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Mondi builds structure using 100% composite material with 100% local content
15th April 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mondi Richards Bay, refurbishing its chemical plant over the past 18 months, has erected a complex and demanding structure using 100% composite material with 100% local content, a first for a... 


Rail White Paper lauded as Transnet inefficiency lops off at least 1% of GDP
15th April 2022 By: Irma Venter

The South African coal, chrome, iron-ore and manganese mining sectors lost between R39-billion and R50-billion in export earnings last year as Transnet struggled with capacity to rail bigger... 


Lithium set to spark greater interest than ever before
14th April 2022

AusIMM and Murdoch University are once again bringing together the best and brightest minds at the Lithium, Battery and Energy Metals Conference in Perth and online from September 14-15 2022.... 


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Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm
5th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron... 


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Gas will outpace coal – firm
1st April 2022

Over the next two decades we will see a significant growth in Africa’s oil and gas sector, with population growth, urbanisation and the emergence of a wealthier middle class in Africa driving demand.  


New initiative to optimise cross-border transit
1st April 2022

Financial technology insurance consultancy Askari has concluded an agreement with Hollard Mozambique Insurance to launch its digital strategy, which targets cross-border trucking fleets. 


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Companies need to support pulp and paper industry
1st April 2022

The role of local pumps distributor AQS Liquid Transfer/Axflow’s support in the South African pulp and paper industry is not limited to the pumping or transfer of pulp, but to the full product... 


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Local paper recycling has room to grow – association
1st April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the local recycling rate of 70% being above the global paper recycling rate of 59.1%, South Africa can still improve in its treatment of paper waste, states industry body the Paper... 


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Sequestration crucial for local forestry, paper industries
1st April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (Pamsa) executive director Jane Molony highlights that in the National Treasury’s Budget Review in February, sequestration was... 


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Expansion secures company’s position in growing market
1st April 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

With the global increase in the demand for dissolving pulp, paper and pulp company Sappi’s current business strategy for local growth is focused on the R7.7-billion expansion project at its Saiccor... 


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White Paper on rail lauded as SA loses at least 1% of GDP to Transnet inefficiency
31st March 2022 By: Irma Venter

The South African coal, chrome, iron-ore and manganese mining sectors lost between R39-billion and R50-billion in export earnings last year as Transnet struggled with capacity to rail bigger... 


ESG in the Mining Industry: What’s Missing?
31st March 2022

By Nomsa Mbere, Partner & Sebastian Steenkamp, Associate by Webber Wentzel A recent analysis of ESG reports by nine mining companies highlighted strengths and weaknesses in how they are tackling... 


Trudeau climate plan calls for 42% cut in oil and gas emissions
30th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government wants a 42% reduction in emissions from the oil and gas sector as part of Canada’s plan meet its 2030 emissions reduction goal. Trudeau’s plan promises... 


Mandela Mining Precinct showcases newly trialled drilling innovation
25th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) this week displayed two lighter, faster, quieter and more energy-efficient rock drills at its premises in Johannesburg, showcasing new technology that could... 


Clarity needed on supply, energy plan
18th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local industry stakeholders need clarity on how the decision by multinational companies Shell and BP’s South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref) to freeze spending and pause refinery operations... 


Rio welcomes Aboriginal Heritage discussion paper
15th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has welcomed the release of a discussion paper by a joint Commonwealth government and First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance, which is aimed at strengthening... 


Wits confirms a previously dismissed theory applicable to the Bushveld Complex
14th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

An international group of researchers, led by geologists from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), have found that the Bushveld Complex in South Africa functioned as a “big magma tank” in... 


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Weekly Commodities Market Wrap
14th March 2022

ENERGIES - Coal markets had a wild ride last week, with Richards Bay Coal Terminal physical prices reaching a high of around $450/mt, before coming back down to around $380. As we said previously,... 


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Control valves offer multiple advantages
11th March 2022

Triple Eccentric Valves, also known as Triple-Off-Set valves (TOV), are gaining  popularity owing to interest in zero leakage valves for open/close functionality. German valves manufacturer Zwick... 


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Minerals Council celebrates women in mining, speaks out about persistent issues
8th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Minerals Council South Africa has chosen the forty-fifth International Women’s Day on March 8 to host its own celebration of women in mining, or rather the “unsung heroes of the industry”.... 


Gold rises above $2 000 as Ukraine war boosts haven demand
7th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Gold prices on Monday scaled the $2 000-level for the first time in a year-and-a-half, as investors rushed to the safety of the metal in the wake of an escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis, while... 


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Company provides lifting, rigging solutions for efficiency and safety
4th March 2022

Local equipment supplier BMG’s Tools & Equipment Lifting team offers a specialist service to diverse sectors throughout Africa, including automotive and tyre manufacturing, paper and pulp, sugar,... 


