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Kore Potash to list on the A2X
7th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mineral exploration and development company Kore Potash will list its shares on South Africa’s A2X Markets, with its shares to be available for trade on the exchange from May 14. It is already... 


The Sishen iron-ore mine
BHP insists Anglo American's South African assets must go in any takeover, sources say
7th May 2024 By: Reuters

BHP's plan to divest the South African assets of its target Anglo American are key to the strategy behind the proposed takeover and is expected to be a part of any revised offer, investors briefed... 


FLSmidth develops vital skills at its dedicated Training Academy in Chloorkop, South Africa
FLSmidth builds solid skills base for local, global succession
7th May 2024

To support its full flowsheet technology capabilities, FLSmidth is continuously developing vital skills at its well-resourced Training Academy at the company’s Chloorkop Service Centre in Gauteng.... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360’s underground copper mine set to open three months ahead of schedule
6th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Last month copper mining company Copper 360 surprised on the upside by producing its first copper concentrate from surface material well ahead of schedule. Now, this month, it is doing the same on... 


Eastplats reports record revenue for 2023 financial year
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and TSX-V-listed Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) has reported net income attributable to shareholders of $13.8-million for the 2023 financial year, compared with a loss of $900 000 for the 2022... 


Theta raises $10m
6th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Theta Gold Mines, which owns gold assets in South Africa, has received a firm commitment from Hong Kong Ruihua Investment Management to invest $10-million in the company through a share... 


Renergen successfully producing liquid helium at Virginia project
6th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

ASX- and JSE-listed gas producer Renergen is now able to liquify helium in batches from its wells at the Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province. Since April 2, the... 


Schneider Electric and Enactus collaborate on three important youth impact projects across Anglophone Africa
Schneider Electric and Enactus collaborate on three important youth impact projects across Anglophone Africa
6th May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Enactus, an international NGO dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through... 


Okiep
Orion Minerals in final stages of Okiep acquisition
6th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has reached the final stages of its acquisition of a controlling interest in the Okiep copper project, located about 570 km north of Cape Town in the Northern... 


Anglo CEO meets South Africa's mines minister after BHP's takeover proposal
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

 Anglo American CEO Duncan Wanblad is meeting on Friday South African mines minister Gwede Mantashe for the first time since the miner rejected BHP Group's $39 billion takeover bid, a source... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


West Wits to raise A$1.4m
3rd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

To strengthen its balance sheet and fund its ongoing operations, ASX-listed West Wits Mining has secured firm commitments from unrelated existing and new sophisticated and professional investors to... 


Weco's factory in Krugersdorp
Epiroc acquires South African rock drilling parts maker Weco
3rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Swedish equipment manufacturer Epiroc has successfully acquired Weco, a South African manufacturer of precision-engineered rock drilling parts. Weco has been operating in Krugersdorp, Gauteng,... 


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Value creation, exploration, Harmony Gold projects make headlines
3rd May 2024

Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer discusses Barrick's recently revealed first quarter results where discovery and development were punted as the true drivers of value creation in mining; South... 


Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
Glencore studying an approach for Anglo American, sources say
3rd May 2024 By: Reuters

Commodities group Glencore is studying an approach for Anglo American, two sources said, a development that could spark a bidding war for the 107-year old mining company. Glencore has not yet... 


NTOMBIFUTHI MDLULI
These projects collectively contribute to employment
Short-term insurance product extended to SMMEs
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The State-owned Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) has significantly expanded its mandate to support manufacturing projects, with a notable enhancement through the... 


Company sets sights on agriculture sector
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

SEW-EURODRIVE’s complete gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems for the farming sector is attracting significant interest after its launch in South Africa earlier this year. The... 


LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 


Ongoing investment underscores commitment
Ongoing investment underscores commitment
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Anchored fundamentally in the principle of efficiently managing its manufacturing processes, conveyor belt solutions manufacturer and supplier Tru-Trac Rollers’ ongoing investments in... 


NONCOMPLIANCE RISKS
Noncompliant electrical cables may compromise the safety of consumers by potentially leading to hazards such as overheating, short circuits, fires and electrical shockS
Noncompliant electrical cables in South Africa risk safety
3rd May 2024

The proliferation of substandard and noncompliant electric cable products in the South African market poses significant risks to consumers and businesses, especially amid the country’s constrained... 


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Surface-mining skills shortage a concern – association
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the current economic challenges in South Africa, local mining and quarrying industry representative organisation Aspasa stresses the importance of discovering smarter ways of mining... 


Fuels, lubricants provider launches new brand positioning
3rd May 2024

African energy solutions group Engen has launched a new business-to-business brand positioning to cement the company as a preferred energy solutions provider to its commercial fuels and lubricants... 


