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Decisions, collaboration in next few months are crucial to bridge 2026 gas cliff, IGUA-SA warns
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Large industrial gas users are starting to prepare for what will likely be South Africa’s next big energy crisis, the imminent shortage of natural gas. Petrochemicals manufacturer Sasol, as the... 


Deloitte's head office, in Midrand
Onus largely on private sector to recover economy, says Deloitte
26th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the 2024/25 national Budget not having provided much relief to taxpayers, and the economy having a high debt to gross domestic product (GDP) ratio and slow growth rates, South Africans need to... 


ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
26th February 2024

A significant occasion to recognise the pivotal role of engineering in shaping our world is World Engineering Day on 4 March. This year’s theme is ‘Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World’,... 


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... 


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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


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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... 


Africa’s biggest oil and gas finds are doing little for economies at home
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The last thing Senegal needed in its long-drawn-out effort to capitalize on large oil and gas finds off its coast was political turmoil. Africa’s newest natural gas superstar had bubbled with... 


Alberta’s Premier Smith sees US LNG export pause as opportunity
9th February 2024 By: Reuters

President Joe Biden’s decision to pause approval of new liquefied natural gas export licences is an opportunity for Canada as the country prepares to start exporting the fuel, Alberta’s Premier... 


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Ctrack’s role in transforming mining operations with edge technology
9th February 2024

In the dynamic and challenging world of mining, Ctrack is pioneering change with its advanced edge technology and data insights. Specialising in asset management, Ctrack is redefining mining... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


Wine industry calls for balanced taxes, improved law enforcement
6th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Ahead of the forthcoming State of the Nation Address (SoNA), nonprofit advocacy organisation South Africa Wine highlights issues that it says require immediate attention for the betterment of the... 


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Straub pipe couplings see an uptick in African orders
2nd February 2024

According to a recent press release, the recent spike in union-related mining strikes near the end of 2023, coupled with a decline in workforce numbers, meant that the mining industry had to find a... 


Load-balancing helps optimise steam operations
2nd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Local operations and maintenance service provider Associated Energy Services (AES) has developed a load-balancing system that manages the splitting of a site’s steam requirements. An operation’s... 


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Event organisers anticipate sizable attendance
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

On the back of a record-breaking attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2023, event organisers Hyve Group are anticipating more than 8 000 delegates from over 100 countries to... 


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Equipment boosts compressed air quality
26th January 2024

Compressed air quality is a frequently neglected topic, but contaminated compressed air (c/air) is almost as bad as no compressed air.   However, two products offer solutions to these air quality... 


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Perl green hydrogen project, Germany
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lyfhe and Mosel Saar HYdrogen Conversion plan to develop a 70 MW green hydrogen plant, in Saarland. 


Errol Smart
Northern Cape copper revival receives yet another promising forward nudge
23rd January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s prospective Northern Cape province on Tuesday received yet another promising forward nudge along the road to copper-revival in the form of development obstacles being moved out of... 


TNPA recently selected a preferred bidder for a 25-year LNG terminal concession in the Port of Richards Bay's South Dunes precinct
1 000 MW gas-to-power cap placed on Richards Bay for first gas procurement round
18th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

While ‘location agnostic’, South Africa’s inaugural 2 000 MW gas-to-power (GtP) procurement round is limiting the development of facilities in the City of uMhlathuze, where KwaZulu-Natal’s... 


Author:  Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Development Advisory and Impact at the Bigen Group.
Increasing complexity and cost dynamics of socioeconomics on mega infrastructure projects
16th January 2024

Many governments recognise the importance of undertaking large-scale and high-impact infrastructure projects as a significant lever to develop their people and allow for expanded access to... 


The scaled-up gas-to-power capacity allocation in the draft IRP would initially require LNG imports
No plan yet for public hearings into gas-heavy draft IRP 2023
10th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has belatedly released the background technical information that has been used to inform the assumptions included in the draft Integrated... 


Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak
Sibanye-Stillwater announces forceful C-suite sustainability appointment
9th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York-listed mining company Sibanye-Stillwater has appointed Melanie Naidoo-Vermaak as chief sustainability officer, effective January 1. “Sustainability/ESG is a strategic... 


Santos, Toho Gas to collaborate on producing carbon-neutral e-methane in the Cooper Basin
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian oil and gas exploration and production company Santos has signed an agreement with Japanese gas utility company Toho Gas to investigate the potential for producing carbon-neutral... 


