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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... 


Integrated Fire Technology extends its fire suppression portfolio with the addition of QTEC’s low pressure foam spray technology
Integrated Fire Technology extends its fire suppression portfolio with the addition of QTEC’s low pressure foam spray technology
25th July 2023

Integrated Fire Technology (IFT), the new trading name of Fogmaker South Africa, has boosted its fire suppression line-up with the addition of QTEC fire suppression solutions, having secured the... 


Trucking, transport and trailer expo attracts an avalanche of exhibitors
25th July 2023

Mega-T, the premier trucks, trailers, and transport expo, is all set to host its eagerly awaited second event, and excitement is reaching a fever pitch as suppliers, service providers, and... 


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Orion’s burgeoning copper prospects required much investor patience, says analyst
24th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Copper mine developer Orion Minerals has benefitted from significant investor patience to fulfil its redevelopment of two significant and historic mining hubs, owing to the difficulty in securing... 


116 mines shut, people evacuated due to flooding in north-east China
24th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s northeastern province of Liaoning has ordered mines to shut and evacuated 5 590 residents due to flooding, with rainfall expected to continue over the next two days. Some 116 non-coal... 


Eskom reports fire at Grootvlei plant, no injuries
23rd July 2023 By: Reuters

Power utility Eskom reported a fire at its Grootvlei power station on Saturday due to a leak in the fuel oil supply or return pipeline. There were no injuries. "The fire was contained and... 


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Make the right connection
21st July 2023

Boksburg-based Victor Industrial Equipment (VIE)  has been supplying electrical connectors for underground and open-pit mining ever since its foundation in 1979. VIE is also a distributor for LED... 


Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat
Zikalala, panelists warn construction mafia poses an existential threat
20th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Organised crime, particularly in the construction sector, has become more prevalent, more violent and more organised in recent years, with “mafia” activity having become fully fledged across the... 


Wildfires force IOC to cut production guidance
Wildfires force IOC to cut production guidance
19th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

North American iron-ore pellets and concentrates producer Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) has reduced its full-year production guidance by 500 000 t as it grapples with the aftermath devastating... 


Capital records solid second-quarter progress
19th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Capital recorded another strong step forward in the quarter, with the award of its second significant mining services contract at the Ivindo iron-ore project in Gabon, CE Peter Stokes... 


Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
Vodacom Century City fire highlights fire safety for PV systems
19th July 2023

The fire at the Vodacom building at Century City in Cape Town on Sunday 9 July is suspected of having been caused by an issue with the rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installation. Such systems for... 


Truck arson attacks on the rise again: What this means for the insurance industry
Truck arson attacks on the rise again: What this means for the insurance industry
19th July 2023

By Mtho Maphumulo, Senior Associate at Adams & Adams The past few weeks have been engulfed with flames of truck arson attacks in South Africa. Over 20 trucks have been torched in various provinces... 


Blackwater infrastructure intact, fire damage minimal – Artemis
Blackwater infrastructure intact, fire damage minimal – Artemis
18th July 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold development company Artemis on Monday reported that the infrastructure at its Blackwater mine, in the Cariboo region, was intact following last week’s uncontrolled wildfire in the immediate... 


Pilot project to coat informal houses with fire-retardant substance
Pilot project to coat informal houses with fire-retardant substance
17th July 2023 By: Irma Venter

A pilot project, in partnership with Mandoval Vermiculite, will coat at least 300 informal structures in Overcome Heights, Cape Town, with a fire-retardant substance over the next six months.  This... 


A worker inspects at a shard of graphite ore at a mine in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, Quebec.
Canada to speed up critical minerals permits in bid to erode China’s dominance
17th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government hopes to unveil a plan by the end of this year to streamline permitting for mining projects as the US and its allies push to accelerate the production of... 


Canadian wildfires burn a record 25 million acres with no end in sight
17th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

Canadian wildfires have scorched more than 10-million hectares this summer, an area about the size of Iceland, with no end to the burning expected anytime soon. About 900 active fires were reported... 


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Cape Town startup seeks to replace plastics with home compostable bio-materials
14th July 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Cape Town-based young-woman-led award-winning biotech startup BAOM eco solutions (BAOM), which has developed compostable cellulose-based alternatives to plastics and other packaging materials, is... 


Four more trucks torched in Mpumalanga, raising count of attacks in past few days to 20
12th July 2023 By: News24Wire

Four trucks were burnt in Mpumalanga on Wednesday morning while two others caught fire in separate accidents in the Free State and Gauteng. Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala... 


