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Earn CPD points by attending a workshop on galvanized rebar and bolts

4th August 2021 The International Zinc Association (IZA) is hosting its second expert workshop on 11 August 2021 at 14:30. This workshop will focus on galvanized rebar and bolts.   

Magazine round up | 30 July 2021 

30th July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Oil and gas companies have role to play in lower-carbon economy  

By: Tracy Hancock     29th July 2021 The aim of the decarbonisation transition is not to make the oil and gas industry obsolete, in an effort to achieve a low-carbon economy by 2050, , says leading global professional services company Accenture in Africa strategy and consulting senior manager for energy Yu-Feng McConnachie. 

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The Labour Relations Act deeming provision – an update from a TES perspective

29th July 2021 Section 198A of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), also known as “deeming provision”, has been a contentious issue since it came into effect in 2015, and even more so since the Constitutional Court judgement around the Act in 2018. 

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AngloGold Ashanti upgrades communication system to improve safety and efficiency

29th July 2021 “Our head of security gave us a big thumbs up. He was very impressed with the product after using it in operation. I'm very satisfied with Hytera products,” said AngloGold Ashanti telecommunications manager Stefan van der Merwe. 

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Magazine round up | 23 July 2021 

23rd July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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2021’s rocky road creates a need for smarter spend management

22nd July 2021 Under strain from a near-stagnant economy and on-going challenges with electricity supply, South Africa’s mining sector is under immense pressure to develop new strategies for greater productivity and improved employee spend management.  

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SA needs to be doing more to avert a catastrophic water crisis

22nd July 2021 South Africa is rapidly approaching a water crisis with potentially catastrophic consequences. After decades of mismanagement and a lack of maintenance the country’s water infrastructure is crumbling 

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Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa

Kazakhstan top 3 gold mine boosts productivity with broadband communication solution

22nd July 2021 Hytera’s Hytalk Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PoC) platform and terminals have enabled Kazakhstan mining company JSC AK Altynalmas to upgrade its communications system with a digital multimedia solution supporting voice, video and data. 

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Magazine round up | 16 July 2021 

16th July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 16 July 2021

Delba Electrical refurbish slip ring motor for Khoemacau copper mine

13th July 2021 The Khoemacau Copper Mine Teco Slipring Motor was decommissioned by the customer and transported to the Delba works in Springs for a complete major overhaul of the entire motor including the stator, rotor and cooler. Prior to the overhaul of the motor the entire plant was out of commission for a... 

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Decarbonising oil and gas pivotal to achieving carbon neutral future 

By: Tracy Hancock     13th July 2021 Energy decarbonisation makes good business sense, especially in the oil and gas industry, in spite of the global energy imbalance and the need to achieve the targets set by the Paris Agreement to curb climate change. 

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GE outlines roadmap for reliable and sustainable energy in SA 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th July 2021 South Africa must add between 4 GW and 6 GW of additional power generation capacity in the near term to ease an electricity constraint that has persisted for more than a decade and is making the country’s electricity system prone to economically debilitating power cuts, Industrial technology... 

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Magazine round up | 09 July 2021 

9th July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

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Small mines, big tech

8th July 2021 By 2025, the digital mining market will be worth $20.0 billion with key technologies like automation and robotics driving this expansion. Yet when small to medium sized (SME) mining companies experience growth, their existing IT systems and mining software often become outdated, causing issues... 

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John Osmund “Ossie” Carstens Obituary

7th July 2021 Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) mourns the passing of Ossie Carstens, director and former CEO. We share the following obituary in his honour, and as inspiration to those who carry on the work of building our society and economy. Ossie Carstens, notable businessman, engineer... 

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An honest overview of the Binomo trading platform

6th July 2021 Binomo is a trading platform available in different countries, also in South Africa. Learn how to trade there, and why it’s a true, legit platform and not a fake. What is binomo.com and is it legal in South Africa? 

An honest overview of the Binomo trading platform

Celebrating 40 years with Martin Creamer 

5th July 2021 This year marks Creamer Media’s 40th anniversary of promoting current, credible and comprehensive news coverage about economic developments. 

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Collaboration key for the mining supply chain - MEMSA CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi

2nd July 2021 Manufacturing industry organisation Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (MEMSA) welcomes the focus on localisation expressed in the South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan (ERRP), and the significant demand and supply side initiatives set out in the dtic’s recently... 

Collaboration key for the mining supply chain - MEMSA CEO Lehlohonolo Molloyi

Magazine round up | 02 July 2021 

2nd July 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Company secures local fabrication contract

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st July 2021 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is ordering a bill of materials to begin fabrication for a contract that it secured in October 2020, under the leadership of Thos Begbie sales engineer Ethienne Erasmus. The contract is set for completion by June 2021. The company was invited to... 

AS GOOD AS NEW The company is required to repair two bus tube bundles and fabricate four new bus tube bundles using vital copper components
AS GOOD AS NEW The company is required to repair two bus tube bundles and fabricate four new bus tube bundles using vital copper components

From improving equipment reliability to unearthing the riches of tomorrow

30th June 2021 Shell Lubricants believes that there is potential for lubrication to deliver significant business value by contributing to improved productivity and reduced costs. Whether your mining operations involve underground or open-pit drilling, earthmoving, digging or crushing, your business relies on... 

