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South Africa ‘painfully slow’ in drafting new-energy vehicle policy – Naamsa
14th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

The South African government is “moving painfully slowly” in finalising its policy on new-energy vehicles (NEVs), says Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council CEO Mikel Mabasa. Since the unveiling... 

White House weighs ban on Russian aluminum over Ukraine war escalation
13th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is considering a complete ban on Russian aluminum -- long shielded from sanctions due to its importance in everything from automobiles and skyscrapers to iPhones -- in... 

How a ban on Russia’s mining giants could shake the metals world
10th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

A possible ban on Russian supplies by the London Metal Exchange would be a seismic event for the metals industry, cutting some of the world’s biggest companies off from the main global... 

Calls for input into Safeguard Mechanism credits
10th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has opened consultation on draft legislation to reward industrial facilities that stay below their emissions baselines, and give other facilities a new, low-cost way of... 

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Company offers condition-monitoring capability
7th October 2022 By: Darren Parker

Vibrating-equipment manufacturer Kwatani is embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution by providing condition-monitoring capability to complement its service offering. Increasingly, customers are... 

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Local supplier awarded conveyor distributorship
7th October 2022

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has announced that it was appointed a distributor of materials handling manufacturer Convir stockpiling equipment in Southern and Central Africa earlier... 

MCA calls for cost protection in safeguard mechanism
4th October 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called for additional price risk management measures to be included in any changes to the safeguard mechanism to prevent excessive costs, damaging... 

Power lines
Distributed generation investment may ‘grind to halt’ if Eskom's retail tariff reforms are implemented 'overnight'
3rd October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Economic and energy advisory company Meridian Economics is warning that the immediate implementation of Eskom’s proposed retail tariff plan could severely disincentivise investment into the large... 

Demand for platinum-based green hydrogen generation growing.
More platinum-based green hydrogen generation on the way
3rd October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Up to 1 350 t of green hydrogen can now be generated a year from renewable solar and wind power in the Wunsiedel Energy Park, in Germany. “This is another example of platinum-based production of... 

BMG’s Tsubaki SJ3 sealed joint chain series has extended bushing barrier seals that prevent abrasive materials from entering and attacking chain joints
Chain offers improved reliability of mechanical components in harsh conditions
30th September 2022

Tsubaki engineering class SJ3 sealed joint chains, with improved sealing technology, are designed to improve the reliability of many mechanical components exposed to harsh conditions in coal... 

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Contamination at source affecting recycling
30th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

A substantial portion of plastic waste is not recycled and ends up in landfills, contributing greatly to plastics being regarded as the biggest environmental threat, says industry body Plastics SA... 

Gear unit range for lifting drives launched
30th September 2022

Equipment supplier BMG has launched a new range of NORD MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector.... 

Electronic certificate of conformity now compulsory
23rd September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The electronic format certificate of conformity (CoC) became available last month for refrigeration and air-conditioning systems practitioners. The Coc in paper format has previously been available... 

Complete electrification solutions from mine to port
22nd September 2022

We start with the best people, engineering expertise, and over a century of know-how in mine automation and electrification. Our customers’ vision, tasks, and needs define our integrated digital... 

WA's Mining Amendment Bill passes muster
21st September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Mining Amendment Bill has passed the Upper House of the Western Australian Parliament, legislating new laws to reduce the administrative burden and support best environmental practices. The... 

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Project increases company competitiveness
16th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

A supplier development project conducted by local body the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) has increased the global competitiveness of advanced radio- frequency and microwave... 

Eskom's revised cost assumptions point to big increase in diesel cost during 2024 financial year as coal EAF slumps
Eskom confirms 32% tariff request ahead of Nersa hearings
15th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

After updating some key cost assumptions, Eskom has confirmed that it will be applying for a 32% tariff hike for implementation on April 1, 2023. The State-owned utility is also applying for a... 

BMG MD Robin Briggs
BMG confident about post-Covid recovery
14th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

While economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has been slower than expected, industrial equipment supplier BMG is confident that this will speed up as infrastructure development starts to... 

Indonesia has lost more tropical forest to mining than anywhere
Indonesia has lost more tropical forest to mining than anywhere
13th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

More than half the tropical deforestation caused by industrial mining in the last two decades took place in Indonesia, according to a new study. The researchers, whose paper was published... 

A smelting operation
South African business formations make joint appeal for carbon-tax relief
13th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Several organised business formations have outlined six recommendations in a joint position statement on carbon tax, which they argue will improve the carbon tax proposals in the Taxation Laws... 

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Cohesive policies can boost investor sentiment
9th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

While mining and mineral exports contribute significantly to Zimbabwe’s gross domestic product, the industry falls short of its potential to contribute to the country’s growth and development. In... 

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Women offer high-quality work in welding sector – institute
9th September 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite a low number of women working in the welding and related processes sector locally, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) says its members have seen more detail-oriented work, as... 

Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
Rail infrastructure upgrade funding - time to put our Rand where our mouth is
9th September 2022

There’s a sensorily magical moment when you witness a fully locked-and-loaded freight train as it begins to deploy its until-then preserved potential energy, to slowly yet decisively haul a... 

Gascoyne adds more ounces
8th September 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner Gascoyne Resources has reported a 15.6% increase to the group’s gold resource, which now stood at 1.37-million ounces. The resource estimate includes a maiden mineral resource estimate... 

AESSEAL South Africa helps group reach ‘beyond Net Zero’
6th September 2022

AES Engineering Ltd, the parent group for AESSEAL (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, went beyond Net Zero in 2021, with its global business activities delivering C02e savings equivalent to the environmental... 

Complete electrification solutions from mine to port
1st September 2022

We start with the best people, engineering expertise, and over a century of know-how in mine automation and electrification. Our customers’ vision, tasks, and needs define our integrated digital... 

Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
26th August 2022

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is a global, industrial company with approximately 43 000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco focusses on four main business... 

CSIR - Women in Industry
26th August 2022

Aradhna Pandarum - Research Group Leader for the CSIR’s Energy Industry Team Coming from State-owned entity Eskom, despite a significant electrical engineering background, the industry’s being male... 

Stewarts & Lloyds - Women in Industry
26th August 2022

Theresia Coetzee Area Manager: Northern Region (East) – Witbank Your career journey – where did you start, how did you decide to work in this industry? Northern Transvaal Steel was a small dealer... 

Mining majors ramping up their diversification policies
24th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Mining majors are ramping up their diversification policies to capitalise on or react to decarbonisation trends by targeting new growth markets, while seeking to divest from coal, oil and gas... 

Miners welcome safeguard mechanism consultation
19th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian resources sector has welcomed a consultation paper from the federal government on the safeguard mechanism as part of providing certainty for Australia’s biggest emitters on their... 

Eskom head office at Megawatt Park
Eskom makes case for major overhaul of retail tariff structure in submission to regulator
8th August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom has submitted a tariff restructuring application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) in which the utility is proposing a major overhaul of the prevailing retail tariff... 

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Southern Africa lags in adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, despite great potential
5th August 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

At the recent Farnborough International Airshow, in England, US-based global major aerospace group Boeing unveiled a new tool to model data, which it designated Cascade, which was created to map... 

A Transnet Freight Rail train transporting iron-ore
Integrated, tech-driven rail industry needed to drive South Africa’s heavy haul sector 
2nd August 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

To enable South Africa’s mining and resources sector to remain competitive, it is imperative the country pursues a safe, competitive, responsible, integrated and intelligent heavy haul system,... 

Nersa hearings to be held from September 19 to 23
Nersa consultation paper on next Eskom tariff points to possible 38.1% hike
29th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has formally initiated the process of adjudicating Eskom’s next tariff increase with the publication of a consultation paper on the utility’s... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa doubles next renewables round, scraps 100 MW cap on distributed plant and moots feed-in tariff as he unveils load-shedding crisis response
25th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled several far-reaching interventions – including a doubling in the allocation for the next renewables procurement round, the scrapping of the 100 MW... 

Skills development should be a benefit, not a burden 
25th July 2022

By Jacques Farmer, MD at PRISMA Mining houses are required by the Skills Development Act to provide a Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) every year, as well as an Annual Training Report (ATR). The purpose... 

The European Commission approval of €5.4-billion took in backing from Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.
Europe leads even though sun, wind, storage, green electron/molecule energy is tailor made for South Africa
22nd July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

This week the European Commission approved €5.4-billion of public support by 15 member states for a hydrogen technology value chain taking in hydrogen generation technology, fuel cells technology,... 

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition is running a working group for the promotion of timber construction to encourage investment in the mass timber manufacturing capacity
Bioeconomy could support S Africa’s energy needs
22nd July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Amid unstable power supply, the development of a wood bioeconomy could help support South Africa's energy needs while ensuring that the country meets its carbon emission reduction targets, says... 

An image of Wika's building
New gauge assembly protects people and the environment
22nd July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments has launched its new Emission Control Gauge, referred to as the Emico gauge pressure measuring assembly, to ensure safety for people and the... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu
Logistics solutions needed quickly to avoid lost commodity price opportunity – Menar
18th July 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While there is commitment from State rail enterprise Transnet to find a solution to bulk commodity logistical disruption, the issue is time, as the challenges need to be overcome with the necessary... 

Governments turn against deep-sea mining as EV boom drives demand for metals
Governments turn against deep-sea mining as EV boom drives demand for metals
18th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

As battery makers scramble to procure cobalt, nickel and other metals to meet rising consumer demand for electric cars, governmental opposition to strip-mining the seabed for minerals is mounting.... 

Congo plans border post expansion as mining trucks endure up to 60 km queues
12th July 2022 By: Reuters

Democratic Republic of Congo plans to expand its main border post with Zambia, a source close to its government said, to ease truck queues of up to 60 km that copper miners have faced this year due... 

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