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Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


Rolls-Royce highlights its African presence, and delivers record results for 2023
23rd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major propulsion and power systems group Rolls-Royce has highlighted its presence in Africa. It did so in parallel with the release of its full-year results for 2023. The group’s... 


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Embracing new tech in marine diamond mining
23rd February 2024

To increase the net present value (NPV) of Namibia’s marine diamond mining sector, four strategies – economies of scale, economies of scope, productivity and efficiency improvements, and... 


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Lake Victoria freight vessel aims to cut travel time by up to three days
22nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Mpungu freight vessel has made its debut on Lake Victoria, in East Africa. The Mpungu will be Lake Victoria’s first scheduled roll-on/roll-off freight vessel, addressing the need for a reliable... 


R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is proposing to reduce its planned allocations to Eskom under a previously announced R254-billion debt-relief package by R2-billion a year for the 2023/24 and 2024/25... 


Airlink reinstates Mbombela and Vilanculos flights for peak season
16th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Regional airline Airlink will again provide its peak season “bush & beach” service linking Mbombela’s Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport with Vilanculos, which is Mozambique’s famous coastal... 


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Silicone compounds benefit various operations
16th February 2024

The range of oils, additives and care products produced by industrial equipment supplier BMG contain silicone sealing compounds, which have been developed by Liqui Moly to seal various materials in... 


Vulkan Afria MD Michael Lowin
Vulkan appoints Michael Lowin as Africa MD
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial and marine mechanical power transmission components manufacturer Vulkan has appointed Michael Lowin as Vulkan Africa MD, and this is part of its ongoing commitment to expand its... 


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Partnership to facilitate process technology development, broaden product range
9th February 2024

Sensor company SICK and measurement and automation technology specialist Endress+Hauser are aiming to enter a strategic partnership to broaden Endress+Hauser's product range, enhance SICK's process... 


Seascape Marine Services donates inboard engine
2nd February 2024

Maritime solutions provider Seascape Marine Services has donated a Yanmar inboard diesel engine to the False Bay Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College’s Yacht and Boat... 


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Marine engineer upgrades to the cloud
2nd February 2024

Industry cloud company Infor announced last year that ship repair and marine engineering company Dormac Marine and Engineering, a division of Southey Holdings, had embarked on an upgrade to move... 


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High strength bolting solutions offered for marine services
2nd February 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock Expander System pivot pin components offer dependable solutions that combat the challenges of lug wear in the marine and shipping sector. Pivots, which... 


A beach in the Eastern Cape
Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory launched in Mthatha
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have launched the Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Mthatha... 


Energy efficient solutions for loadshedding
26th January 2024

South Africa’s electricity problems have left the country without power for many hours a day, causing grave difficulties for businesses and households, notes power generation and electromechanical... 


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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Summit Consortium has advised that the financing proposal for the total construction cost of the project will be provided for Kore within six weeks of the engineering, procurement and... 


TPDC MD Mussa Makame and KS Energy Group CEO Steve Martin sign agreement
Financial closure for $90m small-scale LNG plant in Tanzania imminent
22nd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy solutions company KS Energy is targeting financial closure this year for the first phase of a small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply chain in partnership with a Tanzanian gas... 


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.... 


Jan Toschka
Sasol, Topsoe appoint CEO to lead new sustainable aviation fuels JV
22nd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Sasol and Topsoe have appointed Shell’s Jan Toschka as CEO of their recently established sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) JV. Toschka is described as a seasoned leader in the aviation fuels... 


Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows
21st January 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The US pumps industry is showing great demand for wear components supplied by bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings, which was recently acknowledged at the 2023 South African Capital Equipment... 


SA-made nature-mimicking shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The ecofriendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
Norway just raised the stakes over deep-sea mining
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Norwegian Parliament last week greenlit seabed mining exploration in the country’s territorial waters, a decision that contravenes the advice of government scientists and is set to intensify... 


Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
9th January 2024

Engen joined forces with Engen Marine Terminal (formerly Engen Refinery) contractors, to enhance the learning environments of six Secondary Schools in Merebank and Wentworth, all identified as in... 


IAEA director-general Rafael Mariano Grossi (left) and Argentinian President Javier Milei (second left) at the Marambio Antarctic base
IAEA launches microplastic pollution research project in Antarctica
8th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a mission to research the presence and impact of microplastics in Antarctica. Microplastics are defined as plastic particles with a... 


Bauxite miner Metro meets guidance despite weather setbacks
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Bauxite miner Metro Mining has met its market guidance for 2023 with 4.57-million wet metric tonnes (WMT) of high-grade bauxite mined and shipped to customers in the year, despite weather-related... 


