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A PGM mine owned by Implats
South Africa's mining output flat in May, but minerals sales fall by 19%
11th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining production was flat in May, compared with May 2023. Statistics South Africa reports that the main positive contributors were coal and chromium ore, while gold and platinum group metals... 


Manufacturing output down 0.6% y/y in May
11th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production decreased by 0.6% in May, compared with May 2023. Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that the basic iron and steel, nonferrous metal products and machinery and... 


Image of Rand Water Pumping Station Zuikerbosch
Rand Water’s ‘reimagination’ of value chain in execution
11th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water is working towards “reimagining” South Africa’s water sector – and its own value chain – by leveraging advanced technologies and new innovations that could help solve the... 


Speakers participating in a webinar on the EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism
Establishment of carbon borders not supported by climate finance commitments
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The European Union (EU) is one of the first regions to establish a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) scheme, with the current requirement that companies report on the total carbon footprint... 


Image of the solar installation at the Cape Town market
Cape Town Market goes green with battery, demand management system
11th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Cape Town Market in Epping has started the commissioning of a battery energy storage and demand management system (DMS).  The commissioning of the 3 MWh system follows the installation of more... 


IGUA-SA CEO Jaco Human
Industry advances creation of R10bn-a-year gas company to ensure security of supply
11th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

South African industrial users of natural gas are moving forward with the establishment of a R10-billion-a-year gas-aggregator company to provide the basis for large-scale gas infrastructure... 


International Relations and Cooperation Minister Ronald Lamola
New Dirco Minister Ronald Lamola punts opportunities in Africa to stimulate economic growth
11th July 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

In his first stint as International Relations and Cooperation Minister Ronald Lamola stressed the need for government to intensify efforts to help South African companies and State-owned... 


An image depicting the webinar title
Copper, cobalt demand expected to rise
11th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A growing world economy is contributing to an increase in demand for copper and cobalt, speakers participating in Afriforesight’s ‘Cobalt and Copper: African Opportunities’ webinar, held on July... 


An image of Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp
Harmony included in FTSE4Good Index Series once again
11th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Miner Harmony Gold Mining Company has been included in the FTSE4Good Index Series for the seventh consecutive year. The FTSE4Good Index Series measures the performance of companies that demonstrate... 


COMRO’s Legacy author Brian Protheroe (right) interviewed by Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer.
Mining’s dormant gold analyser seen as potential gold optimiser with help of today’s tech
11th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For 30 years, 800 people at the now defunct Chamber of Mines Research Organisation (COMRO) devoted intense ongoing effort to research and development to advance mining in general and gold mining in... 


Qatar Airways continues its expansion in Africa, with extra flights to Uganda
11th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Qatar’s national flag carrier, Qatar Airways, has announced a further expansion in its services to and from Africa. It will be adding three more flights a week to the route between its hub, Doha,... 


A solar PV plant
Mainstream hires Rothschild to seek investors
11th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mainstream Renewable Power has hired Rothschild & Co to find an investor for its pipeline of South African renewable energy projects, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Japan’s... 


Minibus taxi
Student unpacks key considerations for minibus electrification countrywide
11th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Electrifying South Africa’s large minibus industry would greatly reduce carbon emission in the transport industry and contribute to more organised operations, University of Cape Town civil... 


Rare earth oxides
Africa’s rare earths could make up 9% of global supply by 2029
11th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

African mines could account for nearly a tenth of the world’s rare earths in five years, climbing from zero today, creating new players in a market dominated by China. Eight mines in countries such... 


IFS Group
ISF Group: Redefining excellence in engineering and construction
11th July 2024

In the bustling landscape of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), one name stands out for its unparalleled commitment to innovation, quality and transformative impact – ISF Group.... 


Shifting the risk: The traditional model vs Cooling-as-a-Service
How outsourced refrigeration is revolutionising SA’s agri-industry
11th July 2024

A transformative refrigeration and cooling model is building resilience, freeing up capital and meeting the sustainability imperative for agri-businesses like Letaba Packers and Rederberg Estates.... 


Sustainable strategies for digitalisation needed, from raw materials to waste management
11th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The nature and scale of the digital sector’s environmental footprint remains largely unassessed, and there is an urgent need for sustainable strategies throughout the life cycle of digitalisation,... 


Solidarity proposes economic recovery policies based on international examples
10th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Trade union Solidarity has submitted an economic recovery plan, which is based on international examples of policies that have led to improved economic development, to the National Treasury. The... 


‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
‘5-in-1 Trade Show’ brings important industries, buyers and sellers, together
10th July 2024

This year’s event is set to be one of the biggest Electra Mining Africa exhibitions to date with over 850 companies exhibiting across six exhibition halls and four sizable outside exhibit areas.... 


Errol Smart and Paul Miller.
South Africa's mineral endowment, public market advantages must be put to work, Utshalo insists
10th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa's mineral endowment and its public capital markets being two of its greatest advantages, both need to be put to work in a manner that is common in other global mining... 


Cabinda working to satisfy IDC funding conditions
10th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Minbos Resources is making significant strides in securing funding for its Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola. Central to these efforts is a $14-million loan facility from South... 


Sappi awarded highest sustainability level by EcoVadis for six consecutive years
10th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Sappi, a global provider of materials made from woodfibre-based renewable resources, has again achieved platinum, the highest rating awarded by sustainability assessment platform EcoVadis. The... 


