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WEC Projects Supplies New Sewage Treatment Plants for Ghana Developments
28th April 2023

WEC Projects, a local EPC contractor working in the water and wastewater treatment sector, has completed the design, engineering and supply of new sewage treatment plants for three different... 

A five-person team from WEC Projects oversaw the installation of the plants and provided training to operators during the commissioning stage
Contractor supplies sewage treatment plants for Ghana developments
28th April 2023

Local water and wastewater treatment engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor WEC Projects has completed the design, engineering and supply of new sewage treatment plants for... 

TPT expects to invest just over R8-billion over the next five years
South African port operator pursuing R8bn OEM strategy in bid to bolster equipment performance
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is optimistic that its emerging strategy of entering into long-term agreements with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply and life-cycle maintenance... 

Reefer containers at South Africa's ports
Transnet Port Terminals says its ready for citrus exports
21st April 2023 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals says it has started handling citrus exports at the Durban and Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) container terminals for the season. The season posed many challenges for... 

Resilience, reliability crucial in logistics performance – World Bank
21st April 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Demand for green logistics is rising, with 75% of shippers looking for environment-friendly options when exporting to high-income countries, the World Bank’s ‘2023 Logistics Performance Index’... 

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Manufacturing company stresses expert tanker control systems benefits
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Automation and expert control systems can provide health and safety benefits for tanker filling practices, says engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron divisional manager Gerhard... 

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New container handler launched
21st April 2023

Materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mobicon mini straddle... 

Company to capitalise on demand for container solutions
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

There is currently a significant global demand for containerised and mobile engineered solutions. These solutions include fully equipped and tested motor control centres and substations. The... 

Dropping bombs – Part 1
21st April 2023 By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy

One of the more interesting and terrifying occupations I had in the South African Navy involved the disposal of bombs off the Durban coastline. In fact, using the description “dropping bombs off... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference
Ramaphosa underlines commitment to energy and freight reforms as he unveils new R2tr investment target
13th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled a new investment target of R2-trillion for the five-year period to 2028 at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference on Thursday, where he also... 

Plastics recycler teams up with military unit to recycle waste
11th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics recycling company Petco South Africa, which is a Producer Responsibility Organisation created by the country’s plastics industry as a self-regulating... 

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Port wait times reduced with updated system
11th April 2023

The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendments have recently been strengthened to lower potential marine danger and improve safety, productivity and efficiency in the port environment. According to... 

Tirupati's Vatomina achieves commercial production of 97% pure flake graphite
4th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Specialist flake graphite company Tirupati has successfully achieved commercial production of 97% pure flake graphite from its Vatomina project, in Madagascar. The company says its first container... 

TNPA opens Bayhead bypass road to help decongest Durban port
4th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has completed construction on the Bayhead bypass road at the Durban Container Terminal, which is meant to manage the diversion of heavy motor vehicles and... 

City Deep terminal to be included in the 20-year operational lease.
Transnet extends deadline for container corridor lease responses to end May
4th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has extended, to the end of May, the deadline for responses to a request for qualification (RFQ) regarding the proposed 20-year operating lease that the State-owned rail... 

DP World counts on BOXBAY technology
3rd April 2023

Pusan terminal is world’s first to implement disruptive BOXBAY high-bay storage system (Virtual Showroom): DP World has announced the first commercial use of the revolutionary BOXBAY high-bay... 

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Major player moving to secure power purchase agreements
31st March 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

As South Africa’s energy crisis continues, global renewable resource company Sappi is actively engaging with independent renewable-energy producers to secure renewable energy as and when it becomes... 

Syrah breaks production records
30th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed graphite miner Syrah Resources has reported record graphite production and sales for the 2022 financial year, with the company reporting a $106-million revenue, up from the $29-million... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa highlights importance of new rail Infrastructure Manager in paving way for private operators
28th March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the establishment of a separate Infrastructure Manager (IM) within Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) as a crucial step towards creating a level playing field for... 

The importance of Standard Dust Stands
27th March 2023

(Virtual Showroom): The ASTM dust standards are a set of guidelines established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) that aim to regulate the levels of dust particles in various... 

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AEP Energy showcased mobile solar solution at Africa Energy Indaba
23rd March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Solar park operator and owner AEP Energy advanced its global expansion plans at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) by showcasing its unique mobile solar container, the MooV Solar. 

Supplier provides efficient valves for safe flow control
10th March 2023

Valve solutions supplier BMG’s Fluid Technology division supplies and supports an extensive range of components for fluid technology systems and general industrial applications. These products... 

TNPA to redevelop Port Precinct in Durban
8th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Plans by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) to redevelop the Point Precinct in the Port of Durban in support of the Kwazulu-Natal Port Master Plan have received much-needed impetus, the... 

