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Mkango raises £750 000 to advance rare earth magnet recycling, launches strategic review
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has conditionally raised gross proceeds of £750 000 via a direct company subscription from existing shareholders, including a £150 000 investment by CEO William Dawes.... 

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Ramaphosa denies SA’s position on Israeli-Palestine conflict could jeopardise relationship with US
25th March 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa averred on Monday that the suggestion that South Africa’s position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could lead to a deterioration of its relations with the US is... 

Rare earth oxides
Ionic reaches steady-state output of rare earth oxide from demo plant, starts planning commercial plant
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has achieved continuous production from its magnet recycling demonstration plant in Belfast, in the UK. The facility has produced 11.5 kg of didymium oxide (neodymium... 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Eskom board considers enlarging and extending Standard Offer Programme
25th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the Eskom board is considering lifting the current 1 000 MW allocation set aside for its Standard Offer Programme to 4 000 MW and extending... 

The Nexus 1 building
Attacq's Nexus 1 building achieves EDGE, Green Star certification
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Real estate investment trust Attacq's Nexus 1 building, in Waterfall City, which also serves as its headquarters, has received Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) certification.... 

AIIM consortium acquires Octotel, minority stake in RSAWEB
25th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A consortium, led by infrastructure-focused private equity fund manager African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), has signed an agreement to acquire fibre network operator Octotel. The... 

DLA Piper appoints Kalidou Gadio as US-Africa Practice co-chair
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Law firm DLA Piper has appointed Kalidou Gadio as co-chairperson of the US-Africa Practice based out of its Washington DC office. He brings deep knowledge of the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and... 

Lime farm, in Hoedspruit
First-quarter agriculture sentiment largely influenced by drought, public infrastructure deterioration
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) and Industrial Development Corporation’s Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) has remained unchanged in the first quarter of the year at a level of 40.... 

NTCSA unbundling secures lender consent, Ramokgopa confirms
25th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that Eskom’s eight “lender groups” have given their consent to the establishment of the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) as a... 

Just Share climate change engagement director Robyn Hugo
Draft IRP 2023 falls short in every aspect, says Just Share
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As government considers the public comments made on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 up to March 23, shareholder activism organisation Just Share has called for a remodel of the... 

Schneider Electric Collaborates with NVIDIA on Designs for AI Data Centres
Schneider Electric Collaborates with NVIDIA on Designs for AI Data Centres
25th March 2024

New reference designs will offer a robust framework for implementing NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform within data centres Designs will optimise performance, scalability, and energy... 

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Zambia, Zimbabwe to retender $5bn Batoka hydropower plant
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia and Zimbabwe are retendering a $5-billion project to build a hydropower plant they previously awarded to General Electric Co. and Power Construction Corp. of China, and expect to select new... 

The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Ferrochrome benchmark price settles higher
25th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the second quarter of this year has been settled at $1.52/lb, 5.6% up on the first three months of 2024, Merafe Resources informed shareholders on... 

US US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
$475m in US govt funding for clean energy projects on former mine land
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475-million in funding for five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to accelerate clean energy deployment... 

Wire and Tube 2024 is where SMS group plans to showcase innovations that are set to transform the tube and wire industry
25th March 2024

Focus on sustainability and innovation “Leading Partner Talks”: Customers and employees take the stage to report on innovations and ongoing projects and discuss the future of the industry SMS group... 

AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
25th March 2024

Africa stands on the brink of an energy transformation that promises to redefine its economic landscape while ensuring no one is left behind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. 

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Mining sector meets target to reduce TB levels to below national average
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African mining industry has made significant inroads into addressing tuberculosis (TB) since 2017 and has met its ten-year target to reduce the incidence rate among mineworkers to below... 

Patel's misguided industrial policy hindrance to Black Industrialists
Patel's misguided industrial policy hindrance to Black Industrialists
25th March 2024

Authored: Bongani Mankewu Blurb: Minister Patel is phony and plays Machiavellian when he blames the failure of state-owned enterprises for the failure of black industrialists. 

ERA reaffirms it has no development plans for Jabiluka site
25th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Energy Resources Australia (ERA), a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, has reaffirmed that it has no plans to develop the globally significant uranium body at Jabiluka, in Northern Territory. The company... 

Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 

Major investors more confident in Australia’s climate policy
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investors with a combined A$35-trillion in assets are becoming more optimistic about Australia’s climate policy, with roughly half considering financing renewable-energy projects, according to an... 

The Cobre Panama mine
Fortescue eyes developing its copper assets, not looking at Cobre Panama
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Fortescue, the world's fourth-largest iron-ore miner, is looking at developing its copper resources but has not made a decision yet, its founder and executive chairperson told Reuters... 

The Tenke Fungurume mine in the DRC
Congo overtakes Peru on copper output, still behind on exports
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Democratic Republic of the Congo overtook Peru as the world's second largest copper producer in 2023, though it still lags the South American country in exports, official data from both nations... 

The carbon capture pilot plant at the Kelvin power station
Companies unveil Kelvin power station carbon capture pilot project
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin power station, in Isando, Ekurhuleni, has installed a 300 m3/h flue gas emissions capturing pilot project, which removes carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxides and... 

TrinaTracker launches smart solar tracking in South Africa
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Solar tracking development company TrinaTracker showcased and launched its Vanguard 1P solution in South Africa at the 2024 Solar and Storage Live Africa event. The Vanguard 1P is based on the... 

UNDP Weather Kids report on future weather to galvanise action on climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on March 21 launched its Weather Kids campaign globally, which sees child weather anchors emulate current weather reports but report on disruptive... 

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Toyota adds Hilux, Fortuner hybrids to its local production line-up
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the Hilux double-cab and Fortuner 48 V mild hybrids to its local production line-up at its Durban plant in KwaZulu-Natal. The addition of the new models... 

Namibia Mines and Energy Minister Tom Alweendo (left) and German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Dr Robert Habeck.
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost
22nd March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen development scheme – this week received a major boost from Germany. The boost came in the form of the German... 

AI is driving data centres to the edge
AI is driving data centres to the edge
22nd March 2024

By Ben Selier, Vice President, Secure Power, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The data centre has become the cornerstone that links our digitally interconnected world. At the same time, the... 

water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 

US President Joe Biden
Biden set to award billions to decarbonise US heavy industries
22nd March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is poised to award as much as $6.3-billion in dozens of grants to help hard-to-decarbonise industries cut emissions, according to people familiar with the matter. Details... 

water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 

The Illawarra coal operations
M Resources, GEAR plan funding round after $1.65bn coal mine buy, source says
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

Australian coal trader M Resources and Singapore's GEAR plan a funding round after their $1.65-billion purchase of South32's Illawarra metallurgical coal operations, a source familiar with the... 

Glencore's head office
More investors push Glencore to keep coal post Teck deal
22nd March 2024 By: Reuters

A growing group of Glencore investors are keen for it to keep mining coal instead of spinning out the soon-to-be enlarged unit, with one eye on its financial outlook and another on the... 

The above image depicts one of the hydra-cell pumps which provide a smaller equivalent flow/pressure performance when compared to that of larger pumps.
Compact pump reliable for seal flush applications
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Boasting a compact, lightweight seal-less and multiple-diaphragm design that is hydraulically balanced and energy efficient, the hydra-cell pumps offered by pumps and liquid handling products... 

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Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 

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Zimbabwean gas project spurs regional interest
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following the discovery of the Mukuyu gas field in the Cabora Bassa basin, in northern Zimbabwe, oil and gas explorer Invictus Energy is confident further discoveries will be made in the basin. The... 

The strategic financial package is set to enable more South Africans to access affordable solar energy solutions
R600m financing facility to support S Africa’s renewables landscape
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Financial services firm Standard Bank and China National Building Materials International (CNBM) have concluded a R600-million sustainable finance solution. The strategic financial package,... 

The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 

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Sustainable energy transition on track for mining industry
22nd March 2024

The energy transition and the global move towards net zero by 2050 require coordinated action by mining companies, governments, unions and communities to ensure just transitions for coal mines and... 

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Businesses could enable environment-friendly future – consultants
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Global professional services firm BDO South Africa asserts that the imperative for businesses to expedite their environmental commitments remains crucial to promoting sustainable growth. The firm... 

A portrait photo of Schneider Electric mining, minerals and metals industries president Rob Moffitt
Operational efficiencies highlighted at Indaba
22nd March 2024

The message from global energy management and automation supplier Schneider Electric at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – held in Cape Town, South Africa in early February – stressed... 

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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 

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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,...


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