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Communities are the foundation of success
Communities are the foundation of success
11th June 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric American labour leader, Cesar Chavez said: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our... 


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... 


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Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 


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Coalitions and reform
10th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

With the 2024 election days away, attention is turning to the governance arrangements that will prevail nationally and in key battleground provinces following the poll and what these outcomes will... 


Zimbabwe aims to use FDI to develop a competitive economy by 2030
7th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Zimbabwe held an investment conference on May 2 and 3 in South Africa during which its officials explained that the country of 16-million people wants to use local and international investments... 


Platinum metals support every step of green hydrogen’s decarbonisation of the world.
Platinum-based green hydrogen emerging as Winter Olympics decarbonisation pillar
3rd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen, which is generated with the benefit of the catalysis that platinum group metals (PGMs) provide, is being increasingly highlighted as a pillar of the global decarbonisation... 


Rick Menell
Rick Menell joins Perseus board as nonexec director
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board... 


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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... 


East Africa’s sustainability journey – the road ahead is clear
East Africa’s sustainability journey – the road ahead is clear
12th March 2024

By Carol Koech, Strategy Director, Sustainability & Thought Leadership – Schneider Electric International Operations. In a time when countries are proactively moving toward more sustainable... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
Australia, Vietnam upgrade ties amid US-China rivalry
7th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Australia has joined the US in elevating its diplomatic ties with Vietnam to the highest level as Canberra moves to strengthen links across the Asia Pacific against a backdrop of China’s rising... 


Call for continued public participation in wetland protection, preservation
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has called for continued public participation in the protection and preservation of South Africa’s critical wetlands. Wetlands play a significant role... 


Rand Water launches programme to rid Vaal river of invasive water lettuce
1st March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has embarked on a programme to clear the invasive water lettuce currently overwhelming the Vaal river. The water utility, after being approached by communities, had been working with... 


Fish being released into the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
23rd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal producer and exporter Thungela on February 23 launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga. The facility was pursued in congruence with efforts to restore... 


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HPX, Liberian govt, Guma sign letter of intent to develop Liberty Corridor
12th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

US-based mineral exploration and development company High Power Exploration (HPX), which is backed by Ivanhoe Mines co-chairperson Robert Friedland, has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with the... 


PLATINUM PROVENANCE
Platinum provenance is a measure to ensure that industry players work with a vetted and verified supply chain
Refiner emphasises importance of platinum provenance
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Given South Africa’s prominence as a primary producer of platinum globally, South African refiner Metal Concentrators (MetCon) says the country is presented with a “distinctive opportunity” to... 


African Pioneer extends Ongombo prospecting licence, upgrades mineral resource estimate
8th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed exploration and resource development company African Pioneer has been notified that the exclusive prospecting licence (EPL) 5772, 40 km northeast of Windhoek, Namibia, has been... 


City reiterates call to allow private sector contribution to Cape Town port
2nd February 2024

The City of Cape Town has called on national government to immediately publish the Freight Logistics Roadmap and to encourage private sector involvement in the Port of Cape Town. Economic... 


Cape Town reports nearly R4bn boost from 2023 events
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has reported an almost R4-billion boost from the raft of events hosted in the Western Cape capital last year. The events include Africa’s first Netball World Cup, the ICC... 


Multibillion-rand Cape Winelands Airport aims to receive first passengers in 2027  
2nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

 Cape Town’s proposed second big commercial airport, Cape Winelands Airport (CWA), should receive its first passengers in 2027, says RSA.Aero MD Nick Ferguson. RSA.Aero is the project developer,... 


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Tsodilo applies to have Botswana Minerals and Energy Minister held in contempt of court
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Canadian mineral resources exploration and development company Tsodilo Resources has filed an interlocutory application in the Botswana High Court, calling on Minerals and Energy Minister Lefoko... 


SA-made nature-mimicking shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The ecofriendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


RESPONSIBLE FUTURE
Addressing knowledge gaps will ensure a fundamental shift in practices, and ensure a sustainable and responsible future for the mining industry
Concerted effort required to address knowledge gaps
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Mine care and maintenance, particularly in tailings management, require a concerted effort from regulators, operators and communities, especially as the mining industry continues to evolve.... 


Vodacom and WWF to pilot AI early warning system to help protect marine mammals
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Connectivity, digital and financial services company Vodacom South Africa and independent conservation organisation World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) South Africa have joined forces to pilot... 


