Agriculture NEWS 

Dealership agreement geared for growth in agri-mechanisation

GLOBAL light and compact equipment specialist, Wacker Neuson, has concluded a strategic dealership agreement with a prominent local agri-mechanisation and service company, Senwes Equipment. In addition to growth potential for both parties in the South African agricultural sector, this move, which was realised in September 2022, also holds tremendous advantages for their customers. The Senwes Group of companies, of which Senwes Equipment is a subsidiary, has a 113-year history and a broad footprint across South Africa, positioning Senwes Equipment as a solid longstanding partner in the country’s agricultural sector. Senwes…

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Agriculture NEWS 

Reality series: High horsepower tractors and skilled technicians go head to head for a second season

WATCH | FOLLOWING the success of the world-first Massey Ferguson Master Mechanic challenge in November 2021, the reality show returns on November 18 in an even bigger and better format. “Season 1 of the world’s first tractor-based reality show was an incredibly successful journey that was wonderful to share with the world,” says managing director Africa, AGCO, Dr Dominik Reus. Since airing the show a year ago, AGCO Africa had great feedback from all over the world. It had highlighted a previously underrated job yet such a critical role in…

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National 

High scores reflect a commitment to safety culture

SHOWCASING its ongoing commitment to safety, which runs like a ‘golden thread’ throughout the company, Dekra Industrial SA achieved its 8th annual NOSCAR safety award – the highest safety honour which can be bestowed on a business by the National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA). As part of its global parent company, Dekra Industrial in South Africa has played a major role in the fields of non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection locally – across a wide range of industry sectors – for many years. Dekra Industrial health, safety and environment (HSE)…

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Agriculture NEWS 

Italian industry Growing Turnover despite the Economic Situation

FederUnacoma (Italian Manufacturers’ Federation)’s forecasts for the end of the year indicate a drop in the quantity produced (-6%), but an increase in the value of production (14.2 billion euros, amounting to +3.7% over 2021). The resilience of the domestic market and above all the good performance of exports (+10.4% in July) support the sector, which is nevertheless suffering from the crisis in production costs and the lower agricultural incomes. These statistics were revealed during the EIMA International 2022 Press Briefing in Bologna, Italy on 8 November 2022. According to the…

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Agriculture NEWS 

Agricultural machinery: High demand on the world market

The Agricultural equipment sales have maintained good levels over the past two and a half years, characterised by the severe economic crises following the Covid pandemic and the war between Russia and Ukraine. In the nine months from January to September 2022, the market remained at higher volumes than before the 2020 pandemic, although between the end of this year and the first part of 2023 the sector is set to be affected by inflation and geopolitical uncertainty. Positive outlook for the coming years, in response to the growing demand…

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GROUNDBREAKING 

QUALITY COUNTS AT WEARCHECK

November is World Quality Month – an annual celebration embraced by WearCheck with open arms, as it reinforces the condition monitoring company’s fundamental goal – the provision of world-class quality services. WearCheck’s quality administrator, Prinda Narasi, is behind the company’s ongoing commitment to achieving and upholding major quality goals. ‘At WearCheck, we take continuous quality improvement (CQI) very seriously. Our services are regularly audited by a range of agencies, including SANS (South African National Standards) and the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards). WearCheck is currently the only company on…

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Agriculture NEWS 

New systems for better yields and soil maintenance endorsed by govt

For the first time in Zambia, a special Ministry of Agriculture committee has endorsed innovative sustainable intensification practices to diversify maize-based farming systems and boost the food and nutritional security of millions of small farm households, while enriching depleted soils. Zambia’s recently formed “National Advisory Committee for the Approval/Validation of Candidate Technologies or Agronomic Practices” approved in September the release to farmers of three new systems for better yields and soil maintenance: growing maize between “hedge-rows” of legume trees; or in rows side-by-side with grain legumes as strip crops; or…

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National 

Porgera Mine in Papua New Guinea to re-open in January 2023

The Porgera Mine in Papua New Guineais set to re-open in January 2023. Mineral Resource Authority (MRA) Managing Director Mr. Jerry Gary revealed the plans and said negotiations have been concluded with only the formalization of the regulatory part to be submitted for the reopening. “The MRA is waiting on the new Pogera Limited to submit the documentation for MRA to register and give the operators the go ahead to mine,” said Mr. Jerry Gary. Porgera Gold Mine The Porgera Gold Mine is a large gold and silver mining operation…

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National 

End Energy Colonialism and Let Africa Make its Choices on Natural Gas at Conference of the Parties (COP27)

900 million Africans rely on solid biomass such as firewood and charcoal for cooking, which causes indoor pollution that kills 600,000 people a year Let’s look at African realities. A kettle boiled twice a day by the rich and luxurious family of radical leftist group Extinction Rebellion’s Chloé Farand in the France, uses five times as much electricity as an entire Malian family uses per year. 900 million Africans rely on solid biomass such as firewood and charcoal for cooking, which causes indoor pollution that kills 600,000 people a year. On average, a…

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GROUNDBREAKING 

BEMETALS DEFINES PRIORITY COPPER TARGETS AND COMMENCES CORE DRILLING AT PANGENI COPPER PROJECT

BeMetals Corp. (TSXV: BMET, OTCQB: BMTLF, Frankfurt: 1OI.F) is pleased to announce the completion of its 2022 aircore campaign, the definition of copper targets and commencement of core drilling at the Pangeni Copper Project (Pangeni” or the “Project” or the “Property”). The Project is located on the western extension of the prolific Central African Copperbelt in Zambia (the “Zambian Copperbelt”). HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COMPLETED AIRCORE PROGRAM AND CORE DRILLING TARGETS: A total of 3,619 metres of shallow aircore drilling was completed in this phase of exploration to extend copper mineralization at existing copper prospects and…

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