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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.


Brexit could push gold price as high as $1 400/oz in coming weeks

By: Ilan Solomons     24th June 2016 Gold and silver prices on Friday surged above their 2016 highs in the wake of the outcome of the British referendum to leave the European Union (EU) – the so-called Brexit. Fitch Group research firm BMI on Friday said it expected additional gains for these precious metals over the coming weeks. 

Weir Minerals Launches Trio® Tp Cone Crusher Range

     24th June 2016 Weir Minerals has announced the global release of its Trio® Top Performance cone crusher range to the mining and construction aggregate market. Combining aggressive crushing action, high crushing force and high power, this new generation of top performing cone crushers takes the user to the next... 

Bulk Bag Lifting Frame With Adjustable Arms

     24th June 2016 Flexicon has introduced a new bulk bag lifting frame with telescoping arms that accommodates bulk bags produced in an increasing range of sizes. The lifting frame is optional on all BFC models of Flexicon's BULK-OUT™ discharger line, and available for up to two tonne capacities to replace... 

Industrial Equipment range brings cost and energy-saving benefits to the Namibian mining sector through Renttech SA’s branch SA Welding in Walvis Bay

     24th June 2016 Renttech South Africa’s pan-African expansion strategy is well on track with the company’s new branch in Namibia. Featuring a broad range of well-known names in welding machinery and consumables, lifting and rigging equipment, as well as diesel generators and compressors, Renttech - situated in... 

From beer to drugs to cars: Global business laments EU vote

By: Reuters     24th June 2016 Chief executives from Tokyo to Denver woke up on Friday to currency turmoil, plunging share prices and tough decisions after Britain's vote to leave the European Union raised widespread fears over economic growth. In Britain itself, businesses including aerospace, pharmaceuticals and... 

Keeping truckers healthy and aware with free medical screenings

     24th June 2016 Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, has recognised the Cape Winelands as a welcome refuelling and refreshment stopover on the routes of long haulage companies with the launch of a permanent wellness clinic. Truck drivers passing through... 

Cape Town doctor aiming to rewrite the sports safety-gear script

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2016 Fifteen years ago, Dr Chris Leatt witnessed the death of a fellow motorcycle rider a few weeks after his four-year-old son, Matthew, got on a bike and fell in love with the sport. “Alan Selby had fallen at the top of a hill and I travelled up with the paramedic to assist,” says Leatt from his... 

Cape Town doctor aiming to rewrite the sports safety-gear script

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2016 Fifteen years ago Dr Chris Leatt witnessed the death of a fellow motorcycle rider a few weeks after his four-year-old son, Matthew, got on a bike and fell in love with the sport. “Alan Selby had fallen at the top of a hill and I travelled up with the paramedic to assist,” says Leatt from his home... 

Compressor supplier reaches out to customers

By: David Oliveira     24th June 2016 Compressor supplier CompAir, a wholly-owned subsidiary of international compressor company Gardner Denver, hosted the first Masters of Air conference at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, from June 1 to 3, to showcase its diverse range of compressor solutions. CompAir business director Marc... 

Conference celebrates 19 years of success

By: Victor Moolman     24th June 2016 The longest running rail conference and exhibition in Africa, Africa Rail, will mark its nineteenth year of existence, says international business to business media company Terrapinn. 

Innovative technology boosts productivity and job site safety

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Mechanical pipe manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the FireLock Installation-Ready Fittings system to the pipe and fire protection industry, which reduces installation time and job site inventory, boosting productivity and safety. Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld asserts... 

International company sees local potential

     24th June 2016 Earlier this year Reelcare was proud to announce the expansion of its successful UK business as the company now have an operation based in South Africa. The company has set up its hose and cable reel business in a fully stocked warehouse facility located in Wadeville in Gauteng. Reelcare sales... 

Polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 Mpact has announced a major move into plastics recycling with the unveiling of plans for a state-of-the-art Polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant. 

Stringent specs for plastic pipes in gas pipelines

     24th June 2016 South Africa’s gas industry is on the cusp of great growth and expansion in light of a potential global oversupply of shale gas. As a result, local plastic pipe manufacturers have to ensure that the pipes used in gas pipelines have been manufactured according to stringent specifications and... 

Summit brings governments, operators and investors together

     24th June 2016 Regional and international stakeholders for East and Central Africa's transport infrastructure sector will be gathering once again at the seventh East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 2016 (Roads & Rail 2016) to be held on September 27 and 28 in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. 

Township tourism remains untapped

By: Sydney Majoko     24th June 2016 Tourism in South Africa remains an untapped market. Yes, there are tourist destinations like Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga but, as a country, we are barely scraping the barrel when it comes to cashing in on tourism generally and township tourism, in particular. The township economy... 

Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, Canada

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 A First Nation based in the lower mainland of British Columbia is amplifying its efforts to resist Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline – hailed by some analysts as the ‘Keystone of the North’. 

Two new engineers join consulting firm

By: Sebastian Whyle     24th June 2016 Environmental consulting and contracting firm SCS Engineers has added two specialists to its environmental management group in the Midwest region in the US, says SCS Engineers principal engineer and VP Samuel Cook.  

UPS systems launched to support ICT, telecoms infrastructure

By: Schalk Burger     24th June 2016 Information and communication technology (ICT) multinational Huawei launched its range of uninterrupted power supply (UPS) systems in South Africa this month to enable ICT infrastructure, cellular towers and data centres to operate continuously regardless of grid stability. The range of... 

Call for bargaining council to protect workers amid mining accidents in Botswana

By: African News Agency      23rd June 2016 The Botswana Mine Workers Union (BMWU) has urged the government to set up a bargaining council to safeguard the welfare of workers who suffer crippling and fatal injuries while working in the mines. The call came after one Bamangwato Concession Limited (BCL) worker suffered a broken hip bone... 

