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Grid constraint likely to translate to a renewables price premium, Magoro warns  

By: Terence Creamer     24th January 2024 Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office head Bernard Magoro has signalled that the projects bid during the current seventh renewables procurement bid window could carry a price premium, as bidders adjust to the spatial realities that have arisen as a result of the country’s prevailing grid... 

Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th November 2023 There is increasing pressure from stakeholders in all sectors for companies to improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, but the mining industry, in particular, has to address the negative perceptions of its performance in this regard. Mining companies are trying to... 

Experts agree ‘beyond compliance’ is the way forward for mining
A panel of experts unpacked ESG in South Africa’s mining sector and the lessons they have learnt

Competition, collaboration needed for an efficient logistics network in South Africa 

By: Schalk Burger     19th October 2023 Competition is important to create efficiencies in the logistics and transport network, but collaboration is similarly necessary to ensure that all the public and private sector role-players can fulfill their roles in the recovery and improvement of South Africa's underperforming logistics... 

Participants who spoke during Creamer Media's October 18 webinar on the transport sector in South Africa
A panel of experts discuss the current state of South Africa's transport and rail systems and what needs to be done to improve the country's logistics performance.

Experts highlight the potential of recoverable energy power generation 

By: Darren Parker     17th October 2023 Significant additional clean electricity can be generated economically by combining dry and wet cooling technologies at power plants, Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) consulting and research and development manager Dr Hanno Reuter, who is also an extraordinary professor at Stellenbosch University,... 

An IWC background
Using Air Cooled Condensers ACCs for recoverable energy in power generation

Speakers deliberate waste management challenges amid moves to a circular economy 

By: Simone Liedtke     5th October 2023 The concept of the circular economy has gained significant traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional linear economic models in recent years and is characterised by the principles of waste elimination, product circulation and environmental regeneration. As a result, the circular economy... 

The webinar was facilitated by Chris Whyte and the panelists include Yolandi Kruger; Bonte Edwards, Keith Anderson; and Suzan Oelofse.
Waste Management and the Circular Economy

Innovation and collaboration take centre stage in decarbonisation 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st September 2023 Mining companies are leading the charge in decarbonisation, making significant strides. Yet, challenges persist, emphasising the need for collaborative efforts and innovation to strengthen this commitment. This was the central message conveyed by speakers during Creamer Media’s “Decarbonisation... 

Am image showing speakers at Creamer Media's decarbonisation webinar
Decarbonisation in Mining_ The journey to cutting carbon emissions related to mineral resources new

South Africa’s struggling water sector can learn from its peers 

By: Natasha Odendaal     7th September 2023 Solving South Africa’s water challenges demands multifaceted responses, with private sector participation, good governance and technology all having critical roles in ensuring the country’s future water security. This is a portion of what emerged from a Creamer Media webinar, held on Wednesday,... 

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Private Sector Participation in Water

Common agenda needed to better address gender inequality 

By: Tracy Hancock     17th August 2023 While working conditions for women have improved greatly compared with those of the previous generation, gender inequality is still a considerable issue locally and needs to be tackled uniformly by corporate South Africa. A panel of influential women leaders discussed the topic of gender equality... 

Women in Business webinar
Women in Business_ How to grow the role and presence of women in South African business

Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th July 2023 Organised crime, particularly in the construction sector, has become more prevalent, more violent and more organised in recent years, with “mafia” activity having become fully fledged across the country. Addressing delegates as part of a panel discussion hosted by Creamer Media on July 19,... 

Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat
Construction site disruptions2

Renewable energy skills shortage poses major challenge to sector’s growth  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     22nd June 2023 The accurate determination of skills demand is becoming increasingly important as South Africa rolls out more renewable energy projects and transitions its energy system. Speaking during a webinar hosted by Creamer Media on June 22, Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority... 

