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SA Gauge

SA Gauge is a manufacturer and supplier of pressure and temperature measurement instrumentation, with branches in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, and Kempton Park, Gauteng. 

A New Era in Water Treatment: Keeping it Clean with Sustainable Solutions

Mining companies today face a trifecta of challenges. They need to be compliant with clean water regulations at a budget-friendly cost and do it without harming the environment. Just managing wastewater alone can be an arduous responsibility, whether a company is cleaning sludge from filtering... 

Aus states, territories convinced hydraulic fracturing a viable option 

By: Esmarie Swanepoel While Australia is estimated to host more than 800-trillion cubic feet of gas resources, the rapidly expanding gas industry is facing a significant battle in exploiting some of these resources. During the three months to March, Australian gas production reached 15-billion cubic metres, and for... 

There are serious weaknesses in enviro plans of companies wishing to explore for shale gas – activist

By: Zandile Mavuso Following the submission of a letter by Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) to President Jacob Zuma last week, requesting him to declare a fresh moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in South Africa, TKAG CEO Jonathan Deal states that government has to review how shale gas will be a sustainable... 

Joburg to host two-day shale gas conference next week

By: Zandile Mavuso Following President Jacob Zuma’s confirmation during his State of Nation Address (Sona) last month that the South African government is planning to push ahead shale gas exploration in the Karoo, training company Amabhubesi Conference and Training will be hosting a two-day shale gas conference in... 

AngloGold Ashanti Appoints Christine Ramon as Incoming CFO

AngloGold Ashanti is pleased to announce Christine Ramon will be taking the post of Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Board, from October 1, 2014. She will replace Richard Duffy, who will then step down from both the Board and Executive Committee. The appointment of Ms. Ramon,... 

Omnia posts record FY revenue on mining, currency gains

By: Natalie Greve Specialised chemicals provider Omnia has lifted revenue 21% to a record R16.3-billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014, on the back of volume and sales price increases in its mining and agricultural divisions, price increases in the chemicals division and foreign currency gains. Gross... 

State

By: Alida Odendaal Tender work arising from state contracts 

AEL honours manager for spray-drying process

By: Zandile Mavuso Explosives manufacturer and supplier AEL Mining Services says its investment in the research and development (R&D) of explosive technology for the mining industry has proven successful, as AEL group technical manager of initiating systems Cheryl Kelly won the Innovator of the Year award for AEL’s... 

Electronic blasting’s safety, enviro and efficiency benefits

By: Zandile Mavuso Explosives manufacturer AEL Mining Services says that with mining being a risky operation, developing ways to make the process safer and more efficient has been the main driver in the evolution from the bronze-age setting to modern-day blasting with electronics. 

CIL diversification plans may not find government support

By: Ajoy K Das Coal major Coal India Limited’s (CIL’s) diversification plans to enter the chemicals and fertiliser business was expected to hit a government roadblock. According to an official in the Coal Ministry, the new Indian government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has frowned upon... 

FMC Green River receives coveted safety for a second time

By: Henry Lazenby Diversified chemicals company FMC Corp on Wednesday said its Wyoming manufacturing facility had recently earned an award from the Industrial Minerals Association-North America (IMA-NA) for the best overall safety record for 2013 in the large company category for the second year in a row. Run in... 

BME continues to grow after 30 years, focused on expansion

By: Chantelle Kotze Celebrating three decades in business, mining explosives company BME has noted continual growth on the African continent throughout this time and has firmly set its future growth sights on further expanding its footprint in Southern and East Africa. 

Mining lab focuses on Namibia

By: Carina Borralho Namibia is replete with skilled, English-speaking professionals required by the chemicals and mining industries and, as such, is proving to be an invaluable African investment for many companies worldwide, says mining laboratory services provider Tramecon. “We are very excited to see the... 

Creamer Media publishes Canandian Mining Roundup for April 2014

By: Reinette Classen The Canadian Mining Roundup is a business and information tool for decision-makers in the sector and covers activities in the Canadian mining sector over the past month. The roundup presents the information in an easy-to-read disaggregated format, covering exploration and feasibility studies,... 

Protecting pump integrity in the mining sector

Protecting the integrity of centrifugal process pumps used in critical applications in mining is key to minimising downtime and ensuring the safety of workers. Jacques Visser of Morgan Advanced Materials examines the various technologies available for ensuring pump safety and how the use of... 

