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President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Vincent Magwenya
South Africa views BHP bid for Anglo as 'normal market activity'
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa views BHP Group's proposed bid for Anglo American as "normal market activity" and is following the process as it unfolds, President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson said on Monday. BHP... 


Nuclear associations call on G7 States to strengthen the sector to fight climate change
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Eight major international and national nuclear industry associations have urged the Group of Seven (G7) major democratic industrial economies to take steps to further develop nuclear energy... 


Sungrow Releases Annual Report 2023: Operating Revenue Witnessed a Robust Growth of 79.5%
Sungrow Releases Annual Report 2023: Operating Revenue Witnessed a Robust Growth of 79.5%
29th April 2024

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, released its annual report 2023 recently. The company attained unprecedented revenues and profits, fueled by robust... 


Altona appoints David Catterall as Sesana project consultant
29th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Altona Rare Earths has appointed David Catterall as a consultant, with a special focus on the company's Sesana copper/silver project, in Botswana, where he will work closely with CEO... 


Globeleq chief development officer and interim CEO Jonathan Hoffman
Globeleq appoints Hoffman interim CEO
29th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent power company Globeleq has appointed Jonathan Hoffman interim CEO, effective end-June. He has been chief development officer of the company since 2020 and will be succeeding Mike... 


A truck moving ore at Vedanta's Konkola Copper Mines, in Zambia
Vedanta seeks deals with traders to help fund Zambia copper mine
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta Resources has approached trading houses as it seeks to raise capital to revive the Konkola copper mining and smelting complex in Zambia. Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta has discussed... 


Indonesian miner eyes nickel assets as it shifts focus from coal
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indonesian coal company PT Harum Energy is looking to buy more nickel mines as it ceases further investment in fossil fuels in order to prepare for the energy transition. The miner plans to avoid... 


Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Draft Gas Master Plan released amid supply ‘cliff’ warnings
29th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s much-delayed draft Gas Master Plan (GMP2024) has been released for public comment by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, amid indications that the gap between... 


African leaders seek record World Bank financing to combat climate change
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

African leaders on Monday called for rich countries to commit record contributions to a low-interest World Bank facility for developing nations that they rely on to help fund their development and... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso
Mavuso encouraged by restored business, govt relations following turbulent Zuma reign
29th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ahead of South Africa’s national elections on May 29, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso says regardless of changes to government, the facts of what businesses need to thrive do not... 


Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) appeals for prioritisation of engineering profession transformation
29th April 2024

As South Africa commemorates 30 years of democracy, the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), calls on the private and public sectors to accelerate transformation of the engineering... 


Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
29th April 2024

On Earth Day (Tuesday 23rd April 2024) the Atlantis Special Economic Zone Company (ASEZCo) convened a stakeholder engagement session.  It was an opportunity to share with stakeholders and partners,... 


Africa Aerospace and Defence organisers confident of a successful 2024 exhibition
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

More than half of the exhibition space for the 2024 iteration of the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and air show has now been booked, the organisers have announced. AAD 2024... 


State-owned groups Eskom and Transnet have impaired mining productivity with unreliable power supply and a lack of trains to move mineral exports.
BHP’s South Africa snub an indictment of ANC, DA says
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s bid to spin off Anglo America’s South African assets as part of a takeover proposal shows how the economic policies of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) have undermined... 


'End of oil not in sight', OPEC secretary general says
'End of oil not in sight', OPEC secretary general says
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

The end of oil is not in sight, OPEC's top official said, as the pace of energy demand growth means that alternatives cannot replace it at the needed scale, and the focus should be on cutting... 


The Collahuasi mine
China could hinder BHP’s bid to become copper’s top producer
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s $39-billion bid to create a global copper giant risks irking its biggest customer China, where authorities have a history of intervening to stymie or water down international mergers.... 


The Mogalakwena mine in South Africa
BHP considering improved proposal for Anglo American, sources say
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

BHP Group is considering making an improved offer for Anglo American after its $39-billion initial proposal was rejected by the London-listed miner, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... 


Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases
Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases
29th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With the increasing number of people using AirTags to track their belongings, sustainable technology protection developer Horizen has launched South Africa’s first three-dimensional (3D) printed,... 


GoSolr co-founder and CEO Andrew Middleton
Without rooftop solar investments, loadshedding would be worse, study shows
29th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the energy challenges facing South Africa, residential solar energy company GoSolr says radical steps must be taken to secure the country’s energy supply and notes that solar energy will have... 


Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
Copper hits $10 000/t as bulls predict looming deficit
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Copper hit $10 000 a ton for the first time in two years as speculation builds that the world’s mines will struggle to meet a coming wave of demand from green industries. The metal reclaimed its... 


Eskom chairperson Dr Mteto Nyati
Eskom says generation recovery plan gathering momentum
26th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

During a State of the System address hosted on Friday, Eskom confirmed its generation recovery plan (GRP) is making tangible progress, with various coal-fired power station units having been... 


