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Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe names South African National Petroleum Company board, interim CEO
3rd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The inaugural board of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC) has been announced by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, who also confirmed Godfrey Moagi as the... 


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Waning perceptions of drinking water quality underline need for urgent intervention
9th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the majority of South Africans perceive their water to be safe to drink, their confidence in water services and quality has been deteriorating over the last decade, a water services barometer... 


African Pioneer extends Ongombo prospecting licence, upgrades mineral resource estimate
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed exploration and resource development company African Pioneer has been notified that the exclusive prospecting licence (EPL) 5772, 40 km northeast of Windhoek, Namibia, has been... 


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... 


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ArcelorMittal South Africa warns of losses on the back of long steel impairment charge
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Primary steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa expects to report a 238% to 261% year-on-year decrease in earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended December 31, owing to a R2.1-billion... 


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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 


CUSTOMISED COMMITMENT
The success of mine care-and-maintenance depends on a commitment to customising services to meet the specific needs of every mine
Care, maintenance solutions customised for opencast mining
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Reliable and adaptable services during care-and-maintenance phases in mining are crucial, says multi-disciplinary mining services and opencast mining contractor Zizwe Opencast Mining, emphasising... 


A large patch of land being cleared to make way for the construction of a tailing re treatment plant being constructed for Pan African Resources at its Mintails operations
Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing
24th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

The construction of midtier gold producer Pan African Resources’ Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) plant at the Mintails site, on the West Rand of Gauteng, is progressing according to schedule and... 


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Goedehoop teleport facility to boost non-terrestrial communications
13th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Goedehoop teleport in Doornkloof, Pretoria, is being completed by satellite network company Paratus and will greatly enhance non-terrestrial communications across all key connectivity pillars,... 


Drakenstein municipality breaks ground on R1.4bn upgrade project
2nd November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Drakenstein municipality has started the upgrade and refurbishment of the Paarl Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), in the Western Cape, as part of the first phase of the new R1.4-billion Budget... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala
Zikalala urges DPWI officials to check up on projects and be hands-on
18th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has said it is important for officials to be diligent in checking up on projects, as projects do not collapse on their own, with problems... 


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Gravelotte mine, South Africa
15th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An emerald mine in Limpopo, South Africa. 


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Kenya Airways unit pushing use of drones and other emerging aviation technologies
8th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

With new technologies promising to transform commercial aviation, Kenyan national flag carrier Kenya Airways is determined to be an active participant in this revolution and so make the East... 


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Kenya Airways unit pushing use of drones and other emerging aviation technologies
8th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

With new technologies promising to transform commercial aviation, Kenyan national flag carrier Kenya Airways is determined to be an active participant in this revolution and so make the East... 


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Hout Bay harbour upgrade, South Africa
8th September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The upgrade will include a new fish-processing and -packaging facility. 


A solar and battery powered microgrid developed and built by Eskom at the Swartkop dam in the Northern Cape
Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 


Completion of Sanral’s R104m triple bridge project in Limpopo to improve local travel
21st August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Three bridges built by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) for a total of R104-million are expected to enable communities around Vaalwater, in Limpopo, to travel shorter... 


Construction starts on project to upgrade two sections of the N2
4th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Construction works to upgrade the N2 section from KwaBhaca to the Ngcweleni river have begun, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) reports. The project will include... 


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Makhado hard coking coal project, South Africa – update
4th August 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated life-of-mine (LoM) plan and coal reserve estimate have significantly increased the LoM and improved the project's economics.  


MC Mining MD and CEO Godfrey Gomwe
Makhado project economics improved as LoM increases ‘significantly’
31st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

An updated life-of-mine (LoM) plan and coal reserve estimate for MC Mining’s fully-licensed and shovel-ready Makhado steelmaking hard coking coal project have significantly increased the LoM and... 


R78.9m disbursed to citrus growers under the economic transformation programme
25th July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Over the past three years, more than R161.3-million in funding has been approved under the Economic Transformation of Black Citrus Growers (ETBCG) Programme and R78.9-million disbursed to support... 


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Online solutions support portable equipment
22nd July 2023

Atlas Copco Power Technique has developed a portfolio of online solutions to support its portable range of generators, air compressors, light towers, pumps and hand-held tools. The solutions are... 


SA Vinyls Association receives Caroline Reid Award for commitment to Clean-Up and Recycle activities
SA Vinyls Association receives Caroline Reid Award for commitment to Clean-Up and Recycle activities
21st July 2023

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is thrilled to announce that it was one of the recipients of the 2023 Caroline Reid Award for Clean-Up Champions of the Year. The certificates were... 


Power lines running above informal settlement in Cape Town
South Africa urged to elevate universal electricity access to status of education to fight extreme poverty
20th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Calls are growing for government to overhaul its free basic energy (FBE) scheme amid indications that fewer than a quarter of qualifying indigent households are benefiting from the 50-kWh-a-month... 


