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SA has only 18 months to make strong move to new-energy vehicles – Naamsa CEO
16th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

If South Africa does not start “to shift and change” to support the increased local production of new-energy vehicles (NEVs) in the next 18 months, the future of the industry is “absolutely under... 

Auto sales return to pre-Covid levels, but storm clouds are gathering – TransUnion
16th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

South Africa’s automotive industry continued its recovery from Covid-19 in the second quarter of the year, with vehicle sales reaching levels last seen before the pandemic. A growing number of... 

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Rio strikes partnership deal with Volvo
13th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with automotive major Volvo Group to partner on low carbon materials and to pilot autonomous hauling solutions. Under the... 

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Electra Battery’s nickel refinery plans starting to take shape
12th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian firm Electra Battery Materials has announced the highlights of a scoping study for an integrated nickel refinery, as part of its vision of creating an electric vehicle (EV) battery... 

Liontown secures energy solution for Kathleen Valley
12th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources has tapped Zenith Energy for the supply of power to its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed company has issued Zenith with a letter... 

Talon's Minnesota nickel project continues to expand
9th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Tamarack project, a joint venture between base metals junior Talon and diversified major Rio Tinto, is continuing to expand, with more thick, high-grade nickel/copper mineralisaiton TSX-listed... 

DACHSER South Africa MD Detlev Duve
DACHSER SA facilitating logistics for complex mining requirements
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Considering that the needs of mining companies are complex and unique, with operations often needing transportation to remote locations as well as the effective management of multi-modal projects,... 

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Shutdown of oil refineries requires more oil imports
9th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Local manufacturers and independent blenders of petroluem byproducts have to increase import expenses, owing to the shutdown of oil refineries, says lubricants manufacturer Oilflow director Enoch... 

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Manufacturers must increase export potential – export council
9th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Igniting investor relations and export potential, as well as increased investment in projects, are paramount to gaining traction when trying to reignite the economy post Covid-19, stresses South... 

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Fuller visibility
9th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The scale of South Africa’s energy transition challenge – and opportunity – is arguably not yet fully appreciated. Eskom itself estimates that at least R1.2-trillion in electricity investment will... 

MellowVans revisits vehicle design, operating model to target European rollout
9th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

Sometimes, a pandemic is not the worst thing that can happen to a company. When Covid-19 hit, the pandemic did interrupt MellowVans’ global rollout plans, but it also prompted the... 

Energy Council of South Africa CEO-designate James Mackay
New Energy Council CEO says unlocking transition-aligned investment is his key focus
8th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Newly appointed Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay says he will prioritise initiatives that will help unlock sustainable energy investments in South Africa, which he describes as being... 

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High-tech launches from SEW-EURODRIVE at Electra Mining
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition in Johannesburg will be spoilt for choice as drive component manufacturer SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa unleashes more technology to drive... 

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa will launch its DriveRadar® solution for remote condition monitoring and maintenance forecasting at Electra Mining Africa.
High tech launches from SEW-Eurodrive at Electra Mining
7th September 2022

Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition in Johannesburg will be spoilt for choice as SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa unleashes more technology to drive productivity and efficiency.  

Probe IMT Mining Regional Manager for Mpumalanga Wesley Dean Lynn.
Probe IMT – leading the way for integrated digital mines
7th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Productivity and safety product supplier Probe Integrated Mining Technologies’ (IMT’s) end-to-end digital mine operation solutions can significantly improve the design of digital mines, says CEO... 

Giyani hires South African company to build a demo plant for its Botswana project
6th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed Giyani Metals Corp has entered into a contract with South African-based hydrometallurgical engineering firm Met63 for the construction of a demonstration plant for use at its K.Hill... 

ESAB moving into new 5 000 m2 facility owing to significant growth
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Welding company ESAB will be moving into its new state-of-the-art 5 000 m2 facility in November - a move that’s largely motivated by the company experiencing “significant growth” over the last four... 

Afrox manufacturing industries applications business manager Johann Pieterse
Afrox cautiously optimistic about post-Covid success
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

While signs of economic recovery have been evident since Covid-related restrictions were lifted, chemical industry company African Oxygen (Afrox) is cautious about the long-term effects, as “quite... 

World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Trevor Raymond.
Platinum remains significantly undervalued – WPIC
5th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains significantly undervalued. That is the key takeaway from the 30-page Platinum Quarterly published by the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). “Why I say that platinum remains... 

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Piedmont taps Tennessee for new lithium hydroxide plant
2nd September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Dual listed lithium miner Piedmont Lithium has selected a site in Tennessee for the development of a new lithium hydroxide project, targeted to be the largest of its kind in the US. The 30 000 t/y... 

Lengthy, costly and inefficient: US permitting in 'dire need' of reform, says industry
Lengthy, costly and inefficient: US permitting in 'dire need' of reform, says industry
1st September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Despite being home to extensive and varied mineral resources, the US is facing grave mineral supply challenges. Its import reliance has been well documented and according to the National Mining... 

