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Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


The rooftop of the IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
16.82 MW rooftop solar project to be built on IWC mega-warehouse in Ghana
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Ghanaian conglomerate company LMI Holdings, through its subsidiary Helios Solar Company, is building a 16.82 MW solar rooftop power system on its logistics subsidiary IWC's mega-warehouse, which is... 


Increase in reporting of environmental crimes, DFFE reports
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The 2022/23 financial year saw a 52% rise in the number of complaints reported through various channels to the national, provincial and municipal departments, as well as to State-owned entities,... 


Engen supports local swimming pool with equipment for summer fun
Engen supports local swimming pool with equipment for summer fun
13th December 2023

Lamontville Swimming Pool, a local institution since the 1950s, stands as a beacon of sportsmanship and community engagement. Recognizing its historical significance and impact, Engen is... 


Arizona Lithium hikes Prairie resource, PFS set for this month
13th December 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Arizona Lithium on Wednesday announced a major upgrade in the total resource of its Prairie lithium project, in Saskatchewan. The project’s lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) resources... 


Aerial image of a dewatering system
Customised dewatering solutions for mines and quarries
13th December 2023

Dewatering solutions are essential to remove excess water from mines or quarries to allow operations to continue while safeguarding operators and maintaining productivity. Every operation’s... 


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Ramaphosa announces establishment of R1bn Presidential PhD Initiative to drive STI
12th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the establishment of the Presidential PhD Initiative, through the initial investment of R1-billion from the National Skills Fund. The President was... 


Solidarity ‘appalled’ by hostage situation at Gold One
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Trade union Solidarity has said it views the latest hostage drama at the Gold One mine, in Springs, Gauteng, in a very serious light, condemning it as yet another case of “appalling and cowardly”... 


Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 


Atlantic announces 15.7Mt maiden feldspar resource estimate at Ewoyaa
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Africa-focused lithium exploration and development company Atlantic Lithium has announced a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant mineral resource estimate (MRE) of 15.7-million tonnes at... 


Aerial view of the Arterial Industrial Estate
Growthpoint lets first two of six Arterial Industrial Estate units in Phase 1
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has let the first two of six units in Phase 1 of its Arterial Industrial Estate development, in Cape Town, to paints and coatings... 


Christophe Begat
Schneider appoints Anglophone Africa Industry and Segment VP
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity management and equipment company Schneider Electric has appointed Christophe Begat as Anglophone Africa Industry and Segment VP. Begat has been at the helm of the company’s operations... 


World Bank makes $100m in financing available for African climate research
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The World Bank will make $100-million available to the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centres (CGIAR) through the bank’s International Development Association (IDA) as part of... 


New R250m Contermanskloof reservoir starts water supply
11th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town’s new R250-million, 100-megalitre Contermanskloof reservoir, in Durbanville, has completed a one-year operational trial period and will now supply water to the city’s northern... 


Water consumption exceeds metros’ targets
11th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water consumption across Gauteng’s metropolitans has exceeded set targets, with Rand Water once again warning that the water systems are constrained. Rand Water continues to produce over 5 000... 


Rand Water redeems its 2013 bond
11th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water has settled its RW23 bond under its R10-billion domestic medium term note (DMTN) programme, which was listed with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in 2013 and matured... 


Gold mine collapse in Venezuela kills dozen people
11th December 2023 By: Reuters

The collapse of an artisanal gold mine in southeastern Venezuela near an Indigenous community killed at least 12 people, the government announced on Sunday. A landslide on Wednesday buried the... 


The Koeberg nuclear power station behind transmission lines
Koeberg Unit 2 to return in Sept, heightening risk of both units being out simultaneously
10th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom generation head Bheki Nxumalo has indicated that an extended outage at Koeberg Unit 2, which begins on December 11, is currently expected to continue until September 2024, increasing the... 


Sustainability in Paper Plants - optimizing Spray Nozzle Performance
Sustainability in Paper Plants - optimizing Spray Nozzle Performance
8th December 2023

Sustainability in paper plants with spray nozzles is a crucial aspect of the industry's efforts to minimize environmental impact and promote responsible resource management. By implementing... 


A Rand Water treatment plant
Rand Water concerned by escalating municipal water debt, reaches stalemate
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water on Friday called on municipalities to urgently pay their water debt as the amount owing to the water utility escalates and threatens its financial position. The water utility said it is... 


Nedbank announces R10m Green Economy Fund
8th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

At the Nedbank Green Indaba, held on November 30, Nedbank Corporate Social Investment executive head Poovi Pillay announced that the bank had set up its Green Economy Fund with initial capital of... 


