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Patel offers insight into Level 4 balancing act as South Africans smart over irrational restrictions  

By: Terence Creamer     30th April 2020 Amid growing opposition to some of the restrictions to be imposed as part of South Africa’s Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, which begins on May 1,  Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has sought to outline the philosophy underpinning the country’s evolving approach to working during... 

Patel offers insight into Level 4 balancing act as South Africans smart over irrational restrictions
Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel on the philosophy behind South Africa’s Level 4 lockdown, which begins on May 1, and the implications for manufacturing and construction. Recorded:29.04.2020. Source: GCIS. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Eskom seeks to repurpose three coal-fired power stations 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2020 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about Eskom's plans for repurposing three coal-fired power stations, in Mpumalanga, that are due to close in the next few years. 

Eskom seeks to repurpose three coal-fired power stations
Eskom seeks to repurpose three coal-fired power stations

On-The-Air (24/04/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     24th April 2020 South Africa, under the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa, is resolving to forge a new post-virus economy; Eskom is now sitting on so much coal that it ordering coal mining companies to hold off on coal deliveries; and South Africa’s mines are all ramping up to 50% of production capacity... 

On-The-Air (24/04/2020)
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Ford’s Straundale Engine Plant produces for export markets 

23rd April 2020 Automotive company Ford Motor Company South Africa hosted a two-day media tour in February, in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, to showcase its engine plant. Mamaili Mamaila tells us more. 

Ford’s Straundale Engine Plant produces for export markets
Ford’s Straundale Engine Plant produces for export markets

On-The-Air (17/04/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     17th April 2020 All the executives of South Africa’s biggest platinum mining company are contributing a third of their pay to the fight against Covid-19; The Minerals Council has given full support the government’s latest Covid-19 regulations for mines; and Mining company Glencore is helping Eskom to supply... 

On-The-Air (17/04/2020)
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Medical robots could contribute in South Africa's fight against Covid-19  

By: Schalk Burger     15th April 2020 Robotics could prove useful as the world, and the healthcare sector in particular, seeks solutions to help in the fight against Covid-19. Medical robotics distributor Nexmed Healthcare Solutions CEO Jonathan Burger tells Engineering News its UV-D medical robot uses short-wavelength ultraviolet... 

Medical robots could contribute in South Africa's fight against Covid-19
Video courtesy of Nexmed Healthcare Solutions

AIDC assists in the development of a no-touch sanitiser station  

By: Irma Venter     14th April 2020 The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) has assisted Vusi Mkhize, the owner and CEO of the Mumbo Group, to produce a no-touch, non-electronic hand sanitiser dispenser.  AIDC mentored Mkhize by identifying companies and expertise in the automotive industry that could assist with the... 

AIDC assists in the development of a no-touch sanitiser station 
The Mumbo Group's no-touch hand sanitiser solution

On-The-Air (10-04-2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     10th April 2020 Mining companies are going to great lengths to fund human welfare in response to the Covid-19 crisis; Government is allowing a few mining companies to continue operating under strict hygiene conditions; and Gold is continuing to play its centuries-old role of being a safe haven in times of trouble. 

On-The-Air (10-04-2020)
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Bosal opens new emission control systems plant in Pretoria 

8th April 2020 Automotive component manufacturer Bosal Afrika in February officially opened its new emissions control systems manufacturing plant, in Pretoria, which is supplying major original-equipment manufacturers including Ford, Nissan, Isuzu and Volkswagen, in South Africa. Marleny Arnoldi attended the... 

Bosal opens new emission control systems plant in Pretoria
Bosal opens new emission control systems plant in Pretoria

On-The-Air (03/04/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd April 2020 AngloGold has handed over two of its mine hospitals to the government for use by Covid-19 patients; Post Covid-19, the mining industry is offering to play a major role to re-stabilise the South African economy; and World health needs to heal itself after this health crisis in the same way as... 

On-The-Air (03/04/2020)
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On-The-Air (27-03-2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     27th March 2020 At last, the world’s mining giants are shining a bright new spotlight on green hydrogen; Eskom must sign energy contracts that ensure a smart transition from coal to renewables; and God help us if we don’t take climate change very seriously. That’s the warning from Minerals Council South Africa... 

On-The-Air (27-03-2020)
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MTN seeks new leader as Shuter plans departure 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th March 2020 As MTN group president and CEO Rob Shuter prepares to step down in March 2021 from the role he has held since 2017, a year-long hunt is on for his successor. Shuter, nearing the completion of his four-year fixed contract, plans to pass on the baton to “take a well-deserved rest” before figuring... 

MTN seeks new leader as Shuter plans departure
MTN president and CEO Rob Shuter discusses the company’s search for a new leader.

MTN hikes proceeds from asset realisation programme 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th March 2020 As telecommunications group MTN wraps up the first year of a three-year, R15-billion asset realisation programme (ARP), the medium-term targets have now been increased to release at least a further R25-billion. MTN realised about R14-billion in 2019 under the portfolio optimisation, which was... 

