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Mboweni questions need to hold onto State assets

By: Bloomberg     25th March 2019 Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said a discussion must begin on whether the government needs to retain control of all the assets it owns given the poor state of the national finances. Mboweni has asked Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for a list of noncore State assets and has been... 

AECI’s Lake Foods, Christian Hansen launch dairy application centre

By: Simone Liedtke     12th March 2019 Food and beverage company Lake Foods, a division of South African chemicals group AECI, on Tuesday launched its new dairy application centre in Cape Town. The centre will assist customers with new product innovation and development, as well as product improvements. 

A first for Africa! Vapor Wake K9 SA to demonstrate cutting edge explosive detection canine technology at Securex South Africa 2019

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2019 Vapor Wake K9 SA will be showcasing the Vapor Wake method of training working dogs in the detection of explosives and other illicit substances – the first organisation outside the US to offer this advanced type of canine technology – as the official sponsor of the Vapor Wake K9 SA demo area at... 

Armoured personnel carrier launched

22nd February 2019 South African private defence vehicle manufacturing company Milkor has developed and launched its Milkor 4 × 4 armoured personnel carrier (APC) to the African market. Milkor officially unveiled the APC at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2018 international defence exhibition held in... 

Better techniques are making a big difference in drilling and blasting, says MAXAM

By: Kim Cloete     8th February 2019 Advanced technologies in mining explosives are making major inroads in the mining industry. This was highlighted by MAXAM, a global technological leader specialising in the design, development, manufacture and application of energetic solutions, at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape... 

Omnia nitrophosphate plant, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th February 2019 Omnia Holdings plans to build a nitrophosphate plant that will improve the company’s overall competitiveness in the production of fertilisers. 

Solar Mining Services helps to boost the Mpumalanga economy 

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Solar Mining Services, a manufacturer and supplier of explosives, accessories and blasting services for the mining industry, has made strides in growing its business in South Africa. It has created more than 100 jobs and invested R500-million in South Africa since setting up in the country in... 

Resources Watch  

7th February 2019 Minerals Council's warns of tipping point for mining if electricity tariffs increase by 15% a year; and, BME to focus on product improvement and organic growth 

Ford digs up litany of unexplored claims ahead of inquest into burnt Kuga

By: News24Wire      6th February 2019 Unexplained casino chips, a "bullet cartridge" and a suspicious maroon car are among a litany of unexplored claims which the Ford Motor Company dug up ahead of a High Court inquest into the death of Reshall Jimmy. Jimmy's burnt body was found in his Ford Kuga four years ago while he was on... 

Focus turns to nonexplosives-based rock breaking as quest for safer, more-efficient mining intensifies

By: Dylan Slater     21st September 2018 The South African mining industry, once the backbone of economic growth, intensive job creation and development, is declining constantly, owing to the slow rates of research and development into newer, safer, modernised, mechanised and continuous mining methods. A key pillar of improving mining... 

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