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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... 

Engen extends a helping hand to Atlantis fire victims who lost everything
3rd February 2023

The devastation caused by a fire that broke out in Witsand, Atlantis last week which left 77 people from 33 households displaced has prompted Engen to join hands with its long-standing partner,... 

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New PLC improves demineralisation offering
3rd February 2023

Boiler manufacturer Allmech has been testing a new programmable logic controller (PLC) system with in-house developed software to run its ion exchange demineralisation, or demin, plant, with... 

A photo of Schneider Electrics Building and company logo
New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies
3rd February 2023 By: Halima Frost

A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by... 

Image of Eskom Kusile power station flue gas desulphurisation plant
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd February 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom is expecting to operate temporary stacks on the three units at Kusile, which will bypass the flue-gas desulphurisation system. 

Dry-type transformers translate into increased safety and reduced environmental risk, as there are no chances of leakages or possible fires
Dry-type transformers lead to increased safety at mines
3rd February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The global trend of mining companies’ continuously showing their strong commitment to evaluating their operating practices and working towards zero harm has led to an increased demand for the... 

Rio thankful for radioactive capsule's find
2nd February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto has expressed its gratitude to Western Australia’s Department of Fire and Emergency Services for coordinating the successful search effort to locate a missing capsule lost while in... 

Kusile recovery central to 2023 NECOM plan to add supply
NECOM outlines plan for adding and recovering 8 800 MW in 2023
31st January 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Initiatives being coordinated under the aegis of the National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM) will seek to add about 8 800 MW of capacity to the South Africa’s electricity supply during the course... 

Vedanta is said to scrap plans to sell mega Indian copper smelter
31st January 2023 By: Bloomberg

Vedanta has shelved the plan to sell its copper smelter in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, which accounted for almost 40% of the metal’s production in the country, and has doubled down on... 

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa says govt looking into State of Disaster to tackle energy crisis
31st January 2023 By: Sashnee Moodley

As economically-crippling loadshedding continues unabated across the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa has revealed that government is going through to motions of establishing whether a National... 

Image shows the Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide refinery
IGO posts record earnings
31st January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery metals miner IGO has reported record earnings for the half-year ended December, driven by a strong December quarter. The ASX-listed miner on Tuesday announced record underlying earnings... 

Supporting platform failure and unit 1 bend dislodged from vertical flue
Temporary Kusile stacks set to bypass FGD for a year while remediation works are completed
30th January 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom reports that it is currently expecting to operate temporary stacks on the three Kusile units – which have been inoperable since October 23 when the Unit 1 flue duct failed in a way that also... 

Shaft at Evander gold mine.
Solar saving gold mine $145 000 a month, more renewables on way, says Pan African
30th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The 10 MW solar power plant at Evander is averaging savings of $145 000 a month for the Mpumalanga gold mine, Pan African Resources said on Monday. Construction is scheduled to begin in June on yet... 

Biden faces climate litmus test on ConocoPhillips’s Alaska oil project
30th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

US President Joe Biden is nearing a critical decision on a massive proposed oil project in northwest Alaska that could unlock 600-million barrels of crude and has drawn the ire of environmentalists... 

Mount Gibson posts 47% increase in sales
30th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior Mount Gibson Iron has reported a 47% increase in high-grade iron-ore sales during the three months to December, compared with the previous quarter, with sales reaching 0.7-million tonnes in... 

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Africa’s leader in fire suppression technology
27th January 2023

Since the Advanced Group of Companies’ humble beginnings in 2000, it has grown steadily to become a formidable force in the risk management, risk mitigation and emergency response markets.  

Manufacturing begins on City of Johannesburg’s Red Fleet
Manufacturing begins on City of Johannesburg’s Red Fleet
25th January 2023

The City of Johannesburg this month launched manufacturing of the city’s specialised fire engines, or ‘Red Fleet’, at Marcé Fire Fighting Technology, in Centurion, with the signing of a contract... 

Image of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
DA wants Ramaphosa to show Mantashe the door
24th January 2023 By: Sane Dhlamini

Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen has said that if President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about halting the electricity price increase, he must get rid of Mineral Resources and Energy... 

Glencore copper mine in Peru suspends operations after another attack
23rd January 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore's Antapaccay copper mine in Peru suspended operations on Friday after protesters attacked the premises for the third time this month, the global commodity giant said, as social unrest in... 

Richards Bay Coal Terminal activity.
Eskom’s problems are not coal related, Minerals Council assures
20th January 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A social media campaign set on halting coal exports through the Richards Bay Coal Terminal to purportedly alleviate Eskom’s loadshedding has been noted with concern by Minerals Council South... 

Broekman the bantam
20th January 2023 By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy

There are some stories which are quite old, as in more than 100 years old, and which deserve to be told, but which actually have no real value. It’s all very well telling a story about what... 

