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Samsung’s CSR Journey & Positive Impact in Africa
21st December 2023

By Hlubi Shivanda, Director: Business Operations & Innovation & Corporate Affairs, Samsung SA JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 21 December 2023 – Since the dawn of democracy when Samsung entered South... 

Voith equips 2 GW Angolan hydropower plant
Voith equips 2 GW Angolan hydropower plant
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Technology group Voith reports that it has received an order to supply equipment for the large-scale hydropower plant Caculo Cabaça in Angola. The order comprises all electrical and mechanical... 

Sunward expands presence in S Africa with 3 000 m2 distribution, service centre
Sunward expands presence in S Africa with 3 000 m2 distribution, service centre
20th December 2023

Drill, earth-moving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled its dedicated distribution facility in Jet Park, Boksburg, to serve the Southern African mining and... 

Copper cathode produced in the DRC
Resource-rich Congo goes to polls, with Tshisekedi the front runner
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Polls opened in resource-rich Democratic Republic of Congo as the nation’s citizens vote to choose their leaders for the fourth time since the end of decades of dictatorship and war. Incumbent... 

SMS group successfully digitalizes Kardemir’s blast furnace 5 with BFXpert solution from Paul Wurth
20th December 2023

Turkish plant operator Kardemir has partnered up with SMS group to digitalize blast furnace 5 in its Karabük plant. This is an important step in the partnership between SMS group and Kardemir,... 

Antofagasta's Centinela mine
Antofagasta to invest $4.4bn in Centinela expansion
20th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has approved the construction of its Centinela Second Concentrator project, which will add 170 000 t/y of copper-equivalent to the company's production. "The... 

OPITO-approved survival courses launched locally, 10-year anniversary celebrated
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC) will celebrate its ten year anniversary in 2024, commemorating the occasion with the launch of its energy industry not-for-profit organisation... 

Epiroc's Simba E70 S production drilling rigs
Epiroc secures SKr280m equipment order for Türkiye copper mine
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries Epiroc has won a SKr280-million order from Eti Bakir, Türkiye’s largest mining company, for underground mining... 

Hydropower plants, like Kinguélé Aval in Gabon, can, with refurbishment, play a key role in Africa's energy transition by reducing reliance on fossil fuel-derived electricity
AfDB approves $9.72m grant to modernise African hydropower
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The African Development Bank- (AfDB)-managed Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), on November 21, approved a $9.72-million grant to scale up the Africa Hydropower Modernisation Programme... 

Particulate matter is soot generated while burning coal and emitted through the plants’ stacks or chimneys
Eskom soot pollution is at a 31-year-high, 42 times worse than China
19th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal-fired power plants operated by South Africa’s state utility are emitting pollutants that primarily cause respiratory diseases such as asthma at almost 42 times the intensity of those in... 

Impala Platinum's Rustenburg 11 Shaft
Implats to carry out independent investigation of fatal conveyance incident
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Platinum group metals major Impala Platinum (Implats) has been instructed by the Department of Minerals and Energy (DMRE) to commission an independent investigation into the fatal incident that... 

How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
How Standard Bank is supporting a just energy transition for South Africa and the continent
18th December 2023

It has often been said that Africa is a continent that is filled with untapped opportunities, and while we believe in our continent’s potential, we recognise that there are various challenges that... 

Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
18th December 2023

Bell Equipment Limited has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of the company's founder Irvine Bell, as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 1 January 2024. This follows... 

ADTs major driver of award-winning Bell Equipment’s export growth
ADTs major driver of award-winning Bell Equipment’s export growth
17th December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

With more than 70% of the articulated dump trucks (ADTs) built by original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, being exported, ADTs were a major contributor... 

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Green Tech Advancements Key to Sustainable Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa's Renewable Energy Sector
15th December 2023

Renewable energy capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to nearly double by 2027, with the addition of over 40 GW from alternative power sources. More than 60% of this growth will be derived... 

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Company supplies temporary treatment plant
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Water purification and preservation company Watericon was awarded a 12-month tender to establish a temporary water treatment plant for two of State-owned power utility Eskom’s demineralising plants... 

Construction of the trial pit is showing positive results with the bulk materials mined being used for further metallurgical testwork
Project delays first ore until June 2025
15th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The Karo platinum project, in Zimbabwe – a joint venture between the government of Zimbabwe and Karo Mining – is set to mark a significant milestone with the anticipated arrival of the first ore in... 

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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 

Greenfield project nears full-scale mining
15th December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

The development of the Gugulethu Colliery – a greenfield project located to the southeast of Hendrina and proximate to Davel – is taking place at an “opportune time” as export opportunities for... 

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Developer progressing Gauteng project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Gold explorer, developer and producer West Wits Mining’s Witwatersrand Basin project (WBP) is set to reinvigorate the gold mining sector of west Johannesburg, says West Wits Mining COO Rudi Deysel.... 

