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SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd is preferred supplier to chrome mines in Steelpoort area

14th January 2019 The Nelspruit branch of SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd is not only the industrial gear hub for Southern Africa, it supplies drive solutions for the rest of the continent. It also supplies electric motors, geared motors, planetary, and industrial gear units for the chrome-mining industry in the region,... 

ELB-KCC Consortium commencing site clearing and preparing for bulk earthworks at Ngodwana Energy Biomass Power Project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th September 2018 The ELB-KCC Consortium (Consortium), is pleased to announce that the official site clearing started and that preparation for bulk earthworks commenced at the Ngodwana Energy (RF) (Pty) Limited 25MW Biomass Power Project. The project will be erected at the Sappi Ngodwana site about 40km from... 

Local manufacturer showcases full-scale solutions at Electra

4th September 2018 Nelspruit-based Electro Systems, which supplies both locally manufactured and type-tested modular enclosures from Danish manufacturer Logstrup, will showcase its three Electro Systems divisions at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. The company hopes to broaden its exposure and brand... 

Driving fan and pump control in a range of niche sectors from HVAC to wine farms and mining

23rd March 2018 From wine farms to the mining industry, the new LTP-B Eco drive from SEW-EURODRIVE is finding application in a range of sectors. The purpose-built drive is distinguished by the fact that different parameters can be set for a range of functions, from fan to pump control. While SEW-EURODRIVE does... 

Increasing demand for variable-speed drives

By: Simone Liedtke     24th November 2017 Following the successful commissioning of two MoviDrive B ventilation and air conditioning variable-speed drives (VSDs) at an underground mine in the North-West, in South Africa, drive engineering specialist SEW-Eurodrive South Africa will commission an additional four of its MoviDrive B drives... 

KSB Pumps & Valves

27th October 2017 East Rand-headquartered KSB Pumps & Valves is an original-equipment manufacturer of technologically advanced pumps, valves and related products for the water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, mining and building services sectors, among others. Since its establishment in 1959, the company has... 

Major Transnet Freight Rail mineral mining, chrome maintenance shut

By: Martin Creamer     5th June 2017 Transnet Freight Rail will embark on a seven-day shutdown in the Mineral Mining & Chrome (MMC) area of operation from June 5 to 11. This year’s affected areas include Witbank, Nelspruit, Koedoespoort, Swaziland, Maputo, Empangeni and other lines tapping into Transnet Port Terminals and Transnet... 

KSB Pumps and Valves

21st October 2016 Headquartered on the East Rand, KSB Pumps and Valves in an original-equipment manufacturer of technologically advanced pumps, valves and related products for sectors including water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, steel, mining, energy and building services. Since 1959, the company has... 


12th September 2016 SEW-EURODRIVE is present wherever there is motion. SEW-EURODRIVE gear units and motors have always set the trend, establishing new standards in drive technology.  

Submersible wastewater pumps offer considerable motor power

9th September 2016 Global pumps and valves manufacturer KSB Pumps & Valves launched its range of Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps in May, which it says offers the highest standard motor power available on the market today. 

Pneumatic tech significantly improves equipment performance  

By: Robyn Wilkinson     26th August 2016 South African start-up Magnevane, assisted by consulting firm Deloitte, is introducing a design that significantly improves the performance of pneumatic engines by using high-powered magnets in air motor applications. 


26th August 2016 Established in 1977, Chemvulc manufactures and distributes a range of industrial rubber products for mining and industrial applications, as well as tyre repair products, tyre accessories and equipment for tyres, specialising in off-the-road tyres (OTR) and retreading. Chemvulc’s industrial rubber... 

AfroCan outlines reasons for Lily mine transaction failure

By: Ilan Solomons     18th July 2016 Canadian gold producer and investor AfroCan Resources Gold has outlined its reasons for withdrawing from an equity transaction with Vantage Goldfields for the Lily gold mine, in Barberton. Through its attorneys in Sydney, Australia, AfroCan issued a letter to Vantage providing the reasons why... 

Puma Energy moves to fill South Africa’s growing cleaner-fuels market gap

By: Terence Creamer     23rd February 2016 Independent mid- and downstream energy group Puma Energy is moving aggressively to fill what it perceives to be a growing market gap for cleaner fuels in South Africa, where demand is rising ahead the domestic refining industry’s capacity to supply. The company, which is associated with commodity... 

Nersa gears up for national hearings into Eskom’s R22.8bn clawback claim

By: Terence Creamer     11th January 2016 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will host public hearings between January 18 and February 5 on Eskom’s application to claw back R22.8-billion through the Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) mechanism of the electricity tariff-setting methodology. The State-owned utility has... 

Process Pipe

6th November 2015 With 46 years of expertise in the pipes field, wholesale carbon- and mild-steel pipes, fittings and flanges wholesaler Process Pipe has established a national footprint in South Africa, with branches in Sebenza, Johannesburg; Jacobs, Durban; and Bellville South and Montague Gardens, Cape Town.... 

Compact articulated loaders supplied to local gold miner

By: Mia Breytenbach     30th October 2015 Following the official launch of Jet Park-based industrial equipment distributor MultiOne South Africa’s (SA’s) head office in mid-February, the company has sold more than 15 MultiOne 6 series compact articulated loaders, worth several million rand, to a local gold mining company. MultiOne SA... 

