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Calling all Eco-Champions: Eco-Logic Awards and Biomimicry SA Unite to support and reward South Africa’s Eco-Champions
Updated 1 hour 13 minutes ago

which is a vibrant celebration of South Africa's eco-champions, groundbreaking projects, and innovative solutions - are now open.  The awards, which have been running for over 12 years, serve as a... 

Gary Woolley, Chief Commercial Officer at Comsol
Why Upgrading to Business-Grade Broadband Connectivity is Vital for SMEs
Updated 2 hours 13 minutes ago

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to move away from consumer grade fixed mobile services to business grade services, to achieve the performance and reliability they need to keep their... 

Image of Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Work continues on Rooiwal, Klipdrift water infrastructure upgrade, refurbishment
Updated 5 hours ago By: Natasha Odendaal

The refurbishment of the Rooiwal wastewater treatment works and the upgrade of the Klipdrift water treatment works in Hammanskraal is well underway, with Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu... 

A generic image of manganese ore on a loading bay
Manganese remains a key critical mineral
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 

Cape Town’s MyCiTi depot construction 65% complete
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 

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uMkhomazi water project – Phase 1, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project aims to augment the in-deficit uMgeni system to 608-million cubic metres a year. 

Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane
Symposium highlights importance of supporting SMMEs, DMRE to provide funds
11th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid several challenges facing the South African mining sector, such as loadshedding and logistics constraints, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) are crucial for the growth of the... 

Emerging mohair farmers boosted by new Eastern Cape support programme
11th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A new initiative, the Mohair Industry Support Programme (MISP), was launched in the Eastern Cape province on Thursday. MISP is a result of the signing of a three-year memorandum of understanding... 

The Two Rivers PGM mine
PGM miners overcoming challenges to build new mines
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South African platinum group metal (PGM) miners are overcoming challenges and building new mines locally, albeit in phases, to derisk some of these promising tier-one projects. PGM mining industry... 

Joburg Water assures of quality as it upgrades lab power, equipment
10th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Johannesburg Water on Wednesday assured residents of the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) that the drinking water it provides is of the highest possible quality. The water utility, responsible for the... 

DBSA CEO Boitumelo Mosako
DBSA launches African Journal of Infrastructure Development
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa this week held its second yearly Infrastructure Research Colloquium at the DBSA Campus, in Midrand. The colloquium provided a... 

Work under way on Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase 1
Concor stresses green building practices in its new Rosebank project
10th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African construction group Concor has highlighted progress at its Green Star V2-rated Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase 1 project, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosebank. Work started in February... 

Concor has kicked off construction on Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I in the vibrant Rosebank area
Concor kicks off Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I project
10th April 2024

Concor has commenced construction on Oxford Parks Block 2A Phase I, located at the heart of Rosebank. The company is leveraging its expertise in project management and fast-paced programming for... 

How artificial intelligence is re-shaping international arbitration practice
How artificial intelligence is re-shaping international arbitration practice
10th April 2024

By Chandni Gopal, Partner, Prianka Soni, Senior Associate & Amaarah Mayet, Associate, Webber Wentzel As the "great disruptor" of our time, artificial intelligence (AI), with its inherent ability to... 

FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA aims to be world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider
10th April 2024

Aiming to be the world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider is the driving force behind FUCHS’ sustainability initiatives, says Esther Seabi, Sustainability Director at FUCHS LUBRICANTS... 

Tharisa CEO Phoevos Pouroulis
Tharisa reports strong operational performance for the March quarter
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa performed well, operationally, in the quarter ended March 31, CEO Phoevos Pouroulis says. The company produced 35 300 oz of PGMs in the quarter... 

Gina Rinehart
Australian magnate Rinehart takes stake in US miner MP Materials
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

US rare-earths producer MP Materials said Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart's mining firm had taken a 5.3% stake in the company, expanding her investments in the mineral ore sector. In a... 

Unlocking success and seizing opportunities
Unlocking success and seizing opportunities
10th April 2024

IFE 2024 – where Franchise success stories will begin The International Franchise Expo (IFE) is set to host a significant event at the Gallagher Convention Centre from July 20th to 21st, 2024.... 

Hydrogen economy, platinum group metals go together.
Platinum-linked green hydrogen set to be world’s ‘new oil’, Forbes article highlights
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There's no climate solution without hydrogen. It’s the missing piece of the clean energy puzzle, says a global CEO-led initiative that brings together leading companies with a united vision. This... 

US President Joe Biden and US flag
Institute urges US to make concerted efforts to partner with African countries on critical minerals
9th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A study group convened by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has made multiple recommendations for the US government to support mutually beneficial public and private partnerships in... 

Rolls-Royce Power Systems enters partnership to achieve carbon capture for its mtu engines
9th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce, the UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group, has announced that it is partnering with Switzerland-based carbon dioxide and dry ice company ASCO Carbon Dioxide (ASCO)... 

