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South Africa's green hydrogen potential  

16th July 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about some of the emerging opportunities for the production of green hydrogen and green hydrogen derivatives in South Africa and the funding support that is available for hydrogen-linked projects. 

South Africa's green hydrogen potential
South Africa's green hydrogen potential

Magazine round up | 16 July 2021 

16th July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 16 July 2021
Magazine round up | 16 July 2021

On-The-Air (09/07/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     9th July 2021 A Botswana-listed exploration company has made an important diamond discovery in Limpopo; Yamkela Makupula has clinched a sparkling alluvial diamond deal in the Northern Cape; and Gold was this week highlighted as a refuge of choice by the new incoming CEO of AngloGold Ashanti. 

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Another hurdle in embedded generation licensing exemption saga  

9th July 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's latest update on amendments to be made to Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act to lift the licensing-exemption threshold for embedded generation... 

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Another hurdle in embedded generation licensing exemption saga

Magazine round up | 09 July 2021 

9th 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 | 09 July 2021

Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer 

5th July 2021 This year marks Creamer Media’s 40th anniversary of promoting current, credible and comprehensive news coverage about economic developments. 

Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer
Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer

On-The-Air (02/07/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd July 2021 Waste cooking oil has been successfully used to power a cargo ship from Singapore to South Africa; Rare earths worth close to R70-billion have been found in an old discarded mine dump in Limpopo; and a company run by black women is building 15 new hydrogen projects around the country. 

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Energy transition to have a net positive effect on jobs  

2nd July 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about a new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency that shows that an energy transition aligned with a 1.5°C-compatible climate pathway will have a net positive effects on job creation and... 

Energy transition to have a net positive effect on jobs
Energy transition to have a net positive effect on jobs

Magazine round up | 02 July 2021 

2nd July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Covid-19 changes consumer views in latest Tetra Pak survey 

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th June 2021 The latest Tetra Pak yearly Index has revealed a shift in consumers’ attitudes and their view of the biggest challenges facing the world brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The thirteenth edition of the study also highlights that Covid-19 has dominated the concerns of consumers since its... 

Covid-19 changes consumer views in latest Tetra Pak survey
Tetra Pak marketing executive Phumelele Buthelezi and market insights manager Francesca Francione discuss the outcomes of the latest Tetra Pak Index. Date recorded: 30.06.2021.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa starts production of new C-Class 

30th June 2021 Mercedes-Benz South Africa in June started production of the new C-Class, the W206, at its East London plant, in the Eastern Cape. Tasneem Bulbulia attended the launch. 

Mercedes-Benz South Africa starts production of new C-Class
Mercedes-Benz South Africa starts production of new C-Class

Renewable energy becomes an increasingly tangible option for farmers 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th June 2021 The agricultural sector spends about R146-billion on intermediate goods and electricity accounts for about 94% of that cost, says industry body Agri SA chief economist Kulani Siweya. This is helping to drive the adoption of renewable energy in the sector, as the country continues to implement... 

Nedbank national agriculture head John Hudson
Nedbank national agriculture head John Hudson discusses renewable energy considerations for farmers

On-The-Air (25/06/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     25th June 2021 South Africa’s deep-level mines that don’t switch to renewable energy are facing huge carbon tax bills; South Africa’s scientists are being funded by Europe to help make hydrogen cheaper and easier to produce; and fifteen green hydrogen projects are being carried out by a black-women-owned company. 

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Dept refuses enviro authorisations for Karpowership SA projects  

25th June 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment's decision to refuse to provider Karpowership SA environmental authorisations for its proposed powership projects; Karpowership's response; and what... 

Dept refuses enviro authorisations for Karpowership SA projects
Dept refuses enviro authorisations for Karpowership SA projects

Magazine round up | 25 June 2021 

25th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 25 June 2021
Magazine round up | 25 June 2021

Illovo, Jobs Fund project benefitting community  

23rd June 2021 Four years in, the Small-Scale Grower Cane Development project has recorded notable successes, with over 860 sustainable jobs created and 3 000 ha of cane developed on communal land owned by small-scale growers. Tasneem Bulbulia elaborates. 

