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Drones to debut as Africa Aerospace and Defence Expo makes post-Covid return
16th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones will, for the first time, be flown at the upcoming 2022 biennial Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo, while the attendance of private-sector oil and... 


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Construction sector adds value to economy in second quarter – Afrimat index
12th September 2022 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat reports that, compared with the first quarter of this year, the construction sector managed to increase the... 


TFR, police clamp down on ferrochrome thieves
9th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) on September 8 undertook a joint operation in response to the spike in incidents of theft of ferrochrome being... 


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Shutdown of oil refineries requires more oil imports
9th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Local manufacturers and independent blenders of petroluem byproducts have to increase import expenses, owing to the shutdown of oil refineries, says lubricants manufacturer Oilflow director Enoch... 


Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
9th September 2022

There’s a sensorily magical moment when you witness a fully locked-and-loaded freight train as it begins to deploy its until-then preserved potential energy, to slowly yet decisively haul a... 


TFR concludes repair work on North Corridor
8th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) says it concluded the repair work on its North Corridor in a record time of 15 hours on September 7. Earlier in the day, TFR issued a media statement saying... 


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Operations on TFR’s North Corridor disrupted for 18 hours by cable theft incidents
7th September 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR) reports that its North Corridor was hit by two major incidents of cable theft late on the night of September 6, leading to the line’s closure for 18 hours. The... 


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Jacobs Transport’s young, compliant fleet shifts to bigger business premises
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Transportation service provider Jacobs Transport has outgrown its current yard space and will be redesigning the company’s modus operandi to conform with business requirement flow. The company... 


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Network industries gather to discuss work that still needs doing to tackle infrastructure sabotage
2nd September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

While some progress has been achieved in tackling the high rate of theft and vandalism on critical infrastructure networks across the country, there is still considerable work to be done to ensure... 


Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, says new CEO
2nd September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group... 


Former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe
Transnet arrests signify success of Presidency’s anticorruption efforts
29th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

In a letter issued by President Cyril Ramaphosa on August 29, he said his administration's efforts to root out corruption were starting to yield results, with the Hawks reporting that, between the... 


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Brian Molefe, Anoj Singh and co-accused granted bail after arrests in Transnet fraud case
29th August 2022 By: News24Wire

Former Transnet chief executive officer (CEO) Brian Molefe, Anoj Singh, the parastatal's former finance boss, and their co-accused were granted bail on Monday after being arrested in connection... 


Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat CEO upbeat on group’s interim financials despite lower iron-ore prices
26th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Although precluded from divulging any specific financial information during a pre-close briefing held on August 26, JSE-listed midtier construction materials, industrial minerals and bulk... 


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Transnet and unions declare wage deadlock, strike looms
26th August 2022 By: Reuters

South Africa's Transnet announced on Friday a deadlock in wage negotiations, with two labour unions raising the prospect of a strike that could further cripple the State-owned logistics company and... 


TIPPER TRUCK The tipper fleet consists of side tipper links with the state-of-the-art lightweight design that are capable of super payloads up to 40 t
Local truck company tipping the scales in favour of progress
26th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Adaptability, intuition, and foresight are the key survival tools needed as business look to weather the myriad of storms currently facing South African companies. Years of neglect of South African... 


Merafe CEO Zanele Matlala.
Fatality-free Merafe declares cash dividend on 68% earnings surge
23rd August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Ferrochrome company Merafe Resources on Tuesday reported a profit of R925-million for the six months ended June 30 on higher realised ferrochrome prices and a weaker rand-dollar exchange rate.... 


New-vehicle sales, exports surge – but compared with a weak July 2021
19th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Domestic new-vehicle sales in July surged by 30.9%, to 43 593 units, compared with the same month last year. Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council warns, however, that last month’s  performance... 


Exxaro is already generating wind energy, and is looking to generate solar in Limpopo and wind and solar in Mpumalanga.
Exxaro eyeing green hydrogen, new CEO tells Mining Weekly
18th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified minerals and energy company Exxaro is eyeing green hydrogen, new Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa disclosed on Thursday when the JSE-listed company reported 147%-higher half-year group... 


Thungela, Transnet conclude deed of amendment to long-term rail agreement
18th August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Coal miner Thungela Resources and State-owned Transnet have agreed to amendments to an earlier long-term coal transportation agreement. This follows after Transnet, through its Transnet Freight... 


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Exxaro's half-year earnings soar 147% to R10bn
18th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified resources group Exxaro on Thursday reported increased half-year revenue, earnings and sufficient cash flow to fund capital expenditure and dividends. Group earnings before interest tax... 


