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Marco Maree, Expert Training and Development Advisor of Triple E Training
GETC will steer young South Africans into vocational and occupational training
18th June 2024

The proposed General Education and Training Certificate (GETC), if implemented correctly, is a way of steering more talented young South Africans into vocational and occupational training. This... 


Ellendale heritage survey completed, reports Gibbs River
11th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration and development company Gibb River has successfully completed the previously planned Aboriginal heritage clearance survey over the mining lease making up the Ellendale diamond project.... 


Passengers at a Gautrain station
Gautrain marks 14 years of operations
10th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Rapid rail network Gautrain on June 8 celebrated its fourteenth year of operation, having, thus far, completed about 192.8-million passenger trips. “The idea of a high-speed rail network with an 80... 


2024 Pipes research study findings
5th June 2024

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has released the findings of a recent study providing an updated overview of the current market conditions for PVC and HDPE... 


COMRO book editor Brian Protheroe (right) and Mining Weekly's Martin Creamer (left).
Massive water power possibilities in underground mining, says COMRO book editor
24th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When hydropower was being developed for South Africa’s gold-mining industry, the industry was going through a tough time and the research organisation of the day, the Chamber of Mines Research... 


EXPO PARTICIPATION
BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition
Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo
17th May 2024

Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May... 


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... 


An image of an automated welding machine
Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


KarstHydro MD Guy Richards
Local underground mines can store electricity and optimise water use
10th May 2024

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store clean electricity. Electricity is generated by the water descending in the mineshafts turning a pump-turbine. Mines can be... 


Underspending on repairs, maintenance impacting on Joburg infrastructure – JoburgCAN
9th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Following a decade of underspending on repairs and maintenance on infrastructure, JoburgCAN, an initiative of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa), says it is “gravely concerned” over the... 


Image of SKF’s THPA high-pressure rigid pipe range
Rigid pipes for high-pressure oil injection
9th May 2024

The SKF THPA range of rigid pipes is said to be suitable for high-pressure oil injection applications where limited space makes pipe connection difficult.  The company recently added the THPA... 


NTOMBIFUTHI MDLULI
These projects collectively contribute to employment
Short-term insurance product extended to SMMEs
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The State-owned Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) has significantly expanded its mandate to support manufacturing projects, with a notable enhancement through the... 


An image of a cement plant
New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


SKF THPA high-pressure rigid pipes – when the pressure is on in tight situations
SKF THPA high-pressure rigid pipes – when the pressure is on in tight situations
2nd May 2024

SKF offers a wide assortment of rigid pipes suitable for high-pressure oil injection applications where limited space makes pipe connection difficult.  “Our proven THPA range, which is an extension... 


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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)
26th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 


PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE
Given the pressing need for reliable and efficient sewer systems, the selection of materials for pipelines is of paramount importance
Plastic pipes key to modernisation
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

To address the challenges of water scarcity, sanitation inadequacies and the need for efficient waste management there is ongoing reassessment of the materials and technologies used in... 


Zero emission heavy lifting on site: building a sustainable future
25th April 2024

How Mammoet is innovating with zero-emission lifting and transport on site to help its customers reduce the carbon footprint of projects “If you ask me what my main vision is, I want us to... 


Jonathan Ancer
Bullsh!t: 50 Fibs That Made South Africa – Jonathan Ancer
24th April 2024

An outrageous miscellany of lies, myths, untruths, fibs and fabrications that tell the woeful history of South Africa. Aimed at offending and entertaining everyone in equal measure, this will have... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 ships concentrate, on course to pay first dividend next year
24th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa's rapidly advancing copper producer Copper 360 has shipped copper concentrate from the Northern Cape province for the first time in 21 years, which saw its shares rise by more than 26%... 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling.
Artificial intelligence to be applied to Botswana Diamonds’ database
9th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

London- and Botswana-listed diamond company Botswana Diamonds is going to apply artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to its Botswana database, the company said on Tuesday, April 9. Involved are... 


Karst MD Guy Richards.
Use underground mines for electricity storage, optimise mine water use – Karst Hydro
8th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s many underground mines can be used as batteries that store the clean electricity that the water descending for cooling can provide. At the same time, the local community could end up... 


Copper ore
Xtract to explore Silverking copper mine, surroundings in JV with Cooperlemon
3rd April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Xtract Resources has entered into an option and joint venture (JV) agreement with Oval Mining, which is in cooperation with Cooperlemon Consultancy, to earn an up to 70% interest in the... 


Flyability announces industry milestone
Flyability announces industry milestone
29th March 2024

Market leader in confined space drones Flyability has announced a new ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) payload for its flagship drone the Elios 3. This payload was developed in partnership... 


Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
27th March 2024

High-pressure jetting and vacuuming equipment is used for a wide range of industrial cleaning applications, such as high pressure cleaning, sewer and stormwater line maintenance as well as vacuum... 


An image of Botswana Diamonds' Ghaghoo mine.
Botswana Diamonds achieves several positive developments in 2023
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diamond miner Botswana Diamonds chairperson John Teeling has outlined some positive developments achieved by the company during 2023, including that a gravity survey has discovered a high-grade... 


Wire and Tube 2024 is where SMS group plans to showcase innovations that are set to transform the tube and wire industry
25th March 2024

Focus on sustainability and innovation “Leading Partner Talks”: Customers and employees take the stage to report on innovations and ongoing projects and discuss the future of the industry SMS group... 


BW8 last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bid Window 8 of government’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme will be the last bid window under the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019, says Mineral Resources and Energy... 


Sovereign despatches 30 t of ore from Malawi project to South Africa for test work
20th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and ASX-listed Sovereign Metals’ spiral drilling programme has extracted, despatched and delivered 30 t of ore from the Kasiya rutile/graphite project in Malawi to Paterson & Cooke (P&C), in... 


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CoJ presents plan to tackle water challenges
20th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has presented an action plan, comprising immediate, medium and long-term measures, to tackle widespread water infrastructure challenges and the high levels of... 


Rand Water purification station
South African economic hub’s water system on verge of collapse
19th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa is facing the prospect of a breakdown in the water supply to its industrial heartland and most-populated region, adding to the woes of an economy battered by power outages, congested... 


An image of the Verder Packo ZS Twin Screw pump
Pipe supplier introduces three food processing innovations
15th March 2024

In a world that is still adapting to post-Covid-19 consumer demand for “farm-to-plate freshness”, variety and convenience, there are two factors that continue to drive innovation in food... 


An image of Sappma CEO Jan Venter
Pipe network needs upgrading – association
15th March 2024

Industry body Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is calling for government to prioritise an investment in plastic pipes as a sustainable solution to South Africa’s... 


Cape Town aims to invest R43bn in infrastructure over next three years – mayor
15th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the city will invest R43-billion in infrastructure over the next three years. The ten-year project pipeline is valued at R120-billion. 


Burgundy Diamond Mines CEO and MD Kim Truter
Burgundy CEO believes his diamond company is undervalued
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Burgundy Diamond Mines (BDM) CEO and MD Kim Truter believes the company is trading at a significant discount, presenting a real opportunity for investors. “At some point, the market is... 


Pensana sends samples to South Africa for metallurgical test work
11th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Pensana has announced that a carbonatite 4.7% total rare earth oxide (TREO) bastnaesite sample from Coola and a 4.8% TREO-enriched laterite sample from Sulima West, both in Angola,... 


EXTENDING CAPABILITIES
Invincible Valve's in-house manufacturing capability has been increased with addition of a new factory in close proximity to its existing facility in Knights, Germiston
New factory brings component outsourcing in-house
8th March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Having bought a new factory in close proximity to its existing factory in Knights, Germiston, valve products and ancillary equipment manufacturer Invincible Valves has developed a new machine shop... 


Cape Town’s New Water Programme gets under way
7th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Cape Town has implemented its New Water Programme (NWP) in an effort to diversify and expand Cape Town's water supply sources and meet the growing water demands of an increasing... 


Bid Window 8 the last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
Bid Window 8 the last under IRP 2019, nuclear ambitions not a pipe dream – Mantashe
5th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Bid Window 8 of government’s Renewable Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme will be the last bid window under IRP 2019, says Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe. “We’ll... 


Port of Durban
TNPA to appoint developer soon for common-user infrastructure required for LNG terminal
4th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) expects to appoint a developer within months for the common-user infrastructure required to support the proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG)... 


Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
Ensuring South Africa's water security: The imperative of reliable water infrastructure
26th February 2024

By Jan Venter, CEO of SAPPMA In the arid landscape of South Africa, where water is a precious resource, the significance of reliable water infrastructure cannot be overstated. As the nation... 


Image of aCavex 500 CVX hydrocyclone operating in a platinum mine
Large hydrocyclone cluster for gold project in West Africa
23rd February 2024

Weir Minerals Africa recently manufactured a 20-way cluster of Cavex 500 CVX hydrocyclones, specifically tailored to the classification and processing requirements of a gold project in West Africa.... 


Lithium players to gather in Arkansas as low prices pressure industry
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Exxon Mobil, Albemarle and others eyeing ways to tap Arkansas's vast lithium reserves will gather in Little Rock this week as the industry grapples with sagging prices for the battery metal that... 


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