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South African growth to slow to 2.1% in 2022 – Fitch Solutions 

By: Terence Creamer     25th January 2022 Fitch Solutions expects growth in South Africa to slow to only 2.1% in 2022, having expanded by an estimated 4.8% last year, as the base effects of 2021 fade and longstanding constraints come to the fore once again. Lacklustre economic activity in South Africa would also weigh on the performance... 

Machine Digitalization with StrataHubs from Strata Worldwide

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2022 In November 2021, Strata Worldwide announced a strategic partnership with Nerospec SK, a technology firm with a long history of making machines and miners safer, more efficient and more productive with cutting-edge communication, automation and digitalization technologies. 

Fortescue turns to F1 engineering

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th January 2022 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has struck a £164-million deal to acquire UK-based technology and engineering services business Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). WAE is an offshoot of the Williams F1 team and is renowned for its ground-breaking projects in high performance battery systems... 

Exploration debate highlights Nema challenge, stresses need for action to save SA’s exploration potential

21st January 2022 The withdrawal of a portion of the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) has created a major challenge for mineral exploration in South Africa, attendees of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) co-sponsored exploration webinar heard in early December 2021. Taking part in the panel... 

Large and rare black diamond on auction

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th January 2022 The government of Dubai on January 18 hosted an exclusive public viewing of an extremely rare black diamond called “The Enigma” at the Dubai Diamond Exchange. The diamond has never before been exhibited.  

Ramaphosa, billionaire Soon-Shiong open NantSA vaccine production campus in Cape Town 

By: Irma Venter     19th January 2022 The NantSA vaccine manufacturing campus at Brackengate, in Cape Town, could soon produce its first Covid-19 vaccine, says NantWorks founder and CEO Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong. President Cyril Ramaphosa and Soon-Shiong on Wednesday officially opened the NantSA facility. 

Hydrogen economy can support new manufacturing, energy security for developing economies

By: Schalk Burger     17th January 2022 Green hydrogen could disrupt global trade and bilateral energy relations, reshaping the positioning of States, with new hydrogen exporters and users emerging, says renewable energy intergovernmental organisation the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena). “It is green hydrogen that will... 

Rubber lining protects equipment against wear, but choose carefully

17th January 2022 Mines are well aware of the significant cost savings that can be achieved by using rubber to increase the wear life of equipment, however selecting the right product for the application is vital. Perhaps the first issue to clarify is that there is no single lab test to provide a definitive... 

Booyco stays at the leading edge of PDS technology

17th January 2022 As one of the earliest pioneers in proximity detection systems (PDS) and collision prevention system (CPS), Booyco Electronics has been pushing out the technology envelope for 15 years in the service of customers’ changing needs. “Understanding market requirements has always been the starting... 

Thyssenkrupp to keep control in $5.7bn hydrogen IPO

By: Bloomberg     13th January 2022 Thyssenkrupp plans to hold a majority stake in its rebranded electrolysis unit after its initial public offering to tap into the growing market for green hydrogen to fight climate change. The engineering conglomerate is preparing to list its electrolysis plant business this year, renaming it... 

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