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RS Components offers 800 new Bahco tools for thousands of applications

     23rd March 2017 New tools offer specific tailored capabilities for multiple different and demanding industries RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has added over 800 products to its Bahco tool range. 

TSX ends down as financials, commodity stocks retreat

By: Reuters     17th March 2017 Canada's benchmark stock index fell on Friday as financial stocks lost ground along with bond yields and as natural resource companies pulled back despite an uptick in commodity prices. The heavyweight financials group lost 0.6%, with insurance company Manulife Financial down 1.5% at C$24.13 and... 

Microgrid powers Kruger Park lodge resort

     17th March 2017 American battery manufacturer Aquion Energy last month announced the completion of  a newly installed offgrid microgrid at a nature lodge resort in Kruger National Park in South Africa, which consists of a 55 kWh Aquion Aspen battery bank, paired with a 10 kW solar array. Aquion, which... 

Pre-certified medical air system solutions from Atlas Copco Compressor Technique

     15th March 2017 Super-efficient, high performing, ultra-reliable and safe equipment is fundamental for the medical sector to remain compliant with exceptionally stringent and ever-tightening regulations. Atlas Copco’s comprehensive range of medical air solutions is backed by more than 130 years of experience and... 

'Irrational' uranium prices making life tough, even for world-class juniors 

By: Henry Lazenby     13th March 2017 The resource investment market’s fixation on uranium spot prices and fewer majors operating in the space are making life difficult for uranium exploration juniors, even those such as Fission Uranium that have made world-class discoveries in one of the best jurisdictions in the world. Speaking to... 

Beowulf makes exploration progress at graphite project

By: Anine Kilian     13th March 2017 Swedish mineral exploration and development company Beowulf has completed four diamond drill holes at its Aitolampi graphite prospect, in Finland. About 505 m have been drilled in total, with drill holes extended 350 m along strike for the main conductive zone. 

SA-based company partners with Chad to develop country’s nascent minerals sector

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd March 2017 Gold mining, refining and resources development company Quaestec Gold Africa Resources has partnered with the government of Chad to develop the Central African country’s nascent mineral resources sector, says company CEO Charles Fourie. Chad’s gold deposits occur over 1 200 km, from the south to... 

Advantage, Nevada Sunrise eclipse best results to date at Clayton NE

By: Henry Lazenby     2nd March 2017 TSX-V-listed explorer Advantage Lithium on Wednesday announced results from the fourth hole drilled on the Clayton NE project, in the Clayton Valley of Nevada, reporting the highest-yet results obtained through drilling to date. Bordering the Silver Peak mine that is operated by Albemarle and is... 

Fission discovers new mineralised zone at PLS

By: Henry Lazenby     1st March 2017 Junior explorer Fission Uranium has announced the discovery of a new mineralised zone 660 m west of the existing R840W zone, highlighting the potential to extend the Patterson Lake South (PLS) mineralised trend, in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin, well beyond the current 2.63 km. The Kelowna-based... 

Bauba exceeds first production target at Moeijelijk after restarting activities

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th February 2017 At end-January, JSE-listed Bauba Platinum had exceeded its production target of 12 000 t of run-of-mine (RoM) ore at its Moeijelijk mine, after having resumed mining activities earlier that month. The mine was placed on care and maintenance in January 2016 as a result of low prices, but mining... 

South Africa to strengthen bilateral trade in shipbuilding with France

By: African News Agency      14th February 2017 South Africa has agreed to advance trade and economic relations with France in the shipbuilding industry. This comes after Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies had a courtesy meeting with the new French Ambassador to South Africa Christophe Farnaud, in Cape Town, on Monday. 

Canadian Mining Eye index disappoints in Q4 as gold, nickel prices undermine buoyant copper, zinc

By: Henry Lazenby     13th February 2017 The Canadian Mining Eye index declined by 13% during the quarter to December 31, as weakness in gold and nickel prices was partially offset by gains in copper and zinc prices. Having recorded a 4% gain in the prior quarter, the index, administered by professional services firm EY, underperformed... 

