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Partnership to catalyse health and safety
10th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

In recognition of the importance of health and safety, diamond miner De Beers Group and investment holding company AfroCentric collaborated with the South African Business Coalition on Health and... 


Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits
Geoff Baars
10th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Geoff Baars, chairperson and CEO NMG Benefits, a provider of healthcare and retirement funds consulting and administration to corporate South Africa and its employees 


City of Cape Town study proves business case for electrification of vehicle fleet
10th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has wrapped up a three-year electric vehicle (EV) pilot project, which it says proves the business case for the electrification of municipal vehicle fleets.  “Battery EV... 


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Armoured Vehicle Solutions: locally manufactured armoured vehicles
10th November 2023

South African manufacturer Armoured Vehicle Solutions (AVS) has introduced a range of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) that are unique in its category. The Milcat LAV offers supreme reliability,... 


Christelle Grohmann
Collaborative strategies are key to overcoming South Africa’s poor rail, logistics performance
10th November 2023

South Africa's transport infrastructure, particularly its rail and logistics systems, are under severe strain, raising critical concerns about the nation's economic growth and employment prospects.... 


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Kasomeno-Mwenda toll road (KMTR) project, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will reduce the roundtrip for commercial transporters from Haut-Katanga’s booming mining sector, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the Port of Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, by about... 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
10th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project remains behind schedule. 


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Hino to take multiple pathways to develop cleaner trucks
9th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Truck and bus manufacturer Hino Motors says it will follow its parent company, Toyota Motor Corporation, in championing multiple powertrains as it aims for carbon neutrality by 2050.  The strategy... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Corruption threatens democracy itself, Ramaphosa says
8th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the "rampant and unbridled corruption" that has gutted the South African economy over the past few decades is not just a threat to the economy, but also to the... 


A Ford Ranger
Ford South Africa investing R5.2bn to produce PHEV Ranger model at Silverton plant
8th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

On the occasion of celebrating its 100-year anniversary, automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company South Africa (FMCSA) has announced it will start producing plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)... 


Stacks of copper cathode
Congo trucker strike blocks exports of copper and cobalt
8th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

A trucker strike in the Democratic Republic of Congo is blocking exports of copper and cobalt mined by producers including Glencore and China’s CMOC Group, according to people familiar with the... 


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Webfleet report shows jump in collisions involving trucks
7th November 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... 


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Alcohol Breathalysers (Pty) Ltd
7th November 2023

Alcohol Breathalysers supplies the iBlow10 no-contact breathalyser, a high speed no-contact alcohol breathalyser screener for testing drivers at road blocks and workers entering industrial sites... 


Wildcat hits high-grade at Tabba Tabba
6th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian lithium developer Wildcat Resources on Monday announced “exceptional” results from its Tabba Tabba lithium project, near Port Hedland, Pilbara. The latest assay results from the Leia... 


copper ore
Critical Metals moves from copper explorer to producer
3rd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

At the release of copper project developer Critical Metals’ results for the financial year ended June 30, the company celebrated its transformation from an explorer to a fully-fledged copper... 


China’s grip on Africa's minerals sparks a US response
China’s grip on Africa's minerals sparks a US response
3rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US is going full steam ahead in its effort to catch up with China in a part of the world that’s become central to the green transition: Africa’s “Copperbelt". Loaded with minerals critical to... 


Lithium producers stay bullish on EVs despite growing headwinds
Lithium producers stay bullish on EVs despite growing headwinds
3rd November 2023 By: Reuters

The world's largest lithium producers say they remain bullish on long-term demand for the battery material in the midst of recent price drops fueled by growing worries that the global pace of... 


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Woodside solar photovoltaic facility, Australia
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Woodside Energy plans to build a solar facility that includes a solar photovoltaic farm comprising up to one-million solar panels and supporting infrastructure. 


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Clanwilliam dam and irrigation scheme upgrade project, South Africa – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The first trial blasting has been undertaken on site. 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Additional testwork has been completed by two leading graphite technical specialist laboratories on the project. 


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Tomingley gold extension project, Australia – update
3rd November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The second vent rise has been completed at the Roswell deposit. 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Mining sector will not be spared from coming economic crisis
2nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Without an urgent acceleration in the implementation of growth-enhancing structural reforms, South Africa is headed for a fiscal crisis, the Minerals Council South Africa has said, noting that the... 


