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Security forces operating in Mozambique
Tens of thousands flee in new wave of brutal Mozambique attacks
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

Tens of thousands of Mozambicans are fleeing their homes in the restive Cabo Delgado province amid a surge in deadly insurgent attacks since January. The attacks, despite a massive security... 


DA leader John Steenhuisen
Multi-Party Charter reveals its plans to end loadshedding if ANC can be ousted
28th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The 11 political parties that are members of the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) for South Africa have voiced a unified plan to end loadshedding once and for all if only they could collectively oust... 


Lynas CEO Amanda Lacaze
Lynas jumps as H1 profit tops estimates despite soft China demand
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Lynas on Monday posted a better-than-expected half-year profit, sending its shares higher, even as the rare-earths miner navigated a tough market with weak underlying commodity prices... 


Rolls-Royce highlights its African presence, and delivers record results for 2023
23rd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major propulsion and power systems group Rolls-Royce has highlighted its presence in Africa. It did so in parallel with the release of its full-year results for 2023. The group’s... 


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Equity facility to facilitate innovation
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The newly launched Defence Equity Facility (DEF) aims to bolster private equity and venture capital funds in European companies that are developing innovative technologies with dual-use components,... 


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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... 


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Armscor – A strategic partner of choice for defence and security solutions
23rd February 2024

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence (DOD), and other organs of state and entities. Amscor's mandate... 


Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town driving forward with renewable energy, climate resilience programmes
22nd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Last year, Cape Town paid out R25-million to businesses which sold their surplus renewable energy to the city. And, starting this year, private citizens will be able to do the same. These... 


Illegal miners
Criminal Asset Recovery Fund, not fiscus, to fund SANDF’s war on illegal mining
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans has claimed that the deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in support of the South African Police Service to... 


R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is proposing to reduce its planned allocations to Eskom under a previously announced R254-billion debt-relief package by R2-billion a year for the 2023/24 and 2024/25... 


Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
21st February 2024

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager of Sisi Safety Wear Women are often underrepresented in technical industries, particularly within South Africa’s power and energy sectors. In the coal sector, they... 


South African military is at war without helicopter-service deal
19th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has deployed its troops into two wars without renewing a maintenance contract needed to keep its essential attack and transport helicopters flying. A so-called fixed-cost contract... 


You’ll be back?
16th February 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

This is is not a guarantee that The Terminator, aka Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be back. You might recall that “I'll be back” is a catchphrase associated with Mr S (I’m cognisant of my character... 


Climate change post COP 28
16th February 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

You must have felt a bit of a daze with the cacophony of announcements at the twenty-eighth Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – or COP 28 –... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa does not want unspent infrastructure funds returning to fiscus
15th February 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Thursday that though capacity support to provinces and municipalities, government is improving its ability to spend the grants allocated to infrastructure... 


Proposed water amendments needed, but inconsistencies, enforcement need to be fixed
14th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While some of the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) recently proposed water amendments, which have significant implications for water resource management and public access to water, are... 


Perpetua receives more government funding
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-listed Perpetua Resources’ wholly owned subsidiary, Perpetua Resources Idaho, has been conditionally awarded up to $34.6-million in additional funding under the existing Technology Investment... 


 Providing continuous backup power solutions through a robust partner channel model
Providing continuous backup power solutions through a robust partner channel model
8th February 2024

By Rohan de Beer, Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric A recent roundtable, hosted by the Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) and attended by CIOs and IT leaders,... 


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... 


Denel interim CEO Mike Kgobe
Denel shows off its products at global defence show in Saudi Arabia
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned defence company Denel is showcasing several of its products in the fields of missile technology, air defence systems, precision guided munitions, artillery systems and unmanned aerial... 


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Rainbow achieves group separation of REEs during ongoing test work in the US
5th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Rainbow Rare Earths has made progress with the ongoing rare earth oxide separation work under way at the back-end pilot plant, which is located at the facilities of Rainbow’s... 


Embraer reports significant increases in its aircraft deliveries and services business
31st January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based major aerospace and defence group Embraer has announced that its commercial and business aircraft deliveries last year were 13% higher than in 2022, reaching a total of 181 aircraft... 


