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CSIR simulation assisting in truck flow improvement on the N4 corridor
22nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A simulation model developed by a team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in Pretoria, is being used as a tool to improve the flow of trucks on the N4 road corridor.... 


South Africa must diversify into high-value exports, connect to region to boost growth
22nd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

For South Africa to achieve economic growth that leads to improved wellbeing for its citizens, it needs to convert the primary commodities it produces into high-value exports and develop a stronger... 


BDO South Africa partner Nato Oosthuizen
Opinion: Let’s talk about the well-lit elephant in the room
22nd May 2024

In this article, BDO South Africa partner and renewable energy expert Nato Oosthuzen writes shares his insight on where the country is at with loadshedding and the reasons why he is cautiously... 


SMS group showcases commitment to innovation and sustainability at 2024 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition, Da Nang, Vietnam
SMS group showcases commitment to innovation and sustainability at 2024 SEAISI Conference & Exhibition, Da Nang, Vietnam
22nd May 2024

SMS group participated in the Southeast Asia Iron and Steel Institute's (SEAISI) 2024 Conference & Exhibition from May 13-16, 2024. The event, hosted in Da Nang, Vietnam, served as a platform for... 


Air Products to play pivotal role in hydrogen mobility ecosystem
Air Products to play pivotal role in hydrogen mobility ecosystem
22nd May 2024

Industrial and specialty gas manufacturer and supplier Air Products South Africa is aiming to play a pivotal role in establishing a sustainable and thriving hydrogen mobility ecosystem in the... 


Ma'aden CEO Robert Wilt
Saudi Ma'aden has extracted lithium from seawater, CEO says
22nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Saudi Arabian Mining Company Ma'aden has successfully extracted lithium from seawater, although not at levels that are commercially viable and its project remains at the pilot stage, its CEO told... 


Opening Junior Indaba panel (from left) Lili Nupen, Tseliso Maqubela, Errol Smart, Mosa Mabuza, Bernard Swanepoel.
Latest cadastre agreement excites South Africa’s Junior Indaba panel
21st May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

There were expressions of excitement at the South Africa’s Junior Indaba on Tuesday when attendees at the important mining event learnt of the signing of the service-level agreement (SLA) for South... 


Backcasting to the future
Backcasting to the future
21st May 2024

By Johan Potgieter, Cluster Industrial Software Lead at Schneider Electric In Sci-Fi, the Grandfather Paradox hypothesises that if one should travel into the past and change certain key events, the... 


SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age - part 3 of 4
21st May 2024

In part two of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (Technical Bulletin 89), we slid through 145 years of action-packed lubrication history and left off towards the end of the Gilded Age, full... 


SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
SkyJacks Appointed as Jekko Dealer for South Africa
21st May 2024

Jekko is pleased to announce its partnership with SkyJacks, a premier supplier of powered access and material handling solutions based in Johannesburg, South Africa. SkyJacks has been appointed as... 


Speakers explore process heat supply alternatives
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With South Africa facing an imminent gas supply cliff, and the need to decarbonise becoming increasingly imperative, industrial gas users are facing considerable challenges and may need to explore... 


Copper's record run at risk as US shipments calm speculator frenzy
20th May 2024 By: Reuters

Copper's lightning rally to record highs may not be sustainable in the coming weeks, with action concentrated on the shipment of material to cover exposed short positions in the US Comex futures... 


IAEA expert team in Uganda to support country’s uranium production plans
20th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

A specialist expert mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is currently in Uganda to undertake a review connected with the East African country’s nuclear energy ambitions,... 


Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
Employment environment bleak, but there are opportunities for improvement
20th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The 2024 ‘UASA South African Employment Report’ and second UASA/Bureau of Market Research (BMR) Employment Index paints a bleak picture of the country’s employment situation; however, there are... 


Copper hits record above $11 000 on bets that shortage looms
Copper hits record above $11 000 on bets that shortage looms
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper surged to its highest-ever level, extending a powerful, months-long rally driven by financial investors who’ve piled into the market in anticipation of deepening supply shortages. Futures... 


Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
Gold hits fresh record as Fed rate-cut optimism fuels demand
20th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Gold notched a fresh all-time high, as investor demand soared across the broader metals complex amid increasing optimism the US will cut rates this year. Bullion jumped as much as 1.1% to hit $2... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


Minerals Council South Africa CEO Mzila Mthenjane
Minerals Council, Geoscience, IDC going all out to boost South African exploration
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

A collective effort was apparent on Friday when Minerals Council South Africa, the Council for Geoscience and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) spoke on the same platform to promote a... 


Development finance agency highlights Africa’s infrastructure needs and opportunities
17th May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), which exists to catalyse private-sector investment in African infrastructure, on Friday released its latest report, State of Africa’s Infrastructure Report... 


