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Hino wraps up order for 33 mobile offices for Home Affairs
29th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Hino South Africa (SA) has completed an order for 33 mobile offices for the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Home Affairs. The fully equipped mobile offices will service some of KZN’s most remote... 


Reliable, efficient solution for automatic lubrication in industrial machinery
Reliable, efficient solution for automatic lubrication in industrial machinery
28th February 2024

A reliable and efficient solution for automatic lubrication in industrial machinery is the SAL Elite single point lubricator, distributed by ISO-Reliability Partners, a leading provider of... 


Lithium Universe secures industrial land for Quebec refinery
26th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Lithium Universe on Monday announced the execution of an option agreement to purchase a commercial property in the Becancour Waterfront Industrial Park (BWIP) for its planned 16... 


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Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


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WEG
23rd February 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... 


Magazine cover story
Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


Posco to import African battery graphite to cut China reliance
22nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Posco Future M Co, which produces battery materials for companies including General Motors Co, is preparing to import graphite from Africa to reduce its dependence on supplies from China. “Graphite... 


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Tata launches new range of smart trucks in South Africa
16th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Multinational automobile manufacturer Tata Motors, through its authorised distributor Tata Africa, has announced the commercial launch of its range of multipurpose heavy-duty trucks, namely the... 


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Nouveau Monde strikes supply deals with GM, Panasonic
16th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian miner Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) on Thursday announced an offtake agreement with General Motors (GM) and a commitment from the automotive giant to invest $150-million to support the... 


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Supplier secures five-year contract
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Marking a successful 2023, lubrication solutions supplier ISO-Reliability Partners has secured a five-year contract with State-owned rolling stock company Transnet Engineering. The company will... 


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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... 


Durban Automotive Cluster launches applications for Business Accelerator
7th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Durban Automotive Cluster (DAC) has opened applications for its Business Accelerator Programme – spearheaded by the support of the eThekwini municipality and automotive companies, including... 


Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the... 


GM, Stellantis-backed lithium startup seeks $1bn for brine project
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A private US lithium startup backed by Stellantis and General Motors Co. is working with financial advisers to seek more than $1-billion for its project in California. The funds are for a project... 


Installing higher efficiency motors can help address energy crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy-intensive industries, such as mining, are increasingly seeking out ways to reduce energy consumption, and the use of the latest motor and drive technology can play a significant role.... 


Swiss ban Russian diamond imports, joining latest EU sanctions
1st February 2024 By: Reuters

Switzerland will ban the import of Russian diamonds in line with the latest round of European Union sanctions designed to punish Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine, the government said on... 


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Hino SA introduces new financing package for truck-tractor models
30th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) Plan on the Hino 700 2841 and 2845 truck-tractor models, Hino South... 


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Compressor motors undergo rapid overhaul
26th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer and ACTOM division Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia (M&C Zambia) noted, in a press release last month, that a smelter based in the Copperbelt had requested that... 


Firm hails efficiency plan’s stance on electric motors
26th January 2024

Plan to apply the Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for low-voltage electric motors in South Africa have been hailed by solutions provider WEG Africa as an exciting step toward energy... 


Takealot rolls out ten JAC battery-powered delivery trucks
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Online retailer Takealot has deployed ten JAC N75 EV battery electric trucks to make deliveries in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The company in November welcomed four N75 four-ton electric trucks... 


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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... 


Delba Electrical
Delba Electrical’s large machine division offers expert medium and high voltage rotating machine repairs and rewinding
26th January 2024

Rotating machines repairer Delba Electrical stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical rotating machine repairs, boasting a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for the... 


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Sales of NEVs on the rise in South Africa
25th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid a global emphasis on green energy and the subsequent global energy transition, total sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in South Africa increased by 65% year-on-year in 2023, with hybrid... 


Zero carbon aeroengine company reports breakthrough in inverter technology
25th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-US zero carbon emissions aviation company ZeroAvia has announced that the initial testing campaign for its in-house developed 200 kW continuous power inverter has been successfully concluded.... 


