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Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


The rooftop of the IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
16.82 MW rooftop solar project to be built on IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Ghanaian conglomerate company LMI Holdings, through its subsidiary Helios Solar Company, is building a 16.82 MW solar rooftop power system on its logistics subsidiary IWC's mega-warehouse, which is... 


DBSA, UCLG Africa establish African cities special purpose financing vehicle
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and African local government organisation United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) have committed... 


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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala
Zikalala vows to ensure government contractors are paid on time
13th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has vowed to intensify Operation Pay-on-Time and urgently put an end to the failure of government to pay service providers in the... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan.
Mining urged to embrace international council’s new Scope 3 emissions guidance
13th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

All mining and metals companies are being urged to embrace new guidance on reducing Scope 3 emissions, which was published by the International Council for Mining and Metals (ICMM) on Wednesday.... 


US sanctions Russian metals magnate Sviblov and gold, zinc firms
US sanctions Russian metals magnate Sviblov and gold, zinc firms
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US imposed sanctions on Russian mining magnate Vladislav Sviblov and several mining companies connected to him, including one that’s developing one of the world’s largest zinc mines. The... 


Vale mulls briquette plants in Gulf of Mexico, Middle East
13th December 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale is considering implementing new iron ore briquette plants in Brazil, the Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico, chief executive Eduardo Bartolomeo said on Tuesday, as the firm... 


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Ramaphosa announces establishment of R1bn Presidential PhD Initiative to drive STI
12th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Presidential PhD Initiative, through the initial investment of R1-billion from the National Skills Fund. The President was... 


Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 


A solar flare
Researchers report that space weather events could endanger railway safety
12th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Researchers at the University of Lancaster in the UK have determined that significant space weather events could interfere with railway signalling systems at sea level, on Earth, thereby creating... 


Marula starts extensive community engagement for two Tanzanian projects
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Marula Mining has started with a community engagement process at the Nyorinyori and NyoriGreen graphite projects, in Tanzania, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Marula Mining... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA invests R218 m to increase local production capacity
11th December 2023

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and... 


Itac recommends maintaining duties on clear float glass unframed glass mirrors from Indonesia
11th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) has recommended maintaining the anti-dumping duties on clear float glass and unframed glass mirrors originating in or... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka signing memorandum with Japan Ambassador Ushio Shigeru (top right) and Eastern Cape Premier’s office chief of staff Baphelele Mhlaba (top left).
Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa and Itochu Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of co-operation to advance Hive’s Coega green ammonia export project in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.... 


The Koeberg nuclear power station behind transmission lines
Koeberg Unit 2 to return in Sept, heightening risk of both units being out simultaneously
10th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom generation head Bheki Nxumalo has indicated that an extended outage at Koeberg Unit 2, which begins on December 11, is currently expected to continue until September 2024, increasing the... 


TIPS research fellow Sandy Lowitt.
Second iteration of just transition project framework completed
8th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Nonprofit economic research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) has developed the second iteration of its framework to identify and measure just transition projects in South... 


An image of Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
Anglo reconfigures some assets as it targets lower costs, capex
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global diversified miner Anglo American is focusing on improving its cost performance and cash generation by reconfiguring several assets to adjust the production profile to near-term constraints... 


The Sishen mine
Logistics challenges force Kumba to cut its production guidance for 2024, 2025
8th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Although South African iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has continued to deliver improved operational stability at both its Sishen and Kolomela mines, the logistical constraints facing the country has... 


Transnet expects 175 vessel calls as cruise liner season opens
8th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says it expects 175 vessel calls at South African port cities in the 2023/24 cruise liner season, which opened earlier this month. The vessels are expected... 


Startup elevates local production, aims for rapid growth
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

To promote renewable energy and local manufacturing, lithium battery manufacturing startup IG3N produces battery storage systems to address the intermittent nature of renewable energy while... 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


CSIR, association ink MoU to accelerate cybersecurity, telecoms and 4IR-related innovations
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Association of Communications and Technology (ACT) have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate technological... 


Image of hydrogen electrolysis concept
Boegoebaai green hydrogen programme, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Financial adviser Mizuho International has been appointed to assist Sasol by facilitating an “international search for partners to co-invest and . . . complete further studies" at Boegoebaai. 


Image of the Koeberg nuclear power plant
Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator is set to make a decision in January 2024 regarding Eskom's request for the separation of licences for Koeberg Unit 1 and Unit 2. 


