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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Maydon Wharf precinct liquid bulk facility, South Africa
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Transnet National Port Authority is working to improve operational efficiencies at the precinct.  


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Two of the projects are now fully licensed. 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


The aftermath of the collapsed dam
Claimants for deadly Mariana dam collapse file injunction against BHP, Vale
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

Lawyers representing claimants taking legal action over Brazil's worst environmental disaster filed an injunction this week against miners BHP and Vale for "trying to derail" a potential... 


Absa doubles MIGA agreements to $1bn capital guarantee
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Absa has concluded further agreements with the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which is a member of the World Bank Group, freeing up additional financial... 


Man receives five-year prison sentence for tampering with Eskom infrastructure
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Mthatha Specialised Commercial Crime Court has sentenced a man to five years in prison, wholly suspended for five years, for falsely representing himself as an Eskom contractor to the residents... 


GBCSA head of technical Georgina Smit.
Index continues to show value of green buildings in South Africa
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Investment services and advisory company MSCI’s South Africa Green Annual Property Index for 2023 shows that green-certified prime and A-grade offices produced a total return of 5.8%, which was 150... 


African Rainbow Minerals CEO Phillip Tobias
ARM CEO discusses elements for successful JV partnerships
27th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Considering its long and successful history with joint ventures (JVs), diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias has noted the importance of mutual respect and... 


Exxon backs EV demand growth to turn its lithium bet into a win
Exxon backs EV demand growth to turn its lithium bet into a win
27th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil said lithium demand will grow despite a years-long slump in prices, a scenario that would help its traditional oil business co-exist with a foray into producing the battery material... 


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Daimler Truck Southern Africa appoints new sales and marketing VP
27th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Olaf Petersen has joined Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) as its new sales and marketing VP, effective July 1. Petersen will be responsible for the new-vehicle sales portfolio for Mercedes-Benz... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane being interviewed by Mining Weekly.
Mining needs one-stop regulatory environment to boost growth – Minerals Council
27th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining needs what is often referred to as a one-stop shop to ensure that an applicant is not sent from one department to the other but goes to one place where the application is... 


Restoring Economic Growth - Connecting African Countries and Optimising the AfCFTA
Restoring Economic Growth - Connecting African Countries and Optimising the AfCFTA
27th June 2024

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a landmark achievement in the pursuit of economic integration across Africa. As the continent navigates the path to restoring economic... 


Victor Molele, Chairman of the School Governing Board with Engen Minins Sales, Vimal Jarganath, Engen CSI Manager, Olwethu Mdabula and CSI Manager Odirile Molefe from Tharisa Mine and Marikana North High headmaster Stoffel Pitse
Engen and Tharisa Mines collaborate to support Marikana matrics
27th June 2024

Engen, in partnership with Tharisa Mines, has once again taken proactive steps to empower the Marikana North High matric class by providing them with study guides to assist them in preparing for... 


Tribunal approves Prax’s Natref stake buyout, with conditions
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Competition Tribunal has approved the merger in which oil refining and logistics company Prax will acquire energy company TotalEnergies' interest in refinery National Petroleum Refiners of... 


DSCT's facilities in Cape Town
Damen renews NIP agreement with dtic; celebrates more than 40 vessels built at Cape Town shipyard
27th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Damen Shipyards Group (DSG) has signed a new strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) as part of the National Industrial Participation (NIP)... 


Petra CE Richard Duffy
Petra shares plans to reduce operating costs, appoints new CFO
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Petra Diamonds has shared its plan for a sustainable reduction of $30-million a year in operating costs from the 2025 financial year, as well as a smoothing of its development and... 


Speakers who participated in Creamer Media's ESG in Mining webinar
Experts unpack the evolution of ESG across the mining value chain
27th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has evolved to being driven by external factors such as shareholder activism and investor confidence, rather than regulatory frameworks, finds a panel... 


Eskay and P2Gold terminate business combination
Eskay and P2Gold terminate business combination
27th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian juniors Eskay Mining and P2Gold have announced that they would terminate their proposed business combination transaction, citing market conditions. The companies earlier this month... 


Starsight Energy group CEO Paul van Zijl; Proconics CEO Melvin Jones; Eskom senior adviser IPPs Motlatsi Makhari; SolarAfrica Energy CEO David McDonald; Emthanjeni local municipality Mayor Lulamile Nkumbi; and Eskom senior adviser IPPs Moreetsi Balepile
First phase of 1 GW SunCentral solar farm breaks ground
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Independent power producer SolarAfrica Energy has officially broken ground on its first utility-scale solar farm in the Northern Cape. Known as SunCentral, Phase 1 of this project will total about... 


Petrol
S Africa consumer confidence recovers in Q2, survey shows
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's consumer confidence improved slightly in the second quarter due to fewer hours of loadshedding and a drop in fuel and food prices, but uncertainty around national elections kept some... 


Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Group CEO Hishaam Emeran elected as the new President of The Southern African Railways Association (SARA)
Southern African Railways Association (SARA) Announces New Leadership at Annual Board Meeting
27th June 2024

The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) Board Members convened in Cape Town from 19-20 June 2024 for the annual SARA Board meeting. The event was marked by significant discussions,... 


