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Alley Roads’ Riverstone Mall kickstarts R600m development injection for Meyerton
5th June 2024

As part of its pipeline of 175 000 m2 of retail space earmarked for township and peri-urban areas across South Africa, property developer Alley Roads has unveiled its first retail development... 

Wilmar opens operational phase 1 of large edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ
30th May 2024

Multinational agribusiness Wilmar Processing has completed the operational phase 1 of its edible oils refinery in Richards Bay. Schalk Burger has the story. 

Air Products to play pivotal role in hydrogen mobility ecosystem
22nd May 2024

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is aiming to play a pivotal role in establishing a sustainable and thriving hydrogen mobility ecosystem in the... 

John Deere showcases continued technology, innovation focus
15th May 2024

Equipment manufacturer John Deere South Africa will continue to focus on pursuing innovation on its machines and technology as it looks to strengthen its footprint in Africa. Tasneem Bulbulia tells... 

Tiger Brands invests R300m in new Black Cat factory
9th May 2024

Africa’s largest food processing company, Tiger Brands, has unveiled a new peanut butter manufacturing facility for its Black Cat brand in Krugersdorp, which marks the single-largest capital... 

Interwaste launches leachate and effluent treatment plant
2nd May 2024

Local waste management company Interwaste – a Séché Environnement Group company – has launched its R100-million leachate and effluent treatment plant in Delmas, Mpumalanga. The company describes... 

Defy launches solar-powered off-grid range
24th April 2024

Amid the compounding effects of loadshedding in South Africa and increasing concerns about climate change, appliance manufacturer Defy has launched its Solar Off-Grid fridge and freezer range to... 

Joburg Water showcases its reservoirs
17th April 2024

Johannesburg Water has showcased some of the various reservoirs and systems that supply the City of Johannesburg with water. The water utility also outlined the challenges in operating the systems... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation showcases simulated mine training facility
10th April 2024

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation in mid-March showcased its mock-up mine and other training facilities for underground mechanised mining operators, supervisors and engineers at its... 

Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
3rd April 2024

Forklift products and services provider Masslift Africa, in partnership with Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, in March launched Mitsubishi’s new-generation Grendia forklift series for the Southern... 

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Reflecting on Marokane's first 100 days as Eskom CEO
7th June 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer reflects on Dan Marokane's first 100 days in office as Eskom CEO and the direction Eskom is taking under his leadership.   

Electricity, logistics reforms in the spotlight as coalition govt looms
31st May 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the coalition scenarios facing South Africa as the election results are being tallied and what this could mean for the reforms under way in... 

Eskom seeks to reserve grid capacity for publicly procured IPP projects
24th May 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses Eskom's application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, seeking permission to preserve and reserve grid capacity for publicly... 

NCOP votes to pass Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill
17th May 2024

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... 

Battery storage procurement faces some delays
10th May 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's approach to procuring battery storage, the delays that some of the battery storage bid windows face and the likely market reaction... 

Reigniting growth in South Africa's real economy
3rd May 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer talks about the highs and lows of South Africa's real economy in the 30 years of democracy, as well as what could be done to reignite the manufacturing... 

Work starts on market code for future competitive electricity industry
26th April 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the work that has started on a market code for a competitive electricity industry in South Africa; what still needs to be done to transition to a... 

Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
19th April 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's plans to stimulate local manufacturing around solar, wind and batteries. 

Electricity outlook for winter
12th April 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses the halt in loadshedding over recent weeks; what South Africans should expect for the higher-demand winter period; and the longer-term outlook for... 

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Electricity distribution challenges, load reduction make headlines
12th July 2024

Engineering News and Mining Weekly Deputy Editor: Online Marleny Arnoldi discusses the burning issues raised by Electricity and Energy Minister Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa during his first media... 

Industry advances creation of R10bn-a-year gas company to ensure security of supply
11th July 2024

South African industrial users of natural gas are moving forward with the establishment of a R10-billion-a-year gas-aggregator company to provide the basis for large-scale gas infrastructure... 

Eskom implements load reduction in seven provinces, but loadshedding remains suspended
9th July 2024

With continued cold winter weather, increasing electricity theft and the indiscriminate use of electricity, the issue of network overloading has resurfaced in seven of South Africa’s provinces,... 

Ramokgopa warns of distribution challenges, plans more renewables rounds
8th July 2024

Despite Eskom having made progress on improving the country’s energy availability factor (EAF), lowering the unplanned capacity loss factor (UCLF) and achieving 100 consecutive days without... 

Recovery in logistics sector continued in May – Ctrack index
5th July 2024

The newest Ctrack Transport and Freight Index (Ctrack TFI) shows that the recent recovery in South Africa’s logistics sector continued in May, albeit at a slower pace. The index improved in May to... 

Separation of energy portfolio welcomed
5th July 2024

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to separate the energy portfolio from that of mineral and petroleum resources; what the priorities are for the... 

Ramaphosa to issue Gazette notice to clarify Presidency’s role in coordination of SOEs
4th July 2024

Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has reaffirmed that the coordination of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) previously falling under the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), which is... 

Decision to impose duties on PV modules met with mixture of surprise and support
3rd July 2024

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has expressed surprise at government’s decision to introduce a 10% import duty and rebate on “photovoltaic cells assembled in modules or... 


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On The Air (19/07/2024)
19th July 2024

Martin Creamer talks about platinum mining, diamonds and green hydrogen. 

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On-The-Air (12/07/2024)
12th July 2024

Martin Creamer talks about mineral and stock exchange strength and mining collab. 

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On-The-Air (05/07/2024)
5th July 2024

Martin Creamer talks about platinum, new mining technologies and SA's GNU.  

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On-The-Air (28/06/2024)
28th June 2024

Martin Creamer talks about new clean hydrogen transport technology and mining growth. 

On-The-Air (21/06/2024)

Martin Creamer discusses investment stories and clean, green electricity. 

On-The-Air (07/06/2024)

Martin Creamer discusses platinum metals to rescue the environment and diamonds to be traceable. 

On-The-Air (24/05/2024)

Martin Creamer talks about exploration and green hydrogen. 

On-The-Air (17/05/2024)

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 

On-The-Air (10/05/2024)

Martin Creamer talks about wind energy, a new copper mine and mineral exploration. 

On-The-Air (26/04/2024)

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 

On-The-Air (12/04/2024)

Martin Creamer talks about green hydrogen and platinum group metals. 

On-The-Air (15/03/2024)

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

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

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

On-The-Air (23/02/2024)

Martin Creamer discusses phosphate, junior miners and clean electricity. 

On-The-Air (16/02/2024)

Martin Creamer discusses major green-hydrogen economy developments in SA 


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