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Iridium breakthrough a boost for green hydrogen economy, PGMs mining  

By: Martin Creamer     16th November 2020 The amount of iridium required to electrolyse green hydrogen has been drastically reduced, a breakthrough that is a significant boost for the upcoming green hydrogen economy as well as South African platinum group metals (PGMs) mining. Heraeus Precious Metals has achieved a material thrifting... 

Pragma | 30 Years in the making

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in chaos... 

Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions

24th September 2020 The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence. Its mandate is to provide armed forces with the state-of-the-art defence materiél required to provide safety and security for South Africa, its citizens and the... 

Orange, De Beers Marine South Africa develop IoT geofence for offshore mining crew safety

By: Schalk Burger     4th September 2020 Digital services multinational Orange Business Services and diamond miner De Beers' subsidiary De Beers Marine South Africa have jointly installed and tested a customised Internet of Things (IoT) solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery... 

Full 5G adoption in mining still years away

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th August 2020 While the mining sector is showing interest and starting to test the value-add of fifth-generation (5G) technologies, mass adoption of the technology is still years away. A new Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research report noted that efforts to improve operational efficiency will lead... 

Weapon detection system being developed to protect public spaces

By: Schalk Burger     21st August 2020 A weapon detection system for concealed and openly carried weapons, such as knives and long guns, is being developed to protect public spaces, as well as temporary public events, using WiFi- based technology. These capabilities for detecting suspicious metal items with wireless signals have... 

Smart cities open up ‘endless’ business opportunities

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2020 As urbanisation rises, cities need to seek ways of leveraging the power of technology and connectivity to cater for the demands of this increasing urban population, stimulate the growth of businesses and ensure that available resources are managed more efficiently. The increasing population in... 

Data mining: the way forward in mine water optimisation

20th August 2020 Talbot is helping mining companies enhance the sustainable management of their water resources through the implementation of big data analytics and internet of things (IOT) technologies that can reduce their consumption, increase water reuse and improve environmental compliance across various... 

Organisations need to shift focus from legacy to evolving – Deloitte report

By: Natasha Odendaal     14th August 2020 It is becoming increasingly critical to build evolving organisations to navigate the constant changes and external pressures presented by disruptive technologies. The latest ‘Deloitte Tech Trends’ 2020 report found that the influence and impact of disruptive technologies is a strategic issue,... 

New digital technologies improve manufacturing capabilities

3rd July 2020 Metallurgical plant supplier SMS group has developed digital technology called the X-Pact MES 4.0, along with the Safety Locator Suite system, which both aid in the digital transformation of organisations and help to gain faster insights and more informed management decision-making, with the... 

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