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Karoo firewalkers: Dinosaurs braved South Africa's land of lava

By: Bloomberg     30th January 2020 About 183-million years ago during the early part of the Jurassic Period, enormous amounts of lava flowed across the landscape in what is now South Africa, transforming the environment into a land of fire. But fossil footprints described by scientists on Wednesday showed that intrepid dinosaurs... 

Cheap natural gas is about to kick more coal out of Europe

By: Bloomberg     27th January 2020 Cheaper natural gas prices this year are likely to cement Europe’s shift away from coal as a fuel for producing power. Abnormally mild winter weather has cut demand for the fuel as a flood of new supplies entered the world’s biggest gas market. That along with higher costs for carbon-emissions... 

Sasol to finalise scope of LCCP unit's repairs in Feb 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th January 2020 Integrated energy and chemicals company Sasol expects to finalise the scope of, and time needed for, repairs to the low-density polyethylene (LDPE) unit, at its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US, during the second half of February. “Limited” damage was done to a small... 

Trafo Power Solutions

24th January 2020 Trafo Power Solutions was established to cater for the growing appetite and scope for the application of dry-type transformers in Africa. These power solutions are suitable across a wide range of industry including mining. The company offers a wide range of cast resin transformers from 160 kVA to... 

Miner missing at Henty gold mine

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd January 2020 A worker missing at the Henty gold mine, in Tasmania, was yet to be recovered, the Tasmanian police said on Thursday. The worker was reported missing early on Thursday morning after staff at the mine was unable to make contact, and an initial investigation found a section of earth collapsed. 

Looking ahead to 2020 Vision: combined Securex South Africa, A-OSH EXPO and Facilities Management Expo 2020 promises to be even bigger and better

17th January 2020 Three shows under one roof: this was the successful experience of over 10,000 visitors to Gallagher Convention Centre in May 2019. They were there to experience the co-located trade shows that spanned three different yet related working areas -  Securex South Africa, A-OSH EXPO and Facilities... 

Grindrod breaks ground at R105m AutoPort project 

By: Irma Venter     17th January 2020 Freight logistics group Grindrod has started construction on a new, R105-million AutoPort, just off the N3 in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal. The 270 000 m2 property is located between Pinetown and Pietermaritzburg. 

Mato Expands Facilities As It Grows Market

13th January 2020 The growing popularity of the MATO Products’ expanded offering has led the company to boost its service and repair facilities. Andrew Frank, operations manager at MATO Products, highlights the recent completion of the new spray-painting booth, which has doubled the firm’s capacity to finish... 

Parliamentary committee welcomes probe into SAAF aircraft crash in the DRC

By: African News Agency      13th January 2020 Parliament's defence and military veterans portfolio committee has welcomed the investigation into the cause of the South African Air Force (SAAF) aircraft crash at Goma airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, January 9. The SAAF Lockheed C-130BZ Hercules aircraft, which... 

Youths suspected of torching 24 Shosholoza Meyl carriages in Bloem

By: African News Agency      6th January 2020 A case of arson is under investigation after 24 out of order Shosholoza Meyl train carriages were torched on the rails next to the Bloemfontein train station on Saturday.  The coaches had been earmarked for refurbishment, the department of transport said on Sunday.  

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