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Contamination at source affecting recycling  

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 A substantial portion of plastic waste is not recycled and ends up in landfills, contributing greatly to plastics being regarded as the biggest environmental threat, says industry body Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom. Forty-three percent of recyclable plastic waste in South Africa... 

Operations challenges impair sector growth

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 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 market, says non-ferrous metals importer and stockist Metal and Tool Trade (MTT) MD Volker Schutte. “We... 

SA largest aluminium-producing country in Africa

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 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 large proportion of the primary metal produced is used in the local market as remelt ingots to... 

Local growth vital for export capabilities

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 For South Africa to become a net exporter of aluminium, local growth must take precedence, says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) CEO Muzi Manzi. This can be achieved by developing research and development communities that support local growth areas, innovation and design, as well as... 

Conference to map future role of aluminium

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 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 value-added products. The conference will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on... 

Coastal communities call for greater consultation on oil and gas exploration

By: Donna Slater     30th September 2022 Large- and small-scale fishers and communities on the Wild Coast of South Africa request that, at the very least, more scientific research be done on the effects of exploration activities, and that various stakeholders undertake greater engagement about such activities to gain a better... 

ESG risks and geopolitics ranked top risks for mining companies – survey

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th September 2022 Global mining and metals executives rank environment, social and governance (ESG), geopolitics and climate change as the top three risks facing their business over the next 12 months, a survey by consultancy EY has found. “We have witnessed huge upheaval and change over the last year, namely due... 

Shale gas science action plan emphasises research, consultation, oversight and compliance

By: Schalk Burger     28th September 2022 The ‘Science Action Plan (SAP) for Shale Gas in the Karoo Basin’ proposes a raft of integrated actions and research topics to ensure South Africa approaches the potential exploitation and production of shale gas with the necessary technical competence, oversight, safety and environmental... 

Komatsu named Large Employer of the Year in NSW Training Awards

28th September 2022 Recognised for award-winning focus on innovative apprentice training and employee recruitment.   Komatsu’s dedication to recruiting and training the best employees and apprentices has seen it win both national and global recognition. 

BHP sees Chile uncertainties easing in investment climate boost

By: Bloomberg     28th September 2022 Chilean regulatory uncertainties that have held up some investments in the biggest copper-producing nation are dissipating, according to top mining company BHP Group. In a referendum earlier this month, Chileans overwhelmingly rejected a proposed new constitution, while authorities are showing... 

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