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Sascha Solomons

Sascha Solomons

Sascha Solomons is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Quality offering in a competitive market key

24th February 2017 Now is the right time to focus on supplying a high-quality offering while remaining relatively competitive, says South African Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors' Association (Saracca) director Barney Richardson. He highlights that it is not worth the profit, if anything, to work on... 

Platinum still a substantial contributor to local economy

10th February 2017 South Africa accounts for about 96% of all known global reserves of platinum-group metals (PGMs); therefore, stability and sustainability in its mining sector are essential for the platinum industry, says law firm Hogan Lovells partner and mining head Warren Beech. “The mining industry in general... 

Call to review charter’s proposed home ownership model

10th February 2017 Corporate monitoring organisation Bench Marks Foundation has long proposed that all platinum producers in South Africa, which promote private home ownership in line with the proposed Mining Charter, review this model, says executive director John Capel. He says the organisation’s surveys have... 

Amendment Bill in limbo, but processes crucial

3rd February 2017 While stakeholders are waiting for the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill to pass into law, it is important to not only comply with the current version of the MPRDA, but also to take into account the proposed amendments, comments Hogan Lovells partner and head... 

Mining Charter ‘merely draft’ – law firm

3rd February 2017 Much controversy surrounds the April 2016 publication of the draft reviewed Mining Charter, but law firm Werksmans Attorneys reminds concerned stakeholders that it is still “merely in draft form”. Extensive comments were furnished from various industry stakeholders after the publication of the... 

Company promotes ecofriendly production processes

25th November 2016 As a means of protecting the environment, nonwoven geotextile manufacturer Fibertex uses chemical-binder-free products and production processes to manufacture Fibertex geotextiles, which are made of virgin polypropylene (PP) material. Fibertex South Africa CEO Clive Hitchcock comments that virgin... 

Multimillion-rand investment furthers aim of industrial market growth

11th November 2016 The growing strength of GUD Holdings-owned lubricant company Indy Oil’s brand and reputation among its customer base, which includes members of the mining industry, has led to a multimillion-rand investment in a blending plant in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. GUD Holdings is a manufacturer of... 

Pneumatic cylinder uniformity benefits distributor, improves part availability

11th November 2016 With no drastic changes over the last 100 years in the design of the pneumatic cylinders specified by the mining industry, these components are easily replaceable, thereby preventing costly production stoppages at mines, explains Africa-focused branded parts manufacturer and distributor Torre... 

Company promotes Italian pneumatic vibrator range

11th November 2016 A comprehensive range of electric and pneumatic internal and external vibrators suitable for ore screening and processing applications is now available in South Africa from industrial equipment supplier Bearings International (BI). BI has been a supplier of vibrator motors since 2012. 

Australian company sees growth potential in African market

4th November 2016 Australia-based mining safety solutions company Nautitech Mining Systems has chosen South Africa as its gateway into the African mining market, owing to the number of mining projects and opportunities available in the country and on the continent. When its products and brands are established in... 

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