Different approaches needed for mine safety

The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s (SAIMM) MineSafe conference on 30 and 31 August 2017 saw mining companies, commercial entities, union representatives and universities gather to discuss new approaches to mine safety. This year’s theme was “Striving for zero harm – driving excellence through compliance”. Technological solutions such as 3D laser scanning, rock […]

New solar plants now powering whole of Northern Cape

With yet another renewable energy (RE) project completed on time and on budget, one has to wonder why the Departments of Energy (DoE) and Public Enterprises (DPE) tolerate Eskom’s continued refusal to sign additional power producer agreements. This especially since the latest REIPPP energy price bids that Eskom refuse to sign are so much lower […]

Instrumentation company turns 25, launches new product range

How a local company started out with an eight-page product brochure to become a major international player in the fields of measurement and instrumentation. Professional test and measurement instrumentation company Major Tech celebrated its 25th anniversary during a partner event hosted at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on 16 August 2017. The event […]

First woman chief executive for Transnet

 Shulami Qalinge has been appointed chief executive of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), becoming the first female chief executive of the organisation. She succeeds Richard Vallihu who has been appointed group executive: Operational Readiness, Transnet Corporate Centre. Qalinge will provide strategic direction and leadership in the implementation of the overall TNPA strategic objectives and operational […]