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Offsite construction a key trend for 2024
Offsite construction a key trend for 2024
4th April 2024

The global offsite construction market is projected to top $235 billion by 2030, signifying a compound annual growth rate of almost 6% in the period from 2021 to 2030. This should hardly come as a... 


Schneider Electric unveils GoPact circuit breakers for non-critical applications aimed at the basic market
Schneider Electric unveils GoPact circuit breakers for non-critical applications aimed at the basic market
4th April 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching two new products in its Go Series basic offering range – the GoPact MCCB and the... 


A Nordex wind turbine
Concrete towers selected for Impofu wind farm to bolster local content
4th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Enel Green Power South Africa has confirmed that the Nordex manufacturing facility being set up in Humansdorp, in the Eastern Cape, will produce concrete wind tower sections for the three new wind... 


IATA director-general Willie Walsh
IATA reports that strong air cargo growth continued in February
4th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo traffic, in year-on-year terms, increased by double digits for the third month in a row, in February, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. IATA is the... 


Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
Always Moving: Engen launches new B2B brand positioning
4th April 2024

Engen, a leading energy and solutions partner committed to enriching lives for a sustainable future, has launched its new business-to-business (B2B) brand positioning to solidify the company as the... 


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IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
4th April 2024

By ACTOM Business Development Executive Mamiki Matlawa   The Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 has faced criticism from some quarters for having gaps in its roadmap to shaping a... 


Bell Equipment Model 200 Grader
Bell Equipment advances contract manufacturing initiative
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has been growing its business organically by investing in the development and enhancement of products, increasing market share in key regions, such as... 


Rare earth oxides
IonicRE, Viridis to form JV to advance rare earth prospects in Brazil
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed companies Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) and Viridis Mining and Minerals are to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV) company to advance rare earth separation business prospects in Brazil. The JV... 


Precise planning, clear goals and optimization key to Air Products’ Supply Chain success
Precise planning, clear goals and optimization key to Air Products’ Supply Chain success
2nd April 2024

As one of the leading manufacturers of industrial gas, Air Products has established a successful supply chain strategy, crafted from  industry experience, best practice and knowledge sharing by... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Copper rises on nascent optimism over outlook for China economy
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper advanced to the highest level in more than a week as investors weighed upbeat factory data from top consumer China and the potential for output cuts by the country’s leading smelters.... 


Iron-ore’s reset lower to $100 heralds China’s new economy shift
Iron-ore’s reset lower to $100 heralds China’s new economy shift
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore’s reset to around $100 a ton is indicative of a broader reshaping of China’s commodities markets that favors the new economy over the old. The steelmaking material plunged to $95.40 a ton... 


Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
Top China lithium firms look past profit slump and vow expansion
2nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Undeterred by slumping profits, China’s lithium giants are planning to grab a bigger slice of the market. Tianqi Lithium and Ganfeng Lithium Group reported sharp drops in 2023 net income last week... 


Kama more than doubles capacity in response to growing demand
Kama more than doubles capacity in response to growing demand
1st April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Turnkey solutions provider Kama Industries more than doubled its manufacturing capacity when it moved to a new facility in August last year to meet escalating demand for the company’s products,... 


An image of Aerial Monitoring Solutions' Eagle Owl Drone
Drone potential hindered by regulatory hurdles, lack of funding
29th March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the South African drone manufacturing sector could increase its participation in the international market, regulatory hurdles, as well as a lack of funding and government support, are some of... 


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Sustainability trend creates opportunities for paper producers
29th March 2024

The pulp and paper manufacturing industry holds a meaningful position in the landscape of South Africa's industrial sector, says industry association Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa... 


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Hansen + Genwest
29th March 2024

Designers and manufacturers of transformers and switchgear Hansen + Genwest was founded in 1976, and supplied the first South African-designed and manufactured flameproof transformer in 1977. The... 


An image showing Rainbow Rare Earth's Phalaborwa mine gypsum stacks
Rainbow reiterates potential of South Africa, Brazil projects
28th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Rainbow Rare Earths is bullish about the potential of its Phalaborwa rare earths project in South Africa, as it is expected to be the highest margin rare earth elements (REEs) project in... 


Trina Solar team at Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024
Trina Solar one-stop shop for Africa’s solar power needs
28th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With offices in Southern, West and East Africa, global leader in smart photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage solutions Trina Solar hopes to transform the African energy landscape by allowing its... 


Jiangxi Copper sees higher prices as it plans to raise output
Jiangxi Copper sees higher prices as it plans to raise output
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Jiangxi Copper, China’s largest producer, said it expects prices to rise in the second half once the Federal Reserve cuts interest rates, while pledging to maintain double-digit growth in output... 


Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
27th March 2024

High-pressure jetting and vacuuming equipment is used for a wide range of industrial cleaning applications, such as high pressure cleaning, sewer and stormwater line maintenance as well as vacuum... 


Metso brings Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa
Metso brings Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa
27th March 2024

Process and optimisation company Metso has brought its Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa for the first time. Mining Weekly recently attended the launch of the first Concorde cells in... 


First Majestic starts bullion sales from First Mint
27th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Silver and gold miner First Majestic has announced the start of bullion sales from its fully-owned and -operated minting facility, in Nevada, US. First Mint vertically integrates a manufacturing... 


Conferences examine Africa's potential, burgeoning markets and the power of procurement and supply chain to reshape the continent’s economies
26th March 2024

Africa’s doors are open for business, with huge untapped potential across its vast markets. The procurement and supply chain professions have a pivotal role to play in Africa’s growth and success... 


RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
26th March 2024

A trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global digitally-led provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and... 


Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
26th March 2024

The strategic alliance between Bearings International (BI) and I-MAK initiated in February 2019 signalled a new chapter in BI's mission to augment its selection of premium brand offerings in a bid... 


Goldman says commodities to benefit as central banks cut rates
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Commodities will advance this year as central banks in the US and Europe move to reduce interest rates, helping to support industrial and consumer demand, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Raw... 


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Decline in formal sector employment for 2023 Q4 – Stats SA
26th March 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Statistician-General of South Africa Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday reported a decrease in the total number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector by 194 000 in the fourth quarter of... 


Revolutionizing Industries: Rio-Carb Promotes Sustainability with our R-C 700 Chromium Carbide Solutions
26th March 2024

Rio-Carb Pty Ltd, a leading innovator in industrial solutions, is making significant strides in promoting environmental sustainability using R-C 700 Chromium Carbide technology. The company's... 


The AIDC celebrates 20 years of the Automotive Supplier Park
The AIDC celebrates 20 years of the Automotive Supplier Park
26th March 2024

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) marked a significant milestone on March 19, 2024 as it celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Automotive Supplier Park (ASP) in Rosslyn. The event,... 


US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The first new US aluminum smelter in 45 years may be built as part of about $6-billion in grants the Biden administration is awarding to companies in a bid to clean-up hard to decarbonise... 


Rare earth oxides
Ionic reaches steady-state output of rare earth oxide from demo plant, starts planning commercial plant
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has achieved continuous production from its magnet recycling demonstration plant in Belfast, in the UK. The facility has produced 11.5 kg of didymium oxide (neodymium... 


The energy-efficient Lion ferrochrome smelter.
Ferrochrome benchmark price settles higher
25th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The European benchmark ferrochrome price for the second quarter of this year has been settled at $1.52/lb, 5.6% up on the first three months of 2024, Merafe Resources informed shareholders on... 


Patel's misguided industrial policy hindrance to Black Industrialists
Patel's misguided industrial policy hindrance to Black Industrialists
25th March 2024

Authored: Bongani Mankewu Blurb: Minister Patel is phony and plays Machiavellian when he blames the failure of state-owned enterprises for the failure of black industrialists. 


The Cobre Panama mine
Fortescue eyes developing its copper assets, not looking at Cobre Panama
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Fortescue, the world's fourth-largest iron-ore miner, is looking at developing its copper resources but has not made a decision yet, its founder and executive chairperson told Reuters... 


Nissan Africa president Joni Vila
Jordi Vila appointed Nissan Africa president
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Automotive manufacturer Nissan has appointed Jordi Vila as Nissan Africa president. He currently serves as Nissan Europe sales and marketing divisional VP. Vila will succeed Nissan Africa president... 


Gates introduces Clean Master™ Plus pressure wash hose
Gates introduces Clean Master™ Plus pressure wash hose
22nd March 2024

Lighter more flexible high-pressure hose improves ergonomics, productivity and safety  LUXEMBOURG CITY – Gates (NYSE: GTES), a global manufacturer of highly engineered power transmission and fluid... 


Molefi Motuku, CEO of national mineral research organisation Mintek
Molefi Motuku
22nd March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Molefi Motuku, CEO of national mineral research organisation Mintek  


An image DHL Global Forwarding MEA CEO Amadou Diallo
Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


An image of Dr Schalk Grobbelaar
Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 


MERVYN NAIDOO
The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 


An image of BDO South Africa audit partner and renewable energy expert Nato Oosthuizen
Businesses could enable environment-friendly future – consultants
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Global professional services firm BDO South Africa asserts that the imperative for businesses to expedite their environmental commitments remains crucial to promoting sustainable growth. The firm... 


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