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A gold pour
Geopolitical, economic uncertainty supported last year’s gold demand, price
31st January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Member organisation the World Gold Council’s (WGC) latest ‘Gold Demand Trends’ report, released on January 31, indicates that yearly gold demand – excluding over-the-counter (OTC) market demand –... 


SKF provides support for successful counterfeit bearings raid in Cape Town
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial components and systems company SKF has provided support to Cape Town authorities that conducted an effective raid against a bearing seller who had been selling counterfeit SKF bearings... 


RMB helps SOLA Group raise R2.8bn for Virginia solar PV project
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services group Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has helped South African independent power producer (IPP) SOLA Group raise a R2.8-billion debt and equity package for its 150 MW multi-offtake... 


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Stellantis plant to break ground in May; Citroën key as volume brand going forward – Whitfield
30th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction work on Stellantis’ assembly plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone, in the Eastern Cape, should kick off in May, says the vehicle manufacturer’s new CEO Mike Whitfield. The start of... 


Trader IXM will shrink aluminium unit to focus on core business
30th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

IXM, the trading house owned by Chinese miner CMOC Group, is stepping back from the aluminum market to focus on its core business. The trading house, the third-largest metals trader behind... 


Growthpoint Properties South Africa CEO Estienne de Klerk
Growthpoint enters 195 GWh/y renewable energy PPA with Etana Energy
30th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with electricity trader Etana Energy for 195 GWh/y of renewable energy, which... 


 A changing grid requires flexibility
A changing grid requires flexibility
30th January 2024

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric  Winston Churchill said, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."  It is a wonderful sentiment that can be... 


Third mine disaster in a decade tests ESG boundaries in Brazil
30th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investors were swift to dump debt of Braskem after the Brazilian petrochemicals maker’s salt mine partially collapsed in December — a situation that has forced tens of thousands to evacuate the... 


World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pandora, the world's largest jeweller by amount of products sold, has stopped using mined silver and gold and now only manufactures with recycled precious metals, which require less energy to... 


Emira CEO Geoff Jennett
Emira concludes its acquisition of Transcend
29th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira has finalised the acquisition and subsequent delisting of fellow Reit Transcend. The properties of Transcend's portfolio of 4 000 tenants will... 


New regional representative announced for IWMI Southern Africa
29th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Circular economy and water innovation expert Dr Henry Roman has been appointed as the International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI’s) regional representative for Southern Africa and country... 


Shipping containers
Collaboration essential for South African exporters to overcome EU carbon border tax
29th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the European Union’s (EU’s) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) became effective from October 1 last year, South Africa remains highly vulnerable and will likely pay high amounts of carbon... 


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South African green hydrogen developers urged to bid for €270m in German grant funding to close project ‘bankability gap’
29th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South African developers of mature green hydrogen or derivatives projects are potentially eligible for non-refundable grant funding being extended under Germany’s €270-million Power-to-X (PtX)... 


South Star upsizes private placement
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals project developer South Star has increased the size of its previously announced nonbrokered private placement and will now raise gross proceeds of C$7-million. The upsized placement... 


Tantalex produces tin and tantalum from DRC plant
29th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered Tantalex Lithium has produced its first batch of tin and tantalum concentrates from its Titan plant, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The first batch of 10 t of... 


Bolivia launches new international tender for lithium extraction
Bolivia launches new international tender for lithium extraction
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Bolivia's government has launched a new international tender for companies to extract lithium from the country's salt flats, the energy minister said on Friday. The tender, from state-owned... 


GEM and Anglo teams at signing ceremony.
Anglo launches battery raw materials research project with large China recycler
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa-founded and Johannesburg- and London-listed Anglo American on Friday announced the launch of a research and development project in collaboration with one of China’s largest battery and... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
More than 290 000 jobs on the line as steel sector continues its decline, Seifsa warns
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over a five-year period, the average 1.3% a year decline in the metals and engineering sector will lead to an average 2.9% decline in employment, or 293 754 direct and indirect job losses, industry... 


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CSIR, GIZ collaborate on building skills for vaccine manufacturing in South Africa
26th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a human capacity development initiative in South... 


