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Sabrina Jardim

Sabrina Jardim

Sabrina Jardim is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Sabrina Jardim

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Welding standards critical for process efficiencies

15th September 2023

As a member of industry body the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), South African capital equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment emphasises the importance of welding standards in the... 

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Report highlights welding capability

15th September 2023

Amid a growing global population, and increasing pressure on manufacturing, infrastructure and power generation, welding is a significant global industry and plays a critical role in the world’s... 

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Institutes collaborate to advance welding capabilities

15th September 2023

To help improve national welding capabilities and advance the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, four welding institutes – the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW), the Canadian... 

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Great potential in Zim Mining despite challenges

8th September 2023

Despite the Zimbabwean mining sector exhibiting positive indicators, such as increased sector growth, economic growth and new legislative interventions aimed at increasing the ease of mining, the... 

Energy balancing act highlighted

8th September 2023

While Zimbabwe is well placed to take advantage of growing demand for critical minerals associated with the global energy transition, the country’s unstable energy supply requires urgent... 

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Exploration resumes at flagship gold mine

8th September 2023

After suspending operations amid underground logistical constraints and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on contractor operations, gold producer Caledonia Mining restarted production and... 

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Success despite challenges

8th September 2023

Amid energy-related challenges facing Zimbabwe, including power constraints and quality of power supply, gold producer Caledonia Mining has taken measures to shield its flagship Blanket gold mine... 

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Regional focus

8th September 2023

Amid the global energy transition and general upswing in commodity demand, there has been a significant increase in the number of new openpit projects coming on line for lithium mining, in... 

Steel suppliers expected to meet new standards

18th August 2023

With greater emphasis being placed on safety in the South African steel industry, local suppliers of conveyance piping can no longer merely be accredited by the South African Bureau of Standards... 

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Saisc’s initiatives keep it relevant

18th August 2023

Industry body the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) launched its ‘brand for hire’ initiative in June as a means of improving the organisation’s financial sustainability while... 

Local steel industry in prime ‘springboard’ position

18th August 2023

Despite contributing only a small percentage to global steel production, the South African steel sector supplies critical components to the global economy, says industry body Southern African... 

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Blending facility boosts capacity

11th August 2023

Despite setbacks on account of Covid-19 lockdowns and economic downturns in South Africa, lubricants distributor African Group Lubricants (AGL) has boosted its operational capacity by 500% through... 

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Additives offer substantial cost savings

11th August 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has teamed up with global leaders in additives, motor, transmissions and hydraulic oils Liqui Moly to offer cost-saving solutions to the local generator market. As... 

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Fuel type key to success

11th August 2023

Amid ongoing power outages and energy constraints, new approaches to fuel selection and efficiency among chemical plants have become necessary, says boiler and energy plant operations and... 

Sustainability spurs new trends in chemicals industry

11th August 2023

With a strong focus on sustainability, a growing trend of fuel switches, opportunities for cogeneration and using by-product streams has emerged in the chemicals industry, says boiler and energy... 

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Company releases new products for cleaner air

8th August 2023

Having spent 30 years researching and developing original products to reduce particulate matter (PM) from global industrial sources, air filtration solutions provider Aircure is launching three... 

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Local challenges hinder greener steelmaking

28th July 2023

With iron-ore production having declined in South Africa over the past two years, the country faces several challenges that could hinder the realisation of establishing a greener steelmaking... 

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New technology helps reduce respirable dust

21st July 2023

To minimise exposure to hazardous amounts of respiratory dust released through mining operations, dust suppression specialists CDC Dust Control and centrifugal and axial flow fan supplier Air Blow... 

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Coconut shells go for gold

14th July 2023

Environmentally responsible carbon manufacturer Panthera Carbon Global has uplifted many African communities through buying discarded coconut shells, which it repurposes into activated carbon that... 

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Incorporation, decriminalisation of ASM sought

14th July 2023

With about 20% of yearly global gold production being produced by artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices, an urgent need to revise existing ASM frameworks has arisen, alongside a need to... 

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Technology boosts African gold mining

14th July 2023

The increasing prevalence of new technology, and endeavours to boost environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance, are increasingly positively impacting African gold mining, with many... 

