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Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance
Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A panel of experts recently underscored the critical importance of climate change governance for businesses and governments worldwide in a webinar hosted on April 17, 2024, by Creamer Media... 


Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 


Mic with Paris Agreement background
CER lauds enactment of Climate Change Bill, says related policies should also be collaborative
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the National Council of Provinces having passed the Climate Change Bill and it nearing official promulgation, nonprofit organisation the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has stressed the... 


US President Joe Biden
US reforms environmental law to speed up clean energy, infrastructure approval
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

The White House on Tuesday reformed the US environmental review process for major projects which officials said would speed up approval of everything from transmission of power from wind and solar... 


Understanding UPS system failure and how to mitigate the risks associated with this crucial equipment
Understanding UPS system failure and how to mitigate the risks associated with this crucial equipment
30th April 2024

By Sarika Andee, Marketing Leader: Field Service at Schneider Electric Research shows that 64% of costly breakdowns on manufacturing s­ites are caused by f­ires, w­ith 24% of those f­ires bei­ng... 


Embracing Industry 4.0 is key to unlocking the transformation of the electro-mechanical landscape
Embracing Industry 4.0 is key to unlocking the transformation of the electro-mechanical landscape
30th April 2024

By Wesley Vorster, Product Manager at ACTOM The electro-mechanical industry is fundamentally being transformed by Industry 4.0, which is ushering in an era of more efficient and innovative... 


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Herbert Smith Freehills promotes Ernst Müller to director in Johannesburg
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is promoting Ernst Müller to director, with effect from May 1. Müller, who joined the firm as an associate in 2017, is a senior associate based in the... 


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... 


Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
Silvercorp expands reach with C$200m Adventus acquisition
29th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move aimed at diversification, Canadian mining firm Silvercorp has announced a C$200-million deal to venture into Ecuador, just weeks after missing out on acquiring control of Tanzania-focused... 


BHP's Spence copper mine, in Chile
BHP mega bid and $10 000 copper expose mining’s biggest problem
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper’s surge to $10 000 a ton just days after the bombshell news that BHP Group is trying to buy Anglo American is highlighting a core disconnect at the heart of the industry: miners just aren’t... 


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,... 


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... 


Namibian Environment, Forestry and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta officially opens the new $1.2-million plastic flaking plant in Okhanja
Coca Cola’s Namibia recycling partnership turns bottles into brighter futures
26th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

An investment of more than $1.2-million through a partnership between Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) and plastic packaging company Plastic Packaging has culminated in the opening of a new... 


 The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
The digital mining frontier - future developments for process automation in mining
26th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn, MMM - Strategic Account Executive at Schneider Electric The digital process automation market is expected to reach a staggering 24.2 Billion by 2028, with a Compound Annual Growth... 


Image of a lubrication system being used on a farm vehicle tyre
Lubrication management boosts agricultural equipment reliability
26th April 2024

A range of lubricants and application systems have been developed to address increased component wear in agricultural (agri) equipment, which is subject to harsh conditions and working environments... 


The above image depicts the team at Weba Chute Systems discussing a design
Firm reports on successful global turnkey projects
26th April 2024

With the promise that its customised transfer point solutions will always perform to expectations, transfer chute technology provider Weba Chute Systems tackles its turnkey projects in a highly... 


PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
Given the pressing need for reliable and efficient sewer systems, the selection of materials for pipelines is of paramount importance
Plastic pipes key to modernisation
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

To address the challenges of water scarcity, sanitation inadequacies and the need for efficient waste management there is ongoing reassessment of the materials and technologies used in... 


NON-SEWERED SANITATION SYSTEM
The self-sustaining, flushing toilet system that recycles 100% of used water targets underserved communities, and is environmentally sustainable and practical for widespread implementation
Sanitation solution developed for underserved communities, schools
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The introduction of the Enviro Loo Clear Non-Sewered Sanitation System (NSSS) marks a substantial advance in addressing pressing issues of sanitation and water scarcity, says sanitation service... 


