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Stellenbosch researcher creates new composite material
12th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

A researcher at Stellenbosch University (SU), near Cape Town, in the Western Cape, has developed a new composite material, made from Port Jackson trees (Acacia saligna) and recycled low-density... 

NJ Ayuk – Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber
Natural Gas Is Key to Addressing South Africa’s Energy Needs Today and Tomorrow
12th April 2023

By NJ Ayuk – Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber Energy woes are synonymous with South Africa right now. 

Plastics recycler teams up with military unit to recycle waste
11th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics recycling company Petco South Africa, which is a Producer Responsibility Organisation created by the country’s plastics industry as a self-regulating... 

Nasa Ames Research Centre research associate Yasmin Arbab testing a prototype firefighting drone “pilot’s kit” (the drone is not visible; in the background, a crewed helicopter carries out a firefighting training exercise)
Nasa research project seeks to enable drones to serve as firefighters
11th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) is currently running a project to use uncrewed aerial vehicles, popularly called drones, to improve both the coordination of forest and... 

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Large order of mini substations for copper mine
11th April 2023

Trafo Power Solutions has announced that it will design and deliver almost 50 mini substations equipped with dry-type transformers, to a growing copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo... 

Coca-Cola, partners rehabilitate 11 500 ha in water catchment areas
7th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola South Africa, along with its partners, has collectively rehabilitated and improved land management practices across more than 11 500 ha as it reaffirms its commitment to conserving water.... 

Interruption, disruption, natural catastrophes top list of risks for construction, engineering sector
6th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

Business interruption, supply chain disruption and natural catastrophes rank as the top risks facing the construction and engineering sector, followed most recently by the energy crisis, according... 

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New group communications app ensures privacy
4th April 2023

A  new messenger application (app) is designed to deliver messages to recipients in a group or community in a manner that is fast, effective and private. The Nova Messenger app is especially useful... 

Transnet begins repairs on damaged Springfield Park gas pipeline
31st March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

State-owned Transnet Pipelines will start repairs on a gas pipeline in Springfield Park, Durban, near the Bisasar road landfill site, on March 31, after the pipeline was damaged by a... 

Colloquium postponed until 2024
31st March 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Coaltech Research Association is working on 36 projects for the South African coal mining sector, following the local industry’s setbacks in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic that delayed... 

Peabody reports fire at Shoal Creek mine
30th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based coal miner Peabody on Wednesday reported that a fire had broken out at its Shoal Creek mine, in Alabama. All personnel have been safety evacuated from the mine, which employs 419 people.... 

Legacy Aritech, Kidde Engineered Systems, Kilsen and Ziton Brands Rebranded as Kidde Commercial
28th March 2023

Kidde Engineered Systems, a leading fire and life safety brand committed to delivering the highest standards in commercial fire and life safety protection for more than 100 years, announced its new... 

More work on regulation, codes, certification and standards needed for hydrogen economy
24th March 2023 By: Schalk Burger

If South Africa wants to develop a hydrogen economy, it cannot have ad hoc regulations, codes and standards (RCS) and certification systems. More work is required to develop RCS that address... 

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Constant nitrogen supply improves mine truck efficiency and safety
24th March 2023

Filling tyres with nitrogen is known to have several benefits, such as improved safety because of reduced risk of fire if tyres rupture – an important safety factor in large off-highway trucks... 

Caracal announces new discovery of high-grade gold deposit in Kenya
22nd March 2023 By: Darren Parker

East African gold producer Caracal Gold has announced the discovery of a new high-grade zone above the current underground workings and above the areas drilled as part of the mineral resource... 

The Coca-Cola Foundation, partners rehabilitate 11 500 ha in ongoing water conservation projects
22nd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Coca-Cola in South Africa, along with its partners, has collectively rehabilitated and improved land management practices across more than 11 500 ha as it reaffirms its commitment to conserving... 

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Avantor advances laboratory services in Southern Africa
20th March 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s mining industry continues to grow, mining laboratories are relied upon to provide high-quality testing, inspection and certification services that adhere to internationally... 

UPVC windows, doors and profiles
20th March 2023

The affordable, energy saving and environmentally friendly choice for homes and buildings Exelliq, the world’s leading supplier of extrusion lines, toolings and turnkey plants for profile... 

Manufacturers must be ready for the circular economy
17th March 2023

By Timothy Thomas – country manager at Epson South Africa Thomas explores the pressures facing manufacturers and how they can fully embrace the circular economy. 

Woodlands Dairy water recovery plant saves 217 000m3 water
17th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African dairy manufacturer Woodlands Dairy has successfully commissioned a water recovery plant which has saved about 217 m3 of water. The plant, commissioned in March 2017, has recovered... 

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New recycling methods required for API
17th March 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Owing to the highly solvent-intensive processes associated with active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) manufacturing, a single batch of APIs can use and generate significant amounts of waste.... 

Libstar's Lancewood yoghurt
Impairments, operating costs eat into Libstar’s earnings for 2022
16th March 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed consumer packaged goods giant Libstar has posted an 11.8% year-on-year decrease in normalised headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year ended December 31. The company says trading... 

