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Top South African fund bets on platinum as power cuts hit miners
8th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

A fund run by one of South Africa’s largest asset managers has altered its approach on platinum, seeing better returns from betting on the physical metal, while offloading shares in companies that... 

Southern Palladium MD Johan Odendaal
Southern Palladium highlights exploration successes
8th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

ASX- and JSE-listed platinum-group metals (PGMs) exploration and development company Southern Palladium has completed 12 000 m of drilling on the Bengwenyama palladium/rhodium-dominated PGM... 

Chinese EV battery maker Gotion mulls factory in Morocco
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's government and China-based battery maker Gotion High Tech have agreed to look into setting up an electric vehicle battery plant in the kingdom with up to $6.3-billion in eventual... 

China recovery bigger worry than EU carbon tax, Hindalco MD says
China recovery bigger worry than EU carbon tax, Hindalco MD says
26th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The uncertainty over China’s economic recovery is proving to be a headwind for metal producers in the short-term even as the longer range demand outlook remains robust due to electrification and... 

Explorer provides prospect updates
26th May 2023

Diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds (BOD) in March announced, in its interim statement and financial results for the six months ended December 31, 2022, that BOD’s current Botswanan activities are... 

Car imports from China, India surge as cash-strapped consumers buy down
26th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

The domestic new-vehicle market saw a surge in imports from India and China last year, with buyers increasingly opting for cheaper imported cars than those made in South Africa. India led the... 

A F-150 being manufactured at the Rouge EV centre.
Ford fortifies EV plans with flurry of lithium supply agreements
22nd May 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US automotive giant Ford Motor Company on Monday announced several agreements to secure supplies of battery-grade lithium products in a move to derisk and scale its electric vehicles (EVs)... 

Mobile robots drive flexible logistics, warehouse solutions
19th May 2023

Automation specialist Omron recently launched the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to their series of mobile robots, boasting a heavy payload capacity of up to 1 500 kg. The company notes... 

New-vehicle sales 0.2% lower in April
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

New-vehicle sales in April declined by 0.2%, to 37 107 units, compared with the same month last year. The new passenger car market reached 24 174 units in April – a 6.1% decrease on the same month... 

World’s largest RORO vessel docks at Durban port
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

The world’s largest roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel, MV Salome, docked at the Durban Car Terminal at the end of April on her maiden voyage to Africa. The vessel carried a consignment of 644 fully... 

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Electric trucks can work in South Africa, insists Volvo Trucks
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

As the charge towards electric mobility continues unabated in Europe, the US and China, many questions are being raised around electric trucks in South Africa.  Can they travel the distances... 

Platinum and palladium bar produced by Heraeus Precious Metals.
South Africa-linked Heraeus boosting global platinum group metals recycling capacity
18th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) products and services company Heraeus Precious Metals is investing €35-million in the expansion of its PGM recycling capacities at Hanau in Germany, with the buildout... 

Lead production growth expected to slow down in coming months
17th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Lead mine production growth will start to decelerate in the coming quarters as the post-Covid-19 rebound loses steam, market commentary published by market research and consulting firm Fitch... 

World Platinum Investment Council Research Director Edward Sterck.
Huge projected platinum deficit points to supply need beyond mining and recycling
15th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The platinum deficit prediction for this year is up 77% to close to a million ounces. This year’s platinum deficit is projected to be a record 983 000 oz amid consistently growing industrial demand... 

Automotive market continues to drive platinum demand – WPIC
12th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The automotive market will remain the biggest demand segment for platinum for the foreseeable future, comprising between 31% and 46% of total demand, as it has for the last five years, reports the... 

Presidency project management office head Rudi Dicks
Urgent skills development roadmap required for a just energy transition
11th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

To successfully effect a just energy transition (JET), South Africa needs to urgently identify the skills required and create a skills development roadmap, as it could take between five and ten... 

SFA (Oxford) CEO Henk de Hoop.
Will it be 100% battery electric vehicles by 2035, SFA (Oxford) event asks
11th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Will it be 100% battery electric vehicle (BEV) dominance by 2035? That was the question posed in the title of the SFA (Oxford)'s Battery Metals Lectures on May 11, when slides projected a 45% BEV... 

Small manufacturer support crucial to navigating South Africa’s difficulties
Small manufacturer support crucial to navigating South Africa’s difficulties
11th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The inability to effectively reduce the crime rate, coupled with government interference in the manufacturing sector, slow economic growth, infrastructure deficiencies, and rising steel prices,... 

Sibanye-Stillwater's first-quarter results.
Sibanye pursuing rapid self-generation to improve energy supply
9th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metals, green metals and gold producer Sibanye-Stillwater is pursuing self-generation projects that will improve the security of its energy supply in South Africa, the company said... 

Truck Trailer Bus and Bakkie Road Freight Association Convention
Yearly convention will address industry priorities
5th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industry body The Road Freight Association’s (RFA’s) yearly convention, which will be held later this month, seeks to attract top executives in the trucking, logistics and warehousing sectors to... 

Firm investigating viability of Eastern Cape battery plant
5th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

South African energy company Aqora is investigating the possibility of opening a vertically integrated gigafactory in the country, able to produce anodes, cathodes and lithium-ion batteries for the... 

