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The above image depicts trainees of the Dickinson Group training programme that will enhance the local talent pool, assisting create a skilled local workforce that can reduce dependency on external expertise and enhance productivity
Furnaces group expands training initiative
24th May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Global refractory and industrial solutions provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) Africa aims to mitigate challenges – such as limitations in infrastructure, resource constraints and workforce... 


SA mines get first look at private 5G in action
2nd May 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fixed-wireless access provider Comsol has showcased the capabilities of private fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure to South African mining companies at its Midrand premises to demonstrate... 


Telcos spend billions on batteries, generators to ensure customers remain connected during loadshedding
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

South African telecommunications operators spent billions of rands to keep communications infrastructure operational during bouts of loadshedding in the 12 months to September 30, 2023. The... 


An image of Terra Monitoring staff conducting maintenance
Tailings equipment security, integrity spotlighted
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The industries involved in tailings retreatment and the rehabilitation of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) are increasingly moving towards more sustainable and socially responsible practices,... 


An image of the Mukuyu well site
Zimbabwean gas project spurs regional interest
22nd March 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following the discovery of the Mukuyu gas field in the Cabora Bassa basin, in northern Zimbabwe, oil and gas explorer Invictus Energy is confident further discoveries will be made in the basin. The... 


Huawei intent on unlocking potential of networks through commercialisation of 5.5G
15th March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Following the success of fifth-generation (5G) technology over the past five years, information and communications technology (ICT) giant Huawei aims to unlock the potential of networks and create... 


The newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers one blue and one yellow
New analysers launched at Indaba
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s... 


An image of DroneShield's DS Drone Gun
Industry faces expertise shortage amid international competition
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African defence industry continues to grapple with diminishing skills availability amid a competitive market dominated by international defence companies. However, increased government... 


The above image depicts a facility, which comprises a lighting solution that enables managers to dim the luminaires as needed
Lighting system advances energy efficiency
23rd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Luminaire manufacturer BEKA Schréder’s wireless control system Schréder ITERRA offers a wireless control solution for lighting applications, providing a “robust, cost-effective and futureproof... 


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5 ways for the mining industry to manage energy costs and boost performance
12th February 2024

Continued global economic uncertainty means that controlling and reducing business costs has become more critical than ever. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in energy-intensive sectors such as... 


Measuring is knowing
Measuring is knowing
9th February 2024

In any control and instrumentation (C&I) project, the ultimate goal is to pinpoint the essential process variables and ensure their precise measurement. Accurate measurement of these identified... 


A man holding a remote detonator for an explosive set at a mine
Company showcases contribution to positive disruption
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Explosives and mining chemicals company AECI Mining will attend this years’ Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase some of its new technologies and innovations aimed at unlocking value in... 


5G poised to be fastest-growing subscription type in sub-Saharan Africa
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Fifth-generation (5G) is set to be the fastest-growing subscription type in sub-Saharan Africa between 2023 and 2029, when 85% of the global population will have 5G coverage access. The latest... 


Global 5G subscriptions forecast to surpass 5.3bn by the end of 2029
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

By the end of 2023, nearly one-in-five of all global mobile subscriptions will be fifth-generation (5G) subscriptions, as the growth proves resilient, despite continued economic challenges and... 


Godwin diesel driven dewatering pumps are now available in Zambia and the DRC through Integrated Pump Technology
Integrated Pump Technology now exclusive Godwin pump distributor in Zambia/DRC
4th December 2023

South Africa based, Integrated Pump Technology has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Godwin diesel driven dewatering pumps in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).... 


GWM launches its first EV in South Africa – priced below R700 000 
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Great Wall Motors (GWM), also the owner of the Haval brand, has launched its first electric vehicle (EV) in the domestic market. Ora is the Chinese carmaker’s new-energy-vehicle-specific brand,... 


With the new lighting solution, the school is now able to extend playing times into the evening.
Smart Lighting Solution for School’s Astro Hockey Field  
29th November 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the smart LED floodlighting solution for Durbanville High School’s Astro Hockey Field in Cape Town, Western Cape. Durbanville High School was established in 1827, in the... 


MediaTek reiterates ambition to drive 5G adoption, futuristic technologies in MEA
24th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Global fabless semiconductor company MediaTek is continuing to expand its footprint across the smartphone and smart device ecosystem in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) regions. The company, which... 


An image depicting Stewart Chaperon
Smart monitoring solutions offered for tailings dams
24th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Demand for smart monitoring solutions in tailings storage facilities (TSFs) and waste management infrastructure has increased, following governing bodies’ introducing new standards to mitigate TSF... 


University of the Free State’s Shimla Park Rugby Field illuminated by OMNIBLAST-E floodlights with lighting control
Smart Sports Lighting Solution for University’s Sports Fields  
21st November 2023

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED lighting solution with lighting control for the University of the Free State’s Shimla Park Rugby Field and soccer field. The University of the Free... 


Huawei looks to accelerate rail’s digital transformation
17th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology giant Huawei is making inroads in delivering connectivity solutions that enable the digital transformation of the railway industry in the Southern African... 


Ericsson launches 5G Core Excellence Centre
10th November 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Information and communications technology group Ericsson has launched a fifth-generation (5G) Core Excellence Centre dedicated to supporting communication service providers in the Middle East and... 


SafeGauge Unveils the NEW MultiTool Pro at IMARC 2023: Shaping the Future of Elimination of Live Work (ELW) in Mining and Heavy-Vehicle Maintenance
SafeGauge Unveils the NEW MultiTool Pro at IMARC 2023: Shaping the Future of Elimination of Live Work (ELW) in Mining and Heavy-Vehicle Maintenance
31st October 2023

IMARC 2023 has officially begun, and SafeGauge is gearing up for an extraordinary showcase at Stand C41! Today at 3pm, the leading innovators in heavy-vehicle maintenance technology invite you to... 


