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Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers
Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers
14th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Transnet said it’s in talks to run additional trains between a port in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province and the country’s commercial hub of Gauteng to better link the two automotive... 


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Speeding up bearing replacement
14th June 2024

An innovative time-saving solution aims to simplify the removal and replacement of bearings in a trapped position on a shaft and eliminate the need for realignment of the driveline. This process... 


Vale CEO Eduardo Bartolomeo
China steel demand plateaus at a decent level, Vale’s boss says
14th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese steel demand “has definitely plateaued” due to property woes, though the Asian nation’s appetite for the material is still at a “decent level,” said the head of the world’s second-largest... 


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Tech enhances tunnel safety
14th June 2024

Manufacturing company and surface specialist SURTECO states that it ensures greater safety in Norway's tunnels, owing to the preeminece of safety in tunnels, which is a priority in Scandinavian... 


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Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 


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Lead removed from electronic blasting products
14th June 2024

Commercial explosives and blasting systems manufacturer Orica is expanding its lead-free non-primary explosives detonator (NPED) technology through the manufacturing of what it claims is the... 


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Engineer calls for urgent investment in youth
14th June 2024

Youth unemployment is a pressing issue in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that, in the first quarter of 2024, of the 10.3-million young people aged 15 to 24, a staggering 35.5%... 


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Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has achieved liquefied natural gas production above 3.4-million tons a year.  


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Stellantis automotive manufacturing facility, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

July will be a critical point for the project with regard to the award of major contracts.  


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Steel billet and precision casting foundry, South Africa
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A draft scoping study has proposed the refurbishment of the former Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng. 


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Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
13th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) says it will move from three shifts a day at its East London plant to two shifts, in a move that could potentially cut 700 jobs. MBSA assembles the C-Class for the... 


TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
13th June 2024

Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), was established in terms of the TIA Act, 2008 (Act No. 26 of 2008), with the objective to stimulate,... 


The Robledallano smelter in Spain
Elementos secures option for Spanish tin smelter
13th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Elementos has signed a nonbinding term sheet to obtain an option for up to a 50% interest in Iberian Smelting, owner of a tin smelting and refining facility near Robledallano,... 


Lithium Australia inks offtake deal with South Korean battery recycler
13th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Lithium Australia on Thursday announced a three-year mixed-metal dust (MMD) offtake agreement with South Korean battery recycler SungEel HiTech. SungEel will purchase at least 60% of... 


Manufacturing confidence at its highest in two years amid loadshedding relief
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Confidence among local manufacturers has reached the best level in two years during the second quarter of the year, according to financial services firm Absa's Manufacturing Survey for the second... 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson
Manufacturing production up 5.3% y/y in April
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s manufacturing production increased by 5.3% year-on-year in April, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported. Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson said on June... 


IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
IT-OT convergence set to advance African industry
11th June 2024

The Xchange Conference, hosted by IS³, a business unit of Digital Industries, in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, is spotlighting the significant trend of IT and Operational Technology (OT)... 


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Food manufacturer Premier reports higher operating profit, cash generation
11th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Premier Group has reported a robust set of results for the year ended March 31, with an 18.6% year-on-year increase in earnings before interest,... 


Hive Hydrogen GM Colin Loubser
Hive Hydrogen investment propels more economic opportunities in Gqeberha
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy company Hive Hydrogen’s incoming R105-billion green ammonia plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in Gqeberha, will create major opportunities for green industrial development and... 


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AAD expected to yield significant economic, educational value once again
10th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Speaking at a preliminary event marking 100 days until the next Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and airshow, which will take place from September 18 to 22, Defence and Military... 


New pre-stress precast concrete capability in KZN
10th June 2024

Bedrock Construction, a leader in the tilt-up and precast concrete industry, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new yard for manufacturing pre-stressed concrete products. Located in the... 


Integrating ESG principles in IT Asset Disposal strategies
10th June 2024

by Xperien CEO Wale Arewa Companies that adopt ITAD practices will not only lessen their environmental footprint and boost their social impact, but also cultivate stronger, more resilient brands... 


Industrial sector at a turning point:
Industrial sector at a turning point:
10th June 2024

The industrial sector in south, east and west Africa urgently needs to transform their aging infrastructure and systems to remain competitive and contribute to addressing the continent’s unique... 


Jendamark CEO Quinton Uren
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber launches think tank to drive job creation in ‘bay of opportunity’
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

One of the country’s most active business organisations the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) has launched a Local Economy Reinvention Think Tank, marking another step in its vision of... 


