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Joe Keenan, MD, BME
Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow's investors?Article

Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow...

Joe Keenan 11 May 2021

Bank of Lisbon demolition
Demolition is a critical part of the construction cycleArticle

Demolition is a highly structured and technically complex process from an engineering, logistical and health and safety perspective...

30 Mar 2021

Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?
Cotton: A golden opportunity for South Africa?Article

Cotton is considered one of the world's greatest poverty alleviating crops, with 150 million people worldwide relying on it for income...

Cobus de Bruyn 27 Jan 2021

Getting South Africans safely back in the air
Getting South Africans safely back in the airArticle

Will the battered aviation industry be able to rebuild and regain its place in the world economy after a devastating 2020...

Issued by ACS 13 Jan 2021

How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poaching
How a CA(SA) and Honorary Ranger is doggedly working to prevent poachingArticle

How exactly does one end up in a career that also stokes your passion of protecting the natural environment? Leonie Meyer, a reporting strategist at GreymatterFinch and a SANParks Honorary Ranger, explains...

Issued by SAICA 17 Mar 2020

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act nowArticle

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons...

David Richard Walwyn and Rod Crompton 10 Jan 2020

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Aviation industry highlights dangers of rogue lithium battery shipmentsArticle

The International Air Transport Association, in partnership with the Global Shippers Forum, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the International Air Cargo Association, are amplifying their efforts to ensure the safe air transport of lithium batteries...

12 Dec 2019

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Real mine safety means sustainabilityArticle

In the mining industry, safety is non-negotiable. But our understanding of the concept has evolved vastly from the idea of avoiding accidents. Today, we know that safety relates to almost every aspect of the business...

Alan Wingrove 14 Nov 2019

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Mining Round-up - key takeaways on the industryArticle

At a recent seminar, various specialists from Webber Wentzel explored the different aspects of the changing regulatory landscape around the mining industry...

30 Sep 2019

Nedbank to match-make at The Disruption Agenda
Nedbank to match-make at The Disruption AgendaArticle

Nedbank has announced 10 innovators sourced from around the globe that they will connect to major corporates and business leaders at The Disruption Agenda 2018...

6 Sep 2018

No bail for trio in possession of explosives
No bail for trio in possession of explosivesArticle

Three people found in possession of explosives were today denied bail in the Musina Magistrates Court in Limpopo, said the South African Police Service (Saps)...

7 Aug 2018

Sars Customs intensify searches at borders
Sars Customs intensify searches at bordersArticle

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) Customs is intensifying it search in all the country's borders with more criminal cases opened against suspects for allegedly being in possession of explosives and illicit cigarettes...

26 Jul 2018

What Nigerian kids are searching for online
What Nigerian kids are searching for onlineArticle

Kaspersky Lab's latest Parental Control report reveals what Nigerian kids are searching for online...

15 Jun 2018

10 nabbed for illegal explosives and corruption
10 nabbed for illegal explosives and corruptionArticle

The 10-member syndicate, which was arrested for allegedly selling commercial explosives, will appear in court this morning...

8 Feb 2018

Bumper crops harm Omnia's fertiliser sales
Bumper crops harm Omnia's fertiliser salesArticle

Low crop prices prompted farmers to scrimp on fertiliser during the past planting season, Omnia said in its interim results statement...

Robert Laing 29 Nov 2017

Investing in the improvement of blasting engineering practices
Investing in the improvement of blasting engineering practicesArticle

In its fifth year running, the Programme in Blasting Engineering has presented industry best practice methods and techniques for professionals working in the commercial blasting industry...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 7 Nov 2017

The most common causes of oilfield accidents
The most common causes of oilfield accidentsArticle

Oilfields can be dangerous places to work. The work done there is essential to keep our infrastructure running and all developed nations need access to petroleum. Unfortunately, it is an activity that cannot be done in complete safety...

