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Energy transition opportunities, risks  

Updated 3 hours ago Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the need for South Africa to compile a clear country commitment to net-zero and to find a common vision and action plan around the just transition, as well as about the growth potential for hydrogen and energy... 

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Energy transition opportunities, risks

Magazine round up | 17 September 2021 

17th September 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 17 September 2021
Magazine round up | 17 September 2021

New units installed at zinc mine 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2021 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) expert Booyco Engineering is installing the first of its “new generation” units at a South African zinc mine, later this month.  

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Booyco Engineering executives unpacks its extensive product design and testing process

Appliance manufacturer establishes global brand in South Africa 

15th September 2021 Turkish appliance manufacturer Arçelik has made its entry into the South African market with its global brand Beko, which is the biggest home appliances brand in the UK. Marleny Arnoldi visited the store.  

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Appliance manufacturer establishes global brand in South Africa

Competition Commission advances efforts to mitigate price gouging during pandemic  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     10th September 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a spike in price gouging and complaints from customers, and the Competition Commission of South Africa had to, and continues to, focus efforts on mitigating this situation, and has learnt several lessons from this. This was indicated during the a webinar hosted by... 

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Competition Commission Litigation manager Candice Slump outlines the CC‘s legal and practical approach to price gouging during the pandemic.

On-The-Air (10/09/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th September 2021 With the prices of green metals rising, consideration is being given to the reopening of closed mines; energy intensive industries that collapsed under high Eskom electricity tariffs are being re-evaluated; and Sasol is taking strong new strides towards producing the green products that the world... 

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Developments in SA's automotive industry  

10th September 2021 Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter tells Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn about the progress Ford South Africa is making at its Pretoria plant in preparation for the start of production of the next-generation Ranger bakkie, as well as about how German car manufacturer BMW has... 

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Developments in SA's automotive industry

Magazine round up | 10 September 2021 

10th September 2021 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 September 2021

Quality of life in Gauteng declines amid pandemic, survey finds   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th September 2021 Research institute the Gauteng City-Region Observatory’s (GCRO’s) Quality of Life (QoL) Survey for 2020/21 finds that the quality of life in the province decreased considerably since the previous study; however, this must be understood in the context of the pandemic. The GCRO is a partnership... 

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Gauteng City-Region Observatory Research Strategy director Graeme Götz outlines findings regarding the decrease of overall quality of life in the GCRO’s 2020/21 survey

Digitalisation offers opportunity to improve supply chains, manufacturing  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th September 2021 Digitalisation provides an opportunity to improve manufacturing and supply chain processes. Companies in these sectors have, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, had to quickly adapt to using new technologies, which has driven increased digitalisation efforts, speakers noted during a webinar... 

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Neways MD Jeremy Basckin elaborates on how visibility can be used to tackle supply chain challenges.

Rosebank developments require greater city involvement  

8th September 2021 The Rosebank node has enjoyed much success and years of developments; however, there are a number of challenges that require further support from the City of Johannesburg to mitigate, and to bolster further developments in the area. Tasneem Bulbulia tells us more. 

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Rosebank developments require greater city involvement. Photographs by John Hogg

Imperial reports healthy full-year earnings growth, but withholds dividend 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th September 2021 JSE-listed Imperial Logistics’ restructuring and simplifying efforts since 2019 have contributed to it reporting an operating profit of R2.3-billion and basic headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 334c for the financial year ended June 30. This compares with an operating profit of R1.4-billion... 

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Imperial Logistics group CEO Mohammed Akojee discusses the group's financial year 2021 performance

On-The-Air (03/09/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd September 2021 Yet another mining company this week announced the paying over of a huge sum of tax to the fiscus; Gold mining company Harmony this week boosted the amount of solar power it is planning to generate; and new gold mining projects worth nearly R8-billion were announced this week. 

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On-The-Air (03/09/2021)

Eskom debt remains a challenge as utility posts nearly R19bn loss  

3rd September 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the nearly R19-billion loss posted by power utility Eskom for the 2021 financial year, as well as about Eskom's still-high debt levels and what impact this could have on the utility's just energy transition... 

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Eskom debt remains a challenge as utility posts nearly R19bn loss

Magazine round up | 03 September 2021 

3rd September 2021 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 September 2021

Competition Commission decision raises questions  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd September 2021 The Competition Amendment Act, and a recent decision by the Competition Commission of South Africa, have benefits, but also raise questions for companies, speakers indicated during a webinar held by legal adviser Bowmans on September 1. The commission recently prohibited a transaction in which... 

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Bowmans competition partner Lebohang Mabidikane provides some background to Competition Commission’s use of public interest assessment, following its recent decision to block a proposed acquisition of Burger King on these grounds.

Company opens expanded Value-Added Centre for customers’ manufacturing requirements 

1st September 2021 The South African extension of Germany-based Phoenix Contact has expanded its Value-Added Centre (VAC), based in Randburg, South Africa, as part of its continued efforts to provide its customers with manufacturing of their product solutions. Creamer Media journalist Simone Liedtke tells us more. 

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Company opens expanded Value-Added Centre for customers’ manufacturing requirements

Hulamin continues turnaround, despite pandemic 

By: Simone Liedtke     31st August 2021 Aluminium supplier and exporter Hulamin continued with its turnaround actions for both its rolled and extruded product segments, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for the period ended June 30. In the six-month period, Hulamin’s rolled and extruded product sales increased by 43% and 58%,... 

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Hulamin CFO Mark Gounder presents for the first time as he discusses the company's interim financial results. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (27/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th August 2021 IDC is involved in intense discussions aimed at boosting exploration; Richards Bay Minerals will in future be enforcing external independent auditing of all monies going to its host communities; and yet another mining company has come to the rescue of South Africa’s tax intake, this time... 

