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MTN achieves 98% network availability in Limpopo province
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

As telecommunications giant MTN South Africa accelerates its nationwide modernisation programme, the company has achieved a record 98.33% daily network availability in Limpopo. The 2024 resilience... 


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Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


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Execution risk to Anglo’s restructure plan substantial – WoodMac
15th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Mining major Anglo American has accelerated its portfolio planning in the wake of rejecting fellow mining major BHP’s second bid proposal of $42.2-billion (£34-billion), or £27.70 a share, in a... 


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Goldplat’s third quarter buoyed by strong performance of its Ghanaian operations
13th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat’s gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana achieved a combined operating profit for the third quarter, ended March 31, of £1.6-million (excluding listing and head... 


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Segele gold project, Ethiopia – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Akobo Minerals is making progress in resolving the recent challenges of nationwide fuel-supply disruptions and new customs procedures, enabling full site activity at the mine. 


China April coal imports rise on lower domestic output, summer restocks
9th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal imports rose in April, customs data showed on Thursday, fuelled by lower domestic production and greater buying by power generators to swell stockpiles ahead of the peak summer demand... 


VoltVision expands operational footprint in Africa and the Middle East with four new contracts
8th May 2024

VoltVision, the high voltage (HV) electrical data analytics business is pleased to report that it is continuing to expand across the African and Middle Eastern mining sectors.  Following successful... 


VW Africa laments power outages in Eastern Cape, but Electricity Minister said to be tackling the problem
3rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) suffered four power outages at its Kariega plant in the second week of April, says VWA MD and chairperson Martina Biene. This happened while there was no loadshedding... 


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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 


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Lafigué gold project, Côte D'Ivoire – update
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Development is expected to start shortly. 


Akobo says production start-up date in Ethiopia uncertain
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has informed shareholders of the progress it is making in solving recent challenges with nationwide fuel supply disruptions and new... 


Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
Building practices of the future will integrate digital solutions to reduce buildings’ carbon footprints
29th April 2024

By Mark Freeman, Offer Manager Digital Buildings for Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Unchecked energy consumption is linked to various environmental challenges, including air, water and... 


Telcos spend billions on batteries, generators to ensure customers remain connected during loadshedding
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African telecommunications operators spent billions of rands to keep communications infrastructure operational during bouts of loadshedding in the 12 months to September 30, 2023. The... 


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Changing business opportunities, challenges in Zimbabwe highlighted
24th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe is undergoing change and aims to attract more companies to do business in the country, but risks and challenges remain for businesses aiming to capitalise on the opportunities in the... 


Goldplat receives generators for its South African operations
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Aim-listed Goldplat reports that diesel generators have arrived at its operations in South Africa, and that their commissioning will be finalised by the end of April. The company points out that,... 


NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
NTCSA begins consultations on market code to govern shift towards competitive electricity industry
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTCSA) currently scheduled to be operationalised in July and efforts under way to ensure that the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) Amendment... 


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Kenyan plant to be enhanced
19th April 2024

Japan-based energy and power generation company Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced last month that it had received an order from SEPCOIII Electric Power... 


Record R12.1bn set aside for infrastructure in Cape Town’s R76.4bn budget for 2024/25
19th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis has tabled a R76.4-billion draft budget for the city for the 2024/25 financial year. The budget proposes record infrastructure investment of R12.1-billion for the... 


China's March coal output slumps on high stockpiles, lower demand
China's March coal output slumps on high stockpiles, lower demand
16th April 2024 By: Reuters

China's coal output fell 4.2% in March, statistics bureau data showed on Tuesday, as miners cut back production on lower demand from power generators and ample inventories of the fuel limited... 


Businesses can conquer power quality challenges with expert consultative services
Businesses can conquer power quality challenges with expert consultative services
16th April 2024

By Wesley Govender, Power Quality Product Application Expert at Schneider Electric Due to the instability of South Africa’s energy market, characterised by frequent fluctuations and disruptions,... 


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WEG
12th April 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 


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Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists
12th April 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 


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Hybrid systems incorporating diesel gensets can enhance power generation
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

With the ongoing energy crisis in South Africa, and the lack of generation capacity from State-owned power utility Eskom, diesel generator manufacturer Mahindra Powerol SA provides a range of... 


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Hybrid systems posited for power redundancy
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

For businesses and industry to flourish and remain sustainable, generator manufacturer Maverick Generators says it is important to consider deploying a hybrid, or mixed, energy system to ensure... 


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Significant strides have been made towards bringing the Lindi Jumbo mine to operational status
Graphite mine on track to meet growing demand
12th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In the rapidly evolving energy storage and electric vehicle (EV) landscape, the global demand for critical minerals, such as graphite, is escalating at an unprecedented rate, says Africa-focused... 


MTN South Africa injects R10bn into network expansion
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa deployed R10.1-billion in capital expenditure (capex), excluding leases, at an intensity of 19.5%, during 2023, to drive network capacity expansion and power resilience. This... 


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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


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Environment-friendly solutions for Southern Africa’s mining sector
10th April 2024

Atlas Copco Power Technique highlights that its move towards environment-friendly products marks the company's commitment to supporting more sustainable practices, reducing carbon emissions, and... 


Poland axes coal spinoffs in favour of tie-ups
Poland axes coal spinoffs in favour of tie-ups
10th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shares in Polish power utilities plunged the most in 18 months after a senior government official outlined plans to abandon coal asset spin-offs and instead link mines back with electricity... 


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Miner eyes further growth in Zimbabwe
5th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

In its constant drive to increase its representation and relevance in the country’s mining sector, Zimbabwe-focused explorer, developer and miner Caledonia Mining Corporation has changed its mining... 


China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
China’s coal price slump likely to persist until start of summer
3rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese coal prices are likely to keep falling until the start of the peak summer season, suppressing imports of the fossil fuel and taking a toll on the country’s miners. The country’s benchmark... 


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Ironveld ramp-up slower than expected
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although high-purity iron, vanadium and titanium producer Ironveld marked the first sales of metal products, including high-purity iron and titanium slag, from its Rustenburg smelter to local... 


Goldplat remains profitable despite South African headwinds
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat, with gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana, continued to achieve profitable results for the six months ended December 31, 2023, despite some of the difficult... 


US US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
$475m in US govt funding for clean energy projects on former mine land
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475-million in funding for five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to accelerate clean energy deployment... 


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Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


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Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energetic Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360 this week produced the first concentrate from the plant it has just acquired from Nama Copper, which becomes its second concentrator plant... 


Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
Mesh networks- a multidirectional electrical superhighway
19th March 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

By Nishandra Baijnath, Systems Architect, Power Systems, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Today, many power industry stakeholders are faced with mounting requirements for improved grid... 


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On-The-Air (15/03/2024)
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer discusses gold mines, hydrogen-based power and mining boost. 


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Greater energy efficiency demand in growing food, bev industry
15th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for drive solutions specialist SEW-EURODRIVE’s energy efficient product offering is currently strong and increasing steadily with end-users in the growing food and beverage industry and the... 


Cape Town businesses, households get R25.8m for excess electricity fed back into grid
15th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town says businesses and households have earned more than R25.8-million under the city’s Cash for Power programme since the start of the 2022/23 financial year. This comes after... 


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Delba commits to excellence with its power generation division
15th March 2024

Global leader in engineering, repair and maintenance services Delba Electrical has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality solutions for rotating equipment across various industries. One of... 


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Gold Fields to build its biggest renewable energy project yet at St Ives
11th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields’ board has approved a A$296-million, or $195-million, renewable energy project to be built at the St Ives mine, in Western Australia. The plant, comprising 42 MW... 


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