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NCPC’s 4th Biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference

18th July 2019 The two day conference will focus on education and equipping businesses and policy makers to adopt and support a cleaner, more efficient model of doing business. 

Special Offer: New subscribers can choose a gift book

15th July 2019 Readers who choose to take out a new subscription to Creamer Media’s Engineering News and Mining Weekly can receive a copy of one of the following books as a free gift as part of their subscription. 

Special Offer: New subscribers can choose a gift book

Longest Production Train in the World

11th July 2019 In an unprecedented move, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) successfully ran a 375 wagon manganese train. The testing of the train took place on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 over a distance of around 861 km, from Sishen to Saldanha. The test train is four (4) kilometres long and will be a production... 

Longest Production Train in the World

Gift to subscribers, a copy of Christo Wiese – Risk & Riches

8th July 2019 Readers who choose to take out a new subscription to Creamer Media’s Engineering News and Mining Weekly can receive a copy of Christo Wiese – Risk & Riches (available in either English or Afrikaans) as a FREE GIFT as part of your subscription.  

Gift to subscribers, a copy of Christo Wiese – Risk & Riches

South Africans to prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

3rd July 2019 The South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) hosted a three-day technical workshop in Johannesburg in late 2018 as part of preparations for the 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) conference to be held in Narvik, Norway, from June 10 to 14. Ten countries are a part of the IHHA... 

South Africans to  prepare ‘smart heavy haul industry’ roadmap

Gift offer for SA sports fans

1st July 2019 Sports fans who wish to read and reminisce about Bafana Bafana’s Africa Cup of Nations win, or the Springbok’s two World Cup victories, or the Protea’s fabled ‘438’ game, or find out more about Caster Semenya, Wayde van Niekerk, Benni McCarthy and Kevin Anderson, will love reading Vuvuzela Dawn,... 

Gift offer for SA sports fans

Reliable Transformers 

27th June 2019 South African transformers manufacturer Reliable Transformers a has been manufacturing quality products since 1982. To keep up with the capacity demands of its exponential growth, owing to customer demand, the company extended its manufacturing facility and built a new office building. The... 

Reliable Transformers

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27th June 2019  

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Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

26th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

Siemens Digital Industries 

21st June 2019 Automation and digitalisation innovation leader Digital Industries (DI) closely collaborates with its partners and customers to drive the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries and provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to... 

Siemens Digital Industries

Higher rust corrosion protection standards employed by Gates reduce scheduled maintenance costs for end-users

20th June 2019 Gates (NYSE: GTES), a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, has achieved enhanced levels of protection from red rust through their innovative use of materials science and process engineering.  

Higher rust corrosion protection standards employed by Gates reduce scheduled maintenance costs for end-users

Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies

19th June 2019 In a context of increasing competition, growing demand and tighter management of operational and capital costs, freight railways are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency by boosting throughput and cutting costs. Below are several breakthrough technologies that have been developed... 

Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies

Affordable and reliable energy pivotal to Kenya’s delivery of its Big Four agenda

14th June 2019 By Mphokolo Makara Kenya, is a significant sub-Saharan economy and is a pillar in the East African region. It boasts a favourable economic outlook, and is promoting its “big four agenda”, which prioritises food security, manufacturing, universal healthcare, and affordable housing, through which... 

Affordable and reliable energy pivotal to Kenya’s delivery of its Big Four agenda

Heavy Haul Game Changer  

12th June 2019 International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA) chairperson Brian Monakali, who is also acting Rail Network GM at South Africa’s Transnet Freight Rail, believes collaboration is the key to ensuring that global heavy haul operators mitigate the risks associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution... 

Heavy Haul Game Changer

Invitation to submit offers for the acquisition of the business or assets of SA Ladder

6th June 2019 SAL was founded in 1992 and has grown into a company with a national footprint in ladders, castors, access and materials handling equipment. SAL is situated and operates in Alberton, Gauteng. 

Invitation to submit offers for the acquisition of the business or assets of SA Ladder

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30th May 2019  

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Africa Rail: FREE ticket Africa’s Largest Rail Expo

30th May 2019   Hundreds of Exhibitors  100+ Free Seminar Sessions from expert Speakers New Products Launches Unlimited Networking Opportunities Exciting Highlights from PRASA, Transnet, GE and Naledi Inhlanganiso Join 6500+ of Your Colleagues!  

Africa Rail: FREE ticket Africa’s Largest Rail Expo

Job opportunity at SAIMechE – Apply today

30th May 2019 The South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE) invites interested and suitably qualified persons to apply for the position of General Manager at its office in Observatory, Gauteng, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. 

Job opportunity at SAIMechE – Apply today

Siemens Distribute Energy System 

23rd May 2019 The end-to-end Distributed Energy System (DES) at diversified engineering company Siemens’ headquarters, in Midrand, Johannesburg, was developed to tackle Africa’s energy transition. The system is built around a 1 MW photovoltaic-solar plant strategically positioned throughout the Siemens Park... 

