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Braintree continues to push boundaries and unlock potential with 5th consecutive LS Retail Diamond Partner accolade
Braintree continues to push boundaries and unlock potential with 5th consecutive LS Retail Diamond Partner accolade
20th May 2024

Leading IT solutions provider, Braintree, one of the largest and most strategic partners in Africa, has been awarded LS Retail Diamond Partner Status for the fifth consecutive year. LS Retail... 


Collaboration 2.0: Navigating the Future of Best Practice Collaboration
Collaboration 2.0: Navigating the Future of Best Practice Collaboration
20th May 2024

By Amritesh Anand, Vice President & MD – Technology Services Group at In2IT Technologies. In the tech industry, the essence of organisational success has shifted. Data was once hailed as the "oil... 


Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
20th May 2024

By Bongani Mthombeni No sector exists in isolation — transportation included. How towns, cities and countries move people, goods and services from place to place impacts how they function socially... 


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Famous Brands reports bump in revenue, while profits decline for 2024 financial year
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Branded food services franchisor Famous Brands has reported an 8% increase in revenue to R8-billion for the financial year ended February 29, although a 6% decrease in profit to R812-million and a... 


Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


Wine bottles
Wine grape supply balances with demand in 2024 harvest season
20th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The 2024 wine grape harvest has yielded 1.09-million tonnes from 87 848 ha, which is 7% lower than the prior harvest season, industry body Vinpro reports. Vinpro consultation services manager Dr... 


Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The 2024 ‘UASA South African Employment Report’ and second UASA/Bureau of Market Research (BMR) Employment Index paints a bleak picture of the country’s employment situation; however, there are... 


Altron posts strong continuing operations growth
20th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron on Monday reported strong results across its continuing operations; however, noncash adjustments in its discontinued operations weighed on the company’s overall results for the... 


Scrap metals
Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 


Denying the voting rights of post-commencement creditors carries negative implications for future businesses undergoing business rescue
17th May 2024

By Riza Moosa, Director, Head of Banking & Finance and Karabo Kanapi, Associate, Banking & Finance at CMS South Africa The recent decision by the Gauteng High Court denoting that creditors who have... 


Hummingbird says Corica restarts operations at Kouroussa
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has reported the remobilisation of mining services provider Corica Mining Services at the Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea. Corica in March suspended work at the mine... 


MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi
Opinion: World Telecoms Day – MTN celebrates 30 years and looks towards 2054
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this article, MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi writes about the telecommunication group's impact over the past 30 years, as well as its future plans. 


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Battery energy storage for microgrids
17th May 2024

A new battery energy storage system (BESS) engineered to be part of a flexible and scalable architecture, has recently been announced by Schneider Electric. The energy management and automation... 


A US uranium enrichment plant
US to offer up to $3.4bn for nuclear fuel makers in June
17th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The US plans to start soliciting bids worth as much as $3.4-billion to buy domestically produced nuclear reactor fuel as soon as next month, according to a government notice. The funding includes... 


The great business retreat
17th May 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

The announcement last week by oil giant Shell that it is to divest from downstream operations in South Africa seems to have been a godsend to the political opposition, which did not waste time in... 


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Developer inspects expansion project progress
17th May 2024

Copper developer and miner First Quantum Minerals (FQM) is progressing its development of the S3 expansion project, in Zambia, with a total investment commitment of $1.25-billion. The majority of... 


An image of a mine conveyor with BEKA Schréder lighting
Lighting essential to mining health, safety
17th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

South African luminaire and lighting products manufacturer BEKA Schréder, through its continual supplying of solutions to African mining operations, industrial clients, infrastructure providers and... 


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Metals processor expands, progresses Zambian assets
17th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

Zambia- and South Africa-focused diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals has completed the manufacturing of a new front-end modular 50 000-t-a-month unit at its Zambia-based Roan copper... 


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BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition
Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo
17th May 2024

Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May... 


AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith standing in front of a company sign for AES
Rubber companies urged to go green
17th May 2024

There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


Spending on telecoms services forecast to decelerate this year
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While global spending on telecommunications and pay television (TV) services increased during 2023, growth started slowing in the second half of the year, with expectations that it will slow... 


Millennials, Gen-Zs want cars but are struggling to afford them – WesBank
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Young South Africans, aged 35 and younger, are demonstrating a growing preference for private mobility. This is evident in recent WesBank data that shows a consistent increase over the past three... 


Combustion Technology
Combustion Technology
17th May 2024

As the market leader in oil and gas burners and boiler installations, Combustion Technology strives to provide world-class, environment-friendly solutions to meet any combustion and heating... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


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Goulamina lithium project, Mali – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Leo Lithium announced its exit from the project on May 8, 2024. 


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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The first of eight steam generators has been delivered to the construction site. 


Image of Australia flag and periodic table symbols for lithium and tatalum
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded for two paste plants. 


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Kiaka gold project, Burkina Faso – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction continues to advance. 


RMB provides bespoke $100m funding package to Powerfleet
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Financial services provider Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) acted as the sole mandated lead arranger and funder of a $100-million funding package for global telematics business Powerfleet. The entity was... 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Threats of legal action after Ramaphosa signs NHI into law
Threats of legal action after Ramaphosa signs NHI into law
16th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Civil society organisations and political parties are threatening legal action following Wednesday’s controversial signing of the National Health Insurance Bill. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who... 


Satellite image of the Jagersfontein tailings dam disaster
Mashatile says Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is advancing
16th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Deputy President Paul Mashatile has assured the National Council of Provinces that the Jagersfontein house rebuilding project is well under way. This project follows the collapse of a tailings dam... 


SAVCA announces winners at prestigious industry awards ceremony
16th May 2024

The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Associate (SAVCA) Industry Awards, which took place in Sandton last week, showcased the achievements of some of the most innovative... 


Identity security can help Africa capitalize on opportunities for growth
Identity security can help Africa capitalize on opportunities for growth
16th May 2024

Several developments on the movement of people and goods in Africa hold prospects for surges in trade and development. Technology that supports security and individuals can and must facilitate... 


Armand Eksteen
Pindulo Logistics introduces a new GM in strategic move toward excellence
16th May 2024

Logistics company Pindulo Logistics, an industry leader in providing innovative logistics solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Armand Eksteen as the... 


Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
Amazon’s launch in SA reinforces country’s position as investor-friendly destination
16th May 2024

The recent launch of Amazon.co.za in South Africa goes far beyond providing customers in the country with a new online experience. While retail and e-commerce disruptions are inevitable, Amazon’s... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa signing the controversial NHI Bill into law at a Union Buildings ceremony
Ramaphosa acknowledges fear over NHI but describes signing as ‘pivotal moment’
15th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the fear that his signing of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law had generated in and address during a signing ceremony held at the Union... 


Persistent corruption concerns reflect letdowns during sixth administration – Corruption Watch
15th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nonprofit monitoring organisation Corruption Watch (CW) has confirmed in its latest report that there are significant concerns about the impact of corruption in the country, particularly a marked... 


A United Airlines branded Boeing 777
US travel numbers to South Africa greater than ever before, reports United Airlines
15th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The number of US visitors to South Africa is now higher than it was in 2019, the last year before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, United Airlines director sales continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa... 


Embracing circular economy principles in the built environment to unlock the potential of a renewable water sector
15th May 2024

By Walter Wales, Head of WaterSolve at Remote Metering Solutions (RMS). With its potential for renewable practices, the water sector holds the key to a critical transition. A paradigm shift is... 


Rescue efforts under way at a building collapse site in George, in the Western Cape
Forensic pathologists identify 18 of the 33 deceased in George building collapse
15th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Forensic Pathology Services have, as at 06:00 on May 15, identified 18 of the workers killed in the collapse of a partially built residential building in George. The death toll has reached 33,... 


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Organisations call ‘rushed’ NHI Bill an electioneering ploy
14th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has again expressed concern about the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill on the eve of its planned promulgation by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s. Signing the... 


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