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DP World urges change to cold chain temperature to -15 °C to reduce emissions
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Logistics company DP World has set up an industry-wide coalition to explore the feasibility of changing the temperature that frozen food is transported and stored at from -18 °C to -15 °C, named... 


Transport Evolution West Africa: Debut Expo and Forum in Ghana Signals Regional Industry Growth
30th November 2023

The West African region presents a promising landscape for investment and partnerships aimed at advancing the transport and logistics industry. To foster more collaborations and drive further... 


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Solis Inverters pioneering energy security for Africa's sustainable future
30th November 2023

Established in 2005, Ginlong (Solis) stands as the world's third-largest photovoltaic (PV) inverter manufacturer. As a global provider of solar and energy storage solutions catering to residential,... 


IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol
IEA to seek 'achievable' 4% a year global energy efficiency improvement goal at COP28
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Global body the International Energy Agency (IEA) will seek to secure commitments from all governments to improve the global average rate of energy efficiency from 2% a year to 4% a year at the... 


Elvey Group appointed as a distributor of Milestone Systems
29th November 2023

On 1 October 2023, Pentagon Distribution (an Elvey Group company within the Hudaco Group of Companies) was appointed as a Distributor by Milestone Systems — Global Number 1 provider of open... 


With the new lighting solution, the school is now able to extend playing times into the evening.
Smart Lighting Solution for School’s Astro Hockey Field  
29th November 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the smart LED floodlighting solution for Durbanville High School’s Astro Hockey Field in Cape Town, Western Cape. Durbanville High School was established in 1827, in the... 


AMIE warns of higher poultry prices
28th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of Southern Africa (AMIE) has warned that poultry prices may increase over the festive season and into the new year owing to... 


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World Bank grants consent for legal separation of Eskom’s Transmission division
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned utility Eskom announces that multilateral development bank the World Bank, a key strategic creditor of the entity, has granted its consent for the proposed legal separation of the... 


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RFA, SAAFF, Hume reiterate concern about South Africa’s logistics performance
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Representative organisation the Road Freight Association (RFA) emphasises that the deterioration of South Africa’s ports and rail has been a slow, continued process over at least ten years, and... 


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Gauteng e-tolls debt proposal to be submitted by mid-December
28th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) will table a “concrete proposal” to national government by December 15 outlining plans to pay off the province’s portion of the long-contested e-tolls debt... 


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South Africa seeks re-election to council of global shipping regulator
28th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Department of Transport (DoT) has announced that it has launched a campaign to get South Africa re-elected to the Council of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), for the period... 


Mine accidents surge in China's top coal province as producers raise output
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

The death toll from coal mining accidents in China's top coal producing region has surged to 100 people so far this year, according to a notice issued by China's cabinet on Monday that said safety... 


Necsa Group CEO Loyiso Tyabashe
South Africa has hosted major nuclear energy school for African countries
27th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The fourth International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Energy Management (NEM) school for Africa was held in Cape Town, from November 13 to November 24, the South African Nuclear Energy... 


Mastercard Southern Africa country manager Gabriel Swanepoel
Mastercard completes significant new payments technology infrastructure in South Africa
27th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Payments services multinational Mastercard has completed the construction of significant new technological infrastructure in South Africa that will enable the company to process transactions... 


Up to 6 000 Post Office jobs on the line
24th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The business rescue plan for the South African Post Office, published by the joint business rescue practitioners (BRPs) Anoosh Rooplal and Juanito Damons, is aimed at stabilising the company,... 


The above image depicts the Pick n Pay Distribution Centre East Port project that earned a place in the Guinness World Records for the innovative solutions for handling and installation required of the unprecedented roof sheeting lengths
Local sector a major player
24th November 2023

The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction’s (Saisc’s) 2023 Steel Awards highlighted the collaboration between steel value chain participants, including architects, designers, engineers... 


A large patch of land being cleared to make way for the construction of a tailing re treatment plant being constructed for Pan African Resources at its Mintails operations
Tailings retreatment plant construction progressing
24th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

The construction of midtier gold producer Pan African Resources’ Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) plant at the Mintails site, on the West Rand of Gauteng, is progressing according to schedule and... 


Technology company Altron CEO says company’s strategy bearing fruit
24th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

After undertaking an assessment and strategic steps to lay a strong foundation of growth, JSE-listed technology company Altron has been focused on “fixing, enhancing and repositioning”, before... 


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Kasiya rutile/graphite project, Malawi – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Sovereign Metals has announced that a bulk sampling programme is under way. 


New challenge to delay Karpowership's Richards Bay plant
23rd November 2023 By: News24Wire

Karpowership has been hit with a new challenge, as civil society groups have appealed the environmental approval it received for its proposed Richards Bay plant. The groups groundWork and the South... 


China shifts approach to fatal coal mining accidents to ensure supply security
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest fatal accident linked to coal production in China, this time caused by a fire in a miner’s building in Shanxi province, has prompted another government campaign to protect lives in... 


Why not grow your own veggies this summer?
23rd November 2023

As summer continues and food prices remain high, there is surely no better time to sustainably grow your own veggies, says Pratley Minerals Sales Manager Rudi Coetzee “More people are also turning... 


