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Petrol price increase poses risks to other industries
5th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s food security is in the spotlight, with current weather conditions posing enough of a threat to farmers to cause a potential yield loss of their crops, following the heatwaves and... 


Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay
Real progress being made against loadshedding in recent months, says Energy Council CEO
5th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of hours of loadshedding in South Africa has been cut by 67% over the past three-and-a-half months, Energy Council of South Africa CEO James MacKay highlighted on Monday evening. He was... 


Gold Fields completes divestment of interest in Ghana gold mine
5th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Gold Fields has concluded the sale of its 45% effective interest in the Asanko mine, in Ghana, to Galiano Gold for $170-million plus a 1% net smelter royalty (NSR) on future production... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
South Africa's Menar clinches mining MoU with government of Gabon
5th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s consistently advancing mining investment company Menar has signed a memorandum of agreement with the government of Gabon. “We think that Gabon is one of the promising countries when... 


Chieta CE Yershen Pillay
Chieta announces new green hydrogen qualifications, skills programmes
4th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Chemical Industries Training and Education Authority (Chieta) will be registering new qualifications on green hydrogen and offering specialised skills programmes relevant to growing the green... 


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Eye in the Sky, fitted with infrared cameras, set to battle crime in Cape Town
4th March 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,... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne.
New solar farm being built in Limpopo, wind boost on way from W Cape – Northam
4th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining company Northam Platinum has begun construction of an 80 MW solar power farm at its Zondereinde operation in Limpopo – and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed... 


One of the South African Navy’s three new MMIPVs
Third locally built patrol ship for the South African Navy 'blessed' in Cape Town
4th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The third of the South African Navy’s (SAN’s) multi-mission inshore patrol vessels (MMIPVs) was “blessed” at a ceremony in Cape Town, on Friday. The ceremony took place at the facilities of the... 


Illegal mining activity
Three people killed in clash between illegal miners, security personnel at Ghana mine
4th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Two security personnel and one civilian were killed in an attack by illegal miners at the Asanko gold mine, in Ghana, over the weekend. The mine is a 50:50 joint venture between JSE-listed Gold... 


Chile wants 3 or 4 new lithium projects running in 2026, Finance Minister says
4th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chile wants to have three or four new lithium projects operational by 2026, the country's Minister of Finance Mario Marcel said on Saturday. The South American country - the world's largest copper... 


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More warehouse space across South Africa
1st March 2024

Logistics service provider Rhenus South Africa is expanding its warehousing capacities in South Africa. The company’s integrated warehousing services will be particularly focused on providing... 


Call for continued public participation in wetland protection, preservation
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called for continued public participation in the protection and preservation of South Africa’s critical wetlands. Wetlands play a significant role... 


Infrastructure finance, implementation support agency for PPPs in the offing
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

The National Treasury has revealed the planned establishment of an infrastructure finance and implementation support agency during the 2024/25 fiscal year to coordinate the planning and preparation... 


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Gas Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 1, South Africa
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The procurement of new-generation capacity is required to ensure energy security, and about 3 000 MW is expected to be generated from gas. 


Eskom power lines
KwaZulu-Natal municipalities now owe Eskom R1.5bn
29th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The debt owed by municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal to Eskom have increased by R818-million between March 2023 and January this year, resulting in municipalities in the province now owing Eskom... 


Africa Energy Indaba: “Ensuring energy security in African nations.”
29th February 2024

Global energy experts will convene in Cape Town this March for the annual Africa Energy Indaba, an event of paramount importance amidst local and global developments shaping the continent's energy... 


‘It’s all about this hope thing’, Jane Goodall tells SA researchers
‘It’s all about this hope thing’, Jane Goodall tells SA researchers
29th February 2024

Yves Vanderhaeghen The ethologist and environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall thinks big and acts small to solve global problems. “If we can’t save the planet, we can’t save Africa,” she told a select... 


Arkansas Smackover project now under full Pantera ownership
29th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australia-listed Pantera Minerals on Thursday announced it had completed the acquisition of Daytona Lithium, handing it 100% ownership of the Superbird lithium brine project, in the lithium-rich... 


Huawei unveils National Cloud 2.0
29th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global digital transformation has reached a new stage of full intelligence driven by data and artificial intelligence (AI), said Huawei Hybrid Cloud VP Hu Yuhai. With this shift from moving... 


Security forces operating in Mozambique
Tens of thousands flee in new wave of brutal Mozambique attacks
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

Tens of thousands of Mozambicans are fleeing their homes in the restive Cabo Delgado province amid a surge in deadly insurgent attacks since January. The attacks, despite a massive security... 


BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

The world's biggest listed miner BHP said on Thursday it was disbanding some global teams and transferring those roles covering functions including planning, environment and heritage protection to... 


Speakers who participated in Creamer Media's 'Mining Sustainability and Security in the South African mining industry' webinar
Tackling illegal mining key to sustainability of the mining industry
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Illegal mining is one of the biggest constraints threatening the sustainability of the South African mining industry and, while this challenge is considerable, it is not insurmountable. There are... 


