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Eskom to implement Stage 6 load-shedding on Thursday and Friday

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th June 2022 Power utility Eskom on Thursday said it would again implement Stage 6 load-shedding, from 14:00 until midnight, as the unlawful strike by employees continues. Stage 4 load-shedding will be implemented from 00:00 to 05:00 on Friday. From 05:00 until 00:00 on Friday, load-shedding will be... 

Metro to expand Bauxite Hills operation

By: Darren Parker     29th June 2022 ASX-listed Metro Mining’s board has approved a final investment decision (FID), subject to financing, to expand the capacity of its Bauxite Hills mine, in Queensland, to 7-million wet metric tonnes a year for a capital expenditure (capex) of A$28.3-million. The expansion will be financed from a... 

The outsourced asset care service – is this a panacea for the struggling maintenance departments of small to medium-sized enterprises?

29th June 2022 Proper and consistent maintenance can make or break businesses. The headline in a local newspaper, Business Day – dated 13/06/2022, reads “Poor performance and degradation of rail and port infrastructure have seen SA’s coal exports drop 20% from about 80 million tonnes in 2017 to about 64 million... 

Rio Tinto considers exiting Canada diamond project, says partner

By: Mariaan Webb     29th June 2022 Diversified miner Rio Tinto has exercised its voting power to place the Star-Orion South diamond project, in Saskatchewan, Canada, on care-and-maintenance, its joint-venture (JV) partner said on Wednesday. Star Diamond said that, subject to fulfilling its existing obligations, Rio Tinto would... 

Kingsgate appoints GM for Chatree

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th June 2022 ASX-listed Kingsgate has appointed Wayne Schiller, a mining processional with more than 30 years of experience, as the general manager for the Chatree gold mine, in Thailand. Schiller will start work on July 18 and his initial focus will be on the refurbishment and recommissioning of the mine,... 

Gordhan says Eskom, unions reach wage agreement; hopes second day of Stage 6 load-shedding can be avoided 

By: Chanel de Bruyn     28th June 2022 Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday evening said he was hopeful that Eskom would be able to avoid implementing Stage 6 load-shedding for a second day on Wednesday, after the power utility and unions had reached a wage agreement earlier in the day. Eskom on Tuesday afternoon... 

Would you have an unqualified planner planning your shutdown?

28th June 2022 Maintenance shutdowns are frequently required to carry out maintenance (and other) activities that can only be done while the process is offline. Maintenance shutdowns are costly to implement and require intensive planning. A solid plan ensures that quality work gets done within scope, budget and... 

Power trip: While Stage 4 drags on some unions want Pravin, but Eskom heads to CCMA

By: News24Wire      28th June 2022 While Eskom has put its plans in motion to end protests that have disrupted its operations and break the deadlock at its wage talks, unions in the negotiations are split on whether the impasse may need an intervention from Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. Historically, an intervention... 

Cyprium announces A$50m prepayment offtake agreement for Nifty restart

By: Mariaan Webb     27th June 2022 Australian firm Cyprium Metals has entered into a letter of intent (LoI) with commodities trader Glencore for a A$50-million offtake prepayment facility, as part of a targeted A$240-million to A$260-million funding package to finance the restart of the Nifty copper project, in Western Australia.... 

Maintenance of ageing road network a top priority – JRA

By: Tracy Hancock     24th June 2022 The deterioration of Johannesburg’s roads is a key concern in terms of the general maintenance of the city, with inclement weather, vandalism and theft, as well as ageing infrastructure, the key challenges hindering service delivery, says Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) acting road infrastructure... 

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