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Experts who participated in Creamer Media's webinar on water
Experts propose private solutions to better capacitate municipalities for effective water management
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As South Africa starts to experience more extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts and high-energy storms, the sustainability of public water systems becomes crucial; however, municipal... 


Williams retires as Liontown nonexec director
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Craig Williams has announced his retirement from the board of ASX-listed Liontown Resources on March 31, having served more than 17 years as an independent nonexecutive director. Williams, who is a... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Metals and engineering industry must find common purpose in negotiations - Seifsa
27th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While more incendiary rhetoric related to the main agreement negotiations in the metals and engineering industry can be expected in the run-up to the negotiations later this year, common purpose... 


China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
China coal industry group says output at accident-hit mining hubs back to normal
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Coal mining output at accident-hit mining districts of Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia in China's north have returned to normal, a major coal industry group said on Wednesday. A recent spike in coal... 


AI, scarcity, power, and other datacentre trends
AI, scarcity, power, and other datacentre trends
27th March 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric It’s easy to say that 2023 was the year of AI, or generative AI to be more specific.... 


Concor recently celebrated a significant milestone on its projects at the Koruson 1 Cluster in the Northern Cape – the graduation of 22 concrete hands
Concor empowering communities at the Koruson 1 Cluster in the Northern Cape
27th March 2024

As a company deeply invested in the growth and development of previously disadvantaged communities, Concor recently celebrated a significant milestone on its projects at the Koruson 1 Cluster in... 


CoJ Executive Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda
CoJ officially launches water security strategy
27th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has officially launched its Water Security Strategy to connect to existing strategies and policies to offer an aligned approach to water security and provide a... 


Goldsource has closely watched Mako's successful development of the San Albino mine.
Mako Mining to buy Goldsource Mines
27th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Mako Mining on Tuesday announced it would buy fellow-listed Goldsource Mines, creating a diversified gold producer with a platform for growth. The transaction will create a company... 


Outgoing EOH CEO Stephen van Coller
EOH posts loss a share, as Operational Technologies division offsets Digital Enablement growth
26th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services firm EOH reported a 2% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R3.1-billion for the six months ended January 31. Group operating profit... 


Gold holds near record high ahead of US inflation data release
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold held Monday’s gain as investors remained cautious ahead of key US inflation data, which may provide traders with a firmer view on when the Federal Reserve will start cutting interest rates.... 


Johannesburg executive mayor Kabelo Gwamanda
Joburg’s climate action plan to create more than 400 000 jobs – Gwamanda
25th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Investment into climate mitigating strategies, as outlined in the City of Johannesburg’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), could create as many as 340 000 jobs, while investment into climate adaptation... 


Rare earth oxides
Ionic reaches steady-state output of rare earth oxide from demo plant, starts planning commercial plant
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has achieved continuous production from its magnet recycling demonstration plant in Belfast, in the UK. The facility has produced 11.5 kg of didymium oxide (neodymium... 


The Nexus 1 building
Attacq's Nexus 1 building achieves EDGE, Green Star certification
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Real estate investment trust Attacq's Nexus 1 building, in Waterfall City, which also serves as its headquarters, has received Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification.... 


DLA Piper appoints Kalidou Gadio as US-Africa Practice co-chair
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Law firm DLA Piper has appointed Kalidou Gadio as co-chairperson of the US-Africa Practice based out of its Washington DC office. He brings deep knowledge of the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and... 


A construction site
PPPs are important to build quality infrastructure rapidly – Mavuso
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are an important mechanism to bring together the strengths of government and business, including the technical and management capabilities of the private sector... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger. Picture: Hush Naidoo.
Expect digital unveiling, more innovation, greenness from 100-year-old mining-wired AECI
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining explosives and chemicals company AECI, which turned 100 this week, will be unveiling a digital strategy for the mining market during the course of this year. It is also looking to become... 


Debswana's Jwaneng mine, in Botswana
Debswana builds skills pipeline ahead of expanded operations at Jwaneng
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In preparation for Debswana’s upcoming Jwaneng underground project, in Botswana, the company has been fostering local talent and enhancing skills development by recruiting graduate learners in... 


Atlas Lithium appoints Brian Talbot as COO
22nd March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Lithium senior executive Brian Talbot is set to join lithium exploration and development company Atlas Lithium Corporation as COO and a member of the company’s board of directors on April 1. This... 


