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Coal – Midyear Brief 2023
18th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Coal – Midyear Brief 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in South Africa’s coal sector over the past 12 months. The sector still dominates the country’s energy mix, however, it is... 


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BMA assures strike at Lebombo border will not disrupt services
18th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Border Management Authority (BMA) has assured that the planned strike action at the Lebombo border by the Nkomazi community on October 18 will be closely monitored to ensure no disruption of... 


Scoping study proves Altona’s Mozambique rare earths project viable
18th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed rare earths exploration and development company Altona says a newly released scoping study demonstrates the potential for its Monte Muambe rare earths project, in northwestern... 


Supplemental EIS poses fresh challenge for Ambler road project
Supplemental EIS poses fresh challenge for Ambler road project
17th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

In north-western Alaska, the Ambler road project, a vital highway aimed at unlocking access to valuable mineral deposits, faces a fresh setback. The Bureau of Land Management has issued a draft... 


A passion for refuse is growing small business, saving the planet
A passion for refuse is growing small business, saving the planet
17th October 2023

The critical service of dealing with the country’s waste is big business: the local sector is valued at over R5bn and is deemed one the of most efficient on the continent. Dealing with around 122... 


Craig Miller, Priscillah Mabelane and Peter van Binsbergen
Sasol, Anglo American Platinum and BMW ink deal to test hydrogen cars in SA
16th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Anglo American Platinum, BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA) and Sasol have partnered to prove that a hydrogen mobility ecosystem can operate successfully within South Africa. The three companies on... 


Fortescue opens UK tech innovation center
16th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Fortescue has cut the ribbon on its $23-million technical innovation centre in the UK. The Kidlington facility will focus on the technical development, testing and prototype production... 


Barrick CEO Mark Bristow
Special mining lease clears the way for Barrick's Porgera to restart
13th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The 700 000 oz/y Porgera gold mine, in Papua New Guinea, is poised to restart before the end of the year, Barrick president and CEO Mark Bristow affirmed on Friday. “It’s been a long road, but the... 


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Automotive transition presents value chain opportunities
13th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The transition of the automotive industry to new energy vehicles holds potential to impact on many other industries, including mining, manufacturing, freight and energy, but collaboration and a... 


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Rail protocol ratification approved
13th October 2023

The South African Cabinet formally approved the submission of the Luxembourg Rail Protocol to the Cape Town Convention (LRP) to Parliament for ratification, in June 2023. Formal ratification is... 


Climate summits are about both reality and unreality
13th October 2023 By: Saliem Fakir

Climate gatherings are traditional stomping grounds where calls for radical change can be met with lukewarm or whimsical responses, but you can be left with the illusion of progress having been... 


TES providers simplify recruitment processes
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The logistics sector can significantly benefit from temporary employment service (TES) providers in bridging the skills gap and improving efficiencies. Further, through working with TES providers,... 


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EVs are coming, but can SA’s power grid support this rapidly rising technology?
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Whether South Africans like it or not, electric vehicles – EVs, those zero-emission vehicles that must be plugged in to run – are coming. You may adore the purr of a powerful V6 engine, but... 


R575m Goodwood social housing project gears up for its first tenants
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tenanting is set to begin in November on the 330-unit first phase of the Goodwood social housing megaproject, which will, once completed, provide affordable rental opportunities for more than 1 000... 


Tyre import rumblings
13th October 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

In the Government Gazette of September 29, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) extended an invitation for comment, by October 13, on the proposed introduction... 


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EVs are coming, but can SA’s power grid support this rapidly rising technology?
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Whether South Africans like it or not, electric vehicles – EVs, those zero-emission vehicles that must be plugged in to run – are coming. You may adore the purr of a powerful V6 engine, but... 


Neglect, mismanagement threaten S Africa's once-promising transport infrastructure, warns Cesa
13th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

South Africa boasts extensive road and railway systems, along with well-equipped ports and airports, some of which are comparable to infrastructure in developed nations. However, a lack of... 


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It’s a yes for EVs, shows City of Cape Town study
12th October 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... 


Consumer Goods Council of South Africa co-chair Gareth Ackerman
Consumer goods body counts cost of loadshedding, poverty, failing infrastructure
12th October 2023 By: News24Wire

The consumer goods industry's largest representative body warned on Wednesday that the cost of load shedding, failing infrastructure and rising poverty were a "potentially lethal cocktail"... 


Plug CEO Andy Marsh.
Americans, Australians partner to build out, scale up global green hydrogen ecosystem
12th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Building out and scaling up a global green hydrogen ecosystem collaboratively is at the heart of an American-Australian business partnership announced this week amid 30-plus countries already... 


