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Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock is Creamer Media Contributing Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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New welding equipment, training significant contributors in growth strategy

2nd December 2022 To assist its growth strategy in an evolving local market space, specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering has made a significant investment by procuring a state-of-the-art automated welding machine, from France. 

World unlikely to resolve copper deficit soon – CDAA

18th November 2022 While the improved management of copper scrap recycling is crucial to supplement future mined supplies to address the world’s seemingly perpetual copper deficit, copper cable theft continues to be a hindrance locally, says local copper industry representative Copper Development Association Africa... 

Roan’s success to be duplicated in north

18th November 2022 With diversified metal recovery business Jubilee Metals Group’s flagship copper processing project, Project Roan, in Zambia, reaching nameplate throughput last month, the company is aiming to replicate a similar model at a larger scale at its northern refinery. Roan is part of Jubilee’s southern... 

Firm secures ‘preferred’ status

18th November 2022 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has been named a preferred supplier of Europe’s largest copper producer Aurubis, which also claims to be the world’s largest copper recycler. Thos Begbie, based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, manufactures water-cooled copper and other furnace components... 

Efficient management of constrained energy supply vital

11th November 2022 It is important that local municipalities manage South Africa’s available power supply as efficiently as possible by adopting smart-grid enabling products, as the country continues to battle electricity generation constraints, especially with President Cyril Ramaphosa having stated that... 

CoCT on track to become African energy diversification beacon

11th November 2022 The City of Cape Town (CoCT) is working on diversifying its energy resources to significantly reduce its reliance on struggling State-owned power utility Eskom in the next two years and, thereby, the impact of loadshedding on its customers. The municipality intends to end loadshedding for... 

Climate change major energy efficiency driver

11th November 2022 While the implementation of energy efficiency measures reduces demand on South Africa’s fragile power system, the climate change agenda continues to significantly influence corporate South Africa’s efforts in this respect, says renewable-energy solutions company Solareff – a member of nonprofit... 

Millions injected into water tech over past 7 years

21st October 2022 The Water Technologies Demonstration Programme (Wader) has invested about R43.5-million in 46 projects from 2015 to 2022 as the technology arm of the National Water Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap. The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) has been the primary funder of the... 

S Africa can ease effect of natural disasters through technology

21st October 2022 Deploying “cutting-edge” solutions at South Africa’s water treatment plants will assist the country in mitigating the severe impact of natural disasters, such as the drought in Nelson Mandela Bay, in the Eastern Cape, and the flooding in KwaZulu-Natal, while addressing the poor state of... 

Edikan set to surpass guidance

14th October 2022 The Edikan gold mine, in Ghana, is clawing back the production loss incurred owing to the shutdown of its mill for preventative maintenance in June. The mine recorded its best month of gold production since December 2018 in July and surpassed its June quarter production by mid-August. The mine,... 

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