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Bridget Lepere

Bridget Lepere

Bridget Lepere is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Bridget Lepere

From left to right are Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation corporate responsibility VP Florian Schütze, Siemens managing board member and Siemens Smart Infrastructure CEO Matthias Rebellius, Mercedes-Benz planning VP Arno van der Merwe and moderator Chris Brow in discussion at the Hannover Messe 2024 expo.

Decarbonising industrial operations requires concerted effort

7th May 2024

Decarbonisation requires comprehensive and multifaceted approaches and standardised processes across various industries. It should involve mobilising an organisation, managing information flow,... 

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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction

6th October 2023

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 

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Lax regulation poses threat to S Africa’s e-waste initiatives

6th October 2023

The producer responsibility organisation (PRO) Circular Energy is taking a strong stance concerning the rise in illegal electronic-waste (e-waste) dumping and calls on government, industries and... 

Waste industry can mitigate unemployment

6th October 2023

South Africa needs more companies to implement effective waste management systems and principles in their value chains to effect a more circular economy. The country needs a focus on waste... 

Recycling economy initiatives create value

6th October 2023

Although South Africa is leading the African continent in terms of waste management and recycling, the unauthorised disposal of waste and littering is still rampant, says Zero Waste operations... 

Countries that are heavily reliant on coal for baseload power should look to implement clean coal technologies in their carbon emission strategies

Practical JET implementation

29th September 2023

Negative pressures – such as lower coal prices, loadshedding and poor logistics performance by State-owned freight company Transnet – have impacted on coal miners’ approach to the just energy... 

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Emissions-reducing tech highlighted

29th September 2023

The South African Coal Processing Society (SACPS) is proposing carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology as one of the readily available technologies to reduce coal-related emissions. CCS is a... 

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Anthracite shaft on track for scheduled production

29th September 2023

The construction of the Mngeni shaft of KwaZulu-Natal-based prime anthracite producer Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) remains on track, on schedule and within budget to deliver first coal by the... 

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Testing ore materials ensures efficiency in operations

15th September 2023

Testing ores is necessary so that bulk handling and logistics processes run smoothly in the mining material bulk handling and logistics industry, says mining operations support company Isithelo... 

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Pumps manufacturer excited about expansion into the US

8th September 2023

Design, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and repairs specialist Ryalsan North Engineering’s (RNE’s) Pumps Canadian branch is excited about  its expansion into the US market, increasing the... 

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Unresolved problems dog manufacturing

8th September 2023

The machinery and capital equipment industry is “very quiet” and many businesses are reluctant to spend on marketing or new procurement, owing to challenges such as power failures, water cuts,... 

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Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations

1st September 2023

Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60... 

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Firm launches smart tools range

1st September 2023

Food safety hygiene, equipment efficiency, plant modernisation, sustainability and upgrades to reduce downtime are the key focus areas for the food and beverage industry, following increased local... 

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Start-up develops alternative critical minerals production

25th August 2023

A partnership between Canadian net-zero mining start-up Tersa Earth and geological exploration and mining consulting company Trigteq is paving the way for a feasible solution to cost effectively,... 

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Coal major navigates green transition

25th August 2023

One of South Africa’s top five coal-producing mining companies, Exxaro Resources, with a diversified portfolio of major projects in the minerals and energy sectors, is driving its plans to boost... 

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Emissions predicted to increase with EV boom

25th August 2023

As electric vehicles (EVs) gain traction, the strain on electricity supply, especially national power grids, will be more, with an increase in the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with... 

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Platinum major expands renewable energy roll-out

25th August 2023

Zimbabwe-based platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Zimplats, a subsidiary of PGMs major Impala Platinum, is midway through the construction of a $37-million, 35 MW solar plant at its Selous... 

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ESG scorecard to enhance project planning, unlock opportunities

25th August 2023

Taking an improved approach towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles enables mining companies to anticipate and adapt to future sustainability-related challenges and... 

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Company diversifying its international portfolio

11th August 2023

The Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) is finalising plans to expand and diversify the product and service offering of its subsidiary, industrial solutions provider DGC Africa, says DGC chairman... 

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Furnace upgrades enhance productivity

11th August 2023

Heat induction specialist firm Electroheat Induction recently undertook an induction melting furnace upgrade project at a steel plant located in New Jersey to improve its efficiency, performance,... 

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Firm invests in ‘greener’ solutions for sustainable future

4th August 2023

JSE-registered real estate investment trust (REIT) Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) is beefing up its electricity generation supply to meet its environment, social and governance (ESG) targets. L2D... 

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Market hindered by interest rates, economic stagnation

4th August 2023

The commercial property market experienced a 5.6% decline in sales activity in the first quarter of 2023, compared with the same quarter in 2022, owing to numerous factors, including rising... 

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Valuer numbers need boosting to avoid possible crisis

4th August 2023

South Africa has fewer than 1 500 registered professionals in residential and commercial property valuation, and fewer than 650 valuer candidates; this demonstrates that property valuation is an... 

Artificial intelligence is a big driver of global restructuring in terms of addressing shortages of critical skills, especially in the automotive industry

Distributor drives future solutions in automotive industry

28th July 2023

Plastics machinery and ancillary equipment provider GreenTech Plastics Machinery says its injection-moulding machines can now incorporate recyclable materials when manufacturing various parts and... 

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Tyre manufacturer to boost local production with investment

28th July 2023

A proposed new investment drive by tyre manufacturer and distributor Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) – a division of Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) – will enable SRSA to undertake a series of... 

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Cleaner fuel crucial – specialists

28th July 2023

International Organisation for Standardisation- (ISO-) compliant tribology and lubrication specialist and supplier ISO-Reliability Partners is unlocking the hidden and lost value in business... 

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Better communication, planning key to addressing challenges

28th July 2023

Steel and Technology group voestalpine High Performance Metals (HPM) plans to introduce Powder Metallurgical grades, upselling from conventional to higher grade materials where customers will... 

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Equipment giant to deliver 1.5-million low-carbon vehicles by 2026

14th July 2023

US-headquartered equipment manufacturer John Deere promises to deliver 1.5-million low or no carbon machines by 2026 to dealers across its 54-country network, including the company’s South African... 

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Company expands into DRC with launch of two new entities

14th July 2023

A new venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to asset integrity management and industrial solutions company the Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) establishing DGC Africa DRC - a... 

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Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs

7th July 2023

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

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KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’

7th July 2023

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are... 

From left to right: Royal Bafokeng Institute nonexecutive director Stacey-Lee Bolon, Illovo Sugar Africa group community services manager Jason Baker, De Beers group of companies South Africa supply chain performance and risk senior manager Laren Perumal, Live Moya South Africa director Racuni Naidoo and Lucient Engineering and Construction, South Africa director Masego Mokitimi

Innovation, partnerships can boost ESG outcomes

7th July 2023

Innovation is key to driving change in the work environment and in communities, Illovo Sugar Africa group community services manager Jason Baker told attendees of the three-day Deloitte... 

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Firm open to investing in the ‘right’ sectors in KZN

7th July 2023

Black-owned private equity investment firm Agile Capital focuses on investments that drive sustainable development and have a demonstrable track record of growth and investment returns, with Agile... 


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