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Coal giant Peabody likely to pay dividend in 2023, analyst says
8th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Peabody Energy, the biggest US coal miner, will probably start paying dividends next year after using growing cash holdings to pay off debt, according to Lucas Pipes, an analyst with B Riley... 


DMRE's general lethargy still hindering exploration activity
28th October 2022 By: Nadine James

Orion Minerals CEO Errol Smart offered the familiar refrain of South Africa’s mining industry needing a functional and accurate cadastre. “We cannot manage our minerals with a GIS system,” he said... 


Valentine receives Fisheries Act authorisation, bridge replacement gets started
25th October 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-based gold company Marathon has received authorisation from Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the Valentine project, in central Newfoundland. The authorisation allows Marathon to proceed... 


JOYCE MOGANEDI
The current water crisis facing South Africa has created new opportunities and there is plenty of room to adopt and embrace new technologies
S Africa can ease effect of natural disasters through technology
21st October 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Deploying “cutting-edge” solutions at South Africa’s water treatment plants will assist the country in mitigating the severe impact of natural disasters, such as the drought in Nelson Mandela Bay,... 


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Product range, upgrades help company in turbulent market
14th October 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local steel products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds is constantly focusing on expanding its product range, with one of the largest and most comprehensive range of products in the local market when... 


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US steps away from flagship lithium project with Berkshire
5th October 2022 By: Reuters

In a February meeting with mining executives, President Joe Biden laid out an aggressive goal for the United States to produce more of its own minerals for the electric vehicle revolution in ways... 


Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
30th September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project is uniquely positioned to provide a secure, traceable and responsibly produced supply of high-purity manganese products to the European electric-vehicle market. 


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Greater urgency urged as climate change amplifies SA’s water insecurity
23rd September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

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... 


Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa
Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa
23rd September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eastplats plans to restart mining at the project using a hybrid mining method to a peak production rate of about 1.02-million tonnes a year. 


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Elcometer faces decline in demand
9th September 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

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... 


Standard Lithium retools operations after short seller's attacks
8th September 2022 By: Reuters

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... 


Botswana Diamonds secures prospecting licence in the Northern Cape
5th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

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... 


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Shortage of frack gear is helping to hold back US oil production
2nd September 2022 By: Bloomberg

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... 


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... 


Pipes manufacturer moves fitting fabrication in-house
26th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

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... 


Joburg replacing asbestos-cement pipes
26th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

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... 


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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... 


JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
22nd August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 


More flooding in Mexican mine frustrates rescue effort for 10 miners
16th August 2022 By: Reuters

Mexico's efforts to save 10 miners who became trapped in a flooded coal mine 13 days ago hit another setback as underground water levels have surged higher, officials said on Monday. The miners... 


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Greenpeace targets Woodside supplies in Germany - report
12th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Environmental group Greenpeace on Friday claimed that environmental activists in Germany had blocked a ship carrying pipelines slated for use in ASX-listed Woodside’s Scarborough offshore gas... 


A green hydrogen economy depends on this little-known machine
22nd July 2022 By: Bloomberg

Solar power depends on the solar cell. Wind power, the wind turbine. The key to the green hydrogen economy is a little-known machine with a name out of 1950s sci-fi — the electrolyser. And after a... 


Botswana Diamonds acquires additional stake in Botswana JV
20th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has acquired an additional stake in the prospective Maibwe joint venture (JV) in Botswana. Siseko Minerals has increased its stake in the JV from 29% to 50%. BOD... 


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Eastplats positions new mining method to reopen CRM before year-end
8th July 2022 By: Donna Slater

Having completed a new long-term plan and mine redesign study, JSE- and TSX-listed midtier platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Eastplats envisages restarting mining operations at its flagship PGMs... 


Meters supplied for water project
8th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings is supplying water meters, manufactured by international manufacturing group Honeywell Kent, to a residential area in Vryburg, in the... 


More resilient infrastructure needed  to protect water quality
More resilient infrastructure needed to protect water quality
8th July 2022

Consulting engineers and scientists SRK Consulting partner and principal environmental scientist Manda Hinsch says the quality of drinking water declines when infrastructure is vulnerable to... 


Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu
Progress in pipeline project witnessed
8th July 2022

In May, Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu, and Deputy Ministers David Mahlobo and Dikeledi Magadzi were on hand to witness the progress of the construction of the raw water bulk water... 


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Industry continues to face supply chain woes
8th July 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The stainless steel industry has been under severe supply chain pressure caused by rising prices of raw materials, such as nickel, as well as shipping and logistics and energy costs, in Europe and... 


A number of 12-meter-long blue water pipes on a truck set for delivery at a water works
Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal
1st July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The... 


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Association stresses quality control is imperative
1st July 2022

As part of its continuous education process, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) continues to enlighten design engineers, contractors and all users of plastic pipe of... 


Bill Gates-led fund backs startup with cheaper way to move hydrogen
28th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

A hydrogen molecule is tiny. So tiny, in fact, that trying to store and transport it via existing tanks and pipes can end up causing cracks in steel. If hydrogen is to become a clean fuel of the... 


CASH CONSTRAINTS
Limited financial resources and rapidly ageing road infrastructure make it challenging to carry out all maintenance activities
Maintenance of ageing road network a top priority – JRA
24th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The deterioration of Johannesburg’s roads is a key concern in terms of the general maintenance of the city, with inclement weather, vandalism and theft, as well as ageing infrastructure, the key... 


A man in a ditch welding a water pipe out in the open, which would be inaccessible to a robotic welder
Industry body assures job security for welders
24th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African... 


Innovative tech is changing industry trends
17th June 2022

The last half century has seen a massive shift in geological thinking, and technological innovation and developments, in all facets of diamond exploration, mining, processing, recovery,... 


Woodside solves supply chain conundrum with innovative design
14th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has helped to design a one-of-a-kind offshore caisson cleaning and inspection tool (CCAIT) that allows safe and cost-effective remote inspection of critical equipment on... 


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Coating firm awarded corrosion prevention contract
10th June 2022

Last month, anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Corrocoat announced it has been awarded a contract to protect 300 new pipe spools of various dimensions by a multinational energy client. The... 


Water supply scheme serving seven KZN villages completed
10th June 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Multidisciplinary consulting engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has completed a large-scale water supply scheme covering seven villages in the... 


OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE Citizens depend on the successful roll-out of infrastructure projects, such as the Msikaba bridge project on the new N2 toll road between Port Edward and Umtata, which are vulnerable to disruption by construction mafias
Construction mafias driving away civil engineering skills
27th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

If the scourge of South Africa’s construction mafias is not soon addressed collaboratively by all stakeholders, the country’s civil engineering industry, which already faces limited job... 


Gold Fields subsidiary plans to buy stock in Peru-focused mining company
20th May 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Chakana Copper Corporation has announced a private placement of up to 63-milllion units of the company at a price of C$0.11 apiece, for gross proceeds of up to C$7-million. Each unit... 


Botswana Diamonds identifies anomalies indicative of kimberlite pipes
19th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim- and BSE-listed Botswana Diamonds’ ground geophysics survey on its Sekaka diamonds prospecting licences, in Botswana, have revealed high-interest anomalies indicative of kimberlite pipes... 


UK sustainable logistics company secures Fortune 500 customer as it transitions from startup phase
13th May 2022 By: Irma Venter

UK-based sustainable logistics company Magway has secured its first commercial customer in the form of a large Fortune 500 multinational group, says CEO and founder – and South African – Rupert... 


The trusted manufacturing partner for the agricultural industry
13th May 2022

For the past 28 years, proudly South African manufacturer Fabrinox has been a trusted partner of choice for the agricultural industry. Our wide range of capabilities includes the manufacturing of... 


Perkoa workers still missing – Trevali
10th May 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-listed Trevali Mining said on Monday that it had not yet been able to locate any of the eight underground workers who went missing when the Perkoa mine, in Burkina Faso, flooded three weeks... 


South Africa remains a leader in the evolution of cooling in underground mining
9th May 2022

By Russell Hattingh, MD of BBE Consulting, and Steven Bluhm, founding member of the BBE Group Along with ventilation, mine cooling is an integral part of any mining operation, as it is central to... 


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