Atlas Copco - Long-term Portable Energy Partner

     23rd June 2016 Portable energy is the lifeline on any job site that is dependent on the reliable supply of air, power or light to operate tools and equipment such as the construction, road making, mining, quarrying, oil & gas, power generation and agricultural industries. Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division... 

ABB delivers largest multi-million rand high voltage gas insulated switchgear (GIS) board to new Sebenza intake substation near Kempton Park

     23rd June 2016 ABB South Africa has delivered its largest 132kV high voltage gas insulated switchgear board as part of a multi-million rand order to City Power's new Sebenza intake substation. The new 1000MVA 400 kV/275 kV/132 kV Sebenza intake substation near Kempton Park will strengthen City Power’s... 

STATS Group Team Up With PSO To Target Scandinavian Onshore/Offshore Sector

     23rd June 2016 UK pipeline technology company STATS Group has signed an agency agreement with leading Norwegian distributor PSO AS which will provide a strategic entry to the Scandinavian onshore and offshore market. STATS provides a range of hydrostatic test tools, weldless pipe connection and onsite machining... 

Great Panther reports fatality at Guanajuatito mine

By: Samantha Herbst     23rd June 2016 A contract miner has died due to an isolated rock fall at TSX-listed silver miner Great Panther Silver’s Guanajuatito mine, in Mexico. "We feel great sadness over the loss of one of our colleagues, and we offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends," stated Great Panther president and... 

Emerson Introduces Wirelessly-Monitored Storage Tank Emergency Vents

     23rd June 2016 New Enardo 2000 model with Smart Wireless technology provides immediate information to help prevent safety emergencies. Emerson has introduced wirelessly-monitored Enardo 2000 emergency pressure relief vents (EPRVs) that provide safety control by managing abnormally high storage tank pressures in... 

National Nuclear Regulator Convenes Milestone Workshop In Preparation For New Build

     23rd June 2016 New Nuclear Build faces many challenges all over the world and with a host of up-to-date regulatory requirements, the South African nuclear industry can expect more to come. Now is the time to be proactive. This was one of the key messages during the New Build regulatory preparatory workshop... 

Imperial’s Five-Pillar Approach Reduces Transport Risk

     23rd June 2016 Imperial Logistics’ proactive, multi-pronged approach to managing transport risk is yielding big benefits for the supply chain and logistics leader and its clients, including fewer hijackings, more successful convictions and the collapse of hijacking syndicates. Imperial Logistics, Health Safety... 

Lesson learned from American nut farmers

     22nd June 2016 The Valley Macadamias Group recently embarked on a fact finding mission to nut farms in California to search for methodologies that could improve the profitability and sustainability of macadamia nut farms in South Africa. The Californian agriculture sector is world renowned for their almond,... 

High Voltage coils – making quality cost effective

     22nd June 2016 For industries operating and maintaining high voltage motors and generators, a cost effective, timely and planned repair schedule is crucial to maintaining productivity. Central to this regime is the use of high quality, precision manufactured stator coils, available through a local and trusted... 

Gas turbine coupling developed for GE generators

     22nd June 2016 The constant increase in demand for electrical power around the world requires more generating capacity to be installed for both local and national use. One of the most efficient and controllable sources of energy is produced by aeroderivative gas turbine engines that are reconfigured by... 

Top 10 Guidelines to Address Operational Technology Vulnerabilities in Critical Infrastructure Organisations

     22nd June 2016 Fortinet – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, states that almost 80 percent of industrial security incidents in critical infrastructure organisations are caused by unintentional internal issues such as software misconfigurations from human error and malfunctioning... 

Eskom takes city to court over Wescape development

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2016 Eskom has slammed the decision of Anton Bredell, the provincial minister of local government, environmental affairs and development, and the Cape Town City Council to amend the urban edge to include land for the Wescape development on the west coast. The power utility has taken Bredell and the... 

Eskom tariff hike gives businesses the shivers

     22nd June 2016 Local ICT Infrastructure company BT-SA has warned that the 9.4% Eskom tariff hike will have a huge effect on businesses, especially if they fail to streamline their energy consumption. Incorporating smart office or home technology into a new or existing structure makes it easier to reduce energy... 

Resources Watch  

     22nd June 2016 Big boost for South African mining as old Comro reopens; New way to mine hard rock impresses veteran researcher ;And, legal discretion dogging mine safety inquiries 

Gold rush to end whether or not Britain votes to exit EU

By: Reuters     22nd June 2016 Gold's sharp gains on uncertainty over Britain's European Union membership are likely to come to an end, regardless of whether Britons vote to leave or remain in Thursday's referendum. Prices hit their highest since August 2014 last week as the $5-trillion a year gold market rose with other... 

South Africa’s stands at 49/70 in 2016 Global Country RepTrak® Study

     22nd June 2016 Brand South Africa, today joined Reputation House and the Wits Business School in announcing the results of the 2016 Global Country RepTrak® Study.  South Africa stands at 49 of 70 countries assessed in the study scoring highly on the beauty of the country and the warmth and friendliness of the... 

Canada’s pipeline operators on the hook as 'absolute liability' provisions kick in 

By: Henry Lazenby     21st June 2016 The new Pipeline Safety Act has come into force in Canada, heralding a new era of absolute liability for pipeline owners and operators and setting out financial resource requirements to pay for all costs related to a spill or rupture. The National Energy Board (NEB) on Monday welcomed the... 

New ARALDITE® adhesives extend performance in automotive assembly applications

     21st June 2016 In 2015, the global automotive adhesive and sealant market was valued at $5 million. With factors including vehicle safety, light weighting and fuel economy continuing to prevail under ever stringent standards and regulations, it’s expected that this market will grow at a compound annual rate of... 

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