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South African organisations embracing GenAI as a catalyst for innovation
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

A new study, undertaken by independent technology research firm World Wide Worx in conjunction with Dell Technologies and Intel, has found that many large South African firms are starting to... 


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Southern Africa always a key market – firm
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the trusted legacy of more than 150 years of Siemens engineering expertise, Innomotics is the backbone of reliable motion for industries and infrastructure worldwide. Amid the increased... 


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Environmental research underscores firm’s regional efforts
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Engineering and mining advisory group DMT Kai Batla asserts the need for a continued focus on promoting environmental consciousness, and extensive research and development within its operations.... 


Condra clinches second maintenance crane order from Sappi’s Saiccor Mill
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is manufacturing a second maintenance crane for turbine maintenance duty at Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, in Umkomaas, KwaZulu-Natal. This followed an order last year, and... 


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DC furnaces aid autocatalyst recovery
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

The recycling of used automotive catalytic converters (autocatalysts) has become economically and environmentally important in the wake of autocatalysts becoming one of the most significant... 


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Mike Benfield
24th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Mike Benfield, Group CEO of Macsteel Service Centres South Africa, a merchandiser and distributor of steel and value-added steel products 


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Committed to strategic growth goals amid industry challenges
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite encountering various challenges – including commodity price volatility closely linked to global economic conditions and supply chain dynamics – metallurgy and process engineering company... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


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EJOT – Southern Africa’s Fastening Solutions Provider
24th May 2024

EJOT is a 102-year-old German fastening technology company and is a fastener specialist like no other. With venerable fasteners such as the PT screw for manufacturing with plastic, bi-metal... 


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Delba Electrical successfully performs steady state ignition tests
24th May 2024

The safe operation of electrical rotating machines in the chemical, oil and gas industrial environments where hazardous gas may be present is of great concern. Risks associated with partial... 


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Vaal Water Lettuce invasion signifies need to weed out water pollution
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Vaal Barrage is now home to an invasive plant species that has had significant negative economic and environmental consequences for the region, and its rapid spread will not slow down without... 


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Umoyilanga hybrid power plant, South Africa
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

EDF Renewables and Perpetua Holdings plan to build a hybrid development that combines solar, wind and battery storage technologies to offer dispatchable and reliable power to the national... 


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Copper World Complex, US – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Hudbay plans to raise funds in an equity offering to help fund near-term growth initiatives at its Copper Mountain unit. 


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Hombre Muerto West project, Argentina, Bolivia and Chile – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Galan Lithium has received commitments for an equity raising of A$14-million. 


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Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has been formally launched. 


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SunZia wind  and transmission projects, US
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is the biggest clean energy infrastructure project in US history. 


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Project Nour, Mauritania
24th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Project Nour could become one of the biggest green hydrogen projects globally. 


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Plans for acceleration of Eskom’s transmission expansion falling into place – Scheppers
23rd May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Eskom Transmission CEO Segomoco Scheppers says he believes the “pieces are falling into place” that will allow the power utility to “ramp up and move faster” in expanding the country’s constrained... 


Empowering women in energy the intelligent thing to do, says DMRE official
23rd May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) had been running a five-year Energy Sector Women Empowerment Strategy since 2021, pointed out DMRE deputy director-general Hilda Mhlongo on... 


Reunert H1 earnings rise on Electrical Engineering, Applied Electronics segments
23rd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Reunert reported a rise in earnings during the six months ended March 31, 2024, driven by good performance in its Electrical Engineering and the Applied Electronics’ defence cluster... 


Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
Solar Solutions to Power the Future We Deserve
23rd May 2024

Climate volatility and energy uncertainty are driving more homeowners and business leaders to make the solar switch. But with the complexity of systems requiring decades-long reliability, we must... 


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Silicosis and Dust Suppression
23rd May 2024

Spray nozzles play a crucial role in dust suppression to help prevent silicosis, a lung disease caused by prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) particles. Here are some ways in... 


Eskom’s has applied for permission to reserve scarce grid capacity for IPPs participating in public procurement bidding rounds
Presidency insists 22.5 GW private IPP pipeline won’t be disrupted by Eskom move to reserve grid for public projects
22nd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Presidency does not anticipate that Eskom’s move to reserve scarce grid capacity for independent power producers (IPPs) participating in public procurement bidding rounds will disrupt the more... 


