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Creeping misery
9th June 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

Inflation, unemployment and punitive borrowing costs – read interest rates – are said by those in the know to be sure-fire determinants of whether the citizens of a nation are a miserable lot. With... 

Abeco introduces a fully automated in-house powder coating line
8th June 2023

Consistently leading the water tank industry, Abeco Tanks has invested several Million in a state-of-the-art automated powder coating line which is now operational at its manufacturing plant in... 

Port Elizabeth ASU down due to power outages
8th June 2023

A lack of vital life-saving supplies of Medical Oxygen to hospitals and healthcare facilities threatens Eastern Cape AFROX has been in urgent talks with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM)... 

Sweet-Orr shows off PPE range at Securex 2023
Sweet-Orr shows off PPE range at Securex 2023
7th June 2023

Protective clothing and workwear supplier Sweet-Orr, an exhibitor at security and fire trade exhibition Securex 2023, services varying needs across different workforce sectors by giving special... 

AIEM highlights its course offering at A-OSH EXPO 2023
AIEM highlights its course offering at A-OSH EXPO 2023
7th June 2023

Emergency medicine training and services provider Africa Institute of Emergency Medicine (AIEM) was established to meet the growing demand for emergency medicine training and services on the... 

Tech4IR showcases Bandweaver product ranges at Securex 2023
Tech4IR showcases Bandweaver product ranges at Securex 2023
7th June 2023

Smart industrial digital transformation solutions supplier Tech4IR showcased the fiber sensing product offering from Bandweaver, a provider of advanced fiber optic monitoring sensors and integrated... 

The Windfall camp in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay region
Wildfire evacuation order halts Quebec exploration projects
6th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Work on several Quebec exploration projects have grinded to a halt to comply with restrictions imposed by the government to deal with the regional forest fire situation. Late last week, the Quebec... 

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Fire systems protect lives and assets
2nd June 2023

Integrated Fire Technology, formerly known as Fogmaker South Africa, offers fire detection and prevention solutions for commercial and industrial sectors including mining, forestry, military and... 

Neale Hill, President of Ford Motor Company: Africa
Neale Hill
2nd June 2023

This week we profile Neale Hill, president for Africa at automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company  

 Kate Mollett
Surviving and Thriving in 2023 – Trends and 4 Top Tips for Business Resilience and Continuity 
1st June 2023

By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa  Over the past year, the world has seen cyber-attacks increase at a concerning rate. So much so that the cost of cybercrime is estimated to... 

Hudaco to acquire Brigit
30th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed automotive, industrial and electronic products importer and distributor Hudaco will acquire fire protection distribution company Brigit's trading assets and liabilities, including Brigit... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe, regulator lose court bid against anti-nuclear activist
29th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe and the National Nuclear Regulator have lost a court bid concerning an anti-nuclear activist. In January this year, the Western Cape High Court... 

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Expos to discuss safety, Industry 4.0
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With 2023 marking 30 years of Securex South Africa and 13 years of A-OSH EXPO, this year’s events – to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre from June 6 to 8 – will showcase various security... 

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Smart fire-detection systems making headway
26th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the emergence of Industry 4.0, the need for smarter and more proactive fire detection systems to monitor assets and mitigate fire hazards is continuously increasing. These systems have become... 

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Isover launches QTech™, the light mineral wool for medium temperature industrial applications
26th May 2023

Isover now offers a comprehensive range of mineral wool and stone wool insulation products that provide thermal, acoustic and fire resistance in a wide variety of industry applications as well as... 

NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim
Renewables alone will not solve energy crisis – Numsa
25th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The belief that renewable energy is the sole answer to South Africa’s energy crisis is irrational, National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) general secretary Irvin Jim has said. “You... 

Power Up with Peace of Mind
24th May 2023

From the smallest component through to building a Freedom Won (“FW”) containerised solution - with each step of the way, safety is paramount. FW, an original equipment manufacturer, is compliant... 

Cholera outbreak: Tshwane testing whether water in tankers or from rivers is the source
22nd May 2023 By: News24Wire

The City of Tshwane says it has 52 water tankers going to informal settlements, but it is still being determined whether the cholera source is water in the rivers or water from the tankers. On... 

KWG Resources morphs into Canada Chrome
19th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The owner of the Black Horse chromite project, int heh Ring of Fire, has announced that it will amalgamate with its wholly-owned subsidiary Canada Chrome Corporation (CCC). CCC’s assets will be... 

Ball valves launched
19th May 2023

Flow control products and services for global infrastructure markets provider Flowserve, announced the release of the Worcester 51/52 Series Reduced Port Flanged Ball Valves. 

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Early detection system for overheating of cables now available in SA
12th May 2023

Energy management and automation specialists Schneider Electric has unveiled its PowerLogic HeatTag, described as a smart sensor for early detection of overheating of wire connections or cables... 

Loadshedding places increased pressure on transformers at substations
12th May 2023

Constant loadshedding has highlighted the vulnerability of critical electrical infrastructure such as transformers at substations. This means local authorities must implement specific measures to... 

