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Thungela Resources active in Mpumalanga.
Thungela poised to spend R3.9bn capital in South Africa
18th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Thungela Resources is poised to spend R3.9-billion worth of capital in South Africa going forward. An estimated R1.3-billion of this capital expenditure (capex)... 


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Companies to improve railway operationality
14th June 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Construction Group Enza Construction and electrical engineering and infrastructure development company Tractionel Enterprise are assisting in the process of reviving South Africa’s rail and freight... 


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Camera surveillance benefits sector
14th June 2024

Despite the pivotal role played by South Africa’s public transport systems, recent minibus taxi strikes show the public transport system’s vulnerabilities, in the form of the effects such action... 


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Single point-of-contact for efficient logistics
31st May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

A streamlined freight logistics management process, offered by integrated freight logistics solutions company Manta Freight Logistics, is being positioned as a possible solution to combat ongoing... 


Michelle Tinkhof, group commercial and imports director at C Steinweg Group
Michelle Tinkhof
31st May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Michelle Tinkhof, group commercial and imports director at C. Steinweg Group, a provider of storage, handling, forwarding, chartering and other logistics services 


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Unintended consequences?
24th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

It is highly unlikely that South Africa would have made the progress it has in stabilising electricity supply and setting in place initiatives to halt the collapse of the country’s... 


Air freight leads recovery in logistics sector in March, Ctrack index shows
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

After a notable decline in the first two months of the year, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) in March increased to an index level of 119.7. This is an increase of 1.1% compared... 


Coal being transported to port by rail
Junior coal miners bemoan logistics as single-biggest challenge to their survival
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Logistics inefficiencies in South Africa are the single-biggest reason why junior mining companies are likely to fail, said midtier coal producer Ndalamo Resources. Ndalamo CEO Shammy Luvhengo... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoğlu
Menar advancing on the manganese front
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Private investment company Menar, which is advancing steadily on the manganese front, has anthracite, coal, nickel, and gold in its diversified multi-country portfolio. The company's... 


Conditions still challenging, but contractors report noticeable uptick – MBA North
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Last year was one of the most challenging years the Master Builders Association (MBA) North has ever experienced, with many of its long-standing members entering business rescue or closing their... 


Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 


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Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 


LOGISTICS CRUNCH: Kumba Iron Ore reported a 10% fall in first quarter sales due to port equipment challenges. The Anglo American company reduced production by 2% to 9.3-million tons in line with its strategy to match output to available logistics capacity. Ore taken to port by Transnet Freight Rail was flat at 9.4-million tons, but sales declined to 8.5-million tons because of problems at the Port of Saldanha. Photograph: Reuters
LOGISTICS CRUNCH
3rd May 2024

Kumba Iron Ore reported a 10% fall in first quarter sales due to port equipment challenges. The Anglo American company reduced production by 2% to 9.3-million tons in line with its strategy to... 


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NBI launches pragmatic Just Energy Transition Skilling for Employment Programme
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With skills having been identified as a key cross-cutting requirement for the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), the National Business Initiative (NBI), together with the... 


State-owned groups Eskom and Transnet have impaired mining productivity with unreliable power supply and a lack of trains to move mineral exports.
BHP’s South Africa snub an indictment of ANC, DA says
29th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group’s bid to spin off Anglo America’s South African assets as part of a takeover proposal shows how the economic policies of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) have undermined... 


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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... 


Kumba CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba’s first-quarter sales fall 10% on port challenges
23rd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore has reported a 10% year-on-year decrease in sales to 8.5-million tonnes for the quarter ended March 31, on the back of port performance challenges. About... 


Anglo CE Duncan Wanblad.
Anglo pleased with copper's first-quarter performance
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Copper production increasing by 11% as Quellaveco achieved its highest plant throughput rate in Peru, and Collahuasi and El Soldado in Chile benefitting from higher copper grades were among the... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
South Africa contingency reserves won't be spent on Eskom, Transnet – Godongwana
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa will use future drawdowns of its Gold and Foreign Exchange Contingency Reserve Account to curb its debt burden, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said, adding he was pondering tax... 


