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Supplier expands domestic services

7th July 2023

To help customers overcome current engineering challenges, fluid engineering and chemical processing applications company Sulzer, with 100 years of expertise in the industry, is expanding its local... 

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PVC fabric structures beneficial for accommodation

21st April 2023

The projects of specialists Canvas and Tent have demonstrated the beneficial and cost-effective use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for mine-site accommodation, says Canvas and Tent group marketing... 

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Local company secures follow-up work, pipeline project

21st April 2023

As it recently completed a project for diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa copper mine, in Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South African construction company Moladi has... 

Modern technology boosts construction deployment time

21st April 2023

Modern technology has transformed the construction industry, says diverse prefabricated deployment solutions company Turnkey Modular, which has implemented its robust Intelligent Component Design... 

LNG has multiple benefits as a transition fuel – CEO

14th April 2023

Liquified natural gas (LNG) used in a generator enables individuals and enterprises to not only save costs but also reduce their carbon-emission contributions. Helium and natural gas producer... 

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Diversification opportunities set to crystallise industry

7th April 2023

Following the announcement that there will be no tax increase for the sugar industry in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years, announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during his 2023... 

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Range of lubricants for sugar sector

7th April 2023

Lubricants company FUCHS Lubricants South Africa offers a range of food-safe lubricants for sugar and packaging processes to aid the safety of production and seal off journals and/or bearings... 

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Risk-based maintenance ideal for sugar industry – company

7th April 2023

Industrial valves and pump specialists Brimis Engineering is sourcing an engineering solution for various pumps at a sugar mill in eSwatini. The project involves specialised coating, maintenance... 

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Slurry pump company strives for optimisation

24th March 2023

With continuous investment in improving its service offering, heavy-duty centrifugal slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry has managed to downscale its energy consumption by optimising its... 

Company provides improved operator safety

24th March 2023

Local high-pressure jetting equipment manufacturer Werner Pumps has invested in new devices for its rental combination of jetting and vacuum trucks to improve operator safety in the field. Werner’s... 

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Boiler tube cleaning equipment to the rescue

24th March 2023

Boilers have to be cleaned regularly to keep power plants and other equipment operating efficiently because ash build-up forms slag deposits on the boiler tubes, acting like a layer of insulation,... 

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Programme designed to propel forward economic fortunes

17th March 2023

The public service is opening up opportunities for public–private partnerships (PPPs) to supply water to municipalities.  This was identified during a seminar held on February 2, 2023 by the... 

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Guideline to improve agro-processing water efficiency

17th March 2023

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) has created an Industrial Water Efficiency Guideline following its assessment of water efficiency between 2013 and 2020 in the... 

R120bn portfolio boosts Cape Town’s water infrastructure

17th March 2023

The City of Cape Town has launched its R120-billion infrastructure portfolio for economic growth, of which around 38%, or R45-billion, will be allocated to addressing water and sanitation... 

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Constructed wetlands to be completed by this month

17th March 2023

A system of three constructed wetlands (CWs) was built in gravel-like beds to establish a microbial consortium using plants that essentially ‘eat’ chemical components in discarded wastewater. The... 

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Power outages dimming water supply efficiency

17th March 2023

Purification works and booster stations are expected to be exempt from loadshedding; however, the recent power outages across bulk water utility Rand Water’s entire value chain have created... 

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Scada systems vital in sector

17th March 2023

Supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems afford customers the flexibility to monitor, control and overall manage specific processes in water plants. The current water crisis in... 

App to determine water potability

17th March 2023

South African charitable trust the Claude Leon Foundation is funding two research chairs, one of which will conclude research on a potable water test-strips application (app) to promote realisation... 

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ICMM works towards ‘nature-positive’ mining

3rd March 2023

Mining industry supports Global Biodiversity Framework Global organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) members have, through its mining principles, committed to pursue... 

Current climate regulations not driving change fast enough

3rd March 2023

Carbon-related regulation is increasing worldwide, alongside increased public scrutiny and demand for emissions reporting, specifically for large emitters, such as mining and related industries,... 

Tailings re-mining to ramp up in 2023

3rd March 2023

JSE-listed platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Rustenburg operation, in the North West province, has been re-mining tailings from its dormant tailings dams 1 and 2,... 

