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Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Treasury says equity injection can be averted as it unveils R47bn Transnet guarantee
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A R47-billion guarantee facility, effective immediately, has been extended to struggling State-owned freight logistics group Transnet in support of its recovery plan and to meet its immediate debt... 


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PRASA sets sights on big recovery in passenger trips by 2030
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Like many other State-owned entities, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has had its share of scandals. Its board chairperson was fired following an investigation into abuse of PRASA... 


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PRASA sets sights on big recovery in passenger trips by 2030
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Like many other State-owned entities, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has had its share of scandals. Its board chairperson was fired following an investigation into abuse of PRASA... 


Exxaro widens critical metals search to greenfield assets
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

Exxaro Resources is expanding its search for critical mineral assets to greenfield projects, the miner said on Wednesday, as it pursues its strategy to diversify away from coal. Exxaro, one of... 


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Finding immediate steel alternatives a concern as AMSA prepares to wind down longs unit
29th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has indicated that it will enter discussions with buyers of its noncommodity long-steel products in an effort to limit the disruption that is set to arise because... 


Busa president and Discovery CEO Adrian Gore
Gore warns of ‘plateauing’ pace of delivery on power, logistics, crime reforms
29th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Adrian Gore has warned that the pace of delivery across the joint initiatives being taken with government on electricity, logistics and crime is... 


Shipping container
100 000 containers now stuck outside three SA ports - as new penalties and price hikes loom
29th November 2023 By: News24Wire

In recent weeks, container ships have been bypassing the congested and delay-ridden Cape Town harbour to berth at the Port of Port Elizabeth in Gqeberha and the Ngqura (Coega) port, reports the... 


ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
ArcelorMittal SA CEO sees no way of avoiding longs closure, says wind down to start in Jan
28th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster believes there is no immediate prospect of addressing the structural issues undermining the financial viability of the group’s long-products business... 


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RFA, SAAFF, Hume reiterate concern about South Africa’s logistics performance
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Representative organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) emphasises that the deterioration of South Africa’s ports and rail has been a slow, continued process over at least ten years, and... 


Tanzania plans new $5.6bn rail line to iron-ore, coal-rich area
28th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Tanzania is seeking $5.6-billion for a new railway in the south linking the Indian Ocean to Lake Nyasa and traversing regions rich in iron-ore, coal and graphite. The East African nation is looking... 


The Newcastle Works
3 500 jobs at risk as ArcelorMittal mulls closure of longs units at Newcastle, Vereeniging
28th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa has indicated that it may close its long-products business, which could result in the loss of 3 500 direct and contractor jobs at its Newcastle and... 


PRASA dismisses employee following fraud investigation
24th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned passenger rail company the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has dismissed an employee for the alleged theft of R34.5-million. PRASA detected irregular payments during... 


R5 coin
Reserve Bank slightly more positive about inflation, but Transnet crisis now serious threat
24th November 2023 By: News24Wire

Even after annual consumer inflation shocked the market on the upside on Wednesday, rising to 5.9% in October – higher than any economist surveyed had forecast – the Monetary Policy Committee kept... 


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Loadshedding and port congestion make headlines
24th November 2023

Creamer Media editor Terence Creamer discusses the lagging procurement of new electricity generation and addition of crucial grid infrastructure, as well as the dire situation at Transnet's ports... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa talks tough over Transnet incompetence as ports nightmare rages on
24th November 2023 By: News24Wire

President Cyril Ramaphosa vowed that Transnet would shed itself of incompetence and address the major backlogs at the country's ports. If not, it could see the economy continue to bleed. On... 


An aerial view of load haul dump trucks carrying sand and rubble from the construction site of Pensana's Longonjo Mine in Angola
Angolan rare earth project construction progressing
24th November 2023

Magnet metals miner Pensana, continuing with the site development works for its rare-earth elements Longonjo project, in Angola, reported towards the end of August that it was progressing with site... 


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Light from the tunnel?
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Reform progress in South Africa rarely moves in a straight line from A to B, with the stop/start nature of the country’s electricity reform being a case in point. Nevertheless, there is a... 


Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago
Reserve Bank's MPC keeps rates on hold
23rd November 2023 By: News24Wire

For its final decision of the year, the Monetary Policy Committee left South Africa’s key interest rate unchanged at 8.25% for a third consecutive meeting, in line with economists’ expectations.... 


Oranges packed in a box
Citrus exports lower than forecast as headwinds persist
22nd November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Southern African citrus growers packed 165.1-million cartons for delivery to global markets during the 2023 export season – an increase of about 800 000 cartons year-on-year but 500 000 cartons... 


The Durban Container Terminal
No ‘overnight’ solution to vessel congestion at Durban container terminal
20th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The prevailing backlog of ships at anchorage outside the country’s largest container terminal is currently forecast to be cleared only by the end of February amid persistent equipment shortages and... 


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Barloworld expects slowdown in mining equipment sales as commodity cycle cools
20th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld expects a 10% to 15% decline in the 2024 Southern African mining equipment industry on the back of slowing commodity demand and weak commodity prices. “Having said that, we are... 


