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Supplier launches 450 new products 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th May 2020 Electrical switchgear supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the latest edition of its product catalogue this year. A new catalogue is launched on average every two years. 

Siemens ready to help Africa with digitalisation challenges

By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th May 2020 The effects of digitalisation are different worldwide, and Africa is no exception. German multinational Siemens senior VP for Digital Industries in Southern and Eastern Africa Ralf Leinen says that, for the first time, Africa has an opportunity to use smart technology to transform entire... 

Covid-19 to have outsized impact on mining – developer

1st May 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic and, at the time of writing, there were more than 1.3-million confirmed cases worldwide. Mining companies have been affected by Covid-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage physical distancing have meant... 

KwaZulu-Natal vital for bearing distributor growth

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st May 2020 Power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) has earmarked KwaZulu-Natal as a key growth area for its business going forward. 

Mining shifts focus to technology, automation

1st May 2020 Technology implemented alongside the correct logistics and strategy, makes a difference to age-old industries, automation company SICK Automation noted in a press release in February. As the mining industry is faced with numerous challenges relating to growth in a digitised economy, it is in... 

Future of mining requires efficiency

1st May 2020 The demand for raw materials is rising, and producers around the world are working towards the goal of generating more with less, says instrumentation and automation supplier Endress+Hauser. “While our planet boasts a wealth of natural resources, industrialised nations and the large emerging... 

4IR solutions can help spur recovery of struggling industries

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st May 2020 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) offers South African industries significant opportunities, but realising them will require clear thinking and quick action in an environment that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. 4IR has the potential to turn already-in-decline industries... 

5G can pave way towards a more intelligent future

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st May 2020 The current accelerated trend of urbanisation – with an expected influx of one-million citizens into cities across the world every week over the next 40 years – is dictating a need for more robust mobile connectivity. Two-thirds of the world’s population are forecast to reside in cities by 2050,... 

Adviser streamlines mine processes

By: Halima Frost     30th April 2020 Specialist mining advisory company Ukwazi Mining Solutions was selected to assist a major mining client with the streamlining and automation of its planning process for a sizeable Southern Africa openpit coal operation last year.   “The client had many challenges ranging from inconsistent data... 

Miners will weather the year, despite Covid-19, says Fitch

By: Simone Liedtke     24th April 2020 While Fitch Solutions Macro Research has long held the view that major miners are better positioned to weather unexpected storms, grow further and tackle new challenges, the ratings agency has questioned whether this would be the case with the Covid-19 pandemic – which brings with it operational... 

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