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East African Crude Oil Pipeline, Uganda/Tanzania
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Shareholders plan to build a 1 443 km crude oil export pipeline from Kabaale–Hoima, in Uganda, to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port, in Tanzania. 


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Lekki oil refinery, Nigeria – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The full ramp-up of Africa’s largest oil refinery is still far off. 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Bill outlines broad ‘energy value chain’ mandate for State petroleum company
14th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has released a draft Bill for public comment outlining the establishment of the South African National Petroleum Company (SANPC), which the... 


An overview of 342 – Diesel quality and its importance
An overview of 342 – Diesel quality and its importance
13th November 2023

By John Evans B.Sc. MLA II – diagnostic manager, WearCheck SANS 342:2016 (South African National Standard) is the standard that governs the quality of diesel in South Africa. The SANS document,... 


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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... 


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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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Oil, gas development activism lambasted
10th November 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Lengthy and costly litigation is stymying significant progress in exploration and development of oil and gas deposits in South Africa, according to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede... 


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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... 


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... 


Africa’s biggest oil refinery still months from full start
9th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The full ramp up of Africa’s largest oil refinery, a landmark moment for crude and fuel markets both regionally and beyond, is still a long way off. The Dangote plant in Nigeria just concluded a... 


Cost of lithium-ion forklift batteries recovered in total uptime and efficiency
Cost of lithium-ion forklift batteries recovered in total uptime and efficiency
7th November 2023

The less time it takes to charge a forklift battery, and the longer the charge lasts, the greater the contribution to efficiency and productivity on the warehouse or distribution centre floor.... 


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Battery-operated forklifts offer sustainability in warehousing
3rd November 2023

As the world looks towards a more sustainable future, more businesses are being guided by regulations to reduce carbon emissions. For example, in applications such as food storage and handling,... 


The Kroondal mine
Sibanye assumes full ownership of Kroondal from Amplats earlier than expected
1st November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The transaction entered into between miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) subsidiary Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) and dual-listed Sibanye-Stillwater’s subsidiary Sibanye Rustenburg Platinum... 


Global EV battery supply chain puzzles over China graphite curbs
27th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Beijing's move to restrict graphite exports will have a disproportionate impact on foreign makers of electric vehicle battery components who have not yet shifted to using as much synthetic material... 


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Tangguh liquefied natural gas project – Train 3, Indonesia – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first cargo of liquefied natural gas produced by the new Train 3 sailed from Tangguh on October 18. 


Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine
Skills shortage holds manufacturing industry back from growing, evolving
24th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

A major unaddressed issue in the manufacturing industry remains a shortage of skills, said economic consultancy Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine in opening this year’s... 


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Global oil demand to reach its peak this decade, IEA says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global demand for oil will reach its peak this decade, the International Energy Agency predicted for the first time, amid growing popularity of electric cars and the cooling of China’s economy. The... 


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Africa needs an energy transition that reflects its reality – Congo, South Sudan Ministers
20th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Africa is largely transitioning "from nothing”, says South Sudan Petroleum Minister Puot Kang Chol. Speaking on Africa’s agenda for the forthcoming COP28 at the African Energy Week held in Cape... 


A court ruling last week voided most of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's environmental assessment law for resource projects.
Canada court ruling on key environmental law risks deterring investments
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

A Canadian court ruling that voided most of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's environmental assessment law for resource projects has sparked fresh policy uncertainty and risks deterring investments,... 


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Energy transition raises questions
20th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The African oil and gas industry is facing increasing pressure to clarify the implications of the energy transition for upstream operations and business models, and explain the contributions that... 


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Oil and gas can benefit S Africa, deserves consideration
20th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With about 27-billion barrels of prospective oil and gas resources on its south, west and east coasts, as well as more than 5.6-trillion cubic metres of prospective shale gas resources onshore,... 


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Conference hears calls for unified action
20th October 2023

During her keynote address at this year’s Southern Africa Oil and Gas Conference, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Pinky Kekana called on all sectors of South Africa to work together to realise... 


OLI South Africa
OLI South Africa
20th October 2023

OLI is the world’s top-selling supplier of industrial vibration technology products. The OLI product is distributed in Africa by its subsidiary in Gauteng, South Africa. 


