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After challenging season, citrus industry moves to mitigate new and old risks
2nd December 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s citrus growers industry has, despite achieving a marginal increase in export volumes for the 2022 season, compared with that of 2021, faced a myriad of challenges during this period,... 


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Exxaro expecting slight increase in production, sales for 2022
1st December 2022 By: Darren Parker

Diversified company Exxaro Resources expects its coal production – excluding buy-ins – to increase by 3% and its sales volumes by 1% for the 2022 financial year ending December 31, despite... 


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Exxaro believes Europe will continue demand for South African coal next year
1st December 2022 By: Darren Parker

Diversified company Exxaro Resources expects heightened European interest in South African thermal coal to continue well into next year as Europe continues to seek independence from Russian energy... 


Taking part in the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit panel discussion are (from left to right) facilitator Lorato Tshenkeng, Timo Bollerhey, Till Mansmann, Sasol’s Gosiame Khoele, and Tobias Bischof-Niemz.
Strong call for rapid green hydrogen investment by ramp-up backer
30th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for final investment decisions (FIDs) on a multiplicity of green hydrogen projects was made at the South Africa Green Hydrogen Summit in Cape Town yesterday by H2Global, a market... 


Namibia plans railway revamp to boost regional coal exports
25th November 2022 By: Reuters

Namibia's state-owned railway company TransNamib plans to shift coal exports from Botswana off the road and onto rail by early next year, potentially doubling exports via Walvis Bay port, its CEO... 


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Company supplies innovative products to sector
25th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The prevalence of build projects for new warehouses, distribution centres and other logistics infrastructure has provided local steel supplier Macsteel with opportunities to supply its innovative... 


Hydrogen training centre opens in Brisbane
16th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s first Hydrogen Centre of Excellence has opened in Brisbane. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk opened the A$20-million vocational training centre in Beenleigh on Wednesday, in partnership... 


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Counterfeit bearings prominent in local industry
11th November 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The use of counterfeit bearings has become increasingly prevalent in the local bearings industry, which can increase downtime, create consequential damage and reduce life span and safety, says... 


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Hydrogen set to play key role in hard-to-abate transport sectors
11th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Green hydrogen’s value lies in decarbonising difficult-to-abate sectors, such as heavy vehicle mobility and industrial processes, and heavy vehicle transport is seen as a lead market, owing to the... 


Empty iron-ore ships switch to coal to survive China's slump
10th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Cargo ships suffering from weak Chinese demand for iron-ore are finding a more lucrative alternative as the global energy crisis spurs a greater need for coal. Miners and traders are slashing... 


Rio updates agreement with the Yindjibarndi people
10th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto has signed an updated agreement with the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) aimed at strengthening ties and delivering improved social and economic outcomes for the... 


TFR starts ten-day ore corridor maintenance programme
9th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) on November 8 started its ten-day maintenance across electrical, perway and technical support on the 861 km Ore Corridor, from Sishen in the Northern Cape to... 


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Heavy-duty seal provides savings for miner
4th November 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Mechanical seals and support system specialist AESSEAL is upgrading 14 pumps for a mining company based in Namibia. The upgrade will include installing AESSEAL’s CDPH heavy-duty double slurry... 


Transnet strike deprived South Africa of opportunity to move R65.3bn worth of goods
4th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

South Africa lost the opportunity to move R65.3-billion worth of goods during the recent 11 days of industrial action at the country’s ports, says South African Association of Freight Forwarders... 


Jupiter Mines CEO Brad Rogers.
Northern Cape’s Tshipi manganese mine ‘up there with best of them’, says new Jupiter CEO
2nd November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Northern Cape’s Tshipi Borwa manganese mine is “up there with the best of them”, says new Jupiter Mines CEO Brad Rogers, who has seen his fair share of mines around world as the former head of... 


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Stainless steel industry remains resilient amid post-Covid recovery
28th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The levels of local stainless steel consumption have been declining for the past eight years, however, the industry remains buoyant after having seemingly recovered from the effects of the... 


Lack of finance, security still plaguing South Africa’s transport industry – panel
Lack of finance, security still plaguing South Africa’s transport industry – panel
27th October 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Considering recent developments – such as the Covid-19 pandemic and an economy trying to recover – professional body Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport South Africa president Elvin Harris... 


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Jupiter achieves strong half-year performance
27th October 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines recorded a consolidated net profit of $33-million for the half-year ended August 31, on the back of its $46-million share of net profit from its investment in Tshipi é Ntle... 


Kumba CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba lowers full-year export sales guidance following Transnet strike
27th October 2022 By: Chanel de Bruyn

South African iron-ore miner Kumba Iron Ore has revised its full-year export sales guidance lower to between 36-million and 37-million tonnes, compared with the previously guided 38-million to... 


World's biggest uranium miner seeks extra shipping capacity bypassing Russia
World's biggest uranium miner seeks extra shipping capacity bypassing Russia
26th October 2022 By: Reuters

Kazatomprom, the world's biggest uranium miner, is seeking to boost the capacity of its alternative shipping route which bypasses Russia to mitigate risks from potential sanctions, the Kazakh... 


