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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,... 

Mistakes in solar installations could cost homeowners
13th November 2023

Solar systems not only save homeowners money on their electricity bills, but also offer an attractive escape from the tight grip of persistent load-shedding and energy insecurity. However,... 

Zinc jumps on supply worries, Russian project fire report
8th November 2023 By: Reuters

Zinc prices touched the highest in over a month on Wednesday on concerns about supply after reports of a fire at a Russian mine project and after recent mine suspensions. Three-month zinc on the... 

Choosing the Correct Bitumen Membrane
Choosing the Correct Bitumen Membrane
7th November 2023

Bitumen has been a popular roofing material choice for thousands of years, and with good reason. The benefits of the sticky substance include versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Above... 

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Expanded range of diesel engines available
7th November 2023

Japanese engine manufacturer Kubota has expanded its range of diesel engines from 5 kW motors for pump and lawnmower applications to powerful 160 kW motors for large tractors and industrial... 

BLSA calls for engagement to rescue City of Johannesburg
6th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Business organisation Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) says the Johannesburg Crisis Alliance’s call for an immediate intervention to end the “coalition chaos” in the City of Johannesburg is... 

Multotec’s flame-resistant rubber screen panels self-extinguish in under 60 seconds
Flame-resistant screen media innovation sparks safer mining
3rd November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Hot work on screen decks during plant maintenance poses a significant risk, as fires in mining not only endanger lives, but also lead to substantial downtime and financial losses. In response to... 

Cape Town startup made a mark at international conference in Addis Ababa
2nd November 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

BAOM eco solutions (BAOM), a Cape Town-based young-woman-led award-winning biotech startup, was, by some way, the youngest startup attending the very recent Global Startup Awards Africa conference... 

The Chrysos PhotonAssay delivers fast, accurate gold analysis
Chrysos, MSALABS to provide PhotonAssay technology to Barrick's mine sites
31st October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Chrysos Corporation and International laboratory business MSALABS – a subsidiary of London-listed Capital – have entered into an agreement to provide Chrysos' PhotonAssay technology to... 

ArcelorMittal drops as Kazakh nationalisation looms after fire
30th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

ArcelorMittal shares fell 5% after the Kazakh government announced plans to take over the company’s operations in the country following its worst mining accident in recent history. At least 45... 

Alternative solutions to traditional service delivery challenges
Alternative solutions to traditional service delivery challenges
30th October 2023

Municipalities face many challenges in the delivery of essential services to rural and urban communities and the commercial sector. Budgetary constraints,  key personnel shortages, and in the case... 

Death toll rises to 45 in ArcelorMittal Kazakh coal mine fire
29th October 2023 By: Reuters

The death toll from a fire at a coal mine in Kazakhstan owned by ArcelorMittal rose to 45 on Sunday, with emergency teams engaged in an operation to find one remaining miner believed to have been... 

At least 21 dead, more missing after ArcelorMittal mine fire in Kazakhstan
28th October 2023 By: Reuters

At least 21 people have died in a mine fire in Kazakhstan, ArcelorMittal Temirtau, the local unit of the Luxembourg-based steelmaker which operates the mine, said on Saturday. Of the 252 people... 

Sun City’s newest high-end development nears completion
27th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Sun International’s R295-million Lefika Villas development is 85% complete and fully booked one year after breaking ground on the expansion at its iconic Sun City resort, in the North West. The... 

Brutal peacekeepers?
27th October 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Haiti, an archipelago in the Caribbean Sea with a population of about 11.5-million people, should be fairly well known to the average South African. That’s partly because former President Thabo... 

Image of Medupi power plant at night
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has said that the country will receive a significant boost in 2024 with the earlier-than-expected return to service of Medupi Unit 4. 

The Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference in South Africa
The Hydrogen Safety & Hazardous Areas Conference in South Africa
26th October 2023

Unlock the future of clean energy and safety at IDC Technologies Hydrogen Safety and Hazardous Areas Conference – Where Innovation Meets Security! 

Vehicle telematics helps businesses to become more efficient and digitally mature
Vehicle telematics helps businesses to become more efficient and digitally mature
24th October 2023

Telematics is technology that combines GPS systems and onboard vehicle diagnostics to record and transmit vehicle data such as utilisation of the machine and operator, speed on impact, location,... 

Boliden's profit falls as lower prices, grades weigh
Boliden's profit falls as lower prices, grades weigh
20th October 2023 By: Reuters

Boliden on Friday reported a slightly bigger-than-expected dive in third-quarter profit hurt by high costs, lower mining grades and falling metal prices, sending shares in the mining and smelting... 

Vale taps former investor relations head Fadel as CEO of Bionow
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vale, the world’s second-biggest iron-ore supplier, picked its former investor relations head Ivan Fadel as CEO for a new business that aims to make cleaner fuel for steelmaking, according to a... 

