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Leasehold model at Dube TradePort provides consistent revenue, helps property developers
9th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Special economic zone (SEZ) Dube TradePort says its long-term leasehold model allows investors to access land over long periods without the need to buy it outright and ensures that it has a stable... 


From left, Murray & Roberts Cementation project executive Kethu Mokgatlha receiving the award from AMMSA President Mosala Letebele in recognition for the company reaching seven million fatality-free shifts
Another fatality-free milestone for Murray & Roberts Cementation
9th July 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A hard-won culture of safety has earned Murray & Roberts Cementation the accolade of seven-million fatality-free shifts from the Association of Mine Managers of South Africa (AMMSA). The award was... 


Deborah Dull and Douglas Kent
Supply chain community urged to “UNLEARN” in order to fight climate change
9th July 2024

Experts stress that to fight climate change, it is critical to transform supply chains as they produce around 60% of all carbon emissions globally. But while greener supply chains are a growing... 


Agile Capital acquires a stake in Berry Astrapak
9th July 2024

Agile Capital, a leading private equity firm, has acquired a significant minority share in Berry Astrapak.  Berry Astrapak is a specialised manufacturer of an extensive range of rigid moulded, and... 


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SA’s economic powerhouse is still the business hub for African economic growth
9th July 2024

Covering a land area of just 18 176 km² within Africa’s vast 30.37-million square kilometre land mass, the province of Gauteng punches far above its weight in terms of impact. So named and... 


Eskom power plant
Eskom employee, service provider face fraud charges in court
9th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

An employee of State-owned Eskom and a service provider to the utility last week appeared in the Hendrina Magistrate Court, in Mpumalanga, on charges of fraud, with each granted bail of R30 000. It... 


Schneider Electric South Africa now has nationwide market coverage via its Distribution Hub Programme
Schneider Electric South Africa now has nationwide market coverage via its Distribution Hub Programme
9th July 2024

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce that they have successfully implemented a comprehensive distribution hub network, now covering all provinces in South Africa. This strategic initiative... 


SUNGROW Announces Principal Sponsorship of Powerelec Kenya 2024
SUNGROW Announces Principal Sponsorship of Powerelec Kenya 2024
9th July 2024

Sungrow, a global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, proudly announces its role as the Principal Sponsor of Powerelec Kenya 2024. This partnership underscores Sungrow's... 


World Platinum Investment Council CEO Trevor Raymond.
Shanghai Platinum Week highlights unique platinum, palladium futures innovation
9th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum and palladium have been spotlighted on day two of Shanghai Platinum Week, where South Africa is well represented by Minerals Council South Africa as well as platinum group metals (PGM)... 


Canadian critical mineral shares fall after tighter M&A criteria
Canadian critical mineral shares fall after tighter M&A criteria
9th July 2024 By: Reuters

Shares of Canadian companies that mine critical minerals such as copper and uranium fell on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) on Monday as investors assessed the potential impact of Canada's... 


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Transport conference outlines challenges, opportunities in necessary reskilling/upskilling
8th July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s transport industry is a significant contributor to the country’s gross domestic product; however, it is being impacted on by several factors, which necessitates the reskilling and... 


TymeBank appoints new CEO
8th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Digital bank TymeBank has announced the appointment of Karl Westvig as its new CEO. The bank’s current CEO Coenraad Jonker will turn his full attention to his role as executive chairperson of Tyme... 


Marula appoints logistics, procurement manager for its East Africa operations
8th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Africa-focused battery metals investment and exploration company Marula Mining has appointed mining professional Fred Butia as the company's logistics and procurement manager for East Africa.... 


ACSA seeking to grow its air cargo business at OR Tambo International Airport
8th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) is to step up its activities to stimulate air cargo traffic growth, particularly at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA). This... 


Fire-suppression concerns mean Joburg Library remains closed until 2025
Fire-suppression concerns mean Joburg Library remains closed until 2025
8th July 2024

The City of Johannesburg closed the public library in the central business district in 2021 over safety concerns, mainly about fire suppression. A report into the building’s condition raised issues... 


Building Africa's Tomorrow: Meeting Africa's Infrastructure Demands by 2030
8th July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Africa stands on the brink of a transformative era, with its infrastructure development poised to drive unprecedented growth and prosperity across the continent. As we approach 2030, addressing... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
GNU Cabinet announcement gave business confidence a boost, says BLSA
8th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has said that business confidence is growing on the back of the announcement of the new government of national unity... 


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Possibility of further loadshedding cannot be ruled out – Ramaphosa
8th July 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that while the Government of National Unity is committed to the far-reaching structural electricity reforms it started during the sixth administration, he... 


Canada’s move to protect mining sector shields takeover targets
Canada’s move to protect mining sector shields takeover targets
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada is making it harder for foreign firms to acquire domestic mining companies by imposing measures that could protect top takeover targets from large global rivals. The Canadian government... 


Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher
Santos boss is racing against time to build a gas giant
8th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Kevin Gallagher is in a race against time. A veteran of Australia’s oil and gas industry, the Scotsman has earned acclaim for transforming Santos Ltd into the country’s second-largest fossil fuel... 


Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
8th July 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Advanced filtration technologies are proving to be pivotal in optimising efficiency and sustainability efforts in the mining industry. This was the focal point of a recent webinar hosted by Creamer... 


Last year was pivotal for the power sector, Energy Council says
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

2023 was a pivotal year for South Africa’s power sector, as unprecedented loadshedding undermined the economy and society, industry organisation the Energy Council of South Africa says. “We can... 


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Blencowe achieves conversion of 600 t bulk sample to graphite concentrate
5th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Blencowe Resources has completed a crucial step in commercial-scale testing by converting 600 t of in situ raw material into 30 t of graphite concentrate. The bulk sample conversion... 


Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 


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On-The-Air (05/07/2024)
5th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about platinum, new mining technologies and SA's GNU.  


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Locally assembled electrical control panels now available
5th July 2024

In addition to geared motors, frequency inverters, controls and software, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has added electrical control panels to its offering. Company business development electronics... 


A hydropower plant in Angola
ProMarks, Trafigura sign MoU with Angola govt to develop PPP model for power transmission
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical engineering company ProMarks and industrial conglomerate Trafigura have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Angola to conduct a technical and economic... 


Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
Eskom, Minister celebrate 100 days without loadshedding milestone
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned power utility Eskom has achieved 100 consecutive days without loadshedding, which reflects the enhanced reliability and performance of its generation fleet. The continuous suspension of... 


Services of the Future
Services of the Future
5th July 2024

By Elijah Daniel, Digital & Software Business Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa at Schneider Electric The continued proliferation of advanced technology solutions is undoubtedly shaping the way companies’... 


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Dredging system helps rescue Gauteng sewage works
5th July 2024

Local pump and dredging company IPR recently dredged the emergency water dams at a Gauteng wastewater treatment facility, using its SlurrySucker dredging system. IPR business development manager... 


 True sustainability means the entire food value system going on the offensive in the fight against climate change
True sustainability means the entire food value system going on the offensive in the fight against climate change
5th July 2024

By Kevin O’ Brien, Group Sustainability Executive at The SPAR Group The SPAR Group isn't simply tackling climate change; it’s a strategic imperative for us. However, this battle must become an... 


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Curing concrete in cold weather to keep workflow on track
5th July 2024

Low temperatures and cold weather conditions are known to slow down the curing of concrete, leading to the disruption of production schedules. The use of accelerating admixtures, or accelerators,... 


Canada's Industry Minister, Francois-Philippe Champagne
Canada sets strict criteria for foreign mining investment
5th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move to safeguard national interests amid global geopolitical competition, Canada’s Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has announced stringent measures governing foreign capital in... 


Canada approves Teck’s coal sale to Glencore
Canada approves Teck’s coal sale to Glencore
5th July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Canadian government has approved commodities major Glencore’s acquisition of Teck Resources’ metallurgical coal business, Elk Valley Resources (EVR). The $6.9-billion transaction for a 77%... 


Magazine round up | 05 July 2024
Magazine round up | 05 July 2024
5th July 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  


AVAILABLE IN BOTSWANA
Integrated Pump Technology will offers its Grindex range of submersible dewatering, sludge and slurry pumps to clients in Botswana through Mitchell Equipment Hire
Partnership boosts Botswana mine pumping solutions
5th July 2024

Following a distributorship agreement concluded earlier this year between pumps solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology and plant hire company Mitchell Equipment Hire, Botswana’s promising... 


SAFER WORKING
Through the precise identification and quantification of noise sources, these tools pave the way for a safer and more regulated work environment
Sound level meters find local distributor
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Local test and measurement company TANDM Technologies has introduced engineering company Brüel & Kjaer’s (B&K’s) wireless, smartphone-operated 2245 and 2255 sound level meters (SLMs) to the South... 


Company driving innovation in the pumps sector
5th July 2024

Whether operating in wastewater treatment facilities, dewatering on mines, irrigating in the agricultural sector or transferring fluids and slurries in the manufacturing sectors, pumps cannot do... 


PHUMLA MAVUNDLA
MCS’ philosophy is to foster self-sufficiency that allows the shapers to plough back into their communities
Programme empowers young agricultural entrepreneurs in KZN
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In a move aimed at bolstering youth entrepreneurship, youth empowerment initiative Metropolitan Collective Shapers (MCS) has launched its impactful programme in KwaZulu-Natal as it continues to... 


Chipo Mushwana, emerging innovation payments executive at financial services group Nedbank
Chipo Mushwana
5th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Chipo Mushwana, emerging innovation payments executive at financial services group Nedbank 


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NDT testing expert launches vendor inspection services
5th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection provider DEKRA Industrial South Africa (SA) has launched local vendor inspection and expediting services, leveraging its global vendor inspection... 


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Companies face compliance hurdles
5th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite various efforts to align South African standards with international standards to facilitate trade and international collaboration, challenges such as lack of compliance and enforcement, and... 


An image of a steel structure
Steel key to circular economy
5th July 2024

Not-for-profit trade organisation, the Hot Dip Galvanizers Association of South Africa (HDGASA) implores its members to embrace the important role that steel can play in promoting a circular... 


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