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NEV producers will be able to claim 150% of their investment spend in 2026
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

To encourage the production of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in South Africa, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has proposed that an investment allowance be made available for new investments from... 


Coleus Packaging MD Ian Victor; Nokusa Packaging MD Phillip Sathekge and Astir Vitogiannis MD Stelios Vitogiannis in front of Coleus' new PMC500 machine
Coleus Packaging notes production volume, cost benefits of new machine
21st February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Metal crown closures manufacturer Coleus Packaging has acquired a new machine, the PMC500, for its factory in Alrode, Alberton, in order to increase its production of closures for the beer and... 


Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
21st February 2024

Africa’s biggest machine tools exhibition is taking place from 21-24 May 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec and will be showcasing cutting-edge developments across the machine tool and... 


metal works with sparks
Metals, engineering output up 1.7% but still far below 2008/9 peak
20th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

While aggregate production in the South African metals and engineering sector increased by 1.7% last year, which is slightly higher than the 1.5% increase in 2022, it remains 18% below where it was... 


SU opens new avenues for localisation with high-tech micro-manufacturing machine
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In a first-of-its-kind for Africa, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) has acquired a micro-manufacturing machine... 


BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
20th February 2024

Vehicle manufacturer BMW South Africa has brought prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to South Africa to showcase the future mobility technology to local stakeholders, test its domestic... 


BHP CEO Mike Henry
Worst of inflationary wave over, says BHP CEO
20th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group BHP CEO Mike Henry has expressed confidence in a more favourable economic outlook for 2024, declaring that the worst of the global inflationary wave is over. BHP, which on... 


Company calls for Finance Minister to announce incentives to drive EV industry growth
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Electric vehicle (EV) renewable energy charging infrastructure company Zero Carbon Charge is calling on Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to announce a series of fiscal measures to incentivise the... 


Energy Council of South Africa joins World Energy Council
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Energy Council of South Africa has become a member of the United Nations-affiliated global body the World Energy Council (WEC), which will serve to strengthen the standing of the Energy Council... 


Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
19th February 2024

By Clive Roberts, Segment Lead: CPG - Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO), Tracking progress on food and... 


WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley
SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from stone age to modern age
19th February 2024

In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in... 


AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses
AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses
18th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for water in Africa is on the rise but so are treated water losses, owing to the major deterioration of infrastructure over many years of use. The continent cannot afford to lose the current... 


Domestic expenditure on research and development increasing – HSRC
16th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa's gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) in the 2021/22 fiscal year rose in real terms for the first time in four years, research policy agency the Human... 


2024 Supply Chain Outlook Navigating the Future with Resilience and Innovation
2024 Supply Chain Outlook Navigating the Future with Resilience and Innovation
16th February 2024

By Jeanne Hugo, Senior Director Supply Chain, CHEP IMETA The supply chain industry finds itself at a crucial juncture, marked by a blend of technological innovation, shifting consumer behaviours,... 


Antidumping duties to be slapped on Chinese windscreens
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition will impose antidumping duties on windscreens imported from China, to be used in the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) area as replacement... 


Electric buses to be rolled out in Tshwane, eThekwini
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Tshwane and eThekwini could see the roll-out 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... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


An aerial view of a formal copper mine in DRC with load haul dump vehicles
Pursuing sustainable battery metals supply
16th February 2024

Despite a projected gradual decrease from 76% of global cobalt mine production in 2023 to 67% in 2028 and 66% in 2033, the DRC will continue to be the most dominant producer globally, according to... 


Pearl Mashabane: Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins
Pearl Mashabane
16th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Pearl Mashabane, the diversity, equity and inclusion leader for Africa and the Middle East at Cummins, which manufactures, distributes and maintains diesel engines and power... 


Budget expected to show conditions remain unsupportive of fiscal consolidation – Nedbank
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana's 2024 Budget Speech, to be delivered next week, is expected to show that economic conditions will remain broadly unsupportive of significant fiscal consolidation,... 


Renergen's Virginia gas project
Renergen resumes LNG deliveries
15th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) deliveries from the Virginia project, in the Free State, have restarted following a planned maintenance outage, gas producer Renergen confirmed on February 15. The... 


AFC chairperson Emeka Emuwa
AFC appoints Emeka Emuwa as chairperson
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multilateral infrastructure finance institution Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has appointed Emeka Emuwa as its chairperson to oversee and guide the AFC on its future strategy and growth... 


