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South African Local Government Association president Councillor Bheke Stofile
Nonpayment a major issue in municipalities – Salga president
18th September 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

South African Local Government Association (Salga) president Bheke Stofile stressed on Monday that there needs to be a “radical shift” in municipalities, as nonpayment increasingly hinders service... 


At least 20 dead after Limpopo diamond mine bus collides with truck, burts into flames
18th September 2023 By: News24Wire

At least 20 people died when a bus burst into flames after colliding with a truck head-on in Limpopo on Sunday afternoon.The accident occurred on the R572, and the bus is understood to have been... 


Libstar to simplify portfolio, consolidate divisions and product lines
12th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed consumer packaged goods company Libstar will simplify its portfolio composition by reducing exposure to underperforming business units, formalising divestment mandates or other strategic... 


Risk and Insurance in a Shifting Energy Market
11th September 2023

Regaining energy security through renewable energy. The narrative surrounding climate change has brought near-universal targets concerning Environmental, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) to the... 


Gert Nel
ESTER-GAZERS: Testing guidelines for ester oils in transformers - part 2
11th September 2023

By Gert Nel, WearCheck divisional manager: transformers, and Corné Dames, WearCheck transformer consultant ABSTRACT 


Sustainability, transformation highlighted as core agendas at Sanral SAICE 2023 awards
8th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s civil engineers must “insist on being invited to the table” and unite to “push the sustainability agenda terms of infrastructure development”, South African Institution of Civil... 


The Denel T5-52
Denel reports its T5-52 mobile artillery piece achieved ranges above 60 km in demonstration
8th September 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

State-owned defence industrial group Denel has reported that it has successfully demonstrated the long-range capabilities of its T5-52 truck-mounted gun/howitzer to eight international delegations... 


Zambian nickel concentrator launched
8th September 2023

The inauguration of a nickel concentrator at copper miner First Quantum Minerals' (FQM’s) Enterprise nickel mine in Kalumbila, Zambia, signals a promising era for Zambia's mining sector, following... 


A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston
First skid delivered to Free State client
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 


Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially opened the border post in Zimbabwe in late August
Zimbabwe Beitbridge border post project a flagship PPP
6th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

South African infrastructure development and construction materials supply group Raubex CEO Felicia Msiza enthuses that the project Raubex completed for the Zimbabwean government’s road authority... 


Sea Harvest posts higher interim earnings despite another loadshedding knock
4th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed seafood and aquaculture company Sea Harvest has posted a 23% increase in earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) to R352-million for the six months ended June 30, on the back of strong... 


ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba
No political will from govt to tackle ‘hijacked’, unsafe buildings – Mashaba
1st September 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

ActionSA founder and leader Herman Mashaba told Polity on Friday that the South African government has no political will to deal with the increasingly dangerous issue of hijacked and unsafe... 


Elvey Group and Technoswitch part ways
1st September 2023

The Elvey Group (a division of the Hudaco Group of Companies) is relinquishing its distributorship of the Technoswitch brand. “We have enjoyed a fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship with... 


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Farmers urged to prepare for El Niño to trigger record-high temperatures
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africans have experienced an unusually warm and wet winter, but climate experts are warning that this summer will be one of the hottest and driest on record, which could have a significant... 


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Farmers urged to prepare for El Niño to trigger record-high temperatures
1st September 2023 By: Darren Parker

South Africans have experienced an unusually warm and wet winter, but climate experts are warning that this summer will be one of the hottest and driest on record, which could have a significant... 


Coal miners forced to save for a rainy day by insurance snub
Coal miners forced to save for a rainy day by insurance snub
31st August 2023 By: Reuters

Some coal producers are having to set aside tens of millions of dollars to cover their own risks as they are cut adrift by insurers, making it more difficult and costly to do business amid a surge... 


Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman
Sibanye’s gold operations offset impact of lower PGM prices
29th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater’s strategic commodity and geographical diversification served it well in the six months ended June 30, with a turnaround in its... 


Iron-ore remains resilient despite China's property woes
Iron-ore remains resilient despite China's property woes
29th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

The one commodity that should be getting hammered by China’s worsening property crisis is actually doing rather well. Iron ore climbed to its highest in a month last week after a rally that has... 


Codelco's new CEO Alvarado tasked with finding fixes for copper slide
25th August 2023 By: Reuters

Chilean state mining giant Codelco's incoming chief executive Ruben Alvarado has a mammoth task ahead of him: boosting copper output from its lowest level in 25 years, reining in ballooning costs,... 


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Understand your design obligations and address risk in NEC contracts
25th August 2023

There has been an increase in the use of the New Engineering Contract (NEC) in mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. The NEC, which has been in use for over 30 years, provides a choice of... 


Camera
25th August 2023 By: Riaan de Lange

I wanted to have ‘Lights, camera, action’ as the headline of this article but then it dawned on me that there is hardly any electricity to power the lights; its supply is intermittent at best. As... 


Image of Trafo Power Solutions now offers modular substations
Modular substations prove popular
24th August 2023

Modular substations, or E-houses, are designed to provide a centralised and secure environment for critical electrical components and infrastructure. These are often used in industrial settings,... 


SolarEdge Home: The ultimate solution for uninterrupted energy
SolarEdge Home: The ultimate solution for uninterrupted energy
24th August 2023

If you are tired of facing frequent power outages and skyrocketing electricity costs, then look no further than SolarEdge Home, which will change the way you power your home, providing you with an... 


