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Drone tech deployed for working at heights

By: Sabrina Jardim     Updated 7 hours ago A global initiative to get machines to drive inspections in dangerous spaces has resulted in the introduction of drone technology for working-at-height projects. “Drones reduce the amount of human exposure in dangerous environments, which drives efficiency and, in turn, drives down costs.... 

Gugulethu construction is still on track to kick off this year

By: Tracy Hancock     Updated 7 hours ago Construction of the almost R600-million opencast phase (Phase 1) of coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal’s Gugulethu colliery is planned to start this year, subject to market conditions and the availability of export trains. Canyon Coal, a subsidiary of private investment company... 

Electric hoists ensure safe and stable operations

Updated 7 hours ago Equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s heavy-duty 10-t Kito electric hoist – which was installed in the head frame of a shaft at a platinum mine in 2014 – continues to offer safe and dependable operation in harsh conditions, seven years later. “This robust hoist replaced an existing... 

Contamination at source affecting recycling  

By: Halima Frost     Updated 7 hours ago A substantial portion of plastic waste is not recycled and ends up in landfills, contributing greatly to plastics being regarded as the biggest environmental threat, says industry body Plastics SA executive director Anton Hanekom. Forty-three percent of recyclable plastic waste in South Africa... 

Shirley Hayes

Updated 7 hours ago This week we profile Shirley Hayes, founder and CEO of copper mining and exploration company SHiP Copper  

Coca-Cola combines forces with govt in Gqeberha solar-powered groundwater initiative

By: Natasha Odendaal     Updated 7 hours ago Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA), in partnership with the Department Water and Sanitation (DWS), has launched a series of off-grid, solar-powered groundwater harvesting and treatment projects in Gqeberha to pump, treat, store and distribute clean water to communities distressed by the... 

Coastal communities call for greater consultation on oil and gas exploration

By: Donna Slater     Updated 7 hours ago Large- and small-scale fishers and communities on the Wild Coast of South Africa request that, at the very least, more scientific research be done on the effects of exploration activities, and that various stakeholders undertake greater engagement about such activities to gain a better... 

ESG risks and geopolitics ranked top risks for mining companies – survey

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th September 2022 Global mining and metals executives rank environment, social and governance (ESG), geopolitics and climate change as the top three risks facing their business over the next 12 months, a survey by consultancy EY has found. “We have witnessed huge upheaval and change over the last year, namely due... 

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... 

South Africa will not run out of water, Minister assures

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th September 2022 There is no need for citizens to be alarmed over South Africa’s water scarcity, as a total water outage will not happen in the near future, assures Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu. While there are water scarcity concerns in different parts of the country, South Africa will not run out... 

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