SA Oil explains what rare earths are and why they are important

A Simple Guide to Rare Earths

Rare earth elements are crucial to modern technology and are one of the most important components in the manufacturing of many products. Their significance has made them political weapons in the Trade War, too. But …

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SA Oil discusses the different industries and applications in which heavy fuel oil is used

The Many Uses of HFO

Fuel is crucial to powering the world around us. Various types of fuel are used every day, from heating and cooking to powering huge machinery. Some fuels are better for certain applications – like heavy …

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SA Oil discusses illegal mining in Africa and in South Africa

Illegal Mining in Africa

The US Geological Society has classified Africa as holding immense mineral reserves, including diamonds, platinum and gold – the mining of which contributes hugely to GDP and tax revenue of African countries. But now mines …

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SA Oil discusses the impact of the trade war on mining

The Trade War Explained: Part III – South African Mining

A reprieve from the US-China Trade War may see cooled tensions and a start to global economic stability, but the truce may be too little, too late. Find out how the year-long trade struggle impacted …

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SA Oil explains the Mining Charter III

South Africa’s Mining Charter

Much like the Mining Charter of 2017, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe’s revised 2018 Charter III aimed to remodel the mining industry in line with B-BBEE principles. It has had major implications for the industry …

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SA Oil list on biggest mining machinery that uses diesel

We Dig Diesel: Big Mining Equipment

The mining industry is one of the world’s largest, most lucrative commercial trades. Providing hundreds of thousands of jobs around the world, many resources go into this enormous industry – including some massive diesel powered …

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Mine Energy Solutions: Using HFO

HFO: Powering Industry HFO has been a reliable fuel source for industry for decades; initially used as a marine fuel, its qualities were soon put to use in other industries, such as the power industry. …

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SA's Moist Iconic Diamonds

South Africa’s Most Iconic Diamonds

South Africa’s economy was built on the back of the mining industry and, particularly, two coveted commodities both discovered in never-before-seen quantities in our mineral-rich country – gold and diamonds. Not only do South Africa’s …

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