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Lexus, Mini, Toyota, Suzuki and Hino take platinum in Dealer Satisfaction Index
9th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Lexus, Mini, Toyota and Suzuki have all taken top honours in this year’s National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards for passenger cars and light... 


Deborah Dull and Douglas Kent
Supply chain community urged to “UNLEARN” in order to fight climate change
9th July 2024

Experts stress that to fight climate change, it is critical to transform supply chains as they produce around 60% of all carbon emissions globally. But while greener supply chains are a growing... 


BankservAfrica, UnionPay International collaborate on safer e-commerce in Africa
9th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial markets infrastructure provider BankservAfrica and payment services company UnionPay International (UPI) are collaborating to facilitate easier and safer e-commerce transactions for UPI... 


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SA’s economic powerhouse is still the business hub for African economic growth
9th July 2024

Covering a land area of just 18 176 km² within Africa’s vast 30.37-million square kilometre land mass, the province of Gauteng punches far above its weight in terms of impact. So named and... 


Soldiers fighting in the DRC
Conflict in Congo threatens trade in key metals, UN experts say
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Companies buying metal sourced from central Africa could be exposing themselves to UN sanctions for supporting war in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a report by UN experts.... 


Eskom distribution group executive Monde Bala
Eskom implements load reduction in seven provinces, but loadshedding remains suspended
9th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With continued cold winter weather, increasing electricity theft and the indiscriminate use of electricity, the issue of network overloading has resurfaced in seven of South Africa’s provinces,... 


Schneider Electric South Africa now has nationwide market coverage via its Distribution Hub Programme
Schneider Electric South Africa now has nationwide market coverage via its Distribution Hub Programme
9th July 2024

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce that they have successfully implemented a comprehensive distribution hub network, now covering all provinces in South Africa. This strategic initiative... 


SUNGROW Announces Principal Sponsorship of Powerelec Kenya 2024
SUNGROW Announces Principal Sponsorship of Powerelec Kenya 2024
9th July 2024

Sungrow, a global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, proudly announces its role as the Principal Sponsor of Powerelec Kenya 2024. This partnership underscores Sungrow's... 


A potato in soil
Crops hit by black frost may trigger food shortage, farmers' organisation warns
9th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Black frost hit crops in South Africa’s northernmost Limpopo province, with a key farmers’ organisation warning of looming food shortages in the region. Potato, tomato and many other vegetables... 


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Shell wants permission to drill off South Africa's west coast
9th July 2024 By: Reuters

Shell is seeking government permission authorities to drill up to five offshore wells off the west coast of South Africa, a draft scoping report from environmental consultancy SLR showed on... 


World Platinum Investment Council CEO Trevor Raymond.
Shanghai Platinum Week highlights unique platinum, palladium futures innovation
9th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum and palladium have been spotlighted on day two of Shanghai Platinum Week, where South Africa is well represented by Minerals Council South Africa as well as platinum group metals (PGM)... 


SAPIA head of strategy Kevin Baart
Local refineries still in need of capital investment to meet clean fuels requirements
8th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has reiterated the need for capital investment in local refineries to ensure they can meet the second clean fuels... 


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Transport conference outlines challenges, opportunities in necessary reskilling/upskilling
8th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s transport industry is a significant contributor to the country’s gross domestic product; however, it is being impacted on by several factors, which necessitates the reskilling and... 


Hydrogenious founder and CEO Dr Daniel Teichmann (left) after receiving a gold medal in the Netherlands for the promotion of platinum-based hydrogen,
Platinum still playing key role in hydrogen carrier’s journey towards competitiveness
8th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Thrifted platinum is continuing to play its critical catalytic role in the significant strides that have been made towards making liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC) competitive, SherLOHCk... 


Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa warns of distribution challenges, plans more renewables rounds
8th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite Eskom having made progress on improving the country’s energy availability factor (EAF), lowering the unplanned capacity loss factor (UCLF) and achieving 100 consecutive days without... 


TymeBank appoints new CEO
8th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Digital bank TymeBank has announced the appointment of Karl Westvig as its new CEO. The bank’s current CEO Coenraad Jonker will turn his full attention to his role as executive chairperson of Tyme... 


Kamoa-Kakula
Kamoa-Kakula delivers nearly 187 000 t of copper in first half
8th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

TSX- and OTCQX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has reported that its Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced 100 812 t of copper in concentrate during the second quarter... 


Marula appoints logistics, procurement manager for its East Africa operations
8th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has appointed mining professional Fred Butia as the company's logistics and procurement manager for East Africa.... 


ACSA seeking to grow its air cargo business at OR Tambo International Airport
8th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is to step up its activities to stimulate air cargo traffic growth, particularly at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA). This... 


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Hyundai targets return to fourth spot in sales chart
8th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Hyundai has set itself the goal to return to fourth position (in terms of market share) in the combined passenger and light commercial vehicle market, says Hyundai Automotive South Africa (Hyundai... 


