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Electronics manufacturers need to act to ensure sustainable rare earths supply

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th January 2020 Data analytics company GlobalData says metal use has risen exponentially in recent years, putting strain on the global production of rare earth elements, indium, gallium and platinum group metals (PGMs). The company cited a report from the UK Office of Science and Technology on Thursday, which... 

Minerals Council joins calls for govt to ensure increased electricity self-generation 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th December 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa has welcomed the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) statement that it is committed to the development of adequate generation capacity to meet electricity demand in the interests of economic growth. However, the council said the industry... 

Proudly South African continuous miner on its way into Australian mining market  

By: Martin Creamer     13th December 2019 A Proudly South African continuous miner, which is being shipped to Australia for final assembly, is due to go into operation Down Under in May, Mining Weekly Online can today report. “It certainly shows that the Australian mining industry has gained a lot of confidence in our ability,” said... 

Apple buys first carbon-free aluminium from Alcoa, Rio Tinto JV 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th December 2019 Technology company Apple has bought the first-ever commercial batch of carbon-free aluminium from a joint venture (JV) between two aluminum suppliers. The metal is being made by Elysis, the Montreal-based JV of Alcoa and Rio Tinto. The JV was established last year, with $144-million in funding... 

PwC warns third-quarter GDP data likely to be ‘disappointing’

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd December 2019 Of the 14 indicators in analyst firm PwC’s sectoral insights, published ahead of the release of gross domestic product (GDP) data on Tuesday, only wholesale trade and civil construction showed improvements in the third quarter. This, PwC said, “sends a clear warning” that GDP data for the third... 

Integrated Pump Rental

19th November 2019 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Data investment: start now for future gains

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2019 Is the present you looking after the future you? Fundamentally, this is what investment in data now means for your business in the future. Consider what could happen if one of the sensors on a critical asset fails without anybody noticing. It could result in a catastrophe when an ageing... 

Green hydrogen proposed for buses in South Africa 

By: Martin Creamer     25th September 2019 Twenty of 125 buses operated by the Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) and currently fuelled by diesel may be switched to green hydrogen. Critical to the mandate of the GMA, established in 2006 under the GMA Act, is to ensure that the rapid-rail Gautrain passenger transport system operates in a... 

On-The-Air (13/09/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     13th September 2019 South Africa’s first fuel cell factory is to be built in KwaZulu-Natal by Taiwanese investors; South Africa was this week advised to use up its mountains of discard coal before opening new coal mines; and Hydrogen, the most abundant substance on earth, is inching its way towards replacing oil as... 

CPC Engineering collaborates with African EPC companies

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th August 2019 Perth-based CPC Engineering has entered into a joint venture (JV) with African companies, called Africa Project Partnerships (APP), to service the continent’s mining industry. The JV was formed in the first quarter of the year, bringing together companies with expertise across a range of... 

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