The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!
The best Biz summer holiday (content) package ever!

Feeling a bit state-capsized, swept along by more waves than a cryptocurrency chart? Here are some life-saving festive content ideas...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 15 Oct 2018

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Why South Africa should look to biomass for clean, water-wise energy

Next time you're strolling through a food market, stocking up on fruit and vegetables, consider this: you're surrounded by unharnessed energy...

By Tirivaviri Augustine Mamvura 11 Oct 2018

How to make computers faster and climate friendly
How to make computers faster and climate friendly

Your smartphone is far more powerful than the NASA computers that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969, but it is also an energy hog...

By Seokbum Ko 3 Oct 2018

How we can turn plastic waste into green energy
How we can turn plastic waste into green energy

In the adventure classic Back to the Future, Emmett "Doc" Brown uses energy generated from rubbish to power his DeLorean time machine...

By Anh Phan 2 Oct 2018

Photo: Digital Construction News
How wearables can revolutionise mining safety

There's a surging interest in digital solutions that improve the productivity and safety for mine employees...

By Leon Cosgrove 21 Sep 2018

Lithium batteries offer renewable energy electricity power storage. Shutterstock/Immersion Imagery
Explainer: why lithium ion batteries could be a game changer in Africa

Renewable energy resources - such as wind, water or solar solutions - hold great promise. They could provide energy while overcoming Africa's infrastructural challenges...

20 Sep 2018

Mineral Resources Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Mandela Mining Precinct to boost mining sector

A technology hub has been set up help position the mining sector as a core driver of technological and manufacturing capabilities for the development of the economy...

17 Sep 2018

Lithium demand to soar in the next five years
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
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
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

Kate Mollett, regional manager, Africa South, Veeam
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

Aluminothermic plant
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
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

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