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NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) currently scheduled to be operationalised in July and efforts under way to ensure that the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Swipe… collect and go for gas!
Swipe… collect and go for gas!
19th April 2024

Capetonians will soon enjoy the ultra-convenience of vending machines dispensing LPGas! GAZ2GO outlets will be manufactured in South Africa creating much needed jobs… 


Iron-ore being transported by train in Western Australia
Alien Metals secures mining lease for Hancock iron-ore project
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has granted Aim-listed Alien Metals a mining lease for the Hancock iron-ore project. This represents a key milestone on the... 


Vizsla, Universal conclude merger
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral exploration and development companies Vizsla Copper and Universal Copper have completed a merger arrangement whereby Vizsla acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common... 


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Fibre optic cables improve monitoring, safety
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovative applications of fibre optic cable technology can provide a proactive solution to detect potential tailings storage facility (TSF) risks and improve protection of the associated... 


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Tailings equipment security, integrity spotlighted
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The industries involved in tailings retreatment and the rehabilitation of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are increasingly moving towards more sustainable and socially responsible practices,... 


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Will the Zimbabwe Gold, or ZiG, restore currency confidence?
19th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The heightened sense of urgency within Zimbabwe’s government to act as the country’s currency crashed – losing 90% of its value since the beginning of the year – was there for all to see in the... 


Record R12.1bn set aside for infrastructure in Cape Town’s R76.4bn budget for 2024/25
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


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Natrium reactor demonstration project, US – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

TerraPower has submitted a construction permit application to build a reactor plant. 


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Will the Zimbabwe Gold, or ZiG, restore currency confidence?
19th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The heightened sense of urgency within Zimbabwe’s government to act as the country’s currency crashed – losing 90% of its value since the beginning of the year – was there for all to see in the... 


Kenhardt solar farm, in Northern Cape
Scatec inaugurates 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec has inaugurated the 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm in the Northern Cape. In his keynote address at the event, on April 18, CEO Terje Pilskog commended how... 


Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo
Africa’s oldest oil-rich dictatorship has a succession problem
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Two South African engineers working in Equatorial Guinea’s offshore oil fields were preparing to return home in February 2023 when they were arrested for cocaine trafficking and thrown in jail,... 


Chile President Gabriel Boric
Chile president says Codelco copper output to grow in 2024
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

hilean President Gabriel Boric told a major copper industry conference on Wednesday he expects production at state-run miner Codelco to grow slowly this year and reach 1.7-million metric tons by... 


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Sedna, Haivision partner to bring video solutions to African mines, industry
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology innovator Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has partnered with video networking and visual collaboration solutions provider Haivision to bring industrial and mining command control... 


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VW Africa laments power outages in ECape; Patel says Electricity Minister is tackling the problem
17th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) last week suffered four power outages at its Kariega plant, says VWA MD and chairperson Martina Biene. This happened while there was no loadshedding scheduled for the... 


Head of Rio Tinto copper, Bold Baatar
Rio Tinto aims to keep Resolution's copper in US, executive says
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto aims to keep all of the copper from its Resolution mine inside the United States should the long-delayed and controversial project win regulatory approval, a senior executive said on... 


Cape Town technology enterprise incubator celebrates birthday with launch of new products
16th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town-based ‘techpreneur’ incubation hub The Creative Lab has announced that it would mark its first anniversary with the launch of a diverse array of cutting-edge products, developed by a... 


UNTD secretary-general Rebeca Grynspa
UNTD calls for more fiscal flexibility to help developing countries reach SDGs
16th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While the global economic slowdown in 2023 was less severe than expected, intergovernmental organisation United Nations Trade and Development (UNTD) has warned that a further deceleration in global... 


Sappi Southern Africa achieves feed safety assurance certification for Pelletin
16th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Renewable woodfibre-based products company Sappi Southern Africa has achieved a GMP+ Feed Safety Assurance (FSA) 2020 certification for Pelletin, a lignin-based animal feed additive, making Sappi... 


Water Tap
Water disruptions must not turn into another Eskom – Uasa
16th April 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

Trade union Uasa has warned that if Gauteng's water disruptions are not addressed soon, the situation could end up as “a second Eskom”. South Africa was introduced to loadshedding in 2007, after... 


Philip Pascall was a savvy and charismatic leader
How a $10bn mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When the group of mining executives arrived at Panama’s regal Palacio de las Garzas, they were ushered past the ornate, wood-paneled ceremonial rooms and straight to the private office of the... 