Five more trucks set alight in Limpopo and KZN, raising the truck arson total to 16
11th July 2023 By: News24Wire

The number of trucks that have been destroyed in arson attacks in the past three days has risen to 16 after five more were set alight in KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo on Monday. Eleven were torched... 


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Onsite nitrogen generation
7th July 2023

Nitrogen is a key part of the production process of many industries such as oil and gas, electronics, and pharmaceuticals as well as applications including chemical manufacturing, food and beverage... 


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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 


Reversing our manufacturing decline
6th July 2023

By Pule Pule – Sector Specialist: Manufacturing at the PIC South Africa (SA) needs solutions to pervasive unemployment, inequality and poverty. Regrettably, these have become our triple problem.... 


A ring with an emerald mined at Gemfields' Kagem mine
Gemfields’ emeralds, rubies featured at Paris fashion show 
5th July 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A new collection of rings, featuring miner Gemfields’ emeralds and rubies, has been unveiled during the Journées de la Haute Joaillerie. Gemfields – a miner and marketer of coloured gemstones – has... 


Context to fire and elemental perils
Context to fire and elemental perils
4th July 2023

By George Jennings & Kobus van Niekerk On September 2nd, 1666, a fire broke out in Pudding Lane, London close to where the monument now stands. When this memorable fire had run its course some days... 


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Hudaco reports strong interim result despite difficult market conditions
30th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed industrial products supplier Hudaco Industries has reported a strong performance amid a challenging six months ended May 31, with turnover having increased by 12.4% to R4.3-billion,... 


German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
German coal miners under fire for unfair edge in renewables push
30th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Less than a year after German coal giant LEAG unveiled plans to transform its opencast mines into wind and solar farms, concerns are mounting that it and other lignite miners are exploiting an... 


Boliden's Ronnskar
Boliden partially restarts Ronnskar production after fire, to lay off 190 people
30th June 2023 By: Reuters

Boliden has partially resumed production at its Ronnskar smelter after output was halted following a fire at the facility in mid-June, the Swedish miner said on Friday. Due to the fire, it has... 


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Lindero mine, Argentina
30th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold/copper mine in Salta, Argentina. 


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Manufacturer conforms to revised standards
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

South African thermoplastic pipe and fittings manufacture and supplier Astore Keymak has – in accordance with updated South African National Standards (SANS) 1086 requirements – re-audited and... 


Firexpo 2023 – building a portal for fire detection & management solutions
29th June 2023

Firexpo celebrated its second birthday at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand from 6 to 8 June 2023. Visitor numbers increased by 200 people at this year’s event, as did the number of... 


Canadian wildfire emissions hit record high as smoke reaches Europe
28th June 2023 By: Reuters

Wildfires burning through large swathes of eastern and western Canada have released a record 160-million tonnes of carbon, the EU's Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service said on Tuesday. This... 


Global data company predicts strong growth in international military ground vehicle market
27th June 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

International data and analytics company GlobalData has, in its latest report, predicted that the global market for military land vehicles will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2%... 


Fire at lithium producer Livent's North Carolina plant subsides
27th June 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium producer Livent said on Monday a fire at its largest manufacturing plant in Bessemer City, North Carolina has subsided. The fire had broken out in a building where solid lithium metal... 


Lithium producer Livent reports fire in North Carolina plant
26th June 2023 By: Reuters

Lithium producer Livent said on Monday that a fire broke out at its largest manufacturing plant in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The company said the fire was currently restricted to one... 


Creecy expresses condolences for pilot killed during firefighting operation in Mpumalanga
23rd June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has expressed her condolences to the family of Kishugu Aviation aerial firefighting pilot Justin van As, who lost his life in an... 


The Penasquito mine, in Mexico
Newmont declares force majeure on metal products from Mexico's Peñasquito
23rd June 2023 By: Reuters

Newmont has declared force majeure on deliveries of some metal products from its Peñasquito mine in Mexico, the Us-listed miner told Reuters, citing strike action as a constraint on output.... 


Peabody says Shoal Creek fire won’t impact 2023 results
21st June 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Top US coal producer Peabody Energy has managed to seal off two longwall panels in the area of the Shoal Creek mine that was impacted by a fire in March and has begun the process of resuming... 


Zinc prices jump 3% after Boliden to suspend operations at Irish mine
Zinc prices jump 3% after Boliden to suspend operations at Irish mine
14th June 2023 By: Reuters

Zinc prices climbed to a three-week high on Wednesday after Swedish miner Boliden said it will suspend production at Europe's largest zinc mine in Ireland within the next month because of... 


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