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Company aims to expand product range

By: Cameron Mackay     30th September 2022 Local industrial equipment supplier Shumani Industrial Equipment is expanding its product offering to compete in the South African mining sector. While the company’s exposure to the mining market is limited, its products can be used for support functions in mining, rather than for the production... 

New Bill to impact on sector

By: Sabrina Jardim     30th September 2022 With health and safety being an important aspect of working-at-height projects, a new Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill is expected to be tabled next year. The Bill will enforce penalties of up to a R50 000 spot fine for every contravention, should working-at-height projects not... 

Association revamps to improve services

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 The Southern African Biogas Industry Association (Sabia) will introduce its updated business plan and path to reach its 2030 goals at its ‘Vision 2030 – building a sustainable Southern African biogas market’ round table next month. Hosted by Sabia, it will include a discussion by representatives... 

Prototype waste-to-fuel pilot plant designed

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 In its drive to become a leading global supplier of green value from waste solutions, local waste solutions provider Explorius has designed its first coal fines and waste-to-fuel pilot plant for the manufacture of briquettes and pellets from waste generated during industrial processes. The pilot... 

Circular economy uptake addressed

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 The need for and uptake of the circular economy mindset by larger organisations locally and globally was addressed during a webinar hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) last month. The webinar, titled ESGS Webinar: Circular economy: Opportunities and Benefits,... 

Local growth vital for export capabilities

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 For South Africa to become a net exporter of aluminium, local growth must take precedence, says Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) CEO Muzi Manzi. This can be achieved by developing research and development communities that support local growth areas, innovation and design, as well as... 

Global collaboration urged to raise $1.4tn for iron, steel decarbonisation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th September 2022 To meet 2050 climate goals, the global iron and steel industry will require $1.4-trillion of investment across the value chain, from mining to steelmaking, estimates research and consultancy firm Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac). A research report, titled ‘Pedal to the metal: iron and steel’s... 

PGMs hotter than ever amid upcoming SAIMM greener world collaboration event

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2022 Platinum group metals (PGMs) as global decarbonisation and environmental, social and governance (ESG) enablers have arguably never been a hotter topic globally, which will be highlighted at the upcoming in-person conference of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) at Sun... 

Economic conditions challenge industry

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 The softer demand for aluminium transport applications, such as trailers, tankers and tippers, amid the current tough economic climate has made the recovery of the transport industry to pre-lockdown levels even tougher, according to steel merchandiser and distributor Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield.... 

Replace red tape with red carpet and mines will gleefully provide the electricity we need

By: Martin Creamer     30th September 2022 There is nothing more off-putting than needless red tape and there is nothing more encouraging than a government role out the red carpet to would-be investors. Red tape kills the growth and jobs that red carpet treatment boosts. South Africa is immediately short of 6 000 MW of electricity and... 

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