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The above image depicts Fargo Steel Fabrication’s recently purchased Amanda Tube Laser has allowed the company to enter new markets, with the constant purchase of new machinery diversifying its capabilities, benefitting clients and markets
Fabricator offers one-stop solution
26th April 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Turnkey steel service centre Fargo Steel Fabrication aims to streamline the complexities that occur during engineered projects by eliminating the need for companies or individuals to utilise... 


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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... 


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Jadar lithium-borates project, Serbia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto continues to believe that the project has the potential to be a world-class asset. 


AERIAL VIEW OF THE MT WELD RARE EARTHS MINE
Mt Weld rare earths mine and concentration plant expansion, Australia – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has reported that the project schedule remains on track. 


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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... 


First Quantum navigates Zambia power crisis through imports, renewable projects
First Quantum navigates Zambia power crisis through imports, renewable projects
24th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In response to Zambia's recent declaration of a national emergency owing to a severe drought affecting power generation, copper miner First Quantum Minerals is taking measures to ensure the... 


Copper demand to boom as new technology drives power consumption, Trafigura says
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Flourishing activity in the electric vehicle, power infrastructure, AI and automation sectors will lead to at least 10-million metric tons of additional copper consumption over the next decade,... 


Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Ramokgopa describes IPP surpluses as low-hanging fruit amid delay in finding contractual solution
22nd April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa describes surplus electricity arising from existing renewable energy facilities as “low hanging fruit” in improving the supply-demand balance and reports... 


Albemarle, Cummins receive tax credits under Biden's clean energy drive
22nd April 2024 By: Reuters

Albemarle, Cummins and Siemens Energy are some companies that received tax credit under a section of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), according to details released on Friday by the US Department... 


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Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


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Company highlights innovative product offering
19th April 2024

Amid the country’s water crisis, packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite highlights the importance of treating wastewater and reintroducing it to the environment.  Calcamite,... 


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Energy grid impedes excess power transmission
19th April 2024 By: Lynne Davies

South Africa’s current electricity transmission grid is generally constrained in the Cape provinces and unable to facilitate the connection of new utility-scale generation including that from solar... 


Tailings to meet critical minerals demand
19th April 2024

The growing demand for clean energy technologies is anticipated to drive an increase in production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, with a portion of this demand being able to be... 


AfDB president calls for political will to kick-start Inga 3 project
19th April 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank (AfDB) group president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has called for a major political commitment to kick-start construction work on the Democratic... 


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Mixed outlook
19th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The recent period of decreased loadshedding has been met with tremendous scepticism by a South African public who have been burnt more times over the past 15-plus years than a lump of wet coal.... 


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... 


Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
19th April 2024

In an era marked by escalating climate concerns and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, the power transmission landscape is witnessing a profound revolution. At the forefront of this... 


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Karo platinum project, Zimbabwe – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Project development is continuing. 


Saudi Arabia moves closer to $1bn Barrick Pakistan deal
Saudi Arabia moves closer to $1bn Barrick Pakistan deal
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia is moving closer to a potential deal to acquire a minority stake in a Pakistan mine controlled by Barrick Gold, people with knowledge of the matter said. Manara Minerals Investment,... 


Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Building upon the momentum of 2022’s surge in silver consumption for industrial applications, 2023 saw yet more record-breaking industrial demand, reaching 654.4-million ounces, fuelled by the... 


Sun Silver launches IPO to develop Nevada silver deposit
18th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

New silver explorer and developer Sun Silver on Thursday announced the opening of an initial public offering (IPO) on the Australian bourse, bringing to market its silver and gold project in... 


ICMM CEO Rohitesh Dhawan
Governments must broker local support for mines, industry group says
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

The world's governments must do more to convince local communities and Indigenous groups to support mines that produce critical minerals needed to power the energy transition and fight climate... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


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Canada to give Indigenous groups loan guarantees for resource projects
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Canada will provide up to C$5-billion in loan guarantees to help Indigenous groups invest in natural resource projects, the Liberal government said in its annual budget on Tuesday. The program... 


Philip Pascall was a savvy and charismatic leader
How a $10bn mine became a cautionary tale for the energy transition
16th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

When the group of mining executives arrived at Panama’s regal Palacio de las Garzas, they were ushered past the ornate, wood-paneled ceremonial rooms and straight to the private office of the... 


Rio Tinto chairperson Dominic Barton
Global mining investment too low to support energy transition, Rio Tinto chairman says
16th April 2024 By: Reuters

Low rates of investment in the global mining sector have put the global energy transition at risk, widening the supply gap in critical minerals like copper, Rio Tinto chairman Dominic Barton said... 


Vale surpasses 100% renewable energy target in Brazil two years ahead of schedule
Vale surpasses 100% renewable energy target in Brazil two years ahead of schedule
16th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mining giant Vale has exceeded its target of reaching 100% renewable energy consumption in its Brazilian operations, accomplishing this milestone two years ahead of schedule. The announcement,... 


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Jupiter lists achievements, goals in inaugural sustainability report
15th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines lists in its inaugural sustainability report, published on April 15, key areas for emission reduction such as optimising fuel use, exploring regenerative braking systems in... 


Speakers outline opportunities for PGMs in the hydrogen market
15th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Hydrogen could play a key role in addressing South Africa’s pressing energy challenges and platinum group metals (PGM) will have a pivotal role to play in the hydrogen economy, as the metals are a... 


France wants to revive copper mining and speed up green projects
15th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

France plans measures to revive copper mining and speed up lithium and geothermal energy projects to help reduce dependency on imports and hit climate targets. European countries are trying to... 


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On-The-Air (12/04/2024)
12th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green hydrogen and platinum group metals. 


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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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Hybrid solution offered to big energy consumers
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Project finance and transaction advisory firm Cresco has recently supported South African mobile telecommunications corporation MTN in acquiring a hybrid energy system solution that incorporates... 


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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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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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People at the heart of South Africa’s water sector recovery
12th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The complexity of the water sector in South Africa, along with the numerous and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced, demands a series of integrated interventions – and people are at the... 


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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Attitudinal shift
12th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is estimated that about 2.5 GW of rooftop solar was installed across South Africa last year; a trend that was expected to continue at the start of this year given that some 5 GW of solar panels... 


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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... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


Reshaping the mining landscape:  Future transformations and global energy impact
Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact
11th April 2024

Accounting and advisory firm BDO’s 2024 Mining Report, which has just been published, offers a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK and global mining sectors.... 


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