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Oil-free beer and wine processing with ELGi’s AB and OF compressor series from Integrated Air Solutions
7th December 2023

“If one drop of oil can contaminate 100 litres of fresh water, just imagine the potential harm that the ingress of oil vapours during food and beverage processing can cause to equipment, systems... 


Babcock adopts Lean Retail System
Babcock adopts Lean Retail System
7th December 2023

Babcock has become the first Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) dealer in the world to adopt Volvo CE’s Lean Retail System – a programme guided by a set of principles aimed towards developing... 


Reliable Credit Scoring Data Drives Growth for Trade Credit Providers and Their SME Customers
Reliable Credit Scoring Data Drives Growth for Trade Credit Providers and Their SME Customers
7th December 2023

Information and insights company TransUnion South Africa and Digital Credit Systems (DCS) are helping to address and solve the constraints faced by trade credit providers and SMEs in South Africa... 


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John Thompson secures additional order for Rand-Air containerised boilers
7th December 2023

On the back of the successful delivery of two 3 t/h TR300 containerised boiler models this year, industrial rental solutions provider Rand-Air ordered two additional containerised boilers from... 


Challenging environments are ideal opportunities to explore new innovations
Challenging environments are ideal opportunities to explore new innovations
6th December 2023

In the midst of tight economic constraints and water scarcity challenges, maintenance teams are increasingly seeking innovative solutions that can work more efficiently and save on time, money,... 


Merwyn Naidoo
Opinion: AfCFTA can support the development of local OEMs, unlock economic growth on the continent
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, ACTOM CEO and Manufacturing Circle chairperson Mervyn Naidoo writes about the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and how it can support the... 


Agbiz CEO Theo Boshoff
Agbiz optimistic about market expansion with addition of new Brics members
5th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With more countries to become members of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) grouping, the South African agricultural industry will seek to deepen trade with these countries,... 


Stats SA economic statistics deputy director general Joe de Beer
Economy moves 'sideways' with marginal 0.2% contraction in GDP
5th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported a marginal 0.2% contraction in gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter, compared with the second quarter, and a contraction of 0.7%... 


Advanced Solar Asset Monitoring Critical to Track Energy Generated by Solar Assets in SA
5th December 2023

By Oliver Johnston, CEO at SOLINK South Africa is currently experiencing its very own energy revolution, inching further away from conventional energy practices towards more sustainable and... 


Containers at the Durban port
South African business activity flatlines in November – PMI
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

South African private sector business activity flatlined in November, with a cooling of price pressures counteracted by supply chain disruptions due to a port crisis, a survey showed on Tuesday.... 


Western start-ups seek to break China's grip on rare earths refining
5th December 2023 By: Reuters

Start-up tech firms are racing to transform the way rare earths are refined for the clean energy transition, a push aimed at turbocharging the West's expansion into the niche sector that underpins... 


Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel
South African auto sector to produce first EVs in 2026, says Patel at launch of key White Paper
4th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) on December 4 released the Electric Vehicles (EV) White Paper, as well as the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy final report.... 


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Mandela Mining Precinct celebrates five-year anniversary
4th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

The public-private partnership Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) celebrated five years of mining research, development,and innovation (RDI) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)... 


Weba Chute Systems has established itself as a leader in transfer point design and manufacture
Weba Chute Systems honoured with SACEEC award
4th December 2023

Weba Chute Systems, a South African original equipment manufacturer specialising in custom-engineered chute systems, was honoured at the Exporter of the Year Awards hosted by the South African... 


E-House fitted with monitoring control panels specially for a renewable energy application
Modular substations and dry-type transformers pave the way for renewable energy growth in Africa
4th December 2023

The growing renewable energy generation sector in Africa is realising the value of modular substations in solar and wind projects, as well as the suitability of dry-type transformers in these... 


Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
Why Spray nozzles are essential for cooling processes
4th December 2023

Spray nozzles are used to cool numerous industrial processes from stamping presses to freshly forged steel and from gas turbine inlets to power plant exhaust streams. But what is it about nozzles... 


The greenfield project for green high-quality manganese producer Sakura Ferroalloys in Malaysia
Joburg-based SMS group subsidiary involved in world’s largest industrial decarbonisation project
3rd December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Metals industry partner SMS group will supply the core technology of two 100 MW rectangular six electrode open bath furnaces through its Johannesburg-based subsidiary METIX for a €1.8-billion... 


Charles Dos Santos to succeed Rob Richardson as Air Products South Africa MD
1st December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Air Products South Africa has announced that Charles Dos Santos will succeed Rob Richardson as MD with effect from February 1, 2024. Richardson has led the company since 2016 but has announced his... 


