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Eskom's debt  

28th May 2021   Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the R83-billion reduction in debt achieved by State-owned power utility Eskom, whether it is enough to place the utility on a sustainable debt footing and when a solution to Eskom's high debt burden could be... 

Terence Creamer
Eskom's debt (Camera & editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Magazine round up | 28 May 2021 

28th May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 28 May 2021
Magazine round up | 28 May 2021

Digital toolbox supporting pan-African vaccination roll-outs 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th May 2021 The deployment of a mobile technology platform to manage Covid-19 vaccination appointments and stock availability will help create an enabling path for African countries in the fight against the devastating global contagion. Telecommunications giant Vodacom Group and the African Union Development... 

Digital toolbox supporting pan-African vaccination roll-outs
AUDA-Nepad chief of staff Jennifer Chiriga, speaking on behalf of AUDA-Nepad CEO Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, and Vodacom Group CEO Shameel Joosub discuss the mVacciNation initiative to help manage Covid-19 vaccination appointments and stock availability.

SA must build on steps to develop hydrogen economy  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th May 2021 South Africa has made some notable progress in developing its hydrogen economy, but it needs to do more to build on this to capitalise on opportunities, especially given its ideal climatic conditions to generate renewable energy and a local industry that is primed to make a switch to green... 

George Varma
Pinsent Masons Partner George Varma explains why traditional procurement approaches are not ideal for hydrogen projects; and explores alternative options.

Transnet doubles Bethlehem grain rail haulage capacity, launches 2021 grain export season 

27th May 2021 State-owned logistics company Transnet Freight Rail has increased its planned haulage of grain through the Bethlehem silo facility of VKB Agriculture by 133%, with 550 000 t of grains planned to be moved to South Africa’s ports for export. Creamer Media contributing editor Donna Slater tells us... 

Transnet doubles Bethlehem grain rail haulage capacity, launches 2021 grain export season
Transnet doubles Bethlehem grain rail haulage capacity, launches 2021 grain export season

Arrowhead withholds interim dividend, reports stabilised collections 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th May 2021 JSE-listed Arrowhead Properties has posted a 24% year-on-year decrease in distributable earnings per B share to 23.19c apiece in the six months ended March 31, and decided against declaring an interim dividend to preserve cash. This compares to distributable earnings per B share of 30.65c... 

Arrowhead CEO Mark Kaplan
Arrowhead's executive team unpacks the company's interim performance

City of Joburg tries to strike balance between revenue, relief in new budget 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     25th May 2021 In its R73.3-billion budget statement for the 2021/22 financial year, the City of Joburg (CoJ) has attempted to strike a balance between the needs of residents and the institution’s ability to provide services, considering continued Covid-19 impacts. The budget comprises of R65.1-billion in... 

Finance MMC Jolidee Matongo
Finance MMC Jolidee Matongo presents the City of Joburg budget for 2021/22 and the medium-term

DPWI, SIU launch Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th May 2021 Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia De Lille and Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Advocate Andy Mothibi on May 24 launched the new Infrastructure Built Anti-Corruption Forum (IBACF). They were also joined by Public Prosecutions Deputy National Director Advocate Rodney De Kock... 

Minister Patricia De Lille
Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille outlines the forum, its members, and its importance.

On-The-Air (21/05/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st May 2021 A new manganese mine was opened in the Northern Cape this week as demand for the metal hots up; A call has been made for jobless geologist graduates to be hired to capture much-needed exploration data; and yet another coal mining company intends entering the business of renewable sun and wind... 

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Patel sets target to localise R200bn of additional production  

21st May 2021   Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the target set by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel to localise R200-billion of additional production over a five-year period to displace non-oil imports; how business is responding in... 

Patel sets target to localise R200bn of additional production
Patel sets target to localise R200bn of additional production

Magazine round up | 21 May 2021 

21st May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 21 May 2021
Magazine round up | 21 May 2021

Safety critical to ensuring ‘solid business case’ for projects 

By: Simone Liedtke     21st May 2021 Safety excellence is not separate from construction or operational excellence – a safe site avoids the cost of incidents and improves personnel’s motivation and the company’s relationships with clients, thereby forming a “solid business case” for a project, says South Africa-based contractor... 

