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Is local manufacturing dying?

Updated 7 hours ago Local manufacturers are relinquishing jobs daily as they cannot keep up with the demand for imported goods that retail at often, significantly lower prices. There is a strong misconception in South Africa that locally manufactured goods cannot compete with the perceived” better quality” of... 

Change of Name and Update on Current Activities

25th March 2019 Connemara Mining Company plc , the Irish gold and zinc exploration and development company, is pleased to announce that, pursuant to the special resolution passed at its recent EGM, it has changed its name to Arkle Resources PLC.   New share certificates issued for ordinary shares will reflect... 

Tackling inefficient water loss through innovation

25th March 2019 A South African company, Aqua Plastech aims to tackle inefficient water loss and preserve the environment through its innovative and unique product offering. The world is thirsty and water scarcity has become more of a reality for people across the globe. Global warming places a threat for... 

St Barbara slumps on production downgrade, Gwalia trucking announcement

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd March 2019 The share price of ASX-listed St Barbara fell by nearly 30% on Friday after the company lowered its production forecast and announced plans to continue trucking at its Gwalia gold mine, in Western Australia. A feasibility study into the Gwalia mass extraction (GMX) project identified an... 

Barrick may close Montana’s Golden Sunlight mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd March 2019 The Golden Sunlight mine that Barrick Gold has been operating in Montana since 1975 may be heading for closure. The NYSE- and TSX-listed miner has already ceased underground development and is limiting mining to existing areas only. A final new mill run to process gold ore is scheduled for May. 

Coated pumps offer long-term benefits

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     22nd March 2019 Although the thermal spray coating of pumps can  add about 20% more to the capital costs of the pumps, Olifantsfontein-based thermal spray coating technology specialist Thermaspray production manager Paul Young says this will save significantly on operational costs in the long term. “A thermal... 

Local industrial waste being made into paints

By: Schalk Burger     22nd March 2019 Local construction materials firm Amoriguard sustainably consumes recycled industrial waste to produce construction products and paints and, in certain applications, improve the performance of the products compared with conventionally produced products, says Amoriguard developer and founder... 

Labour Court declares Sibanye wage extension valid  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th March 2019 Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater on Wednesday advised that the Labour Court has declared legal the extension of Sibanye’s wage agreement with the National Union of mineworkers (NUM), UASA and Solidarity, to non-unionised members. Sibanye extended, in December, the wage agreement to... 

NT Parliament passes amended petroleum legislation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th March 2019 Amendments to the Northern Territory’s petroleum legislation has passed through Parliament, enacting the government’s commitment to implement the 135 recommendations from the Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing. “Our government is making sure that as the Territory’s onshore gas industry... 

Poseidon launches Black Swan refurb

By: Esmarie Iannucci     20th March 2019 ASX-listed Poseidon Nickel has started the refurbishment of its Silver Swan decline, in Western Australia. The underground refurbishment of the Silver Swan decline will entail the upgrading of ground support, repair of the southern ventilation surface infrastructure, inspection of the northern... 

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