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Creamer Media cover for Iron-Ore 2023/24 report Iron-Ore 2023/24: Bracing for change Has PDF
Published: 02 Feb 24
Creamer Media’s ‘Iron-Ore 2023/24: Bracing for change’ report considers the current iron-ore market focusing on key developments globally in the sector, namely supply, demand, trade, pricing and decarbonisation. It also examines these topics in the context of South Africa's iron-ore market, with a particular emphasis on producers and some of the challenges they are facing in getting their product to port. Developments in the iron-ore sector on the rest of the African continent are also examined.
Cover image of Creamer Media's Platinum 2023 report Platinum Group Metals 2023: Crucial Element in the Energy Transition Has PDF
Published: 14 Dec 23
Anglo American sustainability head Stephen Bullock has emphasised that which a growing number of commentators have said of the modern South Africa economy, namely that it should invest in new demand segments for platinum group metals (PGMs), including the green hydrogen economy. African Critical Minerals CEO Dr Clarence Tshitereke has echoed this sentiment, highlighting the pivotal role of these metals in the broader energy transition. He advocates for the development of a strategy that will ensure South Africa boosts international cooperation in exploring for and mining PGMs. The push for decarbonisation is expected to significantly drive the demand for PGMs over the next three decades. Specifically, platinum, palladium, iridium, and ruthenium are anticipated to experience heightened demand owing to the increased adoption of green hydrogen and fuel cell electric vehicles. South Africa possesses the largest reserves of most of these metals. It will, therefore, be important for the country to deal with the challenges that hamper its growth. Creamer Media's 'Platinum Group Metals 2023: Crucial Element in the Energy Transition' report delves into significant sector developments. It offers an overview of the PGMs market, focusing on the prospects for growth in the global green hydrogen sector. The report specifically scrutinises South Africa, shedding light on the local mining sector's electricity woes, and recent mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, it details the performance of major and minor PGM players in the country.
Cover for Creamer Media's Automotive 2023 report Automotive 2023: Navigating change Has PDF
Published: 20 Nov 23
Creamer Media’s ‘Automotive 2023: Navigating Change’ report places South Africa’s automotive industry in context. It discusses the effect that the semiconductor shortage has had on the sector, examines the country’s new-vehicle market and developments in the sector in terms of manufacturing and investment by the major OEMs, and considers the important role that the components industry plays in supporting vehicle production and aftermarket services. It also considers South Africa’s automotive policy regime, which has stood out for its long-term vision and unwavering consistency, the goal being to support the production of new-energy vehicles to ensure the sector remains a major contributor to the industrial development of not only the domestic economy but also the African continent.
Cover of Creamer Media's Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis Has PDF
Published: 16 Nov 23
Creamer Media's ‘Electricity 2023: Resolving South Africa’s ongoing crisis’ report offers a comprehensive examination of South Africa's electricity sector, emphasising the significant challenges posed by loadshedding and its impact on the country's economy. The report delves into Eskom's restructuring, evaluating its generation performance and continuing build programme. Additionally, it probes the intricate and contentious matters surrounding South Africa’s coal usage at a time when many countries are abandoning the fossil fuel as well as Eskom’s ever increasing electricity tariffs. The report also covers the evolving electricity landscape, shedding light on the pivotal role that independent power producers could play in shaping the nation's energy mix. Further, the report examines areas such as transmission, distribution, and electricity planning, among others.
Image of cover for Creamer Media's Agriculture 2023 report Agriculture 2023: Surging costs threaten sustainability Has PDF
Published: 16 Nov 23
Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister Thoko Didiza tabled a R17.20-billion budget for her department in the 2023/24 financial year in May 2023, including transfers to provincial agriculture departments and relevant entities. Her Budget Vote speech underscores the imperative of food security, spatial planning, rural development, and land redistribution, highlighting the sector's role in addressing historical injustices and reinstating land rights. Didiza asserts that the enduring impacts of Apartheid and colonialism have resulted in inequalities in the distribution of resources, infrastructure, and avenues for advancement within the agricultural sector. In this context, Creamer Media’s ‘Agriculture 2023’ report considers key sectoral components including an overview of the market, which delves into production, exports, income, expenditure, costs and prices. The business environment section addresses logistics, loadshedding, and institutions such as the Land Bank. Labour and transformation are also crucial considerations. The report also outlines measures such as antidumping duties, ongoing land reform efforts, and the introduction of a sugar tax in the policy development section. Precision technology also emerges as a critical theme, with a focus on airborne agriculture, climate change and regenerative agriculture.
Image of the cover of Creamer Media's Pip Supplement 2023 – Second Edition Projects in Progress 2023 (Second Edition)
Published: 31 Oct 23
Creamer Media's second edition of the 'Projects in Progress 2023' supplement offers a unique perspective for evaluating South Africa's current economic landscape, amid ongoing challenges, including that of load shedding. Through the presentation of various ongoing projects, this publication unveils encouraging signs of progress across the nation's economy.
Creamer Media MYB Water cover Water – Midyear Brief 2023 Has PDF
Published: 18 Oct 23
The Water – Midyear Brief 2023 is a two-page synopsis of key developments in the sector over the past 12 months. The brief posits that South Africa’s water security challenges are intensifying, with some experts warning that the country faces a future of regular water-shedding.
Creamer Media MYB Hydrogen cover Hydrogen – Midyear Brief 2023 Has PDF
Published: 18 Oct 23
The Hydrogen – Midyear Brief 2023 is a two-page synopsis of key developments in the sector over the past 12 months. The sector is still in its infancy but presents a vital opportunity for South Africa and the world to tackle pressing energy challenges.
Creamer Media MYB Construction cover Construction – Midyear Review 2023 Has PDF
Published: 18 Oct 23
The Construction – Midyear Review 2023 is a three-page synopsis of key developments in the construction sector over the past 12 months, which is yet to recover to pre-Covid-19 pandemic levels of output.
Creamer Media MYB Platinum cover Platinum – Midyear Brief 2023 Has PDF
Published: 18 Oct 23
The Platinum MYB is a three-page synopsis of key developments in the platinum group metals market over the past 12 months, including details of South Africa’s supply and demand, and mergers and acquisitions in the sector.  
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