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Training necessary to foster effective leadership

14th July 2023

Upskilling and empowerment company Dyna Training is training 160 supervisors at Canadian gold miner B2Gold’s Fekola gold mine, in Mali, amid a greater emphasis being placed on providing... 

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High rand gold price only one part of the story for SA miners

14th July 2023

Amid global geopolitical uncertainties, concerns about lower economic growth and rising inflation, gold has reinforced its position as a safe-haven asset for investors, and the World Gold Council... 

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High rand gold price only one part of the story for SA miners

14th July 2023

Amid global geopolitical uncertainties, concerns about lower economic growth and rising inflation, gold has reinforced its position as a safe-haven asset for investors, and the World Gold Council... 

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Company embarks on BESS projects, encourages renewables deployment

30th June 2023

Global engineering, procurement and operation company USP&E is providing various battery energy storage systems (BESSs) for South Africa to address rolling blackouts amid local energy constraints... 

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Loadshedding pushes demand for battery electric storage

30th June 2023

Amid an ongoing energy crisis and a global transition towards renewable energy, a significant need for battery energy storage systems (BESSs) has emerged in South Africa as a potential solution to... 

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Mix of energy generation, storage necessary to end loadshedding – analyst

30th June 2023

Amid a widening energy generation deficit, brought on by the declining performance of State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet, economics consultancy Meridian Economics energy analyst Dr Peter Klein... 

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Domestic manganese miners urged to up exports

23rd June 2023

The South African mining industry needs to ensure that it remains competitive in its supply of manganese to the global market amid a global energy transition and an increasing emphasis being placed... 

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Manganese opportunities amass

23rd June 2023

As developed economies seek to diversify their sources of critical minerals away from China and Russia, South Africa has the “clear potential” to strengthen its position as a key supplier of... 

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Transnet expands manganese corridor for longer trains

23rd June 2023

To boost the South African economy, State-owned rail company Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has extended its Mamathwane crossing loop – a key manganese rail corridor, originating in the Northern Cape... 

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Resource-rich Africa needs to reap rewards from critical-minerals demand

9th June 2023

Despite Africa having significant reserves of metals that are key to the clean energy transition, such as cobalt, lithium and copper, the continent remains “rife with challenges of social and... 

Prime opportunity

9th June 2023

Amid a global energy transition and a subsequent increase in demand for critical minerals and metals from Africa, various considerations should be noted and acted upon to ensure that Africa can... 

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Indaba debut to highlight potential for African mining

9th June 2023

Amid a global energy transition and the emergence of Industry 4.0, this year’s inaugural London Indaba – hosted by mineral resources, energy and mining conference specialists Resources 4 Africa –... 

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Coal still relevant despite backlash – investment firm

9th June 2023

Despite the prevailing global transition away from coal-based forms of energy, the fossil fuel remains crucial in supplying baseload energy and powering critical industries, says mining investment... 

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Addressing Energy Challenges

2nd June 2023

While South Africa’s mining industry has embraced renewable energy amid a global energy transition, local energy constraints have made renewable-energy capacity a short-term requirement, in... 

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New Blood Needed

2nd June 2023

While older generation consulting engineers have specialised in mining and are aware of the opportunities to add value to that sector, younger generation consulting engineers not employed in such... 

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Modern skills for young mining engineers

2nd June 2023

Amid the emergence of Industry 4.0 and an increasing emphasis on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors, new generations of mining engineers are expected to embrace a... 

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Pre-employment tests limit risks

26th May 2023

With substance abuse having been exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic, pre-employment drug and alcohol testing has become a greater necessity in the workplace, says substance abuse testing... 

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Expert safety, health and environmental advisers key to ensuring risk management, compliance

26th May 2023

While South Africa’s legislative framework extensively covers various aspects of health and safety, companies could greatly benefit from expert safety, health and environmental (SHE) advisers to... 

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Expos to discuss safety, Industry 4.0

26th May 2023

With 2023 marking 30 years of Securex South Africa and 13 years of A-OSH EXPO, this year’s events – to be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre from June 6 to 8 – will showcase various security... 

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Smart fire-detection systems making headway

26th May 2023

Amid the emergence of Industry 4.0, the need for smarter and more proactive fire detection systems to monitor assets and mitigate fire hazards is continuously increasing. These systems have become... 

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