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Image of engineers on the Berbera beach connecting the 2Africa cable to the landline network.
2Africa subsea cable, Middle East and North Africa – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The 2Africa subsea cable has landed at the Vodacom network facility in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
27th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has said it will approach the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment for an exemption to temporarily bypass the flue gas desulphurisation units at the Kusile power station. 


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Use of private LTE networks advances mining and industrial sectors
20th January 2023

The increased implementation of mining and industrial private Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks is set to drive greater advances in automation, enabling improved productivity and efficiency on... 


LG's new OLED TV with zero connect technology redefines freedom to design your space
16th January 2023

A Stunning Achievement, the Larger-Than-Life 97-inch OLED TV Comes With Real Time Video and Audio Wireless Transmission up to 4K 120Hz LG Electronics (LG) is introducing its 97-inch LG SIGNATURE... 


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N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the Msikaba bridge deck. 


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Woodhouse Colliery, UK
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The UK has approved opening its first deep coal mine in more than 30 years. 


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Work starts on Msikaba bridge deck
15th December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Work has started on the Msikaba bridge deck, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) reports, noting that it took three trucks to transport the first steel bridge deck segment in... 


Fuel leak causes fire at Eskom's Matla power station
14th December 2022 By: News24Wire

A unit at Eskom's Matla power station in Mpumalanga suffered a fire incident on Wednesday afternoon as a result of a fuel oil leak. According to sources at the power utility, spilled fuel oil... 


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Eaton’s acquisition of Tripp Lite boosts IT portfolio across EMEA
8th December 2022

Power management company Eaton has expanded its power quality portfolio through the acquisition of Tripp Lite, an American supplier of power quality products and connectivity solutions, to build a... 


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Glencore says this time is different for coming copper shortage
6th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

Glencore added its voice to a chorus of miners warning of coming copper shortages, arguing that a “huge deficit” is looming for the crucial industrial metal. CEO Gary Nagle said that while some... 


Transnet sees South African coal exports as being safer on diesel trains
5th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State-owned port and rail company Transnet proposed switching to diesel trains to avoid disruptions to coal exports caused by the theft of power cables that disable electric... 


Downstream industry calls for scrapping of import tariffs on steel
2nd December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s steel industry has experienced considerable headwinds over the past few years; however, the biggest challenge that must be dealt with is the import duties that have been implemented... 


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PRASA, Transnet welcome six-month ban on scrap metal trading
2nd December 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned rail companies the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have both welcomed the six-month ban on the trade of scrap metal as government seeks to... 


Find your perfect at Constantia Valley Office Park
Find your perfect at Constantia Valley Office Park
1st December 2022

Location, location, location Located in scenic Constantia Kloof in Roodepoort, Constantia Kloof 3 is one of five free-standing office buildings that make up Constantia Valley Office Park. If you’re... 


Copper’s biggest mystery is finally cracking
Copper’s biggest mystery is finally cracking
28th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

The warnings keep getting louder: the world is hurtling toward a desperate shortage of copper. Humans are more dependent than ever on a metal we’ve used for 10 000 years; new deposits are drying... 


The ITER under construction, in France
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Defects have been discovered in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sectors. 


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Calling all businesses in South Africa - big trade event coming presents 100’s of new business opportunities
24th November 2022

The 3rd rendition of Pakistan-Africa is taking place in South Africa end November 2022. The two-day trade event will present hundreds of new business opportunities to South Africans. From big... 


Scrap handling
Cabinet approves measures to restrict scrap exports, but details yet to be released
18th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has approved a “comprehensive package” of policy measures to restrict trade in scrap metal to limit damage to public infrastructure, including the ongoing theft of copper cables, which is... 


Transnet welcomes sentencing of criminals who stole copper cables
17th November 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

State-owned entity Transnet has welcomed the sentencing by the Belfast Magistrates Court earlier this week of three criminals who stole contact wire (copper cables) belonging to Transnet in October... 


Solar module manufacturing
South Africa’s strong solar PV outlook offers localisation platform – report
16th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The prospect of rapid growth in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across South Africa will create opportunities for the localisation of supply chains and for domestic manufacturing, a new study... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
11th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has reported severe damage to a chimney at Kusile in the latest blow to the beleaguered power station. 


Africa’s first software defined network offers ‘pay as you use’ bandwidth for data centres
9th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Wholesale network provider Liquid Dataport has launched Africa’s first software defined network (SDN) service. The service involves a client-controlled network that can be scaled and customised to... 


