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UK provides funding for ‘self-eating’ space rocket concept
23rd October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), an agency of the country’s Ministry of Defence, has committed £90 000 (about R1.92-million) to support the development of a potentially... 


New Australian push for critical mineral investment
21st October 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has launched its second edition of the Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus, showcasing the country’s significant capability in critical minerals in a bid to attract... 


Emerging technologies set to transform the search for minerals
Emerging technologies set to transform the search for minerals
16th October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

With the world now one-fifth of the way through the twenty-first century, cutting-edge technologies are transforming many if not most aspects of the mining industry worldwide. Mineral exploration... 


Emerging technologies set to transform the search for minerals
Emerging technologies set to transform the search for minerals
16th October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

With the world now one-fifth of the way through the twenty-first century, cutting-edge technologies are transforming many if not most aspects of the mining industry worldwide. Mineral exploration... 


US revelation about first new-generation combat aircraft surprises aerospace world
9th October 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The US Air Force (USAF) has stunned the aerospace world by secretly building and flying the first-ever sixth-generation jet fighter prototype. The news was revealed by Assistant Secretary of the... 


Morrison plans A$1.5bn manufacturing strategy
1st October 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has highlighted the role the mining and resources sector will continue to play in Australia’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Morrison on... 


Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions
Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions
24th September 2020

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence. Its mandate is to provide armed forces with the... 


B2Gold CEO Clive Johnson
B2Gold is comfortable being in Mali – CEO
23rd September 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-based gold miner B2Gold has not lost any production because of Covid-19 or the recent military coup in Mali and believes that the political situation in the West African nation is “heading... 


EVEN ODDS
Although there are “pockets of excellence”, the local aerospace industry is very small and focuses almost exclusively on exports
Initiative to accelerate technology strategies amid aerospace industry decline
18th September 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) plans to continue building technology strategies with industry for long-term implementation amid the industry’s decline of late. 


Oupa Magashula
Local manufacturing needs support to fulfil potential, panellists say
11th September 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Local manufacturing had the potential to support South Africa's economic recovery, but this required addressing a myriad of challenges, panellists said during a South African Capital Equipment... 


AIRING IT OUT 
In its efforts to ensure that the sector returns to its former glory, Camasa has participated in the process of drafting a sector masterplan
Association laments sector decline
11th September 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The aerospace manufacturing sector is in a “freefall” and there does not appear to be any parachute in sight, says industry body Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South Africa... 


Covid-hit civil aerospace unit drags down Rolls-Royce
11th September 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has unveiled its results for the first half (H1) of 2020. It reported that the Covid-19 pandemic had had a significant impact on its... 


EVEN ODDS 
Although there are “pockets of excellence”, the local aerospace industry is very small and focuses almost exclusively on exports
Initiative plans to accelerate tech amid industry decline
11th September 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) plans to continue building technology strategies with industry for long-term implementation amid the industry’s decline of late. “The impact of the... 


AGRICULTURAL ASSET
The modular mobile cool-air-drying system optimised drying time and low energy costs among other advantages
HVAC specialist launches new tech
4th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Three prototypes of a new modular mobile cool-air-drying system for agricultural use will be launched at the end of this year by Pretoria-headquartered multidisciplinary engineering company... 


IT IS CHEMICAL
A total of 58 kg of regenerated HCl is to be used per metric ton of ore to extract REE and niobium
Company patents extraction method
4th September 2020

Canadian-listed rare earth clean technologies developer Geomega Resources’ patent application US15/578,498 titled, ‘A system and a method for metallurgical extraction of rare earth elements (REE)... 


Digital and 3D printing technologies transform UK fighter aircraft development process
4th September 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems (BAES) has reported how the latest technologies are being used to drive forward, with unprecedented speed, Britain’s next-generation... 


Hydrogen fuel and containerised fuel cell installations at One Military Hospital in Pretoria.
South Africa’s green revolution gathering momentum
2nd September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented countries around the world with immense challenges, as the impact of the virus has affected every aspect of everyday life as we know it, write Dr Cosmas Chiteme,... 


Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions
Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions
27th August 2020

The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence. Its mandate is to provide armed forces with the... 


Fuel cell technology now powering military field hospital in Pretoria
19th August 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African hydrogen energy company Bambili Energy will be able to start delivering production hydrogen fuel cells during next year, company CEO Zanele Mavuso Mbatha tells Engineering News. Seven... 


Lynas sets A$425m raising target as profits fall
Lynas sets A$425m raising target as profits fall
17th August 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas on Monday announced a A$425-million equity raise to fund its Lynas 2025 foundation projects, while also reporting a loss in earnings and revenue for the full year ended... 


Imperial field crews discover new areas of scandium at Crater Lake
Imperial field crews discover new areas of scandium at Crater Lake
14th August 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Imperial Mining is mobilising drill crews to the Crater Lake project, in Quebec, after field crews conducting mapping and sampling discovered several new areas of scandium... 


