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Climate change
March marks yet another record in global heat
9th April 2024 By: Reuters

The world just experienced its warmest March on record, capping a 10-month streak in which every month set a new temperature record, the European Union's climate change monitoring service said on... 


OCP CEO Mostafa Terrab and Fortescue chairperson Andrew Forrest
Fortescue forges green hydrogen, ammonia partnership with OCP in Morocco
9th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Fortescue Energy, part of Australian iron-ore major Fortescue, on Tuesday unveiled a joint venture with Morocco-headquartered plant nutrition and phosphate-based fertiliser supplier OCP Group. The... 


Celebrating 30 years since its inception, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch can mark this achievement from its larger and improved premises in Richmond Business Park
WEG Africa’s new Cape Town premises reflect 30 years of growth
8th April 2024

Starting out 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown in its size and its offerings, according to Branch Manager... 


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Room for rules-based global trade remains, but WTO showing signs of geopolitical tension
5th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over the past five years, geopolitics has cast a shadow over how the world trade system functions, leading to a state of inertia within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its dispute resolution... 


Sibanye’s post-mining agri initiative seeks commercial farming, agribusiness partners
5th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nonprofit initiative Bokamoso Ba Rona has published a request for expression of interest, in seeking to partner with established commercial farmers and/or agribusinesses to spearhead Bokamoso’s... 


Globeleq CEO Mike Scholey
Globeleq says R5.7bn Red Sands will be largest standalone battery storage project in Africa
5th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Leading African independent power producer Globeleq says the 153 MW/612 MWh Red Sands project, which was recently awarded preferred bidder status under South Africa’s inaugural battery storage... 


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Noise monitoring solutions make work environments safer
5th April 2024

Noise pollution is a significant hazard in mining and industrial sectors, posing a threat to worker health and safety. Exposure to excessive noise can lead to permanent hearing loss, stress, and... 


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Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Sigma Lithium CEO won't sell the company at current lithium prices
Sigma Lithium CEO won't sell the company at current lithium prices
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Sigma Lithium's chief executive won't sell the miner at current lithium price levels and is concentrating on its near-term expansion plans, she told Reuters in an interview. The Vancouver-based... 


Reflections on the next HS
5th April 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

Of the three cornerstones in the movement of goods – be they in their final, semi-processed or component forms – across a national border, which is the one for which you need to have access to... 


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Structa Konsult
5th April 2024

Structa Konsult is a consulting eng-ineering company specialising in the evaluation, design and certification of a range of industrial and civil structures.   Established in 2014, Structa Konsult... 


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Growth potential, challenges presented in West Africa
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

West Africa’s mining and industrial sectors are characterised by growth and challenges, says multinational banking and financial services provider Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)... 


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Mauritanian iron-ore plant deal concluded
5th April 2024

Innovative technological and mining solutions provider TAKRAF Group recently concluded the signing of an extensive project with Mauritanian mining and industrial company Societe Nationale... 


TSUBAKI TITAN CHAIN 
Advanced design features of the Titan series not only extend service life of the chain, but also reduce maintenance costs and minimise downtime
Firm highlights solutions for productivity, safety
5th April 2024

Safety regulations demand that the installation of incline conveyor belts must include the fitting and use of one or more devices to prevent run-back or run-on, to prevent injuries caused by... 


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High-capacity grinding mill deal concluded
5th April 2024

Finland-based industrial machinery company Metso Corporation has been awarded an order to deliver an 18 MW semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill for the Phase 2 expansion at Canadian mineral... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


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Regional growth prospects remain positive
5th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Long-term growth prospects in West Africa remain positive, says security research organisation the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), with the scenarios emerging from its African Futures and... 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


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OLI South Africa
5th April 2024

Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology supplier OLI as the world’s top-selling... 


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Breaking ground: expanding our product range
5th April 2024

Leading stainless-steel supplier ENERGYMetals is expanding its product range to include instrumentation fittings and tubes. Renowned for its expertise in stainless steels, ENERGYMetals has... 


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HyDeal España, Spain
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

HyDeal España envisages supplying green hydrogen over 20 years to major hydrogen consumption clusters in northern and eastern Spain at a price competitive with fossil fuels. 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Copper rises to 14-month high as Powell affirms Fed rate stance
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper rose to a 14-month high as expectations for US rate cuts and threats to supply added impetus to a rally that’s been underway since early February. It climbed for a fourth session on the... 


