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Water veteran Claassens retires from TCTA

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2022 Long-standing Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) executive team member Johann Claassens has retired, effective June 30. Johannes Mavuso was appointed at the start of June as a successor to Claassens, with the handover process now completed. 

Lanseria Smart City, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     1st July 2022 The smart city, as proposed by the Greater Lanseria Master Plan, aims to accommodate up to 500 000 residents by 2030, and is a radical approach to urban development. 

Mitochondria Energy to build a fuel cell manufacturing facility in the Vaal SEZ in 2023

By: Donna Slater     28th June 2022 Hydrogen fuel cell developer Mitochondria Energy is planning to build a hydrogen fuel cell manufacturing facility in the Vaal Special Economic Zone (SEZ) forming part of the wider Hydrogen Valley development concept, with sod turning to start in 2023. In 2018, Mitochondria entered into a... 

Energy transition highlighted at Indaba

By: Sabrina Jardim     24th June 2022 With the energy transition in mining having been topical at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, advisory firm Deloitte participated in discussions such as self-generation opportunities available for mining companies amid issues of local energy supply. “The ability to self-generate up... 

ABB celebrates women power in engineering

23rd June 2022 Science and gender equality are critical to achieve the UN Sustainable Global Development Goals. In 2021, ABB launched its Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2030 in conjunction with its Sustainability Strategy 2030 to engage the best talent to achieve its own sustainability goals. Diversity... 

Electra studies new cobalt refinery in Quebec

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd June 2022 Canada’s Electra Battery Materials has begun preliminary discussions with the Quebec government to build a new cobalt refinery at Bécancour that will integrate with an emerging battery materials park in the province. "Given a forecasted deficit in domestic cobalt sulphate production by 2025, we... 

Operation Vulindlela making progress in driving priority structural reforms  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st June 2022 The Presidency’s Operation Vulindlela (OV) has made markable process on accelerating implementation of priority structural reforms since its establishment in October 2020. Presidency project management office head Rudi Dicks addressed delegates during the Manufacturing Indaba, held in Sandton on... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2022 Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 

Zutari shines the spotlight on its exceptional women engineers

15th June 2022 In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June, Zutari highlights the achievements of two exceptional women. The engineering design and advisory services company values contrasting voices, alternative perspectives, and insights into cultures different from our own. It... 

UMS fast-tracks projects with front-end engineering capability

14th June 2022 Over the last five years, the United Mining Services (UMS) Group has evolved its operations to combine the capabilities of the UMS METS and UMS Shaft Sinkers businesses to facilitate a seamless project transition for clients from concept to prefeasibility, feasibility and into execution.  With... 

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