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Road construction training in the fast lane
6th October 2022

Tjeka Training Matters continues to build on a long professional relationship with leading road construction companies. Among these civil-engineering contractors is Hillary Construction which... 


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US steps away from flagship lithium project with Berkshire
5th October 2022 By: Reuters

In a February meeting with mining executives, President Joe Biden laid out an aggressive goal for the United States to produce more of its own minerals for the electric vehicle revolution in ways... 


SA's vinyl industry remains committed to ensuring a lead-free environment
30th September 2022

Various newspaper reports have been doing the rounds recently about the danger of lead poisoning facing South Africans. Although lead (Pb) continues to be used in paints, batteries, bullets and... 


Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
30th September 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

A recent feasibility study has determined that the project is uniquely positioned to provide a traceable and responsibly produced supply of high-purity manganese products to the European... 


Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
30th September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is uniquely positioned to provide a secure, traceable and responsibly produced supply of high-purity manganese products to the European electric-vehicle market. 


Rocla's beany block chosen for major Port Shepstone road upgrade
27th September 2022

Rocla’s unique Beany Block system, which is specifically designed to enhance roadway drainage, has been installed in the recent upgrades to Nelson Mandela Drive in the Port Shepstone CBD,... 


SAPPMA's PIPES XIII showcases innovation and excellence in the plastic pipe industry
27th September 2022

The PIPES XIII Conference hosted by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) and the Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) on 6 and 7 September 2022 at Emperors... 


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Greater urgency urged as climate change amplifies SA’s water insecurity
23rd September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water security remains one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, with the country’s supply facing many threats amid increasing demand and relatively low water availability. While the... 


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Greater urgency urged as climate change amplifies SA’s water insecurity
23rd September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water security remains one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, with the country’s supply facing many threats amid increasing demand and relatively low water availability. While the... 


Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa
Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa
23rd September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastplats plans to restart mining at the project using a hybrid mining method to a peak production rate of about 1.02-million tonnes a year. 


SA's vinyls industry steps up to support clean-up & recycle SA week 2022
22nd September 2022

South Africa’s vinyls industry once again stepped up this year to help support and participate in Clean-Up & Recycle SA Week that took place from 12 – 17 September 2022. The Southern African Vinyls... 


ABB extends microwave consistency sensor portfolio to offer new insertion design and larger flow-through options
22nd September 2022

ABB has updated its KPM KC7 Microwave Consistency Transmitter portfolio with a larger flow-through sensor to fit process pipes with a diameter of up to 16”, giving more customers the choice to... 


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Grinding Techniques – Essential partner to the power industry
21st September 2022

Electricity is a key component in the South African economy, it provides much needed power to homes, businesses and essential appliances for daily life. Despite being a necessity to many, bouts of... 


Viscosity Measurement of Ceramic Slurries with the Rotational Rheometer RheolabQC
Viscosity Measurement of Ceramic Slurries with the Rotational Rheometer RheolabQC
16th September 2022

The Anton Paar RheolabQC makes rheological checks routine and easy. We demonstrate with the example of kaolin suspensions how rheological parameters such as the yield point and viscosity help to... 


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Elcometer faces decline in demand
9th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier British Allied Manufacturers Representatives (BAMR) CEO Graham Duk says the shutdown of oil refineries, including Engen oil refinery in Durban, in... 


Standard Lithium retools operations after short seller's attacks
8th September 2022 By: Reuters

Standard Lithium is trying to become the first new US source of lithium for electric vehicle batteries in decades, a bullish target fueled in part by technical and engineering changes the company... 


Botswana Diamonds secures prospecting licence in the Northern Cape
5th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence, until June 2027, on ground containing the Reivilo cluster of kimberlites in Barkley West, in the Northern Cape... 


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Shortage of frack gear is helping to hold back US oil production
2nd September 2022 By: Bloomberg

In a dusty corner of Oklahoma, close to where Erle Halliburton founded his eponymous oil services empire 103 years ago, a group of workers shows why US oil production growth has been underwhelming... 


Welders wave hello to new Fronius product
26th August 2022

Welding systems manufacturer Fronius has launched an iWave series that it says sets new standards in quality, flexibility and connectivity. The TIG power source enables “perfect” weld seams to be... 


Pipes manufacturer moves fitting fabrication in-house
26th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The best place to ensure quality control is said to be on the factory floor. Gauteng-based pipe manufacturer Rare recently moved the fabrication of its pipefittings in-house to better control the... 


Joburg replacing asbestos-cement pipes
26th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Joburg Water is implementing an urgent short- to medium-term plan to replace old asbestos cement piping infrastructure with either unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or steel pipes in the... 


