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On-The-Air (01/07/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     1st July 2022 Anglo American Platinum this week emphasised that South Africa is in a very strong position to generate and even export green energy; A study published this week proves that it will be highly profitable to extract the gold out of mine dumps on the West Rand; and Capital is being raised in... 

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South Africa's worst-ever bout of load-shedding  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st July 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about South Africa's worst-ever bout of load-shedding and what has led to Eskom having to resort to implementing Stage 6 load-shedding for several days; how other stakeholders have responded to this situation; and... 

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South Africa's worst-ever bout of load-shedding

Magazine round up | 01 July 2022 

1st July 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 01 July 2022

Eskom nears completion of rectification of major boiler defects 

29th June 2022 Eskom’s newest coal-fired power stations, Limpopo-based Medupi and Mpumalanga-based Kusile have suffered setbacks since their commissioning, some of which are yet to be finalised. Because Eskom ordered boilers of such a high capacity – at about 800 MW a unit – this meant that the power utility... 

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Eskom nears completion of rectification of major boiler defects

Nothing more important than growing the economy and creating jobs – Cape Town Mayor  

By: Sane Dhlamini     29th June 2022 Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has acknowledged that creating employment and being a jobs-focused and entrepreneur-friendly administration are important measures needed to resuscitate the country’s ailing economy. In an exclusive interview with Polity, the Mayor said he was doing all he could... 

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City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis discusses his plans and vision for the city. (Camera & editing: Darlene Creamer)

Three South African technologies pitch for Innovate UK funding 

By: Schalk Burger     28th June 2022 During a briefing by energy technology innovation and funding network Innovate UK for technology innovators and entrepreneurs on June 27, three South African technology companies presented their innovations for potential funding from the UK organisation. The three companies also served as... 

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Ducere MD André Reyneke discussing Miser Technologies drivetrain fuel savings and emissions reductions systems and Greenthermo Energy operations director Rearabetswe Dire discussing the company's project to increase production of biodiesel

On-The-Air (24/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th June 2022 The small diamond producers’ organisation this week expressed determination to grow and create jobs. Harmony Gold is placing great emphasis on extending the life of its gold mines and supporting host communities. A strong call was made on government this week for a fixed number of days to be set... 

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Renewed focus on South Africa's Just Energy Transition Partnership  

24th June 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the fresh attention this week on the $8.5-billion Just Energy Transition Partnership (JET-P) between South Africa and various developed countries; the importance of South Africa finalising a JET-P investment... 

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Renewed focus on South Africa's Just Energy Transition Partnership

Magazine round up | 24 June 2022 

24th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 24 June 2022

Industry body assures job security for welders  

By: Halima Frost     24th June 2022 Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) Certification CEO Herman Potgieter. “The Covid-19 pandemic has played a... 

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Southern African Institute of Welding Certifications CEO Herman Potgieter discusses the uptake of technology in the welding sector.

Roche reveals compact molecular diagnostics system 

22nd June 2022 Pharmaceuticals and medical diagnostics technology company Roche has unveiled its new compact molecular diagnostics system, which is geared towards improving access to medical diagnostics capabilities across Africa and elsewhere around the world. Darren Parker tells us more. 

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Roche reveals compact molecular diagnostics system

Operation Vulindlela making progress in driving priority structural reforms  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st June 2022 The Presidency’s Operation Vulindlela (OV) has made markable process on accelerating implementation of priority structural reforms since its establishment in October 2020. Presidency project management office head Rudi Dicks addressed delegates during the Manufacturing Indaba, held in Sandton on... 

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Presidency private office director Saul Musker explains how far Operation Vulindlela has come with assisting structural reform

Patel says ‘pragmatic solution’ to be found to localisation-linked renewables delays  

By: Terence Creamer     21st June 2022 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel reports that government is working to find a “pragmatic solution” to the problem where local-content requirements contained in government’s electricity procurement programmes are delaying the construction of utility scale renewable-energy... 

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Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on localising renewables components in a pragmatic way. Camera Work: Shadwyn Dickinson. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 21.06.2022

On-The-Air (17/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th June 2022 A second South African company is launching enthusiastically into green hydrogen, this time in the Northern Cape; Volvo this week launched its first hydrogen haul truck aimed at limiting to the threat of climate change; and Namibia is streaking ahead in the critical minerals field with the... 

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Magazine round up | 17 June 2022 

17th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 17 June 2022

Proposals made to end worsening load-shedding  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about warnings that load-shedding could become much worse if urgent action is not taken, proposals by Meridien Economics and other experts on how to end load-shedding and the need for political will and coordination... 

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Proposals made to end worsening load-shedding

Hydrox showcases locally developed alkaline electrolyser 

15th June 2022 Hydrogen-powered vehicles and plants of the future will require hydrogen fuel, which is made using an electrolyser. As South Africa looks to introduce hydrogen powered engines, the need for local hydrogen production will also become important. Creamer Media’s Donna Slater recently visited... 

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Hydrox showcases locally developed alkaline electrolyser

On-The-Air (10/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2022 The first in-person Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing since Covid took place this week amid mining companies in particular being urged to use the exchange; Good news for the economy is that two key mining projects are at the ready to proceed at a moment’s notice; and Namibia is streaking ahead... 

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The latest developments on the electricity front  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the progress being made with the registration of distributed generation projects; load-shedding; Eskom consulting with experts about possible energy sector solutions; and President Cyril Ramaphosa's six-point... 

