially and environmentally beleaguered energy and chemicals group Sasol is working to reset its business for a low-carbon world. Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer unpacks the emerging strategy. 

Sasol working to reset business for low-carbon world
Sasol working to reset business for low-carbon world

Mining dominates Sunday Times Top 100 Company of the Year awards

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th November 2020 Gold miner DRDGold was announced as the Sunday Times Top 100 Company of the Year. This year, 13 of the top 20 places in the Sunday Times Top 100 Companies list were held by companies operating in the mining sector. 

Airlines association pleased that South Africa is reopening to international tourism

By: Rebecca Campbell     13th November 2020 The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA) has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that international tourists will again be allowed to visit South Africa. The only requirement is that they present valid Covid-19 test certificates before they depart their home... 

Eskom ordered to rectify pollution issues at three power plants

By: Bloomberg     13th November 2020 Eskom Holdings, South Africa’s state power utility, was ordered to comply with pollution limits at three of its coal-fired plants this year while two more are being investigated, the government’s environment department said in its first disclosure about most of the orders. The violations listed... 

Strongly recovering South Deep gold mine earmarked for advanced technology

By: Martin Creamer     13th November 2020 A number of automation projects are being considered at Gold Fields’ South Deep, the bulk mechanised underground gold mine in Gauteng, south-west of Johannesburg. After reporting 7% higher overall year-on-year group production of 557 000 oz for the three months to September 30, Gold Fields CEO... 

Strongly recovering South Deep gold mine earmarked for advanced technology
Photo by Creamer Media's Donna Slater
Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland

Vivo sees growth potential for hybrid fuel, solar energy solution in Africa's mining sector

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th November 2020 Vivo Energy, which sells and distributes Shell- and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, believes it will be able to transform how energy is supplied to mines across the continent. It announced last month that it had reached an agreement to supply Canadian mining company Robex Resources'... 

Hard-hit construction sector pins recovery hopes on infrastructure plan 

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th November 2020 South Africa’s construction industry ground to a halt on March 27, as the nation entered a hard lockdown that would last weeks, in response to the global Covid-19 pandemic which spurred governments worldwide to impose emergency restrictions. Six months later, the industry is starting to get back... 

Hard-hit construction sector pins recovery hopes on infrastructure plan

Local airline Airlink displays its new livery for the first time

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th November 2020 On Thursday South African private-sector airline Airlink unveiled its new livery, and in particular its new tail insignia, intended to clearly proclaim its status as an independent carrier. For over 20 years Airlink had a franchise agreement with State-owned national flag carrier South African... 

Local airline Airlink displays its new livery for the first time
Photo by Mark Mansfield/Airlink
Embraer E190 painted in the new Airlink livery

Road development integral to post-pandemic recovery, speakers say 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th November 2020 The road industry has been severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, but it has a considerable role to play in the economic recovery and sustainable development of the sector must be pursued to engender this. This was indicated by speakers during the International Road Federation's (IRF’s)... 

Online hub launched to boost home-grown mining equipment development 

By: Donna Slater     12th November 2020 To increase local manufacturing and the attractiveness and attention thereof, the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) and the Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) have launched the Technology Availability and Readiness Atlas (Tara). The launch on November 12 coincided with the... 

Online hub launched to boost home-grown mining equipment development

Fintech a gateway for Africans to access financial services

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th November 2020 Financial inclusion has been one of Africa’s greatest success stories over the past decade, with more than 470-million mobile money accounts having been created. Kenya-based Cellulant Corporation CEO Ken Njoroge on November 12 said that, with financial technology (fintech) financing of between... 

Calls for support for waste pickers on the rise 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th November 2020 African Reclaimer Organisation (ARO) chairperson Eli Kodisang is calling for additional support for waste picker organisations and waste reclaimers as part of South Africa’s journey to reducing waste. Speaking during the virtual Plastics Colloquium on November 12, Kodisang lamented that the waste... 

Calls for support for waste pickers on the rise
African Reclaimer Organisation (ARO) chairperson Eli Kodisang speaking during the 2020 Plastics Colloquium. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

IEA cuts oil-demand outlook as vaccines won’t rescue market soon

By: Bloomberg     12th November 2020 The International Energy Agency (IEA) cut forecasts for global oil demand amid new lockdown measures and cautioned that the vaccine breakthrough won’t quickly revive markets. While crude prices rallied to a 10-week high above $45 this week on news of Pfizer Inc.’s progress, fuel use won’t... 

Cesa Aon Awards 2020 showcase ‘resilience, commitment’ of industry

By: Simone Liedtke     12th November 2020 With 2020 having been an unprecedented year of "uncertainty, trauma and market complexity", Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell says this year’s Cesa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, which took place virtually, “showcased the resilience and commitment of the consulting... 

'New roadmap' needed for South Africa to deal with plastic waste pollution 

By: Simone Liedtke     12th November 2020 Although the plastics and plastic products industry contributed about R70-billion to South Africa’s economy in 2019, according to Plastics South Africa, plastic pollution has also had a significant impact on the country’s ecosystem services. Therefore, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister... 