An image showing the Malda Pack building, in Keystone Park, in Growthpoint's new property in KwaZulu-Natal
Growthpoint acquires KZN logistics asset
7th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Growthpoint Properties has acquired a 13 870 m2 prime logistics property in Keystone Park in Hammarsdale, KwaZulu-Natal, for R136-million, furthering the rebalancing of its sizable... 

Altron Nexus helps build computing talent in under-privileged areas
6th March 2023

Altron Nexus, in partnership with the Gauteng Department of e-Governance and Mogale City, today began construction work on a new community information and communications technology laboratory. The... 

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Tipper discharges multiple drums and boxes simultaneously
3rd March 2023

A new high-volume open-chute tipper from Flexicon allows discharging of non-dusty, free-flowing and/or agglomerated bulk materials from multiple drums or boxes simultaneously, as well as from... 

The MooV Solar container can be used in various applications
AEP Energy to showcase mobile solar solution at Africa Energy Indaba
3rd March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Solar park operator and owner AEP Energy will be advancing its global expansion plans at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) by showcasing its unique mobile solar container, the MooV Solar. The... 

CGA says time is running out for citrus impasse in EU to be resolved
2nd March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Citrus Growers Association (CGA) has again written to Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Patel Ebrahim, requesting with urgency that he convene a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel to... 

Former Eskom CEO Allen Morgan speaking at a ceremony held to retrieve the 1999 time capsule
Retrieved 1999 Eskom time capsule contained warning of likely generation shortfall by 2007
2nd March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In his letter to the employees of Eskom of 2023, buried in a time capsule in 1999 near to the ‘rock man’ energy statue at the entrance of Megawatt Park, then CEO Allen Morgan highlighted two... 

DP World and Caspian Containers Company partner to help digitise international trade
28th February 2023

DP World partnership with Caspian Containers Company SA (CCCSA) will provide cargo owners with easy booking and shipment tracking via its ‘digital freight forwarder’ SeaRates platform Dubai (UAE) –... 

MTN, Huawei sign MoU to advance digital inclusion and sustainable development
28th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group and information and communications technology (ICT) group Huawei have joined forces to strengthen strategic cooperation in environmental, social and governance... 

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Ensuring uninterrupted power for mines
24th February 2023

A combination of photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage is said to be more effective than diesel-driven generators to supplement energy requirements and prevent production losses as a result of... 

TFR will separate out the infrastructure manager from freight operations
Separation of TFR’s infrastructure, operator functions may open way for big third-party ramp-up
20th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Separation of TFR’s infrastructure, operator functions to open way for big third-party ramp-up State-owned freight logistics group Transnet aims to launch a dedicated infrastructure manager... 

An image depicting interconnectivity by using smart technologies at a container terminal.
S Africa needs smarter ports
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

For South Africa’s eight ports to keep up with the changes in global shipping, and safeguard trade that is vital to the economy, it is extremely important that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)... 

Image of red crane equipment at South African port loading containers on or off a ship.
TPT engaging OEMs to address ageing equipment
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a division of State-owned company Transnet, has started a process to engage with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to establish long-term partnerships. The... 

Image of the Polihali Commercial Centre at the LHWP II
Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update
17th February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Preparatory stages of construction of the Polihali commercial centre at Masakong are under way. 

Thoughts on President Ramaphosa’s address at Mining Indaba
10th February 2023

By Jacques Barradas, Director at BDO South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a reflective Mining Indaba 2023 speech, that emphasised and outlined the way Government and South Africa’s... 

Trafigura faces $577m loss after uncovering nickel fraud
Trafigura faces $577m loss after uncovering nickel fraud
10th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Commodity trader Trafigura Group is facing more than half a billion dollars in losses after discovering metal cargoes it bought didn’t contain the nickel they were supposed to. Trafigura has spent... 

ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
ArcelorMittal moves ahead with 200 MW Vanderbijl renewables project, studies third-party rail access
9th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) expects initial construction work on a 200 MW renewable-energy plant in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, to begin during the fourth quarter of 2023, with a feasibility... 

Uncertainties in base, precious metals supply amid Ukraine situation present opportunities for Africa
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The ongoing war in Ukraine and ensuing sanctions imposed on Russia (the most extensive in world history), have resulted in spasms in the oil and natural gas markets, driving well-documented... 

Freight association calls for urgent reform at TFR
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

National association the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) has averred that South Africa needs a practical, sustainable and functional public–private partnership to overcome... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa and DRC president Félix Tshisekedi.
Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba... 

SOLARWORLD recommends Huawei FusionSolar
7th February 2023

A solution that safeguards uptime and saves on costs Huawei FusionSolar smart photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage system (ESS) solutions are an ideal option for power hungry sub-Saharan African... 

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Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


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