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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... 


Power line and substation
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... 


POTENTIAL REBOUND
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... 


Enter the New Era of Mobile AI with Samsung Galaxy S24 Series
Enter the New Era of Mobile AI with Samsung Galaxy S24 Series
17th January 2024

Empowering everyday experiences, from barrier-free communication to awe-inspiring creativity to the power for even more possibilities, Galaxy AI transforms the iconic S Series for the future.... 


Poverty, rising prices bigger concerns than climate change for South Africans
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The main concern South Africans face is poverty, highlighted by 68.4% of respondents to office and printing systems multinational Epson Climate Barometer survey, while rising goods and services... 


Expansion on track at Zambian project, First Quantum says
17th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As part of its 2023 Preliminary Production and 2024 to 2026 guidance, published this week, TSX-listed First Quantum Minerals has reiterated its commitment to delivering the S3 Expansion project at... 


Potential modest global FDI increase in 2024, but geopolitical, debt and global fracturing are risks
17th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) 'Global Investment Trends Monitor' shows that global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows increased marginally by 3% in 2023 to... 


BCG appoints Thomas Kingombe as South Africa manufacturing, supply chain lead
16th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Management strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has appointed BCG MD and partner Thomas Kingombe as its South Africa Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations lead. He joins the South... 


Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
16th January 2024

Fabricating six massive reactors that are over three storeys high in Gauteng and then transporting these more than 2 500 kilometres to a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - where all... 


Ginlong (Solis) Technologies: Pioneering Excellence in PV Inverter Brands with BNEF Tier
Ginlong (Solis) Technologies: Pioneering Excellence in PV Inverter Brands with BNEF Tier
16th January 2024

1 Recognition In the vibrant city of Ningbo, China, Ginlong (Solis) Technologies, recognized as one of the foremost and largest inverter manufacturers globally, proudly declares its inclusion in... 


Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the DRC
Trafo Power Solutions designs, manufactures substations for Kamoa
15th January 2024

Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations, as well as seven standalone ring main units, to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the... 


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Transforming waste management
12th January 2024

Waste management is a challenge facing all industries and is recognised as a critical concern in protecting the environment and aligning business objectives with the United Nation’s Sustainable... 


Airbus opens new hydrogen technology research centre
11th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Europe-based global major aerospace group Airbus has announced that it has opened a new hydrogen technologies research unit, in Germany. Designated the ZEROe Development Centre (ZEDC), the facility... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
World powers ahead with renewables as South Africa’s draft plan signals pullback
11th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While South Africa’s latest draft electricity plan is signalling a pullback in renewables investments for the period to 2030 relative to the prevailing policy, the rest of the world is powering... 


Global air cargo demand recorded strong growth in November
10th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global total air cargo demand grew strongly in November, year-on-year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline industry) has reported.... 


Saudi Arabia ups mineral resource estimates to $2.5 trillion - Minister
Saudi Arabia ups mineral resource estimates to $2.5 trillion - Minister
10th January 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has revised upwards estimates for its untapped mineral resources including phosphate, gold and rare earths to $2.5-trillion, from a 2016 forecast of $1.3-trillion, its Mining Minister... 


Priscillah Mabelane
Sasol’s Mabelane to head board at Eskom’s unbundled grid company, NTCSA
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The inaugural board of directors of the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA), which was announced by the Eskom board on Tuesday, will be chaired by Priscillah Mabelane, who is also... 


Lineworkers on a high-voltage powerline
Ramokgopa seeks to unlock private finance for 6 000 km of new grid in coming three years
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says the current plan for rolling out grid infrastructure, particularly in the coming three years, is insufficient to end loadshedding and should, thus,... 


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Ashok Leyland’s Dost workhorse makes its local debut
9th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

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


Scatec sub-Saharan Africa executive VP Jan Fourie
South Africa to add further solar PV in 2024 – Scatec
8th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec says solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity will grow significantly in South Africa this year and will continue to replace fossil-fuel-based traditional energy sources, as... 


Condra cranes for Platreef PGM
Condra cranes for Platreef PGM
8th January 2024

(Virtual Showroom): Condra has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Platreef Mine, part of the Platreef PGM project near Mokopane in Limpopo Province,... 


AECI reorganises executive leadership team
20th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Diversified group AECI reorganised the structure of its executive leadership team, on December 20, to be more aligned to a corporate business that will enable the delivery of its strategic ambition... 


Mined lithium ore
Australia wants to compete with China on critical minerals, minister King says
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Australia wants to compete with China in producing and refining resources vital to the next phase of high-tech manufacturing around the world, according to Minister Madeleine King, backing the... 


Santos, Toho Gas to collaborate on producing carbon-neutral e-methane in the Cooper Basin
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Santos has signed an agreement with Japanese gas utility company Toho Gas to investigate the potential for producing carbon-neutral... 


Appian Founder and CEO Michael W Scherb
Appian provides US Strategic Metals with $230m financing package
18th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Investment advisor Appian Capital Advisory has committed a $230-million financing package to US battery metals producer US Strategic Metals (USSM) for the development of USSM's cobalt/nickel mine... 


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EU sets critical mineral goals, but faces struggle to hit them
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) has set targets to dig up, recycle and refine lithium, cobalt and other metals it needs for its green transition, but a shortage of new money, crippling energy costs and... 


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