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An image of trainees in the HDGASA's hot dip galvanising programme
Association remains steadfast amid challenging conditions
Updated 2 hours 50 minutes ago By: Nadine Ramdass

On the back of the energy crisis and poor economic growth, steel consumption has decreased, resulting in the steel and steel-related industries contracting over the past decade. Despite these... 


Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium commits to real change
Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium commits to real change
29th February 2024

The Minister of Transport, Ms Sindisiwe Chikunga, is proud to announce the unveiling of The Department’s programme for the inaugural Truck Driver Safety and Wellness Symposium. The Symposium will... 


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... 


Image of an Ox Delivers truck
Pay-per-load electric truck group to roll out next-gen vehicle in March
28th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Pay-per-load trucking company OX Delivers will start building the third generation OX4 electric truck in March, with knock-down kit delivery for assembly in local markets to follow. “Based on... 


BLSA CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
‘Deep’ reforms, Transnet appointments key to dealing with South Africa’s logistics crisis – BLSA
26th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With commodity prices declining and mining companies being unable to get output to their markets owing to issues with the rail and port services that State-owned utility Transnet provides, business... 


An image depicting a car with the Aspinall Foundation logo on the side
Partnership set to establish one of the largest Big Five game reserves in South Africa, serve as exemplar PPP
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) has partnered with non-governmental organisation the Aspinall Foundation and its South African subsidiary WeWild Africa to create one of the largest... 


An image of Dr Mehran Zarrebini posing in front of waste tires
Firm emphasises valorisation
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

To advance circularity and sustainability in the rubber manufacturing industry, leading rubber crumb manufacturer Mathe Group emphasises a strong focus on valorising waste rubber as a means of... 


And the actual?
23rd February 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

‘Actual’ means to exist in fact – in other words, to be real. There are not many occasions, during the course of the year, when I despair at having to write a piece for this column. The State of... 


Image of the MV Mpungu
Lake Victoria freight vessel aims to cut travel time by up to three days
22nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Mpungu freight vessel has made its debut on Lake Victoria, in East Africa. The Mpungu will be Lake Victoria’s first scheduled roll-on/roll-off freight vessel, addressing the need for a reliable... 


A farm with irrigation equipment
Innovative interventions needed to turn around underperforming growth trajectory – Agbiz
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Against the backdrop of a profoundly challenging macroeconomic environment where South Africa’s economy is expected to continue underperforming, averaging at 1.6% growth in the next three years,... 


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Major hydrogen economy developments in SA
21st February 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses BMW's hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads; Heraeus and Sibanye-Stillwater’s PGMs partnership to boost the hydrogen economy; and South... 


DBSA’s new Project Vumela financing instrument to help municipalities fund bulk infrastructure investment
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has introduced a new financing instrument called Project Vumela, which blends municipal revenue sources with financing... 


E-toll gantries
Gauteng govt has yet to show how it will finance its portion of GFIP debt
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Gauteng provincial government has yet to show how it will fund its previously agreed 30% contribution of R12.9-billion of the total outstanding debt of R47-billion for phase 1 of the Gauteng... 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde
Western Cape already being hit by climate change, seeking to make itself resilient
21st February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Western Cape is already feeling the effects of climate change, provincial Premier Alan Winde highlighted on Wednesday. He was addressing the Africa Green Economy Summit 2024, in Cape Town. The... 


Aerial view of a GFIP highway and e-toll gantries
Lesufi confident e-tolls to end by March
20th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi, in his State of the Province Address (SoPA) on February 19, said the provincial government had met with the Finance and Transport Ministers on January 26, and that... 


Roads
Dispute over 5km road could highlight far bigger roadbuilding problem for Gauteng
20th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A legal dispute over the granting of an environmental authorisation for a 5-km new road, the K148, in southern Gauteng has the potential to highlight serious legal impediments to the development of... 


An image showing unsafe structures near powerlines
Eskom urges public not to build structures below high-voltage powerlines
19th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned utility Eskom has noticed an escalation in homes and other structures being built within power line servitudes, which is the land below and adjacent to a power line. “This is not only... 


Wimpie Krügel, an Engineer in JG Afrika’s Roads & Highway Division and a Road Safety Auditor
JG Afrika helps to fast-track wind energy projects in South Africa
19th February 2024

JG Afrika, a leading engineering consultancy with a more than 100-year-long track record providing cutting-edge technical services, is closely associated with the Renewable Energy Independent Power... 


