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Fuelling Industrial Success: The Undeniable Benefits of Premium Base Oils
Fuelling Industrial Success: The Undeniable Benefits of Premium Base Oils
26th March 2024

In the realm of industrial operations, where precision is paramount, and reliability is non-negotiable, one component’s importance should never be underestimated ­– lubricants. These fluids are... 


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Solar PV body questions technology costs and build limits in draft IRP
26th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) questions both the cost assumptions used for the technology in the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), as well as the 900 MW... 


Revolutionising road safety: Combating drinking and driving and police corruption in South Africa with cloud technology
Revolutionising road safety: Combating drinking and driving and police corruption in South Africa with cloud technology
26th March 2024

By Rhys Evans, Managing Director at ALCO-Safe The fight against drinking and driving is an ongoing battle often exacerbated by the prevalence of police bribery. In many instances, citizens are... 


Woodside completes sale of 10% Scarborough interest
Woodside completes sale of 10% Scarborough interest
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Oil and gas major Woodside Energy has completed the sale of a 10% nonoperating participating interest in the Scarborough joint venture (JV) to LJ Scarborough (LNG Japan). The company in August... 


Infrastructure procurement in focus at consulting engineering conference
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

During industry organisation Consulting Engineers South Africa's (Cesa's) recent Infrastructure Indaba, procurement of goods and services emerged as a critical theme of discussion, underscoring the... 


DLA Piper appoints Kalidou Gadio as US-Africa Practice co-chair
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Law firm DLA Piper has appointed Kalidou Gadio as co-chairperson of the US-Africa Practice based out of its Washington DC office. He brings deep knowledge of the sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and... 


Just Share climate change engagement director Robyn Hugo
Draft IRP 2023 falls short in every aspect, says Just Share
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As government considers the public comments made on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2023 up to March 23, shareholder activism organisation Just Share has called for a remodel of the... 


AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
AEI 2024 Sets the Stage for Africa’s Sustainable Energy Future
25th March 2024

Africa stands on the brink of an energy transformation that promises to redefine its economic landscape while ensuring no one is left behind in the transition to a low-carbon economy. 


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MTN rides out difficult operating environments
25th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN Group unpacked a resilient set of 2023 financial results, despite elevated inflation in several key markets averaging a blended 16.7%, forex volatility and ongoing... 


Britain agrees $100m trade finance to boost Africa food security
25th March 2024 By: Reuters

Development lender British International Investment said on Monday it had agreed a $100-million finance facility with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) to boost... 


Unitrans Solutions executive Jacques Greeff
Unitrans upgraded centre of excellence to enhance African clients' supply chains
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Logistics and supply chain company Unitrans has launched its upgraded centre of excellence (COE) to drive improvements in operating cost efficiencies and safety for drivers and vehicles, which are... 


Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
Coal is preparing for a long goodbye
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than two years after climate negotiators first attempted to consign coal to history, the dirtiest fossil fuel is having a moment. Thanks to a combination of China’s energy insecurity —... 


The carbon capture pilot plant at the Kelvin power station
Companies unveil Kelvin power station carbon capture pilot project
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin power station, in Isando, Ekurhuleni, has installed a 300 m3/h flue gas emissions capturing pilot project, which removes carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxides and... 


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Trade to rebound this year, says Unctad
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After declines over several quarters, international trade is poised for a rebound this year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) latest 'Global Trade Update' states.... 


aXedras chosen as service provider for LBMA’s Gold Bar Integrity Database
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Independent precious metals authority the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) has appointed independent information technology provider aXedras as the official service provider for its newly... 


Small-scale mining operations
LBMA seeking to integrate small and artisanal miners into the legitimate gold supply chain
22nd March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Independent precious metals authority LBMA has launched a major initiative to support the integration of artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) into the legitimate global gold supply chain, through... 


Eat, sleep, fish – repeat
22nd March 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

What does ‘go fish’ mean to you? Could it be your laconic reply to a question where your full answer might well have been: “No, I do not have it, keep guessing, but leave me alone”?" Or does it... 


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Businesses could enable environment-friendly future – consultants
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Global professional services firm BDO South Africa asserts that the imperative for businesses to expedite their environmental commitments remains crucial to promoting sustainable growth. The firm... 


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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


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Mixed generation necessary for ‘seamless’ energy transition
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

The energy transition – in South Africa, Africa, and globally – entails an appropriate mix of energy generation sources, including gas, hydrogen power and renewables, in order to achieve the goals... 


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Unprecedented crime levels threaten mining’s sustainability
22nd March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid South Africa’s ticking of all the boxes for a fertile environment for organised crime – economic inequality, rampant crime, widespread government corruption and poorly performing State organs... 


