R/€ = 14.80 Change: 0.03
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Money hungry Nautilus weighs funding options as project challenges mount

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd December 2017 Marine mining pioneer Nautilus Minerals is in active discussions with a range of potential financiers and shareholders to secure the funding required to start mining the Solwara 1 project, offshore Papua New Guinea (PNG), the company said on Thursday. The company has thus far been unsuccessful to... 

Transmission equipment components offer multiple benefits

     3rd November 2017 Technical solutions provider BMG’s portfolio of Fenner power transmission components from manufacturer Fenner Drives includes a range of high-strength friction transmission belts that offer longer service life, higher drive efficiency and reduced downtime, compared with conventional V-belts.... 

Changes bring about new product lines, enhanced solutions

By: Nadine James     13th October 2017 Power transmission components supplier Altra Industrial Motion South Africa (SA) has undergone numerous changes in the past couple of years, incorporating new brands and aligning its product and service offering with that of its parent company of the same name, says Altra Industrial Motion SA GM... 

Gigantic SA-made ore scrubber destined for Sierra Leone mineral sands mine

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th September 2017 Mechanical process equipment and solutions provider MechProTech has completed the manufacturing of one of its largest pieces of mining process equipment – the multimillion-rand, Titan 3596 mineral ore scrubber – which will be delivered to a mineral sands mine in Sierra Leone. MechProTech focuses... 

Festoon systems ‘life blood’ of bulk materials handling

     2nd June 2017 As mining companies continue to look for ways to make their operations more efficient and cost effective and remain competitive as the global market emerges from a protracted period of low commodity prices, effective supporting equipment, such as festoon systems, have become increasingly... 

New crane tailored to small, medium-sized businesses

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd June 2017 The South African market’s response to lifting group Konecranes’ CXT UNO wire rope hoist crane has been encouraging since its global launch in January, with Konecranes Southern Africa service, sales and marketing director John MacDonald attributing this to the combined reliability and... 

South Deep rebase plan paving way for healthier economics, safer mining

By: Dylan Slater     14th April 2017 The South Deep mine, in Westonaria, is set to steadily ramp up production using its fully mechanised deep-level underground fleet, allowing for operations to be conducted at increasingly greater efficiencies while improving the health and safety of personnel, as well as morale.  

South Deep rebase plan paving way for healthier economics, safer mining

By: Dylan Slater     13th April 2017 The South Deep gold mine, in Westonaria, Gauteng, is set to steadily ramp up production using a fully mechanised deep-level underground fleet, allowing for operations to be conducted at increasingly greater efficiencies, while ensuring improved personnel health and safety, as well as morale. The... 

Babcock to launch new equipment, says customers upbeat about 2017

By: Ilan Solomons     7th February 2017 Engineering support services company Babcock will, during the course of this year, launch new “ground-breaking construction equipment”. “Babcock is renowned and respected for delivering high-production machinery that is also fuel efficient. Therefore, this year, we are adding the Volvo A60H, the... 

New equipment to be showcased

     27th January 2017 Equipment developers Volvo Construction Equipment and Terex Trucks will be represented by plant and equipment supplier Babcock at the 2017 Investing in African Mining Indaba, where it will showcase new products from the manufacturers that will be introduced this year as part of the company’s... 

Xtreme Manufacturing to Showcase North America’s Largest Capacity Telehandler at MINExpo 2016

     26th September 2016 Las Vegas-based Xtreme Manufacturing will display North America’s largest capacity telehandler at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, along with a range of high capacity telehandlers and Snorkel aerial work platforms.  The Xtreme Manufacturing booth will be built from Xtreme’s own modular building... 

Verlinde Cranes & Hoists  

     14th September 2016 Verlinde Cranes & Hoists is the product of more than 150 years of experience in the design and manufacture of lifting equipment. 


     12th September 2016 Demag’s newly-launched V-Type crane girder will take centre stage at Electra Mining Africa 2016, where the crane technology leader will display its full product range.  

Showcase of live demonstrations and more at Electra Mining Africa

     8th September 2016 Electra Mining Africa and co-located shows Elenex Africa, the exciting new Powerex show and the Transport Expo will be taking place from 12-16 September at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg. It’s an informative 4-in-1 show experience. On view will be a vast array of products, services and... 

Invincible Valves

     26th August 2016 Established in 1982, Invincible Valves has grown into a medium-sized enterprise employing 39 people. The company, which is based in Knights, Germiston, on Gauteng’s East Rand, sells, reconditions and rubber-lines a range of valves. These include actuators, ball valves, butterfly valves,... 

Healthy order book for new South African manufactured crane

     26th August 2016 The order book for the locally manufactured V-Type girder crane, which Demag – a Terex brand – launched in South Africa in March this year, has picked up significantly, with the overhead travelling crane receiving a positive response in local markets. The V-Type girder crane, which has won... 

Electronic fire panel remotely monitors systems

     26th August 2016 Fire engineering design specialist Failsafe Fire Projects, which provides mines and industry with fire detection and suppression systems for heavy vehicles and machines, will be using Electra Mining Africa 2016 as the platform to launch its newly developed electronic fire panel. 

Demag – a Terex brand

     26th August 2016 Demag – a Terex brand – is an internationally-recognised specialist in the design and manufacture of cranes, hoists, drives and handling technology for every application. The company’s offering also includes refurbishments, modernisations, spare part sales and after-sales service throughout... 


     26th August 2016 Konecranes, a world-leading manufacturer of cranes and hoists operating in 54 countries, provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions. Established in Finland in 1933, the company supplies a wide range of cranes and hoists for manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and... 

SA French

     26th August 2016 SA French is the leading distributor of tower cranes and lifting solutions in sub-equatorial Africa. Founded in 1982 with the exclusive local distributorship for Potain tower cranes, the company is now part of Torre Industries. The company is known for its customer and quality centric approach,... 

