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CSIR to showcase VR technology at Mining Indaba

By: Darren Parker     3rd February 2023 Virtual reality (VR) training technology designed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to enhance the safety of mineworkers through knowledge training on hazardous underground incidents, will be showcased at the Investing in African Mining Indaba taking place at the Cape... 

Seriti Green raises need for Africa to appraise vanadium as electricity storage battery metal  

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2023 Wind farm builder Seriti Green, which is planning substantial electricity storage capacity at its big renewable energy project in Mpumalanga, has raised the need for vanadium to be appraised as a battery storage metal of choice in Africa owing to the difficulties of sourcing lithium batteries.... 

PPPs critical to addressing unemployment, skills development

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd February 2023 The demand for occupational programmes by both colleges and industry shows that the solution to unemployment as well as producing adequately skilled workers is through public–private partnerships (PPPs), says the Department of Higher Education and Training technical and vocational education and... 

New tech predetects leaks

3rd February 2023 South Africa experiences regular power outages that are often blamed on power generators being shut down owing to boiler tube leaks, but a well-established and proven solution is available from engineered solutions specialist and supplier RTS Africa Technologies – accredited agents and service... 

Dunlop looking to sponsor township startups

By: Irma Venter     3rd February 2023 Tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is on the hunt for 48 township entrepreneurs who could qualify for startup support to run their own local tyre centres. SRSA is the manufacturer of the Dunlop brand and has launched the business-in-a-box concept as an extension of its Dunlop... 

Grindex pumps distributor widens SADC network

By: Tracy Hancock     3rd February 2023 Pumping applications solutions provider Integrated Pump Technology has been given the green light to distribute the submersible pumps range from Swedish pumps manufacturer Grindex in a further seven countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). “Our sole distribution agreement... 

Hydrogen jobs study starts in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd February 2023 A study is underway in Queensland to determine the skills needed by the local hydrogen industry workforce, delivering on the A$4-million commitment toward supporting energy skills including for hydrogen, electric, vehicles, and renewable energy which was announced at the Queensland Workforce... 

Mitigating the cost and perils of downtime in mining

2nd February 2023 When it comes to mining, the cost of downtime in a single shift can run into the millions. Here’s how Astron Energy can play a role in minimising the loss of productivity on site. Mining and its related industries are critical to South Africa’s socio-economic development. The sector accounts for... 

MCA calls for stable policy to boost investment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     2nd February 2023 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has called on the federal government to implement a number of reforms in order to ‘seize a once in a generation opportunity’ to grow investment in the resources sector. In its 2023-24 pre-Budget submission, the MCA pointed out that Australia’s mining... 

Rio signs cooperation agreement with Canadian First Nation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st February 2023 Diversified miner Rio Tinto, through its Iron Ore Company of Canada (ICO) has signed an agreement with the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach to establish a mutually beneficial relationship based on dialogue, collaboration and trust between the company and the community over the coming decades.... 

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