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Venture suspends ops at Riley

By: Esmarie Iannucci     Updated 4 hours ago ASX-listed Venture Minerals has temporarily suspended mining operations at its Riley iron-ore mine, in Tasmania, while it undertakes a review of the operation in order to identify cost efficiency measures. The suspension of operations comes after the mine achieve its first iron-ore shipment of... 

Covid-19 pandemic spurs Sars' modernisation programme

By: Schalk Burger     Updated 5 hours ago The Covid-19 pandemic's impact on the South African Revenue Service (Sars) compressed a decade-long modernisation programme into two to three years, Sars commissioner Edward Kieswetter noted on September 16. "The pandemic struck as we were starting our journey of rebuilding Sars and reigniting... 

New units installed at zinc mine 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     17th September 2021 Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) expert Booyco Engineering is installing the first of its “new generation” units at a South African zinc mine, later this month.  

S Africa well positioned in green economy shift

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to renewable energies and platinum-group metals (PGMs), South Africa can become an exporter of... 

Company can cater to high retrofitting demand

By: Cameron Mackay     17th September 2021 Software solutions provider ABB Electrification has experienced high demand from the local market for energy-efficient systems related to integrating automation into electrical and mechanical systems, particularly in terms of retrofitting these products into older buildings. “These... 

New Merseta chamber to positively impact on sector

By: Darren Parker     17th September 2021 The creation of an automotive component manufacturers chamber at the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (Merseta) has been a “game changer”, says National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) executive director... 

Trend towards decarbonisation discouraging coal investment

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th September 2021 South Africa’s coal production, sales and exports reached a plateau some years ago; however, the lockdown last year caused a noticeable decline. The main reason for this local decline is that the industry had reached the ‘coal cliff’ years ago, says advisory firm XMP Consulting senior coal... 

Global citrus demand increases refrigeration demand

By: Halima Frost     17th September 2021 A global increase in demand for South African-grown citrus, as well as more export regulations, has resulted in a substantial increase in demand for refrigeration capacity, says local refrigeration manufacturer EP Refrigeration business development head Dawie Kriel. “We not only need to add... 

Refrigeration system to cut energy costs available

By: Halima Frost     17th September 2021 With South African retailers looking for ways of recovering from the latest lockdown, as well as the looting and vandalism, an opportunity to decrease costs on the system that comprises the bulk of their energy spend, which is refrigeration, has arisen. “All food retailers rely on refrigeration... 

Merc aims to go all-electric ‘where markets allow’, South African EV launch slated for 2022

By: Irma Venter     17th September 2021 Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to go “all electric” by the end of the decade, “where market conditions allow”. By 2022, the German carmaker says it will have battery electric vehicles (EVs) in all segments of the market the company serves.  

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