China’s lithium giants notch earnings records on supply crunch
31st August 2022 By: Bloomberg

China’s biggest lithium miners are enjoying a bumper earnings season just as the price of the battery metal approaches record highs amid a supply crunch. Tianqi Lithium’s first-half net income... 

Rio invests in new recycling facility in Quebec
29th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced a $29-million investment to build new aluminium recycling facility at its Arvida plant in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec. The new recycling plant would... 

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Booming hydrogen investment in China driving platinum demand growth
26th August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With China’s plan to have only low-carbon energy sources by 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, its demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) is likely to continue growing. The country... 

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South Africa urged to consider its contribution to the global battery value chain
26th August 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Batteries are fast becoming the core of modern energy systems and more sustainable economies, underpinning the implementation of smart grids and minigrids, while fostering the rollout of renewable... 

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Tyre supplier turning the wheels for women
26th August 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local tyre manufacturer Bridgestone has succeeded in establishing a world-class leadership team in recent years and has appointed women in senior management positions, says Bridgestone Southern... 

Volkswagen creates used-battery megapower bank for EV charging
26th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen has commissioned a pilot fast-charging park at its Zwickau vehicle plant, in Germany, supplied with energy largely from a so-called power storage container (PSC).  The PSC is an enormous... 

Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
26th August 2022

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is a global, industrial company with approximately 43 000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco focusses on four main business... 

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Nissan - Women in Industry
26th August 2022

Lucie Barry-Tannous - CEO: Nissan Côte d’Ivoire ATC Date of birth: 5 July, Germany Education: I went to university in Morocco where I did the first of my two master’s degrees in Economic... 

AUTOMATED The Maxolution's automated guided vehicles
Company to launch new solution
25th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Visitors to the SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa stand will be spoilt for choice as the company unleashes more technologies to drive productivity and efficiency. Addressing growing demand for reduced... 

Aditiv's HYRAX 3D metal printer
Tech startup to launch flagship 3D metal printer at Electra Mining
24th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

South African tech startup Aditiv Solutions will be launching its flagship three-dimensional (3D) metal printer, the HYRAX, at the upcoming Electra Mining Africa (EMA) exhibition, to be held at... 

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Exhibitor lounge offers relaxing space to network, do business
23rd August 2022 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Enterprise resource planning software provider SYSPRO Africa is once again sponsoring the exhibitor lounge at this year’s Electra Mining Africa trade show after a successful first rendition of the... 

EV industry prizes steel over aluminium, Cleveland-Cliffs CEO says
23rd August 2022 By: Bloomberg

Electric-vehicle (EV) makers are choosing steel over aluminum as the preferred metal for automotive bodies, says the top executive at the largest steel provider to the US car industry.... 

China demand doubts darken mood as miners baulk at energy costs
19th August 2022 By: Reuters

The prospect of a global recession and doubts over economic stimulus in China, the world's biggest user of raw materials, add to the challenges of mining companies as they grapple with energy... 

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Transport start-ups show great growth
19th August 2022

In an expert insight article released in June, market research company Frost & Sullivan Africa consultant Nomvo Kasolo says transport start-ups show great growth in sub-Saharan Africa. A wave of... 

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Crane supplier announces new distributorship
19th August 2022 By: Halima Frost

Materials handling equipment distributor and service provider Charco Cranes used the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, held in February, as well as smaller industry-related events, as... 

New-vehicle sales, exports surge – but compared with a weak July 2021
19th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in July surged by 30.9%, to 43 593 units, compared with the same month last year. Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council warns, however, that last month’s  performance... 

Ford SA set to start Ranger mass production in October
19th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ford is starting to wrap up its R15.8-billion investment in its South African facilities to assemble the new Ranger pick-up, with mass production for the local and export markets scheduled to start... 

Pensana appoints Alison Saxby as independent nonexecutive director
17th August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana has appointed Alison Saxby as independent nonexecutive director, with effect from August 17. Saxby is noted to be an industry leading expert with over 35 years of experience... 

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Lithium value to remain high amid accelerated demand, tight supply – Fitch Solutions
12th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

Financial risk management, solutions and insights company Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research (Fitch Solutions) says lithium prices will remain “extremely” elevated this year and... 

Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet US EV credit deadline
Miners face supply chain overhaul to meet US EV credit deadline
12th August 2022 By: Reuters

Miners will struggle to expand operations in the United States in record time to meet a deadline for sourcing key minerals domestically or from select countries as set out by a bill likely to be... 

Specialists complete inspection project
12th August 2022

The benefit of rope access for routine industrial inspection work was again demonstrated when leading rope access specialist Skyriders Access Specialists successfully completed a project for... 

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Tracking system well received locally
12th August 2022 By: Halima Frost

Automation and control solutions provider Raytek & Control (R&C) Instrumentation says its newest heat tracking system, the Easy Track 3 (ET3), has been well received by the local automotive... 

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