Going solar is not just about load-shedding
Going solar is not just about load-shedding
10th June 2024

Author: Ahmed Motara, Business Development Lead at Solana Energy While the rapid rollout of rooftop solar energy in South Africa has largely been driven by extended, crippling stages of... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Agriculture, mining remain growth areas for Omnia, despite difficult operating environment
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed chemicals group Omnia has reported a 10% decrease in operating profit to R1.7-billion for the financial year ended March 31, saying this reflected volatile market conditions and global... 


First-quarter contraction demonstrates GDP growth volatility – TIPS
7th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

GDP contracted by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, underscoring the increased volatility of GDP growth since the Covid-19 pandemic started in 2020, said nonprofit economic research... 


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Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency
7th June 2024

Automated machine health monitoring improves efficiency The ever-increasing demand for consumer goods means that machinery on mines and in manufacturing plants are required to operate more... 


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Company uses card mechanism to incentivise safety
7th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

To address a multitude of workforce challenges, financial services company adumo Payouts advocates for the adoption by employers of behaviour-enhancing incentivisation for employees, and increased... 


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Expo benefits from proven formula
7th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Trade show organiser Specialised Exhibitions, a division of independent events organiser the Montgomery Group, says this year’s A-OSH EXPO – to be held from 11 to 13 June at the Gallagher... 


Amaury Vadon
Amaury Vadon
7th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Amaury Vadon, VP for sales for the Africa, India and Middle East region and MD for the sub-Saharan Africa region at tyre manufacturing company Michelin  


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Increased competition, challenges facing S African cement sector
7th June 2024

Cement producer Sephaku Cement notes that, over the last 20 years the cement industry has evolved and fragmented, which has, in part, resulted in challenges related to ineffective enforcement of... 


Additives protect gears in industrial transmissions
7th June 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has introduced the Cera Tec high performance additives to its range of industrial lubricants. The additives offer significant resistance to high temperature and... 


Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
7th June 2024

Corrosion is an insidious enemy of industrial assets, silently deteriorating structures, machinery and equipment across a range of industries. Whether it is the pipelines in an oil refinery, the... 


Belgium's King Philippe and Namibian President Ngangolo Mbumba on a site visit at the Cleanenergy Solutions green hydrogen project in Namibia
Namibia’s audacious plan to become a global green hydrogen hub
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Early in May, King Philippe of Belgium was on the edge of the Namib desert to inaugurate a project that aims to help decarbonize European industry, and which might just enable one of Africa’s... 


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Trucking, transport sectors key focus area for Engen
6th June 2024

The transport sector plays a pivotal role in the South African economy. Without trucks on our roads, South Africa stops moving. The trucking and transport sector is therefore a key focus sector for... 


Local Raise Bore Manufacturer AGC Adds Vertical Mobile Slot Borer To Portfolio
Local Raise Bore Manufacturer AGC Adds Vertical Mobile Slot Borer To Portfolio
6th June 2024

Local raise bore manufacturer Atlantis Group of Companies (AGC) has showcased its latest innovation in its MK range of equipment, the AGC Vertical Mobile Slot Borer, which is best suited for block... 


Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
6th June 2024

From drones to the Cloud to AI, the world is progressing at the speed of light. It’s not always easy staying on top of the latest innovations in your field. But at Electra Mining Africa 2024,... 


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Balancell named fastest growing manufacturing company in Africa in new list
5th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, has published its list of Africa’s 125 Fastest Growing Companies for the Year. In the top spot for manufacturing was Balancell Energy, a South... 


China’s unusually large copper stockpiles fuel demand concerns
5th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s copper inventories are growing at exactly the time of year when they should be shrinking fast — an anomaly that underscores concerns about demand in the world’s biggest market. Stockpiles... 


Paratus, Starlink see success in Mozambique
5th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The integration of Starlink’s service offering in Mozambique has been highly successful, particularly for businesses in need of dependable Internet connectivity in remote areas, Paratus Mozambique... 


The Smart Procurement World KwaZulu-Natal Conference & ESD Expo in 2018
EThekwini sets the stage for sustainable growth and supply chain resilience with KwaZulu-Natal,s largest supply chain and Procurement conference
5th June 2024

KwaZulu-Natal’s largest supply chain and procurement conference will return to Durban this year after a four-year hiatus. Hosted by eThekwini Municipality in partnership with Smart Procurement... 


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