At least three killed in accident at Sibanye mine

Three workers have been killed underground a mine owned by Sibanye-Stillwater  and two others are still missing, the company said on Monday. According to a statement by the mine, five workers had entered an “abandoned working place” at Kloof Ikamva shaft, south of Johannesburg. “Sadly, three employees have been retrieved and declared deceased,” the statement read. “Mine rescue teams are still searching for two employees.” The company did not provide details as to what the workers were doing in an abandoned area. The Monday accident is the latest to hit the…

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Davies calls out corruption in awarding of tenders

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says corruption must be rooted out if government is to realise the full impact of its industrial policy. “If we have corruption in the awarding of government money to support the programmes, it means somebody who is getting it is not supposed to get it and means the programme itself is weakened (sic). “Further, if entrepreneurs fail to abide by the law… [they] out-compete those that do and this includes collusion. In fact, collusion is the polite name for corruption,” said Davies. He…

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Qualifying Thabong residents to connect to digital grid

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane will take the Broadcasting Digital Migration programme to Thabong, in the Free State this week. The Minister is expected to connect television decoders to qualifying households onto the digital grid platform on Thursday. As the country celebrates Youth Month, Mokonyane will also take the opportunity to hand out certificates to 50 local youths trained to be installers of government decoders in Lejweleputswa. The Department of Communications is working together with the South African Post Office to reach communities and to distribute the subsidised television decoders to…

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HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY HAVAL!

That’s how much Haval retail sales have increased in SA in a scant 10 months, with the brand having launched here almost precisely one year ago. So, yes, we might live in an age of euphemism and hyperbole. An age where even a moderately good hamburger is dubbed “legendary.” Even so, there’s no denying that Haval’s performance in the past 12 months has been anything less than phenomenal and fantastic, awesome and unprecedented. After all, when Haval debuted on the Mzansi market with a memorable media and dealer launch at…

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Transportation Components: safe, reliable and consistent supply – OEM aftermarket parts make more ‘cents’ on the road

The heavy transportation sector is the veritable lifeblood of South Africa’s economy, with goods transported daily by thousands of trucking fleets on the country’s roads. It is therefore the reliability and safety of these heavy transport vehicles upon which our nation’s future economic growth is predicated. Essential to this reliability and safety is the quality of the aftermarket components with which these vehicles are fitted. A leading supplier of premier OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) aftermarket components to the heavy transport sector for the past 20 years, Johannesburg-based Transportation Components emphasises…

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The ‘new Ice Age’: Cost-effective, water-saving industrial surface cleaning with first-of-its-kind wet ice blaster from NitraLife and partner Boland Ice

For decades in industry, the cleaning of rust, dirt, old paint and various contaminants off surfaces has frequently presented a major challenge. Cleaning of this type has previously been done manually; or via processes such as sand- or shot-blasting or with the use of high-pressure water jetting (hydro-blasting). Now, in an initiative that is set to revolutionise industrial cleaning, leading nitrogen generation pioneers, Johannesburg-based company NitraLife – along with its long-term partner Boland Dry Ice – has introduced innovative wet ice blasting technology for the first time ever in South…

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Aegion South Africa ‘conveys’ improved, cost-effective bulk mineral hydro-transportation solutions in the pan-African mining sector

Africa faces the urgent problem of having to address its ageing pipeline infrastructure. Specialist pipeline rehabilitation company, Aegion South Africa, has a range of highly effective solutions to this pressing problem; and has been providing successful project solutions locally and to various other African countries, using advanced technology sourced from its US-based majority shareholder Aegion. This advanced technology is very effectively combined with Aegion South Africa’s local knowledge, supported by the extensive expertise and experience of its South African shareholder Robor. “One of our main focal areas is that of…

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Addressing the energy paradox in Africa

Almost 20 years ago, approximately 400 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity. Today, the number of people without access has increased, as the population growth has outpaced infrastructure development. As a result, there are over 600 million people with no access to electricity today.   The lack of access to electricity is a particular problem in rural areas. Around 63% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa is rural, of which only 19% has access to energy, compared to 63% of the urban population.   Access to…

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Yokogawa Unveils OpreXTM Brand Covering Entire Industrial Automation Portfolio

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces OpreXTM, an all-new comprehensive brand for the company’s industrial automation (IA) and control business. The OpreX brand name stands for excellence in the technology and solutions that Yokogawa cultivates through the co-creation of value with its customers, and encompasses the entire range of the company’s IA products, services, and solutions. With the new OpreX brand, Yokogawa will deliver integrated solutions that support its customers’ transformation and growth through the lens of their business needs.   The brand comprises the following five categories: OpreX Transformation:…

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Downstream steel sector to be championed by CEO Task Force – Allied Steelrode a driving member

Currently South Africa’s steel industry – the key component of South Africa’s manufacturing sector – is facing serious challenges. In order to coordinate decision-makers, South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) members, and other associations to find actionable solutions to the current challenging industry environment – and to provide opportunities for steel industry leadership to raise key issues and propose potential solutions – on the May 4th, the SAISC held an industry mobilisation meeting. Under the auspices of the SAISC, and with Allied Steelrode’s driving support, it was decided at the…

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