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Gibbens lands new position at Cummins

Global power leader, Cummins has been Warrick Gibbens as the power generation leader for Southern Africa Regional Organization. He was previously the technical sales manager for Cummins Africa & Middle East in the Power Systems Business Unit. He has been with the company for six years and is an electrical …

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Uranium production predicted to rise

Uranium production in the country is forecast to rise by 50 percent, year-on-year this year, double the rate of expansion from last year’s 20 percent, a research firm has said. Fitch Solutions Macro Research’s recent Africa Monitor report for Southern Africa said depressed uranium prices due to overcapacity led to …

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Cummins opens power hub in SA

Cummins has unveiled a state-of-the-art facility known as ‘The Power Hub’ in South Africa’s Waterfall, Midrand. The development is bearing testament to the confidence the global power leader has in southern Africa and the continent; as it celebrates 100 years in business. The Power Hub strategically consolidates and solidifies various business …

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Cummins debuts new gas generator

Cummins has debuted the HSK78G natural gas generator series at the 2019 Middle East Electricity (MEE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The equipment is expected to fuel the next generation of power and offer a total package of gas generator capabilities and innovative gas technology for prime and peaking …

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Angola’s diamond industry makeover underway

The Angolan government aired out plans of refurbishing the diamond sector as being in progress. Speaking at a conference on the re-organising of oil and gas, Diamantino Azevedo Angolan Minister of Mineral Resources and Oil stated that the diamond sector will undergo similar changes to the oil sector. With the …

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THIESS WINS $1.7B CONTRACT IN BOTSWANA

CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, through Majwe Mining Joint Venture (Majwe), has secured a A$1.7 billion contract at Debswana Diamond Company’s Jwaneng Mine Cut 9 project in Botswana. Majwe, a joint venture between Thiess (70 per cent) and long-term local partner Bothakga Burrow Botswana (30 per cent), will …

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Seal of approval for De Beers diamond verification instruments

De Beers Group Industry Services’ four diamond verification instruments (DVI) submitted for testing as part of Project ASSURE have received outstanding results. Project ASSURE is a joint collaboration between the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers, with input provided by other participants in the diamond industry and gemmological laboratories, …

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Safety a concern for SA mining nauthorities

South Africa’s mineral resources ministry has announced that safety in mining operations is one key area of concern for the country. Gwede Mantashe, the Mineral Resources Minister recently told media that the industry ended nine consecutive years of falling fatalities in the world’s deepest mines in 2017. “A third of …

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Desert Lion at the forefront lithium production in Africa

Australian miner Desert Lion Energy’s objective to deliver the country’s first large-scale lithium mine is on the horizon. Tim Johnston, President and Chief Executive Officer recently told media that having ticked all of the pre-project development boxes that guarantee a financially viable operation, the company is looking to start producing …

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60% of Namibia energy required sourced from SAPP

Windhoek 27 Feb -Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Kornelia Shilunga has said that 60 % of Namibia’s energy required was sources from Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP) in 2018, at the 52nd SAPP meeting currently underway in Windhoek. Namibia continues to import a large share of its electricity demand …

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