CRAIG LAWRENCE
The Covid-19 pandemic has added a layer of difficulty to focusing on safety
Concor’s Craig Lawrence talks about the company’s health and safety approach and protocols

Ndabeni-Abrahams says partnerships needed to achieve national digital transformation 

By: Schalk Burger     20th May 2021 Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams on May 20 said partnerships between government, the private sector and communities were necessary and that government acting in isolation would not succeed in providing universal information and communications technology... 

Ndabeni-Abrahams says partnerships needed to achieve national digital transformation
Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams talks about universal ICT access and digital transformation in government and South Africa. Camera work: Kultwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Lebone Litho Printers invests in tech, people  

19th May 2021 Print solutions company Lebone Litho Printers’ infrastructure and technological investments, as well as its skills development and small, medium-sized and microenterprise focus, are engendering benefits for the company. Tasneem Bulbulia tells us more. 

Lebone Litho Printers invests in tech, people
Lebone Litho Printers invests in tech, people

On-The-Air (14/05/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2021 The fact that New York City is to use platinum to help it decarbonise its buildings is great news; the iron-ore price is soaring to unprecedented heights and South Africa stands to benefit; and gold mining companies are going all out to be greener and cleaner. 

On-The-Air (14/05/2021)
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Magazine round up | 14 May 2021 

14th May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 14 May 2021
Magazine round up | 14 May 2021

Nersa to assess new NPA between Eskom, Hillside smelter  

13th May 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about a new Negotiated Pricing Agreement (NPA) between Eskom and the Hillside aluminium smelter, what the process will be for Nersa to adjudicate the NPA and if there are likely to be more such NPAs with other... 

Nersa to assess new NPA between Eskom, Hillside smelter
Nersa to assess new NPA between Eskom, Hillside smelter

Kwatani’s facilities equipped for swift, custom orders 

13th May 2021 Original-equipment manufacturer Kwatani’s fabrication jobbing processes are designed to accommodate custom-designed equipment in similar time frames that other OEMs deliver standard equipment, while also being flexible enough to handle emergency orders with short lead times. Cameron Mackay tells... 

Kwatani’s facilities equipped for swift, custom orders
Kwatani’s facilities equipped for swift, custom orders

Transformation of SEZs into truly special zones key to their success – CDE  

By: Donna Slater     11th May 2021 In a new report, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) is calling on government to change or adapt special economic zones (SEZs) into areas that are “actually and truly special”, offering a modified labour market regime to attract companies and investment. CDE executive director Ann... 

CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
CDE executive director Ann Bernstein outlines the organisation's vision to transform special economic zones into those that are truly “special”

Reforms needed to unlock private energy capacity  

7th May 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about increasing calls for reforms to the Electricity Regulation Act that will truly unlock new private capacity. 

Reforms needed to unlock private energy capacity
Reforms needed to unlock private energy capacity

On-The-Air (07/05/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2021 Gold Fields is spending R660-million on solar power at the big South Deep gold mine in Gauteng; Strict new global rules now apply to mine dumps in a bid to ensure that they don’t kill any more people; and South African and Ghanaian business locked armed this week in a welcome automotive deal. 

On-The-Air (07/05/2021)
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Magazine round up | 07 May 2021 

7th May 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 07 May 2021
Magazine round up | 07 May 2021

Company introduces new super premium efficiency motors 

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th May 2021 Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG’s South African subsidiary Zest WEG has introduced its new WEG IE4-rated super-premium efficiency motor to the South African market. The motor, available in the size range between 37 kW and 355 kW, is being phased into the company’s WEG W22 range from... 

Company introduces new super premium efficiency motors
Zest WEG electric motors manager Fanie Steyn demonstrates the energy efficiency of the new IE4 super-premium efficiency motor on a demonstration trailer

Additives increase livestock health, farm profits 

By: Nadine Ramdass     7th May 2021 Manufacturing and minerals producer Pratley’s clinoptilolite-based livestock feed additives, Clinomix and Clinoxin, can increase the health of livestock, resulting in increased cost savings and profit for farmers. Clinoptilolite is a type of zeolite, which, in turn, is a crystalline aluminium... 

