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New fellowship programme, to bring researchers into government policymaking, launched  
7th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The pilot phase of a joint programme of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF), to bridge the gap between government and academia, was officially... 


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Marula appoints young local professional as Larisoro mine manager
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

UK- and South Africa-listed Marula Mining has appointed local professional Benard Kiprotich as mine manager for the Larisoro manganese mine, in Kenya, which is managed by Marula’s wholly-owned... 


Cans with food
World Bank suggests actions for lower-emission agricultural land use
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Bank has outlined in a report the actions that every country can take to make the global agrifood system more sustainable and achieve markable reductions in greenhouse-gas (GHG)... 


The installation of the reliable FireDos proportioner under cold weather conditions
7th May 2024

A Canadian industrial company Novota Engineering, decided to install a FireDos stationary foam proportioner in a freezing environment in the middle of nowhere, the historical location of Yukon... 


Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
7th May 2024

Verder Group, a global leader in industrial pump solutions, has further fortified its dosing pumps range through a strategic acquisition of a majority stake in ITC, a prominent Spanish company... 


From left to right are Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation corporate responsibility VP Florian Schütze, Siemens managing board member and Siemens Smart Infrastructure CEO Matthias Rebellius, Mercedes-Benz planning VP Arno van der Merwe and moderator Chris Brow in discussion at the Hannover Messe 2024 expo.
Decarbonising industrial operations requires concerted effort
7th May 2024 By: Bridget Lepere

Decarbonisation requires comprehensive and multifaceted approaches and standardised processes across various industries. It should involve mobilising an organisation, managing information flow,... 


South Star makes first graphite sale from Santa Cruz
7th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed South Star on Tuesday announced a binding sales agreement for the initial purchase of 100 t of graphite concentrate from the Santa Cruz mine, in Brazil. The material will be shipped... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
Coordinated, rapid plan needed to avoid ‘gas cliff’ – Mavuso
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In her latest weekly newsletter, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso warns that South Africa could face a “gas cliff” when the supply of gas to industrial users ceases in 2026. In... 


Sheets produced at the new factory
Local textile company opens new factory and launches worker shareholding programme
6th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town-based bedding and linen manufacturer Sheraton Textiles (Sheraton) on Monday officially inaugurated its new factory and launched its Workers Trust employee share ownership programme... 


Poulos Ngcobo - Dube TradePort deputy board chairperson;  Pearl Bhengu - iThala Development Finance Corporation; Siboniso Duma - KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs; Mpumelelo Zikalala - Dube TradePort board chairperson; Hamish Erskine - Dube TradePort CEO; and Khanyisani Shandu - Trade and Investment KZN board chairperson
DTPC launches Dube TradeZone 2, attracts R1.8bn in private investment
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

KwaZulu-Natal provincial entity Dube TradePort Corporation (DTPC) has launched its Dube TradeZone 2 – the second phase of the industrial precinct and special economic zone (SEZ) adjacent to the... 


Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
Atlas Copco’s NGPs 2-9 PSA range of Nitrogen Generators sets new quality and efficiency standards in on-site nitrogen generation
6th May 2024

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique extends its existing and proven NGP nitrogen generator range with the introduction of the NGPs 2-9 PSA (Pressure Swing Adsorption) range of generators. This latest... 


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Redefine choosing to remain optimistic despite challenging market conditions
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Redefine Properties reported solid results for the six months to February 29, despite prevailing challenging economic conditions in South Africa, including the impact of high interest... 


Okiep
Orion Minerals in final stages of Okiep acquisition
6th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has reached the final stages of its acquisition of a controlling interest in the Okiep copper project, located about 570 km north of Cape Town in the Northern... 


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Air Products to leverage expertise to bolster South Africa’s hydrogen mobility ecosystem
6th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is looking to leverage on the group’s global expertise and experience in the hydrogen industry, as well as its... 


Wind and solar
Climate commission model points to the growth potential of green industrialisation
6th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The initial direct cost of placing South Africa on an energy transition pathway over the coming five years in line with its decarbonisation targets is calculated at a hefty R1.5-trillion in the... 


Pioneer solution converts paper sludge, food and textile waste into bioethanol
3rd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. The solution was announced... 


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CSIR Coastal Engineers help ports and ship owners with physical and computer model tests
3rd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Although South African ports are sheltered from swell waves, three of them – Cape Town, Ngqura and Saldanha – can and do experience what are called infra-gravity waves. These are a category of... 


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Bargaining council says it is pivotal to civil engineering sector
3rd May 2024

The Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) emphasises that the civil engineering sector remains a cornerstone of infrastructure development and economic growth, comprising... 