Artist rendering of CT2 facility
CT2 hyperscale data centre facility – Phase 2, South Africa
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Teraco plans to increase the critical power load capacity at its facilities to 185 MW. 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


IATA determined to help improve aviation safety in Africa
7th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the global representative body for the airline industry, “is still very focused on Africa”, assured IATA regional VP Africa and Middle... 


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Afrimat Construction Index returns to growth in the third quarter
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Afrimat has released the findings of its Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the third quarter of the year, and according to economist Dr Roelof Botha, the lethargy of the economy as a... 


Reliable Credit Scoring Data Drives Growth for Trade Credit Providers and Their SME Customers
Reliable Credit Scoring Data Drives Growth for Trade Credit Providers and Their SME Customers
7th December 2023

Information and insights company TransUnion South Africa and Digital Credit Systems (DCS) are helping to address and solve the constraints faced by trade credit providers and SMEs in South Africa... 


China’s CMOC says geopolitics helped drive Australian mine sale
China’s CMOC says geopolitics helped drive Australian mine sale
7th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese copper and cobalt miner CMOC Group, which sold a controlling stake in its Northparkes mine in Australia earlier this week, said a changing geopolitical situation was one of the reasons for... 


Woodside and Mexico Pacific sign LNG supply deal
6th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia’s Woodside has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Mexico Pacific to purchase 1.3-million tonnes a year, equivalent to about 18 cargoes a year, of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for... 


State auditors recommend Freeport Indonesia be fined for smelter delays
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesian state auditors have recommended the energy ministry fine Freeport Indonesia for delays in its plan to build a copper smelter, estimating that such a penalty could amount to... 


Smallholder farmers in Rwanda receiving training in their fields as part of IDH’s approach to develop horticulture value chains
Making the case for a multipronged approach in scaling Africa’s Agri-sector
6th December 2023

By Dominic Strano – Investment Director of IDH Invest From November 18 to 20, the African Agri Investment Indaba (AAII) took place in Cape Town, South Africa, a key calendar event for agrifood... 


Gold Royalty invests $31m in Brazilian gold project
6th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Precious metals royalty and streamlining company Gold Royalty has announced it will provide $31-million in project financing to Canadian miner Aura Minerals for the Borborema gold project, in... 


Iamgold gains full ownership of Nelligan with Vanstar buy
Iamgold gains full ownership of Nelligan with Vanstar buy
6th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Dual-listed Iamgold is consolidating its interest in the Nelligan deposit, in northern Quebec, announcing on Tuesday an agreement to acquire Vanstar Resources. Vanstar is an exploration company... 


Marula appoints new COO
5th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has appointed Martin Westerman to succeed Tokkas van Heerden, who has resigned, as COO. The appointment of a COO is... 


The HVAC facilities at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng are being upgraded to ensure greater energy and water efficiency
Concor in complex HVAC installation at Eastgate
5th December 2023

To allow Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng to upgrade its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) facilities for greater energy and water efficiency, Concor is carefully strengthening... 


An image showing an electric vehicle charging station at the CSIR
Zero Carbon Charge welcomes EV White Paper, but calls for increased renewable energy charging stations
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s pioneer of a national network of renewable energy charging stations Zero Carbon Charge has welcomed the Electric Vehicle (EV) White Paper released by the Department of Trade,... 


An image of Andrada Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen
Andrada produces high-grade spodumene concentrate at Lithium Ridge licence area
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Andrada Mining has produced high-grade lithium spodumene concentrate from mineralised pegmatite material sourced from the Lithium Ridge licence area –  a fully permitted mining licence... 


Artist’s impression of the Truths satellite
Airbus awarded contract for next phase of 'standards laboratory in space' project
5th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Space has been awarded a €109.3-million (including options) contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the latest phase of its Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial and Helio... 


Renew-e managing partner and co-founder Etienne Rübbers
Opinion: How many jobs will the JET create in Mpumalanga?
5th December 2023

In this opinion article, Renew-e managing partner and co-founder Etienne Rübbers argues that where the green energy jobs are created will be important in ensuring that the energy transition is just. 


Madison to raise C$500 000 through private placement
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Uranium mining and exploration company Madison Metals has announced a private placement of units at a price of C$0.40 each for aggregate gross proceeds of up to C$500 000.   Each unit will comprise... 


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