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Empire State mine, US
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A zinc mine in the state of New York, in the US. 


New task team to review municipal water, sanitation service delivery mechanisms
16th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new nationally coordinated task team is being established to review service delivery mechanisms for water and sanitation services in South Africa. The task team, comprising the Department of... 


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Oil-water separators can aid regulatory compliance
16th February 2024

Oil-water separators are integral to preventing oil-contaminated water run-off from polluting the ecosystem. It is, however, important to ensure that the correct class of separator is installed in... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


Global alliance aiding realisation of S Africa’s JET
16th February 2024

The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) recognises the important role the African Energy Indaba has played over the years as a platform for key conversations on the green energy... 


Pearl Mashabane: Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins
Pearl Mashabane
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Pearl Mashabane, the diversity, equity and inclusion leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins, which manufactures, distributes and maintains diesel engines and power... 


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Landsdowne sees growth potential for sectional title estates in townships
15th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As managers of the Orlando Towers Estate, a sectional title and lifestyle development in Soweto, Gauteng, residential estate manager Landsdowne Property Group notes that there is growth potential... 


Nedbank CIB funds first Reit in Ghana
15th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking’s (CIB’s) Property Finance division has funded the first real estate investment trust (Reit) in Ghana. The CIB Property Finance team on February 15... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa does not want unspent infrastructure funds returning to fiscus
15th February 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Thursday that though capacity support to provinces and municipalities, government is improving its ability to spend the grants allocated to infrastructure... 


Powerlines
Former IPP Office head now sees definite role for private sector in grid development
15th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The former head of South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office, Karen Breytenbach, believes there is a compelling case for the injection of private sector investment to accelerate the... 


Africa Energy Indaba Announces High Profile Meetings at AEI 2024
15th February 2024

The platform necessitates collaboration and communication between countries and energy leaders to cooperate in finding inventive energy solutions for universally occurring issues 


Datacentres, meet microgrids
Datacentres, meet microgrids
15th February 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Discussions around datacentre reliability have moved up a gear to include sustainable... 


AFC chairperson Emeka Emuwa
AFC appoints Emeka Emuwa as chairperson
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multilateral infrastructure finance institution Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has appointed Emeka Emuwa as its chairperson to oversee and guide the AFC on its future strategy and growth... 


Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy
15th February 2024

In the vibrant world of mining, where operational efficiency and reliability are paramount, petroleum products supplier Astron Energy (AE) stands as a beacon of experience and commitment. With over... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Risk of stranded LNG assets is 'real', Canada’s Wilkinson says
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US decision to pause approvals of new licenses to export liquefied natural gas is welcome, and there are “real” risks that some infrastructure will end up stranded, Canada’s Energy Minister... 


Coal India to add new mines, expand existing ones to meet higher demand, chairman says
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

State-run Coal India plans to start operations at five new mines and expand capacity of at least 16 existing ones to address growing demand for the fuel, its chairman told Reuters on Wednesday.... 


Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
14th February 2024

Severe flooding events in South Africa’s coastal regions over the past few years have highlighted the importance of maintaining infrastructure to deal with excess rainfall. A municipality in... 


The Red Lake mine in Canada
Evolution H1 profit dips, focus at Red Lake is to produce reliably
14th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian gold miner Evolution Mining on Wednesday posted a 4% drop in half-year net profit to A$96.9-million, but underlying profit increased and the company declared its twenty-second... 


Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre. O.R.Tambo
Radisson added more than 3 800 new rooms in Middle East, Africa last year
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Radisson Hotel Group signed 22 additional hotels, resorts and serviced apartments in 2023, adding more than 3 800 rooms to its Middle East and Africa regional portfolio. Globally, the group wrapped... 


CubeSpace CEO Mike-Alec Kearney
South African satellite control systems company secures venture capital funding
13th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African spacecraft attitude determination and control systems (ADCS) developer and manufacturer CubeSpace has secured R47-million in venture capital funding, to allow it to expand its... 


Anglo American projects and development director Alison Atkinson.
Anglo American, Finnish Minerals sign battery value chain agreement
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining multinational Anglo American and Finnish State-owned mining company Finnish Minerals Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to further support the... 


Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Honda talks test Canada’s desire to move away from blockbuster EV subsidies
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s strategy to lure electric vehicle manufacturing is shifting toward financial incentives based on tax credits, and away from the huge production subsidies that were promised to companies... 


