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System converts LPG to hydrogen
28th June 2024

Hydrogen-focused startup HYENA has successfully developed a process to convert liquid petroleum gas (LPG) into clean electricity using its innovative POWER POD system at its new development... 


Hydrogen purification system in development
28th June 2024

Ceramic technologies company NGK Insulators and industrial business multinational Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will jointly develop a hydrogen purification system that uses membrane separation... 


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Government interventions key for hydrogen development
28th June 2024

Green hydrogen is hailed as critical for a low-carbon energy future, with Africa well-positioned to be a key player in this sector. However, realising the continent’s potential requires African... 


Africa’s abundance
28th June 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

If you haven’t got an Africa strategy, you haven’t got a strategy. That was the message I sought to convey to the exuberantly bright minds of the University of Strathclyde Business School... 


MTN Business to digitise 257 municipalities
28th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications firm MTN Business has secured a three-year contract to implement smart electricity and water technology across South Africa’s 257 municipalities. The RT29 transversal contract,... 


LINES AUCTIONS: The head of South Africa's Independent Power Producer Office, which oversees the public procurement of renewable energy, believes it is feasible to set up a similar agency to facilitate private investment in transmission infrastructure (see also page 14) . “It’s not going to be a cut and paste into the transmission space,” Bernard Magoro stressed at a recent conference, noting that different companies with the requisite skills would need to be encouraged to bid. Photograph: Bloomberg
LINES AUCTIONS
28th June 2024

The head of the Independent Power Producer Office, which oversees the public procurement of renewable energy, believes it is feasible to set up a similar agency to facilitate private investment in... 


Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
28th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA produces the C-Class for the... 


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Lack of transparency
28th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The tapering of loadshedding has arguably provided the Eskom board and executive team with some much-needed time and space to consider the future of the business without the daily distraction of... 


Fragile unity test
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

We ought to give the African National Congress (ANC) props. Thanks to its political sleight of hand, the party is poised to continue its dominance of South African politics for the next five years,... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Implementation of South Africa’s clean hydrogen ambition
28th June 2024

In the throes of a global energy transformation, South Africa emerges as a prominent player, leveraging its abundant renewable resources, particularly solar and wind power, to unlock the potential... 


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CHEM Energy SA
28th June 2024

CHEM Energy SA is a hydrogen fuel cell company located at the Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone in Durban, South Africa. CHEM Energy SA is a subsidiary of CHEM Corporation and together with its... 


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Mitochondria Energy
28th June 2024

As a future-focussed company, Mitochondria Energy has ambitious plans to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable solutions to meet Africa’s energy needs.  Mitochondria developed its energy... 


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ArcelorMittal South Africa renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been put out to tender. 


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Hydrogen Valley Innovation Hub, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Mitochondria has recently embarked on developing an electrolyser system for stationary applications. 


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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Two of the projects are now fully licensed. 


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Paardevlei ground-mounted solar photovoltaic and battery storage project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project feasibility phase is envisaged to be completed by the end of July 2024.  


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Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rainbow Rare Earths has reported “excellent" results on the large-scale, continuous pilot plant at Mintek, serving to confirm the basic process flowsheet originally set out in the preliminary... 


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Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Senqu bridge is expected to be completed in early 2026. 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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US to start buying up to $2.7bn in domestic nuclear reactor fuel
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

The US is bidding to eventually buy up to $2.7-billion of domestically-supplied enriched uranium, in an effort to boost the supply chain for the nuclear reactor fuel and steer the country away from... 


GTI Energy appoints Hartmann to board
27th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Clean fuel group GTI Energy has appointed Denver-based in situ recovery uranium technical and executive leader Matt Hartmann to the board of directors. Hartmann joins the ASX-listed company’s... 


GBCSA head of technical Georgina Smit.
Index continues to show value of green buildings in South Africa
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Investment services and advisory company MSCI’s South Africa Green Annual Property Index for 2023 shows that green-certified prime and A-grade offices produced a total return of 5.8%, which was 150... 


Exxon backs EV demand growth to turn its lithium bet into a win
Exxon backs EV demand growth to turn its lithium bet into a win
27th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Exxon Mobil said lithium demand will grow despite a years-long slump in prices, a scenario that would help its traditional oil business co-exist with a foray into producing the battery material... 


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Andrada signs deal to restructure Uis Tin Mining Company
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Dual-listed Andrada Mining has executed a legally binding agreement to restructure Uis Tin Mining Company (UTMC), the operational Namibian entity that holds the ML133, ML134 and ML129 mining... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane being interviewed by Mining Weekly.
Mining needs one-stop regulatory environment to boost growth – Minerals Council
27th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South African mining needs what is often referred to as a one-stop shop to ensure that an applicant is not sent from one department to the other but goes to one place where the application is... 


