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Traditional bakkie powerhouses to be challenged by buying-down trend, newcomers – WesBank
20th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

South Africa is bakkie country, dominated by Toyota’s Hilux as the country’s long-standing number-one-selling vehicle, with the Ford Ranger and Isuzu D-Max also perennial favourites, among others. These three bakkies are also produced locally, in... 

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Assembly has started of the world’s biggest land-based crane
20th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Netherlands-based global major engineered heavy lift and transport company Mammoet has announced that it has started assembly of its latest, and the world’s biggest and strongest land-based, crane,... 

Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
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A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Streamlined PPP framework could unlock infrastructure investment
Streamlined PPP framework could unlock infrastructure investment
Updated 3 hours ago By: Darren Parker

In February, the National Treasury asked for public comments to be submitted in respect of the newly drafted amendments to the National Treasury Regulations (NTR) 16, and key elements of municipal... 

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Dwyka highlights new drone technology at showcase
20th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining technology company Dwyka Mining Services has announced the launch of several new drone technology services through its partnerships with drone technology companies Wingtra, Emesent and now... 

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Green copper, vapour refining envisaged at Orion’s Northern Cape base metals mines
20th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green copper and clean smelting and refining are envisaged at Orion Minerals’ quickly advancing base metals mines in South Africa’s well-endowed Northern Cape province, which has historically... 

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Companies collaborate to enhance solar PV compliance, recycling practices
19th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In a bid to champion extended producer responsibility compliance and solar PV recycling practices, producer responsibility organisation (PRO) Circular Energy has embarked on a strategic partnership... 

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South Africa now a compelling world investment story, upbeat Orion highlights
19th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“The sun is finally shining on us,” an upbeat Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart enthused during an Australia/South Africa webinar on Wednesday, when he outlined how South Africa has become one of the... 

Sanea appoints Msimanga as secretary-general
19th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The South African National Energy Association (Sanea) has appointed Xolile Msimanga as its new secretary-general, succeeding Wendy Poulton, who stepped down from the role, but remains on the board... 

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City of Tshwane pushing ahead with plan to procure 1 000 MW by 2026
19th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The City of Tshwane is signalling its intention to proceed with plans to procure and/or revive 1 000 MW of electricity generation capacity by 2026 as part of a strategy aimed at improving security... 

Namibia to have its own satellite tracking and data reception facility
19th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The development of a satellite ground segment complex in Namibia has been approved by the Namibia Infrastructure Development and Investment Fund (NIDIF) management enterprise, Eos Capital. The... 

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Ford’s new-generation Transit Custom offers a lower height, among other improvements
19th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Featuring enhanced load-carrying capacity and improved driver comfort and convenience features, automotive company Ford South Africa has begun the introduction of the new Transit Custom commercial... 

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AARTO demerit system set for mid-2025 launch, dealers urged to up admin game – NADA
19th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

Government aims for the system that will see road users accrue demerit points for road traffic offences to kick off in the middle of next year, says National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA)... 

South Africa sets target for resuming global rhino-horn trade
19th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa, where 79% of the world’s rhinos live, said it aims to come up with a plan by the end of 2030 to dismantle an almost half-century ban on trading the endangered animals’ horns. The... 

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Ramaphosa pledges to be a President for all South Africans in inaugural speech, as he warns against dissent
19th June 2024 By: Sashnee Moodley

“The formation of a government of national unity is a moment of profound significance. It is the beginning of a new era.” This was the statement made by Cyril Ramaphosa in his inaugural speech, at... 

South African aircraft maintenance company to set new record this year for heavy checks
19th June 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) concern, ExecuJet MRO Services South Africa, announced on Wednesday that it was on course to establish a new company record for... 

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Magazine round up | 21 June 2024
Magazine round up | 21 June 2024

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

EXPORT SHIFT: Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) is sceptical about South Africa’s plans to produce electric vehicles for export to developed markets and is instead focusing on sustaining outlets for its internal combustion engine vehicles, notably the Polo, seen here being assembled at its Kariega plant. VWSA MD Martina Biene is quoted by Bloomberg as saying that Europe “won’t call on us to make battery electric vehicles” as there is enough capacity on the continent where transport costs are lower. Photograph: Bloomberg

Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) is sceptical about South Africa’s plans to produce electric vehicles for export to developed markets and is instead focusing on sustaining outlets for its internal... 

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Democratisation of South Africa’s public market system is a must

South Africa’s democracy is 30 years old but, in that time, its public market system has failed to be democratised. Admittedly, large institutions on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are investing... 

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Defusing CBAM

South Africa is strenuously opposing the European Union’s (EU’s) Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that, under its evolving design and coverage, could have a significant impact on the... 

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Ingrid Osborne, CEO of Saryx
Ingrid Osborne

This week we profile Ingrid Osborne, CEO of Saryx, which specialises in integration solutions for industrial control and automation, ICT, rail monitoring, and document management and compliance 


The World Bank Port Index, which ranked South African ports near to the bottom of the global pile, is backward-looking and is, thus, not fully reflective of recent efforts made to address... 



Rittal is a world leading provider of top-quality integrated systems for enclosures, power distribution, climate control, IT infrastructure and...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...


From batteries for boats and jet skis, to batteries for cars and quad bikes, SABAT Batteries has positioned itself as the lifestyle battery of...

Yale Lifting Solutions
Yale Lifting Solutions

Yale Lifting Solutions is a leading supplier of lifting and material handling equipment in Southern Africa. Yale offers a wide range of quality...


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