Electra CEO Trent Mell
Electra receives govt grant for Ontario cobalt sulphate refinery
12th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Canadian government made a $5-million investment to support the construction of North America’s first cobalt sulphate refinery, dual-listed Electra Battery Materials reported on Friday. The... 


Africa’s biggest oil and gas finds are doing little for economies at home
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last thing Senegal needed in its long-drawn-out effort to capitalize on large oil and gas finds off its coast was political turmoil. Africa’s newest natural gas superstar had bubbled with... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


DFC announces new financing for Lobito Corridor
9th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) deputy CEO Nisha Biswal has announced new financing in support of the Lobito Corridor, which extends across Angola, Zambia and the Democratic... 


Green projects to present investment pipeline of over $1 billion at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
9th February 2024

   Africa’s Green Economy Summit, taking place from 21-23 February 2024 in Cape Town, not only features the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders, but also provides a springboard for... 


Canada Nickel plans to raise $1bn for nickel-processing plant
Canada Nickel plans to raise $1bn for nickel-processing plant
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

as an alternative supplier of the metal used in car and electric battery vehicles. The processing plant in Ontario is expected to begin production in 2027 and process 80 000 tonnes of nickel... 


Most of construction industry expects busy, profitable 2024, survey shows
9th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A survey of the construction industry by construction software company RIB Software indicated that the industry in the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is looking... 


Vale and Hydnum Steel to study building briquette plant in Spain
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale and newcomer Hydnum Steel have signed a memorandum of understanding to study building an iron-ore briquette plant at Hydnum Steel's first factory in Spain, which will be... 


Image of the Medupi power plant at dusk
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Efforts are being made to return Medupi Unit 4 to service by the end of July 2024. 


PLATINUM PROVENANCE
Platinum provenance is a measure to ensure that industry players work with a vetted and verified supply chain
Refiner emphasises importance of platinum provenance
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Given South Africa’s prominence as a primary producer of platinum globally, South African refiner Metal Concentrators (MetCon) says the country is presented with a “distinctive opportunity” to... 


CHROME CONDITIONING
Chromium can be used in a chemical coating process known as chrome plating whereby a thin chromium layer is applied to a raw metal substrate
Chrome highlighted for resistance properties
9th February 2024

With stainless steel considered a “marvel of modern engineering”, owing to its involvement with products ranging from kitchen appliances to surgical instruments, independent corrosion and failure... 


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Waning perceptions of drinking water quality underline need for urgent intervention
9th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the majority of South Africans perceive their water to be safe to drink, their confidence in water services and quality has been deteriorating over the last decade, a water services barometer... 


Construction of Stellantis’ R3bn Coega auto assembly plant poised to start in May
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction work on Stellantis’ assembly plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone, in the Eastern Cape, should kick off in May, says the vehicle manufacturer’s new CEO, Mike Whitfield. The start... 


Manta Freight Logistics
Manta Freight Logistics
9th February 2024

South Africa-based freight forwarding specialist Manta Freight Logistics offers a comprehensive, seamless logistics and transport service across a wide range of industries. Manta Freight uses all... 


Aerial viw of the Simandou project
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Guinea’s National Transition Council has approved a joint venture between Rio Tinto, China-backed Winning Consortium Simandou and government. 


South African flag and R2 coin
Sacci business confidence index shows incremental improvements
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has revealed that its business confidence index (BCI) for December last year reached a notable 112.1, marking the second-highest level for... 


A hydropower plant and related infrastructure
Mozambique’s $80bn energy overhaul to tap Zambezi’s power
8th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique is seeking to become one of Africa’s biggest hydropower producers and launch a green hydrogen industry. The government plans to add 14 000 MW of hydropower capacity, with the bulk of... 


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Busa seeks govt's backing on private sector support to resolve energy, logistics crises
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has outlined its expectations for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address tonight, with the first being a call for a clear... 


Durban Automotive Cluster launches applications for Business Accelerator
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) has opened applications for its Business Accelerator Programme – spearheaded by the support of the eThekwini municipality and automotive companies, including... 


Gold-plate South Africa
Goldplat’s Ghana business excels while South African op stumbles
7th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat has reported an “exceptional” second quarter at its gold recovery business in Ghana, achieving an operating profit of £1.82-million, up from about... 


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Tim Schlick to succeed Huw Daniel as PGI CEO
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum marketing organisation Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) long-time CEO Huw Daniel will retire at the end of March, after 21 years with the organisation. Having started his tenure in... 


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