Lithium demand to soar in the next five years

The demand for lithium, needed for the batteries to power electric vehicles (EV), will more than double from 26.7kt in 2018 to 58.3kt in 2022...

13 Sep 2018

2018 Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards' winners

Fairlady magazine announced the winners of the annual Fairlady Santam Women of the Future Awards at Summer Place in Hyde Park on Friday, 17 August...

17 Aug 2018

From cobalt to tungsten: how electric cars and smartphones are sparking a new kind of gold rush

What's in your stuff? Most of us give no thought to the materials that make modern life possible...

By Hywel Jones 6 Aug 2018

Data, customer experience and hyper-availability

South African businesses are increasingly leveraging data to deliver a better customer experience and differentiate their offerings from competitors.

By Kate Mollett 2 Aug 2018

ACF launches aluminothermic plant

African Chrome Fields (ACF), Zimbabwe's biggest chrome miner, has launched its state-of-the-art aluminothermic plant, which is set to further increase the company's range of products and boost employment across its operations...

30 Jul 2018

Kumba's investment in drone technology is paying off

Two years of navigating legal, governance and logistical challenges to obtain an operating licence to fly its own drones has paid off for Kumba Iron Ore...

4 Jul 2018

Could the discovery of a protein's secret function help boost solar tech?

Proteins are "large", complex molecules that perform most of the complicated and vital tasks in living organisms...

By Michal Gwizdala and Tjaart Krüger 29 Jun 2018

The devastating impact of acid mine drainage

After a rainstorm hit the area around Carolina, Mpumalanga, early in 2012, emergency notices appeared all over town informing its 23 000 residents that the water had suddenly become unsafe for drinking, cooking and even washing clothes...

By Delia du Toit 30 May 2018

Navigating the water use licencing minefield

Due to the dynamic nature of mining - amendments to existing water use licences and applications for additional new water uses are a regular requirement for mines...

20 Apr 2018

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town maximises rooftop space with hybrid PVT project

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore installed Cape Town CBD's first large-scale commercial hybrid Photovoltaic and Thermal project. In addition to the renewable energy produced on the roof of the hotel, the installation also saves 79,000 litres of water per year...

27 Mar 2018

R37.5m biorefinery facility launched in Durban to extract maximum value from biomass waste

In a first for South Africa, the government has launched a R37.5m biorefinery facility in Durban. The facility will support innovation in a range of industries, including forestry, agro-processing and other biomass-based industries...

22 Mar 2018

Kumba: low grade waste boost

Kumba Iron Ore is on the verge of advancing a year-long final study of technology that will unlock valuable ore from millions of tonnes of low-grade waste it generates every year...

8 Mar 2018

UCT and Fraunhofer Institute sign MoU on hydrogen and fuel cell technology

UCT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have signed an MoU to collaborate on hydrogen and fuel cell technology...

7 Mar 2018

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