Category archives for: Mining & Engineering

SA mining sector needs defence against cyber threats

Cullinan mine

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African mining companies risk crippling shutdowns and threats to human safety if they fail to adequately protect their infrastructure against cyber-attacks. The warning by a technology executive comes as mining operations are set to embrace next-generation automation and industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems to slash costs […]

No research on water despite persistent drought

Vaal Dam

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – RESEARCHERS are concerned over decreased expenditure on water security research despite serious drought problems across Southern Africa. The concern raised at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition held in South Africa. South Africa is a water scarce country, yet expenditure […]

Isuzu maintains dominant Zimbabwe market share

Isuzu plant in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

from NJABULO MKHIZE in Port Elizabeth PORT ELIZABETH, (CAJ News) – ISUZU is poised to entrench its presence in Zimbabwe, one of its biggest export markets in Africa. This follows Zimbabwe Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu, visiting the Isuzu Motors South Africa’s production facility in Port Elizabeth. The first visit by a […]

4th industrial revolution disrupts South Africa mining sector

Coal energy

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African mining industry is undergoing an extensive transformation amid the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) taking root in what is among the major sectors of the continent’s most advanced economy. Mining forms the backbone of the South African economy and is responsible for a third of the […]

SA industrial facilities at risk of cyber attacks

From left, Thuli Mgwebile, business development agent at GECI South Africa and Mike Bergen, GECI representative in South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AN international cyber-security specialist has warned South African stakeholders to step up their efforts to mitigate risk posed by online attacks, sabotage and espionage impacting industrial and mining facilities. GECI has issued the warning as it launches its portfolio of cyber-security solutions in South Africa. South Africa is the […]

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