Deteriorating water quality, wastewater management a crisis, says Human Rights Commission
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says that the rate and extent of the combined decline of South Africa’s water resource management and distribution indicates a state of “creeping... 


A side profile image of sugarcane growing in a field
Financial support aids industry
8th December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

To address the ongoing negative impacts and challenges posed by the Health Promotion Levy (HPL), or sugar tax, industry association SA Canegrowers, in partnership with millers from the South... 


An image depicting Henkel and Hudson Rubber signing the agreement at the recent NAACAM Show 2023.
Partnership enables local manufacture of vehicle sealing, acoustic solutions
8th December 2023

Chemicals and consumer goods company Henkel South Africa is partnering with Hammanskraal-based rubber and plastics manufacturer Hudson Rubber, in Gauteng, to locally fabricate Henkel’s vehicle... 


An image depicting the Vesconite hilube
Hilube needle-bearing kit welcomed by market
8th December 2023

Argentinian distributor for Vesconite, Vesconite Hilube and Vesconite Superlube low-friction bearing materials VesArg is proud to announce the acceptance of the Vesconite Hilube needle-bearing kit... 


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No love, but some sympathy
8th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There is not much love for ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA). The near-monopoly business is seen as over-protected, and under responsive by many of its customers. Many questions have been raised... 


Image of Berg river
Berg River Voëlvlei Augmentation Scheme, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Good progress has been made in the implementation activities at the scheme. 


Image of manganese ore
Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
8th December 2023

Euro Manganese has signed definitive agreements with OMRF for $100-million in nondilutive financing to advance the project. 


Image of manganese ore
K.Hill battery-grade manganese project, Botswana – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Giyani Metals has secured $16-million in financing from South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation. 


Image of the Koeberg nuclear power plant
Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator is set to make a decision in January 2024 regarding Eskom's request for the separation of licences for Koeberg Unit 1 and Unit 2. 


Image of Mokolo dam sleuce gates
Mokolo-Crocodile Water Augmentation Project Phase 2A, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The full implementation of the project has started. 


Image of different types of rare earths
Ngualla rare earths project, Tanzania – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Peak Rare Earths has successfully reduced its capital and operating cost estimates. 


Image of FPSO facility
Payara field offshore development, Guyana – update
8th December 2023

ExxonMobil started production on November 14. 


Image of iron-ore stockpiles
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto has earmarked about $10-billion a year in capital investments from 2024 to 2026. 


Location map of the Tumas uranium project
Tumas uranium project, Namibia – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Deep Yellow is making strides towards extending the mine life of its Tumas project. 


Image of water running from tap
uMkhomazi Water project – Phase 1, South Africa – update
8th December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority has reported that the project is in the concept design phase. 


An image of Cresco Group’s decarbonisation advisor Dominic Goncalves
Microgrids gain traction to combat critical outage impacts
8th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Microgrids are gaining traction globally owing to its ability to alleviate the impact of critical outages, caused by extreme weather, climate events, and various other reasons.  Microgrids can... 


Image of a monitoring device for septic tanks
Septic tank waste disposal solution ensures legal compliance
7th December 2023

A solution to manage septic tanks on mining and industrial sites, residential estates, office parks, and hospitality establishments aims to help ensure compliance with statutory waste disposal... 


Sanlam buys in on Sappi, Alien Fuel Group biomass-to-energy project
7th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Asset manager Sanlam Investments will invest R46-million in a joint venture (JV) biomass-to-energy project between energy company Alien Fuel Group and pulp, paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi... 


Image of Bulk storage for polymer solutions at CHRYSO Southern Africa
Investment into local production
7th December 2023

Admixture specialist CHRYSO Southern Africa says it is investing significantly in its local production facilities. The company says it reinvests 3% to 5% of its annual turnover and that investment... 


Engen helps grow Fred Junior’s Garden School Project
Engen helps grow Fred Junior’s Garden School Project
7th December 2023

Aspiring 12-year-old farmer, Fred Junior MacCarthy is a step closer to realising his vision of addressing child hunger in South Africa after receiving R20,000 worth of implements from Engen.... 


Oil-free beer and wine processing with ELGi’s AB and OF compressor series from Integrated Air Solutions
7th December 2023

“If one drop of oil can contaminate 100 litres of fresh water, just imagine the potential harm that the ingress of oil vapours during food and beverage processing can cause to equipment, systems... 


New study finds South Africans losing confidence in water services
7th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new survey undertaken by the Water Research Commission (WRC), in collaboration with the South African Local Government Association (Salga), has found that South Africans’ confidence in water... 


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