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Hawks fleet boosted with new cars to widen operational footprint
6th March 2024

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks, was given a new fleet of cars last month to improve its response time and broaden the national footprint of the... 

Rand Water works to rid Vaal river of invasive plants
28th February 2024

Rand Water has embarked on a three-pronged integrated programme to clear the invasive water lettuce currently overwhelming the Vaal River, one part of which is the release of hundreds of weevils as... 

BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
20th February 2024

Vehicle manufacturer BMW South Africa has brought prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to South Africa to showcase the future mobility technology to local stakeholders, test its domestic... 

Landsdowne reports progress on Orlando Towers, Steyn City developments
16th February 2024

As managers of the Orlando Towers Estate, a sectional title and lifestyle development in Soweto, Gauteng, residential real estate manager Landsdowne Property Group notes that there is growth... 

Shoprite launches new robotics labs for local high schools
7th February 2024

As part of the first phase of technology support for various schools around South Africa, the Shoprite Foundation facilitated the launch of two fully equipped robotics laboratories at the Mountview... 

Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
17th January 2024

Drill, earth-moving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled a new dedicated office, warehouse and workshop facility in Jet Park, in Boksburg, to better serve the... 

Transnet Freight Rail highlights challenges and plans to address them
10th January 2024

Transnet Freight Rail is facing a wide array of challenges undermining its ability to operate, ranging from cable theft to community-related challenges. The struggling rail operator recently took... 

Lelapa AI develops language models for customer interaction
13th December 2023

The use of artificial intelligence, or AI, is being explored in many different industries, and Africa, like the rest of the world, stands to benefit from its uses, one of which is to improve... 

Ramohlale Industries, Exxaro Resources mark milestones in Limpopo
6th December 2023

Electromechanical engineering company Ramohlale Industries in October launched its new offices and factory facility at the N1 Industrial Park in Polokwane, Limpopo.  

CSIR launches research commercialisation enterprise
29th November 2023

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, launched its intellectual property commercialisation enterprise C-Cubed to commercialise its initial portfolio of 18 technologies.... 

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Electricity outlook for winter
Electricity outlook for winter
12th April 2024
Rail, ports reforms gaining traction
Rail, ports reforms gaining traction
28th March 2024
IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
IRP 2023 comment deadline fast approaching
20th March 2024
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Business, govt meet to discuss electricity, logistics reforms
8th March 2024
Business welcomes appointment of new Transnet leadership
1st March 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the business community's reaction to the appointment of permanent executive leadership at Transnet; signs that the turnaround and reforms at... 

2024 Budget highlights
21st February 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the key topics raised by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in his 2024 Budget speech. 

South Africa's gas cliff
16th February 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's gas cliff and the warning of a likely 'day zero' in the coming two years, as well as the possible risks associated with some for the... 

Loadshedding, logistics, water crises key themes of SoNA 2024
9th February 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses some of the key themes that emerged during President Cyril Ramaphosa's final State of the Nation Address of the current administration and how... 

SA green hydrogen developers urged to bid for €270m in grant funding
2nd February 2024

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is offering €270-million in nonrefundable grant funding to close “bankability gaps” standing in the way of implementing industrial-scale... 

Govt proposes new entity to procure transmission infrastructure
26th January 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses government's proposal to set up a dedicated entity to procure new electricity transmission infrastructure from the private sector and the role... 

Electricity procurement picks up pace
19th January 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the efforts being made to reinvigorate South Africa's public procurement of new electricity capacity after recent disappointments and amid ongoing... 

Proposed new IRP met with some skepticism
12th January 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the background to the publication for public comment of the latest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP); the main changes in the IRP 2023, compared with... 

Refinery partnership, new nuclear procurement raises questions
13th December 2023

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the controversial decision by Cabinet to approve a proposed partnership with a Russian company to support the restart of the mothballed... 

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Cape Town takes second stab at rolling out electric buses for its MyCiTi service
10th April 2024

The City of Cape Town should have battery electric buses (e-buses) operational on its MyCiTi bus service by 2027, says Urban Mobility MMC Rob Quintas. It will be the city’s second stab at rolling... 

Battery storage, renewables procurement make headlines
5th April 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the latest developments with regard to the procurement of new electricity generation capacity and storage. 

Bell Equipment advances contract manufacturing initiative
3rd April 2024

Heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has been growing its business organically by investing in the development and enhancement of products, increasing market share in key regions, such as... 

BLSA calls for immediate reworking of IRP, describing assumptions as ‘spurious’
2nd April 2024

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), whose members include the largest domestic and foreign companies operating in South Africa, has added its voice to a growing chorus of opposition to the... 

Rail, ports reforms gaining traction
28th March 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the key reforms being pursued across the rail and ports sectors; the recent publication of a rail network statement and the subsequent concerns... 

Record yet uneven renewables growth recorded in 2023, Irena report shows
27th March 2024

Despite record renewable-energy installations of 473 GW last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) says the pace of deployment remains well below that needed to match the global... 

Solar PV body questions technology costs and build limits in draft IRP
26th March 2024

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) questions both the cost assumptions used for the technology in the draft Integrated Resource Plan 2023 (IRP 2023), as well as the 900 MW... 

Toyota adds Hilux, Fortuner hybrids to its local production line-up
22nd March 2024

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has added the Hilux double-cab and Fortuner 48 V mild hybrids to its local production line-up at its Durban plant in KwaZulu-Natal. The addition of the new models... 


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12th April 2024

Martin Creamer talks about green hydrogen and platinum group metals. 

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15th March 2024

Martin Creamer discusses gold mines, hydrogen-based power and mining boost. 

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8th March 2024

Martin Creamer talks about iron-ore, manganese and platinum use. 

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1st March 2024

Martin Creamer discusses gold mining project and two huge wind and sun energy projects. 

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Martin Creamer discusses phosphate, junior miners and clean electricity. 

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Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 

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Martin Creamer discusses water, railway lines and stopping noise-induced hearing loss.  

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Martin Creamer discusses clean energy and a new electronic mining and exploration licensing system. 

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Martin Creamer discusses vanadium, copper mining and a manganese project in Botswana. 

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Martin Creamer discusses global mining, critical minerals and the benefit of smartwatches for mineworkers. 

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Martin Creamer discusses green ammonia, copper and the mining sector. 

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Martin Creamer discusses rare earth minerals, community engagement and clean, green electricity 

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Martin Creamer discusses high-quality manganese; copper mining and platinum group metals from waste dumps. 

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Martin Creamer discusses green energy, green hydrogen pilot plant and construction of a R14bn metals project. 

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Martin Creamer discusses green energy, green hydrogen pilot plant and construction of a R14bn metals project. 

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Universal Storage Systems (SA)

South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

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John Thompson, the leader in energy and environmental solutions through value engineering and innovation, provides the following: design, engineer,...


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