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Helium block at the Virginia gas project
Virginia gas project, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Renergen can now liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project. 


Gold ore from the Segele project
Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals is making progress in resolving the recent challenges of nationwide fuel-supply disruptions and new customs procedures, enabling full site activity at the mine. 


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Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, UK – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

High-temperature superconducting tapes for use in the project will be tested in a Czech research reactor following the signing of an agreement between the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Research... 


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Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 6, South Africa – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first two projects have signed project agreements and reached commercial close. 


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Santa Cruz graphite project – pilot plant, Brazil – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South Star Battery Metals Corp has announced a binding sales agreement with a prominent US industrial graphite customer for the initial purchase of graphite concentrate from the Santa Cruz mine. 


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Impofu Cluster, South Africa
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Enel Green Power South Africa is developing the Impofu Cluster in the Eastern Cape, which will comprise the Impofu East, West and North wind projects. 


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Mooi Plaats solar photovoltaic power plant project, South Africa
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Mooi Plaats project forms part of the Koruson 2 cluster of renewable-energy projects being undertaken by Envusa Energy. 


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Conference highlights coal mining industry safety milestones, new targets
9th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African coal mining industry has made progress in reaching its goal of zero harm; however, programmes and initiatives must be bolstered to ensure this is achieved and then maintained.... 


Umoyilanga Avondale solar farm in Upington takes delivery of first modules
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global smart PV and energy storage solutions provider Trina Solar has started delivering modules to the 115 MW Umoyilanga Avondale solar project, in Upington, under a strategic partnership with two... 


AP Ventures Co-Founding Partner Kevin Eggers
Hydrogen’s ‘irreplaceable’ role highlighted by platinum-linked venture capital provider
9th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The role of hydrogen in the decarbonisation of the hardest-to-abate sectors of the global economy continues to be highlighted as “irreplaceable” by AP Ventures, the independent venture capital fund... 


Battery storage
Deadline for latest battery procurement also extended as IPPs adjust to Eskom’s new grid access rules
9th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The deadline for South Africa’s recently launched third battery energy storage bidding round, or bid window three (BW3), has been extended by three months to October 31, following a recent deadline... 


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Genuine progress, not electioneering, behind the easing of loadshedding, council says
9th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The current loadshedding reprieve is not a result of excessive diesel burning to pacify voters but rather a consequence of government and business coming together to made headway in solving South... 


Uranium
Lotus confirms significant uranium potential in updated Letlhakane MRE
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lotus Resources has published a revised mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 155.3-million tonnes, grading 345 parts per million (ppm) triuranium octoxide (U3O8), for the Letlhakane... 


A Multi-Application Fuel Efficient Cookstove
New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
9th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 


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De Beers progresses diamond traceability, emissions reduction targets
9th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

As part of efforts to provide increased provenance across the diamond industry, De Beers plans to bring the first non-De Beers Group goods onto its Tracr platform this year. The Tracr platform uses... 


Critical Importance of Machine Tools Market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
Critical Importance of Machine Tools Market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
9th May 2024

Machine tools are the foundation of modern manufacturing, providing essential equipment for the fabrication processes of all major manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace,... 


Introducing our stellar line-up of speakers for Infrastructure Africa
9th May 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is thrilled to announce the esteemed line-up of speakers who will be headlining the upcoming conference, set to take place on 16 – 17 July 2024 at the CTICC... 


Standard Lithium and Equinor form US lithium partnership
9th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Standard Lithium on Wednesday announced a strategic partnership with NYSE-listed energy group Equinor to accelerate the development of lithium projects in Arkansas and Texas. In terms... 


Eskom and DMRE leadership among industry luminaires speaking at Enlit Africa Keynote sessions
9th May 2024

Enlit Africa, the continent's premier energy conferences, is proud to announce a highly anticipated keynote session featuring Eskom's Group Chief Executive Dan Marokane and Chief Finance Officer... 


Critical importance of machine tools market in Africa highlighted at Machine Tools Africa 2024
9th May 2024

Machine tools are the foundation of modern manufacturing, providing essential equipment for the fabrication processes of all major manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace,... 


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Upgraded cone crusher range launched
9th May 2024

A new series of cone crushers that features powerful automation and connectivity systems is set to improve productivity and performance for mines and quarries. The upgraded Sandvik 800i cone... 


Ivanhoe Electric's Typhoon in action at Santa Cruz
BHP and Ivanhoe Electric join forces for a US copper hunt
9th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Ivanhoe Electric has announced an exploration alliance agreement with the top diversified miner BHP, targeting copper and other critical minerals in the US. The alliance will... 


Unlock new business - Join the IFE 2024
Unlock new business - Join the IFE 2024
9th May 2024

From July 20th to 21st at the Gallagher Convention Centre, The International Franchise and Entrepreneurs Expo (IFE) 2024 offers an unparalleled platform for companies across all sectors to showcase... 