Leading African companies and individuals named as finalists of the Big 5 Southern Africa Construction Impact Awards 2023
12th May 2023

With over 100 entries received, the Big 5 Southern Africa Construction Impact Awards announces the finalists across the various categories, which recognises the industry’s achievements on the path... 

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Industry 4.0 enables surge in automated firefighting solutions
12th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

In light of the emergence of Industry 4.0, automation and technology have become more prevalent in the fire prevention and protection industry, prompting an increase in demand for automated... 

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Couplings help mitigate fire hazards
12th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the South African mining industry being vulnerable to fire breakouts and explosions, local mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps product supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS)... 

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Firm celebrates 35 years of safety
12th May 2023

This year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of safety solutions provider Sperosens. “We could not be more excited to celebrate all that Spero Sensors and Instruments has accomplished, alongside... 

An image depicting a smiling man, Mark Anderson
Expo crossover to address all things safety
12th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

As more organisations and individuals realise the importance of addressing fire risks, there has been significant growth in the local fire market, making this year’s Firexpo – to be held at the... 

Identifying safeguards for BES systems
Identifying safeguards for BES systems
11th May 2023

To curb climate change, power utilities have to adapt swiftly to clean technology alternatives across the electricity supply value chain. Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are one such... 

An image showing the launch of the the new Phola fire station built by Thungela
Thungela builds new fire station, revamps taxi rank in Emalahleni
8th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South African thermal coal business Thungela on May 4 handed over two completed social and labour plan (SLP) projects to the Emalahleni Local Municipality – the new Phola fire station and the... 

Gold mine fire in Peru kills 27
Gold mine fire in Peru kills 27
8th May 2023 By: Reuters

A fire in a small gold mine in southern Peru has left 27 people dead, authorities said on Sunday, in the country's single deadliest mining accident in more than two decades. In a statement, the... 

Zest WEG builds special transformers locally for solar farm
5th May 2023

A solar power generating facility recently developed by a South African gold mine has made use of Zest WEG’s locally manufactured transformers to serve this specialised application. Factors like... 

Tim Harris appointed to chair interim SA Tourism Board
4th May 2023 By: News24Wire

Former Wesgro CEO Tim Harris will chair the interim SA Tourism Board. Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille said she would gazette the appointment on Friday. 

Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow with Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Barrick maintaining transition to cleaner energy, backing education initiatives
3rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold and copper mining company Barrick is maintaining its transition to cleaner energy and supporting education initiatives, including in East Africa's Tanzania, the company said on Wednesday when... 

Is your insurance tailor-made to your requirements?
3rd May 2023

By George Jennings & Kobus van Niekerk When standard does not make the grade 

Image shows the Kwinana lithium hydroxide refinery
IGO posts record financials
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Critical minerals company IGO has posted record financial results for the quarter ended March, with net profits after tax increasing 22% quarter-on-quarter. The ASX-listed company on Friday... 

Sierra Rutile signs off on tough quarter
28th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Operational issues has seen ASX-listed Sierra Rutile report a 13% fall in rutile production for the quarter ended March, with production reaching 32 000 t. Production in the March quarter was... 

Dropping bombs – Part 2
28th April 2023 By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy

In last week’s piece about disposing of bombs at sea, I explained how, when in the South African Navy, I was the engineering officer and had accompanied a ship offshore, where, at the 10 km... 

Hive Hydrogen chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
50 more R105bn Hive Hydrogen projects still not enough if demand projections continue, says GM
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R105-billion investment pledge by Hive Hydrogen at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fifth South Africa Investment Conference was the biggest by far, resulting in Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

Sansa's mission control
Imminent rover moon landing to receive support from Sansa
25th April 2023 By: Darren Parker

The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) will be providing mission critical communication support to the United Arab Emirates’ Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), which is aiming to... 

Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Copper drives up Anglo’s first-quarter production by 9%
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The production of the London- and Johannesburg-listed Anglo American group increased by 9% in the three months to March 31 compared with the same period in 2022, driven by the ramp-up of copper... 

Using Globally Proven Technology for your Employees Control of SAFE Work across the entire Mining Operation
24th April 2023

Using Globally Proven Technology for your Employees Control of SAFE Work across the entire Mining Operation Often, when talking about technologies for safer and smarter mining operations, we think... 

Pioneering Sustainable Forestry Towards a Circular Economy
24th April 2023

By Marietjie Brown, Sustainability and Government Affairs Lead, IMETA Home to more than 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity, forests are the lungs of the earth and provide essential... 

Jan Nelson, Shirley Hayes and Sam Mokorosi.
Small end of JSE receives big boost with listing of ambitious Copper 360
21st April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The small end of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) received a big boost on Friday with the listing of Copper 360, which has an ambition to be Africa’s next big copper play. The alluring deep... 

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M and J Mining are leading suppliers of physical support systems as used by the underground mining industry. Our selection of products are not...


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