R/€ = 15.90 Change: -0.01
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Battery metals a key opportunity for Africa

By: Paige Müller     25th January 2019 A number of exploration projects are moving closer to production, following a period of significant explorative work financed by investors in the African battery metals space, says minerals exploration and evaluation consultancy firm The MSA Group principal consultant for critical metals Michael... 

Hytec focuses on improving turnaround times

20th July 2018 Kempton Park-based hydraulic cylinder manufacturer Hytec Engineering, which is part of the Hytec Group, has enhanced its service offering this year by purchasing four additional computer numerical control (CNC) machines to increase quality improvements and lower cylinder downtime with the... 

Big names in construction, earthmoving equipment headed for Hillhead 2018

By: Shannon de Ryhove     15th June 2018 Later this month, construction solutions company Tarmac’s Hillhead quarry, near Buxton, in Derbyshire, UK, will again host the world’s biggest working quarry exhibition. Some 525 UK and overseas companies have booked exhibition space at Hillhead 2018, which means this year’s event will be 10%... 

Company moves to introduce new haulers for mining industry

11th May 2018 Engineering support services company Babcock is preparing to introduce a new line-up of rigid haulers into the mining, opencast and quarrying sector in Southern Africa. The new line-up follows vehicle manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE’s) announcement earlier this year that it... 

Cobra Projects

11th May 2018 Forming part of the Cobra group of companies, Cobra Projects is a family-founded company that boasts over 30 years’ experience in the mining and lubrication industries.  Cultivated from the ground up, we have developed into a substantial contributor to the mining industry across Africa and... 

Cobra Projects Profile

10th May 2018 Forming part of the Cobra group of companies, Cobra Projects is a family-founded company that boasts over 30 years’ experience in the mining and lubrication industries. Cultivated from the ground up, we have developed into a substantial contributor to the mining industry across Africa and abroad.  

Daimler joins China's Responsible Cobalt initiative

By: Reuters     25th April 2018 German carmaker Daimler has joined the Responsible Cobalt Initiative, a programme established under a Chinese industry body to tackle risks in the cobalt supply chain arising from artisanal mining. Cobalt consumers are under pressure to ensure the material they use is not tainted by child labour... 

Ex-Microsoft manager lands Responsible Cobalt Initiative role

By: Reuters     29th March 2018 A former manager for Microsoft Corp in China has been named as the first executive secretary of the Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI), which works to address social and environmental risks in the cobalt supply chain. Christina Feng, who managed the US tech giant's programme for the responsible... 

Babcock prepares to roll out new Volvo CE rigid haulers

29th March 2018 Babcock is preparing to introduce a new line-up of rigid haulers into the mining and quarrying sector in southern Africa following Volvo Construction Equipment’s announcement that the Swedish equipment manufacturer will be launching its own range of Volvo CE-branded rigid haulers. R100E 

Steve Haggerty

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Steve Haggerty, distinguished research professor, Florida International University (FIU) in the US, who has found diamond deposits in Liberia and who researches kimberlites 

Alrosa starts removing ore from Verkhne-Munskoe deposit

By: Mariaan Webb     4th October 2017 Russian diamond miner Alrosa has started removing ore from the Verkhne-Munskoe kimberlite field, in Saskha, to confirm the diamond content as it works towards a 2018 production starting date for the project. The Verkhne-Munskoe deposit – Alrosa’s largest investment project –contains for... 

Charl Groenewald

By: Ilan Solomons     15th September 2017 This week Mining Weekly features Charl Groenewald, the customer support executive of Barloworld Equipment Southern Africa, the Caterpillar dealer for Southern Africa, Iberia, Siberia and Russia Far East 

Clarifying impact of powertrain electrification on platinum

25th August 2017 Global market authority on physical platinum investment the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) believes that the market is overestimating the negative impact of powertrain electrification, the movement to electric vehicles (EVs), on platinum demand. This is according to the WPIC’s July... 


25th August 2017 Edenvale-based original-equipment manufacturer Elegen has grown to be one of Africa’s largest generator manufacturer and suppliers, and has complemented its power-generation offering with the launch of its mobile pneumatic light-emitting diode (LED) lighting tower. This lighting tower has been... 

Fazenda Brasileiro mine, Brazil

By: Thabi Madiba     11th August 2017 A gold mine located in Bahia state in Brazil, about 180 km north-west of the state capital Salvador. 

Berkut to explore World War-era base metals project in Sweden

By: Mariaan Webb     26th July 2017 Australia’s Berkut Minerals has been granted a licence for an advanced, near-mine exploration opportunity in northern Sweden, the company announced on Wednesday. Located on the north-west end of the Skellefteå mineral belt, the Lainejaur project includes a historic nickel, cobalt, copper mine,... 

Edenville’s coal wash plant ready to be transported to Rukwa

By: Anine Kilian     12th July 2017 The coal wash plant for use at Aim-listed Edenville Energy’s Tanzania-based Rukwa coal mine has been cleared through Tanzanian customs and is being readied for transport to site.  The wash plant is expected to arrive on site during the second half of July. 

Tangible growth seen in global lithium market, says project developer

By: Mariaan Webb     11th July 2017 The global lithium market has witnessed “significant and tangible” change in recent weeks, with Europe embracing lithium-ion energy storage on a political and industry level, says project developer Plymouth Minerals. The company, which is developing the San Jose lithium/tin deposit in regional... 

Volvo launches the largest dump truck and excavator

By: Dylan Slater     19th May 2017 Swedish construction equipment manufacturer Volvo unveiled the world’s largest articulated dump truck (ADT) – the 60 t Volvo A60H – and the brand’s largest ever crawler excavator – the 90 t Volvo EC950E – during a launch earlier this month in Middelburg, Mpumalanga.  

