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VR technology to improve training initiatives

By: Sabrina Jardim     30th September 2022 With potential health and safety risks facing those working at height, training solutions provider KBC Health & Safety will introduce a virtual reality (VR) component for its training programmes to ensure greater safety measures when working at height. The VR technology can measure the... 

New Bill to impact on sector

By: Sabrina Jardim     30th September 2022 With health and safety being an important aspect of working-at-height projects, a new Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill is expected to be tabled next year. The Bill will enforce penalties of up to a R50 000 spot fine for every contravention, should working-at-height projects not... 

Association revamps to improve services

By: Halima Frost     30th September 2022 The Southern African Biogas Industry Association (Sabia) will introduce its updated business plan and path to reach its 2030 goals at its ‘Vision 2030 – building a sustainable Southern African biogas market’ round table next month. Hosted by Sabia, it will include a discussion by representatives... 

Economic conditions challenge industry

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     30th September 2022 The softer demand for aluminium transport applications, such as trailers, tankers and tippers, amid the current tough economic climate has made the recovery of the transport industry to pre-lockdown levels even tougher, according to steel merchandiser and distributor Macsteel CEO Mike Benfield.... 

Collaboration key to realising Africa’s green hydrogen economy potential

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th September 2022 There is considerable potential for Africa to capitalise on the opportunities presented by the green hydrogen economy, and for South Africa to be the hub out of which this is done; however, a key requirement of this will be collaboration. This was the key message from opening keynote speakers... 

Mandela Mining Precinct advancing mining Research Development & Innovation

By: Simone Liedtke     29th September 2022 The mining research, development, and innovation (RD&I) landscape in South Africa has become increasingly muted over the years, with inadequate capacity expected to constrain knowledge production and innovation unless effectively addressed, according to the National Development Plan (Vision... 

Global mining investors to gather in the Republic of Guinea at Symposium Mines Guinea 2022

28th September 2022 Symposium Mines Guinea is the leading event to find out more about how Guinea is an attractive and ideal mining investment destination, the Ministry of Mines & Geology, Republic of Guinea will organise the 7th edition of Symposium Mines Guinea, in partnership with AME Trade Ltd. SMG 2022 will... 

Komatsu named Large Employer of the Year in NSW Training Awards

28th September 2022 Recognised for award-winning focus on innovative apprentice training and employee recruitment.   Komatsu’s dedication to recruiting and training the best employees and apprentices has seen it win both national and global recognition. 

Eskom, partners to establish renewables training facility at Komati  

By: Darren Parker     23rd September 2022 State-owned Eskom, the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (Saretec) – based at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) – and the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) have signed a partnership agreement for the development of a new training facility to be... 

Skills development for life after mines should focus on economic participation and growth

23rd September 2022 By Jacques Farmer, MD at PRISMA The social labour plan of any mine must include long-term commitments to affected communities before, during and after the mining cycle. As mining operations begin to wind down, something we are seeing with increasing frequency in South Africa, there needs to be a... 

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