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Curtailment framework in play for current renewables bidding round, Ramokgopa confirms
11th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa and the Independent Power Producer Office (IPPO) have both confirmed that the curtailment framework outlined by Eskom in January is immediately available... 


Gold Fields' Khanyisa solar plant at South Deep
Gold Fields to build its biggest renewable energy project yet at St Ives
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields’ board has approved a A$296-million, or $195-million, renewable energy project to be built at the St Ives mine, in Western Australia. The plant, comprising 42 MW... 


Nucor Steel Brandenburg celebrates inauguration of new facility with one of world’s largest and most advanced continuous casting plants
11th March 2024

Sustainably produced steel for the US energy sector Nucor and SMS group, close partners for over 35 years As a lifecycle partner, SMS operates a repair service center at the Brandenburg site Nucor... 


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Ramaphosa assures Eskom working on increasing electricity generation capacity
11th March 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa noted on Monday that Eskom, under the leadership of its new Group CEO, is finalising an agreement with business to deploy additional independent skilled experts to support... 


China’s big policy meet offers little to excite commodity bulls
China’s big policy meet offers little to excite commodity bulls
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s highest profile political event of the year provided little cheer for commodities bulls hoping for a jolt to demand in the world’s biggest market for raw materials. The National People’s... 


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New diagnostic tool for rotating machinery
8th March 2024

SKF has extended its Microlog Analyzer range of data collection devices to include its Microlog Analyzer dBX. The company says the new device represents a leap forward in data collection efficiency... 


Marnus Koorts, General Manager Pump Products at Weir Minerals Africa
Lifecycle approach with OEM parts for sustainable pumping solutions
8th March 2024

Capital equipment like pumps operate only as well as their components and wear parts allow, so it makes little sense to risk this performance by installing a replicated part. “Mining and other... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


John Ciganek, MD and CEO of Vanadium Resources
John Ciganek
8th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile John Ciganek, MD and CEO of Vanadium Resources, a developer and ultimately producer of vanadium 


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Teraco moves to grow and green SA data-centre footprint
8th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital transformation is happening in every industry and digitalisation of the economy is intensifying the need for highly available, and sustainable, information and communication technology... 


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Teraco moves to grow and green SA data-centre footprint
8th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital transformation is happening in every industry and digitalisation of the economy is intensifying the need for highly available, and sustainable, information and communication technology... 


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Resolution copper mining project, US – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The US appeals court has narrowly ruled that the federal government may give away thousands of acres in Arizona to Rio Tinto for the Resolution copper project. 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


Murray & Roberts CEO Henry Laas
M&R weighing capital-light re-entry into Australian mining market
7th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) says it still intends to regain a foothold in the Australian mining market, which it lost when RUC’s Australian holding company entered voluntary administration in... 


Transmission lines
Trading, transmission key factors in a liberalised South African electricity market
7th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

With the liberalisation of the South African electricity market, energy trading will become increasingly important. So highlighted Investec Project Finance Director Franca Sandham. She was... 


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M&R gets back on track with narrowed losses, lower debt
6th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Murray & Roberts (M&R) has reported a significant year-on-year reduction in its attributable loss for the six months ended December 31, 2023, signalling a positive turn in its financial... 


Gen AI, sustainability, monetisation key themes of 2024 TMT predictions
6th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Generative artificial intelligence (AI), sustainability and monetisation have emerged as three key themes in the 2024 edition of advisory firm Deloitte’s 'Technology, Media and Telecommunications... 


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World Bank is supporting the rollout of distributed renewable energy in Africa, globally
6th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Distributed renewable energy (DRE) is going to be essential to achieve the goal of universal access to energy by 2030, both in Africa and globally. So highlighted World Bank Energy Sector... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
6th March 2024

This week: Implats expecting phased reduction in group output; Green energy integrated into Harmony Gold operations and, Harmony Gold board approves R7.9bn project on back of superb half-year results 


Transmission infrastructure in South Africa
New fund to finance cross-border electricity transmission in Southern Africa
6th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Southern African Power Pool’s (SAPP’s) Regional Transmission Infrastructure Financing Facility (RTIFF) will be managed by climate-focused blended finance fund manager Climate Fund Managers... 


South African renewable energy IPP project equity returns – are they still attractive?
South African renewable energy IPP project equity returns – are they still attractive?
6th March 2024

How can investors improve margin in the energy value chain – circa >100 MW projects and above By: Enriko Fourie, Transaction Advisor at Cresco Group 


RES4Africa releases latest study findings
5th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Sustainable energy organisation the Renewable Energy Solutions for Africa Foundation (RES4Africa) unveiled its latest study - conducted with South African power utility Eskom and technical... 


Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Real progress being made against loadshedding in recent months, says Energy Council CEO
5th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of hours of loadshedding in South Africa has been cut by 67% over the past three-and-a-half months, Energy Council of South Africa CEO James MacKay highlighted on Monday evening. He was... 


Bid Window 8 the last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
Bid Window 8 the last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
5th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bid Window 8 of government’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme will be the last bid window under IRP 2019, says Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. “We’ll... 


JG Afrika is pleased to announce the promotion of valued team members
JG Afrika is pleased to announce promotions of team members
5th March 2024

JG Afrika (Pty) Ltd, a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental consultancy, is pleased to announce the promotion of Emma Day and Jefrey Pilusa to Technical Director; Adrian... 


Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Solar, battery, inverter imports surged to R70bn in 2023 as wind turbines recovered from two-year lull
4th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South African imports of solar panels, lithium-ion batteries and inverters climbed to a record $3.8-billion last year, or about R70-billion, while imports of wind turbines began to recover... 


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Bidvest grows trading profit, declares dividend, pursuing further acquisitions
4th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed diversified services, trading and distribution company Bidvest recorded an 8.8% year-on-year increase in revenue to R62.2-billion andan 11.8% increase in trading profit to R6.5-billion... 


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ACTOM Distribution Transformers secures order to supply NECRT units to Kamoa copper mine
4th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ACTOM Distribution Transformers recently secured an order for the supply of its neutral electromagnetic couplers with earthing resistors and an auxiliary transformer (NECRTs) to the Kamoa copper... 


In blow to Native Americans, US court approves land swap for Rio's Arizona copper mine
In blow to Native Americans, US court approves land swap for Rio's Arizona copper mine
3rd March 2024 By: Reuters

A US appeals court on Friday narrowly ruled that the federal government may give away thousands of acres in Arizona to Rio Tinto for a copper mine, upholding a previous ruling and rejecting an... 


Exports drive Multotec’s local manufacturing expansion
Exports drive Multotec’s local manufacturing expansion
3rd March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

To support the growth of its export business, South African mineral processing specialist Multotec has invested in the expansion of its facilities and now has about 80 000 m² of manufacturing and... 


Understated outlook for construction industry, but potential positives
1st March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Some positive growth experienced in several indicators in the construction sector tapered off in the last quarter of 2023, and this loss in momentum continued into this year. It remains to be seen... 


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More warehouse space across South Africa
1st March 2024

Logistics service provider Rhenus South Africa is expanding its warehousing capacities in South Africa. The company’s integrated warehousing services will be particularly focused on providing... 


EWSETA CEO Mpho Mookapele
EWSETA develops, implements specialised renewable energy, water training programmes
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

To support the development of critical skills within the water and energy sector, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is developing and implementing specialised... 


Africa Energy Indaba 2024 kicks off next week
1st March 2024

The stage is set for the much-anticipated Africa Energy Indaba 2024, Africa's premier energy conference and exhibition, taking place next week. This flagship event promises to convene industry... 


Paul Dunne
Northam declares cash dividend, boosts self-generation
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed mining company Northam Platinum on Friday declared a cash interim dividend after reporting strong performance from all group operations in the six months to the... 


East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
East Africa – a sustainability journey on course
1st March 2024

By Carol Koech, Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In the first part of my East African sustainability journey blog series, I will... 


Implats group executive: refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Implats experiencing strong PGMs demand, working on pulling hydrogen uptake closer
1st March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining, refining, and marketing company Implats, which reported solid production in a low-price environment on Thursday, is ironically still experiencing strong demand... 


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Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


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Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 7, South Africa
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bid submission for Bid Window 7 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme is scheduled for April 30, 2024. 


M&R to report narrowed losses, improved capital structure
29th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed engineering and contracting services company Murray & Roberts (M&R) on February 29 said it has made meaningful progress towards implementing a sustainable capital structure. In a trading... 


Anglo American's Africa and Australia Regional Director Themba Mkhwanazi.
Project finance clinched for 520 MW South African wind, solar projects – Anglo
29th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and London-listed diversified mining and marketing company Anglo American announced on Thursday that jointly owned renewable energy venture with EDF Renewables, Envusa Energy, has... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa to Open SIDSSA 24
29th February 2024

SIDSSA 2024 will bring new energy projects to the market for investment and infrastructure-led socioeconomic growth. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will open the Sustainable Infrastructure... 


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How to Choose the Right Alternative Energy Solution
29th February 2024

By carefully planning the deployment of alternative energy solutions, businesses can maximise their effectiveness and minimise investment risks.  


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