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Hydrogen at forefront of SA’s RDI horizon

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 Given the commercial potential of hydride-based hydrogen solutions, research development and innovation (RDI) programme Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Systems tells Mining Weekly that, within the next five to seven years, it will be feasible for South Africa to realistically develop the necessary... 

S Africa well positioned in green economy shift

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With the global drive towards the green economy, law firm Beech Veltman tells Mining Weekly that South Africa is ideally positioned to benefit from this global trend. Owing to its having access to renewable energies and platinum-group metals (PGMs), South Africa can become an exporter of... 

S Africa steps into its global hydrogen potential

By: Theresa Bhowan     17th September 2021 With moderate estimates suggesting that South Africa could secure 10% of the global export market share in the green hydrogen economy (GHE), the local industry will undoubtably experience a boom, says engineering consultancy WSP. The country will be exposed to opportunities in the green hydrogen... 

New safety learning programme launched

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     17th September 2021 Safety training solutions provider KBC Health & Safety introduced its microlearning training programme for employees in July this year. “We developed the microlearning training to focus on high-risk work areas . . . hazards and controls to avoid incidents from occurring,” explains KBC Health &... 

Katlego Makgata

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     17th September 2021 This week we profiole Katlego Makgata, MD of Leoka Engineering, which procvides project management, design and engineering services, mainly in the mining sector 

Fintech specialist initiates programme to encourage girls to take up STEM subjects

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th September 2021 Fintech specialist e4 has launched a programme to enable girls in underprivileged areas to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The Girls in Stem programme is an after-school programme designed to encourage girl learners’ to take up STEM subjects in Grade 10,... 

ARM-Harith Launches Urban Climate Infrastructure Fund for West Africa

16th September 2021 ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments Limited, a Mauritius-regulated infrastructure fund manager and parent company of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment Limited Nigeria, is to launch the ARM-Harith Cities and Climate Transition Fund (“The ACT Fund”), a pillar of ARM-Harith’s sustainable... 

Global alliance for sustainable energy formed 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th September 2021 A group of global leaders from across the renewable energy value chain and the sector’s innovation ecosystem on September 16 launched a new organisation aimed at ensuring renewables are wholly sustainable for people and the planet and lead a just transition away from fossil fuels. The partners,... 

Grundfos looks to save energy through green, sustainable pumping systems

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2021 Incorrect sizing and the inefficient use of pumps contributes to about 10% of global energy consumption, says Grundfos business development manager for Industry: India, Middle East & Africa Saahil Khan. By optimising the pump design for energy efficient use and adapting the system to demand... 

UK electric aircraft speed record attempt aircraft has flown for the first time

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th September 2021 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has announced that its all-electric aircraft, ‘Spirit of Innovation’, made its maiden flight on Wednesday, at 14h56 British Summer Time. The aircraft has been specifically developed by a Rolls-Royce-led consortium, under the... 

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