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Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 

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Risk solutions provider growing African footprint
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Since its establishment in 2021, risk mitigation solutions provider Africa Speciality Risk (ASR) has set its sights on consolidating its underwriting activities in South Africa as part of its... 

Starlink enterprise sales director Phillip van Essen at the Dwyka Tech*Carnival, hosted at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand
Starlink addresses issue of presence in S Africa at Dwyka Tech*Carnival
19th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The ambition of Elon Musk’s global satellite Internet service Starlink is to be available worldwide, said Starlink enterprise sales director Phillip van Essen at the Dwyka Tech*Carnival this week... 

World’s largest RORO vessel docks at Durban port
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

The world’s largest roll-on-roll-off (RORO) vessel, MV Salome, docked at the Durban Car Terminal at the end of April on her maiden voyage to Africa. The vessel carried a consignment of 644 fully... 

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Astron Energy to leverage Development Fund to assist SMMEs in key sectors supply chain
18th May 2023

As economic recovery continues to ramp up post the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a huge push to drive the South African economy back to pre-pandemic productivity levels. Astron Energy forms a... 

Teck signs coal rail agreement with CPKC
Teck signs coal rail agreement with CPKC
4th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Teck Resources has entered into a long-term rail agreement with Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) for the transportation of steelmaking coal from its operations in south-eastern... 

TPT expects to invest just over R8-billion over the next five years
South African port operator pursuing R8bn OEM strategy in bid to bolster equipment performance
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is optimistic that its emerging strategy of entering into long-term agreements with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply and life-cycle maintenance... 

Durban Car Terminal notches up historic milestone
21st April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Durban Car Terminal (DCT) says it has handled more than 600 000 vehicles this financial year. Towards the end of March, the vessel Cattleya Ace of MOL Shipping offloaded 4 025 fully built... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference
Ramaphosa underlines commitment to energy and freight reforms as he unveils new R2tr investment target
13th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled a new investment target of R2-trillion for the five-year period to 2028 at the fifth edition of the South African Investment Conference on Thursday, where he also... 

Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler
Sasol scrambles to run on gas and hydrogen in South Africa
13th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s second-biggest emitter aims to be among the continent’s biggest buyers of renewable energy – but for now Sasol remains firmly tied to fossil fuels. The company that made its name... 

Grindrod plans commodity portfolio expansion in hunt for growth
17th March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Logistics specialist Grindrod aims to “deconcentrate” its portfolio of commodities, says CEO Xolani Mbambo. Unveiling the company’s financial results for the year ended December 31 last week, he... 

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More gas investment needed past 2027 - AEMO
16th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has urged for more investment in gas production to meet energy demands post 2027, and has warned of potential supply this winter in the southern states... 

Menar becomes the newest DBTG associate member
14th March 2023

Menar positioned to increase participation in port terminals business  Private investment company Menar, which has a strong focus on mining, has joined the International Dry Bulk Terminals Group... 

Grindrod CEO Xolani Mbambo
Grindrod looks to expand commodity portfolio in the hunt for growth
2nd March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Logistics specialist Grindrod aims to “deconcentrate” its portfolio of commodities, says CEO Xolani Mbambo. Unveiling the company’s financial results for the year ended December 31 on Thursday, he... 

Iron-ore being transported by rail
Transnet snubs Kumba’s overture to run lucrative iron-ore rail line
24th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State-owned logistics company has rejected an overture from an Anglo American unit to take over the running of its iron ore rail line, which is one of its most profitable but battles... 

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TPT engaging OEMs to address ageing equipment
17th February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a division of State-owned company Transnet, has started a process to engage with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to establish long-term partnerships. The... 

Thoughts on President Ramaphosa’s address at Mining Indaba
10th February 2023

By Jacques Barradas, Director at BDO South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a reflective Mining Indaba 2023 speech, that emphasised and outlined the way Government and South Africa’s... 

ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Kobus Verster
ArcelorMittal moves ahead with 200 MW Vanderbijl renewables project, studies third-party rail access
9th February 2023 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) expects initial construction work on a 200 MW renewable-energy plant in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, to begin during the fourth quarter of 2023, with a feasibility... 

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Transnet Port Terminals’ operations show marked improvement
8th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has reported a steady improvement in operations that support the mining industry, following flooding and industrial action that adversely impacted on... 

Plug pulled on LNG import terminal in NSW
3rd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Reports emerged on Friday that Energy Projects and Infrastructure Korea (EPIK) had shelved plans for its $589-million Newcastle GasDock liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in New South... 

