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General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Modernisation pioneers offered a test mine

A team of mining researchers have been gifted an underground South African mine to test new ideas and technologies...

By Allan Seccombe 6 Jun 2017

How an open approach to patents could help build a sustainable future

To sustain a population of 9.7 billion people by 2050, the world is going to need innovations that make careful use of the available resources, human and environmental...

By Frank Tietze 17 May 2017

Worthless mining waste could suck CO2 out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2°C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions...

By Simon Redfern 24 Apr 2017

Making blast sites safer with technology

A local blasting company is adapting mineral scanning technology to identify reactive ground conditions that could lead to blast site incidents...

18 Apr 2017

Geodata portal will help East African development

A public-private pilot project and a geodata portal have been launched that will guide resource investment in the eastern African region...

5 Apr 2017

What conventional and unconventional really mean in oil and gas

There is some confusion in the oil and gas industry around the terms conventional and unconventional with respect to oil and gas projects...

By Tarryn Orford 3 Apr 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

27 Mar 2017

Wits research unearths innovation in mining

The sustained, high level of quality research at Wits School of Mining Engineering puts it at the cutting edge of mining innovation...

13 Mar 2017

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

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