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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... 


How Toyota SA navigated severe flooding
7th February 2023

On the 18th April 2022, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster when heavy rainfall led to severe flooding and landslides in KwaZulu-Natal, causing the death of 448 people... 


"Early Bird" discount offered for 45th annual SAPICS Conference
7th February 2023

"Early birds” have until 31 March 2023 to quality for discounted fees for the 2023 SAPICS Conference and Exhibition, Africa’s leading event for supply chain professionals. The "Early Bird"... 


Hudaco achieves strong year despite operating headwinds
3rd February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Hudaco Industries has declared a final dividend from income reserves of 625c apiece for the financial year ended November 30, 2022. The South African group specialises in the importation... 


Dunlop looking to sponsor township startups
3rd February 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is on the hunt for 48 township entrepreneurs who could qualify for startup support to run their own local tyre centres. SRSA is the... 


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Farmers seek new deal as loadshedding threatens industry and food security
3rd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The impact of loadshedding on the agriculture sector is evident at all levels of operation, including logistics and cold chain management, which necessitates urgent responses from farmers and... 


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Farmers seek new deal as loadshedding threatens industry and food security
3rd February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The impact of loadshedding on the agriculture sector is evident at all levels of operation, including logistics and cold chain management, which necessitates urgent responses from farmers and... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso.
Intervention urgent to resolve rail, port problems, says Business Leadership South Africa
30th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Urgent intervention is required to resolve the problems of South Africa’s freight rail system and ports, says Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)CEO Busi Mavuso, who in this week’s BLSA... 


Transnet approaches market for lease of container corridor
30th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Ports and rail operator Transnet, as part of its partnerships strategy, has decided to engage the market to invest in and grow Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) containerised freight business, which... 


Key risks and opportunities in the minerals industry
25th January 2023

By Charles Young, head of Mining, and Wandisile Mandlana, partner, Bowmans South Africa Like other economic sectors, the South African mining industry continues to face many headwinds, but it... 


New yard crane for Mpumalanga refinery
25th January 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Condra has completed a 32-ton, 30-metre span container handling crane for Manganese Metal Company (MMC), the Mbombela-based metal refinery. The working element of a... 


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Mercedes-Benz to make second hybrid in SA, but competitiveness concerns mount
20th January 2023 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will add a second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to the production line-up at its East London plant this year, says CEO Andreas Brand. The 50-year-old... 


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Mercedes-Benz to make second hybrid in SA, but competitiveness concerns mount
20th January 2023 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) will add a second plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to the production line-up at its East London plant this year, says CEO Andreas Brand. The 50-year-old... 


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AGP – Africa: N3 expansion, South Africa
20th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ardagh Glass Packaging – Africa plans to expand its Nigel production facility with an investment in a third furnace. 


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Nuova Diga Foranea, Italy
20th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the construction of a breakwater, about 450 m beyond the current barrier for the Port of Genoa. 


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Dunlop seeks 48 township entrepreneurs to apply for business-in-a-box concept 
18th January 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is on the hunt for 48 township entrepreneurs who could qualify for startup support to run their own local tyre centres. SRSA is manufacturer of... 


Rolls-Royce announces successful tests of mtu genset with 100% hydrogen fuel
17th January 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce has announced that its Germany-based Power Systems business unit has successfully tested an mtu-brand generator set (genset)... 


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Completion of Cape Town port interim truck staging area to improve traffic flow – TNPA
9th January 2023 By: Irma Venter

A new interim truck staging area (ITSA) at the Cape Town port, rolled out in two phases, is now fully operational, says the Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). The facility, located alongside... 


Traffic in Suez Canal normal after ship breakdown dealt with - SCA
9th January 2023 By: Reuters

Shipping traffic in the Suez Canal was proceeding normally on Monday after tugs towed a cargo vessel that broke down during its passage through the waterway, the Canal Authority said. The breakdown... 