Road and rail
Government's new plan to shift cargo from roads back to rail
26th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Government is seeking to finalise a plan aimed at improving its rail network and move cargo away from its overburdened roads.  While the economy loses a billion rand per day to its logistics... 


BHBW announces partnership with Motrec International to become official distributor in southern Africa
26th January 2024

BHBW, a leading provider of high-quality industrial and materials handling equipment, is delighted to announce its partnership with Motrec International, a global leader in electric industrial... 


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USTDA to host South African delegation in the US to accelerate green hydrogen collaboration
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will bring a delegation of South African clean energy sector decision-makers to the US to build partnerships between the countries to accelerate the... 


Novagold and Barrick diverge on next steps for Donlin
Novagold and Barrick diverge on next steps for Donlin
26th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The joint owners of the Donlin project – Novagold and Barrick Gold – have yet to reach consensus on the path forward for the Alaska project, it was revealed on Thursday. The December Donlin board... 


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Weba Chute Systems
26th January 2024

Weba Chute Systems is world-renowned for ensuring that its custom-engineered chutes add immediate and significant value to customers profitability, uptime and on-site health and safety. The... 


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JSE punts incentives, facilitates capital flow
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

While the global energy transition has sparked a greater demand for critical minerals, access to capital and a lack of incentives have made it challenging for African mining companies to embark on... 


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Greening focus
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid increasing emphasis on tackling climate change globally, mining companies have had to reassess their operational strategies to ensure the value-add of their sustainability objectives and... 


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Modified fleets can benefit African sectors
26th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Special vehicle modifications company RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) has deepened its promise to use “excellent” design expertise and capabilities, as well as “cutting-edge technology” to... 


New couplings perform under rigorous demands
26th January 2024

Engineering products and services provider BMG offers an extensive range of power transmission components that encompass robust products – from leading components manufacturer Regal Rexnord – that... 


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Meeting challenges of positive disruption
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the African mining industry having witnessed significant transformation in various areas, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) Africa... 


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Company embarks on expansion programmes, advances alliances
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Through its focus on addressing critical challenges, leveraging advanced technologies and expanding into new markets, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company Dickinson Group of... 


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Mining modernisation to be highlighted
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, professional services firm PwC will focus on the implications of embracing new technologies, strategies and ideas that can bring about significant... 


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4IR progressing in African mining
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and systems becoming more prevalent in African mining, mining equipment simulator provider Immersive Technologies is focusing on digitisation... 


Energy efficient solutions for loadshedding
26th January 2024

South Africa’s electricity problems have left the country without power for many hours a day, causing grave difficulties for businesses and households, notes power generation and electromechanical... 


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Underground hard rock equipment launched
26th January 2024

Set to be launched at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba is underground hard rock mining machinery from mining and industrial machinery developer Komatsu, following an expansion of its... 


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Disruptive tech to be showcased at Indaba
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

In partnership with French government business export agency Business France, energy management and automation company Schneider Electric will exhibit at this years Investing in African Mining... 


a re-manufactured bearing which was made by SKF
Circularity promoted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in... 


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As Cape Town gathering marks 30 years, miners eye new prospects amid disruption
26th January 2024 By: Nadine James

In keeping with its 2024 theme, ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’, the Investing in African Mining Indaba is perhaps one of the best examples of... 


The value of tacit knowledge for economic success
26th January 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

Michael Polanyi, the brother of the famous Karl Polanyi (the writer of The Great Transformation), says in his book, Tacit Knowledge, that “we can know more than we can tell”. He brought to the fore... 


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Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 


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SEW-EURODRIVE
26th January 2024

Drive solutions provider SEW-EURODRIVE has made significant strides in extending its footprint across Africa, and this expansion is set to continue thanks to its unwavering commitment to providing... 


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WEG
26th January 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


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Montoir-de-Bretagne hydrogen facility, France
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project involves the construction of an industrial unit with a production capacity of up to 85 t/d of green and renewable hydrogen. 


Chemical formula for lithium borate
Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The government of Serbia wants to hold further talks with Rio Tinto about the project. 


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