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Strong relationships underpin success
5th July 2024

Structural steel fabrication company Cousins Steel International (CSI) asserts that succession planning and robust synergies are the catalysts that have led to its enduring success. The company,... 


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iKhokha recently achieved the MTN Financial App of the Year Award
Fintech app surpasses R2bn in disbursements
5th July 2024

KwaZulu-Natal-based fintech company iKhokha, which recently won the MTN Financial App of the Year Award, has disbursed more than R2-billion in working capital to its small- and medium-sized... 


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City rehabilitating sewer pipelines
5th July 2024

The City of Cape Town’s Water and Sanitation Directorate has achieved significant progress with the rehabilitation of 28 km of bulk sewer pipelines – the country’s largest sewer upgrade of its... 


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Moment of consequence?
5th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

As is the case for the country as a whole, South Africa’s industrial development is at “a moment of fundamental consequence”, to borrow a line from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration speech.... 


MTN South Africa, Huawei sign MoU on Net5.5G
5th July 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications company MTN South Africa and information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices provider Huawei are joining forces to promote the large-scale... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


Cape Town introduces reversible MyCiTi bus lane to reduce congestion
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s Transport Network Technology branch is set to activate a reversible MyCiTi bus lane along the R27 between Loxton road and Broad road in Milnerton. This bus lane, for... 


Ford celebrates one-millionth Ranger, says PHEV production to start before year-end
5th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Ford South Africa (SA) has celebrated the assembly of the one-millionth Ranger at its Silverton plant in Pretoria. While the first million bakkies took 24 years, the second million is set to happen... 


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AESPUMP South Africa forms strategic partnership with Andritz AG: A boost for local engineering markets
5th July 2024

AESPUMP is celebrated for its comprehensive pump solutions, including new pump sales, precise repairs, and the application of Belzona protective coatings. Since its founding in 2012, originating... 


Better wastewater management will reduce pressure on South Africa’s natural systems
Better wastewater management will reduce pressure on South Africa’s natural systems
5th July 2024

Climate change and failing infrastructure are placing greater pressure on South Africa’s scarce water resources, exacerbating the country’s water crisis and emphasising the need to better address... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


Digital nomad visas could attract professionals, Endeavor South Africa says
4th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Entrepreneurial support organisation Endeavor South Africa says the South African remote work, or digital nomad, visa can help the local technology industry and entrepreneurs, and is a positive... 


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Geobrugg inaugurates new steel wire mesh manufacturing facility
4th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steel wire net manufacturer Geobrugg Africa has inaugurated its first high-tensile steel production facility in Africa in Lanseria, Gauteng. The facility boasts a new TECCO manufacturing machine to... 


Rio Tinto builds two solar farms for Gove Peninsula
Rio Tinto builds two solar farms for Gove Peninsula
4th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Two new 5.25 MW solar farms will be built on Gumatj and Rirratjingu country on the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory, as Rio Tinto works to secure a more sustainable power supply for the... 


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Cape Town reports 22% bump in film permits issued
4th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s Film Permit Office says it has issued 4 757 film permits between July 1 last year and June 30 this year. This is a 22% increase from the 3 910 permits issued in the 2022/23... 


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Minerals Council welcomes small input cost decrease for the mining sector in May
4th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body the Minerals Council South Africa says mining input costs rose by 6.6% year-on-year in May, marking a 0.6 percentage point decrease compared with April. The decrease is a positive... 


BHP cuts employee incentives after missing its performance goals, AFR reports
BHP cuts employee incentives after missing its performance goals, AFR reports
4th July 2024 By: Reuters

BHP has notified tens of thousands of its workers across the globe that it was cutting their incentive pay after the miner failed to meet its performance goals, the Australian Financial Review... 


Bosch Rexroth Africa opens first branch in Côte d'Ivoire
4th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Hydraulics, pneumatics and automation group Bosch Rexroth Africa opened its first branch in Côte d'Ivoire, in June, to meet the increasing demand for its hydraulic, pneumatic and automation... 


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Venture capital sought to fund atomic rhino poaching deterrent
4th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

A South African startup that’s promoting the use of implanted radioactive pellets to deter the poaching of endangered animals such as rhinos is seeking venture capital support to roll out the... 


Meet Our Speakers at Infrastructure Africa 2024
4th July 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum, scheduled to take place at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa, on the 16 – 17 July 2024, is excited to announce a distinguished line-up of speakers who... 


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SAA to add 64% new destinations as it rebuilds
4th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African Airways (SAA) plans to add 64% new destination from its hub in Johannesburg by the end of April as it rebuilds its business to focus on regional and international routes after a deal... 


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A rare South African export success is threatened by crumbling ports
4th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

At a packhouse at Blydevallei Boerdery, near South Africa’s eastern border with Mozambique, workers pluck unripe grapefruit off a conveyor belt. It’s the best chance of getting them to export... 


