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Onus on sector to optimise steel capacity – SAISI
5th July 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the mounting challenges of slow economic growth and increased steel imports, steel representative organisation the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) emphasises the need to address... 


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NDT testing expert launches vendor inspection services
5th July 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection provider DEKRA Industrial South Africa (SA) has launched local vendor inspection and expediting services, leveraging its global vendor inspection... 


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Company awarded tender for 100-t crane
5th July 2024

Steel manufacturing corporation ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has awarded a tender for a 100-t engineered crane to Southern Africa’s largest crane company Morris Material Handling. Morris... 


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Moment of consequence?
5th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

As is the case for the country as a whole, South Africa’s industrial development is at “a moment of fundamental consequence”, to borrow a line from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration speech.... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


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Consistent pipeline all that is needed to resuscitate SA construction
5th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A consistent and predictable pipeline of construction and infrastructure development projects, which must be underpinned by political support and leadership, is all that is necessary to accelerate... 


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Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
5th July 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman Energy announced a placement to raise A$85-million for the continued development of its Etango-8 project on June 28. 


FOCUSED ENGINEERING
Damsak’s water storage bladders are engineered with a focus on reliability, durability, and
ease of installation and transportation
Provider expands international footprint
5th July 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Water storage solutions provider and manufacturer Damsak Reservoirs has expanded into international markets, the move underscoring the company’s commitment to addressing global water scarcity and... 


The Geobrugg management team cut the ribbon at the newly inaugurated manufacturing facility in Lanseria
Geobrugg inaugurates new steel wire mesh manufacturing facility
4th July 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steel wire net manufacturer Geobrugg Africa has inaugurated its first high-tensile steel production facility in Africa in Lanseria, Gauteng. The facility boasts a new TECCO manufacturing machine to... 


Coega SEZ
Coega secures approval for first-ever public sector limited recourse capital transaction
4th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In support of special economic zone (SEZ) operator Coega Development Corporation’s ambitious renewable energy programme, the National Treasury has approved a limited recourse capital transaction –... 


Platinum-enabled hydrogen fuel cell electric heavy duty vehicles active at Los Angeles port.
Pace of platinum-enabled green hydrogen adoption building up steadily worldwide
4th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The pace of platinum group metals- (PGM-) enabled green hydrogen generation and clean PGM-catalysed fuel cell electricity adoption is building up steadily worldwide. In a global online... 


Namibia Critical inks MoU for Lofdal thorium offtake
4th July 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Namibia Critical Metals has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with Copenhagen Atomics to sell thorium produced from the Lofdal heavy rare earth project.  


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Huawei successfully holds Global Optical Summit in South Africa, driving industrial intelligence
4th July 2024

Huawei held its Global Optical Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. Run under the theme, "F5G-A (F5G Advanced), the Foundation for Industrial Intelligence", the summit attracted more than 300... 


Global air cargo continued strong growth in May, with Africa seeing the greatest increase
3rd July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo demand in May continued to show strong year-on-year (y-o-y) growth, the world representative body for the airline industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has... 


Inoveo Platinum
New platinum alloy to transform jewellery making
3rd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted the launch of a new platinum alloy named Inoveo Platinum, which it believes has the potential to transform platinum jewellery design and... 


Wheat in hand
Grain SA highlights crucial points of focus for new agriculture, land reform Ministers
3rd July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry body Grain SA says it eagerly anticipates depoliticised government service delivery following the election of new political leaders and Cabinet members. Grain SA expects the Government... 


Solar assembly
Decision to impose duties on PV modules met with mixture of surprise and support
3rd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has expressed surprise at government’s decision to introduce a 10% import duty and rebate on “photovoltaic cells assembled in modules or... 


RGC unveils new metrology and training facility
RGC unveils new metrology and training facility
3rd July 2024

Machine tool and measuring equipment supplier RGC Engineering opened its new facility, which includes a metrology and training centre, in Johannesburg, on June 12. RGC’s new facility includes... 


SAB profiles impact of responsible consumption platform
2nd July 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

At an event held at the group’s premises in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on July 2, beverage manufacturing group South African Breweries (SAB) showcased progress achieved by its responsible consumption... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Growth Jacques van der Bijl.
High hopes for potentially game-changing technology at platinum group metal mines
2nd July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Development of an innovative new mining method for narrow tabular steep dipping orebodies has reached an advanced stage after four years of effort. The reef boring machine that has already been put... 


gold bars
WGC says gold to remain rangebound for the remainder of this year following strong first half
2nd July 2024 By: Darren Parker

According a mid-year outlook report released by the World Gold Council (WGC) on July 2, gold has performed well so far this year, with a 12% rise in returns year-to-date and outpacing most major... 


ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
AMSA to continue operating longs business, but instability at flats unit hits earnings
2nd July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Despite a negative trading update, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has announced that it will continue to operate its longs business, the closure of which was deferred earlier this... 


