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Bespoke reservoirs could enhance water security
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the water crisis and the growing demand for water supply in the country, leading solutions-based water reservoir manufacturer Videx asserts that the construction of tailor-made water... 


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Solutions provider helps improve production efficiency, enhance sustainability
15th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Process solutions provider, Bühler Johannesburg, offers Southern African and global food industry players equipment solutions and services to improve food production efficiency, meet consumers’... 


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Biobased plastics launched to transform auto sector
15th March 2024

A consortium led by sustainable technology innovator Sonichem has been granted nearly R14.6-million in funding from UK government agency Innovate UK’s 'Resource efficiency for materials and... 


Fare thee well, Prez Mwinyi
15th March 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Our neck of the woods, the Southern African Development Community region, last month lost two high-profile personalities, a sitting head of State and a Presidential has-been. While the former,... 


Bach, Bach, Bach!
15th March 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

It has been a full 147 days since I last wrote about Gallus Domesticus. But then, who is counting? For context, or a refresher, you might want to reread two past instalments of this column. The... 


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Rotocarb
15th March 2024

Founded in 2016, activated carbons producer Rotocarb was established with the goal of servicing the carbon-based water purification needs of South Africa. Today, Rotocarb stands as an innovative... 


Exxaro media briefing.
Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Group wind power generation last year increased by 8% and the Lephalale solar power project is on its way to being operational in the first quarter of next year, Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa... 


Industrial Gas Users Association of South Africa executive director Jaco Human
Industrial gas users prepare to make ‘orderly transition’ case at crunch gas-cliff meeting
14th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The creation of a formal public-private platform to assess solutions to a pending “gas cliff” for industrial consumers in South Africa points to the fact that the issue is finally being taken... 


Lithium Americas gets $2.26bn DoE loan for Nevada project
Lithium Americas gets $2.26bn DoE loan for Nevada project
14th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted Lithium Americas a conditional commitment loan of $2.26-billion to finance the construction of processing facilities at its Thacker Pass project, in... 


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Innovation for development
14th March 2024

Boosting socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation, is at the core of the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) mandate.  


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MineShift highlights the importance of advancing African beneficiation
14th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The need to ensure that Africa realises the vast potential for socioeconomic upliftment presented by the on-continent beneficiation of its abundant endowment of precious-metals and stones was... 


The Durban port
Manufacturing confidence decreases to 21 in the first quarter
14th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Loadshedding, challenges at the ports and political uncertainty saw manufacturer confidence in the first quarter of the year dip five points to 21, Absa's latest Manufacturing Survey shows. The 21... 


Containers on a ship at sea
Inept African ports miss chance as Red Sea attacks reroute ships
14th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s inefficient and aging ports are hampering the continent’s chances of capitalizing on a surge in ship traffic that’s avoiding attacks by Houthi rebels through the Red Sea, logistics experts... 


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Navigating the solar transition: Choosing safety, sustainability and performance
14th March 2024

As climate impacts intensify and energy prices continue their volatility, transitioning homes and businesses to solar power has clear financial and environmental benefits. Solar energy can reduce... 


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Local gas supplies not likely to come on stream in time for South Africa to avoid a 'gas cliff'
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although gas is widely regarded as a necessary part of South Africa’s future energy mix, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) head of mitigation Steve Nicholls is not convinced that a reliable... 


Rwenzori successfully produces first quantities of mixed rare earth carbonate
13th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Ugandan operating entity Rwenzori Rare Metals (RRM), owner of the Makuutu heavy rare earths project, has successfully produced first quantities of mixed rare earth carbonate (MREC) at its newly... 


In 2023, CEVA Logistics won the award for the “Most Innovative Supply Chain Project”. Pictured are (from left): Nicola Stewart, Cynthia Nkosi, Glynis Jordan, Terrence Martin and Nicholas Somerai from CEVA Logistics, with Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards director Liesl de Wet
Supply chain professionals wishing to have their achievements recognised and help to raise the standards of supply chain management across Africa have just two weeks left to enter this year’s prestigious Africa Supply Chain Excellence Awards
13th March 2024

With entries closing on 27 March 2024, the organisers of this annual showcase are urging African supply chain professionals to get their submissions in soon and help to shape the future of supply... 


Breaking down barriers for women in manufacturing
13th March 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

South Africa’s manufacturing industry is a domain that is often perceived as male-dominated, where women face unique challenges entering and thriving. However, industrial and specialty gas... 


Coleus Packaging showcases new machinery for bottle crown manufacturing
Coleus Packaging showcases new machinery for bottle crown manufacturing
13th March 2024

African metal crown manufacturer and supplier Coleus Packaging, which hosted a launch event for its new machinery at its Alrode facility in Alberton, in Johannesburg, in February, aims to enhance... 


Teck Resources mulls British Columbia battery recycling plant
13th March 2024 By: Reuters

Copper and zinc miner Teck Resources is considering building a lithium-ion battery recycling facility in British Columbia, CEO Jonathan Price said on Tuesday. If constructed, Vancouver-based... 


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Built Environment Indaba to address substandard project delivery, other challenges
12th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Poor-quality projects, site invasions and inadequate transformation are some of the key issues that will be addressed at the inaugural Built Environment Indaba, which will be held at the Gallagher... 


Iron-ore’s split with stocks shows China’s new economy in favour
12th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s stock market, and the price of one of the commodities central to its economy, are sending starkly differing signals on the country’s prospects. While iron ore, used to make steel, has... 


