Receive our free daily newsletter:

Image of people attending Steel Awards 2022
Capabilities of local industry rewarded
25th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The 2022 Steel Awards – presented by industry body the Southern African Institute for Steel Construction (SAISC) last month – honoured the capabilities of the local steel construction industry.... 

Thando Makhoba, MD of Multotec Rubber
Thando Makhoba
25th November 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Thando Makhoba, MD of Multotec Rubber, a mill-lining and rubber-wear products original-equipment manufacturer 

An image depicting the interior of an EV truck
Company produces first local EV truck
25th November 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Electric vehicle (EV) solutions provider Applied Electric Vehicle Energy Reticulation Systems Africa (Aeversa) subsidiary Iron Energy is nearing the completion of the first locally assembled 8 t... 

Auto industry’s supply woes unlikely to end in 2023 – Schäfer
25th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

It seems unlikely that the supply-chain issues in the global automotive industry will be resolved in the next year, says Volkswagen passenger car brands global CEO and former Volkswagen South... 

World Platinum Investment Council director of research Edward Sterck.
Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand
22nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum is moving into meaningful deficit amid an emergent source of new end-demand in the form of green hydrogen. The 2022 surplus of 804 000 oz is projected to move into a deficit of 303 000 oz... 

Russia's Rusal: 2023 sales pick up after LME decision
Russia's Rusal: 2023 sales pick up after LME decision
21st November 2022 By: Reuters

Russian aluminium producer Rusal said on Saturday that its sales for 2023 have picked up after the London Metal Exchange (LME) decided not to ban Russian metal from being traded and stored in its... 

New-vehicle sales, exports accelerated in October
18th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in October increased by 11.4%, to 45 966 units, compared with the same month last year. The new-passenger-car market reached 30 597 units in October – a 10.4% jump on the... 

Enviro Automotive to launch electric panel van, with bakkie, truck, car to follow
18th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Enviro Automotive is set to launch its first battery electric panel van in the local market – the DFSK EC35. Enviro Automotive is the importer and distributor of Chinese-made DFSK electric vehicles... 

Hyundai eyes passenger-car market increase following decline
18th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) CEO Niall Lynch says the Korean importer hopes to secure more new-vehicle stock from its parent company in 2023. “If we had more cars, we could have sold more... 

The battery supply chain is finally coming to America
The battery supply chain is finally coming to America
16th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

It’s official: the supply chain for electric vehicle batteries is coming to America. Redwood Materials, the battery recycling company created by Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel, said it has reached... 

AIDC-EC enters into global partnerships to make auto sector more competitive
11th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC-EC) has entered into partnerships with the Automotive Component Manufacturing Association of India (ACMA) and the Japan International... 

An image of Grant Shapps
UK supporting the construction of large-scale lithium refinery
7th November 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The UK government announced on Monday that it was supporting the establishment of the first large-scale merchant lithium refinery in Europe. To be constructed by UK company Green Lithium, the... 

Arafura inks offtake with Hyundai
7th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Arafura Rare Earths has struck a neodymium-praseodymium (NdPr) offtake agreement with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation. The offtake agreement for the Nolans NdPr... 

A group of workers with hardhats stood assessing a shelving system
New storage solution increases capacity at automotive giant
4th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Storage solutions manufacturer Acrow has successfully completed the installation of a new storage solution for global automotive company Toyota’s Africa Parts Centre in Boksburg, Gauteng. The... 

Image of graphite in boxes
Molo graphite project, Madagascar – update
4th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Vision Blue-backed developer NextSource is finalising its plans to build several battery anode facilities that will convert flake graphite into coated, spheronised and purified graphite. 

An image of Australian Resources Minister Madeleine King
Breaking China’s grip on rare-earths market a 'pipe dream', Australia says
1st November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Australia’s Resources Minister said it was a “pipe dream” that Western countries could soon end their reliance on China for rare earths and critical minerals -- vital for the defense, aerospace and... 

Solar power reduces carbon emissions in bolt manufacturing
28th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Fasteners manufacturer SA Bolt Manufacturers installed solar power at its facility, in Nigel, Gauteng to reduce reliance on coal-generated power, thereby also reducing its carbon emissions to... 

Quality components used in local PPE manufacture
28th October 2022

Filter materials supplier Fibertex’s filter materials are locally produced at the Fibertex KwaZulu-Natal plant, in line with stringent international quality and health specifications. Fibertex... 

With Madagascar mine nearly complete, NextSource progresses plans for its first battery anode facility
25th October 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

With the completion of Phase 1 of the Molo graphite mine, in Madagascar, just weeks away, Vision Blue-backed developer NextSource is finalising its plans to build several battery anode facilities... 

Norsk Hydro calls for EU, US sanctions on Russian aluminium
25th October 2022 By: Reuters

Norwegian aluminium-maker Norsk Hydro called on Tuesday on the United States and the European Union to stop importing Russian aluminium onto their territories, its chief executive told Reuters.... 

Dr Martyn Davies
Opinion: Forces shaping the global automotive industry
24th October 2022

Ahead of the South African Auto Week, Deloitte Africa automotive industry Lead Dr Martyn Davies writes about the trends that are shaping the global automotive industry. 

Eastinco to rebrand, lists on LSE Main Market
24th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Exploration and development company Eastinco Mining and Exploration’s shares have started trading on the LSE Main Market, with effect from October 24. Eastinco had a successful £854 050 fundraising... 

