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Security forces prevent fuel theft, says Transnet

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     15th September 2021  A suspicious built structure, a tunnel and equipment erected with the intent to siphon petroleum products from a Transnet pipeline were demolished on September 14 after a joint security operation led to the discovery of the building on a vacant piece of land in Phola, in Mpumalanga, Transnet... 

Looming landfill crisis faces South Africa’s largest metros

14th September 2021 It is no surprise that Johannesburg, Tshwane and Cape Town all have less than ten years of useful landfill life left, as waste management is the least prioritised municipal service in most South African municipalities. It lags significantly behind housing, water, electricity and road... 

Eskom returns two units to service at Kendal

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th September 2021 State-owned power utility Eskom has advised that Units 2 and 3 of the Kendal power station, in Mpumalanga, will be returned to service early this week, following a fire over the weekend. The two units were shut down after damage was incurred to Unit 1’s generator transformer.  

Deep-sea mining exploration firm The Metals Co starts trading

By: Reuters     13th September 2021 The Metals Co (TMC), which was created through the merger of deep-sea mining firm DeepGreen with blank-check company Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corp, started trading on the Nasdaq on Friday at $11.0535 a share. The Metals Co has exploration licenses for parts of the Pacific Ocean... 

Novel solutions improve costs

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The South African mining industry “insists on value for money”, which has led to companies’ analysing entire life-cycle costs when making buying decisions, says pumps manufacturer, supplier and solutions company Centex Africa MD Theo Philippou. The increased attention to detail has resulted in... 

Mines’ transition pushes industry to adapt

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The South African mining industry’s expansion and adapting in line with global demands requires the pumps industry to expand accordingly by offering various and robust pumping solutions for versatile applications, says pumps distributor Vansan SA’s marketing coordinator Riëtte Kotzé. Pumps are... 

Elvey appointed as Technoswitch national distributor

9th September 2021 Elvey’s appointment as a national distributor for the Technoswitch range of fire detection and suppression technology forms part of the company’s strategic plan to supplement its security offering with high-quality fire products. Tasha Smith, head of Product and Marketing at Elvey Security... 

FM industry advocates for vocational training as SA's youth unemployment figures spiral out of control

8th September 2021 News reports that South Africa now has the highest unemployment rate in the world (34.4%) sent shockwaves throughout the country recently. According to the latest data that was released by Stats SA, 7.8 million citizens are jobless – topping the global list of 82 countries monitored by Bloomberg.... 

26 suspects in the Western Cape arrested for various crimes, says Metrorail

By: News24Wire      8th September 2021 Twenty-six people were arrested in the Western Cape for various crimes ranging from robbery, malicious damage to property and drug trafficking to breaking and entering, according to Metrorail. It said the arrests were made between 19 August and 2 September. 

Boeing board to face investors’ suit over 737 Max crashes

By: Bloomberg     8th September 2021 Boeing’s directors must face an investors’ lawsuit accusing them of failing to properly oversee development of the 737 Max line of planes that were involved in two fatal crashes within a six-month period starting in 2018. Delaware Chancery Judge Morgan Zurn threw out some claims against Boeing’s... 

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