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Modular substations and dry-type transformers support renewable energy projects
21st January 2024

Modular substations and dry-type transformers offer a number of advantages for renewable energy projects such as those relying on solar and wind power, says Trafo Power Solutions’ David Claassen.... 


Capital positive about growth prospects in 2024
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

London-listed mining services company Capital continues to see strong demand across each of its business divisions, with the group expecting to report total revenue of $318-million for the year... 


Raymond Suttner
Xenophobic attacks repudiate freedom. They must be stopped!
17th January 2024

The bodies may not have even been recovered from the Albert Street fire before Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshaveni issued a statement that “it’s not the government’s task to provide... 


The Suez canal
Egypt grapples with impact of Red Sea hits on Suez Canal revenue
17th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Egypt pushed ahead with an increase in transit fees through the Suez Canal this week, as a need for foreign currency trumped a fall in maritime traffic due to Houthi attacks on shipping in the Red... 


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Airbus Helicopters acquires US uncrewed aircraft company
16th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Helicopters, the rotary-wing business of the Europe-based global major aerospace and defence group Airbus, has announced that it is acquiring US uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) company... 


China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
China’s drive for record coal spurs yet another deadly accident
15th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

The human toll of ever-increasing coal production in China is once again to the fore after thirteen were killed in a mine accident just days after the government said it will start a three-year... 


Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the DRC
Trafo Power Solutions designs, manufactures substations for Kamoa
15th January 2024

Trafo Power Solutions has supplied 40 dry-type mini-substations, as well as seven standalone ring main units, to one of the Africa’s largest and fastest growing copper operations, situated in the... 


Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Lucky Friday silver mine, in Idaho, has restarted production, after repairs were completed following an underground fire last year, precious metals miner Hecla reported on Thursday. Lucky... 


US researchers develop longer-life, rapidly charging, solid-state lithium battery
9th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A new solid state lithium metal battery, that can be charged within a matter of minutes and can be charged and discharged at least 6 000 times, has been developed by researchers at the John A... 


Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
9th January 2024

Engen joined forces with Engen Marine Terminal (formerly Engen Refinery) contractors, to enhance the learning environments of six Secondary Schools in Merebank and Wentworth, all identified as in... 


Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
Infrastructure Rehabilitation: Sarnia Road Bridge Project
14th December 2023

The Sarnia Road Bridge (B112), located within the eThekwini municipality between the suburbs of Bellair and Hillary, is a vehicular bridge that runs over the N2 and carries traffic along the M10... 


A TFR locomotive
South Africa aims to fire up economic growth with port, rail revival
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s government and the business community set a target of boosting the economic growth rate by as much as six percentage points by fixing the country’s collapsing ports and freight-rail... 


US sanctions Russian metals magnate Sviblov and gold, zinc firms
US sanctions Russian metals magnate Sviblov and gold, zinc firms
13th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The US imposed sanctions on Russian mining magnate Vladislav Sviblov and several mining companies connected to him, including one that’s developing one of the world’s largest zinc mines. The... 


Sliding through time: Lubrication from stone age
12th December 2023

By Steven Lumley – technical manager, WearCheck Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age 


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Growthpoint lets first two of six Arterial Industrial Estate units in Phase 1
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed real estate investment trust Growthpoint Properties has let the first two of six units in Phase 1 of its Arterial Industrial Estate development, in Cape Town, to paints and coatings... 


FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA invests R218 m to increase local production capacity
11th December 2023

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and... 


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Thanks to Huawei’s backup solutions, South Africans won’t be left in the dark this festive season
11th December 2023

The last thing any South African wants this festive season is to have their celebrations interrupted by an unplanned power outage or a sudden escalation in load shedding. To ensure that we can... 


There’s a way to quit coal without wrecking jobs and communities
8th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

It’s a persistent global conundrum: Can policymakers close coal mines and power plants without ruining local economies in the process? In August, a delegation of Vietnamese officials looking to... 


Malawiʼs tone-deaf President
8th December 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Last week I wrote about the latest African craze of exporting skilled citizens to other countries on the continent or abroad as a way of tackling unemployment, especially among the youth. While the... 


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Flawless Engineering
8th December 2023

Commercial engineering solutions company Flawless Engineering strives to bring customers’ ideas to life.   Its primary focus is the fabrication and preparation of containerised and ISO panel... 


