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Wyloo CEO Kristan Straub and Sudbury Mayor Paul Lefebvre
Wyloo to build Ontario battery metals processing plant
30th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Nickel miner Wyloo, owned by Australian mining magnet Andrew Forrest, has unveiled plans for a downstream battery materials processing facility in Sudbury, Ontario. The new facility will fill a... 


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Barloworld profit dips as slowdown in local mining industry takes its toll
27th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Barloworld’s South African businesses continued to face a myriad of challenging trading conditions, says CEO Dominic Sewela. Announcing the group’s financial results for the six months ended March... 


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Shipping losses hit all-time low, shadow fleet growing, says new report
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The 2024 Allianz Safety and Shipping Review notes that 26 large ships were lost worldwide last year – down by a third year-on-year, and the industry’s lowest ever total. Around 90% of international... 


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Firm lauds foam dousing system viability
24th May 2024

German proportion system operator FireDos asserts that its foam proportioning systems are fit for mining in Southern Africa. The company boasts a variety of foam proportioning systems ranging from... 


Cape Town adds new tech layer in fight against crime
24th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Very early on in his term, Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was told by law enforcement agencies that there could never be enough boots on the ground to fully combat violent crime and the drug... 


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Delba Electrical successfully performs steady state ignition tests
24th May 2024

The safe operation of electrical rotating machines in the chemical, oil and gas industrial environments where hazardous gas may be present is of great concern. Risks associated with partial... 


SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Engineering News talks to fire safety solutions and products supplier SAFEQUIP MD Pierre Malherbe at Nampo 2024, held from May 14 to 17, near Bothaville, in the Free State, about how the company is... 


SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Engineering News talks to fire safety solutions and products supplier SAFEQUIP MD Pierre Malherbe at Nampo 2024, held from May 14 to 17, near Bothaville, in the Free State, about how the company is... 


SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age - part 3 of 4
21st May 2024

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full... 


Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
Lift-off for Cape Hardy green fuels project as Amp and Iron Road finalise commercial agreements
21st May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-headquartered energy transition company Amp Energy has announced the development of the Cape Hardy Advanced Fuels Precinct, which entails green hydrogen, green ammonia and advanced fuel... 


Booming renewable energy market driving need for better risk management in local construction
20th May 2024

By Kevin Nadasen 20 May 2024: South Africa’s renewable energy market is booming. With a growing number of projects planned and in progress, there is an increasing need for construction companies... 


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Flame-retardant materials for laser sintering
17th May 2024

A need has been identified for inexpensive but extremely flame-retardant plastic powders with low smoke toxicity that can be processed safely on available laser sintering machines. Requirements for... 


Combustion Technology
Combustion Technology
17th May 2024

As the market leader in oil and gas burners and boiler installations, Combustion Technology strives to provide world-class, environment-friendly solutions to meet any combustion and heating... 


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Berg gold project, Canada
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Surge Copper plans to build a gold mine based on large-scale conventional drill, blast, load and haul openpit mining methods suited to the project location and local site requirements. 


Alboricah Rathupetsane
Opinion: Time to open the floodgates on infrastructure development
16th May 2024

In this article, Stellenbosch University PhD student and Centre for Sustainability Transitions junior researcher Alboricah Rathupetsane writes about the impact of extreme weather events on South... 


Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
Wilmar edible oils refinery in Richards Bay IDZ celebrates Phase 1 operationalisation
16th May 2024

Wilmar is a Singaporean-listed multinational company that has operationalised R1.27-billion Phase 1 of its edible oils refining plant (Wilmar Processing SA) located in the Richards Bay Industrial... 


The Silent Threat in the Workplace: Is your business safe from electrical hazards?
The Silent Threat in the Workplace: Is your business safe from electrical hazards?
16th May 2024

Every year, R7 billion is paid out by the Compensation Fund and Rand Mutual Assurance to address occupational injuries and diseases in South Africa. This statistic highlights the pressing need for... 


Court dismisses objection to Whitehaven’s Narrabri expansion
Court dismisses objection to Whitehaven’s Narrabri expansion
16th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

A full bench of the federal Court has dismissed an objection raised by community organisation Environment Council of Central Queensland (ECCQ) against Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri Stage 3 extension... 


Wildfire has moved closer to Canadian oil city, says local authority
Wildfire has moved closer to Canadian oil city, says local authority
15th May 2024 By: Reuters

A large wildfire threatening the major Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray moved closer overnight and weather conditions were unfavorable, the local authority said on Wednesday. The fire was... 


Tribunal orders Emfuleni municipality to provide documents to Cape Gate in excessive pricing matter
15th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Tribunal has ordered the Emfuleni local municipality to provide various documents to steel producer and electricity consumer Cape Gate, which alleges that the municipality... 


Thatch-roofed structures face increasing insurance challenges due to fire risk
Thatch-roofed structures face increasing insurance challenges due to fire risk
14th May 2024

Insurance companies are increasingly leery to insure thatch-roofed structures, says ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. The danger posed by thatch in terms of fire risk was starkly illustrated... 


