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ATON welcomes tribunal’s M&R voting-rights ruling, despite restrictions

By: Terence Creamer     18th June 2018 Investment company ATON, which is seeking to acquire Murray & Roberts (M&R), has welcomed a Competition Tribunal ruling opening the way for it to vote all its shares at a general meeting at which M&R shareholders will vote on the merits of a proposed transaction with Aveng. The meeting is... 

Cobalt hunt takes Aussie explorer to forest on BMW's doorstep

By: Bloomberg     13th June 2018 The search for cobalt, a key component of the battery-powered auto fleets of the future, has arrived on BMW AG’s doorstep with a discovery of an ore deposit not far from the plant where the German manufacturer makes its i3 electric city car. The cobalt find in a forested section of Saxony’s... 

M&R hopes to convince ATON of commercial merits of Aveng tie-up

By: Terence Creamer     18th May 2018 Murray & Roberts (M&R) CEO Henry Laas says he will make every effort to convince its largest shareholder ATON – the German family-owned business, which owns 39% of the company and which has made a firm offer to acquire majority control of the South African engineering and construction group – of... 

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. The global backlash against diesel-engine cars,... 

Africa’s leading industry trade fair prepares to open its doors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th March 2018 The countdown has begun: bauma CONEXPO AFRICA opens its doors for the third time in one week. The largest trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa continues to attract international participation, highlighted by four... 

BMW joins race to secure cobalt for EV batteries

By: Bloomberg     24th November 2017 With one eye on accelerating demand for electric vehicles, BMW AG said it’s talking to suppliers of cobalt and other battery materials amid fears that stocks will run short and push already inflated prices higher. Sourcing of cobalt and other materials is “the most important” question BMW has to... 

McKinsey, KPMG targeted as South Africa graft scandal widens

By: Bloomberg     15th September 2017 After helping topple one of Britain’s best known public-relations companies, South African anti-corruption groups are now targeting US consultancy McKinsey & Co. and auditing firm KPMG for doing work for businesses tied to the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma’s son. The Guptas, originally... 

Industry challenges encourage new tech developments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th September 2017 Automation technology for minerals processing has become an indispensable element of productivity, owing to the role it plays in improving quality, reducing cost and labour intensity, as well as decreasing energy and raw material consumption, says integrated solutions provider Takraf Africa,... 

Investments in metal production remain low

2nd September 2016 As a result of the sustained pressure on commodity prices and continuing geopolitical risks, investments in metal production have remained at a low level, says the German engineering federation Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau’s (VDMA’s) supplier of plant, machinery, equipment and... 

Bauma Conexpo Africa 2018

8th July 2016 The dates for the next Bauma Conexpo Africa are confirmed: : The third International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from March 13 to 16, 2018. According to Stefan Otto,... 

Innovations For The Mining Industry: Ibs Presents New Products At Bauma 2016 – Hall C2, Stand 302.

8th April 2016 Bischofsheim/Rhön, Germany, 16th February 2016 – the development face in underground mining can be a dangerous and uncomfortable place of work – risks to the miners include gas explosions, gas and rock outbursts, dust, heat, humidity or any combination thereof.  IBS, together with the newly... 

Germany to host mining, construction water, recycling conference next year

By: Anine Kilian     9th October 2015 Water, sewage, refuse and recycling solutions for the mining and construction industry conference IFAT will take place from May 30 to June 3, 2016, at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany. Conference organiser Messe München MD responsible for IFAT Stefan Rummel said at a press... 

Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

12th August 2015 BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, takes place from September 15 to 18 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre . If the premiere in 2013 is anything to go by, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 will... 

Formwork and scaffolding move to modular

26th June 2015 Formwork has a direct impact on construction project timelines and cost efficiencies. This is according to Elaine Crewe, CEO of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, the premier construction and mining event in Africa that will take place from 15-18 September 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (NASREC). In... 

Gabon mining sector project awarded to GAF

20th May 2015 GAF AG, Germany and its partner Sofreco, France, are pleased to announce the awarding of the “Renforcement des Capacités de l’ Administration des Mines" contract and the initiation of activities in Gabon. The client and beneficiary is the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Tourism in Gabon. The... 

Resilient Ghana a gold mine of opportunity

15th April 2015 As one of the more stable countries in West Africa and the second biggest gold producing nation on the continent, Ghana is considered to be a very attractive investment destination. “Boasting significant gold reserves, much of which remains untapped, has led Ghana to be considered one of Africa’s... 