Impala Platinum ingot
PGMs demand may taper off despite robust automotive demand forecast
21st October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Global demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) is forecast to taper off beyond 2030, despite a robust outlook for increasing automotive sales, according to platinum group metals producer Impala... 

SA consumers delaying EV purchase decisions to see what ‘the future holds’ – AutoTrader 
21st October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Digital automotive marketplace AutoTrader and Smarter Mobility Africa have produced their third study that focuses on South African consumers’ perceptions of electric vehicles (EVs), as well as... buys into Karoo off-grid solar project through Sun Exchange
21st October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Global solar leasing platform Sun Exchange has announced that South African automotive platform has bought into a project that provides off-grid solar power, as well as battery storage,... 

Zero Carbon Charge aims to start roll-out of solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations in 2023
21st October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Zero Carbon Charge (ZeroCC) is unashamedly pro-electric vehicle (EV), but believes that driving an EV only makes a difference when charged by renewable energy. ZeroCC director Andries Malherbe says... 

A wind turbine
Cabinet endorses Just Energy Transition Investment Plan ahead of COP27
20th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has officially endorsed the Just Energy Transition Partnership Investment Plan (JETP-IP) following a presentation it received at its latest meeting, held on Wednesday October 19. “After... 

Iron-ore operations at Anglo American's Kumba Iron Ore.
Anglo, Thyssenkrupp join forces to make steel greener
20th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Anglo American has signed a memorandum of understanding with longstanding customer Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG to collaborate on developing new pathways for the decarbonisation of steelmaking.... 

First mass-produced passenger fuel cell electric vehicle, the Changan Shenlan SL03.
China becoming fuel cell electric vehicle leader, World Platinum research indicates
20th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

In what is a major plus for platinum demand and consequently South Africa’s local mining economy, China is poised to become a leading market for platinum-using fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs),... 

Pensana positions Saltend to reap supply chain diversification rewards
19th October 2022 By: Donna Slater

Magnet metal and rare earths miner Pensana reports that the electric vehicle (EV) transition is forecast to become the largest energy transition in history and will require a significant proportion... 

Benguela Gem
Benguela Gem wins top honours at SAISC Steel Awards
14th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

The overall winner of the 2022 Southern African Institute for Steel Construction (SAISC) Awards is the Benguela general treatment plant mining facility aboard the Benguela Gem – the world’s most... 

Nine firms respond to Naamsa’s EV charging network roll-out tender
14th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council has received nine bids from companies interested in rolling out public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa. The council... 

South Africa ‘painfully slow’ in drafting new-energy vehicle policy – Naamsa
14th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

The South African government is “moving painfully slowly” in finalising its policy on new-energy vehicles (NEVs), says Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council CEO Mikel Mabasa. Since the unveiling... 

An image Rio Tinto Fer et Titane operations in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec.
Rio invests C$737m in Canadian critical minerals
12th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced plans to invest up to C$737-million over the next eight years to decarbonise its Rio Tinto Fer et Titane (RTFT) operations in Sorel-Tracy, Québec, and to... 

An image depicting a Sasol fueling station
Sasol hands over 285 ha land to government
7th October 2022

Energy and chemicals group Sasol has handed over 285 ha of agricultural land to the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) to support the further development of... 

Fortune extends option to acquire Alberta refinery site for Nico project
4th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Canadian mining company Fortune Minerals has secured an extension to the option to buy the JFSL Field Services brownfield site in Lamont, Alberta. The extension, the company says, is owing to “the... 

Demand for platinum-based green hydrogen generation growing.
More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way
3rd October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of... 

An image of Thos Begbie workers at the Sibanye smelter
Company on track to complete furnace rebuild
3rd October 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is on track to conclude the rebuild of the new furnace of multinational precious metals mining company Sibanye-Stillwater’s platinum group metals (PGMs)... 

An image of aluminium used-beverage cans
Operations challenges impair sector growth
30th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Local companies are not operating at full capacity, owing to a lack of manufacturing and product focus which impairs South Africa’s goal of becoming a relevant global player in the aluminium... 

An image of aluminium automation
SA largest aluminium-producing country in Africa
30th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

In 2021, South Africa produced about 720 000 t of refined aluminium, becoming the largest aluminium-producing country in Africa, says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) CEO Muzi Manzi. “A... 

An image of Bridget Zuma-Rubambura
Conference to map future role of aluminium
30th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

This year’s International Aluminium Conference and Exhibition serves as a stepping-stone towards the vision of doubling local aluminium demand by 2030 by increasing local demand and exports of... 

Metair grapples with hyperinflation, flood impact in ‘interesting six months’
30th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

“It’s been an interesting six months,” says Metair CEO Riaz Haffejee as he reflects on his company’s financial results for the six months ended June 30. CFO Sjoerd Douwenga is perhaps a bit less... 

Talga signs offtake deal with ACC
27th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian listed Talga has signed a non-binding offtake agreement with European battery maker Automotive Cells Company SE (ACC) to supply its flagship anode product, Talnode®-C, from the Vittangi... 

2 3 4 5
7 8 9 10


Yale Lifting Solutions
Yale Lifting Solutions

Yale Lifting Solutions is a leading supplier of lifting and material handling equipment in Southern Africa. Yale offers a wide range of quality...

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,...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

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


Rooted in the hearts of South Africans, combining technology and a quest for perfection to bring you a battery of peerless standing. Willard...


Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?







pqt: 1.143s - ct: 1.228s - 469pq - 3rq
Subscribe Now