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Methano Group advances goal of becoming leading EPCM firm in Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     Updated 3 hours ago Multidisciplinary engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm Methano Group is in the late engagement stage with its strategic partners in setting up offices in Southern Africa Development Communities (SADC) countries, such as Zambia. This, says group CEO Sereme Maphaka, will... 

A new era beckons for mining finance

3rd February 2023 By Chetan Jeeva, Head SA Corporate Lending, Absa CIB While its contribution to GDP may have declined over time, the South African mining and resources sector is a systemically important part of the domestic economy. As such, continued innovation from operators, explorers, and financiers will be... 

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.... 

Just energy transition good for South Africa but coal sector has to be involved

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd February 2023 A Just Energy Transition (JET) was in the interests of South Africa, the World Bank has concluded. So reported World Bank senior energy economist Mariano Salto in a panel discussion at the Southern African Coal Conference, in Cape Town, on Friday. Renewable energy was the least-cost energy option... 

Twin Hills definitive feasibility study progressing – Osino

By: Donna Slater     3rd February 2023 TSX-V-listed gold explorer and developer Osino Resources is progressing with developing a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Twin Hills gold project, in Namibia, and is conducting trade-off studies and assessing risks and opportunities for infrastructure enhancement, water and power... 

Proudly South African technology catches eye of fusion project researchers 

By: Martin Creamer     3rd February 2023 Innovative Proudly South African membraneless technology has caught the eye of the engineers involved in the huge global ITER fusion project as a possible solution to recover tritium from tritiated water. The membraneless technology is the brainchild of Hydrox Holdings engineers, based in... 

Investment needed to keep industry afloat

By: Sabrina Jardim     3rd February 2023 Loadshedding is creating production problems and increasing the cost of scrap, but government’s lack of investment in renewing old piping systems and constructing new networks remains one of the biggest problems in the plastic pipes industry, says South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers... 

No substitute for reliability, ROI

3rd February 2023 South Africa’s electricity crisis has made it more evident than ever that maintenance and planning should form the core of any industrial operation, says mining supplies company Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS). Many mining companies strive to improve the reliability of their operations, but... 

Company relocates as part of growth strategy

By: Sabrina Jardim     3rd February 2023 As part of its ongoing growth strategy, pipe and hose supplier Astore Keymak relocated its Cape Town branch to a more modernised premises in the Western Cape in November 2022. “Astore Keymak Cape Town is expanding, hence it became important to enhance and improve our customers’ experience, and... 

Geosynthetics offer durability for concrete structures

3rd February 2023 Geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex South Africa’s geosynthetic solutions encompass controlled permeability formwork (CPF) liners, which are designed for concrete surface enhancement in harbour infrastructure projects. “The main functions of Formtex CPF liners at harbours and... 

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