Business Leadership South Africa CEO Busi Mavuso.
Intervention urgent to resolve rail, port problems, says Business Leadership South Africa
30th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Urgent intervention is required to resolve the problems of South Africa’s freight rail system and ports, says Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA)CEO Busi Mavuso, who in this week’s BLSA... 

Transnet Freight Rail and South Africa’s lagging coal exports.
Transnet could be major disaster to South African economy, coal commentators warn
23rd January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Transnet could be a major disaster to the South African economy if everybody does not get involved, commentator Michael Avery warned in his column in Business Day on Monday on Transnet Freight Rail... 

This village is standing in the way of Germany's coal revival
16th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

The protest started cheerfully enough on Wednesday, with music blaring and flags flying even under the driving rain. Then the police arrived, decked out in riot gear and backed by bulldozers, ready... 

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Gas producers warn gov intervention will scare off investment
13th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian gas producers have warned that the federal government’s cap on gas prices would undermine the incentive to explore and development gas opportunities in the country, echoing concerns... 

The Optimum Coal Mine
Planned termination of Optimum Coal’s RBCT allocation puts 2 000 jobs at risk, say contractors
7th December 2022 By: Darren Parker

Six mini-pit contractors operating the Optimum Coal Mine (OCM), in Mpumalanga, are faced with having to potentially collectively retrench as many as 2 000 workers before Christmas, owing to the... 

Global market for green hydrogen derivatives such as ammonia emerging
2nd December 2022 By: Darren Parker

According to the World Platinum Investment Council, there are signs that a global market in green hydrogen or green hydrogen derivatives is emerging, with more than 80 announcements between 2020... 

Why are you still with Eskom?
15th November 2022

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is a viable alternative with a strong history in power generation - just ask 42 countries!  There is no reason to persevere with load shedding while the industry “waits”... 

Kanga Potash executive chairperson Stéphane Rigny.
Strategically located Congo has raw materials required to become leading fertiliser hub
10th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Strategically located Republic of Congo, which is endowed with the key required raw materials, is poised to be a world leader in fertiliser production. This is the view of Stéphane Rigny, 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... 

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... 

Transnet strike ends as smaller union calls off boycott
20th October 2022 By: Reuters

The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) has called off its strike at Transnet, ending a boycott that paralysed the state-owned logsitics firm and impacted commodities exports... 

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Projects in Progress 2022 (Second Edition)
13th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Without basic infrastructure to deliver energy and water, and to facilitate mobility and communication, South Africa’s growth prospects will remain constrained. Greenfield and brownfield... 

Teck provides metallurgical coal update
7th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Teck Resources said on Thursday that its third-quarter steelmaking coal sales were 5.6-million tonnes, which was within its revised guidance of 5.5-million to 5.9-million tonnes.... 

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... 

An artist impression of a truck on a ramp next to a conveyor loading system,
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... 

Seven 90-t excavators and 21 60-t articulated dump trucks to mine the Gugulethu project, which is set to produce single RB3 product for export
Gugulethu construction is still on track to kick off this year
30th September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Construction of the almost R600-million opencast phase (Phase 1) of coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s Gugulethu colliery is planned to start this year, subject to market conditions... 

Teck cuts Q3 coal guidance, reports Elkview outage
Teck cuts Q3 coal guidance, reports Elkview outage
21st September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian diversified major Teck Resources has lowered its third-quarter steelmaking coal sales guidance, following an outage at the Elkview plant and labour action at Westshore Terminals. The... 

Hydrogen key part of green economy, but as part of diversified energy ecosystem
7th September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

While hydrogen is expected to become a key element of the green economy worldwide, owing to the need to significantly reduce greenhouse-gas emissions to limit climate change within a short space of... 

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ssLNG plants available locally
2nd September 2022

Designers and suppliers of liquified natural gas (LNG) equipment PolaireTech’s modularised small-scale plants for the liquefaction of natural gas to produce LNG are now available in South Africa.... 

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Melco rolls from strength to strength thanks to bulk unit handling capabilities
30th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Goods conveying is a critical aspect of production, packaging and distribution of numerous large consumer products and industrial components, says conveyor equipment manufacturer Melco Conveyor... 

An image of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz
Germany's Scholz kicks off Canada visit focused on minerals, energy
23rd August 2022 By: Reuters

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz met with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday morning in his first meeting of a three-day trip focused on cultivating alternative sources of critical... 

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Confusing signals
29th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Given the high levels of mistrust and misinformation in energy markets currently it has become increasingly difficult to discern what is required to improve the situation in the short-term, while... 

Port Elizabeth Car Terminal sets new export record
15th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Port Elizabeth Car Terminal has moved 5 700 export vehicles in a single vessel.  This is the highest volume ever moved through the terminal, and surpasses the previous record of 4 500 export... 

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