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More than 1 000 classic cars to be on show at George Old Car Show
23rd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The twenty-seventh George Old Car Show will be held at Eden Technical High School, in Union street, George, on February 10 and 11, with more than 1 000 classical cars expected. Entries, thus far,... 


Firm prioritises emissions reduction
19th January 2024 By: Lynne Davies

‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation... 


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Eskay Creek gold/silver project, Canada
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A definitive feasibility study has demonstrated a robust project with industry-leading economics for a conventional openpit mining and milling operation. 


No emissions transport companies team up to analyse new hydrogen technology for aviation
17th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US-UK zero carbon emissions aviation company ZeroAvia and US hydrogen storage and refuelling technology startup company Verne have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the... 


Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa
WEG Africa applauds energy standards that drive motor efficiency
17th January 2024

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by South Africa’s government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day... 


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Booming Toyota defies depressed market to achieve record market share
10th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) says it has sold 142 612 vehicles in 2023 – more than 10 000 units up on 2022 numbers. This is an 8% increase in a domestic market that in 2023 inched up 0.5% in... 


Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
Battery metal price plunge is closing mines and stalling deals
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

A meltdown in some of the most-hyped energy-transition metals is wreaking havoc across the mining world, stalling projects, scuppering deals and triggering a scramble for cash that promises to... 


The Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team reached an altitude of 6 500 m in their solar and electric powered Aebi Schmidt truck
Solar-powered e-truck sets new altitude record
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

A team of explorers – the Gebrüder Weiss Peak Evolution Team – followed through on successfully setting a new world altitude record for electric vehicles after driving an electric truck to an... 


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KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


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Motors and drives key to energy solutions
13th December 2023

The manufacturing and processing sectors, which include minerals processing plants, are energy-intensive industries, with electric motors and drives used across industries to operate pumps, mixers,... 


A Komatsu 930E hydrogen fuel cell mining truck
GM, Komatsu to develop hydrogen fuel cells for electric mining truck
12th December 2023 By: Reuters

General Motors and Komatsu said on Tuesday they will jointly develop a hydrogen fuel cell power module for the Japanese construction machinery maker's 930E electric drive mining truck. "Mining... 


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Eicher enters the local bus market with new 36-seater
12th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Eicher Trucks and Buses has entered the South African bus market, starting with the 36-seater, Euro 3-compliant Skyline Pro 3009 bus. “We are pleased to introduce the Eicher Skyline Pro bus series... 


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Takealot rolls out ten JAC battery-electric delivery trucks
11th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Online retailer Takealot has deployed ten JAC N75 EV battery electric trucks to make deliveries in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The company in November welcomed four N75 four-ton electric trucks... 


Platinum’s use as an actuator material is being investigated
8th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Nanoporous platinum, a platinum matrix containing tiny pores to increase energy conduction, has recently been created in large quantities for the first time, for trial use as an actuator material,... 


NextSource Materials appoints automotive veteran to its board
8th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Battery metals development company NextSource Materials has appointed automotive industry veteran Martina Buchhauser to its board of directors. The company, which is developing the Molo graphite... 


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Hydraulic motor promises efficiency with compact design
7th December 2023

A new H1F fixed displacement bent axis hydraulic motor is said to boast best-in-class efficiency, proven reliability and a compact design Designed for open- and closed-circuit applications, the H1F... 


GWM launches its first EV in South Africa – priced below R700 000 
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Great Wall Motors (GWM), also the owner of the Haval brand, has launched its first electric vehicle (EV) in the domestic market. Ora is the Chinese carmaker’s new-energy-vehicle-specific brand,... 


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Delba Electrical's large machine division offers expert medium and high voltage rotating machine repairs and rewinding
30th November 2023

Rotating machines repairer Delba Electrical stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical rotating machine repairs, boasting a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for the... 


IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol
IEA to seek 'achievable' 4% a year global energy efficiency improvement goal at COP28
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) will seek to secure commitments from all governments to improve the global average rate of energy efficiency from 2% a year to 4% a year at the... 


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