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InvestSA’s Energy One-Stop Shop
9th February 2024

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and several other organisations are collaborating with the government to address the country’s energy crisis and welcomes the Energy One-Stop Shop (EOSS)... 


Manta Freight Logistics
Manta Freight Logistics
9th February 2024

South Africa-based freight forwarding specialist Manta Freight Logistics offers a comprehensive, seamless logistics and transport service across a wide range of industries. Manta Freight uses all... 


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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. 


Temporary poultry rebate in response to HPAI outbreak, Itac says
8th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the creation of a temporary rebate on poultry products – as set out by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel to the International Trade Administration Commission of South... 


ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
AMSA sees plausible pathway for salvaging longs unit, but ready to reverse closure deferral if urgent progress is not made
8th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has deferred the wind-down of its long-products business by six months amid widespread concern regarding the detrimental impact of the closure on... 


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Gold mining industry striving to build on sustainability strides
8th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Striving for sustainability in every facet of the gold mining industry’s value chain is imperative and while considerable progress has been made in several areas, including responsible practices... 


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Volkswagen spends big to counter loadshedding as it becomes sole Polo supplier
7th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group South Africa, now trading as Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA), is investing R55-million to generate 3 MW in additional solar energy for its assembly plant in Kariega, in the Eastern... 


Artisanal cobalt miners in the DRC
Congo's Gecamines and Entreprise Generale du Cobalt sign mining deal
7th February 2024 By: Reuters

Congo's State mining company Gecamines and its subsidiary Entreprise Generale du Cobalt (EGC) have signed an agreement granting EGC exclusive mining rights to five mining areas, the firms said on... 


Mahlako Gas Energy invests in Tetra4 after it secures onshore petroleum licence
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Gas asset investment company Mahlako Gas Energy (MGE) has concluded its investment in Tetra4, which holds South Africa’s first onshore petroleum production licence. MGE, which now holds a 5.5%... 


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Kenmare receives commitments for new $200m credit facility
6th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Kenmare Resources, which operates the Moma titanium minerals mine in northern Mozambique, has received commitments in respect of a new $200-million revolving credit facility (RCF).... 


Energy Council CEO James Mackay
Energy Council welcomes IRP extension, calls for strong reform message in SoNA
6th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Energy Council CEO James Mackay has welcomed the decision of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy to extend the comment period for the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 by a month... 


Teraco head of platforms Michele McCann
Teraco offers Google Cloud interconnect at Isando campus
6th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Data centre services company Teraco will offer connectivity directly through Google Cloud Interconnect to the Google Cloud Johannesburg region at its Isando Campus. This announcement follows... 


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... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


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Harmony Gold highlights the fight against illegal mining
5th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Effectively dealing with the problem of illegal mining operations really needs the recreation of specialised units by the South African Police Service (SAPS). So highlighted Harmony Gold executive... 


India sees annual coal output up 10.9% in 2024/25
5th February 2024 By: Reuters

India expects domestic coal output to increase by 10.9% to 1.13-billion metric tons in the fiscal year ending March 2025, a senior government official said, driven mainly by higher production from... 


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New Bacsa to support business, govt collaboration in fight against crime, corruption
5th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Industry body Business Against Crime South Africa (Bacsa) has been confirmed as the primary point of contact for business interaction with government on crime and corruption through government... 


Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
Mining Indaba strategic event for Engen
5th February 2024

The Investing in African Mining Indaba is a strategic event that allows energy and solutions company Engen to understand the mining industry and its trajectory, says Engen mining sales manager... 


Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
Astron Energy supports mining customers at Mining Indaba
5th February 2024

Southern African petroleum products supplier Astron Energy is an enabling partner in the mining industry and its presence at the Investing in African Mining Indaba is just one of the many ways the... 


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Clear commitment to reform implementation needed in SoNA – Mavuso
5th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) CEO Busi Mavuso has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to show a clear commitment to the hard work of reform implementation during his... 


Lynas says it held talks with MP Materials on potential deal
Lynas says it held talks with MP Materials on potential deal
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Lynas Rare Earths, one of the world’s largest producers of the raw materials, said it had been in confidential discussions with US-based MP Materials on a possible transaction but the talks are... 


From left, Randy Fabi, Alan Waller, Gavin Kelly, Xolani Mbambo, Theo Johnson and Matthias Brodner.
Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


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World Bank tours Cape Town’s Steenbras power plant, to augment support
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee Member for Energy councillor Beverley van Reenen has hosted a World Bank delegation to the city’s Steenbras hydro pumped storage scheme. The Steenbras plant is... 


