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Study finds six potentially harmful elements in Krugersdorp game reserve water

By: Schalk Burger     5th July 2022 The Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) academics and their counterparts from the Council for Geosciences have discovered high concentrations of six potentially harmful elements (PHE) in the Krugersdorp Game Reserve. The academics conducted a study to determine the levels of various... 

Do I need a Water Use Licence if I am not using any water?

5th July 2022 (Virtual Showroom): A question often asked by the general public - Why do I need to apply for Water Use Authorisation or a Water Use Licence if I am not using water?  In terms of Section 21 of the National Water Act, 1998 (Act No. 36 of 2016), there are eleven (11) activities that constitutes a... 

Water scarcity and the effects on the environment:

4th July 2022 Water is a necessity for all forms of life however, it is unfortunately not evenly available throughout the globe. It is estimated that almost three-quarters of the Earth’s surface is covered by water of which only 3% is fresh water, suitable for human consumption. The WWF stated that around 2.7... 

Water and salt balance development and importance

4th July 2022 A water balance can be described as the measurement and determination of flow in and out of a system, which is considered the main building block in developing a salt balance (estimation of salt concentrations within the reticulating system). As mining and industrial operations are critically... 

Geophysical interpretations and groundwater development

4th July 2022 With an increasing water demand, water supply remains a continued challenge in daily South African livelihood where specialists are challenged to focus on alternative methods for water resources identification to meet a sufficient demand requirement. With the utilization and interpretation... 

Jungheinrich’s ERD 220i wins IFOY Award

4th July 2022 Jungheinrich’s ERD 220i won the IFOY Award in Munich (Germany) yesterday evening. With its unique combination of compactness, safety and ergonomics, the electric pallet truck impressed the jury and successfully beat the competition in the category “Special Vehicle”. The IFOY award is already the... 

New financing mechanism underpins early climate warnings, adaptation

By: Schalk Burger     1st July 2022 The United Nations Systematic Observation Financing Facility (SOFF) is a new financing mechanism for climate action that has become operational and underpins early warnings and adaptation. The finance mechanism aims to strengthen weather and climate observations, improve early warnings to save... 

Oceana Lithium begins trading on ASX

By: Darren Parker     1st July 2022 Mineral exploration and development company Oceana Lithium started trading on the ASX on Friday under the code OCN. The listing follows the successful and oversubscribed initial public offering (IPO) of Oceana, which raised A$6-million in new equity. This included a A$1-million cornerstone... 

Ensuring pump reliability in abrasive service

1st July 2022 Maintaining and improving reliability of pumps used to transport abrasive media can be challenging in high-energy applications with players in the oil and gas industry aiming to optimise performance and minimise downtime. Fluid engineering company Sulzer says these objectives can be met through... 

Rest of 2022 holds many potential demand outcomes

By: Tracy Hancock     1st July 2022 Amid heightened economic and geopolitical uncertainties, the remainder of the year holds a range of potential outcomes for gold demand, says World Gold Council (WGC) Europe, the Middle East and Africa senior analyst Louise Street. “Looking at investment demand, there is a ‘push-and-pull’ effect... 

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