China's 2024 iron-ore imports seen similar to last year's - Vale
China's 2024 iron-ore imports seen similar to last year's - Vale
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Imports of iron-ore by China, the world's biggest buyer, in 2024 are expected to be around 1.17-billion to 1.18-billion metric tons, similar to last year's 1.18-billion tons, a senior official of... 


Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
Australia backs long-term gas exploration despite 2050 climate goals
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's resources minister said on Thursday she backs the long-term exploration of potential natural gas projects, setting up a potential clash with opposition lawmakers and some in the... 


Experienced project leader appointed to head Critical Minerals Queensland
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Queensland's critical minerals sector received a strategic boost with the appointment of seasoned project leader Paul Holden at the helm of Critical Minerals Queensland (CMQ). This newly... 


Equites' distribution centre, in Parow
Equites starts wheeling power from distribution centre to head office in Cape Town
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Property developer Equites Property Fund has officially started wheeling renewable energy onto Cape Town’s grid from solar panels atop its newly built distribution centre in Parow. The company is... 


Boss prepares for first Honeymoon sales
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commissioning of the Honeymoon uranium project, in south Australia, is proceeding to plan, with key metrics exceeding feasibility study forecasts, Boss Energy MD Duncan Craib said on Wednesday.... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep wind power decision drawing closer, Q2 update likely on backfill problem
8th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Mining company Gold Fields expects to be in a position to decide on the establishment of a wind power project at the South Deep gold mine, west of Johannesburg, in the third quarter of this year.... 


Eskom coal fired station
South Africa to provide new coal-plant closure timeline to secure secure $2.6bn
8th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa will provide a new timeline for the shutdown of coal-fired power plants in a bid to secure about $2.5-billion in climate finance, an agency in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office said.... 


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Sappi signs PPA with trading platform to supply solar power to its South African operations
8th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Paper and packaging group Sappi has signed a milestone 175 GWh/y renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) with private electricity trading company Enpower Trading. Sappi is working towards... 


Australia to spend A$566m on mapping out resource deposits
Australia to spend A$566m on mapping out resource deposits
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced an investment of A$566-million over the next decade to bolster geoscientific research across the nation. The Geoscience Australia-led... 


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Renewables provided record 30% of global electricity in 2023, Ember says
8th May 2024 By: Reuters

Growth in solar and wind power pushed renewable generation to a record 30% of global electricity production in 2023, putting a global target to triple renewable capacity by 2030 within sight, a... 


Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


Winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy
South African company comes second in Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy competition
7th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation have announced Aftrak and Omnivat as winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in Green Energy – a $2-million innovation competition to reward... 


Image of Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council chief trade and research officer Dr Norman Lamprecht
Auto exports soar to new record; shift to EVs sees drop in catalytic converter numbers
7th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Despite a tough domestic economy undermining a recovery in new-vehicle sales to pre-pandemic levels, record vehicle exports in 2023 ensured that the South African automotive sector still managed to... 


Cans with food
World Bank suggests actions for lower-emission agricultural land use
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Bank has outlined in a report the actions that every country can take to make the global agrifood system more sustainable and achieve markable reductions in greenhouse-gas (GHG)... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan
7th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng operation for longevity, quality ounces and sustainable... 


Engen partners with Grain SA at Nampo to keep driving agriculture forward
Engen partners with Grain SA at Nampo to keep driving agriculture forward
7th May 2024

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner dedicated to enriching lives for a sustainable future, will again proudly partner with Grain SA as a sponsor of the Nampo Harvest Day 2024. Scheduled... 


Ur-Energy gears up for Shirely Basin construction next year
7th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed uranium producer Ur-Energy is set to begin major construction activities for its Shirley Basin project in 2025, paving the way for production to start in the following year. The... 


Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
7th May 2024

Verder Group, a global leader in industrial pump solutions, has further fortified its dosing pumps range through a strategic acquisition of a majority stake in ITC, a prominent Spanish company... 


From left to right are Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation corporate responsibility VP Florian Schütze, Siemens managing board member and Siemens Smart Infrastructure CEO Matthias Rebellius, Mercedes-Benz planning VP Arno van der Merwe and moderator Chris Brow in discussion at the Hannover Messe 2024 expo.
Decarbonising industrial operations requires concerted effort
7th May 2024 By: Bridget Lepere

Decarbonisation requires comprehensive and multifaceted approaches and standardised processes across various industries. It should involve mobilising an organisation, managing information flow,... 


South Star makes first graphite sale from Santa Cruz
7th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed South Star on Tuesday announced a binding sales agreement for the initial purchase of 100 t of graphite concentrate from the Santa Cruz mine, in Brazil. The material will be shipped... 


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