Siemens Distribute Energy System

Getac fully rugged tablets ensure transportation safety for Lithuanian Railways

23rd May 2019 Officially founded in 1919, Lithuanian Railways is the century-old State-owned railway company of Lithuania. It provides passenger and freight services on a network covering nearly 2 000 km of tracks. Its freight services account for half of all the goods transported within the country. More than... 

Getac fully rugged tablets ensure transportation safety for Lithuanian Railways

Offering quality and innovative high pressure solutions across Africa

23rd May 2019 Manufacture, sales and service of high-pressure equipment to the Greater African Continent and Neighboring islands. With over 50 years of accumulated industry experience and top of the range products, we have a solution for all your pressure related applications. 

Offering quality and innovative high pressure solutions across Africa

Bombardier transportation chooses Getac Rugged Laptops for rail vehicle maintenance and diagnostic testing

16th May 2019 Global rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation is boosting productivity and reducing overhead costs with a new class of computers: rugged laptops produced by Getac Technology.  Bombardier Transportation offers one of the most comprehensive rail vehicle portfolios in the world. Every day,... 

Bombardier transportation chooses Getac Rugged Laptops for rail vehicle maintenance and diagnostic testing

Does it matter who owns our mines?

10th May 2019 “Capital goes where it is welcome and stays where it is well treated,” said former Citibank CEO, the late Walter Wriston more than 30 years ago. That sentiment remains even more relevant as global capital has become increasingly mobile. The extractive resources industry, even in Africa, is now... 

Does it matter who owns our mines?

Can the adoption of new technologies such as Plasma Systems help utilities reduce operational cost?..YES!

9th May 2019 GE’s new Plasma Ignition System reduces overall operating costs by improving low load operation and eliminating dependence on support fuels Achieves 90% versus 75% efficiency when compared to conventional systems widely found in the global market. 

Can the adoption of new technologies such as Plasma Systems help utilities reduce operational cost?..YES!

South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to a mining operation owned by platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). Thos Begbie was... 

South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe
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ADVANCING UNKI SMELTER Thos Begbie has completed several parts of the Unki platinum smelter being constructed in Zimbabwe

Made for every toolbox!

9th May 2019  

Made for every toolbox!

Wits, Siemens Digital Mining Incubator 

7th May 2019 The Digital Mining Incubator (DMI) launched by diversified engineering company Siemens at the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is a cocreation space focused on developing mining engineering competence. The incubator is aimed at skilling young... 

Wits, Siemens Digital Mining Incubator

The case for offshore energy in KwaZulu-Natal

2nd May 2019 Unless legislation changes to allow modification of these reserve boundaries or the placement of generating stations within these reserves, they appear to be inviolate and any studies will have to take this into account.  

The case for offshore energy in KwaZulu-Natal

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

25th April 2019 Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

Colas South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2019 Colas South Africa is a company focused on innovative road surfacing products and technology. A subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, the international Colas Group, headquartered in France, is a world leader in the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, operating in 50 countries... 

Colas South Africa

‘Digital transformation’ transforming asset management

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th April 2019 In today’s digital era, created by numerous powerful technologies also entering the industry of asset management, drastic changes are taking place. IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (Artificial Intelligence) have significantly influenced the practice of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM). TPM... 

‘Digital transformation’ transforming asset management

Global Communications 

11th April 2019 Established in 1977, integrated solutions and telecommunications organisation Global Communications is geared to design, implement and supply a communication solution for its customers, providing them the freedom to communicate anytime, anywhere. Starting as a two-way radio company 42 years ago,... 

Global Communications

Audio versions of Creamer Media's daily newsletters launched

3rd April 2019 Recipients of Creamer Media's popular daily Engineering News and Mining Weekly email newsletters can now listen to audio versions of the newsletters on their computers or mobile devices.   "Our 100 000-plus daily email newsletter recipients simply need to click on the 'Listen to this newsletter'... 

Audio versions of Creamer Media's daily newsletters launched

High-impact procurement to drive provincial economic development

1st April 2019 From 9 to 10 April 2019 over 100 small, black-owned businesses will have the opportunity to network with industry captains from the procurement market in the Western Cape region.  

High-impact procurement to drive provincial economic development

Maximize PV performance efficiency with PVCHECK

26th March 2019  

Maximize PV performance efficiency with PVCHECK

Power & Electricity World Africa 2019

18th March 2019 This is Africa’s Leading and longest running Power And Electricity Exhibition And Conference For Utilities, IPPS, Large Energy Users, Government and the Industry at large. 

Power & Electricity World Africa 2019

Rustenburg Mining & Industrial Expo

18th March 2019 M.I.S International provides a Mining & Industrial Exhibition that brings new products to market with resounding success.  

Rustenburg Mining & Industrial Expo

Polity aims for an informed choice by SA’s electorate on May 8

6th March 2019 Detailed coverage of South Africa’s upcoming May 8 election is being offered on Creamer Media’s Polity.org.za, as the site has launched a new dedicated section – called SA Election 2019. 

Polity aims for an informed choice by SA’s electorate on May 8
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