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Company can cater to high retrofitting demand

By: Cameron Mackay     17th September 2021 Software solutions provider ABB Electrification has experienced high demand from the local market for energy-efficient systems related to integrating automation into electrical and mechanical systems, particularly in terms of retrofitting these products into older buildings. “These... 

Initiative advances TVET system

By: Darren Parker     17th September 2021 Following its initial launch in March last year, skills development initiative High Gear and its partners are launching several technical vocational education and training (TVET) curricula upgrades over the next six months. The High Gear initiative is a collaboration between the National... 

Brain drain must not dissuade development

By: Darren Parker     17th September 2021 To foster a sustainable automotive component manufacturing sector in South Africa, the risk of locally developed skills being poached by other countries must be accepted without dissuading development, says education and training services provider Tetelestai Holdings CEO Natalie Nelson.... 

United Mining Services Group (UMS GROUP): Value driven solutions to the mining and mineral processing markets

15th September 2021 United Mining Services (UMS) Group, incorporating the internationally recognised METS (Mining Engineering Technical Services) and SHAFT SINKERS brands, is a leader in the mining and minerals processing sectors.  

Dewatering needs proactive management

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th September 2021 For surface mining operations, dewatering open pits is a critical component and proactive management should be prioritised to ensure cost effectiveness and maximum efficiencies, says equipment rental agency Integrated Pump Rental rental development manager Steve du Toit. Discussing the integral... 

Local supplier mitigates mines’ supply chain challenges

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th September 2021 The global disruption of supply chains has resulted in the local pumps industry having to increase stockholding to assist in mitigating production losses and increasing operational efficiency at mines. The lead times of imported spare parts and finished products, as well as other aspects of the... 

Municipality’s infrastructure services fulfil obligations

10th September 2021 Despite facing constant challenges, Knysna municipality’s infrastructure services directorate continues to fulfil its obligation of maintaining the municipal area’s integral infrastructure and its systems. 

ABB launches new Digital Solutions Centre in Johannesburg

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2021 Automation company ABB on September 9 unveiled its new South African Digital Solutions Centre, which aims to help companies across industries to overcome their most pressing technology and digitalisation challenges. The centre, which is based at ABB’s Longmeadow facility, in Johannesburg, gives... 

BHP not banking on green hydrogen

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th September 2021 Diversified giant BHP will not be relying on green hydrogen to meet its decarbonizing targets, the miner said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Hydrogen and Mines virtual summit, BHP’s manager for energy, carbon and technology research, Lee Levkowitz said that it was unlikely that green hydrogen... 

ABB partners with Stäubli to develop all-electric mining vehicle solutions 

By: Donna Slater     3rd September 2021 Engineering company ABB has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with industrial electrical connectors provider Stäubli Electrical Connectors to collaborate on developing solutions to reduce the greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions associated with heavy machinery in mining. The agreement between... 

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