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SVI offers semi-discreet armouring package for latest-gen Ranger
SVI offers semi-discreet armouring package for latest-gen Ranger
Updated 5 hours ago

Currently exclusive to the new Ford Ranger built in Silverton, Pretoria, the B6 Stopgun V3.0 armouring package recently launched by local armoured products manufacturer SVI Engineering is set to be... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


Zimplats CEO Alexander Mhembere
Zimplats to become cash generative in the next financial year, CEO says
12th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Zimplats CEO Alexander Mhembere is confident about the company’s ability to become cash-generative in the next financial year, which starts in July, despite the... 


1914 – 2024: SKF South Africa celebrates 110 years of optimising customers’ rotational assets through its premium value solutions offering
12th April 2024

Established in 1914 by Swedish Holding Company, SKF AB, SKF South Africa is proudly celebrating its rich 110 year heritage of delivering premium value solutions to customers across South and... 


Palabora copper mine
Unisa, Palabora sign MoU to facilitate strategic collaboration
12th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the University of South Africa’s (Unisa’s) College of Science, Engineering and Technology (CSET) and copper mining company Palabora... 


Woolworths launches regenerative farming practices campaign
12th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Retail company Woolworths has launched a Farming for the Future campaign, with the aim of encouraging farmers to implement regenerative farming practices. By partnering with farmers who adopt... 


Gary Woolley, Chief Commercial Officer at Comsol
Why Upgrading to Business-Grade Broadband Connectivity is Vital for SMEs
12th April 2024

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to move away from consumer grade fixed mobile services to business grade services, to achieve the performance and reliability they need to keep their... 


Magazine round up | 12 April 2024
Magazine round up | 12 April 2024
12th April 2024

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


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Hybrid solution offered to big energy consumers
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Project finance and transaction advisory firm Cresco has recently supported South African mobile telecommunications corporation MTN in acquiring a hybrid energy system solution that incorporates... 


An image of a Mahindra Powerol genset
Hybrid systems incorporating diesel gensets can enhance power generation
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and the lack of generation capacity from State-owned power utility Eskom, diesel generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol SA provides a range of... 


An image of the 1 100 kVA Perkins-powered synchronised unit
Hybrid systems posited for power redundancy
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

For businesses and industry to flourish and remain sustainable, generator manufacturer Maverick Generators says it is important to consider deploying a hybrid, or mixed, energy system to ensure... 


Two men wearing PPE and safety harnesses working on teh turbines of a wind turbine stack
Wind energy poses increased fall risks
12th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

As the demand for greener energy helps drive the increased uptake of wind energy, the dangers that face workers in the sector are becoming even more evident. As reported by the US Occupational... 


An image of Kobus Rothmann
Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 


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Manganese remains a key critical mineral
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 


Renier van Rooyen, group business systems executive at Multotec
Renier van Rooyen
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Renier van Rooyen, group business systems executive at Multotec, a supplier of mineral processing equipment 


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Attitudinal shift
12th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start of this year given that some 5 GW of solar panels... 


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Gearboxes for local farm irrigation
11th April 2024

A comprehensive gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems encompassing supply, installation and servicing of both the centre drive and wheel drives as well as the drive technology to power... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


DSI technology innovation deputy director general Mmboneni Muofhe
South Africa's science, innovation dept launches circular minerals, metals initiative
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has launched the first of three new government-led collaborative... 


A Rolls-Royce SAF test flight
Contract negotiations for Secunda sustainable aviation fuel project may be concluded by mid-2024
11th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Contractual negotiations are under way between the developers of the HySHiFT sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project, in Mpumalanga, and the intermediary company set up under Germany’s H2Global... 


Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Kagiso Khaole
Uber launches service for 13- to 17-year-olds in South Africa
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital mobility services company Uber has launched Uber Teen accounts in South Africa, which will enable youths aged 13 to 17 to hail rides, while their trips can be monitored and tracked with a... 


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Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
11th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 


CEO of commodity trader Trafigura starts handover to successor
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Jeremy Weir, longtime chief executive at commodities trader Trafigura, is priming successor Richard Holtum to take over when he decides to step back into a chairman role, five sources familiar... 


Implats refining and marketing group executive Sifiso Sibiya
Panel urges PGMs industry to make collaborative, strategic market development investments
11th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Industry experts have agreed that the future of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market appears to hinge on collaborative efforts to make strategic investments in market development to ensure... 


