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German company optimistic on Southern African expansion
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

German original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) SEW-EURODRIVE is bringing products, solutions and technologies, along with support, training and skilled information, closer to its clients in the... 


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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber
24th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 


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Furnaces group expands training initiative
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Global refractory and industrial solutions provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) Africa aims to mitigate challenges – such as limitations in infrastructure, resource constraints and workforce... 


Fortinet on track to train 1m cybersecurity specialists
24th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global cybersecurity solutions company Fortinet has reached 43% of its five-year ambitions of training one-million people in cybersecurity by 2026. According to the group’s 2023 Sustainability... 


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EJOT – Southern Africa’s Fastening Solutions Provider
24th May 2024

EJOT is a 102-year-old German fastening technology company and is a fastener specialist like no other. With venerable fasteners such as the PT screw for manufacturing with plastic, bi-metal... 


Resources Watch
Resources Watch
22nd May 2024

This week: PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment; State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation, and, Nedbank says green... 


The cathode side of proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells that convert hydrogen to electricity require platinum.
Platinum-enabled green molecules offering inviting green electron value-add – Nedbank
20th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

It’s no longer good enough to just produce electric vehicles (EVs). You have to produce green EVs, and to do that, you need green steel. To get the green steel, you need the green molecules that... 


Safeguarding and encouraging the future progress of women in SA
Safeguarding and encouraging the future progress of women in SA
17th May 2024

Conferencing and training specialists Pinpoint Stewards will be hosting the 3rd Annual Women & Leadership in Mining conference. The annual conference aims to highlight women leaders in mining... 


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Tech expertise shortage in junior mining
17th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

There is a shortage of expertise in the specialised domain of junior mining – a situation that is compounded by South Africa’s so-called brain drain, as skilled professionals seek jobs elsewhere,... 


INDISPENSABLE OPPORTUNITY
The Machine Tools Africa expo aims to be an indispensable gathering for all stakeholders in the engineering and manufacturing industries
Machine Tools Africa to play crucial role in education, skills development
17th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The upcoming Machine Tools Africa 2024 exhibition will serve as a comprehensive platform for showcasing the latest innovations in machine tools and related technologies. It also plays a crucial... 


Industry organisation eagerly anticipates Machine Tools Africa event
17th May 2024

With a few days to go until the 2024 iteration of the Machine Tools Africa event, to be held from May 21 to 24 at the Nasrec showgrounds, in Johannesburg, industry organisation Machine Tools... 


Combustion Technology
Combustion Technology
17th May 2024

As the market leader in oil and gas burners and boiler installations, Combustion Technology strives to provide world-class, environment-friendly solutions to meet any combustion and heating... 


Higher Education & Training DDG Zukile Mvalo
PGM-boosted green hydrogen backed by resolute South African govt's commitment
16th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The production of green hydrogen, which is most effectively generated when catalysed by platinum group metals (PGMs), has profound economic and social implications, including job creation, skills... 


ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa
ANC walks political tightrope over coal plant shutdowns
16th May 2024 By: Reuters

In a ward where South Africa's governing African National Congress won handily in local elections three years ago, party campaign worker Poppy Vilakazi has been getting a decidedly frosty reception... 


In South Africa, the adoption of Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) in quarries and surface mines marks a pivotal move towards heightened safety and adherence to regulatory mandates
Booyco Electronics leads the charge in quarrying & surface mining elevating safety with PDS
16th May 2024

The continued focus on integrating Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) in South African quarries and surface mines highlights a significant shift towards enhanced safety and regulatory compliance.... 


CHIETA CEO Yershen Pillay
State mining training authority backing green hydrogen skills centre creation
15th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

“We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be establishing the first centre of specialisation of green hydrogen skills,” South Africa’s Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA)... 


Glencore Coal launches Australia apprenticeship progamme
Glencore Coal launches Australia apprenticeship progamme
14th May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Glencore Australia has announced the opening of its 2025 apprenticeship programme for applications, inviting aspiring candidates to apply for an opportunity or skills development and hands-on... 


From left, CHIETA CEO Yersen Pillay, Higher Education and Training Department DDG Zukile Mvalo, and Nedbank CIB Head of Infrastructure, Energy and Telecommunications Mike Peo.
Green energy presenting South Africa with massive reindustrialisation chance – Nedbank
13th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green electrons and green molecules are presenting South Africa with a massive opportunity to reindustrialise, Nedbank CIB head of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications Mike Peo told the... 


Sipho Kunene, Operator and Technical Training Manager at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik invests in skills to drive technology impact
10th May 2024

As a leader in technology-driven productivity, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions supports the continuous upskilling of operators and maintenance teams to keep up with the ever-evolving capabilities... 


