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Gauteng metros continue to exceed water allocations
5th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water utility Rand Water on Friday reiterated its commitment to be part of the Gauteng water provision solution, as high water consumption across Gauteng continues. The utility is collaborating... 


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Paving trains lead the way to faster road construction
5th April 2024

A chain of pavers, compactors and rollers can be used in conjunction to create a ‘paving train’ that can enhance efficiencies in surfacing, compacting and finishing roads to exact specifications,... 


Rio Tinto's QIT Madagascar mineral sands operation
As Rio Tinto strives for 'impeccable ESG', investors raise water issues
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto faced demands from shareholders at its annual meeting on Thursday to come clean on environmental issues, including water and biodiversity, as the company said it was committed to... 


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Structa Konsult
5th April 2024

Structa Konsult is a consulting eng-ineering company specialising in the evaluation, design and certification of a range of industrial and civil structures.   Established in 2014, Structa Konsult... 


UCT research team develops ‘new set of tools’ to support mine closure planning in South Africa
5th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new set of tools aimed at assisting in responsible and sustainable mine closures across South Africa has been developed by a University of Cape Town (UCT) research team through a Water Research... 


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Cesa emphasises Infrastructure Indaba’s significance
5th April 2024

Industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) CEO Chris Campbell emphasised the significance of the Cesa Infrastructure Indaba, which was held in Cape Town on March 19 and 20. “As we... 


TSUBAKI TITAN CHAIN 
Advanced design features of the Titan series not only extend service life of the chain, but also reduce maintenance costs and minimise downtime
Firm highlights solutions for productivity, safety
5th April 2024

Safety regulations demand that the installation of incline conveyor belts must include the fitting and use of one or more devices to prevent run-back or run-on, to prevent injuries caused by... 


A large sign next to the road at the entrance to the Mponeng Mine owned by Harmony Gold that states it is the deepest mine globally
Deep-level investment
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

Gold major Harmony’s strategy is to direct major capital towards its high-grade underground mines and high-margin surface source operations to improve profitability. The decision to extend Mponeng,... 


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Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Infrastructure SA names 12 projects it will unlock in 2024/25
5th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) unveiled 12 “infrastructure projects for preparation” for the 2024/25 financial year at the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa 2024... 


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OLI South Africa
5th April 2024

Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology supplier OLI as the world’s top-selling... 


Elandfontein project
Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz is ramping up to steady-state production. 


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Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lotus Resources has appointed a debt adviser to arrange debt for the project. 


Location map of the Longonjo project
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has reported that preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


gas pipes leading to gas terminal
Role of gas in SA’s future energy mix under intense scrutiny
5th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Given South Africa’s ongoing energy crisis, there remains much debate around whether gas should be included in the future energy mix and, if so, how much. Advocates argue that the fossil fuel is a... 


Tetra Pak Southern Africa MD Klaus Plenge, President Cyril Ramaphosa and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Nomusa Dube-Ncube on a tour of Tetra Pak's revamped Pinetown factory
Tetra Pak reopens Pinetown plant following R500m upgrade
4th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak has reopened its newly renovated factory in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, following an investment of about R500-million. The investment was... 


Mattiq Product Management Head Dr Mike Ashley.
New electrochemical PGMs demand on way, iridium scarcity fears eased still further
4th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A far-reaching new drive is under way to ease iridium scarcity still further and, especially in the short term, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) from electrochemical processes is on the way.... 


Chickens and eggs
Chicken producer owned by the PIC seeks new debt
4th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Daybreak Farms, a chicken company controlled by Africa’s biggest fund manager, plans to seek loans to stabilize operations and fix its balance sheet following years of mismanagement. The producer... 


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Microsoft taking principles-based, collaborative approach to responsible AI
4th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Information technology multinational Microsoft has set out principles for the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI) and has developed the second version of its responsible AI standards... 


10 Ways to slash rising electricity costs
4th April 2024

Starting from 1 April 2024, prepaid electricity prices have increased by 12.74%, resulting in an average electricity tariff rise from around R1.84 per kWh to approximately R2.07. With households... 


AfriSam All Purpose Cement is recognised for its specially blended, high quality formulation that supports the construction of durable and long lasting structures
AfriSam All Purpose Cement still a cornerstone for diverse construction applications
4th April 2024

AfriSam All Purpose Cement is recognised as a fundamental component in various construction applications, embodying versatility, reliability, quality and affordability. This premium product is... 


The Renard mine is about 60 km from the Adina resource.
Winsome’s diamond mine bid may advance pathway to lithium production
4th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-listed explorer Winsome Resources on Thursday unveiled an exclusive option agreement to acquire the assets of the idled Renard mine, in Quebec, in a move that may accelerate its path to... 


