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Some 8 000 miners needed in WA - CME

10th August 2020 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia has estimated that an additional 8 000 skilled workers would be needed for the regions resources sector over the next 12 to 18 months, in order to meet demand. The preliminary forecast modeling assumes the continuation of... 

DBSA gears up to fill Covid-induced municipal funding gaps 

By: Terence Creamer     7th August 2020 Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), which recently disbursed loans worth R4.5-billion to two Gauteng metropolitan councils to support ongoing infrastructure delivery amid coronavirus-induced liquidity constraints, reports that it is gearing up to support several other municipalities to... 

Peaceful use of nuclear tech underscores its value to Africa’s developmental needs

By: Simone Liedtke     7th August 2020 The development and peaceful use of nuclear technology could further underscore its value by helping to meet Africa’s developmental needs, says African Commission on Nuclear Energy (Afcone) executive secretary Messaoud Baaliouamer. He says the safe and peaceful use of nuclear technology has... 

Nolans Major Project status extended

By: Esmarie Iannucci     31st July 2020 The Australian government has renewed the Major Project status of the Nolans rare earths project, in the Northern Territory, for a further three years. Project owner Arafura Resource son Friday said that the renewal of the Major Project status coincided with the grant of the Nolans mineral... 

Draft EIS for Lithium Americas’ Nevada project now open for comment

By: Simone Liedtke     31st July 2020 The draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for TSX- and NYSE-listed Lithium Americas’ Thacker Pass lithium project, in the US, is available for public comment. The release of the draft EIS marks another step in advancing the Thacker Pass project towards production, says CEO and president Jon... 

Schneider Electric shows they are acting to build a green and inclusive future for all through H1 extra-financial results

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 

Opinion: Countering corruption in the construction industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th July 2020 In this opinion piece, Construction Industry Development Board (cidb) CEO Cyril Gamede discusses the impact of corruption on the construction sector and what the cidb is doing to deal with the problem. Allegations of corruption, fraud, and bribery continue to cast shadows over the construction... 

Olympiad to go ahead online

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th July 2020 The SA Computer Olympiad, one of IITPSA’s key skills development projects, will go ahead online this year. The first round of the South African Programming Olympiad will run from 27-31 July.  Given the Covid-19 regulations at schools across the country, the first event, the coding contest, will... 

Endress+Hauser Switzerland turns 60

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 The Swiss sales center of Endress+Hauser is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Active in Switzerland since 1960, today the global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering helps customers in a wide range of industries to improve their products... 

Miners welcome A$2bn training fund

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th July 2020 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed the federal governments A$2-billion JobTrainer skills package, saying it would assist the nation’s mineral employers to boost the rate of economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the JobTrainer package... 

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