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Tech tackles filling challenges
17th November 2023

For modern-day brewers of trend and light beers, it is a common challenge trying to instil a tolerance to oxygen (O2) pickup, as this phenomenon has substantial negative impacts on the quality of a... 

Drill core from the Makuutu project
Makuutu rare earths project, Uganda – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

IonicRE expects to produce its first mixed rare-earth carbonate early in the first quarter of next year. 

Mr. Sun giving his keynote speech
Huawei Distributed Cloud for Telecom Digital Transformation: Huawei IT for Carriers
16th November 2023

During the Carrier Cloud Transformation Summit, which formed part of the 2023 AfricaCom conference, Sun Xunxun, Director of Huawei Carrier IT Marketing & Solution Sales, delivered a keynote speech... 

IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 

The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 

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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan
'There is nothing we can do.' Gordhan bemoans 'unreasonable' Chinese rail company
9th November 2023 By: News24Wire

"Transnet needs help," chairperson Andile Sangqu told MPs on Wednesday in an appeal to the government to take on some of its unsustainable debt burden and fund its turnaround plan. Transnet has a... 

The Durban port
Shipping giants hit SA containers with congestion charges amid massive delays at ports
7th November 2023 By: News24Wire

Shipping giants Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Maersk have announced a costly fee for congested vessels this December due to severe delays at South African ports.  In its announcement,... 

The CHRYSO polymer plant
Local admixture, polymer facilities put CHRYSO at leading edge
3rd November 2023

Having set up its South African offices and admixture manufacturing facility in Jet Park near Johannesburg in 2005, CHRYSO Southern Africa has developed extensive local capability to serve markets... 

Konecranes’ technology cuts fuel consumption and emissions by 25%
2nd November 2023

Frequent downtime, high fuel consumption and excessive emissions are the bane of equipment operators in the material handling market. The total time interval between when a machine goes down to... 

Rail lines
Interim Infrastructure Manager set up to facilitate initial private access to rail network
2nd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet has confirmed the establishment of an interim rail Infrastructure Manager, which will oversee the initial process of ensuring that the rail network is opened to private train operating... 

Citrus association urges that R100bn Transnet bailout be granted
31st October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Citrus Growers’ Association of Southern Africa (CGA) has called on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to prioritise Transnet’s financial recovery in the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement he... 

Western Cape can achieve breakout growth rates, assures its Economic Development head
27th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Western Cape economy indeed had the potential to achieve “breakout growth” rates of 4%/y to 6%/y, and the provincial government was determined to achieve these rates, through the implementation... 

Location map of the Molo graphite project
Molo graphite project, Madagascar – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

NextSource Materials has shipped its first bulk container of SuperFlake graphite from the Molo mine. 

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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The return of Unit 1 to commercial service had been delayed by a further ten days, as some critical tests were still to be completed before the reactor is started, Engineering News reported on... 

Rail tracks
‘Open and transparent’ third-party rail access system by April
26th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has confirmed that an open and transparent framework for granting private train operating companies’ third-party access to the South African railway... 

Transnet train
Transnet to lean on Treasury for R100bn turnaround plan
25th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Transnet is seeking more than R100-billion from the Treasury over the next two years, according to the turnaround plan produced by the board.  The R100-billion includes a request that the Treasury... 

NextSource progresses test work for commercially processing SuperFlake graphite
23rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-listed NextSource Materials has shipped its first bulk container of SuperFlake graphite from the Molo mine, in Madagascar. The shipment is destined for a battery anode facility to be processed... 

Eggs and chickens
AMIE, Hume ask for more agile trade responses as chicken, egg supply tightens
23rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) has welcomed Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s directive to the Import and Export Control Regime, administered by the... 

Rail line
First attempt to add third-party rail participants derails amid moves towards bigger reform
23rd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Traxtion Sheltam report that they have agreed to terminate the conditional 2022 award of slots to Traxtion Sheltam between Kroonstad and East London on the Cape... 

Koeberg Power Station
Koeberg: New delay as reactor is prepared for startup
20th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The return of Koeberg's Unit 1 to commercial service has been delayed by a further 10 days as some critical tests are still to be completed before the reactor is started. The last date that Eskom... 

Company to exhibit resource conserving systems
20th October 2023

After a four-year break, beverage industry trade show BrauBeviale returns to Nuremberg, and packaging equipment provider KHS Group will be presenting its extensive portfolio of “cutting-edge... 

Lily Mine inquest finds owners failed to conduct proper risk assessments
19th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The Mbombela Magistrate's Court has found that owners of Lily Mine failed to conduct proper risk assessments - as required by the Mine Health and Safety Act - ahead of the tragic 2016 collapse... 

