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Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges  

By: Simone Liedtke     5th March 2021 By delivering its proven strategy of securing leading market positions and focusing on customers and performance, paper, packaging and recycling company Mpact delivered a strong financial performance with record cash flows from operations of R1.9-billion and a reduction in net debt to... 

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges
Mpact CEO Bruce Strong speaks to Creamer Media's Simone Liedtke about the company's latest set of results. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (05/03/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th March 2021 Dr Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Minerals is going ahead with an exciting new R5.7-billion platinum mining project. Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore is going ahead with an innovative new R3.6-billion iron-ore project in the Northern Cape. Our mining industry is so desperate for mineral... 

On-The-Air (05/03/2021)
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Renewables procurement to resume  

5th March 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about South Africa's plans to resume the procurement of renewable energy after a six-year stall, what commitments have been made by government and the potential for industrialisation around the programme?   

Renewables procurement to resume
Renewables procurement to resume

Magazine round up - 05 March 2021 

5th March 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up - 05 March 2021
Magazine round up

Fairvest notes improvements in property fundamentals despite ongoing Covid-19 impact 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th March 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Fairvest Property Holdings, in its results for the six months ended December 31, 2020, noted strong improvements in property fundamentals and a solid 7.2% increase in distributions compared with the first half of the 2020 calendar year. However,... 

Fairvest notes improvements in property fundamentals despite ongoing Covid-19 impact
Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder and CFO Jacques Kriel discuss interim performance

Gaming industry sees ‘exceptional growth’ during Covid-19 pandemic 

By: Simone Liedtke     4th March 2021 While the patterns and consumption habits of people have changed and are now leaning more towards digital consumption, commercial gaming company Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell says the gaming industry has experienced “exceptional growth”. The industry was valued at about $179-billion... 

Gaming industry sees ‘exceptional growth’ during Covid-19 pandemic
Polycade co-founder and CEO Tyler Bushnell gives insight into how the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced the popular video gaming industry. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Pandemic causes irrevocable shift in media, entertainment sectors 

By: Simone Liedtke     4th March 2021 The global media, arts and entertainment industries have experienced one of the most dramatic shifts as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and related lockdown measures. As a result, these industries are now dominated by digital distribution. 

Pandemic causes irrevocable shift in media, entertainment sectors
Liquid Media CFO and co-founder Daniel Cruz and Liquid Media CEO Ronald Thomson speak to Engineering News about the various changes in the entertainment industry, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (26/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     26th February 2021 Great news is that the South African mining industry is planning a test mine to put new Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies through their paces; Billions of rands are being invested in new mining projects to keep up with the emerging commodity super cycle; Mining companies are making major... 

On-The-Air (26/02/2021)
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Magazine round up 

26th February 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up
Magazine round up

Budget highlights  

25th February 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's 2021 Budget, which included a focus on the importance of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout. Tax changes and better than expected debt and deficit projections also featured. 

Budget highlights
Budget highlights

Renergen Covid-19 vaccine transport solution unveiled 

25th February 2021 South African emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen earlier this month unveiled its Covid-19 vaccine transport solution, the Cryo-Vacc. Creamer Media journalist Simone Liedtke, who attended the unveiling event, tells us more. 

Renergen Covid-19 vaccine transport solution unveiled
Renergen Covid-19 vaccine transport solution unveiled

NPC underscores importance of developmental State for South Africa  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd February 2021 South Africa’s challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality cannot be changed without a capable, professional, ethical and developmental State, speakers noted during a webinar hosted by government agency the National Planning Commission (NPC) on February 23. The NPC envisages a capable and... 

NPC underscores importance of developmental State for South Africa
Dr Pulane Molokwane details what a capable, professional and ethical developmental State entails, as well as the work the National Planning Commission has undertaken in pursuing this.

Worst listed property year on record impacts Redefine’s distributable income 

By: Donna Slater     22nd February 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Redefine has reported a decrease in distributable income of 51.50c a share, or 49%, for the financial year ended August 31, 2020, which the company described as the “worst year in history for listed property”. Total revenue, which grew by 4.1% in the year... 

Worst listed property year on record impacts Redefine’s distributable income
Redefine Properties hit by Covid-19 subdued market, buoyed by offshore investments

NPC outlines the National Water Security Framework   

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th February 2021 The National Planning Commission’s (NPC’s) National Water Security Framework (NWSF) covers what is required to holistically protect South Africa’s scarce water resources, however, the country is weak in implementation. NPC commissioner Dr Pulane Molokwane, discussing the plan during a stakeholder... 

NPC outlines the National Water Security Framework
NPC commissioner Dr Pulane Molokwane discusses the National Planning Commission’s National Water Security Framework, which covers what is required to holistically protect South Africa’s scarce water resources. Date recorded 19.02.2021. Video recording: Kutlwano Matlala. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (19/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     19th February 2021 The world’s biggest coal trader announced this week that it will be depleting and closing its South African coal mines over the next decade. Yet another South African mining company is planning to use hydrogen to power mine fleets. A Johannesburg company is building equipment to generate hydrogen... 

