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Consultancy laments R10bn/y deficit in exploration investment against govt target
19th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the South African government having set a target to attract 5% of global exploration spend within five years from 2019, the country attracted just 0.8% of global exploration spend in 2022... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


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Blencowe receives letter of interest from US International DFC
29th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

UK-headquartered graphite developer Blencowe Resources has received a formal Letter of Interest (LoI) from the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), in which the DFC has indicated... 


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Mining sector experiencing innovative shifts
26th January 2024

To support the evolving industry, and with deep roots in Africa, mining tyre services provider Kal Tire is participating as a partner at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held... 


Sibanye-Stillwater streaks ahead with renewables projects.
Sibanye-Stillwater accelerates decarbonisation with two further renewables projects
7th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The financial close and start of construction of two additional renewable energy projects for Sibanye-Stillwater’s South Africa operations has been announced. The first project, the Witberg wind... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 


Multi-Party Charter leadership
Coalition govt is S Africa’s future, says Beaumont as Multi-Party Charter meets with civil society
28th November 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

ActionSA national chairperson Michael Beaumont said on Tuesday that societal change has never taken place by political actors alone, and has always included civil society, faith-based... 


Tshipi mine
Jupiter eyes solar power at Tshipi
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has released a strategy outlining the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities for 2024, including commitments to launch an ESG reporting framework,... 


Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
16th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

There is increasing pressure from stakeholders in all sectors for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but the mining industry, in particular, has to... 


An overview of 342 – Diesel quality and its importance
An overview of 342 – Diesel quality and its importance
13th November 2023

By John Evans B.Sc. MLA II – diagnostic manager, WearCheck SANS 342:2016 (South African National Standard) is the standard that governs the quality of diesel in South Africa. The SANS document,... 


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Low voter turnout not good for democracy – Ipsos
2nd November 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Ipsos sub-Saharan Africa Knowledge Director Mari Harris warned on Thursday that a low voter turnout in the upcoming elections will not be good for democracy, as she encouraged as many people as... 


ActionSA's Michael Beaumont, IFP's Velenkosini Hlabisa, DA's John Steenhuisen and ATM's Vuyolwethu Zungula at the IEC Launch
Political parties ready for ‘crucial’ 2024 elections ahead of voter registration weekend
25th October 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Political parties attending launch of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa’s (IEC's) 2024 national and provincial elections campaign have expressed their readiness for what is... 


A truck at the Durban Terminals
Updated transport sector BBBEE codes key for SME integration
20th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Transport is advocating for the infusion of small- and medium-sized (SMEs) into the economy through the alignment of the integrated transport sector codes with the amended generic... 


RISE Mzansi leader Songezo Zibi
RISE Mzansi confident it will be among top five parties in 2024 elections
4th October 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Following results from his party’s modelling, RISE Mzansi leader Songezo Zibi believes that the new kid on the block party will be one of the top five political parties in the 2024 national... 


Leon Levy
Back to the Front: A Memoir – Leon Levy
4th October 2023

Leon and his twin Norman were born in August 1929, the youngest of four children born to Mary and Mark Levy, immigrants from Lithuania. His father died when Leon was six; to heroic degree, his... 


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South Africa gives go-ahead for TotalEnergies to drill offshore
3rd October 2023 By: Reuters

South Africa's environment ministry has given the go-ahead for TotalEnergies to drill offshore for gas and oil, after rejecting an appeal from more than a dozen individuals and lobby groups who... 


National Treasury makes two new appointments
29th September 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The National Treasury has appointed Mmakgoshi Lekhethe as Asset and Liability Management deputy director-general and Christopher Axelson as DP Tax and Financial Sector Policy acting deputy, with... 


Embraer announces airliner order from, and delivery to, two Nigerian airlines
15th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Major Brazil-based aerospace group Embraer announced on Thursday that Nigerian carrier Air Peace had placed a firm order for five of the airframer’s E175 smaller-category (88-seat) single-aisle... 


Norton Rose Fulbright director Greg Nott
Opinion: Of Brics, civil liberties and tackling climate change
15th September 2023

In this article, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa director and Africa head Greg Nott writes about the role South Africa played in this year's Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics)... 


CAMM founding director and GIBS economics lecturer Dr Adrian Saville, Business Unity South Africa CEO Cas Coovadia, Industry Insight CEO Elsie Snyman, PPC South Africa and Botswana MD Njombo Lekula, CAMM research associate Francois Fouche, and Cement and Concrete South Africa CEO Bryan Perrie
New report highlights how imported cement destabilises the economy
13th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The negative impact on the South African economy caused by substituting local cement production with imported cement was highlighted in a report released by cement manufacturer PPC in conjunction... 


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Big boost for local machining capacity
7th September 2023

The acquisition of a new computerised numerical control, or CNC, machine, said to be one of the largest horizontal boring mills in South Africa, will allow for more large machining jobs to be... 


ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba
No political will from govt to tackle ‘hijacked’, unsafe buildings – Mashaba
1st September 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

ActionSA founder and leader Herman Mashaba told Polity on Friday that the South African government has no political will to deal with the increasingly dangerous issue of hijacked and unsafe... 


Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes
Opinion: Why South Africa’s mining law facilitates Chinese investment
29th August 2023

In this article, Malan Scholes Attorneys director and mining lawyer Hulme Scholes writes that South Africa's mining and empowerment legislation may benefit Chinese entities rather than discourage... 


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BLSA CEO highlights productive Brics summit outcomes
28th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) Summit held last week in Johannesburg was “positive and productive”, with member nations focused on how they can support each other’s... 


Sibanye-Stillwater chief sustainability officer Themba Nkosi
SLP approach to community development too narrow
25th August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining company Sibanye-Stillwater says that viewing social and labour plans (SLPs) as the driver for community development is too narrow an approach. Rather, the driver should be enduring social... 


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Forestry nonprofit launches videos
25th August 2023

Non-profit forestry organisation, She Is Forestry SA, which promotes and uplifts women across the forest and forest product sector, launched a series of videos at their yearly Women in Forestry... 


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Brics day two: Ramaphosa concerned about financial systems used in wars, stresses use of local currencies
23rd August 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Wednesday that global financial and payment systems are increasingly being used as instruments of geopolitical contestation. Ramaphosa was speaking during the... 


Multi Party Charter for South Africa members
Parties agree on power sharing principles in coalition talks
17th August 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Multi Party Charter for South Africa has agreed on power-sharing principles, such as sharing power proportionally to the election results. Multi Party National Convention independent... 


Multi Party National Convention independent chairperson Professor William Gumede
Political parties rename Moonshot Pact the Multi Party Charter for South Africa
16th August 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Multi Party National Convention independent chairperson Professor William Gumede announced that the political parties currently holding talks on a potential coalition government ahead of the 2024... 


Second edition of TCS Sustainathon South Africa to tackle sustainable water and sanitation
8th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The second edition of TCS Sustainathon South Africa has been launched under the theme ‘Sustainable Water and Sanitation Management’, encouraging entrants to develop solutions for the country’s... 


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ENERTRAG stresses need to bolster gender parity in renewables industry
7th August 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Despite the significance of the renewable energy sector’s employment influence – with it expected to provide over 38-million jobs, with an addition 74.2-million in the energy transition related... 


SIHLE ZIKALALA
Contractors must refuse to pay bribes to public officials and extorters. We must protect whistleblowers, and ensure that people who indicate potential for disruption are protected
Procurement clarity and prosecutions key to tackling construction site disruptions
4th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has emphasised the importance of unity in condemning and addressing construction site disruption and extortion affecting the industry. “It is... 


SIHLE ZIKALALA
Contractors must refuse to pay bribes to public officials and extorters. We must protect whistleblowers, and ensure that people who indicate potential for disruption are protected
Procurement clarity and prosecutions key to tackling construction site disruptions
4th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has emphasised the importance of unity in condemning and addressing construction site disruption and extortion affecting the industry. “It is... 


Airbus and US space company sign agreement on development of new space station
3rd August 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus has entered an agreement with leading US-based space exploration company Voyager Space, which will permit the development of a transatlantic partnership... 


A view of the scale of the new machine during inspection at Varnsdorf in the Czech Republic
Large new CNC unit puts efficient engineering in another league
2nd August 2023

Making a considerable investment in its technology and productive capacity, Johannesburg-based Efficient Engineering is to import and install one of the largest horizontal boring mills in South... 


Government policy reforms and private sector participation can revive construction industry and property markets
Government policy reforms and private sector participation can revive construction industry and property markets
2nd August 2023

Getting South Africa’s construction industry and residential and commercial property markets out of the doldrums requires a holistic approach, including private sector participation and a... 


Deep-sea mining authority targets 2025 for regulations
25th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

The International Seabed Authority (ISA) on Friday reached an agreement that gives the United Nations-affiliated regulator breathing room to finish rules for strip-mining deep ocean ecosystems for... 


IATA to hold its first integrated safety and operations conference in September
19th July 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which is the representative body for the global airline industry, has announced that its first World Safety and Operations Conference (WSOC) will... 


MTN boasts best mobile voice network in South Africa in 2023
17th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN has emerged as South Africa’s best mobile voice network provider in MyBroadband Insights’ 2023 Mobile Voice Network Quality Report. MyBroadband Insights’ extensive... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven
Mining sector still enjoys substantial investor interest, says Langenhoven
14th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Henk Langenhoven has said mining accounts for more than R7-trillion of value on the JSE, indicating that the sector still enjoys substantial interest... 


Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa
Tsengwa welcomes court's ruling on MPRDA and Mining Charter, calls for clarity on measuring transformation
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Minerals Council South Africa VP Nombasa Tsengwa has said that having no scorecard against which to measure compliance with the Mining Charter 2018, which acts as the underlying policy document of... 


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Local content takes precedence for radiator manufacturer
28th June 2023

BSSC Radiators recently announced that it has become the only radiator manufacturer in South Africa to receive a local content verification certificate from the South African Bureau of Standards... 


Human Settlements Minister Kubayi will open inaugural Residential Investment and Development Conference in Sandton
27th June 2023

Human Settlements Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming inaugural Residential Investment and Development Conference, the organisers have announced. This landmark... 


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