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Nongeographic number portability has been ‘overwhelmingly efficient’ since March launch – association

By: Natasha Odendaal     12th August 2022 Six months since the March implementation of nongeographic number portability, the process has been overwhelmingly efficient, Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) says. The association says that, prior to the implementation of full number portability earlier this year, South Africa had... 

Special Offer on Research Briefs

10th August 2022 Creamer Media’s Research Channel Africa published a series of Mid-Year Briefs that investigates key developments in some of South Africa’s key industrial and mining sectors.  

South Africa, Botswana agree to boost rail link

By: Donna Slater     5th August 2022 South Africa and Botswana have agreed, in principle, on joint development initiatives to be implemented by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Botswana Rail (BR), to improve trade between the two countries, following a high-level business roundtable. The initiatives will enable landlocked Botswana... 

TNPA initiates process for possible development of greenfield Boegoebaai port 

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2022 South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has initiated a preliminary process for the proposed development of a new deep-water port at Boegoebaai in the far Northern Cape near the Namibian border, which has been earmarked as a possible hub for the production and export of green... 

Ukraine-focused Ferrexpo's half-year profit tumbles on higher costs

By: Reuters     3rd August 2022 Ferrexpo reported a slump in its half-year profit on Wednesday, after the Ukraine-focussed miner saw a hit from higher costs and lower production volumes as it grappled with inflationary woes and energy prices. The group said its pellet production fell 14% to 4.8-million tonnes, as constraints... 

Integrated, tech-driven rail industry needed to drive South Africa’s heavy haul sector   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd August 2022 To enable South Africa’s mining and resources sector to remain competitive, it is imperative the country pursues a safe, competitive, responsible, integrated and intelligent heavy haul system, powered by rail 4.0, by 2030. This was emphasised by industry organisation the South African Heavy Haul... 

Utilities 'more carefully weighing' origin risk, says Canadian uranium major

By: Mariaan Webb     29th July 2022 Energy utilities are beginning to pivot towards uranium procurement strategies that more carefully weigh origin risks, uranium major Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel said this week, noting that it was good news for the Canadian company. He reported that this year had been a contracting success for Cameco,... 

Association to host conference

By: Sabrina Jardim     29th July 2022 The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) is hosting its conference from August 2 to 4 at Emperor’s Palace, in Kempton Park, Gauteng. This year’s conference theme: ‘Safe, resilient and efficient heavy haul’, was prompted by the challenges the rail network system is facing. These challenges... 

Industry body partners with department

By: Sabrina Jardim     29th July 2022 The African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is working together with the Department of Transport (DoT) and other bodies to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will formally recognise ARIA as its official partner in advocacy on behalf of the rail industry. The association currently has... 

Auto centre lauds R9.1bn injection into Eastern Cape ports

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2022 The Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) says it applauds Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) announcement that it will inject R9.1-billion into its three Eastern Cape ports over the next seven years. AIDC EC CEO Thabo Shenxane says the centre, as well as other... 

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