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Growth, profit, sustainability: How Sovereign Foods ticked all the boxes with one contract
Growth, profit, sustainability: How Sovereign Foods ticked all the boxes with one contract
16th March 2024

Welcome to Kariega, a picturesque town nestled in the Eastern Cape, where South Africa’s third largest fully integrated poultry producer, Sovereign Foods, recently found itself at a crossroads. 


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Taxi Relief Fund extended to enable remaining claimants to secure payment
15th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Transport (DoT) has obtained Cabinet approval to extend the Taxi Relief Fund (TRF) to November 30. The request to extend the TRF was made to afford as many taxi operators as... 


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South Africa’s next energy challenge: A R390-billion grid upgrade
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is facing a monumental challenge as it seeks to end years of rolling electricity outages that have hobbled the economy: It needs to build and fund a R390-billion expansion of the... 


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Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


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Methanol surge expected to continue
15th March 2024

In recent years, the demand for methanol has witnessed a significant surge, particularly within the marine and construction industries, states analytical reportage company Persistence Market... 


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Empowering South Africa’s water future: A strategic vision by EWSETA
15th March 2024

In the dynamic landscape of South Africa’s water sector, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) stands at the forefront of transformative initiatives to fortify the... 


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New Afton mine, Canada
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold mine in British Columbia, Canada. 


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Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Group wind power generation last year increased by 8% and the Lephalale solar power project is on its way to being operational in the first quarter of next year, Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa... 


Industrial Gas Users Association of South Africa executive director Jaco Human
Industrial gas users prepare to make ‘orderly transition’ case at crunch gas-cliff meeting
14th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The creation of a formal public-private platform to assess solutions to a pending “gas cliff” for industrial consumers in South Africa points to the fact that the issue is finally being taken... 


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Innovation for development
14th March 2024

Boosting socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation, is at the core of the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) mandate.  


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Navigating the solar transition: Choosing safety, sustainability and performance
14th March 2024

As climate impacts intensify and energy prices continue their volatility, transitioning homes and businesses to solar power has clear financial and environmental benefits. Solar energy can reduce... 


Growthpoint Group CEO Norbert Sasse.
Growthpoint says high interest rates will dent its full-year distributable income
13th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Given the impact of high interest rates across its local and international businesses, JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties expects its distributable income per share (DIPS) to decline by 10% to 12%... 


International partnership seeks to develop platform to calculate air cargo carbon emissions
13th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The global representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and global non-profit freight sector climate action organisation the Smart Freight... 


Orion's Prieska mine
Orion pleased with its interim performance
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals says it has successfully navigated a pivotal development stage in the six months ended December 31, 2023, having transformed from being a pure explorer and... 


Amid nickel glut, Indonesia's next President vows to keep 'downstreaming' policy
13th March 2024 By: Reuters

Indonesia's incoming president, Prabowo Subianto, has pledged to continue predecessor Joko Widodo's nickel "downstreaming" policy but faces the task of reducing oversupply while pushing to... 


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Africa’s biggest freight rail market set for private operators
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest freight rail market is on the cusp of being transformed by private operators, the head of the operator of the continent’s largest rolling-stock fleet said. The South African... 


Teck Resources mulls British Columbia battery recycling plant
13th March 2024 By: Reuters

Copper and zinc miner Teck Resources is considering building a lithium-ion battery recycling facility in British Columbia, CEO Jonathan Price said on Tuesday. If constructed, Vancouver-based... 


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Built Environment Indaba to address substandard project delivery, other challenges
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Poor-quality projects, site invasions and inadequate transformation are some of the key issues that will be addressed at the inaugural Built Environment Indaba, which will be held at the Gallagher... 


Access Bank South Africa appoints Sandile Shabalala CEO
12th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Access Bank South Africa has appointed Sandile Shabalala CEO to lead the bank into its next phase of growth and innovation. Shabalala has more than three decades of... 


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Construction sector mafia targeting executives as well
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The impact of the construction mafia is starting to be felt higher up the food chain, with Black Building Council in the Built Environment (BBCBE) president Danny Masimene noting that executives... 


Perenti makes board changes
12th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services group Perenti has announced the resignation of Rob Cole from the board of directors, which he has chaired since 2021. The company also announced the appointment of Diane... 


