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Avoid extended downtime due to inadequate preparation prior to start-up after lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th May 2020 Evaluate the risk the shutdown posed to Critical Electrical Equipment (CEE) before you start up your plant after lockdown. During normal circumstances, a plant shutdown is a thoroughly planned event where several processes are precisely orchestrated to take equipment out of service, maintained... 

Planning for the ‘last mile’ in underground connectivity

15th April 2020 Planning for underground connectivity is never a simple task. The modern make-up of a mine and its reliance on transferring large amounts of data to multiple points over multiple levels means a robust and reliable connected network has become a central part of any operation. 

Transnet bemoans cable theft at Pretoria Complex, rolls out diesel locos 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th March 2020 Another incident of overhead cable theft at State-owned Transnet’s Pretoria Complex has further crippled the group’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) subsidiary’s ability to deliver goods to customers on time. It said in a release on Wednesday that the Pretoria Complex, which is one of the country’s... 

Time for govt to consider new strategies to get economic growth going, says Baxter 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st February 2020 In what has been the longest economic downturn for the country since 1945, it has become necessary for government to consider alternative strategies and change various policies to allow business to grow the economy, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter said during a media briefing on... 

Donlin gains key state transport/energy infrastructure approvals

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 Alaska’s Donlin gold project – jointly owned by NovaGold and Barrick Gold – has received key state transport and energy infrastructure approvals, adding to a growing list of permitting approvals, including the jointly issued federal record of decision received in 2018. The Alaska Department of... 

On-The-Air (11/10/2019) 

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2019 South Africans this week put a plan in place to ensure a “just transition” to the new clean electricity era; A new Proudly South African technology is being rolled out to stop the curse of cable theft; and By announcing its second big hydrogen project, Australia is beating South Africa to the... 

CPC Engineering collaborates with African EPC companies

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th August 2019 Perth-based CPC Engineering has entered into a joint venture (JV) with African companies, called Africa Project Partnerships (APP), to service the continent’s mining industry. The JV was formed in the first quarter of the year, bringing together companies with expertise across a range of... 

Improving efficiency, safety and profits with specialised equipment

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th August 2019 There is a big opportunity to improve safety, efficiency and cost savings when it comes to kiln maintenance, says cement kiln equipment and bricking-machine manufacturer Bricking Solutions MD Heather Harding. 

Manufacturer suggests nylon as best fastener material

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     21st June 2019 Fastening systems manufacturer Easyhold operations director Simon Barnard says nylon is the best plastic compound to use because of the functionality required for fasteners. Nylon has the flexibility and strength to generate strong pull or force for the company’s Easyhold fastener range avoiding... 

Unique cutting tool enhancing SA projects

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     21st June 2019 Construction products and fastener distributor Upat, which exclusively distributes power tools manufacturer Milwaukee power tool products in Southern Africa, is supplying the Milwaukee M18 FMCS metal-cutting saw to several projects in South Africa. Upat provides solutions for construction,... 

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