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Modderfontein museum preserving dynamite history

The use of explosive material, particularly dynamite, has played an integral, although somewhat understated, role in facilitating the development and growth of South Africa’s mighty mining industry for more than a century. Indeed, it is all very...
6th December 2013

Explosives company launches mobile manufacturing units for customers with small operations

South Africa-founded explosives engineer and manufacturer African Explosives Limited (AEL) Mining Services, part of the AEL group of companies, has launched its new range of 15 t mobile manufacturing units (MMUs) engineered for customers with...
22nd April 2011

Electronic initiation design house aiming for growth of up to 40% this year

High technology electronic initiation design house DetNet has reports that it expects 2011 to be a significant growth year after achieving volumes akin to 2008 during 2010.
21st January 2011
Explosives & Fertiliser

Capex approved for SA’s first nitric acid plant in almost 30 years

Explosives company BME, a member of the Omnia group, reports that it is looking to strengthening its market position by 2012, when the company will complete the construction of the country’s first nitric acid (HNO3) production plant in almost 30...
19th November 2010
Mining Explosives

AEL’s African expansion projects 
on track for 2011 completion

Explosives manufacturer African Explosives Limited reports that the company’s expansion projects in its West, East and Central African regions are progressing satisfactorily and are on course for a 2011 ramp up.
5th November 2010
Mining in Zambia

Production ramps up at emulsions plant

Manufacturer of packaged explosives African Explosives Limited (AEL) Zambia reports that, since the completion of the construction of its bulk emulsions manufacturing plant, production levels have ramped up significantly.
11th September 2009

SA explosives firm to open shock tube assembly plant in Indonesia

Explosives manufacturer African Explosives Limited (AEL) has taken the first step in the company's international growth strategy, and has reached agreement with an Indonesian explosives company, PT Dahana, to start a joint venture (JV) to...
27th November 2007

AEL gets board thumbs-up for last phase of detonator plant

The board of AECI approved the third and final phase of African Explosives Limited's (AEL's) automation programme at its Modderfontein detonator plants.
3rd August 2007

Explosives firm refocuses its efforts in gold industry

The expansion and deepening projects embarked on by gold mining companies in South Africa have prompted explosives producer African Explosives Limited (AEL) to focus its efforts on making its systems, products and supply chain more effective.
3rd August 2007

AEL gets board thumbs-up for last phase of automation programme

The board of AECI has approved the third and final phase of African Explosives Limited's (AEL's) automation programme at its Modderfontein detonator plants, it said on Tuesday.
24th July 2007

Fluorspar miner Sallies couldn�t even pay for explosives, Dale confides ahead of R75m capital raising

JSE-listed fluorspar miner Sallies was in such a �mess� that it was unable to pay for basic mining consumables like explosives, the company�s new non-executive chairperson Tom Dale disclosed last week ahead of Sallies� R75-million capital raising,...
15th June 2007

New explosives training initiative for mining sector

In an effort to provide for the current need for training in the mining sector African Explosives Limited (AEL) has launched a new education and training initiative.
23rd February 2007
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