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Smart monitoring solutions offered for tailings dams
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demand for smart monitoring solutions in tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and waste management infrastructure has increased, following governing bodies’ introducing new standards to mitigate TSF... 

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Unique panel installation at centre
24th November 2023

The addition of another 5.74 MW of solar power at Eastgate Shopping Centre, east of Johannesburg, is being undertaken by diversified infrastructure and construction company Concor, while keeping... 

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Elevate your mining operations with WilsonPro
23rd November 2023

Telecommunications equipment supplier Bolton Technical, the trusted distributor for WilsonPro Amplifiers, is addressing the long-standing cellular connectivity challenges in the mining industry... 

New Heights for ZAC Golf Day Charity Fundraiser
New Heights for ZAC Golf Day Charity Fundraiser
20th November 2023

The Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) and its partners upped the standard once again at the 6th Annual Golf Day by raising a record R400 000 for community upliftment projects. This was a... 

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More than half of copper cables on TFR's lines replaced with aluminium alternative
17th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Transnet has, so far, replaced about 55% of the copper cables across its national railway network with an aluminium conductor steel reinforced (ACSR) cable called Tiger Wire, Transnet Freight Rail... 

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South Africans are correct to call repeatedly for harsher cable-theft punishment
17th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africans are correct to repeat their calls to Parliament over and over, week after week, for much harsher action against cable theft. As you have noticed from this column, I am doing the... 

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BEKA Schréder Wins the President’s Award at 2023 AMEU Convention 
6th October 2023

BEKA Schréder is thrilled to have won the Best Supporting Affiliate Member Award at the Association of Municipal Electricity Utilities (AMEU) 2023 President's Awards. The 2023 President’s Awards... 

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Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel
6th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global emphasis on decarbonisation, the ongoing energy transition, as well as loadshedding, are expected to present... 

Recent outages highlight importance of undersea cables to South Africa and across the rest of the continent
6th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The recent outages experienced across some of the undersea Internet cables connecting Africa to the world have unveiled the need for network resilience and the importance of these systems to South... 

Vodacom rolls out measures to curb rising battery theft and vandalism
29th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant Vodacom has been intensifying efforts to protect its sites against increasing theft and vandalism across South Africa’s provinces. In July, Vodacom warned that battery... 

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Apex Cordset Technologies
29th September 2023

Apex Cordset Technologies (Apex) is a dynamic company with a strong focus on technology and manufacturing, specialising in a wide range of electrical products and cable assemblies. Apex prides... 

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Regulators must investigate accuracy of unsafe mine cable warnings
22nd September 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Concern has again been expressed about incidents. in particularly underground coal mining situations, where trailing cables and couplers are reportedly failing during use. The representatives of... 

A solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-House' on show at Turnkey modular's manufacturing site in Germiston
First skid delivered to Free State client
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Prefabricated deployment solutions developer Turnkey Modular rolled out the first of multiple solar alternating current (ac), low-voltage/medium-voltage, step-up skid or ‘E-Houses’ in July for... 

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Solar streetlights installed along Gqeberha street
8th September 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder has supplied its solar lighting highmast the SOLARFLOOD solution for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality, along a stretch of Stanford road in Gqeberha, in the... 

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Intergenerational report reveals changes to mining future
25th August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The net zero transformation would see global demand for some of Australia’s exports decline, while creating new markets and opportunities for its industries, the government’s Intergenerational... 

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Microgrid roll-out gaining traction
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

After the successful commissioning of State-owned power utility Eskom’s third microgrid, at the Swartkop dam, in the Northern Cape, the company aims to launch its next two microgrids at Nomalengena... 

Railway infrastructure
Transnet revamps security as crime hobbles trains
23rd August 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned rail network operator Transnet has hired five private security companies in an effort to reduce chronic theft and vandalism of trains that disrupt its operations. Transnet said it was... 

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Automating mines improves safety
18th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Tungsten provider Almonty Industries has partnered Korean communications provider Korea Telecom to create the Mining Safety DX system. As the “last man standing in the West when it came to... 

MTN outlines plans to build fibre networks on the continent
18th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN has ambitious plans to “wire” Africa with fibre, building what it calls a “fibre railroad” and establishing fibre companies (fibreco’s) in every region it operates to... 

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Better resources, collaboration required to tackle mine security as illegal mining spikes
11th August 2023 By: Nadine James

Illegal mining has grown in scale and complexity, forcing mine security personnel and law enforcement to adapt as traditional security measures become obsolete. Additionally, the sophistication of... 

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Better resources, collaboration required to tackle mine security as illegal mining spikes
11th August 2023 By: Nadine James

Illegal mining has grown in scale and complexity, forcing mine security personnel and law enforcement to adapt as traditional security measures become obsolete. Additionally, the sophistication of... 

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Opinion: How South Africa could seize the moment and build renewables and battery value chains
18th July 2023

The draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (SAREM) has been released for public comment. In this article, Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, who is a facilitator of the SAREM process, outlines the... 