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Eloise mine, Australia
8th December 2023 By: Nadine James

The mine is located in north Queensland, in Australia, about 60 km south-east of Cloncurry and 155 km east-south-east of Mount Isa.   


Newmont pours 8 000th gold doré bar
6th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Colorado-based Newmont Corporation’s Musselwhite mine, in Ontario, has reached the milestone of pouring its 8 000th gold doré bar since the mine started with commercial production in 1997. The... 


Solar panels installed Shoprite's Centurion distribution warehouse
Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 


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... 


Steve De Witt
Bush Brothers: Life and Death Across the Border – Steve De Witt
5th December 2023

Bush Brothers is not about special forces or heroic, secret missions. Instead, it is an intimate look at the daily life of ordinary soldiers – and the unbreakable bonds they formed under fire. This... 


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... 


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Home-grown solution to save farms from fire
1st December 2023

Uncontrolled blazes can quickly engulf vast stretches of farmland, destroying crops, livestock and essential infrastructure. A pioneering, locally developed firefighting system aims to help farmers... 


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Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 


The Different Types of Fires 
29th November 2023

Understanding fire classification and fire extinguishers Fire is a powerful force of nature that has the power to both shape our world and bring it to its knees. According to SafeQuip,  a leading... 


Multi-Party Charter leadership
Coalition govt is S Africa’s future, says Beaumont as Multi-Party Charter meets with civil society
28th November 2023 By: Thabi Shomolekae

ActionSA national chairperson Michael Beaumont said on Tuesday that societal change has never taken place by political actors alone, and has always included civil society, faith-based... 


Mine accidents surge in China's top coal province as producers raise output
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

The death toll from coal mining accidents in China's top coal producing region has surged to 100 people so far this year, according to a notice issued by China's cabinet on Monday that said safety... 


Sigma Lithium's former co-CEO fired for trading in blackout period
27th November 2023 By: Reuters

The former co-CEO of Sigma Lithium, a leader in Brazil's budding lithium sector, was fired earlier this year for trading its shares during a quarterly earnings blackout period, according to legal... 


Sudan and the ring of fire
24th November 2023 By: Tara O’Connor

With war between Israel and Palestine, centred on Gaza, the ring of fire that has engulfed the Sahel now appears to reach up to encircle the Mediterranean, stretching as far as Jordan, with Egypt... 


Traveller management system
24th November 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

  “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble…” If you need reminding, these are the opening verses of the song of the three witches in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. What, you... 


China shifts approach to fatal coal mining accidents to ensure supply security
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest fatal accident linked to coal production in China, this time caused by a fire in a miner’s building in Shanxi province, has prompted another government campaign to protect lives in... 


EMERGENCY DRILL
The swift and effective response of emergency services is critical to safeguarding communities
Miner ups community investment
17th November 2023

As part of its several corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives, iron-ore major Kumba Iron Ore's Sishen mine, in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, celebrated Arbor Month by initiating a... 


Nickel crisis shows LME could learn from China, Minmetals says
16th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Last year’s nickel crisis shows that risk controls and management at the London Metal Exchange are worse than those of its main Chinese rival, the Shanghai Futures Exchange, an executive at a... 


Death toll in China coal firm office rises to 26; at least 38 injured
16th November 2023 By: Reuters

A fire that erupted in the office of a coal company in northern China has now killed 26 people, state media said on Thursday, raising the death toll from the latest in a series of deadly accidents... 


Chinese communications company considering local assembly in South Africa
15th November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

China-based mission-critical communications hardware and software company Hytera Communications is in early-stage discussions to hopefully start basic assembly operations in South Africa. Based in... 


Gold One mine: Situation tense as police fire rubber bullets at protesting AMCU workers
13th November 2023 By: News24Wire

The situation remains tense at Gold One mine in Springs, with police firing rubber bullets and teargas at protesting AMCU workers. Workers affiliated with AMCU have been gathering at the mine since... 


The importance of fire engineering consulting, planning, and design
13th November 2023

ASP Fire provides holistic, proactive, and preventative fire solutions based on integrated fire risk assessment, training, and consulting, along with the installation and maintenance of fire... 


An artist's impression of the Goedehoop Teleport
Goedehoop teleport facility to boost non-terrestrial communications
13th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The Goedehoop teleport in Doornkloof, Pretoria, is being completed by satellite network company Paratus and will greatly enhance non-terrestrial communications across all key connectivity pillars,... 


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