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Seminar commemorates World Metrology Day, with a focus on sustainability
20th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In celebration of the first Unesco-recognised World Metrology Day on May 20, as well as a global emphasis on climate change and sustainability, the National Metrology Institute of South Africa... 


Speakers explore process heat supply alternatives
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With South Africa facing an imminent gas supply cliff, and the need to decarbonise becoming increasingly imperative, industrial gas users are facing considerable challenges and may need to explore... 


GVK-Siya Zama-constructed student accommodation block in Cape Town
GVK completes 20-storey student housing block in Cape Town
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Privately owned construction company GVK-Siya Zama has completed construction of a 20-storey, 3 000-bed student accommodation block in Cape Town. The 77 000 m2 development also includes 6 700 m2 of... 


Employees on site at a lithium mine in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe lithium miners table refinery plans under govt pressure
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Four lithium mining companies have tabled plans to produce battery-grade lithium in Zimbabwe, a government official said on Monday. Zimbabwe, Africa's top producer of lithium, which is used in... 


Braintree continues to push boundaries and unlock potential with 5th consecutive LS Retail Diamond Partner accolade
Braintree continues to push boundaries and unlock potential with 5th consecutive LS Retail Diamond Partner accolade
20th May 2024

Leading IT solutions provider, Braintree, one of the largest and most strategic partners in Africa, has been awarded LS Retail Diamond Partner Status for the fifth consecutive year. LS Retail... 


Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
20th May 2024

By Bongani Mthombeni No sector exists in isolation — transportation included. How towns, cities and countries move people, goods and services from place to place impacts how they function socially... 


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Famous Brands reports bump in revenue, while profits decline for 2024 financial year
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Branded food services franchisor Famous Brands has reported an 8% increase in revenue to R8-billion for the financial year ended February 29, although a 6% decrease in profit to R812-million and a... 


Global Exhibitions Day 2024 celebrates exhibitions as catalysts for sustainable futures
20th May 2024

African associations the Association of African Exhibitions Organisers, the Event Greening Forum and the Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa partner to recognise the contributions... 


Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


Eskom head of generation Bheki Nxumalo
Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from the original decommissioning schedule that has... 


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Wine grape supply balances with demand in 2024 harvest season
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The 2024 wine grape harvest has yielded 1.09-million tonnes from 87 848 ha, which is 7% lower than the prior harvest season, industry body Vinpro reports. Vinpro consultation services manager Dr... 


Montage Gold proposes new directors
20th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-listed Montage, which is aiming to be a multi-asset African gold producer, has set June 7 as the date for its annual general and special meeting. Shareholders will vote on a proposed slate... 


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Implats concludes a new empowerment transaction at Impala Rustenburg, Impala Bafokeng
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has concluded a series of agreements, facilitating the implementation of a broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) transaction at its Impala Rustenburg... 


Slicing Through Inefficiencies: Cutting Plant Downtime with the Victaulic Knife Gate Valve
Slicing Through Inefficiencies: Cutting Plant Downtime with the Victaulic Knife Gate Valve
20th May 2024

Victaulic is known for its forward-thinking approach when designing innovative products that enable customers to realize real savings in downtime and costs. With the introduction of their... 


Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The 2024 ‘UASA South African Employment Report’ and second UASA/Bureau of Market Research (BMR) Employment Index paints a bleak picture of the country’s employment situation; however, there are... 


Apollo Africa MD Jenna Harris
Energy trader reports strong market demand for green electricity from 210 MW Hendrina Wind Farm
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Newly formed electricity trader Apollo Africa reports that it is experiencing strong demand from potential customers for the renewable electricity that will be produced from the grid-ready 210 MW... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP debates improved bid as time runs out in Anglo takeover saga
19th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

With time running out on its $43-billion pursuit of Anglo American, BHP Group faces a critical question: what would it take to draw the smaller company to the negotiating table within the next few... 


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South Africa’s reputation as an investment destination of choice must be regained
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The 136-year-old Johannesburg Stock Exchange, whose roots and history stretch back to the earliest days of the mining boom in South Africa, is in need of smart augmentation and South Africa... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


Denying the voting rights of post-commencement creditors carries negative implications for future businesses undergoing business rescue
17th May 2024

By Riza Moosa, Director, Head of Banking & Finance and Karabo Kanapi, Associate, Banking & Finance at CMS South Africa The recent decision by the Gauteng High Court denoting that creditors who have... 


BevCo acquisition expected to drive competition in the local market
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

New Delhi-based multinational Varun Beverages says its acquisition of South African entity BevCo and its subsidiaries, valued at close to R3-billion, is set to expand its African footprint and... 


