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Moving toward gas as part of South Africa’s energy mix opens up sustainable employment opportunities 

24th May 2022 By Viren Sookun, MD of Oxyon Looking at the current power crisis in South Africa, there can be no doubt that alternative solutions to coal and diesel generation need to be found. Renewable and green energy is obviously the ultimate end goal, but this is many years away, and in the interim,... 

Sunrise Energy reveals significant growth in LPG volumes at terminal

By: Darren Parker     23rd May 2022 Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal operator Sunrise Energy has revealed its latest data on LPG imported through its independent terminal at Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape. Sunrise operates the LPG import terminal under exclusive concession from the Transnet National Ports Authority,... 

Steel master plan conference reveals action areas that need urgent attention

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th May 2022 There are a number of areas with clear to-do lists and action plans that the industry must collaboratively undertake to ensure the successful implementation of the steel industry master plan. Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) COO Tafadzwa Chibanguza told... 

Forum set up to improve cooperation between Eskom, Transnet and domestic industrialists 

By: Terence Creamer     20th May 2022 A new forum comprising Eskom, Transnet and domestic industrialists is to be established to improve collaboration between the two large infrastructure-focused State-owned companies and domestic manufacturers and suppliers. The initiative was unveiled by Ministers Pravin Gordhan and Ebrahim Patel... 

CGA calls for Public Enterprises budget to address private sector ownership at ports

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th May 2022 The Citrus Growers’ Association (CGA) is hoping Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan will use his 2022/23 budget speech to address the challenges at South Africa's ports. Delays and backlogs at the ports are threatening the longer-term sustainability and profitability of the citrus... 

Steel Master Plan presents immediate opportunities for industry, govt

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     19th May 2022 There are a number of opportunities for both government and industry to capitalise on immediately while pursuing the implementation of the Steel Master Plan, speakers agreed during a panel discussion at the Mainstreaming the Steel Master Plan Conference on May 19. Manufacturing Circle executive... 

20-million litres of jet fuel secured for O.R Tambo International Airport

18th May 2022 The Jet Fuel Forum Committee (JFF) would like to provide an update on the jet fuel stock levels at O.R Tambo International Airport (ORTIA). The airport as of 16 May 2022 had 5.8 days’ worth of jet fuel. The supply of jet fuel remains sufficient for all airlines operating at ORTIA. The JFF is of... 

Port of Maputo unveils rehabilitated berths; new masterplan looks at further expansion 

By: Irma Venter     16th May 2022 Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi last week inaugurated 1 058 m of rehabilitated berthing area – comprising berths 6, 7, 8 and 9 – at the Port of Maputo. The berths, rehabilitated, expanded and dredged to depths of up to –16 m, are now fully operational, allowing the port to receive and... 

Transnet increasing supply of jet fuel to ORTIA as railway line repairs start

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th May 2022 State-owned Transnet says it is increasing the supply of jet fuel through the National Multi-Product Pipeline from Durban inland, while repairs to the railway line that is also used to transport fuel to Gauteng get under way following damage from the floods in KwaZulu-Natal in April. Currently,... 

IS3 recognises industrial software clients for excellent technology application

By: Schalk Burger     13th May 2022 Industrial software company Industry Software Solutions and Support (IS³) recognised excellence among its end-users for the implementation of AVEVA solutions, which showed significant return on investment and business value across all industries. As the finale for IS3's X-Change User Conference,... 

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