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NiWest nickel/cobalt project, Australia – update
5th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Alliance Nickel has signed a binding offtake and share subscription agreement with automotive maker Stellantis NV over the NiWest nickel and cobalt project. 

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Aveng disposes of Trident Steel for R1.2bn, eliminates South African debt
3rd May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Infrastructure and resources company Aveng has completed the disposal of steel solutions company Trident Steel for R1.22-billion. "Post the closing of the sale of Trident, Aveng’s South African... 

Aterian upbeat despite losses in 2022
2nd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Despite LSE-listed Aterian making a loss of about £4.38-million in 2022 – a significantly larger sum than the loss made in 2021 of about £1.35-million – the company reiterated its firm belief in... 

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Alliance inks offtake agreement at NiWest
1st May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Alliance Nickel has inked a binding offtake and share subscription agreement with automotive maker Stellantis NV over the NiWest nickel and cobalt project, in Western Australia. Under... 

An artist's impression of Pensana's Saltend facility in the UK
M&G, Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund invest a further $10m in Pensana
28th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Two of London-listed Pensana's major shareholders M&G Investment Management and the Angolan Sovereign Wealth Fund (FSDEA) are investing a further $10-million in the company, raising their combined... 

Rio buys scandium project
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has struck a $14-million deal with ASX-listed Platina Resources to acquire its Platina scandium project, in New South Wales. The project comprises a long life,... 

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Producer’s branch targets safety critical applications
28th April 2023

According to steel fabricator Macsteel Special Steels Bright Bar in Meyerton, Gauteng, a division of Macsteel South Africa, its Bright Bar range has been created for safety critical applications.... 

Chile’s nationalisation move could benefit Canada – explorer
25th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The move by the government of Chile to demand a controlling stake in all future lithium projects could be a boost for countries with large resources that are deemed more investment friendly, says... 

Arc, Anglo deal shows Zambian govt reform is meaningful – SP Angel
21st April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Capital market solutions company SP Angel says the agreement signed between London-listed Arc Minerals and diversified miner Anglo American on April 20 marks a return and restoration of relations... 

March new-vehicle sales come in 0.6% lower year-on-year
21st April 2023 By: Irma Venter

March new-vehicle sales dipped by 0.6%, to 50 157 units, compared with the same month last year. But it’s not all bad news, says WesBank marketing and communications head Lebogang Gaoaketse. 

Durban Car Terminal notches up historic milestone
21st April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Durban Car Terminal (DCT) says it has handled more than 600 000 vehicles this financial year. Towards the end of March, the vessel Cattleya Ace of MOL Shipping offloaded 4 025 fully built... 

Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn
17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 

Omron's goal is to help suppliers of battery cells for hydrogen electric vehicles, for example, save 10% on excess material
How automation solutions with AI can help optimise maintenance, production for sustainable manufacturing
14th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Sustainability can play an important role in acquiring and retaining customers, as well as in developing new market opportunities, says automation specialist Omron. One area where the company wants... 

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Africa has ‘golden opportunity’ in battery commodities market
14th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The battery commodities market is experiencing a golden age of growth and development, spurred by rapid technological advances and the growing demand for batteries to support cleaner mobility and... 

Hyperinflation, higher costs take big bite out of Metair’s profits
14th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Metair faced a tough 2022 financial year, with its results significantly impacted on by hyperinflation in Türkiye; project costs to support the launch of the new Ford Ranger; higher logistics... 

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Africa has ‘golden opportunity’ in battery commodities market
14th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The battery commodities market is experiencing a golden age of growth and development, spurred by rapid technological advances and the growing demand for batteries to support cleaner mobility and... 

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Vittangi battery anode project, Sweden – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The environmental permit for the Nunasvaara South natural graphite mine, which forms part of the vertically integrated Vittangi anode project, has been approved. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference
Ramaphosa underlines commitment to energy and freight reforms as he unveils new R2tr investment target
13th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled a new investment target of R2-trillion for the five-year period to 2028 at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference on Thursday, where he also... 

Morocco's OCP borrows $110m to build four solar plants
13th April 2023 By: Reuters

Morocco's State-owned phosphates and fertiliser producer OCP said on Wednesday it signed an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank's investment arm, on a... 

Rio starts Quebec smelter expansions
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto has begun construction on the C$240-million expansion of its Alma smelter, in Quebec. The project would increase the production capacity for low-carbon, high value aluminium... 

GM leads $50m funding round in EnergyX to unlock US lithium supply
12th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Automotive giant General Motors (GM) is leading a $50-million funding round in US company EnergyX as it steps up investments to unlock US-based lithium supply to scale up its electric vehicle (EV)... 

An image of BMG’s high-performance additives protective gears in industrial transmissions in the sugar sector
Additives and lubricants deemed successful in sugar processing
7th April 2023

Since the launch of Liqui Moly Cera Tec industrial wear protection last year, engineering solutions provider BMG’s team has received positive feedback from customers in the sugar sector that these... 

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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,...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones, wear-resistant linings,...

Hudaco Power Transmissions
Hudaco Power Transmissions

Formerly known as Bauer Geared Motors South Africa, the company was founded in 1984 as the sole distributor in Southern Africa of the Bauer Geared...

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John Deere (Pty) Ltd

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