Issued by Monetary Library 9 Oct 2017

Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi
New leap for AI: computer chips that can smellArticle

Nigerian neuroscientist Oshiorenoya Agabi may have found a way to solve one of life's puzzling dilemmas: how to make air travel pleasant again...

Fran Blandy 29 Aug 2017

Erky Wood to deliver third Roelof S. Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture
Erky Wood to deliver third Roelof S. Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial LectureArticle

Director of GAPP Architects and Urban Designers Erky Wood has been nominated to deliver the third Roelof S. Uytenbogaardt UDISA Memorial Lecture...

28 Aug 2017

Hazel Bomba, Product Manager, AEL Mining
#WomensMonth: The value of female leadership in miningArticle

We chat to Hazel Bomba, AEL Mining's product manager about her career, female leadership and gender equality in the mining industry...

Cari Coetzee 25 Aug 2017

Making blast sites safer with technology
Making blast sites safer with technologyArticle

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

17 Apr 2017

Emirates, Etihad to boost screening on Australia flights
Emirates, Etihad to boost screening on Australia flightsArticle

Emirates and Etihad airlines will tighten screening for passengers flying to Australia this week after the country imposed new requirements for enhanced explosives detection...

3 Apr 2017

Blasting technology reduces lightning strike risk
Blasting technology reduces lightning strike riskArticle

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

#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in mining
#MiningIndaba: Cutifani defines the new normal in miningArticle

Innovation, sustainability and resilience are the three qualities that will get mining out of the woods after the extremely rocky ride...

Nicci Botha 8 Feb 2017

Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scare
Facebook Safety Check triggers false Bangkok bomb scareArticle

Facebook sparked fear -- and anger -- among Thailand's social media users after its Safety Check feature triggered a false bomb alert in Bangkok...

28 Dec 2016

New emulsion explosives technology ups Modder East's advance rate
New emulsion explosives technology ups Modder East's advance rateArticle

Gold One's Modder East operation has rolled out an innovative infrastructure to use emulsion explosives for all 70 of its underground narrow-reef stope panels...

14 Dec 2016

Annual Master Builders Congress to build South Africa together
Annual Master Builders Congress to build South Africa togetherArticle

Now in its 111th year, the annual Master Builders Congress will be taking place from 31 August - 2 September 2016 at the Durban International Convention Centre...

2 Aug 2016

Manare Mokoatlo
Check twice, blast once - the importance of blasthole monitoringArticle

Poorly drilled blastholes can mean having to redo the job, thereby hampering production in the long run...

Manare Mokoatlo, senior mining engineering: AEL Mi 7 Jun 2016

Honda to recall 20 million more Takata airbags
Honda to recall 20 million more Takata airbagsArticle

Honda Motor will recall an additional 20 million Takata-made airbags globally, a newspaper said on Sunday, in a widening scandal that has led to the biggest auto recall in US history...

9 May 2016

How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countries
How drones can improve healthcare delivery in developing countriesArticle

In the same way that manned aircraft received much of their technological impetus from their deployment as weapons of war, so too have unmanned aircraft, or drones...

Barry Mendelow 6 Nov 2015

AEL predicts increased use of electronics in mining industry
AEL predicts increased use of electronics in mining industryArticle

Explosives companies continue to develop technologies that can further increase mining production whilst reducing costs, which is a welcomed approach especially in the current market conditions...

8 Oct 2015

Master Drilling eyes deep gains with new boring technologies
Master Drilling eyes deep gains with new boring technologiesArticle

Master Drilling - a company specialising in raise bore drilling - is working on technologies that could change the way underground workers operate, boosting productivity and lowering costs at a difficult time...

Allam Seccombe 30 Sep 2015

BME can customise blast emulsion to suit needs
BME can customise blast emulsion to suit needsArticle

BME, a supplier of explosives and services to the African mining, quarrying and construction industries, introduced double-salt - ammonium nitrate and calcium nitrate (AN/CN) - cold emulsion products into South Africa over 30 years ago...

