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Mining Indaba highlights sector opportunities

Published: 17 February 2018

This year’s Mining Indaba saw new and established industry role players identifying opportunities for growth in the sector, with increasing investment planned. Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies...

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Innovative electricity generation solution gains recognition

Published: 16 February 2018

Engineer and inventor Clement Mokoenene has won the South African leg of the Chivas Venture IV competition, walking away with R350 000. Mokoenene won for his electricity generation solution, the...

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Wacker Neuson signs exclusivity agreement in Namibia

Published: 16 February 2018

Wacker Neuson South Africa has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with long-standing Namibian dealer, Industrial Building Supplies & Plant Hire (IBS). As a result of the agreement, IBS is now...

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Qatar petroleum buys stake in local offshore exploration

Published: 15 February 2018

An interest in an oil and gas exploration concession in the Outeniqua Basin, off South Africa’s southern coast, has been purchased by Qatar Petroleum. The company bought a 25% interest...

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Mining, manufacturing show growth

Published: 14 February 2018

According to data from Statistics SA (StatsSA), mining production in South Africa rose to its highest levels in nearly 10 years in 2017, showing the biggest year-on-year rise in output...

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Cape Town malls prepared for Day Zero

Published: 13 February 2018

When Day Zero arrives, Cape Town will be the first major city in the world to run out of water. Current dam levels in the city are currently around 26.5%...

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Robor continues investing in growth

Published: 12 February 2018

Steel manufacturer Robor has replaced two older steel mills with a new one designed to use the latest technology. Designed in conjunction with some of the leading equipment builders from...

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Zest WEG Group continues Gamsberg projects

Published: 11 February 2018

Vedanta Resources’ Gamsberg mine in the Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest current greenfields mining project, and will exploit one of the world’s largest zinc deposits. It is being developed...

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Aveng, unions dispute looming job cuts

Published: 10 February 2018

Construction firm Aveng has announced looming job cuts. However, the company’s announcement that it will cut 120 jobs differs starkly to the statement issued by the National Union of Mineworkers...

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Sibanye drama puts mine safety under the spotlight again

Published: 09 February 2018

Last week’s drama at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Beatrix mine in the Free State has resulted in unions and government calling for an inquiry and an overhaul of safety measures at Sibanye Gold's...

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R3.5 billion venture fund planned for local auto industry

Published: 08 February 2018

South Africa’s seven light vehicle manufacturers plan to launch a R3.5-billion venture fund this year, aimed at boosting black economic empowerment in the domestic automotive manufacturing industry. This follows their...

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Mini hydropower plant on the cards for Wild Coast

Published: 07 February 2018

Russian energy company Rosatom, which is best known locally for its nuclear capabilities and potential ties to the new nuclear build, will install a small hydroelectric plant near Mpompomo Falls...

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Africa Energy Forum to be held in Mauritius

Published: 06 February 2018

The annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will celebrate its 20th birthday in Mauritius. The four day conference and private exhibition is usually held in Europe.

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Government committed to local vehicle production

Published: 05 February 2018

Speaking at the recent launch of the new Polo by Volkswagen South Africa, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Bulelani Magwanishe says the South African government is committed to supporting...

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Nuclear in the spotlight again

Published: 04 February 2018

South Africa’s only operational nuclear power plant, Koeberg, was originally meant to have a lifespan until 2024. Following a recent upgrade, the plant is now expected to operate until around...

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Infrastructure fund focused on Africa established

Published: 03 February 2018

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), and private equity company IL&FS Investment Managers Limited...

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Zambia gets infrastructure investment

Published: 02 February 2018

Mercury Asset Partners, a multinational financing and logistics company, has made $600 million available for the implementation of various infrastructure and investment projects in Zambia. These include setting up a...

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Air charters a competitive logistics solution

Published: 01 February 2018

According to logistics company Dachser South Africa, air charters are fast-becoming a competitive logistics option for just-in-time (JIT) supply chains that need to move goods quickly to destinations around the...

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Bobcat Equipment SA makes maintenance and repair quick and easy

Published: 31 January 2018

Fast-moving general-service parts are critical to customers’ daily operations, and are needed on-hand immediately to avoid costly downtime. It is for this reason that Bobcat Equipment South Africa holds a...

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SAWA to promote SA wire in Germany

Published: 30 January 2018

Keith Campbell, Director of the South African Wire Association (SAWA), says that South Africa has a reputation as a supplier of innovative, quality goods at competitive prices, and is recognised...

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Women in Energy Conference around the corner

Published: 29 January 2018

The 2018 Women in Energy Conference, an interactive side event of the African Energy Indaba (AEI) will take place on the 19th February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The...

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New Eskom board welcomed

Published: 28 January 2018

Last weekend saw the unexpected announcement of a new board for Eskom. In a statement released by the Presidency, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said the new board was part of...

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SKF Explorer bearings supplied for vertical roller mill

Published: 26 January 2018

Specialist bearings manufacturer SKF recently supplied the SKF Explorer series large roller bearings for a vertical roller mill used in the production of cement. Following a routine maintenance check, a...

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Paragon positive about 2018 projects

Published: 27 January 2018

Architect firm Paragon believes it has confirmed its standing as a leading architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice with the completion of several major projects in 2017. These included the...

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New MD for Illovo Sugar

Published: 26 January 2018

Sugar producer Illovo Sugar South Africa (Illovo SA) has appointed Mamongae Mahlare as MD with effect from March. Mahlare will succeed Dave Howells who, after nine years as local MD...

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Timber roof truss designer added to NQF designations

Published: 25 January 2018

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) has registered a new professional designation on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The title, 'timber roof truss designer', is a working category...

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AfDB report: Africa’s industrialization key to growth

Published: 24 January 2018

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released the 2018 African Economic Outlook report, which makes a compelling case for accelerating Africa’s industrialization in order to create jobs, reduce poverty and...

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4Sight Holdings buys Foursight South Africa

Published: 23 January 2018

4Sight Holdings has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital and loan account claims of the Foursight South Africa group. Effective from January 1, the purchase...

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Sinopec to invest further in SA following successful Chevron sale

Published: 22 January 2018

Sinopec, one of China's largest state-owned companies, has undertaken to invest R6 billion in South Africa to upgrade and modernise the Cape Town-based oil refinery owned by Chevron South Africa...

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Zero emission desalination market set to grow

Published: 21 January 2018

With Cape Town predicted to run out of water by April this year, and many other areas affected by drought, South Africa’s national and provincial governments have been actively evaluating...

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