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Car imports from China, India surge as cash-strapped consumers buy down
26th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

The domestic new-vehicle market saw a surge in imports from India and China last year, with buyers increasingly opting for cheaper imported cars than those made in South Africa. India led the... 

RMB Ventures announces strategic equity investment in Mafika Engineering
15th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

RMB Ventures has acquired a 45% stake in Mafika Engineering, Africa’s largest independent rebuilder of high horsepower (HHP) diesel engines used in the mining industry. This is one of the company’s... 

World Platinum Investment Council Research Director Edward Sterck.
Huge projected platinum deficit points to supply need beyond mining and recycling
15th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The platinum deficit prediction for this year is up 77% to close to a million ounces. This year’s platinum deficit is projected to be a record 983 000 oz amid consistently growing industrial demand... 

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Hydraulic tools deliver accuracy in demanding applications
12th May 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG offers a range of solutions from bolted solutions specialist Nord-Lock including Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools.  These can be used to tighten bolts... 

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Delo 400 SLK Caltex lubricant for heavy-duty diesel engines
4th May 2023

Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd, licensee of Caltex-brand lubricants have introduced Delo 400 SLK SAE 15W-40 engine oil, a new premium heavy-duty diesel engine oil. 

Copper industry warns of looming supply gap without more mines
Copper industry warns of looming supply gap without more mines
21st April 2023 By: Reuters

The world's appetite for copper to build most electronic devices will exceed supply over the next decade and imperil climate targets unless dozens of new mines are built, executives and analysts... 

Heat exchanger for fuel cell systems launched
21st April 2023

At centrifugal separation solutions provider Alfa Laval’s net-zero launch event in February this year, the company introduced the AlfaNova GL50, the first heat exchanger developed specifically for... 

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Additives and lubricants deemed successful in sugar processing
7th April 2023

Since the launch of Liqui Moly Cera Tec industrial wear protection last year, engineering solutions provider BMG’s team has received positive feedback from customers in the sugar sector that these... 

Bell Equipment’s new range of Graders set to deliver next-level performance
3rd April 2023

Designed to meet the emerging needs of the grader industry, Bell Equipment has expanded its mining and construction OEM product range to include motor graders. With several units running in... 

Meeting global EV targets will be ‘extremely challenging’ owing to raw material shortages
31st March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Chemicals company BASF global precious metal services senior VP Timothy Ingle told delegates attending the Platinum Group Metals Day, in Johannesburg, earlier this week, that it would be extremely... 

Top SA car brands could be impacted by arrival of hybrids, EVs – AutoTrader’s Mienie
31st March 2023 By: Irma Venter

AutoTrader’s newest Hybrid Car Buyers Survey and Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Buyers Survey show that brand ranks very low in importance among potential buyers of EVs and hybrids. The digital... 

R66bn worth of component exports at risk from move to EVs
31st March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Catalytic converters, engine parts, engines, clutches/shaft couplings, silencers/exhausts and ignitions/starting equipment are the component groupings most at risk from the global move to electric... 

Platinum group metals can boost South African jobs and economic growth.
Platinum group metals can add million South African jobs plus R8-trillion to economy
28th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Collaborative marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs) has the potential to add a million more South African jobs and contribute R8-trillion more to the economy as the world greens and lowers... 

Bell E-series ADTs ready to run on HVO fuel
28th March 2023

All new Bell Equipment E-series Articulated Dump Trucks (ADTs) fitted with the Mercedes Benz OM471LA, OM473LA, and OM934/6LA engines are fully compatible with Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel,... 

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are forecast to take the competitive high road.
Platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell vehicles forecast to be TCO unrivalled by 2026/7
8th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The total cost of ownership  (TCO) of platinum-based hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is forecast to be less than that of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2026, and less than that of... 

World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Ed Sterck.
Platinum market back in contango, big improvement of net investment expected – WPIC
8th March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) today publishes its Platinum Quarterly for the fourth quarter of 2022, full year 2022, and a revised forecast for 2023. After two years of significant... 

Goldman Sachs head of commodities Jeff Currie
Goldman warns carmakers against buying miners: 'It always end in tears'
2nd March 2023 By: Bloomberg

Car manufacturers acquiring mining companies to secure raw materials needed for electric vehicle batteries will end badly if history is any guide, according to Goldman Sachs Group’s head of... 

Sylvania reports good interim results
21st February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Sylvania Platinum has generated higher earnings and profit for the six months ended December 31, prompting it to declare an interim dividend of 3p a share. Group earnings before... 

MinRes invests in EVs
15th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Mineral Resources (MinRes) is expected to take delivery of the first batch of Australian-engineered electric Toyota HiLux utes for its mine site operations in April this year.... 

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Fortesue sees costs rise
15th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals on Wednesday reported a 4% fall in revenue for the half-year ended December, despite iron-ore shipments in the first half of the yar reaching a record 96.9-million... 

Toyota SA eyes hybrid, electric Hilux production, awaits clarity on govt support 
10th February 2023 By: Irma Venter

With about 44% of Toyota’s total production from its Durban plant exported to Europe, Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) is set to face a tough challenge as that market increasingly moves to hybrids... 

