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Women making inroads into male-dominated mining sector despite challenges

Women making inroads into male-dominated mining sector despite challenges

9th August 2013

The mining industry faces many challenges from a macro and micro perspective, from fluctuating exchange rates to mineral prices and labour unrest. 


Pauline Froschauer

Pauline Froschauer

9th August 2013

Position: MD of RRT Main Activity of the Company: Transport policy, planning and project implementation 


Steelmaker hands over R45m Eastern Cape school to govt

9th August 2013

Steel producer and mining company ArcelorMittal South Africa has completed and handed over the state-of-the-art R45-million Mandela Park Primary School, which was built in Slovo Park, Mthatha, in... 


NATURAL CHOICE The viability of solar power was envisaged, owing to the high cost of providing national grid electricity connection for the plazas in Zimbabwe

World’s first solar powered off-grid toll plaza in Zim

2nd August 2013

As part of the Zimbabwe National Road Agency’s (Zinara’s) roads rehabilitation project, the Zinara toll plaza near Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe, has been designed and commissioned by consulting engineers,... 


EDUC8 INITIATIVE LAUNCH Mobile operator Telkom Mobile, global resources company BHP Billiton and multinational electronics company Samsung launched the third nationwide matric maths and science revision initiative, Educ8

Matric revision programme targeting learners from disadvantaged schools

2nd August 2013

Mobile operator Telkom Mobile, global resources company BHP Billiton and multinational electronics company Samsung launched the third nationwide matric maths and science revision initiative, Educ8,... 


Initiatives under way to arrest SA’s R7.2bn yearly water-loss scourge

Initiatives under way to arrest SA’s R7.2bn yearly water-loss scourge

2nd August 2013

As a water-scarce country, South Africa is facing several water challenges, not least of which is the inefficient use of water and, even more worrying, losses as a result of leaks. Non-revenue... 


ALAN STRAWHPE Africa McCloskey sales manager

HPE sells 12 McCloskey machines since being named distributor in January

2nd August 2013

Distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa has successfully showcased the new McCloskey C38 recirculating cone crusher at an interactive open day, which was... 


Alexis Barwise

Alexis Barwise

26th July 2013

Position: Managing Director Main Activity of the Company: Lightning and surge protection, earthing components and safety equipment manufacturer 


HTC FLOOR CLEANING PADS Diamond Cleaning System Twister diamond-coated pads

New ‘super floors’ being marketed to SA retailers

26th July 2013

Pick n Pay Hypermarkets across Gauteng have transformed their epoxy floors into 'Superfloors’ using of a new concept that is available in the local market through Superb Flooring Systems, part of... 


Shantui to unveil excavator, wheel-loader models at bauma Africa

26th July 2013

Earthmoving equipment manufacturer Shantui will officially launch its 48 t SE480 excavator and SL60W-3 wheel loader onto the African market. The launch will take place at the inaugural bauma Africa... 


PATRICK VAN GOOL NJR Steel Reinforcing branch manager

Steel supplier officially opens automated Gauteng facility

19th July 2013

Supplier of steel products NJR Steel Reinforcing has officially launched its fully automated factory in Northlands Industrial Park, Gauteng, last month, during which the facilities and the latest... 


Ferrex intersects high-grade iron-ore

19th July 2013

AIM quoted iron ore and manganese development company focused in Africa Ferrex announced an update from its 3 000 m drilling programme at its 309 sq km Mebaga direct shipping ore (DSO) Iron Ore... 


Mark Pickering

Mark Pickering

12th July 2013

Position: MD of Globeleq South Africa Management Services and GM of three renewable-power projects, namely De Aar Solar Power, Droogfontein Solar Power and Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm 


PAULO STARK The solutions we are providing will improve the quality of life in Brazil for generations to come

Siemens providing solutions as Brazil prepares for sports-related influx

12th July 2013

Brazil is counting on German mulatinational engineering and electronics company Siemens to provide key infrastructure solutions for the upcoming sporting events in that country. 


