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JRA working to improve asphalt plant's performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2021 The Johannesburg Roads Agency’s (JRA) is taking steps to improve the performance of the asphalt plant it launched in 2018. The agency notes that the plant has been experiencing operational challenges in terms of human resources, supply of materials and challenges related to procurement to sustain... 

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges  

By: Simone Liedtke     5th March 2021 By delivering its proven strategy of securing leading market positions and focusing on customers and performance, paper, packaging and recycling company Mpact delivered a strong financial performance with record cash flows from operations of R1.9-billion and a reduction in net debt to... 

ABB urges greater adoption of high-efficiency motors and drives to combat climate change - global electricity consumption to be reduced by 10%

5th March 2021 In a new whitepaper published this week, ABB reveals potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB calls on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the... 

Applications for the SAB Foundation’s 2021 Social Innovation And Disability Empowerment Awards are open

5th March 2021 Applications for the 11th annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and 6th annual Disability Empowerment Awards are open for entry and eligible entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply. Through the awards, the SAB Foundation aims to empower innovative thinkers to develop products and... 

Steps being taken to improve manganese export logistics – ARM 

By: Martin Creamer     4th March 2021 Steps involving the use of two ports rather than one, longer trains and increased rail wagon payload are being studied to improve the logistics surrounding the export from South Africa of manganese ore. State-owned rail enterprise Transnet has put on hold the capital expansion plan centred on the... 

Catalytic qualities of platinum driving constant innovation – WPIC

By: Donna Slater     3rd March 2021 Having been discovered two centuries ago, the use of platinum as a catalyst is driving new catalyst applications, reports platinum demand investment stimulator the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). In the early decades of the nineteenth century, scientist Sir Humphry Davy stumbled on the... 

Stellenbosch University building achievest A-rating energy efficiency certificate

By: Schalk Burger     26th February 2021 Stellenbosch University (SU) received the very first Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC) for any building in South Africa, with its Admin B building receiving an A-rating for electrical consumption of 48 kWh per square metre. This is in adherence to the amendment to the National Energy Act... 

Rolls-Royce marine AI technology project receives UK funding

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th February 2021 The British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has granted funding to UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce to further develop the company’s Artificial Chief Engineer technology. This is an autonomous ship machinery control system, intended to permit naval vessels to carry out... 

SMS group's innovative New Horizon project completed in 2020

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd February 2021 SMS group is a global, leading partner for the metal industry. As a family-owned business headquartered in Germany, quality and innovation are in our DNA. We are committed to the success of our customers and strive to add value along the entire value chain of the global metal industry. A huge... 

Sylvania ‘confident’ of reaching production target for the full year

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd February 2021 Rustenburg-based platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sylvania Platinum’s Sylvania Dump Operations (SDO) delivered 36 335 oz of platinum, palladium, rhodium and gold (4E) PGMs as a result of a good production performance in the six months ended December 31, 2020. The good production, the Aim-listed... 

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