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BHBW announces partnership with Motrec International to become official distributor in southern Africa
26th January 2024

BHBW, a leading provider of high-quality industrial and materials handling equipment, is delighted to announce its partnership with Motrec International, a global leader in electric industrial... 

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Weba Chute Systems
26th January 2024

Weba Chute Systems is world-renowned for ensuring that its custom-engineered chutes add immediate and significant value to customers profitability, uptime and on-site health and safety. The... 

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Modified fleets can benefit African sectors
26th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Special vehicle modifications company RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) has deepened its promise to use “excellent” design expertise and capabilities, as well as “cutting-edge technology” to... 

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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 

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Company showcases contribution to positive disruption
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in... 

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PGMs, hydrogen think tank hosted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

A discussion on platinum group metal (PGM) miners and the role of these resources in hydrogen technology will be presented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape... 

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Equipment boosts compressed air quality
26th January 2024

Compressed air quality is a frequently neglected topic, but contaminated compressed air (c/air) is almost as bad as no compressed air.   However, two products offer solutions to these air quality... 

Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley
Andrew Pratley
26th January 2024

This week we profile Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley, a company that is involved in research and development, and the production of highly innovative products for the manufacturing, construction,... 

The value of tacit knowledge for economic success
26th January 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

Michael Polanyi, the brother of the famous Karl Polanyi (the writer of The Great Transformation), says in his book, Tacit Knowledge, that “we can know more than we can tell”. He brought to the fore... 

Ashok Leyland enters Southern African market with Dost workhorse
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

India’s Ashok Leyland has entered the Southern African commercial vehicle market with its Dost 1.5 l ℓturbodiesel workhorse. Headquartered in Chennai, with nine manufacturing plants, Ashok Leyland... 

Make a difference
26th January 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

Want to make a difference? Well, if you are still looking to fill your New Year’s resolution list, this might be for you. Should you require a bit of motivation, or a tagline to support your quest... 

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Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 

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Transforming the diamond space, one small business at a time
26th January 2024

Using its hands-on experience to adapt for greater impact, diamond miner De Beers’ Beneficiation Programme continues to put in the ‘hard yards’ to transform the diamond space through sustainable... 

26th January 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 

Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
Vedanta Base Metals setting up for sustainable positive disruption across nations
26th January 2024

The innovative and forward-looking Indian multinational group, Vedanta Limited, continuously strives to unlock value and create positive disruption in its journey to Transform For Good through... 

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Tyre stakeholders team up against illicit tyre trade
25th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders, the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC), the Tyre, Equipment and Parts Association (Tepa) and the Tyre Importers Association of... 

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SAB’s R19m investment in lime production proves fruitful for community, industry
25th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since beverage manufacturing group South African Breweries (SAB) invested R19-million in 2020 to develop a lime supply source near Hoedspruit, in Limpopo, the farm has grown to 60 ha of orchards... 

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DSI, CSIR and Mandela Mining Precinct to showcase innovations at Mining Indaba
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) will showcase technologies that have been developed... 

Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist and South African Renewable Energy Masterplan facilitator Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Energy transition offers once-in-century potential for South Africa to reindustrialise
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The global and local renewable energy transition is presenting industries, and South Africa, with a once-in-a-century growth trajectory to provide products and components into the value chains of... 

IPP Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraint likely to translate to a renewables price premium, Magoro warns
24th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office head Bernard Magoro has signalled that the projects bid during the current seventh renewables procurement bid window could carry a price premium, as bidders... 

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Downstream companies implore ArcelorMittal South Africa, govt to avoid long steel plant closures
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African downstream steel industry has urgently appealed to both steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and the government to find immediate solutions that will allow the... 

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Minerals processing industry gets more choice
24th January 2024

Global mill liner and wear parts manufacturer Tega Group has acquired McNally Sayaji Equipment Limited, a minerals processing equipment manufacturer, to offer a more comprehensive solution for... 

Fortescue partners with Michigan to set up Detroit battery plant
24th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Green energy, metals and technology company Fortescue Energy has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to establish a battery plant in Detroit. MEDC announced this... 

ReElement Technologies signs MoU with Afrivolt to set up African battery, EV supply chain
ReElement Technologies signs MoU with Afrivolt to set up African battery, EV supply chain
24th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Nasdaq-listed American Resources Corporation’s ReElement Technologies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with energy storage company Afrivolt to establish a lithium-battery and electric... 

