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BME is the leading supplier of explosives to the South African open pit mining and quarrying industry. It offers ground breaking solutions to all its customers and has operations in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mali, Swaziland, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Malawi, Senegal and Zambia. It also trades into Mozambique and the DRC.


Italy’s SME Ekoplant floats Indian subsidiary

By: Ajoy K Das     22nd March 2019 To tap into the rapidly growing Indian ferrous and non-ferrous metals processing industry and stricter air quality monitoring norms, Milan-headquartered SME Ekoplant has set up shop in the country, floating a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary Eko Air Filtration India Private Limited (EAFIPL). “For... 

Culverts an integral component for water, road and mining infrastructure projects

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th March 2019 The main function of culverts is to manage the flow of water from one side to the other of an ‘obstruction’. This can be a road, railroad, trail or other structure constructed in either the natural or designed flow path of the water. Factors to be considered before design and installation are the... 

Diamond industry should be driven by SMMEs – Dr John Bristow

By: Simone Liedtke     15th March 2019 In an industry that’s plagued by a lack of development and depleting assets, diamond exploration, evaluation and mining geologist Dr John Bristow has called on the industry to be driven by small-, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs). Speaking at the South African Diamond Producers... 

Driving the future of autonomous vehicles

15th March 2019 Anton Potapov, CTO at VIST Group (subsidiary of ZYFRA Group). With the rapid development in various industries and increasing industrialization, numerous vehicles are being designed to meet the need of the new mode of production. According to a recent reports the global industrial vehicles market... 

Global alliance looks to tackle tailings challenges

By: Nadine James     15th March 2019 Given the global challenges around mine waste, particularly around tailings, the Global Mineral Professionals Alliance (GMPA) –  a multinational collaboration between professional organisations for minerals – officially announced that it will undertake the Global Action on Tailings initiative.... 


15th March 2019 Crossroads is celebrating nearly 90 years of operations that puts it among the top firms serving customers’ logistics, supply chain and specialist requirements in Southern, East, and West Africa.  The now black-owned, Level 2 BBBEE business had humble beginnings when Joe Jowell turned his service... 

Chicago Pneumatic carries MTE sponsorship success into 2019

14th March 2019 Following a highly successful year of sponsorship at the 2018 Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTE), Chicago Pneumatic was once again geared up and ready to display their vast generator expertise on 31 January 2019 at the launch of this year’s first MTE at Cullinan in Gauteng. “Chicago Pneumatic... 

The solution to the sealing and safety problems of conveyor belts

12th March 2019 LIFTUBE® Standard Industrie International, founded in 1978 in the North of France, specializes in the design and manufacture of equipment facilitating the handling of bulk powdery products.  

Greatland shares jump on $65m Newcrest farm-in agreement

By: Mariaan Webb     12th March 2019 Shares in London-listed Greatland Gold jumped 35% on Tuesday morning, after the company announced that it had signed a farm-in agreement with gold major Newcrest to develop the Havieron gold/copper project in the Paterson region of Western Australia. Newcrest has the right to acquire up to a... 

Western Australia looks to capitalise on growing battery market

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th March 2019 The Western Australian government on Tuesday revealed that some A$3-billion of additional lithium processing proposals were currently in development across the state. The planned investments were in addition to the near $2-billion that US major Albemarle has invested, as well the $755-million... 

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