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Innovative approach to tallying HIV costs

22nd September 2006 International management consulting firm, Deloitte, in conjunction with a leading US university has successfully trialled a new approach to reduce the human and financial costs of HIV infection. 

Private-sector role highlighted at Canada Aids summit

22nd September 2006 According to South African Business Coalition on HIV and Aids (Sabcoha) CE Brad Mears, the recent international Aids conference held in Toronto revealed that the response to the pandemic has coalesced into a powerful social movement in which business has a significant role to play. “The... 

Updated regulations to improve burner safety

22nd September 2006 A new standard relating to burner safety is set to be released in October 2006. 

Walkways supplied to petrochemicals plant

22nd September 2006 Manufacturer Andrew Mentis is building on its solid reputation for providing high quality flooring grating with the recent supply of some 9 000 m2 of RS40 Rectagrid grating to Sasol’s new 1-Octene plant in Secunda. 

Unsafe gas equipment endangers workplace

22nd September 2006 Unsafe gas equipment continues to find its way into the workplace where it is threatening the safety of people and exposing managers and employers to the risk of prosecution. 

Energy-efficient microwave technology inches towards commercialisation

15th September 2006 Mining industry collaborative research organisation Amira International has confirmed that its new microwave technology project, aimed at enhancing the liberation of minerals, brings this technologyone step closer to commercial applications. “Through the use of pulsed microwave technology,... 

Cost-effective design with digital terrain modelling

15th September 2006 Local firm SRK Consulting is using newly-updated, three-dimensional digital terrain modelling software, SurfMate, to assist in producing more cost-effective designs for tailings dams, waste disposal facilities and bulk earthwork projects. 

New technologies in shaft-sinking cycle boost productivity

15th September 2006 Leading international mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation has announced a combination of new and innovative mining technologies in the shaft sinking and mine development cycle. 

Scrubber-system plants supplied

15th September 2006 Local firm Thuthuka Group Limited (TGL) recently completed two scrubber-system plants for international platinum and gold producers, Anglo Platinum and Harmony Gold. 

Environment-friendly degreaser relaunched

1st September 2006 Local firm Blendwell Chemicals, in conjunction with Ecokleen products, has launched an environment-friendly water-based degreaser. 

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