Hyundai unveils nano cooling film able to slash interior heat in cars
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled what it says is the world’s first application of a nano cooling film. The South Korean car maker describes the film as “a revolutionary vehicle window tint... 


BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
BHP seeks to break mining’s M&A curse with thorny Anglo deal
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last time BHP Group took a swing at another major miner, it was Rio Tinto back in 2007. That could have been a blockbuster $150-billion takeover, but with metals prices crashing as the... 


An image of Implats CEO Nico Muller
Implats' proposed restructuring puts 3 900 jobs at risk
26th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has initiated a Section 189(3) consultation process at its South African operations, signalling thousands of potential job losses. Implats envisages a... 


Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
Copper close to testing $10 000 as BHP bid points to supply risk
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper made a fresh push toward five digits as BHP Group’s blockbuster offer to buy Anglo American lent support to bulls who say the metal is headed for long-term shortages and high prices. The... 


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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 


COP29 climate summit host Azerbaijan defends oil and gas investments
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

Azerbaijan, host of this year's UN climate summit, will defend the right of oil and gas producing nations to invest in the sector, the country's president said on Friday, noting that despite... 


Kibo subsidiary progressing Pyebridge asset
26th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Kibo Energy’s subsidiary, Mast Energy Developments (MED), has received official confirmation that its Pyebridge 9 MW flexible power generation asset in England has passed its satisfactory... 


Image of Atlas Copco’s B-Air portable air compressor
World-first battery-powered portable air compressor
26th April 2024

Atlas Copco has unveiled what it hails as the first battery-operated portable screw compressor that incorporates variable speed drive (VSD) and pressure adjusted through cognitive electronics... 


Cover image for Creamer Media's Africa Mining Pip 2024
Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2024
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

There is a significant, virtually unparalleled opportunity and “appetite” for Africa’s minerals and metals. Consequently, Africa potentially stands to benefit considerably from this minerals... 


Anglo American chairperson Stuart Chambers
Anglo snubs BHP’s ‘highly unattractive’ proposal
26th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Anglo American has firmly rebuffed a $38.8-billion proposal from mining heavyweight BHP, with chairperson Stuart Chambers dismissing the nonbinding offer as “highly... 


On lithium’s frontier, miners are betting on a greener second act
On lithium’s frontier, miners are betting on a greener second act
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Against the arid, red dirt of the Australian Outback, the Mount Holland lithium mine emerges to approaching visitors as a colossal grey-tinged crater, with trucks the size of houses edging along... 


Wind turbines being erected at one of Koruson 1 sites
EDF Renewables, partners building 1.2 GW of low-carbon power capacity
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

EDF Renewables is currently leading the construction of almost 1.2 GW of low-carbon power generation capacity in South Africa, comprised of 763 MW of wind power, 355 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV)... 


SAPVIA CEO Dr Rethabile Melamu
Opinion: Solar PV sector urged to work together in addressing challenges that stand in the way of success
26th April 2024

In this article, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) CEO Dr Rethabile Melamu responds to concerns raised by speakers at a recent energy-related conference about the challenges... 


Standard Bank mobilises debt fund to support sustainable infrastructure in Africa
26th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services firm Standard Bank has committed to Acre Impact Capital’s Export Finance Fund I to support the financing of sustainable projects in Africa. Acre Impact Capital manages Export... 


Former Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani
Anglo’s stumbles have made it prey for mining’s biggest predator
26th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When former boss Mark Cutifani left Anglo American in mid-April 2022, things had rarely looked better for the century-old miner. Metals prices soared as the world emerged from lockdowns, the... 


Reflux flotation cell in an industrial coal application
Testing backlog as global interest in new flotation tech grows
26th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Global interest in and the uptake of the new REFLUX Flotation Cell (RFC) from full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth has been gaining considerable momentum. As a result of this... 


An image of the CNG Holdings site in Langlaagte
Compressed natural gas to benefit S African business
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite ongoing concerns about gas shortages, regulatory uncertainty, geopolitical constraints and infrastructure limitations, using compressed natural gas (CNG) for various business and industrial... 


An image of a C4A cylinder
Local supplier establishes LPG division
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Eligible small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa will benefit from cylinder manufacturer Cylinders4Africa’s (C4A’s) establishing a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bulk tank supply... 


The abive image depicts the BMG Kabelschlepp cable carrier installation
New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


DCDT to establish artificial intelligence advisory panel
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is preparing to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) expert advisory council as it moves to shape the policies and regulations... 


A group of executives that represent the Mandela Mining Precinct in a photo together at their 5 year anniversary
Circular minerals, metals initiative launched
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP), with the support of the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI’s) Circular Innovation South Africa fund, launched the South African Circular Minerals and... 


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