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Challenging environments are ideal opportunities to explore new innovations
Challenging environments are ideal opportunities to explore new innovations
6th December 2023

In the midst of tight economic constraints and water scarcity challenges, maintenance teams are increasingly seeking innovative solutions that can work more efficiently and save on time, money,... 


Eskom's Duvha power station in Mpumalanga
Eskom, Sasol pollution harms children, government studies find
6th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Two studies ordered by South Africa’s government into the impact of air pollution on community and child health showed emission limits it imposed on companies that emit the toxins are insufficient.... 


Rainbow Rare Earths Phalaborwa mine.
South Africa’s permanent magnet rare earths attracting keen interest
5th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa is recognised as having the potential to play a significant role in the establishment of a more diversified supply chain of critical rare earths for the green energy transition.... 


Nornickel and Chinese partners seek place for palladium in energy transition
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Russian metals giant Nornickel has teamed up with some of its Chinese clients to test new catalysts for the hydrogen industry as it seeks to find a place for palladium in the global green energy... 


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Airbus awarded contract for next phase of 'standards laboratory in space' project
5th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Space has been awarded a €109.3-million (including options) contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the latest phase of its Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial and Helio... 


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TotalEnergies takes steps to broaden methane emission reductions in the oil, gas sector
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TotalEnergies has announced the signing of three cooperation agreements with national oil and gas companies – Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan and Sonangol in Angola – to carry out methane... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
4th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 


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Mandela Mining Precinct celebrates five-year anniversary
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

The public-private partnership Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) celebrated five years of mining research, development,and innovation (RDI) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)... 


MMC in Mpumalanga.
Mpumalanga battery manganese aspirant hoping for IDC co-investment
4th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals, which operates in Botswana, has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance a battery-grade... 


scientists researching natural hydrogen
UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 


Transmission Grids - The pathways to African prosperity
4th December 2023

The importance of robust and efficient transmission grids in unlocking the full potential of African nations cannot be overstated. The Africa Energy Indaba is pleased to highlight the critical role... 


Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
4th December 2023

Spray nozzles are used to cool numerous industrial processes from stamping presses to freshly forged steel and from gas turbine inlets to power plant exhaust streams. But what is it about nozzles... 


The greenfield project for green high-quality manganese producer Sakura Ferroalloys in Malaysia
Joburg-based SMS group subsidiary involved in world’s largest industrial decarbonisation project
3rd December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Metals industry partner SMS group will supply the core technology of two 100 MW rectangular six electrode open bath furnaces through its Johannesburg-based subsidiary METIX for a €1.8-billion... 


Cobalt Blue names Japanese group as potential refinery partner
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian firm Cobalt Blue has announced Japanese group Iwatani as its potential partner in developing its cobalt/nickel refinery project in the Kwinana industrial area, outside Perth, Western... 


Charles Dos Santos to succeed Rob Richardson as Air Products South Africa MD
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Air Products South Africa has announced that Charles Dos Santos will succeed Rob Richardson as MD with effect from February 1, 2024. Richardson has led the company since 2016 but has announced his... 


Boegoebaai greenfield site
Sasol appoints adviser to search for Boegoebaai hydrogen export hub coinvestors
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A financial adviser has been appointed to assist Sasol in a search for potential coinvestors into a green hydrogen and ammonia export hub at Boegoebaai, in the Northern Cape, following the... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 


Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
1st December 2023

Container yards are essential for the global transportation of goods, and the cargo handling equipment that gets utilised within them is critical to make the handling process as seamless and... 


Jet Demolition and Edifice Engineering at the 2023 World Demolition Awards
1st December 2023

Representing global excellence in the demolition industry, Jet Demolition, in conjunction with Edifice Engineering of India, were declared runners-up in two categories for the World Demolition... 


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Small sensor offers high speed and wide range
1st December 2023

A new sensor designed for confined spaces is said to be the smallest distance sensor on the radar market. German radar specialist OndoSense has expanded its portfolio to include the OndoSense reach... 