Namibia Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo (left) and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck.
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen development scheme – this week received a major boost from Germany. The boost came in the form of the German... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


Eat, sleep, fish – repeat
22nd March 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

What does ‘go fish’ mean to you? Could it be your laconic reply to a question where your full answer might well have been: “No, I do not have it, keep guessing, but leave me alone”?" Or does it... 


Mobile industry commits over $9bn to ITU’s call for global universal connectivity
22nd March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The mobile industry committed over $9-billion in investment to extend global connectivity. The new industry commitments brings the total current value of planned investment in infrastructure,... 


An image of Dr Schalk Grobbelaar
Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 


LYDIA ZHANG
The strategic financial package is set to enable more South Africans to access affordable solar energy solutions
R600m financing facility to support S Africa’s renewables landscape
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Financial services firm Standard Bank and China National Building Materials International (CNBM) have concluded a R600-million sustainable finance solution. The strategic financial package,... 


MERVYN NAIDOO
The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 


An image of Bruce Dickinson
Sustainable energy transition on track for mining industry
22nd March 2024

The energy transition and the global move towards net zero by 2050 require coordinated action by mining companies, governments, unions and communities to ensure just transitions for coal mines and... 



A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


Acquisition shows promising results, boosts product offering
22nd March 2024

German manufacturer specialising in vacuum pumps, blowers, systems and service, Busch Vacuum Solutions, has closed a strategic acquisition in the vacuum technology industry, having acquired... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


‘It’s not all doom and gloom in our space’ – WBHO boss
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

With a total pipeline of work of R240-billion, up from R211-billion in June, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) short- to medium-term future “should be okay”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “It’s not... 


Image of sun shining on solar panels
Rhovan solar photovoltaic facility, South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Glencore is building a 25 MW solar photovoltaic plant in North West. 


Iain Stevenson, Chief Executive Officer at Comsol
Comsol launches exclusive 5G Fixed Wireless Access for businesses
21st March 2024

Comsol, the leading provider of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) last mile connectivity and Private Networks in South Africa, has launched a 5G FWA network to meet the need for business-class broadband... 


The Kibali mine
Barrick explores new gold and copper ventures in DRC
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Buoyed by the success of Kibali – Africa’s biggest gold mine – Barrick Gold is setting its sights on new opportunities in gold and copper in partnership with the government of the Democratic... 


Mining explosives pioneer AECI celebrating 100 years of business at the JSE.
Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot
20th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The stage is set for proudly South African mining explosives trailblazer, AECI, to become the third biggest in its field globally by 2030, AECI Group chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele told an... 


VW post image
The home of the VW Polo
20th March 2024

Volkswagen cements its commitment to South Africa as an investment destination South Africa is undoubtedly the most preferred location for multinational investors in Africa. As one of the most... 


Image of the new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain
Cape Town’s MyCiTi Spine Road depot construction 65% complete
20th March 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... 


Bearings International fosters a segment strategy to keep customers ‘in motion’
Bearings International fosters a segment strategy to keep customers ‘in motion’
20th March 2024

Bearings International’s (BI) segment approach to the market places an intentional focus on key industries in South and Sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to optimise operations, enhance uptime and drive... 


An image depicting the Solar Off-Grid range
Defy launches solar-powered off-grid fridge, freezer range
19th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the compounding effects of loadshedding in South Africa and increasing concerns about climate change, appliance manufacturer Defy Appliances has launched its Solar Off-Grid fridge and freezer... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energetic Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360 this week produced the first concentrate from the plant it has just acquired from Nama Copper, which becomes its second concentrator plant... 


DBSA
DBSA continues to create new and clean energy generation initiatives for local communities
19th March 2024

Since the announcement of the Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP) in 2021, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is pleased to announce the approval of about R8-billion worth... 


An image showing a still of the Afrimat Construction Index for the fourth quarter of 2023
Afrimat Construction Index reflects 3% y/y growth in the fourth quarter
19th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The “lethargy” of the South African economy as a whole during the fourth quarter of 2023 was evident in the construction sector, with five of the ten constituent indicators of the Afrimat... 


Unconstrained IRP would have far more wind and solar PV, analysis shows
Conclusions in opaque IRP 2023 are ‘incorrect and economically damaging’
19th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In an excoriating assessment of the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), Meridian Economics points to serious problems with the modelling and cost assumptions used by the Department of... 


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