Silhouette of a construction site
Budget must address revenue challenges, infrastructure investments – Mavuso
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While there has been a clear effort by the National Treasury to rein in spending and turn the trajectory of government's financial performance around, the revenue side of the equation has not been... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
New fund to mobilise public and private funding to climate-proof existing essential infrastructure
19th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has provided some additional background to the Climate Change Response Fund, the formation of which he announced in his recent State of the Nation Address. Writing in his... 


Image of Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town greenlights fund to help build rental units in lower-income communities
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee (Mayco) has greenlit the creation of a Development Charges Fund to support micro-developers in building affordable housing in lower-income communities.  The... 


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On-The-Air (16/02/2024)
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mininf has reported that construction activities are well advanced. 


IMAGE OF TULU KAPI DRILL CORE
Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for Kefi’s Tulu Kapi project at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all parties in the funding syndicate will go to their... 


An image of ColVic CEO Vic Hall
Oil-water separators can aid regulatory compliance
16th February 2024

Oil-water separators are integral to preventing oil-contaminated water run-off from polluting the ecosystem. It is, however, important to ensure that the correct class of separator is installed in... 


An image of Dr Bridget Ssamula
S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


A toll gantry on the N12
Up to 12% of Gauteng motorists still paying their e-toll bills, says Outa
15th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Between 10% and 12% of road users in Gauteng are still paying for e-tolls, despite the October 2022 announcement by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana that e-tolls would be scrapped, Organisation... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.
Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better
14th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
14th February 2024

Severe flooding events in South Africa’s coastal regions over the past few years have highlighted the importance of maintaining infrastructure to deal with excess rainfall. A municipality in... 


Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Canada to accelerate critical mineral mining - Energy Minister
14th February 2024 By: Reuters

Canada plans to boost its energy security by slashing the time it takes to develop new critical mineral mines by nearly a decade with improved permitting processes, Energy Minister Jonathan... 


Anglo American's new head office in Oxford Road
Bambili close to finishing feasibility study on hydrogen fuel cell power system for Anglo’s head office
13th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American has selected hydrogen energy solutions company Bambili Energy to deploy a 2 MW hydrogen fuel cell power system lighthouse project to provide electricity at... 


Tulu Kapi stakeholders commit to proceed with project development
13th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following meetings with senior representatives of stakeholders for aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper’s Tulu Kapi Gold project, in Ethiopia, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, all... 


Chickens and eggs
Association concerned about assumptions in commission's poultry market inquiry
13th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has expressed concern about some of the statements and assumptions in the Competition Commission’s announcement of a market... 


An image depicting Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland
HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


An image of Sanral communications and marketing GM Vusi Mona
Toll tariffs to increase by 6.25%, Sanral announces
12th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced that its toll tariffs will increase by 6.25% from March 1. The tariffs are adjusted yearly in line with the Consumer Price... 


Green projects to present investment pipeline of over $1 billion at Africa’s Green Economy Summit
9th February 2024

   Africa’s Green Economy Summit, taking place from 21-23 February 2024 in Cape Town, not only features the continent’s major sustainability thought leaders, but also provides a springboard for... 


Image of the Kusile power plant
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


Aerial viw of the Simandou project
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Guinea’s National Transition Council has approved a joint venture between Rio Tinto, China-backed Winning Consortium Simandou and government. 


African Pioneer extends Ongombo prospecting licence, upgrades mineral resource estimate
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed exploration and resource development company African Pioneer has been notified that the exclusive prospecting licence (EPL) 5772, 40 km northeast of Windhoek, Namibia, has been... 


Good roads needed for economic growth – Chikunga
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga, on February 5, inspected the R1.1-billion upgrade of the R23 regional road in Standerton, Mpumalanga, as well as the implementation of the Vala Zonke campaign... 


A cobalt mining operation in the DRC
US DFC boosts Congo funding, bids to de-risk world's top cobalt supplier
6th February 2024 By: Reuters

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) said it was scaling up financing and guarantees for mining projects in Democratic Republic of Congo, to help de-risk and unlock private... 


Werner Duvenhage, Dr Mashego Mashego and Stephen Bullock
Procurement extortion, copper theft serious issues for South African miners
5th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

One of the major crime problems facing South African mining companies is that of the so-called “construction mafias”, or perhaps more accurately (as far as mining is concerned) “procurement... 


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