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Mia Breytenbach

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Revised mine plan, updated reserves extend life of Shanta’s New Luika mine

24th March 2017 Aim-listed Shanta Gold has announced a revised mine plan for its New Luika gold mine, in Tanzania, for January 2017 to December 2023, as well as an updated reserve plan for the mine. The revised mine plan is expected to result in a 39% increase in forecast gold production for 2017 to 2023, from... 

Exosun, Lesedi partner to offer localised solar tracking solutions in South Africa

23rd March 2017 Global supplier of solar tracking solutions for ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) plants Exosun and South Africa-based engineering, procurement and construction company Lesedi Nuclear Services have entered into a partnership to provide localised solar tracking systems in South Africa. “Lesedi will... 

Siemens on schedule to complete PRASA’s Gauteng signalling project in early 2020

25th November 2016 International engineering company Siemens is on track and aims to complete its project scope for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) rail signalling system project in early 2020. Overall completion of Phases 1 and 2 of the Gauteng re-signalling project are at 83% and 33%... 

Regional demand grows for safety science company’s services

18th November 2016 Global independent safety science company UL says demand for its services in Southern Africa has increased by more than 25% year-on-year since the company established a local footprint in 2015. The company certifies, validates, tests, verifies and inspects manufactured products, as well as audits... 

New Hermanus Medical Village to open in January

11th November 2016 The increasing population of Hermanus and the surrounding Overberg area, as well as high demand for quality medical facilities, has prompted Cape Town-based commercial and industrial property brokers Annenberg Property Group to develop a multi-disciplinary, state-of-the art medical centre in... 

South African renewables IPP in financing deal with Japan’s Inabata

4th November 2016 Renewable energy independent power producer and energy consulting group Next Renewable Generation (NrG) has concluded a significant investment deal with large Japanese trading company Inabata to further fund the development of renewable energy projects in Africa. The investment deal, finalised in... 

As remanufacturing trend emerges worldwide, SA auto parts makers improve their capabilities

4th November 2016 With remanufacturing gaining traction worldwide, local companies in the automotive sector are improving their capabilities in this discipline, says auto-electrical and battery distribution company Probe CEO Frank Rovelli, who tells Engineering News that remanufacturing demand is increasingly... 

Investing in climate resilience will be key to improving prospects for drought-prone farming sector

28th October 2016 With several weather institutions expressing cautious optimism that South Africa could receive normal, or even above-normal, rainfall towards mid-summer – that is between December and January – there is a degree of optimism that the embattled local agriculture sector could rebound in 2017. In... 

Voltage optimisation solution punted as way to cut energy costs

28th October 2016 A deal by South African energy efficiency specialists Rhino Lighting and Powerstar South Africa (SA) has signalled the nationwide roll-out of a globally patented Powerstar range of voltage optimisation systems for local industry, which has resulted in energy cost-savings of more than 25% in some... 

Firm begins installing off-grid solar-charging stations in informal settlements

28th October 2016 Following the successful installation of its solar-powered charging station in the Mooiplaas informal settlement, in Centurion, renewable-energy supplier ePower Holdings are installing additional charging stations, with the latest stations to be installed in Shoshanguve, Gauteng, and in Zambia,... 

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