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Artificial Intelligence in the Boardroom: What Questions Should Boards Be Asking About AI?
Artificial Intelligence in the Boardroom: What Questions Should Boards Be Asking About AI?
27th February 2024

By Prof. Mark Nasila, Chief Data and Analytics Officer in FNB Chief Risk Office Few business leaders dispute that artificial intelligence (AI) is on course to upend every major market sector and... 


SMEs and independent contractors could fuel SA’s economic turnaround
SMEs and independent contractors could fuel SA’s economic turnaround
27th February 2024

It is often said that SMEs hold the keys to solving the unemployment crisis – this is how they can do it Gary Silbermann, Co-Founder and Innovation Director at One Degree 


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SGB-Cape Announces Strategic Partnership with ICR Group
26th February 2024

SGB-Cape a renowned leader in industrial services, proudly announces a significant milestone in its 75th year of operation with the establishment of a strategic partnership with ICR Group, a global... 


Europe, Africa oil markets tighten, lending support to futures
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Red Sea shipping delays and Opec+ supply cuts are tightening physical oil markets in Europe and Africa as well as the Brent crude market structure, lending further support to oil futures prices,... 


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Upgraded forklift promises to be a game-changer for Southern African industry
23rd February 2024

A new forklift series promises improved operational efficiency, increased operator satisfaction and reduced environmental impact. Masslift Africa, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Forklifts in... 


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Industry faces expertise shortage amid international competition
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African defence industry continues to grapple with diminishing skills availability amid a competitive market dominated by international defence companies. However, increased government... 


Tiger Brands pursues efficiency after sales volumes shrink
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Tiger Brands, South Africa's biggest food producer, is reviewing spending and the number of brands it sells, it said on Thursday, after inflation drove consumers to buy less, knocking its revenues... 


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Anglo to focus on cost cutting following disappointing 2023 performance
22nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers and CEO Duncan Wanblad have both expressed disappointment with the company’s financial results for 2023, which were released on February 22.... 


Surprise Decision to Leave Income Tax Rates Unchanged in 2024 Budget Speech Welcomed By Property Industry
Surprise Decision to Leave Income Tax Rates Unchanged in 2024 Budget Speech Welcomed By Property Industry
22nd February 2024

No one is feeling the impact of current high inflation and interest rates more than the South African consumer. While the obvious solution is cutting back on government borrowing and expenditure,... 


Ivan Vella started as IGO CEO in December
Lithium producer IGO beats on profit, shares up
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's IGO reported interim underlying profit ahead of analysts' expectation on Thursday, even as the battery metal producer reeled from falling prices of key commodities, and said it did not... 


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South African inflation picks up in January
21st February 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's headline consumer inflation quickened to 5.3% year on year in January from 5.1% in December, data showed on Wednesday. Key contributors to the annual inflation rate included food,... 


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Mozambique port critical to chrome exports gets upgraded railway link
21st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The biggest port in Mozambique that’s become a key hub for global chrome exports will upgrade a railway link, bolstering a planned $2-billion capacity expansion. The African Development Bank is... 


Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
21st February 2024

Africa’s biggest machine tools exhibition is taking place from 21-24 May 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec and will be showcasing cutting-edge developments across the machine tool and... 


SU opens new avenues for localisation with high-tech micro-manufacturing machine
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In a first-of-its-kind for Africa, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) has acquired a micro-manufacturing machine... 


Challenge accepted - charting a solar path to energy security
20th February 2024

Attendees at the 3rd annual Solar Power Africa conference have accepted the challenge laid down by Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis. Highlighting Cape Town’s pioneering efforts in his keynote... 


INVITATION | O.R. Tambo Memorial Hospital Signage Handover
19th February 2024

In our commitment to enhancing healthcare infrastructure and community well-being, ROMPCO is delighted to announce the handover of new internal and external signage sponsored by us at O.R. Tambo... 


Wimpie Krügel, an Engineer in JG Afrika’s Roads & Highway Division and a Road Safety Auditor
JG Afrika helps to fast-track wind energy projects in South Africa
19th February 2024

JG Afrika, a leading engineering consultancy with a more than 100-year-long track record providing cutting-edge technical services, is closely associated with the Renewable Energy Independent Power... 


Red Energy launches SigenStor in South Africa
16th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Commercial solar energy specialist Red Energy has launched SigenStor – an artificial intelligence (AI) optimised five-in-one energy storage system – in South Africa. Red Energy has been chosen as... 


Powering Tomorrow: Sungrow Unveils Game-Changing Energy Solution for South Africa
Powering Tomorrow: Sungrow Unveils Game-Changing Energy Solution for South Africa
16th February 2024

Sungrow, a global leader in renewable energy solutions, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its latest product in South Africa. As we continue our mission to bring clean, reliable energy... 


