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Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
Is the modular data centre the answer to the technology industry’s land and energy crisis?
27th May 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric According to research group,  McKinsey & Company, data centres are fast becoming an... 


Trafo Power Solutions Managing Director David Claassen
Innovative transformer design for data centre in Nigeria
24th May 2024

The upgrade of a data centre in Nigeria has called for a custom-engineered dry-type transformer solution that can deal with, among other challenges, high level of voltage fluctuations. According to... 


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Wood pushed as viable construction material
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Engineered wood has emerged as a viable alternative to concrete and steel in the construction industry, owing to its low-carbon footprint and technical performance as a structural material, says... 


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Algae offers new carbon emissions solution
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Based on the concept that algae are a carbon-capture powerhouse, Austin, Texas biotech company Reactive Surfaces has invested over $2-million in the research and development of an algae-infused... 


Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
Schneider Electric launches EVLink e-mobility solution in Africa region as more countries eye transition to electric vehicles
23rd May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched its electric vehicle (EV) charging solution in Africa, as several countries on the... 


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Metals processor expands, progresses Zambian assets
17th May 2024 By: Donna Slater

Zambia- and South Africa-focused diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals has completed the manufacturing of a new front-end modular 50 000-t-a-month unit at its Zambia-based Roan copper... 


Startup to build 120 off-grid e-truck charging sites
17th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Electric vehicle charging startup Zero Carbon Charge has launched a new subsidiary, Zero Carbon Logistics, which it says will roll out 120 off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) electric truck charging... 


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Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update
17th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

First gold pour has been delayed. 


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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


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Weir Minerals Africa reintroduces Wheeled Plant concept
8th May 2024

With the newly introduced Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP) concept from Weir Minerals Africa, crushing contractors in Africa can now move and transport their crushing and screening plants from one... 


B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
B2Gold says Goose project slightly behind schedule
8th May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Development of the Goose openpit and underground project, in Nunavut, is running slightly behind schedule, with the first gold pour pushed out by one quarter. Senior gold producer B2Gold explains... 


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Waste Rock Project, Zambia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A joint venture comprising Jubilee Metals Group and International Resources Holding plans to process more than 260-million tonnes of copper-containing surface material from the project. 


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New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer at the Roan concentrator
Jubilee achieves record third-quarter chrome output, while copper expansion advances
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim- and ASX-listed Jubilee Metals has achieved record production levels at its South African chrome operations, both on monthly output for March and for the quarter ended March 31 – which is the... 


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Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


TLT-Turbo Africa sales engineer Katlego Nchabeleng
Major ventilation installation completed by manufacturer
5th April 2024

During March, technology-driven mining and industrial fan and ventilation manufacturer TLT Turbo Africa has successfully implemented a major ventilation project within the platinum belt of South... 


Location map of the Longonjo project
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
5th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Pensana has reported that preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


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Bougouni lithium project, Mali – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is on track to start production in the fourth quarter. 


Flyability announces industry milestone
Flyability announces industry milestone
29th March 2024

Market leader in confined space drones Flyability has announced a new ultrasonic thickness measurement (UTM) payload for its flagship drone the Elios 3. This payload was developed in partnership... 


Jubilee CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee, Abu Dhabi company to form JV for Zambia waste rock project
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Abu Dhabi's International Resources Holding (IRH) has exercised its right to proceed with the formation of a joint venture (JV) vehicle with diversified metals processor Jubilee Metals Group for... 


Rare earth oxides
Ionic reaches steady-state output of rare earth oxide from demo plant, starts planning commercial plant
25th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Ionic Rare Earths has achieved continuous production from its magnet recycling demonstration plant in Belfast, in the UK. The facility has produced 11.5 kg of didymium oxide (neodymium... 


Nick Lusson, Vice President of Huawei Eastern-Africa Digital Power at the Huawei Partner Summit
Huawei launches new commercial and industrial (C&I), residential smart PV and ESS solutions to African market
25th March 2024

Supplied by Huawei Digital Power Sub-Saharan Africa Region During the recently concluded Huawei Digital During Solar & Storage Live Africa 2024, Huawei released new smart PV products and solutions... 


Copper 360 CEO Jan Nelson.
Copper 360 output set to quickly double on Nama Copper acquisition
19th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Energetic Northern Cape copper mining company Copper 360 this week produced the first concentrate from the plant it has just acquired from Nama Copper, which becomes its second concentrator plant... 


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Pipe supplier introduces three food processing innovations
15th March 2024

In a world that is still adapting to post-Covid-19 consumer demand for “farm-to-plate freshness”, variety and convenience, there are two factors that continue to drive innovation in food... 