On-The-Air (19/02/2021)
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Research council refutes claims 5G poses health threats 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th February 2021 With concerns around fifth-generation (5G) technologies having been raised by citizens across social media in recent months, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has refuted the myths surrounding the new technologies’ effects on human health. Over the past few months,... 

Research council refutes claims 5G poses health threats
CSIR senior researcher Dr Essa Suleman and CSIR chief researcher Dr Fisseha Mekuria discuss the speculation that 5G causes health issues

Spectrum licensing may be slower than hoped - Webber Wentzel 

By: Schalk Burger     18th February 2021 The release of radio frequency spectrum for various telecommunications, industrial and commercial uses may take longer than hoped for, given the challenges to ensure equitable access and to enable digital transformation and growth in the economy, says law firm Webber Wentzel senior associate Karl... 

Spectrum licensing may be slower than hoped - Webber Wentzel
Webber Wentzel senior associate Karl Blom briefly summarises key aspects of radio frequency spectrum licensing in South Africa. Video editing: Darlene Creamer.

Food & Trees for Africa, Promethium introducing new carbon standard  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th February 2021 Development organisation Food & Trees for Africa and carbon and climate change adviser Promethium Carbon on February 17 introduced the new Inclusive Carbon Standard that they are developing.   Food & Trees for Africa executive director Chris Wild explained that the new carbon standard idea came... 

Food & Trees for Africa, Promethium introducing new carbon standard
Promethium founder Robbie Louw outlines the structure of the new standard

Repowering and Repurposing  

17th February 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Eskom's plans for repowering and repurposing the Komati power station and others in its coal-fired fleet, as well as the power utility's focus on ensuring the transition to renewables is just. 

Repowering and Repurposing
Repowering and Repurposing

Renergen unveils Covid-19 vaccine transport solution, the Cryo-Vacc  

By: Simone Liedtke     15th February 2021 South African emerging domestic natural gas and helium producer Renergen on February 15 unveiled its Covid-19 transportation solution, the Cryo-Vacc. The Cryo-Vacc has been designed to keep Covid-19 vaccines ultra-cold during transportation for up to 30 days, allowing for the vaccines to be... 

Renergen unveils Covid-19 vaccine transport solution, the Cryo-Vacc
Renergen CEO Stefano Marani gives more detail on the company’s logistics solution for Covid-19 vaccines, the Cryo-Vacc. Production of which is expected soon. Video: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Darlene Creamer.

On-The-Air (12/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     12th February 2021 Opportunities to boost our exports were outlined by a Europe-South Africa partnership this week; Alluvial diamond miners this week came up with a far-reaching plan to revive their shrinking industry; and A former Eskom executive this week launched a new company to help make the world a greener... 

On-The-Air (12/02/2021)
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Smoothing the path for distributed generation investment  

12th February 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement in his State of the Nation Address that the regulatory framework governing distributed-generation power projects will be amended and how this will help South Africa at... 

Smoothing the path for distributed generation investment
Smoothing the path for distributed generation investment

Altron gears up for 2.0 strategy, to sell three businesses  

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th February 2021 The success of the One Altron strategy has set the base for the Altron 2.0 strategy; however, some “tough” choices had to be made to reposition the company for its new growth path amid economic turmoil and a global pandemic. The group, which has over the past few years focused on a vision of One... 

Altron gears up for 2.0 strategy, to sell three businesses
Altron group CEO Mteto Nyati discusses the Altron 2.0 strategy. Date recorded: 10.02.2021. Videowork: Kutlwano Matlala. Video editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Green hydrogen and powerfuels could revive ailing PetroSA, unlock green steel and create €160bn export platform   

By: Terence Creamer     9th February 2021 The combination of South Africa’s world-class wind, solar and land resources, its platinum group metals reserves, as well as its historical experience in industrial-scale synthetic-fuel manufacture, position the country strongly for the production of green hydrogen and tradeable synthetic... 

Green hydrogen and powerfuels could revive ailing PetroSA, unlock green steel and create €160bn export platform
Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Blade Nzimande on South Africa's comparative advantage when it came to the production of renewable hydrogen and green powerfuels.

5G health threats unfounded – CSIR 

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th February 2021 With concerns around fifth-generation (5G) technologies being raised by citizens across social media in recent months, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has put to bed the theories surrounding the new technologies' deployment on human health. Over the past few months,... 

5G health threats unfounded – CSIR
CSIR senior researcher Dr Essa Suleman and CSIR chief researcher Dr Fisseha Mekuria discuss the speculation that 5G causes health issues. Date recorded: 08/02/2021.

SIU recovers R127m worth of dodgy PPE payments so far  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th February 2021 The Special Investigating Unit's (SIU's) work has resulted in the recovery of R127-million of funds, which had been paid irregularly by the State to service providers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related services. This was revealed on February 5 as SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi... 

SIU recovers R127m worth of dodgy PPE payments so far
SIU head Advocate Andy Mothibi discusses the unit's progress on uncovering Covid-19 PPE corruption

On-The-Air (05/02/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     5th February 2021 South Africa’s mining industry is at the ready to make big investments into electricity generation. The Northern Cape this week received another boost with the announcement of a new mining development. This week’s Mining Indaba saw Botswana going all out to attract new investment in exploration. 