Operations at Eagle return to normal – Victoria
Operations at Eagle return to normal – Victoria
22nd August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Operations at the Eagle gold mine, in Yukon, have returned to normal following the lifting of wildfire evacuation orders in the area. Following the second evacuation of Eagle on August 4, due to... 


Hecla reports fire at Lucky Friday mine
Hecla reports fire at Lucky Friday mine
21st August 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Production at the Lucky Friday mine, in Idaho, has come to a halt, after a fall-of-ground incident caused an underground fire, silver miner Hecla Mining reported on Monday. The incident occurred... 


Diamond mining firms assisting employees evacuating from Yellowknife
Diamond mining firms assisting employees evacuating from Yellowknife
18th August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

While diamond mining operations in Canada’s Northwest Territories are unaffected by the wildfires scorching the region, De Beers and Burgundy Diamond Mines say they are assisting their employees... 


Fire kills one at ArcelorMittal mine in Kazakhstan, with four missing
18th August 2023 By: Reuters

A fire at an ArcelorMittal coal mine in Kazakhstan killed one miner and rescuers are searching for four who were still missing, the company said on Friday. Efforts to contain the flames and... 


Canada crews battle wildfires; all Yellowknife residents evacuating
18th August 2023 By: Reuters

Canadian fire crews battled on Thursday to prevent wildfires from reaching the northern city of Yellowknife, where all 20 000 residents are leaving by car and plane after an evacuation order was... 


Rio commits funding to Canadian wildfire response
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto has donated C$250 000 to the United Way Northwest Territories (UWNWT) to support with wildfire response efforts in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Canada is facing one of... 


Ekati safe from Canadian fires - Burgundy
18th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Burgundy Diamond Mines on Friday said that its Ekati diamond mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, remained unaffected by wildfires. Canada is facing one of its worst-ever fire... 


A group of men and women in the Bolt and Engineering factory in Welkom staring up at the camera
Principles help supplier maintain foothold
18th August 2023

Owing to its 100/0 principle, fastener specialist Bolt and Engineering Distributors (BED) Group’s Welkom branch, in the Free State, maintains a firm position as supplier of choice to the mining,... 


Integrated Fire Technology
Automatic fire suppression for fixed and mobile assets
18th August 2023

Protect lives and assets against fire with quality fire detection, prevention and suppression systems from Integrated Fire Technology.  With access to a widely diverse portfolio of premium brand... 


Werner Pumps accredited by Scania South Africa
Werner Pumps accredited by Scania South Africa
17th August 2023

Werner Pumps South Africa has received accreditation as a body-builder by Scania South Africa for its locally manufactured high-pressure vacuum and jetting trucks. Theuns Naude, Pre-Sales Engineer... 


Sailing to the African Continent | The Journey of Heavy Machinery Across Mountains and Seas
Sailing to the African Continent | The Journey of Heavy Machinery Across Mountains and Seas
17th August 2023

Hunan Daily reporter: Cao Xian, Meng Jiaoyan, Yi Ang, Zeng Guanlin In late April, Kenya has entered the rainy season, but the rain comes and goes quickly. The Swak Dam located at where the Swak... 


An infographic on how the FireDos stationary proportioning systems work
Fire protection for industry
11th August 2023

With many highly flammable substances being processed and the varying risks of fire hazards and explosive potential on chemical and petrochemical plants, fire protection has become a major... 


An artist’s impression of RFA ONE entering orbit, with the first stage falling away in the background
German space startup wins US investment
7th August 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

German space launch startup Rocket Factory Augsburg (RFA) announced on Monday that it had received a €30-million investment from US-based global investment company KKR. This meant that KKR had... 


An image of ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk
Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
4th August 2023

The fire at the Vodacom building at Century City in Cape Town last month is suspected of having been caused by an issue with the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation, notes ASP Fire CEO... 


Trafigura’s $600m cobalt play faces cash crunch in Congo
Trafigura’s $600m cobalt play faces cash crunch in Congo
2nd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group has been forced to seek new funding for one of its flagship investments — a $600-million copper-cobalt project in the Democratic Republic of Congo — in the latest headache for the... 


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Cape Town to roll out a number of technologies to combat crime
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will this year introduce a number of new technologies to combat crime. Some of these technologies may be familiar, such as drones and body cameras, with other perhaps less... 


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Cape Town to roll out a number of technologies to combat crime
28th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town will this year introduce a number of new technologies to combat crime. Some of these technologies may be familiar, such as drones and body cameras, with other perhaps less... 


The advancements related to the modernisation of the attack helicopter are a key technology driver for the Denel Group
Denel, global firm advance Rooivalk modernisation plans
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

State-owned Denel’s Denel Aeronautics division and global defence and advanced electronics company Aselsan Elektronik Sanayi (Aselsan) have strengthened their strategic collaboration by signing a... 


Only approved inverters to be accepted from October, warns City of Cape Town
Only approved inverters to be accepted from October, warns City of Cape Town
25th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has announced that all solar photovoltaic (PV) and/or battery systems connected to the wiring of a building must be registered with the city before installation. Also, from... 


Ester-gazers: Testing guidelines for natural Ester oils in transformers – Part 1
25th July 2023

1.SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON MIXTURES OF NATURAL ESTER OILS AND OTHER DIELECTRIC FLUIDS Natural esters and mineral oils are miscible and mostly compatible; they are also compatible with... 


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