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Company offers diverse conveyor chains
22nd October 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s comprehensive range of power transmission components incorporates chain manufacturer ZMC industrial conveyor chains, which offer dependable service in diverse... 

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Nersa yet to decide if it will oppose Eskom’s MYPD5 court application
19th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has confirmed the receipt of Eskom’s High Court application, through which the utility is seeking to have the regulator’s decision to reject... 

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Weekly SA Coal Report
18th October 2021

Another incredibly volatile week with Chinese domestic prices reaching new highs, although both physical and paper coal markers sold off together with power and gas prices. As coal continues to lag... 

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Eskom seeks urgent court order to have 2022/23 tariff application adjudicated by Nersa
15th October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom has approached the Gauteng High Court to have the regulator’s recent decision to reject its revenue application for the period 2022/23 to 2024/25 set aside for... 

Company aims to create sustainable packaging
15th October 2021 By: Anna Moross

Food packaging and processing company Tetra Pak aims to ensure sustainable packaging for its products by using ecofriendly material throughout the design and manufacture of the packaging. 

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New asynchronous range available
8th October 2021

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s team of electric motor designers and engineers has worked closely with global electric motor specialists to develop high-efficiency Synergy electric motors, to... 

New initiative aims to increase smartphone access to narrow mobile Internet use gap
8th October 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Vodafone Group and the United Nation’s (UN’s) International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have partnered to launch an initiative aimed at identifying policy, commercial and circular-economy... 

Holistic approach needed to achieve a just transition, says panel
7th October 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects often related to solving issues in an area or country, thinking is starting to shift away from managing the Covid-19 crisis and vaccine... 

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Eskom says Nersa’s MYPD5 rejection creates ‘regulatory vacuum’
1st October 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned utility Eskom says the rejection, by the Energy Regulator, of its latest allowable-revenue application has created a regulatory vacuum for the electricity supply industry. “Eskom is... 

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Eskom mulls legal options as Energy Regulator rejects MYPD5 application
30th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

The Energy Regulator has voted to reject Eskom’s fifth multiyear price determination (MYPD5) application for the three financial years from 2022/23 to 2024/25 and will now request the utility to... 

Barloworld reflects on resilient group performance
28th September 2021 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed equipment and services company Barloworld says the group achieved a resilient performance for the 11 months to August 31, in what remains a tough operating environment. The resilient... 

Hydrogen Council calls for A$10bn net zero fund
28th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Hydrogen Council has urged action on the part of the federal government in order to achieve net zero emissions with the assistance of the hydrogen industry. In a white paper... 

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Immediate introduction of new tariff methodology ‘not feasible’
27th September 2021 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom says it is “not feasible” for the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to make a revenue determination, for implementation on April 1 2022, on the... 

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Weekly SA coal report
27th September 2021

As China pledges to stop financing international coal projects, local coal producers have met to try and resolve the ongoing domestic coal shortage, as the winter peak generation season approaches.... 

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Programme expands into other provinces
24th September 2021 By: Darren Parker

National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa’s (NCPC-SA’s) Industrial Symbiosis Programme (ISP) is on track to be launched in the Eastern Cape and the Free State before the end of the year, says... 

Taking the digital route in underground mining
22nd September 2021

As the mineral sector seeks safer and more automated operations in line with the ‘smart mining’ vision, leading underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation is making good progress... 

Govt calls for JMEI inputs
16th September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has called for consultation in the impact of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI), which is helping to fund the exploration of new resource deposits. Federal... 

DRDGold’s Pretorius highlights rising importance of ESG for miners
14th September 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold producer DRDGold CEO Niël Pretorius told investment firm CX Investments in an interview that investors were becoming more supportive of projects that may not necessarily have vast economic... 

Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?
14th September 2021

The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix’s latest research... 

The role and importance of Reliability Engineering
14th September 2021

The question often arises on the actual role and responsibility of a Reliability Engineer. This article considers where Reliability Engineers fit into an organisation, what kind of data they... 

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Freight, logistics integration key to successful intracontinental trade
10th September 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Although the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement aims to achieve an economically integrated continent, with successful trading among African countries, the Trade Research... 

Govt targets August next year, or sooner, for third-party rail access
10th September 2021 By: Irma Venter

The current target date for allowing third-party operators to participate in the rail-freight sector is August next year, says Dr Sean Phillips, head of the National Treasury’s Operation Vulindlela... 

Gold contributing towards efforts to achieve UN SDG 3
7th September 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The gold industry is committed to supporting the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but the Covid-19 pandemic has severely impacted the progress being made towards... 

