R/€ = 17.20 Change: 0.00
R/$ = 14.84 Change: 0.00
Au 1792.84 $/oz Change: -7.66
Pt 1031.56 $/oz Change: -22.44


New RC sampling option available

22nd October 2021 Supplier of equipment, tools, parts, services, digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining industry Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is introducing a new reverse circulation (RC) sampling option for its Leopard DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig. The new RC... 

Smart pumping solves infrastructure problems

By: Darren Parker     15th October 2021 Outdated water management infrastructure is threatening to “spiral out of control” as the global population grows, says digitalisation and automation technology company Schneider Electric South Africa product manager Jaque Mare, who claims that smart pumping technology is the solution. According... 

SBS˚ Tanks partners with Kingsley Holgate Foundation and Tembe Elephant Park to bring water to Tembe community

14th October 2021 After more than ten years without a reliable source of drinking water, the villages surrounding the Tembe Elephant Park will now have taps closer to their homes, bringing fresh water down the pipeline. Thanks to a partnership between the Kingsley Holgate Foundation, the Tembe Elephant Park and... 

Using continuously galvanized steel for light steel frame building

13th October 2021 Simon Norton, Africa Desk, International Zinc Association Light steel frame building (LSFB) is not the same as prefabricated or ‘kit’ buildings, as it is rather a building method. Another term is ‘off-site’ construction, due to the fact that a lot of the manufacturing takes place in factories,... 

Global energy crisis drives US coal prices to two-year high

By: Bloomberg     5th October 2021 The global energy crisis is rippling into US coal markets, with prices hitting a two year high due to surging demand and years of supply cuts. Coal from the central Appalachia region rose $2.20 to $73.25 a ton for the week ending October 1, according to government data released Monday. That’s up... 

Lightning protection requires careful consideration as digitalisation of mining expands 

By: Donna Slater     30th September 2021 With the increased use of electronic and digital systems in modern mines comes the issue of lightning protection, which Wits Mining Institute's Professor Ian Jandrell suggests can be addressed in unique and simple ways, stemming from careful consideration and clear understanding. He gave a... 

DIY auto repair products for Transport Month

27th September 2021 With Transport Month coming up in October, Pratley is showcasing its range of versatile and cost-effective DIY adhesive products for the automotive sector. These products are ideal for various quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs, especially in situations where well-equipped mechanical workshops... 

Sewerage project brings hope

17th September 2021 To address the water and sewage challenges at Emalahleni Local Municipality, diversified miner Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) handed over the Thubelihle Ext.5 Sewerage Infrastructure Project to the municipality in July.   

Major international telescope being built in South Africa by local artisans

By: Rebecca Campbell     16th September 2021 An international radio telescope array project, led by the US National Science Foundation, is being built in South Africa’s radio astronomy reserve in the Karoo region of the Northern Cape province by local artisans, and has already started doing valuable science, the South African Radio... 

Cutting-edge civil-engineering solutions for pioneering golf estate developer

15th September 2021 Ceenex’s ongoing participation in the development of the Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate in Kempton Park in the East Rand of Gauteng serves as a sound example of the firm’s ability to provide cutting-edge civil engineering infrastructure solutions to innovative private property developers,... 

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