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Cavex® Hydrocyclones Expand Footprint Across Africa

16th October 2018 Weir Minerals Africa has expanded its Cavex® hydrocyclone footprint across Africa with its most two recent orders going into the Central African Copperbelt; one in Zambia and one in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Sheldon Gabriel, Product Manager – cyclones at Weir Minerals Africa, says... 

Lifting-equipment orders from Zambia’s Mopani Copper Mines exceed R100m – Condra Cranes

By: Nadine James     28th September 2018 Condra Cranes shipment of lifting equipment despatched in late August to Zambia-based copper mine Mopani Copper Mines has raised Condra’s order intake from Mopani to more than R100-million. Comprising one electric travelling overhead crane, 38 hoists, two large, and seven smaller, jib cranes, the... 

Zambia ventilation shaft project finalised

By: Paige Müller     14th September 2018 Mining contracting and engineering services company Redpath Mining Africa has completed what it has dubbed the “milestone” Synclinorium Ventilation Shaft project for Zambia-based copper mine, Mopani Copper Mines. Redpath Mining Africa’s Zambian branch, Redpath Zambia, was initially awarded the... 

Gold sponsor to exhibit latest tech and services

26th January 2018 Capital equipment giant Caterpillar says it is focused on optimising operations – whether surface or underground, large or small – and resolving the issues critical to their success, and will present its technologies and services at the 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba, in Cape Town.  

At Mining Indaba 2018, Caterpillar presents broad range of machines, technology and services to support African mining

15th January 2018 Caterpillar will present its unmatched range of innovative technologies and services at Mining Indaba, February 5-8 in Cape Town, South Africa. With a focus on optimizing operations, whether surface or underground, large or small, Caterpillar and Cat® dealers are dedicated to working with mining... 

thyssenkrupp Service Centre capabilities showcased at Copperbelt Mining & Trade Expo 2017, Zambia

17th October 2017 thyssenkrupp Service Centre exhibited its product portfolio and capabilities to customers at the Copperbelt Mining and Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) held from 6 to 8 June 2017 in Kitwe, Zambia.  Hosted exclusively within the Copperbelt, CBM-TEC is Zambia’s professional attendance technical... 

Billions in investment to propel Zambia’s Mopani mine into costs ‘premier league’

By: Ilan Solomons     18th August 2017 “Like a sports team, Mopani copper mine, in Kitwe, Zambia is near the bottom of the league and needs to improve its ranking to avoid relegation or closure,” says diversified mining major Glencore’s Mopani copper mine CEO Johan Jansen, using a football analogy to explain where the company is in... 

Portable sanitation pioneer acquires hygiene company to spur growth

31st March 2017 Portable sanitation company Sanitech, in its efforts to spur sustainable growth, successfully acquired Johannesburg-based hygiene cleaning company Gem-Care in January. Sanitech, which was the first portable toilet hire company in South Africa, has applied its experience and expertise to develop a... 

Completion of Mindola shaft expected in 2019

By: Nadine James     27th January 2017 The Mindola Deeps shaft sinking project in Kitwe, Zambia, should be completed by June 2018, marking the first time that a 2 000 m shaft will be raise drilled, says mining contractor Redpath Mining. The project, which is owned by diversified mining and marketing company Glencore’s Zambian copper... 

New laboratories opened based on demand

By: Kimberley Smuts     20th January 2017 Oil and fuel analysis expert WearCheck has shown considerable growth in Africa in 2016 establishing three new laboratories around the continent’s mining hotspots, a move largely driven by demand from mining operations looking to cut operational costs. As a result of this expansion, the company... 

Event attracts high-level delegates

9th September 2016 This year’s Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-Tec) was a great success, attracting over 2 090 attendees, 74% of which make or influence purchasing decisions at their companies, reports event organiser Specialised Exhibition Montgomery and Spintelligent. The event, which was held in... 

Optimism surrounds mining town independence

9th September 2016 The town of Kalumbila, where Canadian base metals producer First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) Sentinel mine is based, is perhaps the first mining town designed to not depend on the mine that it currently hosts, says the Zambian Chamber of Mines. About $200-million was invested in the development of... 

