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Lubricant to ‘revolutionise’ automotive sector
28th July 2023

Global leader in automotive lubricants Castrol has announced the launch of its “highly anticipated” Castrol MAGNATEC with DUALOCK technology, which is now available in Africa and “promises to... 


The new range of Sahara Series heatless twin-tower absorption air dryers has capacity ranges from 3 m³/min to 40 m³/min at 7 bar and is now available
Supplier releases new dryers
28th July 2023

Compressed air equipment supplier Artic Driers International’s Sahara Series heatless twin-tower absorption air dryers are well suited to industrial processes including automotive manufacturing.... 

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SEZs instrumental in SA’s economic growth
28th July 2023

Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Fikile Majola last month reiterated his department’s commitment to enhance support to special economic zones (SEZs), which he referred to as... 

Saudi Ministry signs-off on EV manufacture
28th July 2023

The Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources has granted an industrial licence to Saudi Arabia’s first electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing brand Ceer, with its vehicles expected to be... 

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Decentralised drive tech specified for US manufacturer
28th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has secured an order to supply the latest decentralised drive technology in its Generation C range to automate a new storage and retrieval system being... 

ISO-Reliability laments the casual approach to fuel cleanliness and handling
Cleaner fuel crucial – specialists
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

International Organisation for Standardisation- (ISO-) compliant tribology and lubrication specialist and supplier ISO-Reliability Partners is unlocking the hidden and lost value in business... 

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Better communication, planning key to addressing challenges
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Steel and Technology group voestalpine High Performance Metals (HPM) plans to introduce Powder Metallurgical grades, upselling from conventional to higher grade materials where customers will... 

Daimler’s Atlantis Foundries signs embedded solar power purchase agreement
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Atlantis Foundries (AF) has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with integrated energy solutions company Energy Partners (EP). According to the agreement, EP will engineer, finance,... 

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South Africans must work together to keep the markets we have
28th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

My ears pricked up during last week’s discussion on the hydrogen economy when the event's keynote speaker said South Africa dare not lose the market share that platinum group metals have in the... 

Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Hydrogen economy momentum building, Anglo American Platinum FD reports
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum is building in the hydrogen economy, which is important for the planet and for platinum group metals (PGMs), Anglo American Platinum FD Craig Miller said on Monday. “There have been over 1... 

Outgoing Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Opencast production expected at Anglo Platinum’s Middelaagte mine by year-end
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGMs) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is finalising the permitting process for the future opencast Middelaagte mine, one of three areas of the... 

Anglo Platinum FD Craig Miller.
Anglo Platinum declares R3bn half-year dividend, spending R3bn on growth capex
24th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals (PGM) mining and marketing company Anglo American Platinum on Monday declared an interim dividend after achieving results in line with changed guidance. An interim dividend of... 

Hindustan Zinc's Q1 profit falls on weak zinc, lead prices
21st July 2023 By: Reuters

Indian miner Hindustan Zinc on Friday reported a fall in first-quarter profit, dragged by weak zinc and lead prices, and despite reduced expenses and tax burden. The company's consolidated net... 

Andile Africa, CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre
Andile Africa
21st July 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Andile Africa, CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre, which was established to develop and transform the automotive industry in South Africa into a globally... 

Car-sharing represents ‘significant, exciting opportunities’ – Legacy Group
21st July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Considering South Africa’s many transportation challenges, the emergence of car-sharing represents significant and exciting opportunities for boosting socioeconomic development and inclusive growth... 

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Vittangi battery anode project, Sweden – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The environmental permit for Vittangi is now in force. 

It’s carmakers against miners in battle over China-funded metals
19th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

US policymakers, eager to foster the country’s own electric-car supply chain, mostly agree Chinese raw materials shouldn’t play a prominent role in tomorrow’s American-made EVs. But what about... 

Trafo Power Solutions has successfully extended its scope of supply into modular substations – also called E-houses
Trafo serves growing demand for modular substations
18th July 2023

Dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions has broadened its offerings to include modular substations – leveraging the company’s depth of experience in designing and providing custom... 

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Canada to speed up critical minerals permits in bid to erode China’s dominance
17th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government hopes to unveil a plan by the end of this year to streamline permitting for mining projects as the US and its allies push to accelerate the production of... 

Proudly South African manufacturer of metal pressings, hose clamps
Proudly South African manufacturer of metal pressings, hose clamps
14th July 2023

For over 50 years UNIVERSAL CLIPS have been the trusted South African manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of hose clamps and specialist metal pressings. Based in Gauteng our products are... 

Clean tech MoU inked, Fuso-Hino merger in the offing
14th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), Hino Motors and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on accelerating the development... 

Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
13th July 2023 By: Reuters

Prices for rare earths sank to their lowest since late 2020 this week as soft demand from green energy companies and the automotive sector combined with rising supply from top producer China,... 

