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28th June 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

 


SHINING INVITATION
De Beers Group is calling on young aspiring jewellery designers from their producer countries to enter the 2024 Shining Light Awards
Awards focus on development of designers
28th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

By focusing on sustainability, innovation and comprehensive industry exposure, diamond miner De Beers’ Shining Light Awards is evolving to meet the changing needs of the jewellery industry to... 


EFFICIENCY BOOST The Xcentric ripper is a hydraulic attachment on an excavator that employs percussion to break or rip through hard material at a rate that is 80% more effective than a standard vibration-activated attachment or hydraulic hammer
Percussion excavation as blasting alternative
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Opencast mining, bulk materials handling, and drilling and blasting service provider Zizwe Opencast Mining’s fleet of hydraulic ripper excavator attachments from systems developer Xcentric enables... 


MAJOR SERVICE The 50 000-hour component replacement project is intended to bring heavy-wear components back into a serviceable state that is in line with original equipment manufacturer specification
Electric shovels receive 50 000-hour service
28th June 2024 By: Halima Frost

A 50 000-hour component replacement project on one of the large 7495-series Caterpillar electric rope shovels owned and operated by diamond producer Debswana for its Jwaneng mine is going to plan,... 


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Partnership collaborates on sustainable, smart infrastructure
28th June 2024

Since the announcement of their partnership in 2022, consulting engineering and infrastructure and advisory firm Zutari and AltX-listed 4Sight have refined a unique service offering by working on... 


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Growth on horizon for pipe manufacturers
28th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite post-election economy concerns and the lack of funding plaguing the plastic pipe industry, South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Association (SAPPMA) CEO Jan Venter believes that the... 


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System converts LPG to hydrogen
28th June 2024

Hydrogen-focused startup HYENA has successfully developed a process to convert liquid petroleum gas (LPG) into clean electricity using its innovative POWER POD system at its new development... 


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Skills refocus required for green hydrogen development
28th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

To address persistent mismatches between technical and vocational skills, and industry requirements, and meet future skills requirements for South Africa’s local green hydrogen economy, the... 


Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal
Jarmi Steyn
28th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Jarmi Steyn, COO at Canyon Coal, a coal exploration, mining and processing company 


Multinational celebrates SA female engineers
28th June 2024

During International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), which took place on June 23, with the aim of celebrating the contributions of female engineers, multinational plant equipment manufacturer... 


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Government interventions key for hydrogen development
28th June 2024

Green hydrogen is hailed as critical for a low-carbon energy future, with Africa well-positioned to be a key player in this sector. However, realising the continent’s potential requires African... 


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Improved economy, good job creation, much better service delivery are GNU musts
28th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

What South Africans must collectively demand from the Government of National Unity (GNU) is commitment to interventions that lift the performance of the South African economy, attract investment,... 


Africa’s abundance
28th June 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

If you haven’t got an Africa strategy, you haven’t got a strategy. That was the message I sought to convey to the exuberantly bright minds of the University of Strathclyde Business School... 


MTN Business to digitise 257 municipalities
28th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications firm MTN Business has secured a three-year contract to implement smart electricity and water technology across South Africa’s 257 municipalities. The RT29 transversal contract,... 


LINES AUCTIONS: The head of South Africa's Independent Power Producer Office, which oversees the public procurement of renewable energy, believes it is feasible to set up a similar agency to facilitate private investment in transmission infrastructure (see also page 14) . “It’s not going to be a cut and paste into the transmission space,” Bernard Magoro stressed at a recent conference, noting that different companies with the requisite skills would need to be encouraged to bid. Photograph: Bloomberg
LINES AUCTIONS
28th June 2024

The head of the Independent Power Producer Office, which oversees the public procurement of renewable energy, believes it is feasible to set up a similar agency to facilitate private investment in... 


Cape Town calls for private-sector intervention as port ranks worst in the world
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

According to the newly published World Bank Container Port Performance Index, compiled from 2023 data, the Port of Cape Town is the worst performing port in the world. It is joined in the bottom 16... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

After declining in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) continued its momentum in April to reach a level of 123.4 – an increase of 2.8% compared... 


Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA produces the C-Class for the... 


Yes, there are problems at SA ports, but World Bank report not entirely accurate – SAAFF
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest World Bank Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) report, which places a number of South African ports at the bottom of the list, covers the crisis-ridden 2023 period, and does not take... 


Fragile unity test
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

We ought to give the African National Congress (ANC) props. Thanks to its political sleight of hand, the party is poised to continue its dominance of South African politics for the next five years,... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Implementation of South Africa’s clean hydrogen ambition
28th June 2024

In the throes of a global energy transformation, South Africa emerges as a prominent player, leveraging its abundant renewable resources, particularly solar and wind power, to unlock the potential... 


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CHEM Energy SA
28th June 2024

CHEM Energy SA is a hydrogen fuel cell company located at the Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone in Durban, South Africa. CHEM Energy SA is a subsidiary of CHEM Corporation and together with its... 


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Mitochondria Energy
28th June 2024

As a future-focussed company, Mitochondria Energy has ambitious plans to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable solutions to meet Africa’s energy needs.  Mitochondria developed its energy... 


EMVAfrica
EMVAfrica: Your one stop solution provider
28th June 2024

With three decades of experience, EMVAfrica has evolved into an industry leader driven by its dedication to serving as a one-stop solution provider in stainless steels, valves and special alloy... 


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Hendrina Wind Farm, South Africa
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Enertrag plans to build a grid-ready wind farm in Mpumalanga. 


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Maydon Wharf precinct liquid bulk facility, South Africa
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet National Port Authority is working to improve operational efficiencies at the precinct.  


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N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is progressing, with several challenging technical activities to be tackled. 


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ArcelorMittal South Africa renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been put out to tender. 


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Gamsberg Phase 2 expansion project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Overall progress at the project is at more than 52%. 


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Gamsberg smelter project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Partner selection is in progress for various engineering, procurement and construction packages. 


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Hydrogen Valley Innovation Hub, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Mitochondria has recently embarked on developing an electrolyser system for stationary applications. 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Two of the projects are now fully licensed. 


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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has reported further “outstanding” assay results from the confirmation diamond-drilling programme in the Flat Mines area at the project. 


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Paardevlei ground-mounted solar photovoltaic and battery storage project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project feasibility phase is envisaged to be completed by the end of July 2024.  


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Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rainbow Rare Earths has reported “excellent" results on the large-scale, continuous pilot plant at Mintek, serving to confirm the basic process flowsheet originally set out in the preliminary... 


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Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of Shaft 2 headgear is 55% complete. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is fully permitted. 


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Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Vanadium Resources has chosen to modify the back end of the salt roast leach processing plant. 


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Vanderbijlpark facility blast furnace conversion project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The technical concept and scope report for the electric arc furnace conversion have been approved. 


Location map of the Waterberg project, in South Africa
Waterberg platinum group metals project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The definitive feasibility study update is under way. 


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Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Senqu bridge is expected to be completed in early 2026. 


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