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Baita Plai cold commissioning gets under way

By: Mariaan Webb     16th December 2019 Aim-listed mining company Vast Resources has started the cold commissioning of tis Baita Plai polymetallic mine, in Romania, with initial trail mining expected to be carried out shortly. The current cold commissioning capacity is up to 7 000 t/m and will be progressively ramped up 14 000 t/m in... 

Eskom: Multiple systems failures but grid remains stable and ‘won’t collapse’

By: News24Wire      11th December 2019 Eskom, the beleaguered national electricity utility, is suffering from multiple system failures at power stations around the country brought about by poor planning, old and malfunctioning infrastructure, an acute lack of skills and a loss of institutional expertise. Internal Eskom status updates... 

CEO Circle selects BT Industrial as one of seven national champions

25th October 2019 Industrial solutions provider BT Industrial, with Kgomotso Lekola as Founder and Managing Director, recently received a prestigious CEO Circle Entrepreneurs 2019 Award. The adjudication panel consisted of Discovery CEO Adrian Gore as Chairman, Investec CEO Fani Titi, Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub,... 

Alrosa finds 230 ct diamond

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th October 2019 Russian diamond miner Alrosa has unearthed its largest gem-quality diamond in more than three years: a 232.4-ct stone that was unearthed at the Udachnaya kimberlite pipe. The diamond has a yellowish hue and several chips. Its dimensions are 40 х 39 х 23 mm. 

Inner Western Cape dam levels remain low, Wilderness water supply fixed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st October 2019 The Western Cape government on Monday reported that the latest average dam level for the Western Cape was 64.1%, compared with 65.7% at the same time last year. Western Cape Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Minister Anton Bredell said dam levels in the interior... 

CSIR researchers outline primary water quality research projects

By: Schalk Burger     27th September 2019 Scientists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) this week provided insight into their primary research on water quality and water treatment. Three researchers detailed their research projects, which included designing and piloting a process to recover water and generate... 

Gem’s cost-cutting drive on track

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     5th September 2019 LSE-listed Gem Diamonds continues with the successful implementation of its business transformation programme, which is aimed at achieving $100-million in incremental revenue, productivity improvements and cost savings to the end of 2021. Reporting on the diamond miner’s results for the six... 

BlueRock expects to be profitable in second half

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd September 2019 Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds produced more than 50% of its overall output for the six months ended June 30 in May and June. Production for the two months reached 63 200 t. 

Deflating the myths around the mechanical joining of HDPE pipe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th August 2019 Victaulic South Africa’s Marcel Ley exposes the myths surrounding the mechanical joining of HDPE piping, and why it is the best method to ensure not only job site safety and a reduced completion time frame but provides financial benefits as well. As innovations arise, so do the replacements of... 

Gem Diamonds delivers good first-half output

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th August 2019 Some 18 months into its four-year business transformation programme, diamond miner Gem Diamonds is on track to deliver its targeted $100-million in incremental revenue, productivity improvements and cost savings by the end of 2021. Since implementation, the LSE-listed group has achieved... 

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