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Company division enters ferroalloy market

By: Halima Frost     6th July 2022 Owing to the success of South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Graphite Freezeline Solutions (GFS) division in the platinum sector, the division is now emphasising its entering the ferrochrome and ferromanganese markets. The division specialises in the assistance,... 

Roll-Royce SMR reveals shortlist for site of first factory to make major reactor components

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th July 2022 Rolls-Royce SMR, a subsidiary company of the UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce, has announced its shortlist of locations to build its first factory (of three) that will produce the components for its small modular nuclear reactor (SMR). The Rolls-Royce SMR... 

Has VPN reached end of life?

5th July 2022 By Simeon Tassev, MD and QSA at Galix As organisations have moved increasingly into the cloud and remote working has become both a requirement and the norm, the traditional borders of the enterprise have shifted and become more amorphous. This means that securing networks and connections can... 

Gibela celebrates completion of one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega train for PRASA 

By: Sabrina Jardim     4th July 2022 Rail transport consortium Gibela on July 4 unveiled the one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega commuter train it is building for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Gibela, whose shareholders are Alstom, Ubumbano Rail and New Rail Africa, in 2013 signed a R53-billion contract to supply... 

The value of a biodiversity management and action plan

4th July 2022 (Virtual Showroom): The overall decline in the natural biodiversity within South Africa and globally has been in steady decline over the past two (2) centuries as a direct and indirect consequence of the growth of the human population and unsustainable management of anthropogenic activities. In... 

CTC aims to get ahead of skills lag by working with equipment manufacturers, technology researchers

By: Schalk Burger     4th July 2022 Mining industry training company the Colliery Training Centre (CTC) has established links with various original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technology research organisations and employers to enable it to train students and employees on the latest equipment and technologies emerging in the... 

Mbalula vows EV policy gaps are being discussed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th July 2022 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has assured delegates attending the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) on July 4 that his department is looking at policy gaps on automated and electric vehicles (EVs). This includes policy gaps on charging infrastructure and how EVs will be... 

Firering increases stake in Côte d'Ivoire project to 77%

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     4th July 2022 Aim-listed Firering Strategic Minerals has increased its stake in its flagship Atex lithium/tantalum project, in Côte d'Ivoire, from 51% to 77%. The company has acquired 10% of the issued shares in Atex Mining Resources in exchange for 1.16-million shares in the company with a 12-month lock-in... 

Water and salt balance development and importance

4th July 2022 A water balance can be described as the measurement and determination of flow in and out of a system, which is considered the main building block in developing a salt balance (estimation of salt concentrations within the reticulating system). As mining and industrial operations are critically... 

Chile plans to raise copper mining royalties and reform tax system

By: Reuters     4th July 2022 Chile's finance minister, Mario Marcel, on Friday introduced a tax reform bill that increases copper mining royalties on companies that produce more than 50 000 t/y and raises taxes on high-income earners to fund the government's proposed social programs and reforms. Chile is the world's top... 

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