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The cleared site of a building collapse in George
George building collapse rescue, recovery operations wrapped up
17th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell has confirmed that the rescue and recovery operation at the site of a building collapse, in... 


On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 


MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi
Opinion: World Telecoms Day – MTN celebrates 30 years and looks towards 2054
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this article, MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi writes about the telecommunication group's impact over the past 30 years, as well as its future plans. 


Empowering Economies – Unleashing the Potential of Exhibitions in Driving Industry Success and Economic Growth in 2024
17th May 2024

Events and exhibitions boost local economies by creating jobs, attracting tourists, and supporting businesses. According to the 32nd UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry)... 


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Developer inspects expansion project progress
17th May 2024

Copper developer and miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is progressing its development of the S3 expansion project, in Zambia, with a total investment commitment of $1.25-billion. The majority of... 


 	Mark Wilson, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific at SYSPRO
Mark Wilson
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Mark Wilson, CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as Asia Pacific at SYSPRO, a provider of enterprise resource planning software 


Climate and development investment platforms as tools for transformation
17th May 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

It takes a while but, slowly, one gets to see the possibility of things. Climate action has long been the mainstay of a specific tradition, which is based on the assumption that, if you throw... 


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Berg gold project, Canada
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper plans to build a gold mine based on large-scale conventional drill, blast, load and haul openpit mining methods suited to the project location and local site requirements. 


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Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor project, France – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

EDF teams have started to load the nuclear fuel assemblies into the reactor vessel. 


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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first of eight steam generators has been delivered to the construction site. 


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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded for two paste plants. 


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Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the Keliber lithium refinery has progressed according to schedule. 


Eco-innovator acknowledged for contribution to supporting Gauteng’s waste pickers
Eco-innovator acknowledged for contribution to supporting Gauteng’s waste pickers
16th May 2024

Inspirational innovator in the waste management space, Urban Surfer significantly impressed the judges at last year’s Eco-Logic awards, where they scooped the coveted Eco-Innovation award for their... 


The Msikaba bridge
Concor’s Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
16th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


Powerfleet Inc leverages synergies, unlocks value with bespoke $100m funding package from RMB
16th May 2024

RMB acted as the Sole Mandated Lead Arranger and Funder of a USD100m funding package to Powerfleet Inc ("Powerfleet"), a global telematics business listed on the Nasdaq, with a secondary listing on... 


SAVCA announces winners at prestigious industry awards ceremony
16th May 2024

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Associate (SAVCA) Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton last week, showcased the achievements of some of the most innovative... 


Eskom joins SAWEA’s EnergyDRIVE to promote renewable power technologies in Mpumalanga schools
Eskom joins SAWEA’s EnergyDRIVE to promote renewable power technologies in Mpumalanga schools
16th May 2024

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), Eskom, Danish Embassy and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have joined hands to promote renewable power technologies and provide career... 


Buildings are Phygital too
16th May 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric It’s a story as old as, well, the pandemic; industries going through disruption to adapt to a world which has in some instances remained... 


Empowering prosperity - social labour planning for inclusive workforce development
Empowering prosperity - social labour planning for inclusive workforce development
16th May 2024

By Jacques Farmer, Managing Director at PRISMA Training For mining companies, Social Labour Planning (SLP) should be more than a tick-box exercise when applying for a mining licence. If approached... 


Rescue and recovery efforts continue at the site of a building collapse in George
Rescue workers searching two remaining sections at George building collapse
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The George municipality says about 2 500 t of building rubble has been removed from the site of the collapsed building in the town, which has so far claimed the lives of 33 people. About 500 t of... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa, unions commit to addressing access to housing for sector employees
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) negotiations have concluded with a 7% wage increase over the next year for entry-level workers in the metals and engineering industry... 


Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
15th May 2024

Morag Evans, CEO of Databuild Globally, the building and construction industry has been putting more emphasis on using energy-efficient technologies and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and... 


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Nedbank launches R10m Indalo Fund
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Finance institution Nedbank on May 15 announced the launch of the R10-million Indalo Fund at the Indalo Inclusive Symposium at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria. The... 


