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Company Announcement: Booyco lands biggest order to date for driver fatigue monitoring system

Booyco Electronics is forging ahead with the introduction of the unique Driver State Sensor at various mines in southern Africa and recently received its biggest order to date from an open pit coal mine in Mpumalanga.  

Skorpion zinc mine, Namibia

By: Sheila Barradas A zinc mine in Namibia. 

BHP deal reworked, Anglo recalcitrant, says SA power utility

By: Sapa Eskom has reached an in principle deal with BHP Billiton that will release it from a long-term tariff agreement that triggered book value losses of billions last year, acting CEO and chairman Mpho Makwana said on Tuesday. However, attempts to renegotiate a similar contract with Anglo American... 

Daily podcast – June 2, 2008

By: Shannon de Ryhove In today's podcast: a South African-designed, battery-operated passenger car is to be unveiled early next year, diesel will be 73% higher year-on-year next Wednesday when prices increase by 71c, and Zambia will increase power rationing to domestic consumers while supplies to mines will be... 

Daily podcast - May 8, 2008

By: Shannon de Ryhove In today's podcast: China Mobile Ltd is interested in the South African market but no bid for MTN, business confidence declines to lowest level in 2008, and Harmony Gold reports a 650% increase in net profit. 

Company Announcement: Reliability Brings Repeat Genset Order From Skorpion Mine

Attached please find a press release on: Specialised Western Cape genset manufacturer, IMS Engineering Cape recently supplied a 1000 kVA, 525 Volt emergency generator set (genset) to Skorpion Zinc Mine in Namibia.  

Fencing off mineral sands project

Local company SA Fence & Gate has just begun work on a contract to construct all the fencing at the Moma Mineral Sands project in the Nampula province of Mozambique. 

First zinc produced at Skorpion

By: Martin Czernowalow Mining giant Anglo American said on Friday that its wholly-owned Skorpion zinc mine has produced its first metal, after being completed within budget. 

Skorpion Zinc to come on stream Q1

Construction work at Anglo American's Skorpion Zinc mine and refinery, at Rosh Pinah in southern Namibia, is almost complete and will come on stream early next year, a senior executive said yesterday. 

Zinc surplus only remedied by output cuts - report

Zinc prices are at all-time lows in real terms, despite demand growth, chiefly due to producers' failure to implement sizeable cutbacks, Paul White of the International Lead and Zinc Study group (ILZSG) said on Monday. 

Zinc-mine takes delivery of forklift trucks

Skorpion Zinc Mine in the south-western Namibian desert has just taken delivery of 15 Hyster forklift trucks. 


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