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Friedland says US must brand copper a critical metal
26th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire mining investor Robert Friedland said the US government must include copper as critical material under President Joe Biden’s landmark clean energy law. “It has to be, it’s obvious,” he... 


Tackling Cholera At The Source
14th June 2023

By Chetan Mistry, Strategy and Marketing Manager, Xylem Africa. Cholera used to be a killer of epidemic proportions. In 1817, a cholera outbreak in India continued for almost a decade, killing... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Five-year South African diamond prospecting licence awarded
12th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim- and Botswana-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence on ground containing a cluster of kimberlites in South Africa.... 


JRA launches second phase of major stormwater project
12th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The second phase of the Klein Jukskei bond stream bulk stormwater project in Ferndale, in Johannesburg, is set to get underway on June 20, with completion expected to be completed by mid-September... 


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DGC offers tailored corrosion solutions for various industries
Company expands industrial solutions through two partnerships
9th June 2023

Industrial service provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) has emerged as a trusted industry leader in asset integrity management and has recently entered into two distribution agreements with... 


Amplats hands over water projects to Thabazimbi communities
8th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mining group Anglo American Platinum has handed over three new water infrastructure projects to the residents of Thabazimbi, in Limpopo. As part of the company’s social and labour plan commitments... 


The vital role of reliable water infrastructure in preventing cholera outbreaks: SAPPMA's commitment to quality pipes and infrastructure
1st June 2023

The recent cholera outbreak in Hammanskraal in the Gauteng province, as well as in Limpopo and the Free State resulting in the tragic loss of 23 lives, serves as a stark reminder of the critical... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South African State-owned power utility Eskom is uncertain about the cost of permanent repairs needed at the Kusile coal-fired power station. 


Plastic welding: When standards and quality are non-negotiable
24th May 2023

As the demand for plastic welding continues to rise in various industries, it is essential to emphasize the importance of quality and standards in plastic welding, particularly in plastic pipes and... 


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Johannesburg Water completes linking of Hursthill 1, Northcliff reservoirs
23rd May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Johannesburg Water says it has completed a crucial intervention to improve and secure a steady water supply to the struggling Commando System (comprising the Brixton, Crosby and Hursthill... 


University of the Witwatersrand’s Wits Mining Institute DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob.
Sibanye-Stillwater funding Wits University’s carbon storage brainstorming ‘techathon’
22nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Johannesburg- and New York listed platinum group metals, green metals and gold mining company Sibanye-Stillwater is funding a brainstorming ‘techathon’ on the challenge of storing carbon in... 


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Mobile bush cooler facilitates easy on-site replacement
12th May 2023

Replacing large non-ferrous alloy bushes in mining equipment, such as cone crushers, can be time-consuming and expensive, notes Booyco Engineering, which says that its Bush Cooler provides an... 


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Hydraulic tools deliver accuracy in demanding applications
12th May 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG offers a range of solutions from bolted solutions specialist Nord-Lock including Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools.  These can be used to tighten bolts... 


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Diavik A21 underground project, Canada
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto plans to mine below the existing A21 openpit at the Diavik diamond mine. 


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Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastplats has raised C$7.04-million through a rights offer to help fund its growth projects, with the Zandfontein underground project at the Crocodile River mine being a priority. 


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ACM introduces new tech to grow business offering
11th May 2023

Tier 1 automotive components supplier Algoa Components Manufacturers (ACM) from Gqeberha has developed a fully automated induction brazing process, in conjunction with an automation specialist, to... 


ACM introduces new tech to grow business offering
ACM introduces new tech to grow business offering
8th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Tier 1 automotive components supplier Algoa Components Manufacturers (ACM) from Gqeberha has developed a fully automated induction brazing process, in conjunction with an automation specialist, to... 


Cholera outbreak shines light on poor plumbing risk
5th May 2023

It is just a matter of time before South Africa experiences a very serious outbreak of cholera and other waterborne pathogens, such as salmonella, typhoid and hepatitis. This is considering the... 


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Allied International
5th May 2023

Allied International was founded in 2000 in Nibbiano Val Tidone, Italy, and became Allied International Group in 2001.  Allied South Africa was established in 2012 as the local subsidiary in... 


Ensuring water safety, quality and reliability
3rd May 2023

The vital role of ensuring high manufacturing standards in plastic pipes The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA), has once again highlighted the importance of... 


Commerzbank, Investec jointly arrange financing to provide safe drinking water in rural Côte d’Ivoire
26th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Investec and Commerzbank, in collaboration with Swiss Export Risk Insurance and Atradius Dutch State Business, have concluded a loan agreement with Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Economy and Finance... 


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Manufacturing company stresses expert tanker control systems benefits
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Automation and expert control systems can provide health and safety benefits for tanker filling practices, says engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron divisional manager Gerhard... 