Indonesia’s biggest coal miner sees first profit since 2011

By: Bloomberg     9th February 2017 PT Bumi Resources will post its first annual profit in five years as a rally in fuel prices help Asia’s biggest exporter of thermal coal push through a debt restructuring. The company, controlled by the family of Indonesian politician Aburizal Bakrie, had net income of $101.6-million last year,... 

Ventilation groups team up in new African collaboration

By: David Oliveira     3rd February 2017 Germany-based TLT-Turbo, and local industrial fans and ventilation companies MechCaL and TLT ACTOM, will team up to produce and distribute a full range of ventilation products for the mining, construction, industrial and power markets in South Africa and wider sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). After... 

Friedland’s Ivanhoe soars as market bets on Congo motherlode

By: Bloomberg     31st January 2017 Canada has a new stock-market crush. Ivanhoe Mines, the Vancouver-based company founded by Robert Friedland, is the best-performing stock on the S&P/TSX Composite Index in the past six months as expectations build over its African copper project. 

Local light passenger and utility aircraft programme taking off

By: Keith Campbell     20th January 2017 Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria (within the Tshwane metropolitan municipality), is the nest within which a fledgling civilian aircraft manufac- turing company is developing. Based in the airport’s Hangar 1, Falcon Air has developed and is producing its Falcon 402 general aviation aircraft, albeit... 

Local light passenger and utility aircraft programme taking off

By: Keith Campbell     20th January 2017 Wonderboom Airport, in Pretoria (within the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality), is the nest within which a fledgling civilian aircraft manufacturing company is developing. Based in the airport’s Hangar 1, Falcon Air has developed and is producing its Falcon 402 general aviation aircraft, albeit... 

Canadian mining darling finds gold in projects no one wants

By: Bloomberg     19th January 2017 When Paul Andre Huet became chief executive officer of Klondex Mines in 2012, he says the Canadian gold miner had just $400 000 in cash, one asset and $7-million in invoices. “We never declared bankruptcy but on our financials we were literally done,” says Huet, who made the leap to the... 

JEC Group Celebrates Composite Innovation At JEC World 2017

     19th January 2017 While this year’s show will take place from Tuesday March 14 to Thursday March 16, 2016 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, France, JEC Group is proud to unveil the names of the 13 winners of the JEC Innovation Awards. The JEC Innovation Awards reward the best composite breakthroughs... 

Coal’s recovery too good to resist for world’s biggest exporter

By: Bloomberg     13th January 2017 Indonesia will exceed its coal production target for another year as miners cash in after prices recovered from a five-year collapse. The world’s biggest exporter will produce about 489-million metric tons this year, 18% above the government-mandated target, according to energy ministry... 

TSX notches small gain as materials stocks rise

By: Reuters     23rd December 2016 Canada's main stock index edged higher in morning trade on Friday as materials stocks led a broad but shallow rally and some heavyweight financial shares slipped. At 10:07 am ET, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 23.84 points, or 0.16%, at 15 359.07. It is on track for... 

Sunrise reports strong results from Pozz deposit, Nevada

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd December 2016 Aim-listed Sunrise Resources has reported strong initial strength-test results for natural pozzolan sourced from its Pozz project, in Nevada. The test results indicate that the CS Deposit sample is a high quality natural pozzolan competitive with natural pozzolans available on the market today. 

Nevada Sunrise, Advantage intersect potentially untapped lithium aquifer in Clayton Valley

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd December 2016 Lithium explorers Nevada Sunrise Gold and Advantage Lithium have possibly discovered an untapped lithium-brine aquifer in Nevada’s prospective Clayton Valley, giving the partners’ Toronto-listed stocks a boost Wednesday. Advantage, which is earning a 70% stake in the 405 ha Clayton NE property... 

PRASA New Rolling Stock Acquisition Programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The first trains delivered in the R51-billion rolling stock acquisition programme for Metrorail operations are gearing up for service. 