Image of a dewatering and drainage pump
Extending reliability through proactive solutions
13th October 2023

Leader in pump and fluid engineering Sulzer attended the Asia-Pacific International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) 2023 at the Sydney Showground last month, displaying its comprehensive pump and service... 


Originating in Australia, the range of SafeGauge solutions is being distributed in South Africa by Proximity Detection Systems specialist, Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics hails safety breakthrough in live testing of large equipment
11th October 2023

While essential to effective maintenance, the live testing of mining vehicles and equipment can be hazardous and time consuming – but this has all changed with the SafeGauge range of digital... 


Sibanye-Stillwater innovation head Alex Fenn
Mining industry urged to embrace technological disruptions
29th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified miner Sibanye-Stillwater innovation head Alex Fenn has challenged the perception that the mining industry is resistant to change and disruption from technological advancements, noting... 


New collaboration to extend 4G and 5G connectivity in Africa, Europe
22nd September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications groups Vodafone and Vodacom are preparing to participate in Amazon’s beta testing of its low-Earth orbit satellite  communications initiative Project Kuiper to leverage the... 


MTN to deploy private 5G networks to more industries after success in mining sector
8th September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group MTN South Africa is preparing to roll out its fifth-generation (5G) private network communications solution to a larger variety of industries after its success in the... 


Africa’s mines and factories must brace for AI and ‘bots’ as part of an integrated safety and network solution
Africa’s mines and factories must brace for AI and ‘bots’ as part of an integrated safety and network solution
7th September 2023

By Anton Fester (Managing Director) & Koos Fourie (Technical Director) Sedna Industrial IT Solutions Tech disruption in the mining and heavy-duty industrial sectors in Africa is set to continue at... 


In image of a KREBS gMAX15 cyclone being installed
Technology optimises grinding operations
19th August 2023

Efficient operation and minimal downtime are crucial for maintaining productivity and profitability in grinding circuits and FLSmidth says that many operations are opting for its KREBS SmartCyclone... 


The above image depicts the AI-based mine safety system enables real-time monitoring of worker safety, emergency messaging, and data analysis, allowing mine operators to take proactive safety measures
Automating mines improves safety
18th August 2023 By: Lynne Davies

Tungsten provider Almonty Industries has partnered Korean communications provider Korea Telecom to create the Mining Safety DX system. As the “last man standing in the West when it came to... 


An image of the InterBolt system
Advancing bolt load measurement
18th August 2023 By: Donna Slater

Ensuring the reliability of bolted connections is vital for safety, performance and operational efficiency in mining and engineering applications, leading to bolt technology developer InterBolt... 


Vodacom investing more than R500m to expand connectivity in Eastern Cape rural areas, townships
4th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom Eastern Cape region is injecting more than R500-million to expand connectivity in deep rural areas and townships that had no connectivity before. The bulk of the... 


An image of Smartee products
Technology trends in commercial, industrial property
4th August 2023

Innovative technology solutions are changing the landscape in which commercial and industrial property is managed. This is particularly valuable in facility and maintenance management, says... 


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Gilbarco Veeder-Root
14th July 2023

Gilbarco Veeder-Root provides integrated fuel and fleet management solutions for industrial and mining sites, with tailored automation solutions for multiple sites and fleets from one central... 


Installation of a KREBS® gMAX15 cyclone
Maximising grinding efficiency and reducing wear with KREBS® SmartCyclone™
11th July 2023

Efficient operation and minimal downtime are crucial for maintaining productivity and profitability in grinding circuits. To address these challenges, many operations are opting for the KREBS®... 


5G reaches 35% global penetration
7th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the adoption of fifth-generation (5G) technology accelerates, 5G population coverage has reached 35% globally, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility report. However, there are large regional... 


Partnership to bring affordable Internet services to township youth
30th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Local viral consumer rewards application Maholla and Internet service provider (ISP) ikeja have partnered to deliver high quality, cost-effective Internet services to youth across South Africa’s... 


Microsoft Airband to connect nearly 40m to the Internet in Africa and Latin America
30th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Microsoft has entered into new, and expanded existing, Airband partnerships to provide high-speed Internet access to nearly 40-million people across Africa and Latin America. The partnerships in... 


LIGHTING CONTROL
The Schréder ITERRA lighting control solution is suitable for all industrial and large area applications.
Bluetooth lighting solution suitable for industrial applications
23rd June 2023

Remote control solution Schréder ITERRA offers site managers a robust, cost-effective and futureproof platform to run their infrastructure with the utmost flexibility for adapting lighting to any... 


Wits University DigiMine Laboratory head Ahsan Mahboob
Wits University’s DigiMine aiming to serve as green data powerhouse for mining industry
14th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Most mining countries have already databased their green energy minerals and critical minerals and made them public so that investors and their global partners can evaluate national production... 


Drones used in anti-poaching
26th May 2023

Various technologies, such as tracking tags, closed circuit television cameras and thermal cameras, Wireless Sensor Networks, mobile apps and drones, are being used for intelligence and... 


Dwyka Mining Services MD Jamie van Schoor and Emesent CEO Stefan Hrabar at the Dwyka Tech*Carnival, hosted at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand
Dwyka Tech*Carnival highlights the importance of adaptability
18th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The flexibility humans have to deal with the unexpected has become one of the most crucial skills for any organisation today, as technology continues to play a greater role in business globally,... 


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Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa is sole distributors for Goodwin electrically driven, submersible, abrasion resistance slurry pumps.

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