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Companies to improve railway operationality
14th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Construction Group Enza Construction and electrical engineering and infrastructure development company Tractionel Enterprise are assisting in the process of reviving South Africa’s rail and freight... 


Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% y/y in April
13th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining production rose by a modest 0.7% in April, after declining by -4.8% year-on-year – revised from -5.8% year-on-year – in March, data published by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) shows.... 


Adani’s Aussie coal port gets A$500m private credit loan
13th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Adani Group unit that controls a major Australian coal port has obtained a private credit loan of about A$500-million, according to people familiar with the matter. The company North... 


New iron-ore exporter for Port of Esperance
New iron-ore exporter for Port of Esperance
13th June 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Port of Esperance, in Western Australia, is set to increase its iron-ore trade by 1.5-million tonnes a year, following a new agreement announced by Ports Minister David Michael. Gold Valley... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa
Reform momentum must be sustained ‘regardless of the form or composition’ of new government
10th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa has underlined the importance of the new government – which is yet to be formed after no single party secured an outright majority in the recent elections – continuing... 


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Increased competition, challenges facing S African cement sector
7th June 2024

Cement producer Sephaku Cement notes that, over the last 20 years the cement industry has evolved and fragmented, which has, in part, resulted in challenges related to ineffective enforcement of... 


Belgium's King Philippe and Namibian President Ngangolo Mbumba on a site visit at the Cleanenergy Solutions green hydrogen project in Namibia
Namibia’s audacious plan to become a global green hydrogen hub
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Early in May, King Philippe of Belgium was on the edge of the Namib desert to inaugurate a project that aims to help decarbonize European industry, and which might just enable one of Africa’s... 


Antofagasta signs $1.5bn investment deal for water transport system in Chile mine
6th June 2024 By: Reuters

London-listed Antofagasta on Wednesday signed a $1.5-billion investment deal to improve water supply at its Chile mining operations. The deal, signed with a firm owned by Madrid-based Almar Water... 


Freeport Indonesia raises output target, awaits new export permit
3rd June 2024 By: Reuters

Copper miner Freeport Indonesia has raised its output guidance for the year as it awaits an extension of its copper concentrate export permit that the government has promised, the company's deputy... 


Iron-ore tumbles to lowest in six weeks on China demand concerns
Iron-ore tumbles to lowest in six weeks on China demand concerns
3rd June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore dropped to the lowest level in more than six weeks on worries over the outlook for Chinese demand, which has been hammered by the protracted property crisis. China’s housing slump is now... 


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Single point-of-contact for efficient logistics
31st May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

A streamlined freight logistics management process, offered by integrated freight logistics solutions company Manta Freight Logistics, is being positioned as a possible solution to combat ongoing... 


Manganese mining operation
Jupiter forecasts higher manganese prices in coming months
28th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines marketing head Tracey Cloete says manganese ore prices are likely to trade higher than the historical average in coming months owing to supply disruptions. Jupiter has a... 


China President Xi Jinping
Post-Covid, China is back in Africa and doubling down on minerals
28th May 2024 By: Reuters

China's flagship economic cooperation program is bouncing back after a lull during the global pandemic, with Africa a primary focus, according to a Reuters analysis of lending, investment and trade... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March, Ctrack index shows
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Coal being transported to port by rail
Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


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Firm highlights improved safety, reliability of new actuator
17th May 2024

Global technology and software company Emerson has introduced the new ASCO Series 148/149 safety valve and motorised actuator made for industrial fuel oil burner recirculation and safety shutoff... 


Mining production, sales drop in March
14th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mining production decreased by 5.8% year-on-year in March, Statistics South (Stats SA) reports. The largest negative contributors were coal (-9.1% and contributing -2.3 percentage points);... 


Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 


Stranded coal ship leaves Port of Baltimore amid work to clear main channel
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

coal ship stranded at the Port of Baltimore set sail for Singapore this week as crews work to remove the Dali container ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse... 


Conditions still challenging, but contractors report noticeable uptick – MBA North
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Last year was one of the most challenging years the Master Builders Association (MBA) North has ever experienced, with many of its long-standing members entering business rescue or closing their... 


Puma Energy’s Africa head calls for urgent development of energy infrastructure on the continent
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Puma Energy Africa head Fadi Mitri has issued a call to action to the African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA) to urgently develop the continent’s energy infrastructure. ARDA is the... 


When the boom goes bust, protect your profits by prioritising your people
8th May 2024

By Arjen de Bruin, Group CEO at OIM Consulting It’s official: the commodity boom has gone bust.  


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Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 


Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 


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Firm reports on successful global turnkey projects
26th April 2024

With the promise that its customised transfer point solutions will always perform to expectations, transfer chute technology provider Weba Chute Systems tackles its turnkey projects in a highly... 


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New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


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Can South Africa turn around 30 years of real economy underperformance?
26th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

In this essay, Terence Creamer reflects on the factors that have shaped South Africa’s real-economy sectors of manufacturing, mining and agriculture over the past 30 years and considers ways to end... 


BHP says it aims to receive first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Australia's BHP Group is planning to receive its first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026 as part of the company's plans to cut shipping emissions, a senior executive said. The global mining... 


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Sedna, Haivision partner to bring video solutions to African mines, industry
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

African technology innovator Sedna Industrial IT Solutions has partnered with video networking and visual collaboration solutions provider Haivision to bring industrial and mining command control... 


Rio Tinto CEO Jacob Stausholm says the group delivered stable operating results in the first quarter.
Rio Tinto reports dip in first-quarter iron-ore shipments
17th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining group Rio Tinto has reported lower first-quarter iron-ore shipments of 78-million tonnes, amounting to a 5% year-on-year decline. The company attributed the dip to weather... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


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Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 


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Roads, Rail & Ports 2024: Inefficiencies reach new lows
5th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Creamer Media’s ‘Roads, Rail & Ports 2024’ report reflects upon the current state of South Africa’s roads, delving into the some of the issues that are plaguing the sector such as maintenance... 


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Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Baltimore bridge collapse will likely block coal exports for weeks
Baltimore bridge collapse will likely block coal exports for weeks
27th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The collapse of a major Baltimore bridge is likely to shut down coal exports for as many as six weeks and block the transport of up to 2.5-million tons of coal, said Ernie Thrasher, CEO of Xcoal... 


Grindrod to spend big at Maputo’s Matola drybulk terminal to grow capacity
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Ports and logistics group Grindrod is set to invest big in its Matola drybulk terminal in Mozambique. Announcing Grindrod’s financial results for the year ended December 31 earlier this month, CEO... 


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Success for Weba Chute Systems in managining global turnkey projects
19th March 2024

With the promise that its customised transfer point solutions will always perform to expectations, Weba Chute Systems tackles its turnkey projects in a highly systematic and controlled manner. The... 


Iron-ore drops below $100 on China’s persistent property crisis
Iron-ore drops below $100 on China’s persistent property crisis
15th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore futures fell below $100/t for the first time in seven months as investors bet that China’s years-long property crisis will run through 2024, keeping a lid on steel demand. The steelmaking... 


A locomotive and wagons owned by Transnet Freight Rail
Africa’s biggest freight rail market set for private operators
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest freight rail market is on the cusp of being transformed by private operators, the head of the operator of the continent’s largest rolling-stock fleet said. The South African... 


Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
Iron-ore woes deepen as inventories in China keep piling up
11th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore slumped almost 5% — heading toward the $110 a ton mark — as disappointing demand in China left the market lumbered with bulging inventories. The steelmaking material has tumbled by almost... 


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