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Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


Eskom head of generation Bheki Nxumalo
Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from the original decommissioning schedule that has... 


Altron posts strong continuing operations growth
20th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron on Monday reported strong results across its continuing operations; however, noncash adjustments in its discontinued operations weighed on the company’s overall results for the... 


Apollo Africa MD Jenna Harris
Energy trader reports strong market demand for green electricity from 210 MW Hendrina Wind Farm
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Newly formed electricity trader Apollo Africa reports that it is experiencing strong demand from potential customers for the renewable electricity that will be produced from the grid-ready 210 MW... 


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Battery energy storage for microgrids
17th May 2024

A new battery energy storage system (BESS) engineered to be part of a flexible and scalable architecture, has recently been announced by Schneider Electric. The energy management and automation... 


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Transfer chute maintenance on mines remains critical
17th May 2024

During times of declining commodity prices, the mining industry routinely prioritises cost cutting by suspending capital expenditure, however, the continuation of comprehensive maintenance... 


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Zambia to benefit from 60 MW solar power station
17th May 2024

Zambia-based power infrastructure solutions provider Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) took a significant stride towards sustainable operations with the successful commissioning of the... 


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Copper explorer starts prospecting programme
17th May 2024

Copper-focused explorer Koryx Copper has initiated an induced polarisation (IP) survey programme at its central Zambian Copperbelt-based Luanshya West project, in Zambia. The IP survey, which will... 


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Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction
17th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for... 


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Firm showcases industrial valve range
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has presented its range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh conditions. This range includes robust butterfly and... 


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Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years... 


MTN achieves 98% network availability in Limpopo province
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN South Africa accelerates its nationwide modernisation programme, the company has achieved a record 98.33% daily network availability in Limpopo. The 2024 resilience... 


Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning landfill waste into power
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


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CNG Holdings
17th May 2024 By: Yolande Botes

CNG Holdings is a privately owned energy company operating in Southern Africa, specialising in providing environmentally-friendly energy solutions. Established in June 2008, we are dedicated to... 


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Coega green ammonia project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa. 


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Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor project, France – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

EDF teams have started to load the nuclear fuel assemblies into the reactor vessel. 


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Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The federal permitting process has started. 


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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first of eight steam generators has been delivered to the construction site. 


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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded for two paste plants. 


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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The remaining finance syndicate approval process is on track for final approvals. 


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Umoyilanga hybrid renewables battery project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Solar module deliveries have started. 


Jupiter CEO and MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter plans to replicate sustainability approach of Tshipi at other manganese mines
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines continues to advance environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives at its 49.9%-owned Tshipi manganese mine, in South Africa, alongside its partner Ntsimbintle... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


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Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
16th May 2024

The recent launch of Amazon.co.za in South Africa goes far beyond providing customers in the country with a new online experience. While retail and e-commerce disruptions are inevitable, Amazon’s... 


Strong support for QPM’s A$19m placement
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM) has successfully completed a A$0.38-a-share placement raising A$19.1-million to drive growth initiatives. The placement, QPM said on Thursday, was... 


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Nedbank launches R10m Indalo Fund
15th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Finance institution Nedbank on May 15 announced the launch of the R10-million Indalo Fund at the Indalo Inclusive Symposium at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria. The... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
15th May 2024

New technological developments have thrust the local machine tools industry into a novel growth phase. The incorporation of automation and intelligent functions, as well as CNC machines for... 


Transitioning to sustainability: The holistic conversation at Enlit Africa
15th May 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on the key sustainability transition narrative, highlighting the role of green business and investment with the global launch of the UNDP Africa Green Business & Financing... 


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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 


Greener digital content supports Net Zero goals
15th May 2024

Web sites and digital content can increase organisations’ carbon emissions and hamper efforts to achieve Net Zero status. This is according to Andri Johnston, Digital Sustainability Lead at... 


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Plunging currencies, El Niño to delay rate cuts in African economies
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Mounting price pressures from the resurgence of the dollar, foreign-currency crunches and adverse weather conditions are set to lead to delayed and shallower interest-rate cuts for African central... 


Equites CEO Andrea Taverna-Turisan
Equites reports sustained growth in rentals market
14th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Real estate investment trust Equites Property Fund has reported sustained growth in its rental portfolio over the past few years and expects this trend to continue. In its results presentation for... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad
All-round value unlock targeted in proposed demerging of Anglo Platinum and De Beers
14th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining major Anglo American is targeting value elevation in its planned demerging of South Africa-based Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and the envisaged divestment or demerger of... 


The new energy landscape in Africa and youthful potential – the time for incremental change is over
The new energy landscape in Africa and youthful potential – the time for incremental change is over
14th May 2024

By Ifeanyi Odoh, Country President, Schneider Electric East Africa The world is becoming increasingly electrified and with this comes challenges and opportunities. It is a time that sees countries... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


Energy Security: An African Priority at Enlit Africa 2024
13th May 2024

Enlit Africa creates a space for companies to collaborate, taking control of the energy security conversation and redefining its potential in Africa. 


SA plastics industry attends INC-4 discussions in Ottawa, Canada
13th May 2024

“The plastics industry remains committed to addressing plastic pollution through collaboration, innovation, and evidence-based solution” The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) recently... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


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