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Stewarts & Lloyds - Women in Industry
26th August 2022

Theresia Coetzee Area Manager: Northern Region (East) – Witbank Your career journey – where did you start, how did you decide to work in this industry? Northern Transvaal Steel was a small dealer... 


Quality plumbing makes sound business sense
24th August 2022

Commercial premises are significant consumers of municipal water. Despite comprising only 10% of municipalities’ total customer base, offices consume almost half of all water supplied by local... 


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Local thermal insulation fills the gap in SA market
23rd August 2022

A range of thermal insulation products such as expansion joints, thermal insulation jackets, fire blankets, high temperature sealing, and boiler joint gaskets are now available from local... 


JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
22nd August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

South African joint venture (JV) company African Pipes, Valves & Fittings (APVF) Piping Systems offers a complete thermoplastic piping system for the industrial, gas and mining markets. The JV... 


South African town councils owed Eskom R49.1bn by end-July
19th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

South African municipalities’ debt to state-owned power utility Eskom Holdings rose almost 10% since March to R49.1-billion by the end of July, Deputy President David Mabuza said. “This is not a... 


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Darlington Nuclear Generating Station refurbishment project, Canada – update
19th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fuel channel installation is complete on Unit 3. 


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Biggest South African city seeks power supply from private firms
16th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

Johannesburg’s municipality intends buying 500 megawatts of electricity from independent producers to help avert ongoing power outages in South Africa’s biggest city. A request for proposals is... 


More flooding in Mexican mine frustrates rescue effort for 10 miners
16th August 2022 By: Reuters

Mexico's efforts to save 10 miners who became trapped in a flooded coal mine 13 days ago hit another setback as underground water levels have surged higher, officials said on Monday. The miners... 


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Greenpeace targets Woodside supplies in Germany - report
12th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Environmental group Greenpeace on Friday claimed that environmental activists in Germany had blocked a ship carrying pipelines slated for use in ASX-listed Woodside’s Scarborough offshore gas... 


Joburg Water starts replacing outage-prone asbestos pipes
8th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Joburg Water is implementing an urgent short- to medium-term plan to replace old asbestos cement piping infrastructure with either UPVC or steel pipes in the Central and North of Johannesburg. Last... 


Rocla and Technicrete score at CMA awards
29th July 2022

The 2022 Concrete Manufacturers Association (CMA) honoured both Rocla and Technicrete with Engineering Excellence Awards in the Infrastructure and Paving Categories. Group Marketing and... 


Rocla supplies 19 kms of HDPE pipes for Polokwane Waste Water Treatment plant
29th July 2022

Waste water treatment plants play a crucial role in the removal of contaminants from wastewater and sewage in order for its conversion into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle in an... 


Unleashing a design beast
27th July 2022

Technology which dramatically decreases labour is now at South Africa’s fingertips as Gismo, sole Southern African distributor for Sikla, introduces siFramo to the construction and industrial... 


A green hydrogen economy depends on this little-known machine
22nd July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Solar power depends on the solar cell. Wind power, the wind turbine. The key to the green hydrogen economy is a little-known machine with a name out of 1950s sci-fi — the electrolyser. And after a... 


Botswana Diamonds acquires additional stake in Botswana JV
20th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has acquired an additional stake in the prospective Maibwe joint venture (JV) in Botswana. Siseko Minerals has increased its stake in the JV from 29% to 50%. BOD... 


Saving on repair costs using automotive DIY adhesives
18th July 2022

A range of versatile, high-performance DIY adhesive products for the automotive sector is available from Pratley. The range is ideal for various quick, on-the-spot automotive repairs, especially... 


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Deal with service delivery or face instability and desperate people, Godongwana warns
14th July 2022 By: News24Wire

Just over a year after a wave of violent unrest swept through KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has warned that the continued decay of service delivery by local... 


When quality and safety are non-negotiable, insist on virgin material
11th July 2022

No country or modern society can exist without the conveyance of fluids (e.g. potable water, wastewater, fuel, chemicals, slurries, gas etc.) under controlled conditions and made possible thanks to... 


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Eastplats positions new mining method to reopen CRM before year-end
8th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Having completed a new long-term plan and mine redesign study, JSE- and TSX-listed midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastplats envisages restarting mining operations at its flagship PGMs... 


Meters supplied for water project
8th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings is supplying water meters, manufactured by international manufacturing group Honeywell Kent, to a residential area in Vryburg, in the... 


More resilient infrastructure needed  to protect water quality
More resilient infrastructure needed to protect water quality
8th July 2022

Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal environmental scientist Manda Hinsch says the quality of drinking water declines when infrastructure is vulnerable to... 


Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Progress in pipeline project witnessed
8th July 2022

In May, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, and Deputy Ministers David Mahlobo and Dikeledi Magadzi were on hand to witness the progress of the construction of the raw water bulk water... 


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