Transitioning to sustainability: The holistic conversation at Enlit Africa
15th May 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on the key sustainability transition narrative, highlighting the role of green business and investment with the global launch of the UNDP Africa Green Business & Financing... 


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Tshwane Automotive SEZ celebrates training of first cohort of youth
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) on May 14 celebrated the first cohort of 526 local youths trained in safety, health, environment and quality to participate in different parts... 


Rescue efforts under way at a building collapse site in George, in the Western Cape
Forensic pathologists identify 18 of the 33 deceased in George building collapse
15th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Forensic Pathology Services have, as at 06:00 on May 15, identified 18 of the workers killed in the collapse of a partially built residential building in George. The death toll has reached 33,... 


Teck Resources CEO Jonathan Price
Teck Resources sees $3bn/y Ebtida if copper stays around current levels
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

Teck Resources expects to generate annual earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (Ebtida) of $3 billion if copper prices hit $5/lb, CEO Jonathan Price said on Tuesday. For... 


Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
Anglo ditching De Beers is hard blow for troubled diamond market
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The diamond industry has already been feeling the heat. Prices have slumped, Russian sanctions are threatening trade and the emergence of lab-grown gems is eating into some key traditional... 


Thatch-roofed structures face increasing insurance challenges due to fire risk
Thatch-roofed structures face increasing insurance challenges due to fire risk
14th May 2024

Insurance companies are increasingly leery to insure thatch-roofed structures, says ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. The danger posed by thatch in terms of fire risk was starkly illustrated... 


The Mandela Peace Prize coin placed underneath the keel
Construction of new TNPA multipurpose vessel kicks off
14th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

A keel-laying ceremony has marked the beginning of construction of a new multipurpose vessel that will increase the marine fleet availability for Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in Cape... 


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Octodec grows interim retail income despite challenging conditions
14th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Octodec Investments achieved income growth of 3.1% for the six months ended February 29, largely driven by higher rentals in its residential portfolio.... 


Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 


Big 5 Construct South Africa 2024: The gateway to the country’s construction sector
14th May 2024

South Africa's construction sector is projected to grow thanks to government’s National Development Plan 2023, with numerous mega projects happening in all nine provinces; projects such as Mtentu... 


Thriving SMEs are built by thriving people
14th May 2024

The real cost to company for SME owners who ensure the well-being of their teams The challenges that SMEs face in South Africa may be even greater than elsewhere, according to Lula CMO Tom Stuart.... 


Rubble being removed at the site of a building collapse in George
Pathology services seek to expedite identification as George building collapse death toll reaches 32
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Forensic Pathology Services (FPS) and the South African Police Service are planning to expedite the identification of persons killed in a building collapse in George, in the Western Cape, with only... 


Promoting health and safety on construction sites: A vital commitment
Promoting health and safety on construction sites: A vital commitment
14th May 2024

In the wake of a recent construction site tragedy in George where a building collapse resulted in injuries and loss of life, the imperative of prioritising health and safety protocols on... 


Top critical mineral miner CBMM sees opportunity in EV batteries
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A Brazilian company focused on mining a metal used to strengthen alloys is betting that its mainstay product can also play a key role in improving electric vehicle batteries. Cia. Brasileira de... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
EWSETA, partners to advance women in electrical, renewable energy fields in Limpopo
13th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA), the US Agency for International Development (USAID) – in support of Power Africa, a US government-led partnership – and the... 


From Fields to Gifts: Kvuno Empowers Farmers with Zwardy Points Redemption Programme
13th May 2024

Bicycles, solar-panelled radios, smartphones, t-shirts, gumboots, and sprayers. – These were some of the gifts displayed by small-scale farmers in Lilongwe, Malawi awarded to the farmers in... 


Seifsa, Numsa conclude three-year metals, engineering sector wage agreement
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

After three formal engagements, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) and trade union the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have concluded... 


The site of the building collapse in George
Death toll in George building collapse rises to 27
13th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The George municipality has reported that, as at 15:00 on May 13, 25 people still remain unaccounted for following last week's building collapse. The death toll has risen to 27, while 13 people... 


Energy Security: An African Priority at Enlit Africa 2024
13th May 2024

Enlit Africa creates a space for companies to collaborate, taking control of the energy security conversation and redefining its potential in Africa. 


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