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Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese coal prices are likely to keep falling until the start of the peak summer season, suppressing imports of the fossil fuel and taking a toll on the country’s miners. The country’s benchmark... 


Robert Theron
Drones: Taking engineering excellence to new heights with RPAS and digital scanning
29th March 2024

In the fast-paced world of engineering and technology, Proconics is leading the charge, embracing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and digital scanning to push the boundaries of what is... 


Conferences examine Africa's potential, burgeoning markets and the power of procurement and supply chain to reshape the continent’s economies
26th March 2024

Africa’s doors are open for business, with huge untapped potential across its vast markets. The procurement and supply chain professions have a pivotal role to play in Africa’s growth and success... 


Tharisa CFO Michael Jones
Tharisa to undertake $5m share buyback programme
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE- and LSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) and chrome miner Tharisa has appointed UK investment bank Peel Hunt to manage a $5-million share buyback programme on its behalf. The Tharisa board... 


Daybreak Farms Embarks on Governance Transformation Journey under New Leadership
Daybreak Farms Embarks on Governance Transformation Journey under New Leadership
14th March 2024

Daybreak Farms, a vertically integrated poultry business under the ownership of the Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd (PIC), celebrates a significant governance transformation journey set in... 


Construction of the first half of the concrete access road up the 18% incline towards the top of the mountain to ensure safe access for the turbine components
Wolf Wind Farm project advances swiftly with Concor
26th February 2024

Work is progressing well on the Wolf Wind Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, with Concor carrying out the civils balance of plant – including an innovative design for a steeply inclined... 


UPSKILLING DGC Africa, equips people with essential skills for meaningful employment, benefiting both the local workforce and international mining companies operating in the DRC
Company growing presence in the DRC
16th February 2024 By: Donna Slater

Amidst the growing global spotlight on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as a key player in copper and cobalt mining, asset integrity management and industrial solutions company DGC Africa’s –... 


Kinross carrying 2023 momentum into 2024, CEO says
15th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered Kinross Gold had a “great year” in 2023, CEO Paul Rollinson said on Wednesday, reporting that the company had met its production, cost and capital guidance, as well as... 


Mintek's GE Additive Concept Laser Mlab Cusing R machine
Mintek acquires laser bed fusion 3D printer
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

National mineral research council Mintek has acquired a laser powder bed fusion three-dimensional (3D) printer, which positions the organisation as a unique player in the mineral processing and... 


The above image depicts the DIV forklift trucks and warehouse equipment that is being incorporated into the Bobcat brand
Rebranding of premier forklift brand
9th February 2024

Key player in the industrial warehousing equipment sector Goscor Lift Trucks (GLT) announced the rebranding of its premier forklift brand, Doosan, which will now be supplied under the Bobcat livery... 


Artist's impression of the Msikaba bridge
N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge project – Msikaba bridge, South Africa – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

South African National Roads Agency has reported that cable-stay strands for the project will need to be imported. 


Rows of round steel bars
Downstream companies implore ArcelorMittal South Africa, govt to avoid long steel plant closures
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African downstream steel industry has urgently appealed to both steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and the government to find immediate solutions that will allow the... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


"Sungrow's Global Recognition: No. 12 on 2023 Fortune Future 50 List, is reinforcing its presence in South Africa"
12th January 2024

Sungrow Power Supply, a major player in global inverter brand with 405GW installed worldwide, reinforces its presence in South Africa, offering dependable power solutions during the country's... 


Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


Modular power solutions provided by Release by Scatec
Release by Scatec secures $100m loan, guarantee from the IFC
14th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Modular solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage offering Release by Scatec has signed a $100-million loan agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), as part of a larger... 


An image depicting Henkel and Hudson Rubber signing the agreement at the recent NAACAM Show 2023.
Partnership enables local manufacture of vehicle sealing, acoustic solutions
8th December 2023

Chemicals and consumer goods company Henkel South Africa is partnering with Hammanskraal-based rubber and plastics manufacturer Hudson Rubber, in Gauteng, to locally fabricate Henkel’s vehicle... 


China's economic growth is forecast to slow to 4.7% in 2024, compared with 5.2% this year.
BMI unpacks key mining, metal trends forecast for 2024
4th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research agency BMI expects only a slight improvement to mineral and metals prices next year owing to continued weak demand in mainland China and overall global growth deceleration. Global growth... 


Winners of the 2023 Irish Tech Challenge South Africa announced
22nd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Embassy of the Republic of Ireland have jointly announced that five South African growth-stage technology startup companies, out of... 


 Niroshma Chetty, CEO of Avon and Dedisa Peaking Power
Niroshma Chetty
3rd November 2023

This week we profile Niroshma Chetty, CEO of Avon and Dedisa Peaking Power, which, as open-cycle gas-turbine facilities, play a pivotal role in South Africa by providing electricity during periods... 