Jeffrey Christian
The Realities of the Energy Transition And PGMs
9th February 2023

There is a great deal of hope in South Africa that PGMs will find large new uses in new energy technologies in the emerging ‘energy transition.’  

Mining and the circular economy support each other
7th February 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Mining was essential if the world was to create a circular economic system, Finnish Geological Survey director-general Kimmo Tiilikainen has pointed out. He was addressing a Sustainable Mining... 

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Consultants offer energy efficiency planning, implementation
3rd February 2023

Making a mine energy efficient requires plenty of planning, which ideally means proactively designing for efficiency from an early stage in a project, says consulting engineers and scientists SRK... 

Squeezed mining companies face growth dilemma
31st January 2023 By: Reuters

High costs and the prospect of shrinking earnings have made big miners nervous about expansion, even as shareholders demand investment in response to robust commodity prices, China's reopening and... 

Norway finds 'substantial' mineral resources on its seabed
27th January 2023 By: Reuters

 A Norwegian study has found a "substantial" amount metals and minerals ranging from copper to rare earth metals on the seabed of its extended continental shelf, authorities said on Friday in their... 

Mobility solutions highlighted at global event
27th January 2023

Global technical equipment, drive and braking systems manufacturer Voith presented its solutions for the mobility shift in commercial vehicles at the IAA Transportation Expo held in Hannover,... 

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Group excited for first Indaba appearance
27th January 2023

Hydraulic equipment provider Bosch Rexroth Africa is set to make its first appearance at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, in conjunction with Bosch Rexroth companies Hägglunds Drives... 

Suzuki unveils its first electric concept, mulling local introduction
27th January 2023 By: Irma Venter

Small-car specialist Suzuki has unveiled its first all-electric concept vehicle. The Japanese carmaker says the eVX – emotional versatile cruiser – is a compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) that... 

Clean hydrogen patent innovation is all the rage, say IEA and EPO.
Platinum-boosting clean hydrogen projects, patents are all the rage
11th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The implementation agreement for Namibia’s planned multibillion-dollar Hyphen Hydrogen Energy project is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of this year, Namibia President Hage Geingob... 

Domestic car sales, exports accelerated for 11th consecutive month in November
16th December 2022 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in November recorded an eleventh consecutive month of year-on-year growth. Total sales increased by 18.2%, to 49 413 units, compared with the same month in 2021. 

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Plan aims to save industry
9th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan 2030 aims to prevent the sugar industry from collapsing, following its decline in recent years. The industry depends on government to create viable measures to... 

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Solar-supported South Deep consolidates future-mine strategy
9th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

South Deep, Gold Fields’ Westonaria-based flagship gold mine, is entering the final stage of a four-part strategic journey it embarked on in 2017 to stabilise the operation, improve sustainability... 

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Solar-supported South Deep consolidates future-mine strategy
9th December 2022 By: Donna Slater

South Deep, Gold Fields’ Westonaria-based flagship gold mine, is entering the final stage of a four-part strategic journey it embarked on in 2017 to stabilise the operation, improve sustainability... 

Ford ‘remains engaged’ with Transnet on development of southern rail corridor
2nd December 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ford South Africa remains “actively engaged” with government and its rail arm, Transnet, to enable vehicle and component transport to and from the Gqeberha port, says Ford Motor Company Africa... 

First new Ford Ranger assembled at Silverton plant, where Phase 2 solar project is in the works
2nd December 2022 By: Irma Venter

The first new Ranger – Job 1 – has been assembled at Ford’s Silverton plant in Pretoria. Production of the new-generation bakkie follows a R16-billion investment in the US car maker’s local... 

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Imagine a world without fuel emissions… now you’re envisioning what Nel Hydrogen is making possible
30th November 2022

Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy.  

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Hydrogen engine paves way for net-zero targets
25th November 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Power technology provider Cummins released its zero-carbon hydrogen internal combustion engine (H2-ICE) concept truck, powered by the B6.7H hydrogen engine, at this year’s International Automobile... 

HyProMag receives grants to advance magnet production in Germany
23rd November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V- and Aim-listed Mkango Resources’ 42% indirectly owned UK-based rare earths recycling subsidiary HyProMag has been granted funding of €3.7-million to further develop its knowledge base,... 

VWSA looks to assemble third model at Kariega plant, local EV production may start by 2035 – new CEO
18th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Polo and Polo Vivo production will continue in South Africa beyond 2025, confirms newly appointed Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) CEO and chairperson Martina Biene. However, the local arm of... 

Volvo Trucks SA plant starts Euro 5 assembly
11th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Volvo Trucks South Africa (SA) has started assembly of Euro 5 specification trucks at its plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Euro 5 truck variants have been available in South Africa since 2012, but... 

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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... 

PGMs supply.
Platinum group metals gaining ground in Australia where PGMs have critical status
31st October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration and resources development company Podium Minerals is continuing to blaze a trail in platinum group metals (PGMs) in Australia, where PGMs have been classified as critical minerals,... 

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