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AU’s G20 inclusion, South Africa’s 2025 presidency, present opportunities for the continent
30th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With exogenous and endogenous shocks impacting on Africa countries to varying degrees over the years, and different regions showcasing different levels of macroeconomic resilience, the African... 


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Stellantis plant to break ground in May; Citroën key as volume brand going forward – Whitfield
30th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction work on Stellantis’ assembly plant in the Coega Special Economic Zone, in the Eastern Cape, should kick off in May, says the vehicle manufacturer’s new CEO Mike Whitfield. The start of... 


Hot rolled steel bars
ArcelorMittal South Africa warns of losses on the back of long steel impairment charge
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Primary steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa expects to report a 238% to 261% year-on-year decrease in earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended December 31, owing to a R2.1-billion... 


World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
World's biggest jeweller Pandora stops using mined silver and gold
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Pandora, the world's largest jeweller by amount of products sold, has stopped using mined silver and gold and now only manufactures with recycled precious metals, which require less energy to... 


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Innovative technology for lactide production
29th January 2024

A new process solution supports the conversion of lactic acid into lactide, which is needed to produce polylactic acid (PLA), an environment-friendly bioplastic. Fluid engineering company Sulzer... 



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SA-manufactured mini substations supplied to DRC mine
29th January 2024

South African company Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations and seven standalone ring main units, to a large copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The... 


Public, private sectors gear up for green investments at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
29th January 2024

“This giant is on snooze,” said financial journalist and event moderator Fifi Andrews recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos during a session on scaling the African economy, raising the... 


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Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Havenga
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

State-owned rail and port operator Transnet could, potentially, show significant improvement this year compared with last year’s dismal performance, says transport economist and macrologistics... 


 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 


SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, contributes to the circular economy through sustained support of SKF’s bearing reman solutions
SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, contributes to the circular economy through sustained support of SKF’s bearing reman solutions
26th January 2024

Throughout 2023, SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000, supported SKF’s Remanufacturing Services with a strong focus on remanufacturing mainly Spherical Roller Bearings (SRB) used in food &... 


Seifsa COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza
More than 290 000 jobs on the line as steel sector continues its decline, Seifsa warns
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Over a five-year period, the average 1.3% a year decline in the metals and engineering sector will lead to an average 2.9% decline in employment, or 293 754 direct and indirect job losses, industry... 


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CSIR, GIZ collaborate on building skills for vaccine manufacturing in South Africa
26th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on a human capacity development initiative in South... 


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Multotec wins SACEEC Exporter of the Year Award
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mineral processing equipment supplier Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of... 


Road and rail
Government's new plan to shift cargo from roads back to rail
26th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Government is seeking to finalise a plan aimed at improving its rail network and move cargo away from its overburdened roads.  While the economy loses a billion rand per day to its logistics... 


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... 


WEG
WEG
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... 


Limes produced by the Moletele community and Komati Fruit
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... 


The Isidingo drill
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... 


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... 


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