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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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BorWin6 project, Germany – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has recorded another record-breaking achievement. 


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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. 


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Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Vanadium Resources has signed an offtake agreement with a China-based company. 


Eco-innovator acknowledged for contribution to supporting Gauteng’s waste pickers
Eco-innovator acknowledged for contribution to supporting Gauteng’s waste pickers
16th May 2024

Inspirational innovator in the waste management space, Urban Surfer significantly impressed the judges at last year’s Eco-Logic awards, where they scooped the coveted Eco-Innovation award for their... 


The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) Unveils Technical and Strategic Direction to Position Rail Transport and Pit-to-Port Logistics for Success
The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) Unveils Technical and Strategic Direction to Position Rail Transport and Pit-to-Port Logistics for Success
16th May 2024

Founded with a commitment to driving excellence and innovation in the Heavy Haul industry and affiliated with the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), boasting 10 member countries, SAHHA... 


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... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


Schneider Electric makes two key appointments in Anglophone Africa region
Schneider Electric makes two key appointments in Anglophone Africa region
16th May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is pleased to announce that it has made two key appointments in the Anglophone Africa region. Anoop... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm
Rio Tinto ‘not afraid’ of M&A, says Stausholm
16th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Amid heightened discussions surrounding mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the mining sector, Rio Tinto CEO Jakob Stausholm has reaffirmed the company’s readiness to pursue such ventures. However,... 


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... 


Uninterrupted steam assured during Sasol shutdown: A case study
Uninterrupted steam assured during Sasol shutdown: A case study
16th May 2024

Industrial complexes like Sasol One, in Sasolburg, have scheduled shutdowns every three to five years to allow critical maintenance and plant upgrades to be performed.  


Automated mining vehicles
Half of mining industry still resisting AI integration
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

At least half of heavy machinery users within the global mining industry still rely primarily on manual supply chain management tools, with 40% still using manual tools for operational planning,... 


Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
Leveraging advances in technology to drive sustainable construction
15th May 2024

Morag Evans, CEO of Databuild Globally, the building and construction industry has been putting more emphasis on using energy-efficient technologies and equipment to reduce carbon emissions and... 


Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
15th May 2024

New technological developments have thrust the local machine tools industry into a novel growth phase. The incorporation of automation and intelligent functions, as well as CNC machines for... 


Transitioning to sustainability: The holistic conversation at Enlit Africa
15th May 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on the key sustainability transition narrative, highlighting the role of green business and investment with the global launch of the UNDP Africa Green Business & Financing... 


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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 


Industry leaders to deliver World Class seminars at Machine Tools Africa
Industry leaders to deliver World Class seminars at Machine Tools Africa
15th May 2024

Industry leaders from across the manufacturing and machine tools market will deliver a programme of world-class, free-to-attend seminars at Machine Tools Africa 2024, taking place at the Expo... 


John Deere showcases continued technology, innovation focus
John Deere showcases continued technology, innovation focus
15th May 2024

Equipment manufacturer John Deere South Africa will continue to focus on pursuing innovation on its machines and technology as it looks to strengthen its footprint in Africa. Tasneem Bulbulia tells... 


IEA executive director Fatih Biro
$2.2bn pledged to support clean-cooking access in Africa
14th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Pledges worth $2.2-billion to support clean-cooking access in Africa were made at a summit in France on Tuesday, convened by the International Energy Agency (IEA). It is estimated that more than... 


Latest trends in Machines Tools market on display at Machine Tools Africa
Latest trends in Machines Tools market on display at Machine Tools Africa
14th May 2024

Machine tools is an integral part of the manufacturing industry, and directly impacts the economy of any country. The machine tools sector in Africa provides numerous prospects for investment,... 


Big 5 Construct South Africa 2024: The gateway to the country’s construction sector
14th May 2024

South Africa's construction sector is projected to grow thanks to government’s National Development Plan 2023, with numerous mega projects happening in all nine provinces; projects such as Mtentu... 


bpSA is celebrating 100 years of operating in South Africa
bpSA celebrates 100 years in South Africa
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Energy company bp Southern Africa (bpSA) on May 9 celebrated its 100th year of operation in South Africa and says it will use this milestone to refresh and re-energise for the next century and... 


