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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... 


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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.... 


AERIAL VIEW OF THE JWANENG MINE
Jwaneng underground project, Botswana
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will transition Jwaneng from an openpit mine to and underground mine. 


Tormin Mineral Sands faces production delays
19th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining and development company Mineral Commodities’ (MRC’s) operations at the Tormin mine, in South Africa – held by the company’s 50%-owned subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources – has, so far,... 


WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley
SLIDING THROUGH TIME: Lubrication from stone age to modern age
19th February 2024

In part one of Lubrication from Stone Age to Modern Age (WearCheck Technical Bulletin 88), we slid through 5,000 years of lubrication history and left off at the end of the age of enlightenment in... 


AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses
AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses
18th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for water in Africa is on the rise but so are treated water losses, owing to the major deterioration of infrastructure over many years of use. The continent cannot afford to lose the current... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


Plastics industry response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2024 State of the Nation Address
13th February 2024

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has issued a response to President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA)  delivered on February 8, 2024.... 


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Pump accessories locally available
10th February 2024

Local pump supplier IPR also supplies specialised, fit-for-purpose accessories to ensure an effective dewatering solution. IPR sales manager Steve du Toit says the company has an extensive... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


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We are proud to announce that Agrico received SANS 791 certification for the production of sewage and drain (S&D) pipe
7th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Accreditation is awarded to unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) S&D pipe that is manufactured according to the SANS 791 specification and certified as such by SATAS, as an assurance of top... 


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Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio
2nd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and... 


Botswana Diamonds-led consortium awarded prospecting licence in Eswatini
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A consortium called Diamonds of Eswatini, in which London- and Botswana-listed Botswana Diamonds holds a 30% interest, has been awarded a prospecting licence over the diamondiferous Dokowayo... 


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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 


The value of tacit knowledge for economic success
26th January 2024 By: Saliem Fakir

Michael Polanyi, the brother of the famous Karl Polanyi (the writer of The Great Transformation), says in his book, Tacit Knowledge, that “we can know more than we can tell”. He brought to the fore... 


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Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 


Lerato Ramanala, Product Manager Hydrocyclones at Weir Minerals Africa
Large 20-way Cavex® hydrocyclone cluster for gold project in West Africa
25th January 2024

Weir Minerals Africa recently manufactured a 20-way cluster of Cavex® 500 CVX hydrocyclones. This hydrocyclone delivers exceptional operational efficiencies, reduced wear and consistent... 


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Plastic pipe conference will enhance industry operations
19th January 2024

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) will host its OZPIPE conference at the InterContinental in Sydney, Australia, from November 11 to 13, 2024.  The event will be co-hosted by the... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


SA-made nature-mimicking shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The ecofriendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


SAPPMA launches project
SAPPMA launches project "Superior Quality 2024"
17th January 2024

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA), a pivotal entity in the Southern African plastics pipe industry, is proud to announce the launch of Project “Superior Quality... 


A pontoon equipped with pump flotation devices and a galvanised walkway.
Pump with the right accessories, advises IPR
17th January 2024

When a customer needs a dewatering solution, they might not always be able to specify the exact accessories that must accompany the pump to get the best outcome – which is where IPR can help. “With... 


Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
Engen collaborates with contractors to support 6 South Durban schools
9th January 2024

Engen joined forces with Engen Marine Terminal (formerly Engen Refinery) contractors, to enhance the learning environments of six Secondary Schools in Merebank and Wentworth, all identified as in... 


EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 


Egoli Gas increases conversion rebates for terminated clients
18th December 2023 By: Donna Slater

Johannesburg gas supplier Egoli Gas has increased conversion rebates applicable to clients in the Kensington and surrounding areas affected by its decision to permanently terminate its services to... 


Dinokana water project makes progress
15th December 2023

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has committed to ensure that Operation Bulela Metsi meets its obligations to the people of Dinokana, in the North West, and ultimately the whole province.... 


An image depicting the pump station under construction.
KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


Chakana extends C$2.2m private placement to January
14th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Chakana Copper, which is advancing the Soledad project in Peru, has extended its nonbrokered private placement to raise C$2.2-million to January 12. To date, the company has... 


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Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
8th December 2023

Euro Manganese has signed definitive agreements with OMRF for $100-million in nondilutive financing to advance the project. 


Oil-free beer and wine processing with ELGi’s AB and OF compressor series from Integrated Air Solutions
7th December 2023

“If one drop of oil can contaminate 100 litres of fresh water, just imagine the potential harm that the ingress of oil vapours during food and beverage processing can cause to equipment, systems... 


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Country’s water quality deteriorates since 2014, nonrevenue water rockets - Blue, No, Green Drop reports
5th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest full Blue and No Drop reports, along with the Green Drop progress assessment report, released by the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) on Tuesday, show the deterioration of South... 


Researchers propose novel filtration for solar
1st December 2023

Tertiary institution Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU) scientists proposed an innovative emulsion filter that can be used to improve the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled... 


Hudaco to acquire Plasti-Weld for its engineering consumables segment
30th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed Hudaco will acquire the trading assets and liabilities of specialist plastic equipment importer Plasti-Weld Business from December 1 for a maximum of R56-million, which will be funded... 


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Merlin diamond project, Australia – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lucapa has paused work on a feasibility study on its Merlin project. 


Exploring the Multifaceted Offerings of Steinmüller Africa
Exploring the Multifaceted Offerings of Steinmüller Africa
21st November 2023

Steinmüller Africa, a leader in high-temperature and high-pressure steam generation and piping in South Africa , traces its roots back to 1962 when its only presence was a post box. Executive... 


Tailor-made lifting machines save money in the long run
Tailor-made lifting machines save money in the long run
20th November 2023

There is often a misconception that a tailor-made machine designed and built to fit specific job requirements will be more expensive than a standard, unmodified machine. On the face of it, a... 


Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is preparing to unleash a new coal supermajor on the New York market that would – based on recent performance – churn out bigger profits than the current top 10 US listed coal miners... 


an image depicting concrete sleepers in a stockpile
Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


Babcock provides total fuel lockdown on every new DAF truck
Babcock provides total fuel lockdown on every new DAF truck
15th November 2023

Fuel theft is a serious concern for every South African fleet operator. To provide its customers with maximum anti-fuel theft protection, Babcock became the first truck supplier in South Africa in... 


Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 


Gold Fields boosts stake in copper explorer Chakana
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has increased its interest in Chakana Copper by participating in the Canadian exploration company’s private placement. Gold Fields Nazca Holdings on November 3... 


Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
Colossal Concrete Products reopens plant to manufacture railway sleepers
5th November 2023

Southern Africa’s largest manufacturer of railway sleepers Colossal Concrete Products has reopened its mothballed De Aar factory in the Northern Cape, following the conclusion of a one-year... 


Revolutionizing Africa’s Development Through Water Infrastructure: The BT Industrial Vision
Revolutionizing Africa’s Development Through Water Infrastructure: The BT Industrial Vision
1st November 2023

BT Industrial, a pioneering science and engineering company specialising in the design and manufacturing of HDPE pipes and water treatment plants, is vocal about the pivotal role of robust water... 


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