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Platinum must grab on to the coattails of the hydrogen economy with all the strength that it has

By: Martin CreamerA few years back, platinum group metals mining analysts would fight shy of including hydrogen economy pull in their demand calculations. Today, that’s all changed and they’re falling over themselves to include every last bit of it in future value data. This comes at a time when governments the... 

Platinum must grab on to the coattails of the hydrogen economy with all the strength that it has

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BHP links bonuses to climate plan, sets medium-term targets

By: Mariaan WebbDiversified major BHP has set medium-term targets for reducing greenhouse emissions, announcing on Thursday that it would reduce emissions by at least 30% from adjusted 2020 levels by the end of this decade. The group has already established its long-term goal of achieving net zero operational... 

BHP links bonuses to climate plan, sets medium-term targets

CCS and RIB Software partnership culminates in RIB CCS rebrand

By: Creamer Media Reporter Construction Computer Software (CCS) is taking on a new identity as RIB CCS, after the company’s recent partnership and 100% acquisition by software multinational RIB Software, an innovator in the building and construction industry. The benefits of the partnership rebrand-ing are numerous and... 

CCS and RIB Software partnership culminates in RIB CCS rebrand

Copper’s outlook buoyant as demand increases

By: Natasha OdendaalFitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research has adjusted its 2020 copper price forecast upwards from the $5 900/t predicted in March to $6 000/t as demand is supported by the Chinese government’s stimulus package and recovery in global economic activity. In its outlook for copper prices... 

Platinum has potential to be $35bn-a-year industry – Minerals Council

By: Martin CreamerInstead of being the $11-billion-a -year type industry that it is today, the platinum business has the potential to be a $35-billion-a-year industry by 2050, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said on Wednesday. Baxter made this statement in response to a question put to him during a... 

Platinum has potential to be $35bn-a-year  industry – Minerals Council

Promoting hydrogen economy should be No 1 priority – RBPlat’s Phiri

By: Martin CreamerPromoting the hydrogen economy should be South Africa’s number one priority, Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri said on Wednesday. Speaking during a panel discussion on the current state of the platinum group metals industry at the virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, Phiri said that this... 

Promoting hydrogen economy should  be No 1 priority – RBPlat’s Phiri

Rush Exhaust Purification

By: Creamer Media Reporter Rush Exhaust Purification cc primary line of business is catalytic converters (Purifiers) and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). Specializing in designing and manufacturing of exhaust systems, diesel particulate filters, water cooling pipes, air filtration systems and turbo intercooler charge... 

Rush Exhaust Purification

Significant growth in fuel cells and hydrogen is now almost certain

By: Martin CreamerSignificant growth in fuel cells and hydrogen is now almost certain and the prize for South Africa remains potentially large. That is the view of E4tech director Professor Dr David Hart of Switzerland, expressed in an address to a fuel cell webinar hosted by Nedbank CIB on Tuesday. (Also watch... 

Significant growth in fuel cells and hydrogen is now almost certain

Editorial Insight

Powering up?

By: Terence CreamerIt has taken far too long, but there is finally some positive momentum building in the electricity sector. Cause for optimism has arisen as a result of confirmation by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa had, on September 2,... 

Powering up?

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Automotive training programme resumes

By: Tasneem BulbuliaThe Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC), in partnership with automotive sector enterprise development company Filpro, has resumed its R2-million support programme aimed at growing the competitiveness of 137 informal automotive mechanics in Mdantsane, outside East London. Launched in July... 

Bell sees recovery following Covid-19, parts ways with John Deere

By: Irma VenterBell Equipment’s plants are currently operating at roughly 70% of pre-Covid-19 levels, says Bell Equipment CEO Leon Goosen. The South African operation at Richards Bay is running slightly below this average, however, as it had stocked up on inventory prior to the pandemic in anticipation of a... 

Bokpoort CSP sets new winter production record

By: Marleny ArnoldiThe Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) project has set a new winter production record of 21.7 GWh in August, surpassing a prior winter record of 19.5 GWh set in 2017. The 50 MW CSP parabolic trough power plant is now in its fifth year of operation, after being approved during the second... 

Bokpoort CSP sets new winter production record

Breakthroughs in practical artificial intelligence ethics reported by Rolls-Royce

By: Rebecca CampbellUK-based global industrial technology group Rolls-Royce recently announced that it had achieved two breakthroughs in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) ethics. These breakthroughs will be fully published later this year on the Rolls-Royce website under a Creative Commons licence. The group... 

CCS and RIB Software partnership culminates in RIB CCS rebrand

By: Creamer Media Reporter Construction Computer Software (CCS) is taking on a new identity as RIB CCS, after the company’s recent partnership and 100% acquisition by software multinational RIB Software, an innovator in the building and construction industry. The benefits of the partnership rebrand-ing are numerous and... 

CCS and RIB Software partnership culminates in RIB CCS rebrand

Covid-19 pushes cloud to forefront

By: Natasha OdendaalA new study by World Wide Worx, conducted in partnership with F5, Dell Technologies, Digicloud Africa and Intel, has revealed how the Covid-19 pandemic has elevated cloud computing to the front of decision-makers’ minds. The comprehensive ‘Cloud in Africa 2020’ report maps out the latest cloud... 