Satchwell PV module installation
Satchwell enters residential and light commercial PV solar, inverter, battery market
3rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Satchwell – electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM’s Paarl-based manufacturer and supplier of domestic and industrial products and components – has entered the solar power generation market... 


Livestock farm
Agriculture, fossil fuel burning the main reasons why Africa is emitting more carbon
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research by University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) academics finds that Africa has moved from being a net carbon sink to a net carbon source in nine years, meaning the rate at which carbon is being... 


Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Ivanhoe reports 86 203 t of copper production at Kamoa-Kakula in first quarter
3rd April 2024 By: Darren Parker

During the first quarter, Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) successfully produced 86 203 t of copper in concentrate, the company has... 


At the ceremony confirming the selection of a preferred bidder for the Port of East London water desalination project are (from left): Norland Construction’s Jarl Heurlin, Impact Water Solutions’ Patrice Boyer, TNPA acting CEO Phyllis Difeto and Port of East London manager Sphiwe Mthembu
TNPA moves ahead with R60m seawater desalination project at Port of East London
3rd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s State-owned Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has awarded a R60-million contract for the construction of a water desalination plant at the Port of East London, the country’s... 


Standard Bank reduced its GHG emissions by 4.6% in 2023
3rd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Financial services firm Standard Bank has reduced the carbon emissions from its facilities across Africa by 4.6% year-on-year in 2023, putting the group ahead of its 2040 net-zerio target, says... 


InfraCo Africa invests $12m to scale up solar irrigation offering in sub-Saharan Africa
2nd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan African private sustainable infrastructure project developer InfraCo Africa has made a $12-million equity investment in climate-smart agriculture equipment company SunCulture to scale... 


African food sustainability needs greener production, less waste, PwC study shows
2nd April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Greener food production methods and the avoidance of food waste are required to future-proof Africa’s food supply and to meet the expected future demand for nutrition in a sustainable way, says... 


GVK-Siya Zama welcomes commitment to tackle construction industry challenges
2nd April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Confidence in the construction industry has been erratic since 2020, compelling several industry players to close, and those who remain are exposed to risk, vigilante action and skills shortages;... 


Etana CEO Evan Rice
Autocast to benefit from renewables deal with Etana Energy
2nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Cast and machined components supplier Autocast South Africa is the first of more than 30 of Nelson Mandela Bay’s largest electricity users to benefit from a renewable power supply deal with... 


Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
BLSA calls for immediate reworking of IRP, describing assumptions as ‘spurious’
2nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), whose members include the largest domestic and foreign companies operating in South Africa, has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the... 


Clean energy company implements renewable energy system for major agri business
2nd April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African clean energy infrastructure development and operation company Blue Energy Africa has highlighted its implementation of hybrid solar and battery energy systems for a major Western Cape... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
Canada's mild winter disrupts key ice road to remote Arctic diamond mines
2nd April 2024 By: Reuters

An unusually warm winter in Canada this year has delayed the opening of a 400-kilometer ice road that is rebuilt every year as the main conduit for Rio Tinto, Burgundy Mines, and De Beers to... 


Bridge disaster leaves some US coal miners with few options
29th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The catastrophic shipping accident that’s choked off Baltimore harbor is leaving few options for some US coal exporters, with Consol Energy facing the biggest threat to its operations. “Consol has... 


Vodacom SA awarded 5-Star Green Star certification
29th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom South Africa has been awarded 5-Star existing building performance (EPB) certifications for two of its buildings, Vodacom’s Business Park and Corporate Park, at its... 


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Radomiro Tomić mine, Chile
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper mine in Calama, Antofagasta region, Chile. 


KAROWE UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT
Lucara Diamond Corporation is expanding the Karowe mine to access the underground orebody, thereby extending the life-of-mine to at least 2040
Diamond miner progresses Botswana shaft sinking
29th March 2024

Diamond explorer and miner Lucara Diamond Corporation made significant shaft sinking progress in 2023 at its Karowe underground project, in Botswana, where the miner invested $101.3-million for the... 


Scematic of the MadoquaPower2x facility
Sines green hydrogen and green ammonia plant, Portugal
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

MadoquaPower2X plans to build a hydrogen and ammonia facility in Sines. 


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Kachi lithium brine project, Argentina – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lake Resources has submitted the production environmental-impact assessment for the project. 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

An updated mineral resource estimate for the +105 m level crown pillar block – has revealed an increase in tonnes and grade. 


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Batoka Gorge hydroelectric scheme, Zambia and Zimbabwe – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Zambia and Zimbabwe are retendering the project. 


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