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Rand Water dismisses incompetence accusations
29th March 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Bulk water service provider Rand Water chairperson Advocate Matshidiso Hashatse has rubbished allegations of incompetence made by Democratic Alliance Gauteng leader Solly Msimanga. The allegations... 

Miners gather in copper capital facing ‘another world’ of tumult
29th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

The last time the copper industry gathered in Santiago, prices were below $3/lb amid concerns over a slowdown in Chinese demand, and there was little talk of supply-chain woes or inflation. Now... 

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Vesconite pump parts decrease lead leaching
25th March 2022

As part of its drive to be part of a global programme to reduce lead exposure from drinking water, polymer bushing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces products resistant to... 

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Pumps range being tested on grey water system
25th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Pumps and irrigation supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has been exploring the use of their Salflo submersible dewatering pumps, namely the S and V series submersible pumps, in grey water systems for home,... 

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Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Turkey – update
25th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Akkuyu Nuclear has reported that the main components of the turbine plant of Akkuyu Unit 1 have been delivered to the project construction site. 

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Maintenance can reduce water pollution
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The “callous waste and pollution of water” should be given more attention, and the necessary steps to prevent that, such as the maintenance of pipelines, should be prioritised, says Southern... 

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Inspections, solutions specialist expands in water sector
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial has expanded its services to the water industry. The company saw a need for its non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection... 

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Brazilian mine benefits from cooling system installation
18th March 2022 By: Halima Frost

Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group has successfully completed the installation of a ventilation and cooling system at the Caraíba mine in the Curaçá river... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction and commissioning activities on the remaining Kusile units 5 and 6 continue to progress according to plan. 

AMSA shuts furnace over rail troubles and grapples with pricing impacts of Russia-Ukraine conflict
17th March 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet's poor performance has forced ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) to shut off a blast furnace for three weeks while the steelmaker has also warned customers that the Russia-Ukraine conflict... 

You think Load shedding is bad – Water shedding is far worse
17th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Someone once said: “One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things.” This is particularly true in times when things do not go according to plan. A case in point is the COVID-19 pandemic.... 

Cape Town nears first production of electricity from landfill gas
16th March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The City of Cape Town is nearing the production of electricity from landfill gas, also known as waste-to-energy. Although only a small amount of electricity will be produced at this stage, the... 

SAPPMA announces call for Papers for Pipes XIII Conference
16th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufactures Association (SAPPMA) has announced a call for papers ahead of its much-anticipated Pipes XIII Conference that will be taking place on 6 &7 September... 

Grass is . . .
11th March 2022 By: Riaan de Lange

Grass (read marijuana) is nature’s way of saying ‘high’, as the tongue-in-cheek adage goes. Before putting this column to pasture, however, you might be interested to know that on February 18, the... 

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PVC recycling on the rise
4th March 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With a year-on-year increase of 9.5% in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) recycling, the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) tells Engineering News that additional initiatives can be implemented to... 

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Labelling a necessity to identify steel products
4th March 2022

Labelling or identifying steel products is an absolute necessity in today's global steel market owing to the fact that the tracking of steel has posed problems in the past as a result of the many... 

Rocla supplies culverts for road collapse in Eastern Cape
2nd March 2022

Recent heavy rains led to the collapse of a bridge forming part of the R61 at Tsomo Junction between Ngcobo and Cofimvaba in the Eastern Cape. Rocla was contracted to supply 30 Rectangular Portal... 

Merlin diamond project, Australia
Merlin diamond project, Australia
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has shown robust economics for a long-life mine development using conventional openpit and vertical pit mining techniques. 

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Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A debottlenecking plan for the project has been approved by Ivanhoe Mines' board. 

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Kamoa-Kakula Phase 1 and 2 de-bottlenecking plans approved
22nd February 2022 By: Donna Slater

A de-bottlenecking plan for TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines’ 39.6%-owned Kamoa-Kakula project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been approved by Ivanhoe’s board and will increase the combined... 

Vesconite’s lead-free solutions to reduce lead exposures
16th February 2022

Vesconite Bearings hopes to be part of the global programme to reduce lead exposure from drinking water. It produces products resistant to corrosion-combatting chemicals (which are necessary to... 

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South African manufacturer achieves API-600 certification – first in Africa
9th February 2022

A 100% black-owned, Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment company has achieved its vision of manufacturing its own range of valves, becoming the first company in Africa to be granted an... 

SAPPMA welcomes Enrike Albasini as the new Administrative Officer
8th February 2022

The South African Plastic Pipe Manufactures Association (SAPPMA) is excited to welcome Enrike Albasini as their new Administrative Officer. She will be taking over the position from Louise Muller... 

