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The Real-World Solution to Load-shedding
23rd June 2022

We can all agree that things get interesting once the power goes out. And 99% of the time, not in a fun way. Not having electricity negatively impacts any business or service. 


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Rail infrastructure thieves sentenced to ten years
21st June 2022 By: Donna Slater

Seven criminals, found in possession of Transnet railway tracks in January, were sentenced to ten years in prison after pleading guilty to tampering with, damaging and destroying essential... 


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Rail infrastructure challenges abound
17th June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Train operators are working to restore the condition of South Africa’s rail network, including trains and stations, which is in “dire straits”, says Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) chief operations... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 


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Cost-effective electrical termination solutions for construction industry
10th June 2022

Industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley offers a range of cost-effective electrical solutions available to assist contractors in a recovering construction industry. “It is important... 


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Cabinet approves public consultations on illegal scrap metal restrictions
9th June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Cabinet has approved that public consultations be undertaken on proposals to restrict the trade of illegally obtained scrap and processed metals. This decisions was made during a Cabinet meeting on... 


Two PRASA employees shot, wounded by suspected cable thieves in Cape Town
8th June 2022 By: News24Wire

Two Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) workers are in a critical condition after being shot and wounded while repairing cables on Cape Town's beleaguered Central Line. On Tuesday... 


Solidarity calls for action after illegal miners allegedly kill Sibanye-Stillwater employee
7th June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade union Solidarity has expressed “utter disgust” at what it alleges was the killing of an electrician by illegal miners at Sibanye-Stillwater’s Cooke plant. The union says illegal miners on the... 


PRASA starts rehabilitation of three Gauteng corridors
3rd June 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it will terminate rail services on three Gauteng corridors for the next few months to allow for the rehabilitation and restoration of the... 


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2Africa subsea cable, Africa and Middle East – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The 2Africa cable has arrived in Djibouti following months of construction of the undersea network. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has announced that Kusile Unit 4 has entered into commercial operation. 


Southern African Vinyls Association takes up proudly South African membership
2nd June 2022

The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is proud to announce that they have taken up membership with the country’s official “Buy Local” campaign, Proudly South African. Proudly SA is... 


Former PRASA employee receives jail sentence for cable theft
1st June 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has welcomed the sentencing of a former employee, who was found guilty of tampering or destroying essential infrastructure in the Mkhomazi area by... 


Top tools for your winter arsenal
27th May 2022

With winter on its way, plenty of people will be prepping their places for wetter weather. Having the right set of tools is a must to get the job done efficiently – and safely. Let the DIY dreams... 


Billionaire’s seized mines pose quandary for new Zambian leader
27th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zambia’s new business-friendly president faces a dilemma: risk a political backlash by returning mining shafts seized from an Indian company his mines minister once labeled as the nation’s... 


Cost-effective electrical termination solutions for the construction industry
24th May 2022

Pratley has a range of cost-effective electrical solutions available to assist contractors in a recovering construction industry. “It is important that one does not compromise on quality in favour... 


'No attempt to disguise' latest incident of sabotage at Eskom power station as another cable is cut
23rd May 2022 By: News24Wire

A cable on Unit 1 at Eskom's Matla Power Station was cut over the weekend in what is now the fourth incident of suspected sabotage at a power station in the past two weeks. News24 understands that... 


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International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update
20th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project achieved a major machine assembly milestone on May 11. 


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PRASA starts rehabilitation work on three Gauteng corridors
17th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) says it will terminate rail services on three Gauteng corridors for the next few months to allow for the rehabilitation and restoration of the... 


Investors are rushing back into Africa’s copper country
Investors are rushing back into Africa’s copper country
13th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Mining investors are stampeding back into a region many had seemed determined to leave. Straddling the border of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a vast forested area roughly the size... 


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Battery installation bolsters solar plant efficacy
13th May 2022 By: Halima Frost

Renewable-energy turnkey provider African Clean Energy Solutions (ACES) Renewables is installing two 540 kWh hybrid lithium-ion batteries at a business park near the Eastgate shopping centre, in... 


PRASA’s KZN floods repair bill stands at almost R3bn
13th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

The direct cost to restore passenger rail services in KwaZulu-Natal following the recent floods stands at an estimated R2.6-billion to R2.9-billion, says the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa... 


