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Forge Academy launches new 4IR training centre in partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Technology training company Forge Academy has launched a new Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) training centre and two courses in partnership with mining company Sibanye-Stillwater. The first two... 


Platreef exploration
Consultancy laments R10bn/y deficit in exploration investment against govt target
19th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the South African government having set a target to attract 5% of global exploration spend within five years from 2019, the country attracted just 0.8% of global exploration spend in 2022... 


Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
19th February 2024

By Clive Roberts, Segment Lead: CPG - Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO), Tracking progress on food and... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
New fund to mobilise public and private funding to climate-proof existing essential infrastructure
19th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has provided some additional background to the Climate Change Response Fund, the formation of which he announced in his recent State of the Nation Address. Writing in his... 


WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley
SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from stone age to modern age
19th February 2024

In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in... 


Rusal to add Abramovich to lawsuit against Potanin over nickel miner pact
19th February 2024 By: Reuters

Aluminium giant Rusal obtained permission by a London court on Friday to add Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and his firm Crispian Investments as defendants in the case against Vladimir... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Climate Change Response Fund to channel resources to adaptation, early-warning systems – Creecy
16th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy reports that the Climate Change Response Fund announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) has... 


Fortescue Metals chairperson Andrew Forrest
Carbon capture tech a 'complete falsehood', says Fortescue Metals' Forrest
16th February 2024 By: Reuters

Carbon capture is not a solution for the energy transition and political leaders need to provide real, non-greenwashed, commitments to encourage investment, Andrew Forrest, executive chairman of... 


Astron image
Astron Energy introduces new solution for varnish
16th February 2024

At Astron Energy, we don’t accept the status quo, particularly when challenges are industry-wide and costly. We sat down with Astron Energy Technical Specialist Faiz Regal to find out which big... 


UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC
Company growing presence in the DRC
16th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s –... 


An image of two automotive vehicles treated with ISO-Reliability Partners' Royal Purple lubricants
Supplier secures five-year contract
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Marking a successful 2023, lubrication solutions supplier ISO-Reliability Partners has secured a five-year contract with State-owned rolling stock company Transnet Engineering. The company will... 


An image of ColVic CEO Vic Hall
Oil-water separators can aid regulatory compliance
16th February 2024

Oil-water separators are integral to preventing oil-contaminated water run-off from polluting the ecosystem. It is, however, important to ensure that the correct class of separator is installed in... 


An image of the Liqui Moly silicone sealing compounds product in motion
Silicone compounds benefit various operations
16th February 2024

The range of oils, additives and care products produced by industrial equipment supplier BMG contain silicone sealing compounds, which have been developed by Liqui Moly to seal various materials in... 


MOZAMBIQUE-SECUNDA PIPELINE
Rompco operates the 865 km pipeline linking Mozambique’s gas fields to markets in Mozambique and industrial operations in Secunda
Pipeline progress enhances Southern Africa’s energy market, capacity
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Gas is a key enabler for economic growth and social development in the Southern Africa region, and a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels, says joint venture (JV) Republic of Mozambique Pipeline... 


A three story high reactor manufactured by Viva Engineering with people in PPE under it to show scale
Complex SA-DRC reactor project recognised
16th February 2024

The fabrication, in South Africa, of six large reactors for the Azmet Reactor project, being undertaken at a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is a “massive achievement” after it was... 


Vulkan Afria MD Michael Lowin
Vulkan appoints Michael Lowin as Africa MD
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial and marine mechanical power transmission components manufacturer Vulkan has appointed Michael Lowin as Vulkan Africa MD, and this is part of its ongoing commitment to expand its... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


Powerlines
Former IPP Office head now sees definite role for private sector in grid development
15th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The former head of South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office, Karen Breytenbach, believes there is a compelling case for the injection of private sector investment to accelerate the... 


AFC chairperson Emeka Emuwa
AFC appoints Emeka Emuwa as chairperson
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multilateral infrastructure finance institution Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has appointed Emeka Emuwa as its chairperson to oversee and guide the AFC on its future strategy and growth... 


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SRK Consulting makes director, partner appointments in South African operations
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African consulting practice. Armstrong has been with the... 


SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
14th February 2024

Leading global firm of consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has appointed principal scientist Richard O’Brien as a partner in its South African practice. Based in SRK’s Cape Town... 


A blueprint for workforce transformation
A blueprint for workforce transformation
14th February 2024

Well-known businessman, Simeon Preston said: “The biggest part of our digital transformation is changing the way we think”.  A sentiment that is particularly true in the case workforce... 


