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Eskom sustains 20.5% request despite big updates to cost assumptions 

By: Terence Creamer     18th January 2022 State-owned electricity producer Eskom has submitted major updates to the cost assumptions included in its latest allowable revenue application but has nevertheless sustained its request for a 20.5% tariff hike for its upcoming 2022/23 financial year. In a presentation delivered on the second day... 

Cyber-risks a major concern for South African, African businesses – Allianz

By: Schalk Burger     18th January 2022 Cyber-risks are the biggest concern for companies globally, in South Africa, Africa, the Middle East and Nigeria in 2022, and the threat of ransomware attacks, data breaches or major information technology outages are of greater concern to companies than business and supply chain disruption,... 

Japanese multinational shows interest in plastic-to-hydrogen tech development

By: Marleny Arnoldi     18th January 2022 Plastics-to-hydrogen company Hydrogen Utopia International (HUI) has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Japanese multinational Mitsubishi Heavy Industries whereby the latter will review HIU’s technology and explore commercial opportunities for developing more advanced facilities. HUI is... 

Hillside Aluminium could get green $0.03c/kWh lifeline by 2030 – Mallinson  

By: Martin Creamer     18th January 2022 It’s all about South Africa focusing attention on the generation and storage of its wonderful African sunshine and prime African wind. It’s all about going hammer and tongs for these three letters, SWS, which stand for solar, wind and storage ­– and eight hours of storage is all we need, which is... 

Forklift perimeter lights improve warehouse safety

18th January 2022 With forklifts constantly moving items from one place to the next and visibility often compromised by narrow aisles and high stacking, the industrial equipment environment can present an element of risk. At their busiest, warehouses can become sites of accidents or injuries if employees are not... 

Architects, engineers collaborate to design and build the infrastructure of the future

18th January 2022 Globally-trusted infrastructure consulting firm AECOM fosters a multidisciplinary environment in which architects and engineers work side by side. “It is a very collaborative approach and creates a lot of value in the early stages of a project, while saving time and intervention further down the... 

Skyriders to focus on African partners, new inspection technology in 2022

18th January 2022 Ongoing inspection, repair and maintenance for a major petrochemical producer, in addition to work at various pumped storage schemes and even a hydro power station for Eskom, was a major focus for Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. in 2021, comments Marketing Manager Mike Zinn. In terms of... 

Capital Drilling says 2021 was its strongest financial year yet

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th January 2022 LSE-listed mining services company Capital Drilling recorded its strongest financial year yet in 2021, with three quarters of revenue growth, executive chairperson Jamie Boynton says. He highlights that 2021 was a “transformational” year for Capital, driven in part by a surge in market activity... 

FedEx says air freight an important part of AfCFTA, Africa's economic growth

By: Schalk Burger     18th January 2022 The rapid change in retail and trade networks caused by the global pandemic has highlighted how logistics, and air logistics in particular, is crucial to the economy. Air express also has a role to play in helping drive economic growth in Africa, says logistics and courier services company FedEx... 

Importance of a rehabilitation strategy implementation plan

17th January 2022 As mineral resource mining remains one of the key South African economic contributors, the application of a Rehabilitation Strategy Implementation Plan (RSIP) is considered vital to ensure a self-sustaining post mining landform and land use scenario. The integration of mine planning, design,... 

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