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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... 


Graphite miners lobby US govt to impose levy on China-sourced EV material
Graphite miners lobby US govt to impose levy on China-sourced EV material
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

North American graphite miners are lobbying the US government to impose a 25% tariff on three graphite products sourced from China in order to counter Beijing's monopoly on a key material used in... 


Senate passes Russian uranium import ban, sending Bill to Biden
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Senate voted Tuesday evening to approve legislation banning the import of enriched uranium from Russia, sending the measure to the White House which has said it supports efforts to block the... 


Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Australia cracks down on foreign investment in critical minerals
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia will tighten scrutiny of foreign investment into mining and refining of critical minerals as part of an overhaul of its national regime, while speeding up approvals in low-risk areas to... 


Outa asks govt to clarify roles of Ministers in ERA Bill, minimise Nersa’s price-setting power
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) supports the broad intent of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, as it seeks to improve energy security in the country, it says more... 


Joburg has 312 informal settlements where illegal connections pose an electrocution risk
City Power seeks funding, manufacturing partners for informal settlement ‘energy box’
30th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Johannesburg’s City Power is seeking manufacturing and venture capital partners to further develop and pilot a rugged ‘energy box’ concept in one of the city’s 312 informal settlements as a... 


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International maritime security conference being held in Ghana
30th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo will be the guest of honour at the second meeting of the African Maritime Forces Summit (AMFS), being held in Accra, Ghana, from Tuesday to Thursday inclusive.... 


White House eyes Russian uranium import ban while house bill stalls
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is considering banning imports of enriched Russian uranium using executive authority as congressional efforts to block the Kremlin’s shipments of the reactor fuel stall,... 


Turnkey agriculture solutions from the ground up from Bearings International
Turnkey agriculture solutions from the ground up from Bearings International
29th April 2024

As a trusted partner to South Africa’s agricultural sector for some 66 years, Bearings International (BI) supplies integrated product and service solutions that ingrain the entire agriculture... 


Nuclear associations call on G7 States to strengthen the sector to fight climate change
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Eight major international and national nuclear industry associations have urged the Group of Seven (G7) major democratic industrial economies to take steps to further develop nuclear energy... 


Red Rock to undertake work programmes at Burkina Faso project
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Red Rock Resources’ Bilbale gold project, in Burkina Faso, holds “significant potential”, consultant Dr Willem J Smuts has noted in a report. Smuts recently undertook a site visit to the... 


Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Draft Gas Master Plan released amid supply ‘cliff’ warnings
29th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s much-delayed draft Gas Master Plan (GMP2024) has been released for public comment by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, amid indications that the gap between... 


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... 


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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... 


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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. 


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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

By: John Hudson, Head of Agriculture at Nedbank South Africa is naturally a water-scarce country – among the 30 driest countries in the world. But, combined with unpredictable climate changes that... 


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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... 


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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)... 


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