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Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics (Pty) Ltd is a market leader in the innovation and supply of specialised electronic safety equipment to the southern African mining sector. Some of these warning, locating and monitoring systems are unique in the industry and new products are being introduced to the line-up on an ongoing basis.


Public Works implements remedial plan at Bluff Naval base

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     Updated 3 hours ago The Department of Public Works (DPW) has appointed a team to prepare a remedial plan for the faulty pump station at the Bluff Naval base, in Durban, following an incident last week in which six people died. The deceased, three contract workers and three South African National Defence Force... 

Electrical product supplier launches range of switches and sockets

By: Nadine James     Updated 7 hours ago Electrical product supplier Legrand South Africa (SA) – a subsidiary of multinational industrial product supplier Legrand – launched the Ysalis switches and sockets range in South Africa earlier this month. This forms part of the company’s strategy to introduce chic wiring devices to local... 

CuDeco awards contract at Rocklands

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     24th February 2017 Despite operations at the Rocklands copper mine, in Queensland, remaining suspended, owner CuDeco has awarded a mining contract for the resumption of Stage 1 operations to Andy’s Earthmovers. The scope of the award is for the initial Stage 1 mining and for the first part of the mining of the Las... 

Fatality figures falling each year as South African mining sector targets 'zero harm'

By: Dylan Slater     24th February 2017 As the yearly recorded number of mining injuries and fatalities in South Africa continues to decrease, albeit at a slower pace in 2016 than in previous years, the focus of the industry shifts once again to renewed efforts to bring the number of fatalities to zero. However, as the Department of... 

AA says vehicle safety ratings scale would equip buyers with vital information

By: Irma Venter     24th February 2017 South Africa’s Automobile Association (AA) has called for the implementation of a local vehicle safety ratings scale. The association on Friday said that such a ratings scale would ensure consumers had a better understanding of the safety of the vehicle they intended purchasing. 

Company launches LED luminaire for industrial applications

By: Nadine James     24th February 2017 Luminaire manufacturer BEKA Schréder launched a high-performance light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire, the LEDbay-midi, late last year for industrial applications. The main objective was to enhance their low- and high-bay luminaire range. This luminaire has been very well received by warehouse... 

MENA region to account for big proportion of 3% growth

     24th February 2017 Last month, international consultancy company Deloitte projected a growth of more than 3% in global defence spending in 2017 after years of declining budgets. 

New cleaning solution launched into Southern African markets

By: David Oliveira     24th February 2017 Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) launched its latest cleaning equipment solution – the GM1ze zero-emission refuse picker from German environment-friendly cleaning equipment manufacturer Green Machines International – at its Johannesburg facilities earlier this month. GCE MD Greg Venter noted... 

Transform 66 project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     24th February 2017 The project involves the transformation of Virginia's Interstate 66 into a multimodal corridor. 

Hefty H1 losses paint depressed picture for Implats 

By: Ilan Solomons     23rd February 2017 Platinum miner Impala Platinum (Implats) has recorded a gross loss of R318-million for the six months to December 31, a significant increase on the loss of R40-million recorded in the six months to December 31, 2015. The group posted a headline loss of R508-million, compared with headline... 

Integrated harness system set to revolutionise rescue at height

     23rd February 2017 Any safety-related incidents when working at height often necessitate self-rescue as the front-line or most rapid-response tactic. In this regard, MSA Africa is introducing its Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD), an integrated harness system. This lightweight, unobtrusive rescue device is... 

2017 COID Renewals Period: Taking care of your greatest asset

     23rd February 2017 Your staff are your greatest asset and add value to your organisation, and now it is time to return the favour by ensuring they are well looked after when they are injured. It is that time of year when Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID) policies are renewed for employers... 

St Augustine certain Philippine mineral sharing accord will withstand legal scrutiny

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd February 2017 TSX-listed St Augustine Gold and Copper (SAGC) this week said its mineral production sharing agreement (MPSA), which covers the King-king copper/gold project in Mindanao, Philippines, will withstand legal scrutiny after authorities earmarked the permit for cancellation. The Philippine Department... 

BHP in for the long haul on Escondida strike as it eyes 30-day wait

By: Reuters     22nd February 2017 BHP Billiton's decision this week to give up its legal right to replace striking workers at the Escondida copper mine, in Chile, is a move aimed at sacrificing some output to undermine the union's position, analysts said Wednesday. The strike began on February 9, after workers voted... 

Chamber notes Gordhan’s bemoaning of Section 54 stoppages 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2017 The Chamber of Mines of South Africa has described Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as having done an effective job of maintaining fiscal discipline with a budget deficit of 3.1% in these most trying of times. The chamber comments that the 2017/18 Budget demonstrates the truism that sustaining and... 

Pan African CEO accuses union of ‘blatantly false’ safety statements 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2017 The CEO of the London Aim- and Johannesburg-listed precious metals and coal mining company Pan African Resources on Wednesday accused the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) of making statements that were “blatantly false” on safety practice at the Evander gold mine in Mpumalanga. “I will not say... 

Continental signs collaborative agreement with Caterpillar

     22nd February 2017 Continental and Caterpillar Inc. have signed an agreement to equip Cat Off-Highway-Trucks (model series 770 to 775) with Continental RDT-Master tires in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33 and 24.00R35. The agreement also calls for the two companies to collaborate on designing new tires for two other Cat... 

Proudly SA Manufacturer Tagged “Green” By Global Certification

     22nd February 2017 In the world of “green”, claims of eco-friendliness and biodegradability abound. Sadly, however, these claims can often not be substantiated, the products and services are not truly green, and consumers and businesses are duped into harming the planet in a different way. For this reason, the... 

