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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, in the Northern Cape, was on Wednesday, 15 November, presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...

By Wilson Johwa 11 hours ago

#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 3 days ago

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

Professor Cuthbert Musingwini, Wits University School of Mining
ECSA renews Wits Mining School's accreditation

The Wits School of Mining Engineering has been re-accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa...

4 Oct 2017

Turnkey gland service water system for Grootegeluk
Turnkey gland service water system for Grootegeluk

Exxaro's Grootgeluk mine has a beneficiation complex where 8,000 tonnes per hour of run-of-mine coal is upgraded in 10 different plants...

28 Sep 2017

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New high-tech 'yarn' could make electricity: study

Researchers in the United States and South Korea have invented a new kind of yarn that can generate electricity when it is stretched or twisted, said a study Thursday, 24 August...

25 Aug 2017

Wits professor receives Pierre M Gy Sampling Gold Medal
Wits professor receives Pierre M Gy Sampling Gold Medal

At the Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending 2017 in Perth, Australia, Professor Dick Minnitt, JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves at Wits University's School of Mining Engineering, received the Pierre M Gy Sampling Gold Medal...

23 Aug 2017

Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable
Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s...

By Kevin Flynn 11 Aug 2017

Louise Steenekamp, director: energy & natural resources for Southern Africa, Wipro Limited
Cutting mining costs with 3D printing

Mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D printing for the spare parts and components of machinery could reduce costs and downtime...

By Louise Steenekamp 10 Aug 2017

Researchers Ahmed Eleish (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Shaunna Morrison (Carnegie Institution of Science). Photo: Anirudh Prabhu
Crime-tracking tools could point to new mineral reserves

Striking gold used to be a matter of luck, but tools used to track criminals, diseases and social networks could soon uncover vast troves of valuable minerals...

2 Aug 2017

SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine
SA engineering proves its mettle at Phillippines mine

Three South African engineering firms designed and built the headgear, shaft collar and winder house for the Philsaga Mining Corporation in the Philippines...

6 Jul 2017

Knox Msebenzi, CEO of Niasa. Photo: EE Publishing
#YouthMonth: Debunking the myths about nuclear

The class of 2017 must remember and take heed of the example set by the youth of 1976, who understood the importance of education...

19 Jun 2017

John Flannery
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
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

By jurvetson (Steve Jurvetson) –
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
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
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
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
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
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

Jana Jacob
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
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

Professor Fred Cawood
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

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