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Coal-reliant South Africa is turning to gas power

By: Bloomberg     3rd August 2021 Power failures have become routine in South Africa. At the same time, the country wants to wean itself off the coal that generates more than 80% of its electricity and makes it the world’s ­twelfth‑biggest source of greenhouse gases. Most of South Africa’s power stations are near the end of their... 

Isondo project showcasing intent in green hydrogen in South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd August 2021  The green hydrogen economy offers South Africa a considerable advantage in using its natural resources to help reindustrialise its economy and this is being supported by various policies and initiatives. One such initiative is the start of the construction process for fuel cell components... 

Equipment supplier distributes compaction range to local market

By: Cameron Mackay     30th July 2021 Compaction technology manufacturer Bomag has entrusted local equipment supplier Smith Power Equipment to distribute its light compaction equipment range in South Africa and selected cross-border markets, after the dealer agreement was signed at the end of 2019. Smith Power Equipment sales... 

Company’s products doing well in mining market

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     30th July 2021 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is supplying valves to several mine projects, mainly because technological advancements in valve and pipeline solutions offer an alternative to using trucks to transport minerals from mining sites. Distance is no longer an issue, as there are... 

Valves prove advantageous for local mining

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     30th July 2021 Manufacturing company GF Piping Systems launched its Plastic Butterfly Valve 565 in April at its headquarter in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The 565 valves, manufactured in Seewis im Prättigau, Switzerland, arrived in South Africa on July 1. 

Mining sector requires support from government

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     30th July 2021 The adoption of the Mining Charter III has led to some confusion in the mining sector, specifically on the local-content verification process, which means further insight and understanding of Charter requisites are required throughout the mining value chain, says industry body South African Valve... 

Transnet IT app outage affecting container terminal operations

By: Schalk Burger     22nd July 2021 State-owned freight logistics company Transnet says it is experiencing a disruption in some of its information technology (IT) applications, although only container terminals are affected. "Operations across the group are continuing, with the Freight Rail, Pipelines, Engineering and Property... 

NSW gas plan blasted

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st July 2021 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has warned that the New South Wales government’s Future of Gas Statement would effectively lock up most of the state from gas development, costing jobs and the economy. Deputy Premier John Barilaro unveiled the Future of Gas... 

Transnet port, rail operations normalise in KZN

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th July 2021 The Ports of Durban and Richards Bay have reported normalised levels of operations over the past two day, with all employees having reported for their shifts and Transnet working towards clearing the backlog caused by the unrest in the region in the past week, it said in a statement on July 20.... 

DataOps – moving beyond DevOps for a healthy data pipeline

19th July 2021 By Gary Alleman, Managing Director at Master Data Management The desire for insights to inform decision making remains a primary focus for executives. 

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