Furnace cooling components supplied to Zambian smelter

By: Mia Breytenbach     11th September 2015 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie last month supplied new start-up face equipment to the new smelter of Canada-based First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) Zambia-based Kansanshi copper mine. “The equipment supplied to the Isasmelt furnace includes copper-cooling components, cooling elements... 

Copperbelt expo shows substantial growth and increased visitor interest

11th September 2015 The second Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-Tec), that took place in Kitwe, Zambia, in May, showed a 67% growth in new visitors, event organisers integrated media company Spintelligent and events company Specialised Exhibitions report. Spintelligent – which oversees a specialist... 

Campaign to build in-depth understanding of mining dewatering

30th January 2015 Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has launched its “OneMine@ a Time” campaign to build an in-depth understanding of the dewatering requirements of the mining industry. “We are striving to comprehend the specific needs of all our individual clients, as we can only hope to... 

Logistics group opens transport depot in Copperbelt province

7th November 2014 Logistics and supply chain group Imperial Logistics has extended its African footprint into northern Zambia, with the establishment of a transport depot in Ndola, in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia, the company announced inJune. The new Zambian registered business forms part of group company... 

Process control company hones in on Africa  

By: Ilan Solomons     31st October 2014 The African mining industry is becoming an increasingly important market for process control instrumentation and industrial electronics supplier Instrotech, a member of local technology group Comtest, with the company expanding its footprint on the continent, particularly in Zambia, says... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation Zambia Reports Progress

30th October 2014 Murray & Roberts Cementation Zambia has reported completion of the sinking of the Synclinorium Shaft project in Kitwe, Zambia for its client Mopani Copper Mines. “The last blast of the Main shaft took place on 30 September 2014 with the shaft at a final depth of 1 280.85 m below the shaft... 

Winder installed at Mopani’s $323m Zambian shaft project

By: Natalie Greve     25th September 2014 Marking an important milestone in the construction of the $323-million Synclinorium shaft, at the Nkana mine, in Kitwe, Zambia, project owner Mopani Copper Mines has completed the installation of a 26.5 t permanent multirope winder, replacing a temporary 12 t sinking winder. The shaft-sinking... 

Drilling to start at synclinorium shaft this month

By: David Oliveira     12th September 2014 Mining contractor and engineering firm Redpath Mining Africa will begin drilling at Mopani Copper Mines’ synclinorium shaft project, in Kitwe, Zambia, at the end of the month. The project is owned and operated by joint venture company Carlisa Investments Corporation, comprising mining companies... 

Zambian copper mine signs mine-support supply contract

By: David Oliveira     12th September 2014 South Africa-based Mine Support Products (MSP) in July signed a 12-month supply contract with mining companies Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) and China Nonferrous Metals Company’s Luanshya Copper Mines (LCM) for the supply of MSP’s Rocbolt device. The Rocbolt is a... 

First Copperbelt trade expo

12th September 2014 The hugely successful launch of the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo & Conference (CBM-TEC) in Kitwe, Zambia, from April 28 to 29, attracted 92 exhibitors, 1 600 visitors and 140 conference delegates, including Zambian Vice President Dr Guy Scott and Mining, Energy and Water Development Minister,... 

M&C Installs Stator Coil Connections On Massive Mill Motors In Africa

27th June 2014 Marthinusen & Coutts, a leading South African based repairer of rotating electrical equipment and a division of Actom, has again demonstrated its ability to undertake complex on-site engineering assignments in remote locations in Africa with the successful installation of four mill motors at a... 

Imperial Logistics moves into the Copperbelt

By: Irma Venter     26th June 2014 Logistics and supply chain group Imperial Logistics has extended its African footprint into northern Zambia, with the establishment of a transport depot in Ndola, in the Copperbelt province. The new Zambian registered business forms part of group company Snyman Transport, and will operate as... 

Zambia a key player in global mining industry, says CoM

By: Mia Breytenbach     18th April 2014 Zambia still offers significant potential for greenfield operations, owing to the abundance of high-grade copper reserves and other minerals in the country, emphasises Chamber of Mines (CoM) of Zambia CEO Maureen Dlamini, ahead of the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC), which... 

