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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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.  


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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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Caculo Cabaça hydropower plant, Angola
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project involves the construction of a large-scale hydropower plant on the Kwanza river. 


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Centinela second concentrator project, Chile
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Antofagasta and Marubeni Corporation have reported that the project will have a 36-year mine life, based on Centinela’s substantial ore reserve of two-billion tonnes. 


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Greater Tortue Ahmeyim project, Senegal – update
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The floating liquefied natural gas vessel has arrived at its destination on the Mauritania and Senegal maritime border.  


Wayne Warren, Sales Manager Africa for Pilot Crushtec
Pioneering crushing and screening solutions for cleaner energy minerals
22nd February 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Pilot Crushtec's crushing and screening solutions are key for a wide range of applications within the energy minerals sector, and the company has built a significant footprint in these industry... 


Transition to the green economy offers great opportunities for women, but problems remain
22nd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The move to a green economy is a move to a more feminine economy, affirmed KD Strategies founding director Katnisha Singh on Thursday. She was participating in a panel discussion at the Women in... 


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Auto industry pleased with EV allocation, but more will be needed – Naamsa
22nd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council has welcomed the announcementby Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana in his Budget Speech on Wednesday that government will offer financial support for the... 


Blue Label H1 core earnings up
22nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

JSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms on Thursday posted core headline earnings of R420-million, equating to core headline earnings per share (HEPS) of 47.15c for the six months ended November 30, 2023.... 


Panel building should be streamlined for better efficiency, reliability, simplicity and timesaving for data centre projects
Panel building should be streamlined for better efficiency, reliability, simplicity and timesaving for data centre projects
22nd February 2024

By Kovilan Chinnathambi, Product Manager at Schneider Electric Data centres run critical applications and require equipment and infrastructure that operate at 100% uptime, as any downtime, due to... 


R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
R4bn may be removed from Eskom debt-relief for failure to meet EFC sale deadline
21st February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The South African government is proposing to reduce its planned allocations to Eskom under a previously announced R254-billion debt-relief package by R2-billion a year for the 2023/24 and 2024/25... 


3000kVA 400V primary equipment prior to enclosure installation
Understanding standby, Prime and continuous gensets
21st February 2024

The increasing reliance of South African businesses on generator sets (gensets) to mitigate power disruptions highlights a crucial need for proper selection based on specific operational demands.... 


Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
Breaking gender roles to achieve real inclusivity in the energy sector
21st February 2024

By Desiree Hlubi, Brand Manager of Sisi Safety Wear Women are often underrepresented in technical industries, particularly within South Africa’s power and energy sectors. In the coal sector, they... 


The Karowe openpit mine
Lucara expects higher revenues for 2024; announces new large diamond recoveries
21st February 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Canada-headquartered Lucara Diamond Corp, which owns and operates the Karowe mine, in Botswana, expects its revenues to rebound to between $220-million and $250-million this year, after a... 


Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
21st February 2024

Africa’s biggest machine tools exhibition is taking place from 21-24 May 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec and will be showcasing cutting-edge developments across the machine tool and... 


An image of Kumba Iron Ore CEO Mpumi Zikalala
Kumba weathers headwinds but 490 jobs at risk as it reconfigures business
20th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Anglo American subsidiary Kumba Iron Ore delivered solid operational and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, despite macroeconomic challenges; however, about 490 jobs could be... 


BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
BMW brings prototype hydrogen fleet to SA
20th February 2024

Vehicle manufacturer BMW South Africa has brought prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to South Africa to showcase the future mobility technology to local stakeholders, test its domestic... 


Tormin Mineral Sands faces production delays
19th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining and development company Mineral Commodities’ (MRC’s) operations at the Tormin mine, in South Africa – held by the company’s 50%-owned subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources – has, so far,... 


South African military is at war without helicopter-service deal
19th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa has deployed its troops into two wars without renewing a maintenance contract needed to keep its essential attack and transport helicopters flying. A so-called fixed-cost contract... 


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Eskom urges public not to build structures below high-voltage powerlines
19th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

State-owned utility Eskom has noticed an escalation in homes and other structures being built within power line servitudes, which is the land below and adjacent to a power line. “This is not only... 


Embedding ESG in Mining
Embedding ESG in Mining
19th February 2024

The mining industry's consistent focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks, once again a central theme at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, heightened the complexity in... 


Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
Agriculture – farming for the future with modernised systems
19th February 2024

By Clive Roberts, Segment Lead: CPG - Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to a new report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation  (FAO), Tracking progress on food and... 


Spate of Joburg building fires calls for proactive fire-safety planning
19th February 2024

The most recent incident of a fire breaking out in the Johannesburg Central Business District (CBD) in the early hours of Saturday morning on 3 February highlights the importance of the rational... 


WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley
SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from stone age to modern age
19th February 2024

In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in... 


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