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EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 


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EU to invest nearly €204m in Fortescue's proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
18th December 2023 By: Chanel de Bruyn

The European Union (EU) has endorsed and chosen to significantly invest in Australia-headquartered green technology, energy and metals company Fortescue’s plans for a flagship green ammonia plant... 


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US frackers are back to haunt Opec’s price strategy
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Opec’s one-time nemesis — US shale — is rearing its head just months after the sector was all but written off as a threat to the cartel’s sway over worldwide oil markets. Drillers from the Permian... 


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Bolivia takes a key step in long road to tapping vast lithium riches
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Bolivia is cutting the ribbon on its first industrial-scale lithium plant, the dawn of what it hopes will be an export boom of the battery metal that could bring it back from the brink of economic... 


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Green Tech Advancements Key to Sustainable Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa's Renewable Energy Sector
15th December 2023

Renewable energy capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to nearly double by 2027, with the addition of over 40 GW from alternative power sources. More than 60% of this growth will be derived... 


Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa
Brian Andrew
15th December 2023

This week we profile Brian Andrew, MD of RS South Africa, an omnichannel provider and digital hub in the industrial sector offering more than 750 000 products with solutions for the design,... 


Martin Creamer
Why is foreign beneficiation being funded ahead of local beneficiation?
15th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A question mark hangs over the decision of the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation to fund the beneficiation of manganese ore in neighbouring Botswana ahead of taking a funding decision... 


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Airport Business Park, South Africa
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The 19.5 ha development will offer a full spectrum of industrial and commercial warehousing solutions. 


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Square Kilometre Array project, South Africa – update
15th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

SKA-Mid is currently in the AA 0.5 phase. 


Solar PV panels
Nedbank, Norfund to lend Pele Green R2.5bn for renewable power plants
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Pele Green Energy has secured R2.5-billion in funding from lenders including Nedbank Group to help it build renewable power plants including one ordered by Anglo American Platinum. The other... 


ITOCHU Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka, third from left, with Eastern Cape people at the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Hive Hydrogen South Africa.
Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape. The large project is the first phase of a... 


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Transnet halts plan to allow private companies to operate key rail line
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned ports and rail company Transnet withdrew a request for quotes for an operating lease on a freight-rail artery that connects its biggest port with its industrial hub, because changes in... 


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Sasol says investors critical of its climate record have ‘flawed understanding’
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Sasol has hit back at investors who said they would reject its climate-change report at an annual general meeting last month, before it was abandoned because of a protest. The petrochemicals... 


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Glencore to publish updated climate transition plan in March
13th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Glencore plans to publish an updated Climate Action Transition Plan, as well as to report on its progress against its industrial emission reduction targets and ambitions, in... 


Firebird selects location for China manganese sulphate plant
13th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Advanced manganese developer Firebird Metals has signed an agreement for industrial land with the Jinshi local government, in Hunan, for its China battery-grade manganese sulphate plant. The... 


Vale mulls briquette plants in Gulf of Mexico, Middle East
13th December 2023 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale is considering implementing new iron ore briquette plants in Brazil, the Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico, chief executive Eduardo Bartolomeo said on Tuesday, as the firm... 


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Ramaphosa announces establishment of R1bn Presidential PhD Initiative to drive STI
12th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Presidential PhD Initiative, through the initial investment of R1-billion from the National Skills Fund. The President was... 


Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 


Mkango says first recycled rare earth magnets to be produced in the UK in 20 years
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has announced the first production of recycled rare earth magnets in the UK on commercial-scale magnet manufacturing equipment in more than 20 years. Production of... 


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Growthpoint lets first two of six Arterial Industrial Estate units in Phase 1
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has let the first two of six units in Phase 1 of its Arterial Industrial Estate development, in Cape Town, to paints and coatings... 


Christophe Begat
Schneider appoints Anglophone Africa Industry and Segment VP
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity management and equipment company Schneider Electric has appointed Christophe Begat as Anglophone Africa Industry and Segment VP. Begat has been at the helm of the company’s operations... 


Standard Bank signs $400m sustainability-linked syndicated term loan
11th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Financial institution Standard Bank has successfully signed a $400-million sustainability-linked syndicated term loan. The facility, coordinated by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s... 


BHP workers consider strike action at some Australian mines
BHP workers consider strike action at some Australian mines
11th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Workers critical to the operation of five Australian coal mines owned by BHP Group are readying to vote on industrial action that could involve strikes before the end of the year, the AFR reported,... 


ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba
Mashaba says ANC is a ‘curse’, cannot coexist with a prosperous S Africa
11th December 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has told Polity that a prosperous South Africa and the African National Congress (ANC) cannot coexist, labelling the ruling party as a "curse" and blaming it for... 


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Global trade to contract 5% this year
11th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), in its December 2023 ‘Global Trade Update’, says global trade in goods will decline by about $2-trillion this year, but trade in... 


ACI dips to levels last seen at start of Covid-19 as industry buckles under challenges
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)/Industrial Development Corporation Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) deteriorated by ten points to 40 in the fourth quarter of the year. Notably, Agbiz... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe (left) and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka. Use of green hydrogen to combat climate change is an objective both companies share.
Hive Hydrogen project will show how just energy transition is possible, says Gcabashe
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Through its green ammonia export project in the Eastern Cape, the leadership of Hive Hydrogen South Africa intends to show how a just energy transition is possible, Hive Hydrogen chairperson... 


Solis Recognised Among Top 50 Chinese Global Enterprises
Solis Recognised Among Top 50 Chinese Global Enterprises
11th December 2023

Ginlong (Solis), a leading photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer and the world's third-largest player (Stock code: 300763.S.Z), proudly announces its prestigious inclusion in the "GlocalIN Top 50... 


Hive Hydrogen South Africa chairperson Thulani Gcabashe and Itochu Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka signing memorandum with Japan Ambassador Ushio Shigeru (top right) and Eastern Cape Premier’s office chief of staff Baphelele Mhlaba (top left).
Hive Hydrogen, Itochu sign co-op memo on $5.8bn Coega green ammonia export project
11th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Hive Hydrogen South Africa and Itochu Corporation of Japan have signed a memorandum of co-operation to advance Hive’s Coega green ammonia export project in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.... 


TIPS research fellow Sandy Lowitt.
Second iteration of just transition project framework completed
8th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Nonprofit economic research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) has developed the second iteration of its framework to identify and measure just transition projects in South... 


Airbus, BMW Group open submissions for transport quantum computing challenge
8th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Aerospace company Airbus and automotive manufacturer BMW Group have launched the global Quantum Computing Challenge, seeking candidates to develop a solution to mobility challenges, such as... 


WA Premier shuffles Cabinet, takes on Johnson’s hydrogen portfolio
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Western Australian Premier Roger Cook, who on Thursday refreshed his Cabinet ahead of the 2025 elections, will take responsibility for the hydrogen industry as part of his State and Industry... 


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Diversification said to be key to industry’s survival
8th December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite Phase 1 of the “all-important” Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan to 2030 (Sugarcane Master Plan) having expired on March 31, 2023, government has allowed for two additional years so that... 


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Expansion helps enhance efficiencies
8th December 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG relocated its regional service centre and opened two new facilities in September, with BMG KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) regional manager Keith van Wyk noting that the... 


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Fund seeks to bolster regional sugar industry
8th December 2023

The Fund for Sustainable Sugar Industry Development in Africa (FSID), a private fund established by US-based private equity firm Lusitania Investment Capital (Lusitania) and its financial partners,... 


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Tech enhances mill productivity
8th December 2023

Several sugar mills in KwaZulu-Natal have received productivity-enhancing benefits following installations of manufacturer of engineering consumables and components Bosch Projects’ new dimple tube... 


Volkswagen, Egyptian govt to undertake feasibility study on shared painting facility
8th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen and the government of Egypt have signed an agreement to develop a feasibility study on a shared automotive painting facility in the East Port Said Automotive Zone (EPAZ) within the East... 


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Liqui Moly range offered for automotive industry
8th December 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Liqui Moly range of oils, additives and care products includes a highly efficient sealant remover that ensures thorough cleaning of mechanical components and... 


Hybrid solutions gain traction amid energy challenges
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

As loadshedding continues to impact businesses, many corporates are opting for hybrid solutions that leverage grid, generator, and renewable energy, mainly solar, to alleviate the pressure of... 


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Erection of Karoo telescope dishes to start in early 2024
8th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project is, in terms of scale, undoubtedly the biggest astronomy programme in the world today. What was once a dream, and then a hopeful project, is... 


CSIR, association ink MoU to accelerate cybersecurity, telecoms and 4IR-related innovations
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Association of Communications and Technology (ACT) have entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to accelerate technological... 


Vodacom and WWF to pilot AI early warning system to help protect marine mammals
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Connectivity, digital and financial services company Vodacom South Africa and independent conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa have joined forces to pilot... 


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Flawless Engineering
8th December 2023

Commercial engineering solutions company Flawless Engineering strives to bring customers’ ideas to life.   Its primary focus is the fabrication and preparation of containerised and ISO panel... 


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