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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 

Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa
Brian Andrew
15th December 2023

This week we profile Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa, an omnichannel provider and digital hub in the industrial sector offering more than 750 000 products with solutions for the design,... 

Sheikhs on a plane
15th December 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

Why do bad movies linger in one’s mind? In two words, the answer is 'negative bias', and in three it’s 'positive-negative asymmetry'. According to the researcher Randy Larsen, negative events and... 

Juan van der Merwe, General Manager of Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa
Enhancing gold cyanidation with Aachen high shear technology
15th December 2023

Gold, coveted for its rarity and enduring value, has been a subject of fascination and desire throughout human history. The quest for extracting gold from its ores has led to numerous innovations... 

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Sekelduin substation project, Namibia
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sekelduin substation project will see the the design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of specialised switchgear and substation protection, as well as automation systems for a... 

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Cobre Panama mine, Panama
15th December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cobre Panama is one of the largest new copper mines to open in the past decade, and the first large-scale operation to be built in Panama. 

Location map of the Borborema project
Borborema gold project, Brazil – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Precious metals-focused royalty and streaming company Gold Royalty will provide $31-million in project financing for the project. 

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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom generation head Bheki Nxumalo has indicated that an extended outage at Koeberg Unit 2, which started on December 11, is expected to continue until September 2024. 

Aerial view of the Platreef mine
Platreef palladium/rhodium/nickel/platinum/copper/gold project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Murray & Roberts Cementation will repurpose Ivanhoe Mines’ 3 Shaft to serve a dual function. 

The rooftop of the IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
16.82 MW rooftop solar project to be built on IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Ghanaian conglomerate company LMI Holdings, through its subsidiary Helios Solar Company, is building a 16.82 MW solar rooftop power system on its logistics subsidiary IWC's mega-warehouse, which is... 

CGCSA registered as producer responsibility organisation
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Industry association the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) has been registered as a producer responsibility organisation (PRO), which will enable it to coordinate efforts by its... 

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Release by Scatec secures $100m loan, guarantee from the IFC
14th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Modular solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage offering Release by Scatec has signed a $100-million loan agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as part of a larger... 

Schneider Electric completes EcoAct acquisition
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical automation and equipment company Schneider Electric has finalised the acquisition of climate consulting and solutions company EcoAct, which is headquartered in Paris, France. The... 

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Funded Copper 360 advancing in South Africa’s Northern Cape
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The business of Copper 360, a company that listed on the Alternative Exchange (AltX) of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) this year, is focused on the processing of historical mined copper rock... 

Thungela expects volume boost from Aus mine, while rail impacts South African volumes
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Thungela Resources expects to report 2.9-million tonnes of saleable production from the Ensham operation, in Australia, for the 2023 financial year, which is above the company’s... 

Engen supports local swimming pool with equipment for summer fun
Engen supports local swimming pool with equipment for summer fun
13th December 2023

Lamontville Swimming Pool, a local institution since the 1950s, stands as a beacon of sportsmanship and community engagement. Recognizing its historical significance and impact, Engen is... 

New ore sorter installed at Blesberg ahead of schedule
13th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mining and development company Marula Mining has confirmed the full installation of the Rados SRF100-8 X-ray fluorescence (XRF) ore sorter, associated conveyors and support equipment at the... 

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Mobile rock trommels introduced locally
13th December 2023

Mobile heavy duty rock trommels are now available to the mining and quarrying sectors across Southern Africa.  The rotating barrel design of the trommels allows mineral-bearing materials to be... 

Image of a WEG motor driving a pump, controlled by a WEG CFW11 VSD
Motors and drives key to energy solutions
13th December 2023

The manufacturing and processing sectors, which include minerals processing plants, are energy-intensive industries, with electric motors and drives used across industries to operate pumps, mixers,... 

Aerial image of a dewatering system
Customised dewatering solutions for mines and quarries
13th December 2023

Dewatering solutions are essential to remove excess water from mines or quarries to allow operations to continue while safeguarding operators and maintaining productivity. Every operation’s... 

Image of SANParks logos at a table of merchandise to show that SEW-EURODRIVE sponsors SANParks Honorary Rangers Mbombela branch
SEW-EURODRIVE supports conservation efforts
13th December 2023

SANParks honorary rangers are committed to preserving and protecting South African national parks by volunteering their time, skills and resources to help preserve wildlife and ecosystems across... 

Manufacturing output up 2.1% y/y in Oct
12th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production increased by 2.1% year-on-year in October, Statistics South Africa has revealed. The largest positive contributions were made by the petroleum, chemical products, rubber... 

PE Bulk Terminal completes yearly maintenance
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has successfully concluded the yearly ten-day maintenance shutdown of the Port Elizabeth Bulk Terminal to ensure the seamless handling of manganese for the next 12... 

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