Madison Metals CEO Duane Parnham
Madison to pursue traditional funding avenues after lacklustre uranium tokenisation results
14th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Uranium exploration and development company Madison Metals will pursue more traditional means of raising capital to fund its future efforts, as the company's unique uranium tokenisation strategy... 


LOCATION MAP OF THE LONGONJO MINING OPERATION
Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 


Pensana’s Longonjo project in Angola
Long lead item orders placed, site preparation works well under way at Longonjo
4th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Preparatory works are forging ahead smoothly at rare earths mining company Pensana’s Longonjo project in Angola, with main construction expected to start in May and cold commissioning to follow in... 


Canada to expedite approval of new nuclear projects
Canada to expedite approval of new nuclear projects
1st March 2024 By: Reuters

Canada will expedite the approval process for new nuclear projects, but will not exclude them from the federal environmental review as requested by the province of Ontario, Energy and Natural... 


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Degritting spiral reduces carbon costs for gold miners
1st March 2024

Amid tough economic conditions, metallurgy and process engineering solutions developer Multotec has responded to the challenge of the high costs associated with using activated carbon in gold... 


The above image depicts two Condra technicians working on a jib crane
Local manufacturer seeks to ease crane buying process
1st March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

There is a risk associated with buying capital equipment, and the choice of a factory crane can be “especially tricky”, says local overhead cranes and hoists manufacturer Condra Cranes. Condra... 


Prefab buildings provider celebrates five decades
1st March 2024

Prefabricated buildings provider Kwikspace is celebrating more than five decades of delivering tailor-made solutions across diverse industries. With expertise spanning schools, clinics, mining,... 


Aqora rebrands, aims to make battery cells in Cape Town
1st March 2024 By: Irma Venter

South African energy company Aqora has rebranded to become Afrivolt, says MD Deshan Naidoo. The firm’s goal, however, remains the same – opening a lithium-ion cell gigafactory in South Africa, able... 


Location map of the Molo graphite project
Molo graphite mine expansion, Madagascar
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A feasibility study has confirmed the highly attractive economics for a large-scale expansion of the Molo mine and processing facility. 


Modular substations are the best option for data centres, as they can be designed and built quickly
Modular substations power in South Africa's data centre boom
27th February 2024

Data centres are experiencing significant growth in South Africa as the digital revolution continues to gain momentum. To keep up with the demand, these facilities must have the flexibility to... 


Pensana concludes term sheet for up to $156m in finance for Longonjo
26th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

London-listed rare earths project developer Pensana, through its 84%-owned subsidiary Ozango Minerais, which owns 100% of the Longonjo project, in Angola,  has concluded a nonbinding term sheet... 


Jubilee Metals in South Africa and Zambia.
South Africa’s Jubilee Metals continuing to grow copper strongly in Zambia
26th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The copper operations in Zambia of South Africa’s Jubilee Metals showed strong growth in the six months to December 31, with further sharp increases expected going forward. The Johannesburg- and... 


France’s $1.6bn uranium deal with Mongolia faces delays
23rd February 2024 By: Reuters

A $1.6-billion uranium mining deal between France and Mongolia that is part of French efforts to diversify supplies to power its fleet of nuclear reactors is running into political hurdles. A... 


Wayne Warren, Sales Manager Africa for Pilot Crushtec
Pioneering crushing and screening solutions for cleaner energy minerals
22nd February 2024 By: Dimpho Madiba

Pilot Crushtec's crushing and screening solutions are key for a wide range of applications within the energy minerals sector, and the company has built a significant footprint in these industry... 


Forge Academy launches new 4IR training centre in partnership with Sibanye-Stillwater
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Technology training company Forge Academy has launched a new Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) training centre and two courses in partnership with mining company Sibanye-Stillwater. The first two... 


A three story high reactor manufactured by Viva Engineering with people in PPE under it to show scale
Complex SA-DRC reactor project recognised
16th February 2024

The fabrication, in South Africa, of six large reactors for the Azmet Reactor project, being undertaken at a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is a “massive achievement” after it was... 


Datacentres, meet microgrids
Datacentres, meet microgrids
15th February 2024

By Faith Waithaka, Cloud and Service Provider Segment Sales Lead: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric Discussions around datacentre reliability have moved up a gear to include sustainable... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


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Each crane is equipped with a hoist for specific maintenance purposes
Platreef mine receives specialised lifting solutions
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The application of precise, reliable and safe lifting machinery is imperative for various operational facets in mining, including maintenance and production processes, says lifting equipment... 


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