A Transnet Pipelines employee attends to infrastructure at the utility's Multi Product Pipeline in Jameson Park
Transnet pipeline thieves sentenced to 10, 15 years imprisonment
19th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) reports that criminals tampering with Transnet pipelines with intentions to steal petrol and diesel, have been successfully prosecuted... 


Egoli Gas increases conversion rebates for terminated clients
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Johannesburg gas supplier Egoli Gas has increased conversion rebates applicable to clients in the Kensington and surrounding areas affected by its decision to permanently terminate its services to... 


Transnet freight locomotives
Transnet halts plan to allow private companies to operate key rail line
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned ports and rail company Transnet withdrew a request for quotes for an operating lease on a freight-rail artery that connects its biggest port with its industrial hub, because changes in... 


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... 


Rand Water redeems its 2013 bond
11th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water has settled its RW23 bond under its R10-billion domestic medium term note (DMTN) programme, which was listed with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2013 and matured... 


Simandou stands out as the world’s biggest untapped high-grade iron-ore deposit, and if approved, promises to be the most extensive greenfield integrated mine and infrastructure investment across the African continent.
Rio Tinto investing $10bn/y in capex, spotlight on Simandou
6th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026, with the cornerstone of its investment strategy over the next three years being its... 


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Mintails Mogale Gold tailings storage facilities, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Excellent progress has been made at the project. 


DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 


Mogale Tailings Retreatment project operations manager Oriel Shikwambana at launch in July.
Progress at Pan African's gold tailings treatment project on West Rand
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Excellent progress has reportedly been made with the construction of the R2.5-billion gold tailings retreatment project, west of Johannesburg, on Gauteng’s West Rand. The continued momentum of the... 


Exploring the Multifaceted Offerings of Steinmüller Africa
Exploring the Multifaceted Offerings of Steinmüller Africa
21st November 2023

Steinmüller Africa, a leader in high-temperature and high-pressure steam generation and piping in South Africa , traces its roots back to 1962 when its only presence was a post box. Executive... 


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,... 


TNPA issues Eol for small, medium-scale LNG imports
17th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published an expression of interest (EoI) document to determine market appetite for small- to medium-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports through... 


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. 


Anglo American's Moranbah coal mine and power plant
Europe warns methane polluters as bloc pushes to slash emissions
14th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The European Union (EU)  aims to slash methane emissions by clinching a deal that could have global ramifications if major energy importers are targeted over leaks of one of the most potent... 


Rand Water secures Fitch Ratings affirmation
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rand Water on Tuesday welcomed ratings agency Fitch Ratings’ affirmation of its National Long-Term Rating at 'AA+ (zaf) ‘with a Stable Outlook’. The utility noted that the affirmation reflected the... 


BMW South Africa CEO Peter van Binsbergen
BMW South Africa energy innovation advances Tshwane community's prospects
6th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Automotive manufacturer BMW South Africa has unveiled a successful solar and battery energy storage pilot project at the Ntshe-Peu Primary School, in Shoshanguve, which incorporates batteries from... 


Regal Partners buys stake in Taurus
1st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Alternatives investment manager Regal Partners on Wednesday announced an agreement to buy 50% of the issued ordinary shares of Taurus SM Holdings, a provider of financing solutions to midtier and... 


Australian explorer advances in gas potential probe in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province
31st October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed gas explorer Kinetiko Energy will start drilling five appraisal production wells to the west and north of Volksrust, in February next year, in efforts to commercialise advanced shallow... 


Image of a Grindex pump from Integrated Pump Technology
Efficient pumps help mitigate rainy season risks
31st October 2023

The risk of flooding can be avoided by having the right pumps and ancillary equipment in place, says dewatering specialist Integrated Pump Technology.   Company key account manager Justin Bawden... 


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Transnet Ports to weigh interest in small- to medium-scale LNG imports
30th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has published an expression of interest (EoI) document to determine market appetite for small- to medium-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports through... 


German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Germany's Scholz says his country willing to invest in Nigerian gas, minerals
29th October 2023 By: Reuters

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday his country was willing to invest in gas and critical minerals in Nigeria, Africa's largest oil producer, as he started a two-nation visit to... 


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