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Child labour rife at DRC cobalt mines, say NGOs

By: David Oliveira     29th January 2016 Major electronics brands, including Apple, Samsung and Sony, are failing to do basic checks to ensure that cobalt mined by children has not been used in their products, according to Amnesty International and Africa Resources Watch (Afrewatch) in a report published in January. The report, ‘This is... 

World’s biggest telehandler now in Australia

     3rd August 2015 At a massive 45 tonnes the Magni HTH 45.14 is the world’s biggest telehandler, and it’s available in Australia. The monstrous machine is being distributed locally by Magni Telehandlers Australia, who are bringing a range of the specialist machines to the domestic market. Magni Telehandlers... 

Platinum bridal jewellery demand up in China, fuel cells powering blocks of flats

By: Martin Creamer     23rd July 2015 Platinum marketing money previously devoted largely to discounts and commissions is now being used to boost platinum jewellery, investment and fuel cell promotion, says Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith. Bridal platinum jewellery demand is growing in China, platinum demand... 

1 000 platinum-powered Hyundais in UK this year – Amplats 

By: Martin Creamer     25th May 2015 Fuel cell electric vehicles will allow platinum mining to build its future in a truly sustainable way on the back of zero exhaust emissions and the use of the world’s endless supply of hydrogen as a fuel source, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith has told Platinum Week 2015 in... 

Fuel cells, cleaner fuel to create new platinum demand

By: Martin Creamer     9th February 2015 A move towards cleaner fuel and a focus on fuel cells for cars would be the sources of new demand for platinum, SFA Oxford chairperson Stephen Forrest told the Mining Indaba on Monday. Forrest said that Toyota, Honda and Hyundai were all expected to release fuel-cell cars next year, with Daimler... 

Bigen Africa expands to Port Elizabeth

     12th November 2013 Bigen Africa, a thought-leading multinational infrastructure development consultancy, has expanded its South African footprint to include Port Elizabeth, ensuring full-spectrum service capability in the Eastern Cape. Although Bigen Africa already has well-established branches in Cape Town and... 

Customer-needs considerations drive Federal-Mogul South Africa’s investment in technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd August 2013 Federal-Mogul South Africa’s Port Elizabeth business unit, specialising in vehicle component solutions, is putting the needs of its customers first by investing in cutting-edge technology to produce heat shields, gaskets and seals, among other products 

Finnish company opens SA office to better serve market

     19th July 2013 Finnish mining equipment manufacturer and construction chemicals supplier Normet last month opened an office in South Africa, to better service its Southern African clients and provide a greater selection of its products. A number of its lifters and underground logistics vehicles use hydraulic... 

Abu Dhabi's Aabar writes down Glencore stake

By: Reuters     16th November 2012 A top shareholder in Glencore, Abu Dhabi's Aabar Investments, has written off more $392-million of its $1-billion investment in the commodities trader, less than two years after taking part in its record listing. Aabar, a unit of Abu Dhabi's State-owned International Petroleum Investment, became... 


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