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Blasting technology reduces lightning strike risk

Besides the inherent risks of blasting at opencast mines and quarries to life and productivity, lightning also poses a danger to personnel and equipment...

27 Feb 2017

Improving mining H&S through collaboration

Health & Safety go hand in hand in the mining industry, while there has been a huge improvement in safety, health has been left behind...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Feb 2017

Implats to take Impala Platinum Refinery off grid

Powering the Impala Platinum Refinery using fuel cell technology...

13 Feb 2017

Low water levels aid plans for rehabilitation of Kariba Dam

In the months ahead, the Kariba Dam hydroelectric scheme must deal with the twin challenges of not holding enough water on the one hand and too much of it on the other...

By Tom Nevin 18 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Solar could be the cheapest power on earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. And in less than a decade, it's likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere...

By Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin 9 Jan 2017

Community-scale projects are Africa's energy future

The 17th annual African Utility Week will take place from 16-18 May 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town...

21 Dec 2016

New emulsion explosives technology ups Modder East's advance rate

Gold One's Modder East operation has rolled out an innovative infrastructure to use emulsion explosives for all 70 of its underground narrow-reef stope panels...

14 Dec 2016

Initiative uses technology for miner safety

A new initiative focuses on accurately locating workers relative to mine risks using GPS-like underground positioning...

13 Dec 2016

Young entrepreneurs shine at the 2016 Inkunz'isematholeni Youth in Business Awards

Ithala Development Finance Corporation's 2016 Inkunz'isematholeni Youth in Business competition recently drew to a close after the evaluation of all business concepts that were submitted...

Issued by Ithala Development Finance Corporation 2 Dec 2016

A smart 'switch' in photosynthesis holds lessons for solar technology

Photosynthetic organisms like plants are the ultimate natural solar panels...

By Tjaart Krüger and Michal Gwizdala 2 Dec 2016

Is diversity really so scary?

I know we have our messy diversity down here. But, whatever the results from the Brexit and US Presidential election might suggest, I believe that diversity presents a real advantage...

By Peter Horszowski, Issued by Pert Industrials 29 Nov 2016

Sunflare develops the world's first stick-on solar paneling

The new ultra-thin solar wallpaper can be applied to just about anything...

By Lindsay Samson 11 Nov 2016

Young artisans to gain from nuclear build

It is a pity that the nuclear energy debate has been shrouded by what appears to be serious ideologues from the two sides; and, unsurprisingly, very rarely have cooler heads been allowed a voice. The litigation and policy ambivalence hasn't made things easier...

By Gaopalelwe Santswere 11 Nov 2016

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