Liquid partners with Peace Cable Company
11th May 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Pan-African technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies has partnered with Peace Cable Company to introduce 800 Gb/s of additional subsea capacity in Mombasa on the global submarine cable,... 


NUM says mining industry still too dangerous, as it commemorates Vaal Reef Disaster
10th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on May 10 commemorated the 27-year anniversary of the Vaal Reef Disaster that resulted in 104 fatalities. As one of the deadliest events in the history of... 


Gangs stealing cables miles underground torment South African platinum mines
9th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

South African miners are battling a growing threat miles underground in the world’s deepest platinum shafts: Gangs stealing copper cables and disrupting operations. Enticed by high copper prices,... 


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As drone deployment continues to expand, miners unearth whole-of-mine uses
6th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

The use of drones and ground-based robotics is evolving to such an extent locally that various companies are using them in all aspects of their operations, which is resulting in “bun fights” about... 


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Underground surveying critical in mining
6th May 2022

Specialist utility services company Bosch Munitech provides specialist utility services that include underground utility detection (UUD) which is essential for providing accurate information on... 


Pylon legs at N2 Msikaba Bridge project hydraulically jacked apart
6th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Msikaba Bridge project notched up an engineering milestone this month, when the south pylon legs were hydraulically jacked apart. The 580-m-long, stay cable bridge – which will span the... 


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As drone deployment continues to expand, miners unearth whole-of-mine uses
6th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

The use of drones and ground-based robotics is evolving to such an extent locally that various companies are using them in all aspects of their operations, which is resulting in “bun fights” about... 


South African coal miners turn to trucks as rail service deteriorates
3rd May 2022 By: Reuters

Mining companies in South Africa have resorted to trucking coal to ports to meet a surge in European demand since the war in Ukraine started, bypassing the deteriorating rail infrastructure they... 


Police recover stolen copper in Devland, Johannesburg
29th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

The South African Police Services (SAPS) raided the premises of a scrap metal dealer in Devland, near Johannesburg, and found a large cache of stolen copper cables. Working on a tip-off, the police... 


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Equiano subsea cable, Europe and Africa – update
29th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Google and its cable landing partner WIOCC have landed the Equiano subsea cable in Lagos, Nigeria. 


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Seifsa, Eskom discuss private generation as key to solving South Africa's power challenges
26th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) this week held a meeting with State-owned power utility Eskom, during which greater private sector... 


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Bill for KZN floods repair stands at almost R3bn – PRASA
26th April 2022 By: Irma Venter

The direct cost to restore passenger rail services in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) following the recent floods, stands at an estimated R2.6-billion to R2.9-billion, says the Passenger Rail Agency of South... 


Concor hands over high speed Ikusasa project at Oxford Parks precinct
25th April 2022

Applying innovative construction methods and its well-established quality and scheduling systems, Concor has met another tight deadline with the handover this February of the Ikusasa building in... 


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2Africa subsea cable, Africa and Middle East – update
22nd April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The deployment of the 2Africa subsea cable system remains on track for completion in 2024. 


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N2 Wild Coast Toll Road megabridge projects, South Africa – update
22nd April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Msikaba Bridge project reached an engineering milestone in April, when the south pylon legs were hydraulically jacked apart. 


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Milestone reached at N2 Msikaba Bridge project 
19th April 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Msikaba Bridge project has notched up an engineering milestone this month, when the south pylon legs were hydraulically jacked apart. The 580-m-long, stay cable bridge – which will span the... 


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Connecting sensors for industrial automation
14th April 2022

An IO-Link is a communications networking standard mainly used for linking sensors and actuators in industrial automation applications. IO-Link masters are used to connect a number of different... 


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Greater fuel cell adoption would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals
13th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The enactment by more governments of policies to enable greater hydrogen fuel cell mobility would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs) sector, Mining Weekly can today... 


Milestone at Msikaba Project with jacking of south pylon legs
12th April 2022

The Msikaba Bridge Project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata achieved an engineering milestone this month, as the legs of the bridge’s south pylon were hydraulically jacked... 


AfDB approves $5.5m grant for Desert to Power energy project
11th April 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Development finance institution the African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) concessional African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a $5.5-million technical assistance grant to kickstart the roll-out... 


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Transnet prepares to resume locomotive procurement to close gap left by halted 10-64 programme
11th April 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet CEO Portia Derby has confirmed that the State freight logistics group is preparing to procure a significant number of locomotives again, after having halted purchases under the “irregular... 


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