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ArcelorMittal longs business closure to impact on jobs, industrial capacity
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media editor Terence Creamer discusses ArcelorMittal South Africa's announcement that it may cut about 3 500 jobs as it plans to wind down its long-products business; the reasons for it... 


A copper and cobalt mine in the DRC
Congo's Gecamines to push for copper, cobalt trading share
1st December 2023 By: Reuters

Congo's State mining group Gecamines said it will push to secure the rights to buy copper and cobalt at mines it has holdings in, as it attempts to build its own stocks and trade the metals. To do... 


Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
Giyani secures $16m for Botswana manganese project
1st December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Giyani Metals has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to advance its battery-grade manganese project in Botswana. The... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland’s Stewart heads to US for critical minerals mission
1st December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Resources Minister Scott Stewart will head to the US next week to secure partnerships with government and industry representatives to grow Queensland’s critical minerals industry. The foundations... 


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MetaleN
1st December 2023

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 


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Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 


Nothing new in Customs
1st December 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

My mother constantly reminds me that there is nothing new under the sun. When, as a small boy, she first told me this, I was very sceptical, reasoning that there had been no motor vehicles before... 


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Enhancing productivity with automation technology
1st December 2023

Professional engineering service provider NJC specialises in the development and installation of industrial automation, control systems and management solutions that are tailored to meet specific... 


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Council for Geoscience and Sasol collaborate to advance CCUS research in South Africa
1st December 2023

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) and Sasol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate, explore and develop carbon capture and utilisation and storage (CCUS) potential in South... 


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Envirox
1st December 2023

Dust and air filtration solutions provider Envirox exclusively imports and distributes Nederman Industrial Air Filtration products and solutions across Southern Africa. The company’s offerings... 


Scoop at a mine
Green River project, US – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anson Resources has started construction of the sample demonstration plant at the project. 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The direct-to-blister flash smelter is on schedule for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2024. 


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Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining is in discussions with various potential capital providers for investments ranging from $15-million to $30-million in debt and equity. 


Hudaco to acquire Plasti-Weld for its engineering consumables segment
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed Hudaco will acquire the trading assets and liabilities of specialist plastic equipment importer Plasti-Weld Business from December 1 for a maximum of R56-million, which will be funded... 


After court victory, LME bids to reboot confidence
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

As the London Metal Exchange (LME) savours its court victory over cancelled nickel trades, it still faces a host of challenges including ongoing repair of its damaged nickel contract and reputation... 


Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder
Fairvest posts income growth, lower vacancies
29th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed Fairvest has made excellent progress in derisking its balance sheet, reducing vacancies and disposing of noncore assets in the financial year ended September 30. The property company... 


IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol
IEA to seek 'achievable' 4% a year global energy efficiency improvement goal at COP28
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) will seek to secure commitments from all governments to improve the global average rate of energy efficiency from 2% a year to 4% a year at the... 


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Finding immediate steel alternatives a concern as AMSA prepares to wind down longs unit
29th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has indicated that it will enter discussions with buyers of its noncommodity long-steel products in an effort to limit the disruption that is set to arise because... 


CSIR launches research commercialisation enterprise
CSIR launches research commercialisation enterprise
29th November 2023

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, launched its intellectual property commercialisation enterprise C-Cubed to commercialise its initial portfolio of 18 technologies.... 


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Resources Watch
29th November 2023

This week: Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high; and, Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production 


Boliden warns of lower Q4 copper ore throughput at Aitik mine
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

Swedish mining group Boliden on Wednesday said throughput of copper ore in one of the mills at its Aitik mine would be lower than expected in the fourth quarter due to an unplanned maintenance stop... 


Copper hits 10-week high as mine closure points to supply risk
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Copper touched a 10-week high after the closure of a major mine in Panama highlighted future supply challenges for the red metal as the energy transition accelerates. Panama’s government said it... 


Marietjie Coertzen Brown
Collaborative Initiative Propels Regenerative Solutions for Human and Environmental Wellbeing
29th November 2023

By Marietjie Coertzen Brown, Sustainability and Government Affairs Lead, CHEP IMETA (India, Middle East, Türkiye, Africa) As the 12th largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world, South... 


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