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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association
Rethabile Melamu
19th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, a not-for-profit industry association that represents close to 700 actors along the solar... 


Dept to launch turnaround initiatives as SA’s water quality, wastewater plants deteriorate
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As South Africa’s water quality, nonrevenue water and wastewater facilities deteriorate, the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is embarking on various initiatives to arrest the downward... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP approved Jansen Stage 2 of the project in November 2023, and will transform Jansen into one of the world’s biggest potash mines, doubling production capacity to an estimated 8.5-million tonnes... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


More economic optimism, but CEOs concerned half of businesses may be unviable in a decade
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While the proportion of CEOs who are optimistic about global growth prospects increased from 18% to 38% in assurance, advisory and tax services company PwC's twenty-seventh 'Annual Global CEO... 


Global AI Governance Alliance calls for inclusive access to AI data, resources and education
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The World Economic Forum (WEF) Artificial Intelligence Governance Alliance (AIGA) is calling on experts from various sectors to address several key areas of AI, including improving data quality and... 


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Cape Town’s waste management directorate procures new compactors, street sweepers
18th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) Urban Waste Management Directorate says it is in the midst of procuring a number of new trucks and equipment for use in and around the city. The directorate has a... 


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PPC reorganises exec committee to drive improved profitability, return on capital
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed cement and construction materials company PPC has approved a substantially reorganised and strengthened executive committee to drive improved profitability and a sustainable return on... 


Datacentrix CEO Ahmed Mahomed
Convergence to acquire Datacentrix from Alviva
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity investment management company Convergence Partners, through its Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF), has entered into a definitive agreement with information and... 


ENGIE South Africa CEO Mohamed Hoosen
Fast-growing ENGIE South Africa will consider grid investments under right conditions
16th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Global independent power company ENGIE, which is prioritising the South African electricity market for significant organic and acquisitive growth, is also open to participating in grid investments... 


Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
16th January 2024

Fabricating six massive reactors that are over three storeys high in Gauteng and then transporting these more than 2 500 kilometres to a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - where all... 


TymeBank reaches profitability within first five years
16th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm TymeBank reached its first month of profitability in December 2023, less than five years since launching in February 2019. “We are proud of our achievement, particularly... 


Author:  Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Development Advisory and Impact at the Bigen Group.
Increasing complexity and cost dynamics of socioeconomics on mega infrastructure projects
16th January 2024

Many governments recognise the importance of undertaking large-scale and high-impact infrastructure projects as a significant lever to develop their people and allow for expanded access to... 


Swiss Ambassador celebrates industrial parks project success with the NCPC-SA
Swiss Ambassador celebrates industrial parks project success with the NCPC-SA
16th January 2024

His Excellency Mirko Manzoni, the ambassador of Switzerland in South Africa, attended a workshop to mark the end of Phase I and the beginning of Phase II of the Global Eco-Industrial Parks... 


Alamos expands Quebec footprint with Orford acquisition
Alamos expands Quebec footprint with Orford acquisition
16th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto- and New York-listed Alamos Gold on Monday announced a definitive agreement on to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of TSX-V-listed Orford Mining Corporation. The... 


Africa Energy Indaba to once again host the Africa Gas Forum
15th January 2024

Building on its longstanding commitment to fostering comprehensive energy dialogue and collaboration, the Africa Energy Indaba, Africa's leading energy event, is delighted to announce the return of... 


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City of Cape Town issues independent power tender
15th 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... 


Global Uranium sells Australia lithium asset
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based Global Uranium on Monday announced the sale of its Lake Johnston lithium project, in Western Australia, to Intra Energy Corporation (IEC), as the company shifts its focus to... 


China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The human toll of ever-increasing coal production in China is once again to the fore after thirteen were killed in a mine accident just days after the government said it will start a three-year... 


Generative AI set for scaling up in 2024, but few are embracing it
12th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Artificial intelligence (AI), and generative AI (GenAI), is one of the top three topics being discussed among executives worldwide and across sectors, and GenAI is set to be scaled up during the... 


COP28 deal offers opportunities for renewables-powered charging stations – Zero Carbon Charge
12th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that targets reaching 11 terawatts (TW) of renewable energy generation capacity by... 


95% of companies have an AI strategy, only 14% ready to integrate it – Cisco
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), especially generative AI (GenAI), are leading to a once-in-a-generation shift, which is opening new opportunities and transforming industries, modes of... 


Jan Fourie to take over as Mulilo Energy CEO from May
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy developer Mulilo Energy has appointed former Scatec executive VP Jan Fourie to succeed outgoing CEO Johnny Cullum when he steps down in May. Cullum has served as CEO since Mulilo... 