‘Ground-breaking equipment’ set to join Babcock’s product line this year

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd March 2017 Engineering support services company Babcock announced at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that it would be launching “ground-breaking construction equipment” during the course of this year. “Babcock is renowned and respected for delivering high-production machinery that is also fuel... 

Babcock to launch new equipment, says customers upbeat about 2017

By: Ilan Solomons     7th February 2017 Engineering support services company Babcock will, during the course of this year, launch new “ground-breaking construction equipment”. “Babcock is renowned and respected for delivering high-production machinery that is also fuel efficient. Therefore, this year, we are adding the Volvo A60H, the... 

Swedish fuel cell company grows management team

16th September 2016 Fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden last month announced that it would strengthen its management team to enhance customer focus and further strengthen the company’s product development process, owing to steady growth in Swedish and international markets. The company’s products are distributed in... 


15th September 2016 What started as a small family-run business more than 25 years ago has grown exponentially to become a major player in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of lubricants and grease products in South Africa. 

Liner plates extend life of dump truck bin sixfold

By: Kimberley Smuts     1st July 2016 Chromium carbide (CrC) liner plate expert Rio-Carb has successfully supplied its R-C700 liner plates to be fitted on South African crushing specialist Danoher Construction’s R3.9-million Volvo 30 t dump truck, currently being used on a silica sand mine in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga. The R-C700 CrC... 

UK show sees strong demand

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th June 2016 The Hillhead international quarrying and recycling show is famous for its live demonstrations and 2016 will be no different with a range of equipment being put through its paces in a live quarry environment. Demand for the 2016 event has been strong with every square metre now allocated,... 

Volvo CE Signs Machine Control Integration Agreement with Trimble

18th April 2016 Trimble and Volvo CE announced today an integration agreement focusing on establishing a Trimble 3D machine control solution that will seamlessly integrate with Volvo Dig Assist 2D machine control on Volvo excavators. The announcement was made at bauma 2016, the world’s leading trade fair for... 

It’s a sell out!

22nd March 2016 Demand for the 2016 event has been buoyant with every square metre now allocated, including a new outdoor area at the southern end of the site and an extended Registration Pavilion.   More than 460 exhibitors will attend, with all the major industry players returning as well as some exciting new... 

Babcock opens new ultramodern yellow-metal services and support facility in Middelburg

By: Mia Breytenbach     19th February 2016 In support of its continuous investment in improving service delivery, engineering support services company Babcock has completed an estimated R100-million, ultramodern, bespoke sales, parts and service dealership in Middelburg to offer regional support and service across Babcock’s entire... 

Crushing and screening specialist launches new triple-deck screen

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 South African crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International aims to start manufacturing the production version of its DynamiTrac TDH6118 triple-deck screen in the last quarter of the year, the company says. In explaining the purpose for which the DynamiTrac is intended, Pilot... 

Casposo mine, Argentina

By: Sheila Barradas     13th March 2015 A gold/silver deposit, situated about 150 km north-west of San Juan, in the Department of Calingasta, San Juan province, Argentina. 

Get premium mining equipment at Ritchie Bros.’ auction in France

18th February 2015 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer, is gearing up for a large equipment auction which will be held at its site in St Aubin sur Gaillon, France, on March 3, 2015. The auction will feature a large selection of heavy equipment items from several equipment owners,... 

Leading Online Mining Auctioneering Company Continues to Break Ground

19th August 2014 As with the SAA mission of ‘Bringing the world to Africa and taking Africa to the world’, a local company just 2 years old has adopted a similar stance for institutional mining and equipment sales at a time when all eyes are on the mining sector at large. With over 50% of assets being sold... 

WA engineering company providing specialised services for mining industry

8th August 2014 Modern hydraulic vulcanising equipment, available from Western Australia-based engineering company Murray Engineering, enables rapid, efficient and reliable repairs to all types of trailing and extension cables used in dragline machinery, electric shovels, jumbo drills and solo drills. 

Key mining houses look online to sell variety of assets

17th July 2014 Exxaro, Harmony, Anglo, Diesel Power and SA Taxi will take a variety of assets to auction during late July. The assets will be sold via a leading online mining auctioneering platform. Online mining auction specialist Clear Asset continues with its growth trajectory of securing institutional stock... 

India’s Powerhouse Pavilion at WAMPEX

16th May 2014 The West African Mining and Power Expo features a packed Indian Pavilion this year, with over 25 exhibitor companies set to arrive from the Asian powerhouse. WAMPEX, now celebrating its 21st year, takes place from 28 to 30 May at the Accra Convention Centre in Accra, Ghana. The participating... 

Ritchie Bros. auctions in June feature large selections of heavy mining equipment

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2014 Finding young, good-quality mining equipment and trucks can be a challenge. But here is a tip, check out upcoming Ritchie Bros. auctions in Ocaña (Spain) and Dubai (UAE) in June, because they include heavy Caterpillar mining trucks, bulldozers, wheel loaders and many other items you might be... 

India’s Powerhouse Pavilion at WAMPEX

8th May 2014 The West African Mining and Power Expo features a packed Indian Pavilion this year, with over 25 exhibitor companies set to arrive from this Asian powerhouse. WAMPEX, now celebrating its 2oth year, takes place from 28 to 30 May at the Accra Convention Centre in Accra, Ghana. The participating... 

Swedish firms with links to SA platinum sector not sticking to rights risks standards

By: Chantelle Kotze     2nd May 2014 Swedish multinational enterprises, with ties to the platinum industry in South Africa, fail to adhere to international standards on identifying adverse human rights risks and disclosing information on how these risks are addressed, according to a report released last month by Swedwatch, a... 

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