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Milkor highlights its partnership with German group regarding sea surveillance UAV
Milkor highlights its partnership with German group regarding sea surveillance UAV
14th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African defence company Milkor on Thursday reaffirmed its partnership with German group Aerodata, to develop a maritime surveillance version of the Milkor 380 uncrewed aerial vehicle (UAV).... 


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Tech enhances tunnel safety
14th June 2024

Manufacturing company and surface specialist SURTECO states that it ensures greater safety in Norway's tunnels, owing to the preeminece of safety in tunnels, which is a priority in Scandinavian... 


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Camera surveillance benefits sector
14th June 2024

Despite the pivotal role played by South Africa’s public transport systems, recent minibus taxi strikes show the public transport system’s vulnerabilities, in the form of the effects such action... 


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Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 


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Lead removed from electronic blasting products
14th June 2024

Commercial explosives and blasting systems manufacturer Orica is expanding its lead-free non-primary explosives detonator (NPED) technology through the manufacturing of what it claims is the... 


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Organisation looks into industry challenges
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

High regulatory and legislative barriers in the quarrying sector are constraining its growth, says quarrying and surface mining professional body Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA)... 


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Engineer calls for urgent investment in youth
14th June 2024

Youth unemployment is a pressing issue in South Africa, with Statistics South Africa reporting that, in the first quarter of 2024, of the 10.3-million young people aged 15 to 24, a staggering 35.5%... 


Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion
Zinhle Simamane
14th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Zinhle Simamane, CFO: International Business at Traxtion, a provider of freight and rail services across the African continent 


GovChat founders’ new venture, Suppple, lists in Luxembourg in £200m IPO
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

IT and AI company Suppple Plc in May witnessed its £200-million initial public offering (IPO) on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) in Europe. Suppple will be required to comply with LuxSE rules... 


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Pilanesberg Platinum Mines renewable-energy project, South Africa – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Sedibelo Resources has entered into discussions with African Clean Energy Solutions for the construction of a solar farm. 


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Etango-8 uranium project, Namibia – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Bannerman Resources has announced a moderate increase in the preproduction capital forecast for the project.  


Poor roads, bad weather and weak used-car market dent Zeda’s profit
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Poor road conditions, hailstorms, a shortage of car parts and a deteriorating used-car market converged to dent Zeda’s operating profit for the six months ended March 31. The integrated mobility... 


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Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II, Lesotho – update
14th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Work has started on the remaining two major bridges to be built under Phase II. 


Celebrating Youth Month: Engen’s Global Citizen Programme empowers future leaders through partnership with 4th AI Holdings
Celebrating Youth Month: Engen’s Global Citizen Programme empowers future leaders through partnership with 4th AI Holdings
13th June 2024

As Youth Month unfolds, Engen proudly celebrates its ongoing commitment to youth empowerment and community development through the Engen Global Citizen Development Programme (EGCDP). This programme... 


The 1 MW solar PV plant at the GWK maize mill
GWK's Christiana maize mill gets 1 MW solar PV system
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Independent power producer Decentral Energy has commissioned a 1 MW solar PV system at food producer GWK's Farm Foods Christiana maize mill. The ground-mounted, grid-tied solar PV system, which was... 


Inspired Evolution achieves second close of climate impact Evolution III Fund
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Clean energy- and resource-efficiency-focused private equity firm Inspired Evolution has announced that it has concluded the second close of its Evolution III Fund, which is its third energy... 


Pape Fund expands its investment in Entersekt
13th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Private equity fund Pape Fund 3 has expanded its investment in fraud prevention and payment security company Entersekt, buying out financial services firm Nedbank Private Equity’s equity stake.... 


Zimbabwe’s ferrochrome miners agree to build power plants
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s ferrochrome miners, the nation’s biggest electricity consumers, have agreed to build their own power plants over the next two years as the government seeks to balance energy demand.... 


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MTN Business to digitise 257 municipalities through smart electricity and water meter technology
13th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN Business has been awarded a three-year contract to enhance the digitisation – through the implementation of smart electricity and water technology – across South... 


Navigating sustainability in East Africa
Navigating sustainability in East Africa
13th June 2024

By Carol Koech Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations In this, the second article in my blog series focusing on East Africa’s... 


Rittal People Profile: Yengo Nlandu
Rittal People Profile: Yengo Nlandu
13th June 2024

( Virtual Showroom ) Welcome Yengo Nlandu, our newly appointed Business Development Manager: Sub Sahara Africa. Yengo brings over 17 years of experience in account development and sales in... 


First CAT Early Learner electric haul truck to touch down at Jimblebar
13th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The first Early Learner CAT 793 battery-electric haul truck (BEHT) is on its way to BHP's Jimblebar iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, marking a milestone in the company’s decarbonisation... 


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Reserve Bank concern about decline of public markets welcome development – Miller
12th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The concern that South Africa’s Reserve Bank expressed last week on the state of this country’s public markets is seen as a welcome development by AmaranthCX director and public market promoter... 


NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
NFTN to host a Sustainable Foundries Workshop at the Sustainable Industries Conference
12th June 2024

The National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) will host a dedicated session for the metals castings sector at the upcoming Sustainable Industries Conference to be hosted by the National Cleaner... 


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Standard Bank, MTN collaborate for new MVNO
12th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Standard Bank is collaborating with MTN for a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Standard Bank Connect, running on MTN’s network. Formerly called Standard Bank Mobile, the new Standard... 


An image showing an emerald from URA's Gravelotte mine
URA appoints Bonas Group as sales partner, qualifies as DelGatto client
12th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed URA Holdings has appointed Bonas Group as its sales partner and to market and sell rough emeralds recovered from the company’s Gravelotte emerald mine (GEM) in South Africa. This... 


Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
Saryx at A-OSH EXPO 2024
12th June 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Integration solutions specialist Saryx Engineering Group business development manager Steven Jeffery speaks to Engineering News about the company's compliance management system, HSEC Online®, at... 


Freeport-McMoRan is looking for ways to expand copper production, CEO says
Freeport-McMoRan is looking for ways to expand copper production, CEO says
12th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

US copper giant Freeport-McMoRan believes it can unlock the equivalent of a large new mine by applying new processing technology at its existing assets, according to new CEO Kathleen Quirk. Quirk,... 


Eskom's Hex grid-battery installation
South Africa urged to integrate successful global grid-battery strategies to support roll-out
12th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa should consider ways to replicate strategies employed in regions such as South Australia and California to facilitate an accelerated uptake of grid batteries, which a new International... 


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Bühler pursuing sustainable solutions for food security, safety in South Africa, Africa
11th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Process solutions provider Bühler Southern Africa is looking to leverage the group’s global experience and innovation expertise, as well as its entrenched position in South Africa, to provide... 


CEOs, policy leaders ready to accelerate action on hydrogen deployment by 2030
11th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In a significant step towards accelerating public-private action on hydrogen, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Robert Habeck and the European Commission executive... 


Communities are the foundation of success
Communities are the foundation of success
11th June 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric American labour leader, Cesar Chavez said: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our... 


Solar PV panels installed at the Engen Meadowridge fuel station
Solar PV panels rolled out at 150 Engen fuel stations in Southern Africa
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Solar power provider SolarSaver, which serves as fuel retailer Engen's official solar provider, has installed solar PV systems at 150 Engen Petroleum fuel stations across Botswana, Namibia and... 


A coal-fired power station
Civil society coalition emphasises need for accountability, transparency, equity to achieve a ‘fair’ just transition
10th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A coalition of civil society organisations from Indonesia, Senegal, South Africa and Vietnam on June 10 launched their ‘Principles for a Fair Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP)’, which... 


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AAD expected to yield significant economic, educational value once again
10th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Speaking at a preliminary event marking 100 days until the next Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and airshow, which will take place from September 18 to 22, Defence and Military... 


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City of Tshwane, DWS sign an MoU to address water constraints
10th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Tshwane (CoT) and the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) have formalised a strategic partnership through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to tackle the city’s water challenges.... 


Going solar is not just about load-shedding
Going solar is not just about load-shedding
10th June 2024

Author: Ahmed Motara, Business Development Lead at Solana Energy While the rapid rollout of rooftop solar energy in South Africa has largely been driven by extended, crippling stages of... 


Forge Strategic Partnerships and Drive Collaborative Initiatives at the Infrastructure Africa Business Forum 2024
10th June 2024

The Infrastructure Africa Business Forum, set to convene on 16 – 17 July 2024 in Cape Town,  promises more than just insightful discussions on infrastructure development; it offers unparalleled... 


Willem Strydom, Business Development Electronics Manager at SEW-EURODRIVE
SEW-EURODRIVE closes the loop with complete panel solutions
10th June 2024

In addition to its quality range of geared motors and related solutions, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa is ‘closing the loop’ of products by offering customers electrical control panels as part of the... 


Moving from sustainability compliance to impact
Moving from sustainability compliance to impact
10th June 2024

ESG Africa Conference and the National Business Initiative (NBI) partnered to hold the inaugural Chief Sustainability Forum in late April 2024 hosted by Alexforbes.  “The forum is aimed at helping... 


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Lack of public transportation integration undermining service delivery
7th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

A lack of proper integration with regard to urban public transportation systems has led to inefficiencies and duplications, with some routes and areas being overserved while others suffer from a... 


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ARC portfolio companies demonstrate resilience in challenging conditions
7th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed African Rainbow Capital (ARC) Investments says that, despite an unfavourable macroeconomic environment for the quarter ended March 31, several portfolio companies have demonstrated... 


Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
7th June 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to research group,  McKinsey & Company, data centres are fast becoming an... 


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