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DC furnaces aid autocatalyst recovery
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The recycling of used automotive catalytic converters (autocatalysts) has become economically and environmentally important in the wake of autocatalysts becoming one of the most significant... 


Auto shipments to foreign markets hit new high, but shift to electric vehicles sees drop in catalytic converter numbers
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Despite a tough domestic economy undermining a recovery in new-vehicle sales to prepandemic levels, record vehicle exports in 2023 ensured that the South African automotive sector still managed to... 


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EJOT – Southern Africa’s Fastening Solutions Provider
24th May 2024

EJOT is a 102-year-old German fastening technology company and is a fastener specialist like no other. With venerable fasteners such as the PT screw for manufacturing with plastic, bi-metal... 


Tharisa mine
PGM prices impact on Tharisa’s first-half profit, but market fundamentals are ‘solid’
23rd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome producer Tharisa has reported a 20% year-on-year decrease in net profit after tax, at $38.8-million, for the six months ended March 31, compared... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


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Rubber companies urged to go green
17th May 2024

There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng... 


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Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years... 


New-vehicle sales gain 2.2% after eight months of decline, Suzuki swoops into second place
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

New-vehicle sales have finally moved into positive territory following eight gruelling months of decline. Not all market segments experienced growth, however. 


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Green stimulus
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is in dire need of stimulus. In its recently released ‘Industrial Policy & Strategy Review’, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) confirmed... 


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PGMs to face continued supply constraints, low prices – report
14th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Precious metals consultancy Metals Focus’ new ‘Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Focus 2024’ report, which offers a comprehensive analysis of the PGM industry, indicates that the rest of the year will be... 


The Kookaburra graphite project has the second largest known graphite resource on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
Graphite miner Lincoln joins EU trade mission
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Graphite miner Lincoln Minerals CEO Jonathon Trewartha will participate in an Australia government-led trade mission to the European Union (EU) in early June. During the trade mission, Lincoln... 


Tin prices may see further support from supply risks, rate cuts, analysts say
14th May 2024 By: Reuters

Tin prices, which have rallied in recent months to near two-year highs, could be bolstered further by supply disruptions, ongoing geopolitical conflicts, fund inflows in the event of interest rate... 


World Platinum Director of Research Edward Sterck
Platinum demand outlook pretty robust, World Platinum Investment Council highlights
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The outlook for platinum is one that's pretty robust, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has highlighted in its latest Platinum Quarterly, which shows the projection of the metal's demand... 


PURPOSE-BUILT
The purpose-built facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, spans more than 3 000 m2 of workshop and warehouse space
Hydraulic engineering firm revolutionising industry standards
10th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to growing industry demands, hydraulic repair service provider Dosco Precision Hydraulics has carved itself a niche as a leader in the supply and repair of hydraulic pumps and motors,... 


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Johnson Matthey forecasts lower palladium, rhodium deficits, but larger platinum deficit
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chemicals and sustainable technologies provider Johnson Matthey says the palladium and rhodium markets are likely to record smaller deficits this year, while platinum is likely to record a deficit... 


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... 


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... 


DCDT to establish artificial intelligence advisory panel
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) is preparing to establish an artificial intelligence (AI) expert advisory council as it moves to shape the policies and regulations... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


Volkswagen to invest R4-billion to produce third model at Kariega plant in show of commitment to South Africa
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) will invest R4-billion in its manufacturing plant in Kariega, in the Eastern Cape. The investment will be used to prepare the plant for the addition of a third model... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


CPM Group managing partner Jeffrey Christian
Over-optimistic, exaggerated expectations in platinum market can lead to bad investment decisions, says CPM
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent commodity research group CPM Group managing partner Jeffrey Christian has dispelled some of the common myths in the platinum market, which can lead to bad investment decisions on the... 


New-vehicle sales plummet 11.7% in March, extending months-long slide
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

New-vehicle sales plummeted by 11.7% in March, to 44 237 units, compared with the same month last year. Sales for the first quarter of the year are now 5.3% below the same period last year. 


Metair reassures market amid huge debt, challenges at Türkiye battery business
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Metair is still very much open for business and the group is able to accommodate new clients should they need automotive components or energy storage solutions, says new CEO Paul O’Flaherty.... 


GAC Motor joins inflow from China
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

China’s GAC Motor has appointed Salvador Caetano Auto as the distributor and retailer of GAC vehicles, spare parts and related services in South Africa (SA). GAC Motor is a subsidiary of the... 


Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Building upon the momentum of 2022’s surge in silver consumption for industrial applications, 2023 saw yet more record-breaking industrial demand, reaching 654.4-million ounces, fuelled by the... 


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Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


Copper
Association unpacks likely copper demand trends driving growth up to 2040
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research commissioned by the International Copper Association (ICA) has found that copper’s future market share will be defined by regional trends and the green energy transition. The research,... 


Speakers outline opportunities for PGMs in the hydrogen market
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Hydrogen could play a key role in addressing South Africa’s pressing energy challenges and platinum group metals (PGM) will have a pivotal role to play in the hydrogen economy, as the metals are a... 


Palladium bar
PGM recycling, lower-grade resources offer opportunities in low-price environment
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With the platinum group metals (PGM) basket price remaining at low levels, particularly with platinum pricing at about $935/oz currently, investors are looking at how mining companies are able to... 


IonicRE MD Tim Harrison
IonicRE subsidiary mulls expansion of Belfast magnet recycling demo plant's capacity
15th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Amid significant demand for the production of rare earth oxides (REOs) from magnet recycling, which is currently essentially non-existent in the Western world, Ionic Technologies International, a... 


Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne
Internal combustion engines are not going anywhere, says Northam’s Dunne
12th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGM) miner Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne firmly believes internal combustion engines (ICEs) are here to stay for the foreseeable future, which, in his view, will mean... 


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... 


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... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


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... 


Nedbank CIB Markets Research Head Arnold van Graan.
Current low PGM prices not reflective of supply/demand fundamentals – Nedbank CIB
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) prices, where they are now, do not reflect the medium to long-term supply demand fundamentals. Instead, they are driven by short-term distortions, which imply that a... 


Brand new fuel cell is platinum-catalysed.
New platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell as cheap to make as conventional car engine
2nd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The brand-new platinum-catalysed hydrogen fuel cell system that has just been released for passenger cars reveals that fuel cells can be as cheap to manufacture as internal combustion engines... 


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Biobased plastics launched to transform auto sector
15th March 2024

A consortium led by sustainable technology innovator Sonichem has been granted nearly R14.6-million in funding from UK government agency Innovate UK’s 'Resource efficiency for materials and... 


Lithium Americas gets $2.26bn DoE loan for Nevada project
Lithium Americas gets $2.26bn DoE loan for Nevada project
14th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted Lithium Americas a conditional commitment loan of $2.26-billion to finance the construction of processing facilities at its Thacker Pass project, in... 


Lithium Americas gets $2.26bn DoE loan for Nevada project
Lithium Americas gets $2.26bn DoE loan for Nevada project
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted Lithium Americas a conditional commitment loan of $2.26-billion to finance the construction of processing facilities at its Thacker Pass project, in... 


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13th March 2024

This week: Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer; automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year and,... 


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