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Company builds centralised control room for mine

By: Cameron Mackay     2nd December 2022 Engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron completed a 360° control room at a mine in the Northern Cape province this year. The control room is a showcase for the implementation of smart technology, digitalisation and mechanisation using smart control room equipment and... 

Filters combat poor air quality

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     2nd December 2022 Sole distributor of Camfil filters, Air and Lab Products Africa (ALPA), and manufacturer of premium clean-air solutions, Camfil, have taken the initiative to provide two air filters – the Dynavane filter and the corrosion resistant molecular filter – to combat human health issues and poor air... 

Hydraulic systems need filtration

2nd December 2022 “Hydraulic systems - which operate under extremely high pressures with tight tolerances - are susceptible to wear from abrasive particles and therefore require efficient filtration to offer adequate protection of equipment,” explains industrial equipment supplier BMG product specialist industrial... 

4G to remain dominant tech in Africa for foreseeable future

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd December 2022 Although the adoption of fifth-generation (5G) technology is accelerating at a record pace worldwide, fourth-generation (4G) technology is forecast to remain dominant across Africa for the foreseeable future. The decade of the 2020s will be characterised by the deployment of 5G; however, 4G... 

Dire warning

By: Terence Creamer     2nd December 2022 By this time next week, Eskom is likely, against the advice of some, to have shut Koeberg Unit 1 for an extended refuelling and maintenance programme that is scheduled to continue for between 180 and 200 days. The long-duration outage is part of an Eskom plan to extend the life of the nuclear... 

How Holcim is using Komatsu’s iSite fleet management system to drive production and safety breakthroughs – and reduce CO2 emissions

1st December 2022 As a global leader in sustainable and innovative building and construction solutions, Holcim is committed to driving its operations towards net zero. Over the past two years the company has been implementing a ground-breaking fleet management system set to play a key role in achieving its aims.... 

More Eskom arrests as coal truck driver, supervisor apprehended at Matla station

By: News24Wire      30th November 2022 A truck driver and his supervisor were arrested for allegedly swapping out good-quality coal, and delivering sub-standard product to Eskom’s Matla power station on Monday. "The arrests took place after the truck driver was found to be in possession of sub-grade coal destined for the facility. The... 

Business groups warn Congress must act soon to avert 'catastrophic' rail strike

By: Bloomberg     30th November 2022 Business groups are signaling the alarm that President Joe Biden’s call for Congress to intervene in a US rail labor dispute could come too late to stop a potential shutdown of transportation arteries vital to the broader economy. Biden has lined up support from both Democratic and Republican... 

Low risk of further breaches at Williamson TSF, but production restart pushed to mid-2023

By: Schalk Burger     30th November 2022 LSE-listed diamond producer Petra Diamonds' assessment team has concluded that there is a low risk of further breaches of the tailings storage facility (TSF) at the Williamson mine, in Tanzania, or a breach of the New Alamasi water dam. This follows the November 7 breach of the eastern wall of... 

Lundin Gold forecast more than 400 000 oz/y for next three years

By: Mariaan Webb     30th November 2022 Canada-based Lundin Gold has published its three-year production guidance, with its outlook for the Fruta del Norte mine, in Ecuador, well above 400 000 oz/y until between 2023 and 2025. “Now that the South Ventilation Raise has been completed, the additional ventilation will allow us to... 

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