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Parker Hannifin to showcase its latest mobile system solutions at bauma 2019

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th March 2019 Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will present new, integrated electrified system solutions and technology innovations for sustainable mobile system solutions, components and services at bauma 2019. Visitors to Parker’s stand will be able to see and experience... 

US coal miners are shoveling more money than ever at investors

By: Bloomberg     25th March 2019 It’s not a great time to be a coal miner, but there’s never been a better time for their shareholders. US coal companies returned almost $3.7-billion in dividends and buybacks to shareholders in the 12 months through September, and S&P Global Ratings expects more of the same this year. That’s... 

SAB to expand water-saving collaborations to more municipalities

By: Nadine James     22nd March 2019 South African Breweries (SAB) hopes to expand its water-saving collaboration efforts with municipalities to more water-stressed communities across South Africa, after achieving significant successes in Cape Town and Tshwane. Working with local municipalities in Cape Town and Tshwane, SAB has... 

Company adds hydraulic submersibles to rental fleet

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Last month, pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental  became the exclusive distributor of the UK Quax pump range in Africa. “These mobile, hydraulically driven submersible pumps are particularly suited to instances where power is not readily available,” explains Integrated Pump Rental MD... 

Scrooge McDucks’ electric car

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     22nd March 2019 Pinin is a protein associated with desmosome,  a structure which helps hold cells together. Farina (in Italian) is a form of milled wheat. On the other hand, Battista is the name of Scrooge Scrooge McDuck's butler. McDuck is related to Donald Duck. Putting all these highly educational facts... 

Toliara proves positive for Base

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st March 2019 A prefeasibility study (PFS) into the Toliara mineral sands project, in Madagascar, has estimated that the project could produce some 37.1-million tonnes of heavy mineral concentrate over a life-of-mine of 33 years. ASX-listed Base Resources told shareholders that the PFS envisaged a two-stage... 

Indian consortium plans EV battery plant linked to overseas lithium acquisitions

By: Ajoy K Das     20th March 2019 The newly formed joint venture (JV) of Indian government mineral companies has entered into a lithium-ion battery manufacturing business, linked to its plans to acquire lithium and cobalt mineral assets overseas. The lithium-ion battery manufacturing venture will be led by State-run National... 

Dynapac Equipment purchase made easy for B-BBEE and SMME contractors with Dyn@fin

19th March 2019 “The focus from government organisations is to bring previously disadvantaged contractors to the mainstream construction sector. However, in order to achieve this goal, contractors require accessible equipment financing,” notes Neville Marthinussen, Business Line Manager at Dynapac South Africa.... 

Africa is running out of water as cities' populations boom

By: Bloomberg     19th March 2019 As water supplies in Ghana’s capital grew increasingly erratic, Beatrice Kabuki stopped customers from using her grocery store’s bathrooms and installed a plastic storage tank at her home. “The taps flow once a week and usually at night, so we stay awake to fetch what we can store,” Kabuki, 35,... 

Hulamin reviews extrusions business, rolled products reaches record volumes 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th March 2019 JSE-listed aluminium supplier and exporter Hulamin’s rolled products division reported a “superb” manufacturing performance for the year ended December 31, 2018, increasing its sales by 6% to 228 000 t. This third consecutive year of record sales volumes from rolled products helped to offset... 

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