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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson
Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson
Public Works Minister determined to accelerate South African infrastructure development
Updated 1 hour 15 minutes ago By: Rebecca Campbell

National Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Dean Macpherson announced on Tuesday that he was establishing an Infrastructure Advisory Committee, in his office, to help drive forward infrastructure development in the country, which was... 


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Ngqura terminal takes delivery of new haulers to increase citrus loading rates
Updated 1 hour 52 minutes ago By: Sabrina Jardim

As part of State-owned Transnet Port Terminal’s (TPT’s) focus on improved reliability and efficiency, the Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) has taken delivery of 50 new haulers to increase citrus... 


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Development banks seek to revive world’s biggest power project
Updated 3 hours ago By: Bloomberg

Five development finance institutions have banded together to find a way to develop the world’s biggest electricity-generation project, the planned Grand Inga hydropower complex in the Democratic... 


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Minerals Council VP spells out platinum production decline expectation to Shanghai
Updated 22 minutes ago By: Martin Creamer

Under current market conditions, many platinum mines will close prematurely due to a lack of financial resources – and even without financial constraint, closure of depleting mines will result in... 


Zambian Minister stresses importance of infrastructure development and the role of PPPs
Updated 1 hour 15 minutes ago By: Rebecca Campbell

Zambian Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Minister Charles Lubasi Milupi, himself an engineer, has highlighted the importance of infrastructure development for his country and for the... 


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Consortium receives maiden vessel at Port of Lobito as concession takes shape
Updated 6 hours ago By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Lobito Atlantic Railway (LAR) consortium has received the first vessel at the Port of Lobito’s mineral terminal, marking the start of the group’s port operations in Angola. LAR is the... 


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Petra expects diamond prices to show modest recovery in 2025
Updated 6 hours ago By: Martin Creamer

With market fundamentals providing pricing support in the medium- and longer-term, London-listed diamond mining and marketing company Petra Diamonds expects diamond prices to show modest recovery... 


Sappi sells Lanaken mill site for €50m
15th July 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After closing the Sappi Lanaken mill, in Belgium, in December, following the company's announcement to reduce production capacity for graphic paper in Europe, Sappi has concluded an agreement with... 


Sasfin offers minorities 65% premium for shares, plans delisting
15th July 2024 By: Bloomberg

Sasfin Holdings made an offer to minority shareholders that values the South African financial-services company at R969-million and plans to delist from the JSE as it refocuses its business. The... 


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Green ammonia ousting coal in power stations, R105bn hydrogen developer reports
15th July 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Huge demand for green ammonia from power stations is being seen by the developer of South Africa’s R105-billion green hydrogen to green ammonia project in the Eastern Cape. But this new development... 


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DBSA hosts African delegates as govt drives energy investment mission
15th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the African continent being home to the majority of the 700-million people worldwide with no access to electricity and clean cooking technology, energy investment in the region is deemed... 


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Nuclear Regulator grants Eskom permission to extend life of Koeberg Unit 1 to July 2044
15th July 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) board has approved a 20-year life extension for Koeberg Unit 1, but has deferred a decision on the nuclear power station’s Unit 2 until late 2025,... 


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Airlink increases the number of its Durban-Harare flights
15th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African regional and domestic airline Airlink announced on Monday that it would increase the frequency of its flights between South Africa’s main Indian Ocean coast city, Durban, in... 


Parliamentary Defence Committee concerned about underfunding of SANDF deployments 
15th July 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The new Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans regards the proper funding of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) as a matter of the “utmost urgency”, it has... 


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New traffic enforcement shift system coming in 2025 – Hlengwa
15th July 2024

Deputy Transport Minister Mkhuleko Hlengwa says the department aims to “speed up the resolution of all issues” that have delayed the implementation of visible traffic policing on a 24-hour,... 


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‘Unconscionable’ to return money to Treasury instead of fixing potholes – Creecy
15th July 2024 By: Irma Venter

Transport Minister Barbara Creecy says “immediate attention” will be given to the “critical issue” of the underspending of funding allocated to road maintenance and road construction by both... 


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Magazine round up | 12 July 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

MORE LITHIUM: Four new Argentinian lithium projects are set to enter production in the coming months, which will almost double the country’s production capacity. Built on salt lakes nestled in the Andes mountains in South America’s so-called lithium triangle, Bloomberg notes that the extra production comes when buyers are already well supplied and prices are under pressure. Photograph: Bloomberg.
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Four new Argentinian lithium projects are set to enter production in the coming months, which will almost double the country’s production capacity. Built on salt lakes nestled in the Andes... 

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Faster economic growth is a must because it serves the interests of everyone

It has been estimated that an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) from 1% to 2.5% would create an additional 21-million jobs within a decade and add something like R330-billion a year to the... 

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Rewards and risks

The decision to again uncouple the energy portfolio from mineral resources and appoint Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as the new Electricity and Energy Minister in the government of national unity has... 

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This week we profile Grant Sboros, CEO of Euro Sun Mining, the developer of the Rovina Valley project, in west-central Romania, one of Europe’s largest gold/copper projects 

CHAIRS AT THE TABLE: South Africa’s government of national unity is unquestionably the best outcome from what was a potentially treacherous political moment. Given the number of issues and interests at stake, it is also no surprise that the number of Ministerial seats at the Cabinet table has increased. It is nevertheless ironic, given that some of those occupying them were among the most vociferous critics of the previous ‘bloated’ Cabinet.
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South Africa’s government of national unity is unquestionably the best outcome from what was a potentially treacherous political moment. Given the number of issues and interests at stake, it is... 

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