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Nersa grants three electricity distribution licences in the Free State
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted three licences to Klipfontein Solar Facility, Lieliehoek Solar Facility and Sonoblomo Solar Facility for the operation of... 


Six trucks set alight on N11 amid KZN protests, traffic affected by 'spillages'
11th December 2023 By: News24Wire

Trucks have been set alight by protesters along the N11, near Amajuba Pass in KwaZulu-Natal. Six trucks were set alight when protests erupted along the N11 near Amajuba Pass in Charlestown,... 


A ship carrying containers
Global trade to contract 5% this year
11th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad), in its December 2023 ‘Global Trade Update’, says global trade in goods will decline by about $2-trillion this year, but trade in... 


ACI dips to levels last seen at start of Covid-19 as industry buckles under challenges
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz)/Industrial Development Corporation Agribusiness Confidence Index (ACI) deteriorated by ten points to 40 in the fourth quarter of the year. Notably, Agbiz... 


The new solar lighting installation improves the safety conditions for fishermen and beach goers
Solar Lighting Solution for Fisherman’s Lane  
11th December 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the solar lighting solution for the Fisherman’s Lane precinct at Strandfontein Pavilion in Muizenberg, Western Cape. The City of Cape Town has upgraded the Fisherman’s... 


A total of 1188 screenings took place at 20 locations across seven provinces in South Africa
Engen Driver Wellness records over 1 000 successful health screenings
11th December 2023

Commercial truck drivers across South Africa recently participated in Engen's annual Driver Wellness programme, receiving over a thousand free voluntary health screenings. In collaboration with... 


An image of a sugar refinery included in the BMG expansion programme
Expansion helps enhance efficiencies
8th December 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG relocated its regional service centre and opened two new facilities in September, with BMG KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) regional manager Keith van Wyk noting that the... 


Barloworld expects slowdown in mining equipment sales as commodity cycle cools
8th December 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... 


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Berg River Voëlvlei Augmentation Scheme, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Good progress has been made in the implementation activities at the scheme. 


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Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
8th December 2023

Euro Manganese has signed definitive agreements with OMRF for $100-million in nondilutive financing to advance the project. 


Location map of the Tumas uranium project
Tumas uranium project, Namibia – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Deep Yellow is making strides towards extending the mine life of its Tumas project. 


Image of drill core from the Monte Muambe project
Monte Muambe rare earths project, Mozambique
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has proposed the openpit mining of Target 1 and Target 4 at the project. 


An image of the Eloise copper mine
Eloise mine, Australia
8th December 2023 By: Nadine James

The mine is located in north Queensland, in Australia, about 60 km south-east of Cloncurry and 155 km east-south-east of Mount Isa.   


Supporting women who have stood their ground in STEM careers
7th December 2023

Pinpoint Stewards will be hosting the 3rd Annual Women and Leadership conference for women in Engineering, Infrastructure and Innovation, under the theme: develop, unite and empower.  Hosted at the... 


Gold Royalty invests $31m in Brazilian gold project
6th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Precious metals royalty and streamlining company Gold Royalty has announced it will provide $31-million in project financing to Canadian miner Aura Minerals for the Borborema gold project, in... 


Road Freight Association CEO Gavin Kelly
Greater govt support for multimodal efficiencies needed, experts agree
5th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The cost of logistics in South Africa has increased significantly in the last eight years to about R800-billion a year at present and accounting for half of all products’ inherent costs. This... 


Tug boats at the Port of Geraldton
Liontown locks in port services deal for Kathleen Valley exports
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium company Liontown Resources has put in place the final link in securing its supply chain for the export of lithium ore from its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, with... 


Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
Rio Tinto approves renewable energy project for bauxite operations
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has approved a new 12.4 MW solar farm and 8.8 MVa/2.1 MWh of battery storage to provide renewable energy for the Amrun bauxite operations near Weipa, Queensland. The... 


The Gruyere gold mine
Aus gold production falls by 5 t q/q
4th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian gold production declined by 5 t to 75 t in the quarter ended September 30, Melbourne-based gold mining consultants Surbiton Associates reports. It notes, however, that while production... 