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Rainwater harvesting reduces reliance on municipal supply
1st December 2023

In an effort to ensure sustainability and reduce the impact of water outages, Eastgate Shopping Centre has contracted black-owned contractor Concor to install a facility to harvest and treat... 


Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
1st December 2023

Container yards are essential for the global transportation of goods, and the cargo handling equipment that gets utilised within them is critical to make the handling process as seamless and... 


Jet Demolition and Edifice Engineering at the 2023 World Demolition Awards
1st December 2023

Representing global excellence in the demolition industry, Jet Demolition, in conjunction with Edifice Engineering of India, were declared runners-up in two categories for the World Demolition... 


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Protecting appliances during power outages
1st December 2023

Voltage switchers help to prevent damage to electrical and electronic equipment caused by power fluctuations. Sollatek’s iS range of voltage switchers are designed to withstand extreme voltage... 


Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana
Treasury says equity injection can be averted as it unveils R47bn Transnet guarantee
1st December 2023 By: Terence Creamer

A R47-billion guarantee facility, effective immediately, has been extended to struggling State-owned freight logistics group Transnet in support of its recovery plan and to meet its immediate debt... 


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MetaleN
1st December 2023

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 


Sintech
Sintech
1st December 2023

Since 1984, Sintech has delivered original-equipment products for a broad range of mining applications throughout Africa, specialising in the manufacture and service of brakes and clutches. Having... 


The above image depicts the analysis of  lubricants in accordance with ISO-4406
Proper filtration improves profitability, productivity
1st December 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Fluid contamination occurs at every level of the production process, entering lubricants and acting as a “silent thief”, mostly undetected and resulting in increased operating costs and a reduction... 


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Efficient filtration for transport
1st December 2023

Industrial supplier and distributor BMG’s filtration product specialist Hanli Schutte notes that BMG supplies and supports a comprehensive range of Fleetguard filters – manufactured by Cummins... 


Smart technology for mobile explosives units
1st December 2023

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is leveraging smart technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a key aspect of its automation efforts to enhance the... 


IDC forecasts uptick in semiconductor market in 2024
1st December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The International Data Corporation (IDC) has increased its semiconductor market revenue outlook amid an expected return to growth, as the US market is set to remain resilient from a demand... 


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PRASA sets sights on big recovery in passenger trips by 2030
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Like many other State-owned entities, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has had its share of scandals. Its board chairperson was fired following an investigation into abuse of PRASA... 


An image of the first gold pour at the Cononish gold mine in November 2020
Cononish mine, Scotland
1st December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cononish is Scotland’s first commercial gold mine. 


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Boonanarring and Atlas mineral sands project, Australia – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Image Resources has received A$22-million from the sale of its final bulk shipment of heavy minerals concentrate from the project.  


Scoop at a mine
Green River project, US – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Anson Resources has started construction of the sample demonstration plant at the project. 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The direct-to-blister flash smelter is on schedule for commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2024. 


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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lift II will have a design capacity of 32 500 t/d, 400 m below Lift I, with a mine life to 2040. 


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PRASA sets sights on big recovery in passenger trips by 2030
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Like many other State-owned entities, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has had its share of scandals. Its board chairperson was fired following an investigation into abuse of PRASA... 


Hudaco to acquire Plasti-Weld for its engineering consumables segment
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed Hudaco will acquire the trading assets and liabilities of specialist plastic equipment importer Plasti-Weld Business from December 1 for a maximum of R56-million, which will be funded... 


Baled plastic waste
Despite no consensus on global plastics instrument, South Africa is making progress – Creecy
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

While the third meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, held in November, could not reach a consensus on the zero-draft text for a legally binding instrument to coordinate global... 


Durban Container Terminal landside operations
Durban Container Terminal increases working hours to clear backlog, amongst other measures
30th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) Pier 2 has increased the ship working hours at some of its berths over the last few days to clear the backlog of vessels at anchor, Durban Terminals has... 


Atlas Copco Power Technique supplies first E-AIR electric compressor in Africa to its distributor in Madagascar
30th November 2023

More and more organisations are exploring energy efficient solutions to meet their sustainability goals and combat global warming. To meet this growing demand, Atlas Copco continues to innovate,... 


$60m Vitol funding to see Dartbrook restart in new year
$60m Vitol funding to see Dartbrook restart in new year
30th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Dartbrook joint venture (JV) has received a credit committee approved offer on terms for a three-year $60-million debt facility from energy and commodities company Vitol Asia, ASX-listed... 


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Resources Watch
29th November 2023

This week: Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high; and, Wear liner manufacturer Tega ventures into capital equipment production 


The Port of Cape Town
Cape Town container terminal clears most of vessel backlog
29th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Cape Town Container Terminal (CTCT) has cleared most of its backlog, berthing vessels on arrival with only one vessel at anchor, State-owned Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports. The terminal... 


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