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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.

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Ontario govt awards Boart Longyear C$1.37m to improve safety, reduce costs

By: Henry Lazenby     Updated 5 hours ago Multinational drilling equipment and services provider Boart Longyear has received an award of C$1.37-million form the Ontario government to help improve safety at mineral exploration drilling sites and the efficiency of drilling systems technology. The Salt Lake City, Utah-headquartered company... 

Endress+Hauser Radar steps into new dimensions

     28th September 2016 The new Micropilot FMR10 and FMR20 Endress+Hauser offer perfect application fit devices for level measurement in the Water & Wastewater industry and Utilities in all industries. Time saving and innovative commissioning, operation and maintenance via app using Bluetooth® wireless technology... 

Ontario Government Awards Boart Longyear $1.37 Million to Help Improve Safety and Efficiency, Reduce Drilling Costs

     28th September 2016 Boart Longyear www.BoartLongyear.com, the world's leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, announced today that the government of Ontario has awarded Boart Longyear Canada $1.37 million to support the development of a mineral exploration drilling site and drilling... 

SenseFly and Maptek sign agreement around data collection and analysis solution

     28th September 2016 Swiss professional drone maker, senseFly, has signed an agreement with Maptek, experts in precision measurement and visualisation for the mining industry, that enables Maptek to offer its customers a full, end-to-end data collection and analysis solution. Under the terms of the agreement, Maptek... 

South Australia to review mining legislation

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     28th September 2016 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (Amec) has welcomed the South Australian government’s decision to review its mining laws. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis has called on South Australians to provide input into a comprehensive review of the laws guiding the... 

Powermite brings ‘Engineering Solutions’ to Electra Mining 2016

     27th September 2016 Powermite shone the spotlight on its ‘Engineering Solutions’ at this year’s Electra Mining with an impressive display of unique new cable glands, innovative couplers, reflective mining cables as well as a host of high quality, rugged electrical components. “Electra Mining presented us with the... 

Boart Longyear’s LF™160 Drill Rig and FL262 FREEDOM™ Loader to make debut during MINExpo INTERNATIONAL

     27th September 2016 Boart Longyear www.BoartLongyear.com , the world’s leading provider of drilling services, equipment and performance tooling, will introduce its LF™160 Drill Rig and FREEDOM™ Loader during MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada, from September 26 to 28.   Created with customers’ needs in... 

What it takes to make a conflict-free smartphone

By: Bloomberg     27th September 2016 On a moonscaped rise in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of men and women carve a heavy, off-white mineral away from the hillside with pickaxes, then wash it with shovels in man-made streams and haul it down the hill in 110-pound sacks. They are the sort of independent miners that... 

Chevron’s Refinery in Milnerton celebrates its 50th anniversary with a Community Day celebration 

     26th September 2016 More than 800 guests marked the Milnerton Refinery’s 50th year with a guided ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour. Chevron South Africa, which markets its fuel under the Caltex brand in South Africa,   celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Cape Town Refinery, situated in Milnerton,by opening its doors to... 

We were forced to work for Western-run mine, say migrants who fled Eritrea

By: Reuters     26th September 2016 Bemnet Negash never got to say a proper goodbye to his family. In February 2006, government officials arrived at his school in the highlands of Eritrea and put him and his classmates on a bus to a military training camp. He was 20 years old, and still at school because a childhood illness had... 

North American Aboriginals, First Nations join hands to thwart domestic oil development 

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd September 2016 Canadian and Northern US Aboriginal groups and First Nations have, this week, adopted the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, seeking to officially prohibit and collectively challenge and resist oil sands industry expansion in Alberta. This extends to preventing the transport of such... 

Endress+Hauser Introduces Cost-Effective Micropilot Free Space Radar Level Transmitters

     23rd September 2016 FMR10 and FMR20 measure liquid levels up to an accuracy of 0.08 in. at ranges up to 66 feet. Bluetooth wireless communications allow remote configuration via an app. Endress+Hauser will demonstrate the FMR20 at WEFTEC in New Orleans, September 26-28, in Booth 3745 

EuroTier 2016: GEA to showcase “Smart Technology for Future Farming”

     23rd September 2016 Process engineering group, GEA, will showcase cutting-edge automation and sensor-based technologies for the dairy industry at this year’s EuroTier (November 15 – 18, 2016, Hanover, Germany). They will empower customers to produce milk safely and increase animal health, while optimizing revenues... 

