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Venetia’s transition to underground mine about 54% complete, says De Beers

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 41 minutes ago Diamond miner De Beers Group’s $2.2-billion Venetia Underground Project (VUP) is nearing 54% completion. The VUP is designed to transition the mine from an openpit to an underground operation and, in so doing, extend the mine life by 23 years to 2046. 

Industry body helps to develop electric vehicle capabilities

By: Cameron Mackay     3rd December 2021 Local automotive industry body the Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) has aligned its strategy and resources to facilitate the attainment of the South African Automotive Masterplan targets in the Eastern Cape, states AIDC EC CEO Thabo Shenxane. These targets include... 

New Ranger to spark big rise in production and exports from Ford’s Silverton plant

By: Irma Venter     3rd December 2021 Ford South Africa (SA) is on schedule with its R15.8-billion expansion programme to significantly boost its exports from the Silverton plant in Pretoria as from next year, says Ford Motor Company Africa president Neale Hill. Ford SA will produce the new-generation Ranger pick-up at the Tshwane... 

Explorer announces positive PFS results

3rd December 2021 Guinea-focused developer Société des Mines de Fer de Guinée (SMFG) chairperson Guy de Selliers and SMFG CEO Mamady Youla have announced the positive findings of its prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Nimba Iron Ore Project. 

Engen helps Zininzi get behind the wheel 

2nd December 2021 Contracting Tuberculous Meningitis as a 10-year-old may have left Zininzi Mpurwana paralysed but the go-getting East Londoner has refused to let her disability define who she is, choosing instead to use it to be more creative and content in her daily life.   Living by the affirming philosophy... 

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa lessens its reliance on global supply chains with new high-tech factory

2nd December 2021 One of the biggest lessons out of the Covid-19 pandemic is that in order to ensure operational continuity, organisations need to be less reliant on global supply chains. 

Anton Paar launches first Nanoindentation tester for everyone

1st December 2021 Meet Hit 300 - Anton Paar's new nanoindentation tester built for every user and every environment. Instrumented indentation testing is a very important yet very sophisticated and expensive method to determine a material’s hardness and elastic properties. Hit 300 is a premium and highly affordable... 

A lifetime of learning: Working towards national and global development goals

30th November 2021 BTE Renewables, with a footprint of clean energy projects across three provinces in South Africa and   across the border into Kenya, has taken a strategic approach to investing in host communities, linking outcomes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the... 

Rocla Sanitation and Izandla Ziyagezana take second place in the IMESA/CESA Awards for Community Upliftment and Job Creation

30th November 2021 Rocla Sanitation partnered with Izandla Ziyagezana Trading to enter their Mkhondo based Community Cast Factory in the IMESA/CESA Excellence Awards 2021, in the Community Upliftment and Job Creation category. They were awarded second place for their Supply and Delivery of Waterborne Structures... 

Cummins offers a range of solutions for load shedding and back-up power

29th November 2021 Cummins’ technology is particularly suited to dealing with load shedding due to features such as full load acceptance for critical equipment. A full range of alternative power solutions is available from mines to factories and even the small business and residential sector. “Our key... 

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