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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... 

Crossroads

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... 

Phase 1 of MC Mining’s Makhado project approved 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th March 2019 ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed MC Mining’s directors have approved the phased development of the company’s flagship Makhado coking coal project, which will result in the start of mining operations on the west pit. Construction of Phase 1 is set to start in the third quarter of this year. 

MC Mining achieves operational milestones in H1, narrows losses

By: Simone Liedtke     14th March 2019 Despite having experienced some challenges during the six months to December 31, 2018, ASX-, Aim- and JSE-listed MC Mining on Thursday reported a loss for the period of $3.6-million, compared with the $97.3-million loss reported for the six months to December 31, 2017. Revenue was $15.2-million,... 

Altura achieves commercial production

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th March 2019 Lithium miner Altura Mining has declared commercial production at its Stage 1 Altura mine, in Western Australia. “This is one of the most significant milestones in the company’s history,” said MD James Brown. 

Eskom reform urgent to restore ferrochrome potential 

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2019 The demise of State power utility Eskom has caused South Africa to lose its optimal position in the lucrative ferrochrome business. Because of Eskom’s decline, unbeneficiated chrome ore exports from South Africa to China have enabled the Asian giant to ascend up the ferrochrome production ladder. 

Sentry safe, continuous mine monitoring extended to cold climates

11th March 2019 Maptek has released a cold climate model of its award-winning mobile Sentry system for stability monitoring. The exciting newcomer to the Maptek technology portfolio answers the imperative for continuous, reliable measurements of ground movement no matter the environment. 

Slurry, thermoplastic valves up for mining task

By: Cameron Mackay     8th March 2019 Engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) will continue to be prominent in the mining sector, as the company’s range of industrial slurry valves are suitable for harsh mining conditions. “BMG’s range of industrial valves, including the butterfly and knife gate, as... 

Prospect prepares for Arcadia optimisation

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th March 2019 Lithium developer Prospect Resources has completed a plant optimisation at its Arcadia project, in Zimbabwe, to allow for the installation of a high pressure grinding roll (HPGR). Prospect has noted that the HPGR option would simplify the project’s processing design, replacing tertiary and... 

Freight rates drop as more ships become available – Assore 

By: Martin Creamer     27th February 2019 Freight rates have dropped quite substantially since the iron-ore tailings dam tragedy in Brazil ,with more vessels becoming available, Assore CEO Charles Walters reports. Since the Brumadinho dam disaster, some 30-million tonnes of iron-ore supply have been withdrawn from the market. 

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