More than R1bn damage to Western Cape farms after West Coast, Winelands flooding
14th July 2023 By: News24Wire

The Western Cape agriculture sector suffered more than R1-billion in infrastructure damage during recent flooding, and now the provincial agriculture department wants to have the area declared a... 


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GoMetro unpacks hub model for electric minibus taxi rollout
13th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mobility platform GoMetro on July 13 unpacked its research and work so far in introducing South Africa’s first battery electric minibus taxi and charging infrastructure solution, including how the... 


From left to right: Royal Bafokeng Institute nonexecutive director Stacey-Lee Bolon, Illovo Sugar Africa group community services manager Jason Baker, De Beers group of companies South Africa supply chain performance and risk senior manager Laren Perumal, Live Moya South Africa director Racuni Naidoo and Lucient Engineering and Construction, South Africa director Masego Mokitimi
Innovation, partnerships can boost ESG outcomes
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Innovation is key to driving change in the work environment and in communities, Illovo Sugar Africa group community services manager Jason Baker told attendees of the three-day Deloitte... 


Construction starts on Atlantis SEZ for green technologies
23rd June 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction on Zone 1 of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for green technologies in the Western Cape has started. The first tenant in the 22 ha Zone 1 will be industrial and specialist gas... 


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Cabinda phosphate project, Angola – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minbos Resources is advancing the development of its Cabinda phosphate project, having awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the project to Brazil’s EPC... 


NJR Steel Launches Full De-Fence Security Fencing Range For The South African Market
NJR Steel Launches Full De-Fence Security Fencing Range For The South African Market
22nd June 2023

NJR Steel has expanded their range of innovative security fencing, as their De-Fence product line now offers a ‘fence for every need.’ De-fence is manufactured for the highest quality in... 


Minbos awards EPC for Cabinda
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Minbos Resources is advancing the development of its Cabinda phosphate project, in Angola, awarding a $4.25-million engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract... 


Atlas Copco’s online solutions enable customers to make the smart connection
14th June 2023

Atlas Copco Power Technique supports its portable range of generators, air compressors, light towers, pumps and hand-held tools with several online solutions that enable customers, with the click... 


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Construction starts on Atlantis SEZ for green technologies
5th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction on Zone 1 of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for green technologies in the Western Cape has started. The first tenant in the 22 ha Zone 1 will be industrial and specialist gas... 


Vitaly Nesis has resigned from all executive positions with JSC Polymetal and its subsidiaries. He will retain his position with Polymetal International.
Polymetal considers divestment of Russian business
5th June 2023 By: Reuters

Gold and silver producer Polymetal International is considering divesting its Russian operations and senior managers have resigned from Russia-related duties after the imposition of US sanctions,... 


Impala Rustenburg hands over four SLP projects valued at over R53-million
31st May 2023

Four Social and Labour Plan (SLP) projects, undertaken by Impala Rustenburg at an investment of more than R53 million, were handed over to the relevant local authorities in Rustenburg, North West... 


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Cabinet assures SA of govt effort to ‘prevent attempts to collapse national grid’
11th May 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Cabinet stressed on Thursday that government is working closely with embattled State-owned enterprise Eskom to fast-track the repair of power station units that have resulted in Stage 6... 


Solar panel-powered water pump
Solar-powered PUE systems unlock more revenue, lower costs for African farmers, SMEs
4th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Productive Use of Energy (PUE) applications powered by solar panels pose a massive opportunity for small businesses on the continent, particularly in the agricultural space, to increase revenue and... 


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Contractor secures new orders from diamond mine
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Following its successful expansion of the sewage treatment plant of diamond miner Lucara Diamond’s Karowe mine in Botswana, water management contractors WEC Projects has secured further orders from... 


Tendele prepares for another onslaught against Somkhele mine expansion
17th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

KwaZulu-Natal-based Tendele Mining says it will defend its right to mine at the Somkhele anthracite coal mine, near Mtubatuba, north of Richard’s Bay, amid a latest attempt by an environmental... 


Increase in solar panel recycling needed to avoid a future environmental hazard
9th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels could result in an environmental hazard in 30 years’ time, as only 10% of the most widely used panel types are recycled in the US, while this data is unknown in South... 


Ezemvelo: Slaughter continues as hundreds of field ranger posts vacant
7th March 2023

As shocking new statistics reveal the full extent of critical vacancies within conservation entity, Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (EKZNW), the DA calls for a larger budget allocation for the 2023/24... 


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Company supplies steel for Cape Town E-Prix
3rd March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Local steel supplier Macsteel collaborated with contractors to supply more than 465 t of steel in seven weeks for the first-ever Cape Town E-Prix, on February 25, held during the ninth Formula E... 


PwC says more green incentives are a step in the right direction
1st March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In the wake of national government announcing various incentives to get local businesses to invest in renewable energy generation as part of the solution to the national energy crisis, as well as... 


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