Smart mobility in the South African context
Smart mobility in the South African context
1st December 2023

By Prof Dilip Kumar Das and Prof Mohamed Mostafa Many countries across the world are actively seeking to transform their cities into smart cities, or to establish new ones. At the core of this... 


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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New tanks acquired for fuel storage, transportation across Africa
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Celebrating 40 years in business this year, South African tank and container supplier Container World last month bought 20 container tanks, which were delivered to the company’s Durban depot, in... 


The above image depicts the range of filters provided by Cummins
Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 


Report shows uptick in truck collisions
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

The 2023 Webfleet Road Safety Report shows a jump in collisions involving trucks this year, at 1 313 incidents, compared with 1 252 collisions in 2022. The survey for the report was conducted... 


Image of mineral sands
Boonanarring and Atlas mineral sands project, Australia – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Image Resources has received A$22-million from the sale of its final bulk shipment of heavy minerals concentrate from the project.  


Baled plastic waste
Despite no consensus on global plastics instrument, South Africa is making progress – Creecy
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

While the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, held in November, could not reach a consensus on the zero-draft text for a legally binding instrument to coordinate global... 


Sishen mine team with Kathu Councillor Henriette Du Plessis at newly upgraded road
Miner Kumba resurfaces road in Kathu-Gamagara
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

As part of its social labour plan commitments, iron-ore mining company Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine has undertaken a road resurfacing project, upgrading three major roads in the Kathu-Gamagara... 


After court victory, LME bids to reboot confidence
30th November 2023 By: Reuters

As the London Metal Exchange (LME) savours its court victory over cancelled nickel trades, it still faces a host of challenges including ongoing repair of its damaged nickel contract and reputation... 


Exxaro's Grootegeluk operation
Exxaro expects lower full-year volumes, but stable demand
29th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified mining and renewable energy group Exxaro Resources says seaborne thermal coal prices have remained under pressure for most of the year, owing to weak demand in Europe and Northeast... 


Sanral to resume road tenders under interim procurement policy
29th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will on November 29 resume procurement for road construction projects, with 86 tenders to be advertised. CEO Reginald Demana has announced... 


Strike at MMG's Las Bambas copper mine in Peru to end on Thursday
29th November 2023 By: Reuters

workers union at Peru's large Las Bambas copper mine, owned by China's MMG, began a two-day strike on Tuesday to demand greater profit sharing and better transport conditions, said the union's... 


Panama to shut down First Quantum mine after ruling, President says
Panama to shut down First Quantum mine after ruling, President says
29th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Panama’s government said it will shut a giant copper mine owned by First Quantum Minerals, damping hopes that the company might be able to reach a new deal to keep operating. Authorities will... 


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... 


An image showing Road Freight Association CEO Gavin Kelly
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... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Black Friday loadshedding triggered by depletion of reserves and heat-wave demand spike
24th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa attributed the “unwelcome” ramp up in the intensity of loadshedding to Stage 6 to a need for Eskom to rebuild its emergency reserves that had been... 


Up to 6 000 Post Office jobs on the line
24th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The business rescue plan for the South African Post Office, published by the joint business rescue practitioners (BRPs) Anoosh Rooplal and Juanito Damons, is aimed at stabilising the company,... 


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... 


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Munro Vehicles has completed the first pre-production model of its white Series-M utility all-electric 4x4
Electric 4 × 4 enters production
24th November 2023

Scotland-based automotive manufacturer Munro Vehicles announced the completion of the first pre-production model of its white Series-M utility all-electric 4x4 earlier this month. The vehicle is a... 


Deon du Plessis, CEO and principal geologist at Earthlab
Deon du Plessis
24th November 2023

This week we profile Deon du Plessis, CEO and principal geologist at Earthlab, a company offering minerals exploration, mineral resources and reserves, mining studies, and data analytics, as well... 


Traveller management system
24th November 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

  “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble…” If you need reminding, these are the opening verses of the song of the three witches in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. What, you... 


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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... 


Image of the Gugulethu coal project
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Menar, telecommunications group MTN and technology giant Huawei have teamed up to bring fifth-generation technology to the Gugulethu colliery. 


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