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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... 

Federation to host first assembly next year

By: Nadine Ramdass     9th September 2022 The first African Welding Federation Annual Assembly and Conference will be held in March 2023, in Egypt. The aim is to focus on different welding processes and, held from 14 to 17 March at the Pyramidal Hotel in Cairo, the event will mark the first in-person meeting of the member countries. 

Women offer high-quality work in welding sector – institute

By: Nadine Ramdass     9th September 2022 Despite a low number of women working in the welding and related processes sector locally, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) says its members have seen more detail-oriented work, as well as high-quality consistency, from women, or female, employees. SAIW executive director John... 

Institute charts direction after pandemic

By: Nadine Ramdass     9th September 2022 Despite many industries being significantly impacted by the pandemic, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) used the pandemic period as an opportunity to restructure and enhance itself as well as its offerings. Moving out of the pandemic, the SAIW is set to provide an improved... 

Gaetano Perillo

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     9th September 2022 This week we profile Gaetano Perillo, CEO of Weldamax, which trades as Unique Welding and is a gas and welding consumables distributor 

Rand Mutual identifies five most-reported injuries in metals sector

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th September 2022 Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) has recorded foreign body cornea, open finger wounds, sprains and strain of lumbar spine, contusion of finger/thumb and open wounds on wrists and hands as the top five injuries recorded in the iron, steel and metals industry in the 2021 financial year. The group, which... 

New Age Engineering Solutions

9th September 2022 Founded 19 years ago, New Age Engineering Solutions has established its reputation as a top structural, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and piping (SMEIP) service provider.  As a proudly South African company, New Age Engineering Solutions is a truly transformed organisation at both the... 

Kal Tire exhibits prototype technologies at Electra

By: Darren Parker     8th September 2022 At this year’s Electra Mining exhibition in Johannesburg, Canadian tyre company Kal Tire is showcasing prototypes for two unique tools that aim to improve safety and reduce unnecessary waste and expenditure in the tyre management space in mining. The first of these, named Wheel Inspection, will... 

Hydra Arc eyeing mining industry, international markets 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th September 2022 Although there are many benefits when partnering with steel fabricator Hydra Arc, engineering manager Matthew Alfonso says the company’s “unique service” remains core to its management philosophy, as this means that “all layers of management are required at the coal face to support employees,... 

ESAB moving into new 5 000 m2 facility owing to significant growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th September 2022 Welding company ESAB will be moving into its new state-of-the-art 5 000 m2 facility in November - a move that’s largely motivated by the company experiencing “significant growth” over the last four years. The new facility will allow the company to improve its product and service offering to its... 

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