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PLATINUM PROVENANCE
Platinum provenance is a measure to ensure that industry players work with a vetted and verified supply chain
Refiner emphasises importance of platinum provenance
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Given South Africa’s prominence as a primary producer of platinum globally, South African refiner Metal Concentrators (MetCon) says the country is presented with a “distinctive opportunity” to... 


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... 


ESKOM ECHOES
ESKOM ECHOES
9th February 2024

There are slight echoes of South Africa’s Eskom in Taiwan, where the precarious financial state of the country’s sole electricity utility, Taipower, is threatening the island’s clean energy... 


Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Stellenbosch University academic
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year, compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


Construction of Stellantis’ R3bn Coega auto assembly plant poised to start in May
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction work on Stellantis’ assembly plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone, in the Eastern Cape, should kick off in May, says the vehicle manufacturer’s new CEO, Mike Whitfield. The start... 


An image depicting Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer.
Jubilee embarks on Zambia expansion strategy
8th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals aims to expand its operations in Zambia to produce an initial 25 000 t/y of copper. The strategy includes the expansion of Jubilee’s copper resource base... 


Manufacturing production increased by 0.7% y/y in December
8th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Manufacturing production increased by 0.7% year-on-year in December, Statistics South Africa reports. The largest positive contributions were made by petroleum, chemical products, rubber and... 


An Actom high-voltage equipment yard
Actom secures Selebi-Phikwe solar plant contract
8th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer Actom High Voltage has secured a contract to supply and deliver high-voltage equipment for the Selebi-Phikwe solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is... 


Durban Automotive Cluster launches applications for Business Accelerator
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) has opened applications for its Business Accelerator Programme – spearheaded by the support of the eThekwini municipality and automotive companies, including... 


Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba
Hitachi showcases offering at Mining Indaba
7th February 2024

Hitachi Global Air Power is a leading global industrial compressed air manufacturer building the machines that power industry. Headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, its compressed air solutions... 


Sanland Equipment’s Trevor Heaphy
Pilot VS100 crusher gains rapid traction in New Zealand
7th February 2024

Sanland Equipment, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, reports a rapid uptake of the Pilot Modular VS100 vertical shaft impactor (VSI) since its market launch in 2021.... 


Komatsu joins Williams Racing as the British team's Principal Partner in Formula One from the start of the 2024 season
Komatsu and Williams Racing reignite historic partnership
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Leading heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu has signed a multi-year deal with Williams Racing to become the principal partner of the British team from the start of the 2024 FIA Formula One World... 


Advantages of investing in RBIDZ outlined at Mining Indaba
Advantages of investing in RBIDZ outlined at Mining Indaba
6th February 2024

Big investments require smart decisions, says state-owned Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone Company (RBIDZ) CEO Thabane Zulu during a video interview at the Investing in African Mining... 


Bunker fuels terminal to be developed on a brownfield site at the Port of Richards Bay
Preferred bidder selected for bunker fuels terminal on brownfield Port of Richards Bay site
5th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed FFS Tank Terminal as the preferred bidder to develop and operate a liquid bulk terminal specialising in bunker fuels on a brownfield site at... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
5th February 2024

The Investing in African Mining Indaba is a strategic event that allows energy and solutions company Engen to understand the mining industry and its trajectory, says Engen mining sales manager... 


Plates that Vesconite currently produces
Larger plate sizes in the works with strategic investments
5th February 2024

Vesconite Bearings is expanding its manufacturing capabilities to meet the increasing demand for larger low-friction wear plates. Responding to customer feedback and market trends, Vesconite... 


AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC
AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC
4th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Engineering design and project management company AZMET expects to finalise performance testing of an AZMET Cyanide Reduction Process (AZ-CRP) plant installation at a gold mining operation in the... 


 Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford.
Hudaco grew turnover by 9%, operating profit by 5% in 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial, automotive and electronics distributor Hudaco has increased turnover by 9.1% for the financial year ended November 30, 2023, to R8.9-billion, and its operating profit by 5.1%... 


Neo Hutiri
Royal Academy of Engineering awards South African entrepreneur top prize
2nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK charity the Royal Academy of Engineering has celebrated its tenth anniversary of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with a medal awarded by UK Princess Royal Anne Mountbatten-Windsor,... 


Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
Gas burners trending as end-users adopt cleaner energy practices
2nd February 2024

Demand for gas-fuelled burners is increasing as South Africa’s production facilities continue to distance them-selves from traditional fossil fuels, such as coal, in line with lower global... 


An image of the steel suction pipe component manufactured by Bay Engineering
Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio
2nd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and... 


Seascape Marine Services donates inboard engine
2nd February 2024

Maritime solutions provider Seascape Marine Services has donated a Yanmar inboard diesel engine to the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Yacht and Boat... 


An image depicting the Nord Lock
High strength bolting solutions offered for marine services
2nd February 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock Expander System pivot pin components offer dependable solutions that combat the challenges of lug wear in the marine and shipping sector. Pivots, which... 


3D ADVANTAGES
Schurco’s cast high chrome slurry pump parts are manufactured using accurate three-dimensional modelling
Efficient pump refurbishment reduces downtime, costs
2nd February 2024

The unexpected breakdown of essential equipment, such as pumps, can often entail significant downtime and substantial financial losses. Recognising this critical challenge, pump supplier Schurco... 


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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 


Maverick Generators
Maverick Generators
2nd February 2024

South African diesel generator manufacturer Maverick Generators is a level one broad-based black economic empowerment contributor with many thousands of satisfied clients across Africa. Established... 


Image of Stellantis dealership
Stellantis automotive manufacturing facility, South Africa – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction work on the project should start in May. 


Image of hydrogen electrolysis
Gladstone PEM50 project, Australia
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The two-stage green hydrogen project will have a production capacity of up to 22 t/d of green hydrogen. 


IATA reports that the air cargo sector regained lost ground during 2023
1st February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global total air cargo demand in December was “exceptionally strong”, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA was the representative body for the worldwide airline... 


Itac creates temporary rebate provision for several products
1st February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) has created a temporary rebate provision for the importation of certain cold-rolled steel and painted steel; a rebate... 


A Trump win won’t sink IRA's climate benefits, California regulator predicts
31st January 2024 By: Bloomberg

California’s top environmental regulator said it’s unlikely that the Inflation Reduction Act’s climate-focused tax credits will be undone, even if Donald Trump recaptures the White House in... 


AU’s G20 inclusion, South Africa’s 2025 presidency, present opportunities for the continent
30th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With exogenous and endogenous shocks impacting on Africa countries to varying degrees over the years, and different regions showcasing different levels of macroeconomic resilience, the African... 


Image of a Stellantis dealership
Stellantis plant to break ground in May; Citroën key as volume brand going forward – Whitfield
30th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction work on Stellantis’ assembly plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone, in the Eastern Cape, should kick off in May, says the vehicle manufacturer’s new CEO Mike Whitfield. The start of... 


Hot rolled steel bars
ArcelorMittal South Africa warns of losses on the back of long steel impairment charge
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Primary steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa expects to report a 238% to 261% year-on-year decrease in earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended December 31, owing to a R2.1-billion... 


World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pandora, the world's largest jeweller by amount of products sold, has stopped using mined silver and gold and now only manufactures with recycled precious metals, which require less energy to... 


Image of a plastic cup
Innovative technology for lactide production
29th January 2024

A new process solution supports the conversion of lactic acid into lactide, which is needed to produce polylactic acid (PLA), an environment-friendly bioplastic. Fluid engineering company Sulzer... 



Image of a dry-type mini-substation
SA-manufactured mini substations supplied to DRC mine
29th January 2024

South African company Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations and seven standalone ring main units, to a large copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The... 


Public, private sectors gear up for green investments at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
29th January 2024

“This giant is on snooze,” said financial journalist and event moderator Fifi Andrews recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos during a session on scaling the African economy, raising the... 


Image of US Prof Jan Havenga
Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Havenga
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 


SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, contributes to the circular economy through sustained support of SKF’s bearing reman solutions
SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, contributes to the circular economy through sustained support of SKF’s bearing reman solutions
26th January 2024

Throughout 2023, SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, supported SKF’s Remanufacturing Services with a strong focus on remanufacturing mainly Spherical Roller Bearings (SRB) used in food &... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
More than 290 000 jobs on the line as steel sector continues its decline, Seifsa warns
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over a five-year period, the average 1.3% a year decline in the metals and engineering sector will lead to an average 2.9% decline in employment, or 293 754 direct and indirect job losses, industry... 


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