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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... 


The HVAC facilities at the Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng are being upgraded to ensure greater energy and water efficiency
Concor in complex HVAC installation at Eastgate
5th December 2023

To allow Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gauteng to upgrade its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) facilities for greater energy and water efficiency, Concor is carefully strengthening... 


The Durban Container Terminal
TNPA seeks bidders for big berth expansion at congested Durban terminal
4th December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has issued a tender for the reconstruction, deepening and lengthening of three berths at the Pier 2 North Quay of the currently congested Durban... 


scientists researching natural hydrogen
UP scientists lead study of natural hydrogen find in Mpumalanga
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Scientists at the University of Pretoria (UP) are leading a study of natural hydrogen gas discovered beneath the Earth’s surface in Mpumalanga.   The gas could be a source of renewable energy that... 


Procurement evolves from a dog-eat-dog world to empowering underdogs, collaborating with suppliers, and caring for the environment and communities
4th December 2023

The ongoing evolution of procurement has seen the profession develop from a back-office function to a driver of business strategy. It has also shifted from a competitive dog-eat-dog arena - where... 


E-House fitted with monitoring control panels specially for a renewable energy application
Modular substations and dry-type transformers pave the way for renewable energy growth in Africa
4th December 2023

The growing renewable energy generation sector in Africa is realising the value of modular substations in solar and wind projects, as well as the suitability of dry-type transformers in these... 


SA innovation offers high-tech solution to energy crisis: smart geyser devices integrated into household solar systems could significantly decrease residential load on Eskom, with potential to reduce household electricity bills by 80%
4th December 2023

By Mark Allewell, Founder & CEO of Sensor Networks Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa recently revealed that South Africa is haemorrhaging close to R1 billion daily due to load shedding,... 


BLSA says SOE audits remain cause for concern this year
4th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While national and provincial government has made strides in improving financial management, there is also a concerning increase in entities that simply do not complete audits, says Business... 


Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
4th December 2023

Spray nozzles are used to cool numerous industrial processes from stamping presses to freshly forged steel and from gas turbine inlets to power plant exhaust streams. But what is it about nozzles... 


Lindian progressing Malawi project
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Lindian Resources has made “excellent” progress this year on mine development operations and the commissioning of the Stage 1 processing plant at the Kangankunde rare earths project in... 


Quantum Foods swings to loss on bird flu, power cuts
1st December 2023 By: Reuters

South African poultry producer Quantum Foods on Friday reported a R35-million rand loss in the year to end-September, after the country's worst bird flu outbreak decimated its chicken flock and... 


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Home-grown solution to save farms from fire
1st December 2023

Uncontrolled blazes can quickly engulf vast stretches of farmland, destroying crops, livestock and essential infrastructure. A pioneering, locally developed firefighting system aims to help farmers... 


Image of water tanker alongside Eastgate Shopping Centre
Rainwater harvesting reduces reliance on municipal supply
1st December 2023

In an effort to ensure sustainability and reduce the impact of water outages, Eastgate Shopping Centre has contracted black-owned contractor Concor to install a facility to harvest and treat... 


Smart mobility in the South African context
Smart mobility in the South African context
1st December 2023

By Prof Dilip Kumar Das and Prof Mohamed Mostafa Many countries across the world are actively seeking to transform their cities into smart cities, or to establish new ones. At the core of this... 


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Small sensor offers high speed and wide range
1st December 2023

A new sensor designed for confined spaces is said to be the smallest distance sensor on the radar market. German radar specialist OndoSense has expanded its portfolio to include the OndoSense reach... 


An image of one of the container tanks on offer from Container World
New tanks acquired for fuel storage, transportation across Africa
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Celebrating 40 years in business this year, South African tank and container supplier Container World last month bought 20 container tanks, which were delivered to the company’s Durban depot, in... 


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Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 


An image of the EnduroMAX water-jet cutting machine in action
New machine aids component manufacture
1st December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Having accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the local manufacturing industry, specialised manufacturer and materials processing company MAXJET has commissioned the EnduroMAX – a... 


Researchers propose novel filtration for solar
1st December 2023

Tertiary institution Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU) scientists proposed an innovative emulsion filter that can be used to improve the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled... 


The above image depicts the analysis of  lubricants in accordance with ISO-4406
Proper filtration improves profitability, productivity
1st December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Fluid contamination occurs at every level of the production process, entering lubricants and acting as a “silent thief”, mostly undetected and resulting in increased operating costs and a reduction... 


The above image depicts the range of filters provided by Cummins
Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 


A glass glob perched on green moss signifying a global drive to a greener economy
COP 28 to host fossil fuels debate
1st December 2023 By: Halima Frost

This year’s Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, referred to globally as COP 28 and being held from November 30 to December 12 in Dubai in the... 


Scoop at a mine
Green River project, US – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anson Resources has started construction of the sample demonstration plant at the project. 