South African commercial aviation sector outperforming economy, index shows

By: Keith Campbell     9th December 2016 The South African commercial aviation sector “is alive and well and outperforming most other sectors of the economy by a considerable margin” reported the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (Caasa) in a statement released on November 29. The release marked the publication of the... 

Seifsa welcomes uptick in PMI, but warns that corner not turned yet

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st December 2016 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) on Thursday welcomed the slight growth registered in the Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data for November, notwithstanding the fact that neither the overall nor the activity subindex could break through the neutral... 

Eco Readymix Brings ‘Green’ To Concrete

     1st December 2016 In an industry first, AfriSam has released an environmentally responsible concrete range, Eco Readymix that blends high performance cement with carbon neutral mineral components to achieve excellent cementitious properties. The carbon footprint of this concrete has been reduced by between 46% and... 

Latest Aviation Index for South Africa shows sector outperforming rest of economy

By: Keith Campbell     29th November 2016 The South African commercial aviation sector “is alive and well and outperforming most other sectors of the economy by a considerable margin” reported the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (Caasa) in a statement released on Tuesday. The release marked the publication of the... 

Seifsa welcomes positive PPI performance

By: Anine Kilian     24th November 2016 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) data, released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Thursday, which showed growth in two sub-sectors.   However, the steel industry body also expressed concern... 

Eastgate Shopping Centre wins Saisc Award 2016

By: Simone Liedtke     18th November 2016 The group of companies responsible for the multimillion-rand refurbishment of Eastgate Shopping Centre, in Bedfordview, were named as overall winners at the 2016 South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards. 

Reducing Maintenance On Chute Systems Is Simple

     15th November 2016 Transfer points don’t need to be high maintenance areas on a mine anymore. This good news is from Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says the solution to reducing maintenance costs on transfer points is simple. “More often than not this issue is addressed by looking at new... 

Further tweaks possible as India's marginal oil and gas block bids fall short of expectations

By: Ajoy K Das     14th November 2016 In a rearguard action, the Indian government is considering further tweaks and changes to the ongoing auction of 67 marginal oil- and gasfields – a week before the extended deadline of November 21. While no official information is available on the number of bids or valuations received for these... 

Test flying in South Africa at a critical crossroads

By: Keith Campbell     11th November 2016 It is generally, if not universally, accepted that the height of flying skill is embodied in the test pilot and the apex of air engineering ability in the flight test engineer. Despite huge advances in computer modelling and simula- tion, test pilots and flight test engineers still have a crucial... 

Test flying in South Africa at a critical crossroads

By: Keith Campbell     11th November 2016 It is generally, if not universally, accepted, that the height of flying skill is embodied in the test pilot and the apex of air engineering ability in the flight test engineer. Despite huge advances in computer modelling and simulation, test pilots and flight test engineers still have a crucial... 

Trumpism doesn’t play in Canada, which just eased takeover rules

By: Bloomberg     4th November 2016 Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, bucking a global trend toward greater protectionism, will loosen foreign takeover rules for more than 50 Canadian publicly traded companies next year, including those in mining, oil and marijuana production. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced this week Canada... 

NetComposites Continues as Innovation and Headline Media Partner for Composites Engineering 2016

     26th October 2016 NetComposites will once again be a key innovation and headline media partner to the Composites Engineering show, part of the Advanced Engineering Exhibition which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 2nd and 3rd November.   NetComposites has worked with the show organisers to expand the... 

Crude rally May clinch Canada top stock market status in ’16

By: Bloomberg     22nd October 2016 Gold’s best run since 2010 pushed Canadian equities to the top spot among developed-market stocks this year. Crude at $50/bl will give them an opportunity to stay there. That’s the view of strategists who follow the nation’s resource-heavy stock market. They expect energy producers will rally... 

SA manufacturer eyes growth in aerospace composites market

By: Dylan Slater     21st October 2016 Somerset West-based aircraft and automotive component manufacturer AAT Composites is increasing its reach into the aerospace component industry by producing specialist parts that are lighter and less costly than conventional metal or plastic parts.  

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