IATA global cargo conference focuses on the future of the air freight sector
12th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The key themes at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) 2024 World Cargo Symposium (being held in Hong Kong) were digitalisation, safety, and sustainability. (IATA was the global... 


Schneider Electric launches Pro-Retailer Channel Programme in South Africa as a boost for indirect partners
Schneider Electric launches Pro-Retailer Channel Programme in South Africa as a boost for indirect partners
12th March 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching its Pro-Retailer Channel Programme in the South African market aimed at supporting the... 


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DBSA to co-finance three wind farms in the Eastern Cape
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has been appointed to act as a co-mandated lead arranger alongside Absa and Nedbank to provide debt funding and black economic empowerment equity... 


FNB/BER building confidence index ‘nosedives’ to 27 in the first quarter
11th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index dropped by 16 points to 27 in the first quarter of this year, from 43 in the fourth quarter of 2023, and four of the six sectors surveyed recorded a decline in... 


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Fortress achieves strong interim performance, simplifies capital structure
11th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Real estate company Fortress Real Estate Investments says it successfully simplified its capital structure through the implementation of a single class of share, as well as achieved other... 


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Mkango, CoTec appoint engineering experts to aid with feasibility study in the US
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Mkango Resources and partner TSX-V-listed CoTec have appointed two US-based engineering solutions companies to engineer and design a rare earth elements magnet recycling plant and... 


ECOACERO relies on SMS group for its new rebar mill in the Dominican Republic
11th March 2024

Production capacity of up to 400,000 tons of rebar per year ECOACERO plans to serve the growing construction industry in the Caribbean and Central America ECOACERO, an ESTRELLA Group company, has... 


Collaboration between Ericsson, Mugler, and SMS group
11th March 2024

SMS group is one of the first operators of a private 5G network for researching real-time applications for the metallurgical industry The 5G standard enables data to be transmitted up to ten times... 


Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore slumped almost 5% — heading toward the $110 a ton mark — as disappointing demand in China left the market lumbered with bulging inventories. The steelmaking material has tumbled by almost... 


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Wireless sound level meters available locally
8th March 2024

A range of wireless, smartphone-operated sound level meters has been introduced to the South African market. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa- (Icasa-) approved advanced... 


China coal group says peak demand imminent as clean power grows
China coal group says peak demand imminent as clean power grows
8th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is rapidly approaching peak coal consumption, but the fossil fuel’s role in helping to address energy security concerns means its use will plateau for some time after that, according to the... 


China coal imports seen flat in 2024, State-run utility says
8th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China's coal imports are expected to be little changed in 2024, despite expectations for an increase of 4% in demand for the polluting fuel, a senior executive of a State-run utility said on... 


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Huawei launches three AI-focused data storage solutions
8th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology giant Huawei has launched three new data storage solutions aimed at tackling the challenges experienced, amid the rapid development of large artificial... 


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Teraco moves to grow and green SA data-centre footprint
8th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital transformation is happening in every industry and digitalisation of the economy is intensifying the need for highly available, and sustainable, information and communication technology... 


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Tydan Control Valve
8th March 2024

Innovative control valve solutions provider Tydan Control Valve specialises in the design, manufacturing and distribution of high-quality control valves, water demand management equipment and... 


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Teraco moves to grow and green SA data-centre footprint
8th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital transformation is happening in every industry and digitalisation of the economy is intensifying the need for highly available, and sustainable, information and communication technology... 


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Cape Winelands Airport, South Africa
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

RSA.Aero aims to construct Cape Town’s second, big commercial airport. 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Consistent with the requirements of Sibanye’s capital allocation framework, the project will be delayed and is expected to ramp up again during 2025.  


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Jansen potash project, Canada – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP has signed nonbinding sales agreements for all potash production from both phases of the Jansen mine. 


Encouraging exploration buoys Côte d’Ivoire prospect
8th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Canada-based precious metals miner Fortuna Silver has reported several emerging prospects at its West African Séguéla mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, of which its Badior prospect stands out, with... 


eWasa reaches 31% polystyrene recycling target
7th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

During the 2022/23 reporting period, a 31% recycling rate for polystyrene was achieved, registered producer responsibility organisation the Extended producer responsibility (EPR) Waste Association... 


Construction of Turffontein Clinic resumes
7th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The construction of Turffontein Clinic has restarted following a temporary stoppage, the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) says in a statement. The two-storey, 1 870 m² facility is said to be... 


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