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China adviser warns chipmaking export curbs are 'just a start', ahead of Yellen's visit
5th July 2023 By: Reuters

China's export controls on metals used in making semiconductors are "just a start", an influential Chinese trade policy adviser said on Wednesday, as it ramps up a tech fight with the US days... 

New system launched for large hose guidance
30th June 2023

In March, high-performance plastic products manufacturer igus launched its new E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars for the safe guidance of large hoses. The E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars is a... 

Pylon-spire construction advancing steadily at Msikaba bridge project
30th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

The pylon spires of South Africa’s Msikaba Bridge megaproject are soon to tower almost 130 m high at each side of the 197-m-deep Msikaba river gorge.  The bridge forms part of the South African... 

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Apt investment in green hydrogen can provide full employment, FT Hydrogen Summit hears
19th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Proper investment in green hydrogen generation has the potential to provide full employment and economic growth for decades to come as well as protect the planet from devastating climate change,... 

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Copper is as strategic as gold is precious, says Barrick’s Bristow
19th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

For a company with “gold” in its name, Barrick Gold Corp. has become noticeably fixated on copper. The world’s second-largest bullion producer recently approached First Quantum Minerals to discuss... 

Scrap copper
South Africa extends ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as it seeks to curb theft
15th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa extended a ban on scrap-metal exports by six months as the government tries to combat theft and vandalism of public infrastructure. Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel also... 

Peru sees copper projects on track, to stay ahead of Congo on output
Peru sees copper projects on track, to stay ahead of Congo on output
2nd June 2023 By: Reuters

Peru's key copper projects are moving forward and the country is optimistic about remaining the world's second-largest copper producer, its mining minister said on Thursday, fending off a rise in... 

Telecoms body concerned about prospect of worsening loadshedding in colder months
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Association of Comms and Technology (ACT) is calling for urgent regulatory and government action on the loadshedding crisis in South Africa, fearing that the impact on an already hard-hit... 

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Rampant corruption at Eskom drags down South Africa
8th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

On a late Thursday afternoon last November, in the midst of rolling blackouts implemented by South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, a contractor at a power station in the eastern... 

MTN ‘hardening’ its sites as vandalism, theft shift from opportunistic incidents to organised criminality
14th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa has accelerated its drive to ensure a resilient network as many of its towers are, in some cases, completely stripped, with the company spending over R1.5-billion this year. Teams... 

Anchor block construction on Msikaba bridge nears completion
7th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Concor-Mota Engil Joint Venture has almost completed the four massive concrete blocks that will anchor the Msikaba bridge in place. Concor project director Laurence Savage says the blocks... 

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Water challenges a consequence of a multitude of external issues
30th March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa’s water sector challenges are vast, and longstanding, many external factors are impacting on the country’s ability to provide reliable clean quality water to all its citizens.... 

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Setting a new standard for crane cable guides
3rd March 2023

Vereeniging-based crane manufacturer Stahl Cranes & Hoists is shifting its Jib crane cable management systems from festoons and pulleys to reliable and snag-free energy chain systems from... 

Msikaba bridge construction slated for completion by end of 2024 
3rd March 2023 By: Irma Venter

Construction of the Msikaba cable-stayed bridge near Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape, should be complete in the last quarter of next year.  Work on the project, which forms part of the N2 Wild... 

Iron-ore being transported by rail
Transnet snubs Kumba’s overture to run lucrative iron-ore rail line
24th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s State-owned logistics company has rejected an overture from an Anglo American unit to take over the running of its iron ore rail line, which is one of its most profitable but battles... 

Transnet to shrink rail network
9th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

State-owned logistics company Transnet plans to shrink the 20 000 km freight rail network it operates by at least 35% as it focuses on delivering more profitable cargo loads. Transnet, which also... 

Sandvik develops vision for mining automation with AutoMine concept underground drill
Sandvik develops vision for mining automation with AutoMine concept underground drill
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced its AutoMine Concept Underground Drill, the company’s second technology demonstrator for its future autonomous mining vision. The AutoMine Concept... 

Three 2Africa subsea cables now landed in South Africa
3rd February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The 2Africa subsea cable has landed at the Vodacom network facility in Gqeberha, in the Eastern Cape, marking the third landing on the coast of South Africa of the world’s largest submarine cable... 

Recycled copper
Thakadu, Mertech Marine form JV to recycle, beneficiate copper in South Africa
2nd February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Beneficiation and trading company Thakadu Resources and seabed telecommunication cables recovery and recycling company Mertech Marine have agreed to form a joint venture (JV) to beneficiate copper... 

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Battery electric range paves route to ‘mine of the future’
27th January 2023

Mining solutions provider Sandvik, in a press release published in November, noted that the launch of its battery electric vehicles created opportunities that the mining sector had previously “only... 

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Woodhouse Colliery, UK
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The UK has approved opening its first deep coal mine in more than 30 years. 

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