South African companies vulnerable to cyberthreats owing to affordability challenges
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa experienced 230-million cybersecurity threats in 2022, while the second most attacked African country Morocco experienced 71-million attacks. South Africa is particularly vulnerable... 


Developing countries unlikely to see higher climate investment amid global growth slowdown
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Global growth is projected to slow for the third year in a row, reaching 2.4% in 2024 from 2.6% in 2023, significantly below the 2010s average and the slowest half-decade of gross domestic product... 


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Why managing your marketing is just as important as doing it
11th January 2024

Has it ever seemed like your varied marketing efforts have been fruitless? This can feel particularly true for engineering businesses, which operate in a scientific and physical environment.... 


EU invests $30m in African digital technology aid fund
10th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Luxembourg-headquartered lending institution of the European Union (EU), European Investment Bank (EIB) Global has announced a $30-million equity investment in Seedstars Africa Ventures’ Fund I,... 


The scaled-up gas-to-power capacity allocation in the draft IRP would initially require LNG imports
No plan yet for public hearings into gas-heavy draft IRP 2023
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has belatedly released the background technical information that has been used to inform the assumptions included in the draft Integrated... 


Getting the most from social and labour plans
Getting the most from social and labour plans
10th January 2024

South African mining companies are spending substantial sums on their Social and Labour Plans (SLPs). As a tool for improving the positive impacts of mining in South Africa, the SLPs developed and... 


Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A meltdown in some of the most-hyped energy-transition metals is wreaking havoc across the mining world, stalling projects, scuppering deals and triggering a scramble for cash that promises to... 


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Ramokgopa seeks to unlock private finance for 6 000 km of new grid in coming three years
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says the current plan for rolling out grid infrastructure, particularly in the coming three years, is insufficient to end loadshedding and should, thus,... 


Ericsson, MTN extend partnership to boost financial inclusion across Africa
9th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology giant’s Ericsson and MTN Group have strengthened their partnership to broaden the scope of financial inclusion across Africa by using MTN’s Mobile Money... 


AustralianSuper snaps up additional stakes in Pilbara Minerals, Endeavour Group
9th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pension fund AustralianSuper has raised its stake in lithium miner Pilbara Minerals and alcohol retailer Endeavour Group, two separate exchange filings showed on Tuesday. The stake increase makes... 


The Red Chris mine produces gold and copper
C$36bn in critical mineral investment at stake in BC
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Sixteen proposed critical mineral mines, representing C$36-billion in near-term investment, 300 000 person-years of employment and C$11-billion in tax revenues, are at a key juncture, based on... 


Scatec sub-Saharan Africa executive VP Jan Fourie
South Africa to add further solar PV in 2024 – Scatec
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec says solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity will grow significantly in South Africa this year and will continue to replace fossil-fuel-based traditional energy sources, as... 


Daimler Truck starts first hydrogen-fuel-cell customer trials in Germany
Daimler Truck starts first hydrogen-fuel-cell customer trials in Germany
8th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck says it is ready to roll out its first hydrogen-fuel-cell trucks in customer trials, following a series of tests on the track and public roads. The German truck manufacturer says... 


Condra cranes for Platreef PGM
Condra cranes for Platreef PGM
8th January 2024

(Virtual Showroom): Condra has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Platreef Mine, part of the Platreef PGM project near Mokopane in Limpopo Province,... 


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Affirma, Norfund and KLP provide $145m for CEC to build additional capacity
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity firm Affirma Capital, development finance institution Norfund and Norwegian pension fund Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP) have invested $145-million in Zambian independent power... 


Africa Energy Indaba: Powering Africa's Future with Renewable Energy
Africa Energy Indaba: Powering Africa's Future with Renewable Energy
8th January 2024

The Africa Energy Indaba, the continent’s premier energy conference and exhibition, dedicated to advancing Africa's renewable energy development, is set to convene industry leaders, policymakers,... 


Mbali Milanzi
Navigating the Transition from Employment to Entrepreneurship: Insights from a black female Project Manager's Journey
8th January 2024

By Mbali Milanzi, Commercial Director at Tshepa Basadi (pty) ltd I graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand as a chemical engineering graduate and was introduced to mining by a global... 


Gold Fields pushes back production at Key Chilean mine again
28th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Gold Fields cut its production outlook for 2024 after announcing a new delay at a major project in Chile. The Johannesburg-listed company now expects to produce first gold at its Salares Norte... 


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Egypt's Sisi sweeps to third term as president with 89.6% of vote
20th December 2023 By: Reuters

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swept on December 18 to a third term as Egypt's President in an election where he faced no serious challengers, calling the vote a rejection of the "inhumane war" in... 


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