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Kumba's investment in drone technology is paying off
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?
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
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

Jacky Burke, SRK Consulting principal environmental scientist
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 Foreshore PVT Installation. (Image Supplied)
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

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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's Sishen mine. Photo: Anglo American Kumba
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

President of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Professor Reimund Neugebauer, Dr Christopher Helbing, director: Division of Hydrogen Technologies, Fraunhofer ISE, Professor Jack Fletcher, Department of Chemical Engineering and UCT Vice-Chancellor, Dr Max Price.
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

CT launches landfill gas flaring project
CT launches landfill gas flaring project

Late last week saw the official launch of the Cape Town Department of Solid Waste Management's landfill gas flaring project at the Coastal Park landfill facility...

5 Mar 2018

Looking through semi-transparent cells – one day these could be big enough to make windows. UNSW, author provided
Semi-transparent solar cells: A window to the future?

Can you see a window as you are reading this article?

By Matthew Wright and Mushfika Baishakhi Upama 15 Feb 2018

Fracking: A delicate balancing act
Fracking: A delicate balancing act

Fracking is a contentious issue. If this process of accessing shale gas is implemented in South Africa, it must be responsible and sustainable...

By Justine Sweet 29 Jan 2018

New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards
New spotlight on media and digital at African Utility Week Awards

Two new categories have been added to the fifth annual African Utility Week Industry Awards to honour excellence in energy or water journalism, as well as digitally advanced utilities...

26 Jan 2018

Professor Thomas Klinger
Global fusion project looks at recreating the sun's energy

More than one million (estimated) manpower hours by 400 scientists from across the globe created the Wendelstein 7-X, a machine that could be capable of replicating the reaction that powers the sun, but using plasma.

16 Jan 2018

Lily Mine. Photo: Mining Technology
Helmet device could save miners

A small device, with an aerial the size of an adult's forefinger and a wafer-thin circuit board the width and length of a matchbox, could crack open the problem of finding mine workers lost in underground rockfalls while keeping track of their vital signs, and herald a great leap in robotic mining and communications...

By Allan Seccombe 12 Dec 2017

Photo: Environment News South Africa
New mine wastewater technology developed at CSIR

Finding cost-effective, affordable methods of dealing with wastewater is the bane of any mining operation. Enter Dr Vhahangwele Masindi...

6 Dec 2017

Bruce Cleaver, CEO of the De Beers Group
Changing expectations: Diamond traceability

In a world of fleeting connections and disposable luxury, diamonds must stand for enduring value that is grounded in confidence...

By Bruce Cleaver 5 Dec 2017

Professor Adam Habib and Nick Holland, CEO of Gold Fields
Gold Fields funds mechanised mining studies at Wits

Gold Fields has provided a R6m, three-year sponsorship to improve knowledge in the fields of mechanised mining and rock engineering at Wits University's mining school...

27 Nov 2017

Winners of the Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon
Winners of the Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon

The Tshimologong Precinct and the Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability has announced the three overall winners of the digitally-inspired Mine.D: Zero Harm hackathon...

24 Nov 2017

Coffee is revving up London buses
Coffee is revving up London buses

Most of us need our coffee to drive us through the day. And now it's also transporting Londoners to work...

22 Nov 2017

Photo: Holmatro
Can platinum make a comeback in vehicles?

There are hopes that platinum could once again be used to make autocatalytic converters for petrol-powered engines, creating fresh demand for the metal amid a deepening supply deficit.

By Allan Seccombe 22 Nov 2017

SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award
SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project was presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...

By Wilson Johwa 17 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

Pure platinum used in 3D printing
Pure platinum used in 3D printing

South Africa's first 3D printing project using pure platinum was revealed at the Rapdasa (Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa) conference in Durban....

10 Nov 2017

Turkish electronics, electrical trade mission to meet SA importers
Turkish electronics, electrical trade mission to meet SA importers

Following renewed Turkish-South African commitments to boost bilateral trade, a Turkish electronics and electrical goods trade mission will travel to South Africa in November for meetings with local buyers and distributors...

Issued by ITP Communications 7 Nov 2017

TDS Projects Construction completing ground handling infrastructure installation at Finsch
TDS Projects Construction completing ground handling infrastructure installation at Finsch

A project which commenced in November 2014, TDS Projects Construction is now completing the installation of extensive ground handling infrastructure at Petra Diamond's Finsch Mine...

6 Nov 2017

Drones are disrupting the power & utilities industries
Drones are disrupting the power & utilities industries

A new report illustrates how drones are disrupting the power and utilities industries build, operate and maintain their networks...

26 Oct 2017

Photo: Black & Veatch
Tapping into gas-to-power technologies for economic grow

Growing the economy, creating jobs and taking care of the environment are all high on South Africa's agenda....

25 Oct 2017

Court sets aside fracking regulations
Court sets aside fracking regulations

The Eastern Cape High Court has set aside a 2015 decision to invoke the fracking regulations necessary for shale gas exploration...

19 Oct 2017

Mine.D hackathon focuses on mining health and safety
Mine.D hackathon focuses on mining health and safety

It stands to reason that the next wave of growth within the mining sector will come from technology...

12 Oct 2017

Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study
Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study

Wind farms in the open ocean can generate far more renewable energy than those on land, possibly enough to power the whole world, said a US study on Monday, 9 October...

11 Oct 2017

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