Illovo, Jobs Fund project benefitting community
Illovo, Jobs Fund project benefitting community

Omnia resumes dividends after strong financial year performance 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd June 2021 Diversified chemicals group Omnia had a strong performance for the 2021 financial year, enabling it to resume dividends and return over R1-billion to shareholders, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and general economic and sector challenges. Throughout the pandemic, JSE-listed Omnia... 

Omnia's Nitric Acid Complex in Sasolburg
Omnia group FD Stephan Serfontein gives more insight into the company's financial results. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (18/06/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     18th June 2021 Sasol’s revelation at this week’s ‘SA Tomorrow’ conference has boosted the outlook for hydrogen; South Africa’s manganese was this week given huge recognition by the US; and 300-plus mines have been assessed in a sweeping move to save lives and protect the environment. 

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Reviving South Africa's steel sector  

18th June 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the newly signed Steel Masterplan and whether it is enough to reignite the revival of South Africa's steel sector. 

Reviving South Africa's steel sector
Reviving South Africa's steel sector

Magazine round up | 18 June 2021 

18th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 18 June 2021
Magazine round up | 18 June 2021

Infrastructure and import substitution at heart of new master plan’s vision for steel revival  

By: Terence Creamer     11th June 2021 A new master plan aimed at stabilising South Africa’s steel industry and creating a platform for the revival of the country’s embattled downstream steel fabricators was signed by representatives from business, labour and government on Friday. The ceremony, which took place amid the constant hum... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel signs the Steel Master Plan as Numsa's Irvin Jim prepares to do likewise
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel outlines the main pillars of the Steel Industry Master Plan at a signing ceremony held at Hall Longmore’s factory in Wadeville, in Gauteng. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (11/06/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th June 2021 South Africa should allow the African continent’s highly skilled geologists to help us to explore. There is a big opportunity to create new jobs by mining our coal reserves in a new environmentally correct manner. Mining companies doing the best for the environment and the people are... 

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Questions persist about how best to fund poverty alleviation efforts  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     11th June 2021 South Africa is grappling with unsustainable levels of poverty and inequality and it has not appropriately funded poverty alleviation programmes in the past. Therefore, the question remains how to fund the necessary interventions. This was indicated by some speakers during a webinar hosted by the... 

Mamokete Lijane
Absa Capital macro strategist Mamokete Lijane outlines her perspective of some of the options and challenges in funding poverty alleviation efforts.

Magazine round up | 11 June 2021 

11th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 11 June 2021
Magazine round up | 11 June 2021

Projects, tariffs could boost sector demand 

By: Halima Frost     11th June 2021 Although the local cement and concrete sector is experiencing its lowest production and supply levels in years, industry body Cement and Concrete South Africa (CCSA) CEO Bryan Perrie says earmarked infrastructure projects and import tariffs, if implemented, will be instrumental in boosting the... 

NEW DAWN
The implementation of proposed infrastructure projects will uplift the much needed demand of cement and concrete in South Africa
Cement & Concrete South Africa CEO Bryan Perrie discusses the current state if the industry, as well as the formation of the CCSA.

SA's green hydrogen potential  

10th June 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the Presidency's backing for the development of a green hydrogen strategy for South Africa, why South Africa is seen as a good location to produce green hydrogen and the funding support for green hydrogen... 

SA's green hydrogen potential
SA's green hydrogen potential

On-The-Air (04/06/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     4th June 2021 South Africa is under consideration for the local manufacture of new high-demand battery materials; Tenders are due to be invited next week for a modern new system to boost South African mining exploration; and South Africa’s Council for Geoscience this week went live with new data to attract... 

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Steel pricing, duties causing discontent  

4th June 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the difficulties that continue to affect the domestic steel market, unhappiness about safeguard duties and the way ArcelorMittal South Africa prices its steel and how the steel master plan process may help to... 