Power lines over an informal settlement
South Africa’s ranking in World Energy Trilemma Index falls
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has fallen to sixty-ninth from sixty-fourth on the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) latest World Energy Trilemma Index which ranks more than 100 countries against the three key... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
Odds-on entry of palladium, platinum into EVs highlighted by research update
16th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

New York- and Toronto-listed Platinum Group Metals, which is emerging in South Africa’s Waterberg, on Tuesday provided an update on its new light battery technology that points to increasing... 


R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
R-LNG via the ROMPCO pipeline a viable alternative for SA industrial customers
16th April 2024

Regasified Liquid Natural Gas (R-LNG) transported via the existing the Republic of Mozambique Pipeline Investments Company (ROMPCO)’s Mozambique to Secunda Pipeline (MSP) is a viable alternative... 


Securing telcos’ future through tech transformation
Securing telcos’ future through tech transformation
16th April 2024

By Nitesh Sing, Communications, Media, and Technology (CMT) lead for Accenture, Africa As South African telecommunications companies grapple with significant challenges, hope is on the horizon.... 


Oil rig
Oil price eases but IEA says Middle East tensions heighten global supply risks
15th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Despite a forecast of slowing oil demand and a likely peak in consumption by the end of the decade, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Monday of heightened global oil security risks in... 


US moves closer to approving ioneer's Nevada lithium mine
US moves closer to approving ioneer's Nevada lithium mine
15th April 2024 By: Reuters

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) moved a step closer on Friday to approving ioneer's Rhyolite Ridge lithium mine in Nevada, a project that would be a key supplier of the electric vehicle... 


IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


France wants to revive copper mining and speed up green projects
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

France plans measures to revive copper mining and speed up lithium and geothermal energy projects to help reduce dependency on imports and hit climate targets. European countries are trying to... 


SVI offers semi-discreet armouring package for latest-gen Ranger
SVI offers semi-discreet armouring package for latest-gen Ranger
15th April 2024

Currently exclusive to the new Ford Ranger built in Silverton, Pretoria, the B6 Stopgun V3.0 armouring package recently launched by local armoured products manufacturer SVI Engineering is set to be... 


Elevating data ethics: a perspective on responsible data management
12th April 2024

By Pieter Nienaber (Compliance Africa at Crown Records Management South Africa) As the Compliance Officer of Crown Records Management, with a global footprint, Pieter Nienaber is acutely aware of... 


China to build more coal mines to feed surging power capacity
China to build more coal mines to feed surging power capacity
12th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

China will build more coal mines in its push for higher domestic supply and to tame price increases, according to the National Development and Reform Commission. The world’s biggest coal producer... 


The age of anxiety and turbulence
12th April 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

A range of statements echoed through the chambers of the Munich Security Conference recently, and etched on everyone’s face was anxiousness about how the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato)... 


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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


MTN South Africa injects R10bn into network expansion
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa deployed R10.1-billion in capital expenditure (capex), excluding leases, at an intensity of 19.5%, during 2023, to drive network capacity expansion and power resilience. This... 


Cape Town to depoly camera-fitted aircraft in war against crime
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Towns’ (CoCT’s) Safety and Security Directorate is enhancing its crime prevention capabilities with the inclusion of new aerial surveillance technology. The information,... 


Cape Town’s MyCiTi depot construction 65% complete
12th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says construction work on two new MyCiTi depots, located on the corner of Spine Road and Mew Way between Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, is now 65% complete. City... 


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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Kagiso Khaole
Uber launches service for 13- to 17-year-olds in South Africa
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital mobility services company Uber has launched Uber Teen accounts in South Africa, which will enable youths aged 13 to 17 to hail rides, while their trips can be monitored and tracked with a... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia steps up with ‘Future Made in Australia Act’
11th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US has the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The European Union introduced its European Economic Security Strategy. Japan has the Economic Security Promotion Act, Korea is reframing its economic... 


key challenges hindering manufacturing growth in Africa in 2024
key challenges hindering manufacturing growth in Africa in 2024
11th April 2024

As Africa strives for economic advancement, the manufacturing sector remains a critical driver of growth and development. However, several challenges continue to impede the sector's expansion... 


Coal stockpiles at a power station
Global coal power grew 2% last year, the most since 2016, GEM survey says
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

The world's coal-fired power capacity grew 2% last year, its highest annual increase since 2016, driven by new builds in China and decommissioning delays elsewhere, according to research published... 


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