Mintek's GE Additive Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R machine
Mintek acquires laser bed fusion 3D printer
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

National mineral research council Mintek has acquired a laser powder bed fusion three-dimensional (3D) printer, which positions the organisation as a unique player in the mineral processing and... 


Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
14th February 2024

Severe flooding events in South Africa’s coastal regions over the past few years have highlighted the importance of maintaining infrastructure to deal with excess rainfall. A municipality in... 


IEA executive director Fatih Birol
IEA to launch security programme for minerals critical to energy sector
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a programme to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security, as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few... 


Sasol's gas processing facility and pipeline
Gas users call for urgent policy and infrastructure decisions to avert 2026 ‘day zero’
13th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Industrial Gas Users Association – Southern Africa (IGUA-SA) is warning of a gas supply ‘day zero’ for several large and small manufacturing enterprises and says that urgent decisions will be... 


Image of Hino VP Anton Falck
Hino to double solar energy output at its Durban plant
13th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Hino South Africa (SA) will this year double the energy output from the solar roof panel project at its truck assembly plant in Durban, says VP Anton Falck.  “Currently the roof panels provide 600... 


Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
13th February 2024

In this article, policy advisor and Associate Fellow of Chatham House Sheila Khama writes that the Investing in African Mining Indaba is progressively repositioning itself internally but also being... 


Babcock adopts Lean Retail System
13th February 2024

Babcock has become the first Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) dealer in the world to adopt Volvo CE’s Lean Retail System – a programme guided by a set of principles aimed towards developing... 


South Africa urged to dedicate 30% of healthcare public procurement to local manufacturers
13th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

To build capacity and expand investment in South Africa’s pharmaceutical and healthcare products manufacturing sector, the country should ringfence 30% of public procurement for local... 


Plastics industry response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2024 State of the Nation Address
13th February 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has issued a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA)  delivered on February 8, 2024.... 


An image depicting Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


Volt makes progress for much larger funding from US energy dept
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Graphite producer and natural graphite anode developer Volt Resources says the US Department of Energy (DoE) has approved its concept paper for the ‘Integrated Production of Natural Graphite Anode... 


Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne
Honda talks test Canada’s desire to move away from blockbuster EV subsidies
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Canada’s strategy to lure electric vehicle manufacturing is shifting toward financial incentives based on tax credits, and away from the huge production subsidies that were promised to companies... 


Image of a Smith Power Equipment generator
Generators customised for local farmers
10th February 2024

Fit-for-purpose generators built especially to meet the needs of farmers and the agricultural sector are said to be gaining popularity.  Smith Power Equipment’s Renier Potgieter asserts that... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


Green projects to present investment pipeline of over $1 billion at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
9th February 2024

   Africa’s Green Economy Summit, taking place from 21-23 February 2024 in Cape Town, not only features the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders, but also provides a springboard for... 


Canada Nickel plans to raise $1bn for nickel-processing plant
Canada Nickel plans to raise $1bn for nickel-processing plant
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

as an alternative supplier of the metal used in car and electric battery vehicles. The processing plant in Ontario is expected to begin production in 2027 and process 80 000 tonnes of nickel... 


The above image depicts an item that has been surrounded in a preservation material to prevent corrosion
Supplier outlines corrosion challenges for long-lead items
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Oil and gas facility owners and operators face numerous challenges regarding effective corrosion protection that can directly impact on their operating a profitable, safe and compliant facility,... 


PLATINUM PROVENANCE
Platinum provenance is a measure to ensure that industry players work with a vetted and verified supply chain
Refiner emphasises importance of platinum provenance
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Given South Africa’s prominence as a primary producer of platinum globally, South African refiner Metal Concentrators (MetCon) says the country is presented with a “distinctive opportunity” to... 


The above image depicts the DIV forklift trucks and warehouse equipment that is being incorporated into the Bobcat brand
Rebranding of premier forklift brand
9th February 2024

Key player in the industrial warehousing equipment sector Goscor Lift Trucks (GLT) announced the rebranding of its premier forklift brand, Doosan, which will now be supplied under the Bobcat livery... 


ESKOM ECHOES
ESKOM ECHOES
9th February 2024

There are slight echoes of South Africa’s Eskom in Taiwan, where the precarious financial state of the country’s sole electricity utility, Taipower, is threatening the island’s clean energy... 


Transnet needs ‘the right, permanent management, quickly’ – Stellenbosch University academic
9th February 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... 


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