Cash costs plunge below $700/oz at AngloGold’s Mponeng mine

By: David Oliveira     23rd September 2016 Mponeng gold mine, near Carletonville, in the North West, currently the world’s deepest mine, was one of the lowest-cost producers in South Africa during the first half of 2016, states South African gold mining major AngloGold Ashanti in its earnings report for the six months ended June 30,... 

Elevator manufacturer to supply 183 electric elevators

     23rd September 2016 Diversified holding group Sunriver Holding Group will purchase 183 Otis Electric elevators for its new residential and recreational developments in Anhui province, China. 

Industrial group wins contract for 500 elevators and escalators

     23rd September 2016 Diversified industrial group ThyssenKrupp has been awarded a contract to manufacture, supply, install and maintain more than 500 elevators and escalators for the red line north, green line and two additional major stations of Qatar capital city Doha’s upcoming metro network, which will be... 

Physical, virtual integration can improve safety in African cities

By: Schalk Burger     23rd September 2016 The integration of physical infrastructure and information technology (IT) systems will improve the safety of cities, but these capabilities will also underpin smart city systems that will improve the efficiency of Africa’s cities, says multinational IT firm NEC chief engineer Shinya Kukita.... 

Uncompetitive scrap metal prices causing further decline in industry

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd September 2016 Unless strong action is immediately taken to stem the export of scrap metal and keep it in South Africa at competitive prices, the scrap beneficiating industry will further decline, and directly affect the aluminium sector, says aluminium foundry alloys producer Zimco Aluminium Company (Zimalco)... 

Leading brick producer replaces fleet with Volvo construction equipment

     22nd September 2016 Using innovative technologies to deliver affordable, sustainable and quality products to their customers is the hallmark of clay brick manufacturer Claytile, which is why the Babcock range of Volvo construction equipment represented much more than just another brick in the wall when it came to a... 

Melrose Arch gives Trillian Capital Partners’ fresh new headquarters

     22nd September 2016 Securing new headquarters at South Africa’s most sought after business address, Trillian Capital Partners has moved its head office to Melrose Arch, crafting a fresh and highly collaborative workspace that supports its business. Adding to the long list of corporate heavyweights already enjoying... 

CSIR displays its ability to support industrial development

By: Keith Campbell     22nd September 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) highlighted its abilities to support the development of the country's industries at an event at its complex in Pretoria on Thursday. "For industry development we showcased to our stakeholders that we have the national infrastructure and... 

CSIR demonstrates several technological developments

By: Keith Campbell     22nd September 2016 As part of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) Industry Day, held on Thursday as part of at its four-day CSIR Live exhibition, at the organisation's complex in Pretoria, it displayed and demonstrated integrated technologies relevant to national industrial development.... 

Making early childhood development easier

     22nd September 2016 In the disadvantaged Durban community of Khulula, in Newlands West, there were no decent crèches, nursery schools or day care centres for children. This meant zero facilities for hard-working parents to drop their little ones in the morning where they can learn, be safe and have some fun. But,... 

Jacobs Capital & Vulindlela Holdings Invest in Summit Crane Hire

     21st September 2016 Durban based private equity investors, Jacobs Capital and Vulindlela Holdings, have purchased a majority stake in leading mobile crane hire company, Summit, for an undisclosed sum. The company, which is the market leader in the Western Cape and has a presence in the Eastern and Northern Cape, has... 

Uber pilots dashcams in Cape Town

By: News24Wire      21st September 2016 Internet ride-sharing app Uber has launched a month-long dashcam pilot in Cape Town amid the service experiencing recent safety concerns. The digital cameras record what is happening in front of the Uber cars on the road as well as inside vehicles where riders and drivers sit, Uber Africa... 