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Modified fleets can benefit African sectors
26th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Special vehicle modifications company RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) has deepened its promise to use “excellent” design expertise and capabilities, as well as “cutting-edge technology” to... 


Truth behind Burkina coups
26th January 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

Would Thomas Sankara be turning in his grave at the events occurring in the country he renamed Burkina Faso – the land of uncorruptible people? Sankara, the intellectual powerhouse of... 


Ructions in the Horn of Africa
26th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Ructions in the Horn of Africa Martin Zhuwakinyu 


Rows of round steel bars
Downstream companies implore ArcelorMittal South Africa, govt to avoid long steel plant closures
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African downstream steel industry has urgently appealed to both steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and the government to find immediate solutions that will allow the... 


Airbus Helicopters reports orders increased in 2023 by about 10%, year-on-year
24th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Helicopters, part of the Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus, has reported that it secured 410 gross orders, or 393 net orders, for its aircraft last year. These... 


Full time operations under way at Ionic's UK magnet recycling demonstration plant
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International has started operations in Belfast, in the UK. Ionic Technologies is a global player in the recycling of... 


Eagle Eye Defence aims to roll out in-vehicle biometric security system this year
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African startup Eagle Eye Defence has developed an in-vehicle security system that uses fingerprint verification to start the powertrain. Cofounder Iviwe Mosana describes Eagle Eye Defence as... 


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Joshco releases app to help tackle fraud, corruption in housing application process
18th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In a strategic move to tackle inefficiency, fraud and corruption, the Johannesburg Social Housing Company (Joshco) has transitioned from a paper-based application process to a leasing app. The... 


Makuutu rare earths project granted large-scale mining licence
18th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that Rwenzori Rare Metals, owner of the Makuutu heavy rare earth project, in Uganda, has formally received the granted large-scale mining licence over... 


Aerovel Flexrotor
Airbus Helicopters acquires US uncrewed aircraft company
16th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Helicopters, the rotary-wing business of the Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus, has announced that it is acquiring US uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) company... 


Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
Australia’s critical minerals research receives govt funding boost
12th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Australian government is investing almost A$22-million in three key research projects which will support the growth of the critical minerals industry and help supply materials which will be... 


South African companies vulnerable to cyberthreats owing to affordability challenges
11th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa experienced 230-million cybersecurity threats in 2022, while the second most attacked African country Morocco experienced 71-million attacks. South Africa is particularly vulnerable... 


Mined lithium ore
Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, minister King says
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia wants to compete with China in producing and refining resources vital to the next phase of high-tech manufacturing around the world, according to Minister Madeleine King, backing the... 


EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 


An image of the Pan African Elikhulu tailings retreatment plant
Gold miner eyes significant growth with project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources aims to increase gold production by about 50 000 oz/y by 2025 through its Mintails project, which will increase the miner’s yearly production to about 250... 


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Eagle Eye Defence aims to roll out an in-vehicle biometric security system next year
13th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

South African startup Eagle Eye Defence has developed an in-vehicle security system that uses fingerprint verification to start the power train. Cofounder Iviwe Mosana describes Eagle Eye Defence... 


Ionic selects WSP to deliver feasibility study for UK magnet recycling facility
7th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International, based in Belfast, in the UK, has progressed the delivery of a feasibility study for a commercial magnet... 


Australia's Liontown in talks with US Defence Dept on tantalum supply
7th December 2023 By: Reuters

Miner Liontown Resources is speaking with the United States Department of Defense about supplying tantalum from its Australian operations if the US passes a new regulation by year end as expected,... 


Steve De Witt
Bush Brothers: Life and Death Across the Border – Steve De Witt
5th December 2023

Bush Brothers is not about special forces or heroic, secret missions. Instead, it is an intimate look at the daily life of ordinary soldiers – and the unbreakable bonds they formed under fire. This... 


Joint operation leads to more than 100 arrests of suspected illegal miners in Ekurhuleni
3rd December 2023 By: News24Wire

A joint operation between the SA Police Service, SA National Defence Force (SANDF) and the Department of Home Affairs led to the arrest of more than 100 suspected illegal miners (colloquially known... 


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Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 


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