Growing water shortages are causing significant challenges for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially large-scale commercial projects.
‘Watershedding’ a reality for South Africa
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa grapples with persistent loadshedding, an increase in water shortages has emerged as another significant challenge for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially for... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kusile Unit 5 is being prepared for synchronisation to the grid towards the end of December. 

Introducing FlameBlock Lithium Black: Locally developed fire extinguisher for lithium-ion batteries
19th October 2023

The newly developed and launched FlameBlock Lithium Black fire extinguisher is a 100% South African innovation developed to tackle lithium-ion battery-related fires. 

The Sukari underground mine
Capital poised for further revenue growth
18th October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining services provider Capital remains on track to meet its revenue guidance of between $320-million and $340-million for the full-year, after having generated $79.7-million of revenue in the... 

Rio Tinto slashes IOC guidance
Rio Tinto slashes IOC guidance
17th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has reduced the full-year guidance of its iron-ore operations in Canada, citing extended plant downtime and conveyor belt failures. Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC)... 

Eskom supplied photo showing Kusile units in operation
Ramaphosa says loadshedding corner has been turned as another Kusile unit restarts
17th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

African National Congress President Cyril Ramaphosa claims that South Africa “has turned a definite corner as far as loadshedding is concerned”, adding that the levels and frequency of loadshedding... 

PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative 2023 winner announced
PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative 2023 winner announced
13th October 2023

Carmen Gregan, interior design student at Design Time School of Interior Design (Cape Town) was announced as the winner of the 2023 PG Bison 1.618 Education Initiative at a special awards ceremony... 

Green's Creek in Alaska
Hecla updates 2023 silver guidance
13th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based silver miner Hecla Mining is continuing to grow its production, producing almost a million ounces more this year, compared with the first three quarters of last year, says president and... 

Image of Kusile
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is providing 720 MW for the electricity grid. 

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Vodacom converts Midrand Campus into group’s largest on-site solar power generation system
12th October 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

More than 11 000 photovoltaic (PV) panels will be installed at telecommunications service provider Vodacom’s Midrand campus, in Gauteng, by year-end, converting the commercial office park into a... 

Miners being evacuated after fire at Evraz-owned mine in Russia
10th October 2023 By: Reuters

Miners were being evacuated from a coal mine owned by Russian steel producer Evraz in the Kemerovo region after a fire broke out, local emergency services said on Tuesday. "Evacuation of the... 

Codelco probes cause of fire at mine, no injuries reported
Codelco probes cause of fire at mine, no injuries reported
10th October 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean state copper miner Codelco is investigating the cause of a fire over the weekend at its Salvador mine, the firm said in a statement to Reuters on Monday. The world's largest copper... 

The Kusile power station
Kusile Unit 3 supplying 720 MW to grid, Eskom confirms
9th October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is currently providing 720 MW into the electricity grid using a temporary flue that bypasses the flue-gas desulphurisation... 

An image of Electrotron's ScanBelt pull key system
Protection systems simplify safety
6th October 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Conveyor materials handling original-equipment-manufacturer Electrotron’s ScanBelt suite of conveyor belt protection systems helps to improve safety and efficiency while decreasing downtime and... 

Aurubis to keep European copper premium at record high next year
5th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

European copper producer Aurubis will keep the premium it charges to deliver metal to customers in the region at a record high next year as it anticipates a rebound in demand. The company on... 

Conveyor belt at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal suffers minimal damage in fire
4th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) reports that the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal suffered minimal damage to one of its conveyor belts undergoing repairs as a result of a fire. Emergency teams, however,... 

Rusal says production at Siberian aluminium smelter unaffected after fire
4th October 2023 By: Reuters

Russia's Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer outside China, said on Wednesday that production at its Krasnoyarsk smelter was unaffected after a fire at an electricity transformer. Rusal... 

TNPA assures the Port of Richards Bay remains operational despite fire
3rd October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has assured port users that the Port of Richards Bay remains fully operational, despite a fire that started at the NCT stockpiles and conveyor belts on... 

Transnet group CEO Portia Derby
'Transnet execs must go now.' Cosatu adds pressure as deadline looms
29th September 2023 By: News24Wire

As a sword hangs over the heads of top Transnet executives, group CEO Portia Derby and head of Transnet Freight Rail Sizakele Mzimela, the Congress of South African Trade Unions has turned up the... 

Ring of Fire Metals, Wyloo Metals, Mincor Resources combine under one brand
Ring of Fire Metals, Wyloo Metals, Mincor Resources combine under one brand
27th September 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Ring of Fire Metals, Wyloo Metals and Mincor Resources will unify under the brand name Wyloo after becoming the largest pure-play nickel company outside of Russia.  Wyloo Metals' acquisition of... 

Barry Gilder
At Fire Hour – Barry Gilder
27th September 2023

From the acclaimed author of The List and Songs and Secrets, At Fire Hour is a sweeping, soulful novel that tells the story of Bhekisizwe Makhatini, a young black South African writer, detained and... 

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