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Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo
Mgojo says collaborative efforts will enable Transnet to report higher volumes than initially forecast
8th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Unity South Africa president Mxolisi Mgojo reports that the collaboration between business and government to turn around the performance of Transnet could result in the struggling... 


Circular economies can foster inclusivity in Africa, address social challenges – IWMI
8th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Through resource efficiency, circular design, water reuse, repair and recycling, African nations can customise their economic systems to maximise social benefits and sustainability, the... 


DFFE publishes latest biological invasions report
8th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest ‘National Status of Biological Invasions and their Management in South Africa’ report paints a sobering picture of the multitude of alien species that have taken root in – and threaten –... 


China coal group says peak demand imminent as clean power grows
China coal group says peak demand imminent as clean power grows
8th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China is rapidly approaching peak coal consumption, but the fossil fuel’s role in helping to address energy security concerns means its use will plateau for some time after that, according to the... 


South Africa needs a new defence acquisition and maintenance funding model
8th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South Africa needs to develop a new funding model to pay for both the acquisition and maintenance of military equipment. So argued South African Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries... 


AI-based PCs poised to account for 60% of all PC shipments by 2027
8th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Personal computers (PCs) installed with specific system-on-a-chip (SoC) capabilities designed to run generative artificial intelligence (AI) tasks locally are expected to account for 60% of all PC... 


Volkswagen SA spends big to counter loadshedding, now sole Polo supplier
8th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group South Africa, now trading as Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA), is investing R55-million to generate 3 MW in additional solar energy for its assembly plant in Kariega, in the Eastern... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has insisted that it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024. 


Cape Town’s New Water Programme gets under way
7th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has implemented its New Water Programme (NWP) in an effort to diversify and expand Cape Town's water supply sources and meet the growing water demands of an increasing... 


China’s commodities imports surge but demand may yet disappoint
China’s commodities imports surge but demand may yet disappoint
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s raw materials purchases surged in the first two months of the year, as importers took advantage of weaker prices for some commodities and prepared for more stimulus from Beijing to lift... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
Australia, Vietnam upgrade ties amid US-China rivalry
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia has joined the US in elevating its diplomatic ties with Vietnam to the highest level as Canberra moves to strengthen links across the Asia Pacific against a backdrop of China’s rising... 


RBIDZ COO Muzi Shange
Balanced energy supply and security cornerstones for economic growth
7th March 2024

Sufficient supply of energy drives industrial development and socio-economic growth hence the Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is at the centre of driving investment attraction and... 


Tshepo Matseba
SA is making progress to exit the FATF grey list…collective action is required
7th March 2024

Tshepo Matseba While South Africa is making steady progress in its efforts to be removed from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) grey list, it will require “a significant effort” from all... 


Gen AI, sustainability, monetisation key themes of 2024 TMT predictions
6th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Generative artificial intelligence (AI), sustainability and monetisation have emerged as three key themes in the 2024 edition of advisory firm Deloitte’s 'Technology, Media and Telecommunications... 


The Jeffreys Bay wind farm
World Bank is supporting the rollout of distributed renewable energy in Africa, globally
6th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Distributed renewable energy (DRE) is going to be essential to achieve the goal of universal access to energy by 2030, both in Africa and globally. So highlighted World Bank Energy Sector... 


Sungrow's Game-Changing 3-Phase Inverter Launches in South Africa
Sungrow's Game-Changing 3-Phase Inverter Launches in South Africa
6th March 2024

Get ready to redefine your energy experience as Sungrow, a global leading global provider of clean energy solutions, prepares to unveil its highly anticipated 3-phase inverter in South Africa. With... 


SRG Mining scraps C$16.9m deal with China's C-ONE as Canada tightens scrutiny
6th March 2024 By: Reuters

Graphite miner SRG Mining on Tuesday called off a C$16.9-million investment deal with China's Carbon ONE New Energy Group (C-ONE) following heightened scrutiny from the Canadian government. Shares... 


Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson
Chinese money can’t be solution for cash-strapped Canadian miners, Minister says
6th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Chinese investment can’t be the solution for cash-strapped Canadian miners seeking financial backing, according to Canada’s Natural Resources Minister. “We need to be working to solve access to... 


China sets tougher energy efficiency goal after falling behind on 2025 targets
5th March 2024 By: Reuters

China on Tuesday set more stringent energy intensity targets for 2024 after missing last year's goal, as the world's biggest energy consumer tries to keep from falling further behind on its climate... 


The Cape Town International Airport
ACSA to invest nearly R22bn in airport infrastructure over the next five years
5th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga has reported that State-owned Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) will invest R21.7-billion on airport infrastructure developments focused on refurbishments,... 


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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... 


Image of Cape Town's new Eye in the Sky
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... 


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