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Steel 2017: A review of South Africa's steel sector Steel 2017: A review of South Africa's steel sector Has PDF
Published: 08 Feb 17
While 2015 was considered an annus horribilis for the global steel industry, with the price of the alloy falling to its lowest level since 2004 and consequently causing several steel producers to cut capacity or simply close shop, there was a slight recovery in 2016 and the industry seems to be on the mend going into 2017. Still, the problem of supply exceeding demand is expected to persist. Creamer Media’s Steel 2017 Report examines South Africa’s steel industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the global steel market and particularly into South Africa’s steel sector, and covers production and consumption, main producers and a brief overview of the global and local stainless steel market.
Construction 2017: A review of South Africa's construction sector Construction 2017: A review of South Africa's construction sector Has PDF
Published: 03 Feb 17
The low-growth forecast for the South African economy does not bode well for the short-term prospects of the local construction industry, although the medium- to long-term outlook appears more favourable. The International Monetary Fund has forecast economic growth of less than 1% for the country in 2017, while the National Treasury has pegged its growth estimate at 1.3% for the year, improving to 2% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019. Nonetheless, government infrastructure investment programmes are expected to continue over the medium term, despite pressure on public capital expenditure, owing to fiscal concerns. Substantial investments are expected in energy, transport, housing, water and sanitation. The bleak outlook for economic growth will continue to weigh on private-sector project investments. However, construction activity is expected to increase, although at a subdued pace. Creamer Media’s Construction 2017 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment, key participants, local demand, international expansion, competition and industry settlement activities, corporate activity of the country’s major construction companies, and issues such as the shortage of skills and safety issues.
Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 (Second Edition) Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 (Second Edition) Has PDF
Published: 15 Dec 16
While the African continent remains “a treasure trove” of metals and minerals, with some of the last unexplored mineral tenements on earth, investment is needed in new exploration projects to ensure the long-term sustainability of its mining sectors. Further, Deloitte Emerging Markets & Africa MD Dr Martyn Davies said in November 2016 during a webcast precursor to the 2017 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba: “Bold, progressively minded leadership is what is . . . required for Africa to unlock its full potential in the mineral resources sphere.” Given this setting, the second edition of Creamer Media’s Africa Mining Projects in Progress 2016 showcases some of the many mining projects across the continent that are progressing, despite the sector facing many challenges, including the difficulty of raising capital, as well as socioeconomic and regulatory challenges.
Coal 2016: A review of South Africa's coal sector Coal 2016: A review of South Africa's coal sector Has PDF
Published: 14 Dec 16
Countries worldwide are striving to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions to mitigate against climate change by investing in cleaner energy sources, including renewable energy, gas and nuclear. This is likely to impact, to some extent, on global coal consumption in the decades to come. Despite expected lower global demand growth, however, coal remains the top fuel for electricity generation, steel production and cement production, and is expected to remain a significant contributor to meeting the world’s energy needs. This is particularly true of South Africa, which is expanding its coal-fired power generation capacity. State-owned power utility Eskom is still adding capacity through its new-build Kusile and Medupi power plants, while a third new large coal-fired power station – Coal 3 – has been under consideration for years. The country’s Department of Energy also announced the first preferred bidders under its Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme this year, which is expected to eventually contribute 2 500 MW to South Africa’s coal-fired power generation. Creamer Media’s Coal 2016 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regard to the business environment, key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the market, as well as various issues affecting the sector, such as industrial action and environmental considerations, among other topics.
Energy Roundup – December 2016 Energy Roundup – December 2016 Has PDF
Published: 02 Dec 16
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The December 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in November 2016 and includes details of the Department of Energy’s long-awaited draft Integrated Resource Plan base case; Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s resignation; and Eskom group executive for generation Matshela Koko’s appointment as acting CEO of Eskom as from December 1.
Telecoms 2016: A review of South Africa's telecommunications sector Telecoms 2016: A review of South Africa's telecommunications sector Has PDF
Published: 10 Nov 16
The South African telecommunications industry has grown into a multibillion-rand business, generating revenue of R147‑billion in 2015 and providing employment for about 31 000 people. In line with global trends, the country’s telecommunications industry is constantly changing, as consumer and business users require more bandwidth and processing speed. Network operators are focusing on meeting this demand, which is reflected in major capital investments in infrastructure. Further, to help bridge the digital divide, the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has released a National Integrated Information and Communications Technology Policy White Paper, which details how government plans to provide access to modern communications infrastructure and services for all citizens. Creamer Media’s Telecoms 2016 report reviews South Africa’s telecommunications market and the major companies operating in the sector. The report provides information on the country’s voice and data communications, network investments, international connectivity and corporate activity in the sector. It also provides an overview of policy and regulatory developments in the sector, among other aspects.
Base Metals 2016: A review of Africa's base metals sector Base Metals 2016: A review of Africa's base metals sector Has PDF
Published: 02 Nov 16
Given expectations of a recovery in demand in China – a major producer and consumer of base metals – many commentators seem to agree that base metals prices have now bottomed, with investor services and ratings agency Moody’s stating in August 2016 that it had revised its outlook for the global base metals industry from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’. Creamer Media’s Base Metals 2016 report examines the global base metals market, with a particular focus on supply and demand; the production of copper, zinc, nickel and lead in the African market, and on selected base metals operations and projects in Africa.
Energy Roundup – November 2016 Energy Roundup – November 2016 Has PDF
Published: 02 Nov 16
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The November 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in October 2016 and includes details of the National Energy Regulator's strengthening of South Africa's nuclear regulatory framework, in anticipation of new nuclear power plants; the preferred bidders for the first bid of South Africa's Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme; and the official inauguration of the Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska solar photovoltaic project, in South Africa's Northern Cape province.
Diamonds 2016: A review of South Africa's diamond sector Diamonds 2016: A review of South Africa's diamond sector Has PDF
Published: 26 Oct 16
Although the first half of 2016 has signaled more stability in the diamond market after a turbulent 2015, volatility has become the near normal and the industry maintains a cautious outlook in the near term as significant global economic uncertainty remains. Ratings agency Moody’s believes that diamond miners will be under pressure until the end of 2016 or mid-2017, owing to a temporary supply and demand mismatch, which has resulted in lower rough diamond prices. Although, it notes that production cutbacks should help to rebalance the market. In the long term, however, a lack of new diamond discoveries and high depletion rates for existing mines should prevent a supply glut. Creamer Media’s Diamond 2016 report provides an overview of the world diamond market, which includes a look at rough diamond production, supply and demand, imports and exports, and synthetic diamonds. The report emphasises diamond mining activities in South Africa over the past 12 months, and provides information on the country’s major and midtier diamond producers, junior diamond mining companies, explorers and developers.
Energy Roundup – October 2016 Energy Roundup – October 2016 Has PDF
Published: 06 Oct 16
Creamer Media's Energy Roundup is a monthly report providing a synopsis of energy-related news from South Africa in the past month. The October 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa in September 2016 and includes details of government’s delay in issuing a call for proposals for its nuclear power expansion programme; JSE-listed Hulisani’s plans to acquire the entire issued share capital of Red-Cap Investment and Eurocape Renewables for a combined R145.2‑million; and South Africa State-owned power utility Eskom’s plan to accelerate the roll-out of prepaid meters in Soweto, Gauteng.
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