ELDON KRUGER
Farmers are realising the additives benefits
Pratley marketing manager Eldon Kruger discusses its new feedstock additives.

Training Academy embraces Industry 4.0  

5th May 2021 Occupational technical skills and safety training facility Murray & Roberts Training Academy has made some upgrades that embrace the Industry 4.0 mindset. Darren Parker tells us more. 

Training Academy embraces Industry 4.0
Training Academy embraces Industry 4.0

African miners note benefits of investing in renewables   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th May 2021 The mounting pressure by governments and investors on industries globally to reduce emissions, coupled with favourable economics and the need for reliable and cost efficient power, are increasingly nudging mining companies towards considering renewable energy. TSX- and LSE-listed gold miner... 

African miners note benefits of investing in renewables
Centamin CEO Martin Horgan discusses why miners operating in Africa need to consider renewables to power their operations. (Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing: Nicholas Boyd)

On-The-Air (30/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     30th April 2021 South Africa’s platinum group metals are being used in an ever increasing number of applications; The multiplier magic of exploration and mining can bring the biggest number of jobs to South Africa; and The eThekwini municipality is embarking on a new journey of developing the hydrogen economy. 

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South Africa's energy transition  

30th April 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about more signs that the energy transition is starting to have a real impact in South Africa with Engen's planned refinery closure, moves by the eThekwini municipality to buy electricity from independent power... 

South Africa's energy transition
South Africa's energy transition

Magazine round up | 30 April 2021 

30th April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 30 April 2021
Magazine round up | 30 April 2021

On-The-Air (23/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     23rd April 2021 South Africa must use the upcoming COP26 to promote platinum’s role in fighting climate change; Clearing South Africa’s massive exploration backlog will be a huge boost for the economy; and in generating 750 MW of power, the ferrochrome industry will help to solve our energy crisis. 

On-The-Air (23/04/2021)
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Concerns about RMIPPPP  

23rd April 2021 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about concerns raised about the architecture of the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) and the powership projects that have been selected as preferred bidders under the... 

Concerns about RMIPPPP
Concerns about RMIPPPP

Magazine round up | 23 April 2021 

23rd April 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 23 April 2021
Magazine round up | 23 April 2021

Impala Rustenburg hands over nine SLP projects to municipality 

21st April 2021 Impala Rustenburg in April officially handed over nine Social and Labour Plan projects to the local community. Along with community leaders and representatives of the Royal Bafokeng Nation family and the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Impala celebrated the handover of the completed... 

Impala Rustenburg hands over nine SLP projects to municipality
Impala Rustenburg hands over nine SLP projects to municipality

Cell C reports full-year loss, assures company stabilised 

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th April 2021 Telecommunications group Cell C has reported a full-year loss of R5.5-billion during the 12 months ended December 31, 2020, widening from the loss of R4-billion reported in 2019. However, the company returned to profit during the second half of the year, reporting a profit before tax of... 

Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson
Cell C CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson and Cell C CFO Zaf Mahomed discuss Cell C’s financial performance for the year ended December 31, 2020.

On-The-Air (16/04/2021) 

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 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 and Mining Weekly. Sakina Kamwendo: Barberton, according to explorers, still has so much gold that it can put South Africa back on the gold map. 

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Sasol moving ahead with renewables procurement, green hydrogen goals 

16th April 2021   Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Sasol and Air Liquide's plans to jointly procure renewable electricity and Sasol's ambitions to shift to producing green hydrogen and powerfuels.   

Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer
Sasol moving ahead with renewables procurement, green hydrogen goals (Camera: Nicholas Boyd)

Magazine round up | 16 April 2021 

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

Magazine round up | 16 April 2021
Magazine round up | 16 April 2021

A third of Africa’s population has no access to clean water 

By: Natasha Odendaal     16th April 2021 With sub-Saharan Africa achieving an implementation level of just 46% in integrated water resources management, there is considerable scope for the region to improve its performance in meeting citizens’ water needs. A third of the people in Africa remain without access to clean, safe water and... 

A third of Africa’s population has no access to clean water
SRK Consulting principal scientist Avril Owens discusses the need for integrated water planning.
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