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Research group reports that the latest El Niño had a significant impact on South Africa
19th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A South African research group has reported that the 2023/24 El Niño phenomenon was the fourth strongest yet recorded, and that it had a noticeable impact on South Africa. The research team,... 


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US restricts drilling and mining in Alaska wilderness, angering state leaders
19th April 2024 By: Reuters

The Biden administration on Friday took steps to limit both oil and gas drilling and mining in Alaska, angering state officials who said the restrictions will cost jobs and make the US reliant on... 


UPS trade-in helps South African IT industry protect environment
UPS trade-in helps South African IT industry protect environment
19th April 2024

A world without waste is possible. It only requires deliberate action, commitment, and critical mass to make it a reality. Intelligent power management technology manufacturer Eaton is offering a... 


Infinium founder and CEO Robert Schuetzle.
New boost for platinum group metals may arise from emerging eFuel scale-up
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The emerging use of electrofuel (eFuel) as an interchangeable substitute for petrol, diesel and aviation fuel has the potential to create important new demand for Southern Africa’s platinum group... 


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Automated project manager scorecards enhance operations
19th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Gold mining and exploration company Harmony Gold’s project management office (PMO) recently showcased its digital project manager scorecard – developed by project solutions company Project... 


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Company highlights innovative product offering
19th April 2024

Amid the country’s water crisis, packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite highlights the importance of treating wastewater and reintroducing it to the environment.  Calcamite,... 


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Firm acquires German heat exchanger producer
19th April 2024

Multinational boiler manufacturer Nexson Group says its acquisition of German quality-plate heat exchanger manufacturer Thermowave GmBH as a stand-alone entity will strengthen and complement its... 


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Fog fluid product highlighted to prevent corrosion
19th April 2024

Global corrosion protection company Cortec Corporation highlights that its CorroLogic VpCI-339 fogging fluid is fast, effective and convenient in addressing the challenges of void and corrosion in... 


The above image depicts the Legrand track busways which provide localised power to machines, removing the need to run power cables and extension cords across the floor, preventing potential fire and tripping hazards
Track busways more efficient than traditional systems
19th April 2024

Electrical and digital specialist Legrand avers that its track busway system is an efficient and flexible alternative to traditional power distribution systems that lack flexibility in adapting to... 


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Concurrent rehabilitation improves community relations
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources’ concurrent rehabilitation at its Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) project, located at the Mintails site, near Mogale City in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, is... 


AfDB president calls for political will to kick-start Inga 3 project
19th April 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has called for a major political commitment to kick-start construction work on the Democratic... 


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South Africa must take full advantage of its prematurely halted mining R&D
19th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The disbanded South African mining industry’s research and development (R&D) arm Comro handed South Africa’s State-owned Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) the mining R&D it had... 


Manufacturing support
19th April 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

The Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition (dtic) on April 4 released an information notice extending an invitation to submit a substantiated application for its Manufacturing Support... 


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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has made progress through its acquiring a controlling interest in the project. 


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Special Economic Zone and a dry port, Malawi
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project aims to stimulate and attract multisector investments – industrial and commercial – to the country. 


Rio, Saudi Arabia said to vie for stake in First Quantum mines
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group and Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Manara Minerals Investment Co. are among suitors considering bids for a stake in First Quantum Minerals’ Zambian copper mines, according to people... 


Kenhardt solar farm, in Northern Cape
Scatec inaugurates 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec has inaugurated the 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm in the Northern Cape. In his keynote address at the event, on April 18, CEO Terje Pilskog commended how... 


LNG terminal
Cryogenics technology, expertise crucial in future gas economy
18th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Cryogenics technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important as South Africa plans on leaning into using liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a major source of energy, Howden senior... 


Together with large-scale procurement, rising rooftop solar installations are offering greater market stability that could stimulate local manufacturing
Private renewables procurement may mitigate boom-bust cycles curbing South Africa’s green industrialisation
18th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The combination of public and private procurement of large-scale renewables in South Africa signals increased stability for manufacturers of key components, a new GreenCape report argues. Published... 


Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Building upon the momentum of 2022’s surge in silver consumption for industrial applications, 2023 saw yet more record-breaking industrial demand, reaching 654.4-million ounces, fuelled by the... 


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Orion shares placed on a trading halt ahead of April 22 announcement
18th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals has requested an immediate trading halt to be placed on its securities, pending the release of an announcement in relation to exploration results at its Okiep... 


Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
18th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn at Schneider Electric A recent Markets and Markets research report Green Hydrogen Market, Industry Size Forecast Report  outlines that the segment is set to reach USD 7,314 billion... 


Sun Silver launches IPO to develop Nevada silver deposit
18th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

New silver explorer and developer Sun Silver on Thursday announced the opening of an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian bourse, bringing to market its silver and gold project in... 


SLG positioning company to aggregate South Africa’s LNG market
SLG positioning company to aggregate South Africa’s LNG market
18th April 2024

South Africa faces a gas supply issue from about mid-2026, and liquified natural gas (LNG) is the only viable solution for the country’s existing gas industry which is reliant on large scale,... 


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Sedna, Haivision partner to bring video solutions to African mines, industry
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology innovator Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has partnered with video networking and visual collaboration solutions provider Haivision to bring industrial and mining command control... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


CSIR joins international science community to improve understanding of ocean metabolism
17th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has recently joined a new global research programme focused on improving understanding of the future state of the oceans under various... 


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Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


Joburg Water showcases its reservoirs
Joburg Water showcases its reservoirs
17th April 2024

Johannesburg Water has showcased some of the various reservoirs and systems that supply the City of Johannesburg with water. The water utility also outlined the challenges in operating the systems... 


Resilient performance from SA property despite tough economic backdrop
17th April 2024

Author: Mahir Hamdulay, Equity research analyst, Absa CIB Despite the challenging economic backdrop, high interest rate environments and elevated cost pressures associated with loadshedding, the... 


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Wind industry achieves record year, but more work required to reach renewables target
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The global wind industry installed a record 117 GW of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) states in its ‘Global Wind Report... 


Marula progressing activities at Kenyan mine
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

AQSE-listed Marula Mining is progressing mining and processing activities at the Larisoro manganese mine, located in Samburu County, in northern Kenya. As announced last month, the company has... 


PetroSA's Mossel Bay plant
PetroSA targets Mozambique gas in new sales deal
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

PetroSA expects the first flows of gas into the country from a deal with Mozambique's national energy company ENH later this year, officials said, amid efforts to shore up supplies ahead of a... 


Orion MD and CEO Errol Smart
Orion makes advances in acquiring control of Okiep copper project
17th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Australia-headquartered Orion Minerals has made progress with acquiring a controlling interest in the Okiep copper project, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Orion and other relevant... 


1.136 billion in turnover, 6.7 per cent more customers and 247 new products at the Hannover Messe
1.136 billion in turnover, 6.7 per cent more customers and 247 new products at the Hannover Messe
17th April 2024

After two years of rapid growth totalling 57 per cent, igus was able to maintain its billion-euro turnover in 2023 despite the challenging global economic situation. In 2024, the company will... 


Canada unions brace for 2025 labour crunch in oil sands maintenance season
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Annual maintenance on Canada's oil sands plants is forecast to cause no more disruption than usual this year, but trade union officials are warning of a labour crunch during Alberta's 2025... 


Airbus satellite
Digital Earth Africa breaks barriers to participation in space economy
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) has been appointed as the interim host for the pan-African Digital Earth Africa Programme Management Office. Digital Earth Africa... 


Sappi Southern Africa achieves feed safety assurance certification for Pelletin
16th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Renewable woodfibre-based products company Sappi Southern Africa has achieved a GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) 2020 certification for Pelletin, a lignin-based animal feed additive, making Sappi... 


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ABB becomes minority investor in GridBeyond
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Technology company ABB has joined investors EDP, ESB, TotalEnergies, Act and DublinBIC in becoming an investor in energy management solutions company GridBeyond, which uses artificial intelligence... 


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South Africa’s ranking in World Energy Trilemma Index falls
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has fallen to sixty-ninth from sixty-fourth on the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) latest World Energy Trilemma Index which ranks more than 100 countries against the three key... 


Manganese conveyor
Marula awarded trading licence for manganese mined in Kenya
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining’s Kenyan representative company has been awarded a mineral dealer’s trading licence, granting it the right to buy, sell and export manganese ores. Marula... 


R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
16th April 2024

Regasified Liquid Natural Gas (R-LNG) transported via the existing the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (ROMPCO)’s Mozambique to Secunda Pipeline (MSP) is a viable alternative... 


Reskilling SA’s manufacturing artisan base
Reskilling SA’s manufacturing artisan base
16th April 2024

The proficiencies required to perform blue collar work in factories are becoming increasingly more sophisticated. Therefore, the vast majority of existing artisans employed by the industry need to... 


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