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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.... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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... 

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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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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... 

Jacobs Transport's Lee-Ann Courvoisier
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... 

Brian Molefe
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... 

Rail infrastructure owned by Transnet
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... 

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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... 

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