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What is the role of renewable energy in assisting South Africa to overcome loadshedding

Small manufacturer support crucial to navigating South Africa’s difficulties 

By: Simone Liedtke     11th May 2023 The inability to effectively reduce the crime rate, coupled with government interference in the manufacturing sector, slow economic growth, infrastructure deficiencies, and rising steel prices, inflation and interest rates, create a daunting landscape for South Africa’s local manufacturing... 

Small manufacturer support crucial to navigating South Africa’s difficulties
Small manufacturer support crucial to navigating South Africa’s difficulties

The Business Case for ESG 

26th April 2023 Companies are still struggling to understand environmental, social and governance (ESG), owing to a lack of education on the subject and the need to introduce and uphold identical standards throughout a company to ensure everyone is on the same page, says consultancy Envision Advisory Services... 

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The Business Case for ESG

Water challenges a consequence of a multitude of external issues   

By: Natasha Odendaal     30th March 2023 While South Africa’s water sector challenges are vast, and longstanding, many external factors are impacting on the country’s ability to provide reliable clean quality water to all its citizens. This is according to a panel participating in a Creamer Media-hosted webinar titled ‘Water: Challenges... 

Speakers who participated in a Creamer Media-hosted webinar on challenges in water infrastructure and treatment
Water challenges a consequence of a multitude of external issues

Time is now to shift to transformational ESG partnerships in agriculture – panel 

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd March 2023 With agriculture considered to be the foundation of civilisation and society, there must be a focus on transforming the agricultural sector from an extractive economy to a circular one, in which waste is minimised. Investment management company 27four alternative strategies head Werner Opperman... 

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Time is now to shift to transformational ESG partnerships in agriculture – panel

Constraints still preventing South Africa from attracting greater exploration spend   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd March 2023 South Africa’s exploration spend is waning, in stark contrast to the plethora of mineral resources it holds, and contradictory to the trend in other countries, especially some of the country’s similarly mineral-rich neighbours. This was noted by speakers during the ‘South Africa’s Mining Outlook... 

Mining Outlook webinar panel members:  Mosa Mabuza, Sandra du Toit, James Campbell and Errol Smart
South Africa's Mining Outlook 2023

Collaboration has ensured an improved record for tailings facility safety, panel finds  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     28th February 2023 With the volume of tailings deposits globally increasing at a faster rate than it did in the last century, it has become prudent for mining companies to ensure minimal risks to surrounding environments and communities, including through constant collaborative innovation and meaningful community... 

Bongani Butheleze, Tabatha Chaves Matus, Jaco Schoeman and Luis Torres-Cruz
Collaboration has ensured an improved record for tailings facility safety, panel finds

Panel unpacks key considerations for increased energy security

2nd February 2023 With the private sector’s combined 9 GW of solar, wind, gas and battery storage projects in the pipeline, persistent loadshedding and an electricity tariff increase of 18.65% from April 1, it is more important than ever that entities such as Eskom, the Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office and... 

Panel unpacks key considerations for increased energy security

Lack of finance, security still plaguing South Africa’s transport industry – panel 

By: Simone Liedtke     27th October 2022 Considering recent developments – such as the Covid-19 pandemic and an economy trying to recover – professional body Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport South Africa president Elvin Harris says a functioning transport and logistics system is critical to support the recovery of the... 

Lack of finance, security still plaguing South Africa’s transport industry – panel
Challenges facing South Africa's transport and logistics sector

Shell Lubricant Solutions working on ‘more than a few’ modern solutions 

By: Simone Liedtke     29th September 2022 The evolution of technologies in various sectors require “more than a few” modern fuel and lubrication solutions, which means that the evolution of solutions needs to be aligned to the technologies that are available, as well as the basic requirements of the industry. Lubricant solution provider... 