SOLA Group Appoints New Managing Directors Amid Accelerated Growth
22nd May 2024

In a significant leadership change, SOLA Group announced today that CEO Dr. Dom Wills stepped down effective March 2024. Dr. Wills has been at the helm since 2018, overseeing the consolidation of... 


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Vesconite Bearings delivers largest order to Netherlands customer
22nd May 2024

In May, Vesconite Bearings, a global leader in bearing and wear solutions, delivered its largest rudder bearing order to a customer in the Netherlands. The order, comprising four extra-large... 


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Daimler Truck Southern Africa launches electric heavy-duty truck range
22nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a line of electric heavy-duty trucks, called eActros, as part of its Power Up electric mobility offering.... 


Booyco Engineering has almost 40 years of experience in custom designing robust HVAC solutions for the defence sector
Latest SA-designed HVAC for military vehicle
22nd May 2024

South Africa-based Booyco Engineering has upgraded the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for a customer’s 8x8 armoured personnel carrier. With almost 40 years of experience in... 


Air Products to play pivotal role in hydrogen mobility ecosystem
Air Products to play pivotal role in hydrogen mobility ecosystem
22nd May 2024

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is aiming to play a pivotal role in establishing a sustainable and thriving hydrogen mobility ecosystem in the... 


AIC initiates A$50m Jericho mine development, elevating Eloise
AIC initiates A$50m Jericho mine development, elevating Eloise
22nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Queensland copper miner AIC Mines on Wednesday pushed the button on the development of the A$50-million Jericho mine, which is set to transform its Eloise operation into a cornerstone asset.... 


Dachser South Africa at Nampo 2024
Dachser South Africa at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Engineering News discusses how family-owned logistics provider Dachser South Africa is innovating to address the challenges that agricultural logistics face in South Africa with MD Detlev Duve at... 


Uniclox at Nampo 2024
Uniclox at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Biometric time and attendance and access control systems provider Uniclox senior sales executive Christo Wandrag talks to Engineering News about the role the company is playing in the... 


SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Engineering News talks to fire safety solutions and products supplier SAFEQUIP MD Pierre Malherbe at Nampo 2024, held from May 14 to 17, near Bothaville, in the Free State, about how the company is... 


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TotalEnergies, Petronas, Sonangol to proceed with Angolan deepwater project
21st May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Energy company TotalEnergies (40%), along with its Block 20/11 partners, Petronas (40%) and Sonangol (20%), have announced the final investment decision (FID) of the Kaminho deepwater project to... 


SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age - part 3 of 4
21st May 2024

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full... 


The Railveyor system is a fully electric and autonomous bulk material handling system.
Electrifying Elk Creek to reduce costs, accelerate production
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Electrifying the Elk Creek mine in south-west Nebraska could be a game changer for the critical minerals project, promising to not only reduce upfront capital and operational expenses, but also... 


Alpha HPA upsizes equity raising to A$175m
Alpha HPA upsizes equity raising to A$175m
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Alpha HPA on Tuesday upsized its equity raising to facilitate the development of its high-purity alumina (HPA) refinery in Gladstone, Queensland, to A$175-million. The company... 


Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered energy transition company Amp Energy has announced the development of the Cape Hardy Advanced Fuels Precinct, which entails green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel... 


Kefi announces launch of Tulu Kapi project
20th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold and copper exploration and development company Kefi has announced that the Tulu Kapi Gold Mines (TKGM) board has formally launched the project. "Our launch timing is fortuitously... 


Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
Integrated transport: Why it matters and how it can be achieved
20th May 2024

By Bongani Mthombeni No sector exists in isolation — transportation included. How towns, cities and countries move people, goods and services from place to place impacts how they function socially... 


Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


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Eskom board approves plan to operate Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina to 2030
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Eskom board has given its approval for the continued operation of the Camden, Grootvlei and Hendrina power stations to 2030 – a departure from the original decommissioning schedule that has... 


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Energy trader reports strong market demand for green electricity from 210 MW Hendrina Wind Farm
20th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Newly formed electricity trader Apollo Africa reports that it is experiencing strong demand from potential customers for the renewable electricity that will be produced from the grid-ready 210 MW... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


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