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Researchers conclude that fatigue issues regarding 3D printed parts can now be handled

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd February 2021 Researchers from South Africa, Italy, Norway and the US have jointly written a review article for the prestigious journal Materials Science and Engineering R, in which they argue that concerns about the structural integrity of metal cellular structures created by additive manufacturing (AM),... 

Work progresses at Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th January 2021 Binational organisation the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is progressing work at the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project (KDRP). In a January 19 update, the authority said that ongoing KDRP works comprise two components, namely reshaping of the plunge pool and the refurbishment of the spillway gates. 

Armadale Mahenge graphite suitable for lithium-ion batteries, CSIRO confirms

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th January 2021 The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has confirmed the suitability of natural flake graphite from Aim-listed Armadale Capital’s Mahenge graphite project, in Tanzania, to be used in lithium-ion batteries. The company has been collaborating with... 

Platinum on the rise as market adapts to Covid-19 – PGI

By: Donna Slater     8th December 2020 Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) third-quarter 'Platinum Jewellery Business Review', which surveys manufacturing and retail partners across key markets, indicates that although low prices have been a trigger to encourage buying, it has been product innovation and emotional connection of... 

Group celebrates 21 years

4th December 2020 Process roll cover engineering group H&M Technologies celebrated 21 years of business this year, while also establishing a new black economic empowerment (BEE) company named H&M Rollers SA to bolster its South African footprint and contribute to the upliftment of the previously disadvantaged.... 

Kwikspace appoints Steinberg CEO, FD

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th November 2020 Modular buildings manufacturer Kwikspace has announced the permanent appointment of its new CEO and FD, Dirk Steinberg. Having joined the company in 2014 as FD and executive officer, Steinberg has a wealth of business experience, the company says. 

Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company notes progress, sets new goals

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th November 2020 Saldanha Bay IDZ Licencing Company, established in 2013, continues to record successes. In a statement, CEO Kaashifah Beukes says the journey to create a hub of opportunity, job creation and sustainable growth using the special economic zone legislation as a catalyst had entered a new phase. 

Central banks net sellers of gold owing to pandemic, says Refinitiv

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd October 2020 Central banks shifted to net sellers for the first time in nearly a decade, with net sales estimated at just under 13 t for the third quarter, research from financial markets data company Refinitiv shows. The shift was driven by an absence of purchases from Russia and China, as well as a... 

Princess Elizabeth Drydock recommissioned after upgrades

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th October 2020 The Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has successfully recommissioned the Princess Elizabeth Drydock, at the Port of East London. This follows the completion of two priority capital projects valued at more than R60-million that will "usher in a new era of optimised growth for the historic... 

French nuclear group opens new facility in the US

By: Rebecca Campbell     7th October 2020 French nuclear group Framatome has announced that it has opened its new uranium recovery facility at its nuclear fuel manufacturing site at Richland in the US state of Washington. The new facility cost $20-million, took three years to build and covers 11 000 ft2 (nearly 1 022 m2). The new... 

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