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Company provides solutions to combat local industry decline

24th February 2023

Despite the current state of the South African defence industry not being what it was two decades ago, protected mobility specialists OTT Group of companies is providing solutions to not only save... 

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Society encourages individuals to keep up with automation

17th February 2023

Despite the loss of 1.7-million jobs, owing to automation, the ‘The Future of Jobs 2020’ report predicts that automation will create about 97-million new jobs globally by 2025; it is, therefore,... 

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Company expands footprint in smelting industry

17th February 2023

Pressure, temperature, level, flow and force measuring technology company WIKA South Africa is expanding its footprint in Africa to provide instrumentation solutions for ore smelting operations.... 

New ecofriendly blaster instrument introduced

17th February 2023

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier BAMR introduced the ecofriendly Bristle Blaster Cordless instrument – a product of blasting solutions company MontiPower – to the local market in... 

Firm pursues ‘excellent’ project

10th February 2023

Exploration and development company World Copper (WCU) announced on April 20, 2021, that it had reached an agreement with resource company Cardero Resource Corporation to acquire 100% of Cardero’s... 

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Firm explores novel extraction following site metamorphoses

10th February 2023

Lithium extraction from the Salar del Diablo property – covering 103 450 ha – will require a novel technique, given recent geological changes. The property, in the state of Baja California, in... 

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Miner progresses Nevada project to meet ballooning demand

10th February 2023

Lithium projects company American Lithium is focused on enabling the shift to the new energy paradigm through the continued development of its strategically located Tonopah Lithium Claims (TLC)... 

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Advancement of NICO project exceeds C$135-million spend

10th February 2023

Mining company Fortune Minerals has invested more than C$135-million to advance its NICO cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project from an in-house discovery to a near shovel-ready vertically integrated... 

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Company well positioned to supply auto industry

27th January 2023

Since the implementation of certification, approval and other government requirements for manufacturing localisation – where possible – bolts and nuts manufacturer Impala Bolt and Nut is well... 

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Investment firm foresees positive outlook for sector

27th January 2023

Investment firm Agile Capital foresees opportunities for growth in the local automotive original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) supply chain with a localisation target of 60% by 2035, which is in... 

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AAAM to unlock Africa’s economic potential – CEO

27th January 2023

The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers’ (AAAM’s) objective is to expand and deepen the automotive industry across Africa by working with African governments. This will be achieved by... 

Accreditation pivots automotive SMMEs’ progress

27th January 2023

Despite small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) being a big driver of employment and economic growth in South Africa, many of these businesses face several challenges during the startup... 

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Substitute will not dampen cobalt demand

20th January 2023

Cobalt is vital for the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, but research shows that cobalt can result in oxygen release at high voltage, which damages the batteries. Moreover, the vast majority... 

Treatment system upgraded

20th January 2023

Water purification and preservation company Watericon commissioned 11 storage containers around the island of Mauritius early this year.   Watericon has received a yearly tender to install and... 

Policy hampering transport rebuild

20th January 2023

Zinc is a highly valued metal in the rail and road sector because it is used to coat steel to reduce corrosion and extend the life to replacement of large capital items, says International Zinc... 

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New local zinc refinery deemed urgent

20th January 2023

The use of the multipurpose base metal, zinc, in South Africa, has “been through a rollercoaster over the past ten to 12 years”, says International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk executive... 

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Automotive sector bolsters aluminium demand

20th January 2023

There has been significant demand from the automotive sector for aluminium owing to the need for lightweight material in internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric vehicles. The use of aluminium... 

R2.3-billion contract for BRVAS approved

20th January 2023

The City of Cape Town Council approved the R2.3-billion Water Supply Agreement (WSA) with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on October 27, 2022 for the Berg River to Voëlvlei... 

Company creates guideline to conserve water

16th December 2022

National support programme the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC SA) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have constructed a detailed water assessment... 

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LHWP Phase 2 to reach completion in 2028

16th December 2022

About 17 990-million cubic metres of water have been transferred to South Africa since the commissioning of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) Phase 1 in 2004. This has earned Lesotho... 

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