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Mining output up by 0.8% y/y in February

By: Simone Liedtke     13th April 2021 Total mining output (not seasonally adjusted) unexpectedly grew by 0.8% year-on-year in February after having contracted sharply by a downwardly revised 8.4% year-on-year in January. Nongold mining production grew by 2.4% year-on-year following a contraction of 7.8% year-on-year in January,... 

Rail transport holds untapped potential that could be unlocked through third-party access – Gordhan 

By: Donna Slater     31st March 2021 South Africa’s rail network, which currently represents about 20% of general freight market share and less than 10% of the passenger market share, presents an opportunity for role-players, both public and private, to reposition themselves and the industry in a way that contributes to its... 

Big business to approach government with solutions for accelerating infrastructure spending  

By: Terence Creamer     26th March 2021 Big business in South Africa plans to approach government with a series of solutions aimed at narrowing the ever-widening gap between the country’s fixed-investment spending targets and the dismal reality of declining spending on both social and economic infrastructure. Through the National... 

DP World celebrates milestone with completion of the first 10 000 moves of BoxBay container high bay store system

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2021 SPONSORED POST: DP World, the Dubai-based enabler of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, together in a Joint Venture called BoxBay with the German industrial engineering specialist SMS group GmbH, has successfully completed the first 10,000 container moves in the BoxBay high bay... 

SST provides mining group with vehicle-to-office connectivity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th March 2021 One of the major issues faced by a large coal and heavy minerals mining company in South Africa was the inability to maintain consistent and reliable communication on its widespread operations. The organisation required a communications solution that would address the shortcomings of its existing... 

Coega to accelerate development of Ngqura liquid bulk terminal

By: Schalk Burger     16th March 2021 State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) as an implementation agent for a construction programme to ensure the Ngqura liquid bulk terminal is operational before the Port of Port Elizabeth liquid bulk facility is closed on December... 

Mining production down in January, but mineral sales up almost 25% 

By: Donna Slater     11th March 2021 Mining production decreased by 6.2% year-on-year in January, with the largest negative contributors being platinum group metals (PGMs), coal and gold, according to the latest Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) report. PGMs slumped by 14.5%, subtracting 3.5 percentage points from the overall... 

Steps being taken to improve manganese export logistics – ARM 

By: Martin Creamer     4th March 2021 Steps involving the use of two ports rather than one, longer trains and increased rail wagon payload are being studied to improve the logistics surrounding the export from South Africa of manganese ore. State-owned rail enterprise Transnet has put on hold the capital expansion plan centred on the... 

Can the agricultural sector save South Africa’s economy?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th February 2021 Farming on the prospects for growth is a challenge for us all, writes John Hudson. While the emphasis of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SoNA) was on growing the economy and creating jobs, the agricultural sector was handed what is probably the biggest challenge. 

Mixed response to Mboweni's Budget Speech

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th February 2021 Industries and business have responded with mixed reviews to the Budget Speech delivered by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on February 24. Industry organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) posits that it showed the fruits of a better-than-expected economic recovery and tax collection... 

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