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Delayed Lesotho Highlands project key to plugging Gauteng water-supply gap
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The long-anticipated second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP Phase II) broke ground this year, with ambitions of providing Gauteng and surrounds with a much-needed boost in water... 


Infinity Lithium wins €18.8m govt grant for San José
Infinity Lithium wins €18.8m govt grant for San José
13th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Spanish government has awarded Infinity Lithium a €18.8-million grant to advance the San José project, the Australia-listed company reported on Monday. The Ministry of Industry, Trade and... 


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Oil and gas can benefit S Africa, deserves consideration
20th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With about 27-billion barrels of prospective oil and gas resources on its south, west and east coasts, as well as more than 5.6-trillion cubic metres of prospective shale gas resources onshore,... 


Hudson Rubber calls for auto-component import substitution for growth of economy
6th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Import substitution in the local automotive industry is crucial for the growth of the South African economy, says Hudson Rubber Company MD Stoney Steenkamp. Hudson Rubber is a Hammanskraal-based... 


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WA gas market to remain tight in short term - report
11th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An independent report into Western Australia’s gas market has found that domestic supply would remain tight until 2027, until new supply led by Perth Basin and Scarborough volumes came online.... 


Private-sector participation at Cape Town Port seen generating R6bn in additional exports
1st September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is seeking an urgent meeting with national government on private-sector participation in the Port of Cape Town. This follows the announcement that the Port of... 


WA gas policy could curtail investment - MinRes
30th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Mineral Resources (MinRes) this week said that Western Australia’s domestic gas policy could hamper the development of its onshore gas assets. During the company’s full-year results... 


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WA changes domestic gas policy
17th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that changes to the Western Australian Domestic Gas Policy would curb investment in new onshore gas supply, saying... 


A queue of trucks transporting coal
Global demand for coal is bringing mayhem to South African towns
1st August 2023 By: Bloomberg

An often impenetrable logjam of trucks laden with coal at South Africa’s crossing with Mozambique has brought chaos to a sleepy border town. Elephants escaping from the nearby Kruger National Park... 


How Chile's progressive new plan to mine lithium faces Indigenous hurdles
20th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

 Chile's millennial president, Gabriel Boric, promised to mine differently. He would turn the world's largest copper producer and second largest lithium miner into a country that focused on... 


Enertrag business case development manager Jonathan Metcalfe
South Africa, Namibia not in competition when it comes to hydrogen energy
20th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Namibia and South Africa are not in competition when it comes to producing hydrogen energy, German renewable energy technology company Enertrag business case development manager Jonathan Metcalfe... 


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WA investing in diversified economy
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has announced A$148-million in funding support to 40 projects across the state, as part of its plans to diversify the state’s economy. The 40 successful... 


Qld undertakes critical minerals trade mission to Asia
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government will head a trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Singapore to shore up investment in Queensland’s critical minerals, hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel industries.... 


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KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are... 


De Beers Group CFO Sarah Kuijlaars.
De Beers commits billion pula upfront to diamonds-for-development in Botswana
3rd July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The De Beers Group, which concluded in principle diamond sales and mining agreements with the government of Botswana at the weekend, has committed a billion pula (R1.4-billion) upfront to fund the... 


Eskom Power station
Presidency outlines criteria to be used before revising coal decommissioning schedule
9th June 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency has moved to outline the criteria that will be used before any decision is made to delay the decommissioning of certain coal-fired power stations to take account of the prevailing... 


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WA lends support to Strike's gas plans
8th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government has awarded ASX-listed Strike Energy’s gas acceleration strategy Lead Agency Service. The company earlier this year unveiled the strategy to bring up to four gas... 


Zambia orders halt to work on copper mine in Lower Zambezi park
1st June 2023 By: Reuters

Zambia's government on Wednesday ordered mining company Mwembeshi Resources to immediately halt all activities on the $494-million copper project it is developing in the Lower Zambezi National... 


Raising of dam wall will provide water security
26th May 2023

Consultancy Zimile Consulting Engineers is at an advanced stage of a project to raise a dam wall, which will satisfy the short-term and future potable water demand requirements, and improve the... 


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Property owners view rapid solar roll-out as key to navigating loadshedding crisis
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As the energy crisis in the country incrementally worsens, the ramifications are considerable for property owners, who are having to resort to various options to limit the impact of prolonged... 


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