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Bayobab lands 2Africa subsea cable in Ghana, Nigeria
23rd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following its two milestone landings in South Africa in 2022, pan-African digital connectivity solutions company Bayobab has now landed the 2Africa cable in Ghana and Nigeria. The 45 000 km cable,... 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte d'Ivoire – update
16th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mininf has reported that construction activities are well advanced. 


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Switchgear units supplied to DRC copper mine
16th February 2024

Switchgear manufacturer and supplier Actom MV Switchgear has been awarded a contract to supply the extensive new Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with power... 


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HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


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On-The-Air (09/02/2024)
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses water, railway lines and stopping noise-induced hearing loss.  


Cape Town recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) specialist metals theft unit, the Copperheads, recovered more then 53 km of stolen cable during the last six months of 2023. The unit says it executed 404... 


Telkom says it has made ‘significant strides’ against vandalism, cable theft
9th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Telkom says it has made significant strides against cable theft and vandalism as various joint initiatives drive down infrastructure-related crime at its facilities. Joint... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Mining Indaba.
South Africa’s mining industry now 39% black-owned, Mining Indaba hears
5th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

In 2004, the year South Africa’s far-reaching Mining Charter was first introduced, black ownership in South Africa’s globally recognised mining industry stood at a negligible 2%. This has now leapt... 


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Coal line criminals identified, must be jailed – Transnet
2nd February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The criminal syndicates that regularly bring South Africa’s coal export line to a halt have been identified through the intelligence operations that are conducted by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).... 


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Transnet says rail volumes recovered slightly in the last quarter of 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it experienced an improvement in rail volumes in the last quarter of the 2023 calendar year, as the implementation of Transnet’s recovery plan got under way. The... 


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Decline in coal line security incidents is improving performance – Transnet
29th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Security incidents that disrupt trains transporting coal to South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) for export to the world are in definite decline and that has certainly helped to improve... 


Coal being transported on South Africa's railway
Transnet partially restores service on coal export line
19th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet said late Thursday it resumed partial service on the line connecting to the country's main coal export terminal, four days after two trains collided and... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


Coal loaded for transport by rail
Transnet plans to partially reopen coal line after derailment
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet plans to reopen the first of two coal lines to the country's major coal export terminal on Thursday after it was blocked following a train collision... 


A pontoon equipped with pump flotation devices and a galvanised walkway.
Pump with the right accessories, advises IPR
17th January 2024

When a customer needs a dewatering solution, they might not always be able to specify the exact accessories that must accompany the pump to get the best outcome – which is where IPR can help. “With... 


Uranium junior T92 expands in Athabasca basin, stock rockets
15th January 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The share price of junior Terra Uranium (T92) rocketed 45% on the ASX on Monday, as the company announced that it has expanded its footprint in the Athabasca basin of Canada, at a time that the... 


New partnership forged to support Project East2West
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Smart Africa Alliance, Bayobab and Africa50 have partnered to support the Project East2West initiative with regulatory and policy engagements as the project links landlocked African countries... 


Paratus eyes doubled revenue, expansion
24th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As pan-African telecommunications group Paratus Group marks its twentieth anniversary, the network services provider is targeting expansion in Central and West Africa, as well as a doubling of its... 


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More than half of copper cables on TFR's lines replaced with aluminium alternative
17th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Transnet has, so far, replaced about 55% of the copper cables across its national railway network with an aluminium conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) cable called Tiger Wire, Transnet Freight Rail... 


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South Africans are correct to call repeatedly for harsher cable-theft punishment
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans are correct to repeat their calls to Parliament over and over, week after week, for much harsher action against cable theft. As you have noticed from this column, I am doing the... 


Ramaphosa says whistleblowers in communities are key to ending illegal mining
13th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a detailed briefing on the State’s illegal mining intervention efforts by the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Ministerial Cluster last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken up... 


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Closing redundant shafts mitigates illegal mining
10th November 2023 By: Trent Roebeck

Amid the ongoing threat and prevalence of illegal miners, sealing legacy mine shafts and access points is becoming increasingly necessary to prevent illegal access and to ensure the safety of... 


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Penalising cable theft more meaningfully is the correct call
10th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Electricity cable theft has repercussions that go well beyond the punishment that the law metes out to those found guilty of pulling cable out of the ground and selling it as copper scrap. Cable... 


