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Nokeng mulling two or three more fluorspar mines by 2026 as huge shortage is predicted

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th September 2017 Following the breakthrough of opening the first new mine in Gauteng, South Africa, in the last 12 years, which is being developed by producer SepFluor’s wholly owned Nokeng fluorspar mine, the company aims to become vertically integrated in the fluorspar value chain in future. Fluorite ore is... 

Nokeng mulling two or three more fluorspar mines by 2026 as huge shortage is predicted

By: Mia Breytenbach     8th September 2017 Following the breakthrough of opening the first new mine in Gauteng, South Africa, in the last 12 years, which is being developed by producer SepFluor’s wholly owned Nokeng fluorspar mine, the company aims to become vertically integrated in the fluorspar value chain in future. Fluorite ore is... 

World treaty to ban and reduce mercury poison comes into force 

By: News24Wire      17th August 2017 It is rated as one of the top ten chemical poisons endangering human health and the natural world. Tiny drops of this poison can be found in human teeth, in fresh fish, in light bulbs, paints, batteries and even cosmetics. And it is in the air, water and soil everywhere, in varying amounts. 

Best-performing metals as hard to trade as they are to find

By: Bloomberg     14th July 2017 Even if you’d heard of this year’s best-performing metals, betting on them would probably have been a struggle. Ruthenium, iridium and the somewhat better known rhodium – used mostly in specialised products like hard disks, spark plugs and autocatalysts – have trounced almost all major... 

From Tesla cars to underwear, metal makers seek new markets

By: Bloomberg     15th June 2017 The world’s biggest mining companies would like you to put more zinc in your zucchini and copper in your socks and dental floss. While builders and manufacturers remain the biggest metals users, producers are confronting the end of a Chinese industrial boom that fueled surging global demand and... 

PotashCorp Q1 earnings rise as it lifts outlook on improving crop nutrient fundamentals

By: Henry Lazenby     27th April 2017 The world’s largest crop nutrient company Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan surprised investors with a bigger-than-expected first-quarter profit Thursday and increased its full-year earnings guidance, underpinned by increased sales and lower costs. PotashCorp Potash reported earnings of... 

African Mining Vision yields limited results in Central Africa

     27th January 2017 In spite of the efforts deployed by countries in Central Africa to incorporate the objectives of the African Mining Vision (AMV) into national policies and legislative frameworks, the results are still limited and do not drive inclusive growth and sustainable development, according to an Economic... 

Polyflor SD range from Altico for electrostatic discharge protection

     13th October 2016 Polyflor ESD products facilitate a uniform flow of static electricity directly to a ground point. Available from Altico, a division of Actum Electronics, the range includes SD, EC and conductive ROF floorings, each of which combines static control properties with hardwearing and decorative... 

Alrosa helps start Russian diamond hub targeting Asian market

By: Bloomberg     2nd September 2016 Alrosa PJSC is helping to start a diamond center in Russia’s Far East to attract trading and manufacturing companies, and boost gem sales to Asian countries including China, the second-biggest buyer. About $1-billion of business should go through the Eurasian Diamond Center in 2018, when more... 

Quantifying the world’s minerals is essential, says expert

By: Kim Cloete     30th August 2016 A leading academic has called for a joint committee to track products that use minerals and metals to better understand how much stock is circulating globally. “Knowing how much stock is in use enables one to estimate demand over the next few decades, taking into account global growth and the... 

Prolonging the life of equipment

     26th August 2016 Global mining solutions provider Tega Industries will have a strong presence at Electra Mining 2016 with its philosophy ‘partnership in practice’. 

Canada becomes founding partner of historic Trans-Pacific Partnership, to boost resource sectors

By: Henry Lazenby     5th October 2015 Canada on Monday became one of the 12 founders of the historic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade agreement (FTA) that could ensure an increase in Canadian exports and investment to member countries, supporting jobs for Canadians at home and abroad. The TPP was a multilateral trade... 

Polymer solutions improve the efficiency of water systems

     11th September 2015 Coating technology can help decrease efficiency and performance losses in fluid handling equipment, caused by physical or mechanical damage, and localised erosion and corrosion, thereby increasing the pump’s performance and reducing operational costs, says industrial products and services... 

Voltex

     21st August 2015 Voltex is a leading stockist and reseller of a comprehensive range of electrical and lighting products, including brands from national and international suppliers. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE-listed Bidvest Group, which forms part of Bidvest Electrical and has a Level 2... 

New research lab to become operational in April

By: Pimani Baloyi     6th March 2015 Information technology services company IBM’s new IBM Research – Africa lab, in Johannesburg, will start operating next month, IBM Industry global industrial products GM Dirk Claessens tells Mining Weekly. The company last month announced its plan to establish this laboratory to expand its... 

Fluid-handling solutions

     31st August 2012 An assortment of valves, compression fittings, thermoplastic welding equipment and industrial products will be displayed by Astore Africa at Electra Mining Africa 2012. The company is a leading supplier in Southern Africa of plastic welding equipment and a comprehensive range of thermoplastic... 

Czech companies seek SA partners at Electra

By: Janice Healing     27th August 2012 A group of companies from the Czech Republic will be taking part in this year’s Electra Mining Africa event in order to seek out partnerships in South Africa. Ivana Klímová, head of the economic and commercial section at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in South Africa, tells Mining Weekly that... 

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