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Technology assists agriculture sector

13th May 2022

Agriculture input prices have risen by about 100%, but using technology provides farmers with an opportunity to save on costs, such as fuel and downtime issues, says agricultural equipment... 


Smart logistics required for efficient movement of goods

13th May 2022

To ensure the efficient and effective movement of goods in the agriculture sector, the implementation of technology, such as SMART logistics, is imperative, says South African Association of... 


Innovative greenhouse built

13th May 2022

Building materials supplier Trumod has designed an innovative greenhouse, which has been constructed and developed as a light steel frame (LSF) indoor cultivating warehouse structure used for... 


Tech essential in agriculture sector

13th May 2022

Water remains the key element in irrigation and agriculture, but rudimentary technologies, pollution and an ever-growing need for water across different sectors are a few of the current challenges... 


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Technology assists in grade control

6th May 2022

Grade control is an important part of any mining operation, and software company Seequent technical services manager Kathryn Gall says Seequent’s key products, such as Leapfrog Geo, Leapfrog Edge... 


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Project aims to boost gas industry in SA

29th April 2022

Natural gas and helium producer Renergen is securing financing for Phase 2 of its Virginia gas project the completion of which it hopes to achieve by 2025. The project comprises exploration and... 


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Gas industry gearing up for growth

29th April 2022

Decisions and announcements made last year by a number of state owned entities have inched South Africa closer to the implementation of a successful gas-to-power programme, says engineering... 


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Energy mix required to assist with power generation challenges

22nd April 2022

All possible creative and innovative energy solutions must be explored to mitigate the challenges faced by State-owned power utility Eskom while it tries to diversify the energy mix and reduce the... 


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Delaying projects puts pressure on limited skills

22nd April 2022

The delay of emergency-generation capacity projects – all part of the Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (RMIPPPP) – because of the powership court case, will not... 


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Maintenance needed for ageing infrastructure

22nd April 2022

The ageing electrical infrastructure in South Africa highlights the need for constant monitoring and maintenance to ensure daily functioning, says electricity utility company South Power... 


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IT system can help industry to stay competitive

15th April 2022

Edge computing can provide the automotive assembly industry in Africa with a competitive edge, through industry’s effectively implementing the latest technologies, says energy management and... 


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Association commits to developing automotive sector across Africa

15th April 2022

The automotive assembly industry in Africa has “great economic potential” and the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) is focusing on ensuring this potential is realised, says... 


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Growing uncertainty around local coal industry’s future

1st April 2022

While the decision to phase out coal in the global economy has put a damper on the South African local coal industry, geological consultants Gemecs MD Nico Denner says all is not lost for the... 


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Detection system ensures safety on coal mines

1st April 2022

The Drill Platform Detection system aims to assist that coal mine personnel on or around the drill platform are safe while the drill is in operation, says safety and monitoring solutions provider... 


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Mining conference to highlight key coal research topics

1st April 2022

Research institute Coaltech’s Colloquium – to be held on May 27, 2022, at the Ridge Hotel and Casino in Emalahleni, in Mpumalanga – will showcase the most recent research topics and projects that... 


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Drones used in measurement systems

25th March 2022

Licensed remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operator LS of South, under associate company RPAS operator LS Multi Copter Projects and Services, develops measurement systems which are integrated... 


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Advanced tech effective solution for inspection projects

25th March 2022

Advanced drone technology has many benefits and can be used in various inspection projects. 


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Tech company optimistic of drones future

25th March 2022

Despite the drones and defence sectors being adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of the global slowdown it triggered, global aerospace and technology company Paramount Advanced... 


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Company offers remote pilot licence training

25th March 2022

Operating a drone legally in South Africa for commercial purposes requires complying with legal requirements, and obtaining a remote pilot licence (RPL), says leading training organisation Drone... 


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Third-party access to create jobs

11th March 2022

Third-party access to the rail networks in South Africa will help to not only revitalise the rail industry but also have a ripple effect in ensuring job creation and economic growth, says local... 


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Rail revamp on cards

11th March 2022

Galvanized steel and zinc products provide several benefits for rail infrastructure and can help to revamp rail infrastructure in South Africa, says International Zinc Association (IZA) Africa Desk... 


