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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... 

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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... 

The construction of a rainwater harvest system at Eastgate Shopping Centre will ensure optimal use of available water and reduce the centre’s reliance on municipal supply
Eastgate harvests Rainwater to boost sustainability
26th October 2023

Leading black-owned contractor Concor is constructing facilities to harvest and treat rainwater and groundwater at Eastgate Shopping Centre, adding to the centre’s sustainability and reducing its... 

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Safripol’s 10-Megawatt Sasolburg renewable energy plant shows sustainability is good for business
26th October 2023

As industry faces ongoing power supply challenges Safripol has constructed a solar farm to supply energy to their Sasolburg plant. A move that sees operational efficiencies and sustainability goals... 

Metrobus launches intelligent transport system, moves premises
25th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

City of Joburg public transport provider Metrobus has launched an intelligent transport system, which includes an automated fare collection platform, an onboard bus camera monitoring system and... 

Transnet train
Transnet to lean on Treasury for R100bn turnaround plan
25th October 2023 By: News24Wire

Transnet is seeking more than R100-billion from the Treasury over the next two years, according to the turnaround plan produced by the board.  The R100-billion includes a request that the Treasury... 

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is visiting the US this week.
Australia unveils A$2bn critical minerals boost
25th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move that underscores Australia’s goal to secure its position as a global leader in critical minerals, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled a A$2-billion expansion in critical minerals... 

Toyota Wessels Institute for Manufacturing Studies manufacturing ambassador Professor Justin Barnes
Barnes calls for overhaul of BEE, industrial policy to boost manufacturing growth
24th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Government needs to evaluate whether current industrial policy and black economic empowerment (BEE) is truly contributing to growth in the manufacturing industry, says Toyota Wessels Institute for... 

A road construction project in the Northern Cape
Sanral to cancel advertised tenders that have yet to close as it withdraws procurement policy
24th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has decided to withdraw its new Preferential Procurement Policy (PPP), which was adopted by the agency's board in May. Since adopting the... 

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Global oil demand to reach its peak this decade, IEA says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global demand for oil will reach its peak this decade, the International Energy Agency predicted for the first time, amid growing popularity of electric cars and the cooling of China’s economy. The... 

Stakeholder collaboration required to improve road freight safety
20th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Collaboration between all stakeholders in the road freight industry is critical to improving South Africa’s poor road safety record, certification body JC Auditors CEO Oliver Naidoo said at the... 

An image showing Eurasian Resources Group's Metalkol mine in the DRC
ERG partners with Chinese firm to build cobalt beneficiation facility in the DRC
20th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified natural resources group Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) has signed an agreement with China’s BGRIMM Technology Group for the construction of a cobalt beneficiation facility, in the... 

A truck at the Durban Terminals
Updated transport sector BBBEE codes key for SME integration
20th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Department of Transport is advocating for the infusion of small- and medium-sized (SMEs) into the economy through the alignment of the integrated transport sector codes with the amended generic... 

Afreximbank, Export-Import Bank of China sign $600m loan to fund loans, trade finance transactions
20th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the Export-Import Bank of China (Cexim) have signed a $600-million loan to fund loans and trade finance transactions. The purpose of the loan is to... 

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Conference hears calls for unified action
20th October 2023

During her keynote address at this year’s Southern Africa Oil and Gas Conference, Deputy Minister in the Presidency Pinky Kekana called on all sectors of South Africa to work together to realise... 

Ignatius Sehoole, Southern Africa CEO and Africa chairperson at KPMG
Ignatius Sehoole
20th October 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Ignatius Sehoole, Southern Africa CEO and Africa chairperson at audit, tax and advisory professional services firm KPMG 

Ford to add plug-in hybrid to Ranger bakkie line-up in 2025
20th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Ford will add a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its Ranger bakkie line-up from early 2025. The source plant for the vehicle has not been confirmed yet, says Ford Motor Company of Southern... 

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N3 Westville to Paradise Valley upgrade, South Africa
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails major construction and upgrades between the Westville viaduct and the Paradise Valley interchange in KwaZulu-Natal. 

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KwaBhaca to Ngcweleni river project, South Africa
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the upgrade of the N2 section from KwaBhaca to Ngcweleni river. 

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Finniss lithium project, Australia – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Core Lithium has reported an increase in the mineral resource estimate at the BP33 deposit. 

Taliban says plans to formally join China's Belt and Road Initiative
19th October 2023 By: Reuters

The Taliban administration wants to formally join Chinese President Xi Jinping's huge 'Belt and Road' infrastructure initiative and will send a technical team to China for talks, Afghanistan's... 

The Msikaba Project has deeper implications for community integration and development
Localised infrastructure upliftment with local community participation
19th October 2023

Local infrastructure development isn't just about laying roads or erecting bridges; it's about creating sustainable avenues for growth, development and integration. The localised upliftment of... 

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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