ENHANCED MAINTENANCE
The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 


FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE  
AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works fail to meet minimum standards, endangers water sources nationwide
NGO unpacks poor quality of S Africa’s wastewater systems
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) AfriForum’s latest blue and green drop report notes that 81% of sewage wastewater treatment works (SWWTWs) fail to meet minimum standards, which the NGO says... 


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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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Revolutionising mining efficiency and safety with Crystal by Ctrack
Revolutionising mining efficiency and safety with Crystal by Ctrack
26th April 2024 By: Yolande Botes

In the face of evolving global demands and the increasing complexity of mining operations, the industry stands on the brink of a technological revolution, spearheaded by the integration of... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Image of lithium ore stockpile
Lithium conversion plant, Australia
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pilbara Minerals and Ganfeng Lithium Group signed a binding term sheet in March 2024 to complete a joint feasibility study on the project. 


Drill rig at the Doropo project
Doropo gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Centamin has allocated $14-million to complete the Doropo definitive feasibility study. 


Location map of the Madaouela project
Madaouela uranium project, Niger – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx is in discussions with the government of Niger regarding the start of mining operations. 


Image of copper nugget
Resolution copper mining project, US – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has denied Apache Stronghold's attempt to stop the land exchange between Resolution Copper and the federal government. 


A Wetility installer
Solar rental firm begins testing roll-out model for underserved communities
25th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Local solar-as-a-subscription service provider Wetility is deploying a rooftop solar solution in a lower-income community as part of a proof-of-concept study to firm up the feasibility of extending... 


Jonsson L 550 large mobile cone crusher
Pilot Crushtec introduces Swedish brand of large-scale crushers to the Southern African market
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local mobile and semi-mobile crushing and screening equipment provider Pilot Crushtec has expanded its product lineup to the Southern African mining market with the addition of Swedish brand... 


EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
25th April 2024

Driven by a keen desire to advance his engineering skills, Irvin Chikeya embarked on his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) degree with the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). As... 


 Making digitisation and sustainability work for the channel
Making digitisation and sustainability work for the channel
25th April 2024

By Ahmed El-Besary, Vice President, Channel Sales & Marketing. Anglophone Africa, MEA at Schneider Electric 2023 was marked by increased emphasis on digital tools and its impact on companies’... 


Biden administration aims to clean up power sector with revamped rules
Biden administration aims to clean up power sector with revamped rules
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Thursday announced it has finalised rules targeting carbon, air and water pollution from power plants that it says could cut over one-billion metric tons from carbon... 


A Zimbabwe flag
Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Sanral road (hopefield interchange)
Outa demands information on Sanral, Ceta tenders
24th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit watchdog the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has accused the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the Construction Education and Training Authority (Ceta) of... 


Financing African hydrocarbon projects needs a segmented approach
24th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In an era in which raising finance for major hydrocarbons projects was increasingly challenging, the developers of such projects in Africa should consider segmenting them and separately seeking... 


Blue Energy signs 20-year green power deal with wheel manufacturer
Blue Energy signs 20-year green power deal with wheel manufacturer
24th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local developer and operator of clean energy infrastructure, Blue Energy Africa, has signed a 20-year deal with Borbet South Africa (SA) for the procurement of power from renewable-energy sources.... 


Volt progresses programmes with customers for Tanzania project
24th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Volt Resources has provided shareholders with an update on the progress at its Bunyu graphite project, in Tanzania. As reported in January, graphite concentrate from the project was... 


Acquabox offers sustainable drinking water solutions
24th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Acquabox has extended its water delivery services nationwide, offering a sustainable alternative to traditional bottled water delivery services and enables access to water as piped supply is... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year
24th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


TotalEnergies committed to the energy transition, assures company executive
23rd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

French multinational energy group TotalEnergies was committed to the energy transition and has a strategy for this, highlighted the group’s MD and CEO marketing and services and country chair and... 


Unctad calls for innovative investment strategies as global crises fracture foreign investment
23rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the complex landscape of global foreign direct investment (FDI), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has called for innovative investment strategies to foster... 


Rio Tinto, Eramet and LG Energy seek to develop lithium extraction tech for Chile
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto, Eramet and LG Energy are among 30 companies that have submitted proposals to develop lithium extraction technology for a Chilean salt flat in the early stages of exploration, state-run... 


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