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Ostem seeks to expand its contract manufacturing reach across industries

29th July 2021 Having purchased one of Metso Outotec’s facilities located in the industrial hub of Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg, together with the fabrication, machining, assembly and repair part of the business, Ostem, a division of Istogen Investments Holdings, is expanding its contract manufacturing... 

Project management firm upgrades sugar factory

23rd July 2021 Consulting engineering and project management solutions company Bosch Projects was appointed by wattle bark miller and sugar producer UCL Company to undertake three major projects for the recent expansion at its sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal. Bosch Projects is a member of the... 

Wits drone developers reach new heights for good 

22nd July 2021 21-year-old Wits mechanical engineering student, Xolani Radebe and his business partner, Tino Kurimwi founded an aviation company in 2019. Their aspiration to build airplane engines sparked mutual interest in drone development. 

An insight into Maintenance Work Management

19th July 2021 Pragma Academy Subject Matter Expert Tim Beavon I have been working in the asset and maintenance management fields my entire professional life. It has always astounded me that organisations continually appear to feel frustrated at their organisation’s inability to get the maintenance planning... 

Navigating the complexity of dismissals, resignations and retrenchments in a post-Covid world

19th July 2021 By Natashia Barnabas, Industrial Relations Manager at Workforce Staffing South Africa’s labour laws are constantly evolving, and as with any legislation, they are often open to interpretation, and therefore to contention. While every incident is resolved individually, and decisions are based on... 

Vibration meter serves industries

9th July 2021 Testing technology provider Comtest offers its Fluke 805 vibration meter which measures overall vibration, bearing vibration and temperature simultaneously for clients such as frontline mechanical troubleshooting teams and machine operators of high-end process facilities.... 

Centre launched to commercialise African innovations

By: Schalk Burger     9th July 2021 The African Union Development Agency New Partnership for Africa's Development (AUDA-Nepad) on June 22 launched a centre of excellence (CoE) in science, technology and innovation to upscale and commercialise home-grown innovations on the continent. The centre was launched in partnership with... 

Indonesia's surge in Covid-19 cases spreads to coal mining areas

By: Reuters     8th July 2021 Indonesia's biggest coal-producing province of East Kalimantan has recorded a spike in coronavirus cases, with miners among those infected, but so far there has been no disruption to coal operations, a local official said. The Southeast Asian country is the world's biggest thermal coal exporter... 

Company continues its South American growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd July 2021 Multotec South America’s well entrenched operations continue to grow despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on all industries worldwide. Amid the mass closures and restrictions that defined 2020, mining remained an essential operation on the continent. 

Trommels, feeders for surface mining available

By: Halima Frost     2nd July 2021 The MDS static and mobile trommels, as well as the apron feeders, of South Africa-based equipment supplier BLT World are compatible with the crushers, feeders, recycling and other screening plants in South African surface mining operations. “Our customers in the mining sector have shown a... 

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