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South Africa must diversify into high-value exports, connect to region to boost growth
22nd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

For South Africa to achieve economic growth that leads to improved wellbeing for its citizens, it needs to convert the primary commodities it produces into high-value exports and develop a stronger... 


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Falling EV sales are upending banker climate strategies
22nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Electric vehicles (EVs) have swiftly gone from a rare bright spot in the fight against climate change to a cause for concern. A slowdown in EV adoption has potentially huge implications for the... 


SMS group showcases commitment to innovation and sustainability at 2024 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition, Da Nang, Vietnam
SMS group showcases commitment to innovation and sustainability at 2024 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition, Da Nang, Vietnam
22nd May 2024

SMS group participated in the Southeast Asia Iron and Steel Institute's (SEAISI) 2024 Conference & Exhibition from May 13-16, 2024. The event, hosted in Da Nang, Vietnam, served as a platform for... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
22nd May 2024

This week: PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment; State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation, and, Nedbank says green... 


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Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 


Phillip Steyn, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa Gqeberha Branch Manager
SEW-EURODRIVE to supply advanced drive tech for key automotive project
21st May 2024

Leading automation giant, SEW-EURODRIVE, is set to enhance a US-based vehicle manufacturing plant with its cutting-edge decentralised drive technology, specifically from their Generation C range.... 


GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
GE Vernova showcases solutions to power the continent forward at Enlit Africa
21st May 2024

As Africa continues its unique energy transition journey, GE Vernova (NYSE: GEV) is participating at Enlit Africa, encouraging power sector stakeholders to collectively assume responsibility to... 


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Famous Brands reports bump in revenue, while profits decline for 2024 financial year
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Branded food services franchisor Famous Brands has reported an 8% increase in revenue to R8-billion for the financial year ended February 29, although a 6% decrease in profit to R812-million and a... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


Scrap metals
Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
Trafigura says aluminium rally is ‘over done’ as supply returns
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Aluminum prices should decline by at least 6% over the next six months as supply returns to the market and high interest rates continue to crimp manufacturing demand, according to an analyst from... 


Amith Singh
Opinion: Government must come to the party on new-energy vehicles
17th May 2024

The automotive sector requires policy certainty and investment incentives to meet the challenges of the future and sustain its vital role in the economy, writes Nedbank Commercial Banking... 


AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
AIC secures mining lease for Jericho, sets pathway for expanding Eloise copper output
17th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Queensland government has granted AIC Mines a mining lease for the Jericho copper mine, paving the way for surface works to get under way in preparation for mining. Development of Jericho will... 


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Developer inspects expansion project progress
17th May 2024

Copper developer and miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is progressing its development of the S3 expansion project, in Zambia, with a total investment commitment of $1.25-billion. The majority of... 


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Metals processor expands, progresses Zambian assets
17th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

Zambia- and South Africa-focused diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals has completed the manufacturing of a new front-end modular 50 000-t-a-month unit at its Zambia-based Roan copper... 


INDISPENSABLE OPPORTUNITY
The Machine Tools Africa expo aims to be an indispensable gathering for all stakeholders in the engineering and manufacturing industries
Machine Tools Africa to play crucial role in education, skills development
17th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The upcoming Machine Tools Africa 2024 exhibition will serve as a comprehensive platform for showcasing the latest innovations in machine tools and related technologies. It also plays a crucial... 


EXPO PARTICIPATION
BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition
Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo
17th May 2024

Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May... 


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Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction
17th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for... 


AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith standing in front of a company sign for AES
Rubber companies urged to go green
17th May 2024

There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng... 


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Firm highlights improved safety, reliability of new actuator
17th May 2024

Global technology and software company Emerson has introduced the new ASCO Series 148/149 safety valve and motorised actuator made for industrial fuel oil burner recirculation and safety shutoff... 


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Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years... 


Industry organisation eagerly anticipates Machine Tools Africa event
17th May 2024

With a few days to go until the 2024 iteration of the Machine Tools Africa event, to be held from May 21 to 24 at the Nasrec showgrounds, in Johannesburg, industry organisation Machine Tools... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


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Green stimulus
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is in dire need of stimulus. In its recently released ‘Industrial Policy & Strategy Review’, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) confirmed... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


Volkswagen announced an investment in its Kariega manufacturing plant in April 2024.
Volkswagen Kariega manufacturing plant upgrade, South Africa
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Volkswagen Group Africa is preparing the plant to manufacture a third model from 2027. 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


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Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain
16th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw... 


Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
16th May 2024

Wilmar is a Singaporean-listed multinational company that has operationalised R1.27-billion Phase 1 of its edible oils refining plant (Wilmar Processing SA) located in the Richards Bay Industrial... 


Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
16th May 2024

The recent launch of Amazon.co.za in South Africa goes far beyond providing customers in the country with a new online experience. While retail and e-commerce disruptions are inevitable, Amazon’s... 


Pilbara Minerals' Pilgan plant
AustralianSuper boosts critical minerals to A$12bn
16th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

AustralianSuper, the nation’s largest pension fund, has amassed a A$12-billion critical minerals portfolio that it plans to increase in the next five years. The A$335-billion fund is poised to... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa, unions commit to addressing access to housing for sector employees
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) negotiations have concluded with a 7% wage increase over the next year for entry-level workers in the metals and engineering industry... 


Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
15th May 2024

Morag Evans, CEO of Databuild Globally, the building and construction industry has been putting more emphasis on using energy-efficient technologies and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
15th May 2024

New technological developments have thrust the local machine tools industry into a novel growth phase. The incorporation of automation and intelligent functions, as well as CNC machines for... 


Stellantis assembly-plant site being readied for construction – dtic
Stellantis assembly-plant site being readied for construction – dtic
15th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has started to prepare the site at the Coega Special Economic Zone for the construction of the new Stellantis vehicle-assembly plant, says the Department of... 


An automotive component factory in the TASEZ
Tshwane Automotive SEZ celebrates training of first cohort of youth
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) on May 14 celebrated the first cohort of 526 local youths trained in safety, health, environment and quality to participate in different parts... 


Industry leaders to deliver World Class seminars at Machine Tools Africa
Industry leaders to deliver World Class seminars at Machine Tools Africa
15th May 2024

Industry leaders from across the manufacturing and machine tools market will deliver a programme of world-class, free-to-attend seminars at Machine Tools Africa 2024, taking place at the Expo... 


US President Joe Biden
US tariffs on minerals leave out markets that China dominates
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden just unveiled sweeping tariffs on a range of Chinese imports, including more than two dozen industrial raw materials. But the administration is being careful to avoid the... 


Latest trends in Machines Tools market on display at Machine Tools Africa
Latest trends in Machines Tools market on display at Machine Tools Africa
14th May 2024

Machine tools is an integral part of the manufacturing industry, and directly impacts the economy of any country. The machine tools sector in Africa provides numerous prospects for investment,... 


Korea Zinc sees US opportunities as it targets big copper growth
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The world’s largest zinc smelter is planning to significantly expand its copper output, taking advantage of growth opportunities in the US as it seeks to become a leading player in the global... 


Job seekers waiting for casual work next to a road in Johannesburg
Unemployment rate worsens to 32.9%
14th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

South Africa’s official unemployment rate has widened by 0.8 of a percentage point to 32.9% in the first quarter of the year, compared with 32.1% in the fourth quarter of last year. The number of... 


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