OVER TROUBLED WATERS
The bridges help to prevent incidents of drowning and attacks on pedestrians
Modular panel bridge project makes headway
14th August 2020 By: Darren Parker

Machinery and tools supplier Bosch Specialised Equipment (BSE) has successfully delivered 11 new modular panel bridges to Dunnottar Military Base in Nigel, in Gauteng, which will, in turn, be... 


Boeing hit hard by both Covid-19 and continued 737 MAX grounding, first half results show
14th August 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Giant US aerospace group Boeing has reported that its revenues for the first half of this year (1H20) were 26% down on those for the same period last year (1H19). In numbers, 1H20 revenues came to... 


Russia has $1.5bn plan to dent China's rare earth dominance
12th August 2020 By: Reuters

Russia plans investment of $1.5-billion in rare earth minerals, critical to the defence, telecommunications and renewable energy sectors, as it strives to become the biggest producer after China by... 


Crosscall Mobile launches new range of devices, with industry-first warranty
31st July 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

France-headquartered outdoor mobile technology specialist Crosscall has launched a new range of rugged, waterproof and durable mobile devices in South Africa, all equipped with an industry-first... 


Qld funds exploration hunt
28th July 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government on Tuesday awarded the first A$4-million installment of a A$10-mllion plan to boost exploration in the state, dividing the funding among 24 explorers. “Queensland has... 


Lynas signs contract with US Department of Defence
Lynas signs contract with US Department of Defence
27th July 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has inked a contract with the US Department of Defence (Dod) for Phase 1 work on a US-based heavy rare earths separation facility. The DoD in April this year told Lynas of... 


Gwede Mantashe discharged from hospital
26th July 2020 By: News24Wire

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has been discharged after he was hospitalised for Covid-19 earlier this month. The Presidency confirmed that Mantashe was discharged from... 


Partnership formed to distribute hand sanitisers to vulnerable communities
23rd July 2020 By: Donna Slater

Precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater, gold miner AngloGold Ashanti, energy and chemicals company Sasol and logistics company Imperial Logistics have formed a strategic partnership to distribute... 


MCA urges foreign trade leeway
20th July 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australia’s mining industry needed at least A$7-billion of annual investment to maintain existing production, the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) said on Monday. In its submission to the Joint... 


Minerals Council South Africa Senior Executive: Environment, Health and Legacies Nikisi Lesufi
Return of foreign mineworkers taking double planned time
13th July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The return of the 12 500 foreign mineworkers to South Africa’s mines is taking double the time planned. The initial ten-day plan of Minerals Council South Africa has become a 20-day plan because of... 


Trade unions slam Denel management over unpaid salaries, head to court
3rd July 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The Solidarity trade union has blasted the South African government and the management of State-owned defence industrial group Denel over their mishandling of the affairs of the company, causing it... 


Gamsberg zinc mine project in the Northern Cape, where ELB Engineering Services was active.
ELB’s delisting-linked offers send up share price
1st July 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The board of directors of ELB on Wednesday made delisting-linked offer to its shareholders, which saw its share price rise. By late afternoon, the JSE-listed company’s price had risen by 54.17% to... 


Alaris (ALH) share price versus profit history: What is happening?
30th June 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

I wrote a similar online article in 2018 – title was a bit more moderate but changed due this continued strange divergence between profit growth over 5+ years with sharevalue reduction over same... 


Faced with aviation crisis, Aerosud restructures, diversifies and will launch new product
26th June 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector aerostructures company Aerosud remains optimistic about its future, despite suffering significant short-term hits from both the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX airliner... 


US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
US launches Section 232 probe into vanadium imports
19th June 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

The US has initiated a probe into vanadium imports to determine whether the “present quantities and circumstances" of imports threaten to impair national security, US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur... 


Brazilian aerospace group Embraer reports net loss for first quarter
19th June 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

Brazilian major aerospace group Embraer, the world’s number one manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats, and the world’s number three commercial jet manufacturer, after Airbus and... 


Canada Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan
Canada reaffirms commitment to US critical minerals supply chain
18th June 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to develop an integrated North American supply chain for critical minerals. A year ago, Prime Minister... 


Colorado rare earths pilot processing plant opens
12th June 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

USA Rare Earth, the funding and development partner of the Round Top heavy rare earth and critical minerals project in West Texas, on Thursday announced that it had opened a pilot plant processing... 


Underfunding has put SANDF in dire position, lawmakers warned
12th June 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

In a briefing to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Defence and Military Veterans, the Department of Defence (DoD) has warned that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) is in dire need... 


New partnership providing handwashing facilities in disadvantaged communities
12th June 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Business for South Africa’s (B4SA’s) Water Working Group and the National Business Initiative (NBI), in collaboration with the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), have teamed up to deliver an... 


Cybersecurity critical for mining companies as attacks surge – EY
12th June 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

As mining companies progress their digital transformation strategies – accelerated by the various lockdowns implemented on the back of Covid-19 – cybersecurity needs to be at the forefront of risk... 


Black Butte copper project, US
Black Butte copper project, US
12th June 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The copper project is facing a lawsuit filed by several groups opposing its development because of the mine’s potential impact on the Smith river. 


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