Sungrow Signs Distribution Agreements with Herholdt’s and ARB in South Africa
Sungrow Signs Distribution Agreements with Herholdt’s and ARB in South Africa
14th May 2024

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, has solidified its presence in South Africa’s renewable energy sector with two significant agreements recently inked. The... 


BMG celebrates at Nampo 2024
BMG celebrates at Nampo 2024
14th May 2024

Nampo is going to be extra exciting for BMG this year. Not only is the company celebrating its 50th year in business, but the team has lots of action planned for its 2024 event at Nampo Park,... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


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Poultry association calls for vaccination to prevent H7N6 avian influenza outbreak
13th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The South African poultry industry is calling for immediate intervention to avert an outbreak of the H7N6 strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) that it is grappling with, following a... 


Energy Security: An African Priority at Enlit Africa 2024
13th May 2024

Enlit Africa creates a space for companies to collaborate, taking control of the energy security conversation and redefining its potential in Africa. 


SA plastics industry attends INC-4 discussions in Ottawa, Canada
13th May 2024

“The plastics industry remains committed to addressing plastic pollution through collaboration, innovation, and evidence-based solution” The Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) recently... 


New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
New clean cooking equipment factory opened in Paarl
13th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Clean and renewable energy solutions company Ener-G-Africa (EGA) on Thursday officially opened its new biomass stove and cookware manufacturing facility, in the Western Cape province town of Paarl.... 


Aluminium vehicle body panels in an assembly plant
Logistics, NEVs in focus for next phase of automotive industry growth
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Efficient logistics to move vehicles and automotive components up and down the value chain and adapting the local industry to new energy vehicles (NEVs) is crucial to shape the trajectory of the... 


South Africa to host twelfth Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition in Sept
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade exhibition and air show will be held from September 18 to 22 at Air Force Base Waterkloof, under the theme of ‘Exploring new paths, sharing solutions,... 


How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
How do you manage an overburdened grid? Electricity 4.0 provides some answers
10th May 2024

By Taru Madangombe, Vice President: Power and Grid for Middle East and Africa at Schneider Electric Energy transition and innovation are inherently interdependent. If one looks at the history of... 


Savannah could request compulsory land acquisitions for Portuguese lithium project
Savannah could request compulsory land acquisitions for Portuguese lithium project
10th May 2024 By: Reuters

London-based Savannah Resources will if necessary ask Portugal's government to authorise compulsory land acquisitions for its planned lithium mines in the country's north, CEO Emanuel Proenca said,... 


Hard disk drive demand rebound holds opportunities for platinum – council
10th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The market for hard disk drives (HDDs) is showing signs of a rebound after almost two years of decline, as the rapid growth in machine learning and AI are driving the need for expanded data... 


Construction industry: The right software delivers greater ROI and much more
Construction industry: The right software delivers greater ROI and much more
10th May 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

The uncertainty and risk involved in complex construction projects can typically lead to cost overruns, delays and quality issues which, in turn, lead to the low profit margins the sector is... 


Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC)
Action needed to ease the burden on South Africa’s water systems
10th May 2024

By: Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of the Gap Infrastructure Corporation (GIC) A combination of rapid urbanisation, climate change and droughts, high water demand, and aging infrastructure have placed... 


Scatec's Kalkbult solar plant
Opinion: A symphony of solutions – South Africa’s tech-agnostic energy mix
10th May 2024

In this article, renewable energy solutions provider Scatec sub-Saharan Africa project development VP Alberto Gambacorta writes about the need for South Africa to adopt a technology-agnostic and... 


61% of organisations report cloud security incidents, up from 24% a year ago
10th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Cybersecurity firm Check Point Software Technologies' ‘2024 Cloud Security Report’ shows a critical surge in cloud security incidents, with 61% of organisations reporting significant disruptions,... 


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Consultancy concludes water project
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Multidisciplinary consulting firm SRK Consulting recently completed a project involving mine water, in West Africa, which started with characterising the key aquifers at the mine. Thereafter, SRK... 


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Analytics software improves water management
10th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

TalbotAnalytics, software as a service (SaaS), developed by water solutions provider Talbot, uses data and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable mining operations in South Africa to efficiently... 


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