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Sustainable energy transition on track for mining industry
22nd March 2024

The energy transition and the global move towards net zero by 2050 require coordinated action by mining companies, governments, unions and communities to ensure just transitions for coal mines and... 



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Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 


Acquisition shows promising results, boosts product offering
22nd March 2024

German manufacturer specialising in vacuum pumps, blowers, systems and service, Busch Vacuum Solutions, has closed a strategic acquisition in the vacuum technology industry, having acquired... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


‘It’s not all doom and gloom in our space’ – WBHO boss
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

With a total pipeline of work of R240-billion, up from R211-billion in June, Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon’s (WBHO’s) short- to medium-term future “should be okay”, says CEO Wolfgang Neff. “It’s not... 


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Rhovan solar photovoltaic facility, South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Glencore is building a 25 MW solar photovoltaic plant in North West. 


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Comsol launches exclusive 5G Fixed Wireless Access for businesses
21st March 2024

Comsol, the leading provider of Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) last mile connectivity and Private Networks in South Africa, has launched a 5G FWA network to meet the need for business-class broadband... 


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Barrick explores new gold and copper ventures in DRC
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Buoyed by the success of Kibali – Africa’s biggest gold mine – Barrick Gold is setting its sights on new opportunities in gold and copper in partnership with the government of the Democratic... 


Mining explosives pioneer AECI celebrating 100 years of business at the JSE.
Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot
20th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The stage is set for proudly South African mining explosives trailblazer, AECI, to become the third biggest in its field globally by 2030, AECI Group chairperson Dr Khotso Mokhele told an... 


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The home of the VW Polo
20th March 2024

Volkswagen cements its commitment to South Africa as an investment destination South Africa is undoubtedly the most preferred location for multinational investors in Africa. As one of the most... 


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Cape Town’s MyCiTi Spine Road depot construction 65% complete
20th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


Bearings International fosters a segment strategy to keep customers ‘in motion’
Bearings International fosters a segment strategy to keep customers ‘in motion’
20th March 2024

Bearings International’s (BI) segment approach to the market places an intentional focus on key industries in South and Sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to optimise operations, enhance uptime and drive... 


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Defy launches solar-powered off-grid fridge, freezer range
19th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the compounding effects of loadshedding in South Africa and increasing concerns about climate change, appliance manufacturer Defy Appliances has launched its Solar Off-Grid fridge and freezer... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energetic Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360 this week produced the first concentrate from the plant it has just acquired from Nama Copper, which becomes its second concentrator plant... 


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DBSA continues to create new and clean energy generation initiatives for local communities
19th March 2024

Since the announcement of the Embedded Generation Investment Programme (EGIP) in 2021, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is pleased to announce the approval of about R8-billion worth... 


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Afrimat Construction Index reflects 3% y/y growth in the fourth quarter
19th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The “lethargy” of the South African economy as a whole during the fourth quarter of 2023 was evident in the construction sector, with five of the ten constituent indicators of the Afrimat... 


Unconstrained IRP would have far more wind and solar PV, analysis shows
Conclusions in opaque IRP 2023 are ‘incorrect and economically damaging’
19th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In an excoriating assessment of the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), Meridian Economics points to serious problems with the modelling and cost assumptions used by the Department of... 


Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo
Partnerships with the private sector, communities key to building climate-resilient infrastructure
19th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The African continent needs an estimated $190-billion a year to meet its climate change mitigation and energy needs transition, but 57% of countries are in debt and unable to support the amount of... 


Concor builds momentum with fast track projects
Concor builds momentum with fast track projects
19th March 2024

Concor has remained active in the building sector with the company having successfully completed several major fast track projects in 2023. Among others, this includes the Trevenna Super Basement... 


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JSE declares full year dividend on the back of strong financial performance
18th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The JSE produced “strong” results for the year ended December 31, 2023, with growth of 12.2% in headline earnings per share (HEPS) and return on equity of 19.4% in line with long-term targets, CEO... 


Global commodity trading profits topped $100bn for second-best year ever
18th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The commodity trading industry reaped its second-best year ever in terms of profits, banking over $100-billion and building up a mountain of cash to spend on assets and breaking into new markets.... 


Northern Dynasty files two actions in federal courts
Northern Dynasty files two actions in federal courts
18th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Northern Dynasty Minerals and its US-based subsidiary Pebble Limited Partnership have filed two separate actions in the federal courts challenging government’s actions to prevent companies from... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
BHP cuts contractors at Australian nickel project amid price slump
18th March 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group said on Monday some contractors at its West Musgrave nickel and copper project in Western Australia had left its operations as the global miner assesses whether it will put its nickel... 


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Affordable building management system available
16th March 2024

A building management system (BMS) range designed for basic building architectures has recently been launched to the local marketplace.  Digital automation and energy management company Schneider... 


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. 


Exxaro media briefing.
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... 


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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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