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Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd is a market leader in the innovation and supply of specialised electronic safety equipment to the southern African mining sector. Some of these warning, locating and monitoring systems are unique in the industry and new products are being introduced to the line-up on an ongoing basis.


Africa’s brightest youth brainstorm solutions to socioeconomic challenges 

By: David Oliveira     22nd July 2016 One hundred of Africa’s most innovative youth gathered at the Brightest Young Minds (BYM) 2016 summit, held in Johannesburg last month, to discuss and find innovative solutions for Africa’s socioeconomic challenges. “BYM is a nonprofit public-benefit organisation aimed at providing a platform for... 

Combination of technologies making CIOs more future-orientated

By: Schalk Burger     22nd July 2016 While the requirement to derive value from a combination of information technology (IT) projects is changing the role of CIOs, the new technologies are also driving CIOs to be aware of broader technology trends and their potential value for the company. CIOs will have to manage all projects in... 

Crash test dummy range now includes child models

     22nd July 2016 Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota last month expanded its range of virtual crash-test dummies by adding three new new models to replicate the physical characteristics of children aged three, six and ten. The simulation software, known as Total Human Model for Safety (Thums), maps and mimics... 

Flight data soon to be sent live through satellite communication technology

By: Dylan Slater     22nd July 2016 The decades-old conventional flight data recorders found in every commercial airliner might soon be replaced, or at least supplemented by a feed of recorded data to a land-based server.  

Gas gensets a sustainable power alternative  

By: Sebastian Whyle     22nd July 2016 Engine, filtration and power-generation product manufacturer Cummins notes that gas-powered gensets are a sustainable power solution, owing to natural gas being methane-rich and occurring naturally. This makes it a cost-effective alternative energy source, compared with wind and solar power.  

High-speed BRT lanes not silver bullet they appear to be – UP study

By: Irma Venter     21st July 2016 Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in South Africa generally have lower passenger demand, poorer financial performance and higher subsidy requirements than initially forecast, says Professor Christo Venter of the University of Pretoria’s Centre of Transport Development. One cause of poor passenger... 

South Africa gears up for Habitat III; needs to be active in global New Urban Agenda

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th July 2016 South Africa is preparing to showcase its position at the United Nations’ (UN’s) upcoming third Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), where the ‘New Urban Agenda’ on human settlements and urbanisation will be adopted for the next 20 years. The country is... 

Anglo ups South African export coal output as diamond, iron-ore volumes fall

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2016 Diversified mining company Anglo American upped South African export coal production in the three months to June 30, which saw local diamond and iron-ore output fall appreciably. While Eskom-related production remained broadly unchanged in the second quarter, export coal production rose 8% to... 

Amplats records 1% production improvement in Q2

By: Ilan Solomons     20th July 2016 Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) lifted its production by 1% to 586 000 oz in the quarter ended June 30, compared with the 581 000 oz produced in the second quarter of 2015, as a result of improved performances at its Unki and Union mines, as well as its joint venture (JV) operations.   Amplats... 

Gold is not all that glisters – diamonds act as hedge for the rich

By: Reuters     20th July 2016 In a packed Christie's auction room in Geneva, one could hear a pin drop as two anonymous bidders slugged it out in their quest to own the world's most exquisite blue diamond. The room in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues was filled with multi-millionaire collectors and diamond dealers,... 

Kumba production dips 15%, sales down 26% in Q2

By: Ilan Solomons     20th July 2016 JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore’s production decreased by 15% to 8.9-million tons in the second quarter of this year, compared with the 10.3-million tons of iron-ore produced in the second quarter of 2015. The iron-ore producer’s sales volumes also decreased by 26% to 9.6-million tons in the quarter... 

LME extends ring trading at emergency venue until Friday

By: Reuters     19th July 2016 The London Metal Exchange (LME) has extended open outcry trading to its disaster recovery site in Chelmsford, east of London, until Friday after structural problems forced the shutdown of its offices, the exchange said on Tuesday. The LME said on Sunday it was moving ring trading to its... 

