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WA studies hydrogen potential for mining

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th June 2019 The Western Australian government is investigating the potential for a renewable hydrogen industry in Western Australia, and the opportunities it could present to the mining sector. Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Alannah MacTiernan said this week that... 

Africa Automation Fair 2019 wraps up with strong growth

18th June 2019 Key event reflects SA’s growing interest in IIot/4IR Africa Automation Fair, the key networking platform for the Industrial Automation and Smart Control Industry, ended on a high note at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg last week, with an 11% increase in exhibitors and 5% increase in visitors,... 

SA’s ‘very old’ trade remedies

By: Riaan de Lange     7th June 2019 In 2003, the International Trade Centre (ITC) published a 290-page book on trade remedies, titled Business Guide to Trade Remedies in South Africa and the Southern African Customs Union – Antidumping, Countervailing and Safeguards Legislation, Practices and Procedures. I know this, as I was its... 

Lithium mining superpowers seek riches as battery makers

By: Bloomberg     4th June 2019 The race by Tesla, Samsung SDI and other technology giants to secure supplies of lithium — a key ingredient in batteries for electric vehicles and smartphones — is creating a unique chance for two global mining superpowers to reap more value from their natural resources. Australia and Chile are... 

Global manufacturing shrinks amid Wall Street recession warning

By: Bloomberg     4th June 2019 Global manufacturing was the weakest since 2012 last month, a victim of mounting trade tensions and further reason to worry that the world economy is weakening. With softness in Germany, Japan, the UK – as well as the lowest US result in a decade – IHS Markit’s global Purchasing Managers Index... 

Policy catching up to 5G technology

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st May 2019 When discussing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and industrial policy that adapts to it accordingly, one has to consider fifth-generation (5G) cellular network technology that has been introduced in some parts of the world since last year, technology initiative 5GBarcelona chief technical... 

Urgent need for tech advance

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     31st May 2019 I made a subtle confession in last week’s column: that I rate the dear departed Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first post-independence leader, as one of the greatest Africans of all time. In my estimation, only the likes of Nelson Mandela surpassed his iconic stature. As I stated, the speech he delivered... 

Collective SA effort needed to spotlight platinum’s deftness in climate change battle  

By: Martin Creamer     28th May 2019 More vehicle manufacturers are acknowledging that platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cells are the sole route to 100% carbon-free driving. But platinum’s own catalytic prowess is in danger of being under-acknowledged. 

Global crude steel production rises by 6.4% y/y

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th May 2019 Crude steel production in the 64 countries that report to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) increased by 6.4% year-on-year to 156.7-million tonnes in April, worldsteel reports. China’s crude steel production for April was 85-million tonnes – a 12.7% year-on-year increase. 

Muted Chinese stainless steel production, trade dispute results in nickel price dip

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th May 2019 Fitch Solutions Macro Research has revised its nickel price forecast for this year down to $13 250/t, compared with its previous forecast of $14 500/t, as prices have headed lower in recent weeks. The nickel price has dropped by 9% to $12 010/t in mid-May, compared with $13 100 in mid-April.  

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