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Local manufacturer, Meze Foods, showcases sustainability improvements to Africa delegation  
Local manufacturer, Meze Foods, showcases sustainability improvements to Africa delegation  
8th January 2024

On Thursday, 23 November 2023, the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA) hosted a delegation from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Southern African... 


Wind turbines and solar PV panels
South Africa's new energy plan is 'shoddy' and will probably fail – analysts
6th January 2024 By: News24Wire

South Africa's new energy generation plan lacks detail and leaves many unanswered questions, according to some energy analysts. The long-awaited draft of the Integrated Energy Plan (IRP) of 2023... 


Graduates at Samsungs Innovation Campus at CUT
Samsung’s CSR Journey & Positive Impact in Africa
21st December 2023

By Hlubi Shivanda, Director: Business Operations & Innovation & Corporate Affairs, Samsung SA JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – 21 December 2023 – Since the dawn of democracy when Samsung entered South... 


Trucks operating in a coal mine
Coal financing is still booming – led by China
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The amount of bank financing going to mining coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel of them all, remains at surprisingly high levels. Most of it is coming from China. A new report from researchers at... 


Giyani Metals CEO Danny Keating.
IDC-funded Canada-Botswana battery manganese demo plant to be built in Joburg
20th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Giyani Metals is a company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Toronto, Canada. Through its wholly-owned Botswana subsidiary Menzi Battery Metals, Giyani is the owner of the past producing K.Hill... 


SMS group successfully digitalizes Kardemir’s blast furnace 5 with BFXpert solution from Paul Wurth
20th December 2023

Turkish plant operator Kardemir has partnered up with SMS group to digitalize blast furnace 5 in its Karabük plant. This is an important step in the partnership between SMS group and Kardemir,... 


Norsk e-Fuel contracts Paul Wurth (SMS group) to carry out a FEED study for the first e-Fuel plant integrating Axens technology
20th December 2023

Norsk e-Fuel selects SMS group subsidiary Paul Wurth to engineer and design one of the worldwide first industrial sized e-Fuel production sites in Mosjøen, Norway. Based on an integrated... 


Critical Mineral Resources appoints COO after chairperson resignation
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Morocco-focused critical mineral explorer and developer Critical Mineral Resources (CMR) reports that chairperson Christopher Lambert has left the company’s board of directors with immediate effect... 


Machinery seen at the Muchesu project
Contango receives payment for Muchesu bulk sample
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

LSE-listed natural resource development company Contango Holdings has received about $116 000 from a large multinational company (MNC) as payment for the previously reported 1 000 t bulk sample of... 


Santos, Toho Gas to collaborate on producing carbon-neutral e-methane in the Cooper Basin
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Santos has signed an agreement with Japanese gas utility company Toho Gas to investigate the potential for producing carbon-neutral... 


Rio Tinto's iron-ore operations in WA
WA resources sector drives record budget surplus despite green tape, says CME
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia (WA) says the release of the WA government’s mid-year budget review is further confirmation that the state's resources sector is the... 


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... 


An artist's impression of the proposed green ammonia plant in Norway
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... 


Shale gas production
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... 


A lithium ore stockpile
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. 


SKA at night
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... 


Transnet freight locomotives
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... 


A Sasol sign in front of its Secunda complex
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... 


An image of President Cyril Ramaphosa
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... 


Aerial view of the Arterial Industrial Estate
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... 


A ship carrying containers
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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