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Dylan Slater

Dylan Slater

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

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Advances in GM crops highlighted at anniversary event

17th February 2017 Independent, nonprofit biotechnology stakeholders association Africabio celebrated 20 years of genetically modified (GM) crops and other biotechnology at a dinner event in November, 2016, during which various roleplayers from governmental departments and private-sector farmers discussed the... 

CSI fund supports investment in Vanderbijlpark school infrastructure

17th February 2017 Gas materials and equipment company Air Products South Africa launched its new R800-million air-separation unit, the G-Plant, in 2014, with an associated ring-fenced corporate social investment (CSI) fund aimed at uplifting the Vanderbijlpark community.  

Call made for intervention to sustain Gauteng’s key industrial heartland

10th February 2017 Travelling about 60 km south of Johannesburg through Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark, a general state of decay is visible in the once thriving industrial heartland known as the Vaal Triangle.  

Microlevel electricity grids advantageous for African applications

10th February 2017 Although the price of electricity and cost of generation in many African countries are major challenges, they also present opportunities to implement clean small-scale energy solutions that can use existing infrastructure and apply Africa’s natural resources, says energy, water,... 

Careful planning required for successful smart city development

3rd February 2017 The development of so-called smart cities requires careful planning – planning that requires a careful balance between conventional and modern technology, as well as computerised and human interactions.  

Tyre testing facility seen as key to boosting manufacturing in SA

3rd February 2017 A testing facility is urgently required in South Africa to ensure locally made tyres meet the criteria for South African and African conditions, as there is currently no such facility on the continent.  

Chromite extraction adds value to Amplats’ existing PGMs basket

2nd February 2017 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is aiming to add value to its existing basket of commodities with the commissioning of a new chrome recovery plant at its Thabazimbi-based Amandelbult complex, in Limpopo.  

Equipment firm launches new sit-on cleaner

27th January 2017 Industrial cleaning equipment supplier Goscor Cleaning Equipment launched the new M17 sit-on sweeper-scrubber, manufactured by cleaning equipment company Tennant, in November 2016.  

Senegal boosts rail rolling stock to enhance passenger logistics

27th January 2017 Rail systems company Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply 15 regional trains to Senegal to increase the country’s capacity to transport passengers between expanding cities.  

Robotic system simplifies refurbishment of track shoes

27th January 2017 Earthmoving machine distributor Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa has unveiled a robotic system that improves the way in which the refurbishment of track shoes for Caterpillar bulldozers can be undertaken.  

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