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Manufacturer stresses need for quality materials during downturn

By: Cameron Mackay     30th July 2021 Amid strained economic conditions, contractors are opting to buy cheaper and lower-quality building materials, such as cement, to reduce costs, which cement manufacturer AfriSam cementitious executive Hannes Meyer argues is short-sighted and can lead to numerous issues. He emphasises the... 

Electrical installation by Zest WEG at Platinum Expansion

27th July 2021 Zest WEG is installing a range of electrical control and instrumentation equipment at Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena mine in Limpopo province, working closely with engineering group DRA Global. The construction is taking place within the Mogalakwena mine’s existing North Concentrator... 

Telkom’s stolen-battery replacement bill equal to cost of 40 base stations

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd July 2021 Telecommunications giant Telkom could have built 35 to 40 base stations with the money spent on replacing the 7 841 stolen batteries last year. Telkom mobile networks managing executive Hugo van Zyl says that the scale of theft and vandalism of South Africa’s network sites is “enormous” and the... 

Detection device useful in African exploration

By: Darren Parker     9th July 2021 German environmental technology company InterEnviroCon’s spectrometric device for the detection of rare-earth oxides is useful in African mining and exploration because it can be successfully operated by less qualified personnel while relaying detailed information for expert analysts. Samples... 

Digital indicator launched

9th July 2021 Load cells manufacturer and supplier Loadtech’s recently launched LT1320, which is a precision digital indicator for belt weighing applications. 

Chevron takes A$6bn plunge at Gorgon

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd July 2021 US energy major Chevron has taken a final investment decision (FID) on the A$6-billion Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project at the Gorgon joint venture (JV). Chevron Eurasia pacific exploration and production president Nigel Hearne said J-IC represents Chevron’s most significant capital... 

Rail constraints taking a toll on Exxaro’s performance 

By: Simone Liedtke     29th June 2021 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has successfully vaccinated 100% of its healthcare workers and has started with the vaccination of its employees older than 60 years of age. The Grootegeluk and Matla occupational health centres have been registered and approved as primary vaccination sites with... 

Load-shedding, battery theft and vandalism major threats to stability of MTN’s network

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th June 2021 Load-shedding implemented by State-owned electricity utility is having a considerable impact on telecommunications giant MTN’s ability to maintain network stability. This is further exacerbated by ongoing battery theft and vandalism. 

Tank Industries – Every connection counts

25th June 2021 Tank Industries – Appointed as the sole distributor for TE Connectivity’s industry-leading Raychem products in South Africa and the SADC region. About Tank Industries 

Major joint effort needed to meet host community challenge – Menar  

By: Martin Creamer     7th June 2021 A major joint effort is needed by big and small mining companies, government, labour, communities and traditional leaders and municipalities to meet the host community challenge facing South Africa’s mining industry, Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu said on Monday. Speaking to Mining Weekly in a Zoom... 

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