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CEO appointment: Industry and Trade Publications

SA Mining Engineering solutions provider Semane, which was spun off by Anglo American in 1998, has appointed Muzi Siyaya as its new CEO. Siyaya holds an MBA from Wits University. He joins Semane after spending...

Pump manufacturer Pleuger presents end-to-end solutions for the water industry

Water is the basis of public health, safety and a necessary means of production. Nevertheless, many countries are unable to provide their cities, farms and farmland with sufficient water. The World Health Organization found...

Success to the power of 3 for Chicago Pneumatic in Zambia

After achieving resounding successes at South African Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTE) throughout the year, Chicago Pneumatic again took full advantage of the opportunity to display its world-class generator capabilities at the three MTEs...

We’ve learnt a great deal since South Africa’s biggest quake 50 years ago

Fifty years ago I was a teenager growing up in Cape Town. At about 10pm on 29 September 1969, our house started to shake violently. Alarmed, my family and I fled out of doors;...

How Kenya’s mega wind power project is hurting communities

Kenya recently launched the Lake Turkana Wind Power project, Africa’s largest wind energy project and the biggest public-private investment in Kenyan history. The wind farm will produce 300MW of low-cost renewable energy for Kenya’s national grid. Kenya...

How agriculture can be intensified in Africa without causing harm

Sustainable agriculture is a popular concept. It’s warmly embraced as a guiding light for the future of food production. But there is still a great deal of disagreement about what the concept actually means and...

Africa can get more from its minerals by building industries to service mines

Multinational firms from Europe, North America and more recently China still dominate the extraction and refining of most of minerals mined in Africa with minimal roles for African firms. From these minerals, foreign manufacturing firms produce...

Communities, mining corporations and corruption in South Africa

During the apartheid era in South Africa, the mining industry operated without restraint and had undue influence over government decision-making. This created an environment where companies maximised profits at the expense of people and...

B-BBEE deal results in Jet Demolition achieving a Level 4 rating

Specialist demolition contractor Jet Demolition has officially concluded a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) deal that has resulted in it achieving a Level 4 B-BBEE rating, and 54% black ownership. In terms of the...

The way that minerals are mined affects conflict in eastern Congo

Strong evidence links the mining of minerals to local conflict in several African countries. This is because minerals are prized by rebel groups and are a source of their financing. Examples include the “blood...