Nedbank outgoing CEO Mike Brown
Nedbank looks to investment banking for growth under new CEO
11th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Nedbank Group is hoping to hire more investment bankers as it seeks to take advantage of a surge of deals in renewable energy, water and logistics in Africa’s most developed economy.... 


Sacci BCI remains steady
11th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (Sacci's) Business Confidence Index (BCI) remained steady at 114.7 in both February and March, indicating a stablisation of confidence at an... 


Sibanye's Beatrix mine
Unions call for heads to roll over Sibanye's plans to cut more jobs in South Africa
11th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Labour unions Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have called for mining and metals processing multinational Sibanye-Stillwater's management to step down after launching a third... 


Platinum ore in hand
Automotive experts unpack NEV growth projections, impact on platinum demand
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As new energy vehicle (NEV) sales grow more moderately in reality than what was expected two years ago, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the automotive sector is not trailing off as... 


key challenges hindering manufacturing growth in Africa in 2024
key challenges hindering manufacturing growth in Africa in 2024
11th April 2024

As Africa strives for economic advancement, the manufacturing sector remains a critical driver of growth and development. However, several challenges continue to impede the sector's expansion... 


Ehlanzeni TVET College students graduate with 4IR skills training offered by Forge Academy & Labs in Mpumalanga.
Ehlanzeni TVET College students graduate with 4IR skills training offered by Forge Academy & Labs in Mpumalanga.
11th April 2024

As South Africa continues its digital transformation journey, Ehlanzeni TVET College is emerging as a pivotal player in shaping the future by equipping youth in Mpumalanga with essential Fourth... 


Tautinge (Tau) Matheus Festus
Pindulo Logistics unveils strategic leadership appointment
11th April 2024

Logistics company Pindulo Logistics, a pioneer in redefining logistics through innovation and strategic leadership, proudly announces the appointment of Tautinge (Tau) Matheus Festus as Business... 


Revival expands US gold portfolio with Ensign acquisition
Revival expands US gold portfolio with Ensign acquisition
11th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Revival Gold has announced the acquisition of Ensign Minerals, owner of the Mercur gold project, in Utah, marking the company’s expansion in the US. The acquisition, in an all-share... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia joins global subsidy race with 'Future Made in Australia' plan
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia will launch subsidies and incentives modelled on similar efforts in the United States and Europe to help the giant commodity exporter bolster domestic manufacturing and promote industries... 


Image of Atlas Copco light towers
Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
10th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 


An agricultural plantation with pivot irrigation equipment
Gearboxes for local farm irrigation
10th April 2024

A comprehensive gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems encompassing supply, installation and servicing of both the centre drive and wheel drives and as the drive technology to power the... 


Ellies faces liquidation
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing, trading and distribution company Ellies Holdings is likely to be liquidated, after the business rescue practitioner tasked with rescuing the company determined that there was no... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Market development of full PGMs basket is essential, Industry Day hears
10th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Representatives of the producers of 90% of the world’s climate-vital platinum group metals (PGMs) heard during Wednesday’s PGMs Industry Day that market development of the full PGMs basket – and... 


Sibanye-Stillwater COO Richard Stewart
Collaboration crucial to ensuring PGM industry’s success
10th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Creating greater synergies between competing platinum group metal (PGM) companies might be the only way for the industry to survive the current economic downturn, diversified miner... 


Hitachi Energy and SP Energy Networks to boost renewable energy flow
Hitachi Energy and SP Energy Networks to boost renewable energy flow
10th April 2024

Innovative combination of two technologies strengthens grid stability and enhances the flow of renewable energy across the UK. Up to 280 MW of additional renewable energy to be added to the... 


Reunert to merge IQbusiness, +OneX subsidiaries
10th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed electrical and electronic engineering group Reunert Group plans to merge its technology management and consulting firm IQbusiness and digital services firm +OneX subsidiaries into a... 


Buildings in the Johannesburg CBD
CoJ threatens to blacklist defaulters to recoup R40bn in municipal debt
10th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has warned that it will soon blacklist thousands of defaulting residential property owners and businesses to recoup more than R40-billion in municipal debt.... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA aims to be world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider
10th April 2024

Aiming to be the world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider is the driving force behind FUCHS’ sustainability initiatives, says Esther Seabi, Sustainability Director at FUCHS LUBRICANTS... 


Vitol CEO Russel Hardy
Vitol CEO confirms energy trading giant is getting into metals
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Vitol Group confirmed that it’s starting rebuild a trading book for metals after a long stint out of the market, with an “exciting decade” ahead. “It’s a relatively small addition to our... 


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