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Diversified miner focuses on community upskilling
10th May 2024

Johannesburg-headquartered diversified resources investment company Menar’s subsidiaries are prioritising youth empowerment through providing skills training, learnerships, internships and... 


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Virtual training key to cost-effective skills development
10th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The mining industry is increasingly turning to virtual reality (VR) training to equip employees with essential skills in a simulated environment that mimics real-life conditions while reducing... 


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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 


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Latest safety tech, services to be showcased at Firexpo 2024
10th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Events management company Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group – says that this year’s Firexpo will provide the fire protection, and health and safety industries, with... 


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Hosted learnerships allow for collaborative skills development
10th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Hosted learnerships play a crucial role in addressing the skills gap in the mining sector, particularly in areas with high unemployment rates, by upskilling local talent, providing additional... 


Conditions still challenging, but contractors report noticeable uptick – MBA North
10th May 2024 By: Irma Venter

Last year was one of the most challenging years the Master Builders Association (MBA) North has ever experienced, with many of its long-standing members entering business rescue or closing their... 


High cellphone penetration rate positions continent to leverage 4IR technologies
10th May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Africa has an advantage when leveraging ever-developing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to overcome the deficits created by a lack of infrastructure and geographical distances: its... 


LOCATION MAP OF THE LINDI JUMBO PROJECT
Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Tanzania – update
10th May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Walkabout Resources has confirmed that ore has successfully advanced through the concentrating circuit to produce an unscreened wet concentrate. 


Komatsu’s WX07 LHD is engineered for the demanding South African underground hard rock environment
Komatsu’s WX07 LHD is engineered for the demanding South African underground hard rock environment
9th May 2024

Controlling costs and remaining competitive and financially viable are constant challenges for operators of underground hard rock mines. Making intensive use of new technology is the logical... 


FLSmidth develops vital skills at its dedicated Training Academy in Chloorkop, South Africa
FLSmidth builds solid skills base for local, global succession
7th May 2024

To support its full flowsheet technology capabilities, FLSmidth is continuously developing vital skills at its well-resourced Training Academy at the company’s Chloorkop Service Centre in Gauteng.... 


Growth in platinum jewellery demand continues in most key markets
6th May 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In its latest Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) for the fourth quarter of 2023,  marketing organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) has reported that India’s jewellery market... 


Schneider Electric and Enactus collaborate on three important youth impact projects across Anglophone Africa
Schneider Electric and Enactus collaborate on three important youth impact projects across Anglophone Africa
6th May 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Enactus, an international NGO dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through... 


LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 


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Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving
3rd May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 


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Access to farming equipment boosts mechanisation
3rd May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Agricultural technology company Hello Tractor, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to improve small-scale farming practices through its app Hello Tractor, which facilitates increased... 


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Braking company developing Africa presence
3rd May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

According to a report by the African Development Bank in the ‘Macroeconomic Performance and Outlook of Africa’ publication, 11 African countries featured in the world’s 20 fastest growing economies... 


Walkabout achieves first concentrated ore at Lindi Jumbo, ramp-up efforts continue
2nd May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Walkabout Resources has started concentrating ore at its Lindi Jumbo graphite mine, in Tanzania, with commissioning activities continuing to ramp up. The mine is poised to become one... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


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NBI launches pragmatic Just Energy Transition Skilling for Employment Programme
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With skills having been identified as a key cross-cutting requirement for the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), the National Business Initiative (NBI), together with the... 


ENHANCED MAINTENANCE
The truck-mounted jetting units enhance the capability to efficiently clear stormwater drains and sewerage systems
Jetting units used proactively in maintenance
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Severe flooding events along South Africa’s coastal regions have underscored the crucial role of resilient infrastructure in managing excessive rainfall, says pumps supplier Werner Pumps, which has... 


SIGNIFICANT INCREASE
The 2023 Blue Drop report highlighted that the proportion of water supply systems failing to meet minimum microbiological water-quality standards increased significantly
Task team established to enhance service delivery
26th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to the concerning findings of the Blue, Green and No Drop reports, which highlight a nationwide decline in the quality of water services, government has established a task team... 


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Company increases competitiveness with new facility
26th April 2024

Energy and infrastructure service company WSG Energy Services (WSG) has consolidated its position in Australia’s energy and infrastructure sectors with a host of contract wins and the opening of a... 


Volkswagen to invest R4-billion to produce third model at Kariega plant in show of commitment to South Africa
26th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Group Africa (VWA) will invest R4-billion in its manufacturing plant in Kariega, in the Eastern Cape. The investment will be used to prepare the plant for the addition of a third model... 


Aerial View of the Simandou project
Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update
26th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Rio Tinto is continuing to work with its partners to satisfy the outstanding conditions on the project. 


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