Category archives for: Mining & Engineering

COMMODITIES: Prospects bleak for South Africa’s manufacturing sector

South Africa's manufacturing sector show fatigue

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE outlook of South Africa’s manufacturing production is subdued owing to the risk of load shedding, uncertain global growth, flat commodity prices and constrained domestic consumer demand. The latest data from Statistics South Africa indicates that annual output came out worse than markets expected in September. Factory output […]

Russia digitalises Africa’s mining sector to increase output

Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum recently held in Sochi, Russia

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – RUSSIAN companies have offered African countries solutions based on the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to boost mining production. The offers follow the realisation that traditional means are becoming increasingly expensive, with productivity falling due to technical maintenance costs, unreliable equipment, reactive troubleshooting, a lower equipment […]

Africa’s smart mobility revolution begins

Vehicles that participated in the first Electric Vehicle Road Trip in Africa

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE first Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) in Africa has raised awareness around smarter mobility and inspiring the public and other stakeholders to join this revolution. This is according to organisers of the just-concluded momentous trip, which has been described as a resounding success. […]

Evolution of technology systems in SA mining

SA mining sector

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A GLOBAL company is conducting machine testing on a South African mine in a milestone move aimed at enhancing the power of technology to promote safety at mines and boost output. Wabtec Corporation, the diversified, global leader in equipment, components, services, software and systems for the transportation and […]

Mauritius economy on track with historic rail network

Metro Express

SAVIOUS KWINIKA recently in Port Louis, Mauritius PORT LOUIS, (CAJ News) – THE multimillion-dollar Mauritius Metro Express light rail network, dubbed the country’s biggest infrastructure investment project, is set to result in a galore of business opportunities and vast employment opportunities when it takes off. The newly-inaugurated MUR 18,9 billion ($525 million) rail system project, […]

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