From improving equipment reliability to unearthing the riches of tomorrow

Largest carbon emitters have most capacity to disrupt in decarbonisation transition 

By: Tracy Hancock     30th June 2021 Climate change is probably the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced but daily innovation indicates that the world is on the path to a sustainable energy transition, with the biggest contributors to climate change representing the greatest potential to innovate and disrupt, says leading... 

Largest carbon emitters have most capacity to disrupt in decarbonisation transition

China approves expansion of capacity of coal mine in Xinjiang region

By: Reuters     28th June 2021 China's energy administration said it had approved the expansion of production capacity of a coal mine in Xinjiang Autonomous Region to five-million tonnes per year from three-million tonnes per year. The approval granted to Shaduizi coal mine, located in Sandaoling mine area in the northwestern... 

Job creation needs to be our biggest priority

25th June 2021 All indications are that South Africa’s economic prospects are looking a little brighter than they were a year ago. The economy grew on an annualised basis by 4.6% in the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest GDP figures. 

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Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa

Magazine round up | 25 June 2021 

25th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader. 

Magazine round up | 25 June 2021

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® Empowers the Industry to Meet Global Demand

By: Reinette Classen     24th June 2021 Explore Every Level of Equipment and Technology at the Largest Mining Show of Its Kind 

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® Empowers the Industry to Meet Global Demand

The Labour Relations Act deeming provision – an update from a TES perspective

24th June 2021 By Jeandie Leoné, Commercial Executive at Workforce Staffing Section 198A of the Labour Relations Act (LRA), also known as “deeming provision”, has been a contentious issue since it came into effect in 2015, and even more so since the Constitutional Court judgement around the Act in 2018. There... 

The Labour Relations Act deeming provision – an update from a TES perspective

Minerals Council, DMRE advance exploration, junior mining  

By: Nadine James     24th June 2021 A key development that resulted from the much maligned 2017 Mining Charter, and the subsequent appointment of Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, was increased and fruitful engagement between the Department of Minerals Resources and Energy (DMRE) and Minerals Council South Africa,... 

Minerals Council, DMRE advance exploration, junior mining

Magazine round up | 18 June 2021 

18th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 18 June 2021

Contributions to METF will ensure high-quality minerals education in SA 

17th June 2021 The Minerals Education Trust Fund (METF) has since its inception in 1999 disbursed more than R530-million in grants to funded institutions, with grants in 2020 totalling more than R42-million. 

The quality of education as well as the quality of students entering industry would be negatively affected without support from the METF

Your partner in mine safety should have a global reach

By: Yolande Botes     17th June 2021 Safety is the number one concern for any mining operation. If your company has operations in several locations around the globe, your safety concerns are even more complex. It’s crucial that you choose a safety partner with the experience and resources to support all your locations. 

Your partner in mine safety should have a global reach

Earn CPD points by attending our expert workshop on zinc coatings

17th June 2021 The International Zinc Association’s (IZA’s) Africa Desk will present an expert workshop webinar on galvanizing and zinc coatings on June 30, 2021 at 14:30, where professional engineers can earn CPD points. The webinar aims to provide attendees with a comprehensive introduction to the IZA, while... 

Earn CPD points by attending our expert workshop on zinc coatings

Magazine round up | 11 June 2021 

11th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 11 June 2021

Tronox Mineral Sands donates R200 000 to Diazville High School 

10th June 2021 In 2020, Tronox Mineral Sands donated R200 000 to Diazville High School to fund the school’s three School Governing Body (SGB) posts. Diazville High School is situated in Saldanha, Western Cape, with most of their learners coming from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.  The school... 

Tronox Mineral Sands donates R200 000 to Diazville High School

Magazine round up | 04 June 2021 

4th June 2021 A video round up of this week’s magazine, highlighting our cover story, features and Business Leader.  

Magazine round up | 04 June 2021

The key role of training to drive automation in Africa

3rd June 2021 There is a strong trend towards automation in Africa, linked with the realization that automation brings multiple benefits. Training is vital to generate these benefits. Automation in Africa is being driven by a number of key factors. Productivity is high up the list. Companies are constantly... 

Hendrik Papenfus is currently the Sales Manager Africa for Graco, an American based equipment manufacturer for the fluids industry. He has a passion for African business and played an instrumental role in developing the African strategy for Graco.
Hendrik Papenfus is currently the Sales Manager Africa for Graco, an American based equipment manufacturer for the fluids industry. He has a passion for African business and played an instrumental role in developing the African strategy for Graco.

Rethinking mine waste will bring unexpected benefits

3rd June 2021 By James Lake, partner and principal environmental scientist, SRK Consulting As one of the largest contributors of the country’s waste, South African mines should be re-thinking their usual linear approach in managing residues. Beyond improving their environmental and social impact, they may be... 

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