Verlinde Cranes & Hoists expands dealer network

     26th August 2016 The Verlinde Cranes and Hoists dealer service network has been expanded with the addition of designated dealers for the Steelpoort area, in Limpopo and for Namibia. 

Defying Gravity at Electra Mining Africa 2016 with Verlinde Cranes and Hoists

     15th August 2016 Hall 6, stand K27 is where all the gravity defying action will be happening at Electra Mining 2016. Come and visit the Verlinde Cranes and Hoists stand for some gravity defying entertainment in the company of new additions to the Verlinde product and service offering.   Three product launches at... 

Skiptainer helps PE terminal increase manganese export volumes

By: Mia Breytenbach     12th August 2016 Port operator Transnet Port Terminals’ (TPT’s) skiptainer solution has proven successful in meeting rising demand for the export of manganese, says TPT Port Elizabeth (PE) terminal manager Nelisiwe Mbenekazi. She says that there was significant demand abroad for manganese, but TPT was unable to... 

ABx sends off second bauxite shipment from Tasmania mine

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th August 2016 Sydney-based miner Australian Bauxite (ABx) has concluded its second and largest sale of bauxite from its Bald Hill mine, in Tasmania, with the shipment of 35 913 t of cement-grade bauxite loaded and departed from Bell Bay port. The mine, the first new bauxite project in Australia for more than... 

Australian mining industry cautioned to protect assets

By: Sebastian Whyle     5th August 2016 According to legal experts, the Australian mining industry is exposing itself to the unnecessary risk of losing multimillion-dollar assets, says technology, information and property settlement services provider GlobalX Legal Solutions CEO Peter Maloney.  

Industry seminars and conferences at Electra Mining Africa 2016

     29th July 2016 Taking place from 12-16 September at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg, over 850 local and international exhibitors from the mining, industrial, electrical and power industries will be showcasing their products and services across 38,000m² net space of indoor/outdoor exhibition area at Electra... 

Explosionproof hoists, cranes

     22nd July 2016 Operating electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres requires specially designed and constructed lifting equipment to avoid the risk of explosion posed by gases, liquids, dusts, vapours and other substances, states lifting solutions company Konecranes. Owing to the risks involved, Konecranes... 

Belmet And 3c Metal Formalise A Shareholding Relationship

     19th July 2016 Following a long history of successful collaboration and joint ventures between Belmet and 3C Metal, the French-based head office of 3C Metal has officially taken the decision to invest in a shareholding percentage of Belmet Namibia and Belmet South Africa. The shareholding agreement is effective... 

Lifting Africa and LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa) on the Lifting Equipment Conference that will be hosted at Electra mining

     13th June 2016 On the 14th and 15th of September 2016 LEEASA and Lifting Africa will host a ‘LIFTING EQUIPMENT CONFERENCE”. The conference will be held at Electra Mining Nasrec in Johannesburg. All players in the Lifting Industry will find this 2 (two) day conference most educational and highly interactive. It... 

The statue that might have been

By: Jade Davenport     3rd June 2016 When the Johannesburg City Council’s management committee decided to commission a commemorative statue as part of the city’s centennial celebrations, they did not have a specific idea in mind as to what the statue should represent. Their only solid specification was that it had to be a... 

Working to stay ahead of competitors

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th May 2016 Crane and hoist manufacturer Condra intends to focus on continuing to supply high-quality, robust and reliable products and lowering the overall lifetime maintenance costs of these products to foster a sustainable competitive advantage while mitigating the major challenges currently faced by the... 

Babcock opens new ultramodern yellow-metal services and support facility in Middelburg

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th February 2016 In support of its continuous investment in improving service delivery, engineering support services company Babcock has completed an estimated R100-million, ultramodern, bespoke sales, parts and service dealership in Middelburg to offer regional support and service across Babcock’s entire... 

Konecranes – 106 years on

     2nd February 2016 Konecranes, today one of the top crane and hoist companies in the world, started off from humble beginnings in an old stable in the suburbs of Helsinki, Finland, in 1910. The history of the company is a rich and varied one, with the company growing into a major player in the world’s crane... 

Eqstra Heavy Lifting Equipment

     15th January 2016 Eqstra Heavy Lift Equipment (EHLE) is the industrial heavy lifting and port equipment arm of Eqstra Industrial Equipment, which distributes and provides after-sales support for best-in-class brands in advanced lifting and hauling solutions and machine transport systems. EHLE’s product line-up... 

Lifting expert to perform New Year’s Day loadout for Angolan client

By: Dylan Stewart     27th November 2015 Industrial lifting expert Mammoet is scheduled to perform the second of two load-outs on the upper module of an offshore oil platform belonging to Paenal Shipyard, off the coast of Angola, on New Years Day. 

Jib Crane Conserves Marine Life

     25th November 2015 A Condra jib crane installed on a small island off the South African coast is rendering sterling service to ornithological teams visiting and conserving marine bird colonies which nest and breed there. Installed with a motorised 360-degree slew on Bird Island, eight kilometres offshore from Woody... 

Eqstra Heavy Lift Equipment

     6th November 2015 Established in 2011, Eqstra Heavy Lift Equipment (EHLE) is the industrial heavy lifting and port equipment arm of Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), which forms a part of the JSE-listed Eqstra Holdings Group. EHLE provides the industrial sector with a comprehensive range of services, including... 

TPT highlights role of technology in improving port efficiencies

By: Shirley le Guern     4th November 2015 Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has improved efficiencies and significantly enhanced port throughput, thereby positively impacting on South Africa’s economic growth, CEO Karl Socikwa told delegates at the African Ports Evolution Conference, in Durban. The conference, now in its fourth year, was... 

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