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Jul 25, 2014
In the book The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame writes: “There’s nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as messing about in boats . . ." If you have not read The Wind in the Willows, buy it and read it to your children (that is, if you can drag...
Apr 25, 2014
The forty-sixth yearly SA Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA) Convention and Property Exhibition, themed Making a difference, will take place at the International Conference Centre from June 10 to 12, in Cape Town. Proceedings will be started by master of ceremonies...
Apr 25, 2014
The waves of strikes that we have seen in South Africa for some time now just have to stop.Nobody is benefiting, not even the workers who strike for higher pay. The reason is that, as soon as one group succeeds in getting a pay increase, the next group strikes. ...
Dec 03, 2013
Sam Walsh
Rio Tinto boss Sam Walsh said on Tuesday that the diversified mining group was on track to meet its $2-billion cost cutting target this year, telling an investor seminar in Sydney, Australia, that the company had delivered a $1.8-billion improvement in operating cash...
Nov 15, 2013
That Afghanistan is a source of valuable metals and minerals has been known for millennia. Most famously, the country was the main source for the blue precious stone lapis lazuli, exported westwards to Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), Egypt and the Aegean regions as early...
Nov 15, 2013
Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (Rosatom) is seeking to augment its ability to deliver on the South African government’s localisation requirements for the country’s planned new nuclear power plant (NPP) programme. To do so, it is seeking to...
Oct 29, 2013
Air traffic to, from and within Africa has grown overall by 89% during the twelve years from 2000 to 2012, and European airliner manufacturer Airbus expects the continent to continue to see rapid growth over the next 20 years. In its latest Global Market Forecast,...
Sep 19, 2013
WWEA members from several CIS countries have decided to create a special working group in order to intensify their cooperation on regional issues. Recently, the WWEA Board has approved the establishment of the WWEA CIS Committee. The leading wind energy experts from...
Mar 22, 2013
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Oct 26, 2012
You have all heard of Gary Powers, haven’t you? Hey! Gary Powers, man! You know Gary? You know? You don’t know. Okay. Have you heard of U2? Yes, U2. No, I don’t mean the guys who did All You Can’t Leave Behind – I mean the Airplane. No, not Jefferson Airplane, the...
Jul 27, 2012
The Uzbekistan gas-to-liquids project has been officially renamed ‘Oltin Yo’l’ or golden road.
Jul 02, 2012
The mine nationalisation debate had been finally “laid to rest” and was unlikely to surface again for a long time, said struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni on Monday. Mlangeni, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the Rivonia Trials and spent 26 years on Robben...
May 18, 2012
State-owned power utility Eskom’s underground coal gasification (UCG) research project programme is officially in the design phase of the demonstration plant and is currently within budget but is five months overdue on schedule, says Eskom sustainability group...
Mar 30, 2012
History is replete with wars fought over resources – whether they are agricultural lands, forests, minerals like gold and silver or energy sources. Fossil fuels – most especially oil – have fuelled plenty of conflict over the past century. As the world has entered an...
Mar 23, 2012
Sasol is pushing ahead with the front-end engineering and design for a 38 000 bl/d gas-to-liquids plant.
Feb 10, 2012
Russia’s State-owned nuclear industrial group Rosatom is to hold a joint workshop with the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) in March. The workshop will be concerned with Russian nuclear reactors, the possibility of localisation (that is, the...
Jan 28, 2012
Canadian Uranium junior Fission Energy has signed confidentiality agreements with “all the major players” in the Athabasca basin, president and COO Ross McElroy told Mining Weekly Online on Friday. The companies are interested in Fission’s Waterbury Lake deposit,...
Dec 02, 2011
The project will harness the country’s natural gas resources to produce transport fuels that the country currently imports.
Oct 31, 2011
Paladin Energy, which produces uranium in Namibia and Malawi, on Monday said output slumped 15% to 1.24-million pounds in the quarter ended September compared with the previous three months, and that CEO John Borshof agreed to a 25% pay cut to reduce costs. The...
 
