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Inside First Battery's Benoni battery recycling plant
First Battery showcases 80 t/d lead-acid battery recycling plant
17th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Automotive and industrial battery manufacturer First Battery on July 17 took media on a tour of its battery recycling facility in Benoni Industrial Sites, in Ekurhuleni, where it recycles 80 t of... 


Speakers who participated in a July 17 webinar focused on the South African automotive market
Over-taxation in automotive market will undermine BEV adoption in South Africa
17th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s automative market is going to struggle to transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs), specifically because of the country’s “peculiar” automotive market structure, which Toyota... 


A person walking near the Reserve Bank headquarters in Pretoria
BMI sees monetary policy easing globally, but high inflation persists in some regions
17th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In considering the accuracy of the economic and political risk predictions that were made at the end of 2023 for the new year, BMI’s sub-Saharan Africa Country Risk team has found that most of the... 


UIF to collaborate with govt organisations on employment initiative
17th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Department of Employment and Labour is spearheading an initiative to combat unemployment in South Africa and, as part of this initiative, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) is planning to... 


Necsa welcomes regulatory approval for extending the life of Koeberg’s first nuclear reactor
17th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has welcomed the decision by the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) to authorise the extension of the operational life of the first reactor (known... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson
Macpherson highlights the work of Infrastructure South Africa
17th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The work of Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) has been hailed by Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson. He was delivering the keynote address, on Tuesday, at the Infrastructure... 


Council reiterates importance of compliance with amended guidelines on mandatory COP
17th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Minerals Council South Africa has reiterated the implications of the Amended Guideline for the compilation of a mandatory code of practice (COP), which was first published in July 2023. The... 


Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine
Uasa, Petra Diamonds sign five-year wage agreement for Cullinan mine
17th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Trade union Uasa has signed a five-year wage agreement with the management of the Cullinan mine, which is owned by London-listed Petra Diamonds. The agreement is effective from July 1 this year... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Treasury to sign agreements in transport and water sectors aimed at fast-tracking private investment
17th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana reports that the National Treasury is working on signing memoranda of agreement in the transport and water sectors with the goal of fast-tracking private sector... 


Unisa, Inqaba Biotec launch next-generation DNA sequencing platform
17th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has launched Africa’s first next-generation DNA sequencing  platform, the PacBio Revio, which was developed in collaboration with Inqaba Biotec. The... 


Shopper
South African retail sales rise 0.8% year on year in May
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

South African retail sales rose 0.8% year on year in May after rising by a revised 0.7% in April, Statistics South Africa figures showed on Wednesday. Sales fell 0.7% month on month in May after... 


Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy
Petra Diamonds focusing on refinancing $250-million loan notes
17th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Having reset its cost base, delivering new life-of-mine (LoM) plans with a smooth capital profile, the focus of Petra Diamonds is very much on refinancing its $250-million loan notes. “We plan to... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
17th July 2024

This week: Mining’s dormant gold analyser seen as potential gold optimiser with help of today’s tech and, South Africa's mineral endowment, public market advantages must be put to work 


Salvage team to start pumping fuel from grounded vessel on South African coast
17th July 2024 By: Reuters

A salvage team hopes to take advantage of a respite in the stormy weather that has lashed Cape Town's coast to start pumping 500 tons of fuel off a ship that ran aground last week on South Africa's... 


Critical Mineral Resources acquires project in Morocco
17th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Exploration and development company Critical Mineral Resources (CMR), which is focused on critical metals and minerals, has signed an exclusive option to acquire the Igli project, a high-grade... 


Marion Sparg
Guilty and Proud: An MK Soldier's Memoir of Exile, Prison and Freedom – Marion Sparg
17th July 2024

In this riveting memoir Marion Sparg traces not only her experience in MK – often as the only woman in training camps in Angola – and her friendship with Chris Hani, Joe Slovo and Thabo Mbeki, but... 


Agriculture Minister John Steenhuisen
Agbiz encouraged by Steenhuisen’s commitment to advancing industry master plan
17th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz) has described Agriculture Minister John Steenhuisen’s maiden Budget Vote speech to be “valuable and focused on relentless... 


Precision agri with drones
Survey confirms farmers remain innovative during crisis periods
17th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A survey conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) finds that more than two-thirds of local agribusinesses managed to implement innovative activities between 2019 and 2021, despite... 


IZA Africa hosts expert seminar on the role of zinc in corrosion protection
IZA Africa hosts expert seminar on the role of zinc in corrosion protection
17th July 2024

An expert seminar for South African civil engineers, consulting engineers, marine engineers and architects was hosted by the International Zinc Association (IZA) on 13 June in Umhlanga in... 


A globe focused on the African continent
African economies seen delaying joining cycle of global easing
17th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

African central banks set to decide on interest rates in the next three weeks are unlikely to follow the tide of global easing and maintain tight monetary policies, with one exception. “The broader... 


Improved wheeled plant solution enhances portability, flexibility on mining sites
Improved wheeled plant solution enhances portability, flexibility on mining sites
17th July 2024

In response to shifting market demands and evolving customer needs, mining technology company Weir has undertaken a significant redesign of its wheeled plant solution, known as the Weir Modular... 


Seize the spotlight: Exhibit at Africa's Premier Organic and Natural Products Expo Africa 2024!
Seize the spotlight: Exhibit at Africa's Premier Organic and Natural Products Expo Africa 2024!
17th July 2024

The leading industry event, the Organic and Natural Products Expo Africa, proudly sponsored by Standard Bank, is returning to Johannesburg for its fourth edition at the Sandton Convention Centre... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Parks Tau
Localisation to be used to create early-stage demand in targeted sectors - Tau
16th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While proclaiming industrial policy to be the “centre piece” of the government of national unity’s economic development strategy, new Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Parks Tau indicated he... 