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Labelling a necessity to identify steel products
4th March 2022

Labelling or identifying steel products is an absolute necessity in today's global steel market owing to the fact that the tracking of steel has posed problems in the past as a result of the many... 


Emphasis placed on recycling
4th March 2022

In response to both consumer and legislative pressures, some of South Africa’s largest retailers and brands are now putting a greater emphasis on the recyclability of their packaging. Law firm... 


Toyota sees 540 000-plus new-vehicle market this year, aims for 40% of passenger-car sales being NEVs by 2025
25th February 2022 By: Irma Venter

Total new-vehicle sales in South Africa should reach at least 540 000 units this year, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Andrew Kirby. “The breakdown for this year’s forecast... 


France should start mining lithium at home, Minister says
18th February 2022 By: Reuters

France should start exploiting its own lithium resources to meet increased demand stemming from a shift away from fossil fuels, Barbara Pompili, the country's environment minister, said in a video... 


Mysterious deep-ocean creatures may help combat climate change
17th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

As the deep ocean faces growing peril from climate change, seabed mining and other threats, scientists have discovered that seafloor sediments are home to vast populations of previously unknown... 


China’s fight with iron-ore 'guerrillas' triggers price rout
15th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore plummeted as Beijing ramped up a campaign to stop prices overheating even before the government rolls out demand-boosting stimulus measures this year. Prices tumbled more than 11% in... 


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Weekly Commodities Market Wrap
14th February 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ENERGIES - Coal continues strong although a market correction is imminent once European physical supplies are assured. The current strong physical premiums being enjoyed are likely to align back to... 


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Foreseen renewables demand providing opportunity for job creation, just energy transition
10th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Demand already foreseen is providing South Africa with the far-reaching and very welcome opportunity to create sufficient new jobs – “and then some” – to ensure a just energy transition away from... 


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New multipurpose forklift prioritises multipurpose handling
4th February 2022

Materials handling equipment supplier BLT WORLD’s latest addition to its Meclift variable reach trucks range, the Meclift ML1812R multipurpose forklift truck, has been designed to move safely and... 


Our solar, wind endowment positions us superbly to go green in everything we do
Our solar, wind endowment positions us superbly to go green in everything we do
4th February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

What some fail acknowledge is that refusing to go green comes with severe penalties. Using carbon-intensive energy to process our ores and metals will meet with stiff carbon border tariffs and... 


Mercedes-Benz CEO says raw material scarcity could delay e-mobility - Die Zeit
2nd February 2022 By: Reuters

Scarce supply of raw materials for electric cars could slow the transition from fossil-fuel burning vehicles to electric ones, Mercedes-Benz CEO Ola Kaellenius said in an interview with German... 


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Support services ramping up for new motor distributor deal
28th January 2022 By: Darren Parker

Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International (BI) is aiming to provide a comprehensive support service for engineering company ABB Africa’s motors this year, which the company... 


Green primary iron made in South Africa could help global steelmakers lower the cost of their decarbonisation efforts
Green primary iron could help South Africa offset fall in coal export revenues – study
26th January 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Producing carbon-free primary iron in South Africa using green hydrogen direct reduced iron (GHDRI) technology could create a new globally competitive green export industry that could help offset... 


Czechs ready to reach deal with Poland over disputed mine, Minister says
13th January 2022 By: Reuters

New Czech Environment Minister Anna Hubackova said on Thursday she was ready to hold talks with Poland next week to overcome a dispute over Poland's open-pit coal mine Turow near the two countries'... 


Glencore’s former top copper trader joins digital metal startup
5th January 2022 By: Bloomberg

Glencore’s former head of copper marketing, Nico Paraskevas, joined Open Mineral as a senior adviser after investing in the digital metals trading startup. Paraskevas, who left Glencore during a... 


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Eskom insists it has applied for a 20.5% tariff hike, as Nersa table shows 32.15%
13th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom continues to maintain that its revenue application, including the implementation of regulatory clearing account (RCA) decisions already made, would translate... 


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Tech to address excessive fines production
10th December 2021

The shift to mechanised mining in the coal industry has had the side-effect of an excessive quantity of fines being produced, which often means that the thickeners deployed in minerals-processing... 


Santos puts ink to paper on Barossa deal
9th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Santos this week signed a binding sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to sell a 12.5% interest in the Barossa project to an Australian subsidiary of project partner JERA. The two... 


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Nersa sets timetable for adjudication of Eskom’s 20.5% tariff application
8th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has finally initiated public consultations on Eskom’s 2022/23 revenue application, following a long delay that culminated in a December 3 court... 


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Nersa gears up to release consultation paper on Eskom’s latest revenue application
6th December 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper on December 8 alongside Eskom’s fifth multiyear price determination application (MYPD5), which covers the... 


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Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge
3rd December 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)... 


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