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Upskill your workforce with WearCheck training

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd January 2021 Condition monitoring technology is advancing so fast that ongoing training for staff working in the machinery maintenance arena is essential in order to stay abreast of current trends. So says WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley, who plays an instrumental role in developing the company’s... 

Report finds educational attainment gaps limit success of women-owned businesses in Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     21st January 2021 A new report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on women entrepreneurship, has found that educational attainment gaps limit the success of women-owned businesses in Africa. The report also offers potential solutions to tackle the imbalance. 

Zeerust Power begins commercial operations

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th January 2021 Zeerust Solar, in the North West province, has started commercial operations, having achieved full compliance on January 1. This 100% South African-owned photovoltaic (PV) project joins the Bokamoso and Waterloo Solar plants, putting the North West on the map as a player in the renewable energy... 

BI plans strategic acquisitions, new products and services for 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th January 2021 The current economic situation might offer excellent opportunities for acquisitions within its field of operation, comments Bearings International (BI) Managing Director Bart Schoevaerts. This comes off the back of increased collaboration within the Hudaco Group, of which BI forms part. Plans for... 

R68 766 000 invested in Covid-19 research – Nzimande 

By: Sane Dhlamini     18th January 2021 The Higher Education, Science and Innovation Ministry on Monday announced that it has invested R68 766 000 towards coronavirus (Covid-19) research and development. Addressing the media, Minister Dr Blade Nzimande said the funds were approved to support Covid-19 research and development in... 

Govt adamant about pursuing appeal against cigarette ban ruling

By: News24Wire      5th January 2021 Government has applied to the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal a Western Cape High Court judgment which found the ban on trading in tobacco during South Africa's hard lockdown last year was unnecessary. Represented in the case by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister... 

Coca-Cola Foundation’s RAIN to replenish 15bn litres of water in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th December 2020 The Coca-Cola Foundation's Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN) is funding five projects in South Africa to help restore priority water catchment areas by removing invasive alien plants, while creating valuable employment opportunities for women, youth and families. “These important water catchment... 

Sconi one step closer with extraction agreement

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th December 2020 ASX-listed Australian Mines on Thursday said that a Deed of Access for resource extraction had been issued by the Australian Department of Defence, bringing the Scoini nickel/cobalt/scandium project, in North Queensland, one step closer to reality. Australian Mines MD Benjamin Bell told... 

Iron-ore windfall supports mid-year budget

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th December 2020 Higher than expected iron-ore prices has assisted the Australian economy to rebound faster than initially projected. In the mid-year economic and fiscal outlook (MYEFO), Treasurer Josh Frydenberg noted that Australia’s real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 3.3% in the September quarter after... 

Rio Tinto’s IOC invests in mining skills development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th December 2020 The Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC) and College of the North Atlantic (CNA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of new skills aligned with the latest advancements in mining technology. The Rio Tinto subsidiary will invest C$2-million over three... 

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