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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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

The full implementation of the project has started. 


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

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


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Payara field offshore development, Guyana – update
8th December 2023

ExxonMobil started production on November 14. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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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... 


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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... 


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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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John Thompson secures additional order for Rand-Air containerised boilers
7th December 2023

On the back of the successful delivery of two 3 t/h TR300 containerised boiler models this year, industrial rental solutions provider Rand-Air ordered two additional containerised boilers from... 


Dutoit Group family business celebrates 130 years of fresh produce
7th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Agricultural investment company Dutoit Group is celebrating its 130th anniversary. The group was started in 1893 by Gysbertus du Toit planting the first fruit trees on Kromfontein Farm, in the... 


Chile targets 1Mt copper boost in tightening market
Chile targets 1Mt copper boost in tightening market
7th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chile is targeting an acceleration of its nascent copper-production recovery over the coming years in what would help fill a predicted supply gap as the energy transition spurs demand for the... 


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Organisations raise concern over latest DWS water reports
6th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse initiative WaterCAN and AfriForum are raising their concerns over the latest results from the Department of Water and Sanitation’s (DWS’s) full Blue and No Drop... 


Challenging environments are ideal opportunities to explore new innovations
Challenging environments are ideal opportunities to explore new innovations
6th December 2023

In the midst of tight economic constraints and water scarcity challenges, maintenance teams are increasingly seeking innovative solutions that can work more efficiently and save on time, money,... 


New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
6th December 2023

The Weir Group PLC, a global mining technology leader, has completed a comprehensive study that highlights a significant opportunity to reduce energy use and emissions in comminution, the rock... 


Solar panels installed Shoprite's Centurion distribution warehouse
Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 


Merwyn Naidoo
Opinion: AfCFTA can support the development of local OEMs, unlock economic growth on the continent
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, ACTOM CEO and Manufacturing Circle chairperson Mervyn Naidoo writes about the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and how it can support the... 


Tomorrow.io, MTN Group partner for early weather warnings in Africa
6th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new collaboration is set to leverage satellite monitoring, artificial intelligence (AI), mobile connectivity and cloud computing to provide critical early warnings and weather information to... 


The site plan for Piedmont's Carolina operations
Piedmont Lithium gets another extension amid North Carolina mine permit review
6th December 2023 By: Reuters

North Carolina regulators have granted Piedmont Lithium's request for more time to provide information needed to complete the state's long-running review of the company's mine permit application.... 


Agbiz CEO Theo Boshoff
Agbiz optimistic about market expansion with addition of new Brics members
5th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With more countries to become members of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) grouping, the South African agricultural industry will seek to deepen trade with these countries,... 


Stats SA economic statistics deputy director general Joe de Beer
Economy moves 'sideways' with marginal 0.2% contraction in GDP
5th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported a marginal 0.2% contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter, compared with the second quarter, and a contraction of 0.7%... 


Nornickel and Chinese partners seek place for palladium in energy transition
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Russian metals giant Nornickel has teamed up with some of its Chinese clients to test new catalysts for the hydrogen industry as it seeks to find a place for palladium in the global green energy... 


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Country’s water quality deteriorates since 2014, nonrevenue water rockets - Blue, No, Green Drop reports
5th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest full Blue and No Drop reports, along with the Green Drop progress assessment report, released by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Tuesday, show the deterioration of South... 


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Exxaro, Council for Geoscience sign MoU to drive sustainability, decarbonisation
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources and South African national science council the Council for Geoscience (CGS) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to drive sustainability and... 


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