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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... 


Aerial view of Richards Bay Coal Terminal.
Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet
29th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 


Australia's Resources Minister seeks investment from South Korea, Japan
Australia's Resources Minister seeks investment from South Korea, Japan
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Resources Minister has begun a week long trip to South Korea and Japan to discuss gas exports and critical minerals opportunities, as its government on Monday released a "prospectus"... 


Telkom tackles cable theft
29th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom has made strides against cable theft and vandalism as various initiatives drive down infrastructure-related crime at its facilities. Hundreds of convictions for... 


An Investing in African Mining sign
Logistics, energy challenges remain for Mining Indaba host South Africa
29th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Mining Indaba to open with SA mining industry hit hard by rail inefficiencies The yearly African Mining Indaba will start on February 5 against the backdrop of the local mining industry facing... 


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QRC notes increase in women working in mining
29th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The number of women working in trade positions in Queensland’s resources sector jumped by almost 40% in the last financial year and now accounts for a record 13% of all trade roles, the Queensland... 


AMIE welcomes rebates for boneless, bone-in chicken product imports
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of Southern Africa (AMIE) has welcomed the decision by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel and the International Trade... 


 How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
How West Africa is building resilience against climate change
26th January 2024

By Obinna Uche, Sales Director, Power Systems Division at Schneider Electric Anglophone West Africa According to the report Climate Change and Security in West Africa published by the Stockholm... 


A beach in the Eastern Cape
Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory launched in Mthatha
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) have launched the Rural Coastal Sustainability Laboratory at the Walter Sisulu University (WSU) Mthatha... 


Adventus acquires outstanding Luminex shares
26th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Ecuador-focused copper/gold exploration and development company Adventus Mining has acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Canada-based precious and base metals exploration and... 


A man in yellow PPE in front of a rock face looking at a stone sample.
Exploration deficit hampering sector
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

South Africa’s mineral exploration sector is underperforming, with as much as a 15-year deficit in terms of the required exploration activity for a minerals- and mining- prolific country, posits... 


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AI must be sustainably embraced by mining sector – law firm
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

In an everchanging mining environment, it is crucial for the industry to approach technological advancements, especially artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on sustainable development and... 


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Firm uses Indaba to understand client needs
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

As a participant at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8 – audit, tax and advisory services firm KPMG is... 


A group of men and ladies standing on a stage with the Investing in African Mining Indaba logo on a wall behind them at the indaba last year
Event organisers anticipate sizable attendance
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

On the back of a record-breaking attendance at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in 2023, event organisers Hyve Group are anticipating more than 8 000 delegates from over 100 countries to... 


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PGMs, hydrogen think tank hosted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

A discussion on platinum group metal (PGM) miners and the role of these resources in hydrogen technology will be presented at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape... 


Truth behind Burkina coups
26th January 2024 By: Tara O’Connor

Would Thomas Sankara be turning in his grave at the events occurring in the country he renamed Burkina Faso – the land of uncorruptible people? Sankara, the intellectual powerhouse of... 


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As Cape Town gathering marks 30 years, miners eye new prospects amid disruption
26th January 2024 By: Nadine James

In keeping with its 2024 theme, ‘Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining’, the Investing in African Mining Indaba is perhaps one of the best examples of... 


Govt and business must work together to revive South African mining
Govt and business must work together to revive South African mining
26th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The mining industry’s contribution to the South African economy has declined mainly through poor government administration. The private and public sectors have worked together very constructively... 


Ructions in the Horn of Africa
26th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Ructions in the Horn of Africa Martin Zhuwakinyu 


Location map of the Kvanefjeld project
Kvanefjeld rare earths project, Greenland – update
26th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A Copenhagen arbitration tribunal has ordered Greenland Minerals A/S to provide payment security for the legal costs of the governments of Greenland and Denmark against the rare-earth miner's... 


From top left clockwise, RBCT CEO Alan Waller, RBCT chairperson Nosipho Damasane, Acting Transnet CEO Michelle Phillips and Acting Transnet Freight Rail CE Russell Baatjies.
New public-private rail corridor agreement already boding well – RBCT
25th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The three-month-old mutual cooperation agreement that the private-sector-owned Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) signed with State rail enterprise Transnet in November is already boding well, RBCT... 


The Isidingo drill
DSI, CSIR and Mandela Mining Precinct to showcase innovations at Mining Indaba
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) will showcase technologies that have been developed... 


IPP Office head Bernard Magoro
Grid constraint likely to translate to a renewables price premium, Magoro warns
24th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office head Bernard Magoro has signalled that the projects bid during the current seventh renewables procurement bid window could carry a price premium, as bidders... 


Image of Peikko’s Slimline precast wall system
Slimline precast wall system offers many benefits
24th January 2024

Precast concrete construction techniques are said to have many advantages over conventional on-site concrete construction, particularly in repetitious elements such as wall panels and support... 


Airbus Helicopters reports orders increased in 2023 by about 10%, year-on-year
24th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Helicopters, part of the Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus, has reported that it secured 410 gross orders, or 393 net orders, for its aircraft last year. These... 


new police vehicles for SAPS
Seriti donates R6.5m worth of vehicles to Emalahleni SAPS
23rd January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Coal mining company Seriti Resources’ Seriti Community Trust has handed over ten new vehicles worth R6.5-million to the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga. The vehicles... 


Almost half of South African companies needed overhaul after cybersecurity incidents
23rd January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity company Trellix's 'Mind of the CISO 2023' report found that nearly half of South African organisations found it necessary to completely overhaul the skills and qualifications of their... 


EAIF commits billions to Sonatel’s receivables-backed bond
23rd January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), has committed XOF23.5-billion to a XOF75-billion receivables-backed bond issued by... 


Aton reorganises management team, appoints new COO
23rd January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TSX-V-listed Aton Resources has reorganised the management team at its Abu Marawat Concession in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Robert Parr has been appointed COO and will be responsible for... 


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