MTN hikes proceeds from  asset realisation programme
MTN president and CEO Rob Shuter and MTN group CFO Ralph Mupita discuss the company’s successful asset realisation programme

Corteva spearheading agricultural growth on the continent  

26th March 2020 Agricultural company Corteva Agriscience considers Africa as an important market for the company, as it presents a multitude of opportunities for agricultural development. Tasneem Bulbulia tells us more. 

Corteva spearheading agricultural growth on the continent
Corteva spearheading agricultural growth on the continent

Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines  

25th March 2020 Welcome to Second Take, the show that focuses on the issues behind the news. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer unpacks Exxaro’s energy transition to a low-carbon economy, Nersa needing to address the energy crisis and incentivising coal miners in the renewables transition.    

Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines
Low-carbon, energy crisis, renewables make headlines

On-The-Air (20/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     20th March 2020 Mining companies the world over are taking firm steps to cut their greenhouse gas emissions; South African executives across the board are proclaiming that going green and protecting the environment makes money for shareholders; and South Africa’s petroleum and automotive industries have fallen... 

On-The-Air (20/03/2020)
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Werner Pumps upgrades facility to ramp up output 

19th March 2020 Local hydraulic pump supplier Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment has upgraded its on-site facilities to allow for better quality control, more environment friendly manufacturing and faster assembly of its hydraulic pump trucks. Halima Frost has the details. 

Werner Pumps upgrades facility to ramp up output
Werner Pumps upgrades facility to ramp up output

Covid-19's impact on SA economy, businesses 

17th March 2020 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about what a State of National Disaster means for South Africa, how government is planning to limit the economic impact of the pandemic and how businesses are likely to affected. 

Covid-19's impact on SA economy, businesses
Covid-19's impact on SA economy, businesses

On-The-Air (13/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2020 South Africa’s leading coal mining company yesterday confirmed its strong entry into the renewable energy business. Coronavirus. Royal Bafokeng Platinum has a policy of giving all its employees the opportunity to fund their own dignified homes. South Africa is hopelessly short of mechanised... 

On-The-Air (13/03/2020)
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Pilot Crushtec positions compact Metso range for African applications 

12th March 2020 Mining and quarrying equipment company Pilot Crushtec has introduced a range of mobile and compact equipment into the market, which will help it to diversify its customer base and meet requirements for small and medium-sized operations. Schalk Burger has the story. 

Pilot Crushtec positions compact Metso range for African applications
Pilot Crushtec positions compact Metso range for African applications

Data prices to fall 

12th March 2020 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Natasha Odendaal about Vodacom's agreement with the Competition Commission to reduce its data prices by 40% over a two-year period and what this means for other telecoms companies. 

Data prices to fall
Data prices to fall

South Africa losing R250m a day because of illicit trade – BLSA 

By: Simone Liedtke     10th March 2020 Illicit trade is one of the biggest contributors to the strain that South Africa’s fiscus is currently experiencing, as the country is losing about R250-million a day in tax revenue as a direct result of illicit trade. Illicit trade is defined as the production, import, export, purchase, sale or... 

South Africa losing R250m a day because of illicit trade – BLSA
Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso speaks to Engineering News about the commissioned report surrounding illicit trade in South Africa. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (06/03/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2020 South Africa’s biggest black-managed and black-controlled platinum mining company is taking steps to generate its own renewable electricity. Royal Bafokeng Platinum has a policy of giving all its employees the opportunity to fund their own dignified homes. South Africa is hopelessly short of... 

On-The-Air (06/03/2020)
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Nersa’s concurrence on Ministerial determinations 

5th March 2020 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the process Nersa is likely to follow before giving its concurrence to two Ministerial determinations recently drafted by Minister Gwede Mantashe and how this is likely to impact on the timelines for securing... 

Nersa’s concurrence on Ministerial determinations
Nersa’s concurrence on Ministerial determinations (Camera & editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Pratley launches all-rounder cable gland 

5th March 2020 Industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley has launched a new internationally-certified corrosion-resistant flameproof compression cable gland that boasts a number of world firsts. Natasha Odendaal tells us more. 

Pratley launches all-rounder cable gland
Pratley launches all-rounder cable gland

Healthcare business gives Afrox’s earnings, profits a boost  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th March 2020 Growth in strategic markets, solid price cost inflation recovery, continued productivity gains from efficiency projects and the positive impact of restructuring activities contributed to a 23.3% year-on-year increase in earnings before interest and taxes for JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox) in... 

Healthcare business gives Afrox’s earnings, profits a boost
Afrox CEO Schalk Venter discusses the company's performance in 2019

Not all is lost for the construction industry, says AfriSam 

By: Simone Liedtke     28th February 2020 The 2020 Budget, as outlined by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni earlier this week, “didn’t give much hope to the construction industry”, construction materials company AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes told Engineering News on Friday. Growth in this sector was expected to remain... 