Recent events show need for 'nuclear rethink' – professor 

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th July 2016 South Africa needs to tread carefully if it is to pursue its nuclear build plans, particularly in light of recent events that require a “nuclear rethink”, suggests University of Johannesburg Department of Physics head Hartmut Winkler. Over the past five years, the dynamics of the nuclear... 

Frost & Sullivan lauds MiX Telematics’ rise as the leading provider of information and related services for mobile assets

     19th July 2016 Based on recent analysis of the telematics market, Frost & Sullivan recognises MiX Telematics as the recipient of the 2016 South African Company of the Year Award. As a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, MiX Telematics serves a range of industries and customer... 

RS Components offering a large range of RS Pro products at the Mining & Technical Exhibition Rustenburg 2016

     19th July 2016 RS Components SA, the global distributor for engineers, will be at the Mining & Technical Exhibition Rustenburg on 21 July 2016 at the Impala Rugby Club, exhibiting the new RS Pro range of products that offers customers a combination of quality, performance and competitive pricing.   MTE has been... 

Construction of Carrapateena decline to start as contractor is selected

By: Mariaan Webb     19th July 2016 Australian company Pybar Mining Services has been selected as the contractor for the Carrapateena decline project, in South Australia, in a $65-million tender that has attracted significant interest from international and domestic companies. Announcing Pybar as the winner of the “hotly contested... 

Largo makes vanadium-redox flow battery mark with nonbinding offtake MoU

By: Henry Lazenby     18th July 2016 Canadian vanadium producer Largo Resources has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) for an offtake agreement with Massachusetts-based energy technology firm Vionx Energy. The announcement lifted Largo’s TSX-V-listed stock by more than 4% to C$0.47 apiece on Monday. 

Yokogawa’s CENTUM® VP R6 Receives the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize of the 46th Machine Industry Design Awards

     18th July 2016 Yokogawa announces that its CENTUM® VP R6 integrated production control system has received the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Prize. The receipt of this prize was confirmed on 15 July 2016. This is the second time a CENTUM system has received this honor, which is the highest Machine... 

Kbac’s New Bolon Flooring For Mall Of Africa Store

     18th July 2016 KBAC Flooring supplied woven vinyl floor covering by the internationally acclaimed Swedish company, Bolon, for the footwear area of the new Woolworths store in the Mall of Africa in Midrand, the largest single-phase shopping centre yet built in South Africa. KBAC Flooring was earlier this year... 

DMCC and Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Join Forces to Introduce Drones Trading in the UAE

     18th July 2016 DMCC, the Government authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, today announced an ongoing collaboration with the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority to create and launch drones trading platform, the first of its kind in the UAE. To mark this partnership, Gautam Sashittal, DMCC Chief... 

Zwane decries sharp increase in mine fatalities

By: Ilan Solomons     15th July 2016 Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane on Friday lamented the sharp rise in mining-related fatalities this year and called for “extraordinary measures” to be taken to prevent further fatalities occurring in the sector. Speaking at a health and safety Imbizo at diversified miner Sibanye Gold's... 

Complete mobile on-site air, power, light, and now also pump solutions from a single source

     15th July 2016 Atlas Copco Portable Energy leads the market as a single source supplier of turnkey on-site mobile solutions with the development and extension of its pump portfolio to complement the division’s already well-established range of compressors, generators and light towers. “The shared synergies... 

Budding app economy to provide broad benefits for commerce and society

By: Schalk Burger     15th July 2016 The application (app) economy in South Africa can provide the benefits of mobility for many aspects of civil service and commerce, as well as support business growth and broader access to government resources. However, the immaturity of the local app economy, compared with those in developed... 

Budding app economy to provide broad benefits for commerce and society

By: Schalk Burger     15th July 2016 The application (app) economy in South Africa can provide the benefits of mobility for many aspects of civil service and commerce, as well as support business growth and broader access to government resources. However, the immaturity of the local app economy, compared with those in developed... 

