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Eskom's transmission infrastructure
Eskom eschews $2.5bn of cheap loans as climate pact flounders
23rd February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State power utility has failed to tap $2.5-billion of cheap loans to build critical transmission infrastructure that would help end the country’s crippling energy crisis. That’s... 


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Smarter mining key amid current market conditions
23rd February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Despite the boon of improved uranium demand, overall, depressed commodity prices and costly operating conditions are emphasising the need for Namibian mining companies to ensure that they mine a... 


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Developer progresses copper project
23rd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 


Tyre manufacturer to invest $90-million in hydraulic hose production plant
23rd February 2024

German technology company Continental in January announced an investment of $90-million towards the construction of its new plant for hydraulic hose for industrial purposes in the west-central... 


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Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and... 


Mining consultancy SRK Consulting MD Andrew van Zyl
Continued exploration, mine development in 2024
23rd February 2024

With Africa’s substantial and varied mineral endowment being undisputed, the year ahead will likely see ongoing progress in exploration and mine development, in both traditional metals and the... 


And the actual?
23rd February 2024 By: Riaan de Lange

‘Actual’ means to exist in fact – in other words, to be real. There are not many occasions, during the course of the year, when I despair at having to write a piece for this column. The State of... 


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Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


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Caculo Cabaça hydropower plant, Angola
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project involves the construction of a large-scale hydropower plant on the Kwanza river. 


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Far West Gold Recoveries operation, South Africa – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Far West Gold Recoveries hit full stride in the six months to December 31, 2023. 


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Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, Senegal – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The floating liquefied natural gas vessel has arrived at its destination on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.  


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Tiris uranium project, Mauritania – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Tiris is the first major calcrete uranium discovery in the region. 


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Premium car market outlook murky as South Africans continue to hunt for Asian bargains
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The South African new-car market has been shifting steadily over the last few years as consumers continue to battle persistent economic headwinds. Times are tough. Interest rates, living costs,... 


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Innovative interventions needed to turn around underperforming growth trajectory – Agbiz
22nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Against the backdrop of a profoundly challenging macroeconomic environment where South Africa’s economy is expected to continue underperforming, averaging at 1.6% growth in the next three years,... 


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One simple trick to cut industrial water use in half
22nd February 2024 By: Yolande Botes

Monitor Engineering, the sole agent for US-based Spraying Systems Co, offer a free sustainability audit that helps plug the water-wasting practices that has made manufacturers and food producers... 


Fortescue beats on first-half profit, posts strong dividend
Fortescue beats on first-half profit, posts strong dividend
22nd February 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's Fortescue on Thursday posted a 41% jump in its half-year profit and declared a better-than-expected dividend, supported by strong iron-ore shipments and higher prices for its lower... 


Adcock reports resilient performance despite challenging market conditions
21st February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

JSE-listed pharmaceuticals manufacturer Adcock Ingram says it has delivered a “resilient performance” for the six months ended December 31, 2023, despite challenges facing consumers, such as high... 


DBSA’s new Project Vumela financing instrument to help municipalities fund bulk infrastructure investment
21st February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has introduced a new financing instrument called Project Vumela, which blends municipal revenue sources with financing... 


Western Cape Premier Alan Winde
Western Cape already being hit by climate change, seeking to make itself resilient
21st February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Western Cape is already feeling the effects of climate change, provincial Premier Alan Winde highlighted on Wednesday. He was addressing the Africa Green Economy Summit 2024, in Cape Town. The... 


First Quantum signs $500m copper deal with shareholder, says asset and stake sales progressing
First Quantum signs $500m copper deal with shareholder, says asset and stake sales progressing
21st February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered First Quantum Minerals, which is facing a major challenge with the closure of its flagship Panama mine, is making progress with its balance sheet initiatives. These include,... 


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Milken-Motsepe finalists in South Africa to showcase their off-grid, green energy designs
20th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bold, scaleable and collaborative – these are the three characteristics of the project that will clinch the $1-million Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy, says Milken Institute senior director Dr... 


BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
20th February 2024

Vehicle manufacturer BMW South Africa has brought prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to South Africa to showcase the future mobility technology to local stakeholders, test its domestic... 


Antofagasta CEO Ivan Arriagada
Antofagasta says profit up 5% in 2023, cuts dividend
20th February 2024 By: Reuters

Chile's Antofagasta on Tuesday reported a 5% rise in 2023 profit as copper production and prices increased, offsetting higher costs. Although the mining group reported earnings before interest,... 


DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action
20th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Considering that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects have become increasingly important over the years, especially in the mining industry, gold producer DRDGOLD emphasises that its... 


Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
100 MW of OCGT power to be available in Gauteng by April – Lesufi
20th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Johannesburg power utility City Power would, on behalf of the Gauteng government, add 100 MW of electricity capacity to the grid to assist the Gauteng province in its goal to reduce the impact of... 


BHP eyes 500 000 t/y of copper from South Australia
BHP eyes 500 000 t/y of copper from South Australia
20th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining company BHP is advancing several avenues for copper growth, CEO Mike Henry said on Tuesday, highlighting the key role that its South Australian assets will play in the group’s... 


Plentify HotBot geyser management device
HotBot geyser devices deliver energy savings, lower power surges to grid
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since launching its HotBot devices for smart geyser management in 2020, energy solutions developer Plentify has recorded considerable energy savings across its user base, as well as lower demand... 


Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
Integrated infrastructure service offering enables Bigen’s sustainability
20th February 2024

To remain sustainable amid the current economic climate, infrastructure development company Bigen has structured its product offering to provide its clients a one-stop service. “This has allowed... 


Tormin Mineral Sands faces production delays
19th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining and development company Mineral Commodities’ (MRC’s) operations at the Tormin mine, in South Africa – held by the company’s 50%-owned subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources – has, so far,... 


UCT research aims to help stakeholders mitigate mine closure risks
19th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Research published in the International Journal of Mining by University of Cape Town (UCT) Future Water Institute academic Dr Megan Cole has indicated that 48 of South Africa’s 230 operating mines... 


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Budget must address revenue challenges, infrastructure investments – Mavuso
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

While there has been a clear effort by the National Treasury to rein in spending and turn the trajectory of government's financial performance around, the revenue side of the equation has not been... 


Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
19th February 2024

By Clive Roberts, Segment Lead: CPG - Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO), Tracking progress on food and... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
New fund to mobilise public and private funding to climate-proof existing essential infrastructure
19th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has provided some additional background to the Climate Change Response Fund, the formation of which he announced in his recent State of the Nation Address. Writing in his... 


Spate of Joburg building fires calls for proactive fire-safety planning
19th February 2024

The most recent incident of a fire breaking out in the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) in the early hours of Saturday morning on 3 February highlights the importance of the rational... 


WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley
SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from stone age to modern age
19th February 2024

In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in... 


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DWS, DFFE to probe whether Vaal invasive vegetation clearing methods are aligned with regulations
19th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The departments of Water and Sanitation (DWS) and Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) are reviewing complaints and concerns in the public domain over the use of chemicals as part of a... 


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... 


Image of Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
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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