Development finance agency highlights Africa’s infrastructure needs and opportunities
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which exists to catalyse private-sector investment in African infrastructure, on Friday released its latest report, State of Africa’s Infrastructure Report... 


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Tshwane’s first separation-at-source project in a public space signals success
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A separation-at-source recycling campaign, called S@S, at Tshwane’s public Fountains Valley Resort – a collaboration between the City of Tshwane and producer responsibility organisation Petco – is... 


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Yet more Chinese imports on their way, this time electric, and available to rent
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local importer of Dongfeng Sokon Automobile (DFSK) battery electric vehicles (BEV), Enviro Automotive, says it will make a number of additions to its vehicle line-up. The company introduced the... 


On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


Unlocking growth: Cross-border trade gives African entrepreneurs access to new markets
17th May 2024

Sejeng Matlhako, Head: Regional Transactional Banking Sales (Business Banking) Absa CIB and Stanley Hlamalani Godi, Regional Segment Head: Relationship Banking Coverage Growth, Absa Group... 


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Mobile security systems bolster defence against cybersecurity attacks
17th May 2024

The growth in mobile-powered businesses has seen a related increase in security risks such as spyware, phishing and ransomware. Future-ready attack protection provider Cybereason says the... 


MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi
Opinion: World Telecoms Day – MTN celebrates 30 years and looks towards 2054
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this article, MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi writes about the telecommunication group's impact over the past 30 years, as well as its future plans. 


United Airlines Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East sales director Thorsten Lettnin
United Airlines is committed to net-zero carbon emissions flying by 2050
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US-based global major carrier United Airlines is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, its Director Sales: Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East Thorsten... 


Empowering Economies – Unleashing the Potential of Exhibitions in Driving Industry Success and Economic Growth in 2024
17th May 2024

Events and exhibitions boost local economies by creating jobs, attracting tourists, and supporting businesses. According to the 32nd UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry)... 


Schneider Electric announces inaugural Global Virtual Open Week – aimed at students, graduates and early-careers professionals
Schneider Electric announces inaugural Global Virtual Open Week – aimed at students, graduates and early-careers professionals
17th May 2024

Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled its inaugural Global Virtual Open Week  which will be held from 3 to 7 June... 


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Petra weathers lower diamond prices in latest tender
17th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Independent diamond miner Petra Diamonds’ sixth tender cycle for the 2024 financial year yielded $44-million from the sale of 371 000 ct.   CEO Richard Duffy says like-for-like prices were... 


The crucial role of Supply chain finance: Boosting cash flow, reducing risk, saving lives
The crucial role of Supply chain finance: Boosting cash flow, reducing risk, saving lives
17th May 2024

Supply chain finance is an increasingly critical aspect of supply chain management, enabling organisations to improve their cash flow, mitigate risk in their supply chains, and ensure the... 


Altron expects double-digit earnings increases from continuing operations
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron expects to deliver higher earnings from continuing operations for the year ended February 28, 2024. In a revised trading statement on Friday, Altron said that its headline... 


Wits School of Mining Engineering Professor Fred Cawood
Greater man/machine collaboration needed as AI, automation evolve – Cawood
17th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

In the new world of digitised and automated mining that is headed towards increased dependence on AI to solve problems and facilitate complex processes, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)... 


Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer
Green Energy, Manganese Metal Co, Anglo American make headlines
17th May 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer unpacks Nedbank's belief that Green Energy is a reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa; Manganese Metal Co's first-mover advance to enter the manganese... 


Tenth Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation finalists revealed
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Four innovators from Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Uganda – whose innovations address recycling in construction, AI tools for healthcare and farming, and reengineered waste collection – have been... 


Amith Singh
Opinion: Government must come to the party on new-energy vehicles
17th May 2024

The automotive sector requires policy certainty and investment incentives to meet the challenges of the future and sustain its vital role in the economy, writes Nedbank Commercial Banking... 


Polyhalite produced at Anglo American's Woodsmith mine
Anglo American has sought fertiliser partners for months, says CEO
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American has been looking for partners for its fertiliser project in North Yorkshire for around six months, CE Duncan Wanblad told Reuters, reiterating the business will be one of three... 


The great business retreat
17th May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The announcement last week by oil giant Shell that it is to divest from downstream operations in South Africa seems to have been a godsend to the political opposition, which did not waste time in... 


The above image depicts a Schurco Slurry pump
Tech expertise shortage in junior mining
17th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

There is a shortage of expertise in the specialised domain of junior mining – a situation that is compounded by South Africa’s so-called brain drain, as skilled professionals seek jobs elsewhere,... 


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