KSB Pumps and Valves

23rd October 2015 East Rand-headquartered KSB Pumps and Valves has been in operation since 1959, manufacturing a range of pumps, valves and related systems for sectors including water, sewerage, chemicals, petrochemicals, steel, mining, energy and building services. Most of the products are manufactured under... 

SA’s rail revitalisation ambitions lauded as more opportunities arise 

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd June 2015 US Secretary for Transportation Anthony Foxx has lauded South Africa’s rail revitalisation efforts as State-owned Transnet and US-based General Electric (GE) developed one of the “best localisation case studies”. Speaking at a US State delegation tour of Transnet’s Koedoespoort locomotive... 

Call for greater support for mining industry

By: Pimani Baloyi     23rd January 2015 Richards Bay-headquartered heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, which has several large-scale South Africa-based projects in the 2015 pipeline, will exhibit its new B60 articulated dump truck (ADT) mining range at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at... 

Firestone names ANC stalwart Phosa as new chairperson

By: Natalie Greve     27th October 2014 Coal developer Firestone Energy has appointed Dr Mathews Phosa as chairperson, with effect from Monday. Phosa, an attorney by profession, is a leading figure in South Africa's business and political world, having opened the first black law practice in Nelspruit in 1981 and working there as a... 


By: Alida Odendaal     26th September 2014 Tender work arising from state contracts 


By: Alida Odendaal     18th July 2014 Tender work arising from state contracts 

Delta discontinuation progresses

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st July 2014 JSE-listed electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) manufacturer and supplier Delta EMD’s dismantling and shedding of assets was now well under way as the company announced the conclusion of the first retrenchments. The company in March said it would discontinue its operations and sell its assets on... 


By: Alida Odendaal     27th June 2014 Tender work arising from state contracts 

KSB Pumps Targets the Mining Industry at WAMPEX

5th May 2014 This year’s West African Mining and Power Exhibition  in Accra sees long-time exhibitor KSB Pumps and Valves back at the expo for the seventh time! WAMPEX takes place from 28 to 30 May at Accra Convention Centre in Accra, Ghana. “Our main objective this year is to get access to all the mining... 

Mike Begg

By: Martin Creamer     2nd May 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Vantage Goldfields is engaged in the mining and exploration of gold, producing positive cash flow from two, shallow underground operations, Lily and Barbrook Mining Complex in the Barberton area. Date and Place of Birth: October 5, 1962, Johannesburg. Lived and... 

Accord with AMCU sets mechanised gold junior on new growth path

By: Martin Creamer     8th April 2014 An accord with the feared Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has become a tailwind of growth for South African gold junior Vantage Goldfields, which has already invested R710-million in Barberton's Lomshiyo valley and where it plans to spend considerably more. After... 

Delta EMD plans to discontinue operations, sell assets owing to poor global market 

By: Chantelle Kotze     14th March 2014 JSE-listed electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) manufacturer and supplier to the global alkaline battery industry Delta EMD intends to discontinue its operations and sell its assets, subject to shareholder approval, given the declining state of the global EMD market and the company’s... 

Delta EMD plans to discontinue, sell assets owing to poor global EMD market

By: Chantelle Kotze     6th March 2014 JOHANNESBURG ( – JSE-listed electrolytic manganese dioxide (EMD) manufacturer and supplier to the global alkaline battery industry Delta EMD intends to discontinue its operations and sell its assets, subject to shareholder approval, given the declining state of the global EMD... 


By: Alida Odendaal     28th February 2014 Tender work arising from state contracts 

SA electro-hydraulic actuators used in Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     15th November 2013 Since mid-2012, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment supplier Ernest Lowe has been providing a substantial number of its electro-hydraulic actuator (EHA) systems for numerous African mining projects in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Sierre Leone, reports design and project engineer Adam Brown. In June 2011,... 


By: Asha Ramsaran     21st June 2013 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Nersa outlines schedule for what will be highly contested Eskom hearings

By: Terence Creamer     14th December 2012 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has announced the dates and venues for the upcoming public hearings on Eskom’s application for the third multiyear price determination (MYPD3). The State-owned utility has applied for average yearly price increases of 16% for the five years... 

Company Announcement: Sassda congratulates awards recipients of 2012 Stainless Steel Awards at gala banquet dinner

25th October 2012 Sassda congratulates all the winners, runners-up and entrants to the 2012 Stainless Steel Awards. 

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... 

New retail initiative for electrical products

31st August 2012 Black-empowered ARB Electrical Wholesalers has launched a new initiative, branded ‘ARB Connect’ to focus on retail-style electrical outlets, with two of these satellite branches now open in Durban North and Bellville, Cape Town. The company has also acquired 100% of Industrial Cable Suppliers,... 

Vacuum technologies for underground mines

28th August 2012 A range of vacuum products will be exhibited by Hencon Vacuum Technologies (HVT) at this year's Electra Mining Africa event. The company designs, manufactures, supplies and supports heavy-duty industrial and mining vacuum systems which are used for the quick and efficient removal of spillages... 

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