BRIAN CLARK Diamond Products codirector Brian Clark

New high-tech wall saw range launched locally

12th July 2013

Specialist in the manufacture, assembly, sales and support of diamond tools and equipment, Diamond Products, has introduced a new range of Titan high- frequency wall saws, which were introduced... 


DIAMOND PROCESSING PLANTTenova Bateman Technologies’ successful supply of a second front-end for a diamond plant is under way

South African firm starts erecting diamond plant at Zim mine

12th July 2013

The fabrication and pre-erection of a front-end module for a diamond plant, in Zimbabwe, has been completed by Tenova Bateman Technologies modular plants, formally known as Bateman modular plants 


MILTON CATELINWCA chief executive

World Coal Association to honour outstanding leadership, excellence

12th July 2013

The World Coal Association (WCA) has announced the launch of its inaugural Leadership & Excellence Awards programme. The awards will be held yearly and this year the awards will be presented in... 


CHRIS JACOBSOIM conflict resolution expert

Collective action needed to tackle labour unrest

5th July 2013

An urgent collective response from all stakeholders is needed to deal with investor confidence that has been negatively affected by labour tensions, particularly in the mining sector, according to... 


German surge-protection specialist sets up SA unit

German surge-protection specialist sets up SA unit

28th June 2013

Lightning and surge protection equipment specialist DEHN + SÖHNE, of Germany, has officially opened a local subsidiary in Johannesburg. Group joint MD Dr Philipp Dehn reports that the market... 


Bolts and nuts specialist invests to improve output rates

28th June 2013

Special bolts and nuts manufacturer Tel-Screw Products has bought a new computer numerical control (CNC) centre, which has replaced some of the work previously done on manual turret auto machines,... 


We’ll continue to ‘help mining through its challenges’ – 3M

21st June 2013

Innovative diversified technology company 3M considers taking a more medium- to long-term view on the mining challenges that the industry currently faces. 


Well-designed special economic zones hold jobs and investment potential

Well-designed special economic zones hold jobs and investment potential

21st June 2013

South Africa is moving to include special economic zones (SEZs) into its industrial and economic development toolbox in the hope that they will help stimulate fixed investment, partiularly... 


SANDVIK UJ44Oi The R8.3-million machine is functioning reliably

Contractor takes delivery of ‘urgently needed’ heavy-duty crusher

21st June 2013

Mobile and semi-mobile crushing, screening, washing and materials handling equipment supplier, Pilot Crushtec International, has delivered a Sandvik UJ440i heavy-duty mobile jaw crusher to South... 


Mining’s challenges present opportunity for improvement, growth

14th June 2013

Although faced with a lot of challenges, the mining industry can grow and evolve. Some experts feel that these challenges can be seen as opportunities to turn the negatives of the industry into... 


University moves ahead with initiative designed to boost South African entrepreneurship

14th June 2013

A floor of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) admin building, at the centre of campus, is being fitted to welcome a next generation of entrepreneurs. 


JACQUES DU PREEZ There is a lot of pressure in the form of increased energy prices

Business intelligence can help mining overcome pressures

14th June 2013

The mining sector in South Africa is currently under a lot of pressure and Business Intelligence (BI) is a process that can help alleviate the pressure, says Business Intelligence service providers... 


UN may license first seabed mining in 2016, but enviro scepticism lingers

UN may license first seabed mining in 2016, but enviro scepticism lingers

7th June 2013

The United Nations (UN) has published its first plan for deep-sea mining and has announced that companies could apply for mining licences as soon as 2016. This comes at a time when this form of... 


Jane Molony

Jane Molony

7th June 2013

Position: Executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Main Activity of the Company: The PAMSA has been promoting the interests of the South African pulp and... 