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The latest developments on the electricity front

Magazine round up | 10 June 2022 

10th June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 10 June 2022

Technology-driven vibratory equipment manufacturer emerges stronger 

9th June 2022 As South African engineered vibratory equipment manufacturer Kwatani emerges stronger, having overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the technology-driven company is reviewing options of expanding to meet anticipated growth. Natasha Odendaal has the story. 

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Technology-driven vibratory equipment manufacturer emerges stronger

On-The-Air (03/06/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd June 2022 The Johannesburg Stock Exchange this week helped the economy by cutting red tape and facilitating private capital raising. Sedibelo Platinum this week announced its commitment to green hydrogen as part of cleaning up of platinum. 

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Three risk mitigation projects finally advancing  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd June 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the latest developments in the Risk Mitigation energy procurement programme, what the prospects are for all the energy procurement projects that are under way, efforts to streamline processes for both utility... 

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Three risk mitigation projects finally advancing

Magazine round up | 03 June 2022 

3rd June 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 03 June 2022

IFC backs Naacam in developing automotive supplier ‘matchmaking’ platform  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd June 2022 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) to develop an automotive “matchmaking” platform, matching the procurement needs of original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier-one suppliers to... 

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Naacam, IFC and AITF discuss an incoming automotive "matchmaking" platform.

Anglo launches world-first hydrogen-powered haul truck 

1st June 2022 Diversified miner Anglo American on May 6 launched the world’s first zero-emission hydrogen-powered mine haul truck, capable of carrying a 290 t payload and generates more power than its diesel predecessor. Marleny Arnoldi attended the launch. 

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Anglo launches world-first hydrogen-powered haul truck

On-The-Air (27/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th May 2022 South Africa has stepped up to the plate with a world-first hydrogen electrolyser at a time of soaring global demand; A massive breakthrough has resulted in hydrogen being given an oil-like skin that allows it to use existing global infrastructure. 

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Unlocking the 100 MW reform projects  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th May 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the progress being made to advance the 100 MW reform and the efforts to simplify the registration process for these projects. 

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Unlocking the 100 MW reform projects

Magazine round up | 27 May 2022 

27th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Magazine round up | 27 May 2022

Construction mafias driving away civil engineering skills  

By: Tracy Hancock     27th May 2022 If the scourge of South Africa’s construction mafias is not soon addressed collaboratively by all stakeholders, the country’s civil engineering industry, which already faces limited job opportunities, will continue to lose the skills needed to deliver vital infrastructure projects, says... 

OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE Citizens depend on the successful roll-out of infrastructure projects, such as the Msikaba bridge project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata, which are vulnerable to disruption by construction mafias
Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry operations manager Lindie Fourie talks about the cumulative effort needed to tackle the issues fuelling the ‘construction mafia’

Local construction sector continues to struggle 

By: Tracy Hancock     27th May 2022 The fragile South African construction sector is being further weakened by the continuing lack of implementation of the infrastructure delivery plan by government, as well as the demand for residential, retail and commercial buildings from the private sector, says diversified infrastructure and... 

THE GROOVE The construction of the 13-storey building for student accommodation is on schedule to be completed by the end of the year, despite inclement weather and ground conditions challenging its completion
Concor CEO Lucas Tseki talks to Engineering News about the state of South Africa’s construction sector

Nampak reports satisfactory but challenging interim period  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th May 2022 JSE-listed Nampak has announced improved trading conditions for the six months ended March 31, in what it says was a challenging period. The period was characterised by robust trading conditions in key markets and Nampak’s Metals businesses were the main contributors to revenue and trading profit... 

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Nampak CEO Erik Smuts outlines the company’s progress in implementing its focus areas during the interim period.

Corobrik launches new R800m Kwastina brick factory 

25th May 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa and Corobrik CEO Nick Booth officially unveiled the company’s new R800-million Kwastina brick factory, in Gauteng, earlier this month. Tasneem Bulbulia attended the launch.  

Corobrik launces new R800m Kwastina brick factory
Corobrik launces new R800m Kwastina brick factory

Sanral to restart, wrap up adjudication process on cancelled tenders by end September  

By: Irma Venter     23rd May 2022 The board of the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has instructed Sanral management to readvertise and award the R17.47-billion in tenders the board cancelled earlier in May, citing “material irregularities”, within the next four months. Speaking at a media conference in... 

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Sanral chairperson Themba Mhambi talks about the issues identified with the agency's construction bid evaluation process. Video and editing: Kutlwano Matlala

On-The-Air (20/05/2022) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th May 2022 A very promising new platinum operation emerged this week with the first tons being produced by the K4 shaft in Marikana; More than R250-million was raised this week by a company that is going to explore for platinum group metals on the eastern limb of the PGM-rich Bushveld Complex; and the CSIR... 

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Is the steel master plan delivering?  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2022 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about whether the steel master plan is delivering; the lack of demand that is negatively impacting on the industry and how localisation could help to boost demand; and the electricity supply and rail and port... 

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Is the steel master plan delivering?

Magazine round up | 20 May 2022 

20th May 2022 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 20 May 2022

JSE enters new era as it builds seamless digital marketplace 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th May 2022 The JSE is entering a new era as it leverages its wholly owned venture JSE Private Placements (JPP) to build a future-fit capital market delivering a seamless digital marketplace that matches private debt and equity issuers with investors. The JSE, which has been working on the development of the... 

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