Digitally enabled Bureau Veritas completes 5 000 remote inspections

By: Schalk BurgerTesting, inspection and certification multinational Bureau Veritas Southern Africa has completed more than 5 000 remote inspections of clients' assets and operations in Africa amid restricted-movement regulations to combat the spread of Covid-19. Bureau Veritas Southern Africa VP Sal Govender... 

Eskom launches new ‘system status’ portal in bid to bolster transparency

By: Terence CreamerSouth Africa’s electricity utility Eskom has added a new page to its website through which it is providing information relating to the status and performance of the power system, including the use of load-shedding as a mechanism to stabilise the national electricity grid. The webpage, which bears... 

Eskom launches new ‘system status’ portal in bid to bolster transparency

German agency sponsors TVET lecturer training centre

By: Marleny ArnoldiGermany-based KfW Development Bank has signed an agreement with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) to establish an in-service skills development centre for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) lecturers, at the Ekurhuleni East College. The agreement, which... 

Global mobile subscriptions reach 7.9bn in Q2

By: Natasha OdendaalGlobal mobile subscriptions reached about 7.9-billion during the second quarter of 2020, growing just 2% year-on-year, a new report by information and communication technology giant Ericsson reveals. The low net addition of 15-million mobile subscriptions during the quarter was most likely due to... 

Global trade key to unlocking competitiveness of green hydrogen

By: Terence CreamerInternational cooperation will be key to unlocking the competitive production of green hydrogen as global trade will be required to link those countries, such as South Africa, that are best suited to producing the energy carrier, using a combination of low-cost renewable energy, water and... 

Global trade key to unlocking competitiveness  of green hydrogen

Green hydrogen is ‘ready for big time’ and Africa a key production hub – IEA

By: Terence CreamerAfrica has been listed, in a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report, as one of the locations that could emerge as dominant in the production of green hydrogen, which the agency says is required to extend the decarbonisation reach of renewable electricity to industries where the direct use... 

Green hydrogen is ‘ready for big time’  and Africa a key production hub – IEA

Iata calls for planning to start for distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

By: Rebecca CampbellThe International Air Transport Association (Iata) – the representative body of the global airline industry – has urged governments to start planning now for the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, when they become available. This planning should include the air transport sector as well as other... 

ITU launches Connect2Recover to support digital recovery from Covid-19

By: Natasha OdendaalThe International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched Connect2Recover to help countries recover from Covid-19 by expanding access to affordable and reliable connectivity in some of the least-connected regions. With the support of Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and... 

Kingsgate Clothing adds localised isolation gown to PPE line-up

By: Irma VenterThe Kingsgate Clothing Group has expanded its personal protective equipment (PPE) production line-up to include isolation gowns, used by hospital personnel. The group already produces cloth masks for the commercial and corporate market. 

Ozow launches payment innovation

By: Natasha OdendaalDigital payments company Ozow has launched a series of new payment platforms to simplify payments for consumers and merchants and enable greater financial and digital inclusion. The ‘Ozow Revolution’ comprises a network of innovative payment solutions and products that are designed to decash the... 

Rush Exhaust Purification

By: Creamer Media Reporter Rush Exhaust Purification cc primary line of business is catalytic converters (Purifiers) and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). Specializing in designing and manufacturing of exhaust systems, diesel particulate filters, water cooling pipes, air filtration systems and turbo intercooler charge... 

Rush Exhaust Purification

Solution for the puzzle of dark energy proposed by scientists in Hawaii

By: Rebecca CampbellScientists at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa, in the US, have developed a theory to explain the mysterious force known as dark energy. For some 20 years now, scientists have known that not only is the universe expanding, but that this expansion is also accelerating. The force driving this... 

Suzuki moves to bigger head office, parts warehouse as sales soar

By: Irma VenterSuzuki Auto South Africa (SASA) completed the move to its new, larger head office and warehouse facility in Johannesburg on September 1. The announcement came shortly after the brand reported 1 213 new-vehicle sales in July, with 1 200 of these sold through its dealer network.  

Toyota provides R15m in Covid-19 aid to KZN

By: Irma VenterToyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, as well as the eThekwini metropolitan municipality, to support the fight against Covid-19. The MoA, signed by TSAM president and CEO Andrew Kirby, KwaZulu-Natal Department of... 

WiFi solution overcomes poor connectivity to provide free content

By: Schalk BurgerA WiFi content delivery solution can provide free wireless access to rich and curated education, training and entertainment content in areas that have minimal connectivity and where data costs prevent the majority of people from using digital channels. The solution is an integrated WiFi and... 

WiFi solution overcomes poor connectivity  to provide free content

Work on Tshwane auto SEZ in full swing after lockdown

By: Irma VenterWork on the R3.4-billion Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) is forging ahead, following delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, with clearing of the site, groundworks and the installation of bulk infrastructure under way. The public–private partnership, located next to the Ford... 

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