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Drinking water supply infrastructure project, Uganda
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Uganda National Water and Sewage Corporation plans to build a water intake on the Kagera river. 


The SAICE 2023 National IP Showdown – an incubator of engineering research excellence
12th April 2023

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) recently joined forces with leading universities across the country to recognise excellence amongst civil engineering students for their... 


A thirst for automation: Intelligent filling machine lubrication for the beverage industry
11th April 2023

By Carlos Valderrama is based in Bogota and in his role as Global Offer Manager for the Food and Beverage Industry within SKF Lubrication Management, he supports a number of customers in ensuring... 


Company’s four sugar projects completed
7th April 2023

Member of Bosch Holdings Bosch Projects completed four major projects at a sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal last year. These projects comprised of engineering, procurement and construction... 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A major milestone was achieved with regard to the completion of the steam generator replacements on Koeberg Power Station’s Unit 1 in March. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
31st March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom an exemption from certain requirements in terms of its application to build temporary stacks at Kusile. 


Water shedding likely to be far more disruptive than load shedding
22nd March 2023

Access to water is a basic human right, as emphasised by World Water Day on 22 March, which focuses on solving the global water and sanitation crisis. “If you touch on the community aspect, load... 


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Eskom says ‘unexpected challenges’ during Koeberg Unit 1 outage will delay restart
22nd March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The first Unit 1 steam generator at the Koeberg power station has been removed from the containment building and placed into an on-site storage building – a development that Eskom describes as a... 


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Local cloud-based innovation network for quality H20
17th March 2023

Water leaks and non-revenue water, dysfunctional water and wastewater infrastructure, high-cost water treatment technologies, poor water planning and accountability, dwindling water resources and... 


Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Mchunu speaks out against vandalism; Rand Water to invest R28bn in new reservoirs by 2028
14th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has expressed deep ire for water infrastructure vandals, using his podium at a media briefing, in Pretoria, on March 14, to warn them that they would not... 


Polyethylene pressure piping a sustainable and durable alternative to legacy pipe materials
3rd March 2023

South Africa loses an estimated 1 580 million cubic metres of water each year to water leaks with more than 36% of the total municipal water supplied lost before it reaches customers, according to... 


Water is on track to be our next crisis: The current state of waste water treatment in South Africa and proactive biotechnological Solutions
3rd March 2023

By D. Dickson  – MSc Bioprocess Engineering (UCT) Head Water & Sanitation AUS Water security is a looming issue in South Africa, as the country faces persistent challenges in ensuring the... 


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New crawler excavators maintain high quality
3rd March 2023

Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa’s line-up of earthmoving equipment now includes automotive manufacturer Hyundai’s HX220HD crawler excavators. These machines, which are manufactured in... 


Rand Water unveils largest-of-its-type reservoir in Ekurhuleni
3rd March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Rand Water has unveiled a new 210 Mℓ post-tensioned concrete reservoir in Benoni, Ekurhuleni, deemed to be the largest of its type in South Africa. The next largest reservoir of its type is a 200... 


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Merlin diamond project, Australia – update
3rd March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lucapa Diamond Company has struck a gas supply heads of agreement with ASX-listed Armour Energy for the Merlin project. 


Multotec celebrates 10 years of operating, expanding and giving back to the community in Mozambique 
2nd March 2023

Multotec Services Mozambique Lda, recently celebrated 10 years of operating in the Southern African country, where it established a branch to service clients in the coal fields in the Tete... 


Authorised SKF Distributor Bolt and Engineering’s improved lubrication solution extends bearing life for leading North West Mining group  
28th February 2023

A TLSD System 24 automatic lubrication solution installed by SKF authorised distributor, Bolt and Engineering (B.E.D.) Distributors Group, has substantially improved the bearing life of vibrator... 


Rand Water CE Sipho Mosai
Opinion: Perfecting the art of water delivery for future generations
27th February 2023

In this article, Rand Water CE Sipho Mosai writes about water shortages and how to improve water delivery for future generations. 


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Strategic Water Partnerships Network joins forces with Johannesburg Water to reduce consumption
27th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

To help reduce water consumption in Johannesburg by a targeted 37 123 megalitres a year, as well as narrow the current 31% water loss rate in the city, the Strategic Water Partnerships Network... 


DRDGold's Ergo gold recovery operation, in Gauteng
Tailings dam failures often stem from ‘production over safety’ pressures, says academic
24th February 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Ever since the Brumadinho tailings dam collapse, in Brazil, in 2019, which claimed the lives of 270 people and led to massive environmental damage, there has been a spotlight on how mining... 


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Rio extends mine life at Diavik
24th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has extended the mine-life at its Diavik diamond mine, in the Northwest Territories of Canada, announcing a $40-million investment in the first phase of underground... 


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