US President Joe Biden
Biden's electric car sales plan to strain critical mineral supplies - automakers
11th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Stellantis and Toyota Motor blasted a Biden administration plan to squelch auto pollution, saying it would compel aggressive and unrealistic sales of electric vehicles that strain critical mineral... 

NioCorp announces offtake term sheet with Stellantis
7th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canada-headquartered NioCorp Developments has signed an offtake term sheet with automotive group Stellantis, outlining the framework for a ten-year contract to supply neodymium-praseodymium oxide,... 

Pure-play nickel company makes NYSE debut
Pure-play nickel company makes NYSE debut
7th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Nickel exploration, development and technology company Lifezone Metals marked its entry into the NYSE on Thursday, after successfully completing a business combination with special purpose... 

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Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

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Firm open to investing in the ‘right’ sectors in KZN
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Black-owned private equity investment firm Agile Capital focuses on investments that drive sustainable development and have a demonstrable track record of growth and investment returns, with Agile... 

Glencore in talks to back Argentina lithium plant for future supply
3rd July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is in advanced talks about backing a lithium project in Argentina being developed by French miner Eramet, in return for future supplies of the key battery ingredient. The commodity giant... 

US Department of State Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Transformation acting director Scott Woodard.
Clean hydrogen could be virtually zero cost, US energy diplomat tells London Indaba
30th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The main founders of the Inflation Reduction Act envision the US legislation as a clean energy bill to lower the costs of green energy technologies for everyone around the world as well as being... 

Michael Humphreys, MD of Supa Quick
Michael Humphreys
30th June 2023

This week we profile Michael Humphreys, MD of Supa Quick, which operates full-service automotive tyre fitment centres 

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High-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate plant, US – update
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Element 25 has signed a definitive agreement with automotive major General Motors to supply up to 32 500 t/y of battery-grade, high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate. 

GM signs up to Element 25's Louisiana plans
26th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Manganese miner Element 25 has signed a definitive agreement with automotive major General Motors (GM) to supply up to 32 500 t/y of battery grade high-purity manganese sulfate (HPMSM) to support... 

WPIC reiterates platinum deficit forecast
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) has reiterated its forecast of a record platinum market deficit of almost one-million ounces this year. The deficit is a result of strong 28%... 

Omron’s commitment to zero-defect manufacturing, eco-design directives and sustainable solutions demonstrates its dedication to advancing green building
Ecological practices ensure ‘greener’ future
23rd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With a commitment to zero-defect manufacturing and an adherence to the European Union Ecodesign Directive – which establishes ecological-design (eco-design) requirements for energy-related products... 

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Vittangi battery anode project, Sweden – update
23rd June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The European Investment Bank has approved a senior debt facility that will underpin the project.  

Cosatu head of policy Lebogang Mulaisi
Opinion: Presidential Climate Commission’s electricity recommendations – a reflection from labour
21st June 2023

In this article, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) head of policy Lebogang Mulaisi writes that the Presidential Climate Commission's electricity recommendation signals a potential... 

Avalon acquires Thunder Bay site for lithium plant
20th June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As part of its strategic transformation to become a vertically integrated lithium producer, mineral development company Avalon Advanced Materials has announced the purchase of an industrial site in... 

10.1% more new vehicles year-on-year sold in May as exports rose by 67.5%
16th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in May jumped by 10.1%, to 43 060 units, compared with the same month last year. The new-passenger-car market reached 27 401 units last month – a mere 0.1% up on May last... 

Ford Ranger takes Car of the Year 2023 accolade
16th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

The new made-in-South Africa Ford Ranger double-cab 4 x 4 has been crowned as South Africa’s Old Mutual Insure South African Car of the Year (COTY) for 2023. The South African Guild of Mobility... 

Atlantic Nickel's Santa Rita is one of the biggest nickel sulphide openpit mines in the world.
Volynets' ACG partners with Glencore, VW, Stellantis to buy Brazil nickel mines for $1bn
12th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

London-listed ACG Acquisition Company, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) headed by industry veteran Artem Volynets, will buy two Brazilian nickel mines for $1-billion, as the company... 

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KZN manufacturer partners firm to protect boilers
9th June 2023

Creating nonwoven fabrics requires using roller cards to process staple fibre, with the rollers first warmed using steam. With boilers operating to create this steam 24 hours a day, boiler... 

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AfCFTA holds promise for SA exports, but implementation roadblocks remain
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement presents a significant opportunity to access a larger market for South Africa’s exports and the local manufacturing sector, industry... 

More bad news than good for auto industry in Q1
9th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

While the first quarter of the year saw new-vehicle sales inch up from the same time last year, domestic vehicle production, exports and employment all moved into negative territory. This is... 

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