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Maritime industry says decarbonisation urgent, achievable

By: Donna Slater     22nd September 2021 More than 150 maritime logistics roleplayers, representing the entire maritime value chain, including shipping, cargo, energy, finance, ports and infrastructure, have said that the full decarbonisation of international shipping is urgent and achievable. Ships transport about 80% of global trade... 

Nersa approves Karpowership generation licences

By: News24Wire      22nd September 2021 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved three generation licences for floating powership provider Karpowership. The decision was taken at a special meeting of the energy regulator on Tuesday afternoon. The regulator approved generation licences for Karpowership at... 

Iron-ore’s brutal collapse under $100 flags more trouble ahead 

By: Bloomberg     17th September 2021 Iron-ore sank below $100/t as China’s moves to clean up its heavy-polluting industrial sector spurred a swift and brutal collapse. Prices have more than halved since peaking in May as the world’s biggest steelmaker intensifies production curbs to meet a target for lower volumes this year, and a... 

Venture suspends ops at Riley

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th September 2021 ASX-listed Venture Minerals has temporarily suspended mining operations at its Riley iron-ore mine, in Tasmania, while it undertakes a review of the operation in order to identify cost efficiency measures. The suspension of operations comes after the mine achieve its first iron-ore shipment of... 

Covid-19 pandemic spurs Sars' modernisation programme

By: Schalk Burger     17th September 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the South African Revenue Service (Sars) compressed a decade-long modernisation programme into two to three years, Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter noted on September 16. "The pandemic struck as we were starting our journey of rebuilding Sars and reigniting... 

Guinea’s junta pledges continuity on mining policies after coup

By: Bloomberg     17th September 2021 Guinea’s military rulers provided “strong reassurance” to mining companies at a meeting Thursday after last week’s coup, said an official at the nation’s biggest bauxite producer. The new leadership “reinforced the message from their first speech reassuring the mining sector about its importance... 

S Africa well positioned in green economy shift

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to renewable energies and platinum-group metals (PGMs), South Africa can become an exporter of... 

Opinion: Could South Africa’s logistics crisis derail the citrus sector’s stellar growth trajectory?

15th September 2021 In this opinion article, Nedbank head of agriculture John Hudson writes about how logistics constraints are hampering the growth of South Africa's citrus sector. 

Govt’s private-sector participation drive could increase efficiency, prosperity – Grindrod 

By: Irma Venter     15th September 2021 A port that runs efficiently “can bring prosperity all around”, says Grindrod Freight Services CEO Xolani Mbambo. South Africa’s major ports are, however, currently ranked close to the bottom of the list in terms of global competitiveness. 

Time to rebuild, reinvest in South Africa – BLSA CEO

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2021 Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has commended President Cyril Ramaphosa’s decision to move South Africa back to adjusted lockdown Level 2, which she says is “ultimately the route back to a fully functioning economy and freedom to get back to a normal life”. While the move... 

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