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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.


Guatemala police clears protesters, access to Tahoe’s blocked Escobal mine

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd June 2017 Police have used teargas to clear a public road near the town of Casillas, in south-east Guatemala, of protesters blocking access to Canadian miner Tahoe resources’ controversial Escobal mine, the third-largest silver mine in the world. The TSX- and NYSE-listed miner said in a statement on Friday... 

Cobalt 27 aims to tap electric car revolution with $150m IPO

By: Reuters     23rd June 2017 Minerals company Cobalt 27 Capital made its debut on Canada's Venture Exchange on Friday, raising C$200-million in a listing that offers investors exposure to cobalt, a key metal for batteries in electric cars. Cobalt 27's initial public offering highlights the burgeoning market for cobalt as the... 

Legislative framework for SOEs inadequate – Maswanganyi

By: Anine Kilian     23rd June 2017 South Africa’s transport industry is not immune to the challenges faced by State-owned enterprises (SOEs), according to Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi, who told a media briefing on Friday that the legislative framework for SOEs in South Africa was inadequate, conflicting and duplicitous.... 

Highest number of Renewable Energy installations in SA

     23rd June 2017 Specialist electrical contractor, Brand Engineering SA (Pty) Ltd, has carried out the highest number of utility scale solar Renewable Energy (RE) installations in the RE industry in South Africa.  It has become a key construction partner for RE developers, and is responsible for the generation of... 

Global atomic agency selects South African for key regulatory post

By: Keith Campbell     23rd June 2017 South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) CEO Dr Bismark Tyobeka has been appointed chairperson of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the NNR announced on Friday. The appointment was decided at the annual RCF Steering Committee meeting... 

‘Stifling legislation’ preventing SA drones industry from gaining altitude

By: Dylan Slater     23rd June 2017 Drones, or remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), have the potential to benefit numerous industries and could have contributed billions of rands this year, had it not been for what a newly released report implies as the stifling legislative and regulatory environment for unmanned aerial... 

Barrick, Novagold to take a closer look at optimising multimillion-ounce Donlin project, Alaska

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd June 2017 Joint venture partners Barrick Gold and Novagold announced on Thursday that their co-owned operating company Donlin Gold will undertake an $8-million drill programme to further optimise the Donlin gold project, located in the Yukon Kuskokwim region of Alaska. Donlin already has compliant measured... 

Bloodhound supersonic car project, UK and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd June 2017 The Bloodhound supersonic car will be driven for the first time at Cornwall Airport Newquay, in the UK, this October. 

Expansion ensures greater manufacturing capability for Hydra-Arc

By: Nica Schreuder     23rd June 2017 Steel fabricator Hydra-Arc has recently expanded its machining capability allowing them to take on work previously done by international manufacturing and engineering companies. Founded in 1987 by Jose Maciel, Hydra-Arc has grown from a supplier of specialised welders into a leading refinery... 

Haval outlines SA operating model after GWM takeover

By: Irma Venter     23rd June 2017 Haval Motors South Africa (Haval SA) has launched its first new vehicle in the local market since the company took over from Great Wall Motors South Africa (GWM SA). The H2 sports-utility vehicle (SUV) is set to compete with the Ford EcoSport and the Mazda CX3. 

Innovative software ensures security in manufacturing automation

     23rd June 2017 Owing to rapidly advancing manufacturing innovations and technologies bringing about disruptions in the software and technology currently used in manufacturing, family-owned enterprise resource planning (ERP) software company Global Shop Solutions’ cloud ERP has many benefits, a notable one being... 

Thumbs up to govt’s push to support small business

By: Kelvin Kemm     23rd June 2017 There is constant talk of supporting small business. I agree; it is a good thing to do. However, this needs some thought. Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu recently introduced Operation Vula to stimulate entrepreneurs. So, let is ponder some of this. An entrepreneur is somebody who... 

‘Stifling legislation’ preventing SA drones industry from gaining altitude

By: Dylan Slater     23rd June 2017 The drones industry in South Africa has the potential to benefit numerous industries, potentially contributing just under R7-billion this year alone, according to economist Dr Roeloef Botha.  

$140m EBRD loan for Polymetal’s Kyzyl gold mine

By: Mariaan Webb     22nd June 2017 Precious metals miner Polymetal has secured a $140-million loan to finance the remaining capital expenditure for its Kyzyl project, paving the way for operations at the 300 000 oz/y Kazakhstan gold mine to start in the third quarter of 2018. The loan agreement with the European Bank of... 

Airborne Drones’ top recommendations for using drones to improve your business

     21st June 2017 The rapidly-growing global drone market presents a plethora of opportunities for companies to enhance their operations, or for new businesses to emerge, says Airborne Drones. With analysts putting the global market opportunities around drones at anywhere between $11 billion and $13 billion by... 

Public address systems require surge protection

     21st June 2017 Public address systems consist of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers. They are used to transmit speech or music in a large building or at an outdoor gathering. At most, this equipment requires an electrical connection to function to its utmost ability, making it prone to lightning strikes.... 

Five safety rules recommended by DEHN Africa

     21st June 2017 Working on electrical installations can be dangerous as electrical installations that are not properly connected or maintained pose a serious risk to both people and property, and can lead to injuries or even death. For this reason, DEHN Africa has adopted five safety rules according to the... 

Mining Charter exposing South African economy to GATT angst  

By: Martin Creamer     21st June 2017 The procurement rules of the new Mining Charter may violate South Africa’s obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), exposing the country to challenges by other member states of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Herbert Smith Freehills lawyers Peter Leon and Patrick... 