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Investment, maintenance can restore infrastructure

11th March 2022

While there are still many challenges, State-owned freight utility Transnet believes that, through investment and collaboration, rail infrastructure can be revitalised. 


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Acquisition to boost company’s steel aspirations

4th March 2022

With the acquisition of steel producer COMIR Industrial SA in November 2021, specialised importer and distributor of industrial and electronic products in Southern Africa, Actum Group, aims to... 


Company proposes solution for steel plants

4th March 2022

Steelmakers globally are being pressured to reduce their carbon emissions, and the enhanced blast furnace is an “interesting solution” to ensure a reduced carbon footprint for steel plants, says... 


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Changes in steel industry create challenges

4th March 2022

The steel sector has evolved over the past few years and steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds branch manager Richard Horsley says this is evident from the supply chain to the end-user.  


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Investment into battery minerals increases

25th February 2022

Namibia has consistently maintained its position as one of sub-Saharan Africa’s primary mining investment destinations, with increased investment in minerals such as cobalt, lithium and co 


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Namibian chamber positive about 2022

25th February 2022

While the Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Namibia’s economy, industry organisation the Chamber of Mines of Namibia believes that the mining sector is well positioned to support the... 


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Provider aims to create Namibian footprint

25th February 2022

Mining sector training courses help to ensure increased safety, efficiency and productivity in the mining environment, and mining sector specialist training solutions company Prisma aims to launch... 


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Mine expansion cultivates positive community sentiment

25th February 2022

Aim-listed mining company AfriTin Mining is implementing the expansion of its Phase 1 Uis tin mine operation in Namibia. The expansion will result in a 67% increase in monthly tin concentrate... 


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Company achieves Level 1 BBBEE accreditation

11th February 2022

Forklift distributor Masslift Africa has announced that its Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) accreditation will help to expand business for the company and its distribution of... 


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Key development strategies need implementation in logistics industry

11th February 2022

So-called last-mile delivery, an aspect of logistics that has transformed significantly in the past two years, is one of the most prominent ways of promoting sustainable development goals and... 


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Company highlights key industry exhibitions for 2022

4th February 2022

Despite the exhibitions industry having been curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic during the past two years, exhibition company Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin is excited about the portfolio of... 


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Events require innovation and communication to reignite in 2022

4th February 2022

Through open communication and innovation with industry role-players – such as organisers, government departments and other associations – nonprofit organisation Exhibition and Event Association of... 


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Water treatment system designed for Mauritius Island

21st January 2022

Industrial water treatment solutions company Watericon has been tasked to design, build, transport and install a containerised water treatment system for the island of Mauritius. 


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River upgrade wins excellence award

21st January 2022

The Kuils river upgrade project for the City of Cape Town recently won the Consulting Engineers South Africa AON Engineering Excellence Award 2021 for projects with a value of less than R50-million. 


Technology offers solution to S Africa’s water issues

21st January 2022

Technology, such as global energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric’s Aquavanced Software Suite, can play an important role in alleviating some of the pressure on South... 


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Zimbabwe-based miner expands operations

10th December 2021

With Zimbabwe’s extensive resources, platinum group metals producer Zimplats intends to expand its mining operations, exhausting the southerly parts of the mine area and focusing on the northern... 


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Company highlights importance of phased development

10th December 2021

Diversified miner Ivanhoe Mines’ palladium/rhodium/platinum/gold/nickel/copper Platreef project is well under way, with the company pursuing a phased-development approach for the project, says... 


Miner provides update on Waterberg project

10th December 2021

TSX-listed mine developer Platinum Group Metals in October provided an update on the Waterberg project, a bulk underground palladium and platinum deposit located in the northern limb of the... 


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Geosynthetics implemented in oil storage facility

26th November 2021

Fibertex South Africa has supplied geosynthetics for the reinforcement, protection and leak detection of the oil tanks at an oil storage facility in the Port of Saldanha, in the Western Cape. 


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Accolades prove company’s local commitment

19th November 2021

Truck manufacturer FAW Trucks’ commitment to the South African market is reflected in the various achievements and accolades it has received this year, with the most recent being a Silver Award in... 


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