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Deep learning solution to transform ore sorting technology
15th February 2024

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada to accelerate critical mineral mining - Energy Minister
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

Canada plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines by nearly a decade with improved permitting processes, Energy Minister Jonathan... 


Komatsu’s 4800XPC rope shovel is not only an engineering marvel but once fully assembled, will also be the first of its kind in Africa
Heavy equipment manufacturer adopts cutting-edge innovations for sustainable mining
13th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu provided insights into the company's pioneering development in the mining sector during an exclusive interview at the Investing in African Mining... 


Plastics industry response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2024 State of the Nation Address
13th February 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has issued a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA)  delivered on February 8, 2024.... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


International research study to look at depression among unemployed African youth
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A research study to examine the network of risk factors and resilience resources that predict depression among not in employment, education or training (NEET) youth in Africa will be undertaken by... 


TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning
TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 


Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Honda talks test Canada’s desire to move away from blockbuster EV subsidies
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s strategy to lure electric vehicle manufacturing is shifting toward financial incentives based on tax credits, and away from the huge production subsidies that were promised to companies... 


BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Train drivers at BHP Group's Pilbara iron-ore operations in Western Australia have voted to strike on Friday for 24 hours, potentially cutting supply to the producer’s Australian export hubs.... 


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Generators customised for local farmers
10th February 2024

Fit-for-purpose generators built especially to meet the needs of farmers and the agricultural sector are said to be gaining popularity.  Smith Power Equipment’s Renier Potgieter asserts that... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Trend toward digitalisation continues
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling firms have traditionally relied on paper-based processes, however, as these processes are staggeringly manual, time consuming, highly inefficient and prone to human error,... 


A Veracio TruGyro implement placed on tests on a red rock surface
Positive reaction to machine, tech partnership
9th February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Mining equipment manufacturer Veracio, a new subsidiary of international exploration drilling company Boart Longyear, says although its partnership with directional drilling service provider... 


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De Beers’ fourth-quarter rough diamond production down 3% y/y
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diamond producer De Beers reported on February 8 that its 2023 fourth-quarter rough diamond production had decreased by 3% year-on-year to 7.9-million carats, primarily owing to the planned... 


Botswana sets aside $65m to buy 24% stake in gem trader HB Antwerp
8th February 2024 By: Reuters

Botswana has set aside 890-million pula ($65-million) to buy shares in Belgian diamond trader HB Antwerp, national budget documents show, advancing a deal that President Mokgweetsi Masisi said in... 


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Zero Carbon Charge signs R1bn deal to bring EV superchargers to South Africa
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Renewable energy-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station company Zero Carbon Charge has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese energy storage systems manufacturer Shanghai... 


Draslovka’s sustainable solution to metal supply deficits
Draslovka’s sustainable solution to metal supply deficits
7th February 2024

Multinational chemicals producer Draslovka has developed a cutting-edge metal recovery process called Glycine Leaching Technology (GLT). Aimed at optimizing recovery of precious and base metals,... 


Anglo American considers deeper cost cuts in face of worst downturn in years
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American may consider deeper cost-cutting measures unless market conditions improve after a fall in prices and a downturn in the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector that is the worst in 35... 


Komatsu joins Williams Racing as the British team's Principal Partner in Formula One from the start of the 2024 season
Komatsu and Williams Racing reignite historic partnership
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a multi-year deal with Williams Racing to become the principal partner of the British team from the start of the 2024 FIA Formula One World... 


Weir Minerals discusses evolution of African mining
Weir Minerals discusses evolution of African mining
6th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining technology company Weir Minerals discusses how it expects the African mining industry to evolve in the context of positive disruption while attending this year’s Investing in African Mining... 


Mining Indaba helps AMIS plan for year ahead
Mining Indaba helps AMIS plan for year ahead
5th February 2024

As a major event in the global mining investment landscape, the Investing in African Mining Indaba plays a pivotal role for mining services provider AMIS. It serves as a platform for identifying... 


Powering African mining's future with 5G private networks
Powering African mining's future with 5G private networks
5th February 2024

At the 2024 Mining Indaba in Cape Town, mobile telecommunications provider MTN proudly showcases its advancements in 5G private networks, which is helping to transform the African mining landscape... 


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Russia's Rusal loses suit against Rio Tinto over alumina refinery, can appeal
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal has lost a lawsuit against global miner Rio Tinto that sought to win back access to its 20% share of the alumina produced at a jointly owned refiner in Queensland,... 


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Straub pipe couplings see an uptick in African orders
2nd February 2024

According to a recent press release, the recent spike in union-related mining strikes near the end of 2023, coupled with a decline in workforce numbers, meant that the mining industry had to find a... 


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