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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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)... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

Dr David Hart, E4tech.
Green hydrogen, fuel cells important part of any future energy system, says global strategist
27th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen and fuel cells will be a very important part of any future energy system, says Switzerland-based energy and sustainability consultancy strategist Dr David Hart. Among the... 

Industry must adapt to new vehicle transition
23rd September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

A significant growth opportunity for the local automotive component manufacturing sector lies in how successfully South Africa positions itself in the newenergy vehicle (NEV) assembly space for... 

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Association’s initiatives plugging skills gaps
23rd September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM’s) skills development and career pathway management initiatives – such as High Gear and the Yakhi’Future platform –... 

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Unpacking hydrogen’s massive but urgent opportunity for Africa
23rd September 2022

Repeating history from centuries ago, coastal resource hubs in Africa could once again become vital, globally strategic ports for the biggest players in the world economy, say international law... 

Jakob Rutqvist, Sandvik VP strategy and commercial for battery and hybrid/electric-vehicles business unit of Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions.
World’s largest battery-electric mine truck heading for commercial availability in 2024
21st September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The world’s largest battery-electric truck for underground mining is on its way to becoming commercially available in 2024. Sandvik’s 65 t TH665B machine removes between 1 t and 2 t of carbon... 

Pensana chairperson Paul Atherley and Polestar 0 project leader Hans Perhrson
Pensana partners with Polestar to create a climate-neutral car
20th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed rare earths developer Pensana, which is working to establish a sustainable magnet metal supply chain, has entered into a partnership with Swedish automotive company Polestar to create... 

Demand for platinum group metals forecast to rise sharply.
PGMs demand from hydrogen to eclipse 100 000 oz from next year, report calculates
16th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

From next year, platinum group metals (PGMs) demand in the hydrogen sector will eclipse 100 000 oz for the first time, according to Metal Focus’ Hydrogen Economy Quarterly Service. Catalysed by the... 

Aus govt awards A$50m in grants to critical mineral projects
16th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government on Friday approved nearly A$50-million in grants to accelerate the development of the critical minerals industry in the country, as part of efforts to reach net zero.... 

Zambia’s acceptance of the IncoValves and Controls range, whose design is based on lowering the total cost of ownership for end-users and increasing uptime, has exceeded AR Control’s expectations
Valve demand up amid mining uptick
16th September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand from the Zambian mining industry for valves, and actuator technology manufacturer AR Controls’ product offering, is stable and increasing since Hakainde Hichilema became the seventh... 

Vehicle production, exports hard-hit by KZN floods
16th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

The KwaZulu-Natal floods, along with the associated disruption in the movement of automotive components and vehicles through the Durban port, as well as the ongoing global semiconductor shortage,... 

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... 

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