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Tsodilo set to advance Phase 2 of Botswana project following licence renewal

By: Simone Liedtke     21st June 2021 TSX-V-listed Tsodilo Resources has been granted a renewal of its prospecting licence, in Botswana, for an area which contains the company’s BK16 kimberlite project. The licence renewal was granted by the country’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, and is valid... 

Infrastructure and import substitution at heart of new master plan’s vision for steel revival  

By: Terence Creamer     11th June 2021 A new master plan aimed at stabilising South Africa’s steel industry and creating a platform for the revival of the country’s embattled downstream steel fabricators was signed by representatives from business, labour and government on Friday. The ceremony, which took place amid the constant hum... 

Parker’s High Performance Flange System gains new certification for marine applications

3rd June 2021 Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has announced that its mechanical flange system for machines and plants (with working pressures of up to 420 bar) - “HPF - Parker High Performance Flange System” -  has gained DNV GL approval for marine applications. The DGUV... 

SAPPMA quality workshops continue to address key issues

6th May 2021 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufactures Association (SAPPMA) continues to address key issues that relate to thermoplastic pipe systems and installations with the hosting of their regular Quality Workshops. Each month, these free-to-attend information sessions attract a great number of... 

Canada's Agnico says Nunavut hearings delayed amid rise in Covid-19 cases

By: Reuters     30th April 2021 Canada's Arctic territory Nunavut has delayed public hearings about a key water disposal project at Agnico Eagle Mines' Meliadine gold mine, a company executive said on Friday, as the region grapples with a new wave of coronavirus. The mineral-rich territory extended a public health emergency to... 

Total to extend dominance in Africa with go-ahead for Uganda oil

By: Bloomberg     9th April 2021 Total’s likely decision to proceed with a $5.1-billion Ugandan oil project will extend its dominance as the biggest spender in sub-Saharan Africa. The French energy giant, poised to greenlight the plan within days, has been the largest investor in the region since 2012. Its spending on... 

Covid denialist of note

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd April 2021 At the time of writing, Africa was in mourning. News of the passing of Tanzania’s 61-year-old leader, John Magufuli, had just broken. His robust crusade against corruption in high places from early on in his Presidency had endeared him to many, both at home and abroad. So too had his equally... 

Hall Longmore launches fusion bonded epoxy pipe coatings for the local market

By: Donna Slater     19th March 2021 Steel pipe manufacturer Hall Longmore is looking to attract a key domestic market segment with its newly launched dual layer fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings. MD Kennith van Rooyen tells Engineering News the company, which is based in Wadeville, Gauteng, recently commissioned a dual spray... 

Construction chemicals supplier provides release agents for the concrete industry

19th February 2021 Germiston-based building industry chemicals supplier A.SHAK was established in 1958 to supply the concrete industry with specialised quality release agents designed specifically for the different types of concrete casting methods that were used at the time. The company supplies products suitable... 

Elvey appointed as Ajax distributor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th February 2021 Elvey was recently appointed as a distributor for the Ajax range of intrusion technology. According to Ingo Mutinelli – head of sales in South Africa for Ajax Systems – the decision was clear-cut and based on Elvey’s long-standing reputation for successfully growing the footprint of various... 

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