 
 
 
Oct 07, 2011
In a scene never before observed in South Africa, four astronauts gathered in Cape Town this week to share their thoughts on the past 50 years of human space flight and where the future might lie. The session, which took place at the International Astronautical...
Jul 08, 2011
On July 10, 1991, South Africa signed the Treaty on the Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, better known as the Non Proliferation Treaty and most usually referred to simply as the NPT. This marked the final step in South Africa’s transition from a nuclear weapons...
Jul 08, 2011
Recent calls for the nationalisation of mines and the expropriation of land without compensation have evoked a sense of anxiety and discomfort in sections of South African society, the international financial sector and observers of South Africa’s policy processes.
Jul 08, 2011
On July 10, 1991, South Africa signed the Treaty on the Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, better known as the Non Proliferation Treaty and most usually referred to simply as the NPT.
Jul 04, 2011
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Jun 24, 2011
Makoto Tonami starts his workday by slipping on a white surgical facemask and then drives around with a borrowed Geiger counter, taking radiation readings. Three months ago, he was sorting garbage claims in Minami Soma, a city north of the Fukushima nuclear plant....
May 26, 2011
TSX V-listed Stans Energy said on Thursday it had closed the $5,5-million purchase of a rare earths processing plant as well as a rail terminal in Kyrgyzstan. Kyrgyz Chemical Metallurgical plant historically produced 80% of the former Soviet Union’s rare earth...
May 16, 2011
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In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear power plant incident, resulting from the recent massive Japanese earthquake and tsunami, and following the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet...
Apr 08, 2011
April 12, 2011, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first time a man left planet earth and entered space, thereby inaugurating a completely new era of human exploration and potential future development.
 
 
 
 
Apr 08, 2011
April 12, 2011, marks the 50th anniversary of the first time a man left the planet Earth and entered space, thereby inaugurating a completely new era of human exploration and potential future development. As a practical engineering concept – as distinct from myth,...
Mar 11, 2011
Safe nuclear power is essential for the world, argues French physicist and engineer Bertrand Barré, scientific advisor to the Chairperson of the French State-owned nuclear energy group Areva. “Nuclear power is not a panacea. However, it is part of the solution. We...
Dec 22, 2010
The Afghanistan government would likely finalise an agreement with a preferred bidder or bidders for the massive Hajigak iron-ore deposit in the country by early 2012, a US adviser to the Ministry of Mines said on Wednesday. There had been a good response from...
Nov 30, 2010
Oct 29, 2010
Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom is providing South Africa’s Department of Energy with briefings on the latest generation of Russian nuclear power plants. The first such briefing took place in August, in Moscow, and the second should occur in...
Jun 10, 2010
Last year was the first time since 2002 that coal was not the fastest growing fuel in the world, oil giant BP said on Wednesday. Hydropower took its place, after OECD demand for coal dropped by 10,4% in 2009 – the steepest decline on record, according to the BP...
Jun 09, 2010
Last year was the first time since 2002 that coal was not the fastest growing fuel in the world, oil giant BP said on Wednesday. Hydropower took its place, after OECD demand for coal dropped by 10,4% in 2009 – the steepest decline on record, according to the BP...
Apr 30, 2010
A nuclear summit hosted by US President Barack Obama was held in Washington DC.
Mar 26, 2010
There is much anti-State sentiment in South Africa, which is given much voice in the media. A great deal of negative sentiment is due to the behavior of politicians. Other disapproving views are the result of poor service delivery. There is also a free market, or...
Jan 22, 2010
It is an interesting phenomenon that the topic of energy, which is well and truly a topic of science, has become such a day-to-day topic of discussion in everyday life.
 
 
 
 
Nov 27, 2009
Industry association the World Steel Association forecasts that apparent steel use will contract globally by -8,6% to 1,104-million tons in 2009 after declining by -1,4% in 2008, while global steel demand in 2010 is forecast to grow by 9,2% to 1,206-million tons.
Oct 09, 2009
There's more to geography than capitals, clouds and tornados, climate, countries, people, maps and flags. Today, geography is a serious consumer-facing business, helping us to reach our destinations with the aid of global positioning systems (GPSes) on our...
Oct 09, 2009
There’s more to geography than capitals, clouds and tornados, climate, countries, people, maps, and flags. Today, geography is a serious consumer-facing business, helping us to reach our destinations with the aid of global positioning systems (GPS) on our cell...
Aug 27, 2009
This feature focuses on the current aerospace industry. It will highlight new legislation, technologies, efforts to bridge the skills gap and provide an insight into new aircrafts. It will also delve into new research and development, the growth of the industry...
Apr 30, 2009
Sasol is exploring the potential of a gas-to-liquids project in the former Soviet Union state of Uzbekistan.
 
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