Consumer commission warns of safety issues with some GIZZU portable power stations
14th March 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The National Consumer Commission is urging all persons in possession of GIZZU 300 Wh and 500 Wh portable power stations to immediately stop using these and to return them to the supplier. The... 

US President Joe Biden
Biden to limit Arctic oil drilling ahead of Willow approval
13th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden is limiting oil leasing in Arctic waters and sensitive areas of Alaska, taking steps to expand conservation as his administration prepares to approve a mammoth ConocoPhillips... 

Micro-arguments and the process of large change – Part 1
10th March 2023 By: Saliem Fakir

‘All men (women) are intellectuals  . . . but not all men (women) have in society the function of intellectuals.” – Gramsci. It seems incremental change, or what one would call the reformist... 

Ontario names recipients of critical minerals innovation fund
8th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Ontario has announced the recipients of the Critical Minerals Innovation Fund, which is supporting research for extraction and processing technologies to build critical minerals supply chain.... 

Ontario Mines Minister George Pirie and Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation
Ontario approves First Nations-led plan for Ring of Fire road
7th March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Ontario government has approved the terms of reference designed and submitted by First Nations for the all-season, multi-use road connecting to the proposed Ring of Fire mining development... 

‘It shouldn’t take 15 years to open a mine’: Ontario proposes mines act changes
6th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Ontario government has introduced legislation to amend the Mining Act that, if passed, will attract more investment in the province’s mining sector while strengthening the made-in-Ontario... 

Leadership reshuffle at Wyloo’s Canada exploration unit Ring of Fire
2nd March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Critical minerals explorer Ring of Fire has appointed a new leadership team, including CEO Kristan Straub and CFO Annie Sismanian. The new appointments follow the recruitment of Stephen Crozier,... 

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Woodlands Dairy water recovery plant saves 217 000 cubic metre water
1st March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African dairy manufacturer Woodlands Dairy has successfully commissioned a water recovery plant which has saved about 217 000 m3 of water. The plant, commissioned in March 2017, had recovered... 

Let’s talk EV: Behind Audi’s E-mobility strategy with Tarryn Knight
1st March 2023

Audi SA’s Tarryn Knight chats to EMCSA about the brand’s 2026 electric vehicle strategy and the company’s growth as a leader in technology innovations and producing quality vehicles. 

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Gordhan confirms De Ruyter spoke to him about corruption, but he could not act on 'allusions'
28th February 2023 By: News24Wire

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan confirmed that former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter spoke to him about corruption at the power utility, but never presented any evidence. In an interview with... 

A $1.5bn hoard of copper and cobalt is piling up in Congo
27th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

A growing pile of copper and cobalt worth about $1.5-billion is stranded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, caught up in a standoff over the future of one of the world’s biggest battery-metal... 

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CSIR’s energy storage testbeds a game changer in energy storage
24th February 2023

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Energy Storage Testbed project came about in the framework of the World Bank’s Energy Storage Partnership, an important programme to... 

Calling all South African social innovators
21st February 2023

Applications for the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2023 are now open (20 February 2023, Johannesburg) Applications for the 13th annual SAB Foundation Social... 

Kusile Power Station
R400m Kusile corruption: Lotus sports car, Mpumalanga lodge hooked in court order
20th February 2023 By: News24Wire

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has granted a preservation order freezing a slew of properties and vehicles allegedly bought from the proceeds of a corrupt tender at Eskom's problematic... 

Waste tyres
SATMC to focus on proactive steps to combat waste tyres, industry challenges
15th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Industry organisation the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) says its top priorities for this year are to take proactive steps in concert with its members and in collaboration with... 

Buru's plans for Rafael worry environmentalists
14th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Buru Energy has come under fire from an environmental group over its plans to develop the Rafael conventional gas and condensate discovery, in the Canning Basin. Buru this week... 

Library in City of Johannesburg to receive a facelift
10th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The City of Johannesburg has appointed the Joburg Development Agency (JDA) to implement renovations to the Johannesburg City Library on the corner of Albertina Sisulu road and Pixley Ka Isaka Seme... 

AID Renewables
AID Renewables
10th February 2023

Established in 2004, AID Renewables provides expert training, services, and equipment for wind turbines, including work-at-height courses and personal protective equipment. 

Sappi's Ngodwana mill
Sappi delivers first-quarter Ebitda growth as higher selling prices offset cost inflation, lower sales
8th February 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Pulp and paper manufacturer Sappi recorded a strong performance for the first quarter of its 2023 financial year – well above pre-Covid-19 levels and the best ever first-quarter results, CEO Steve... 

Bespoke fire-risk systems for agri and food processing
8th February 2023

Fire engineering specialist ASP Fire highlights its specialised expertise in the agri and food processing industries. “In creating a bespoke system for any new or operational businesses, we look at... 

Outgoing Eskom CEO André de Ruyter and outgoing Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter.
Seriti Green comes in for praise during Eskom, Minerals Council fireside chat
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The coal-to-renewables initiative of Seriti Green, the 91% black-owned and black-controlled Seriti Coal associate, came in for special praise at the interesting fireside chat between outgoing Eskom... 

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