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Statistician general Risenga Maluleke
Unemployment rate decreases to 31.9%
14th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The official unemployment rate has decreased by 0.7 of a percentage point to 31.9% in the third quarter of the year. This compares with the unemployment rate of 32.6% in the second quarter. 


luminaires and SERIES 40 LED bulkheads ensure that the area is well illuminated to provide a sense of safety and wellbeing
Lighting Solution for Dube TradePort Warehouse
14th November 2023

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the lighting solution for one of the new warehouses situated at the Dube TradePort close to Durban, South Africa. ​​Dube TradePort is a Special Economic Zone... 


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Montego invests R11m in solar, energy storage system
13th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Pet food maker Montego Pet Nutrition has invested a further R11-million in a solar photovoltaic (PV) installation and energy storage plant at its head office. This follows the installation of a... 


DRC envisions a future with battery metals
DRC envisions a future with battery metals
13th November 2023

As global exploration intensifies the drive for resources to service the energy transition, the first DRC-Africa Battery Metals Forum was held in Kinshasa to consider how to leverage the emerging... 


Premier reports good interim performance in difficult environment
13th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed fast-moving consumer goods and personal care products company Premier Group has reported a 23.9% year-on-year increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation... 


South Africa shows economic resilience – Allianz report
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

According to a new global insolvency report published by credit insurer Allianz Trade, operating in South Africa through the Allianz Commercial licence, economic resilience has been tested and... 


Coega successes the foundation for Gqeberha’s revival – Moore
13th November 2023

Multibillion-rand investments in the Coega Special Economic Zone are laying the foundation for Gqeberha to realise its true potential as a city. That is the view of veteran Remax estate agent Alan... 


The importance of fire engineering consulting, planning, and design
13th November 2023

ASP Fire provides holistic, proactive, and preventative fire solutions based on integrated fire risk assessment, training, and consulting, along with the installation and maintenance of fire... 


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Ramaphosa undertakes State visit to Qatar
13th November 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Wednesday undertake his first State Visit to Qatar, at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar. The two-day visit comes ahead... 


Collaboration between SKF South Africa’s business units leads to customer plant optimisation
Collaboration between SKF South Africa’s business units leads to customer plant optimisation
13th November 2023

Smart collaboration between four of SKF South Africa’s business units has resulted in plant optimisation as well as the delivery of several sustainability benefits for key customer, Wilmar SA (Pty)... 


New Immersive Technologies Production Facility Celebrated at Grand Opening
13th November 2023

Immersive Technologies celebrated the official opening of the company’s new production campus with a ceremony for their employees.  The new facility located in Perth, Australia is 60% larger than... 


A WEG Top Premium Efficiency motor driving a pump via belt and pulley, controlled by a WEG CFW11 VSD
WEG motors and drives are key players in South Africa's energy solution strategy
13th November 2023

With the continued energy poverty being experienced in South Africa, motors and drives are set to play an ever more crucial role in industry’s energy solution strategy. The manufacturing and... 


US, Indonesia to discuss potential for deal on EV minerals - sources
13th November 2023 By: Reuters

The United States and Indonesia on Monday will discuss how to advance a potential minerals partnership aimed a stimulating trade of the electric vehicle (EV) battery metal nickel, according to... 


DBSA stresses importance of Africa Investment Forum
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) CEO Boitumelo Mosako has attended the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) 2023 alongside origination and coverage group... 


Peikko completes Reserve 5 factory, warehouse columns in Cape Town in one week
10th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Precast construction company Peikko South Africa completed the columns for the 5 100 m² Reserve 5 factory and warehouse project, in Cape Town, for Cream Properties in one week. The factory and... 


IonicRE expects first product at Makuutu early next year
10th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths (IonicRE) expects it will produce its first mixed rare earth carbonate from its new demonstration plant at the Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, early in the... 


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Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak
Valves offer cost-effective solutions, durability
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While traditional metallic alloy valves have historically dominated the valves industry, a transition occurred following the advent of thermoplastic valves, which can provide substantial cost... 


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Predictive maintenance part of total service
10th November 2023

The introduction of a structured maintenance management programme, which can be implemented in-house, or partially outsourced to a professional organisation, is critical to maximising production... 


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Bearings manufacturer discusses technical paper at US conference
10th November 2023

Bearing selection plays a critical role in vertical turbine pump (VTP) performance, but application, medium and bearing material should also be considered during pump manufacturing or... 


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Sustainable gas development needed for South Africa
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Accelerated exploration in the oil and gas sector is critical for South Africa to boost economic development, help meet climate change targets by offering less carbon-intensive fossil fuels, and... 


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Thermal solutions increase efficiency
10th November 2023 By: Lynne Davies

An integrated site energy management plan is strongly advised amid South Africa’s power constraints, as it demonstrates opportunities – such as integrating electrical and thermal systems – to... 