Afrivolt MD Deshan Naidoo
Aqora becomes Afrivolt, aims for battery cell manufacturing in Cape Town
24th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African energy company Aqora has rebranded to become Afrivolt, says MD Deshan Naidoo. The firm’s goal, however, remains the same – opening a lithium-ion cell gigafactory in South Africa, able... 

VR8 MD and CEO John Ciganek.
Vanadium junior has expansive plans for long-life operation, mulling JSE listing
24th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Keep an eye on Vanadium Resources (VR8). It’s a motivated ASX-listed, JSE-mulling junior that is thinking expansively in line with the potentially very long-life mine that it is setting out to... 

Almost half of South African companies needed overhaul after cybersecurity incidents
23rd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity company Trellix's 'Mind of the CISO 2023' report found that nearly half of South African organisations found it necessary to completely overhaul the skills and qualifications of their... 

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Independent transmission project office to be set up to procure new grid using build, operate, transfer model
23rd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that government plans to establish an independent transmission project office, located either at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) or... 

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Jubilee achieves ‘robust’ second-quarter production performance
23rd January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee has delivered a robust second-quarter operational performance and remains on track to meet its guidance for the full 2024 financial year. Chrome concentrate... 

DTIC to impose antidumping duties on windscreens from China
23rd January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) will impose antidumping duties on windscreens imported from China, to be used in the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) area as... 

Full time operations under way at Ionic's UK magnet recycling demonstration plant
22nd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths’ 100%-owned subsidiary Ionic Technologies International has started operations in Belfast, in the UK. Ionic Technologies is a global player in the recycling of... 

Plastics SA commits to environmental education on World Environmental Education Day, 26 January 2024
Plastics SA commits to environmental education on World Environmental Education Day, 26 January 2024
22nd January 2024

Plastics SA, the leading representative of the plastics industry in South Africa, proudly announces its active participation in World Environmental Education Day, taking place on 26 January 2024.... 

Electric buses to be rolled out in DBSA-funded project in Tshwane, eThekwini 
Electric buses to be rolled out in DBSA-funded project in Tshwane, eThekwini 
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Tshwane and eThekwini could see the rollout of 39 electric commuter buses by the end of next year. The introduction of the zero-emissions vehicles will form part of a pilot project funded by the... 

Recent price increases suggest a potential rebound for copper in the macroeconomic environment
Base metals navigating macroeconomic uncertainties
19th January 2024

With market dynamics presenting a mixed bag of challenges and potential opportunities, base metal nickel, specifically, has experienced notably low prices, averaging at $18 255/t in October 2023,... 

Firm prioritises emissions reduction
19th January 2024 By: Lynne Davies

‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation... 

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Manufacturer poised to support Transmission Development Plan
19th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM High Voltage Equipment, a division of the ACTOM Group, is preparing to participate in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s Transmission Development... 

Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association
Rethabile Melamu
19th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, a not-for-profit industry association that represents close to 700 actors along the solar... 

Small businesses using cloud technology could add R185.9bn to South Africa’s economy
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The adoption of cloud computing by South Africa’s small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) can potentially unlock R185.9-billion for the country’s economy by 2030. Further, the use of the... 

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Electric vehicle plant, South Korea
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The electric vehicle plant is Hyundai Motor Company’s first new plant in South Korea in 29 years. 

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Puma Energy acquires stake in MBHE
18th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global energy business Puma Energy has acquired a 49% stake in MBHE Group, a company that provides renewable energy solutions to customers across Southern Africa and owns its own high-quality... 

Makuutu rare earths project granted large-scale mining licence
18th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) reports that Rwenzori Rare Metals, owner of the Makuutu heavy rare earth project, in Uganda, has formally received the granted large-scale mining licence over... 

Toyota South Africa's leap into Industry 4.0 skills development
Toyota South Africa's leap into Industry 4.0 skills development
18th January 2024

The current real need for employees skilled in Industry 4.0 technologies It is a reality that society has changed its consumer habits. As buyers, we want personalized unique products that can be... 

A Call to Action to Decarbonise South Africa's Manufacturing Industry
A Call to Action to Decarbonise South Africa's Manufacturing Industry
18th January 2024

In a world increasingly attuned to environmental sustainability, South Africa's manufacturing industry finds itself at a crossroads. The looming threat of the European Union's Carbon Border... 

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