Condra completes 32 t yard crane for Mpumalanga refinery
16th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has completed a 32 t, 30-metre-span container handling crane for Mbombela-based metals refinery Manganese Metal Company (MMC). MMC’s gantry was delivered on... 


Progress being made under Operation Vulindlela
15th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The Presidency and the National Treasury on December 14 released a progress report on the implementation of economic reforms during the third quarter to mark two years since the establishment of... 


Flexible staffing is key in optimising warehousing and distribution logistics during peak season and beyond
14th December 2022

By Tania Govender, Sales Director at Worldwide Staffing With peak season upon us, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, demand for supply has increased considerably. Any delays in the supply... 


Global Research and Advisory firm names Commvault a leader in Data Resilience Solutions Suites
12th December 2022

Commvault received highest scores in the Current Offering category and highest scores possible in Product Vision, Planned Enhancements, and Delivery Model criteria within the strategy category... 


Only one in five citrus farms to make positive return for 2022 season
12th December 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A range of challenges that the citrus industry faced during the past year squeezed producers to the point where only one in five farms are likely to make a positive return this season, says... 


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Disappointing outcome
9th December 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has attempted to put a positive gloss on its recent attempt to sell 16 slots on its Cape and Container corridors that resulted in only one applicant emerging as a... 


New yard crane for Mpumalanga refinery
6th December 2022

(Virtual Showroom): Condra has completed a 32-ton, 30-metre span container handling crane for Manganese Metal Company (MMC), the Mbombela-based metal refinery. The working element of a... 


Agbiz nears finalisation of interface agreement with Transnet
2nd December 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry organisation the Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) CEO Theo Boshoff has confirmed that an interface agreement is being finalised between itself and State-owned freight utility Transnet... 


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Construction company contributes to DRC mine accommodation
2nd December 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

South African construction company Moladi has supplied its removable, reusable, recyclable and lightweight plastic formwork mould construction system for miner Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa copper mine, in... 


Third-party access has been identified as one of the main reforms to be pursued for implementation under government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative
TFR says lessons from slot-sale process will inform future third-party model
30th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) insists that valuable lessons have been gained from a recent attempt to sell 16 slots on its Cape and Container corridors, which resulted in only one applicant emerging... 


Flexible staffing is key in optimising warehousing and distribution logistics during peak season and beyond
28th November 2022

By Tania Govender, Sales Director at Worldwide Staffing With peak season upon us, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, demand for supply has increased considerably. Any delays in the supply... 


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Transnet auction fails to attract private sector
28th November 2022 By: News24Wire

On Friday, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) announced that only two companies had participated in its much-anticipated auction of slots to private players, the company's first foray into allowing... 


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Company supplies innovative products to sector
25th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The prevalence of build projects for new warehouses, distribution centres and other logistics infrastructure has provided local steel supplier Macsteel with opportunities to supply its innovative... 


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Ford Motor Company investment project, South Africa – update
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The first new Ranger ­– Job 1 – has been assembled at Ford’s Silverton plant. 


Cape Town terminal exceeding weekly volumes as deciduous fruit season starts
24th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) says the Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) has been exceeding weekly volumes by 32% for two consecutive weeks as the South Africa’s deciduous fruit... 


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HIMOINSA Southern Africa provides 8 MW rental solution for LNG, helium plant in South Africa’s Free State
24th November 2022

In order to commission the process plant and supporting utilities, emerging natural gas and helium producer Renergen’s Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province, requires an... 


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Transnet completes rail slot sale bid evaluation but does not identify bidders
24th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet says that is has concluded the evaluation of applications received for sale of rail slots on the Container and Cape corridors, following the initiation... 


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Hello Mega-Inliner®
16th November 2022

AECI is the first in Africa to offer the eco-friendly, globally patented Mega-Inliner® supply chain system to the continent’s burgeoning food and beverage industry. Several leading brands are... 


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