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Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
Atlantis Special Economic Zone Advances Collaboration Efforts to Propel South Africa's Green Economy and Jobs
29th April 2024

On Earth Day (Tuesday 23rd April 2024) the Atlantis Special Economic Zone Company (ASEZCo) convened a stakeholder engagement session.  It was an opportunity to share with stakeholders and partners,... 


GoSolr co-founder and CEO Andrew Middleton
Without rooftop solar investments, loadshedding would be worse, study shows
29th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the energy challenges facing South Africa, residential solar energy company GoSolr says radical steps must be taken to secure the country’s energy supply and notes that solar energy will have... 


Transnet freight train
Transnet volumes, revenue up, but falls short of recovery targets
26th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has reported a 1.5% year-on-year improvement in the total rail volumes reaching 151.7-million tonnes at the end of March 2024, showcasing improvement in operational... 


Eskom chairperson Dr Mteto Nyati
Eskom says generation recovery plan gathering momentum
26th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

During a State of the System address hosted on Friday, Eskom confirmed its generation recovery plan (GRP) is making tangible progress, with various coal-fired power station units having been... 


Hyundai unveils nano cooling film able to slash interior heat in cars
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Hyundai Motor Company has unveiled what it says is the world’s first application of a nano cooling film. The South Korean car maker describes the film as “a revolutionary vehicle window tint... 


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Implats' proposed restructuring puts 3 900 jobs at risk
26th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Impala Platinum Holdings (Implats) has initiated a Section 189(3) consultation process at its South African operations, signalling thousands of potential job losses. Implats envisages a... 


Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
Glencore seeks investment opportunities in Nigerian mining sector
26th April 2024 By: Reuters

ining and trading house Glencore will invest in Nigeria's mining sector if the government ensures a stable business climate, the company's CEO said on Thursday during a visit to Nigeria's minister... 


Boosting Continental Trade via Rail: Investments in African Railways for the Sustainable Development of the Continent.'
26th April 2024

Did you know that the Southern African Railways Association (SARA) was formalised in 1996, following the SADC Protocol on Transport, Communications and Meteorology (PTCM), specifically Article... 


Standard Bank mobilises debt fund to support sustainable infrastructure in Africa
26th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Financial services firm Standard Bank has committed to Acre Impact Capital’s Export Finance Fund I to support the financing of sustainable projects in Africa. Acre Impact Capital manages Export... 


An image of a C4A cylinder
Local supplier establishes LPG division
26th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Eligible small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa will benefit from cylinder manufacturer Cylinders4Africa’s (C4A’s) establishing a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) bulk tank supply... 


An image of a mining tunnel
Job, cybersecurity concerns cloud 4IR transition
26th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

While mining companies are exploring the integration of data analytics and other artificial intelligence (AI) systems into their operations, job-loss concerns, compounded by cybersecurity concerns,... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Fiona Grant - Consultant at Africa Risk Consulting
What’s holding back Tanzania’s recovery?
26th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

What’s holding back Tanzania’s economic recovery? The World Bank states that Tanzania has benefited from “strong macro fundamentals” and emerged from the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting global... 


What the voters want
26th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

As election day draws ever closer, political parties are pulling out all the stops in their quest to win the hearts and minds of South African voters. All manner of promises are being made – from a... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Xavantina Operations, Brazil
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in south-eastern Mato Grosso State, Brazil. 


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High Grand Falls dam, Kenya
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The dam aims to be the second-largest freshwater dam in Africa. 


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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Ethiopia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is in its final phases of completion. 


A Wetility installer
Solar rental firm begins testing roll-out model for underserved communities
25th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Local solar-as-a-subscription service provider Wetility is deploying a rooftop solar solution in a lower-income community as part of a proof-of-concept study to firm up the feasibility of extending... 


Energy transition will take place in different ways at different rates in different regions
25th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The energy transition – from high carbon-emitting energy sources to low and zero carbon-emitting energy sources – will vary across different regions and countries, pointed out TotalEnergies VP... 


EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
EIT Graduate Irvin Chikeya’s Story in the Community
25th April 2024

Driven by a keen desire to advance his engineering skills, Irvin Chikeya embarked on his Master of Engineering (Industrial Automation) degree with the Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT). As... 


Namibia's Kudu gas-to-power project faces further delays, sources say
25th April 2024 By: Reuters

BW Energy has postponed the final investment decision (FID) on its long-delayed Kudu gas-to-power project in Namibia to 2025, two company sources said on Thursday. "It is true, we have delayed... 


