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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater is a Creamer Media Staff Writer and Photographer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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South African aerospace and defence company extends aircraft training with new fighter jets

27th October 2017 Aerospace and defence company Paramount Group has acquired four dual-seat Mirage F1 fighter aircraft to enhance its existing pilot training capability.  

Fabric containers used to divert Orange river for bridge-widening project

27th October 2017 To facilitate the construction of a bridge-widening project in the Northern Cape, engineered fabrics company Kaytech used its geotextile containers to assist in redirecting part of the Orange river to allow pile-driving equipment access to riverside infrastructure.  

BAIC implementing catch-up strategy to meet 2018 Coega deadline

20th October 2017 China-based vehicle manufacturer Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC), is accelerating some of its construction plans for its vehicle manufacturing plant, currently under construction at the Port Elizabeth-based Coega Industrial Development Zone, to catch up on delays incurred owing to primarily... 

Call for collaborative action to support sustainable tourism

20th October 2017 In recognition of Africa’s tourism and travel industry’s ability to serve as an engine of progress for socioeconomic transformation, the African Development Bank (AfDB) calls for collaborative actions from all stakeholders for the development of sustainable tourism in Africa.  

South African mining industry must modernise – Chamber of Mines

18th October 2017 The South African mining industry has to modernise as a matter of urgency in order to halt job cuts in the industry, as well as to create more jobs, says Chamber of Mines modernisation and safety head Sietse van der Woude. Delivering a keynote address at diversified engineering solutions company... 

Construction management council establishes transformation committee

13th October 2017 The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) has set up a committee to further its transformation goals and a hotline to encourage the public to report any misconduct pertaining to the council’s scope of influence following reports of malpractice,... 

Recycling sustainability requires ongoing investment

13th October 2017 For recycling in South Africa to be sustainable in the long-term long-term investment in the country’s recycling capacity is required, says Mpact Recycling MD John Hunt.  

Hybrid solar systems punted as the way forward for sub-Saharan Africa mines

13th October 2017 Factors such as limited and unreliable energy transmission and distribution grids, across many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, have created a dependency among large industrial and mining houses on diesel and heavy fuel oil (HFO) to provide a reliable energy supply, says renewable-energy... 

MoU seeks to improve recognition of rail inspectors

6th October 2017 A memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at improving professionalism within the railway engineering and railway inspector field was signed between the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) and the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) last month at ECSA’s offices in Bruma, Johannesburg.  

‘Virtual’ gas network expands offering to firms within 300 km of Joburg

6th October 2017 Through a rapidly expanding gas distribution network, gas supplier Virtual Gas Network is presenting the energy industry with lower energy costs and improved profitability, while also enabling energy producers and consumers to move towards meeting cleaner emissions targets.  

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