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Heatwaves driving strong growth in electricity demand – IEA
19th July 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Energy demand growth is forecast to be among the highest levels this year and next, compared with the last two decades, the International Energy Agency (IEA) notes in its ‘Electricity Mid-Year... 


Mining tech shift: Look out below
12th July 2024

By Richard Roberts, Editorial Director, Beacon Events  5 billion deals done since 2021 but motherlode still to be tapped 


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New concrete fastener meets high-load demand
12th July 2024

Global fastener solutions manufacturer fischer India announced the launch of its pre-positioned undercut anchor, or FSU, which is a “ground-breaking addition” to fischer's line-up designed to meet... 


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Digitalisation offers possible solution to water challenges
5th July 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Addressing water challenges now is essential to avoiding significant future issues, says water solutions provider Modena Design Centres, adding that data and digitalisation are key to understanding... 


Zandre de Witt, Portfolio Specialist for RMS and Digitilisation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik steps up remote monitoring for better mining
3rd July 2024

While the ability to remotely monitor the performance and condition of mining equipment is not new, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has taken great strides in applying data analytics and... 


Mastercard, AfDB launch new alliance to accelerate digital transformation in Africa
21st June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global technology company Mastercard and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a new alliance to extend digital access to critical services for 100-million individuals and businesses in... 


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Youth empowered through manufacturer’s YES commitment
14th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Automotive manufacturer BMW Group South Africa onboarded its 2024 cohort at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn Training Academy on May 7, marking its ongoing commitment to the Youth Employment Service (YES)... 


GovChat founders’ new venture, Suppple, lists in Luxembourg in £200m IPO
14th June 2024 By: Irma Venter

IT and AI company Suppple Plc in May witnessed its £200-million initial public offering (IPO) on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) in Europe. Suppple will be required to comply with LuxSE rules... 


Ecuador’s Largest Gold Mine Adopts Complete Micromine Pitram Suite
Ecuador’s Largest Gold Mine Adopts Complete Micromine Pitram Suite
11th June 2024

Micromine, a leading provider of innovative technology solutions to the mining industry, proudly announces the implementation of the full Micromine Pitram suite at the Fruta del Norte mine, owned... 


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Murray & Roberts Cementation
4th June 2024

Murray & Roberts Cementation, part of the Murray & Roberts group, is a top-tier underground mining contractor headquartered in Johannesburg, serving Africa. 


Innovative Technologies Boost Health and Safety in Mining Construction Projects
Innovative Technologies Boost Health and Safety in Mining Construction Projects
30th May 2024

Maintaining exceptional health and safety (H&S) standards is integral to the ongoing success of any project in the mining, construction, and engineering, procurement, and construction management... 


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Mining’s shift highlighted in SmartMine IoT
24th May 2024

With the advent of Industry 5.0, which will be characterised by the fusion of digital technologies, data analytics and automation, mining and industrial consultant Schauenburg Systems asserts that... 


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Potential for growth for midtier miners
17th May 2024

Following the recent 2024 State of the Nation Address (Sona) and Budget Speech coal producer Ndalamo Resources believes that there is the potential for growth and resilience among midtier mining... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


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Mining-focused manufacturers see innovation as key to survival and future growth
17th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the challenges of loadshedding, logistical constraints and volatile commodity prices, South Africa’s mining-focused manufacturers and equipment suppliers view ongoing innovation, including... 


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Large igneous phosphate resource in Norway could redefine EU critical minerals supply chain
16th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Norwegian mining and exploration company Norge Mineraler chairperson John Vergopoulos says the discovery of a large igneous phosphate deposit sets the company apart as a key supplier of raw... 


Siemens South Africa CEO sub-Saharan Africa Sabine Dall’Omo standing on a stage talking
Cumulative effort to transform grids a hot topic
10th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Of the 103 countries that in 2020 pledged to reduce global carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions by at least 30%, 54 are African, says global technology giant Siemens South Africa CEO... 


Change as a Tradition –  The Raw Materials Sector in Sustainable Transformation
Change as a Tradition – The Raw Materials Sector in Sustainable Transformation
3rd May 2024

By: Jens-Peter Lux, Managing Director, DMT GROUP The development and wealth of our society have always been connected to the availability and management of raw materials. They have a considerable... 


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Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 


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Focus on programmes driving tech development
26th April 2024 By: Halima Frost

The five mining technology research programmes of the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) have garnered much attention and have, thus far, yielded positive results, pointing to “great future potential”,... 


