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South32 boasts record manganese, aluminium production in December quarter

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th January 2018 Triple-listed diversified miner South32 on Wednesday reported that, while it had achieved its guidance for all its operations during the three months to December 31, its South African manganese operations, in particular, exceeded expectations, owing to strong market demand. Saleable ore... 

Electrical surgery

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     4th August 2017 It has long been clear to me that it is about time that State-owned power utility Eskom was sliced up and sold. You have to understand that I am a great supporter of Eskom; I worked for the utility and I greatly admire some of its systems, in particular, the distribution maintenance systems.... 

The sad and sickening Eskom story

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     1st May 2015 In the present situation, it is very hard to stay away from the Eskom story. The more that goes wrong, the more bizzare it becomes. School teacher Lynne Brown (Public Enterprises Minister), university lecturer Tina Joemat-Pettersson (Energy Minister), the Gupta family and the Eskom board remind... 

Fulu Mphuthi

17th October 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Akhani Group was established when Mine Procurement Solutions (MPS) and Vhaselwa Engineering & Management Consulting (VEM) merged. MPS specialises in customised infrastructure design, development and management for remote workforce and operational camping sites, while... 

Additional pumps supply for power stations

By: Mia Breytenbach     16th May 2014 Pumps and pump components manufacturer, servicer and supplier APE Pumps received R11-million worth of pumps supply, installation and refurbishment contracts for State-owned power utility Eskom’s power stations this year, APE Pumps GM Richard Rudling tells Engineering News. While APE Sangus –... 

Supply will be tight on Monday night but stable thereafter – Eskom

By: Leandi Kolver     5th May 2014 South Africa’s electricity supply system was expected to be “extremely tight” on Monday during the evening peak, after which it was expected to be stable over this period for the rest of the week, owing to lower demand as a result of the public holiday for the national elections on Wednesday,... 

Eskom to ‘rework’ maintenance plan to keep lights on

By: Natalie Greve     10th April 2014 Parastatal Eskom says it will “rework” the maintenance plans of its power plants to ensure there is enough electricity to meet demand, adding that, while the national electricity system will be stable on Thursday night, it will be tight over the evening peak hours and is expected to remain tight... 

Komati water scheme augmentation project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     19th April 2013 Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa launched the Komati water scheme augmentation project on March 19. 


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