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Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
29th April 2024

On Earth Day (Tuesday 23rd April 2024) the Atlantis Special Economic Zone Company (ASEZCo) convened a stakeholder engagement session.  It was an opportunity to share with stakeholders and partners,... 


BHP's Spence copper mine, in Chile
BHP mega bid and $10 000 copper expose mining’s biggest problem
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper’s surge to $10 000 a ton just days after the bombshell news that BHP Group is trying to buy Anglo American is highlighting a core disconnect at the heart of the industry: miners just aren’t... 


The Woodsmith project, in the UK
BHP’s bid for Anglo casts cloud over $9bn fertiliser mine
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s proposal for a $39-billion takeover of rival Anglo American is all about securing plenty of copper supplies — so now, the potential deal is throwing uncertainty over the future for... 


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Cape Town budgets R5.3bn for water and sanitation capital projects
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says its total proposed budget for water and sanitation for the upcoming 2024/25 financial year is R18.5-billion. Of this, R5.3-billion will be spent on capital... 


Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper made a fresh push toward five digits as BHP Group’s blockbuster offer to buy Anglo American lent support to bulls who say the metal is headed for long-term shortages and high prices. The... 


ASM CEO and MD Rowena Smith
ASM secures another financing letter of intent from Canadian agency
26th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Credit agency Export Development Canada (EDC) has indicated in a conditional letter of interest that it will provide a direct lending debt funding package of up to A$400-million to ASX-listed... 


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EDF Renewables, partners building 1.2 GW of low-carbon power capacity
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

EDF Renewables is currently leading the construction of almost 1.2 GW of low-carbon power generation capacity in South Africa, comprised of 763 MW of wind power, 355 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV)... 


Former Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Anglo’s stumbles have made it prey for mining’s biggest predator
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When former boss Mark Cutifani left Anglo American in mid-April 2022, things had rarely looked better for the century-old miner. Metals prices soared as the world emerged from lockdowns, the... 


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Firm reports on successful global turnkey projects
26th April 2024

With the promise that its customised transfer point solutions will always perform to expectations, transfer chute technology provider Weba Chute Systems tackles its turnkey projects in a highly... 


DCDT to establish artificial intelligence advisory panel
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is preparing to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) expert advisory council as it moves to shape the policies and regulations... 


SIGNIFICANT INCREASE
The 2023 Blue Drop report highlighted that the proportion of water supply systems failing to meet minimum microbiological water-quality standards increased significantly
Task team established to enhance service delivery
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to the concerning findings of the Blue, Green and No Drop reports, which highlight a nationwide decline in the quality of water services, government has established a task team... 


Telcos spend billions on batteries, generators to ensure customers remain connected during loadshedding
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African telecommunications operators spent billions of rands to keep communications infrastructure operational during bouts of loadshedding in the 12 months to September 30, 2023. The... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Reflect and recommit
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Memories are short and it often feels like they are becoming shorter not only because of the flood of information associated with the 24-hour news cycle but also second-by-second social media... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is almost 50% complete. 


Paratus Botswana completes Botswana Kalahari fibre route
25th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications and network services provider Paratus Botswana has completed the last leg of the new 840 km Botswana Kalahari Fibre (BKF) route between the Namibian border and Lobatse. The new... 


EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
25th April 2024

Driven by a keen desire to advance his engineering skills, Irvin Chikeya embarked on his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) degree with the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). As... 


Blackwater on track for first gold pour in H2 – Artemis
Blackwater on track for first gold pour in H2 – Artemis
25th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Construction of the Blackwater mine, in central British Columbia, is continuing to progress on schedule, keeping the mine on track for its first gold pour in the second half of the year. At March... 


Zero emission heavy lifting on site: building a sustainable future
25th April 2024

How Mammoet is innovating with zero-emission lifting and transport on site to help its customers reduce the carbon footprint of projects “If you ask me what my main vision is, I want us to... 


Prices are well below the levels needed to incentivise new greenfield production
BlackRock says $12 000/t copper is needed to incentivise new mines
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper needs to reach $12 000/t — a 20% jump from this week’s high — to incentivize large-scale investments in new mines, said Olivia Markham, who co-manages the BlackRock World Mining Fund. The... 


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Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
24th April 2024

South Africa is naturally a water-scarce country – among the 30 driest countries in the world. But, combined with unpredictable climate changes that tend towards hotter and drier conditions,... 


