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Grupo Mexico proposes work group to address Sonora river contamination, Lopez Obrador says
19th October 2023 By: Reuters

Mexican mining and transportation conglomerate Grupo Mexico sent a proposal to the interior ministry to establish a work group to address contamination of the Bacanuchi river in Mexico's northern... 


Greg Mills & Ray Hartley
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Scenarios for South Africa's Uncertain Future – Ray Hartley, Greg Mills, Mills Soko
19th October 2023

South Africa is facing an extraordinary ‘polycrisis’. The dimensions of this crisis include an energy collapse; a failing rail network; weak education outcomes; an interrupted water supply; and the... 


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Water – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Water – Midyear Brief 2023 is a two-page synopsis of key developments in the sector over the past 12 months. The brief posits that South Africa’s water security challenges are intensifying,... 


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Hydrogen – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Hydrogen – Midyear Brief 2023 is a two-page synopsis of key developments in the sector over the past 12 months. The sector is still in its infancy but presents a vital opportunity for South... 


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Construction – Midyear Review 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Construction – Midyear Review 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in the construction sector over the past 12 months, which is yet to recover to pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels of... 


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Platinum – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Platinum MYB is a three-page synopsis of key developments in the platinum group metals market over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s supply and demand, and mergers and... 


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Iron-Ore – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Iron-Ore Iron-Ore – Midyear Brief 2023 is a two-page synopsis of key developments in the iron-ore market over the past 12 months, including South Africa’s iron-ore production and the rail... 


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Gold – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Gold – Midyear Brief 2023 is a two-page synopsis of key developments in the gold market over the past 12 months, which experienced a glittering ascent in the first half of 2023, asserting its... 


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Coal – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Coal – Midyear Brief 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in South Africa’s coal sector over the past 12 months. The sector still dominates the country’s energy mix, however, it is... 


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Pumps – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Pumps – Midyear Brief 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in the pumps market over the past 12 months, which has been on a growth trajectory for years, with the trend expected to... 


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Manufacturing – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Manufacturing – Midyear Brief 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in the global manufacturing sector over the past 12 months, which continues to surpass the performance of... 


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Steel – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel – Midyear Review 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in South Africa’s steel sector over the past 12 months, which finds itself under great pressure, owing to a prolonged... 


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Roads, Rail & Ports – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Roads, Rail & Ports – Midyear Brief 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in South Africa’s roads, rail and ports sector over the past 12 months. It examines the increasing concerns... 


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Agriculture 2023 – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Agriculture – Midyear Brief 2023 is a two-page  synopsis of key developments in the agriculture sector over the past 12 months. It focuses on current food price inflation in South Africa, as... 


Rio Tinto flags return to record iron-ore production
Rio Tinto flags return to record iron-ore production
18th October 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto plans to raise output by 16% at its newest iron-ore mine in Western Australia as it sets out step by step changes that will bring it back to record production levels as soon as 2025. The... 


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BHP reports a mixed bag
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major BHP has seen production in the first quarter ended September drop across most of its commodities, apart from copper, compared with the fourth quarter of the 2023 financial year.... 


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Automotive – Midyear Brief 2023
17th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Automotive Midyear Brief is a two-page synopsis of key developments in the automotive sector over the past 12 months. It provides an overview of the promising future of electric vehicles and... 


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Tharisa extends out Karo platinum project commissioning timeline by 12 months
17th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The continued weakening of platinum group metal (PGM) prices and macroeconomics have resulted in the Karo platinum project timeline for commissioning being extended out by 12 months to June 2025,... 


Rio Tinto slashes IOC guidance
Rio Tinto slashes IOC guidance
17th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has reduced the full-year guidance of its iron-ore operations in Canada, citing extended plant downtime and conveyor belt failures. Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC)... 


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Ramaphosa rules out privatisating State companies
17th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated that his administration wasn’t moving to privatize state-owned companies as the government initiates reforms to clean up their balance sheets and revive their... 


Mavuso highlights economic green shoots amid reforms
16th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has highlighted sources of optimism in the South African economy despite various challenges hampering its growth potential. For example,... 


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Embattled Transnet seeks South Africa’s support to turnaround
16th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s embattled State-owned freight-rail and ports company identified areas that require immediate state support in a turnaround plan that is being submitted to the government. Transnet's... 