Billionaire Adani to target Europe with huge Morocco clean energy project
21st October 2022 By: Reuters

Gautam Adani, Asia’s richest person, is in exploratory talks for a giant renewables project in Morocco, which would aim to supply electricity and emissions-free fuel to Europe. Adani’s... 


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Gas air heater fire could delay commercial operation at Kusile Unit 5 by up to a year
19th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom told lawmakers on Wednesday that a fire in the gas air heater of Kusile Unit 5, which occurred during a commissioning exercise on September 17, represented a major “setback” and could delay... 


Transnet worker activity as high as 80% as operations ramp up after wage deal
19th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet said worker activity at its operations has returned to levels as high as 80% since the entity inked its three-year wage deal with the United National Transport Union (UNTU). Transnet and... 


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Satawu calls Transnet's wage deal with UNTU a 'betrayal' of workers, vows to continue strike
18th October 2022 By: News24Wire

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has vowed to continue striking at Transnet, calling the entity's three-year wage deal with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) a... 


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Transnet announces three-year deal with key union after brutal strike
17th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) for a three-year wage deal. UNTU represents 54% of unionised employees at Transnet. 


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Miners’ losses mount as ports strike drags on in South Africa
17th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

A strike at South Africa’s port and rail operator Transnet that’s cost bulk mineral exporters as much as R9.8-billion continued for a twelfth day, with the company and labour unions struggling... 


Barloworld says Russia order book in sharp decline, Avis to exit group this year
14th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s Caterpillar equipment trading business in Russia is starting to feel the heat from international sanctions imposed on the country on the back of its invasion of Ukraine. This is... 


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Business appeals for swift resolution to Transnet strike, as miners lose R815m a day
13th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

As the impasse between Transnet and its two recognised unions – the United National Transport Union (Untu) and the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) – continues, organised... 


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Europe’s coal price jumps as South Africa strike curbs supply
13th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The price of importing coal to Europe’s largest ports rose the most since May as a strike in South Africa curtails shipments of the fuel during the middle of an energy crisis. The action by... 


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Transnet and unions to resume CCMA-facilitated talks on Wednesday
11th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet and its recognised unions – the United National Transport Union and the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union – will reconvene talks at the Commission for Conciliation,... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
South Africa takes 354 days to issue prospecting right, Botswana does it in 40
10th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Why does it take 354 working days for South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to issue a prospecting right which Botswana accomplishes in 40 days? Mineral Council South... 


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BLSA, Seifsa, SAAFF warn of Transnet strike's impact on the struggling economy
10th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The strike by employees at Transnet’s port and rail operations is going to cost the economy billions of rands and will likely set back the country’s efforts to drive a recovery, says business... 


Transnet declares force majeure for third time in 15 months
7th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

State-owned ports and freight rail operator Transnet declared force majeure on the same day that strike action began, the third time Transnet has taken this drastic step since July last year. “At... 


Arena supports Gibson Island hydrogen plans
7th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) has awarded A$13.7-million in funding to green energy developer Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and its partner Incitec Pivot (IPL) to fund a... 


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Local supplier awarded conveyor distributorship
7th October 2022

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has announced that it was appointed a distributor of materials handling manufacturer Convir stockpiling equipment in Southern and Central Africa earlier... 


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South African Astronomical Observatory has added important capabilities this year
7th October 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), a ‘business unit’ of the National Research Foundation, is focused on optical astronomy and formally came into being in 1972, although it can... 


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Transnet increases wage offer to 3%
5th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet will formally table an improved wage offer to the leadership of its recognised labour unions – the South African Transport Allied Workers’ Union (Satawu) and the United... 


Brazil Potash seals agreements with soyabean producer Amaggi
Brazil Potash seals agreements with soyabean producer Amaggi
4th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Potash development company Brazil Potash has signed several agreements with Amaggi, one of the world’s biggest privately held soyabean producers, for the offtake, marketing and barge transportation... 


Gear unit range for lifting drives launched
30th September 2022

Equipment supplier BMG has launched a new range of NORD MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector.... 


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Hydrogen projects bankable, with caveats
29th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Hydrogen projects are bankable and capital is available to fund them, but there are measures that must be pursued to ensure South Africa can capitalise on these projects and get its share of the... 


Collaboration key to realising Africa’s green hydrogen economy potential
29th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There is considerable potential for Africa to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the green hydrogen economy, and for South Africa to be the hub out of which this is done; however, a key... 


Industry must adapt to new vehicle transition
23rd September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

A significant growth opportunity for the local automotive component manufacturing sector lies in how successfully South Africa positions itself in the newenergy vehicle (NEV) assembly space for... 


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Unpacking hydrogen’s massive but urgent opportunity for Africa
23rd September 2022

Repeating history from centuries ago, coastal resource hubs in Africa could once again become vital, globally strategic ports for the biggest players in the world economy, say international law... 


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