Heavy Minerals raises cash to complete Port Gregory PFS
14th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Industrial mineral exploration company Heavy Minerals on Wednesday announced a capital raising through a share purchase plan (SPP) to raise up to A$750 000 to complete the Port Gregory project... 


Sasol's gas processing facility and pipeline
Gas users call for urgent policy and infrastructure decisions to avert 2026 ‘day zero’
13th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Industrial Gas Users Association – Southern Africa (IGUA-SA) is warning of a gas supply ‘day zero’ for several large and small manufacturing enterprises and says that urgent decisions will be... 


Anglo American's new head office in Oxford Road
Bambili close to finishing feasibility study on hydrogen fuel cell power system for Anglo’s head office
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American has selected hydrogen energy solutions company Bambili Energy to deploy a 2 MW hydrogen fuel cell power system lighthouse project to provide electricity at... 


Am image showing the launch of Vumacam's partnership with the Gauteng provincial government
Vumacam partners with Gauteng government to provide surveillance access
13th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Surveillance services provider Vumacam has partnered with the Gauteng provincial government (GPG), giving the GPG immediate access to an expansive network of over 6 000 cameras in the province, as... 


Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
13th February 2024

In this article, policy advisor and Associate Fellow of Chatham House Sheila Khama writes that the Investing in African Mining Indaba is progressively repositioning itself internally but also being... 


H2 gas sign
South Africa looks to Japanese collaboration on green hydrogen development
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) this week hosted key South African private and public sector delegates and a high-profile Japanese business delegation at a green hydrogen seminar, in... 


Bearings International forms partnerships with manufacturers to drive targeted marketing
13th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International (BI) has embarked on a new targeted marketing strategy that involves partnerships with major global manufacturers it distributes... 


Mayor Leon Stephens and Magnetite Mines CEO Tim Dobson signed memorandum of understanding on Tuesday.
Partnership positions Port Pirie as future green iron hub
13th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

As the global steel industry moves to decarbonise, iron-ore miner Magnetite Mines has partnered with Port Pirie to position the South Australian port as a future green iron production hub. Green... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


Sun Exchange moves to become solar, battery storage project developer
12th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Crowdsale-financing solar power projects company Sun Exchange will shift its focus to becoming a full-service commercial solar power and energy storage project developer, with all projects to be... 


Glencore to close, sell unprofitable New Caledonia nickel mines
Glencore to close, sell unprofitable New Caledonia nickel mines
12th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Koniambo Nickel SAS (KNS), a joint venture (JV) between Société Minière du Sud Pacifique SA and Glencore in New Caledonia, will transition into care and maintenance, it was announced on Monday.... 


Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Honda talks test Canada’s desire to move away from blockbuster EV subsidies
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s strategy to lure electric vehicle manufacturing is shifting toward financial incentives based on tax credits, and away from the huge production subsidies that were promised to companies... 


Africa’s biggest oil and gas finds are doing little for economies at home
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last thing Senegal needed in its long-drawn-out effort to capitalize on large oil and gas finds off its coast was political turmoil. Africa’s newest natural gas superstar had bubbled with... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


An image of Sanral communications and marketing GM Vusi Mona
Toll tariffs to increase by 6.25%, Sanral announces
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced that its toll tariffs will increase by 6.25% from March 1. The tariffs are adjusted yearly in line with the Consumer Price... 


BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
BHP iron-ore train drivers vote for 24h strike from Friday
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Train drivers at BHP Group's Pilbara iron-ore operations in Western Australia have voted to strike on Friday for 24 hours, potentially cutting supply to the producer’s Australian export hubs.... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Aus govt invests in wind farm to power BHP copper mine
9th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Australian government, through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, has announced a A$99-million investment in Neoen’s Goyder wind farm and big battery project, which will provide electricity... 


Billionaire Adani secures ore for $1.2bn copper smelter
9th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomerate has signed contracts to buy 1.6-million tons a year of copper concentrate for the world’s largest single-location smelter for the industrial metal.... 


PLATINUM EXPECTATION
Platinum-for-palladium substitution in 2024 is expected to hit about 700 000 oz
Period of sustained deficits forecasted
9th February 2024

The platinum market has entered a period of sustained deficits, with global platinum organisation World Platinum Investment Council’s (WPIC’s) Platinum Quarterly supply and demand data estimating... 


The above image depicts the DIV forklift trucks and warehouse equipment that is being incorporated into the Bobcat brand
Rebranding of premier forklift brand
9th February 2024

Key player in the industrial warehousing equipment sector Goscor Lift Trucks (GLT) announced the rebranding of its premier forklift brand, Doosan, which will now be supplied under the Bobcat livery... 


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