Restoring Economic Growth - Connecting African Countries and Optimising the AfCFTA
Restoring Economic Growth - Connecting African Countries and Optimising the AfCFTA
27th June 2024

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a landmark achievement in the pursuit of economic integration across Africa. As the continent navigates the path to restoring economic... 


Tribunal approves Prax’s Natref stake buyout, with conditions
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Competition Tribunal has approved the merger in which oil refining and logistics company Prax will acquire energy company TotalEnergies' interest in refinery National Petroleum Refiners of... 


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TNPA issues RfI for Port of Mossel Bay marine loading facilities operator
27th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published a request for information (RfI) calling on interested terminal operators to submit proposals for the refurbishment, financing, operation,... 


ACTOM division helps to advance restoration of local rail corridors
ACTOM division helps to advance restoration of local rail corridors
27th June 2024

Local transformer manufacturer LH Marthinusen (LHM), a division of electro-mechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM, is playing a vital role in upgrading South Africa’s commuter rail corridors. The... 


Paper to practice - optimising pulp and paper industry water management
Paper to practice - optimising pulp and paper industry water management
27th June 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric Pulp and paper manufacturing is a major industry, with a global output valued at approximately USD 580 billion.  It is also a... 


Speakers who participated in Creamer Media's ESG in Mining webinar
Experts unpack the evolution of ESG across the mining value chain
27th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has evolved to being driven by external factors such as shareholder activism and investor confidence, rather than regulatory frameworks, finds a panel... 


SUNOTEC Shines at Intersolar 2024: Showcasing Unparalleled Positioning and Strengthening Strategic Partnerships
27th June 2024

SUNOTEC Shines at Intersolar 2024: Showcasing Unparalleled Positioning and Strengthening Strategic Partnerships [Munich, Germany, 25th June 2024] – SUNOTEC, a leading provider of integrated solar... 


Starsight Energy group CEO Paul van Zijl; Proconics CEO Melvin Jones; Eskom senior adviser IPPs Motlatsi Makhari; SolarAfrica Energy CEO David McDonald; Emthanjeni local municipality Mayor Lulamile Nkumbi; and Eskom senior adviser IPPs Moreetsi Balepile
First phase of 1 GW SunCentral solar farm breaks ground
27th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Independent power producer SolarAfrica Energy has officially broken ground on its first utility-scale solar farm in the Northern Cape. Known as SunCentral, Phase 1 of this project will total about... 


Africa – the delicate balancing act
Africa – the delicate balancing act
27th June 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Africa continues its quest to achieve equilibrium and growth in a disjointed world.  Indeed, it’s an honourable one which... 


Australia's Tamboran Resources raises $75m in New York listing
Australia's Tamboran Resources raises $75m in New York listing
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Tamboran Resources has priced its shares at $24 each to raise $75-million in its New York listing, according to the company's filings on Thursday. The company sold 3.125-million shares... 


Norway to award Arctic blocks for seabed mining in 2025
Norway to award Arctic blocks for seabed mining in 2025
27th June 2024 By: Reuters

Norway offered large areas of the Arctic region for its inaugural seabed mineral licensing round on Wednesday and aims to award exploration permits during the first half of 2025, the country's... 


Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
27th June 2024

Spray nozzles are used to cool numerous industrial processes from stamping presses to freshly forged steel and from gas turbine inlets to power plant exhaust streams. But what is it about spray... 


Meteoric to supply Brazil rare earths magnet factory
26th June 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earth developer Meteoric Resources will collaborate with a regional department of Brazil's Minas Gerais state to explore the production of rare earth magnets, the Australian company said on... 


Panel explores relevance of listed market for mining capital   
26th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The world is infinitely more complex now, with the energy transition, longer lead times and geopolitical fracturing, than in previous years and this presents challenges and questions around mining... 


Africa50 pledges $100m to accelerate renewable-energy projects, infrastructure
26th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Infrastructure investment and asset management company Africa50 has pledged up to $100-million to fund and co-finance renewables-based energy transition projects and infrastructure across Africa... 


Nolitha Fakude, Thuli Madonsela, Mzila Mthenjane and Paul Miller.
Mining central to South Africa’s socioeconomic wellbeing, AGM hears
26th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Given its far-reaching multiplier effect, mining is the epicentre of South Africa’s economy and social wellbeing and has been at the heart of its economic progress and development for much of this... 


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Legislative certainty amid government shuffle crucial for continued renewable-energy investment
26th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

A clear and certain legislative framework is critical for enabling sustainability and green energy investments in South Africa going forward, especially given the changes taking place in government... 


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