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Mind shifts save money | Reducing general maintenance costs in Retail

9th October 2020 Irrespective of your business or work environment, poor decision making often comes back to bite you. When talking about maintenance, it is something that could result in significant damage, costing the business dearly. How can we facilitate better decision making at ground level to prevent... 

Exxaro celebrates four employees announced as Pragma Value Add Ambassador winners

9th October 2020 Every six months, future-focused engineering services company Pragma, awards industry achievers in the mining, retail, government, manufacturing and oil and gas sectors for their meaningful contribution to their respective organisations. Pragma aims at helping their clients to perform at their... 

Clear vision bags Massmart the prestigious SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020

9th October 2020 A clear vision and decisive decision-making clinched Massmart the coveted SAAMA Project Achievement Award 2020 for the successful implementation of Pragma’s enterprise asset management system, On Key. Successfully implementing and managing over 300 stores currently, is a significant achievement.... 

A Case for Condition Monitoring as an Integrated, Continuous Service

9th October 2020 Deriving the most value from your assets all the while maintaining them in optimum condition is every asset owners challenge. Over maintaining is costly, undermaintaining could be disastrous. Finding a balance between the two is no easy feat, but integrating condition-based monitoring into your... 

10 maintenance tips for lockdown

9th October 2020 With many countries currently in some form of forced lockdown, a number of businesses have been forced to shut down their operations for an uncertain time period. Many organisations can lock their front door and go home, working remotely to continue their activities. Others in asset-intensive... 

Black royalty minerals announces appointment of CEO for Koornfontein Mine

9th October 2020 Black Royalty Minerals Koornfontein, part of the Makole Group, has appointed Zandile Mdanda CEO of Koornfontein mine in Middelburg, with immediate effect. Mdanda will be assisted by Jacob du Plessis, together with a management team that has extensive knowledge of the asset.  According to Makole... 

Coal miners should take lead in being ethical suppliers to Eskom

9th October 2020 Coal suppliers should consider a voluntary code of ethics   Speaking during a panel discussion with other coal industry stakeholders, as part of the virtual Joburg Indaba, on Thursday (8 October 2020), Mpumelelo Mkhabela, chairperson of mining investment firm Menar, called on coal producers to do... 

Dr Snowy Khoza receives top ranking in Businesswoman of the Year awards

9th October 2020 Enjoying international acclaim for her untainted business ethics, astute business skills and for driving transformation, Bigen CEO, Dr Snowy Khoza has been ranked as South Africa’s Top Gender Empowered Individual at the recent Standard Bank Top Women Awards held virtually on 2 October. The... 

Sandvik sells exploration business to Drillman

9th October 2020 Swedish engineering group Sandvik will sell its exploration business to Drillman – a subsidiary of the M Group of companies from Australia. The deal includes exploration rigs, consumables and production stock, along with selected trademarks and patents. “I believe we have found a good home for... 

Denison increases bought deal to $17.4m

9th October 2020 Uranium project developer Denison Mines has increased the size of its bought deal offering to 47-million shares, for aggregate proceeds of $17.4-million. The company previously planned to raise $10-million through a 27.03-million-share offering at $0.37 a share. The underwriters and joint book... 


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