UN may license first seabed mining operations in 2016, but enviro scepticism lingers

UN may license first seabed mining operations in 2016, but enviro scepticism lingers

7th June 2013

Deep-sea mining is increasingly becoming an attractive investment for mining companies and the United Nations (UN) has published its first plan for deep-sea mining and says that companies could... 


WORKING TOGETHER The RIFFS aims to bring together stakeholders from various segments in the innovation value chain

Free State creates platform to foster innovation and collaboration

31st May 2013

Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the University of the Free State (UFS) pledged their commitment to innovation and... 


Martyn Davies

Martyn Davies

24th May 2013

Position: CEO of Frontier Advisory Main Activity of the Company: Advisory services in emerging markets Date and Place of Birth: January 19, 1972, UK Education: BA Law (Hons) (cum laude), MA (cum... 


ON THE GO  During the pilot testing period, results showed that the workers had increased energy throughout the day and fatigue was not an issue

Companies in joint initiative to combat fatigue in the workplace

24th May 2013

Healthy lifestyle and sports nutrition supplement brand USN and fatigue systems provider Fatigue Sharks have teamed up to deal with fatigue issues in the workplace. The two companies have created a... 


Warwick Goosen

Warwick Goosen

17th May 2013

Full Name: Warwick James Goosen Position: CEO: development Main Activity of the Company: Development and management of retail shopping centre 


DANIEL ANVARI-BROWNHe notes that skilled people, mostly between 25 to 45, are moving, but it has become more popular among younger couples to consider relocating to various countries

SA said to be losing skilled professionals to other countries

17th May 2013

South Africa has lost tens of thousands of professionals to countries, such as the UK, New Zealand Australia and Canada, as many of them are leaving in response to the changing face of South... 


BME increases in-house manufacture of mobile mining units

17th May 2013

Increasing the in-house manufacturing of its mobile mining units (MMUs) is helping explosives supplier BME to further improve its client service levels and market penetration in Africa. 


CONTRACTED AWARDED FOR OPENCAST MINING COMPANYOpencast mining provider Diesel Power, in techinical and management support of  its fellow group subsidiary Diesel Power Congo, has been awarded an openpit mining and quarrying contract, in the Republic of Congo

SA company clinches Republic of Congo openpit mining contract

10th May 2013

Opencast mining provider Diesel Power, in techinical and management support of its fellow group subsidiary Diesel Power Congo, has been awarded an openpit mining and quarrying contract, in the... 


ANTHONY ROBINSON The information technology landscape is maturing and the acquisition of World Wide Creative positions us for this change

Sekunjalo Investments unit in digital marketing acquisition

10th May 2013

Subsidiary of black-owned JSE-listed Sekunjalo Investments, Saratoga, has acquired a majority stake in Cape Town- and Johannesburg-based full service digital marketing agency, World Wide Creative 


It’s time to embrace women leadership – Deloitte director

10th May 2013

The mining industry in South Africa is at a crossroads, which also presents an opportunity to embrace a more diverse leadership, especially from women, says Deloitte director Gillian Hofmeyr. 


Mark Janse van Vuuren

Mark Janse van Vuuren

3rd May 2013

Position: MD of Jasco ICT Solutions Main Activity of the Company: The Jasco group is a provider of end-to-end converged solutions across three interlinked sectors: information and communication... 


AGGREKO POWER PLANTThe Aggreko/Shanduka cross-border power project, in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, has been awarded Africa’s Best Fast Track Power Project for 2012 at the Africa Energy Awards

Fast-track Mozambique power project gains recognition

3rd May 2013

The Aggreko/Shanduka cross-border power project, in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, has been awarded Africa’s Best Fast Track Power Project for 2012 at the Africa Energy Awards. 


SA moves ahead with big school-building plan amid questions on specifications

SA moves ahead with big school-building plan amid questions on specifications

3rd May 2013

It has become evident to most South Africans that school infrastructure is in dire need of a facelift and to ensure that learners are schooled in a proper learning environment, the Presidential... 


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