Aurubis to invest about $700m to build smelter in US
9th November 2023 By: Reuters

Europe's biggest copper smelter Aurubis will invest around $700-million to build a smelter for complex recycling materials in North America, the company said on Wednesday. The commissioning of the... 


Launch of Outdoor Solar Sports Lighting Solution
Launch of Outdoor Solar Sports Lighting Solution
6th November 2023

BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the launch of their new outdoor SOLAR sports lighting solution, the SOLARFLOOD-SPORT! This new solar lighting solution provides a high performing, robust option... 


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Ramaphosa rules out privatisating State companies
17th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Cyril Ramaphosa reiterated that his administration wasn’t moving to privatize state-owned companies as the government initiates reforms to clean up their balance sheets and revive their... 


A train operated by Transnet Freight Rail
Embattled Transnet seeks South Africa’s support to turnaround
16th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s embattled State-owned freight-rail and ports company identified areas that require immediate state support in a turnaround plan that is being submitted to the government. Transnet's... 


A large electric motor sat on the ground sealed in an orange corrosion proof and fire retardant paint at a mine in Africa
Collaboration to develop heavy-duty motors
13th October 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG’s electric motor designers and engineers have collaborated with global electric motor specialists to develop the Synergy IE3 range of electric motors that meet... 


BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award
BEKA Schréder Wins the President’s Award at 2023 AMEU Convention 
6th October 2023

BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award at the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) 2023 President's Awards. The 2023 President’s Awards... 


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Protection systems simplify safety
6th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Conveyor materials handling original-equipment-manufacturer Electrotron’s ScanBelt suite of conveyor belt protection systems helps to improve safety and efficiency while decreasing downtime and... 


Recent outages highlight importance of undersea cables to South Africa and across the rest of the continent
6th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The recent outages experienced across some of the undersea Internet cables connecting Africa to the world have unveiled the need for network resilience and the importance of these systems to South... 


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TFR undertaking initiatives to address constraints, outgoing CEO says
5th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), as a division of Transnet, is affected by three major constraints hampering the entity; however, there are initiatives under way to mitigate this and some progress is... 


Anglo American cutting head office jobs in several countries
4th October 2023 By: Reuters

Anglo American said it is cutting corporate office jobs across several countries, as unions said its South African iron-ore business plans to lay off scores of workers at its head office. The... 


Richards Bay Coal Terminal
Striking workers at key South Africa coal port reject wage offer
29th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Workers at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal in South Africa rejected its latest wage offer and will continue to strike, according to the main labour union at the port. Members of the Association of... 


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Apex Cordset Technologies
29th September 2023

Apex Cordset Technologies (Apex) is a dynamic company with a strong focus on technology and manufacturing, specialising in a wide range of electrical products and cable assemblies. Apex prides... 


Glencore, Seriti weigh job cuts in South Africa due to ‘dire’ train situation
Glencore, Seriti weigh job cuts in South Africa due to ‘dire’ train situation
27th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore and Seriti Resources are in talks to cut hundreds of jobs in South Africa as their ability to export coal is stymied by inefficiencies at the state-run freight company. Transnet, which... 


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Regulators must investigate accuracy of unsafe mine cable warnings
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Concern has again been expressed about incidents. in particularly underground coal mining situations, where trailing cables and couplers are reportedly failing during use. The representatives of... 


Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu
New Transnet chair hints at possible equity injection as group slumps to R5.7bn loss
1st September 2023 By: Terence Creamer

New Transnet chairperson Andile Sangqu has indicated that the troubled State-owned freight logistics group, which has hitherto prided itself on being financially self-sufficient, may require and... 


Demand for modular substations increasing
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As demand for dry-type transformers increases, particularly for difficult operating environments, dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions is accelerating its delivery of complementary... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye’s gold operations offset impact of lower PGM prices
29th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater’s strategic commodity and geographical diversification served it well in the six months ended June 30, with a turnaround in its... 


Transnet Freight Rail locomotive and wagons
Seamless operation of trains between South Africa, Moz extended to include chrome, ferrochrome flows
29th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and its Mozambican counterpart Caminhos De Ferros De Mocambique (CFM) have agreed that the seamless operation of trains between the two countries will be... 


Railway infrastructure
Transnet revamps security as crime hobbles trains
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail network operator Transnet has hired five private security companies in an effort to reduce chronic theft and vandalism of trains that disrupt its operations. Transnet said it was... 


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