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Krugerrand
Demand for Krugerrands up as consumers diversify
Updated 5 hours ago By: Darren Parker

Financial institution First National Bank (FNB) says it has seen strong demand from clients buying Krugerrands on its trading platforms as consumers embrace alternative asset classes to diversify... 


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DWS launches four more catchment management agencies
Updated 5 hours ago By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has officially launched four more Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs), adding to the two CMAs that have already been in existence for more than 10... 


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MTN Business to digitise 257 municipalities through smart electricity and water meter technology
Updated 6 hours ago By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Business has been awarded a three-year contract to enhance the digitisation – through the implementation of smart electricity and water technology – across South... 


Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Updated 6 hours ago

By Carol Koech Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In this, the second article in my blog series focusing on East Africa’s... 


Rittal People Profile: Yengo Nlandu
Rittal People Profile: Yengo Nlandu
Updated 6 hours ago

( Virtual Showroom ) Welcome Yengo Nlandu, our newly appointed Business Development Manager: Sub Sahara Africa. Yengo brings over 17 years of experience in account development and sales in... 


Gold nuggets
Congo to buy out UAE partner in gold venture as shipments slump
Updated 6 hours ago By: Bloomberg

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is finalising a deal to take full control of a gold-export joint venture from its Emirati partner, after shipments slumped. Congo started Primera Gold DRC in... 


VW vehicles on the assembly line in South Africa
Volkswagen says carmakers seek to revive key South African rail line
Updated 6 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Volkswagen and other automakers operating in South Africa are in talks with the state logistics company to revive a dilapidated rail line between the country’s commercial hub and a car export... 


TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
Updated 7 hours ago

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective to stimulate,... 


Zambia to set up mineral investment and trading unit
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia will set up a new entity for investment and trading in minerals as it seeks to earn more from its natural resources, the Cabinet said on Wednesday after giving its approval. The government... 


A solar panel being installed
Diversification of energy generation, consumption important for businesses, Discovery Green says
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Businesses are increasingly prioritising the procurement of renewable energy, and especially solar energy, owing to loadshedding, electricity cost increases and risks associated with high carbon... 


NRF announces international funding initiative for African climate change researchers
12th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Funding for African researchers who are focused on climate change, has been made available through a collaboration between South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and an international... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


Families of two engineers launch petition to free them from Equatorial Guinea
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The families of two South African engineers, Peter Huxham (55) and Frik Potgieter (54), who have been unlawfully held as State hostages in Equatorial Guinea since February 9, 2023, have launched an... 


Kinetiko secures A$4.9m
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Kinetiko Energy’s renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer to eligible shareholders, announced in May, closed on June 11 and raised about A$4.9-million (before costs), with strong support... 


Benchmarking study highlights slow pace of South Africa’s grid-connection system
Benchmarking study highlights slow pace of South Africa’s grid-connection system
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new benchmarking assessment of South Africa’s electricity grid access queueing mechanisms indicates that Eskom’s systems are slower and less transparent than those being implemented in developed... 


Dekra Institute of Learning at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Dekra Institute of Learning at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Dekra Institute of Learning (IOL) Head of Training and Consulting Christopher Mörsner speaks to Engineering News at Africa's health and safety event, A-OSH EXPO South Africa 2024. The exhibition is... 


NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
12th June 2024

The National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) will host a dedicated session for the metals castings sector at the upcoming Sustainable Industries Conference to be hosted by the National Cleaner... 


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Standard Bank, MTN collaborate for new MVNO
12th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Standard Bank is collaborating with MTN for a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Standard Bank Connect, running on MTN’s network. Formerly called Standard Bank Mobile, the new Standard... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in April despite ports being lashed by storms – Ctrack index
12th 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... 


Rand Mutual Assurance at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Rand Mutual Assurance at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Specialist insurer for occupational injuries and diseases in mining and metals industries Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) prevention head Dr Jessica Hutchings and RMA prevention programme manager... 


Solar PV
Solar installations slow in South Africa after blackouts ease
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Repairs to South Africa’s coal-fired stations that have helped the State power utility avoid debilitating blackouts for three months straight is giving solar installers an unintended break. Until... 


An image showing an emerald from URA's Gravelotte mine
URA appoints Bonas Group as sales partner, qualifies as DelGatto client
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed URA Holdings has appointed Bonas Group as its sales partner and to market and sell rough emeralds recovered from the company’s Gravelotte emerald mine (GEM) in South Africa. This... 


PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Engineering News speaks to specialised safety equipment supplier PSA Africa branch manager Kerry van Kerken and MSA Africa business development consultant Ryno Pretorius at Africa's health and... 


Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’
Transnet claims World Bank container port index contains ‘factual errors’
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet claims the World Bank’s 2023 Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) – in which South Africa’s ports rank dismally overall and the Port of Cape Town came in at the bottom of... 


Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Integration solutions specialist Saryx Engineering Group business development manager Steven Jeffery speaks to Engineering News about the company's compliance management system, HSEC Online®, at... 


IFC's R200m loan to Lenmed to expand healthcare in Botswana, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global development finance institution the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide a R200-million local currency senior loan to African healthcare provider Lenmed to expand its... 


CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
CDE suggests new administration should shrink, streamline Cabinet
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A significant reduction in the number of Cabinet Ministers and a fundamental overhaul of the Presidency are important steps towards fixing South Africa’s weak State, says policy research... 


 Schneider Electric takes a holistic approach to youth development
Schneider Electric takes a holistic approach to youth development
12th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is celebrating South Africa’s Youth Day on 16 June 2024 with several exciting and comprehensive... 


Rewardsco Chairman, Michael Steenfeldt-Kristensen and Managing Director Trevor Koen (L - R)
Prioritising Employee Wellness: Durban BPO Introduces In-House Dis-Chem Clinic
12th June 2024

Leading the way in corporate wellness, Durban-based BPO company, Rewardsco, has become the first corporate in KwaZulu-Natal and the second in South Africa, to offer an in-house Dis-Chem pharmacy... 


An image of Supreme Court of Appeal Judge David Unterhalter
Event highlights gains, challenges in competition law space
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As South Africa commemorates 25 years of the Competition Act, there has been much progress in the competition law landscape and the learnings and insights gleaned from this can be used to support... 


Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty trucks
12th June 2024

Original-equipment manufacturer Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a line of electric heavy-duty trucks, the e-Actros range, as part of its Power Up electric mobility offering. 


New hydropower capacity by region in 2023
Africa added 2 GW of hydropower last year, but IHA says 90% of on-river potential untapped
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Africa added over 2 GW of hydropower capacity in 2023 but 90% of the continent’s on-river hydropower potential remains untapped, a new report states. Published by the International Hydropower... 


Eskom's Hex grid-battery installation
South Africa urged to integrate successful global grid-battery strategies to support roll-out
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa should consider ways to replicate strategies employed in regions such as South Australia and California to facilitate an accelerated uptake of grid batteries, which a new International... 


Major Canadian airline will have connectivity to South Africa, via the UK, in a few months
11th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

With effect from this upcoming southern summer/northern winter season, major Canadian airline WestJet (so-called because it is based in Western Canada) will be selling tickets to passengers for... 


An image showing Bühler's Johannesburg operation
Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson
Manufacturing production up 5.3% y/y in April
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s manufacturing production increased by 5.3% year-on-year in April, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported. Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson said on June... 


IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
11th June 2024

The Xchange Conference, hosted by IS³, a business unit of Digital Industries, in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, is spotlighting the significant trend of IT and Operational Technology (OT)... 


E25 explores Butcherbird restart amid record high manganese ore prices
E25 explores Butcherbird restart amid record high manganese ore prices
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia’s Element25 is investigating the potential restart of operations at the Butcherbird manganese project in Western Australia to capitalise on the recent surge in manganese ore prices.... 


Liberty Two Degrees COO Jonathan Sinden
L2D reports sustainable operational performance on retail assets
11th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the current economic climate presenting slowing growth, characterised by high inflationary pressure, increasing costs of property rates, the lack of delivery of basic utilities such as... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
South Africa’s quickly advancing Copper 360 is guiding sharp 2025 revenue rise
11th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The revenue of South Africa’s quickly advancing Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360, the only pure copper play on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is forecast by the company to have... 


Southern Palladium appoints new nonexecutive director
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Southern Palladium has announced the appointment of Advocate Lindi Nkosi-Thomas as a nonexecutive director, effective from June 10. Nkosi-Thomas, a practising lawyer and senior counsel,... 


The risk of floods has increased in certain part of South Africa as a result of climate change
South Africa’s climate focus needs to shift from setting targets to tangible results – Moosa
11th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa is now entering a new and more demanding phase of climate action, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) deputy chairperson Valli Moosa asserts, stressing that the focus is not only on... 


Communities are the foundation of success
Communities are the foundation of success
11th June 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric American labour leader, Cesar Chavez said: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our... 


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