Multiple sectors covered with targeted trade shows
20th January 2023

On the back of a highly successful year that saw the return to in-person trade shows, Specialised Exhibitions — a division of the Montgomery Group - is gearing up for a busy year, with five popular... 

Artist's impression of the Fuchs warehouse
Fuchs Lubricants development project, South Africa – update
20th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Planning is well advanced for Phase 2. 

Public service professionalisation framework aimed at resolving various challenges
18th January 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The National Framework towards Professionalisation of the Public Sector, adopted by Cabinet in October, is aimed at resolving the many challenges facing efforts to produce a professional, ethical,... 

An image showing the top risks facing the country in 2023, according to a study
Critical infrastructure blackouts, cyber top threats in South Africa – Allianz
17th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Allianz Risk Barometer 2023 shows both stability and change and with cyber incidents and business interruption ranking as the biggest company concerns for the second year in succession.... 

City of Joburg MMC Leah Knott, mayor Mpho Phalatse and  Marcé MD Jan Steyn
Manufacturing starts on City of Johannesburg's specialised fire, rescue vehicles
16th January 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The City of Johannesburg on January 16 launched manufacturing of the city’s specialised fire engines, or ‘Red Fleet’, at Marcé Fire Fighting Technology, in Centurion. This follows after the city’s... 

Two fuel thieves found dead at Kibler Park pipeline
16th January 2023 By: Darren Parker

The bodies of two perpetrators of attempted fuel theft have been found at the Kibler Park petroleum pipeline, in Johannesburg, one inside the structure and one in the tunnel leading to the... 

Stop your infrastructure project going up in flames by incorporating fire safety in the design phase
12th January 2023

It is critical to incorporate fire-safety planning during the inception phase of an infrastructure project so that important design aspects such as escape paths and the structural stability of any... 

Dr Zwanani Titus Mathe, PrEng (ECSA 20030060), Chief Executive of SANEDI
Opinion: Focus on improving EAF as a quick win to stop loadshedding
12th January 2023

In this opinion article, SANEDI CEO Dr Zwanani Titus Mathe interrogates measures and interventions that could be pursued to improve the energy availability factor of the Eskom coal fleet so as to... 

When harm comes your way
10th January 2023

At some time or another, misfortune will cross your path. Whilst you may not always be prepared for it, you need to deal with it in the best possible way, to ensure the least possible harm.... 

PRAWA extends its cover over consumers and industry in 2023
9th January 2023

2023 will be yet another busy year for the Professional Roof Repair and Waterproofing Association (PRAWA) as it continues on its journey to professionalise the industry.  This is being undertaken... 

A smoother road ahead for the infrastructure industry in 2023
9th January 2023

15 December, 2022: It has been a long and arduous road to recovery for the construction industry from the serious downswing brought about by the pandemic. According to statistics aggregator Trading... 

Anglo American, Codelco evaluate shipment plans after Chile port closes
29th December 2022 By: Reuters

Anglo American and Chile's Codelco said on Wednesday they are evaluating alternative copper shipment plans after a fire forced a major port in central Chile to close last week. The fire in the... 

Platinex takes option on Ontario critical minerals project
15th December 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

CSE-listed Platinex has signed a binding letter of intent to option a 100% ownership interest in the Muskrat Dam critical minerals project, in north-western Ontario. The project, located about 125... 

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Eaton appoints premium distributor - Mantech Fire
15th December 2022

When it comes to protecting life and property there is no room to compromise. You need a partner that can support you with tried and tested products, global capabilities, local expertise, and... 

Fuel leak causes fire at Eskom's Matla power station
14th December 2022 By: News24Wire

A unit at Eskom's Matla power station in Mpumalanga suffered a fire incident on Wednesday afternoon as a result of a fuel oil leak. According to sources at the power utility, spilled fuel oil... 

Andre de Ruyter
Eskom crisis: Makwana expected to take over from departing De Ruyter
14th December 2022 By: News24Wire

Mpho Makwana, recently appointed chairperson of the Eskom board, is widely expected to step into André de Ruyter’s role as Eskom group chief executive. In 2009, Makwana - then a non-executive... 

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter
Business shows support for Eskom leadership amid loadshedding crisis
9th December 2022 By: News24Wire

Business and South Africa’s energy sector have emphasised their support for Eskom’s current leadership, who have come under fire for the latest prolonged bout of load shedding, especially from... 

A machine on site at a mining operation
Extortion ‘mafia’ hits South Africa’s $55bn mining sector
9th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

A threatening letter, a derailed train, blocked roads, burned vehicles, workers locked up. That’s what some of the world’s biggest mining companies say they’re battling in South Africa: Extortion.... 

A black box with Thrift Box printed on the side
Efficient storage for components
9th December 2022

Materials handling systems designer Conceptainer says its Thrift recyclable bulk collapsible bins, which weigh only 28 kg when empty, are an efficient system for the storage and transport of... 

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