Hudaco partners with Indian firm to bring branded energy solutions to South Africa
10th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

India-based energy solutions brand Luminous Power Technologies and South Africa’s Hudaco Energy have teamed up to bring a new range of applicable energy solutions to South Africa. The official... 


Rubicon aims to more than double its charging network by the end of 2024
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Technology group Rubicon aims to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging network from the current 90 chargers to more than 250 by the end of next year, says e-mobility director Greg Blandford.... 


Sacu’s fifth report card
10th November 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

A trade policy review, or TPR, is a review mandated in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreements, in terms of which its member countries’ trade and related policies are examined and evaluated... 


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Scientific lab focuses on high-end R&D work in chemical, biological defence solutions
10th November 2023

Protechnik Laboratories Multidisciplinary scientific laboratory Protechnik Laboratories, a subsidiary of Armscor, is focused on high-end research and development work in chemical and biological... 


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AR Controls
10th November 2023

Gauteng-based AR Controls is a leading manufacturer, importer and stockist of a comprehensive range of internationally recognised valves and instrumentation ideal for critical process applications... 


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Armoured Vehicle Solutions: locally manufactured armoured vehicles
10th November 2023

South African manufacturer Armoured Vehicle Solutions (AVS) has introduced a range of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) that are unique in its category. The Milcat LAV offers supreme reliability,... 


Food, beverage sector fuels manufacturing output decrease in September
9th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that manufacturing production decreased by 4.3% year-on-year in September. The largest negative contributors for the month were food and beverages, which... 


Global air cargo demand continued its recovery during September
9th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Global air cargo demand in September continued its recovery, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported. (IATA is the global representative body for the airline industry.) In... 


Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart
Queensland to build common-user critical minerals facility
9th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland company Sedgman has been appointed the managing contractor for the delivery of a critical minerals processing facility targeting vanadium and other rare earth elements. CIMIC group... 


A handful of Western critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in EVs.
Western miners seek premium pricing for rare earth metals to break China grip
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

A handful of Canadian, German and Australian critical mineral explorers plan to command premium prices for key metals used in electric vehicles, promising quality and consistency in exchange for... 


More taxpayers pleased with Sars’ quality of service – survey
8th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

An increasing number of South African taxpayers believe the quality of service delivered by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) is improving, professional services firm PwC’s newly released... 


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Ford South Africa investing R5.2bn to produce PHEV Ranger model at Silverton plant
8th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

On the occasion of celebrating its 100-year anniversary, automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company South Africa (FMCSA) has announced it will start producing plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)... 


Futurelife opens new R75m factory near King Shaka Airport
Futurelife opens new R75m factory near King Shaka Airport
8th November 2023

Futurelife, which is owned by food and beverage company PepsiCo South Africa, has opened a brand new manufacturing facility in the Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone in KwaZulu-Natal 


The Central Lime Project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur raises $130m for PNG lime project
8th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Mayur Resources has raised $130-million to advance its Central Lime Project (CLP), with lime deemed a critical input in the processing of nonferrous battery and future green-facing... 


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Chrysos raises $75m to accelerate its growth
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining technology solutions provider Chrysos Corporation has received binding commitments for about 11.4-million new fully paid shares to raise $75-million to ensure it is well-capitalised to... 


Omnia’s half-year earnings impacted by macroeconomic challenges, but group remains resilient
7th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia expects to report lower headline earnings per share (HEPS), earnings per share (EPS), adjusted HEPS and adjusted EPS from continuing operations for the six months ended September... 


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Manufacturing agility meets rising demand
7th November 2023

Vibrating screen and feeder original equipment manufacturer Sandvik Rock Processing says that it is experiencing rising demand and record growth levels. To keep pace with equipment orders, the... 


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Rack-mounted, three-phase online UPS introduced
7th November 2023

A new uninterruptible power supply (UPS) promising high efficiency, with a compact footprint and lower total cost of ownership (TCO), is now available to South African and East African markets.... 


AECI mining projects boost earnings amid other pressures
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An increase in mining explosives sales volumes in Southern Africa, Central Africa and Asia Pacific has helped to keep JSE-listed chemicals group AECI’s revenue and earnings in the nine months to... 


BMI’s tin price forecast up $700/t
6th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Market research firm BMI, a Fitch Solutions company, has slightly raised its tin price forecasts for the year from an average of $25 000/t previously to $25 700/t.   This adjustment is driven by... 


Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi
South Africa risks losing business investment over visa ‘chaos’
6th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

In one of the world’s most unequal nations an acute shortage of skilled workers is restraining already tepid growth, limiting job creation and pushing some foreign investors to think about moving... 


Mick Davis' Vision Blue is investing in Mayur Resources' Central Lime project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur says Vision Blue may invest $40m in PNG lime project
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mayur Resources has entered into an investment agreement with Vision Blue Resources (VBR) that could see the Mick Davis-led group partner with the company on the Central Lime Project... 


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