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Astron Energy launches the Astron Energy fleet card app
12th October 2023

Following the launch of the Astron Energy Fleet card in 2022, fuel company Astron Energy has now added a further feature with the launch of the new Fleet card app to help their Fleet card customers... 


Ever wondered what type of activities requires Environmental Authorisation (EA)?
Ever wondered what type of activities requires Environmental Authorisation (EA)?
11th October 2023

(Virtual Showroom): In South Africa, Environmental Authorisation (EA) is required for certain activities that have the potential to significantly impact the environment. The authorisation process... 


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Broad-based strain evident in the logistics sector – Ctrack index
11th 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... 


Boies Schiller Flexner partner Timothy Foden
Lawyer warns new Mali Mining Code might deter new investors
11th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The new Mali Mining Code allows the government to take a 10% stake in new mining projects, while also giving the State the option to buy an additional 20% within the first two years of commercial... 


Dhiren Vanmali
Opinion: Speedbumps, not roadblocks, beckon South African bakkie builders
10th October 2023

In this opinion article, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa sales operations executive director Dhiren Vanmali writes that South Africa's hosting of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa)... 


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Industries must choose and move on most important hydrogen uses first
10th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Hydrogen can be used in a range of applications and it is important to select the most important use cases for green hydrogen, upon which industries worldwide must then move on. Multinational gas... 


Stable production, higher price boosts Alphamin's third-quarter Ebitda
9th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V- and AltX-listed Alphamin Resources achieved earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $38.3-million for the quarter ended September 30, compared with the... 


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Balwin opens newly built dual carriageway in Pretoria
9th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed Balwin Properties inaugurated a newly built dual carriageway on October 6. It is hoped that the new carriageway will alleviate traffic congestion in the Hazeldean area in Pretoria East.... 


Raymond Suttner
The continuing crisis: can we find a way forward?
9th October 2023

Very many people now have a sense of the scale of the crisis that we face in South Africa.  New features seem to emerge with some regularity and with tragic yet dramatic effect, as with taxis... 


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International Finance Corporation to develop offshore wind power road map for South Africa
6th October 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank group, is to develop an offshore wind power road map for South Africa, IFC Principal Renewable Energy Specialist Sean Whittaker... 


BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award
BEKA Schréder Wins the President’s Award at 2023 AMEU Convention 
6th October 2023

BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award at the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) 2023 President's Awards. The 2023 President’s Awards... 


Site map of the Marmato gold project
Marmato lower gold mine project, Colombia
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Aris Mining plans to develop a new underground mine at the project and a processing facility. 


Process flowsheet for the Araguaia
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that costs at its Araguaia nickel project will increase by at least 35% and that first production will be delayed. 


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Finniss lithium project, Australia – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Core Lithium has reported that the early works and updated feasibility study at BP33 are progressing well. 


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Orom-Cross graphite project, Uganda – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Blencowe Resources has signed an agreement with the US International Development Finance Corporation to provide funding for the definitive feasibility study programme on the Orom-Cross project. 


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Commission recommends Tribunal approve ACSA's acquisition of bpSA's aviation fuel supply assets at two airports
5th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal unconditionally approve the proposed transaction whereby the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) intends to acquire the... 


SATMC launches tyre safety programme to boost road safety
SATMC launches tyre safety programme to boost road safety
4th October 2023

Automotive industry body the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) hosted a launch event for its tyre safety programme on September 1 in Pretoria.  


Engen Driver Wellness back in the spotlight this Transport Month 
Engen Driver Wellness back in the spotlight this Transport Month 
4th October 2023

Engen Driver Wellness again takes the front seat this October, ensuring that truck driver health and wellness, and road safety in general is prioritised.    In partnership with Trucking Wellness,... 


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East London handles first shipment of export manganese
3rd October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The East London port received its first export manganese call on October 3 when vessel MV BBG Leader docked to load 30 000 metric tonnes at the East London Multipurpose Terminal. In preparation,... 


Zambia, DRC kick off major road project
3rd October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia have broken ground at the Lualapa river bridge site, marking the start of the Kasomeno-Mwenda Toll Road (KMTR) project. The new... 


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Fenix secures 10mt of iron-ore in WA
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Fenix Resources has struck a deal with Sinosteel Midwest Corporation (SMC) for the exclusive right to mine and export up to 10-million tonnes of iron-ore from the Beebyn-W11 iron-ore... 


Four key considerations informing NEV policy space in South Africa
2nd October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As South Africa’s automotive industry explores adopting new energy vehicles (NEVs), there are four key considerations that are informing policies and initiatives around this, Trade & Industrial... 


Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 


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