'New roadmap' needed for South Africa to deal with plastic waste pollution
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy delivers the keynote address at this year's Plastics Colloquium. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Ex-Uber South Africa boss appointed chairperson of emergency dispatch platform

By: Irma Venter     12th November 2020 Security and safety platform Aura has appointed Alon Lits as its chairperson with immediate effect. Lits is the former Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM. 

Ex-Uber South Africa boss appointed chairperson of emergency dispatch platform
Alon Lits

Gordhan: Private equity partners will not take on SAA's debt or restructuring costs 

By: News24Wire      12th November 2020 South African Airways has received interest from several private equity partners and a transaction advisor has been appointed to engage with parties in a process which could be wrapped up either in December this year or early 2021, said Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. The minister on... 

Gordhan: Private equity partners will not take on SAA's debt or restructuring costs
Photo by Reuters
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

New York court dismisses class action against Sibanye-Stillwater 

By: Martin Creamer     12th November 2020 A Brooklyn, New York, Federal Court has dismissed with prejudice, a putative securities class action suit seeking damages for allegedly false and misleading statements by Sibanye-Stillwater and its CEO Neal Froneman relating to safety incidents in 2018. The class action, which was brought on... 

New York court dismisses class action against Sibanye-Stillwater
Photo by Creamer Media
Neal Froneman

Gibela confident of meeting 2029 deadline 

By: Irma Venter     12th November 2020 Train-maker Gibela is confident it can meet the terms of its R51-billion contract to deliver 600 newly-built train sets to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) by 2029, despite the impact of Covid-19, says CEO Hector Danisa. Gibela in 2013 signed a R51-billion contract to supply... 

Gibela confident of meeting 2029 deadline
Hector Danisa

Basa welcomes lifting of restrictions on off-consumption trade of alcohol

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     12th November 2020 Industry organisation the Beer Association of South Africa (Basa) has welcomed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on November 11 that the restrictions on the off-consumption trade of alcohol would be lifted with effect from 00:01 on November 12, meaning that outlets will once again be... 

Global airline association welcomes latest Covid-19 proposals by world civil aviation body

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th November 2020 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has welcomed the issuing, by the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO’s) Council Aviation Recovery Task Force (CART), of the second edition of “Take-off: Guidance for Air Travel through the Covid-19 Public Health Crisis”. Iata is the... 

Glencore tests market for self-generation solutions at chrome, vanadium operations  

By: Terence Creamer     12th November 2020 Mining group Glencore has issued a pre-qualifying tender for companies interested in supplying ‘alternative green’ electricity and storage solutions to its chrome and vanadium operations in South Africa. In the tender notice, Glencore Alloys states that the generation facilities should have a... 

Glencore tests market for self-generation solutions at chrome, vanadium operations

Unemployment rate jumps to 30.8% in Q3 

By: Reuters     12th November 2020 South Africa's unemployment rate jumped to 30.8% in the third quarter from 23.3% in the second quarter, the country's statistics agency said on Thursday. The unemployment rate was artificially low in the second quarter because the statistics agency only classifies people as unemployed if they are... 

Unemployment rate jumps to 30.8% in Q3

Climate change could make Cape Town a very dry place

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th November 2020 Scientists at two American institutions, Stanford University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have warned that climate change caused by human activities has greatly increased the probability of Cape Town being again afflicted by very severe droughts such as that... 

Makwetu hailed as gentle, unwavering giant in the fight against corruption

By: Sane Dhlamini     12th November 2020 Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Sipho Pityana has hailed outgoing Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu as a gentle and yet unwavering giant in the fight against corruption and maladministration, following the news of his death. Makwetu died on Wednesday, at a hospital in Johannesburg,... 

Makwetu hailed as gentle, unwavering giant in the fight against corruption
Kimi Makwetu

Africa’s Internet economy gaining traction with increased contribution to GDP

By: Donna Slater     12th November 2020 It is estimated that Africa’s Internet economy has the potential to reach 5.2% of the continent’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, contributing about $180-billion to the continent’s economy, a report released by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on November 11 shows.... 

Materials handling system performs well in local market

By: Donna Slater     12th November 2020 The Swedish-made Flexqube materials handling system, introduced to the South African market by materials handling company Lazar in June, offers users versatility in managing the transportation of goods within warehouse and factory type environments. Flexqube is a trolley or cart system based off... 

PPC enjoys higher retail-led cement demand

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th November 2020 Cement manufacturer PPC has advised that its sales volumes continue to rise after having experienced muted sales in April and May during the harder levels of lockdown in South Africa and other African countries. The company’s sales volumes started recovering in South Africa and Botswana in... 

CER lauds court halting Thabametsi power station plans

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th November 2020 The Centre for Environmental Rights says major climate impacts and exorbitant costs have managed to sound the death knell for one of the last new proposed coal-fired power stations in South Africa. The environmental organisation’s statement follows the successful setting aside of plans for the... 

CER lauds court halting Thabametsi power station plans
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