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Metric Automotive Engineering - Locomotives

Metric Automotive Engineering’s facilities have the ability to refurbish large diesel engine components. Services offered include cylinder head remanufacture, cylinder block line boring, milling, honing and boring, camshaft grinding, crankshaft grinding, engine assembly and dynamometer testing.


Minerals Council calls for intervention to ‘salvage and revive’ South Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th January 2020 The Minerals Council South Africa has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa and other government leaders to “salvage and revive” South Africa’s economy after noting the “increasing urgency of a range of critical steps needed”. In a statement released ahead of the Business Economic Indaba (BEI), which... 

Canadian crude-by-rail shipments to surge, spurring investment

By: Bloomberg     20th December 2019 Canadian shipments of crude by rail are poised to surge next year, spurring investment in new export infrastructure. Crude-by-rail capacity in Alberta is expected to grow by 100 000 bbl/d in December after the provincial government eased production limits for oil transported by train, the Energy... 

One dead in rail-bound equipment accident at Harmony’s Kusasalethu

By: Simone Liedtke     18th December 2019 A Harmony Gold employee has died following a rail-bound equipment related accident at the gold miner’s Kusasalethu mine, near Carltonville, on Tuesday. The miner extended condolences to the employee’s family, friends and colleagues, and said that it is “working closely with the relevant... 

Jupiter’s Tshipi mine on track to meet 2020 guidance, despite manganese price decrease 

By: Simone Liedtke     18th December 2019 Australia-headquartered miner Jupiter Mines has confirmed that annualised sales for its Tshipi Borwa manganese mine, in South Africa, remain on track to meet the 2020 guidance, despite a decrease in the manganese price. Tshipi remains cash positive with its low cost of production, Jupiter said,... 

On-The-Air (22/11/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd November 2019 Government is being called upon to concession some struggling railway routes to the private sector; The Mandela Mining Precinct has come out of its starting blocks at promising speed; and Solar power is now so low-priced that farmers and off-grid miners are installing it. 

R7bn Limpopo coal mine a step closer as ResGen, Transnet ink ten-year logistics deal 

By: Terence Creamer     21st November 2019 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet signed a ten-year take-or-pay coal transport agreement with Resource Generation (ResGen) subsidiary Ledjadja Coal on Thursday, improving prospects for the development of a new R7-billion greenfield coalmine in the Limpopo province. Under the contract,... 

Reef Fuel Injection Services

19th November 2019 Leading diesel service centre Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI) is one of only a handful of South African companies that is able to repair cutting-edge diesel fuel-injection systems.  The company has an established reputation for its high-quality workmanship and is an authorised service agent... 

Jobs, foreign revenue generation and energy security need careful consideration in any ‘just transition’ discussions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd October 2019 Careful consideration and deeper research required by those calling for coal’s demise – Menar chairperson Speaking during a panel discussion on the topic of the ‘Outlook for Coal Mining and South Africa’s coal sector’, at a conference in Sandton, chairperson of mining investment company Menar,... 

South32's Fraser stresses importance of reliable, competitively priced electricity 

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd October 2019 An overarching challenge to businesses of all sizes in South Africa, is the lack of reliable and competitive power, says South32 COO Mike Fraser. The reliable and competitive supply of power, he adds, “is critical” to the country’s future industrial growth and the creation of jobs. 

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... 

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