Steel pricing, duties causing discontent
Steel pricing, duties causing discontent

Magazine round up | 04 June 2021 

4th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 04 June 2021
Magazine round up | 04 June 2021

Agriculture remains a star performer in the economy, but still needs govt support  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd June 2021 Agriculture’s contribution to gross domestic product (GDP) and employment is often underrated in South Africa, which particularly came to the fore at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, says Bureau for Food and Agricultural Policy (BFAP). During a Nedbank-hosted webinar on the... 

Agriculture remains a star performer in the economy, but still needs govt support
BFAP commodity markets manager Dr Tracy Davids discusses agri's performance in 2020

STI Norland South Africa optimistic about solar market developments  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd June 2021 Solar tracker manufacturer STI Norland South Africa is optimistic about the solar market in South Africa, particularly as Bid Window 5 of the renewables programme was launched earlier this year and a 10 MW licence-exemption threshold for small-scale embedded generation has been proposed by... 

STI Norland South Africa's single axis trackers operating at the Sishen solar plant
STI Norland South Africa CEO Duncan Palmer shares insight about the company and the solar market

Liquid reaches 100k fibre milestone 

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd June 2021 Digital solutions provider Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT) has deployed 100 000 km of fibre infrastructure across most of Africa in a milestone that makes it the largest independent fibre network provider in emerging markets globally. Over the past two decades, the company which evolved... 

Liquid reaches 100k fibre milestone
Liquid Intelligent Technologies CEO Nic Rudnick discusses the company's 100 000 km fibre network milestone

Menar launches first manganese mining operation as part of diversification 

2nd June 2021 Mining investment firm Menar has officially launched its first-to-portfolio manganese mine, called East Manganese, based in Hotazel in the Northern Cape, which is expected to produce its first ore in July. Marleny Arnoldi visited the mine. 

Menar launches first manganese mining operation as part of diversification
Menar launches first manganese mining operation as part of diversification

Unemployment ticks up to 32.6% in first quarter   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st June 2021 The unemployment rate in South Africa has increased to 32.6% in the first quarter of the year, Statistics South Africa reports.  This compares with the unemployment rate of 32.5% in the December quarter. The results of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter show that the number... 

Unemployment ticks up to 32.6% in first quarter
Statistics South Africa statistician-general Risenga Maluleke discusses the first quarter unemployment rate

Composer Hans Zimmer partners with BMW M to produce ‘sound portfolio’ for EVs  

By: Irma Venter     31st May 2021 The throaty roar of an eager engine is often one of the main selling points for those who love performance cars, such as the BMW M range. However, this becomes problematic in zero-emission battery electric vehicles that produce no engine noise. BMW is tackling this problem through a collaborative... 

Hans Zimmer
Renzo Vitale and Hans Zimmer discuss how they created driving sounds for the electric BMW M range

On-The-Air (28/05/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th May 2021 It’s that time again on a Friday when Update At Noon presents another Update From The Coal-Face with Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Sakina Kamwendo: South Africa’s Northern Cape is becoming our country’s next big mining frontier. 

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Nampak records solid interim results  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th May 2021 Packaging company Nampak recorded “very pleasing” results for the six months ended March 31, despite the ongoing restrictions on trading caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, CEO Erik Smuts said at a presentation of the company’s interim results on May 28. Overall group profitability improved, driven... 

Erik Smuts
Nampak CEO Erik Smuts outlines the group’s performance for the six months ended March 31; and its outlook.

Nemwa amendments aimed at increasing recovery of products to be recycled  

By: Simone Liedtke     28th May 2021 Waste management and plastic recycling are a significant challenges in South Africa and recent amendments to Section 18 of the National Environmental Management and Waste Act (Nemwa) regulations call for producer responsibility organisations (PROs) to cooperate with municipalities to increase the... 

Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom
Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom gives more insight into recent amendments to Section 18 of the National Environmental Management and Waste Act (Nemwa). Video: Recorded on Zoom. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.
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