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Universities adapt to develop mining skills
3rd July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid various conversations on the importance of technology in African mining, a panel discussion at this year’s London Indaba titled ‘Is asset management the key to unlocking growth for mining in... 


Could automation be the answer to SA’s infrastructure woes?
3rd July 2024

By: Anand Subbaraj: CEO of software company Zuper, field service management (FSM) software With South Africans last having experienced load shedding on 26 March (correct at the time of writing),... 


Auto market awaits return of consumer confidence, political clarity – TransUnion
Auto market awaits return of consumer confidence, political clarity – TransUnion
3rd July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African automotive sector continues to grapple with significant macroeconomic challenges, says TransUnion Africa CEO Lee Naik. Persistently high interest rates and negative economic... 


SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
3rd July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By: Rhian Capostagno - African Head of Energy Transformation at Partners in Performance SA faces a tough spot as it balances diminishing demand for coal with local need to keep producing and the... 


Barrick Gold President and CE Dr Mark Bristow, who says Kibali was built on partnerships with its stakeholders.
Renewables component of DRC gold mine’s energy mix to hit 85% next year
3rd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The reputation of the large Kibali gold mine, run by Barrick Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is being significantly enhanced by its far-reaching contribution to the development and... 


Milken Institute launches Africa Leaders Business Council
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Development think tank the Milken Institute has launched the Africa Leaders Business Council, which brings together experts across business, technology, finance and investment, sustainability and... 


Convergence fulfils conditions to acquire Datacentrix
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Technology-focused private equity investment management company Convergence Partners has met all conditions precedent to acquire 100% of system integration service company Datacentrix from... 


South Africa must develop solutions to address specific sanitation issues
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Various technologies, from ventilated improved pit toilets to decentralised wastewater systems, offer potential solutions to some of the country’s sanitation challenges, but these technologies must... 


rough emerald
Review shows Gravelotte becoming profitable within two years
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

An independent desk-based review of the discounted cash flow (DCF) model for mining company URA Holdings’ Gravelotte emerald mine, in South Africa, shows the potential profitability of the project... 


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Energy Regulator rescinds decision on new tariff-setting rules as Eskom prepares to apply for big hike
3rd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator has rescinded its approval, made in December, of the so-called Electricity Price Determination Methodology Rules (EPDMR), which were proposed for implementation in the 2025/26... 


Gary Ralfe
Stars of the Morning: A History of Michaelhouse 1896 - 2021 – Gary Ralfe
3rd July 2024

Established in Pietermaritzburg in 1896 and transferred to rural Balgowan in 1901, Michaelhouse has been one of South Africa’s premier senior boarding schools for boys for more than a century. As a... 


Krugerrands
Anyone can now invest in as little as R10 worth of gold
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gold-backed neobank Troygold, supported by payments platform Precium, has launched its subscription gold offering in South Africa, enabling investors to buy and own fractional amounts of real 1 oz... 


Wheat in hand
Grain SA highlights crucial points of focus for new agriculture, land reform Ministers
3rd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Grain SA says it eagerly anticipates depoliticised government service delivery following the election of new political leaders and Cabinet members. Grain SA expects the Government... 


Addressing unemployment in post-election South Africa - a call to action on education and upskilling
Addressing unemployment in post-election South Africa - a call to action on education and upskilling
3rd July 2024

By Daniel Orelowitz, MD at Training Force and Trenton Birch, CEO at Cheeba Africa South Africa stands at a crossroads. The recent elections have brought renewed hope, but the nation faces a... 


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Half of turbines for Koruson 1 wind farms delivered to site
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

About half of the 237 turbine blades and other components required for the Koruson 1 cluster of wind farms, being built on the border of the Eastern and Northern Cape provinces, have been delivered... 


Windaba 2024 Pioneering South Africa’s Low-Carbon Future
3rd July 2024

Windaba 2024, South Africa's premier wind energy conference, is pleased to announce the opening of registrations for its much-anticipated event, set to take place from 01 – 03 October 2024 at the... 


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South Africa seeks to renegotiate coal pact tied to $2.6bn
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is seeking to alter the terms of a landmark agreement under which it promised to cut its reliance on coal in exchange for access to financing. The government of President Cyril... 


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South Africa business activity falls in June, S&P PMI shows
3rd July 2024 By: Reuters

South African private sector activity fell in June as output and new orders slipped on uncertainty over the outcome of an election held in May, a survey showed on Wednesday. The S&P Global South... 


Solar assembly
Decision to impose duties on PV modules met with mixture of surprise and support
3rd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has expressed surprise at government’s decision to introduce a 10% import duty and rebate on “photovoltaic cells assembled in modules or... 


RGC unveils new metrology and training facility
RGC unveils new metrology and training facility
3rd July 2024

Machine tool and measuring equipment supplier RGC Engineering opened its new facility, which includes a metrology and training centre, in Johannesburg, on June 12. RGC’s new facility includes... 


The Gonneville project is situated on farmland, about 70 km from Perth.
Chalice and Mitsubishi explore collaboration on Australian PGE, nickel project
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian company Chalice Mining will collaborate with Japanese major Mitsubishi on the Gonneville platinum group element (PGE)/nickel/copper/cobalt project, in Western Australia. In terms of a... 


