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Is the era of the flying taxi finally about to dawn?
1st March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The concept of small, usually unconventional, aircraft, carrying small numbers of passengers, weaving their way through towering skyscrapers and speeding over suburbs, has been a staple of... 


Durban Container Terminal
Durban Container Terminal advances various operational improvement initiatives
29th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Durban Container Terminal Pier 2 has reached stability as performance improvements gain traction, confirms Durban Terminals managing executive Earle Peters.  


Acting TFR CEO Russell Baatjies and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler (seated at centre) sign the agreement, in front of their respective teams, including (standing from left to right) Mario Klaasen, Loven Naidoo, Bonginkosi Mabaso, Pierre Koch, Pierre Taljaard and Kevin Govender, with Ayanda Mokhesi seated to the left of Baatjies and Brad Griffith and David Mokomela seated to Grobler’s right
Cabinet and business praise Sasol and TFR for ‘first-of-its-kind’ partnership to repair 128 ammonia tankers
29th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Both Cabinet and organised business have lauded the five-year public-private partnership agreement between Sasol and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), under which the energy and chemicals group will... 


Lucapa posts full-year loss amid volatile market conditions
29th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In 2023, the global diamond market experienced a downturn and volatility and although the large, high-quality diamonds recovered from both its Lulo and Mothae operations achieved decent prices at... 


South African researchers trawl through death records to assess coal impact
29th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South African scientists plan to examine about 8.5-million death certificates to ascertain how many people the country’s dependence on coal for electricity is killing. The review is the first of... 


Tanzania graphite project undeterred by shipping delays
Tanzania graphite project undeterred by shipping delays
28th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Despite persistent and substantial shipping delays, commissioning of the Lindi Jumbo project – a new graphite mine in Tanzania – is progressing according to plan, Walkabout Resources MD And CEO... 


Zero carbon aviation company demonstrates its complete system for the first time
28th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

US zero carbon-emissions aviation company Universal Hydrogen has announced that it has used one of its proprietary modular liquid hydrogen storage and transport ‘capsules’ to successfully power its... 


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South African fashion retailers boost local production amid port delays
28th February 2024 By: Reuters

South African fashion retailers are ramping up local production and using alternative sea ports and air freight to mitigate the impact of congestion at traditional ports that has caused massive... 


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ARM warns of lower interim earnings on the back of lower prices
28th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) says it expects its headline earnings for the six months ended December 31 to have decreased by between 40% and 50% year-on-year to between... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA produces local lubricant for wind turbine maintenance
28th February 2024

A single wind turbine requires 600 to 800 litres of lubricant per gearbox, which means selecting the correct product for reduced maintenance and increased lifespan is critical. With the 16th... 


Little cheer from Budget speech, but construction resilient - AfriSam
Little cheer from Budget speech, but construction resilient - AfriSam
28th February 2024

It was a sombre tone at this year’s annual AfriSam Budget Breakdown event, but sales and marketing executive Richard Tomes reminded stakeholders that the company’s 90 years in business should be an... 


The SlurrySucker MK III incorporates the world renowned Toyo heavy duty slurry pump, making it the most efficient and cost effective electrically powered floating dredging system available on the market
Next-gen SlurrySucker for silt-challenged water areas powered by Toyo
28th February 2024

Not only does IPR’s SlurrySucker dredging system effectively clean process water ponds, return water dams or other water storage areas, it has become recognised as an ideal solution for cleaning... 


Key Concepts In Lithium-Ion Battery Principles
28th February 2024

A Consumer-Friendly Guide Whether you're a tech enthusiast, a curious consumer, or someone keen on the future of energy storage, understanding key concepts relating to lithium-ion batteries is... 


JON STANTON The demand for a significant increase in global copper production requires a multifaceted approach
Solutions provider aims to enhance mining productivity more sustainably
28th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global engineering solutions provider Weir aims to assist the mining industry to meet the surging global demand for critical minerals and metals in a more sustainable way. It aims to do this... 


Red Rock, partner to establish test programme at Burkina Faso project
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Natural resource development company Red Rock Resources and its partner, Hong Kong-headquartered company Riverstone Resources, will set out to implement a test programme at the Bilbale gold... 


Global aviation’s IT company celebrates 75 years of innovation
27th February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Specialist air transport industry information technology (IT) group SITA is currently celebrating its seventy-fifth anniversary. It should be noted that the first controlled flight of a powered... 


Modular substations are the best option for data centres, as they can be designed and built quickly
Modular substations power in South Africa's data centre boom
27th February 2024

Data centres are experiencing significant growth in South Africa as the digital revolution continues to gain momentum. To keep up with the demand, these facilities must have the flexibility to... 


Canada awards Rio Tinto C$18m to decarbonise iron-ore processing
Canada awards Rio Tinto C$18m to decarbonise iron-ore processing
27th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The government of Canada has awarded Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) C$18.1-million to support the decarbonisation of iron-ore processing at its operations in Labrador West. The... 


ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
ROMPCO highlights its sustainability efforts on World Engineering Day
26th February 2024

A significant occasion to recognise the pivotal role of engineering in shaping our world is World Engineering Day on 4 March. This year’s theme is ‘Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable World’,... 


Construction of the first half of the concrete access road up the 18% incline towards the top of the mountain to ensure safe access for the turbine components
Wolf Wind Farm project advances swiftly with Concor
26th February 2024

Work is progressing well on the Wolf Wind Farm in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, with Concor carrying out the civils balance of plant – including an innovative design for a steeply inclined... 


