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Quality reprioritised in local battery market

By: Robyn Wilkinson     8th December 2017 With its battery anti-theft solution successfully protecting more than 15 000 lead acid batteries in South Africa, battery and related-components supplier Aztec is seeing an increase in demand for premium quality batteries with a longer operating life. 

Licensing rules for large desalination plants remain challenging

By: Dylan Slater     18th August 2017 With increased debate around water security in South Africa, as a result of growing surface-water scarcity and future uncertainty, the prospect of implementing large-scale desalination of seawater is also increasing.  

South Africa’s manufacturing sector ‘woefully underperforming’ – De Ruyter

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th June 2017 South Africa is stuck in a vicious deindustrialisation cycle which has left its manufacturing sector lagging at a level well below where it should be considering its developmental stage. The country’s failure to pick itself up out of the low-growth trap can mean a missed opportunity to create 800... 

Dartbrook resource estimated at 2.5-billion tonnes

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     27th June 2017 An independent assessment has estimated that the Dartbrook project, in New South Wales, contained some 2.5-billion tonnes of coal resource. ASX-listed Australian Pacific Coal on Tuesday said that some 588-million tonnes were classified as measured with a further 850-million tonnes classified as... 

Chairside milling beneficial for dental industry

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th May 2017 With the dental industry moving towards chairside milling for clinics, digital production solutions company Telpro Management launched electronics manufacturer Roland’s DWX-52DC tooth milling machine last month.  

Fit-For-Purpose Wear Solutions

22nd August 2016 Pressure on maintenance budgets coupled with the need to increase productivity while reducing unplanned downtime in the mining, quarrying and power sectors of the market presents a unique set of challenges. One of the most obvious ways to cut costs is to look at areas in the plant where excessive... 

Inspiration and innovation in the spotlight at Build a Business Live Experience entrepreneurial entertainment at its finest

25th February 2016 The 2016 My Business Expo is set to showcase the very best in entrepreneurial inspiration and innovation at the unmissable Build a Business Live event. Taking place in Johannesburg on 10 March at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Build a Business Live is the highlight of the one-day,... 

Resources sector welcomes climate change agreements

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th December 2015 The Australian resources sector has welcomed the climate change agreement reached in Paris over the weekend. Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said this week that the Paris agreement provided for five yearly reviews of national targets, underpinned by a rules-based system that will assess... 

MechCaL and I-CAT Collaborate to Optimize Energy Efficiency

8th December 2015 MechCaL have teamed up with l-CAT to develop a custom designed evaporator using one of MechCaL’s patented fan designs to create a high energy efficient unit with the first completed units destined for Douglas Colliery. MechCaL and leading environmental solutions provider I-CAT have announced that... 

Power solutions supplier increases enviro friendliness

By: Malusi Mkhize     4th December 2015 Global provider of electrical and digital building infrastructures Legrand is set to increase its environment-friendly footprint with its range of power solutions that ensure protection of electrical equipment and continuity of services during planned or unplanned power failures. Legrand’s... 

New ways to achieve customer satisfaction

19th August 2015 Keeping up with the pack is essential, but leading the pack and staying ahead of it is where the game changes. How does one ensure that your customers have an exceptional experience when dealing with your company?A Gartner 2012 study showed that the top business priorities for CEOs over the past... 

Solar Impulse 2 proves you cannot rely on the sun for power

By: Kelvin Kemm     26th June 2015 The totally solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, was built to be used in an attempt to fly around the world powered by solar power alone. I must say that this aircraft is a wonderful piece of technology and I marvel at the science and design which went into its construction. 

QRC slams Climate Council report on future of Galilee basin coal

By: Ilan Solomons     24th June 2015 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) on Wednesday criticised a recently released report by environmental group Climate Council, which pitched “gloom and doom” for the future of coal. The QRC said the report, entitled ‘Galilee basin – Unburnable Coal’ was short sighted in its analysis of the... 

Price volatility a key worry for global energy leaders – WEC report

By: Terence Creamer     20th January 2015 Energy and commodity price volatility and uncertainty remained at the top of the list of concerns confronting global and African energy leaders canvassed for the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) 2015 World Energy Issues Monitor. More than 1 000 energy executives and policymakers from nearly 80... 

Miners receive food

By: Sapa     28th May 2014 The Gift of the Givers distributed food parcels to mineworkers at Amplats's Khomanani shaft in Rustenburg on Wednesday. Women ululated and men whistled when a truck carrying food arrived. 

TOMRA Sorting Solutions enters into cooperation with Outotec to expand its comminution product portfolio

17th April 2014 TOMRA Sorting Solutions has finalised an agreement in cooperation with Outotec to supply Outotec-branded sorting solutions for the mining and metallurgical industry. TOMRA Sorting is a global leader in sorting technology, setting the bar for sensor-based sorting.  By combining TOMRA’s sorting... 

Pulp-drying machine with energy-saving dryer section

9th August 2013 Voith Paper a division German engineering company Voith of has announced that it now offers complete pulp-drying machines, from headbox to the cross cutter and bale packing, with new vertical arrangement of the rolls in the dryer section.  

Stanmore pins hopes on Range project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th April 2013 A feasibility study into ASX-listed Stanmore Coal’s The Range project, in Queensland, has confirmed the technical and economic viability of the project. The feasibility study predicted that the project could deliver some five-million tons a year of high energy, export quality thermal coal, over... 


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