Artisanal mining continues to threaten water quality 

By: Carina Borralho While regulated mines have greatly improved their environmental performance over the years, specifically with regard to water management, the use of liquid mercury in artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) continues to pose a serious threat to water quality in certain African regions, says... 

Global gathering creates opportunity for local businesses, says Ghana pumps supplier

By: Pimani Baloyi The biennial West African Mining and Power Exhibition (Wampex) presents West African businesses with an ideal opportunity to showcase products and services and could help even small-scale businesses gain access to major mining and power industry players, says Ghana-based pump supplier Sunbabsco... 

State

By: Alida Odendaal Tender work arising from state contracts 

WorleyParsons

Project delivery and consulting services firm WorleyParsons has been consulting in the global resource and energy sectors, as well as other complex-process industries, since its inception in 1977. With a wealth of expertise and experience in the hydrocarbons, minerals, metals and chemicals, and... 

Tramecon

Established in 2007, Johannesburg-based mining laboratory services provider Tramecon provides turnkey laboratory solutions to new mining projects, including workload determination, staff training, laboratory design commissioning and management. With a yearly turnover of over R10-million, Tramecon... 

Orica secures BEE partner, set to expand African footprint

By: Natasha Odendaal ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica Mining Services South Africa’s (OMSSA's) African expansion ambitions. The venture, in which Reindus... 

Flowrox PVG Valves

Flowrox PVG is a robust yet compact pinch valve engineered with the highest quality standards. It is made for processes involving pressure resistance, abrasion, corrosion and aggressive slurries. PVG offers substantial savings through improved performance, long service lifetime and low... 

Avalon Rare Earths strikes refining accord and strategic partnership

By: Henry Lazenby Junior project developer Avalon Rare Metals recently struck an offtake deal with global chemicals firm Solvay to process Avalon's rare earth concentrate into pure rare earth oxides for ten years, from the start of deliveries to Solvay's rare earth separation and refining plant located in La... 

Sasol eyeing northern Mozambique gas ‘monetisation’ prospects

By: Terence Creamer Energy and chemicals group Sasol says the gas discoveries in the north of Mozambique are large enough to support significant additional “gas monetisation” options over-and-above the liquefied natural gas (LNG) opportunities currently being considered. There have been significant gas discoveries... 

Jobs impact still uncertain as Sasol gets set to implement streamlined model

By: Terence Creamer Energy and chemicals group Sasol will pull the trigger on its streamlined operational structure on July 1, with CEO David Constable forecasting a minimum of R3-billion in sustainable yearly savings as a result of the reorganisation. However, the ‘business performance enhancement programme’ will... 

Company launches heavy-duty butterfly valve

Global water, fluid, thermal management and equipment protection company Pentair’s Valves & Controls division has launched a new line of heavy-duty resilient seated double-flanged butterfly valves, manufactured by China-based butterfly valve specialists Keystone Series GRF, aimed at industrial... 

Fortune Minerals pursuing strategic partnership strategy to finance projects 

By: Mariaan Webb As the mining world struggles to raise financing on global capital markets, Toronto-listed diversified junior Fortune Minerals is pursuing a financing strategy based on securing strategic partnerships with companies that need the product it plans to produce from its two development projects in... 

Vitol pays A$2.9bn for Shell’s downstream business in Australia

By: Esmarie Swanepoel Petroleum major Royal Dutch Shell on Friday reiterated its commitment to investing in Australia, after announcing the A$2.9-billion sale of its downstream assets in the country to oil major Vitol. Country chair Andrew Smith told journalists that the offer from Vitol followed on from Shell’s... 

Cloud-based project solution implemented at blue-chip clients

By: Dylan Slater Project management company SSG Consulting’s cloud-based KEY360 project management software solution is being implemented at an increasing number of blue-chip clients, including several South Africa-based mining houses. 

Mining pumps supplier expects growth in industry

By: Carina Borralho The mining industry requires cheaper, but more reliable pumps that take up less space and use less water, which is what the TRVX pumps range from Pompetravaini offers, Air & Vacuum Technologies sales and marketing director Mark Burn tells Mining Weekly. He adds that, owing to the predicted... 

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