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More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 


EWSETA partners with water industry for diversity, skills
EWSETA partners with water industry for diversity, skills
28th March 2024

EWSETA engages in strategic partnerships with key stakeholders within the water infrastructure industry to promote skills development and address the imperative of diversity and inclusion. 


Experts who participated in Creamer Media's webinar on water
Experts propose private solutions to better capacitate municipalities for effective water management
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As South Africa starts to experience more extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts and high-energy storms, the sustainability of public water systems becomes crucial; however, municipal... 


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Dredging system takes on heavy duty jobs
28th March 2024

A newly launched dredging system is described as the most efficient and cost-effective electrically powered floating dredge system currently available.  The locally manufactured SlurrySucker MK III... 


A copper and cobalt mine in the DRC
Rivers near Congo copper and cobalt mines are toxic, report says
28th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

River water near some of Democratic Republic of Congo’s biggest copper and cobalt mines is toxic and may be causing widespread health problems. Scientists from Congo’s University of Lubumbashi... 


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Versatile roller upgraded
28th March 2024

A well-known walk-behind roller has received significant upgrades that make it suitable for use on a wider range of applications and job sites. The Ammann ARW65 roller features multiple settings... 


Most rescue efforts suspended at Russian gold mine due to collapse risk -TASS
27th March 2024 By: Reuters

Most rescue efforts have been suspended at a gold mine in Russia's far east, where 13 miners were trapped by a rock fall on March 18, due to the risk of another collapse, state news agency TASS... 


Catalysing Action from the Energy Conversation in Africa
27th March 2024

Enlit Africa focuses on driving action from the Pan-African energy conversation to ensure every country on the continent benefits from a sustainable energy and water transition relevant to local... 


AI, scarcity, power, and other datacentre trends
AI, scarcity, power, and other datacentre trends
27th March 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric It’s easy to say that 2023 was the year of AI, or generative AI to be more specific.... 


International research team has developed new way to convert CO2 into green methanol
27th March 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Scientists from the UK, Germany and Australia have successfully converted carbon dioxide (CO2) into methanol, a green fuel, using a new technique that they have developed. The research involved... 


SKF and eThekwini Municipality untap bright young minds
SKF and eThekwini Municipality untap bright young minds
27th March 2024

The Water and Sanitation Unit of eThekwini Municipality hosts a biennial student conference that is aimed at raising awareness in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics... 


Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
27th March 2024

High-pressure jetting and vacuuming equipment is used for a wide range of industrial cleaning applications, such as high pressure cleaning, sewer and stormwater line maintenance as well as vacuum... 


Metso brings Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa
Metso brings Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa
27th March 2024

Process and optimisation company Metso has brought its Concorde flotation cell technology to Africa for the first time. Mining Weekly recently attended the launch of the first Concorde cells in... 


CoJ Executive Mayor Kabelo Gwamanda
CoJ officially launches water security strategy
27th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has officially launched its Water Security Strategy to connect to existing strategies and policies to offer an aligned approach to water security and provide a... 


Outgoing EOH CEO Stephen van Coller
EOH posts loss a share, as Operational Technologies division offsets Digital Enablement growth
26th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed information and communications technology services firm EOH reported a 2% year-on-year decrease in revenue to R3.1-billion for the six months ended January 31. Group operating profit... 


Lake submits production EIA for Kachi Phase 1
26th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Lithium developer Lake Resources has submitted the production environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its Kachi project to the Catamarca Mining Ministry in Argentina. The production EIA is... 


Oil and gas rig
Enviro groups approach High Court over TotalEnergies Cape coast drilling plans
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Environmental organisations The Green Connection (TGC) and Natural Justice have submitted an application in the High Court against the environmental authorisation granted to TotalEnergies... 


Shift in household energy use alters South Africa’s power landscape: advent of solar and smart technologies offers light at the end of Eskom’s tunnel
26th March 2024

Co-authored by Mark Allewell, CEO at Sensor Networks and Ross Mains-Sheard, CEO and Co-Founder of Versofy It has been reported that South African households tripled their spending on solar imports... 


Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
26th March 2024

The strategic alliance between Bearings International (BI) and I-MAK initiated in February 2019 signalled a new chapter in BI's mission to augment its selection of premium brand offerings in a bid... 


White maize
South Africa’s maize production to dip, but remain sufficient to cover local demand
26th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While South Africa’s maize production will be about 2.1-million tons lower this year, there is still enough to meet local consumption and supply neighbouring countries that are having difficult... 


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Decline in formal sector employment for 2023 Q4 – Stats SA
26th March 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

The Statistician-General of South Africa Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday reported a decrease in the total number of employees in the formal non-agricultural sector by 194 000 in the fourth quarter of... 


World Water Day: Sustainable organic waste management key to water conservation
26th March 2024

Safe drinking water is not an abundant resource in South Africa. Approximately 14 million people do not have access to safe drinking water in the country due to various reasons, including scarcity,... 


