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Endeavour studying spill from Côte d'Ivoire operation
2nd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Endeavour Mining says it’s studying the damage from the leak of poisonous liquid at its second-biggest mine located in southern Côte d'Ivoire. Early reports show that a broken valve leaked 3 000... 


India in talks with Africa, Latin America countries for critical mineral blocks, official says
2nd July 2024 By: Reuters

India is in talks with countries in Africa and Latin America to get critical mineral blocks on a government-to-government basis, Veena Kumari Dermal, joint secretary of the Ministry of Mines, said... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Parks Tau
New trade and industry leadership expected to use industrial policy levers to support key sectors
2nd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With industrial policy back in fashion in many economies, business and policy specialists expect new Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Parks Tau to prioritise measures to support key... 


Deep Yellow initiates financing process for Namibia uranium project
2nd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium project developer Deep Yellow has appointed Nedbank as the mandated lead arranger and bookrunner to coordinate and arrange project financing for its flagship Tumas project, in Namibia. The... 


Cesa welcomes Macpherson's appointment as Public Works Minister
1st July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) says it looks forward to working with new Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson. “We trust [he] will be more... 


Technology leads to ‘exciting times’ for geoscientists
1st July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the introduction of various technologies becoming more prevalent in mining, Council for Geoscience (CGS) CEO Mosa Mabuza has said the Fourth Industrial Revolution and disruptive technologies... 


Porto do Caio Stage 1 quay that is scheduled for completion in December 2025.
Minbos' Angola mine may supply phosphate rock to Foskor
1st July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Junior mining company Minbos has announced a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Africa-based Foskor for a potential supply agreement from its Angola mine. Foskor currently... 


The Kusile power station
Kusile unit 5 enters commercial operation
1st July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Following six months of testing and optimisation, State-owned Eskom has transferred Unit 5 of the Kusile Power Station to its Generation division, and this unit will now begin contributing power,... 


Orion to undertake placement, share purchase plan
1st July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Orion Minerals has secured firm commitments for a placement of new ordinary shares to sophisticated and professional investors to raise A$7.7-million, or R92.3-million. About... 


Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen.
Investors very positive on South Africa's unity govt, says Pallinghurst's Arne Frandsen
1st July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Amongst all our investors, there’s a very broad support for South Africa’s government of national unity initiative, says Pallinghurst Co-Chief Executive and Co-Founder Arne Frandsen. “I think it’s... 


transmission towers
NTCSA starts trading
1st July 2024 By: Darren Parker

The National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) has officially begun trading, establishing the NTCSA as a duly constituted separate, distinct and wholly owned subsidiary of State-owned... 


Macadamia farm in South Africa
Agriculture sector upbeat about Steenhuisen’s appointment as Minister
1st July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Agri SA has welcomed Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen’s appointment as the new Agriculture Minister, as well as Mzwanele Nyhontso’s appointment as Land Reform and Rural... 


Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa speaking during an Eskom power station visit while still Electricity Minister
Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity
1st July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to establish a separate energy portfolio with the African National Congress’s Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister and the Democratic Alliance’s Samantha Graham as Deputy Minister has... 


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Majodina named Water and Sanitation Minister
1st July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Pemmy Majodina has been appointed Water and Sanitation Minister, replacing Senzo Mchunu, who has been named as Police Minister, as South Africa’s seventh administration is formed. David Mahlobo... 


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Kia South Africa’s new CEO seeks to push market share beyond 5% by 2026
1st July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Kia South Africa has appointed Paul Turnbull as its new CEO. Turnbull joins the Korean brand from sibling Hyundai Automotive South Africa. He succeeds Gary Scott, who takes up the position of chief... 


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Steady hand needed as seventh Transport Minister appointed in 15 years – AA, Outa
1st July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Newly appointed Transport Minister Barbara Creecy is the eleventh minister in this portfolio since 1994, which is a cause for concern as continuity within government departments is vital, says the... 


Transforming Healthcare in Eswatini with Innovation and Compassion
Transforming Healthcare in Eswatini with Innovation and Compassion
1st July 2024

The Kingdom of Eswatini is the unexpected location of an extraordinary, state-of-the-art healthcare facility that is leveraging the latest technology and innovations to deliver exceptional free... 


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South Africa gets new Communications Minister
1st July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed the Democratic Alliance’s Solly Malatsi as Communications and Digital Technologies Minister as the Government of National Unity’s Cabinet is formed. He... 


Windaba 2024 - Building Resilience Through Wind
1st July 2024

Sustainable development transcends mere theory; it's a rallying cry and it embodies the essence of this year’s Windaba Conference and Exhibition 2024, under the theme: “Building Resilience Through... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Business welcomes finalisation of Cabinet, highlights focus areas for economic growth
1st July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisations have responded to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of a final agreement for a Government of National Unity (GNU) and the new Cabinet, with consensus that an... 


Gypsum stacks at Phalaborwa project
Rainbow signs royalty, equity agreement with Ecora, raising $10m for Phalaborwa studies
1st July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has signed a share placing and royalty agreement with fellow-listed Ecora Resources, raising $10-million for Rainbow to proceed with studies at the Phalaborwa rare... 