Vedanta Base Metals CE Chris Griffith
Vedanta in talks with IHC unit, investors for Zambian copper stake sale
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

International Resources Holding (IRH), the mining investment arm of United Arab Emirates' richest company, is among investors holding talks on buying into Vedanta Resources' Zambian copper assets,... 


JC Auditors (JCA) Partners with CILTSA in Bid to Drive ESG Sustainability
JC Auditors (JCA) Partners with CILTSA in Bid to Drive ESG Sustainability
27th June 2024

JC Auditors (JCA) is excited to announce its strategic association with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport: South Africa (CILTSA) to advance Environmental, Social, and Governance... 


Planning & Scheduling Excellence Award: Sameer Allopi (IS)3, Tim Sowell (AVEVA), Charl Marais (4Sight OT), Rachid Camal (Vulcan International), Wilhelm Swart (4Sight OT), Nilen Bermal (IS3)
X-Change community drives excellence in industrial tech application
27th June 2024

Johannesburg. – A community of excellence in industrial technology application is taking shape in Southern Africa, driven by IS³ and local industrial groups aiming to enhance their competitiveness... 


renewable energy, wind and solar
Legislative certainty amid government shuffle crucial for continued renewable-energy investment
26th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

A clear and certain legislative framework is critical for enabling sustainability and green energy investments in South Africa going forward, especially given the changes taking place in government... 


Companies need to adjust operating, business models amid growth in generative AI
26th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Generative AI (genAI) is having a measurable impact on companies that adopt these systems, and 58% of workers that are using genAI are able to save five hours a week in work time, the 'AI at Work... 


Drilling at the Kipushi project
Trafigura clinches share of major zinc deal snubbed by Glencore
26th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Production from a large new zinc mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo will be split between several new buyers including trading giant Trafigura Group, after rival Glencore backed away from a... 


Packs of frozen chicken
Rainbow Chicken lists on South Africa's JSE
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Leading South African poultry producer Rainbow Chicken listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Wednesday, as part of its unbundling from RCL Foods. RCL Foods, whose brands include Selati... 


Cranes at a construction site
Civil construction activity growth well supported, but sentiment remains low – survey
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The First National Bank (FNB)/Bureau for Economic Research Civil Confidence Index decreased to 44 points in the second quarter, from an eight-year high of 47 in the first quarter. While slightly... 


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Showcase your skills in the Autodesk Fusion Maker design competition
26th June 2024

Are you ready to showcase your exceptional skills and creativity in the Autodesk Fusion Maker design competition? This is your golden opportunity to demonstrate your mastery in designing a... 


Limes
Citrus Academy launches targeted skills training programme
26th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nonprofit training organisation the Citrus Academy has introduced a new Citrus SuperPower programme with which it aims to develop the skills and knowledge of supervisors, open new growth and... 


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LGIM to sell Glencore stake on concern over thermal coal plans
26th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) said it will divest from Glencore Plc, the world’s biggest coal shipper, on concerns about its production of the most polluting fuel. While most of its... 


Policy uncertainty index moves further into negative territory in the second quarter
26th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The North West University (NWU) Business School’s Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) moved further into negative territory in the second quarter, rising to 68.3 points, compared with 65.8 in the first... 


ACTOM Kenya secures key contracts and eyes several growth areas in the East African region
ACTOM Kenya secures key contracts and eyes several growth areas in the East African region
26th June 2024

Since opening its Low-Voltage (LV) manufacturing facility in Kenya in July last year, electrical equipment and services supplier ACTOM has identified several growth opportunities in the region.... 


Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
Mining filtration solutions transform operational efficiency, sustainability
26th June 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... 


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BHP Group's carbon emissions to rise slightly this year
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group's operational carbon emissions are set for a "small increase" this financial year, an executive said on Wednesday, as the miner said its path to net zero would not be linear and requires... 


Bales of PET bottles for recycling
Petco achieves 60% post-consumer PET recycling rate in 2023
26th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Newly released audited data has shown that South Africa’s longest-standing producer responsibility organisation (PRO) Petco achieved a 64% collection and 60% recycling rate for polyethylene... 


Airbus releases updated guidance for this year, signalling fewer deliveries and lower earnings
25th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has released updated guidance for its expected performance for the rest of this year. Its previous guidance for the year had been issued in late... 


South Africa could leverage its potent solar and wind resources to power green manufacturing
‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth
25th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that have been pursued to date in electricity, freight... 


Lilac Solutions releases lithium extraction data amid rising competition
Lilac Solutions releases lithium extraction data amid rising competition
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

Lilac Solutions said on Tuesday the latest version of its lithium extraction technology can recover more than 90% of the lithium found in many brine formations, and that it has cut the construction... 


Barrick Gold chairperson John Thornton
Business model of Western mining industry needs new power, London Indaba highlights
25th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New power is needed by the Western mining industry, which is still functioning on a trailing old power business model. This was highlighted at Tuesday’s London Indaba, where a spotlight was shone... 


Thelo to raise $250m with eye on Africa’s giant rail corridors
25th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Thelo Group’s management plans to buy Deutsche Bahn’s 49% shareholding and is in talks with financiers to raise $250-million to help the South African company transform into a developer of rail... 


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