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Calling all Eco-Champions: Eco-Logic Awards and Biomimicry SA Unite to support and reward South Africa’s Eco-Champions
Updated 2 hours 40 minutes ago

which is a vibrant celebration of South Africa's eco-champions, groundbreaking projects, and innovative solutions - are now open.  The awards, which have been running for over 12 years, serve as a... 

China to build more coal mines to feed surging power capacity
Updated 2 hours 53 minutes ago By: Bloomberg

China will build more coal mines in its push for higher domestic supply and to tame price increases, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. The world’s biggest coal producer... 

Standalone 60 kVA 400 V WEG generator
Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists
12th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 

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Hybrid solution offered to big energy consumers
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Project finance and transaction advisory firm Cresco has recently supported South African mobile telecommunications corporation [CB1] MTN in acquiring a hybrid energy system solution that... 

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Hybrid systems incorporating diesel gensets can enhance power generation
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and the lack of generation capacity from State-owned power utility Eskom, diesel generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol SA provides a range of... 

Sandvik commits to partnering with its customers continually, enabling them to optimise their operations for increased throughput and efficiencies
Multipurpose facility boosts screening services in Tanzania
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The East African mining sector is experiencing a transformative shift, particularly in Tanzania, reports screening solutions provider Sandvik Rock Processing, which notes that this has driven its... 

Lifezone CEO Chris Showalter receives the Kahama refinery licence with a handshake from Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde
Nickel, copper, cobalt refinery receives licence
12th April 2024

Modern metals company Lifezone Metals has received a multi-metal processing facility licence from the Tanzanian government to refine nickel, copper and cobalt from its Kabanga nickel project at... 

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Hybrid systems posited for power redundancy
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

For businesses and industry to flourish and remain sustainable, generator manufacturer Maverick Generators says it is important to consider deploying a hybrid, or mixed, energy system to ensure... 

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Industry well placed to respond to global demand
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

African law firm Bowmans asserts that the local and broader Southern African manganese industries are well placed to respond to global demand for the commodity. With increased activity in steel... 

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Wind energy poses increased fall risks
12th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

As the demand for greener energy helps drive the increased uptake of wind energy, the dangers that face workers in the sector are becoming even more evident. As reported by the US Occupational... 

Significant strides have been made towards bringing the Lindi Jumbo mine to operational status
Graphite mine on track to meet growing demand
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In the rapidly evolving energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) landscape, the global demand for critical minerals, such as graphite, is escalating at an unprecedented rate, says Africa-focused... 

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Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 

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Manganese remains a key critical mineral
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 

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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 

Toyota adds Hilux, Fortuner hybrids to its local production line-up
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the Hilux double-cab and Fortuner 48 V mild hybrids to its local production line-up at its Durban plant, in KwaZulu-Natal. The addition of the new models... 

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Attitudinal shift
12th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start of this year given that some 5 GW of solar panels... 

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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 

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Koruson 2, South Africa
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Envusa Energy has completed the project financing for its first three wind and solar projects, collectively known as Koruson 2. 

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Saldanha green hydrogen project, South Africa
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Phelan Green Energy plans to build a complex that will be able to produce 85 000 t/y of green hydrogen. 

Infographic of the flowsheet for the NortH2 project
NortH2, Netherlands
12th April 2024

The project will abate eight to ten-million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. 

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Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Procurement Programme – Bid Window 1, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The fifth preferred bidder for Bid Window 1 has been appointed. 

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Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 2, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has approved an extension of the bid submission date. 

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Green Energy Manufacturing Centre, Australia – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has officially opened. 

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Hyphen green hydrogen project, Namibia – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy is investing €2-million on its MetMast Measuring Campaign, in Namibia. 

Image of Tetra Pak South Africa MD Klaus Plenge, President Cyril Ramaphosa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube on a tour of Tetra Pak's revamped Pinetown factory
Pinetown packaging material factory expansion project, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tetra Pak Southern Africa has opened its newly renovated factory. 

Rock at Premier mine showing gold mineralisation
Premier gold project, US – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Ascot Resources has marked a key milestone at the new mine. 

Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 5, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A total of a total 2 583 MW has been procured under Bid Window 5. 

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Ummbila Emoyeni wind energy facility, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Seriti Green has signed a long-term project financing agreement to enable the delivery of the wind farm. 

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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Deputy Minister Dr Nobuhle Nkabane
Symposium highlights importance of supporting SMMEs, DMRE to provide funds
11th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid several challenges facing the South African mining sector, such as loadshedding and logistics constraints, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) are crucial for the growth of the... 

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Gearboxes for local farm irrigation
11th April 2024

A comprehensive gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems encompassing supply, installation and servicing of both the centre drive and wheel drives as well as the drive technology to power... 

Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 

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Contract negotiations for Secunda sustainable aviation fuel project may be concluded by mid-2024
11th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project, in Mpumalanga, and the intermediary company set up under Germany’s H2Global... 

Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council outlines mining’s ‘immense’ positive social impact
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body, the Minerals Council South Africa finds in a survey that 12 of its members, representing about 60% of the formal employment in the mining industry, spent R2.3-billion on... 

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Lighter cable management system available
11th April 2024

A new lighter weight e-chain for cable management and protection applications with large unsupported lengths and high fill weights has been introduced by polymer energy chain manufacturer igus. The... 

Accessing the growth potential of tailings retreatment and rehabilitation
Accessing the growth potential of tailings retreatment and rehabilitation
11th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

New research, developments in technology and advancements in equipment are unlocking significant growth opportunities in the extraction and treatment of tailings in South Africa. However, while... 

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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
11th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 

CEO of commodity trader Trafigura starts handover to successor
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Jeremy Weir, longtime chief executive at commodities trader Trafigura, is priming successor Richard Holtum to take over when he decides to step back into a chairman role, five sources familiar... 

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia steps up with ‘Future Made in Australia Act’
11th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US has the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The European Union introduced its European Economic Security Strategy. Japan has the Economic Security Promotion Act, Korea is reframing its economic... 

Implats refining and marketing group executive Sifiso Sibiya
Panel urges PGMs industry to make collaborative, strategic market development investments
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Industry experts have agreed that the future of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market appears to hinge on collaborative efforts to make strategic investments in market development to ensure... 

Nedbank outgoing CEO Mike Brown
Nedbank looks to investment banking for growth under new CEO
11th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Nedbank Group is hoping to hire more investment bankers as it seeks to take advantage of a surge of deals in renewable energy, water and logistics in Africa’s most developed economy.... 

Platinum ore in hand
Automotive experts unpack NEV growth projections, impact on platinum demand
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As new energy vehicle (NEV) sales grow more moderately in reality than what was expected two years ago, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the automotive sector is not trailing off as... 

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