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US Gold secures key water discharge permit for CK project
14th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Explorer and developer US Gold has received a key permit for the CK project, in Wyoming, further advancing the company’s development efforts. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ)... 


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Nitrous oxide emissions grew by 40% from 1980 to 2020, study finds
14th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Emissions of nitrous oxide – a greenhouse gas (GHG) said to be more potent than CO2 or methane – continued unabated between 1980 and 2020, a year when more than ten-million metric tons were... 


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Organisation looks into industry challenges
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

High regulatory and legislative barriers in the quarrying sector are constraining its growth, says quarrying and surface mining professional body Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA)... 


Drumming up protection
14th June 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

I do appreciate that the Government Gazette is not the favoured reading material for many, and its detractors might equate reading it to reading a telephone directory, which someone actually did.... 


A misunderstood prophecy
14th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The year was 2008, in the month of September. Back then, a seer from the rugged hills of Nkandla in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal prophesied that the political party he led, the African... 


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Cape Hardy advanced fuels project, Australia
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is one of the leading green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel projects in the country, and will provide production at scale with up to 10 GW of planned electrolyser capacity. 


Schematic of the strategic environmental assessment
Boegoebaai deep-water port project and special economic zone, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is leading the strategic environmental assessment that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen production facilities in... 


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Stellantis automotive manufacturing facility, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

July will be a critical point for the project with regard to the award of major contracts.  


Inspired Evolution achieves second close of climate impact Evolution III Fund
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Clean energy- and resource-efficiency-focused private equity firm Inspired Evolution has announced that it has concluded the second close of its Evolution III Fund, which is its third energy... 


Institute for Economics and Peace founder Steve Killelea
Rising number of minor conflicts increases likelihood of increased future major conflicts – think tank
13th June 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

International think tank Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) founder Steve Killelea said on Thursday that because more countries are becoming involved in international conflicts beyond their... 


Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Navigating sustainability in East Africa
13th June 2024

By Carol Koech Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In this, the second article in my blog series focusing on East Africa’s... 


NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
12th June 2024

The National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) will host a dedicated session for the metals castings sector at the upcoming Sustainable Industries Conference to be hosted by the National Cleaner... 


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TMC produces cobalt sulphate from seafloor polymetallic nodules
12th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nasdaq-listed critical minerals company TMC on Wednesday announced the successful production of cobalt sulphate derived exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. The milestone was achieved... 


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Event highlights gains, challenges in competition law space
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As South Africa commemorates 25 years of the Competition Act, there has been much progress in the competition law landscape and the learnings and insights gleaned from this can be used to support... 


IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
11th June 2024

The Xchange Conference, hosted by IS³, a business unit of Digital Industries, in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, is spotlighting the significant trend of IT and Operational Technology (OT)... 


KZN floods 2022
Natural disasters emerge as top risk consideration for professionals in construction, property
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Thirty-eight percent of 3 000 risk management professionals and business leaders agree that natural catastrophes, fire and explosion risks are emerging as primary concerns in the engineering,... 


Rio Tinto ups stake in Australia's second-biggest aluminium smelter
Rio Tinto ups stake in Australia's second-biggest aluminium smelter
11th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Commodities giant Rio Tinto will increase its interest Boyne Smelters (BSL), which owns and operates the Boyne Island aluminium smelter in Gladstone, Australia, to 73.5%. The company has agreed to... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Hive Hydrogen investment propels more economic opportunities in Gqeberha
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company Hive Hydrogen’s incoming R105-billion green ammonia plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in Gqeberha, will create major opportunities for green industrial development and... 


Industrial sector at a turning point:
Industrial sector at a turning point:
10th June 2024

The industrial sector in south, east and west Africa urgently needs to transform their aging infrastructure and systems to remain competitive and contribute to addressing the continent’s unique... 


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Guinea signs agreement with Russian group to investigate use of floating nuclear reactors
10th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Republic of Guinea has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russian State-owned nuclear energy and technology group Rosatom to explore the use of sea-based floating nuclear reactors... 


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Nedbank CIB concludes R1bn funding facility for the IDC
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) has concluded a R1-billion term funding facility for the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa. The funding will... 


Jendamark CEO Quinton Uren
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber launches think tank to drive job creation in ‘bay of opportunity’
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

One of the country’s most active business organisations the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) has launched a Local Economy Reinvention Think Tank, marking another step in its vision of... 


Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
Schneider Electric launches PowerLogic P7 power and control platform for complex and high-demand applications
10th June 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled the latest device in its PowerLogic range of products – the PowerLogic P7 digital... 


Willem Strydom, Business Development Electronics Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE
SEW-EURODRIVE closes the loop with complete panel solutions
10th June 2024

In addition to its quality range of geared motors and related solutions, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa is ‘closing the loop’ of products by offering customers electrical control panels as part of the... 


Study areas for the Strategic Environmental Assessment for the proposed Boegoebaai Port, Special Economic Zone, and broader Namakwa Region
CSIR conducting strategic environmental assessment for proposed Boegoebaai port, SEZ
7th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) says it is leading the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) that is being undertaken for the Northern Cape’s planned green hydrogen... 


Steenkampskraal monazite mine
Steenkampskraal may supply thorium for use in cancer therapy
7th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Producer and supplier of alpha-particle emitters for cancer therapy Thor Medical has signed a memorandum of understanding with rare earths and thorium miner Steenkampskraal Holdings for feedstock... 


First-quarter contraction demonstrates GDP growth volatility – TIPS
7th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

GDP contracted by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, underscoring the increased volatility of GDP growth since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, said nonprofit economic research... 


Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
7th June 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to research group,  McKinsey & Company, data centres are fast becoming an... 


Business profitability can be maximised by adopting proactive consulting and maintenance contracts
7th June 2024

By Nontu Mkhize, Offer Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric Facilities often neglect services and after-sales support until they face operational issues, highlighting the need to shift focus to... 


ECA, Geidco, Apua launch training programme for EV, energy storage technologies sectors
7th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Global Energy Interconnection Development and Cooperation Organisation (Geidco) and the Association of Power Utilities of Africa (Apua) have launched a... 


Schneider Electric and AVEVA partner with IN-CORE Systèmes to improve Electric Vehicle battery production process
Schneider Electric and AVEVA partner with IN-CORE Systèmes to improve Electric Vehicle battery production process
7th June 2024

Partnership to enable electrode-level data connectivity and provide EV battery manufacturers with new performance insights.  The joint offer will optimise quality, production, and material use,... 


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Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency
7th June 2024

Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency The ever-increasing demand for consumer goods means that machinery on mines and in manufacturing plants are required to operate more... 


Canada's oil sands CEOs push back against proposed oil and gas emissions cap
Canada's oil sands CEOs push back against proposed oil and gas emissions cap
7th June 2024 By: Reuters

Canada's biggest oil sands producers support a paying a tax on carbon but see a proposed federal oil and gas emissions cap as unnecessary legislation, the companies' CEOs told lawmakers in Ottawa... 


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Expo benefits from proven formula
7th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Trade show organiser Specialised Exhibitions, a division of independent events organiser the Montgomery Group, says this year’s A-OSH EXPO – to be held from 11 to 13 June at the Gallagher... 


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Targeted training to address potential workplace hazards
7th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In fostering an awareness of safety in the workplace, adult-based education and training provider the DEKRA Institute of Learning (IOL) stresses the importance of targeted occupational health and... 


Anchor bolts provide security in bolted construction elements
7th June 2024

In a continuous drive for product improvement, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced the HULCO... 


Additives protect gears in industrial transmissions
7th June 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has introduced the Cera Tec high performance additives to its range of industrial lubricants. The additives offer significant resistance to high temperature and... 


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Ugitech plant green hydrogen project, Switzerland
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Swiss Steel has decided to use green hydrogen at its Ugitech plant to replace the natural gas used in some of its thermoprocessing equipment. 


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Balama graphite project, Mozambique – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has reported that production from Balama is being moderated until demand and price conditions warrant higher production levels. 


Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
7th June 2024

Corrosion is an insidious enemy of industrial assets, silently deteriorating structures, machinery and equipment across a range of industries. Whether it is the pipelines in an oil refinery, the... 


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Zavalievsky graphite mine, Ukraine
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A graphite mine adjacent to the town of Zavallya, in Ukraine. 


NOA Trading CEO Andrew Taylor
NOA helps Tronox decarbonise its South African operations with 25-yr energy supply agreement
6th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Local integrated energy company NOA Group Holdings has entered into a 25-year energy supply agreement with NYSE-listed titanium dioxide pigment manufacturer Tronox Holdings for its South African... 


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Investment in clean energy to reach $2tr this year, outpacing investment in fossil fuels
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Investment in clean energy technologies will climb to $2-trillion this year, almost double the amount spent on fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Two-thirds of the... 


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