Kwikspace supplies prefabricated Early Childhood Development Centre in 2 weeks

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Kwikspace supplied a new, completely prefabricated Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre to a community in greater Cape Town as part of the city’s integrated plan to uplift the community and improve access to services. The R6.36-million Centre, which, in line with the city’s Social Development and Early Childhood Development Directorate will help formally prepare children for primary schooling, was delivered in two weeks in June 2018 using prefabricated building technologies from Kwikspace. Supplied as a turnkey project covering fabrication, construction, electrical and plumbing works, the new ECD Centre consists of…

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Mining must improve relations with communities

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has called for improved relations between mining companies and communities in which they operate. “Mining companies must leave a positive legacy in areas where they operate, and positively coexist with the community, environment, and other economic sectors,” said Mantashe. The Minister’s comments follow from his in-loco inspection at Mineral Sands Resources’ Tormin mine outside Vredendal in the Western Cape on Friday. Mantashe visited the mine to check its level of compliance with environmental, social and labour plans, transformation as well as health and safety imperatives.…

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Changing the narrative around SA mining

The last few years have been extremely challenging for the South African mining industry. Investment into the sector has been weak and many projects have stalled. “Companies have been focusing on optimising their portfolios of assets, strengthening their balance sheets, and being very disciplined in spending capital,” says Greg Webber, co-head of mining and resources at Nedbank CIB. “There has been a large shift to cost cutting. Coupled with that, access to the local equity and bond markets has largely been closed for mining companies. It has been an ‘investment…

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the dti to Host SA Investment Roundtable at the Africa Mining Indaba

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Brand South Africa will host the South African Investment Roundtable on the margins of the 25th annual Investing in the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 5 February 2019. Team South Africa’s theme for this year’s Indaba is Invest in South African Mining. The purpose of the roundtable is to provide potential investors from targeted countries with the opportunity to interact with the South African political and business leadership in order to…

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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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‘Mining’ the most out of OTR tyres with NitraLife’s nitrogen filling: improved safety, better inflation and less ‘hot air’

Today, in the mining industry, safety standards are more stringent than ever. Should a mine experience an incident, which results in an injury or even a fatality, the subsequent legal consequences and financial penalties can be severe. A potential risk in open-pit mines concerns the ultra-large tyres on off-the-road (OTR) vehicles. Over the past couple of decades, there have been recorded instances of these tyres catching fire and, in some cases, actually exploding – with potentially serious consequences. However, nitrogen tyre inflation has proven to be very effective at preventing…

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Schneider Electric offers latest ideas on MOM systems at MESA conference, exhibition

• Critical information on manufacturing solutions • Case studies in Food & Beverage, Mining • EcoStruxure drives IIoT The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) held its annual conference and exhibition on 16-17 November 2107 in Gauteng. Amongst its silver sponsors is Schneider Electric South Africa, exhibiting the latest in Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), in keeping with this year’s theme ‘Big MOM, Big Data, Big Results…Manufacturing Solutions for the Digital Revolution’. Quintin McCutcheon, Software Business Lead for Southern Africa at Schneider Electric South Africa, and a MESA committee member, states, “As…

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SA Business Delegation Arrives in Lubumbashi to Seek Investment and Export Opportunies

The South African business delegation has arrived in Lubumbashi for the second leg of the Initiative and Trade and Investment (ITI) organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The ITI which, started in Kinshasa on Monday will continue today in the mining capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) till Saturday, 11 November 2018. The ITI will assist in building relationships between South Africa and the DRC companies and also increase exports of the South Africa value-added goods to the DRC market. The business…

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SA companies to showcase products at Peru mining convention

South African companies will showcase their products at the weeklong mining convention in Peru. Eighteen South African exporters of mining equipment and related services will display their products at the 2017 Perumin Mining Convention, which gets underway today in Arequipa, Peru. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the convention will expose South African companies to export opportunities not only in Peru, but in the South American region as a whole. “The convention will further expose South African companies to available trade and investment opportunities and will be a good…

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Crime-tracking tools could point to new mineral reserves

MIAMI – Striking gold used to be a matter of luck, but tools used to track criminals, diseases and social networks could soon uncover vast troves of valuable minerals, researchers said on Tuesday. Whether in gold or gemstones, bricks or steel, laptops or iPhones, or the soil in which we grow crops, minerals form the basis of the world’s material wealth. “This new tool for understanding minerals represents an important advance in a scientific field of vital interest,” said co-author Shaunna Morrison of the Deep Carbon Observatory and the Carnegie…

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