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Eskom supports lifting licensing exemption threshold for electricity generation to 50MW  

5th February 2021 Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has expressed support for a lifting of the licensing threshold on distributed generators from 1 MW to 50 MW. Engineering News editor Terence Creamer unpacks the significance of this statement.   

Eskom supports lifting licensing exemption threshold for electricity generation to 50MW
Eskom supports lifting licensing exemption threshold for electricity generation to 50MW

Illicit market booms during alcohol, cigarette sales bans  

By: Donna Slater     3rd February 2021 To overcome the challenge of a seemingly booming illicit market for cigarettes and alcohol, and to stem the tide of such illicit products in the local economy, requires enforcement of existing laws and adaptation of new ones, says South African Liquor Brandowners Association (Salba) CEO Kurt... 

Illicit market booms during alcohol, cigarette sales bans
South African Liquor Brandowners Association CEO Kurt Moore talks about the challenges the legal alcohol industry is facing from the illicit market and several prohibitions

MRS tests new mobile rescue winder at South Deep 

3rd February 2021 Nonprofit organisation Mines Rescue Services on January 21 carried out testwork on a world-first mobile rescue winder that can go down to 3 000 m underground. Marleny Arnoldi attended the testing at Gold Fields’ South Deep mine, in Gauteng. 

MRS tests new mobile rescue winder at South Deep
MRS tests new mobile rescue winder at South Deep

Economic growth to improve this year but will remain constrained 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd February 2021 The economic prospects for this year are better than 2020, but the recovery of the global economy will take some time, which will impact on South Africa’s prospects going forward, owing to the country’s dependence on global events, Alexander Forbes Group chief economist Isaah Mhlanga has said.... 

Economic growth to improve this year but will remain constrained
Alexander Forbes Group Chief Economist Isaah Mhlanga outlines the country’s outlook and economic prospects.

Hudaco says business remains ‘solid’, despite trauma, hardship of 2020 

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2021 Describing 2020 as “a year of great trauma and hardship for people the world over”, branded automotive, industrial and electronic consumable product importer and distributor Hudaco’s headline earnings a share for the 2020 financial year, ended November 30, were down by 22.5% to R10.50, while... 

Hudaco says business remains ‘solid’, despite trauma, hardship of 2020
Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford gives more insight into the company's financial results. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (29/01/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     29th January 2021 Exciting South African-linked technology is poised to bring green jobs to African mining; Richards Bay Coal Terminal is speeding up its export pace as China starts buying South African coal; and Exploration presents a huge upside for the South African economy is we can find the key to unlock it. 

On-The-Air (29/01/2021)
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Eskom seeks to recover R23bn through courts amid tariff hike  

29th January 2021 The precise size of the upcoming tariff hike is not yet known as Eskom seeks to recover R23-billion more through the courts. Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer unpacks this complicated issue. 

Eskom seeks to recover R23bn through courts amid tariff hike
Eskom seeks to recover R23bn through courts, amid tariff hike

Toyota expects 2021 new-vehicle market to grow by 21%   

By: Irma Venter     29th January 2021 Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) believes the domestic new-vehicle market may grow by 21% this year, to around 460 000 units, following a decline of 29% in 2020. TSAM president and CEO Andrew Kirby says the recovery seen in the latter half of a Covid-19-hit 2020 bodes well for an increase in... 

Toyota expects 2021 new-vehicle market to grow by 21% 
TSAM president and CEO Andrew Kirby discusses the new Corolla Cross that will be produced at the Durban plant from the end of the year.

UN Women, Standard Bank programme provides leg up for women farmers  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th January 2021 Despite the many challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, financial services provider Standard Bank and United Nations (UN) Women have made progress in equipping women farmers with the skills and resources needed to grow their businesses and succeed over the long term. Women play a vital... 

UN Women, Standard Bank programme provides leg up for women farmers
Standard Bank and UN Women discuss its climate-smart agriculture assistance programme for women

Growth in digital reality, RAN, cloud and sports tech intensify 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th January 2021 The latest Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report reveals that open and virtualised radio access networks (RANs) are accelerating, the 8k television (TV) wave will expand and fifth-generation (5G) myths are being debunked. The twentieth yearly edition of the TMT... 

Growth in digital reality, RAN, cloud and sports tech intensify
Deloitte Global TMT head of research Paul Lee discusses the outcomes of the twentieth yearly edition Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions report. Date recorded: 27.01.2021. Video recording: Kutlwano Matlala. Video Editing: Nicholas Boyd

Tjeka Training Centre poised for upskilling as infrastructure greenshoots appear 

27th January 2021 Construction academy Tjeka Training Centre, based in Randfontein, is poised for the training and upskilling of future construction industry artisans, according to the centre. While the anticipated infrastructure boom is yet to happen, Creamer Media journalist Simone Liedtke finds out what the... 

Tjeka Training Centre poised for upskilling as infrastructure greenshoots appear
Tjeka Training Centre poised for upskilling as infrastructure greenshoots appear
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