Sluggish renewal won’t wash
3rd November 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Save for several years after his unceremonious ouster as head of State, triggering what some have described as an understandable sulk, former President Thabo Mbeki has never been one to mince his... 


Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada’s C$1.5bn critical minerals infrastructure fund launches
1st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Tuesday announced that the Critical Minerals Infrastructure Fund (CMIF) would begin accepting applications when it opened its... 


Solar pumps can increase crop yield
13th October 2023

A new study, led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) under the research project Renewables for African Agriculture (RE4AFAGRI), published in Environmental Research... 


Steps to Achieving ISO 14001 Certification: A Guide for Eco-Conscious Companies
Steps to Achieving ISO 14001 Certification: A Guide for Eco-Conscious Companies
11th October 2023

(Virtual Showroom): In an era where environmental responsibility is at the forefront of business practices, achieving ISO 14001 certification has become a hallmark of commitment to sustainable... 


A view of the Made in the Cape Market
Pop-up showcase for Western Cape exporters during October inaugurated
9th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Western Cape provincial trade, investment and tourism promotion agency Wesgro on Friday inaugurated its “Made in the Cape Market”, at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The market will run throughout... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Monage elected Seifsa president
6th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Industry veteran and industrialist Elias Monage has been elected president of the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) at the organisation’s annual general... 


Smart conveyor system boosts safety
6th October 2023

Positioned as the “future” of idler roller monitoring in conveyor systems, the Smart Mine’s artificial intelligence of things (AIoT) Smart Conveyor solution from automation, hydraulics and mobile... 


Solar PV panels
SAPVIA launches solar PV data portal for members
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has launched a new data portal that gives its members access to periodic data about solar installations across the country. The project,... 


Energy Council of South Africa chairperson and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Business, govt collaboration showing signs of success in addressing multiple crises
4th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business is working to add more than 10 GW of generation capacity to the electricity system by the end of next year, which would effectively end loadshedding in South Africa, Sasol president and... 


THROUGH THE HAZE: While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this Arizona airport pictured during a recent protracted heat wave. Bloomberg reports that airports around the world are relocating sensitive electrical equipment to rooftops to protect it from flooding, reinforcing runways to handle extreme temperature swings and revving up air conditioning as climate change complicates operations. Photograph: Bloomberg
THROUGH THE HAZE
29th September 2023

While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South Africa to motivate for Agoa renewal for Africa's development
27th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

South Africa will motivate for the extension and renewal of the US preferential trade framework the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) for itself and other African countries on the basis... 


OVK Group Successfully Completes Warehouse Refurbishment Project in Gqeberha
OVK Group Successfully Completes Warehouse Refurbishment Project in Gqeberha
20th September 2023

The OVK Group, a leading agricultural company headquartered in Ladybrand, South Africa, has showcased its commitment to progress with the completion of a significant warehouse refurbishment project... 


Hudbay expands its reach in the Snow Lake region
Hudbay expands its reach in the Snow Lake region
15th September 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Dual-listed Hudbay Minerals has marked a milestone in its growth journey by completing the acquisition of Rockcliff Metals. This move strengthens Hudbay’s position in the Snow Lake region of... 


Final cleaning underway on a foundation
Concor conquers rocky terrain forging access for Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility
28th August 2023

Constructing wind energy facilities on mountains presents unique challenges, particularly in terms of accessing the construction sites. The Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility, situated near Noupoort... 


Image shows an Iluka operation
Iluka pauses synthetic rutile production after tough half
23rd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Iluka has closed a tough first half, with revenues and profits falling on the back of subdued demand. The ASX-listed company on Wednesday reported that mineral sands revenue... 


Standard Bank personal and private digital and ecommerce head Belinda Rathogwa
Banks have a role in encouraging mindful online behaviour
21st August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services organisations have an important role to play in informing and encouraging their clients to be vigilant when using digital platforms as fraud and cybersecurity risks continue to... 


AHK gets behind critical minerals traceability development
14th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent analysis and inspection services provider Alfred H Knight (AHK) is participating in the European Union’s ‘MaDiTraCe’ project to develop and integrate technological solutions for... 


Image of a man handling hot liquid
Furnace upgrades enhance productivity
11th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 


Glass fibre reinforced polymer products set to benefit S Africa
Glass fibre reinforced polymer products set to benefit S Africa
10th August 2023

Fibre composites are becoming increasingly popular as alternatives to steel reinforcements used in reinforced concrete in industries such as road construction, civil and commercial construction,... 


Renewable energy and hydrogen infrastructure
Unido, Hydrogen Council sign hydrogen standards, best practices and dialogue declaration
4th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) and global private sector hydrogen organisation the Hydrogen Council have signed a joint declaration reinforcing ongoing... 


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