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Strong prices drive surge in Thungela’s interim earnings

By: Donna Slater     1st August 2022 JSE- and LSE-listed coal miner Thungela Resources reports that its earnings per share (EPS) for the six months ended June 30 are expected to increase by about 2 044% to between R66.85 and R67.45, from the EPS of R3.13 reported for the six months to June 30, 2021.

During the period under review,... 

ERA up to A$1.6bn short for Ranger rehabilitation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     29th July 2022 ASX-listed Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) will require a further A$1.06-billion to A$1.65-billion in capital expenditure to complete rehabilitation of the Ranger uranium project, in the Northern Territory. The miner earlier this year flagged that an independent review of the Ranger... 

Moving from project risk management to expectation management

29th July 2022 Projects are inherently uncertain undertakings with numerous accounts of failed projects evidence of this, leading University of Pretoria senior lecturer Schalk Grobbelaar to pose the question of how it can be ensured that projects meet expectations. “Historically, project risk management has... 

Company to pilot zero-emissions heavy duty hydrogen trucks

22nd July 2022 Industrial and specialty gases supplier Airgas has signed an agreement with zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles supplier Hyzon Motors to pilot two heavy duty hydrogen fuel cell trucks, including one 100 kW fuel cell truck and the first Hyzon 200 kW hydrogen fuel cell... 

Jubilee appoints nonexecutive director to chair safety, sustainability committee

By: Donna Slater     14th July 2022 Aim- and AltX-listed diversified metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group has appointed Tracey Kerr independent nonexecutive director with immediate effect. Based in the UK, she is currently a nonexecutive director of Hochschild Mining, a FTSE 250 precious metal mining company with mines... 

New EU food regulations could see many South African citrus consignments destroyed

By: Schalk Burger     11th July 2022 New European Union (EU) regulations, which apply from July 14, require that imports of citrus fruit must undergo specified mandatory cold treatment processes and precooling steps for specific periods, up to 25 days of cold treatment, before importation, says Citrus Growers' Association of South... 

Concor – MECSA Construction Joint Venture achieves safety milestone on Msikaba Bridge

6th July 2022 The CME JV (Concor – MECSA Construction Joint Venture) has achieved yet another safety milestone on the iconic Msikaba Bridge project, recording 2,5 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free hours on 24 May this year, notched up over a period of just over 1 000 days. “This is a fantastic achievement by... 

Managing facility shutdown to avoid costly breakdowns

5th July 2022 Whilst South Africans are frustrated with having to contend with hours of loadshedding, FM Solutions,a leading Facilities Management company since 2002, says these long periods of power outages offer the ideal opportunity to test the capacity of built-in systems and to perform much needed... 

SAS renews Global Academic Programme partnership with NWU

By: Schalk Burger     5th July 2022 Data science and analytics multinational SAS has renewed its Global Academic Programme (GAP) partnership with the North-West University (NWU) Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI) for another five years, extending its impact in data skills development. The partnership has seen... 

Gold miner’s journey producing results

By: Tracy Hancock     1st July 2022 After 14 months, South Africa’s largest gold producer by volume, Harmony, is just under halfway through its humanistic transformation journey called ‘Thibakotsi’, which aims to embed a culture of safety across its operations, says investor relations head Jared Coetzer. “The most significant... 

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