Dr. Peter Zhou, Vice President of Huawei and President of Huawei Data Storage Product Line
Redefining data storage in the data awakening era
8th July 2024

During HUAWEI AFRICA CONNECT 2024 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Huawei Vice President and Huawei Data Storage Product Line President Dr Peter Zhou,    presented the company’s latest vision in a... 


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Maersk warns of extreme weather delays along South African coast
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

AP Moller-Maersk has warned that extreme weather conditions and a storm surge lashing the South African coast are expected to cause shipping delays. An intense cold front bringing snow to some... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
GNU Cabinet announcement gave business confidence a boost, says BLSA
8th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has said that business confidence is growing on the back of the announcement of the new government of national unity... 


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Possibility of further loadshedding cannot be ruled out – Ramaphosa
8th July 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that while the Government of National Unity is committed to the far-reaching structural electricity reforms it started during the sixth administration, he... 


Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
8th July 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Advanced filtration technologies are proving to be pivotal in optimising efficiency and sustainability efforts in the mining industry. This was the focal point of a recent webinar hosted by Creamer... 


Location map of the Bengwenyama project
Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Southern Palladium has completed an initial resource drilling campaign as part of a prefeasibility study, and all assays have been received. 


Saice to work with Cabinet to address South Africa's infrastructure challenges
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) says it is committed to collaborating with government to address the nation's infrastructure challenges and foster... 


Last year was pivotal for the power sector, Energy Council says
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

2023 was a pivotal year for South Africa’s power sector, as unprecedented loadshedding undermined the economy and society, industry organisation the Energy Council of South Africa says. “We can... 


Covid-19 vaccine
Commission decides not to escalate Johnson & Johnson case to the Tribunal
5th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Competition Commission has decided not to prosecute a complaint of alleged anticompetitive conduct that was initiated against pharmaceuticals group Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen... 


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Govt continues to drag its feet on fuel-price review – Misa
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The former Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has failed to review South Africa’s fuel-pricing methodology since the process to do so was announced in 2022, says the Motor Industry... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 


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On-The-Air (05/07/2024)
5th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about platinum, new mining technologies and SA's GNU.  


Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago
South Africa inflation expectations dip before rate decision
5th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African inflation expectations for the next two years declined, signalling progress in the central bank’s efforts to rein them in before its policy meeting later this month. Average inflation... 


Image of a SEW-EURODRIVE wall mount panel
Locally assembled electrical control panels now available
5th July 2024

In addition to geared motors, frequency inverters, controls and software, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has added electrical control panels to its offering. Company business development electronics... 


Shanghai Platinum Week, PGM tech, SA's GNU make headlines
Shanghai Platinum Week, PGM tech, SA's GNU make headlines
5th July 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer notes that South Africa is expected to be well represented at the Shanghai Platinum Week next week; he discusses the potentially game-changing technology for... 


A hydropower plant in Angola
ProMarks, Trafigura sign MoU with Angola govt to develop PPP model for power transmission
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical engineering company ProMarks and industrial conglomerate Trafigura have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Angola to conduct a technical and economic... 


Platinum bars
More than half-million ounces flow into platinum ETFs in two months in UK
5th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Over the course of April and May, an inflow of more than half a million ounces of platinum poured into exchange-traded fund (ETF) holdings in the UK, the biggest since South Africa’s ETF initial... 


Orion issues share purchase plan for R60m capital-raise
5th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has provided a copy of a share purchase plan (SPP) offer booklet and application form, which is in the process of being dispatched to eligible shareholders, to... 


Image of Hytec SA’s A10VO Series 60 medium-pressure axial piston pump
New possibilities for the implementation of hydraulics for mobile machines
5th July 2024

Bosch Rexroth Africa company Hytec South Africa is expanding its range of electronic Open Circuit- (eOC-) capable pumps by introducing the new A10VO/60 axial piston pump. The pump is designed for... 


Webinar - Local Manufacturing
Webinar - Local Manufacturing
5th July 2024

South Africa's manufacturing output has continued to decline owing to infrastructure constraints, labour challenges and the global economic downturn, impacting on job security and commercial... 


Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
Eskom, Minister celebrate 100 days without loadshedding milestone
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned power utility Eskom has achieved 100 consecutive days without loadshedding, which reflects the enhanced reliability and performance of its generation fleet. The continuous suspension of... 


Services of the Future
Services of the Future
5th July 2024

By Elijah Daniel, Digital & Software Business Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa at Schneider Electric The continued proliferation of advanced technology solutions is undoubtedly shaping the way companies’... 


 True sustainability means the entire food value system going on the offensive in the fight against climate change
True sustainability means the entire food value system going on the offensive in the fight against climate change
5th July 2024

By Kevin O’ Brien, Group Sustainability Executive at The SPAR Group The SPAR Group isn't simply tackling climate change; it’s a strategic imperative for us. However, this battle must become an... 


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