Glencore's head office
Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
On-The-Air (17/05/2024)
17th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about green energy as a major reindustrialisation opportunity for South Africa, the country's potential to lead in battery manganese for electric cars, and Anglo American's... 


Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
Astron Energy supports the critical mining sector through innovative solutions
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As a leading energy company and key player in the South African mining industry, Astron Energy is at the forefront of the latest innovations and technology being deployed in the mining sector.... 


MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi
Opinion: World Telecoms Day – MTN celebrates 30 years and looks towards 2054
17th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

In this article, MTN South Africa CEO Charles Molapisi writes about the telecommunication group's impact over the past 30 years, as well as its future plans. 


Image of Lehvos LUVOSINT powder and laser sintered parts
Flame-retardant materials for laser sintering
17th May 2024

A need has been identified for inexpensive but extremely flame-retardant plastic powders with low smoke toxicity that can be processed safely on available laser sintering machines. Requirements for... 


Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
Hot commodity silver sets pace as demand and deficit drive rally
17th May 2024 By: Reuters

Gold’s record-setting rally may have captured the headlines this year, but it’s silver that’s running harder and faster as the less glamorous metal benefits from robust financial and industrial... 


Amith Singh
Opinion: Government must come to the party on new-energy vehicles
17th May 2024

The automotive sector requires policy certainty and investment incentives to meet the challenges of the future and sustain its vital role in the economy, writes Nedbank Commercial Banking... 


An image of Herman Kleynhans
Company highlights positive technological effect on market
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier Auma South Africa emphasises the positive impact of technology on the actuators market ecosystem. Auma's electric actuators and gearboxes are fitted onto... 


An image of a mine conveyor with BEKA Schréder lighting
Lighting essential to mining health, safety
17th May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

South African luminaire and lighting products manufacturer BEKA Schréder, through its continual supplying of solutions to African mining operations, industrial clients, infrastructure providers and... 


INDISPENSABLE OPPORTUNITY
The Machine Tools Africa expo aims to be an indispensable gathering for all stakeholders in the engineering and manufacturing industries
Machine Tools Africa to play crucial role in education, skills development
17th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The upcoming Machine Tools Africa 2024 exhibition will serve as a comprehensive platform for showcasing the latest innovations in machine tools and related technologies. It also plays a crucial... 


A man in a R&D workshop working on Boiler monitoring technologies
Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction
17th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for... 


An image of industrial slurry valves
Firm showcases industrial valve range
17th May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has presented its range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh conditions. This range includes robust butterfly and... 


An image of an actuator
Firm highlights improved safety, reliability of new actuator
17th May 2024

Global technology and software company Emerson has introduced the new ASCO Series 148/149 safety valve and motorised actuator made for industrial fuel oil burner recirculation and safety shutoff... 


A generic image of a valve
Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years... 


A generic image of a valve
Firm unveils latest product industrial applications
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industrial sensor and technology company, Senseca South Africa recently unveiled its FF series of flow switches for water, oil, gas and industrial applications, as well as for general industry... 


Photo of Terence Creamer
Green stimulus
17th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s manufacturing sector is in dire need of stimulus. In its recently released ‘Industrial Policy & Strategy Review’, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) confirmed... 


CNG
CNG Holdings
17th May 2024

CNG Holdings is a privately owned energy company operating in Southern Africa, specialising in providing environmentally-friendly energy solutions. Established in June 2008, we are dedicated to... 


Combustion Technology
Combustion Technology
17th May 2024

As the market leader in oil and gas burners and boiler installations, Combustion Technology strives to provide world-class, environment-friendly solutions to meet any combustion and heating... 


Image of hydrogen storage
Valle Peligna hydrogen project, Italy
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project proposes to deliver up to 12 t/d of hydrogen to help decarbonise customers’ operations in ‘hard-to-abate’ industrial and transportation sectors.  


Image of drill core from the Keliber lithium project
Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction of the Keliber lithium refinery has progressed according to schedule. 


The real cost of non-OEM hoses in mining
The real cost of non-OEM hoses in mining
16th May 2024

In any industrial operation, achieving the delicate balance between cost efficiency and profitability is paramount. Nowhere is this more evident than in the mining industry, where the relentless... 


Eco-innovator acknowledged for contribution to supporting Gauteng’s waste pickers
Eco-innovator acknowledged for contribution to supporting Gauteng’s waste pickers
16th May 2024

Inspirational innovator in the waste management space, Urban Surfer significantly impressed the judges at last year’s Eco-Logic awards, where they scooped the coveted Eco-Innovation award for their... 


An image of Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat delivers strong full-year results, continuing growth
16th May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

During its financial year to February 29, midtier mining and materials company Afrimat invested considerably in projects that are expected to yield fruitful returns and further strengthen diversity... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


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