TFR transporting coal to port
Ramaphosa rules out privatisating State companies
17th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated that his administration wasn’t moving to privatize state-owned companies as the government initiates reforms to clean up their balance sheets and revive their... 

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Durban Container Terminal Pier 2, South Africa
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A partnership between Transnet Port Terminals and International Container Terminal Services Incorporated of the Philippines plans to make investments to improve the Durban Container Terminal’s... 

Stable production, higher price boosts Alphamin's third-quarter Ebitda
9th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V- and AltX-listed Alphamin Resources achieved earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $38.3-million for the quarter ended September 30, compared with the... 

An Aebi Schmidt electric, solar-powered truck
Swiss team to attempt record high-altitude drive with solar truck
5th October 2023 By: Donna Slater

In an attempt to set a new world record for driving a wheeled vehicle to the highest altitude possible, a team of three men from Switzerland are preparing to reach the summit of the Ojos Del Salado... 

Energy Council of South Africa chairperson and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Business, govt collaboration showing signs of success in addressing multiple crises
4th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business is working to add more than 10 GW of generation capacity to the electricity system by the end of next year, which would effectively end loadshedding in South Africa, Sasol president and... 

The above image depicts one of Botash's sodium mines
Strategy launched to double earnings in five years
29th September 2023

The part State-owned Botswana natural sodium and related products Botswana Ash (Botash) launched its “transformative” five-year strategy that aims to propel the company into an era of sustainable... 

TPT's Eastern Cape Terminals
Following national trend, Eastern Cape Terminals introduce a truck appointment system
28th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Transnet Port Terminals' (TPT's) Eastern Cape Terminals has introduced a mandatory truck appointment system in a move to improve coordination and streamline processes across different commodities.... 

Transnet CEO Portia Derby
Transnet says indebted companies are behind the calls for its CEO’s removal
21st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s beleaguered state ports and rail company deepened its feud with the private sector, accusing business chambers of intimidation because they owe it money. A September 12 letter from... 

Pressure for action grows as South African ports firm flails
19th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Business lobby groups are piling pressure on South Africa’s government to act against the management of state ports and rail operator Transnet for failures they say are hobbling economic growth.... 

An image of dirt in a fuel entrance point
Fuel contaminants result in equipment damage
8th September 2023

A lack of knowledge about fuel contaminants results in inadequate fuel protection during the various stages of distribution and storage, and these contaminants can negatively impact the efficient... 

Reflections on expanded BRICS
8th September 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

Please – ‘b’, a consonant – ‘r’, a vowel - ‘i’, a consonant – ‘c’, a vowel – ‘s’, a vowel – 'i’, a consonant – ‘s’, a vowel – ‘u’, a vowel – ‘e’, a vowel – ‘a’, and a vowel – ‘e’, which displays as... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built. 

Cape Town Container Terminal gears up for deciduous season  
6th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As the Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) prepares for the 2023/24 deciduous fruit season, it has commenced engagements with key stakeholders, including the Summer Fruit Industry and the Western... 

The Durban Container Terminal
TPT moves to lease key port equipment amid spares crunch at DCT Pier 2
4th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is seeking to lease straddle carriers and ship-to-shore cranes at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 for the coming 12 months, in light of the flagship... 

Demand for modular substations increasing
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for dry-type transformers increases, particularly for difficult operating environments, dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is accelerating its delivery of complementary... 

Image of a man lifting bulk bags with a forklift
Pallet-free bulk bags developed
1st September 2023

Materials handling systems specialist Conceptainer has developed solutions to protect product integrity and enable efficient handling, stacking and storage in the design and local manufacture of... 

Private-sector participation at Cape Town Port seen generating R6bn in additional exports
1st September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is seeking an urgent meeting with national government on private-sector participation in the Port of Cape Town. This follows the announcement that the Port of... 

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Ramaphosa says investors still value South African economy
29th August 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Tuesday that despite difficult global conditions, investors continue to see value in the South African economy and the benefit of the reform agenda government is... 

Durban Container Terminal Pier 2
Draft Freight Logistics Roadmap promised by year-end
28th August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A new ‘Freight Logistics Roadmap’ is currently undergoing an internal government consultative process for publication before the end of the year, the latest Operation Vulindlela progress update... 

Image of the Grindrod drybulk terminal
Trust, patience see Maputo port yield record results – Grindrod
25th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Port of Maputo is reaping the results of an $800-million investment that has taken the port from handling five-million tons overall in 2007, to a record 27-million tons last year, says Grindrod... 

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