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Fly farmer Maltento opens laboratory to expand insect research
24th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Fly farmer Maltento has unveiled a new laboratory at its insect breeding facility in Cape Town. The laboratory has been built to expand Maltento’s research on insect biotechnology, and aims to... 


Vitol CEO Russell Hardy
World’s biggest energy traders are returning to metals markets
24th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Some of the world’s biggest energy trading companies are returning to metals, years after getting burnt in the notoriously difficult markets. Vitol Group, Gunvor Group and Mercuria Energy Group... 


Volt progresses programmes with customers for Tanzania project
24th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Volt Resources has provided shareholders with an update on the progress at its Bunyu graphite project, in Tanzania. As reported in January, graphite concentrate from the project was... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year
24th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
Successes, learnings on employee share ownership plans marked
23rd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Employee share ownership plans (ESOPs) or worker share ownership programmes have enjoyed several successes in South Africa, especially gaining traction in the past five years, and this needs to... 


Gas tanks
Invictus partners with Zim-focused gold miner to investigate gas supply to Eureka mine
23rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Invictus Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that could lead to a maiden gas offtake agreement with Dallaglio Investments, involving the supply of gas to the Eureka... 


Cisco launches AI-powered Hypershield service to protect modern data centres
23rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Networking and security multinational Cisco has launched its Hypershield service, which is a cloud-native, artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered approach to highly distributed security for... 


Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
23rd April 2024

Schneider Electric outlines how software-defined automation is driving industrial growth at Hannover Messe  Alongside AVEVA, company unveils latest innovations aimed at boosting industrial... 


G Mining buys Reunion’s Guyana project
G Mining buys Reunion’s Guyana project
23rd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed G Mining Ventures (GMIN) unveiled a significant move on Monday, announcing its acquisition of TSX-V-listed Reunion Gold, owner of the Oko West project in Guyana, in a C$875-million... 


Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
23rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A little-known Australian company is becoming the Western face of a Chinese nickel behemoth. In under a decade, Nickel Industries has gone from a relatively small miner to the world’s... 


Green office block
Novare partners with IFC to advance green building, retail decarbonisation
22nd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Real estate investment firm Novare Equity Partners has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on its Greening Real Estate Investment Portfolios (Grips) programme, which affords... 


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Amaury Vadon appointed MD of Michelin sub-Saharan
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mobility company Michelin in South Africa has appointed Amaury Vadon as its new sub-Saharan Africa MD, effective April 1. Originally from France, Vadon brings considerable experience and a proven... 


Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
Fluor’s Newly Appointed General Manager, Etienne Bredell, Aims for Strategic Growth in South Africa
22nd April 2024

Etienne Bredell, recently appointed General Manager of Fluor’s South Africa office, brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge to his role. Having joined Fluor in 2008, Bredell is experienced... 


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South Africa must commit to, accelerate reforms to achieve growth – BLSA
22nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Last week’s ‘World Economic Outlook’ (WEO) published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was a reminder of how far South Africa is from the kind of economic performance it should achieving as... 


Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa
Schneider Electric Foundation turns 25 and launches the ‘25 Years Young’ campaign in Anglophone Africa
22nd April 2024

‘25 Years Young’ celebrates the 25th anniversary of the foundation A global call for contributions will award impactful and innovative youth projects  To mark the 25th anniversary of its... 


LPG gas bottles
Project envisions rollout of smart LPG, solar systems, hydrogen stoves to 3.51m indigent households
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company Kili Energy is spearheading a large-scale initiative, the Kili Energy Clean Energy Democratisation Project, to provide smart liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters and... 


BHP says it aims to receive first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's BHP Group is planning to receive its first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026 as part of the company's plans to cut shipping emissions, a senior executive said. The global mining... 


Major global utilities announce joint intent to scale renewables capacity by 2030 
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Utilities for Net Zero Alliance (Uneza) has adopted a roadmap to 2030, targeting a total increase of renewable energy capacity within their portfolios to 749 GW by 2030, an increase of 2.5... 


Iluka posts lower first-quarter volumes as planned
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-focused mineral sands and rare earths miner Iluka Resources has reported lower year-on-year production of most of its commodities owing to inventory management and a major maintenance... 


Godolphin takes 100% control of Narraburra rare earths project
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Godolphin Resources has agreed to acquire the remaining 49% interest in the flagship Narraburra rare earths elements (REE) project in New South Wales, Australia, in which it already... 


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