A stockpile of lithium
Germany to channel €1bn to critical raw material needs
2nd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The German government earmarked about €1-billion ($1.1-billion) for raw materials investments as it seeks to reduce dependency on producers such as China for critical minerals in high-tech and... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
Energy community must scrutinise IRP 2023 – SAWEA
2nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is urging the energy community to critically analyse the revised draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) to provide constructive inputs that... 


Coal being transported to port
Transnet says rail volumes recovered slightly in the last quarter of 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it experienced an improvement in rail volumes in the last quarter of the 2023 calendar year, as the implementation of Transnet’s recovery plan got under way. The... 


Neo Hutiri
Royal Academy of Engineering awards South African entrepreneur top prize
2nd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK charity the Royal Academy of Engineering has celebrated its tenth anniversary of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with a medal awarded by UK Princess Royal Anne Mountbatten-Windsor,... 


Installing higher efficiency motors can help address energy crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy-intensive industries, such as mining, are increasingly seeking out ways to reduce energy consumption, and the use of the latest motor and drive technology can play a significant role.... 


New Vodafone-Microsoft partnership aims to scale generative AI, digital and cloud services
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Vodafone and Microsoft have entered into a new 10-year strategic partnership to scale generative artificial intelligence (AI), digital services and cloud services. The far-reaching partnership will... 


Mchunu warns of hardline approach towards nonconforming water-service authorities, municipalities
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is offering comprehensive and collaborative support for underperforming water services authorities (WSAs), mayors and municipalities, Water and... 


Cape Town reports nearly R4bn boost from 2023 events
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has reported an almost R4-billion boost from the raft of events hosted in the Western Cape capital last year. The events include Africa’s first Netball World Cup, the ICC... 


Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

 Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


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Collaboration and grid investment key to making 2024 a turning point in SA’s power crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

If South Africa’s energy investment programmes and reforms continue, the energy availability factor (EAF) for State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet does not decline, and business partnerships and... 


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Eskom to roll-out ‘load limiting’ to more Gauteng areas following Fourways pilot
1st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom is aiming to expand the coverage of its so-called ‘load limiting project’ – where households equipped with smart meters continue to receive limited power supply during periods of Stage 1 to 4... 


Generating 1 GW of solar power capacity through photovoltaics requires 685 000 oz of silver.
Miners appeal to Canada to declare silver a critical mineral
1st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Executives from Canadian and international silver mining producers operating in the country have appealed to government to recognise silver as a critical mineral. In a letter addressed to Energy... 


South Africa climbs to 23rd in PwC’s EMEA Private Business Attractiveness Index
1st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Within the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, South Africa is being looked at in a more favourable light as a location for private business, according to PwC’s latest 'EMEA Private... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says continental market will promote agricultural development, food security as trade begins under AfCFTA
31st January 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday that the start of preferential trade will create great opportunities for growth and development for South Africa and many other African countries.... 


Embraer reports significant increases in its aircraft deliveries and services business
31st January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based major aerospace and defence group Embraer has announced that its commercial and business aircraft deliveries last year were 13% higher than in 2022, reaching a total of 181 aircraft... 


AU’s G20 inclusion, South Africa’s 2025 presidency, present opportunities for the continent
30th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With exogenous and endogenous shocks impacting on Africa countries to varying degrees over the years, and different regions showcasing different levels of macroeconomic resilience, the African... 


Nickolaus Bauer
South Africa's Easy Election Guide: Who To Vote For in 2024? – Nickolaus Bauer
30th January 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

With South Africa’s democracy suffering from growing apathy with fewer eligible voters wanting to express themselves at the ballot box, award winning journalist Nickolaus Bauer notes that this... 


First Quantum to sell 120 000 t of copper in Panama mine
30th January 2024 By: Reuters

Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals said on Monday it intends to sell the 120 000 t of copper concentrate stored near the Punta Rincon port. First Quantum's Panama unit said in a statement that... 


Star Diamond to take control of Fort a la Corne project in March
30th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Star Diamond expects to take full possession of the Fort a la Corne properties in Saskatchewan in March, CEO Ewan Mason reported on Monday. The company is buying Rio Tinto Canada’s... 


Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
Cape Town’s Copperheads unit recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
29th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) specialist metals theft unit, the Copperheads, has recovered more than 53 km of stolen cable during the last six months of 2023. The unit says it executed 404... 


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