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AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses
AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses
18th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for water in Africa is on the rise but so are treated water losses, owing to the major deterioration of infrastructure over many years of use. The continent cannot afford to lose the current... 


Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy
Climate Change Response Fund to channel resources to adaptation, early-warning systems – Creecy
16th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy reports that the Climate Change Response Fund announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address (SoNA) has... 


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Cape Town greenlights fund to help build rental units in lower-income communities
16th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town Mayoral Committee (Mayco) has greenlit the creation of a Development Charges Fund to support micro-developers in building affordable housing in lower-income communities.  The... 


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On-The-Air (16/02/2024)
16th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


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Updated MRE for Sylvania’s Volspruit project shows improved grades
16th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum has announced the completion of a mineral resource estimate (MRE) update for its Volspruit project, located on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South... 


Amplats' Unki mine, in Zimbabwe
Amplats attains IRMA standard for three platinum mines in Southern Africa
16th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has passed the audit for Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s (IRMA’s) comprehensive mining standard for two of its... 


Mounds of rare earths
Ngualla rare earth project, Tanzania – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision is targeted by June 2024. 


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IWC megawarehouse rooftop solar project, Ghana
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the construction of a solar rooftop power system on IWC’s megawarehouse. 


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Swanson tantalum/lithium project, Namibia – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Site preparation has started. 


New task team to review municipal water, sanitation service delivery mechanisms
16th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new nationally coordinated task team is being established to review service delivery mechanisms for water and sanitation services in South Africa. The task team, comprising the Department of... 


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Alacran copper/gold project, Colombia
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A feasibility study has demonstrated an economically attractive project. 


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Ancillary product reduces harmful emissions
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Lubricant supplier FUCHS Lubricants South Africa introduced TITAN AdBlue – an ancillary product that helps reduce diesel exhaust emissions – for use in buses, trucks and agricultural vehicles.... 


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Oil-water separators can aid regulatory compliance
16th February 2024

Oil-water separators are integral to preventing oil-contaminated water run-off from polluting the ecosystem. It is, however, important to ensure that the correct class of separator is installed in... 


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Silicone compounds benefit various operations
16th February 2024

The range of oils, additives and care products produced by industrial equipment supplier BMG contain silicone sealing compounds, which have been developed by Liqui Moly to seal various materials in... 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


LATEST ITERATION
The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


Mexican mining sector balks at plan to ban open-pit mines
Mexican mining sector balks at plan to ban open-pit mines
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's proposal to ban openpit mining will generate uncertainty and curtail investment for the key sector, mining industry representatives said this week.... 


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Rand Water kicks off programme to weed out water lettuce in the Vaal river
15th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water on Thursday released the first batch of weevils and hoppers as biocontrol agents to start eliminating the invasive water lettuce in the Vaal river. The programme, which formed part of... 


Palladium bars.
Now palladium comes under the Heraeus-Sibanye spotlight to boost hydrogen economy
15th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Germany’s Heraeus Precious Metals and South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater are partnering to explore new applications for platinum-group metals (PGMs) in the hydrogen economy, with a specific focus on... 


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Admixtures help manage effects of extreme weather
15th February 2024

Extreme weather conditions such as very hot or cold ambient temperatures can affect both strength and open time, when working with concrete. CHRYSO Southern Africa technical manager Patrick... 


The Copler mine in Turkey
Landslide at SSR’s Turkish mine triggers cyanide spill concerns
15th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

A landslide at a gold mine in eastern Turkey triggered concerns of cyanide contamination in western Asia’s longest river. The incident at the Copler mine dislodged ten million cubic meters of... 


Lithium players to gather in Arkansas as low prices pressure industry
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil, Albemarle and others eyeing ways to tap Arkansas's vast lithium reserves will gather in Little Rock this week as the industry grapples with sagging prices for the battery metal that... 


The BMW iX5 Hydrogen passenger car being refuelled with green hydrogen.
Hydrogen cars come into sharp new focus as global climate politics takes turn for better
14th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

For the first time, luxury vehicle manufacturer BMW has a fleet of hydrogen-fuelled cars on South Africa’s roads, supported by a green hydrogen refuelling infrastructure set up at its Midrand... 


DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius
DRDGOLD reports near R1bn operating profit despite 7% production dropoff
14th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Despite its gold production for the six months to December 31, 2023, having decreased by 7%, owing to a 13% drop in throughput, DRDGOLD managed to return an operating profit of R909.3-million, with... 


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Pan African on track to deliver full-year guidance following strong interim period
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Pan African Resources delivered an “excellent” safety, production and financial performance for the six months ended December 31, 2023, which positions the group well to deliver on its... 


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SRK Consulting makes director, partner appointments in South African operations
14th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global consultancy SRK Consulting has appointed partner and principal geologist (geotechnical) Robert Armstrong as a director in its South African consulting practice. Armstrong has been with the... 


Sibanye's nickel operation in Brazil
Sibanye attains A- rating for water management, climate change disclosures
14th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has attained an A- rating for its water security and climate change disclosures by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the 2023 assessment period. CDP is a... 


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Cape Town to invest R43bn in infrastructure in the next three years – mayor
14th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the city will invest R43-billion in infrastructure over the next three years. The ten-year project pipeline is valued at R120-billion. 


SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
SRK appoints O’Brien as partner
14th February 2024

Leading global firm of consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting has appointed principal scientist Richard O’Brien as a partner in its South African practice. Based in SRK’s Cape Town... 


Significant progress made on R292m Sir Lowry's Pass river upgrade
14th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Since breaking ground on the R292-million major upgrade of the Sir Lowry’s Pass river a year ago, the City of Cape Town is on track to complete the project in 2026. The upgrades, in an effort to... 


EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH
EcoPhi Renewables Engineering GmbH
14th February 2024

EcoPhi receives RES funding for the marketing of its innovative digitization solutions for renewable energy projects in South Africa Karlsruhe, December 27, 2023: In order to tap into the South... 


Proposed water amendments needed, but inconsistencies, enforcement need to be fixed
14th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

While some of the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) recently proposed water amendments, which have significant implications for water resource management and public access to water, are... 


Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
Flood-hit municipalities are proactively upgrading their equipment for stormwater and sewer maintenance
14th February 2024

Severe flooding events in South Africa’s coastal regions over the past few years have highlighted the importance of maintaining infrastructure to deal with excess rainfall. A municipality in... 


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Hino to double solar energy output at its Durban plant
13th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Hino South Africa (SA) will this year double the energy output from the solar roof panel project at its truck assembly plant in Durban, says VP Anton Falck.  “Currently the roof panels provide 600... 


Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
Opinion: Takeways from the 2024 Mining Indaba
13th February 2024

In this article, policy advisor and Associate Fellow of Chatham House Sheila Khama writes that the Investing in African Mining Indaba is progressively repositioning itself internally but also being... 


Plastics industry response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2024 State of the Nation Address
13th February 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has issued a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA)  delivered on February 8, 2024.... 


ThyssenKrupp Nucera CEO Werner Ponikwar
Hydrogen demand powers record sales for Thyssenkrupp Nucera
13th February 2024 By: Reuters

Thyssenkrupp Nucera on Tuesday posted record quarterly sales, citing rising demand for its electrolyser technology as the hydrogen firm remained upbeat about the sector's prospects despite... 


Chickens and eggs
Association concerned about assumptions in commission's poultry market inquiry
13th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has expressed concern about some of the statements and assumptions in the Competition Commission’s announcement of a market... 


Strike Energy plunges as much as 31% due to problems at gas well
13th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australian oil and gas producer Strike Energy lost almost a third of its value at one point on Tuesday as the company’s shares plunged due to problems at a key gas well. The South Erregulla-3 well... 


ARME founder and CEO Adelaide Ruiters.
2024 defining year for world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine, looking at IPO
12th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Adelaide Ruiters has been slogging away for ten years to get the world’s first woman-owned phosphate mine up and running. Now, 2024 looks like the year she'll likely do it. Ribbon-cutting for... 


Harmony retains ‘A’ score for water management
12th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Harmony Gold has maintained its Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) score of ‘A’ for its water management during the 2023 assessment period. CDP is a global nonprofit organisation that... 


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