16 Sep 2015

BME to host annual drilling and blasting conference
BME to host annual drilling and blasting conferenceArticle

BME, a supplier of explosives and services to the African mining, quarrying and construction industries, will be hosting its annual drilling and blasting conference on 12 November at the CSIR in Pretoria...

21 Aug 2015

Storing chemicals safely vital to avoid disastrous fires
Storing chemicals safely vital to avoid disastrous firesArticle

Executive director of Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA), Deidré Penfold reiterates that proper chemical storage is required to minimise...

20 Aug 2015

BME's double-edged solution identifies reactive ground
BME's double-edged solution identifies reactive groundArticle

BME, a supplier of explosives and services to the African mining, quarrying and construction industries, has developed a double-edged solution that allows customers to quickly identify reactive ground and apply the appropriate product...

13 Aug 2015

Tumela Mine signs partnership with BME
Tumela Mine signs partnership with BMEArticle

Anglo American Platinum's Tumela Mine has partnered blasting firm BME in an initiative to introduce emulsion explosives underground at its mine near Thabazimbi, Limpopo...

13 Mar 2015

Strike at Eastcape Midlands College: union calls in the big guns
Strike at Eastcape Midlands College: union calls in the big gunsArticle

Eastcape Midlands College's striking workers are bringing in the big guns in a last-ditch attempt to put an end to the six-week strike that has turned ugly, with the homes of non-striking staff damaged...

3 Mar 2015

Gibraltar airport evacuated over suspect luggage
Gibraltar airport evacuated over suspect luggageArticle

Gibraltar airport was evacuated on Sunday, 8 February, and the tiny British territory's border with Spain closed for several hours because of a suspicious piece of luggage on a London-bound plane, police said...

10 Feb 2015

Janine Lazarus
The script of the Western news mediaArticle

Are African lives worth a whole lot less than the lives of people in other parts of the world? But more to the point, are African journalists doing a better job than their Western peers in covering the continent?...

Janine Lazarus 4 Feb 2015

Competition Commission conducts 'dawn' raid on AECI division
Competition Commission conducts 'dawn' raid on AECI divisionArticle

Chemicals and explosives maker AECI (AFE) says the Competition Commission on Thursday (4 December 2014) conducted a "dawn" raid at its Akulu Marchon division‚ which manufactures surfactants...

Mark Allix 9 Dec 2014

Social change is key to a better world
Social change is key to a better worldArticle

To overcome the economic and social issues of our time and, in particular those relevant to Africa, you need to be entrepreneurial and have an element of social change in your product or concept.

Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2014

Explosive evolution paper
Explosive evolution paperArticle

The evolution from the Bronze Age fire setting to modern day blasting with electronics has yielded major benefits for the mining industry.

1 Aug 2014

AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SA
AECI plans to reduce its reliance on a weak SAArticle

JSE-listed AECI plans to start producing explosives in Australia by year-end‚ as the chemicals and explosives firm looks to reduce its reliance on South Africa's weak mining and manufacturing sectors.

Nick Hedley 30 Jul 2014

Mining Indaba a platform to highlight blasting solutions
Mining Indaba a platform to highlight blasting solutionsArticle

BME, the South African explosives supplier, will be using its presence as an exhibitor at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town to highlight their innovative blasting solutions to the industry. This year's Indaba will be held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 3-6 February.

29 Jan 2014

Commission approves sale of Modderfontein property
Commission approves sale of Modderfontein propertyArticle

The sale of the Heartland property by chemicals and explosives company AECI to Chinese property developer Shanghai Zendai has been approved by the Competition Commission‚ but with a condition.

Amanda Visser 29 Jan 2014

Blasting conference focus on new technology
Blasting conference focus on new technologyArticle

BME's Annual Drilling and Blasting Conference, which keeps specialists around southern Africa and beyond abreast of the latest technological, economic and political issues affecting the mining industry, will be held on 7 November 2013, at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria.

9 Sep 2013

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