Mufaro Muzvondiwa, Process and Products Director at Weir Minerals Africa
From smart mining to portable crushing from Weir at Electra Mining Africa
1st July 2024

At this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, visitors will be attracted to the Weir stand by innovations such as the Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP), a fully mobile crushing and screening... 


Wayne Warren, Africa Sales Manager at Pilot Crushtec International
Optimising sand production with a VSI
1st July 2024

As quarries seek to meet growing demand for manufactured sand, vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers are proving to be the ultimate solution due to their ability to produce high quality manufactured... 


Progress made in reducing water lettuce invasion in Vaal
1st July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The volume of the water lettuce and water hyacinth across the Vaal River Barrage Reservoir has reduced markedly over the past few months as removal efforts continue. According to a Rand Water... 


Ransom resigns from Perseus board due to ill health
1st July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

David Ransom, nonexecutive, independent director of Perseus Mining, has tendered his resignation effective June 30, citing health reasons. Perseus, an Australian company operating three gold mines... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa opposition makes debut in Ramaphosa’s unity Cabinet
30th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced his new Cabinet, allocating ministerial posts to opposition politicians while retaining close ally Enoch Godongwana as finance minister. The... 


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Smart energy solutions for South African households
28th June 2024

Global PV inverter and energy storage system provider Sungrow Power Supply Co. says it aims to meet the backup needs of South African homes especially during periods of loadshedding. The company... 


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South African HVAC system for armoured vehicle
28th June 2024

South Africa-based Booyco Engineering has upgraded the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a latest-generation armoured personnel carrier. Booyco Engineering executive... 


MC Mining signs R20m loan agreement with shareholder
28th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Coal miner MC Mining has entered into a R20-million, or $1.1-million, loan facility with South Africa-based private company Dendocept for working capital purposes. Dendocept has a 6.8% shareholding... 


An Eskom coal-fired power station
Eskom to hit CO2 targets despite coal plant extension, CEO says
28th June 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's state power company Eskom will meet its target to reduce carbon emissions by 71-million metric tons a year by the end of the decade, its new CEO said on Friday, despite scrapping... 


Aluminium cans
Nampak sees turnaround in first-half performance
28th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging producer Nampak has achieved headline earnings of R267-million for its total operations for the six months ended March 31, compared with a headline loss of R342-million for the... 


Image of SkyJacks warehouse to show that Jekko has partnered with SkyJacks to supply materials handling equipment
Partnership expands reach of lifting technology
28th June 2024

Johannesburg-based supplier of powered access and materials handling solutions SkyJacks has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for Jekko products in South Africa, giving customers in the region... 


Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford
Hudaco’s interim performance hampered by suspended loadshedding
28th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified consumer and engineering products group Hudaco has faced a challenging start to the 2024 financial year, with the reduction in loadshedding negatively impacting on some of its... 


Manganese ore on conveyor
Marula starts shipping manganese from Larisoro mine to Mombasa port
28th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London- and South Africa-listed battery metals miner Marula Mining has successfully started manganese ore shipping from the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya. Marula is transporting about 1 000 t... 


Nersa approves tariff increases for new financial year, City Power unpacks higher charges
28th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved the tariff applications of 178 licenced electricity distributors, including municipal and private distributors, for the 2024/25... 


Huawei’s smart energy storage systems offer convenient solutions for African homes
Huawei’s smart energy storage systems offer convenient solutions for African homes
28th June 2024

As African countries balance the need to make more electricity with global shifts away from fossil-fuel power, an energy mix that includes renewable resources will play a crucial role. Energy... 


Smart, safe battery systems
Huawei’s advanced smart PV power solutions prevent hazardous risks
28th June 2024

Renewable power sources have been credited with helping South Africa achieve its longest break from rolling black outs in four years. Elsewhere on the continent around 600 million people lack... 


Image of a medium voltage softstarter from WEG Africa
Locally manufactured medium voltage softstarters
28th June 2024

In what is said to be a first for South Africa, medium voltage softstarters are now being manufactured locally – reducing lead times and offering a more cost-effective option for customers. WEG... 


Marriott Hotel, in Melrose Arch
SolarSaver showcases innovations of its latest solar installation in Melrose Arch precinct
28th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company SolarSaver has successfully completed a solar installation at the Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch and the African Pride Hotel, both of which are based in the Melrose Arch precinct in... 


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PRASA passenger numbers reach 40-million a year, up 167% – Emeran
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is “making steady and significant progress in getting passenger trains back on track”, with the urban rail service carrying about 40-million... 


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On-The-Air (28/06/2024)
28th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about new clean hydrogen transport technology and mining growth. 


Top Babcock artisans rewarded with a trip to Sweden
Top Babcock artisans rewarded with a trip to Sweden
28th June 2024

For the second year running, Babcock has rewarded the top four artisans from its Equipment business with a trip to visit Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) factories and facilities in Sweden.... 


NextSource considers $280m investment in Saudi Arabia for battery anode plant
NextSource considers $280m investment in Saudi Arabia for battery anode plant
28th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada’s NextSource is exploring the establishment of a battery anode facility (BAF) in Saudi Arabia, drawn by the kingdom’s attractive incentives for value-added processing. The proposed facility... 


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