Not all is lost for the construction industry, says AfriSam
AfriSam sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes speaks to Engineering News about the 2020 Budget and how it could influence the future of the country's infrastructure and construction sectors, and the businesses - like AfriSam - that operate within this space. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

On-The-Air (28/02/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2020 South Africa’s black-controlled Impala Platinum is evaluating the building of a 200 MW solar power plant in Zimbabwe; The jointly black-white owned company Assmang is studying solar power possibilities for its mines in the hot Northern Cape; Sasol has asked the government for permission to... 

On-The-Air (28/02/2020)
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Local steel industry still holds much potential 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     28th February 2020 The current capacity and capabilities of the local steel industry are still largely understated, says export trade promotion agency the International Steel Fabricators (ISF). 

Local steel industry  still holds much potential
International Steel Fabricators CEO Neels van Niekerk discusses the South African steel sector. Camerawork: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 30.01.2020

2020 Budget Speech 

27th February 2020 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about highlights from Finance Minister Tito Mboweni’s 2020 Budget Speech and whether enough has been done to stave off a downgrade to junk status by Moody’s.   

2020 Budget Speech
2020 Budget Speech

Schneider Electric Academy 4IR energy skills 

27th February 2020 Electricity management company Schneider Electric’s academy is linked to its global community of practice, and provides training on new energy and electricity management technologies. Schalk Burger has the story. 

Schneider Electric Academy 4IR energy skills
Schneider Electric Academy 4IR energy skills

Sasol confirms making 600 MW own-gen proposal in response to DMRE RFI   

By: Terence Creamer     24th February 2020 Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler confirmed on Monday that the energy and chemicals group made a submission to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in line with its request for information (RFI) on possible emergency electricity solutions that could be “grid-connected in the shortest time at... 

Sasol confirms making 600 MW own-gen proposal in response to DMRE RFI
Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler on the need for a culture change at the company following major cost overruns at its US project. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.2.2020

Sasol pulls back on capex as it seeks to deleverage from ‘peak gearing’  

By: Terence Creamer     24th February 2020 Energy and chemicals group Sasol has indicated that its capital expenditure (capex) will continue to taper during its 2020 and 2021 financial years as the group seeks to deleverage a balance sheet that reached “peak gearing” of close to 65% in the six months to December 31, 2019. Sasol’s gearing... 

Sasol pulls back on capex as it seeks to deleverage from ‘peak gearing’
Sasol CFO Paul Victor on how capex will be tapered as it seeks to navigate its 'peak gearing' phase. Camera Work: Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 24.2.2020

On-The-Air (21/02/2020) 

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2020 The implementation of new technology is earning a fortune for the South African mining companies that are brave enough to implement it; The JSE this week praised South Africa’s mining companies to the rooftops for their outstanding performance in 2019; and SA’s clean energy ducks are all in a row... 

On-The-Air (21/02/2020)
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Electricity sector developments 

21st February 2020 Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the latest developments in South Africa’s electricity sector, with Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe having announced this week that the Section 34 Ministerial Determinations required to... 

Electricity sector developments
Electricity sector developments

Arnot OpCo launched to transfer mine to former employees  

20th February 2020 Exxaro Resources this month officially launched Arnot OpCo, the consortium through which the Arnot coal mine in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, will be owned and managed by the mine’s former employees. Tasneem Bulbulia tells us more. 

Arnot OpCo launched to transfer mine to former employees
Arnot OpCo launched to transfer mine to former employees

SAB, AB InBev unveil new R5.4bn empowerment scheme  

By: Simone Liedtke     17th February 2020 South African brewery company AB InBev on Monday announced details of its new black economic empowerment (BEE) scheme, where a new BEE ownership transaction will be implemented through a company called South African Breweries (SAB) Zenzele Kabili. The R5.4-billion SAB Zenzele Kabili transaction... 

SAB, AB InBev unveil new R5.4bn empowerment scheme
South African brewery company AB InBev on Monday announced details of its new black economic empowerment (BEE) scheme, where a new BEE ownership transaction will be implemented through a company called South African Breweries (SAB) Zenzele Kabili. The Ndlovu Youth Choir also performed for attending delegates and media. Camerawork: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media's Darlene Creamer.

Bushveld sees battery storage potential beyond EVs  

By: Simone Liedtke     17th February 2020 While the energy transition is gaining a lot of traction, integrated primary vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo laments that the battery storage narrative is “still dominated by electric vehicles (EVs)”. He tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly that there is still a lack of... 

Bushveld sees battery storage potential beyond EVs
Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo chats to Engineering News & Mining Weekly about the energy transition, how vanadium plays a role in this as well as how this fits into the company's growth plans. Video: Creamer Media's Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd.
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