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Company division enters ferroalloy market

By: Halima Frost     Updated 1 hour 37 minutes ago Owing to the success of South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Graphite Freezeline Solutions (GFS) division in the platinum sector, the division is now emphasising its entering the ferrochrome and ferromanganese markets. The division specialises in the assistance,... 

Roll-Royce SMR reveals shortlist for site of first factory to make major reactor components

By: Rebecca Campbell     5th July 2022 Rolls-Royce SMR, a subsidiary company of the UK-based global major power and propulsion systems group Rolls-Royce, has announced its shortlist of locations to build its first factory (of three) that will produce the components for its small modular nuclear reactor (SMR). The Rolls-Royce SMR... 

Is hacking humans easier than machines?

5th July 2022 People remain an organisation’s most targeted when it comes to hacking, fraud and cybercrime When it comes to cybersecurity, technology is not enough. Yes, it is the foundation. But it is not enough to mitigate the growing threat of cybercrime. The reality is that, even with best-in-class... 

Gibela celebrates completion of one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega train for PRASA 

By: Sabrina Jardim     4th July 2022 Rail transport consortium Gibela on July 4 unveiled the one-hundredth X’trapolis Mega commuter train it is building for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Gibela, whose shareholders are Alstom, Ubumbano Rail and New Rail Africa, in 2013 signed a R53-billion contract to supply... 

Policy uncertainty worsens; Eskom largest threat to the economy

By: Schalk Burger     4th July 2022 The North West University (NWU) Business School’s Policy Uncertainty Index (PUI) increased to 60.9 during the second quarter, from 59.7 in the first quarter, and remains well in negative territory. This is the highest level recorded since the inception of the PUI in 2016. 

Mbalula vows EV policy gaps are being discussed

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th July 2022 Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has assured delegates attending the Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) on July 4 that his department is looking at policy gaps on automated and electric vehicles (EVs). This includes policy gaps on charging infrastructure and how EVs will be... 

Weir Minerals Africa has big plans for Electra Mining

4th July 2022 Weir Minerals Africa, which enjoyed excellent attendance at its stand at the last Electra Mining Africa in 2018, will once again be exhibiting its extensive range of minerals processing equipment at this year’s show where it will have a capacious 300 m2 outdoor exhibit. “After the cancellation of... 

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... 

Alaris Holdings expands into Europe

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2022 Radio frequency (RF) technology holding and investment company Alaris Holdings has expanded its European footprint with the acquisition of Germany-based Kuhne electronic for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition establishes a valuable base in Europe that supports the company’s global expansion,... 

Hudaco lifts interim profit despite global market challenges

By: Donna Slater     1st July 2022 Branded automotive, industrial and electrical consumable products group of companies Hudaco grew its turnover for the six months ended May 31 by 12% year-on-year to R3.8-billion. Turnover was also 19% higher than pre-Covid-19 levels.  

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