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MTN Business to digitise 257 municipalities through smart electricity and water meter technology
Updated 5 hours ago By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Business has been awarded a three-year contract to enhance the digitisation – through the implementation of smart electricity and water technology – across South... 


Rittal People Profile: Yengo Nlandu
Rittal People Profile: Yengo Nlandu
Updated 5 hours ago

( Virtual Showroom ) Welcome Yengo Nlandu, our newly appointed Business Development Manager: Sub Sahara Africa. Yengo brings over 17 years of experience in account development and sales in... 


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Volkswagen says carmakers seek to revive key South African rail line
Updated 6 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Volkswagen and other automakers operating in South Africa are in talks with the state logistics company to revive a dilapidated rail line between the country’s commercial hub and a car export... 


Zambia to set up mineral investment and trading unit
12th June 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia will set up a new entity for investment and trading in minerals as it seeks to earn more from its natural resources, the Cabinet said on Wednesday after giving its approval. The government... 


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Diversification of energy generation, consumption important for businesses, Discovery Green says
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Businesses are increasingly prioritising the procurement of renewable energy, and especially solar energy, owing to loadshedding, electricity cost increases and risks associated with high carbon... 


Manufacturing confidence at its highest in two years amid loadshedding relief
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Confidence among local manufacturers has reached the best level in two years during the second quarter of the year, according to financial services firm Absa's Manufacturing Survey for the second... 


AmaranthCX director Paul Miller.
Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
PSA Africa at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Engineering News speaks to specialised safety equipment supplier PSA Africa branch manager Kerry van Kerken and MSA Africa business development consultant Ryno Pretorius at Africa's health and... 


Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Integration solutions specialist Saryx Engineering Group business development manager Steven Jeffery speaks to Engineering News about the company's compliance management system, HSEC Online®, at... 


CDE executive director Ann Bernstein
CDE suggests new administration should shrink, streamline Cabinet
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A significant reduction in the number of Cabinet Ministers and a fundamental overhaul of the Presidency are important steps towards fixing South Africa’s weak State, says policy research... 


 Schneider Electric takes a holistic approach to youth development
Schneider Electric takes a holistic approach to youth development
12th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is celebrating South Africa’s Youth Day on 16 June 2024 with several exciting and comprehensive... 


Rewardsco Chairman, Michael Steenfeldt-Kristensen and Managing Director Trevor Koen (L - R)
Prioritising Employee Wellness: Durban BPO Introduces In-House Dis-Chem Clinic
12th June 2024

Leading the way in corporate wellness, Durban-based BPO company, Rewardsco, has become the first corporate in KwaZulu-Natal and the second in South Africa, to offer an in-house Dis-Chem pharmacy... 


BHP set to avert mine strike in Chile with preliminary wage deal
BHP set to avert mine strike in Chile with preliminary wage deal
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP reached a preliminary wage agreement with union leaders in Chile, signaling the company will avert a costly strike at a copper mine that accounts for about 1% of global supply of the wiring... 


Eskom's Hex grid-battery installation
South Africa urged to integrate successful global grid-battery strategies to support roll-out
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa should consider ways to replicate strategies employed in regions such as South Australia and California to facilitate an accelerated uptake of grid batteries, which a new International... 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
11th June 2024

The Xchange Conference, hosted by IS³, a business unit of Digital Industries, in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, is spotlighting the significant trend of IT and Operational Technology (OT)... 


Liberty Two Degrees COO Jonathan Sinden
L2D reports sustainable operational performance on retail assets
11th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite the current economic climate presenting slowing growth, characterised by high inflationary pressure, increasing costs of property rates, the lack of delivery of basic utilities such as... 


CEOs, policy leaders ready to accelerate action on hydrogen deployment by 2030
11th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In a significant step towards accelerating public-private action on hydrogen, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and the European Commission executive... 


Communities are the foundation of success
Communities are the foundation of success
11th June 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric American labour leader, Cesar Chavez said: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our... 


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Solar PV panels rolled out at 150 Engen fuel stations in Southern Africa
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Solar power provider SolarSaver, which serves as fuel retailer Engen's official solar provider, has installed solar PV systems at 150 Engen Petroleum fuel stations across Botswana, Namibia and... 


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Food manufacturer Premier reports higher operating profit, cash generation
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Premier Group has reported a robust set of results for the year ended March 31, with an 18.6% year-on-year increase in earnings before interest,... 


Why the Growth of the Township Economy is Crucial for South Africa's Future
11th June 2024

The growth of the township economy is vital for South Africa's sustainable development and overall economic health. Townships, which are home to a significant portion of the country's population,... 


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Sacci records dip in BCI over April, May as elections unfolded
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) says the lead up to the national and provincial elections on May 29 had a notable effect on business confidence during April and May, with... 


