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UJ designs mobile lab to aid in water contamination testing

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th May 2019 The University of Johannesburg (UJ) has created a mobile lab for water testing, amid various sewage spills in South Africa. The Transnet National Ports Authority reported earlier this month that it had prohibited angling and diving activity at the Durban port, owing to a massive sewage spill in... 

INITIATE INTERVIEW: “We want to be a part of ‘EmPOWERing Africa’. Training, coaching and mentoring of the youth is critical to the success of our future economy”

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th May 2019 Exclusive interview with Shane Pereira, Business Development Executive at Lesedi Nuclear Services, sponsors of the Initiate! Impact Challenge that is taking place at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa at the CTICC from 14-16 May. The Initiate! 3-day challenge is for postgraduate students... 

Centrex signs another offtake agreement

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th May 2019 ASX-listed Centrex Metals has inked a second offtake agreement for phosphate rock concentrate from its Ardmore project, in Queensland. Centrex has reached an agreement with New Zealand fertilizer group Ballance Agri-Nutrients to supply some 5 000 t of concentrate, which will be produced as part... 

Elections Are Over, Now We Build The Africa We Want Through Agenda 2063

10th May 2019 South Africans went to the polls on Wednesday in its fifth, pivotal general election since the advent of democracy. Now, all eyes remain on the IEC boards as the preliminary results emerge. And while many South African voters are focused on social issues, such as job creation, some candidates in... 

Localisation can help revive South Africa’s rail industry

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd May 2019 Original equipment manufacturer Bombardier Transportation South Africa (BTSA) wants to be an integral part of South Africa’s growth story as it pursues localisation ambitions beyond 60%. South Africa’s underused rail sector is primed for growth, with a revitalisation of the rail industry possible... 

NASA says aluminum fraud caused $700m satellite failures

By: Bloomberg     1st May 2019 Faulty materials supplied by a unit of Norsk Hydro ASA, one of the world’s top aluminum producers, led to more than $700 million of losses in two failed NASA satellite launch missions, according to an investigation by the space agency. NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory mission in 2009 and Glory... 

African Construction Expo 2019 readies for a breakthrough

29th April 2019 Since the highs last experienced just before the 2010 Soccer World Cup, the construction sector in South Africa and on the African continent has yet to see an industry boom. South Africa experienced a technical recession in the first and second quarters of this year.  Coupled with 2018’s economic... 

Project Atlas, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     26th April 2019 Senex Energy has signed the first domestic gas sales supply contract at its Project Atlas development. 

Fortune finds potential new site for Nico refinery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2019 Cobalt project developer Fortune Minerals has entered into an option to buy an alternative site to construct the proposed hydrometallurgical refinery that will process metal concentrates from the planned Nico cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper mine, after the rural municipality of Corman Park last month... 

Independent power producers and Weet-Bix

By: Saliem Fakir     19th April 2019 There is a vociferous attack on independent power producers (IPPs) and renewables in South Africa, despite the energy crisis that the country is experiencing and the fact that the long-term prospects for State-owned electricity utility Eskom look rather bleak. Eskom is a choke point, just as... 

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