Zambia’s double-edged mining taxation sword

15th April 2015 Zambia, one of the major players in mining in the Southern African Development Community, faced a shake-up in views surrounding the implications of a rise in underground mining royalties. As of 1 January 2015, legislation stipulated a rise in underground mining royalties from six to eight per... 

Major players sign up for Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

11th March 2015 • Barloworld Equipment exhibiting for the first time • Bell Equipment takes up more space • Other big players in the sectors are already signed up • Plans for International Pavilions from nine countries and regions The market for construction and mining machinery in sub-Saharan Africa holds great... 

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum is taking place for the first time in 2015

6th October 2014 • New forum with supporting exhibition in a co-location of Bauma Conexpo Africa • Premiere in Johannesburg from September 15 to 18, 2015 Messe München is expanding its international trade fair network in the environmental technology sector with an additional event in South Africa: The “IFAT... 

Klüber Lubrication

29th August 2014 German group Klüber Lubrication is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide.  

Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

28th August 2014 Market-oriented cycle for Africa Bauma Conexpo Africa's organizers respond to industry's wish Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next Bauma Conexpo Africa takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September... 

Geomega proves REE separation technology, says takeover talk 'speculative'

By: Henry Lazenby     14th May 2014 Montreal-based rare earth elements (REE) development company Geomega Resources on Wednesday announced conclusive benchmark results confirming that its proprietary technology can physically separate REEs from a commercial mixed concentrate. The company said that the objective of the test was to... 

If proven commercially, Geomega’s technology could transform REE industry

By: Henry Lazenby     28th March 2014 Montreal-based rare earth elements (REE) development company Geomega Resources is making steady progress with research and development work on a proprietary technology that could have the power to reshape the rare earths industry. Despite it still being early days, and the technology not having... 

Sandvik takes advantage of bauma to unveil plant, equipment on African continent 

By: Chantelle Kotze     4th October 2013 Tooling, materials technology, mining and construction engineering group Sandvik Construction, a division of Sandvik Group, for the first time in Africa launched its Sandvik CH550 cone crusher, Sandvik DH350 surface drill rig and a complete modular crushing plant at the bauma Africa trade fair,... 

New quarry machine line-up being showcased at bauma Africa

20th September 2013 Mining equipment manufacturer Terex Finlay reports that it will be exhibiting at the inaugural bauma Africa, in conjunction with South African original equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, its new distributor in Southern Africa. 

New equipment to be released at bauma

20th September 2013 South African original-equipment manufacturer, Bell Equipment reports that it is planning to debut its sixty-ton articulated dump truck (ADT), the B60D, used for transporting loose material such as sand or gravel, at the inaugral bauma Africa, which will run from September 18 to September 21at... 

New mobile screening introduced to the South African market

By: Jonathan Rodin     20th September 2013 Belgium-based manufacturer of mobile track mounted crushing and screening equipment, Keestrack, exhibited at the inaugural bauma Africa 2013, in conjunction with the sole accredited sub-Saharan dealer, Metal’lum, which also introduced Metal’lum’s new range of track mounted crushing and screening... 

International mining trade fair to exhibit for the first time in SA

By: Anine Kilian     12th July 2013 The international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles, bauma Africa, will be held for the first time in South Africa from September 18 and 21, at the Gallagher Convention Centre, in Midrand. bauma Africa CEO Elaine Crewe... 

Company Announcement:More exhibition space at bauma Africa 2013

5th December 2012 The amount of exhibition space at the first bauma Africa is being increased to 35,000 square meters 

Company Announcement: Broad-based support from the sector for bauma Africa

13th September 2012 The premiere of bauma Africa is attracting great interest in the sector, both at home and abroad: the South African Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers' Association expressly welcomes the premiere of bauma Africa, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material... 

Company Announcement: Messe München International launches a new trade show- bauma Africa

13th September 2012 Messe München International is expanding its international network for the construction machinery sector with the launch of a new event in South Africa 

New construction machinery event in Africa

31st August 2012 A new event has been added to the South African exhibition calendar with the announcement by Messe München International (MMI) that it is expanding its international network for the construction machinery sector. The first bauma Africa is scheduled to take place from September 18 to 21, 2013 at... 


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