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Exxaro CFO Riaan Koppeschaar
Exxaro weighing options for Australian coal JV amid Anglo's planned exit
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is weighing its options for its Australian coal joint venture project with Anglo American following the mining giant's planned exit from the business, an executive said on Tuesday.... 


Radisson to open its first hotels in Tanzania as part of African expansion
25th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Radisson Hotel Group will add seven new hotels, with more than 1 200 rooms, to its African portfolio and will open two hotels in Dar es Salaam and in Mwanza, in Tanzania, in 2025. The new hotels... 


Ex-Trafigura metals boss to run new team of 40 at rival Mercuria
25th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group’s former co-head of metals Kostas Bintas is joining Mercuria Energy Group together with several of his ex-colleagues, to spearhead an aggressive push into metals in one of the... 


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Ford celebrates 1m Rangers; looks to PHEV production start before year-end
25th June 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 has taken 24 years, the second million is set to... 


BME Managing Director Ralf Hennecke
Experience, ESG, innovation drives region’s mining
25th June 2024

Mining has been an economic mainstay for Southern African economies in recent years, the task is now to build on the momentum that has been created, according to Omnia group company BME. The... 


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Don’t be ripped off - Always ask for an ABC certificate when placing adverts
25th June 2024

Creamer Media’s Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine is Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) certified.  An ABC certificate is a guarantee to you, our advertisers, of how many copies of our... 


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SA Canegrowers implores new Tongaat owners to pay outstanding levies
25th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following the Competition Commission recommendation that the Competition Commission approve Vision consortium’s proposed takeover of embattled sugar producer Tongaat Hulett, industry body SA... 


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Exxaro warns of price, production dip in first half
25th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner and renewable energy company Exxaro Resources expects to report lower coal and iron-ore prices, as well as lower production, for the first six months of this year. With respect to... 


This looks like a job for industrial AI
This looks like a job for industrial AI
25th June 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric Following a recent annual meeting by the World Economic Forum (WEF), industrial artificial intelligence (AI) has joined... 


Czech tycoon’s takeover of Sydney-listed coal miner falls through
Czech tycoon’s takeover of Sydney-listed coal miner falls through
25th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

The owner of a majority stake in Sydney-listed metallurgical coal producer Coronado Global Resources terminated its sale to Czech tycoon Pavel Tykac’s Sev.en Global Investments. The Energy and... 


Rolls-Royce to lead hydrogen-fuelled combustion engine development project in Germany
24th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Rolls-Royce Power Systems, the Germany-based business of UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce, has announced that it is leading a consortium of German companies and... 


Invicta reports increase in operating profit despite challenges
24th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In its audited consolidated results for the financial year ended March 31, investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings reports that its operating profit grew by 8% to R702-million,... 


DWS assures it is ready for Lesotho Highlands tunnel closure
24th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is ready for the upcoming six-month closure of the Lesotho Highlands tunnel for maintenance from October until March 2025. The department and relevant... 


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Nestlé’s South African dairy farm, factory exemplifiers of group’s sustainability goals
24th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate Nestlé’s seeks to reach its ambitious global target of waste-free operations and net-zero emissions by 2050, two of the group’s South... 


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Liberty extends deadline for retrenched Optimum workers to apply for reemployment
24th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Liberty Coal has confirmed that it will be extending the deadline for former Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) employees to submit their applications for reemployment. The company said on... 


Africa’s Growing Infrastructure Needs and Ensuing Business Opportunities
24th June 2024

With African governments committing billions of dollars to infrastructure development, the continent is touted to be entering a 20 to 30-year infrastructure development boom. Infrastructural... 


BLSA CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso says incoming Ministers must have integrity, competency
24th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Re-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa’s promise to build a government that is “capable and honest” will depend on new Ministers being able to put party politics aside and focus on getting the job... 


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RCL expects 75% y/y growth in headline earnings
24th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed consumer goods group RCL Foods expects to report a 75% year-on-year increase in headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the financial year ending June 30, supported by higher earnings in... 


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El Niño dries up South Africa’s agricultural business confidence for the second quarter
24th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa (Agbiz) and Industrial Development Corporation’s Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) reached a 15-year low of 38 points in the second quarter of... 


PPC CEO Matias Cardarelli
PPC reports a 20.6% boost in revenue thanks to Zimbabwe business
24th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Cement company PPC has reported a 20.6% year-on-year increase in revenue to about R10-billion for the financial year ended March 31, compared with the R8.3-billion in revenue reported for the prior... 


Rick Anthon
Barroso owner Savannah appoints new chair, deputy
24th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

European lithium development company Savannah Resources on Monday announced the retirement of Matthew King as chairperson and the appointment of Rick Anthon as his successor. Anthon worked for... 


Milkor highlights its partnership with German group regarding sea surveillance UAV
Milkor highlights its partnership with German group regarding sea surveillance UAV
24th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African defence company Milkor on Thursday reaffirmed its partnership with German group Aerodata, to develop a maritime surveillance version of the Milkor 380 uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV).... 


