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‘It’s all about this hope thing’, Jane Goodall tells SA researchers
‘It’s all about this hope thing’, Jane Goodall tells SA researchers
29th February 2024

Yves Vanderhaeghen The ethologist and environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall thinks big and acts small to solve global problems. “If we can’t save the planet, we can’t save Africa,” she told a select... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Amid disposals, AECI aligns internationalisation strategy to regions geared for rapid critical minerals growth
28th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed AECI, which is undergoing far-reaching restructuring to re-focus on its core mining and chemicals businesses and reduce debt, reports strong initial interest in the six noncore companies... 


Key Concepts In Lithium-Ion Battery Principles
28th February 2024

A Consumer-Friendly Guide Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious consumer, or someone keen on the future of energy storage, understanding key concepts relating to lithium-ion batteries is... 


New age control centres bring out the best in people and technology, says IntelliSEC
New age control centres bring out the best in people and technology, says IntelliSEC
27th February 2024

In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, control rooms will be the nerve centres that ensure safety, protect critical infrastructure and assets and ensure efficiency and quality. However,... 


Mushrooms and canned products produced by Libstar
Libstar reports improvement in its performance for the second half of 2023
26th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Consumer packaged goods producer and supplier Libstar says its trading performance, operating margins and cash generation improved significantly in the second half of the 2023 financial year,... 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde
Western Cape already being hit by climate change, seeking to make itself resilient
21st February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Western Cape is already feeling the effects of climate change, provincial Premier Alan Winde highlighted on Wednesday. He was addressing the Africa Green Economy Summit 2024, in Cape Town. The... 


US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
US moves to restore stockpiling ‘panic button’ in EV metals fight with China
20th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Insiders liken it to a “panic button.” And for more than 80 years, the primary job of the National Defense Stockpile has been to keep the US military supplied with essential raw materials and... 


South African military is at war without helicopter-service deal
19th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has deployed its troops into two wars without renewing a maintenance contract needed to keep its essential attack and transport helicopters flying. A so-called fixed-cost contract... 


Spate of Joburg building fires calls for proactive fire-safety planning
19th February 2024

The most recent incident of a fire breaking out in the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) in the early hours of Saturday morning on 3 February highlights the importance of the rational... 


Red Energy launches SigenStor in South Africa
16th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Commercial solar energy specialist Red Energy has launched SigenStor – an artificial intelligence (AI) optimised five-in-one energy storage system – in South Africa. Red Energy has been chosen as... 


Critical infrastructure blackouts top business risk in SA – Allianz
16th February 2024

For the second consecutive year, international financial services provider Allianz’s Risk Barometer indicates that critical infrastructure blackouts, attributed to power outages and the failure of... 


Lithium players to gather in Arkansas as low prices pressure industry
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil, Albemarle and others eyeing ways to tap Arkansas's vast lithium reserves will gather in Little Rock this week as the industry grapples with sagging prices for the battery metal that... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada to accelerate critical mineral mining - Energy Minister
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

Canada plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines by nearly a decade with improved permitting processes, Energy Minister Jonathan... 


February Glow: Sungrow ensures peace of mind for South African homes
February Glow: Sungrow ensures peace of mind for South African homes
9th February 2024

Mzansi can now enjoy unprecedented peace of mind as Sungrow, a symbol of reliability in the nation's energy sector, shines a light on its innovative power optimizer technology, designed to... 


South Africa’s security technology market poised for growth – research
9th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African security technology market is poised for growth, making it one of the exceptions compared with other industries in the country that are currently facing economic and financial... 


Image of the Medupi power plant at dusk
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Efforts are being made to return Medupi Unit 4 to service by the end of July 2024. 


The above image depicts the redesigned M8 25.3 NX machine, which has a lifting capacity of 2 500 kg, a lifting height of 3 040 mm, a 1 475 mm overhang and ground clearance of 280 mm
Truck-mounted forklifts increase efficiency, safety
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling equipment distributor Shamrock Handling Concepts has extended its range of Moffett forklift trucks to include the new-generation M5 and M8 NX series, which has been designed for... 


Fire damage, sanctions delay start of new Russia zinc mine
6th February 2024 By: Reuters

The start of zinc concentrate production at Russia's new Ozernoye mine will be delayed until at least the third quarter of 2024 and a ramp-up to full capacity until 2025, the mine operator said on... 


Denel interim CEO Mike Kgobe
Denel shows off its products at global defence show in Saudi Arabia
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned defence company Denel is showcasing several of its products in the fields of missile technology, air defence systems, precision guided munitions, artillery systems and unmanned aerial... 


 Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford.
Hudaco grew turnover by 9%, operating profit by 5% in 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial, automotive and electronics distributor Hudaco has increased turnover by 9.1% for the financial year ended November 30, 2023, to R8.9-billion, and its operating profit by 5.1%... 


Jocelyn Evans
Opinion: Addressing fire safety concerns – a critical examination of regulatory compliance in public buildings
2nd February 2024

In this article, South African Institution of Civil Engineering (Saice) members Jocelyn Evans and Professor Richard Walls reflect on the complex issues surrounding fire safety regulatory compliance... 


Hummingbird sets 2024 guidance at up to 200 000 oz as Kouroussa ramps up
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has set its group production guidance for this year at between 165 000 oz and 200 000 oz at an all-in sustaining cost (AISC) below $1 500/oz. The miner's Yanfolila... 



Image of a dry-type mini-substation
SA-manufactured mini substations supplied to DRC mine
29th January 2024

South African company Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations and seven standalone ring main units, to a large copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The... 


Thabi Leoka
Ramaphosa fires Thabi Leoka from his economic council
23rd January 2024 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa has axed disgraced economist Thabi Leoka from his Presidential Economic Advisory Council. "On Monday, 22 January 2024, the Presidency communicated to Ms Leoka the... 


Rebel fighters in Sudan
Gold riches fuel Sudan militia’s war to rule nation, UN says
22nd January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) group is using large-scale proceeds from gold mining to fund its devastating war against the nation’s army, according to United Nations... 


Image of A dry-type transformer positioned in an E-House.
Modular substations and dry-type transformers support renewable energy projects
21st January 2024

Modular substations and dry-type transformers offer a number of advantages for renewable energy projects such as those relying on solar and wind power, says Trafo Power Solutions’ David Claassen.... 


Capital positive about growth prospects in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed mining services company Capital continues to see strong demand across each of its business divisions, with the group expecting to report total revenue of $318-million for the year... 


Raymond Suttner
Xenophobic attacks repudiate freedom. They must be stopped!
17th January 2024

The bodies may not have even been recovered from the Albert Street fire before Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshaveni issued a statement that “it’s not the government’s task to provide... 


The Suez canal
Egypt grapples with impact of Red Sea hits on Suez Canal revenue
17th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Egypt pushed ahead with an increase in transit fees through the Suez Canal this week, as a need for foreign currency trumped a fall in maritime traffic due to Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red... 


Aerovel Flexrotor
Airbus Helicopters acquires US uncrewed aircraft company
16th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Helicopters, the rotary-wing business of the Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus, has announced that it is acquiring US uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) company... 


China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The human toll of ever-increasing coal production in China is once again to the fore after thirteen were killed in a mine accident just days after the government said it will start a three-year... 


Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the DRC
Trafo Power Solutions designs, manufactures substations for Kamoa
15th January 2024

Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations, as well as seven standalone ring main units, to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the... 


Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Lucky Friday silver mine, in Idaho, has restarted production, after repairs were completed following an underground fire last year, precious metals miner Hecla reported on Thursday. Lucky... 


US researchers develop longer-life, rapidly charging, solid-state lithium battery
9th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A new solid state lithium metal battery, that can be charged within a matter of minutes and can be charged and discharged at least 6 000 times, has been developed by researchers at the John A... 


Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
9th January 2024

Engen joined forces with Engen Marine Terminal (formerly Engen Refinery) contractors, to enhance the learning environments of six Secondary Schools in Merebank and Wentworth, all identified as in... 


Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


A TFR locomotive
South Africa aims to fire up economic growth with port, rail revival
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government and the business community set a target of boosting the economic growth rate by as much as six percentage points by fixing the country’s collapsing ports and freight-rail... 


US sanctions Russian metals magnate Sviblov and gold, zinc firms
US sanctions Russian metals magnate Sviblov and gold, zinc firms
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US imposed sanctions on Russian mining magnate Vladislav Sviblov and several mining companies connected to him, including one that’s developing one of the world’s largest zinc mines. The... 


Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 


Aerial view of the Arterial Industrial Estate
Growthpoint lets first two of six Arterial Industrial Estate units in Phase 1
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has let the first two of six units in Phase 1 of its Arterial Industrial Estate development, in Cape Town, to paints and coatings... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA invests R218 m to increase local production capacity
11th December 2023

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and... 


Huawei Image
Thanks to Huawei’s backup solutions, South Africans won’t be left in the dark this festive season
11th December 2023

The last thing any South African wants this festive season is to have their celebrations interrupted by an unplanned power outage or a sudden escalation in load shedding. To ensure that we can... 


There’s a way to quit coal without wrecking jobs and communities
8th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s a persistent global conundrum: Can policymakers close coal mines and power plants without ruining local economies in the process? In August, a delegation of Vietnamese officials looking to... 


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