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Vedanta partners with Pink Drive on cancer screening for near-mine communities

By: Donna Slater     15th October 2021 Zinc producer Vedanta Zinc International, supported by the Pink Drive outreach programme, hosted its sixth yearly five-day cancer screening drive across the Namakwa district in the Northern Cape recently. The Pink Drive mobile clinics are known for providing free breast health assessments across... 

Need for training in LNG sector recognised

By: Halima Frost     15th October 2021 With liquefied natural gas (LNG) expected to grow exponentially over the next five years, owing to the global drive to greener power generation, diverse consulting service provider Synergy Oil & Gas Consulting & Training senior energy manager Ismaeel Fataar says now is the time to upskill workers... 

Our hospitals

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     15th October 2021 One of our unqualified journalists recently wrote about Charlotte Maxeke Hospital that it had been built during apartheid and that, at the time, there were no regulations regarding the construction of hospitals and other buildings and thus it has many defects that have to be repaired. For this... 

Covid-19, reduced funding hamper efforts to eradicate TB by 2030

By: Natasha Odendaal     15th October 2021 The global Covid-19 pandemic and low levels of funding are hampering efforts to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. Currently, only $6.5-billion a year is available for the TB response globally, less than half of the commitments made at the 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB,... 

Lesotho Highlands Water Project – Phase II – update

By: Sheila Barradas     15th October 2021 The African Development Bank has approved a $86.72-million loan to co-finance the second phase of the project. 

South Africa can build a new economy through green hydrogen

By: Simone Liedtke     14th October 2021 The use of clean hydrogen can help to address global greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, but only if net zero emissions costs and prices are set by governments across the world, Deputy Minister in The Presidency Pinky Kekana said on October 14 during a keynote address at the Hydrogen Economy... 

Tackling South Africa’s environmental challenges while still running a profitable business

14th October 2021 It is no longer a question of if, but when. The pressure on nations to cut their carbon emissions as climate change tightens its grip on the planet is no longer a topic only driven by environmental activists. 

Glencore looks to recycle electronic metal waste in UK

By: Reuters     14th October 2021 Miner and trader Glencore will find out this month whether it will be able to build an electronics recycling facility in the UK, which could be operational within 18 months, adding new capacity to the 75-year old business. Reusing scrap metal will be vital for cutting noxious emissions and the... 

Outsourcing the manufacturing compliance process makes audits a far less daunting prospect

14th October 2021 By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing The manufacturing sector is diverse and highly regulated, subject to numerous checks, standards and laws governing quality control. This can make compliance – and the relevant audits that go along with it – a challenging prospect. Outsourcing... 

Minerals Council plans Vooma vaccination campaign for Oct 18 to 22

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th October 2021 The Minerals Council South Africa and its members are aligned with the government’s Vooma vaccination drive and will intensify ongoing efforts by launching a focussed campaign from October 18 to 22. The Minerals Council board has set a target of having 80% of the industry’s 450 000 employees... 

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