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The QubePower range of lighting towers, from IPR, includes three different sizes
World class lighting towers at at IPR
5th February 2024

Having witnessed that customers often need robust and compact on-site lighting, IPR now offers the range of Olikara lighting towers to suit every application. The specialist pump dewatering company... 

From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
From green hype to bailouts, the nickel industry has imploded
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Just 18 months ago, the world’s biggest mining company was in a nickel frenzy. BHP Group, to much fanfare, had struck a deal with Tesla to supply it with the crucial ingredient for electric... 

An image showing a World Bank delegation with City of Cape Town representatives at Steenbras
World Bank tours Cape Town’s Steenbras power plant, to augment support
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Energy councillor Beverley van Reenen has hosted a World Bank delegation to the city’s Steenbras hydro pumped storage scheme. The Steenbras plant is... 

 Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford.
Hudaco grew turnover by 9%, operating profit by 5% in 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial, automotive and electronics distributor Hudaco has increased turnover by 9.1% for the financial year ended November 30, 2023, to R8.9-billion, and its operating profit by 5.1%... 

A stockpile of lithium
Germany to channel €1bn to critical raw material needs
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The German government earmarked about €1-billion ($1.1-billion) for raw materials investments as it seeks to reduce dependency on producers such as China for critical minerals in high-tech and... 

SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
Energy community must scrutinise IRP 2023 – SAWEA
2nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is urging the energy community to critically analyse the revised draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) to provide constructive inputs that... 

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On-The-Air (02/02/2024)
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses clean energy and a new electronic mining and exploration licensing system. 

Nersa formally publishes licences for new grid company
2nd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has officially published on its website the three licences required for the operationalisation of the National Transmission Company South... 

Anglo American Platinum's Mogalakwena mine
Regulator celebrates centenary of Dr Merensky’s discovery of PGM deposits in South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State entity the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator (SADPMR) will hold its South Africa Platinum Centenary Commemoration event in Cape Town, on February 4,  a day before the... 

Copper sheets produced in the DRC
Western miners lag as oil powers enter race for Africa's critical metals
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Risk aversion is likely to leave major Western miners lagging in a race to tap Africa's reserves of critical raw materials that has gathered pace now Middle Eastern oil powers have begun to emulate... 

A hydrogen fueling station
WPIC highlights South Korean hydrogen market as driver for platinum demand
2nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) is encouraged by the South Korean government’s more to accelerate the country’s transition to a clean hydrogen economy and its advancement of the... 

The Cahora Bassa hydropower plant
Mozambique seeks to end 50-year hydropower pact with South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mozambique plans to end half a century of hydropower supply to South Africa’s State-owned electricity utility, raising risks for the continent’s most industrialized economy and threatening the... 

An image of Orion Mineral's Prieska project
Orion to benefit from fast-track strategy at Northern Cape project – analyst
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has in place a company-making strategy of developing multiple metal producing hubs within South Africa’s Northern Cape, a richly endowed mineral province and a... 

Uranium stocks extend surge after Kazakh miner cuts output
Uranium stocks extend surge after Kazakh miner cuts output
2nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Uranium miners extended a rally that’s made them the best-performing Australian stocks this year after the world’s biggest producer of the metal used to produce nuclear fuel cut its output target.... 

MEDC proposes $50m grant for Highland’s Copperwood project
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Following a yearlong review of the permitted Copperwood project, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has proposed a $50-million grant, Canadian company Highland Copper said this... 

Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 

Fortune extends option to acquire Alberta refinery site
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Fortune Minerals has extended the option to purchase the JFSL Field Services (JFSL) brownfield industrial site in Lamont county, Alberta. Fortune plans to construct a... 

Former NT Minister quits Fortescue
Former NT Minister quits Fortescue
2nd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Former Northern Territory chief Minister Michael Gunner has resigned from Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), citing personal reasons. Announcing his decision, Gunner said that working for the... 

Installing higher efficiency motors can help address energy crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy-intensive industries, such as mining, are increasingly seeking out ways to reduce energy consumption, and the use of the latest motor and drive technology can play a significant role.... 

The truck-mounted recycling jetting and vacuuming unit tackles the specific hurdles encountered by maintenance teams working in the mining sector
Recycling jetting and vacuum unit redefining maintenance
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With optimising operations, reducing costs and embracing eco-conscious practices being imperative in the mining industry, pumps manufacturer Werner Pumps’ truck-mounted recycling jetting and... 

The company reduces the number of mobile pump sets through upgrading existing diesel pump units to move more water in less time
Mobile pumps improve efficiency, sustainability
2nd February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

South African coal mining operations, particularly in openpit environments, are confronted with the ongoing challenge of managing water levels for seamless operations. Pumps supplier Mechanical... 

