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Mining companies undertaking strategies to unlock net-zero targets

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     1st July 2022 To address the climate emergency, governments and businesses are responding and mining companies are committing to minimising greenhouse -gas emissions with a goal of reaching net zero by about 2040 or 2050; however, this will be challenging and requires new ways of thinking. This was noted by... 

Zijin invests in 5G solution to create a smart South African mine

By: Marleny Arnoldi     1st July 2022 Global miner Zijin Mining Group’s subsidiaries South Africa Zijin Platinum and Nkwe Platinum have partnered with telecommunications company MTN and technology group Huawei to build a fifth-generation wireless technology-enabled (5G-enabled) platinum mine. This will mark a significant step... 

Ensuring pump reliability in abrasive service

1st July 2022 Maintaining and improving reliability of pumps used to transport abrasive media can be challenging in high-energy applications with players in the oil and gas industry aiming to optimise performance and minimise downtime. Fluid engineering company Sulzer says these objectives can be met through... 

Best practices for small businesses

1st July 2022 Experienced engineers are crucial in such a critical and technically-minded sector as engineering, and it is consequently not surprising that the industry players place a premium on the employment of those who have the years under their belts, says engineering firm Zimile Consulting Engineers CEO... 

Nedbank using innovative finance solutions to support companies’ ESG ambitions

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2022 Banking giant Nedbank is leveraging its innovative sustainability-linked finance solutions to support South African – and African – companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets and expand sustainability-linked finance into mainstream markets. Amid a growing appetite for... 

MTN SA targets 25% 5G coverage by year-end

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2022 Telecommunications group MTN South Africa (SA) aims to have 25% of South Africa’s population covered by fifth-generation (5G) connectivity by the end of 2022, as it ramps up its deployment. MTN currently has over 1 000 active 5G sites servicing dozens of towns and cities across South Africa... 

DHL Global Forwarding appoints new CEO & new Vice President to drive innovation in Middle East & Africa (MEA)

30th June 2022 DHL Global Forwarding, the international provider of air, ocean and road freight services has named Clement Blanc as CEO for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) & South Africa (SA) and Pramod Bagalwadi as Vice President CDZ MEA, effective 1st June 2022. Before taking up their new roles, Blanc held the... 

California lithium tax would delay shipments to automakers, executives warn

By: Reuters     30th June 2022 A proposed flat-rate tax on lithium produced in California's Salton Sea region will delay deliveries of the electric vehicle battery metal to General Motors and Stellantis and may push some mining companies to exit the state entirely, industry executives told Reuters. The brewing tension comes... 

Porta Plinth™ Changes the Game of Traditional Pipe Support

30th June 2022 Traditional pipe support cradles made from steel or concrete are heavy and difficult to install. That’s the problem TSS Global set out to solve. To solve this problem, they created Porta Plinth™. The Porta Plinth™ 

Liontown inks lithium deal with Ford after Tesla, LG agreements

By: Reuters     29th June 2022 Liontown Resources signed a lithium supply agreement with Ford Motor, the Australian miner's latest after similar deals earlier this year with Tesla and electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Energy. Liontown said on Wednesday it will supply Ford with 150,000 dry metric tonnes (DMT) of lithium... 

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