Community clean-up
Experts agree climate change discussions need to filter down to household level
23rd November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As climate change becomes ever more prevalent in South Africa, stakeholders from the private sector, government, labour and civil society are increasingly engaging on points of concern and... 


One of Spaceflux’s space domain awareness telescope sensors
UK company wins major satellite and space debris monitoring contracts
23rd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK space domain awareness (SDA) services company Spaceflux (founded in 2022) has won two important contracts from Britain’s military and civilian space organisations, UK Space Command and the UK... 


Seifsa CEO Lucio Trentini
Opinion: It’s more than just about wages
23rd November 2023

In this article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) CEO Lucio Trentini writes about the importance of collective bargaining as the metals and engineering sector... 


Power lines with wind turbines in the background
Renewables bodies await publication of Eskom’s curtailment framework
23rd November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The associations representing the wind and solar sectors as well as independent power producers (IPPs) more generally are eagerly awaiting a proposed curtailment addendum to Eskom’s Grid Connection... 


Wilco de Villiers
The potential for South Africa's mining sector to drive renewable energy investments
23rd November 2023

By Wilco de Villiers In recent years, the emphasis in the global mining industry has shifted from mere energy cost savings and carbon footprint reduction to a more critical concern: energy... 


Police officers in South Africa
Crime costs South Africa 10% of GDP each year, World Bank says
22nd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Rampant crime in South Africa is costing the country at least 10% of its gross domestic product annually and exacerbating already stark income inequality, a World Bank study found. One in five... 


Platinum Group Metals CEO Frank Hallam
New platinum group metals demand may be on way in energy generation and storage
22nd November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

New demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) may be created in the energy generation and storage field, Toronto- and New York-listed Platinum Group Metals (PTM) stated on Wednesday. The unique... 


China allows a trickle of critical minerals exports ahead of graphite curbs
22nd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

China exported small amounts of two minerals crucial to high-tech manufacturing in October, marking a resumption in sales after a two-month hiatus caused by Beijing’s restrictions. The controls on... 


Photo of an aeroplane
Africa has huge potential for the production of sustainable aviation fuels
22nd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

In the drive to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions aviation by 2050, Africa potentially has a great advantage, International Air Transport Association (IATA) regional VP Africa and the... 


A person holding a stack of banknotes
More than 40% of African financial institutions want single African currency – survey
22nd November 2023 By: Darren Parker

News publication African Business and the Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee (Paftrac) have jointly launched the third yearly Paftrac Africa CEO Trade Survey, which showed... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa urges dtic not to extend scrap metal ban
21st November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) says it has noted with concern submissions by other entities to the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic)... 


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New range of electric two-wheelers goes on sale in SA as EVs become 'highly attractive'
21st November 2023 By: Irma Venter

It is not only the electric car that is challenging the status quo of the global automotive industry, but also the electric motorbike. VMoto Soco South Africa (VSSA) is a new company that aims to... 


University of the Free State’s Shimla Park Rugby Field illuminated by OMNIBLAST-E floodlights with lighting control
Smart Sports Lighting Solution for University’s Sports Fields  
21st November 2023

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED lighting solution with lighting control for the University of the Free State’s Shimla Park Rugby Field and soccer field. The University of the Free... 


Komati Power Station
South Africa’s quest for energy security threatens climate goals
21st November 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is likely to prioritise energy security over its decarbonisation aspirations to avoid further damage to its economy, said James Mackay, the chief executive officer of the Energy... 


On-site at Vesconite Bearings, where the company is installing a comprehensive solar energy solution
Vesconite Bearings invests in bright future
20th November 2023

Vesconite Bearings, a global supplier of bearing and wear materials, is taking strides towards sustainability and environmental responsibility by implementing a comprehensive solar energy solution... 


Many are coming to understand green hydrogen as the champagne of the energy transition.
Green knowledge-exchange tender out to boost hydrogen acceleration in South Africa
20th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation of study tours aimed at boosting the acceleration of green hydrogen development in South Africa forms the core of a tender which closes on December 8. Mining Weekly can report... 


SAPS personnel on duty
Cabinet approves R2.1bn to fight illegal mining, organised crime
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Cabinet has approved the allocation of R2.1-billion in the criminal asset recovery account to provide aid in the fight against illegal mining and other organised crimes in South Africa. “Illicit... 


Wind turbines, solar panels and power pylons
Cabinet approves Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan
20th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Cabinet has approved the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni announced in a briefing in Pretoria on November 20. “The implementation... 


Omnia CEO Seelan Gobalsamy
Omnia weathers challenges to maintain strong interim financial position
20th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings’ operations and capital were managed effectively against a backdrop of complex market dynamics, resulting in a strong cash position and balance sheet for the six months... 


Peninsula raises A$60m to fund US uranium mine restart
Peninsula raises A$60m to fund US uranium mine restart
20th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed Peninsula Energy on Monday announced a A$60-million equity raise to fund the restart of production at the Lance mine, in Wyoming – one of the biggest near-term uranium development... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Next renewables bid window ‘will not be location agnostic’
19th November 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the country’s next renewables bidding round will “not be location agnostic” and will seek to direct projects to areas where there is... 


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