BHP train drivers to start 'restrained' industrial action on Friday
BHP train drivers to start 'restrained' industrial action on Friday
20th November 2023 By: Reuters

Around 400 train drivers for BHP's Western Australian iron ore division will begin industrial action late this week after rejecting an offer that they said fell short on working schedules, a union... 


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South African export route to Mozambique shut as violence erupts
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The road leading to South Africa’s main border with Mozambique, a key export route for coal and chrome, was closed on Friday after clashes between truck drivers and minibus taxi operators who’d... 


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Richards Bay Port says it ‘may’ halt trucks carrying cargo to the port; RFA outraged
17th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Richards Bay Transnet Port Terminals (RCB TPT) says it “may” suspend the processing of trucks bringing cargo into its terminals by road. Only trucks whose vessels have been already nominated shall... 


TFR locomotives
More than half of copper cables on TFR's lines replaced with aluminium alternative
17th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Transnet has, so far, replaced about 55% of the copper cables across its national railway network with an aluminium conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) cable called Tiger Wire, Transnet Freight Rail... 


QRC appoints BMA's Lancey its president
17th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has appointed Adam Lancey its new president, succeeding Brent Gunther who is stepping down after four years in the role. Lancey is asset president of BHP... 


Sasol Secunda
Gas-supply cliff is South Africa’s next crisis, energy body says
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s supply of natural gas is set to plunge within the next three to four years and there’s a risk of a shortfall triggering the country’s next economic crisis, the head of an industry... 


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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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Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM)
17th November 2023

Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM) Group is one of the leading non-ferrous metallurgical manufacturers and suppliers in Southern Africa. With its head office and production facilities situated south of... 


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New Acland Stage 3 coal mine expansion project, Australia – update
17th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

New Acland Coal is at the centre of legal proceedings initiated by the Queensland Conservation Council. 


EXPORT IMPACT
Challenges have affected South African iron-ore producers over the past two years with lower-than-expected export volumes
Opportunities unlocked through addressing fundamentals
17th November 2023

While it is home to several significant iron-ore producers, amid the opportunities within the African iron-ore industry there are also significant challenges, as all bulk material operations... 


a raw piece of copper ore on a black background
New processing chemicals supplied to copper miner
17th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Consequent to a complete ore characteristics analysis for a new client in the copper processing sector, South African chemical company Axis House has supplied collectors, depressants and frothers... 


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Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


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South African construction sector – challenging at present but hope remains
17th November 2023

Amid the slow release of standardised bidding criteria by public sector entities, the South African civil engineering and construction sector is described as being on a “hiatus”, with it being... 


Huawei looks to accelerate rail’s digital transformation
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology giant Huawei is making inroads in delivering connectivity solutions that enable the digital transformation of the railway industry in the Southern African... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
16th November 2023

This week: South Africa has the skills to resolve the Transnet issue – Menar, and, AngloGold reaffirms 2023 production guidance 


Amith Singh
Driving South Africa forward by laying a solid foundation for the manufacturing sector
16th November 2023

Developing South Africa (SA) into a manufacturing dream performer is an ideal worth pursuing. This is particularly clear after an illuminating week at South African Auto Week. Auto Week, the... 


South Africa must recover State capacity to drive inclusive growth, seize green opportunities
15th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Two broad challenges – collapsing State capacity and spatial exclusion – have led to South Africa's economy being defined by stagnation and exclusion and the country needs a strategy to recover... 


From left ECEC deputy marketing director  Xia Lungang, Nyanza CEO Donovan Chimhandamba, ECEC chairperson Li Lixin, Nyanza chairperson William Mathamela.
South Africa’s ilmenite poised for huge value boost following China signing
15th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South African ilmenite used to manufacture titanium dioxide pigment in KwaZulu-Natal has received a major value boost with the signing of an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 


Former McEwen CFO joins Nevada Copper board
15th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Anna Ladd-Kruger, the former CFO of McEwen Mining, has been appointed to the board of Toronto-listed Nevada Copper, which is ramping up its Pumpkin Hollow underground mine in the US. Ladd-Kruger... 


New-vehicle sales down 1.8% y/y in the third quarter, but NEV sales rise
15th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

New-vehicle sales declined by 1.8% year-on-year in the third quarter of this year, but increased by 6.3% quarter-on-quarter. Notably, new energy vehicle (NEV) sales by 17 industry brands increased... 


Ivanhoe founder Robert Friedland
Ivanhoe declares maiden mineral resource estimates for two DRC copper discoveries
13th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines has published independently verified, maiden mineral resource estimates for the high-grade Makoko and Kiala deposits, within the Western Foreland exploration project, in... 


Eramet bets on lithium as it invests more in large mines
Eramet bets on lithium as it invests more in large mines
13th November 2023 By: Reuters

Eramet will go ahead with plans to add more capacity in Argentina for the battery mineral lithium and aims to double nickel mine output in Indonesia, in an investment push it sees withstanding a... 


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