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AU’s G20 inclusion, South Africa’s 2025 presidency, present opportunities for the continent
30th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With exogenous and endogenous shocks impacting on Africa countries to varying degrees over the years, and different regions showcasing different levels of macroeconomic resilience, the African... 


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Stellantis plant to break ground in May; Citroën key as volume brand going forward – Whitfield
30th January 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 of... 


Growthpoint Properties South Africa CEO Estienne de Klerk
Growthpoint enters 195 GWh/y renewable energy PPA with Etana Energy
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with electricity trader Etana Energy for 195 GWh/y of renewable energy, which... 


Mastercard to employ 14 youth this year as part of YES scheme
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global payments technology company Mastercard has partnered with South Africa's Youth Employment Service (YES) to help bridge the youth unemployment gap in the country and will take in 14 YES youth... 


World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pandora, the world's largest jeweller by amount of products sold, has stopped using mined silver and gold and now only manufactures with recycled precious metals, which require less energy to... 


 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 


Old Mutual Insure, UK specialist partner to address flood risk in South Africa
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

South African insurance provider Old Mutual Insure has entered into a strategic partnership with UK-based flood science specialist JBA Risk Management to address flood risk in South Africa. The... 


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CSIR, GIZ collaborate on building skills for vaccine manufacturing in South Africa
26th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a human capacity development initiative in South... 


 How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
26th January 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm... 


Novagold and Barrick diverge on next steps for Donlin
Novagold and Barrick diverge on next steps for Donlin
26th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The joint owners of the Donlin project – Novagold and Barrick Gold – have yet to reach consensus on the path forward for the Alaska project, it was revealed on Thursday. The December Donlin board... 


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Firm uses Indaba to understand client needs
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As a participant at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8 – audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG is... 


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Bilateral discussions on challenges held
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

To help its mining clients navigate sector challenges, advisory and professional services firm Ernst and Young (EY) will host bilateral discussions at its V&A Waterfront office, in Cape Town, and... 


Rock and gravel flying through the air in an optimally placed blast
Indaba theme apt for sector – explosives company
26th January 2024

This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024 theme ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’ could not be more appropriate for the directions being... 


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Event organisers anticipate sizable attendance
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

On the back of a record-breaking attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2023, event organisers Hyve Group are anticipating more than 8 000 delegates from over 100 countries to... 


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Green blasting tech to be showcased
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial explosives and blasting systems developer Orica will showcase its lead-free, non-electric detonator range, its 4D underground (UG) bulk explosives solution as well as its new electronic... 


The value of tacit knowledge for economic success
26th January 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

Michael Polanyi, the brother of the famous Karl Polanyi (the writer of The Great Transformation), says in his book, Tacit Knowledge, that “we can know more than we can tell”. He brought to the fore... 


Condra supplies electric hoists, overhead cranes and chain blocks to Platreef mine
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cranes manufacturer Condra Cranes has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Canada-based Ivanhoe Mines’ South African subsidiary Ivanplat’s Platreef... 


5G poised to be fastest-growing subscription type in sub-Saharan Africa
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fifth-generation (5G) is set to be the fastest-growing subscription type in sub-Saharan Africa between 2023 and 2029, when 85% of the global population will have 5G coverage access. The latest... 


Following several advances in 2023, LHWP Phase II moves into final construction phase
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has made much progress on the Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) after a milestone year. During 2023, the project marked many... 


City of Cape Town issues independent power tender
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has issued the latest in a series of power-related tenders aimed at mitigating the impact of loadshedding and diversifying its energy supply from Eskom. The city says this is... 


Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining
Disruptive technology to power a new era in mining
26th January 2024

The African mineral exploration and mining industries have a vital role to play in the world’s transition to net zero by 2050 and in the future of the African economy, with the continent home to... 


Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
26th January 2024

The innovative and forward-looking Indian multinational group, Vedanta Limited, continuously strives to unlock value and create positive disruption in its journey to Transform For Good through... 


Artist's impression of the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South African National Roads Agency has reported that cable-stay strands for the project will need to be imported. 


Artist's impression of the Mtentu bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Mtentu bridge, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will displace the Bloukrans bridge, in the Western Cape, as the highest bridge in Africa and the southern hemisphere. 


Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist and South African Renewable Energy Masterplan facilitator Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Energy transition offers once-in-century potential for South Africa to reindustrialise
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The global and local renewable energy transition is presenting industries, and South Africa, with a once-in-a-century growth trajectory to provide products and components into the value chains of... 


South African Venture Capital Going Green: USAID Southern Africa Mobilizing Investment -backed Initiative Accelerating Green Innovation for Engineers & Scientists
South African Venture Capital Going Green: USAID Southern Africa Mobilizing Investment -backed Initiative Accelerating Green Innovation for Engineers & Scientists
25th January 2024

Savant, a leader in hardware engineering commercialisation, has proudly launched the Savant Build 2024 programme, supported by USAID Mobilizing Investment.  


Metals Australia appoints new CEO to drive Canada graphite project
25th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals exploration and development company Metals Australia on Thursday announced the appointment of mining engineer Paul Ferguson as CEO to drive the development of the Lac Rainy graphite... 


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Slimline precast wall system offers many benefits
24th January 2024

Precast concrete construction techniques are said to have many advantages over conventional on-site concrete construction, particularly in repetitious elements such as wall panels and support... 


Aerial view of shopping centre roof undergoing construction
Complex HVAC installation at retail centre
24th January 2024

Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng is undergoing a major upgrade of the centre’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) facilities. The project is being undertaken by black-owned... 


ReElement Technologies signs MoU with Afrivolt to set up African battery, EV supply chain
ReElement Technologies signs MoU with Afrivolt to set up African battery, EV supply chain
24th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Nasdaq-listed American Resources Corporation’s ReElement Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with energy storage company Afrivolt to establish a lithium-battery and electric... 


VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 


EAIF commits billions to Sonatel’s receivables-backed bond
23rd January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), has committed XOF23.5-billion to a XOF75-billion receivables-backed bond issued by... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


UFS, ZZ2 company NovaLogix to develop, make fresh produce probiotic
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The University of the Free State (UFS) and fresh produce company ZZ2 have launched a joint venture company NovaLogix to develop and produce a probiotic used in the production of fresh produce to... 


RMB, Clairfield International announce formal partnership
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Europe-based global corporate finance partnership Clairfield International and FirstRand Bank division Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), have formally agreed to partner, marking both firms’ commitment to... 


An image depicting people standing around a sign
Companies launch programme, help empower Zambian rural population
22nd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Agribusiness company Schweizer Agriculture and seed company Seedco Zambia International have launched a nationwide horticulture training programme under the Schweizer Agriculture' Poverty... 


An artist's impression of the proposed Cape Winelands Airport
Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
22nd January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, the Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
South Africa must build renewable energy momentum, and then move on to other sectors – Mavuso
22nd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The rapid pace at which South Africa is building renewable energy projects, driven by private sector investment, is viewed as positive in the global context, including at the recently held World... 


Barrick president and CE Mark Bristow
Barrick hands over Kahama terminal to Tanzanian govt, revives two mines
22nd January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

International gold miner Barrick Gold Corporation has concluded an eight-month partnership with the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) by handing over a new airport terminal built at the closed... 


An image of Perseus executive chairperson and CEO Jeff Quartermaine
Perseus intends to make takeover bid for OreCorp, rivalling Silvercorp
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Perseus Mining has announced its intention to make an off-market takeover offer for all of the issued shares in ASX-listed OreCorp that it does not already own for a cash consideration... 


An image of Dubai International Chamber and SAITEX members
Exhibition celebrates 30 years of promoting trade opportunities
19th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

The country’s oldest multi-sectorial trade exhibition, the South African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in 2024, commemorating its role in... 


LUANSHYA WEST COPPER PROJECT
A crucial induced polarisation survey programme has proven critical in advancing exploration efforts
Exploration to drive targeted drilling in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

A crucial induced polarisation (IP) survey programme at mineral exploration and development company Koryx Copper’s Luanshya West project, in Zambia, has proven critical in the company’s commitment... 


Govt called to enhance service
19th January 2024

Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo has called for reinvigoration from all government sectors to fast-track service delivery provision to communities to realise “a better quality of... 


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