PRODUCT & SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS
Frankwen Forge is taking proactive steps to adapt and enhance its service offerings
Company proactively enhancing offering
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

While diversified manufacturing company Frankwen Forge is taking proactive steps to adapt and enhance its service offerings, broader structural changes are necessary to safeguard and advance the... 


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Access to farming equipment boosts mechanisation
3rd May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Agricultural technology company Hello Tractor, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to improve small-scale farming practices through its app Hello Tractor, which facilitates increased... 


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Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 


MANUFACTURING POTENTIAL
The Biofibre Hub Project seeks to harness the potential of plant-based fibres, particularly bast and leaf fibres, to innovate in the automotive sector and beyond
Biofibre project to enhance competitiveness
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Government economic programme Coega Development Corporation, in partnership with scientific and technology research organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have embarked... 


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SA’s largest boat builder eyes growing share of global ocean-cruising catamaran market
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

It’s easy to overlook the sheer magnitude of Robertson and Caine’s (R&C’s) operations in Cape Town. The company’s ten boat-building factories and assembly lines are dotted across the city – from... 


Shoprite, four global retailers form $125m venture fund aimed at innovation
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Five grocery retailers, including South Africa’s Shoprite group, have established a venture fund called W23 Global. W23 Global brings together Ahold Delhaize (US, Europe, Indonesia), Tesco (UK,... 


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Braking company developing Africa presence
3rd May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

According to a report by the African Development Bank in the ‘Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook of Africa’ publication, 11 African countries featured in the world’s 20 fastest growing economies... 


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RFA helps to address cross-border challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The Road Freight Association (RFA) – the largest national trade association in South Africa – is concerned about cross-border transport and the associated regulatory and traffic challenges. Three... 


 John Harris, executive director: business solutions and finance at Infinitus Reporting Solutions
John Harris
3rd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile John Harris, executive director: business solutions and finance at Infinitus Reporting Solutions, a provider of software and services in the corporate performance management space 


Suzuki breaks through 50 000 unit sales mark
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Suzuki Auto South Africa (Suzuki SA) has broken through the 50 000-units-a-year sales barrier for the first time in its history. The year in question is the company’s financial year, running from... 


Electric trucks too expensive? Now you can rent one from Volvo Trucks SA
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has introduced an equipment-as-a-service (EaaS) model for its new electric truck rental business. Following last year’s launch of Volvo electric trucks in South... 


VW Africa laments power outages in Eastern Cape, but Electricity Minister said to be tackling the problem
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) suffered four power outages at its Kariega plant in the second week of April, says VWA MD and chairperson Martina Biene. This happened while there was no loadshedding... 


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South Africa must encourage budding Northern Cape base metals richness to unfold fully
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration drilling in South Africa’s Northern Cape is highlighting the richness of dormant base metals precincts there. An intercept reported last week sent the shares of the company involved... 


Need to reduce electricity use overlooked in efforts to mitigate water challenges
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A crucial missing element in current water management strategies is reducing electricity consumption, says CBI-electric: low voltage engineering executive Dr Andrew Dickson. Discussing... 


Africa’s water challenges present opportunities for innovation, private-sector involvement
3rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water scarcity poses a significant hurdle to Africa's growth and development, with climate change and deteriorating infrastructure intensifying the challenges. However, the challenges present... 


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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 


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Ngualla rare earths project, Tanzania – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received robust support from credit agencies and commercial banks. 


Diamcor announces C$1.5m private placement
2nd May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Diamond mining company Diamcor Mining plans to complete a non-brokered private placement financing of up to C$1.5-million, and anticipates that an aggregate of up to C$1.25-million of the financing... 


Kazera nuclear permit delayed over additional requirements
2nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Kazera Global has completed all the mechanical commissioning work required for the Whale Head Minerals heavy mineral sands project in Alexander Bay, South Africa, to proceed with final... 


Thero Setiloane.
Thungela announces passing of Thero Setiloane
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed coal mining company Thungela Resources has announced the passing of Thero Setiloane, who served as an independent nonexecutive director of the company. “His... 


Phosphate
Galileo receives second payment from Afrimat for Glenover business, last payment expected soon
2nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed Galileo Resources has confirmed receipt of a second payment totalling R48-million, or £2.1-million, from JSE-listed diversified miner Afrimat in its option to buy shares in Glenover... 


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Universal Storage Systems (SA)
Universal Storage Systems (SA)

South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

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John Deere (Pty) Ltd
John Deere (Pty) Ltd

In 1958 John Deere Construction made its first introduction to the industry with their model 64 bulldozer.

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AQS Liquid Transfer

AxFlow AQS Liquid Transfer (Pty) Ltd is an Importer and Distributor of Pumps in Southern Africa

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Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

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