Load-balancing helps optimise steam operations
2nd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Local operations and maintenance service provider Associated Energy Services (AES) has developed a load-balancing system that manages the splitting of a site’s steam requirements. An operation’s... 

Reducing corrosion in waste heat boilers
2nd February 2024

The corrosion of waste heat boilers (WHBs) – which are crucial in the recovery and use of heat generated as a by-product by non-ferrous pyrometallurgical plants globally – has a detrimental impact... 

An image of NextSource Materials' SuperFlake system
Hybrid energy plant constructed, commissioned
2nd February 2024

Battery materials development company NextSource Materials has completed commissioning and achieved full operationality of its solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage hybrid power plant, at its... 

Renewables projects on track to meet energy requirement
2nd February 2024

Platinum group metals and gold miner Sibanye-Stillwater has reached financial close and started construction works on two new renewable energy projects for its South African operations The projects... 

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Hybrid solutions to boost energy efficiency
2nd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hybrid energy solutions combine various technologies that mining companies can integrate to establish a more reliable source of power, decrease operational costs and enhance their sustainability... 

Richard Floyd, CEO of Aurous Resources
Richard Floyd
2nd February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Richard Floyd, CEO of Aurous Resources, a South African gold mining company which owns the Blyvoor mine and the Gauta tailing project 

Customised solution powers mine, reduces emissions
2nd February 2024

A custom made end-to-end switchgear and circuit breaker solution from technology company ABB Electrification is powering up a new mining plant at Canadian gold and silver miner Kinross’ Tasiast 24k... 

Grid unlocked
Grid unlocked
2nd February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

As the South African government seeks to re-establish some momentum behind the public procurement of new independent power producer (IPP) generation and storage, much focus will be on how bidders... 

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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 

Image of the Langer Heinrich uranium operation
Langer Heinrich uranium restart project, Namibia – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Langer Heinrich uranium mine has restarted production activities. 

Image of battery energy storage system
Mogobe battery energy storage system project, South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project involves the construction of a battery energy storage system under the first bid window of the Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme. 

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Umoyilanga hybrid renewables battery project, South Africa
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will produce electricity in line with a 20-year power purchase agreement ratified in August 2023. 

Image of bauxite in hand
Amrun bauxite operations renewable-energy project, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto approved a new solar farm and battery storage in December 2023 to provide renewable energy for its Amrun bauxite operations. 

Image of hydrogen electrolysis
Gladstone PEM50 project, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The two-stage green hydrogen project will have a production capacity of up to 22 t/d of green hydrogen. 

Five-year multinational project kicks off to advance the circular economy in the textile industry
Five-year multinational project kicks off to advance the circular economy in the textile industry
1st February 2024

“The World Bank estimates that nearly 20% of global wastewater comes from textiles,” said United Nations Industrial Development Organization Project Administrator, Franchesca Beru at an inception... 

New Gautrain CEO starts steering strategic expansions
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gautrain Management Agency CEO Tshepo Kgobe has assumed his role as of February 1, following the company’s announcement to this effect in September last year. He previously served as COO of... 

Report reveals decline in entrepreneurial activity in South Africa post-pandemic
1st February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

According to the latest ‘2023 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa’ (GEM SA) report, released on February 1, South Africa’s early-stage entrepreneurial activity has declined to below... 

“Triple win: How Africa’s industrials can decarbonise, lower energy costs and increase reliability all at the same time”
“Triple win: How Africa’s industrials can decarbonise, lower energy costs and increase reliability all at the same time”
1st February 2024

By Ella Teperi, General Manager, Market & Financial Analysis, Decarbonisation Services at Wärtsilä Energy In African countries, particularly those with a well-developed industrial sector, a... 

Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
Hedge funds react to supply shocks with bold bets on copper
1st February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A number of hedge fund managers are betting that copper stocks are significantly undervalued, as they position themselves for gains this year. Funds including Tribeca Investment Partners, Terra... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore reports lower production, builds solar plant in South Africa
1st February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has reported lower volumes across its key commodities for the 2023 financial year, but notes that these were all nonetheless still within the guided ranges. The company’s... 

Northern Graphite launches battery materials group to spearhead mine-to-battery strategy
1st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Ottawa-headquartered Northern Graphite on Wednesday announced the launch of the NGC Battery Materials Group to spearhead its mine-to-battery strategy, which will make the company one of only a few... 

The Africa Energy Indaba launches the Hydrogen Forum
1st February 2024

The Africa Energy Indaba announces the launch of the Hydrogen Forum, an official new Side Event of the main Indaba.  The Hydrogen Forum is a ground-breaking initiative poised to redefine the... 

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FlameBlock is a proudly South African company that engineers, manufactures and supplies fire intumescent and retardant products to the fire...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...


Multotec, recognised industry leaders in metallurgy and process engineering help mining houses across the world process minerals more efficiently,...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


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