RSR opens National Rail Safety Awards nominations
16th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) will host the inaugural National Rail Industry Awards on October 24, at the Houghton Hotel, in Johannesburg, and has opened nominations for the awards, which will... 


Graph showding projected downward path of platinum.
Minerals Council VP spells out platinum production decline expectation to Shanghai
16th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Under current market conditions, many platinum mines will close prematurely due to a lack of financial resources – and even without financial constraint, closure of depleting mines will result in... 


Prepare for lift off: How transparency and governance can help African airlines soar
16th July 2024

Ethiopian Airlines and how it communicated with its stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic is a good case study on how airlines can build trust as the industry is set to take off again, offering... 


SA workers are embracing generative AI, but still fear for their futures
16th July 2024

By Prejlin Naidoo, Partner, CMT, Oliver Wyman Generative artificial intelligence (AI) stands as one of the most disruptive technologies in human history, capable of transforming entire economies... 


Marimaca is a TSX-listed copper company.
Assore invests C$68m in Marimaca Copper
16th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Assore International Holdings (AIH), a subsidiary of South Africa’s Assore Group , has made a C$68-million investment in Toronto-listed Marimaca Copper that owns the Marimaca project in Chile’s... 


Zambian Minister stresses importance of infrastructure development and the role of PPPs
16th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Zambian Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Minister Charles Lubasi Milupi, himself an engineer, has highlighted the importance of infrastructure development for his country and for the... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson
Public Works Minister determined to accelerate South African infrastructure development
16th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

National Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson announced on Tuesday that he was establishing an Infrastructure Advisory Committee, in his office, to help drive forward... 


Image of MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi
Consolidation good for the sector and country, MTN says
16th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN believes the investment in South Africa’s fibre network infrastructure is positive, and the consolidation of the industry is an inevitable – and even a desirable... 


Rittal South Africa discusses expansion plans amid increased demand
Rittal South Africa discusses expansion plans amid increased demand
16th July 2024

By Simone Liedtke – Creamer Media’s Social Media Editor & Senior Features Writer ( Virtual Showroom ) In response to growing demand and increased production needs, manufacturer Rittal South Africa... 


An image of President Cyril Ramaphosa
Recent weather disasters highlight importance of funding, initiatives to address climate crisis – Ramaphosa
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As South Africa hosts the Climate Resilience Symposium this week at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, in Pretoria, the country’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change has... 


Energy Partners CEO Manie de Waal
Hybrid power system takes Heidelberg Mall offgrid
16th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Energy company Energy Partners (EP) has successfully delivered a 3.2 MW, 3.1 MWh hybrid power project for the Futuregrowth Community Property Fund- (Comprop-) owned Heidelberg Mall, in Gauteng. The... 


The existing Inga hydropower project in the DRC
Development banks seek to revive world’s biggest power project
16th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Five development finance institutions have banded together to find a way to develop the world’s biggest electricity-generation project, the planned Grand Inga hydropower complex in the Democratic... 


Steel is among the goods affected by the UK's CBAM
South Africa tells UK carbon border tax will deepen inequality
16th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has told the UK that its plans to impose a carbon tax on imported goods will deepen global inequality and hamper Africa’s ability to adapt to climate change. The criticism of the... 


Barminco, MMG agree continuation of mining contract at Khoemacau
16th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Perenti’s underground mining business, Barminco, has finalised discussions with Khoemacau Copper Mining, a subsidiary of MMG, to extend and expand an existing mining services contract... 


Coastal zoom towns leading business growth
16th July 2024

Over the past two decades South Africa’s coastal towns have experienced massive development and growth, with over 33% of our population now residing within a 10km radius of our 3000 km shoreline.... 


Western Cape Lubricants celebrates its 30th anniversary as an independent FUCHS LUBRICANTS’ distributor
Western Cape Lubricants celebrates its 30th anniversary as an independent FUCHS LUBRICANTS’ distributor
16th July 2024

Western Cape Lubricants (WCL) of Strand is celebrating its 30th anniversary as an independent FUCHS’ distributor. “It is a significant milestone for FUCHS, WCL, and the industry in general. It has... 


An image showing a solar park from Sola's projects
South Africa’s largest wheeling project celebrates official commissioning
16th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Vertically-integrated renewable-energy solutions provider the Sola Group has celebrated the official commissioning of South Africa’s largest operational wheeling project, which will add 256 MW of... 


Using standardisation to bullet-proof your operational technology cybersecurity system
16th July 2024

By Muhammad Ali: managing director of South African ISO specialist World Wide Industrial & Systems Engineers (WWISE) Internationally recognised cyber security standards could prevent attacks on OT... 


Green steel is the foundation of achieving net zero and needs to be a top priority for South Africa
Green steel is the foundation of achieving net zero and needs to be a top priority for South Africa
16th July 2024

By Viren Sookhun, MD at Oxyon Steel is one of the most commonly manufactured materials in the world, because it has such a wide variety of uses – steel is everywhere, from construction to vehicles,... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George
George promises wide consultation on 2025 decarbonisation pledge
16th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Dr Dion George has promised “wide consultation” on South Africa’s next nationally determined contribution (NDC) decarbonisation pledge that will be... 


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