SKF announces seizure of counterfeit products in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos, as part of its drive on anti-counterfeiting activities
SKF announces seizure of counterfeit products in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos, as part of its drive on anti-counterfeiting activities
4th April 2024

SKF Group, as a part of its ongoing initiatives to ensure genuine and reliable products to its customers, announced the seizure of a sizable number of products marked “SKF” from 5 counterfeit... 


fossil fuel emissions
88% of global fossil fuel, cement CO2 emissions linked to 117 producers
4th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new report, released on April 4 by InfluenceMap using the Carbon Majors database, shows that 88% of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and cement from 2016 through 2022 can... 


Offsite construction a key trend for 2024
Offsite construction a key trend for 2024
4th April 2024

The global offsite construction market is projected to top $235 billion by 2030, signifying a compound annual growth rate of almost 6% in the period from 2021 to 2030. This should hardly come as a... 


Schneider Electric Begins Innovation Summit World Tour, Unveiling Latest Innovations and Collaborations
Schneider Electric Begins Innovation Summit World Tour, Unveiling Latest Innovations and Collaborations
4th April 2024

Peter Herweck, CEO, delivers keynote on power of innovation for positive impact New solutions announced to increase energy efficiency and accelerate decarbonisation Strategic partnerships drive new... 


Kore appoints new CEO
4th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Potash development company Kore Potash has announced the appointment of JM André Baya as CEO, effective from April 15. The position is a non-board role. The company owns a 97% stake in the Kola... 


Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
4th April 2024

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, has launched its new business-to-business (B2B) brand positioning to solidify the company as the... 


Satchwell PV module installation
Satchwell enters residential and light commercial PV solar, inverter, battery market
3rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Satchwell – electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM’s Paarl-based manufacturer and supplier of domestic and industrial products and components – has entered the solar power generation market... 


China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese coal prices are likely to keep falling until the start of the peak summer season, suppressing imports of the fossil fuel and taking a toll on the country’s miners. The country’s benchmark... 


IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol
IEA strengthens collaboration with climate leaders as more commitments take shape
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After nearly 200 countries made major energy commitments at the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is taking a leading role in ensuring these promises are... 


African food sustainability needs greener production, less waste, PwC study shows
2nd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Greener food production methods and the avoidance of food waste are required to future-proof Africa’s food supply and to meet the expected future demand for nutrition in a sustainable way, says... 


Etana CEO Evan Rice
Autocast to benefit from renewables deal with Etana Energy
2nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Cast and machined components supplier Autocast South Africa is the first of more than 30 of Nelson Mandela Bay’s largest electricity users to benefit from a renewable power supply deal with... 


Spear to acquire Western Cape properties from Emira
2nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

JSE-listed real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira and its wholly owned subsidiaries have agreed to dispose of 13 predominantly industrial and office properties situated in the Western Cape to... 


Precise planning, clear goals and optimization key to Air Products’ Supply Chain success
Precise planning, clear goals and optimization key to Air Products’ Supply Chain success
2nd April 2024

As one of the leading manufacturers of industrial gas, Air Products has established a successful supply chain strategy, crafted from  industry experience, best practice and knowledge sharing by... 


Calgro M3 CEO Wikus Lategan
Calgro M3, Eris acquire Bankenveld District City development land parcel
2nd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A joint venture between JSE-listed property investment company Calgro M3 and property development company Eris has acquired a strategic land parcel for the Bankenveld District City development, in... 


Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Undeterred by slumping profits, China’s lithium giants are planning to grab a bigger slice of the market. Tianqi Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium Group reported sharp drops in 2023 net income last week... 


Kama more than doubles capacity in response to growing demand
Kama more than doubles capacity in response to growing demand
1st April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Turnkey solutions provider Kama Industries more than doubled its manufacturing capacity when it moved to a new facility in August last year to meet escalating demand for the company’s products,... 


ICT industry transitioning into intelligent economy era
29th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The global information and communication technology (ICT) industry is undergoing a significant shift as the world transitions from a digital era into an era of the intelligence of everything. As... 


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Coal mining remains important
29th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

A prosperous future for the coal mining industry in South Africa depends on public and private sector parties tapping into its vast coal reserves, and power generation processes by State-owned... 


The above image depicts the polyethylene and aluminium, or polyAl, a residue remaining after paper mills have recovered the paper fibres
Investments to help increase recycling in EU
29th March 2024

In February 2024, food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak announced several strategic investments designed to improve the recycling capacity for carton packages in the European... 


Scematic of the MadoquaPower2x facility
Sines green hydrogen and green ammonia plant, Portugal
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

MadoquaPower2X plans to build a hydrogen and ammonia facility in Sines. 


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