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Showcase your skills in the Autodesk Fusion Maker design competition
26th June 2024

Are you ready to showcase your exceptional skills and creativity in the Autodesk Fusion Maker design competition? This is your golden opportunity to demonstrate your mastery in designing a... 


ACTOM Kenya secures key contracts and eyes several growth areas in the East African region
ACTOM Kenya secures key contracts and eyes several growth areas in the East African region
26th June 2024

Since opening its Low-Voltage (LV) manufacturing facility in Kenya in July last year, electrical equipment and services supplier ACTOM has identified several growth opportunities in the region.... 


Mayur makes new plans for PNG project following VBR investment cancellation
Mayur makes new plans for PNG project following VBR investment cancellation
25th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Following the termination of an investment agreement between Mayur Resources and Vision Blue Resources (VBR) for the Central Lime Project (CLP), the developer on Tuesday announced a new potential... 


Cilo Cybin becomes first medical cannabis company to list in South Africa
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa's Cilo Cybin on Tuesday became the first medical cannabis company to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange's Alternative Exchange, as it hopes to capitalise on growth in the legal... 


South Africa could leverage its potent solar and wind resources to power green manufacturing
‘Second wave’ of Operation Vulindlela set to prioritise ‘green and digital’ growth
25th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The ‘second wave’ of government’s Operation Vulindlela initiative is poised to be widened to include additional structural reforms to those that have been pursued to date in electricity, freight... 


VEGA Instruments
VEGA Instruments
25th June 2024

( Virtual Showroom )For a long time, metallic diaphragm sensors have been the standard for pressure measurement in chemical plants. However, ceramic measuring cells have been a proven alternative... 


Aluminium prices under pressure, but brighter prospects on the horizon
Aluminium prices under pressure, but brighter prospects on the horizon
25th June 2024 By: Reuters

Weak global manufacturing has hit aluminium prices, but the impact is likely to be short-lived as the physical market is tight, including in top consumer China. A deficit in top producer China -... 


This looks like a job for industrial AI
This looks like a job for industrial AI
25th June 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric Following a recent annual meeting by the World Economic Forum (WEF), industrial artificial intelligence (AI) has joined... 


Silver paste accounts for up to 23% of the material cost of a PV cell.
Sun Silver applies for $60m US tax credit for silver paste facility
25th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Precious metals miner Sun Silver has applied to the US Department of Energy (DoE) for a $60-million investment tax credit for expenditure towards establishing a silver paste production facility in... 


Mayur and Vision Blue terminate investment agreement
Mayur and Vision Blue terminate investment agreement
25th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mayur Resources on Tuesday announced the termination of its investment agreement with Vision Blue Resources (VBR) for the Central Lime Project (CLP), in Papua New Guinea, citing... 


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Nestlé’s South African dairy farm, factory exemplifiers of group’s sustainability goals
24th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate Nestlé’s seeks to reach its ambitious global target of waste-free operations and net-zero emissions by 2050, two of the group’s South... 


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Global EV sales growth continues, but significant slowdown in some markets – BloombergNEF
24th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle (EV) markets around the world are not all travelling in the same direction, or at the same speed, in 2024, says research group BloombergNEF (BNEF) in its newest EV Outlook Report.... 


Heraeus acquires Canadian recycling firm McCol Metals
Heraeus acquires Canadian recycling firm McCol Metals
24th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Processing and recycling group Heraeus Precious Metals has announced the acquisition of McCol Metals, a specialised company based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The acquisition... 


Copper smelting
Funds to retrench, magnifying copper's losses
24th June 2024 By: Reuters

Sluggish demand in top consumer China and soaring inventories mean funds are likely to retreat further from the copper market, analysts say, adding more pressure to prices which have dropped around... 


Vis Reddy, chairman and principal environmental geochemist, SRK Consulting
How a comprehensive ESG strategy adds value to mining
21st June 2024

The mining sector’s growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks is often portrayed as another regulatory load to be borne by an already over-burdened sector. It is anything... 


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61% of manufacturers expect AI to drive growth by 2029, study finds
21st June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nasdaq-listed Zebra Technologies has found that 61% of manufacturers expect AI to drive growth in the sector by 2029, up from 41% in 2024. These findings are part of Zebra’s ‘2024 Manufacturing... 


BUTEC unveils rebranding strategy
21st June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of a rebranding strategy to showcase its full spectrum of services, electromechanical contractor and facility management services provider, BUTEC Group has rebranded its subsidiaries in... 


Navigating infrastructure modernisation challenges - power infrastructure optimisation takes centre stage
Navigating infrastructure modernisation challenges - power infrastructure optimisation takes centre stage
21st June 2024

By Meryl Eckersley, Secure Power Channel Manager at Schneider Electric Modernisation is not a one-time event, but rather an ongoing process that includes several phases such as assessment,... 


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Firm launches robots for industrial processes at US event
21st June 2024

Industrial automation and robotics company Comau debuted its new S-Family of “small yet powerful” robots at Automate 2024 – North America’s leading automation show. The event took place from May 6... 


