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Memsa CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi standing at a podium addressing delegates and speakers at last year’s Mind Shift Conference
Conference drives mining innovation, skills
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The second yearly Mind Shift Conference, hosted by industry association Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa), will delve into innovation, digital technology and skills in the... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Our platinum group metals industry must be backed to the hilt by all South Africans
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The potential loss of platinum group metals (PGMs) demand to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) spells dire consequences for the South African mining industry. At risk are income streams to nearly... 


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Astron Energy at forefront of latest innovations, technology in mining
26th April 2024

As a leading fuel company and key player in the mining and energy sectors of South Africa, Astron Energy is committed to supporting customers through tailored and bespoke solutions.  With over 20... 


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Dwyka Mining Services proudly represents incredible bulk handling with LASE Industrielle’s TVM-3D-M
26th April 2024

The Problem  Traditional load and haul analysis methods have been characterised by estimations and disjointed data, resulting in delayed decision-making and suboptimal load optimisation. The... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto continues to believe that the project has the potential to be a world-class asset. 


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Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A standout intercept at the project resulted in Orion Minerals shares rocketing up 58% on the Australian Stock Exchange on April 22. 


Electrical specialist says load curtailment in Ekurhuleni should be respected, or more outages may ensue
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the City of Ekurhuleni having entered into a load curtailment agreement with national power utility Eskom, this mandatory energy reduction has been met with some protest by businesses, but... 


EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
25th April 2024

Driven by a keen desire to advance his engineering skills, Irvin Chikeya embarked on his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) degree with the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). As... 


Lindie Fourie, Operations manager at the BCCEI
Importance of belonging to Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry
25th April 2024

The civil engineering sector remains a cornerstone of infrastructure development and economic growth, embodying a wide range of projects from roads and bridges to dams and urban development. Within... 


Sustainability: One simple step can drastically cut industrial water usage
Sustainability: One simple step can drastically cut industrial water usage
25th April 2024

Spray nozzles supplier Monitor Engineering, the sole agent for Spraying Systems Co US, the world’s largest supplier of spray nozzles and spray systems, offers a free sustainability audit that helps... 


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Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


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Armadale sets out to earn a majority stake in US silver asset
24th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Aim-listed investment company Armadale Capital, which holds mine investments in Africa, has entered into an agreement to earn a 50% interest in Africo American Incorporated (AAI), the holding... 


Financing African hydrocarbon projects needs a segmented approach
24th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

In an era in which raising finance for major hydrocarbons projects was increasingly challenging, the developers of such projects in Africa should consider segmenting them and separately seeking... 


Ironveld enters facility agreement with Tracarta
24th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed mining development company Ironveld has entered into a further working capital loan facility agreement with shareholder Tracarta, in which Ironveld chairperson John Wardle has a... 


Infrastructure Africa Business Forum explores the role of Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development Zones in driving continental growth
Infrastructure Africa Business Forum explores the role of Special Economic Zones and Industrial Development Zones in driving continental growth
24th April 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum is set to delve into a critical topic shaping the continent's economic landscape: the role of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Industrial Development Zones... 


Imameleng Mothebe appointed AMIE CEO
23rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Imameleng Mothebe has been appointed as the new CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of Southern Africa (AMIE) as of May 2. She will succeed outgoing CEO Paul Matthew. 


Lhyfe Founder and CEO Matthieu Guesné.
New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The green hydrogen sector now has a digital platform on which users can buy and sell green hydrogen by the click of a button, it was announced on Tuesday.  Euronext-listed Lhyfe, the French group... 


Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
Schneider Electric highlights the importance of software, automation and electrification in accelerating industrial competitiveness
23rd April 2024

Schneider Electric outlines how software-defined automation is driving industrial growth at Hannover Messe  Alongside AVEVA, company unveils latest innovations aimed at boosting industrial... 


Dangote's oil refinery in Nigeria
Africa needs to build more oil infrastructure
23rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Africa's mid- and downstream oil products supply infrastructure is ageing and suffers from a lack of investment, outdated policy frameworks and insufficiencies in regional, national and urban... 


Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
23rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A little-known Australian company is becoming the Western face of a Chinese nickel behemoth. In under a decade, Nickel Industries has gone from a relatively small miner to the world’s... 


Drought
CSIR researchers confirm latest El Niño is among harshest in history
22nd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A research team tasked to monitor the impact of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climatic phenomenon has confirmed that the 2023/24 El Niño was among the top five strongest on record. El... 


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Nelson Mandela University-led consortium to develop green hydrogen feasibility study
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A consortium led by Nelson Mandela University and boutique consultancy firm Ikigai Group has won a UK Government grant under the South Africa-UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions... 


Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart.
Rich copper intercept in N Cape sends Orion’s shares soaring on Australian exchange
22nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The richness of South Africa’s copper assets were emphasised on Monday when Northern Cape mine developer and explorer Orion Minerals published a standout intercept that sent its shares rocketing up... 


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Project envisions rollout of smart LPG, solar systems, hydrogen stoves to 3.51m indigent households
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company Kili Energy is spearheading a large-scale initiative, the Kili Energy Clean Energy Democratisation Project, to provide smart liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) canisters and... 


Copper nears $10 000 as investors bet on rising global demand
Copper nears $10 000 as investors bet on rising global demand
22nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper edged closer to $10 000 a ton after an April rally fueled by bets that a recovering global economy will lift demand for industrial materials. Metals have posted broad gains in recent weeks,... 


Mayur secures $155m for PNG lime project
Mayur secures $155m for PNG lime project
22nd April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Mayur Resources on Monday announced complete funding for its flagship Central Lime Project (CLP), marking a step towards positioning Papua New Guinea as a major lime exporter in... 


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... 


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... 


An image of one of Harmony Gold's mine sites
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... 


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