Lhyfe Founder and CEO Matthieu Guesné.
New green hydrogen trading base uplifting platinum group metals demand outlook
23rd April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The green hydrogen sector now has a digital platform on which users can buy and sell green hydrogen by the click of a button, it was announced on Tuesday.  Euronext-listed Lhyfe, the French group... 


Africa’s small businesses increasingly investing in technology to boost growth and resilience
19th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Africa’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly investing in technology to bolster growth and enable resilience, a new report shows. The report, titled ‘Levelling the SME... 


The transformative impact of automation on LV and MV switchgear
The transformative impact of automation on LV and MV switchgear
19th April 2024

The advent of automation in the electrical industry has revolutionised the functionality and efficiency of low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) switchgear in secondary reticulation.  Automation... 


Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
18th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn at Schneider Electric A recent Markets and Markets research report Green Hydrogen Market, Industry Size Forecast Report  outlines that the segment is set to reach USD 7,314 billion... 


17th MiningForum in Berlin Focuses on Sustainable Raw Materials Transformation
17th MiningForum in Berlin Focuses on Sustainable Raw Materials Transformation
18th April 2024

The 17th MiningForum will be held in Berlin on 6 and 7 June. The forum, which is held every two years, will bring together experts, managers and decision-makers from all over the world under the... 


Schneider Electric Begins Innovation Summit World Tour, Unveiling Latest Innovations and Collaborations
Schneider Electric Begins Innovation Summit World Tour, Unveiling Latest Innovations and Collaborations
4th April 2024

Peter Herweck, CEO, delivers keynote on power of innovation for positive impact New solutions announced to increase energy efficiency and accelerate decarbonisation Strategic partnerships drive new... 


Schneider Electric announces 2023 Global Alliance Partner Programme Award Winners
Schneider Electric announces 2023 Global Alliance Partner Programme Award Winners
20th March 2024

Awards honour Alliance partners that drive innovation in industrial automation and embrace EcoStruxure technology to deliver customer value  Celebrates ecosystem collaboration in IoT and... 


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Programme targets underprivileged youth
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help... 


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Teraco moves to grow and green SA data-centre footprint
8th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital transformation is happening in every industry and digitalisation of the economy is intensifying the need for highly available, and sustainable, information and communication technology... 


Digitalisation is the key to SME success in 2024
16th February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to drive sustainable economic growth across South Africa in 2024, digital transformation is critical. The impact of SME digitalisation is far-reaching,... 


Critical infrastructure blackouts top business risk in SA – Allianz
16th February 2024

For the second consecutive year, international financial services provider Allianz’s Risk Barometer indicates that critical infrastructure blackouts, attributed to power outages and the failure of... 


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The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 


Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
Overcoming today’s mining challenges by finding an edge
15th February 2024

Over the past years, mining producers have needed to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions. While seeing opportunities driven by strong demand and high prices for metals such as copper, gold... 


Trend toward digitalisation continues
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling firms have traditionally relied on paper-based processes, however, as these processes are staggeringly manual, time consuming, highly inefficient and prone to human error,... 


Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the... 


Mining Indaba 2024: Is sustainability the answer for more resilient companies and supply chains?
1st February 2024

Mining remains a key pillar to the South African economy. Mining Indaba 2024 (in Cape Town next month) provides stakeholders and regulators with the opportunity to deliberate once again on how this... 


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Local electric vehicle roll-out successful, despite challenges
26th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Automotive vehicle manufacturer Audi South Africa (Audi SA) maintains a positive outlook on the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by customers and businesses in the country, despite the... 


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4IR progressing in African mining
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

With Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and systems becoming more prevalent in African mining, mining equipment simulator provider Immersive Technologies is focusing on digitisation... 


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Company showcases contribution to positive disruption
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in... 


A man at an opencast mining operation wearing PPE working on geotechnical mapping on a tablet
Disruptive tech to be showcased at Indaba
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

In partnership with French government business export agency Business France, energy management and automation company Schneider Electric will exhibit at this years Investing in African Mining... 


David Hallet – Vice President Automation at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
AutoMine® Core platform to support ramp-up from manual to autonomous mining
22nd January 2024

With its focus on innovation in mining, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine® Core, a comprehensive automation platform for mass mining applications. According to David... 


DTSA launches online parts platform
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a new e-commerce platform – the Daimler Truck Parts Portal. The platform works on a click-and-collect basis, which means customers can buy parts... 


Mike Levington
Opinion: The grid’s the thing
8th January 2024

In this opinion article, Mike Levington argues that using renewable energy to meet South Africa’s economic and developmental goals will require a significant shift in thinking about the grid. 


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