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Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
Australia fossil fuels should face new climate levy, experts say
14th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Producers and consumers of fossil fuels in Australia, one of the world’s coal and gas powerhouses, should pay a new climate levy under efforts to accelerate a transition to a greener economy,... 


Manta Freight Logistics
Manta Freight Logistics
9th February 2024

South Africa-based freight forwarding specialist Manta Freight Logistics offers a comprehensive, seamless logistics and transport service across a wide range of industries. Manta Freight uses all... 


Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

 Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


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Youanmi gold project, Australia – update
2nd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources has confirmed Youanmi as one of the highest-grade, emerging gold projects in Australia.  


Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley
Andrew Pratley
26th January 2024

This week we profile Andrew Pratley, CEO of Pratley, a company that is involved in research and development, and the production of highly innovative products for the manufacturing, construction,... 


The plane crashed near Fort Smith during a flight to the Diavik diamond mine.
Plane carrying Rio Tinto workers crashes in Canada's Northwest, some killed
24th January 2024 By: Reuters

A small plane carrying Rio Tinto workers crashed near Fort Smith in Canada's remote Northwest Territories on Tuesday during a flight to its Diavik diamond mine, killing some people on board. There... 


Jan Toschka
Sasol, Topsoe appoint CEO to lead new sustainable aviation fuels JV
22nd January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Sasol and Topsoe have appointed Shell’s Jan Toschka as CEO of their recently established sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) JV. Toschka is described as a seasoned leader in the aviation fuels... 


Priscillah Mabelane
Sasol’s Mabelane to head board at Eskom’s unbundled grid company, NTCSA
9th January 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The inaugural board of directors of the National Transmission Company of South Africa (NTCSA), which was announced by the Eskom board on Tuesday, will be chaired by Priscillah Mabelane, who is also... 


An aerial photograph of one of the sugar cane mills under the umbrella of the South African Sugar Association
Diversification said to be key to industry’s survival
8th December 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Despite Phase 1 of the “all-important” Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan to 2030 (Sugarcane Master Plan) having expired on March 31, 2023, government has allowed for two additional years so that... 


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Converter plants beneficial
27th October 2023

With a focus on future-oriented stainless steelmaking, metallurgical industry plant supplier SMS group offers converter steel plants for carbon and stainless steel worldwide. This includes complex... 


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Global oil demand to reach its peak this decade, IEA says
24th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Global demand for oil will reach its peak this decade, the International Energy Agency predicted for the first time, amid growing popularity of electric cars and the cooling of China’s economy. The... 


Piloting the Green Hydrogen Community Development Toolkit- H2.SA Programme
Piloting the Green Hydrogen Community Development Toolkit- H2.SA Programme
23rd October 2023

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has been working in... 


Deutsche Bank places new restrictions on financing of coal
Deutsche Bank places new restrictions on financing of coal
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank is expanding restrictions on its financing of coal, one of the main sources of energy in its home market of Germany, as part of a wider crackdown on high-emitting sectors. Companies... 


Minister in The Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni
Cabinet approves Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy
19th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Cabinet has approved the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy (GHCS) for implementation, with the goal of positioning South Africa as a major producer and exporter of green hydrogen.... 


The platinum group metals Polokwane smelter of Anglo American Platinum in Limpopo.
Minerals Council South Africa highlights green hydrogen economy’s forward momentum
16th October 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The world over, green hydrogen is being recognised as the most effective route towards combating the climate crisis in the most holistic way possible, with Minerals Council South Africa on Monday... 


Green Hydrogen
Three coastal provinces move to partner on green hydrogen ahead of finalisation of country strategy
15th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Eastern, Northern and Western Cape provinces have agreed to team up in a bid to position South Africa as a global hub for the production of green hydrogen and derivative products, as well as to... 


A hydrogen-fuelled truck
Industries must choose and move on most important hydrogen uses first
10th October 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Hydrogen can be used in a range of applications and it is important to select the most important use cases for green hydrogen, upon which industries worldwide must then move on. Multinational gas... 


Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 


Green Hydrogen container
Export component of South Africa’s green hydrogen strategy will seek to lock in price subsidies
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The initial export component of South Africa’s yet-to-be-approved Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy is not premised on the trade of scarce renewable electrons – converted into molecules or... 


THROUGH THE HAZE: While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this Arizona airport pictured during a recent protracted heat wave. Bloomberg reports that airports around the world are relocating sensitive electrical equipment to rooftops to protect it from flooding, reinforcing runways to handle extreme temperature swings and revving up air conditioning as climate change complicates operations. Photograph: Bloomberg
THROUGH THE HAZE
29th September 2023

While the aviation industry has promised to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, harsher weather conditions are already forcing a rethink of critical infrastructure in airports, such as this... 