Electric aviation company chooses Siemens software for its design processes
21st June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Australian sustainable aviation company Dovetail Electric Aviation (Dovetail) has selected Siemens Digital Industries Software’s Xcelerator software portfolio to employ in the design of its... 


Vis Reddy, chairman and principal environmental geochemist, SRK Consulting
How a comprehensive ESG strategy adds value to mining
21st June 2024

The mining sector’s growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is often portrayed as another regulatory load to be borne by an already over-burdened sector. It is anything... 


AI abstract
61% of manufacturers expect AI to drive growth by 2029, study finds
21st June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nasdaq-listed Zebra Technologies has found that 61% of manufacturers expect AI to drive growth in the sector by 2029, up from 41% in 2024. These findings are part of Zebra’s ‘2024 Manufacturing... 


BUTEC unveils rebranding strategy
21st June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of a rebranding strategy to showcase its full spectrum of services, electromechanical contractor and facility management services provider, BUTEC Group has rebranded its subsidiaries in... 


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Outa urges Ramaphosa to dump Ministers Mantashe, Nzimande, Chikunga
21st June 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s much anticipated new Cabinet appointments, the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse is urging him not to reappoint Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede... 


Evershree Matadeen is Schneider Electric’s Channel Director for its Secure Power Anglophone Africa business
Evershree Matadeen is Schneider Electric’s Channel Director for its Secure Power Anglophone Africa business
21st June 2024

Evershree Mathadeen has been appointed the new Channel Director, Secure Power for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric.  With a successful distribution and channel sales career spanning almost... 


Sungrow Smart Energy Solutions and First Class Aftersales Service Empower South Africans During Winter Challenges
Sungrow Smart Energy Solutions and First Class Aftersales Service Empower South Africans During Winter Challenges
21st June 2024

As South Africa prepares for the rigors of winter, including potential load shedding and blackouts, Sungrow reaffirms its commitment to providing reliable and sustainable energy solutions... 


Navigating infrastructure modernisation challenges - power infrastructure optimisation takes centre stage
Navigating infrastructure modernisation challenges - power infrastructure optimisation takes centre stage
21st June 2024

By Meryl Eckersley, Secure Power Channel Manager at Schneider Electric Modernisation is not a one-time event, but rather an ongoing process that includes several phases such as assessment,... 


Mafube Coal’s Journey to Digital Production Management
21st June 2024

Operations Control X-Cellence Implementation Award Category: Monitoring and Control X-Cellence 


SQM to join Talga in Swedish lithium project
21st June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Battery materials and technology company Talga Group has entered into an earn-in agreement with lithium miner Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQ) over the Aero project, in Sweden. Under the... 


France's Orano says Niger has removed mining permit for its Imouraren unit
21st June 2024 By: Reuters

French company Orano said on Thursday that Niger had removed a mining permit for its subsidiary Imouraren. Orano said the decision would have a negative economic impact on Niger and added it... 


Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
21st June 2024

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


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Mining company empowers youth through trade training
21st June 2024

Empowering young people through skills development is crucial for fostering progressive and sustainable socioeconomic activity, and laying solid foundations within communities, and is an essential... 


Firms can boost sustainability through maintenance
21st June 2024

In a press release published last month, national welding supply store franchise Unique Welding commented that the welder is widely regarded as the “premier athlete” within the realm of metal... 


An image of one of Comau's robotic machines
Firm launches robots for industrial processes at US event
21st June 2024

Industrial automation and robotics company Comau debuted its new S-Family of “small yet powerful” robots at Automate 2024 – North America’s leading automation show. The event took place from May 6... 


A portrait image of John Tarboton
Institutes promote sustainable development
21st June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Members of welding professional body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) stress the importance of high-quality welder education and training strategies to help catalyse the... 


An image of the Aquajet logo at the company's Alrode facility in Johannesburg
Company improves solutions offering
21st June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Waterjet cutting company Aquajet is tackling the challenges of the waterjet cutting industry head-on while reducing wastage of abrasive materials. “Making changes to enhance our accuracy, speed and... 


A generic image of an opencast mine
S America changing tack for in-demand minerals
21st June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

An emerging trend in Latin America, and South America in general, is the shift from mining certain commodities to mining commodities that are more critical for the energy transition, such as... 


A man’s arm holding a hard hat wearing other PPE in the foreground of a construction site
Fatalities draw attention to health and safety standards
21st June 2024 By: Halima Frost

Recent tragic events, resulting in the loss of over 40 construction workers' lives across three sites last month, have brought heightened attention to both the wellbeing of construction personnel... 


A photo of the new Cape Town Station which has been re-imagined to house over 3 000 students and has sports grounds, a shopping centre and cinemas
Mixed-use project completed
21st June 2024

Privately owned construction company GVK-Siya Zama has worked “around the clock” to complete the redevelopment of Cape Town Station, in the Western Cape, into a mixed-use residential and retail... 


A road in Africa taken from a lower angle with a yellow line painted through it and a Cats Eye reflector in the tar
Eastern Cape road projects planned
21st June 2024

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced in March that it expected to inject close to R2-billion into the Dr AB Xuma local municipality, in the Eastern Cape, when it... 


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