Bentley Systems names winners of 2023 Going Digital Awards
16th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Companies hailing from the US, the UK and Australia are among those that bagged awards at this year’s Bentley Systems Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure, which honours the work of Bentley... 


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Automotive transition presents value chain opportunities
13th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The transition of the automotive industry to new energy vehicles holds potential to impact on many other industries, including mining, manufacturing, freight and energy, but collaboration and a... 


Digital twins helping to save engineering hours on infrastructure projects
13th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems has described 2023 as a groundbreaking year for infrastructure intelligence, with organisations globally overcoming the ever-growing... 


Railway project midway to completion
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Japan-based railway signal and track maintenance equipment manufacturer Hayashi Soji is midway through the second phase of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) railway project in South... 


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Rail protocol ratification approved
13th October 2023

The South African Cabinet formally approved the submission of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention (LRP) to Parliament for ratification, in June 2023. Formal ratification is... 


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Local manufacturers poised to support sector
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Local manufacturers are well positioned to support the South African railway and transportation sector through products, services and maintenance support tailored to the specific needs of the... 


R575m Goodwood social housing project gears up for its first tenants
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tenanting is set to begin in November on the 330-unit first phase of the Goodwood social housing megaproject, which will, once completed, provide affordable rental opportunities for more than 1 000... 


Neglect, mismanagement threaten S Africa's once-promising transport infrastructure, warns Cesa
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa boasts extensive road and railway systems, along with well-equipped ports and airports, some of which are comparable to infrastructure in developed nations. However, a lack of... 


Consumer Goods Council of South Africa co-chair Gareth Ackerman
Consumer goods body counts cost of loadshedding, poverty, failing infrastructure
12th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The consumer goods industry's largest representative body warned on Wednesday that the cost of load shedding, failing infrastructure and rising poverty were a "potentially lethal cocktail"... 


#UniteBehind launches court battle for Cape Town railway control
12th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Civil society organisation #UniteBehind has launched a court bid to compel the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) to hand over the running and management of the railway system in the... 


Bleak outlook for third-quarter economic growth in South Africa
11th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

September reflected another month of weakened economic activity in South Africa, indicating bleak prospects for the economy’s growth in the third quarter, automated clearing house BankservAfrica’s... 


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Broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector – Ctrack index
11th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (CTFI) retreated further during August, to an index level of 118.8, the lowest since February, when it was at 116.7.  This represents a 1.5% decrease. It is... 


South Africa's freight rail and ports crisis in the spotlight at supply chain conference
11th October 2023

Urgency and hope were the key messages delivered in an important update on the National Logistics Crisis Committee’s (NLCC’s) work at the recent SAPICS Spring Conference in Johannesburg. A panel... 


Dhiren Vanmali
Opinion: Speedbumps, not roadblocks, beckon South African bakkie builders
10th October 2023

In this opinion article, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa sales operations executive director Dhiren Vanmali writes that South Africa's hosting of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)... 


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Ministerial meddling in SOE leadership sparks dysfunction – BLSA
9th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has voiced her concern over Ministerial meddling in State-owned enterprise (SOE) leadership decisions.  “Good governance starts with a board... 


African Rail Industry Association CEO Mesela Kope-Nhlapo
Rail industry needs all hands on deck if it is to be saved – industry association
6th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The resignation of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Siza Mzimela just days after Transnet group CEO Portia Derby announced that she will be stepping down has highlighted the urgent need for key... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Eskom to have CEO by year end – Gordhan
6th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa will name a chief executive officer for beleaguered power utility Eskom by the end of the year, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said. Eskom has been without a full-time head... 


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Local sector facing pressures
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid power outages, poor service delivery, a depressed global economic environment and a declining domestic economy, the South African steel and engineering sector is described as a “sector in... 


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Lobito rail corridor, Angola
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Lobito rail corridor has great potential to boost the development of sectors along the line, including heavy industry, agriculture and mining, creating new jobs and new opportunities. 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has signed an agreement with the US International Development Finance Corporation to provide funding for the definitive feasibility study programme on the Orom-Cross project. 


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TFR undertaking initiatives to address constraints, outgoing CEO says
5th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), as a division of Transnet, is affected by three major constraints hampering the entity; however, there are initiatives under way to mitigate this and some progress is... 


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