Saldanha IOT
Saldanha iron-ore terminal shut down for maintenance until Friday
16th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal has embarked on a five-day shutdown for the maintenance and servicing of equipment on two tipplers, starting on April 15. The... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


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Industry well placed to respond to global demand
12th April 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

African law firm Bowmans asserts that the local and broader Southern African manganese industries are well placed to respond to global demand for the commodity. With increased activity in steel... 


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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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Newlyn launches R3.4bn multimodal rail terminal at Durban port
5th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Port logistics company the Newlyn Group on April 4 unveiled the Newlyn PX Bayhead rail terminal, strategically located next to the Port of Durban, aimed at opening intra-Africa and local trade and... 


Ctrack transport, freight index shows deterioration in all but one of six sectors tracked
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

After increasing somewhat in December, the Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (TFI) declined notably in January to a level of 119.3 – a drop of 2.1%, compared with December’s 121.9. The extent of... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
27th March 2024

This week: Stage set for mining explosives centenarian to capture global top-three spot, Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition and, RBCT, TFR show that private-public... 


Transnet Freight Rail’s North Corridor achieves weekly record
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR’s) North Corridor accomplished the delivery of 1.41-million tonnes last week, marking the most substantial weekly performance in terms of volume for the current... 


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Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 


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Optimum coal to be exported from Richards Bay terminal from next month
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), Liberty Coal/Liberty Coal Terminal and the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) of Optimum Coal Mine (OCM) and Optimum Coal Terminal (OCT) have reached an... 


AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines
AECI, Copper 360, public-private partnership make headlines
22nd March 2024

In this week's episode of Second Take, Mining Weekly Editor Martin Creamer talks about the AECI being on track become a global top 3 player in the industry by 2030; Copper 360's first concentrate... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
RBCT, TFR show that private-public collaboration can work very well – Menar
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The private-sector’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) and the State’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) have shown that the private sector and State-owned entities can work together very well, Menar MD... 


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Thungela delivers strong financial performance despite rail, price headwinds
18th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Thermal coal exporter Thungela Resources says it delivered a resilient performance for the year ended December 31, 2023, which underpinned strong cash generation and a robust net cash position.... 


LNG infrastructure
Energy investor Reatile gears up for LNG importation as gas shortage looms
15th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In light of the looming natural gas supply constraints from mid-2026, investment company Reatile Group is actively engaging Sasol on mitigating the gap between 2026 and the eventual arrival of... 


Work under way at the Black Rock manganese operation.
New level of Transnet transparency much improved – ARM
13th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Since the new leadership at State rail enterprise Transnet has began engaging with South Africa's mining industry, the level of transparency has been “much, much improved”, according to African... 


A locomotive and wagons owned by Transnet Freight Rail
Africa’s biggest freight rail market set for private operators
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest freight rail market is on the cusp of being transformed by private operators, the head of the operator of the continent’s largest rolling-stock fleet said. The South African... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
Right things are being done with Transnet, right things will be done with Eskom – Motsepe
12th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Dr Patrice Motsepe, the founder and chairperson of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), has expressed confidence in the direction being taken by South Africa’s State transport... 


African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias.
ARM CEO commends workforce for heeding clarion call to improve volume, cost, grade
11th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Full ownership and execution of factors that are within management’s control are being elevated to the highest possible level by African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) CEO Phillip Tobias. ARM has sharpened... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
We are committed to confronting climate change – ARM
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) executive chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe said during Friday’s presentation of dividend-yielding results that his diversified mining company is committed to... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


LEONARD DE VILLIERS
Challenges have resulted in significant disruptions and inefficiencies in the country’s transportation network
Local expertise needed to address challenges
8th March 2024

Despite having the most advanced railway system on the continent, with about 30 000 km of track, the South African rail and transportation sector is currently facing numerous significant... 


DENYS HOBSON
Global growth is expected to be subdued, if not stagnant, in 2024
Close collaboration essential to ensure competitive market, industry
8th March 2024

Global growth is expected to be subdued, if not stagnant, in 2024, and amid this slow growth and some challenging market conditions, global trade is also expected to be sluggish, says financial... 


SCOTT EDMUNDSON
By creating an international registry for recognising and enforcing creditor and lessor rights, these treaties aim to reduce financing costs and risks
Immediate actions needed to foster a more competitive rail industry
8th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s rail sector is faced with unprecedented challenges that threaten its operational viability and economic contribution, says law firm Webber Wentzel partner Scott Edmundson, who says... 


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