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ProMarks, Trafigura sign MoU with Angola govt to develop PPP model for power transmission
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical engineering company ProMarks and industrial conglomerate Trafigura have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Angola to conduct a technical and economic... 

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New software for designers and engineers
5th July 2024

The latest version of a cloud based software tool, the Peikko Designer Bolted Connection tool is now available in South Africa. The tool is a module in a software portfolio used to assist... 

Integrated Pump Technology will offers its Grindex range of submersible dewatering, sludge and slurry pumps to clients in Botswana through Mitchell Equipment Hire
Partnership boosts Botswana mine pumping solutions
5th July 2024

Following a distributorship agreement concluded earlier this year between pumps solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology and plant hire company Mitchell Equipment Hire, Botswana’s promising... 

Through the precise identification and quantification of noise sources, these tools pave the way for a safer and more regulated work environment
Sound level meters find local distributor
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Local test and measurement company TANDM Technologies has introduced engineering company Brüel & Kjaer’s (B&K’s) wireless, smartphone-operated 2245 and 2255 sound level meters (SLMs) to the South... 

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Companies face compliance hurdles
5th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite various efforts to align South African standards with international standards to facilitate trade and international collaboration, challenges such as lack of compliance and enforcement, and... 

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Steel key to circular economy
5th July 2024

Not-for-profit trade organisation, the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of South Africa (HDGASA) implores its members to embrace the important role that steel can play in promoting a circular... 

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Company awarded tender for 100-t crane
5th July 2024

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 

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Unconsidered factors affecting water infrastructure
5th July 2024

When discussing South Africa’s water crisis, three considerations – namely history, the leveraging of technology and innovation, and the need to elevate water to ‘strategic priority’ status – are... 

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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 

Cape Town hits apartment developer with R1m penalty
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has upheld a decision by the city’s Municipal Planning Tribunal to impose a record R1-million penalty for unauthorised construction work in Belville. The penalty... 

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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 

Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 

Brikor plans to delist from the JSE
4th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The board of directors of building materials manufacturer and supplier Brikor has advised shareholders that it is considering proposing an arrangement to repurchase the shares held by the remaining... 

Stellenbosch University immunologist Professor Clive Gray
Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award recognises vital HIV research of Stellenbosch immunologist
4th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Oppenheimer Memorial Trust (OMT) has awarded its prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award to Stellenbosch University immunologist Professor Clive Gray. Each year the award recognises... 

Opening speech by Li Chen, Vice President of Sub-Saharan Africa Region, Huawei
Huawei successfully holds Global Optical Summit in South Africa, driving industrial intelligence
4th July 2024

Huawei held its Global Optical Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Run under the theme, "F5G-A (F5G Advanced), the Foundation for Industrial Intelligence", the summit attracted more than 300... 

Bob Chen, President of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, delivering a keynote speech
Huawei’s Bob Chen discusses three optical business trends driving industrial intelligence
4th July 2024

Bob Chen, President of Huawei’s Optical Business Product Line, delivered a keynote speech titled "three trends in Optical Business, promoting industrial intelligence," at the recently concluded... 

Barrick Gold President and CE Dr Mark Bristow, who says Kibali was built on partnerships with its stakeholders.
Renewables component of DRC gold mine’s energy mix to hit 85% next year
3rd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The reputation of the large Kibali gold mine, run by Barrick Gold in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is being significantly enhanced by its far-reaching contribution to the development and... 

South Africa must develop solutions to address specific sanitation issues
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Various technologies, from ventilated improved pit toilets to decentralised wastewater systems, offer potential solutions to some of the country’s sanitation challenges, but these technologies must... 

Gary Ralfe
Stars of the Morning: A History of Michaelhouse 1896 - 2021 – Gary Ralfe
3rd July 2024

Established in Pietermaritzburg in 1896 and transferred to rural Balgowan in 1901, Michaelhouse has been one of South Africa’s premier senior boarding schools for boys for more than a century. As a... 

Addressing unemployment in post-election South Africa - a call to action on education and upskilling
Addressing unemployment in post-election South Africa - a call to action on education and upskilling
3rd July 2024

By Daniel Orelowitz, MD at Training Force and Trenton Birch, CEO at Cheeba Africa South Africa stands at a crossroads. The recent elections have brought renewed hope, but the nation faces a... 

Windaba 2024 Pioneering South Africa’s Low-Carbon Future
3rd July 2024

Windaba 2024, South Africa's premier wind energy conference, is pleased to announce the opening of registrations for its much-anticipated event, set to take place from 01 – 03 October 2024 at the... 

BASF pulls plug on potential Chile investments amid lithium rout
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

German chemicals giant BASF has abandoned plans to invest in lithium mining assets in Chile as a slowdown in electric-vehicle adoption worldwide drags down battery metal prices. BASF withdrew from... 

Fireblade Aviation prepares for growth in private aviation
2nd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private aviation company Fireblade Aviation has positioned each of its divisions to grow as international demand for aviation resources increases, particularly private aviation over the past three... 

Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
2nd July 2024

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured a powerful line-up of panellists and speakers for its upcoming Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)... 

South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
South Africa’s wastewater operations need firm footing
2nd July 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric Foundation, building blocks, groundwork; all hopeful words used to kick off the start of projects, developments and establish... 

Southern Copper flags progress at key Peru mine
Southern Copper flags progress at key Peru mine
2nd July 2024 By: Reuters

Miner Southern Copper will likely finish building its Tia Maria copper project in southern Peru in up to two years and then begin production in 2027 if not sooner, CEO Oscar Gonzalez told local... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Hedge funds are hoarding cobalt amid battery metal slump
Hedge funds are hoarding cobalt amid battery metal slump
1st July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Hedge funds including Anchorage Capital Advisors and Squarepoint Capital have been building positions in cobalt by buying up physical material, as tumbling spot prices and a more liquid futures... 

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... 

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... 

Anglo CEO Duncan Wanblad
Anglo further supports education, entrepreneurship with handover of Jhb CBD building to Wits Business School
28th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demonstrating its broad commitment to education, entrepreneurship and leaving a positive legacy in the Johannesburg central business district (CBD), diversified miner Anglo American on June 28... 

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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... 

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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... 

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.... 

Resilient infrastructure solutions for the future of climate change
28th June 2024

By Roelof van den Berg, CEO of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation Recent extreme weather events have devastated thousands of homes and businesses across South Africa, leaving communities in the... 

Bridging the gap: Why Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are essential to sustainable public transport
Bridging the gap: Why Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are essential to sustainable public transport
28th June 2024

By Bazil Govender – Senior Business Development Manager: Unitrans People The quest for a sustainable and integrated public transport sector in South Africa continues to face significant challenges.... 

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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... 

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 

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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... 

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... 

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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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JusChek® - Disposable saliva test

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AxFlow AQS Liquid Transfer (Pty) Ltd is an Importer and Distributor of Pumps in Southern Africa


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In 1958 John Deere Construction made its first introduction to the industry with their model 64 bulldozer.


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