The Port of Cape Town
TNPA issues RfP for Cape Town port liquid bulk terminal
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a request for proposals (RfP) for the appointment of a terminal operator to acquire, operate, maintain, refurbish or build and... 


Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
Water scarcity in South Africa threatens the agricultural sector and food security
24th April 2024

South Africa is naturally a water-scarce country – among the 30 driest countries in the world. But, combined with unpredictable climate changes that tend towards hotter and drier conditions,... 


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Opinion: A call for clear, uniform solar policy in South Africa
24th April 2024

In this article, residential solar solutions provider GoSolr CEO and co-founder Andrew Middleton, writes that solar power has the potential to significantly reduce loadshedding, but patchwork... 


Battery and invertor at government clinic
Gauteng govt rolls out 6.3 MWh of solar power at 27 healthcare facilities
23rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) has installed and commissioned a combined equivalent of six independent microgrid power plants through the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV)... 


TMC produces first nickel sulphate from deep seafloor polymetallic nodules
TMC produces first nickel sulphate from deep seafloor polymetallic nodules
23rd April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company TMC has successfully produced nickel sulphate exclusively from seafloor polymetallic nodules. This, the Nasdaq company says, has never been accomplished before. Conducted in... 


Imameleng Mothebe appointed AMIE CEO
23rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Imameleng Mothebe has been appointed as the new CEO of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of Southern Africa (AMIE) as of May 2. She will succeed outgoing CEO Paul Matthew. 


Urgent need to develop Africa’s fuel storage, distribution networks – Puma Energy
Urgent need to develop Africa’s fuel storage, distribution networks – Puma Energy
23rd April 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... 


Cisco launches AI-powered Hypershield service to protect modern data centres
23rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Networking and security multinational Cisco has launched its Hypershield service, which is a cloud-native, artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered approach to highly distributed security for... 


Dangote's oil refinery in Nigeria
Africa needs to build more oil infrastructure
23rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Africa's mid- and downstream oil products supply infrastructure is ageing and suffers from a lack of investment, outdated policy frameworks and insufficiencies in regional, national and urban... 


Tabula launches ESG-focused exchange-traded commodity
22nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

European exchange-traded fund provider Tabula Investment Management has launched an environmental, social and governance- (ESG-) focused physical gold exchange-traded commodity (ETC), the single... 


wind turbines
SAWEA gearing up for seventh WindAc Africa conference
22nd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

The seventh yearly WindAc Africa conference, organised by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), is drawing near. It will take place from October 1 to 3 at the Cape Town International... 


An Embraer E195-E2
Embraer reports strong increase in airliner order backlog
22nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazil-based global major aerospace group Embraer – the world’s number three maker of jet airliners – has released its deliveries and order backlog report for the first quarter of this year (1Q24).... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
South Africa evades US censure even as it builds links to rivals
22nd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is playing all sides when it comes to foreign policy as the country seeks to position itself as a leading voice of the Global South, and the approach seems to be working — so far. The... 


NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) currently scheduled to be operationalised in July and efforts under way to ensure that the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


Iron-ore being transported by train in Western Australia
Alien Metals secures mining lease for Hancock iron-ore project
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Western Australia Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has granted Aim-listed Alien Metals a mining lease for the Hancock iron-ore project. This represents a key milestone on the... 


Vizsla, Universal conclude merger
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral exploration and development companies Vizsla Copper and Universal Copper have completed a merger arrangement whereby Vizsla acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding common... 


An image of TANDM lead engineer Stewart Chaperon
Fibre optic cables improve monitoring, safety
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovative applications of fibre optic cable technology can provide a proactive solution to detect potential tailings storage facility (TSF) risks and improve protection of the associated... 


An image of Terra Monitoring staff conducting maintenance
Tailings equipment security, integrity spotlighted
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The industries involved in tailings retreatment and the rehabilitation of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are increasingly moving towards more sustainable and socially responsible practices,... 


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Will the Zimbabwe Gold, or ZiG, restore currency confidence?
19th April 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The heightened sense of urgency within Zimbabwe’s government to act as the country’s currency crashed – losing 90% of its value since the beginning of the year – was there for all to see in the... 


Record R12.1bn set aside for infrastructure in Cape Town’s R76.4bn budget for 2024/25
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


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