Pan African profit soars, dividend increased

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2016 A year of record gold production has resulted in the Pan African Resources group delivering an outstanding set of results. In the 12 months to June 30, the gold mining operations of the London- and Johannesburg-listed company saw particularly outstanding performance from its Evander mines, which... 

Giant Gold Fields mine won’t be so giant for up to five years

By: Bloomberg     21st September 2016 Gold Fields’ South Deep mine will be smaller than initially planned for at least the next three years as the company focuses on keeping it profitable, CEO Nick Holland said Tuesday. Last year, the Johannesburg-based company dropped a target for South Deep to produce 650 000 oz to 700 000 oz by... 

FA 07 Refineries are quite sophisticated

     20th September 2016 Valve makers are increasingly targeting refineries outside of Europe. Energy efficiency is decisive for the competitiveness of refinery operators and their valve suppliers. Refineries always are in operation, and simply cannot be replaced. Traffic can only flow with their products, namely petrol... 

The open access telecommunications model in South Africa

     20th September 2016 “The Open Access Network model has been adopted to a major extent in the telecommunications sectors of many parts of the developed world (European Union and the Americas).  The advantage of this model is that it allows multiple service providers to compete over the same network, in so doing... 

Mobile Safety Training On The Cards For Teachers

     20th September 2016 A group of South African teachers is to receive training to help them safely navigate the mobile world. South Africa's Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA) is sponsoring the training for the ten finalists of the Internet Service Providers' Association of SA ISPA... 

High efficiency, safety and quality in local build of dragline base

     19th September 2016 Vereeniging-based DCD Heavy Engineering is nearing completion of a 380 ton base for a Caterpillar dragline excavator destined for a coal project in Mpumalanga. At 18 meters in diameter, and comprising 16 individual sections, the contract to manufacture the base locally was awarded to the company... 

DCD completes winder build for Zambian mine

     19th September 2016 Vereeniging-based specialist manufacturer DCD Heavy Engineering – part of the DCD Group’s mining and energy cluster – is nearing completion on a two-year project to produce winder drums for a copper mine in Zambia. The contract was for two double-drum winders for hoisting rock and two single-drum... 

Renault Kwid set for SA debut in Nov, Oroch small bakkie possibility for 2017

By: Irma Venter     19th September 2016 Renault South Africa (SA) is set to launch a fresh attack on the country’s budget market in November, when it introduces the A-segment Kwid. The India-made Kwid should be priced below Renault SA’s current entry-level Sandero. 

RSR safety report to be released in October

By: Anine Kilian     19th September 2016 Compared with its Southern African counterparts, South Africa is doing well in terms of rail safety, says Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) CEO Nkululeko Poya. Speaking ahead of the release, in October, of the RSR’s yearly State of Safety report, he reiterated that the regulator was targeting the... 

DoE insists 'compliant' nuclear management system contract part of procurement preparations 

By: Terence Creamer     19th September 2016 South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) has listed the names of several expert advisers whose services it has used over the past five years in relation to the country’s controversial nuclear procurement programme. However, the value of the various contracts was not immediately provided. The... 

Women in Logistics: Harnessing the Opportunity to Drive Sustainable Growth

     19th September 2016 In recent years, several major studies have demonstrated that having more female leaders, board members, managers and supervisors leads to better business outcomes including higher levels of productivity, safety and improved financial returns. More specifically, research referenced in the 2009... 

Koeberg unit shut down for refuelling

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th September 2016 Unit 1 of the Koeberg nuclear power station, near Cape Town, will be shut down on Monday for a planned refuelling outage. This outage will take just over a month, with the unit expected to be back on line towards the end of October. Koeberg Unit 1 has been on stream without any interruption since... 

Much still to be done to improve safety in mines – CoM

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th September 2016 While there have been significant changes in health and safety in the mining industry since the 1986 Kinross mine tragedy, in Secunda, there is still much to be done, Chamber of Mines (CoM) president Roger Baxter said on Friday. One-hundred and seventy-seven mineworkers were killed and 235... 

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