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The lights are on in South Africa and many people are suspicious
3rd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is enjoying a rare streak of uninterrupted electricity right before elections, drawing more suspicion than praise in a nation that’s become accustomed to the daily power cuts that have... 


scrap metal
Enhanced regulation, law enforcement needed to combat scrap metal theft
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Enhanced regulation and enforcement are needed to address the challenges of scrap metal theft in South Africa and potentially lift the ban on scrap metal exports, research and advisory firm Birguid... 


Anglo American boosts London's FTSE 100 to near record high
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Britain's FTSE 100 opened near record highs on Friday, boosted by Anglo American after Reuters reported Glencore is exploring an approach for the miner, while Diageo advanced after naming a new... 


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MetaleN
3rd May 2024

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... 


Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 


MANUFACTURING POTENTIAL
The Biofibre Hub Project seeks to harness the potential of plant-based fibres, particularly bast and leaf fibres, to innovate in the automotive sector and beyond
Biofibre project to enhance competitiveness
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Government economic programme Coega Development Corporation, in partnership with scientific and technology research organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have embarked... 


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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 


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Blackwater mine, Australia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine on the traditional lands of the Gaangalu people, in the Queensland Bowen basin of Australia.  


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Bankenveld District City development, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project aims to develop housing units alongside significant commercial, retail and industrial spaces in Gauteng. 


Akobo says production start-up date in Ethiopia uncertain
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has informed shareholders of the progress it is making in solving recent challenges with nationwide fuel supply disruptions and new... 


Walkabout achieves first concentrated ore at Lindi Jumbo, ramp-up efforts continue
2nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has started concentrating ore at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, with commissioning activities continuing to ramp up. The mine is poised to become one... 


SA mines get first look at private 5G in action
2nd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fixed-wireless access provider Comsol has showcased the capabilities of private fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure to South African mining companies at its Midrand premises to demonstrate... 


IATA reports continued strong air cargo growth in March
2nd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that March was the fourth month in a row in which global air cargo demand grew by double digits, in year-on-year (y-o-y) terms. IATA... 


The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
2nd May 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric There’s fast paced and there’s supersonic, and the latter certainly applies to the evolution of software or more... 


AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Opinion: Pollution in the Vaal Triangle – progress, but more must be done
2nd May 2024

In this article, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster writes that industry across the Vaal Triangle, together with responsible corporate citizens in the steel industry, must... 


Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance
Panel highlights the urgency of climate change governance
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A panel of experts recently underscored the critical importance of climate change governance for businesses and governments worldwide in a webinar hosted on April 17, 2024, by Creamer Media... 


A rational design for fire-safety purposes is not just a tick box exercise
A rational design for fire-safety purposes is not just a tick box exercise
30th April 2024

As building regulations evolve and safety standards are updated, the importance of consulting an expert for a proper rational design in fire protection is increasingly vital. ASP Fire CEO Michael... 


Fortescue consortium awarded rights to develop Oman green hydrogen project
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A consortium between green energy and metals group Fortescue and sustainable infrastructure investor Actis has been awarded the rights to develop, build, own and operate a large green hydrogen... 


Embracing Industry 4.0 is key to unlocking the transformation of the electro-mechanical landscape
Embracing Industry 4.0 is key to unlocking the transformation of the electro-mechanical landscape
30th April 2024

By Wesley Vorster, Product Manager at ACTOM The electro-mechanical industry is fundamentally being transformed by Industry 4.0, which is ushering in an era of more efficient and innovative... 


Nuclear associations call on G7 States to strengthen the sector to fight climate change
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Eight major international and national nuclear industry associations have urged the Group of Seven (G7) major democratic industrial economies to take steps to further develop nuclear energy... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Draft Gas Master Plan released amid supply ‘cliff’ warnings
29th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s much-delayed draft Gas Master Plan (GMP2024) has been released for public comment by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, amid indications that the gap between... 


World Platinum CEO Trevor Raymond at Shanghai Platinum Week 2023.
Shanghai Platinum Week: Hydrogen’s going to feature big, says World Platinum Investment Council
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The growth in demand for platinum applications in China is extremely high, making detailed access to the China market hugely advantageous. Providing this detailed access from July 8 to 11 will be... 


Reflux flotation cell in an industrial coal application
Testing backlog as global interest in new flotation tech grows
26th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Global interest in and the uptake of the new REFLUX Flotation Cell (RFC) from full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth has been gaining considerable momentum. As a result of this... 


An image of the CNG Holdings site in Langlaagte
Compressed natural gas to benefit S African business
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite ongoing concerns about gas shortages, regulatory uncertainty, geopolitical constraints and infrastructure limitations, using compressed natural gas (CNG) for various business and industrial... 


The abive image depicts the BMG Kabelschlepp cable carrier installation
New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


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