Remote Exploration Services, and Remote Drilling Services, both part of exploration and mining services firm “MS Group”

27th March 2014 Remote Exploration Services, and Remote Drilling Services, both part of exploration and mining services firm “MS Group”, will be exhibiting their ability to implement and fully support  exploration and drilling projects in the most remote areas in Africa at the 2014 CBM-TEC, which will be held at... 

Zambian Minister of Mines Christopher Yaluma to deliver keynote address at CBM-TEC mining expo at Kitwe on 28 April

20th March 2014 “Positive signal of government’s willingness to promote the sector” Zambia’s Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development, the Hon. Christopher Yaluma, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference or CBM-TEC that is taking place in Kitwe, Zambia from... 

Zambia’s Chamber of Mines upbeat about country’s mining future

21st February 2014 CBM-TEC event will gather 1500 mining experts in Kitwe in April The CEO of the Chamber of Mines of Zambia, Mrs Maureen J Dlamini, says there is still a huge potential for green fields operations with high grade copper and other minerals available for exploitation in that country.  The Chamber’s... 

Two More Trident Packages Go To Weir Minerals Africa

13th February 2014 In addition to the major cyclone package currently being installed at First Quantum Minerals Ltd’s new Sentinel copper project in Northern Zambia, Weir Minerals Africa has since been awarded two more packages one for Sentinel and the other for Enterprise nickel, which are also part of the greater... 

SA pump specialist launches range in Zambia

By: Carina Borralho     7th February 2014 South Africa-based slurry pump specialist Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) in November launched its Battlemax pump range in Zambia through an exclusive partnership with pump solutions company Tri-Pump.  The company highlights this as the largest market roll-out ever attempted by the Battlemax... 

Sandvik bolstering Zambian presence with multimillion-dollar support offices

By: Chantelle Kotze     13th December 2013 High-technology engineering group Sandvik is establishing multimillion-dollar support offices in Kitwe, Zambia, which will significantly support the country’s ambition to become the mining capital of Central Africa. 

Murray & Roberts Sets Up A Permanent Presence In Zambia

6th December 2013 Murray & Roberts officially opened its new offices in Kitwe, Zambia, in early November 2013, establishing a permanent operational base from which to support projects both in Zambia and in other key areas of the Central African infrastructure and mineral resources arenas. Allan Widlake, Murray &... 

New CBM-TEC mining expo to put Zambian Copperbelt on the ma

6th December 2013 Kitwe mining trade event enjoys high-level Zambian support Some 1500 mining experts are expected at the upcoming Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference or CBM-TEC in Kitwe, Zambia in April next year at an industry event that has been described as long overdue for the region.  In association... 

Copperbelt mining exhibition to take place in 2014

By: Zandile Mavuso     6th December 2013 The dynamic growth and recent accessibility of the Copperbelt region, in Central Africa, means there is a new business development opportunity for businesses servicing the mining sector. Recognised as a politically and economically stable country, Zambia continues to drive forward its economic... 

Electra Mining headed to Botswana

By: Anine Kilian     23rd August 2013 Mining and industrial exhibition Electra Mining Africa will take place for the first time in Botswana at the Gaborone Fairgrounds. Events planning company Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery tells Mining Weekly that it decided to host the event in Botswana this year, as Electra Mining Africa,... 

M&R Cementation reaches 700 m milestone on Zambia shaft project

By: Samantha Herbst     9th August 2013 Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation Zambia has reached the 700 m mark in its endeavour to sink and equip a synclinorium shaft for integrated copper and cobalt producer Mopani Copper Mines (MCM). The Mopani synclinorium shaft project, which is due for completion in June 2015,... 

Broadband wireless solutions increasingly in use on mines

By: Ilan Solomons     12th July 2013 Mining operations in Africa are increasingly using wireless broadband products to improve efficiency and the safety levels of their mining operations, global backhaul and broadband wireless solutions provider Radwin South & East Africa and Middle East GM Peter Turvey tells Mining Weekly. A... 

Railway contractor undertakes various underground projects

By: Chantelle Kotze     29th March 2013 Railway and civil engineering contractor Flint Construction, a division of the First Tech group of companies, aims to complete the refurbishment of the existing railway infrastructure at 7 Level of junior platinum miner Atlatsa Resources’ Bokoni platinum mine, located on the north-eastern limb of... 

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