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Cameron Mackay

Cameron Mackay

Cameron Mackay is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Association hopes industry becomes profitable again

20th January 2023 The Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) hopes that profits increase this year for the local business conferences and exhibitions industry, but EXSA GM Lee-Ann Alder recognises that rising living costs remain a significant challenge going forward. “We foresee that 2023 will... 

Company leveraging experience to navigate evolving industry

20th January 2023 Exhibition stand design and construction company RedAnt Design intends to leverage its 22 years of industry experience to navigate the evolving landscape of the local business conferences and exhibitions industry. RedAnt produces exhibition stands, which help companies achieve a “powerful brand... 

Solar helps mine reduce costs, decarbonise, mitigate loadshedding

16th December 2022 The construction of gold miner Gold Fields’ 50 MW Khanyisa solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at its South Deep gold mine was completed in August this year, and Gold Fields executive VP Martin Preece espouses the benefits thereof to Mining Weekly. Such benefits include, mitigating loadshedding,... 

Solar projects help support miner’s gold, PGMs operations

16th December 2022 Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater is implementing a range of renewable-energy solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to support its local gold and platinum-group metal (PGM) mining operations. This includes a 50 MW solar PV project to support its gold mining operations, and a combined 175 MW of... 

Miner progressing wind projects to support embedded generation

16th December 2022 Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater is procuring wind energy capacity from independent power producers. The miner issued a request for information last year, indicating that it was looking to secure up to 250 MW of remote wind generation. The miner than opted to pursue more capacity based on the... 

Company builds centralised control room for mine

2nd December 2022 Engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron completed a 360° control room at a mine in the Northern Cape province this year. The control room is a showcase for the implementation of smart technology, digitalisation and mechanisation using smart control room equipment and... 

Role of PGMs in creating hydrogen economy

2nd December 2022 South Africa’s transition to a low-carbon economy is under way, and the country contains the world’s largest reserves of the platinum-group metals (PGMs) essential to this transition. The demand for PGMs will increase as they are critical to the realisation of a hydrogen economy, which is one of... 

Construction company contributes to DRC mine accommodation

2nd December 2022 South African construction company Moladi has supplied its removable, reusable, recyclable and lightweight plastic formwork mould construction system for miner Ivanhoe Mines’ Kamoa copper mine, in Kolwezi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The plastic injection-moulded panel formwork... 

Supplier aids tunnel construction

2nd December 2022 Construction materials supplier Peikko South Africa has partnered with a local construction company to develop an innovative ventilation tunnel design for a headgear structure in a mine located in the Limpopo province. Peikko South Africa supplies a large selection of products for both precast... 

Company supplies innovative products to sector

25th November 2022 The prevalence of build projects for new warehouses, distribution centres and other logistics infrastructure has provided local steel supplier Macsteel with opportunities to supply its innovative products for steel construction and cladding projects. Some of these products include Novotexi and... 

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