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Report: Anti-mining community activists fear for their lives

Published: 23 April 2019

Community activists in mining areas in South Africa face harassment, intimidation, and violence, the Centre for Environmental Rights, groundWork, Earthjustice, and Human Rights Watch have said. Issuing a joint report, titled ‘We...

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Whitepaper on gas turbine benefits released

Published: 23 April 2019

GE Power’s Gas Power Systems business has released a whitepaper that details the benefits of gas turbine technology for cleaner and safer operation. Co-authored by GE gas power technology experts John...

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The uses of spin filters in mines

Published: 22 April 2019

Often the simplest solutions are the best, and the extensive use of inertial spin filters across many industries is a good example. Using a vortex to remove 98% of all...

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Obstetric solar solution wins award for innovation

Published: 21 April 2019

Arrow Electronics and nonprofit organisation We Care Solar have won the 2019 Edison Award for Social Innovation for their joint development of the Solar Suitcase 3.0. The Solar Suitcase 3.0. is a...

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First Cut takes over Messer’s SA operations

Published: 20 April 2019

First Cut recently concluded an agreement with Messer Cutting Systems to take over its South African operation. Messer, which has had a presence in South Africa for the past 15...

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Croation bridge embarks on preservation project

Published: 19 April 2019

The Krk Bridge in Croatia recently embarked on extensive preservation efforts. A reinforced concrete arch bridge connecting the Croatian island of Krk to the mainland, the Krk Bridge carries over...

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The Okavango Blue

Published: 18 April 2019

The Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) in Gaborone, Botswana, has unveiled an oval shaped blue diamond weighing over 20 carats – the biggest blue diamond discovery ever made in Botswana.

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New Board Chairman, MD for IEC Holden

Published: 18 April 2019

Electric motor and generator manufacturer IEC Holden has announced the appointment of Amos Hadebe as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Pedro Adams as Managing Director. These appointments complete...

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Angolan energy company gains anti-bribery certificate

Published: 18 April 2019

Aenergy is the first African business to receive an anti-bribery certificate from Bureau Veritas. Bureau Veritas, which specialises in testing, inspection and certification, recognised the Angolan energy and transportation firm...

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Vantage Capital exits Thebe Timrite investment

Published: 17 April 2019

Debt fund manager Vantage Capital has announced the successful exit of its investment in Thebe Timrite. Vantage provided an R89-million mezzanine debt facility to fund the 100% acquisition of Timrite...

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African economic growth below population growth

Published: 16 April 2019

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa went down to 2.3% in 2018, compared to 2.5% in 2017, according to the April 2019 issue of Africa's Pulse, the World Bank's bi-annual analysis of the...

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New CEO for GE for Francophone Africa

Published: 16 April 2019

General Electric has announced the appointment of Eric Amoussouga as Chief Executive Officer for Francophone Africa. In this position, Eric will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase...

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SKF South Africa expands engineering services

Published: 15 April 2019

Bearings specialist SKF South Africa has expanded its engineering team and the services it offers, placing more emphasis on contract services, after-market maintenance management and reliability services. According to SKF Engineering Manager, Chris Lubbe, this move is intended to help...

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VSD and magnetic bearings drive HVAC advances

Published: 15 April 2019

HVAC solutions are getting smarter and more efficient every year. These advances are driven by both customer demands and new regulations. Two components that are helping HVAC manufacturers meet these...

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Vaal wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation continues

Published: 14 April 2019

The Department of Water and Sanitation has established the Vaal River Catchment Management Agency, which will be responsible for ensuring that water from the area is protected, used, developed, conserved...

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SA lagging in methanol legislation

Published: 13 April 2019

The death toll from the consumption of methanol is mounting globally. Yet South Africa still has not implemented long-promised legislation against the use of the deadly substance in paint thinners...

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New CEO for GE Ghana announced

Published: 12 April 2019

General Electric has appointed Sulemana Abubakar (Abu) as Chief Executive Officer for the company in Ghana. Based in Accra, Abu will lead the development of programmes with public and private...

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Industry mourns Gunter Vogel

Published: 12 April 2019

Gunter Vogel, founder and chairman of South African vibrating equipment manufacturer Kwatani, has passed away. Vogel was 75 years old.

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Elmacast Engineering expands

Published: 11 April 2019

Springs-based foundry Elmacast Engineering is expanding. The company recently completed the first phase of its expansion project with the installation of four new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat...

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Engie inaugurates first Zambian mini-grid

Published: 10 April 2019

International power company Engie has inaugurated its first mini-grid in Zambia. The mini-grid, named PowerCorner, has been installed in the Zambian village of Chitandika.

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Bosch Ulwazi turns 10

Published: 09 April 2019

Training provider Bosch Ulwazi is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Formed in 2009 as a subsidiary of Bosch Projects, the company was established in to mentor engineers and project managers to achieve professional...

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The benefits of metal deposition for engine block repair

Published: 09 April 2019

Metric Automotive Engineering has announced the availability of the latest metal deposition technology for repairing water jackets on engine blocks. Using a pre-machining process with metal deposition, the process extends...

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Rand-Air adds to compact generator solutions

Published: 07 April 2019

Portable air compressor and generator specialist Rand-Air recently purchased four Atlas Copco TwinPower generators in order to improve its range of compact solutions. The Atlas Copco TwinPower features two 550...

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New CEO for Kimmo

Published: 06 April 2019

Heavy duty packaging manufacturer Kimmo has announced the appointment of Jacques Marais as CEO. Marais has a passion for production efficiencies and believes that one can use creativity and planning...

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Manufacturing continues to decline

Published: 05 April 2019

The recent power crisis has had a direct effect on manufacturing activity as well as optimism about future business conditions. The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell for...

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German-African Energy Forum a success

Published: 04 April 2019

According to the African Energy Chamber (AEC), the 13th German-African Energy Forum, held at the end of March, was extremely successful.  Organised by the German Government and the African-German Business...

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African digital transformation needs work

Published: 03 April 2019

According to many experts, the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will depend on digital technology, tools and skills. Giving the annual Adebayo Adedeji address at a...

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Housing in Africa being improved

Published: 02 April 2019

A new study has found that improved housing doubled on the African continent between 2000 and 2015. The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine at...

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Old Koeberg leaks confirmed

Published: 02 April 2019

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has confirmed three incidents of leakage of radioactive waste at Koeberg nuclear power station between 2014 and 2015. Answering a parliamentary question posed by the...

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SA’s construction mafia is a real threat

Published: 02 April 2019

Following a number of recent reports about the so-called “construction mafia”, the SA Forum of Civil Engineering Contractors of South Africa (Safcec) has sent letters containing an urgent plea for...

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African Fusion

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Construction World

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Electricity + Control

ElectricityandControlE + C publishes innovative, technical articles that provide solutions to engineering challenges in measurement, automation, control, and energy management.

Lighting in Design

LightingandDesignLighting in Design is a glossy, upmarket publication aimed at lighting professionals. It is the only B2B magazine in SA that is dedicated solely to the subject of lighting.

MechChem Africa

MechChemJanuary2017cover MechChem Africa supports African engineering and technical managers across the full spectrum of chemical and mechanical disciplines.

Modern Mining

ModernMiningEstablished in 2005, Modern Mining is one of SA's leading monthly mining magazines, noted for the quality and accuracy of its writing and the breadth of its coverage.

Modern Quarrying

ModernQuarryingModern Quarrying is firmly entrenched as a leading industry-specific magazine. It focuses on promoting the science and practice of quarrying and processing in southern Africa.

Sparks Electrical News

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