Electroluminescence imaging of PV panels is done at night
Rapid advancement in quality testing for large PV plants
12th March 2024

The latest method of electroluminescence (EL) testing of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for large plants is a game-changer for business and industry in South Africa, Heather Dugmore writes. 


The Hesto Harnesses factory in South Africa
Metair’s shares rise on expectation of higher earnings
11th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The share price of JSE-listed energy storage and automotive components company Metair rose by more than 26% on March 11, after the company announced that it expected to report earnings a share of... 


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Mkango, CoTec appoint engineering experts to aid with feasibility study in the US
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Mkango Resources and partner TSX-V-listed CoTec have appointed two US-based engineering solutions companies to engineer and design a rare earth elements magnet recycling plant and... 


Groundbreaking at Nucor Steel West Virginia for one of the most modern and environmentally friendly sheet mills
11th March 2024

Produce steel by using recycled materials Groundbreaking is in the Guinness Book of World Records SMS group is an important partner in minimizing emissions Production of some of the most... 


Aubert & Duval invests in SMS group closed-die forging press for manufacturing innovative forgings to support the decarbonization trend of its main customers
11th March 2024

75 million euros to be invested in new forging technology for the total project Long-standing partnership confirmed Special applications for the aerospace industry New materials and processes for... 


Salzgitter relies on X-Pact® process automation from SMS group to get hot strip mill fit for the future
11th March 2024

Guaranteed high process stability and safety in the hot strip mill thanks to state-of-the-art process technology from SMS group New control concepts enable capacity and productivity increases in... 


Lotte Aluminium Materials USA and SMS group agree on a strategic partnership for a logistics and digitalization package for the new greenfield aluminum cathode foil plant in Kentucky
11th March 2024

SMS group's digital package to be seamlessly integrated onto third-party systems Fully automatized order execution, tracking, handling and quality evaluation on pass level Fully configurable... 


Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore slumped almost 5% — heading toward the $110 a ton mark — as disappointing demand in China left the market lumbered with bulging inventories. The steelmaking material has tumbled by almost... 


China’s big policy meet offers little to excite commodity bulls
China’s big policy meet offers little to excite commodity bulls
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s highest profile political event of the year provided little cheer for commodities bulls hoping for a jolt to demand in the world’s biggest market for raw materials. The National People’s... 


BME MD Ralf Hennecke
BME to start local manufacturing of blasting technology in Western Australia
8th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Having actively built its foundation in the Australian mining market over the past decade, global blasting and explosives specialist BME is ramping up its footprint and capability with facilities... 


Concorde Cells
Metso launches Concorde Cell flotation technology in Africa
8th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Process and optimisation technology company Metso has launched the first of its Concorde Cell high-intensity pneumatic flotation units in Africa through local manufacturing partner Betterect, which... 


Yves Vanderhaeghen
Yves Vanderhaeghen
8th March 2024

The sacred Osun River in Nigeria has recorded the highest measured level of microplastics in a river in the world, and researchers are calling for a ban on single-use plastics. Microplastics are... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao
Patel meets with EV manufacturers, investors during visit to China
8th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and a high-level delegation recently completed a four-day working visit to Shanghai, Nanjing and Beijing, in China, during which they met with... 


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Huawei launches three AI-focused data storage solutions
8th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology giant Huawei has launched three new data storage solutions aimed at tackling the challenges experienced, amid the rapid development of large artificial... 


Precision investment castings
New owners of precision casting company drive technology, skills investment
8th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a takeover of Rely Precision Castings by a new group of shareholders, the company is undergoing a renewed market expansion drive with investment into technology, and development of a... 


LEONARD DE VILLIERS
Challenges have resulted in significant disruptions and inefficiencies in the country’s transportation network
Local expertise needed to address challenges
8th March 2024

Despite having the most advanced railway system on the continent, with about 30 000 km of track, the South African rail and transportation sector is currently facing numerous significant... 


EXTENDING CAPABILITIES
Invincible Valve's in-house manufacturing capability has been increased with addition of a new factory in close proximity to its existing facility in Knights, Germiston
New factory brings component outsourcing in-house
8th March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Having bought a new factory in close proximity to its existing factory in Knights, Germiston, valve products and ancillary equipment manufacturer Invincible Valves has developed a new machine shop... 


A large metal trunnion hanging from supports before being loaded on to a truck for transport
Sizable trunnion cast for SAG mill breakdown
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Mill roll and ring manufacturer South Africa Roll Company (Sarco) has delivered what it believes to be the largest locally cast semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill trunnion casting to grinding mill... 


The new IBL 3000 dry ice blasting machine sold by Dry Ice Blasting Solutions
Dry ice blaster popular in cleaning applications
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

With more than 30 units of the Intelblast (IBL) 3000 having been sold to foundries, forges and die-casting companies across South Africa, blasting machine manufacturer Dry Ice Blasting Services... 


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AC Valves
8th March 2024

Valves manufacturer and supplier AC Valves is a well recognised specialist in the provision of high-quality knife gate valves, serving major mining industries globally. Its extensive range of... 


Tydan valves
Tydan Control Valve
8th March 2024

Innovative control valve solutions provider Tydan Control Valve specialises in the design, manufacturing and distribution of high-quality control valves, water demand management equipment and... 


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