Christo Wiese
South African billionaire Wiese returns to his diamond-hunting roots
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Christo Wiese, South Africa’s-billionaire retail king, is going back to the future. The 82-year-old serial investor, who steered the expansion of both Africa’s biggest clothing retailer and the... 


US targets ‘disposable’ firms in new Russian sanctions blast
26th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

The latest round of Russia sanctions unveiled Friday targeted hundreds of people and entities from around the globe, including a Liechtenstein company that traded precious metals, a semiconductor... 


OATC representative Gary Concar
OATC celebrates tenth anniversary, highlights importance of offshore safety
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Offshore Africa Training Centre (OATC), in Cape Town, in the Western Cape, celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 22 and introduced a new survival training course. As South Africa moves... 


Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine
Budget shows an economy treading water, not collapsing – Jammine
23rd February 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana’s Budget, delivered on February 21, seemed somewhat prudent, Econometrix director and chief economist Dr Azar Jammine said there was not much in it to... 


Fish being released into the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve
Thungela launches fish breeding facility in Mpumalanga
23rd February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Coal producer and exporter Thungela on February 23 launched a fish breeding facility at the Loskop Dam Nature Reserve, in Mpumalanga. The facility was pursued in congruence with efforts to restore... 


Lotus to raise $30m to accelerate Kayelekera restart, Letlhakane development
23rd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

ASX-listed Lotus Resources plans to raise $30-million through the issue of 100-million new shares at $0.30 apiece to strategic investors. The placement funds will enable Lotus to accelerate the... 


Image of the Metso Outotec mineral wool furnace
Electric mineral wool melting furnace reduces emissions
23rd February 2024

The mineral wool industry is switching from traditional gas- or coal-fired cupola furnaces to electric furnaces for the melting of raw materials, in an attempt to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2)... 


FUCHS offers a range of service and maintenance solutions for mining
23rd February 2024

Such has been the success of its relationship building that FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA has been offering its man-on-site service to some mining clients for over 30 years, according to Tiaan Le... 


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Automation platform for mass mining applications
23rd February 2024

A comprehensive automation platform is set to support the transformation from manual to autonomous mining. Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine Core, is designed to support... 


France’s $1.6bn uranium deal with Mongolia faces delays
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

A $1.6-billion uranium mining deal between France and Mongolia that is part of French efforts to diversify supplies to power its fleet of nuclear reactors is running into political hurdles. A... 


Image of workers conducting an inspection of a transfer chute at a coal mine
Chute maintenance improves reliability
23rd February 2024

Channeling the flow of mined material is a demanding application that leads to considerable wear on the components in a transfer point, requiring constant monitoring and attention. Weba Chute... 


Image of aCavex 500 CVX hydrocyclone operating in a platinum mine
Large hydrocyclone cluster for gold project in West Africa
23rd February 2024

Weir Minerals Africa recently manufactured a 20-way cluster of Cavex 500 CVX hydrocyclones, specifically tailored to the classification and processing requirements of a gold project in West Africa.... 


MP Materials swings to quarterly loss on falling rare earths prices
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

Rare earths miner MP Materials on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss due to slipping prices for the strategic minerals and rising production costs, although the loss was not as much as... 


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Booyco
23rd February 2024

South African pioneer of proximity detection systems Booyco Electronics continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. Acknowledged as a leader in the field, the... 


Weir Minerals Africa
Weir Minerals Africa
23rd February 2024

Market leader in slurry handling equipment, Weir Minerals Africa, has an unrivalled installed base of its Warman centrifugal slurry pumps across Africa. The company offers a wide range of slurry... 


An image of Dr Mehran Zarrebini posing in front of waste tires
Firm emphasises valorisation
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

To advance circularity and sustainability in the rubber manufacturing industry, leading rubber crumb manufacturer Mathe Group emphasises a strong focus on valorising waste rubber as a means of... 


Man in hard hat assessing Enduron high-pressure grinding rolls
Smarter mining key amid current market conditions
23rd February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Despite the boon of improved uranium demand, overall, depressed commodity prices and costly operating conditions are emphasising the need for Namibian mining companies to ensure that they mine a... 


An image of a type of ship used during the process of marine diamond mining
Embracing new tech in marine diamond mining
23rd February 2024

To increase the net present value (NPV) of Namibia’s marine diamond mining sector, four strategies – economies of scale, economies of scope, productivity and efficiency improvements, and... 


A new Internet of things enabled camera supplied by Axis Communications
Upward trend in generative AI adoption
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Security system provider Axis Communications has noted a marked increase in the uptake of new security-focused applications based on the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially... 


An image of DroneShield's DS Drone Gun
Industry faces expertise shortage amid international competition
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African defence industry continues to grapple with diminishing skills availability amid a competitive market dominated by international defence companies. However, increased government... 


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Worsley Alumina, Australia
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A bauxite mine 130 km south-east of Perth, in Western Australia.  


The above image depicts a facility, which comprises a lighting solution that enables managers to dim the luminaires as needed
Lighting system advances energy efficiency
23rd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Luminaire manufacturer BEKA Schréder’s wireless control system Schréder ITERRA offers a wireless control solution for lighting applications, providing a “robust, cost-effective and futureproof... 


Policing forums to help MTN tackle theft, vandalism
23rd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN is adding another approach to its efforts in mitigating the ongoing vandalism and theft of batteries and cables at its cellphone towers across South Africa by... 


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