A ship entering the Suez Canal
Shipping insurance for red sea transit soars after mounting attacks
20th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The cost of insuring vessels that will transit the Red Sea jumped again this week after mounting attacks in the region forced some ships to avoid the vital waterway. Cover has now surged to about... 


ITOCHU Africa Bloc CEO Shinya Ishizuka, third from left, with Eastern Cape people at the signing of a memorandum of co-operation with Hive Hydrogen South Africa.
Huge uplift for Eastern Cape on way from South Africa’s R105bn green ammonia project
14th December 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The building of the R105-billion green ammonia project by Hive Hydrogen South Africa is poised to be a huge economic uplift for the Eastern Cape. The large project is the first phase of a... 


Plastics SA supports Captain Fanplastic with DIY toolkit
Plastics SA supports Captain Fanplastic with DIY toolkit
14th December 2023

The umbrella organisation for the local plastics industry, Plastics SA, is proud to once again support Captain Fanplastic, an education and awareness programme about sustainable plastic use that... 


EnerGeo says seismic surveying does not irreparably damage marine life
13th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Geoscience and energy exploration industry body EnerGeo Alliance has said there is no evidence to suggest that seismic surveys are irreparably damaging to marine life. Rather, it argued, seismic... 


Nersa grants three electricity distribution licences in the Free State
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted three licences to Klipfontein Solar Facility, Lieliehoek Solar Facility and Sonoblomo Solar Facility for the operation of... 


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TNPA increases tug availability at the Port of Durban
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has increased the number of tugs available to an average of six. The increased tug availability is set to complement the recently announced 24-hour... 


Vodacom and WWF to pilot AI early warning system to help protect marine mammals
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Connectivity, digital and financial services company Vodacom South Africa and independent conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa have joined forces to pilot... 


Environmental leaders call for withdrawal of National Petroleum Company Bill
5th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Five leaders of environmental organisations have, in an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, called on government to immediately withdraw the National Petroleum Company Bill in addition to... 


The Indian ocean
Norway Parliament in deal to advance seabed mining
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Norway's minority Labour-led government has struck a deal with two opposition parties to open Arctic oceans to mineral exploration, a key step on the way to full-scale seabed mining, a spokesperson... 


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TNPA bolsters interventions at Port of Durban to expedite recovery
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) is assisting terminal operators with implementing the container recovery plan more easily at the Port of Durban by providing a 24-hour helicopter services... 


Geotech study by SRK for East London port rehabilitation
Geotech study by SRK for East London port rehabilitation
1st December 2023

As part of the proposed rehabilitation of the century-old Quay Wall 3 at the Port of East London, SRK Consulting has completed a geotechnical investigation to assess ground conditions at the site.... 


Baled plastic waste
Despite no consensus on global plastics instrument, South Africa is making progress – Creecy
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

While the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, held in November, could not reach a consensus on the zero-draft text for a legally binding instrument to coordinate global... 


Deep sea mining company sues Greenpeace amid standoff at sea
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

As Greenpeace activists continued to occupy a deep sea mining research ship in the Pacific Ocean, the mining company responsible for the expedition asked a Dutch court Tuesday to end the protest... 


Community leaders and Engen join hands to strengthen collaboration
Community leaders and Engen join hands to strengthen collaboration
29th November 2023

South Durban Basin community leaders joined Engen employees in a Stakeholder Engagement workshop in November to further strengthen the relationship between Engen and the local community. The... 


With the new lighting solution, the school is now able to extend playing times into the evening.
Smart Lighting Solution for School’s Astro Hockey Field  
29th November 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the smart LED floodlighting solution for Durbanville High School’s Astro Hockey Field in Cape Town, Western Cape. Durbanville High School was established in 1827, in the... 


Containers on a ship at sea
South Africa seeks re-election to council of global shipping regulator
28th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Department of Transport (DoT) has announced that it has launched a campaign to get South Africa re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), for the period... 


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TÜV SÜD awards first ISO 19443 certificate in South Africa to Allweld Nuclear & Industrial
24th November 2023

In a first for TÜV SÜD South Africa, ISO 19443 certification, a quality management standard specific to the nuclear industry, has been attained by engineering solutions company Allweld Nuclear and... 


Hydrox Holdings CEO Corrie de Jager.
Green hydrogen produced on site can help Africa’s people, says Hydrox
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen produced on site can play a huge role in solving the energy crisis as it eliminates the challenges associated with establishing electrical distribution networks over vast distances,... 


Offhore gas/oil rig
Hail and Ghasha development project, United Arab Emirates – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company has awarded a contract for the onshore processing portion of the project. 


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