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Teck goes on headhunting spree with investors seeking change

By: Bloomberg     21st August 2020 Teck Resources is shaking up its top executive ranks after coming under fire from investors seeking change at Canada’s largest diversified miner. Harry “Red” Conger, a veteran miner who stepped down from Freeport-McMoRan this month, becomes Teck’s COO effective September 1, the Vancouver-based... 

Automated firefighting presents several benefits

21st August 2020 Demand for automated firefighting is continuously increasing owing to remote-controlled monitors – especially in combination with automated fire detection – that allow for a targeted but flexible firefighting operation in limited areas, says fire protection services company FireDos engineering... 

Water mist tech sparks industry interest

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     21st August 2020 The use of water mist fire-suppression technologies has been increasing as more land-based applications have been identified and the benefits of such technologies are being realised by industry leaders and experts, says environmental solutions company I-CAT mechanical engineer Jeanri van Tonder.... 

4IR brings new tech to fire prevention

21st August 2020 With the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, technological advancements introduce new possibilities, and the fire protection and detection sector is no exception, highlights leading engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance company Lesedi fire engineer Francois Holtzhausen. An... 

Cold weather spikes home fires

21st August 2020 Public benefit organisation Household Energy Safety Association of South Africa reports that emergency personnel have had to respond to fires at homes and in informal settlements across South Africa as the current cold snap continues. While many of these home fires are accidental, there are... 

FS Containers

21st August 2020 Established over 30 years ago, FS Containers is a fourth-generation family business specialising in providing a wide variety of container solutions throughout South Africa and the rest of Africa. Johannesburg-based FS Containers sells, rents and converts 3m, 6 m and 12 m shipping containers. Its... 

FS Containers

20th August 2020 Established over 30 years ago, FS Containers is a fourth-generation family business specialising in providing a wide variety of container solutions throughout South Africa and the rest of Africa. 

India court rejects Vedanta’s plea to restart copper smelter

By: Bloomberg     18th August 2020 Vedanta will have to keep its plans to resume operations at its copper smelter in India on hold for longer after a local court rejected an appeal to restart the plant. The Madras High Court on Tuesday refused permission to restart the plant in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state. The court also... 

Evolution resumes Red Lake ops

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th August 2020 Gold miner Evolution Mining has resumed mining at its Red Lake gold mine, in Ontario. The company last week halted production and evacuated staff members at Red Lake due to the threat of a nearby forest fire. 

Red Lake fire under control, mining activities resume

By: Mariaan Webb     17th August 2020 The forest fire that had been active in the area south of the town of Red Lake, Ontario, is under control and the evacuation order for the municipality has been rescinded, allowing mining activity to resume. Gold mine developer Pure Gold, which is developing a mine near Red Lake, reported on... 

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