29Metals halts operations at Capricorn
29Metals halts operations at Capricorn
26th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Operations at the Capricorn copper mine, in Queensland, will be suspended and the headcount of the mine will be significantly reduced, ASX-listed 29Metals said on Tuesday. The decision comes as a... 


The McArthur River waste stockpile (pictured 2023) remained in tact with no incidents of landslide or collapses reported in the facility.
Glencore assesses cyclone damage at McArthur River mine
26th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

After enduring the impact of a cyclone that brought unprecedented rainfall, commodities major Glencore is now initiating the process of restoring its McArthur River zinc and lead mine, in... 


The Pine Cove port
FireFly secures port access on Green Bay’s doorstep
26th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Australia-based FireFly Metals has signed a port access agreement for concentrate from its Green Bay copper and gold project, in Newfoundland, Canada. The ASX-listed company, which on Tuesday also... 


Infrastructure procurement in focus at consulting engineering conference
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

During industry organisation Consulting Engineers South Africa's (Cesa's) recent Infrastructure Indaba, procurement of goods and services emerged as a critical theme of discussion, underscoring the... 


Johannesburg executive mayor Kabelo Gwamanda
Joburg’s climate action plan to create more than 400 000 jobs – Gwamanda
25th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Investment into climate mitigating strategies, as outlined in the City of Johannesburg’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), could create as many as 340 000 jobs, while investment into climate adaptation... 


Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
25th March 2024

Water treatment systems in metropolitan areas demand careful monitoring and management processes across sprawling networks. Process automation through the use of pressure transmitters can be a... 


Map showing the location of the Batoka Gorge project
Zambia, Zimbabwe to retender $5bn Batoka hydropower plant
25th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia and Zimbabwe are retendering a $5-billion project to build a hydropower plant they previously awarded to General Electric Co. and Power Construction Corp. of China, and expect to select new... 


US US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
$475m in US govt funding for clean energy projects on former mine land
25th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475-million in funding for five projects in Arizona, Kentucky, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to accelerate clean energy deployment... 


The mini substation is an important part of the mine’s electrical infrastructure upgrade
Trafo Power Solutions shows it agility in upgrading DRC mine transformers
25th March 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a copper-zinc mine in the Democratic... 


Human rights court orders Peru to pay damages to Peru mining town
24th March 2024 By: Reuters

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Friday ordered Peru to pay damages to residents of an Andean town for violations of their right to a healthy environment from years of air, water and... 


The carbon capture pilot plant at the Kelvin power station
Companies unveil Kelvin power station carbon capture pilot project
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The 600 MW coal-fired Kelvin power station, in Isando, Ekurhuleni, has installed a 300 m3/h flue gas emissions capturing pilot project, which removes carbon dioxide (CO₂), nitrogen oxides and... 


A container ship travelling through the Suez Canal
Trade to rebound this year, says Unctad
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After declines over several quarters, international trade is poised for a rebound this year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) latest 'Global Trade Update' states.... 


Tormin mine exploring alternative water arrangements following damage to dam
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Management at the Tormin mineral sands mine in South Africa, held by ASX-listed Mineral Commodities’ 50%-owned subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources (MSR), have reported that there has been damage to... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


water bubbles
SQM supports water treatment startup with initial $1.27m investment
22nd March 2024 By: Darren Parker

UK-based engineering tech startup Salinity Solutions has secured a $1.27-million initial investment from battery-grade lithium chemicals producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile’s (SQM’s)... 


The above image depicts one of the hydra-cell pumps which provide a smaller equivalent flow/pressure performance when compared to that of larger pumps.
Compact pump reliable for seal flush applications
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Boasting a compact, lightweight seal-less and multiple-diaphragm design that is hydraulically balanced and energy efficient, the hydra-cell pumps offered by pumps and liquid handling products... 


An image DHL Global Forwarding MEA CEO Amadou Diallo
Europe’s energy demand boosts Africa’s importance
22nd March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Ongoing geopolitical tensions and conflicts – such as the war between Ukraine and Russia, and trade tensions between China and the US – are increasing the trend of European countries investing in... 


An image of Dr Schalk Grobbelaar
Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 


A generic split image of a drought-affected tree and grass contrasted with lush grass and a leafy tree
Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future
22nd March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 


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SRK celebrates its half century of innovation in mining
22nd March 2024

It has been 50 years since SRK Consulting founders Oskar Steffen, Andy Robertson and Hendrik Kirsten started their consulting business in Johannesburg.  The world was a different place in 1974, but... 


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AESPUMP and ANDRITZ AG collaboration is shaping the future
22nd March 2024

In the dynamic landscape of Southern Africa’s pump industry, a transformative collaboration between pump supplier AESPUMP and international technology group ANDRITZ AG is set to redefine standards,... 


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