Raymond Suttner
Demoralisation, passivity and hope – Part Two
2nd November 2023

Apart from there needing to be a viable direction and plan to set the country on the road to reconstructing our democratic life, who can be relied on to do this, to ensure that whatever may be... 


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New-vehicle sales continue to drop, truck sales jump as rail system falters
1st November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Total new-vehicle sales in October dropped by 2%, to 45 445 units, compared with the same month last year, reports naamsa | The Automotive Business Council. This was the third consecutive month of... 


South Africa needs a pragmatic, integrated strategy for sustainable transport
1st November 2023

South Africa needs a pragmatic, integrated strategy to promote sustainable transport, according to Vishaal Lutchman, Managing Director, Transport, at leading consulting engineering and... 


The Tshipi manganese mine
Tshipi é Ntle reports lower Sept quarter output, Ebitda
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Production by Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining, which operates the Tshipi manganese mine in the Kalahari manganese field in South Africa's Northern Cape, decreased to 786 308 t in the quarter ended... 


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Projects in Progress 2023 (Second Edition)
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media's second edition of the 'Projects in Progress 2023' supplement offers a unique perspective for evaluating South Africa's current economic landscape, amid ongoing challenges, including... 


Macron lands in Putin’s backyard seeking new friends and uranium
31st October 2023 By: Bloomberg

After finding itself suddenly unwelcome in its traditional sphere of influence, France is casting further afield. That’s why president Emmanuel Macron will travel to energy-rich Central Asia this... 


Glencore chrome ore conveyance.
Full-year Glencore production guidance remains largely in line
30th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Full-year 2023 production guidance of London- and Johannesburg-listed diversified mining and marketing company Glencore remains largely in line with previous guidance. An exception is nickel,... 


Solutions to bring water to our people
Solutions to bring water to our people
30th October 2023

Proudly South African company, SBS® Tanks, has been a leader in the water security space for almost 25 years. The company has a legacy of building for better and is well-positioned to work with... 


Alternative solutions to traditional service delivery challenges
Alternative solutions to traditional service delivery challenges
30th October 2023

Municipalities face many challenges in the delivery of essential services to rural and urban communities and the commercial sector. Budgetary constraints,  key personnel shortages, and in the case... 


Equitable access to water a key priority for South Africa
Equitable access to water a key priority for South Africa
30th October 2023

SBS® Tanks recognises the challenges faced by the municipal sector to deliver equitable access to water and sanitation services to South African citizens. Municipalities that service and support... 


Delivery on the vision of service delivery excellence
Delivery on the vision of service delivery excellence
30th October 2023

The Zululand District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal has adopted a long-term vision committed to the development of the region through hard work and a common purpose. This includes the mandate to... 


Forward planning for water security using engineer designed water storage solutions
Forward planning for water security using engineer designed water storage solutions
30th October 2023

Advances in technology in the water storage and water security space have provided urban planners, municipal and civil engineers, and professionals in the sector with innovative solutions to the... 


Kodal, Hainan agree on funding terms for Bougouni lithium project
27th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

West Africa-focused lithium and gold mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals, along with Kodal Mining UK (KMUK), Hainan Mining and Hainan’s wholly owned UK-incorporated... 


Greg Nathan
Minister calls for franchise industry to engage with government
27th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

It is imperative that franchisers work with government and engage with them, including on policies, so that government can provide the support franchisers need, Small Business Development Minister... 


Danakali aims to distribute $108m to shareholders following Colluli sale
27th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Danakali has confirmed it will distribute 90% of the Colluli Potash project sale proceeds in January next year, following the sale of the project, which is located in Eritrea, in the... 


Western Cape can achieve breakout growth rates, assures its Economic Development head
27th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Western Cape economy indeed had the potential to achieve “breakout growth” rates of 4%/y to 6%/y, and the provincial government was determined to achieve these rates, through the implementation... 


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South Africans must work flat out to finalise green hydrogen commercialisation strategy
27th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has holistic use and long-term storage benefits in a world needing zero emission. It can clean up industry, shipping, manufacturing, road transport and probably air transport as... 


Broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector, Ctrack index shows
27th 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... 


The process sheet for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction progress continues at Araguaia. 


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Oakover manganese project, Australia
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated dense-media separation manganese concentrate scoping study has confirmed the project as a long-life, tier-one manganese operation. 


Afrimat group CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat continues to weather economic shocks through diversification
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mid-tier mining and materials company Afrimat’s strategy to diversify between commodities and revenue streams, coupled with stringent capital allocation, has enabled the group to continue to... 


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