Drill rigs at the Kachi lithium brine project
Kachi lithium brine project, Argentina – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lake Resources has announced a substantial increase in the resource estimate. 


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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lift II will have a design capacity of 32 500 t/d, 400 m below Lift I, with a mine life to 2040. 


Image of Uis tin project
Uis Phase 2 expansion project, Namibia – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Andrada Mining has reported that resource validation drilling is planned over the northern and central pegmatite clusters. 


Image of Witwatersrand basin project deposits
Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining is in discussions with various potential capital providers for investments ranging from $15-million to $30-million in debt and equity. 


Stanlib Khanyisa Impact Investment Fund manager Kholofelo Molewa
Stanlib launches country’s first dedicated energy transition asset investment fund
30th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Specialist investment manager Stanlib has launched the Khanyisa Energy Transition Fund (KETF) to spark investment in energy transition assets. Khanyisa, meaning “to illuminate”, is a range of... 


DRDGOLD's tailings retreatment under way at Ergo.
Recovery of battery metals, PGMs being looked at by DRDGOLD
30th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The recovery of battery metals and platinum group metals (PGMs) is being looked at by DRDGOLD, the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company, which is being globally acknowledged for its mastery of... 


hydrogen tank with solar and wind energy
Access to water, logistics infrastructure major hurdles to hydrogen economy
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

One of the challenges standing in the way of South Africa becoming a world-class green hydrogen producer is that South Africa is a water-scarce country, and that enormous volumes of water are... 


The Berg River dam
TCTA progresses its various projects
29th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The various projects under the umbrella of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) are gaining traction, says TCTA CEO Percy Sechemane, outlining the projects in an update on the state of the... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 takes major leap forward with acquisition of production-doubling plant
29th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Northern Cape mining company Copper 360, which listed on the Alternative Exchange of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange this year, took yet another leap forward on Wednesday with the announcement that... 


Packaged meat on sale in a supermarket
South African food inflation is accelerating again
29th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African food and non-alcoholic beverage (NAB) inflation – hereafter to be referred to as food inflation, for short – continued its renewed acceleration in October, the Bureau for Food and... 


The Water Mafia crisis sees SA’s most vital resource under threat
The Water Mafia crisis sees SA’s most vital resource under threat
29th November 2023

The South African water sector is under siege. In a disturbing parallel to the notorious 'construction mafias', water or tanker mafias—criminal syndicates thriving on the country's water crisis—are... 


The Different Types of Fires 
29th November 2023

Understanding fire classification and fire extinguishers Fire is a powerful force of nature that has the power to both shape our world and bring it to its knees. According to SafeQuip,  a leading... 


Absa Relationship Banking manufacturing sector head Justin Schmidt
Manufacturing sentiment at its highest level for this year, but conditions remain tough
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Confidence in the manufacturing sector improved slightly to 26 points – the highest level this year – in the fourth quarter, financial services firm Absa's latest quarterly manufacturing survey... 


Marietjie Coertzen Brown
Collaborative Initiative Propels Regenerative Solutions for Human and Environmental Wellbeing
29th November 2023

By Marietjie Coertzen Brown, Sustainability and Government Affairs Lead, CHEP IMETA (India, Middle East, Türkiye, Africa) As the 12th largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world, South... 


Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers hosts 19th Annual General Meeting
Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers hosts 19th Annual General Meeting
29th November 2023

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers (SAPPMA) successfully convened its 19th Annual General Meeting on November 22, 2023, at the Plastics SA auditorium in Midrand. The event showcased... 


Image of Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu and Deputy Minister David Mahlobo at the Hartbeespoort dam
Work underway to clear hyacinth at Hartbeespoort dam
29th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Work is continuing on the efficient rehabilitation of the Hartbeespoort dam, where hyacinth and algae have negatively impacted the water quality, assured Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu.... 


Attacq CEO Jackie van Niekerk
Attacq on track to deliver 2024 year-end dividend growth guidance
28th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Real estate investment trust Attacq is on track to deliver its 2024 financial year guidance for dividend a share growth of between 8% and 10%, CEO Jackie van Niekerk told investors at the company’s... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers with the beneficiated manganese product.
Manganese positioning South Africa for entry into huge new energy markets
28th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Manganese mining company Jupiter Mines has produced a 99.9% pure sample of high purity manganese sulphate monohvdrate (HPMSM) using the Northern Cape’s manganese ore and bringing into service an... 


BLSA CEO Busisiwe Mavuso
South Africa needs to leverage global goodwill at COP28
27th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The upcoming 2023 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference, or Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, more commonly referred to as COP28, will be an... 


Lhyfe to build green hydrogen site at French port
27th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Nantes Saint-Nazaire port, in France, has awarded a tender to Paris-listed green hydrogen producer Lhyfe to develop an industrial production and distribution site in Montoir-de-Bretagne. The... 


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