The SKA-Mid prototype dish, erected in China
First SKA dish erected in the Karoo
10th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory (SKAO) has announced that the first telescope dish for its SKA-Mid array has been assembled on site, in the Karoo region in the Northern Cape province.... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
10th July 2024

This week: Investors very positive on South Africa's unity govt, says Pallinghurst's Arne Frandsen and, High hopes for potentially game-changing technology at platinum group metal mines 


Advanced drone technologies introduced to South Africa through Dwyka, Deep Tech
Advanced drone technologies introduced to South Africa through Dwyka, Deep Tech
10th July 2024

At a recent showcase event hosted at the FNB Stadium, in Gauteng, technology company Dwyka Mining Services and its sister company Deep-Tech introduced several new drone-based solutions to South... 


Image of an Audi e-tron charger
Audi SA adds six rapid public chargers to its network
10th July 2024

Audi and partner Rubicon have added six 150 kW DC rapid public chargers for electric vehicles (EVs) at locations across South Africa. The new chargers will be located along the N1, N2 and N3... 


Marula subsidiary acquires interest in high-grade historic cobalt mine in South Africa
10th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining, through its wholly owned South African subsidiary Muchai Mining South Africa, has signed a binding term sheet with South African mining... 


An image showing the Tharisa mine in the Bushveld Complex, in South Africa
Tharisa’s third-quarter production in line with expectations
10th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg- and London-listed Tharisa’s operational performance for the third quarter of its 2024 financial year was aligned to expectations, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says, with improved mining and... 


Person working on a laptop
Macpherson says at least R300m stolen from DPWI by cybercriminals over ten years
10th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson has revealed in a July 10 media release that an investigation has determined that at least R300-million has been stolen from the Department... 


Wind turbines
US lends $99m to Mozambique’s first wind-power project
10th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US International Development Finance Corp (DFC) approved a loan of as much as $99-million to help finance Mozambique’s first utility-scale wind-power project. DFC will also provide $80-million... 


Manufacturing Circle executive director Philippa Rodseth
AMSA long-steel extension to boost economy, Manufacturing Circle's Rodseth says
10th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

ArcelorMittal South Africa's (AMSA's) decision to continue operating its long-steel unit has given the country an opportunity to re-energize local manufacturing, Manufacturing Circle executive... 


AECI Group CEO Holger Riemensperger
AECI to sell Animal Health business as it shifts focus to core competencies
10th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI has signed an agreement for the sale of its Animal Health business, as a going concern, to Nutreco International, whose South African subsidiary is... 


Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week 2024: Join the movement to make a difference
Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week 2024: Join the movement to make a difference
10th July 2024

As the calendar turns to September, South Africans are gearing up for the annual Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week, scheduled to take place from 16-21 September 2024. This year marks the 28th consecutive... 


Solar PV panels and wind turbines
Macquarie-backed African renewables investor seeks fresh funds
10th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Revego Fund Managers, which runs Africa’s first fund focused on primarily investing in operating renewable-energy assets, is seeking new investors as it works toward an eventual listing. The fund... 


Fiasa executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Sapia changes name to Fiasa to reflect fuels industry changes
10th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has changed its name to the Fuels Industry Association of South Africa (Fiasa) to reflect its commitment to a... 


A stockpile of iron-ore
Looming wave of iron-ore supply threatens $100 price floor
10th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore prices are likely to stay in three digits for the rest of 2024, insulated to a large degree from China’s faltering economy by cost support that kicks in at around $100 a ton. But that... 


MTN maintains best network title in South Africa
10th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN has maintained its title of South Africa’s best network in the second quarter of 2024 MyBroadband Insight’s Mobile Network Quality Report. MTN secured the highest... 


An image depicting the Anglo American Asset Handover Guidelines workshop
Anglo American MCPP yielding positive results
9th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Four-and-a-half years since its launch, the Anglo American Municipal Capability and Partnership Programme (MCPP) is yielding results in helping to strengthen municipalities in the areas where the... 


Cape Town consultancy launches community engagement platform for large-scale projects
9th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Cape Town-based sustainability consultancy Cultiver Group has launched a community engagement platform called ENGAGE!, which is aimed at helping ensure inclusivity and lower social risk for... 


Leasehold model at Dube TradePort provides consistent revenue, helps property developers
9th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Special economic zone (SEZ) Dube TradePort says its long-term leasehold model allows investors to access land over long periods without the need to buy it outright and ensures that it has a stable... 


From left, Murray & Roberts Cementation project executive Kethu Mokgatlha receiving the award from AMMSA President Mosala Letebele in recognition for the company reaching seven million fatality-free shifts
Another fatality-free milestone for Murray & Roberts Cementation
9th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A hard-won culture of safety has earned Murray & Roberts Cementation the accolade of seven-million fatality-free shifts from the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA). The award was... 


Farm irrigation system
Water attorney unpacks water-use right considerations for the agriculture sector
9th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In a webinar hosted by Agriculture South Africa’s (Agri SA’s) Natural Resource Centre of Excellence, agriculture-water attorney and professional valuer Adriaan Groenewald unpacked some of the... 


Paul Miller
Collaboration opens way for smaller investors to buy into Northern Cape copper opportunity
9th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When South African listed companies raise money locally, they rarely include smaller shareholders. Now, collaboration between Johannesburg- and Sydney-listed Orion Minerals, headed by CEO Errol... 


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