SKF Enlight Centre redefines machine condition monitoring for the maritime sector

     21st June 2017 SKF launches Enlight Centre, a next-generation Internet-enabled condition-based maintenance (CBM) and condition monitoring (CM) system designed for the global marine industry. SKF Enlight Centre is a first-of-its-kind, asset based (as opposed to measurement focused) machine health monitoring... 

Ansys outperforms in tough FY17

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st June 2017 AltX-listed Ansys celebrated a successful turnaround, its thirtieth year in operation and its tenth year as a listed company with a surge in earnings in what CEO Teddy Daka described as an exceptional 12 months to March 31. The technology-based solutions company had registered a second... 

RS Components now stocks compact Figaro gas sensors that provide improved monitoring and detection

     21st June 2017 Wide selection of sensors meets needs in monitoring and detection of a range of gases in a variety of applications, including leak detection in refrigeration and gas systems and solvent detection in air-conditioning systems   RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the... 

At Oil & Gas Africa Show, Pelican Presents for the First Time its Innovative Advanced Lighting Solutions for Safety

     21st June 2017 In its continuous commitment with innovation to enhance the safety of professionals working in high-risk environments, Pelican™ -the global leader for over 40 years in the design and manufacture of advanced portable lighting tools- presents at Oil & Gas Africa (Hall 2/Stand A6) two... 

Numsa deadlock on wage agreement with employers in engineering sector

By: African News Agency      21st June 2017 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Wednesday that wage negotiations and employers in the engineering sector have deadlocked after the union rejected the 5.3% wage increase earlier this month. Numsa has been meeting employers under the auspices of the bargaining... 

Brierty suspends work at Rio's Western Turner Syncline

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st June 2017 Contract mining has been suspended at mining major Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 iron-ore project, in the Pilbara. Mining contractor Brierty said on Wednesday that the company had received a notice of default from Rio Tinto, with the diversified miner raising safety concerns. 

SATC a “big deal” for Transport Engineering students

     20th June 2017 The Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) bursary student, Nahungu Lionjanga, will present a paper titled, “Time-Series Analysis of Accessibility in the City of Johannesburg,” during the Urban Transport session of the SATC on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Her paper explores the evolution of... 

Booyco Ya Batho Enables Mines To Communicate

     20th June 2017 Communication within a mining operation is critical to the safety of the people and underpins the mining operation; however in underground mining this is seldom a case of one-system-fits-all. Don du Plessis, general manager of Booyco Ya Batho, says that for this type of communications network to... 

Affordable Solution In Various Applications

     20th June 2017 According to Wim Dessing, managing director of Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, high quality PVC strip curtains offer an affordable solution in various applications where dirt, dust or insects need to be kept out and hygiene, humidity, temperature and noise need to be controlled. Apex General Purpose... 

Bloodhound supersonic car to start live testing in October

By: Irma Venter     20th June 2017 The Bloodhound supersonic car (SSC) will be driven for the first time at Cornwall Airport Newquay, in the UK, this October, twenty years after the current land-speed record of 1 228 km/h was set.   Wing Commander Andy Green, who steered the Thrust SSC to a new record on October 15, 1997, will... 

SATC a “big deal” for Transport Engineering students

     19th June 2017 The Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) bursary student, Nahungu Lionjanga, will present a paper titled, “Time-Series Analysis of Accessibility in the City of Johannesburg,” during the Urban Transport session of the SATC on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Her paper explores the evolution of... 

Virtualscape Visuals – Visual Communication for the Mining & Engineering Industries.

     19th June 2017 Visual content is an organisation’s secret weapon Video has become a powerful tool for companies across many industries. For mining companies, especially, multifaceted concepts when portrayed as moving visuals are stronger, make a greater impact and leave an impression, says Aliza Visagie,... 

Sibanye says Cooke mine to remain closed until at least Thursday

By: Reuters     19th June 2017 Sibanye Gold's Cooke operation in South Africa will remain shut until at least Thursday as the company goes through an appeals process for workers fired for taking part in a wildcat strike, it said on Monday. Spokesperson James Wellsted said the company was concerned about the safety of its... 

Cold cutting machine minimises explosion risks

     16th June 2017 Portable weld prep-machine tool manufacturer E.H. Wachs’ low clearance split frame (LCSF) operates on a cold cutting machining process, resulting in a safe and clean operation that minimises the risk of explosion. 

Company focuses on total cost of ownership

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th June 2017 With an increased focus on total cost of ownership rather than individual product expenditure, chemicals supplier CPS Chemicals Oil-Tech has started tailoring its optimisation services to cater for improved total cost of ownership solutions.  

Hürner CNC ECO 2.0 Butt-welding machine.

By: Victor Moolman     16th June 2017 The new Hürner CNC ECO 2.0 computer numerically controlled (CNC) plastic pipe butt-welding machine range available from the company Plasti-tech, is a high quality and durable, next generation pipe butt-welding machine. 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) – Phase II, Lesotho and South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th June 2017 The Lesotjo Highlands Water Commission has embarked on a countrywide roadshow to update the construction industry and other stakeholders on the implementation of the project. 

NBI offering guidance for workplace-based learning for youth

By: Schalk Burger     16th June 2017 Business organisation the National Business Initiative (NBI) is using its construction industry youth internship project to determine best practices in establishing effective youth training initiatives in other industries. The organisation, in June, launched the NBI Guidelines for Work Integrated... 

Newly developed chemical on trial in S Africa and Zim

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th June 2017 Chemcol, the latest product in research and development (R&D) from chemicals supplier ChemQuest, is currently on plant trials and laboratory evaluations at three platinum mines in South Africa and Zimbabwe concurrently.  

Regulation changes for chemicals industry next year

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th June 2017 Major Hazard Installation (MHI) regulations for hazardous chemical and petrochemical industries – which fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) – are under review to align them with international standards.  

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