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Lubrication and fuel efficiency for a cleaner environment

Rockwell Automation underscores the importance of maintenance to improve asset availability 

By: Simone Liedtke     24th August 2022 Considering that high-capital assets have such a huge impact on production, they cannot be under maintenance or downtime without production being affected to some extent. Unscheduled downtime or maintenance in heavy asset industries, therefore, lead to a number of cost drivers within an industry,... 

Rockwell Automation underscores the importance of maintenance to improve asset availability
In this webinar recording, Rockwell Automation Information Solutions Leader: Africa Francois Du Toit discusses asset performance management for mining and metals

Asset Performance Management for Mining - webinar 

22nd August 2022 Mining operations are fundamentally and rapidly changing. Chances are you rely on fewer staff on site – and have shifted resources to more integrated operations. But some things haven’t changed. Commodity price volatility, environmental, social and governmental (ESG) pressures – and a competitive... 

Asset Performance Management for Mining - webinar recording
In this webinar recording, Rockwell Automation Information Solutions Leader: Africa Francois Du Toit discusses asset performance management for mining and metals

Mining capital project success can be secured by implementing digital platform – webinar 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th April 2022 The success of mining projects largely depends on thousands of interconnected decisions made every day, at every level, across multiple organisations, thereby making them highly complex. As such, inefficiencies and risks can inevitably lead to additional project costs and delays that can grow... 

Combined pic of Deon Stassen, Lerato Mazibuko and Pieter Bouwer
Mining capital project success can be secured by implementing digital platform – webinar

Strong investment case for country’s mining sector, but issues must be addressed   

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     30th March 2022 There are a myriad of opportunities that can be capitalised on in South Africa’s mining sector and there has been notable progress in improving the state of the industry; however, to further enhance this and attract more investment, it is critical that several issues be resolved.  This was the... 

An image of Bushveld Minerals CEO Fortune Mojapelo
South African Mining Investment Forum (Brand SA)

Companies must do fact finding if adversely mentioned in State capture report – Pinsent Masons advises 

By: Thabi Shomolekae     4th March 2022 Pinsent Masons partner and white collar crime expert Edward James has advised companies to stay up to date with media reports about companies implicated in State capture and to check whether suppliers are adversely mentioned in the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture report.... 

Pinsent Masons partner Edward James
Pinsent Masons partner Edward James unpacks 'What to do if you, your client or a supplier are implicated in a State Capture report' (Editing: Nicholas Boyd)

Investment needed for SADC’s rail infrastructure to compete with road transport – Derby   

By: Donna Slater     4th February 2022 Rail operators in the Southern Africa Development Community region need to jointly and urgently ramp up investments into their respective rail infrastructure to enable trains to move quicker and unhindered, both within their countries and between each other, as a measure to improve trade and... 

A photo of the speakers who participated in Creamer Media's Upgrading Infrastructure for Economic Growth webinar
Creamer Media on February 4 hosted a webinar on Upgrading Infrastructure for Economic Growth

Policy, admin have a long way to go before ‘open’ energy market can thrive   

By: Marleny Arnoldi     2nd February 2022 While State-owned power utility Eskom is in the process of undergoing major structural changes and making strides to play its part in South Africa’s decarbonisation, some stakeholders believe there is more to be done before a just energy transition can be realised.  From a regulatory and policy... 

Policy, admin have a long way to go before ‘open’ energy market can thrive
Creamer Media hosted a webinar on Advancing a Just Transition. Video and editing: Nicholas Boyd

South Africa needs to embrace Ubuntu principles in going green, webinar hears 

By: Martin Creamer     31st January 2022 In decarbonising and going green, South Africa needs to embrace the principles of Ubuntu and show humanity towards others. That view was expressed by Gold Fields South Africa executive VP Martin Preece during the 'Decarbonisation & Going Green in the Mining Sector' webinar hosted by Creamer Media... 

Screenshot by Creamer Media
Photo by Creamer Media
From top left, clockwise, are Abel Sakhau, Martin Preece, Jevon Martin, Nikisi Lesufi and James Mackay.
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