Pan African ups earnings, pays record dividend

By: Martin Creamer     22nd February 2017 Precious metals and coal producer Pan African Resources on Wednesday announced higher earnings and revenues, and a record dividend pay-out of R300-million, despite lower gold production in the six months to December 31. Earnings per share increased by 33.4% to 16.58c a share and the board... 

Fortescue profits surge on higher iron-ore prices

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     22nd February 2017 Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has more than tripled its net profit for the half-year ending December 31, as revenue and underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) increased. Net profits increased by 283% from the $319-million reported at the end of... 

Woodside boosts profits, expected output

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     22nd February 2017 Oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum has reported a significant upswing in profits for the full 2016, as the company exceeded its production targets and reduced its operating costs. Net profit for the 2016 financial year reached $868-million, compared with the $26-million reported for 2015. 

Coordination key to successful nuclear new build programme

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st February 2017 There is a pressing need for a clear definition of the roles different governmental departments, power utility Eskom and other industry participants will play in the nuclear new build programme, as there is a currently “chaos around who is doing what job”. This was the overall theme that emerged... 

Anglo targets further $1bn in cost, volume improvements in 2017

By: Ilan Solomons     21st February 2017 Diversified miner Anglo American is this year seeking an additional $1-billion in incremental net cost and volume improvements, while also aiming to return to an investment-grade credit rating and resume dividend payments. The group has already identified 75% of these targeted net cost and volume... 

Congested cities lead the re-invention of the delivery vehicle

     21st February 2017 Hard-pressed small business owners are constantly performing balancing acts. On the one hand, highly competitive environments mean that they are forced to increase service levels and cope with pressure on margins. On the other hand, they are being forced to reduce costs so that they can meet... 

Senex commits A$50m to Western Surat gas project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st February 2017 ASX-listed Senex Energy will invest some A$50-million in a 30-well drilling campaign in the Western Surat gas project, marking its first major investment in the project. MD and CEO Ian Davies on Tuesday said the work programme would result in significant gas volumes from drill-ready acreage, with... 

CuDeco gives MD walking papers

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st February 2017 The board of copper miner CuDeco has demanded the immediate resignation of MD Dr Dianmin Chen, after the suspension of operations at the company's flagship Rocklands project. The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines temporarily suspended operations at Rocklands pending the... 

BHP ready to overcome global uncertainties – Mackenzie

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st February 2017 Mining major BHP Billiton has more than doubled its net profit to $3.2-billion for the six months ended December 31. This was up 157% from the $7-billion loss reported in the six months to December 31, 2015. 

Newmont appoints new head for South American assets

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st February 2017 Gold and copper producer Newmont Mining has tasked mining executive Dean Gehring with leading its South American business, effective June 1. Gehring will succeed Trent Tempel, who is retiring after 33 years at the firm. 

Maptek provides resilience during a challenging economic environment

     21st February 2017 Maptek strives to provide inventive, powerful solutions to help mining companies build resilience during periods of economic contraction. At SME in Denver, Colorado this week, Maptek will be sharing insights, whether new techniques for training employees, optimising planning and scheduling, or... 

Free cash rockets to $278m, dividend resumed – AngloGold

By: Martin Creamer     21st February 2017 Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti will resume dividends after lower operating and interest costs helped it nearly double free cash flow to $278-million on lower production. In the 12 months to December 31, AngloGold Ashanti produced 3.6-million ounces of gold across its 17-mine portfolio at a... 

Pan African shares fall on fatality-linked mining suspension at Evander

By: Martin Creamer     20th February 2017 The share price of Pan African Resources fell by more than 8% in early trade on Monday after the company issued a stock exchange news service notice announcing a fatality-linked 55-day mining suspension of the Evander shafts where studies recently identified critical infrastructure issues... 

CuDeco to update Rocklands health, safety management system as ops suspended

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     20th February 2017 Operations at the Rocklands copper mine, in Queensland, have been temporarily suspended by order of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines, pending the submission of an updated safety and health management system. ASX-listed CuDeco said on Monday that a desktop audit by the Queensland... 

Afarak upbeat on prospects for 2017 after tough 2016

By: Anine Kilian     17th February 2017 After a difficult trading 2016 financial year, LSE-listed Afarak says it is well-positioned to benefit from an upswing in the market that started in the three months ended December 31. The group on Friday posted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of €5.5-million for... 

Santos reports massive loss on GLNG impairment, lower oil prices

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th February 2017 Oil and gas major Santos has recorded a net loss of more than $1-billion for 2016, on the back of a $1.1-billion impairment charge on its Gladstone liquefied natural gas (GLGN) asset and lower oil prices. Excluding impairments and other significant items, the company reported an underlying profit... 

Challenging times call for innovation

By: Robyn Wilkinson     17th February 2017 It remains imperative for companies to remain innovative, especially amid the construction industry’s facing a dilemma, with local infrastructure – including power, road, water and sewerage infrastructure – in dire need of upgrading, while very little money is being spent on civil construction... 

Expansion project to support economy and create job opportunities

By: Simone Liedtke     17th February 2017 Professional and technical services firm AECOM will oversee the construction of the Tema Port expansion project in Ghana for Meridian Port Services (MPS), operator of the container terminal at the existing adjacent port. The project is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2019. 

Hanoi metro Line 3 project, Vietnam

By: Sheila Barradas     17th February 2017 The Hanoi Line 3 is the second metro line under construction in the city, which will comprise several stations and a maintenance depot. 

Rental, government segments offer Jan vehicle sales boost

By: Irma Venter     17th February 2017 January new-vehicle sales increased by 3.7%, reaching 50 333 units, compared with the same month last year – the first sales increase in 14 months. However, warns asset finance group WesBank, this positive performance was the result of growth in the rental and government channels, where sales... 

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