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Concrete that works fine – without any sand

27th October 2020 No-fines concrete (NFC) is obtained by eliminating the fine material – sand - from the normal concrete mix. Instead, single-sized coarse aggregates are surrounded and held together by a thin layer of cement paste to add strength. Among the main advantages of NFC is economy in materials, higher... 

Sibanye-Stillwater, trade unions ink three-year wage agreement for Kroondal

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd October 2020 JSE- and NYSE-listed Sibanye-Stillwater has concluded a three-year wage agreement for its Kroondal operation, which forms part of its South African platinum group metal (PGM) operations. The wage agreement was concluded with the National Union of Mineworkers and the Association of Mineworkers and... 

Company engages govt for greater awareness of local industry

23rd October 2020 Stainless steel producer Wire Products Stainless Steel Productions (WPSSP) is engaging government to create greater awareness about the local supply of stainless steel long products and wire. The Germiston-based company has met with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Public... 

Datacentrix: HP Z-series answers call of industry

22nd October 2020 From the architect creating Virtual Reality building walk-throughs to the engineer’s need for the on-site processing power for 3D modelling, HP’s Z Series Workstations answer the call for potent computing solutions. Coupled with the Datacentrix configuration-to-operation service, power industries... 

Nasa reports that one of its spacecraft has collected a sample from an ancient asteroid

By: Rebecca Campbell     21st October 2020 The US National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Nasa) has announced that its OSIRIS-REx spaceprobe has quite literally touched an asteroid. OSIRIS-REx is an acronym for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer. Its mission is to collect dust and pebbles... 

Mind shifts save money | Reducing general maintenance costs in Retail

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 Irrespective of your business or work environment, poor decision making often comes back to bite you. When talking about maintenance, it is something that could result in significant damage, costing the business dearly. How can we facilitate better decision making at ground level to prevent... 

10 maintenance tips for lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 With many countries currently in some form of forced lockdown, a number of businesses have been forced to shut down their operations for an uncertain time period. Many organisations can lock their front door and go home, working remotely to continue their activities. Others in asset-intensive... 

Flotation cell level control

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2020 The mining industry plays a vital role in stimulating the South African economic growth by providing essential raw material in various sectors. It is crucial for this industry to constantly improve systems for extracting and refining minerals to the market situation with reliable products to... 

Sedibelo Platinum Mines closer to finding listing date – Frandsen  

By: Martin Creamer     5th October 2020 The unlisted Sedibelo Platinum in South Africa’s North West province is closer to finding a listing date, says Pallinghurst managing partner and co-founder and Sedibelo chairperson Arne Frandsen, who is absolutely bullish about the prospects for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the medium to long... 

Rocla manufactures largest custom designed jacking culverts in South Africa

2nd October 2020 When the local municipality of Tshwane required 3m x 3m custom-made jacking box culverts for a service delivery project at Iscor Heights, in Pretoria West, the only company in South Africa who was able to design and manufacture culverts to such large specifications was Rocla. The culverts were... 

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