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Press Office - Kwatani


KWATANI, previously known as JOEST KWATANI, is a locally owned and operated South African OEM that has been supplying the African mining industry with vibrating equipment for 40 years.

KWATANI’s vibrating screens and feeders are engineered for tonnage and are characterised by their robustness and longevity.

All of our vibrating equipment is engineered and fabricated in-house and tailored to the customers’ specific application and processes


Underground drill operator training simulator launched

22nd March 2019 Global engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has introduced an operator training simulator to provide a compact and flexible solution to safely train operators and maintenance teams on its DD422i, DD422iE and DT922i drill rigs. This latest development provides a low weight safe... 

New polyurethane panels help improve drainage

15th March 2019 Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has announced that a complete range of newly-designed continuous slot polyurethane (PU) panels with improved efficiency, drainage and durability is now available to the South African mining sector. These panels are... 

Newmont-Barrick battle puts the 'hostile' into hostile takeover

By: Bloomberg     5th March 2019 Hostile takeovers are never pretty, but the battle between Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining has all the appearance of an outright brawl. In the past week, leaders at the two companies have disparaged their counterparts as inept managers who have squandered assets and destroyed shareholder value.... 

Gemfields unveils new $15m automated ruby sort house in Mozambique

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd February 2019 Gemfields on Friday unveiled a new ruby sort house near its Montepuez ruby mine (MRM), in Mozambique. The gemstone miner noted in a statement that the sort house, in which it invested $15-million, was the first of its kind for the gemstone industry and would be on par with the best diamond... 

De Beers says laboratory-grown diamond wholesale prices fall by up to 60%

By: Reuters     22nd February 2019 Wholesale prices for laboratory-grown diamonds have fallen by up to 60% since De Beers began selling synthetic stones for jewellery in September, CEO Bruce Cleaver said on Thursday, adding margins for the sector would continue to fall. De Beers, part of mining group Anglo American, shocked the... 

Harmony’s Steenkamp rising to President Ramaphosa’s ten-point challenge  

By: Martin Creamer     12th February 2019 Harmony Gold CEO Peter Steenkamp is rising to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ten point mining challenge by striving to pay meaningful social dividends across a broad front and answering the call to beneficiate, which is no mean feat when it comes to gold. The executive head of the million-ounce-plus... 

Stemming slow progress in science & tech requires encouragement

11th February 2019 In an era where South African women have become increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?  Encouragement vs. acumen seems to be the key to speeding up the take-up of careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). In... 

Aury Africa aims for expansion into PGMs sector

By: Cameron Mackay     8th February 2019 Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa is planning to expand its operations into the platinum group metals (PGMs) market this year with the introduction of radio-frequency identification (RFID) audit and inspection solutions. Aury Africa regards the local... 

Harnessing the power of data vital for industry

25th January 2019 With the rapid development of new technology and the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is disrupting traditional processes and the way people live and work, data is becoming a hot commodity, says engineering consultancy company WorleyParsons. The challenge does not lie in... 

Vibrating-equipment manufacturer to expand internationally

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2019 As part of a new strategic growth thrust spearheaded by highly experienced mining luminary John Wallington, accomplished South African manufacturer of high-quality customised vibrating equipment – Kwatani – is looking to expand significantly further into Africa and internationally, increase its... 

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