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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 

Hastings cuts costs at Yangibana

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th July 2020 Rare earths developer Hastings Technology Metals has reduced the capital cost expectations at its Yangibana project, in Western Australia, by some A$68-million. The cost savings come as the company pursues a decoupled processing strategy and a relocation of the hydrometallurgical plant to the... 

China successfully launches its first Mars lander mission

By: Rebecca Campbell     24th July 2020 The China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Thursday successfully launched its first mission aimed at landing on the planet Mars. Not only that, but the mission, named Tianwen-1, will deploy a rover on the surface of the Red Planet. (Tianwen means ‘Questions to Heaven’.) The probe was... 

CNG conversion now available from DAF Trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2020 Babcock – the sole distributor of DAF Trucks in southern Africa – is tackling carbon emissions and exploring more efficient fuel alternatives by bringing dual fuel CNG-powered DAF Trucks to the southern African market, and maintaining the trucks’ full warranty, even when using dual fuel... 

Minerals Council reiterates commitment to zero harm goal 

By: Simone Liedtke     17th July 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has recommitted to supporting the mining industry’s shared imperative of zero harm, under the council’s Khumbul’ekhaya strategy. During a virtual launch of the third iteration of the national day of health and safety, Minerals Council CEO Roger Baxter lamented... 

Offices expected to remain relevant post Covid-19, but will have to evolve

By: Donna Slater     17th July 2020 While the Covid-19 pandemic has forced the majority of employees to work from home, the relevance of offices and office-bound working will remain post-Covid-19, says real estate role-players. Sesfikile Capital research head Naeem Tilly says offices are critical to employee productivity and... 

Contracted bus sector struggles with high cost of Covid-19 compliance 

By: Irma Venter     13th July 2020 It costs around R1.3-million a day, or R34-million a month, for the contracted public transport bus sector to adhere to the hygiene and safety protocols implemented under the Covid-19 pandemic, says South African Bus Operators Association (Saboa) executive manager Bazil Govender. The sector... 

SAPICS presents a story of African ingenuity

10th July 2020 The story of how a Kenyan startup is digitally enabling informal traders and optimising their supply chains, to improve food quality, availability, affordability, service levels and sustainability, is one of true African ingenuity. The Twiga Foods story was a highlight of the recent SAPICS... 

Monarch inks MoU with Ontario Northland for Wasamac ore transport

By: Mariaan Webb     10th July 2020 Toronto-listed Monarch Gold is studying the use of freight rail operator Ontario Northland Railway’s infrastructure to move ore from its Wasamac gold project, in Val d’Or, Quebec, to Glencore Canada’s Kidd concentrator, in Timmins, Ontario. The company has entered into a memorandum of... 

South African govt initiates process of developing societal hydrogen roadmap  

By: Martin Creamer     7th July 2020 South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has initiated a process, with other government and industry stakeholders, to develop a roadmap that will lead South Africa towards a hydrogen society, Mining Weekly can today report. The aim is to create a policy document that will inform... 

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