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The Ngqura container terminal
TPT starts financial year off with increases in bulk, container volumes
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

State-owned ports manager Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has recorded a 10% year-on-year increase in container volumes moved across all 19 of its terminals in the first six weeks of the 2024/25... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals, Geoscience councils, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


Scrap metals
Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 


BevCo acquisition expected to drive competition in the local market
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

New Delhi-based multinational Varun Beverages says its acquisition of South African entity BevCo and its subsidiaries, valued at close to R3-billion, is set to expand its African footprint and... 


Development finance agency highlights Africa’s infrastructure needs and opportunities
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which exists to catalyse private-sector investment in African infrastructure, on Friday released its latest report, State of Africa’s Infrastructure Report... 


Petco recycling bins
Tshwane’s first separation-at-source project in a public space signals success
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

A separation-at-source recycling campaign, called S@S, at Tshwane’s public Fountains Valley Resort – a collaboration between the City of Tshwane and producer responsibility organisation Petco – is... 


The cleared site of a building collapse in George
George building collapse rescue, recovery operations wrapped up
17th May 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Anton Bredell has confirmed that the rescue and recovery operation at the site of a building collapse, in... 


Image of the DFSK EC35 four-seater panel van
Yet more Chinese imports on their way, this time electric, and available to rent
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Local importer of Dongfeng Sokon Automobile (DFSK) battery electric vehicles (BEV), Enviro Automotive, says it will make a number of additions to its vehicle line-up. The company introduced the... 


Image of a MyCiTi bus and station
Steady increase in demand for MyCiTi bus service
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The latest audited statistics on MyCiTi ridership in and around Cape Town show that there is an increasing demand for the bus service. “It took some time for the service to settle in again after... 


MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi
Opinion: World Telecoms Day – MTN celebrates 30 years and looks towards 2054
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this article, MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi writes about the telecommunication group's impact over the past 30 years, as well as its future plans. 


United Airlines Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East sales director Thorsten Lettnin
United Airlines is committed to net-zero carbon emissions flying by 2050
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US-based global major carrier United Airlines is committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, its Director Sales: Continental Europe, India, Israel, Africa & Middle East Thorsten... 


Altron expects double-digit earnings increases from continuing operations
17th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Altron expects to deliver higher earnings from continuing operations for the year ended February 28, 2024. In a revised trading statement on Friday, Altron said that its headline... 


Engineering News editor Terence Creamer
NCOP votes to pass Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the significance of the National Council of Provinces' (NCOP's) vote to pass the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill; if the Bill is likely to... 


Investment in certain minerals, notably copper and lithium, is falling short of what was required for transition to net-zero energy system
Today’s well-supplied market for critical minerals ‘may not be a good guide for future’
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report describes the sharp decline in critical mineral prices over the past year as a double-edged sword, cautioning that, while it has been a boon for clean... 


Tenth Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation finalists revealed
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Four innovators from Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Uganda – whose innovations address recycling in construction, AI tools for healthcare and farming, and reengineered waste collection – have been... 


Amith Singh
Opinion: Government must come to the party on new-energy vehicles
17th May 2024

The automotive sector requires policy certainty and investment incentives to meet the challenges of the future and sustain its vital role in the economy, writes Nedbank Commercial Banking... 


Magazine round up | 10 May 2024
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17th May 2024

A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


Alley Roads CEO Barry Chapman
Alley Roads’ Riverstone Mall kickstarts R600m development injection for Meyerton
16th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Property developer Alley Roads has unveiled Riverstone Mall in Meyerton – its first retail development currently under construction – as part of its pipeline of 175 000 m2 of retail space earmarked... 


Eskom says key revision number rollover project on track
16th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

State-owned Eskom says its key revision number rollover project is progressing well, with 3.61-million, or 52%, of the 6.9-million prepayment meters already recoded as of May 15. The main Eskom... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa may sign ERA Bill ahead of the elections
Eyes turn to Union Buildings after NCOP approves Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
16th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, which has far-reaching implications for the future structure and operation of an electricity... 


An image of Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


RMB provides bespoke $100m funding package to Powerfleet
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Financial services provider Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) acted as the sole mandated lead arranger and funder of a $100-million funding package for global telematics business Powerfleet. The entity was... 


The Msikaba bridge
Concor’s Msikaba bridge progresses to highly technical phases
16th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Construction at the Msikaba Bridge on the N2 in the Eastern Cape is set to move up a gear this year, with a number of challenging technical activities to be tackled. According to contractor Concor,... 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Threats of legal action after Ramaphosa signs NHI into law
Threats of legal action after Ramaphosa signs NHI into law
16th May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Civil society organisations and political parties are threatening legal action following Wednesday’s controversial signing of the National Health Insurance Bill. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


Prescient supports Reatile’s acquisition of stake in 240 MW solar project
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Prescient Investment Management has approved R324-million in equity finance to support black-owned investment company Reatile acquire a 31.5% stake in a 240 MW Free State solar PV project. The... 


Rescue and recovery efforts continue at the site of a building collapse in George
Rescue workers searching two remaining sections at George building collapse
16th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The George municipality says about 2 500 t of building rubble has been removed from the site of the collapsed building in the town, which has so far claimed the lives of 33 people. About 500 t of... 


Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga
UN Global Campaign for Road Safety launched in South Africa
15th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In support of national and local authorities’ road safety initiatives, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Road Safety Jean Todt, in partnership with outdoor advertising company JCDecaux,... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa signing the controversial NHI Bill into law at a Union Buildings ceremony
Ramaphosa acknowledges fear over NHI but describes signing as ‘pivotal moment’
15th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged the fear that his signing of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill into law had generated in and address during a signing ceremony held at the Union... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa, unions commit to addressing access to housing for sector employees
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) negotiations have concluded with a 7% wage increase over the next year for entry-level workers in the metals and engineering industry... 


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