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Lumkile Nkomfe

Lumkile Nkomfe

Lumkile Nkomfe is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Lumkile Nkomfe

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Industry well placed to respond to global demand

12th April 2024

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

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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Manganese remains a key critical mineral

12th April 2024

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 


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Growth potential, challenges presented in West Africa

5th April 2024

West Africa’s mining and industrial sectors are characterised by growth and challenges, says multinational banking and financial services provider Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)... 


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Regional growth prospects remain positive

5th April 2024

Long-term growth prospects in West Africa remain positive, says security research organisation the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), with the scenarios emerging from its African Futures and... 


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Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change

22nd March 2024

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 


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Businesses could enable environment-friendly future – consultants

22nd March 2024

Global professional services firm BDO South Africa asserts that the imperative for businesses to expedite their environmental commitments remains crucial to promoting sustainable growth. The firm... 


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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future

22nd March 2024

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


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Private-equity investments could address water challenges

15th March 2024

Mid-market private equity firm Agile Capital asserts that investors have a great opportunity to make sizable investments in the water sector and contribute towards the advancement of sustainable... 


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Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm

15th March 2024

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


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Bespoke reservoirs could enhance water security

15th March 2024

In light of the water crisis and the growing demand for water supply in the country, leading solutions-based water reservoir manufacturer Videx asserts that the construction of tailor-made water... 


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Company aims to accelerate provision of basic human right

15th March 2024

Amid South Africa’s water infrastructure crisis, global water solutions company Xylem says improving public awareness on water scarcity, quality and sustainability remain crucial in fast-tracking... 


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Tyre repurposing tech floated for waste issues

1st March 2024

Waste recycling and reuse plant developer Stellar3 reports that end-of-life mining vehicle tyres can pose significant challenges for the mining industry, as tyres are used for a lot of mining... 


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Noncompliance causing environmental damage

1st March 2024

With the need to improve environmental protection standards in South Africa’s mining sector casting a spotlight on implementation and compliance thereof, law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 


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Clean-coal technology highlighted

1st March 2024

Deploying technology in the fossil fuels mining and consumption industries can accelerate innovative practices that are less harmful to the environment, consequently ensuring that coal is used... 


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Filter press aids in water sustainability

1st March 2024

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal reports that its newly commissioned 40 t/h filter press at its Mpumalanga-based Gugulethu mine is assisting in improving its sustainable use of... 


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Firm emphasises valorisation

23rd February 2024

To advance circularity and sustainability in the rubber manufacturing industry, leading rubber crumb manufacturer Mathe Group emphasises a strong focus on valorising waste rubber as a means of... 


Firm looks to diversify recycled product range, seeks new markets

23rd February 2024

Germiston-based rubber recycling company Dawhi Rubber Recycling, which has been in the rubber crumb business for 14 years, is conducting research into new innovations such as tyre-derived fuel,... 


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2024 could be ‘turning point’ for infrastructure sector

16th February 2024

Amid an evolving political landscape and the imminent challenges of an upcoming national election, Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) underscores the critical need to expedite infrastructure... 


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Good governance key to addressing water infrastructure challenges

16th February 2024

Transparency, accountability and good governance practices are critical to address the current water infrastructure crisis in South Africa, emphasises Talbot, a sustainable water solutions company.... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council

16th February 2024

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa says battle against coal syndicates gaining traction

24th October 2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the efforts by law enforcement agencies and the South African Revenue Service to bust coal smuggling syndicates operating in the country. Planned search and... 


PSA demands urgent consultation over imminent closure of Public Enterprises dept

4th September 2023

The Public Servants Association on Monday expressed its concern over the future of employees at the Department of Public Enterprises amid reports that plans for its closure are at an advanced... 


Cape Town Taxi Strike

Resolution of taxi strike met with strong collective approval

11th August 2023

The South African National Taxi Council has put an end to its industrial action with immediate effect, following a meeting with the City of Cape Town to find amicable solutions that address... 


Climate change

Newly launched Chapter Zero Southern Africa aims to tackle looming climate emergency

28th July 2023

Business leaders have joined forces to launch Chapter Zero Southern Africa, a community of eminent board chairpersons and senior directors to lead and engage in boardroom discussions to ensure that... 


Climate change

NCOP chair appeals for stronger interventions across Africa to tackle climate change

21st July 2023

National Council of Provinces chairperson Amos Masondo has urged for stronger and more sustainable interventions across all spheres of government and society to halt and reverse the harmful effects... 


Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala.

Zikalala moves for prosecution, blacklisting of fraudulent contractors

9th June 2023

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala has issued a severe warning to construction companies and developers who siphon government funds and abandon construction projects without... 


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SAFCEI critical of govt’s new nuclear procurement plans

26th May 2023

Multifaith environmental justice organisation, South African Faith Communities Environment Institute, has decried the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s plans to procure more nuclear... 


Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Numsa condemns Gordhan’s appeal against loadshedding exemption

11th May 2023

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa has criticised Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan for his decision to appeal the High Court judgment which orders public schools,... 


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Impending power, water cuts threaten businesses owing CoJ

10th May 2023

Businesses in the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) have been alerted to the possibility of having their electricity or water disconnected, owing to the sizable monetary debt owed to the municipality. The... 


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Concerns as Eskom granted exemption from declaring irregular expenditure

3rd April 2023

Following a special government gazette, issued on Friday, exempting Eskom from declaring its ‘irregular, fruitless and wasteful’ expenditure, opposition parties have expressed their distress over... 


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Cape Town to interdict EFF’s national shutdown

14th March 2023

City of Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis and Western Cape Premier Alan Winde have voiced their concerns over the Economic Freedom Fighters’ planned national shutdown set to take place on March... 


Gauteng to host fifteenth BRICS Summit

3rd March 2023

Gauteng will play host to the fifteenth BRICS Summit in August, under the theme ‘BRICS and Africa: Partnership For Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development, and Inclusive... 


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