Lebalelo is improving lives through water infrastructure for a thriving future in Limpopo
Lebalelo is improving lives through water infrastructure for a thriving future in Limpopo
20th March 2024

In celebration of Water Month and World Water Day, we at Lebalelo Water User Association (LWUA) reflect on our achievements in fulfilling our mandate of improving lives through the consistent... 


ESG and commodity price uncertainty top risks for ASX miners
ESG and commodity price uncertainty top risks for ASX miners
20th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Climate change has seized the spotlight as the primary risk confronting the Australian mining industry in 2024, despite its absence from last year’s rankings. According to the latest mining risk... 


Float CEO Alex Forsyth-Thompson.
Fintech startup secures funding from Standard Bank
20th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services firm Standard Bank has provided an $11-million facility to financial technology (fintech) startup company Float which will use the funds for the ongoing rollout of its... 


Twelve trends shaping the future of transport and logistics in Africa
20th March 2024

A new survey by dmg events, in partnership with Moore Global, captures the pulse of business in Africa covering respondents from diverse industries on the critical trends shaping the continent's... 


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Cape Town’s MyCiTi Spine Road depot construction 65% complete
20th March 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... 


Wind and solar farms
Independent power producer body rejects an IRP that ‘plans to fail’
20th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Independent Power Producer Association (SAIPPA) has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), the comment deadline... 


Unitrans launches Centre of Excellence to enhance African supply chain solutions
20th March 2024

Operating cost efficiencies and safety – both driver and vehicle – are primary considerations for any logistics or freight company and Unitrans, a forward-thinking company dedicated to providing... 


South Africa needs to upgrade its air cargo and related infrastructures
20th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa is beginning to fall behind other African countries, when it comes to being a centre for air cargo, Swissport South Africa CEO Khangi Khoza has warned. She was delivering a keynote... 


African Refiners and Distributors Association conference to focus on infrastructure finance
20th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) will host a conference in Cape Town from April 22 to 26 to engage on key industry issues and identify financing... 


Countries can carve niches for themselves in the global air cargo business, says IATA
19th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

It was possible for a country to turn itself into a global hub for important air cargo flows, even if that country had no connection with, or involvement in, the commodity concerned. So pointed out... 


Africa’s biggest exchange finally sees Its IPO crisis easing
19th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest bourse, the JSE, is slowly turning the tide from a wave of delistings to companies once again considering initial public offerings. Bankers cited potential interest rate cuts,... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
RBCT, TFR show that private-public collaboration can work very well – Menar
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The private-sector’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and the State’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have shown that the private sector and State-owned entities can work together very well, Menar MD... 


Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
19th March 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Today, many power industry stakeholders are faced with mounting requirements for improved grid... 


IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
IRP 2023 could reset South Africa’s social and economic woes if implemented correctly
18th March 2024

ACTOM recently held a webinar on the “Draft IRP2023 Impact on the Manufacturing Sector”, with the following panellists (Mervyn Naidoo, Group CEO ACTOM, Phillipa Rodseth – Executive Director,... 


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Thungela delivers strong financial performance despite rail, price headwinds
18th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Thermal coal exporter Thungela Resources says it delivered a resilient performance for the year ended December 31, 2023, which underpinned strong cash generation and a robust net cash position.... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
SAWEA wants IRP overhaul as it questions massively diminished role for wind in current draft
18th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African Wind Energy Association’s (SAWEA’s) formal response to the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023) questions both the modelling and assumptions used to determine the vastly... 


Global commodity trading profits topped $100bn for second-best year ever
18th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The commodity trading industry reaped its second-best year ever in terms of profits, banking over $100-billion and building up a mountain of cash to spend on assets and breaking into new markets.... 


Biden says US steel should remain domestically owned, operated
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden called for United States Steel to retain American ownership amid moves by Nippon Steel to purchase the Pittsburgh-based company. “US Steel has been an iconic American steel... 


Ambassador Cong Peiwu
China to invest in Canada mining despite crackdown, envoy says
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s ambassador says the country will continue to do business in Canada’s domestic critical minerals sector despite Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “unfortunate” crackdown on foreign... 


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Pipe supplier introduces three food processing innovations
15th March 2024

In a world that is still adapting to post-Covid-19 consumer demand for “farm-to-plate freshness”, variety and convenience, there are two factors that continue to drive innovation in food... 


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Private-equity investments could address water challenges
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Mid-market private equity firm Agile Capital asserts that investors have a great opportunity to make sizable investments in the water sector and contribute towards the advancement of sustainable... 


An image of a Talbot water treatment plant in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


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