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Unions, industry prepare for ‘tough’ talks as metals, engineering negotiations set to get under way
9th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Trade unions and industry associations expect negotiations at the Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC), which are set to start on April 10, in Boksburg, to be tough. Trade... 

Nickel Industries attracts strong interest for its Indonesian supply
9th April 2024 By: Reuters

More than 25 global auto and battery makers have expressed interest in buying nickel from Australia-listed producer Nickel Industries' new Indonesian plant, CEO Justin Werner said on Tuesday, in... 

Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
9th April 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric Buildings are gathering places for humans, and for its inhabitants to prosper, it needs to be sustainable, resilient and people centric.... 

Aris appoints CFO, senior VP for capital markets
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Aris Mining has announced the appointment of Richard Orazietti as CFO and Oliver Dachsel as senior VP of capital markets. Welcoming the two new additions to Aris’ management team,... 

OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab and Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
Fortescue forges green hydrogen, ammonia partnership with OCP in Morocco
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Fortescue Energy, part of Australian iron-ore major Fortescue, on Tuesday unveiled a joint venture with Morocco-headquartered plant nutrition and phosphate-based fertiliser supplier OCP Group. The... 

Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 

NGV Gas Celebrates 10 Years of Milestones and Innovation
8th April 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Langlaagte, South Africa, March 13, 2024 – NGV Gas, a subsidiary of CNG Holdings, celebrated a significant milestone on March 13, 2024, commemorating its 10-year anniversary since the opening of... 

Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business Park
WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth
8th April 2024

Starting out 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown in its size and its offerings, according to Branch Manager... 

Babcock wins DAF’s ultimate sales accolade for a second time
Babcock wins DAF’s ultimate sales accolade for a second time
8th April 2024

It costs five times more to attract a new customer than keep an existing one. That’s according to Khalid Saleh, author of “Conversion Optimization: The Art and Science of Converting Prospects to... 

An image of Perseus chairperson and CEO Jeff Quartermaine
Perseus declares its offer for OreCorp unconditional
8th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and TSX-listed Perseus Mining has declared that its off-market takeover bid offer for all the current and to be issued ordinary shares in ASX-listed OreCorp is now unconditional, and best and... 

Progress made on the Lower uMkhomazi water project
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Good progress is being made on the implementation of the Lower uMkhomazi water scheme project, in KwaZulu-Natal, which is expected to be complete by December 2027, says Water and Sanitation... 

Image of Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo
South Africa’s water availability on the edge
8th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Various factors can lead to a rapid decline in South Africa’s water availability, according to Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo, who reiterated the need to diversify the water... 

Bold Baatar
Baatar appointed Rio Tinto COO to spearhead global business development
8th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Bold Baatar as its COO, tasked with spearheading the group's commercial and business development endeavors worldwide. Baatar's... 

Global alliance set to bridge ESG gaps between finance, real estate sectors
5th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global green building certification bodies the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the UK, the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) have formed... 

Rainmaker Marketing director Stefan Botha.
Rainmaker Marketing releases Western Cape Property Market Report
5th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Western Cape enjoys the lion’s share of semigration activity in South Africa and, as a result, has to cater to the shift in the market’s needs, says global property and lifestyle marketing... 

DFFE commits to supporting SMMEs in waste tyre management endeavour
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has unpacked the Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IWTMP), which was recently approved by Cabinet and which is aimed at addressing... 

Sibanye’s post-mining agri initiative seeks commercial farming, agribusiness partners
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nonprofit initiative Bokamoso Ba Rona has published a request for expression of interest, in seeking to partner with established commercial farmers and/or agribusinesses to spearhead Bokamoso’s... 

Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi
Old govt buildings to be converted into homes for State employees
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Human Settlements Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi wants to convert old and unused government buildings into residential properties for government employees. She said this was part of an effort to do away... 

Sigma Lithium CEO won't sell the company at current lithium prices
Sigma Lithium CEO won't sell the company at current lithium prices
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium's chief executive won't sell the miner at current lithium price levels and is concentrating on its near-term expansion plans, she told Reuters in an interview. The Vancouver-based... 

 Bibi Goss-Ross, MD of Advanced Health SA
Bibi Goss-Ross
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Bibi Goss-Ross, MD of Advanced Health SA, which manages and owns day hospitals 

The above image depicts Consulting Engineers South Africa CEO Chris Campbell
Cesa emphasises Infrastructure Indaba’s significance
5th April 2024

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell emphasised the significance of the Cesa Infrastructure Indaba, which was held in Cape Town on March 19 and 20. “As we... 

gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 

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Leading condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, help boost machinery lifespan and reduce catastrophic component failure through the scientific...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

SMS group
SMS group

At SMS group, we have made it our mission to create a carbon-neutral and sustainable metals industry.


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