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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

Afrimat unpacks how its recent acquisitions are settling in  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th August 2021 JSE-listed midtier miner Afrimat on August 5, during an investor day, outlined its expectations on when its latest acquisitions will start contributing to the group’s results, as well as how the company will go about driving growth going forward. Most of the acquisition activity in the... 

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Afrimat executives unpack the company's diversification strategy and how new acquisitions are settling in. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

South Africa's plans for COP26  

5th August 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about what South Africa is aiming to achieve at the upcoming COP26 climate negotiations, what a just transition could look like for South Africa and the main risks to achieving a successful just energy transition. 

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South Africa's plans for COP26

African executives optimistic about growth despite pandemic, challenges  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th August 2021 Despite the global pandemic and its impacts, Africa’s C-suite executives are optimistic about business growth this year, international audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars’s ‘2020 C-suite Barometer’ finds. In early 2020, Mazars decided to initiate the new barometer to assess the views of C-suite... 

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Mazars South Africa Co-CEOs Anoop Ninan and Michelle Olckers outline some of the key findings from Mazars’s 2020 C-suite Barometer for Africa and South Africa.

Battery Electric delivers on diesel machine conversion tech 

4th August 2021 As investors place greater emphasis on carbon footprints, underground railway control systems manufacturer Battery Electric is ready to assist companies on their decarbonisation journey. Tracy Hancock tells us more. 

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Battery Electric delivers on diesel machine conversion tech

On-The-Air (30/07/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th July 2021 Mining is making record profits and paying massive taxes just when South Africa desperately needs it; Transnet is working with business to ensure that more iron-ore is exported at a time of high demand; and the clever marketing of South Africa’s platinum group metals is paying off handsomely. 

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Magazine round up | 30 July 2021 

30th July 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 | 30 July 2021

Govt's R38.9bn relief package  

29th July 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the R38.9-billion relief packaged unveiled by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni to support businesses affected by the recent riots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, as well as to support poor citizens and vulnerable... 

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Govt's R38.9bn relief package

AMSA reports decade-high interim Ebitda  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th July 2021 Primary steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has reported its strongest interim earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) in a decade at R3.21-billion. This compares with a loss of R1.2-billion reported for the six months ended June 30, 2020.  

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AMSA CEO Kobus Verster unpacks the primary steel producer's strong interim performance

AECI delivers strong performance as trading environment normalises post-Covid  

By: Simone Liedtke     28th July 2021 Diversified chemicals company AECI delivered a strong performance for the six months to June 30. The trading environment began to normalise during the second half of 2020 following the world’s recovery from the initial waves of Covid-19 infections. This improvement trend continued into this year,... 

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AECI CEO Mark Dytor discusses the interim period with Engineering News. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

L2D declares interim dividend, despite challenges  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th July 2021 JSE-listed real estate investment trust Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) has, notwithstanding a challenging operating environment, declared an interim dividend of 15.79c a share for the six months ended June 30. On releasing its results on July 26, L2D’s share price rose by 3.96% to 499c apiece.  

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L2D CEO Amelia Beattie talks about the company's interim performance.

On-The-Air (23/07/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd July 2021 Helping the planet to fight climate change is now reflected in the product line up of Anglo American; South Africa’s top mining think tank this week called on the industry to stop the killing of valuable jobs; and Small investors are being blocked from allowing vital exploration to get off the... 

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Wheeling framework remains an inhibitor to IPPs, says association  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd July 2021 The current South African power industry structure is supportive of wheeling, in theory, but issues persist that limit the development of more third-party network access and the development of a competitive, open-access electricity market, the South African Independent Power Producers Association... 

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SAIPPA independent consultant Andrew Carr and CPCS principal consultant Ian Johnson touch on South Africa's wheeling issues

More municipalities procuring their own power  

23rd July 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the increasing number of big cities and medium-sized municipalities that are looking to either build or procure new electricity capacity. 

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More municipalities procuring their own power

Magazine round up | 23 July 2021 

23rd July 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 | 23 July 2021

Chichi Maponya thanks community for protecting Maponya mall  

19th July 2021 Maponya Group chairperson Chichi Maponya thanks the community of Soweto for pulling together to protect the mall during the recent unrest that engulfed parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.  

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Maponya Group chairperson Chichi Maponya

On-The-Air (16/07/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th July 2021 The hydrogen economy will generate 30-million new jobs, a Japanese professor told South Africa this week; Tin is in huge new demand globally because of the role it plays in the world of electronics; and life in mining-dependent countries has improved significantly, a new global study has shown. 

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