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Transnet seeks court order compelling CRRC to release spares for 120 idle locomotives
17th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has launched a High Court application through which it is seeking an order compelling China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) E-Loco Supply to... 


Northern Cape level crossing incident results in damage to rail track, equipment
17th August 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The railway track and overhead track equipment at the Glosam level crossing, in the Northern Cape, sustained significant damage when a truck collided with a train owned and operated by State-owned... 


The 2022 Joburg Indaba - 5-6 October 2022 - new speakers announced
17th August 2022

The 2022 Joburg Indaba is back in person and is set to take place on 5th & 6th October at the Inanda Club, Sandton. At this, the 10th Anniversary edition, you can expect a highly engaging and... 


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Transnet security guards to be made peace officers
16th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola has given approval for State-owned Transnet’s security officers to be granted peace officer status as Gazetted on August 5, elevating them... 


Thungela CEO July Ndlovu
Thungela declares whopping R8.2bn half-year dividend on R8.9bn free cash
15th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

JSE- and London-listed thermal coal-mining and marketing company Thungela has approved the declaration of an interim gross ordinary cash dividend totalling R8.2-billion from retained earnings... 


SA coal exports to Europe surge, shipments to Asia decline
15th August 2022 By: Reuters

South Africa's coal sales to Europe rose eight-fold during the first half of 2022 compared with last year as demand for the fossil fuel surged ahead of a ban on Russian coal, Thungela Resources... 


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ArcelorMittal to seek access to rail network amid a collapse in Transnet service
12th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed that it will seek to secure third-party access to Transnet’s rail network as part of efforts to stabilise the logistics involved in supplying key raw... 


Maintenance the key to efficient HVAC on mining machines
10th August 2022

Lack of attention to maintenance on heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems on mobile mining equipment such as dump trucks, excavators, dozers and drill rigs can cost mines dearly.... 


South Africa, Botswana agree to boost rail link
5th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

South Africa and Botswana have agreed, in principle, on joint development initiatives to be implemented by Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Botswana Rail (BR), to improve trade between the two... 


Boegoebaai has been earmarked as a possible hub for the production and export of green hydrogen and derivative products
TNPA initiates process for possible development of greenfield Boegoebaai port
4th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has initiated a preliminary process for the proposed development of a new deep-water port at Boegoebaai in the far Northern Cape near the... 


Rail constraints costing South African miners billions of rands in lost exports
3rd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Despite bulk mineral exports being State-owned Transnet’s single biggest client base, South Africa is unable to access the full benefits of minerals exports, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger... 


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Integrated, tech-driven rail industry needed to drive South Africa’s heavy haul sector 
2nd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

To enable South Africa’s mining and resources sector to remain competitive, it is imperative the country pursues a safe, competitive, responsible, integrated and intelligent heavy haul system,... 


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S Africa hampered by rolling stock challenges
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

South Africa is facing challenges regarding its rolling stock, owing to rail networks being vandalised during Covid-19 lockdowns, and this will be costly to repair, says consultant and supplier of... 


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Gibela unveils its one-hundredth train set
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Earlier this month, train manufacturer Gibela celebrated the high-profile handover ceremony of its one-hundredth train set to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) in Dunnottar,... 


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Industry body partners with department
29th July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is working together with the Department of Transport (DoT) and other bodies to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will formally recognise... 


Auto centre lauds R9.1bn injection into Eastern Cape ports
29th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) says it applauds Transnet National Port Authority’s (TNPA’s) announcement that it will inject R9.1-billion into its three Eastern... 


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ArcelorMittal to seek access to rail network amid a collapse in Transnet service
28th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has confirmed that it will seek to secure third-party access to Transnet’s rail network as part of efforts to stabilise the logistics involved in supplying key raw... 


Transnet CEO Portia Derby
Transnet to issue big locomotive tender in August as it clears legal hurdles
27th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned freight logistics group Transnet intends launching its much-anticipated tender for new locomotives in August having recorded a 5.6% drop in rail volumes last year as a result of a... 


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Resources Watch
27th July 2022

This week: Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity; Canada’s Tantalex on way to becoming African lithium producer; and, South Africa’s 5 000 MW energy storage... 


Natref supply partially restored, Sasol’s full-year production decreases
25th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Chemicals and petrochemicals producer Sasol reports that crude oil supply has been partially restored from its majority-owned Sasolburg-based Natref refinery, after the company declared a force... 


Transnet to invest R16.1bn in Cape Town, Mossel Bay and Saldanha ports 
22nd July 2022 By: Irma Venter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will invest R16.1-billion at the Mossel Bay, Saldanha and Cape Town ports in a seven-year capital investment programme. The capital investment programme... 


Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar
18th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary... 


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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