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Company improves solutions offering
21st June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Waterjet cutting company Aquajet is tackling the challenges of the waterjet cutting industry head-on while reducing wastage of abrasive materials. “Making changes to enhance our accuracy, speed and... 


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Defusing CBAM
21st June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa is strenuously opposing the European Union’s (EU’s) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that, under its evolving design and coverage, could have a significant impact on the... 


Palm oil
21st June 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

The headline should not be confused with the slang that abbreviates the phrase “oil someone’s palm”, which means to derive a favourable outcome based on providing a monetary incentive; in other... 


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Engineering with integrity
21st June 2024

Parnis Manufacturing specialises in serving the medium to heavy engineering market, boasting a wealth of experience in this industry since 1975. Its products are meticulously crafted to meet... 


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SMR module development facility, UK
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rolls-Royce SMR plans to manufacture and test prototype modules for its small modular reactors at a new facility being established at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research... 


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afrivolt 1 project, South Africa – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is undergoing a due diligence process. 


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Hydrogen Valley Innovation Hub, South Africa – update
21st June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The fuel cell manufacturing facility will be located in the Vaal Special Economic Zone and form part of the wider Hydrogen Valley Innovation Hub development concept. 


Evion ramping up graphite production in India
Evion ramping up graphite production in India
20th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Panthera expandable graphite facility, in India, has largely concluded its testing and production ramp up, with full production of at least 150 t set to be reached in the short term. Panthera... 


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Biodegradable grease gains EU certification
20th June 2024

Adopting environment-friendly practices is an increasing focus in the agricultural and industrial sectors and the use of products such as biodegradable grease is an important tool in furthering the... 


Key EV battery material can come from a surprising source: methane
20th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Graphite is key to manufacturing the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from electric cars to smartphones. While China is the world’s top producer and exporter of the crystalline carbon,... 


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Vehicle manufacturing plant gets advanced drive tech
20th June 2024

State-of-the-art decentralised drive technology is being incorporated into a new storage and retrieval system at a US-based vehicle manufacturing facility. The technology from SEW-EURODRIVE’s... 


Europe’s EV battery plans fade on China price war, US subsidies
Europe’s EV battery plans fade on China price war, US subsidies
20th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

In 2019, France and Germany agreed to pump billions of euros into a plan to boost Europe’s battery industry and catch up with China and the US. Five years later, that effort is running out of... 


Lekau ‘Solly’ Letsoalo
Transnet appoints Letsoalo as new group COO
20th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has announced the appointment of Lekau ‘Solly’ Letsoalo as group COO, with effect from July 1. Letsoalo returns to the group where he worked previously... 


New wagons being built for use on the Lobito railway corridor
South African manufacturer to provide 275 new container wagons to Lobito railway project
19th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Joint venture (JV) company Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR), which is the concession holder for the operation, management and maintenance of the Lobito Corridor spanning Zambia, Angola and the... 


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De Beers opens entries for this year’s Shining Light Awards
19th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Diamond Miner De Beers has announced that entries for the 2024 Shining Light Awards (SLA) jewellery design competition are officially open. The competition falls under the De Beers Group Designers... 


China is building Europe battery supply in Morocco, VW unit says
19th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is building a battery supply chain for Europe in Morocco, as the continent struggles to develop its own industry to feed electric-car manufacturing, PowerCo’s operations head said. “We don’t... 


A solar park in South Africa
WEF Energy Transition Index at its highest ever, but global progress slowing
19th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The global energy transition to a more equitable, secure and sustainable energy system is still progressing, but has lost momentum in the face of increasing uncertainty worldwide, international... 


TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
TIA invites funding applications for innovative technologies
19th 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,... 


Webinar - SA's Automotive Industry 2024
Webinar - SA's Automotive Industry 2024
19th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Join Creamer Media on July 17 at 2pm for a free webinar on South Africa’s AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 2024: Navigating global and domestic risks while embracing new opportunities. Thought leaders,... 


Modernising South Africa’s electricity to end load shedding must be done with the inclusion of renewable energy sources
Modernising South Africa’s electricity to end load shedding must be done with the inclusion of renewable energy sources
18th June 2024

By Herman Mare, General Manager Protection and Control at ACTOM In South Africa today, a reliable and stable electricity supply is essential for both businesses and households. However, persistent... 


Unlocking business performance through advanced industrial software solutions
18th June 2024

BY Kabeer Sewpersad, Sales Manager for Digital Solutions in Process Industries at ABB South Africa Finding better ways to manage energy and manufacturing resources is a key concern for businesses... 


Top Babcock artisans rewarded with a trip to Sweden
Top Babcock artisans rewarded with a trip to Sweden
18th 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.... 


AVEVA drives sustainable transformation in Africa’s industrial sector
AVEVA drives sustainable transformation in Africa’s industrial sector
18th June 2024

Sustainability is good for the planet and good for business. Committed to sustainability, the world’s leading industrial software provider, AVEVA, provides this sector in Africa with software... 


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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