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GE Gas Power addresses the energy trilemma to foster a more sustainable energy transition in mining operations

6th July 2022 Multinational industrial company General Electric (GE) has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector. 

Feasibility study on the City of Cape Town’s takeover of Metrorail gets under way

By: Irma Venter     1st July 2022 The City of Cape Town will, on July 1, start a feasibility study on the devolution of the city’s passenger rail system from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the metro. PRASA currently operates all commuter passenger rail systems in the country, with the exception of the Gautrain. 

G7 to allow fossil-fuel financing if climate pledges are kept

By: Bloomberg     28th June 2022 Group of Seven (G7) nations are set to allow some exceptional public financing of overseas fossil-fuel projects to continue provided that the investments are consistent with prior climate-change agreements, according to people familiar with the matter. The final text of the leaders’ statement,... 

QRC slams new Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan

By: Darren Parker     27th June 2022 Industry body the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has responded with ire to the release of the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan, which the Australian Department of Resources assisted in developing. “Unfortunately, a Queensland government 30-year plan isn’t worth the paper it’s... 

Policy opportunity for rail infrastructure

By: Sabrina Jardim     17th June 2022 With South Africa’s reliance on commodity exports, which can be handled only in large volumes by rail, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright Africa director and transport head Malcolm Hartwell says rail is a more efficient and environment-friendly way of transporting goods, making it crucial that rail... 

Policies require international funding – law firm

By: Sabrina Jardim     17th June 2022 Without international assistance, South Africa does not have the capacity to fund some of the large rail projects outlined by the National Rail Policy (NRP), released by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula this year as a draft White Paper and subsequently approved by Cabinet, says law firm Norton... 

Canada kicks off critical minerals strategy consultations

By: Mariaan Webb     15th June 2022 Building on the near C$3.8-billion commitment on critical minerals in the 2022 Budget, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on Tuesday released a discussion paper to inform Canada’s critical minerals strategy. The paper, which was launched at the Prospectors and Developers Association... 

Cornish Metals gains former Anglo American CEO as board member

By: Mariaan Webb     6th June 2022 Battery minerals investor Vision Blue Resources has nominated Tony Trahar, a former CEO of global miner Anglo American,  as its representative to the board of directors of exploration and development junior Cornish Metals. Trahar is a special adviser to Sir Mick Davis’ Vision Blue Resources,... 

ABB unveils future of process automation

2nd June 2022 ABB has released its White Paper entitled “The DCS of tomorrow: ABB’s process automation system vision,” which outlines how process automation systems will evolve to support industries as they undergo digital transformation and shift to sustainable energy sources.  For more than a century,... 

The importance of using OEM hoses in peristaltic pumps

26th May 2022 Darryl Macdougall, Managing Director, Verder Pumps South Africa Peristaltic pumps offer several advantages in their use, as the technology is highly reliable and ideal for pumping “difficult to pump” liquids. Having said that, a critical component in the pump unit’s performance is the hose as... 

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