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Cape Town’s Copperheads recover 1.7 t of stolen metal
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it has recovered more than 1.7 t of stolen metal in the nine months between July last year and March this year. This effort was led by the city’s Metals Theft... 


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Michelin research shows how transporters can reduce total cost of ownership
10th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Tyre manufacturer Michelin has launched its latest research focused on total cost of ownership, which is aimed at shifting the mindsets of South African transporters to run more efficient and... 


Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC)
Action needed to ease the burden on South Africa’s water systems
10th May 2024

By: Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC) A combination of rapid urbanisation, climate change and droughts, high water demand, and aging infrastructure have placed... 


Scatec's Kalkbult solar plant
Opinion: A symphony of solutions – South Africa’s tech-agnostic energy mix
10th May 2024

In this article, renewable energy solutions provider Scatec sub-Saharan Africa project development VP Alberto Gambacorta writes about the need for South Africa to adopt a technology-agnostic and... 


61% of organisations report cloud security incidents, up from 24% a year ago
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies' ‘2024 Cloud Security Report’ shows a critical surge in cloud security incidents, with 61% of organisations reporting significant disruptions,... 


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Analytics software improves water management
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

TalbotAnalytics, software as a service (SaaS), developed by water solutions provider Talbot, uses data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable mining operations in South Africa to efficiently... 


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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa
Denzil Steyn
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa, which installs smart site management systems to reduce costs, increase security and manage production and site facilities on a... 


Slipping influence
10th May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Africa may be the world’s poorest continent – hosting 33 of the 46 economies designated by the United Nations (UN) as the least developed – but it remains the target of courtship by the major... 


Puma Energy’s Africa head calls for urgent development of energy infrastructure on the continent
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 


Francisco De Freitas
Igniting Innovation: The Engineering Battle Against Fire
10th May 2024

Fire, by its nature, is notoriously unpredictable. It is difficult to model, even with multiple assumptions and many simplifications. So, what is fire, and why is it simultaneously so crucial and... 


UK, South African universities partner to establish water security forum
9th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) and UK-based Cranfield University Centre for Water, Environment and Development (CWED) are partnering to establish... 


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Genuine progress, not electioneering, behind the easing of loadshedding, council says
9th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

The current loadshedding reprieve is not a result of excessive diesel burning to pacify voters but rather a consequence of government and business coming together to made headway in solving South... 


A diamond being analysed
De Beers progresses diamond traceability, emissions reduction targets
9th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

As part of efforts to provide increased provenance across the diamond industry, De Beers plans to bring the first non-De Beers Group goods onto its Tracr platform this year. The Tracr platform uses... 


Vian Smit
Personality affects susceptibility of people to cybercrime
8th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Personality type is a major factor in people’s vulnerability to cybercrime, a Stellenbosch University (SU) researcher has established. People with an “agreeable” personality were more vulnerable... 


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Cape Town adds new tech layer in fight against crime – Eye-in-the-Sky
8th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Very early on in his term, Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was told by law enforcement agencies that there could never be enough boots on the ground to fully combat violent crime and the drug... 


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Telecommunications to play a critical role in upcoming elections
8th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As South Africa approaches its 2024 national elections, scheduled for May 29, telecommunications infrastructure will play a key role in ensuring seamless communication among voters, electoral... 


Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


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World Bank suggests actions for lower-emission agricultural land use
7th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Bank has outlined in a report the actions that every country can take to make the global agrifood system more sustainable and achieve markable reductions in greenhouse-gas (GHG)... 


Gold Fields CEO Mike Fraser
South Deep gold output well down as Gold Fields implements recovery plan
7th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

With first-quarter gold production down 34% at South Deep gold mine, Gold Fields is focusing on setting up the well-endowed long-life Gauteng operation for longevity, quality ounces and sustainable... 


Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
Verder strengthens its dosing pumps range with Spanish acquisition
7th May 2024

Verder Group, a global leader in industrial pump solutions, has further fortified its dosing pumps range through a strategic acquisition of a majority stake in ITC, a prominent Spanish company... 


