R/€ = 16.99 Change: 0.06
R/$ = 16.58 Change: -0.26
Au 1767.61 $/oz Change: -41.25
Pt 865.50 $/oz Change: -20.50


UK sets up a ‘Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre’

By: Rebecca Campbell     4th July 2022 The UK government announced on Monday that it has established a Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre (CMIC), under the British Geological Survey (BGS), and based in Nottingham in England. The purpose of the CMIC is to gather data and undertake analysis of the supply, demand and market dynamics... 

UK launches data centre for critical minerals

By: Reuters     4th July 2022 Britain on Monday launched a centre to gather data and analyse information on the supply of critical minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The centre, to be run by the British Geological Survey, will use the data to help to find ways to source minerals... 

Alaris Holdings expands into Europe

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2022 Radio frequency (RF) technology holding and investment company Alaris Holdings has expanded its European footprint with the acquisition of Germany-based Kuhne electronic for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition establishes a valuable base in Europe that supports the company’s global expansion,... 

Brazilian aerospace group turns to automotive giant to help increase production efficiency

By: Rebecca Campbell     1st July 2022 Brazil-based major aerospace group Embraer has entered an agreement with Toyota do Brasil to implement the principles and concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS) at the former group’s industrial operations. The aerospace group is the world’s leading manufacturer of airliners with up to 150... 

European Space Agency awards new satellite project to Airbus

By: Rebecca Campbell     29th June 2022 The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded Airbus Defence and Space a €160-million contract to develop the agency’s Far-infrared Outgoing Radiation Understanding and Monitoring (FORUM) satellite. The work will be led and largely undertaken at the Airbus facility in Stevenage in England. The... 

Why telemetry should form a critical part of your water management systems

29th June 2022 By Johan Potgieter, software leader: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the consistent provision of water, hampered by challenges like aging infrastructure, has become paramount, technology and more specifically telemetry has stepped to the fore to offer workable solutions to... 

Airbus highlights its key role, through ESA, in Nasa’s Artemis crewed space programme

By: Rebecca Campbell     28th June 2022 With the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) having declared that the testing programme for the Artemis I Moon mission had been concluded and that its Space Launch System (rocket) and Orion spacecraft would be readied for launch in late August, Europe-based aerospace giant... 

Guarding against cyberattacks in the shipping and logistics sector with an effective recovery strategy

27th June 2022 By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa The shipping and logistics industry is increasingly a target of cybercrime and ransomware attacks, a trend that has accelerated in recent years. The reason for this is simple – these companies store and process a wealth of personal... 

Biden urges G7 to stay together as leaders target Russian gold, oil price

By: Reuters     27th June 2022 US President Joe Biden told allies "we have to stay together" against Russia on Sunday as G7 leaders gathered for a summit dominated by war in Ukraine and its impact on food and energy supplies and the global economy. At the start of the meeting in the Bavarian Alps, four of the Group of Seven... 

European Union seeking radioactive power for space missions

By: Rebecca Campbell     22nd June 2022 Belgium-based international engineering and consultancy group Tractebel has been selected to head a research and innovation consortium, designated Pulsar, to conduct research into dynamic radioactive power systems (RPS), on behalf of the European Union (EU). The RPS being researched would be... 

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