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Greater urgency urged as climate change amplifies SA’s water insecurity

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd September 2022 Water security remains one of the biggest challenges facing South Africa, with the country’s supply facing many threats amid increasing demand and relatively low water availability. While the situation may not yet be an absolute crisis, if left unchecked, South Africa’s water sector is a few... 

Elcometer faces decline in demand

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     9th September 2022 High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier British Allied Manufacturers Representatives (BAMR) CEO Graham Duk says the shutdown of oil refineries, including Engen oil refinery in Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal, has had a negative impact on the demand for Elcometer instrumentation. World leading... 

Standard Lithium retools operations after short seller's attacks

By: Reuters     8th September 2022 Standard Lithium is trying to become the first new US source of lithium for electric vehicle batteries in decades, a bullish target fueled in part by technical and engineering changes the company is making in response to accusations that its technology does not work. Vancouver, British... 

Botswana Diamonds secures prospecting licence in the Northern Cape

By: Darren Parker     5th September 2022 Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence, until June 2027, on ground containing the Reivilo cluster of kimberlites in Barkley West, in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The licence is located about 110 km north-east of the actively producing Finsch... 

Shortage of frack gear is helping to hold back US oil production

By: Bloomberg     2nd September 2022 In a dusty corner of Oklahoma, close to where Erle Halliburton founded his eponymous oil services empire 103 years ago, a group of workers shows why US oil production growth has been underwhelming in spite of a price boom. This particular Halliburton crew is busy cannibalizing older frack pumps... 

Welders wave hello to new Fronius product

26th August 2022 Welding systems manufacturer Fronius has launched an iWave series that it says sets new standards in quality, flexibility and connectivity. The TIG power source enables “perfect” weld seams to be produced on all weldable material. 

Pipes manufacturer moves fitting fabrication in-house

By: Mariaan Webb     26th August 2022 The best place to ensure quality control is said to be on the factory floor. Gauteng-based pipe manufacturer Rare recently moved the fabrication of its pipefittings in-house to better control the quality of products produced. 

Joburg replacing asbestos-cement pipes

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th August 2022 Joburg Water is implementing an urgent short- to medium-term plan to replace old asbestos cement piping infrastructure with either unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or steel pipes in the Central and North of Johannesburg. Earlier in August, technical teams from Joburg Water completed an... 

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 with only two branches in the far Northern Province, this is where my career started in 1993. I... 

JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions

By: Simone Liedtke     22nd August 2022 South African joint venture (JV) company African Pipes, Valves & Fittings (APVF) Piping Systems offers a complete thermoplastic piping system for the industrial, gas and mining markets. The JV between fuel supplier Bohlale Energy and investment company African Rainbow Capital (ARC) is a Level 2... 

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