From left to right are Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation corporate responsibility VP Florian Schütze, Siemens managing board member and Siemens Smart Infrastructure CEO Matthias Rebellius, Mercedes-Benz planning VP Arno van der Merwe and moderator Chris Brow in discussion at the Hannover Messe 2024 expo.
Decarbonising industrial operations requires concerted effort
7th May 2024 By: Bridget Lepere

Decarbonisation requires comprehensive and multifaceted approaches and standardised processes across various industries. It should involve mobilising an organisation, managing information flow,... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
Coordinated, rapid plan needed to avoid ‘gas cliff’ – Mavuso
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In her latest weekly newsletter, Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso warns that South Africa could face a “gas cliff” when the supply of gas to industrial users ceases in 2026. In... 


Shell to exit South Africa's downstream businesses
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

Oil major Shell will divest its majority shareholding from a local South African downstream unit after a comprehensive review of its businesses across all regions, it said on Monday. "As a result... 


Telkom set to support 2024 elections
6th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom is preparing to support South Africa’s upcoming national elections as the information and communications technology partner to the Independent Electoral Commission... 


Mulino will inherit the controversy surrounding the Cobre Panama copper mine.
Panama's Mulino wins Presidency with support from convicted former leader
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

PANAMA CITY - Panama's former security minister Jose Raul Mulino on Sunday stormed to victory in a presidential poll dominated by his old boss, the popular ex-leader Ricardo Martinelli, who... 


South Africa becoming a viable international arbitration destination – law firm
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Law firm Pinsent Masons finds there is increasing interest in South Africa as a viable option for international arbitration. In the dynamic landscape of global commerce, the role of arbitration... 


SAWEA CEO Niveshen Govender
Wind energy critical to bolster energy capacity – SAWEA
3rd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite recent efforts to bolster electricity generation capacity, the path to energy security remains full of obstacles. The integration of renewable energy, particularly wind power, is critical... 


Coal on train
Manook stresses importance of abated coal in energy future of many nations
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global coal organisation FutureCoal has suggested that world leaders follow a balanced, pragmatic and responsible approach to energy policy, following an announcement by the Group of Seven (G7)... 


Company sets sights on agriculture sector
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

SEW-EURODRIVE’s complete gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems for the farming sector is attracting significant interest after its launch in South Africa earlier this year. The... 


An image of a cement plant
New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 


An image of farm equipment working on a farm
Access to farming equipment boosts mechanisation
3rd May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Agricultural technology company Hello Tractor, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to improve small-scale farming practices through its app Hello Tractor, which facilitates increased... 


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Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 


The image depicts the RFA CEO Gavin Kelly
RFA helps to address cross-border challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The Road Freight Association (RFA) – the largest national trade association in South Africa – is concerned about cross-border transport and the associated regulatory and traffic challenges. Three... 


VW Africa laments power outages in Eastern Cape, but Electricity Minister said to be tackling the problem
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

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


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


A titbit about Tanzania
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

That the way many of Africa’s countries turned out had less to do with fate than the meddling of external players, especially during the Cold War years, has been well documented by many a scholar.... 


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ACSA infrastructure investment plan, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

ACSA has allocated R21.7-billion towards airport infrastructure developments focused on refurbishments, improvements and statutory compliance over the next five years. 


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Energy Council welcomes passing of Climate Change Bill
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Energy Council of South Africa has welcomed the passing of the Climate Change Bill by Parliament on April 25. “The Climate Change Bill is a critical piece of legislation... 


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City of Joburg working on 'innovative measures’ to reduce power outages, promises Mayor Gwamanda
2nd May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

City of Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda announced on Thursday that the City intends to add an additional 50 MW of power to its grid by bringing online the Durban Street Substation, in the next... 


Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
Chinese miners see opportunities as BHP’s mega bid unfolds
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s leading metals companies, including its state iron ore buyer, are considering their next moves following BHP Group’s blockbuster $39-billion approach for rival Anglo American, potentially... 


The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
The Magnificent Seven of industrial software development
2nd May 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric There’s fast paced and there’s supersonic, and the latter certainly applies to the evolution of software or more... 


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