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SingularityU gears up for South Africa summit 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th August 2021 The 2021 virtual edition of the SingularityU South Africa Summit is gearing up to stimulate the African innovation investment ecosystem by connecting South Africa and Africa's top entrepreneurs and innovative businesses with global venture capitalists, institutional funds, property investors and... 

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SingularityU South Africa and Mann Made co-CEOs Mic Mann and Shayne Mann discuss the upcoming SingularityU South Africa Summit in October. Date recorded: 26.08.2021.

Magazine round up | 27 August 2021 

27th August 2021 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 August 2021

Implications of the latest IPCC report for South Africa  

26th August 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about warnings by South African climate scientists about the implications of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report for the country, as well as the possibility of a day-zero drought in... 

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Implications of the latest IPCC report for South Africa

OneLogix continues to weather the Covid-19 storm – CEO  

By: Simone Liedtke     26th August 2021 Logistics group OneLogix, headed by Ian Lourens, on August 26 said signs of recovery from the damaging effects of the Covid-19 induced economic environment “only became evident well into the [financial] year under review”, ended May 31, while the different stages of lockdowns had varying impacts... 

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OneLogix CEO Ian Lourens gives an executive summary of the group's results for the financial year ended May 31, 2021. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Partnership formed to teach rural women excavator skills 

25th August 2021 A partnership between Nkwe Platinum, Zijin Mining Group and Sany Southern Africa has resulted in six women from rural Limpopo being provided basic excavator operating skills. The initiative is part of all three companies’ corporate social investment drive and their efforts to empower women during... 

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Partnership formed to teach rural women excavator skills

On-The-Air (20/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2021 At last, a new mining company is reviving gold mining in South Africa’s rich Witwatersrand Gold Basin. South Africa’s on the verge of a nice hydrogen breakthrough, says the new president of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The massive South Deep gold mine in Gauteng is at... 

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Private sector participation at SA ports  

20th August 2021   Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Transnet's plans to potentially introduce private sector participation at the ports of Durban and Ngqura and whether this may eventually extend to other ports and Transnet units. 

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Private sector participation at SA ports

Magazine round up | 20 August 2021 

20th August 2021 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 August 2021

Derby optimistic port terminal operators will partner with Transnet at Durban and Ngqura  

By: Terence Creamer     18th August 2021 Transnet CEO Portia Derby says the State-owned freight logistics utility has had initial engagements with some international terminal operators and shipping companies regarding the potential to form partnerships to improve the performance of its container terminals at the ports of Durban and... 

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Transnet CEO Portia Derby outlines the group's masterplan for the Port of Durban during a Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies webinar. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 18.8.2021

Prevalence of fire weather risks on the rise, says expert 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th August 2021 As climate change is causing various regions around the world to experience longer periods of droughts and general changes in humidity and wind levels, it increases the risk for sporadic wildfires. Climate change has affected the number and intensity of fires worldwide, confirms global weather... 

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DTN weather operations VP Renny Vandewege unpacks the increasing risk for sporadic wildfires globally

Business rescue the solution, not the problem, as more businesses face difficulties 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2021 Law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) business rescue and insolvency director Lucinde Rhoodie says South Africa can expect an uptick in business rescue filings, as more businesses will look to it as a means of saving their companies following significant impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and the... 

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Business rescue and insolvency director Lucinde Rhoodie discusses the potential uptick in business rescue filings in South Africa following recent civil unrest, and the country's still-struggling economy. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Omnia firmly in a growth phase following restructuring – CEO 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2021 Diversified chemical manufacturing company Omnia intends to “settle down” following the completion of its strategic restructuring, and to take some time to focus on its people, culture and setting a “firm foundation to grow from”. Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy tells Engineering News the company is... 

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Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy speaks to Engineering News about the company's growth and strategy developments following its recent restructuring. Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (13/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th August 2021 A friendly South African disposition would quickly attract exploration investment, the CEO of one of the world’s top mining companies said this week; Wind energy generation is already increasing the revenue of a top South African coal-mining company; and a ferrochrome joint venture intends going... 

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Eskom's Just Energy Transition initiatives  

13th August 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about power utility Eskom's plans for the repowering and repurposing of the Komati power station as part of a larger just energy transition project and financing plan. 

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Eskom's Just Energy Transition initiatives

Magazine round up | 13 August 2021 

13th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 13 August 2021

MTN meets targets during H1, earnings down on one-off transactions 

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2021 MTN Group reported a contraction in its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebidta) margin to 40% during the first half of 2021, compared with 49.7% in June 2020. In constant currency terms and excluding the effects of one-off items, the margin expanded by 1.6 percentage... 

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MTN Group president and CEO Ralph Mupita discusses the highlights of MTN’s results for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

New strike patterns have been emerging in recent years, says postdoctoral fellow 

By: Donna Slater     12th August 2021 An increase in strike action can be correlated with an increase in favourable economic conditions within a country, region or industry, as has been the case, for the most part, over the past 50 years, says University of the Witwatersrand Society, Work and Politics Institute postdoctoral fellow... 

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Influences behind a shift in strike action trends

On-The-Air (06/08/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th August 2021 An atlas of Southern Africa’s renewable energy hot spots will be available by the end of this year; Botswana this week showed that it is far ahead of South Africa on the exploration front; and South Africa’s mining upturn, which is providing a strong economic underpin, is expected to endure. 

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Magazine round up | 06 August 2021 

6th August 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

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Magazine round up | 06 August 2021
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