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Teraco breaks ground on 30 MW expansion to Isando campus data centre
7th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Data environment services company Teraco says construction has started on a new hyperscale data centre facility with 30 MW of critical power load at its Isando Campus, in Ekurhuleni. The facility –... 


Some Volvo models to feature bidirectional charging – meaning they can power your home
Some Volvo models to feature bidirectional charging – meaning they can power your home
4th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Certain Volvo models will feature bidirectional charging – meaning they can be used to power a home. The first of these models is the soon to be revealed fully electric EX90. 


An image of Poynting Antennas CEO Stephen Froneman at Poynting Antennas' stand at the Electra Mining Expo
Specialised antennas ensure connectivity in mine tunnels
4th November 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Telecommunications equipment supplier Poynting Antennas offers locally designed antennas to ensure robust connectivity in various industries, including openpit and underground mining. The company... 


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Underground drill deepens mining automation
3rd November 2022

A fully autonomous, twin-boom development drill rig capable of drilling without human interaction, is seen as a major step towards autonomous mining. The AutoMine concept underground drill is a... 


Mozal Aluminium in Mozambique.
IDC increases stake in green aluminum producer
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has increased its shareholding in Mozambique’s Mozal Aluminium to 32.45%. Prior to this transaction, State-owned IDC held 24% equity in the... 


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Solutions provider takes on mining projects
28th October 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global water technology company Xylem Water Solutions has taken up various openpit dewatering projects and continuously engages in projects for openpit mines. These include application discovery,... 


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IAEA report on extending the life of the Koeberg nuclear plant lists issues to be addressed
24th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

As a result of a Promotion of Access to Information Act application by the Democratic Alliance (the official opposition in the South African Parliament but the ruling party in the Western Cape... 


SA to host Google’s first Cloud region in Africa
21st October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Google plans to establish a new Google Cloud region in South Africa – its first on the continent – which will help users, developers, businesses and educational institutions across Africa to... 


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Parque Eólico Gofio, Gran Canaria
21st October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Renewable-energy producer Greenalia plans to build a floating offshore wind project close to the Port of Arinaga.  


Image of Kusile power station pylons/dry cooling
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
21st October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A fire damaged one of the generating units that has not yet been synchronised to the grid at Kusile on October 14.  


Image of an igus energy chain installed on a wash bay crane
Energy chain systems update cable management
20th October 2022

Energy chains guide and protect data and power cables involved in the operation of cranes, securing cables within the chain while allowing for movement without damaging the cables.... 


Map of Equiano subsea cable
Equiano subsea cable, Europe and Africa
14th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Cassava Technologies subsidiary Liquid Dataport has acquired a pair of fibre cables on Equiano 


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Projects in Progress 2022 (Second Edition)
13th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Without basic infrastructure to deliver energy and water, and to facilitate mobility and communication, South Africa’s growth prospects will remain constrained. Greenfield and brownfield... 


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Offshore wind farms a potential energy source
7th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Offshore wind farms have received less attention in the transition to net zero, primarily owing to technology barriers linked to higher capital costs and the lesser adoption of the technology, says... 


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South African Astronomical Observatory has added important capabilities this year
7th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), a ‘business unit’ of the National Research Foundation, is focused on optical astronomy and formally came into being in 1972, although it can... 


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South African Astronomical Observatory has added important capabilities this year
7th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), a ‘business unit’ of the National Research Foundation, is focused on optical astronomy and formally came into being in 1972, although it can... 


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Liquid Dataport lands Equiano in Cape Town
6th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Cassava Technologies business Liquid Dataport has acquired a pair of fibre cables on Equiano, the new West Coast submarine cable, capable of delivering up to 12 Tb of new Internet capacity. The... 


GIB Investment Summit discusses the future of investing under Regulation 28
6th October 2022

An investment summit hosted by GIB Financial Services was packed with insights from a panel of leading investment professionals to discuss the revised Regulation 28 and opportunities it presents to... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa backs Ministers as he admits load-shedding is ‘calamity of enormous proportions’
29th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that the current load-shedding crisis is a “calamity of enormous proportions” but has backed Ministers Gwede Mantashe and Pravin Gordhan after the leader... 


Underpinning SA’s BPO explosion – why the tech stack is as crucial as call centre SLAs
22nd September 2022

By Andre Olivier, Global Head of Solutions at Borwood Group As highlighted in a recent Front Office BPO Omnibus Survey, South Africa is a top CX offshore destination for global clients. Thanks to... 


South Africa is perfectly positioned for solar
22nd September 2022

The solar debate is hot, but its information is a mashup of facts and hearsay. Homeowners share concerns about South Africa's regular week-long rainy, no-sun weather stints, while businesses are... 


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