Absa PMI rises, but remains below 50-point mark amid persisting challenges
1st July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) increased by 1.9 points to 45.7 points in June, from 43.8 in May, but remained below the 50-point mark. Following a strong start to the second quarter,... 


Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa speaking during an Eskom power station visit while still Electricity Minister
Separation of energy portfolio and Ramokgopa’s appointment praised amid rising energy-transition complexity
1st July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The decision to establish a separate energy portfolio with the African National Congress’s Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as Minister and the Democratic Alliance’s Samantha Graham as Deputy Minister has... 


Mufaro Muzvondiwa, Process and Products Director at Weir Minerals Africa
From smart mining to portable crushing from Weir at Electra Mining Africa
1st July 2024

At this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, visitors will be attracted to the Weir stand by innovations such as the Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP), a fully mobile crushing and screening... 


Nutrien says ‘black swan’ jolts are finally easing
Nutrien says ‘black swan’ jolts are finally easing
1st July 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s biggest maker of crop nutrients said fertiliser demand is just now starting to stabilise from seismic shocks of the past few years that left the company with wild profit swings. “We’re... 


Top Babcock artisans rewarded with a trip to Sweden
Top Babcock artisans rewarded with a trip to Sweden
28th June 2024

For the second year running, Babcock has rewarded the top four artisans from its Equipment business with a trip to visit Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) factories and facilities in Sweden.... 


NextSource considers $280m investment in Saudi Arabia for battery anode plant
NextSource considers $280m investment in Saudi Arabia for battery anode plant
28th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada’s NextSource is exploring the establishment of a battery anode facility (BAF) in Saudi Arabia, drawn by the kingdom’s attractive incentives for value-added processing. The proposed facility... 


Elevate Your Skincare Brand with Expert Printing and Labelling Solutions
Elevate Your Skincare Brand with Expert Printing and Labelling Solutions
28th June 2024

We understand the importance of creating products that captivate consumers and convey the essence of your brand. In a market saturated with serums and moisturisers, standing out requires more than... 


Bannerman raises A$85m to progress Namibia uranium project
Bannerman raises A$85m to progress Namibia uranium project
28th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed uranium junior Bannerman Energy on Friday announced a placement to raise A$85-million for the continued development of its Etango-8 project, in Namibia. The two-tranche placement... 


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Manufacturer offers rigid pipe solutions to market
28th June 2024

Industrial manufacturing company SKF offers a wide assortment of rigid pipes suitable for high-pressure oil injection applications where limited space makes pipe connection difficult.  “Our proven... 


SHINING INVITATION
De Beers Group is calling on young aspiring jewellery designers from their producer countries to enter the 2024 Shining Light Awards
Awards focus on development of designers
28th June 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

By focusing on sustainability, innovation and comprehensive industry exposure, diamond miner De Beers’ Shining Light Awards is evolving to meet the changing needs of the jewellery industry to... 


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Growth on horizon for pipe manufacturers
28th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite post-election economy concerns and the lack of funding plaguing the plastic pipe industry, South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturing Association (SAPPMA) CEO Jan Venter believes that the... 


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Skills refocus required for green hydrogen development
28th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

To address persistent mismatches between technical and vocational skills, and industry requirements, and meet future skills requirements for South Africa’s local green hydrogen economy, the... 


Mercedes-Benz SA considers cutting 700 jobs on back of struggling economy, ports
28th 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 produces the C-Class for the... 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


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Mitochondria Energy
28th June 2024

As a future-focussed company, Mitochondria Energy has ambitious plans to provide affordable, reliable and sustainable solutions to meet Africa’s energy needs.  Mitochondria developed its energy... 


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Hydrogen Valley Innovation Hub, South Africa – update
28th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Mitochondria has recently embarked on developing an electrolyser system for stationary applications. 


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Lobito rail corridor, Angola – update
28th June 2024

Lobito Atlantic Railway has placed an order for 275 new container wagons. 


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Despite big obstacles, AfCFTA viewed as key to weaving new trade and industrial tapestry
28th June 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

In the grand tapestry of international commerce, Africa’s 55 nations have stood as individual threads rather than a unified fabric of economic opportunity. But a new era of collaboration being... 


ACTOM division helps to advance restoration of local rail corridors
ACTOM division helps to advance restoration of local rail corridors
27th June 2024

Local transformer manufacturer LH Marthinusen (LHM), a division of electro-mechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM, is playing a vital role in upgrading South Africa’s commuter rail corridors. The... 


Paper to practice - optimising pulp and paper industry water management
Paper to practice - optimising pulp and paper industry water management
27th June 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric Pulp and paper manufacturing is a major industry, with a global output valued at approximately USD 580 billion.  It is also a... 


Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) Group CEO Hishaam Emeran elected as the new President of The Southern African Railways Association (SARA)
Southern African Railways Association (SARA) Announces New Leadership at Annual Board Meeting
27th June 2024

The Southern African Railways Association (SARA) Board Members convened in Cape Town from 19-20 June 2024 for the annual SARA Board meeting. The event was marked by significant discussions,... 


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