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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... 


Power line and substation
NamPower grid-strengthening and battery storage project secures $138.5m World Bank backing
7th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The World Bank has approved a $138.5-million finance package to support the integration of renewable energy into Namibia’s electricity system by strengthening its transmission grid and integrating... 


Kore Potash to list on the A2X
7th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral exploration and development company Kore Potash will list its shares on South Africa’s A2X Markets, with its shares to be available for trade on the exchange from May 14. It is already... 


The Sishen iron-ore mine
BHP insists Anglo American's South African assets must go in any takeover, sources say
7th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP's plan to divest the South African assets of its target Anglo American are key to the strategy behind the proposed takeover and is expected to be a part of any revised offer, investors briefed... 


Willie Nel, Technical Sales Consultant, CHRYSO Southern Africa
Fibre-reinforced shotcrete gains traction in mining
7th May 2024

In recent years, the mining industry in South Africa has become a major user of fibre-reinforced shotcrete for underground support. In line with this trend, CHRYSO Southern Africa reports growing... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
Coordinated, rapid plan needed to avoid ‘gas cliff’ – Mavuso
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In her latest weekly newsletter, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso warns that South Africa could face a “gas cliff” when the supply of gas to industrial users ceases in 2026. In... 


Shell to exit South Africa's downstream businesses
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

Oil major Shell will divest its majority shareholding from a local South African downstream unit after a comprehensive review of its businesses across all regions, it said on Monday. "As a result... 


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Eskom takes City Power to court over R1bn debt
6th May 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

State power utility Eskom has said it has "no choice" but to approach the Johannesburg High Court to force City Power to pay just over R1-billion in unpaid debt. Eskom noted that City Power began... 


Poulos Ngcobo - Dube TradePort deputy board chairperson;  Pearl Bhengu - iThala Development Finance Corporation; Siboniso Duma - KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mpumelelo Zikalala - Dube TradePort board chairperson; Hamish Erskine - Dube TradePort CEO; and Khanyisani Shandu - Trade and Investment KZN board chairperson
DTPC launches Dube TradeZone 2, attracts R1.8bn in private investment
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

KwaZulu-Natal provincial entity Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) has launched its Dube TradeZone 2 – the second phase of the industrial precinct and special economic zone (SEZ) adjacent to the... 


Minister insists the recent period of no loadshedding is down to the improved performance of coal stations such as Matla (pictured)
Ramokgopa insists loadshedding not being ‘stage managed’ ahead of May 29 poll
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa denies that the prevailing reprieve from loadshedding has been “stage managed” to improve the prospects of the governing African National Congress ahead... 


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Ramaphosa pegs sustainable economic recovery on attraction of higher levels of investment
6th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday assured that government is working to get rid of red tape that impedes and slows down investment. Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly letter to the nation that it was... 


Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
6th May 2024

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique extends its existing and proven NGP nitrogen generator range with the introduction of the NGPs 2-9 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) range of generators. This latest... 


Big Oil finds more to love in deepwater exploration fields
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

As Big Oil returns this week to the industry's annual showcase for offshore energy projects and equipment in Houston, deepwater discoveries off Guyana, Namibia and the US Gulf Coast will take the... 


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Redefine choosing to remain optimistic despite challenging market conditions
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Redefine Properties reported solid results for the six months to February 29, despite prevailing challenging economic conditions in South Africa, including the impact of high interest... 


Schneider Electric and Enactus collaborate on three important youth impact projects across Anglophone Africa
Schneider Electric and Enactus collaborate on three important youth impact projects across Anglophone Africa
6th May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Enactus, an international NGO dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through... 


Brazil wants Vale’s next CEO to have closer ties with government
6th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Brazil expects the next CEO for Vale, the world’s second-largest iron ore producer, to have closer relations with officials and regulators even after public scrutiny over government influence on... 


Energy Fuels building up its monazite supply chain for REE production
Energy Fuels building up its monazite supply chain for REE production
6th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium and rare earth element (REE) producer Energy Fuels is making good progress towards securing its own large-scale, low-cost sources of monazite to process at its White Mesa mill, in the US,... 


An image showing Air Products hydrogen dispensing unit and trailer
Air Products to leverage expertise to bolster South Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is looking to leverage on the group’s global expertise and experience in the hydrogen industry, as well as its... 


Wind and solar
Climate commission model points to the growth potential of green industrialisation
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The initial direct cost of placing South Africa on an energy transition pathway over the coming five years in line with its decarbonisation targets is calculated at a hefty R1.5-trillion in the... 


South Africa becoming a viable international arbitration destination – law firm
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Law firm Pinsent Masons finds there is increasing interest in South Africa as a viable option for international arbitration. In the dynamic landscape of global commerce, the role of arbitration... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
Wind energy critical to bolster energy capacity – SAWEA
3rd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite recent efforts to bolster electricity generation capacity, the path to energy security remains full of obstacles. The integration of renewable energy, particularly wind power, is critical... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


Coal on train
Manook stresses importance of abated coal in energy future of many nations
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global coal organisation FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7)... 


Electricity lightbulb
The lights are on in South Africa and many people are suspicious
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is enjoying a rare streak of uninterrupted electricity right before elections, drawing more suspicion than praise in a nation that’s become accustomed to the daily power cuts that have... 


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Zero emission heavy lifting
3rd May 2024

Recent technological developments now make the electrification of heavy lifting and transportation equipment a possibility. Heavy lifting and transportation specialist Mammoet says it views... 


WBHO and Sola Group's Merak 2 & 3 solar plants
WBHO completes two solar plants, impactful community initiatives in Lichtenburg
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Construction group Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) and renewable energy company Sola Group have completed construction of the Merak 2 & 3 solar photovoltaic projects near Lichtenburg, in North... 


Saudi Tadawul Group CEO Khalid Alhussan and JSE group CEO Leila Fourie
Saudi, Johannesburg stock exchanges partner to advance new instruments, market access
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The JSE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Tadawul Group (STG), aimed at enhancing financial market collaboration and bolstering economic ties between South Africa and Saudi... 


Peabody CEO Jim Grech
US power-plant rules threaten grid reliability, Peabody CEO says
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Peabody Energy, the biggest US coal producer, is warning that federal regulations to curb emissions from power plants pose a threat to the grid at a time when electricity demand is poised to... 


Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Commodities group Glencore is studying an approach for Anglo American, two sources said, a development that could spark a bidding war for the 107-year old mining company. Glencore has not yet... 


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MetaleN
3rd May 2024

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 


Company sets sights on agriculture sector
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

SEW-EURODRIVE’s complete gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems for the farming sector is attracting significant interest after its launch in South Africa earlier this year. The... 


LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 


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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


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Brick maker allays fears over coal mining licence
3rd May 2024

Clay brick and paver maker Corobrik reports that it has no intention of entering into the coal mining sector, despite its application to mine the commodity at its Centurion-based Rietvlei mine and... 


Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 


An image of DJI product manager Ruan Botha
Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 


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