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Master Drilling buys 25% stake in A&R Group

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th July 2021 JSE-listed Master Drilling has acquired a 25% stake in A&R Group. A&R, with its subsidiaries A&R Engineering & Mining Supplies and Lamproom Solutions & Consulting, specialises in mine mechanisation and digitisation.  

Pandemic can spur innovation in property sector

By: Nadine Ramdass     30th July 2021 Although the pandemic has made it difficult for commercial and industrial property stakeholders to plan effectively for the future, this has led to great innovations, new approaches and renewed opportunities, says engineering services consulting firm WSP Africa regional director Johan Piekaar.... 

Kenneth Maduna

30th July 2021 This week we profile Kenneth Maduna, CEO of Bluedrop Energy, which is involved in composite liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder manufacturing and LPG trading 

Oil and gas companies have role to play in lower-carbon economy 

By: Tracy Hancock     29th July 2021 The aim of the decarbonisation transition is not to make the oil and gas industry obsolete, in an effort to achieve a low-carbon economy by 2050, , says leading global professional services company Accenture in Africa strategy and consulting senior manager for energy Yu-Feng McConnachie. 

Cutting coal not as clear-cut as some wish, says analyst

By: Marleny Arnoldi     27th July 2021 Although climate and environmental concerns have resulted in an energy policy that shies away from fossil fuels, demand for coal remains prevalent in many parts of the world, XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prévost has said. Speaking during the Coal Industry Day 2021 conference, which... 

Earn CPD points by attending a workshop on galvanized rebar and bolts

24th July 2021 The International Zinc Association (IZA) is hosting its second expert workshop on 11 August 2021 at 14:30. This workshop will focus on galvanized rebar and bolts.   

Brazil prosecutors target final Samarco dam settlement this year

By: Bloomberg     23rd July 2021 A final settlement between Brazilian authorities and the Samarco iron-ore venture can be reached this year, bringing legal certainty to owners Vale and BHP six years after a devastating tailings dam collapse. That’s according to federal prosecutor Carlos Bruno Ferreira da Silva, who said in an... 

Project management firm upgrades sugar factory

23rd July 2021 Consulting engineering and project management solutions company Bosch Projects was appointed by wattle bark miller and sugar producer UCL Company to undertake three major projects for the recent expansion at its sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal. Bosch Projects is a member of the... 

Mining Giant Takes Hands with Pragma Academy to Develop AM Professional Development Programme

19th July 2021 Mining powerhouse Anglo American that partnered with the Pragma Academy to deliver their Asset Management Professional Development Programme (AMPDP), is reaping the benefits from this investment with an ROI of between 500 and 600%. In addition to this success, the programme has been registered... 

Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?

19th July 2021 The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix's latest research suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic are driving organisations worldwide to:  Invest more in technologies... 

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