Itochu, $5.9bn South Africa ammonia plant near supply pact
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp. is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa, a $5.9 billion project that could make the country a global leader... 


Top critical mineral miner CBMM sees opportunity in EV batteries
14th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

A Brazilian company focused on mining a metal used to strengthen alloys is betting that its mainstay product can also play a key role in improving electric vehicle batteries. Cia. Brasileira de... 


Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
Contractors, sub-contractors battling as late payments accelerate – MBA North
13th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

The construction industry value-chain is at risk of collapsing as shrinking margins, unfair practices and payment issues continue to undermine the sector. This is according to members of the Master... 


Residents of the oil sands hub of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, have been asked to prepare to leave.
Western Canada blazes cause evacuations, air quality concerns
13th May 2024 By: Reuters

The season's first major wildfires have spread to roughly 10 000 ha across Western Canada on Sunday as authorities issued an evacuation order for a community in British Columbia and warned of poor... 


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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


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Latest safety tech, services to be showcased at Firexpo 2024
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Events management company Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group – says that this year’s Firexpo will provide the fire protection, and health and safety industries, with... 


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Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 


Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa
Denzil Steyn
10th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

This week we profile Denzil Steyn, MD of Intellisec South Africa, which installs smart site management systems to reduce costs, increase security and manage production and site facilities on a... 


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Fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid the increasing popularity of renewable-energy systems, including solar and battery energy storage systems, fire engineering consultant and manufacturer ASP Fire asserts that lithium-ion... 


Francisco De Freitas
Igniting Innovation: The Engineering Battle Against Fire
10th May 2024

Fire, by its nature, is notoriously unpredictable. It is difficult to model, even with multiple assumptions and many simplifications. So, what is fire, and why is it simultaneously so crucial and... 


Underspending on repairs, maintenance impacting on Joburg infrastructure – JoburgCAN
9th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following a decade of underspending on repairs and maintenance on infrastructure, JoburgCAN, an initiative of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), says it is “gravely concerned” over the... 


Seen from left to right is a view from a drone delivered to the command centre in Goodwood, the view from the ISR, and live footage from a body cam during a crime combatting event
Cape Town adds new tech layer in fight against crime – Eye-in-the-Sky
8th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Very early on in his term, Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was told by law enforcement agencies that there could never be enough boots on the ground to fully combat violent crime and the drug... 


The installation of the reliable FireDos proportioner under cold weather conditions
7th May 2024

A Canadian industrial company Novota Engineering, decided to install a FireDos stationary foam proportioner in a freezing environment in the middle of nowhere, the historical location of Yukon... 


Denel displays guided weapons, landward defence systems at Defence Service Asia
6th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned defence technology company Denel is displaying its guided weapons and landward defence systems at the Defence Service Asia (DSA) exhibition this week. Its Umkhonto surface-to-air... 


Coal train
TFR ramps up coal trains to 28 a week
3rd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has embarked on a ramp up of GF-class coal trains from 21 a week to 28 a week, supported by an injection of locomotives. This is part of Transnet’s recovery... 


A rational design for fire-safety purposes is not just a tick box exercise
A rational design for fire-safety purposes is not just a tick box exercise
30th April 2024

As building regulations evolve and safety standards are updated, the importance of consulting an expert for a proper rational design in fire protection is increasingly vital. ASP Fire CEO Michael... 


Joburg has 312 informal settlements where illegal connections pose an electrocution risk
City Power seeks funding, manufacturing partners for informal settlement ‘energy box’
30th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Johannesburg’s City Power is seeking manufacturing and venture capital partners to further develop and pilot a rugged ‘energy box’ concept in one of the city’s 312 informal settlements as a... 


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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 


Hummingbird’s first-quarter performance impacted by contractual dispute at Kouroussa
25th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite what its CEO Dan Betts deemed a challenging quarter, Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources delivered an 18% quarter-on-quarter increase in gold production at just under 17 000 oz from the... 


The combined entity will have a leading portfolio of tier-one assets, focused on iron-ore, metallurgical coal and future facing commodities, including potash and copper.
BHP makes £31bn offer for Anglo American
25th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified mining major BHP on Thursday announced a proposed all-share offer that values Anglo American at £31.1-billion. The deal has the potential to transform the mining industry landscape.... 


Renström in the Boliden area is Sweden's deepest mine
Boliden's profit halves as strikes, bad weather weigh
23rd April 2024 By: Reuters

Swedish miner Boliden's first-quarter operating profit fell more than 50% as bad winter weather, lower mining grades and labour strikes weighed on earnings, it said on Tuesday. Operating profit... 


Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
Chinese nickel billionaire boosts Australian miner in Indonesia
23rd April 2024 By: Bloomberg

A little-known Australian company is becoming the Western face of a Chinese nickel behemoth. In under a decade, Nickel Industries has gone from a relatively small miner to the world’s... 


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