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Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


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... 


Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
Chile to seek bidders for preferential pricing on lithium by July
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Chile will open calls by the end of July for lithium component producers to obtain preferential pricing on lithiumproduced by Albemarle through 2043, government officials said on Thursday.... 


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Zambia to benefit from 60 MW solar power station
17th May 2024

Zambia-based power infrastructure solutions provider Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) took a significant stride towards sustainable operations with the successful commissioning of the... 


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Berg gold project, Canada
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper plans to build a gold mine based on large-scale conventional drill, blast, load and haul openpit mining methods suited to the project location and local site requirements. 


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Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

First gold pour has been delayed. 


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BESIPPPP – Bid Window 3 – South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The deadline for South Africa’s recently launched BW3 has been extended. 


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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

All construction has been suspended. 


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Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

SolGold is making significant strides in securing financing for the project. 


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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. 


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

Construction continues to advance. 


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Mogale Tailings Retreatment project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project remains on schedule. 


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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. 


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Umoyilanga hybrid renewables battery project, South Africa – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Solar module deliveries have started. 


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... 


Eskom joins SAWEA’s EnergyDRIVE to promote renewable power technologies in Mpumalanga schools
Eskom joins SAWEA’s EnergyDRIVE to promote renewable power technologies in Mpumalanga schools
16th May 2024

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA), Eskom, Danish Embassy and the Durban University of Technology (DUT) have joined hands to promote renewable power technologies and provide career... 


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... 


Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
16th May 2024

Wilmar is a Singaporean-listed multinational company that has operationalised R1.27-billion Phase 1 of its edible oils refining plant (Wilmar Processing SA) located in the Richards Bay Industrial... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


Coffee beans in a cup
Absa partnering with development finance agency to help East African coffee farmers
15th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African banking group Absa and the International Finance Corporation (IFC – part of the World Bank group) will jointly provide a commodity trade finance facility, worth up to $60-million, to... 


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... 


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... 


93-Year-old First Battery repositions and appoints Shane Petersen as Director of Sales and Marketing
14th May 2024

First Battery Aims to Champion Energy Liberation First Battery, a long-standing name synonymous with automotive batteries excellence, has announced the appointment of Shane Petersen as the... 


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... 


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. 


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Goldplat’s third quarter buoyed by strong performance of its Ghanaian operations
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat’s gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana achieved a combined operating profit for the third quarter, ended March 31, of £1.6-million (excluding listing and head... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa denies pre-election loadshedding respite is a ‘political ploy’
13th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has entered the politically charged discussion on the reasons behind the recent dramatic reduction in loadshedding ahead of what is expected to be a highly competition... 


Glencore seeks Australian carbon capture approval amid farmer protests
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Queensland state will decide this month whether to give Glencore a key approval to bury liquefied carbon dioxide in the country's largest aquifer, a plan farm groups say must be blocked... 


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... 


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... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March – Ctrack index
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


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... 


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Battery storage procurement faces some delays
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's approach to procuring battery storage, the delays that some of the battery storage bid windows face and the likely market reaction... 


Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
Transferable skills and local investment: Unpacking the Green Hydrogen Ecosystem with CWP Global and YamnaCo. Ltd
10th May 2024

Have you heard? Green hydrogen, the brand-spanking new green molecule might just be the solution to the global energy crisis. As a green fuel alternative for the shipping, aviation, and transport... 


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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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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


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Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 


Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa
Denzil Steyn
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa, which installs smart site management systems to reduce costs, increase security and manage production and site facilities on a... 


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Fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the increasing popularity of renewable-energy systems, including solar and battery energy storage systems, fire engineering consultant and manufacturer ASP Fire asserts that lithium-ion... 


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Tarrawonga mine, Australia
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 


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