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Solutions vs problems
29th September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

There are many differences between Australia and South Africa, and these should not be dismissed or diminished. However, there are also several similarities, particularly when it comes to natural... 


The Longonjo mine in Angola
Africa must navigate more fragmented, multipolar geopolitics to secure opportunities
20th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Major political actors are increasingly looking at how they can entice African countries to align with various key geopolitical affairs, and African countries are trying to play all sides and have,... 


Hydrogen-powered aviation company ZeroAvia secures support from major groups
18th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Zero emission aviation company ZeroAvia announced on Monday that its latest funding round has been led by major international groups, namely Europe-based global aerospace group Airbus, UK-based... 


An aerial view of the Execujet offices, and hangars in Lanseria
Firm expands maintenance portfolio
15th September 2023

Aerospace company Dassault Aviation's South African subsidiary ExecuJet announced in July it had expanded its portfolio of maintenance approvals for business aircraft and engines. ExecuJet... 


a light aircraft on the runway at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane
Event continues to impress
15th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Southern Africa's premier event for the general aviation industry, AERO South Africa took place this year at the Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane, Gauteng, from July 6 to 9. The event was... 


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Astron Energy helps grow the aviation industry
14th September 2023

For over ten years, Astron Energy has helped grow South Africa’s aviation industry, supplying Jet A1 fuel that meets and exceeds the highest international standards. 


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Kenya Airways unit pushing use of drones and other emerging aviation technologies
8th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

With new technologies promising to transform commercial aviation, Kenyan national flag carrier Kenya Airways is determined to be an active participant in this revolution and so make the East... 


Image of gold nuggets
Youanmi gold project, Australlia – update
1st September 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources will raise A$7-million to fund exploration at its Youanmi gold project. 


Mistra executive director Joel Netshitenzhe
Mistra reiterates call for PGMs Exchange as hydrogen economy looms
28th August 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Think tank the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) has reiterated its call for the formation of a Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) Exchange in South Africa, given that many... 


Qld invests more into IPP
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government this week pledged a further A$53.5-million to the Industry Partnership Program (IPP) to support new industries. Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the funding would focus... 


Investec - Women in Industry
Investec - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Diane Frey Position: Investec For Business Account Executive  Date of birth: 29 May, Johannesburg Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand Management style: I lead by... 


Sasol produced first green hydrogen from Sasolburg electrolyser in June
Sasol produced first green hydrogen from Sasolburg electrolyser in June
23rd August 2023 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed energy group Sasol reports that it produced its first green hydrogen in Sasolburg in June, during the commissioning phase of a project to repurpose an operational electrolyser to use... 


US discussed 'creative ways' to help landlocked Mongolia export rare earths - officials
7th August 2023 By: Reuters

 US and Mongolian officials this week discussed "creative ways" to ensure the landlocked country, dependent on goodwill from its neighbors China and Russia, could get critical minerals onto the... 


De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars.
Strong half-year De Beers production in tough macro environment
28th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The De Beers Group faced off tricky macro-economic conditions to record first-half earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of $0.3-billion, with the diamond... 


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Cape Town to roll out a number of technologies to combat crime
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will this year introduce a number of new technologies to combat crime. Some of these technologies may be familiar, such as drones and body cameras, with other perhaps less... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Southern Africa is now Anglo’s only business region not on renewable energy
27th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Southern Africa is now the only region in the Anglo American business fold that is not on renewable energy because the company cannot go to a market and acquire that energy in the same way that it... 


Hydrogen use in the energy sector
PGMs demand to be underpinned by need for green power-to-X
21st July 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The reduction in demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) owing to the phasing out of internal combustion engines, in response to the need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions, should be offset... 


Two Rivers platinum group metals operation.
Big platinum group metals pull in return for small fuel cell car market push
20th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

If fuel cell electric vehicles can capture 10% of the global car market, demand will be created for five-million to six-million ounces of incremental platinum group metals (PGMs) a year, this... 


FFI's hydrogen plans gets EU boost
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has been tapped as one of the beneficiaries of the European Commission’s €3.6-billion in funding for clean tech projects. The Commission... 


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Youanmi gold project, Australia – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rox Resources has taken full ownership of the project. 


Qld undertakes critical minerals trade mission to Asia
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government will head a trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Singapore to shore up investment in Queensland’s critical minerals, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel industries.... 


Image shows a plane being refuelled
FFI moves ahead with green aviation fuel plan
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) has announced plans to progress the further investigation into the development of a green hydrogen manufacturing facility at Marsden Point,... 


Fireblade Aviation connects Africa to the World through Leading Edge Service Delivery
Fireblade Aviation connects Africa to the World through Leading Edge Service Delivery
7th July 2023

Fireblade Aviation celebrates 9 years at the helm of the private aviation industry this year and continues to be the Leading Edge in connecting Africa to the world. With its history and origins... 


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