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Centre bridges gap between technology, people
3rd September 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Mining engineering multinational Sandvik Mining and Rock Solution’s Zimbabwe-based Technology Centre is assisting the mining industry’s journey into the digital future by bridging the gap between... 

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Mining reform can alter bleak economic outlook
3rd September 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

The short- to medium-term outlook for Zimbabwe’s mining and natural resources sector is bleak and can be mitigated only if urgent reforms – such as taking a hard stance against criminal activity... 

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Senex signs gas deal with Opal
2nd September 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gas producer Senex Energy has inked a gas sales agreement with packaging and paper manufacturer Opal. Under the initial four-year agreement starting 1 January 2023, Senex will provide around 8 PJ... 

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Govt targets August next year, or sooner, for third-party rail access
30th August 2021 By: Irma Venter

The current target date for enabling third-party operators in the rail-freight sector is August next year, says Dr Sean Phillips, head of National Treasury’s Operation Vulindlela unit. There are,... 

Sandwich belt high angle conveyor on show
20th August 2021

Conveyor systems manufacturer Dos Santos International (DSI) will be exhibiting at MINExpo International this year in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. The company will occupy booth #25515 and will... 

Chinese miner fined over molybdenum ore spill - media
17th August 2021 By: Reuters

A mining company in China has been fined 13.26-million yuan ($2.1 million) over a molybdenum ore spill in the northeast of the country that caused major water pollution last year, Chinese news... 

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Prisma metallurgy manager and trainer
Inclusion in education to address gender disparity
6th August 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Mining is the biggest contributor to the South African economy, and statistically also the most male-dominated industry, but mining training company Prisma Training Solutions argues that through... 

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Anton Paar
6th August 2021

Anton Paar has a long history of providing high-end laboratory instruments: density meters, refractometers, polarimeters, viscometers, rheometers and instruments for material characterization.... 

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Pairing renewables with gas offers fastest pathway for SA’s decarbonisation
5th August 2021

Acombination of renewable energy and gas power will be the fastest and most cost-effective pathway to decarbonise South Africa’s electricity industry, the CEO of GE’s Gas Power business in... 

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The Digital Future of Mining and Resources
4th August 2021

How digital innovation is transforming Australia’s mining industry  By Guy Danskine, Managing Director, Australia, Equinix 

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Enbaya Prepaid Meters - Utility Management
30th July 2021

Year of Formation: 2003 Current Shareholders: CEO & CTO Sean Wheller; COO Karen Wheller 

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Ostem seeks to expand its contract manufacturing reach across industries
29th July 2021

Having purchased one of Metso Outotec’s facilities located in the industrial hub of Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg, together with the fabrication, machining, assembly and repair part of the... 

China avoids coal projects in Belt and Road for first time
27th July 2021 By: Bloomberg

China didn’t finance any coal projects via its Belt and Road Initiative in the first half, the first time that’s happened since the plan was launched in 2013, the International Institute of Green... 

Sandvik Tech Centre in Harare boosts Mine's digital journey
27th July 2021

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ newly launched Technology Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, is assisting the region’s mining industry on its exciting journey into the digital future. The centre has... 

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2021’s rocky road creates a need for smarter spend management
22nd July 2021

Under strain from a near-stagnant economy and on-going challenges with electricity supply, South Africa’s mining sector is under immense pressure to develop new strategies for greater productivity... 

Is convenient repair request logging the key to improved uptime?
19th July 2021

The right tools, appropriate systems and accurate data could make a considerable impact on the ease and speed at which equipment is repaired in your organisation. Verdantix's latest research... 

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Mine achieves massive earnings boost after employing four more people
19th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Guided by a value driver tree (VDT) study, an opencast mine increased its earnings massively after employing four additional operators at comparatively negligible cost. The operation’s earnings... 

Years of hard work and perseverance are now paying off
SA-born pneumatic tech wins global award
16th July 2021

The coveted global Unicorn Cup final, for the start-up business with the highest investment potential, was won on May 13 this year by South African pneumatic technology pioneer Magnevane. Magnevane... 

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ENSafrica unpacks the impact of POPIA on mine health, safety
15th July 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mine and occupational health and safety executive Pieter Colyn opened a webinar on July 13 during which law firm ENSafrica unpacked the impact of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA)... 

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Exploration is quick foreign investment ‘no brainer’, says Minerals Council’s Smart
13th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Exploration is one of the quickest ways to secure foreign direct investment into South Africa for the generation of desperately needed jobs and wealth during the country's hour of need, said... 

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Yale Lifting Solutions

Yale Lifting Solutions is a leading supplier of lifting and material handling equipment in Southern Africa. Yale offers a wide range of quality...

Universal Storage Systems (SA)
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South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...


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