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Local acquisition of US pinch-valve company completed

5th March 2010 Benoni-based valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has completed the acquisition of US valve company RF Technologies. Negotiations started midway through last year and the acquisition became effective on February 1, this year. 

Local division 
expands capacity

5th March 2010 Valves supplier Gemü Africa, a division of German-based valve manufacturer Gemü, has moved to new premises in Randburg, north of Johannesburg, to accommodate its expanded customer supply volumes. 

Positive outlook for engineered valve solutions in mining

5th March 2010 As the mining sector recovers from the global financial downturn, commodity prices rise and mining projects pick up again, there will be an increase in opportunities for engineered valve solutions, says valve stockist and distributor Heaton Valves Africa MD Grant Harris. 

Daily podcast – January 29, 2010

29th January 2010 BHP Billiton's new $450-million Klipspruit project is 99% complete; and Sentula Coal expects to have its four coal development assets operational within the next 18 months.  

Strong exploration projects needed to attract funding

29th January 2010 The decrease in readily available funding for junior exploration companies as a result of the global financial downturn has encouraged an increase in joint ventures (JVs) between juniors and established mining houses, says black economic-empowered (BEE) junior mining company BSC Resources CEO... 

Botswana uranium exploration two-thirds complete

29th January 2010 ASX-listed uranium explorer Impact Minerals has completed half of its drilling programme at its Lekobolo Prospect in eastern Botswana. By mid-December last year, 27 holes had been drilled in the reconnaissance drill programme. 

De Bron scoping study to be completed in the first half of 2010

29th January 2010 A scoping study under way at gold exploration company Witwatersrand Consolidated Gold Resources’ (Wits Gold’s) De Bron prospect, in the southern Free State, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2010, says Wits Gold investor relations manager Hethen Hira. 

Raising finances still a challenge for mining industry

22nd January 2010 Raising finances is still a challenge for the mining industry, says Japan’s largest trading company Mitsubishi Corporation precious metals strategist Tom Kendall. 

Iron-ore expected to be a focus at 2010 Indaba

22nd January 2010 Demand from China for raw materials, including iron-ore, has resulted in a significant uptake in demand for seaborne iron-ore, says international commodities reference prices expert company The Steel Index manager Tim Hard. The supply of iron-ore to meet this demand will be one of the focus areas... 

M&A expected to soar in 2010

22nd January 2010 Despite a significant decrease in global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the mining sector during 2009, strong recovery is likely to see share prices for companies increase in 2010, says independent mineral economists and mineral strategy and policy analysts Raw Materials Group (RMG) senior... 

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