Unlocking West Africa’s mining potential
Unlocking West Africa’s mining potential
19th October 2023

The continued growth and complexity of mining in West Africa is demanding more expertise, across a range of skill sets, to be available locally – as a more mature industry in Ghana is presenting... 


Shell's court battle over South African energy exploration delayed – lawyer
18th October 2023 By: Reuters

A court case over whether to allow Shell to explore for oil and gas off South Africa's pristine Wild Coast has been delayed until next year, a lawyer for environmentalists said on Wednesday. Shell... 


SAPIA executive director Avhapfani Tshifularo
Sapia welcomes appointment of new TNPA board
18th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has welcomed the appointment of an inaugural board of directors for the Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) and has assured the TNPA... 


Decision near on $4bn Uganda oil pipeline, Standard Bank says
18th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A controversial $4-billion crude oil pipeline to link Uganda and Tanzania has overcome a key hurdle that delayed a final decision, according to Standard Bank Group. Negotiations can now conclude... 


Energy-starved Africa needs fairer climate treatment: OPEC sec gen
17th October 2023 By: Reuters

Africa should be treated fairly while addressing global climate challenges as the continent contributes the smallest share to green house gas emissions globally, OPEC Secretary General Haitham Al... 


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Stakeholders agree regulation, governance are restraining mining growth
17th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After commissioning debate facilitator Mining Dialogues 360˚ (MD360˚) to elicit inputs from industry stakeholders on how current mining legislation enables or frustrates industry growth and... 


Petrol pump
For now, it looks like fuel prices might be cut in November
17th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Based on the current oil, international fuel and rand prices, the latest data from the Central Energy Fund shows that petrol prices could be cut by around R1.90 a litre in November, while diesel... 


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Cutter fans enhance performance in pump agitation
13th October 2023

The integration of innovative features in pump design has significantly enhanced performance and efficiency, with significant benefits for lowering total cost of ownership. One such component, the... 


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Collaboration to develop heavy-duty motors
13th October 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG’s electric motor designers and engineers have collaborated with global electric motor specialists to develop the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors that meet... 


SOLAR COMMITMENT
The commitment to solar battery hybrid projects underscores the company’s dedication to environmental responsibility
Partnership to boost regional energy offering
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

A planned strategic combination of South African petroleum and lubricants company Engen and fuels and lubricants company Vivo Energy, aimed at establishing a significant energy distribution company... 


Manufacturing output up 1.6% y/y in August
12th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production increased by 1.6% year-on-year in August, with the largest positive contributions made by the petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products; and basic iron and... 


General Aspects Presenting Mine Closure Risks
General Aspects Presenting Mine Closure Risks
11th October 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Mine closure is an integral and inevitable phase in a mines life cycle. The mine closure process however poses unique challenges and risks which affect both the closure process... 


Nigerian oil regulator 'optimistic' on Exxon asset sale to Seplat
11th October 2023 By: Reuters

The head of Nigeria's oil regulator said he is "very optimistic" that oil major Exxon Mobil's asset sale to Seplat Energy can move forward, he told Reuters on Wednesday. The regulator last year... 


Namibia sees first oil from offshore discoveries by 2030
11th October 2023 By: Reuters

Namibia expects the first oil from major offshore finds by 2030 and is considering a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) platform to help it export the crude oil, its petroleum... 


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Africa can and should harness its hydrogen potential for development
11th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Harnessing the potential for renewable energy and green hydrogen production, or replacing carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms in the energy value chain, can build peace and stability in Africa,... 


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ACCC clears Origin takeover
10th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted approval for the A$18.4-billion acquisition of ASX-listed Origin Energy by a consortium consisting of includes Brookfield... 


Lundin scion leads group raising $500m for mining fund
9th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

A group of investors led by a son of the late Swedish-Canadian mining tycoon Lukas Henrik Lundin is seeking to raise $500-million for a fund that will invest in mining projects. Nordic Natural... 


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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 


GSSA fellow Dr Tania Marshall
Small diamond mining industry in sharp focus at symposium
4th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Raising the profile of small-scale and artisanal diamond miners by fostering stronger networks, investing in future talent and addressing the industry's challenges were key focus points for the... 


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Johnston calls for clear pathway for critical minerals
4th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum, Energy, Hydrogen Industry and Industrial Relations Minister Bill Johnston has called on the federal government to develop a clear pathway to support the... 


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