Precast concrete manholes and accessories
8th February 2022

We all drive over them, complain when they go missing, but seldom realise the crucial role manholes play in the construction of underground pipelines. Rocla, who is the leading manufacturer of... 

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Specialised induction bending solutions for South African industries
8th February 2022

Induction bending is the process whereby a straight pipe is precision-bent by a specially engineered machine. The front of the pipe protrudes through an induction coil and is clamped into position.... 

PVC recycling increased 9.5% in 2020 - SA Vinyls
3rd February 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Industry association the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) has welcomed the plastics recycling report for 2020 released by industry organisation Plastics SA, indicating that the recycling... 

Company supplies HDPE pipes for new road in Ogiek
28th January 2022

The construction of the new road near Ogiek Secondary School, which is nearly complete, is set to transform the Ogiek community in Njoro, Nakuru County in Kenya by giving them easier access to... 

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Matsumori waste-to-energy plant refurbishment, Japan
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Sendai City plans to refurbish the Matsumori waste-to-energy plant, in Mitagi Prefecture, an incineration plant for municipal solid waste. 

SA fails to recognise urgent need for protecting water resources
21st January 2022

By: Jan Venter, Chief Executive Officer of SAPPMA When blood stops flowing, the body dies. Similarly, when water stops flowing, a country “dies”. Everybody knows that water is essential to all... 

Save the Vaal Environment says Emfuleni wastewater treatment system remains dysfunctional
20th January 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Save the Vaal Environment (Save) said that none of the three Emfuleni wastewater treatment plants are meeting the requirements of their waste water licences and stated that the impression that the... 

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Specialised induction bending solutions for South African industries
14th January 2022

Induction bending is the process whereby a straight pipe is precision-bent by a specially engineered machine. The front of the pipe protrudes through an induction coil and is clamped into position.... 

Spreading Festive Cheer – Stewarts & Lloyds turns into Santa’s with trucks as sleighs this festive!
14th December 2021

This year Stewarts & Lloyds branches went all out to bring much needed festive cheer to the people and charities in the communities in which they operate. December is often an exciting and... 

Lucapa completes Merlin buy
13th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has completed the A$8.5-million acquisition of the Merlin diamond project, in the Northern Territory. The ASX-listed Lucapa noted that its subsidiary... 

NGO sets bold target of positively impacting the lives of ten-million people by 2026
10th December 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nongovernmental organisation (NGO) Innovation: Africa has set itself the ambitious goal of impacting more than ten-million people positively by the end of 2026, through the installation of solar... 

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Heat transfer tech offers more bang for buck
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Thermal engineering solutions company Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) has partnered with Canada-based developer, designer and manufacturer Solex Thermal Science to distribute Solex’s technology to... 

A man welding a steel mes screen used in the copper mines as a support underground, at the Afrope manufacturing plant in Zambia
Company boasts substantial supply increase
3rd December 2021 By: Halima Frost

The  average monthly turnover and tonnage throughput of Zambia-based steel product supplier Afrope Zambia has increased sixfold since its acquisition by South African logistics and trading company... 

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Sugar factory expansion earns excellence award
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering and project management company Bosch Projects was named a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in... 

SANBWA applauds plastics industry for commitment to recycling
2nd December 2021

South Africa’s plastic recycling industry was severely challenged but delivered figures that are to be applauded.  This is the opinion of South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA)... 

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Eskom power transition lacking energy, says LTM Energy CEO
2nd December 2021 By: Tracy Hancock

State-owned power utility Eskom, South Africa’s largest emitter of greenhouse gasses, is not adapting to change fast enough, as the world races to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by... 

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Fire pumps meet global standards
26th November 2021

A fire system that meets European EN 12845 standards is in growing demand from South African customers. This is according to Grundfos sales engineer commercial building services South Africa Mark... 

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Approval for marine applications gained
26th November 2021

Motion and control technologies supplier Parker Hannifin has announced that its mechanical flange system for machines and plants with working pressures of up to 420 bar high performance flange... 

Plastics industry release latest recycling figures
23rd November 2021

Plastics SA, the umbrella body representing the local plastics industry, has just released the official plastic recycling stats for the year ending 31 December 2020.  Each year, data is collected... 

Plumbing industry plays a central role in water demand management
22nd November 2021

In less than 10 years, it is predicted that water demand will surpass supply in South Africa. The onus, therefore, also lies with households and businesses to use water efficiently to help avert... 

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