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Press Office - Alco-Safe


ALCO-Safe is the major supplier of quality electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa with 43 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and support. We have over 2500 clients, conducting testing for alcohol, spread over almost every aspect of the workplace.  Our constant contact with this diverse client base has led us to observe that there is an ever increasing problem relating to drugs of abuse other than alcohol in the workplace and of course elsewhere. After receiving requests from many existing clients we took the decision in 2009 to become involved in the supply of drug testing products and related services.   We are indeed fortunate to represent Abbott as we are able to provide their large range of quality products and avail ourselves of their expertise when approached by our clients for assistance.


Miners to focus on carbon reduction, community support and health & safety – GIBB

By: Donna Slater     24th May 2021 Despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the issues of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, improving health and safety and creating value for surrounding communities require urgent and ongoing attention, says multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy GIBB mining division MD... 

Geological interpretation highlights high-priority targets at Okiep

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     21st May 2021 Dual-listed Orion Minerals has identified new high-priority drill targets on the Carolusberg – Koperberg complex that form part of the Okiep copper project (OCP), in South Africa’s Northern Cape. The Carolusberg – Koperberg line was first discovered in 1680 and subsequent workings have been... 

PGM prices soar as demand recovers amid supply disruption, new report says  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     17th May 2021 The platinum market is forecast to move back into surplus this year, despite a 27% gain in autocatalyst demand, according to estimates published in chemicals company Johnson Matthey’s latest platinum group metals (PGM) Market Report. South African platinum supplies are expected to rebound by... 

MacLean marks 30th anniversary of paradigm changer in underground mining

14th May 2021 Collingwood, Ontario [13 May 2021] – Safety, versatility, productivity, and quality of installation. Designed for a single operator, always working under protected ground, with a full shift’s worth of storage space for bolting consumables. The MacLean Bolter is the Ground Support Engineer’s... 

Tsodilo starts studies for PEA of Botswana iron project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th May 2021 Diamond and metals exploration company Tsodilo Resources has initiated geochemical analysis for grade determination and geotechnical test work for rock mass rating evaluation for the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of its Xaudum Iron Formation (XIF) project, in Botswana. As part of the... 

Sub-zero, high-altitude challenge for Trafo transformer

4th May 2021 Designing a dry-type transformer to function at minus 40⁰C temperatures at an altitude comparable to Everest’s base camp is one of the latest achievements of Johannesburg-based Trafo Power Solutions. Supplying to a gold mine expansion in Kyrgyzstan, the company has provided a 3,000kVA transformer... 

Platinum applications enabling effective healthcare delivery amid pandemic

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th April 2021 Cold-chain monitoring and ultralow freezer storage of biologicals and vaccines for the pharmaceutical and health segment has increased in importance. However, as the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated, providing a cold supply chain for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, such as... 

Tlou to start Lesedi Phase 1, receives EIS approval for Boomslang

By: Schalk Burger     26th April 2021 Southern African energy development company Tlou Energy said that, following a recent capital raising, it has the necessary funds in place to start construction on the transmission line for its Lesedi project. It added that the Botswana Department of Environmental Affairs had approved the... 

Cigar Lake uranium mine to restart this month

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th April 2021 Canadian uranium major Cameco on Friday announced that the Cigar Lake mine, in northern Saskatchewan, would be reopened this month, but that the timing would depend on how quickly the workforce could be remobilised. Operations at the high-grade uranium mine were halted in December. At the time,... 

Structa Konsult

2nd April 2021 Structa Konsult is a consulting eng-ineering company specialising in the evaluation, design and certification of a range of industrial and civil structures.  Established in 2014, Structa Konsult is a 100% subsidiary of the Structa Group and provides support to the group’s growing range of products.  

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