DA leader John Steenhuisen
Multi-Party Charter reveals its plans to end loadshedding if ANC can be ousted
28th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

The 11 political parties that are members of the Multi-Party Charter (MPC) for South Africa have voiced a unified plan to end loadshedding once and for all if only they could collectively oust... 


AECI CEO Holger Riemensperger
Amid disposals, AECI aligns internationalisation strategy to regions geared for rapid critical minerals growth
28th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed AECI, which is undergoing far-reaching restructuring to re-focus on its core mining and chemicals businesses and reduce debt, reports strong initial interest in the six noncore companies... 


The site of the proposed green hydrogen production facility
Lhyfe seeking approval for planned 20 MW green hydrogen plant in the UK
28th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Green hydrogen development company Lhyfe is planning to build, if plans are approved, a 20 MW green hydrogen production facility in Wallsend, North Tyneside, in the UK. The proposed facility will... 


Key Concepts In Lithium-Ion Battery Principles
28th February 2024

A Consumer-Friendly Guide Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious consumer, or someone keen on the future of energy storage, understanding key concepts relating to lithium-ion batteries is... 


Huawei Cloud global marketing and sales service president Jacqueline Shi
Huawei showcases AI-oriented cloud solutions
28th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Huawei Cloud is accelerating the digital and intelligent transformation of industries as it presents cloud as the infrastructure of choice for artificial intelligence (AI). The company unveiled ten... 


Gas tap with pipeline
Decisions, collaboration in next few months are crucial to bridge 2026 gas cliff, IGUA-SA warns
27th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Large industrial gas users are starting to prepare for what will likely be South Africa’s next big energy crisis, the imminent shortage of natural gas. Petrochemicals manufacturer Sasol, as the... 


Chinese money still chasing Canadian critical mining deals despite Ottawa's scrutiny
Chinese money still chasing Canadian critical mining deals despite Ottawa's scrutiny
27th February 2024 By: Reuters

A year after Canada tightened foreign investment rules for the critical minerals sector, Chinese money has continued to pour into Toronto-listed miners, according to proprietary research conducted... 


Deputy President Paul Mashatile
169 Zondo Commission 'recommendations' still under investigation – Mashatile
27th February 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

The Integrated Task Force, set up by the National Prosecuting Authority and the Hawks, is coordinating the implementation of 205 'recommendations' that came out of the Zondo Commission of Inquiry... 


Sovereign commissions sustainable farming initiative in Malawi
26th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX- and Aim-listed titanium and graphite miner Sovereign Metals has commissioned a conservation farming programme, in Malawi, as part of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) obligation... 


Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
26th February 2024

By Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA In the arid landscape of South Africa, where water is a precious resource, the significance of reliable water infrastructure cannot be overstated. As the nation... 


The importance of Independent Power Producers in Africa
The importance of Independent Power Producers in Africa
26th February 2024

 Independent Power Producers (IPPs) play a crucial role in Africa's energy landscape, contributing to economic development, energy security, and the transition to sustainable and reliable power... 


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... 


OATC representative Gary Concar
OATC celebrates tenth anniversary, highlights importance of offshore safety
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC), in Cape Town, in the Western Cape, celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 22 and introduced a new survival training course. As South Africa moves... 


Image of the Suez Canal
Global unrest fuelling shipping costs, consumers to feel it within a year – Unctad
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) estimates that transits passing through the Suez Canal have decreased by 42% compared with its peak, owing to attacks on Red Sea... 


Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (23/02/2024)
23rd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses phosphate, junior miners and clean electricity. 


Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
Woodside to sell $1.4bn stake in key gas project to Jera
23rd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Woodside Energy Group to a $1.4-billion deal to sell a 15.1% stake in its flagship Scarborough liquefied natural gas project to Jera Co., Japan’s biggest power producer, as consumers aim to secure... 


Funding agreement confirmed for technology roll-out
23rd February 2024

Technology developer, licensed technologies supplier and joint venture project developer Conflow Power Group (CPG) confirms the final agreement of $250-million funding from Cede Bank. The... 


A new Internet of things enabled camera supplied by Axis Communications
Upward trend in generative AI adoption
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Security system provider Axis Communications has noted a marked increase in the uptake of new security-focused applications based on the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially... 


An image of the European Investment Bank's headquaters
Equity facility to facilitate innovation
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The newly launched Defence Equity Facility (DEF) aims to bolster private equity and venture capital funds in European companies that are developing innovative technologies with dual-use components,... 


Policing forums to help MTN tackle theft, vandalism
23rd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN is adding another approach to its efforts in mitigating the ongoing vandalism and theft of batteries and cables at its cellphone towers across South Africa by... 


Kenya’s economy rebounds but ‘hustlers’ don’t feel it
23rd February 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

Arriving in Kenya from South Africa, the business visitor immediately feels the benefit of Kenya’s long-term incremental and consistent improvements in the business operating environment.  This is... 


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