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M-TEC cable manufacturer seeks to create more jobs through facility expansion
19th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Vereeniging-based cable manufacturer M-TEC is seeking to create more jobs for locals through the expansion of its cable manufacturing facility between October 2023 and 2025. M-TEC is one of the... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Nine people were arrested at the Kusile power station for theft of coal and fraud on September 7. 


Highest demand for IMS Engineering’s Cable Vulcanizer in mining sector
Highest demand for IMS Engineering’s Cable Vulcanizer in mining sector
10th September 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The mining industry presents the greatest demand for the significant cost- and time-saving Cable Vulcanizer from Gauteng stainless steel and steel products manufacturer IMS Engineering. When using... 


A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston
First skid delivered to Free State client
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 


A 20m high streetlight with a solar panel on top installed along Stanford Road in Gqeberha with the area in the background
Solar streetlights installed along Gqeberha street
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder has supplied its solar lighting highmast the SOLARFLOOD solution for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, along a stretch of Stanford road in Gqeberha, in the... 


Critical role for DFIs as 4IR takes centre stage at GovTech 2023
6th September 2023

By Mathapelo Malao - Head of Energy, Environment, and ICT at DBSA The role of digitisation and digital transformation in commerce has become more pivotal than ever as many businesses have now... 


Atlas Copco’s S2+ LED solar-powered light tower - a bright, clean, silent solution
1st September 2023

Powered by a renewable energy source i.e. solar radiation, the HiLight S2+ LED light tower from Atlas Copco consumes zero fuel and emits zero emissions and zero noise.  Compared with traditional... 


Eskom's Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The temporary stacks being introduced at the Kusile coal power station, where three previously operational units have been out of service for ten months, have been built. 


Final cleaning underway on a foundation
Concor conquers rocky terrain forging access for Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility
28th August 2023

Constructing wind energy facilities on mountains presents unique challenges, particularly in terms of accessing the construction sites. The Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility, situated near Noupoort... 


Transition will be not only in energy, but in the economy as a whole
25th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The just energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy that South Africa wants to pursue will also be a transition for the whole economy and presents opportunities for South Africa to... 


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Intergenerational report reveals changes to mining future
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The net zero transformation would see global demand for some of Australia’s exports decline, while creating new markets and opportunities for its industries, the government’s Intergenerational... 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


Railway infrastructure
Transnet revamps security as crime hobbles trains
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail network operator Transnet has hired five private security companies in an effort to reduce chronic theft and vandalism of trains that disrupt its operations. Transnet said it was... 


The above image depicts the AI-based mine safety system enables real-time monitoring of worker safety, emergency messaging, and data analysis, allowing mine operators to take proactive safety measures
Automating mines improves safety
18th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Tungsten provider Almonty Industries has partnered Korean communications provider Korea Telecom to create the Mining Safety DX system. As the “last man standing in the West when it came to... 


Image of path ofthe Equiano undersea cable
Equiano subsea cable, Europe and Africa – update
18th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Liquid Intelligent Technologies business Liquid Dataport has reported a surge of Internet traffic on Equiano after a break across multiple subsea cables. 


MTN outlines plans to build fibre networks on the continent
18th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN has ambitious plans to “wire” Africa with fibre, building what it calls a “fibre railroad” and establishing fibre companies (fibreco’s) in every region it operates to... 


Artist rendering of the Mtentu Bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
11th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work on the Mtentu bridge has started. 


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Better resources, collaboration required to tackle mine security as illegal mining spikes
11th August 2023 By: Nadine James

Illegal mining has grown in scale and complexity, forcing mine security personnel and law enforcement to adapt as traditional security measures become obsolete. Additionally, the sophistication of... 


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Better resources, collaboration required to tackle mine security as illegal mining spikes
11th August 2023 By: Nadine James

Illegal mining has grown in scale and complexity, forcing mine security personnel and law enforcement to adapt as traditional security measures become obsolete. Additionally, the sophistication of... 


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Ready-made cables for drive applications
10th August 2023

A range of ready-to-use cabling solutions is now available to fit commonly used drive systems.  The cables from motion plastics manufacturer igus are available in custom lengths to speed-up cable... 


Liquid Dataport’s Equiano cable seeing surge of activity as multiple subsea cables break
10th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies business Liquid Dataport has reported a surge of Internet traffic on its new West Coast cable Equiano after a break across multiple... 


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Telkom to partner with South African govt as buyers swarm over assets
26th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Telkom and the South African government are in advanced talks to partner in rolling out broadband products even as buyers flock to bid for the telecommunication company’s assets. The partnership... 


SA Vinyls Association receives Caroline Reid Award for commitment to Clean-Up and Recycle activities
SA Vinyls Association receives Caroline Reid Award for commitment to Clean-Up and Recycle activities
21st July 2023

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is thrilled to announce that it was one of the recipients of the 2023 Caroline Reid Award for Clean-Up Champions of the Year. The certificates were... 


Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Opinion: How South Africa could seize the moment and build renewables and battery value chains
18th July 2023

The draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) has been released for public comment. In this article, Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, who is a facilitator of the SAREM process, outlines the... 


DC Byte finds burgeoning demand for data centres in Africa
6th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The latest ‘Market Spotlight on Africa’ report published by England-based market intelligence service DC Byte points to significant growth in demand for data centres on the continent. In... 


Intention to Revise the General Authorisation (GA) in terms of Section 39 of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act no. 36 of 1998) for water uses as defined in Section 21(c) or (i) and its implications
Intention to Revise the General Authorisation (GA) in terms of Section 39 of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act no. 36 of 1998) for water uses as defined in Section 21(c) or (i) and its implications
6th July 2023

(Virtual Showroom): The Director-General of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) published Notice No. 3139 titled “Revision of General Authorisations in terms of Section 39 of the National... 


Janet Yellen
China adviser warns chipmaking export curbs are 'just a start', ahead of Yellen's visit
5th July 2023 By: Reuters

China's export controls on metals used in making semiconductors are "just a start", an influential Chinese trade policy adviser said on Wednesday, as it ramps up a tech fight with the US days... 


New system launched for large hose guidance
30th June 2023

In March, high-performance plastic products manufacturer igus launched its new E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars for the safe guidance of large hoses. The E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars is a... 


Pylon-spire construction advancing steadily at Msikaba bridge project
30th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

The pylon spires of South Africa’s Msikaba Bridge megaproject are soon to tower almost 130 m high at each side of the 197-m-deep Msikaba river gorge.  The bridge forms part of the South African... 


Aerial view of the ITER site
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The ITER Council has reported that component manufacturing and delivery, as well as system installation and commissioning, have continued at a steady pace. 


Fortis HD Champions Superior Performance with Premium Tracks
Fortis HD Champions Superior Performance with Premium Tracks
22nd June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Premium rubber tracks are the cost-effective long-term choice for your piece of heavy equipment when it comes to improving performance and productivity. Premium-grade rubber, enhanced tensile... 


Fortescue Future Industries and Fortescue Metals Group executive chairperson and founder Dr Andrew Forrest
Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 


Liquid’s new subsea cable enhances connectivity between Mauritius and South Africa
19th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The successful deployment of the Mauritius Telecom T3 subsea cable is set to enhance connectivity between Mauritius and South Africa. The subsea cable, deployed at pan-African technology group... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Copper is as strategic as gold is precious, says Barrick’s Bristow
19th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

For a company with “gold” in its name, Barrick Gold Corp. has become noticeably fixated on copper. The world’s second-largest bullion producer recently approached First Quantum Minerals to discuss... 


Image of the Msikaba bride pylon spire
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The pylon spires of the Msikaba bridge megaproject will soon tower almost 130 m high at each side of the 197-m-deep Msikaba river gorge.  


Image of the path of the Equiano subsea cable
Equiano subsea cable, Europe and Africa – update
16th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Equiano cable has been activated in Namibia. 


Scrap copper
South Africa extends ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as it seeks to curb theft
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa extended a ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as the government tries to combat theft and vandalism of public infrastructure. Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel also... 


Equiano cable activated in Namibia
13th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Google’s 12 fibre pair, 144 Tb/s Equiano cable has been activated in Namibia, marking a milestone in the delivery of enhanced connectivity to Namibia and the broader Southern African Development... 


Image of construction of the pylon spires for the 580-m-wide Msikaba Bridge
Pylon-spire construction advancing steadily at the Msikaba bridge project
9th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

The pylon spires of South Africa’s Msikaba Bridge megaproject are soon to tower almost 130 m high at each side of the 197-m-deep Msikaba river gorge.  The bridge forms part of the South African... 


Spires shoot skyward as Msikaba Bridge advances
9th June 2023

The pylon spires of South Africa’s Msikaba Bridge mega project are on their way up, soon to tower almost 130 metres high at each side of the near 200m deep river gorge. For Laurence Savage,... 


Six arrested for allegedly stealing Eskom copper cables near Coligny substation
7th June 2023 By: News24Wire

Six suspects were arrested on Monday after Eskom copper cables were found in their vehicle on the N14 between Coligny and Ventersdorp. Police spokesperson Colonel Adéle Myburgh said 13 rolled... 


Sanral to partially close N1 in Midrand for two days for powerline construction
2nd June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The N1 highway between the Kosmosdal Samrand interchange and the Rooihuiskraal interchange, in Midrand, will experience partial road closures on June 10 and 11 to allow State-owned Eskom to perform... 


Peru sees copper projects on track, to stay ahead of Congo on output
Peru sees copper projects on track, to stay ahead of Congo on output
2nd June 2023 By: Reuters

Peru's key copper projects are moving forward and the country is optimistic about remaining the world's second-largest copper producer, its mining minister said on Thursday, fending off a rise in... 


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