Fireblade Aviation prepares for growth in private aviation
2nd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private aviation company Fireblade Aviation has positioned each of its divisions to grow as international demand for aviation resources increases, particularly private aviation over the past three... 


Nersa plans to appeal High Court ruling in AfriForum ‘unlawful’ tariff increase case
2nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) plans to appeal a court order issued by the Pretoria High Court in a case brought forward by nonprofit civil rights organisation AfriForum.... 


TotalEnergies plans to exit South African offshore gas finds
2nd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

TotalEnergies plans to exit its discoveries of gas-condensate off the tip of South Africa to prioritize exploration in other areas closer to Namibia, according to people familiar with the matter.... 


SAB profiles impact of responsible consumption platform
2nd July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

At an event held at the group’s premises in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on July 2, beverage manufacturing group South African Breweries (SAB) showcased progress achieved by its responsible consumption... 


IATA urges South Africa to prioritise country’s aviation sector
2nd July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), on Tuesday called on the new South African Government to continue to prioritise aviation... 


Frederik Potgieter and Peter Huxham
UN calls for Potgieter, Huxham’s immediate release from Equatorial Guinea prison
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called for the immediate release of South African engineers Frederik Potgieter and Peter Huxham, declaring in a formal opinion that the detention of... 


Lucara appoints mineral resources VP
2nd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp, which owns and operates the Karowe mine, in Botswana, has appointed Dr Lauren Freeman as mineral resources VP, with effective from July 1. In her new role,... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Growth Jacques van der Bijl.
High hopes for potentially game-changing technology at platinum group metal mines
2nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Development of an innovative new mining method for narrow tabular steep dipping orebodies has reached an advanced stage after four years of effort. The reef boring machine that has already been put... 


Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
2nd July 2024

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured a powerful line-up of panellists and speakers for its upcoming Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)... 


RFA CEO Gavin Kelly
RFA concerned about lack of transport experience with new Ministers at DoT
2nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While industry bodies such as Agri SA and the Minerals Council South Africa have welcomed the Ministerial appointments or reappointments to the departments that concern them, the Road Freight... 


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Treasury says South Africa is making progress with measures to exit greylisting
2nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Treasury says it is satisfied with the outcomes of intergovernmental body the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) plenary meeting outcomes, despite South Africa not being likely to... 


Sales drop 14% in June as new vehicles become increasingly unaffordable
Sales drop 14% in June as new vehicles become increasingly unaffordable
2nd July 2024 By: Irma Venter

New-vehicle sales in South Africa dropped by 14%, to 40 072 units, compared with the same month last year. The new-passenger-car market reached 26 928 units last month – a decline of 9% over June... 


The signing ceremony in Cairo
Egypt woos Volkswagen with body shop, assembly-line deal
2nd July 2024 By: Irma Venter

In a new strategic cooperation agreement, Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) and the government of Egypt will conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a body shop and assembly buildings, which... 


Raise a glass to Rand Air’s rental power solutions that keep South Africa’s wine flowing
Raise a glass to Rand Air’s rental power solutions that keep South Africa’s wine flowing
2nd July 2024

Rand Air has been a trusted rental partner to some of South Africa’s premium wine producers in the Western Cape with the supply of portable power solutions for close on 10 years. South Africa has... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS’ Oil Chooser simplifies maintenance for off-highway equipment
2nd July 2024

When it comes to heavy-duty machinery and off-highway equipment, efficiency and reliability are key. Every second of downtime due to maintenance can translate into significant losses in... 


South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
2nd July 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric Foundation, building blocks, groundwork; all hopeful words used to kick off the start of projects, developments and establish... 


ESG – Do you have eyes in the back of your head?
ESG – Do you have eyes in the back of your head?
2nd July 2024

By Caroline Carter If, like most of us, you don’t actually have eyes in the back of your head – listen up! 


ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
AMSA to continue operating longs business, but instability at flats unit hits earnings
2nd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Despite a negative trading update, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has announced that it will continue to operate its longs business, the closure of which was deferred earlier this... 


Lafigué GM Paul Day with first gold bar from Lafigué
Endeavour achieves first gold pour at Lafigué
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

LSE-, TSX- and OTCQX-listed Endeavour Mining made its first gold pour from the Lafigué mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, on June 28, marking the delivery of the project’s construction on budget and a... 


Mineral and Petroleum Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe
Minerals Council reiterates mining industry priorities as it welcomed Mantashe’s reappointment
2nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body the Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the reappointment of Gwede Mantashe as Mineral and Petroleum Resources Minister, with this Ministry having been separated from that of... 


Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago
Kganyago welcomes Godongwana's reappointment as Finance Minister
2nd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African central bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago welcomed the reappointment of Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in the new coalition cabinet unveiled by the president this week. “We still have... 


Liquid logistics specialist builds legacy with DAF Trucks
Liquid logistics specialist builds legacy with DAF Trucks
2nd July 2024

DAF Trucks have once again proven their performance as an all-rounder, this time as tanker trailers for Legacy Bulk. The Cape-based liquid logistics company took delivery of five DAF XF 480 Smart... 


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