Company strengthens ties with African country

     15th July 2016 Global engineering, project management and construction company Bechtel has extended its partnership with Gabon, which it has been working with since 2010 to create and implement a $25-billion national infrastructure plan. 

Interbuild Africa 2016 targets small and medium-sized building contractors

By: Mia Breytenbach     15th July 2016 The 2016 Interbuild Africa, Africa’s largest building, building services and construction exhibition, will predominantly target the small and medium-sized building contractor companies, as this market remains fairly resilient, says event organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery portfolio... 

New technology for NDT technicians in South Africa

By: Simon Sonnekus     15th July 2016 South African non-destructive testing (NDT) technicians can possibly look forward to the global influx of new technology, following the completion of the nineteenth World Conference on NDT held in Munich, Germany, last month. According to South African Institute of Non-Destructive Testing... 

PRASA new rolling stock procurement programme – Gibela rolling stock project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     15th July 2016 The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa plans to unveil a replica of its newly acquired trains at the Pretoria station for public viewing from the end of July. 

Technology combats corrosion in aerospace equipment

     15th July 2016 Corrosion protection supplier Cortec announced last month that its Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) technology for the aircraft, aviation and aerospace industries, scales new heights for industry leading corrosion protection to aircraft and aerospace equipment. The company explains that... 

Sioux Responds to Customer Demand with Improved Performance in Updated Line of Engine-Driven Pressure Washers and Steam Cleaners

     14th July 2016 Sioux Corporation is proud to announce a new and improved line of engine-driven pressure washers and steam cleaners. This line of products was redesigned in response to customer feedback to include new features and product enhancements that will maintain Sioux’s reputation for providing the most... 

Iata inks MoU with African Union Commission

By: Samantha Herbst     14th July 2016 The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the African Union (AU) Commission to expand strategic cooperation and further the continent’s economic and social development, through the benefits of safe, efficient and sustainable air... 

Capitalise on huge investment in the manufacturing sector

     14th July 2016 The future for manufacturing in the KwaZulu-Natal region is looking especially bright, with a number of substantial recently completed projects and newly announced projects seeing a large cash injection from well-known companies. In mid-April, the second phase of the upgrade and expansion to... 

Lech-Stahlwerke GmbH places order with SMS group for expansion of bar mill 2

     14th July 2016 The expansion of bar mill 2 of Lech-Stahlwerke GmbH at the Meitingen site will be completed by SMS group ( in the fall of 2017 when the mill will go into production. The scope of supply of SMS group includes a 3-roll precision sizing block (PSM® - Precision Sizing Mill)... 

Mining Charter conflicts with Employment Equity Act – Solidarity

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th July 2016 There are certain aspects embedded in the draft Mining Charter that conflict with the Employment Equity Act (EEA), trade union Solidarity general secretary Gideon du Plessis said on Wednesday. Following a post-consultation process presentation to the Department of Mineral Resources, he said the... 

Eurotech presents its new, compact version of the eT-Hover-allround at glasstec

     13th July 2016 Vacuum specialist Eurotech will be presenting its standardised, customer-specific vacuum handling solutions at glasstec, the world’s leading trade fair for glass manufacturing and processing, from 20 to 23 September 2016. This year, two lifting devices from the eT-Hover series constitute the... 

New strategy to tackle black lung after review finds ‘major system failures’

By: Mariaan Webb     13th July 2016 Queensland Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham on Wednesday unveiled a three-pronged strategy to improve coal workers’ health, after a review of the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme found that a health screening system to protect underground coal workers had failed. Eleven... 

South Africa should consider onshore LNG regasification, Fluor argues 

By: Terence Creamer     12th July 2016 Global engineering and construction group Fluor argues that South Africa could consider both onshore and offshore storage and regasification options for the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG), however it believes that onshore facilities could offer a number of advantages. The South... 

Why Cape Town is home to South Africa’s most important meeting place for oil industry professionals

     12th July 2016 South Africa is a gateway to the continent, according to exhibitors and the new owner of Cape Industries Showcase 2016 One of South Africa’s key expos will bring a bigger focus on the oil and gas sector this September in Cape Town. 

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