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Moz rail, port project stimulated by heavy mineral sands development

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th September 2018 The Mozambican daily newspaper “Notícias” has reported that the proposed Chongoene Logistics Corridor project, which would benefit the heavy mineral sands project at Chibuto in the country’s Gaza province, is now being investigated by a partnership that includes the China Railways International... 

Self-starters share secrets to success in the South African mining sector

By: Ilan Solomons     13th October 2017 There are many ways for entrepreneurs to enter the mining industry, including as project developers, service providers and product suppliers – all of which hold great opportunities and challenges, states mining investment advisory company MX Mining Capital Advisors director Dr Mike Seeger. The... 

New duties on steel products indicative of South Africa’s ‘value-chain’ approach to protection 

By: Terence Creamer     6th March 2017 The International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (Itac) confirms that it has recommended increased protection on several downstream steel products and that it is also considering recommending duties on a range of other value-added steel products in future. In addition, the... 

South African stainless sector expected to track sideways in 2016 

By: Terence Creamer     11th December 2015 South Africa’s stainless steel consumption, which has recovered from the slump experienced during the 2009 recession, is expected to track sideways in 2016. Apparent consumption in 2015 rose 1.9% year-on-year to 190 000 t, which is below the post-crisis peak of nearly 210 000 t, but still... 

In the shadow of a derelict asbestos mine

By: Jade Davenport     11th September 2015 For the last three decades, mounting evidence has identified asbestos, a silicate mineral composed of thin fibrous crystals, as one of the most hazardous natural minerals on earth. What makes asbestos so dangerous, particularly to humans, is the fact that, when the millions of microscopic fibrils... 

Shaft impact course offered

By: Carina Borralho     18th April 2014 Aggregate, rock and mineral mine operators and plant managers can gain insight into the physics of processing materials using vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers during a two-day course at US steel framing and metal lath system manufacturer CEMCO, in Belen, New Mexico. The next two-day course,... 

Mining growth in Africa impacts on remote site accommodation demand

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2014 Remote site turnkey services provider and camp site construction group Africamp Services completed a mine site accommodation project in Guinea, where it is aggressively establishing itself to take advantage of the growing requirement in the West African region, and will complete another one in... 

Maintenance contract secured for 960 drill rigs

By: Tracy Hancock     17th June 2011 Mining equipment provider Solstech has secured a R6,5-million contract to supply construction giant Murray & Roberts with new maintenance-friendly drill rigs, as well as a maintenance contract worth R500 000/m. The 960 drill rigs will be used for work on three decline shafts (1, 4 and 5) at... 

On-The-Air 32/11/2001

23rd November 2001 SAfm anchor John Perlman: As always on a Friday at this time we engage in some TechnoTalk with Martin Creamer, Publishing Editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Martin, a very good morning to you, I believe we have got a very heavy metal edition today. Monday Iscor cuts itself in two, what... 

Mine in Uganda, invites Minister

15th June 2001 Uganda tourism, trade and industry Minister Prof Edward Rugumayo has called on South African companies to take advantage of its wealth of mineral resources, which include, among others, phosphates, iron-ore, marble, lime stone, volcanic ash, limonite and gold. 

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