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Huawei successfully holds Global Optical Summit in South Africa, driving industrial intelligence
4th July 2024

Huawei held its Global Optical Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Run under the theme, "F5G-A (F5G Advanced), the Foundation for Industrial Intelligence", the summit attracted more than 300... 


Bob Chen, President of Huawei Optical Business Product Line, delivering a keynote speech
Huawei’s Bob Chen discusses three optical business trends driving industrial intelligence
4th July 2024

Bob Chen, President of Huawei’s Optical Business Product Line, delivered a keynote speech titled "three trends in Optical Business, promoting industrial intelligence," at the recently concluded... 


Kumba appoints new independent nonexecutive director
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary has announced the appointment of Neo Violet Mokhesi as an independent nonexecutive director with effect from July 1. She will... 


Could automation be the answer to SA’s infrastructure woes?
3rd July 2024

By: Anand Subbaraj: CEO of software company Zuper, field service management (FSM) software With South Africans last having experienced load shedding on 26 March (correct at the time of writing),... 


Glencore said to withdraw Kazzinc sale after offers fall short
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Glencore has abandoned plans to sell its stake in Kazakh mining company Kazzinc after potential buyers failed to match its valuation, people familiar with the situation said. Glencore had been... 


Auto market awaits return of consumer confidence, political clarity – TransUnion
Auto market awaits return of consumer confidence, political clarity – TransUnion
3rd July 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African automotive sector continues to grapple with significant macroeconomic challenges, says TransUnion Africa CEO Lee Naik. Persistently high interest rates and negative economic... 


SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
SA’s energy industry is between a rock and a hard place as global pressures to reduce coal dependency mounts
3rd July 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By: Rhian Capostagno - African Head of Energy Transformation at Partners in Performance SA faces a tough spot as it balances diminishing demand for coal with local need to keep producing and the... 


Milken Institute launches Africa Leaders Business Council
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Development think tank the Milken Institute has launched the Africa Leaders Business Council, which brings together experts across business, technology, finance and investment, sustainability and... 


Convergence fulfils conditions to acquire Datacentrix
3rd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Technology-focused private equity investment management company Convergence Partners has met all conditions precedent to acquire 100% of system integration service company Datacentrix from... 


Wheat in hand
Grain SA highlights crucial points of focus for new agriculture, land reform Ministers
3rd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Grain SA says it eagerly anticipates depoliticised government service delivery following the election of new political leaders and Cabinet members. Grain SA expects the Government... 


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Illegal Implats strike comes to a peaceful close
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

An illegal work stoppage at the North Shaft of Impala Bafokeng’s Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM), in the North West province, has ended without incident, parent company Impala Platinum... 


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South Africa business activity falls in June, S&P PMI shows
3rd July 2024 By: Reuters

South African private sector activity fell in June as output and new orders slipped on uncertainty over the outcome of an election held in May, a survey showed on Wednesday. The S&P Global South... 


The Edna May Symes openpit mine
Ramelius enters into new A$175m revolving debt facility
3rd July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold miner Ramelius Resources on Wednesday announced an A$175-million revolving corporate facility as an upsized replacement to a previous A$100-million. The Western Australian gold producer has... 


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Sayona appoints new CEO, Canada COO
3rd July 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

North American lithium producer Sayona Mining on Wednesday announced Lucas Dow as new MD and CEO, taking over from interim CEO James Brown. Dow, an experienced mining executive who has led... 


Anglo considers options to sell coal assets after Australia fire
Anglo considers options to sell coal assets after Australia fire
3rd July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Anglo American is considering options to push ahead with a sale of its coal business after an explosion at its flagship Australian mine, including the possibility of selling individual assets or... 


Fireblade Aviation prepares for growth in private aviation
2nd July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private aviation company Fireblade Aviation has positioned each of its divisions to grow as international demand for aviation resources increases, particularly private aviation over the past three... 


SAB profiles impact of responsible consumption platform
2nd July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

At an event held at the group’s premises in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on July 2, beverage manufacturing group South African Breweries (SAB) showcased progress achieved by its responsible consumption... 


Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
Unlocking ESG Potential: Experts to Guide Businesses at CILTSA’s Data-Centric Conference
2nd July 2024

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) has secured a powerful line-up of panellists and speakers for its upcoming Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)... 


RFA CEO Gavin Kelly
RFA concerned about lack of transport experience with new Ministers at DoT
2nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While industry bodies such as Agri SA and the Minerals Council South Africa have welcomed the Ministerial appointments or reappointments to the departments that concern them, the Road Freight... 


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Major restructuring in global aerospace sector confirmed – Boeing, Airbus, absorb Spirit
2nd July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In one of the most important merger and acquisition deals in the global aerospace sector in years, US-based Boeing has announced that it is acquiring another large US group, aerostructures... 


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Treasury says South Africa is making progress with measures to exit greylisting
2nd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Treasury says it is satisfied with the outcomes of intergovernmental body the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF’s) plenary meeting outcomes, despite South Africa not being likely to... 


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