Canadian govt invests C$10m in Ontario critical mineral projects
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Monday announced two investments of C$5-million each to support the critical minerals sector in Canada, specifically in northern... 


KZN floods 2022
Natural disasters emerge as top risk consideration for professionals in construction, property
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Thirty-eight percent of 3 000 risk management professionals and business leaders agree that natural catastrophes, fire and explosion risks are emerging as primary concerns in the engineering,... 


Namibia Confirms High-Level Delegation For The Southern African Railways Association Conference And Exhibition
11th June 2024

The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) is pleased to announce that Namibia has confirmed a high-level Namibian delegation will participate in the 13th Annual International Southern... 


Bruce Cleaver
Gemfields appoints former De Beers exec Cleaver as chairperson
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Former CEO and co-chairperson of diamond miner De Beers Bruce Cleaver will join the board of gemstone miner Gemfields as chairperson from July 1. He will succeed Martin Tolcher, who is stepping down. 


Transmission lines, solar panels and wind turbines
Eskom seeks executive to lead renewables division
10th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Eskom Holdings is looking for a manager to lead its clean energy projects even as the utility extends the use of coal plants to mitigate nationwide electricity shortages. The group... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Hive Hydrogen investment propels more economic opportunities in Gqeberha
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company Hive Hydrogen’s incoming R105-billion green ammonia plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in Gqeberha, will create major opportunities for green industrial development and... 


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AAD expected to yield significant economic, educational value once again
10th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Speaking at a preliminary event marking 100 days until the next Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and airshow, which will take place from September 18 to 22, Defence and Military... 


New pre-stress precast concrete capability in KZN
10th June 2024

Bedrock Construction, a leader in the tilt-up and precast concrete industry, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new yard for manufacturing pre-stressed concrete products. Located in the... 


Integrating ESG principles in IT Asset Disposal strategies
10th June 2024

by Xperien CEO Wale Arewa Companies that adopt ITAD practices will not only lessen their environmental footprint and boost their social impact, but also cultivate stronger, more resilient brands... 


Industrial sector at a turning point:
Industrial sector at a turning point:
10th June 2024

The industrial sector in south, east and west Africa urgently needs to transform their aging infrastructure and systems to remain competitive and contribute to addressing the continent’s unique... 


Daybreak Foods Announces Partnership With Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme To Address Critical Issue Of Youth Unemployment
10th June 2024

Daybreak Foods, a prominent player in the agribusiness sector, has taken a commendable step towards addressing the critical issue of youth unemployment in South Africa. The company is launching a... 


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Guinea signs agreement with Russian group to investigate use of floating nuclear reactors
10th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Republic of Guinea has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian State-owned nuclear energy and technology group Rosatom to explore the use of sea-based floating nuclear reactors... 


TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
TotalEnergies, Air Products hydrogen deal uplifts platinum demand outlook still further
10th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A 15-year agreement involving the supply of an initial 70 000 t of green hydrogen a year has been signed by TotalEnergies and Air Products. TotalEnergies, which is active in some 120 countries and... 


Botswana says it’s in talks about increasing stake in De Beers
Botswana says it’s in talks about increasing stake in De Beers
10th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Botswana said it’s in talks over increasing its shareholding in De Beers, as Anglo American prepares to end its almost century-long relationship with the iconic diamond producer. As part of a... 


Power Trading to Surge in African Renewables Renaissance
10th June 2024

By Theuns Ehlers -   Head: Resources & Project Finance at Absa CIB The African energy market is maturing and becoming increasingly de-centralised as renewable energy projects have surged. While... 


Jendamark CEO Quinton Uren
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber launches think tank to drive job creation in ‘bay of opportunity’
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

One of the country’s most active business organisations the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) has launched a Local Economy Reinvention Think Tank, marking another step in its vision of... 


Going solar is not just about load-shedding
Going solar is not just about load-shedding
10th June 2024

Author: Ahmed Motara, Business Development Lead at Solana Energy While the rapid rollout of rooftop solar energy in South Africa has largely been driven by extended, crippling stages of... 


Forge Strategic Partnerships and Drive Collaborative Initiatives at the Infrastructure Africa Business Forum 2024
10th June 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum, set to convene on 16 – 17 July 2024 in Cape Town,  promises more than just insightful discussions on infrastructure development; it offers unparalleled... 


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NLCC’s work to continue, freight sector poised to transform in next two years
10th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo says he is confident that work within the National Logistics Crisis Committee (NLCC) will continue as political parties grapple to form a... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Agriculture, mining remain growth areas for Omnia, despite difficult operating environment
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has reported a 10% decrease in operating profit to R1.7-billion for the financial year ended March 31, saying this reflected volatile market conditions and global... 


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