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TFR opens up coal line again
25th November 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned rail operator Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has lifted the force majeure it imposed on the export coal line on November 8. The closure of the line followed the derailment of a... 


Thando Makhoba, MD of Multotec Rubber
Thando Makhoba
25th November 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Thando Makhoba, MD of Multotec Rubber, a mill-lining and rubber-wear products original-equipment manufacturer 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Eskom diesel plan will be announced in the coming days, says Gordhan
23rd November 2022 By: News24Wire

A plan to deal with Eskom's diesel crisis will be announced in the coming days, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament on Wednesday. Eskom said last week that it had overspent... 


New-vehicle sales, exports accelerated in October
18th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in October increased by 11.4%, to 45 966 units, compared with the same month last year. The new-passenger-car market reached 30 597 units in October – a 10.4% jump on the... 


CRIMINALLY CAPTIVATING 
The financially rewarding copper scrap export market continues to entice local copper cable theft
World unlikely to resolve copper deficit soon – CDAA
18th November 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

While the improved management of copper scrap recycling is crucial to supplement future mined supplies to address the world’s seemingly perpetual copper deficit, copper cable theft continues to be... 


Trucks transporting coal
Transnet battles coal truck logjam at Richards Bay
17th November 2022 By: Reuters

State logistics firm Transnet is working to clear a jam of trucks carrying coal and other commodities at its Richards Bay port after last week's derailment on a rail artery drove more product onto... 


TFR clears derailment on north corridor
14th November 2022 By: Darren Parker

Following heavy rain over the weekend and complex recovery processes, the joint state-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and industry teams managed to clear all 97 derailed wagons from the... 


Menar chairperson Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
It’s been a great year for Menar, says chair Mpumelelo Mkhabela
11th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Despite its many challenges, 2022 has been a very successful year for the Menar group of companies. “We increased production at our operations, maintained our solid safety record, and made good... 


An image of a derailed coal train
Transnet declares sixth force majeure in 18 months
11th November 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet has declared its sixth force majeure in 18 months, this time on the coal export line to Richards Bay, which experienced a massive derailment on Tuesday.  Force majeure is a clause that is... 


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... 


Coal train derailment took place against ‘backdrop of threats by disgruntled groups’
9th November 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned logistics group Transnet reports that recovery teams are on site at the scene of the derailment that occurred on the morning of November 8 2022, where a train carrying export coal to... 


Export coal train derails en route to Richards Bay
8th November 2022 By: Schalk Burger

A train carrying export coal en route to Richards Bay derailed outside Intshamanzi, near Ulundi, on the morning of November 8, State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has reported. Response teams... 


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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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... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Higher revenue collections support consolidation as growth headwinds strengthen
26th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Better-than-expected revenue collection enabled Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to report an improvement in government’s fiscal position relative to the one forecast in the February Budget.... 


A Transnet Freight Rail locomotive in action
Transnet to hold off on loco procurement following in-principle agreements with CRRC E-Loco and Alstom
25th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) CEO Sizakele Mzimela reports that the group’s plan to procure new locomotives will be put on hold in light of the recent in principle agreements reached between Transnet... 


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... 


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... 


Poorly maintained roads, rail impact costs of goods
14th October 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Badly maintained roads results in the increased cost of logistics which is exacerbated by the unreliable railway system, which results in an increase of cargo transported by road. This cost is then... 


Transnet container terminal
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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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... 


Transnet operations
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... 


A photo of Transnet's Port of Saldanha
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... 


kolomela rail siding iron ore kumba
Kumba’s production hit hard by Transnet strike
10th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Diversified mining major Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary has implemented contingency plans to safeguard its assets and minimise the impact on operations following the notice of force... 


Jupiter warns Transnet strike could impact Tshipi Borwa operations
7th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter Mines has warned the market that nationwide strike action by some employees of South African State-owned rail and port services provider Transnet may affect the Tshipi Borwa... 


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... 


South Africa’s rich mix of mineral resources drives diversification
6th October 2022

Menar expands and diversifies mineral assets in a show of confidence for the future of mining in South Africa South Africa’s mining industry is still worthy of additional investments, chairman of... 


Thungela says Transnet strike unlikely to have significant impact on export sales
Thungela says Transnet strike unlikely to have significant impact on export sales
6th October 2022 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Coal miner Thungela Resources says it does not expect a strike by State-owned Transnet's rail and port employees to have a significant impact on its coal sales for the fourth quarter, unless the... 


transnet freight rail
Transnet puts contingency measures in place as rail, port workers strike
6th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet has advised that, with some employees across its operations embarking on strike action following non-resolution in the ongoing wage negotiations, contingency plans will be... 


A photo of Transnet's City Deep operations
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... 


A photo of rail and port infrastructure owned by Transnet
Transnet tables new wage offer, applies to CCMA for conciliation
4th October 2022 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet has applied to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to convene conciliation discussions regarding the group’s current wage negotiations with labour... 


Mpho Makwana during his previous stint as Eskom chairperson
Makwana returns to lead a new Eskom board that includes five engineers
30th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has unveiled the names of the much-anticipated new Eskom board, which includes five engineers and a trade unionist, and which will be led by Mpho Makwana,... 


Anglo Coal spinoff looks cheap against peers after 1 300% surge
28th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

Thungela Resources has soared more than 1 300% since the South African coal miner was carved out of Anglo American Plc last year. But despite this scorching rally, investors value the stock at a... 


An image of Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
Conference to evaluate status quo of mining sector
23rd September 2022

The Joburg Indaba, hosted by mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa, draws together captains of the industry, government officials and investors to present... 


Sasol hydrogen programme management head Rilet Davison.
Northern Cape’s proposed green hydrogen hub can help open region’s full energy potential
22nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The Boegoebaai green hydrogen hub in the Northern Cape can be a strategic project to open Southern Africa’s full green energy potential. A 24-month study of the strategic potential of the hub is... 


Coal conveyor belt at Minergy's Masama mine, in Botswana
Minergy posts first profits from Masama mine, expects profitable 2023 financial year
20th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Botswana-listed coal miner Minergy has reported “remarkable growth” in revenue from P193-million in the 2021 financial year, to P425-million in the 2022 financial year. The company achieved the... 


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