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Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock

Tracy Hancock is Creamer Media Contributing Editor for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Webinar - ESG in Mining

Webinar - ESG in Mining

27th May 2024

Creamer Media will host another though-provoking webinar on June 26 when a panel of experts will discuss Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) in Mining.  


Grundfos at Nampo 2024

Grundfos at Nampo 2024

27th May 2024

Global pump manufacturer Grundfos water utilities regional product manager Stephan Venter speaks to Engineering News about the role the company is playing in the digitalisation of agriculture,... 


Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases

Horizen supports wildlife conservation with new Apple AirTag cases

29th April 2024

With the increasing number of people using AirTags to track their belongings, sustainable technology protection developer Horizen has launched South Africa’s first three-dimensional (3D) printed,... 


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Testing backlog as global interest in new flotation tech grows

26th April 2024

Global interest in and the uptake of the new REFLUX Flotation Cell (RFC) from full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth has been gaining considerable momentum. As a result of this... 


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Standby gensets not viable option while loadshedding persists

12th April 2024

Selecting a generator set with a standby power rating might have been sufficient ten to 15 years ago but is no longer a viable option to cope with the current severity of local power disruptions... 


Kama more than doubles capacity in response to growing demand

Kama more than doubles capacity in response to growing demand

1st April 2024

Turnkey solutions provider Kama Industries more than doubled its manufacturing capacity when it moved to a new facility in August last year to meet escalating demand for the company’s products,... 


Afri-Tech’s Power Nozzle readying for intra-Africa export

Afri-Tech’s Power Nozzle readying for intra-Africa export

17th March 2024

Krugersdorp-based Afri-Tech Mining Supplies’ award-winning Power Nozzle is destined for export to Ghana, Mali, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia before mid-year, with at least ten other sub-Saharan... 


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Greater energy efficiency demand in growing food, bev industry

15th March 2024

Demand for drive solutions specialist SEW-EURODRIVE’s energy efficient product offering is currently strong and increasing steadily with end-users in the growing food and beverage industry and the... 


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New service centre opened to back Normet Africa’s growth

15th March 2024

To support the continued success of its African expansion, underground mining technology company Normet Africa has officially opened its custom-built 4 800 m2 service centre at the Equites... 


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MineShift highlights the importance of advancing African beneficiation

14th March 2024

The need to ensure that Africa realises the vast potential for socioeconomic upliftment presented by the on-continent beneficiation of its abundant endowment of precious-metals and stones was... 


HERMAN BRITZ
Starting with a premium product lowers total cost of ownership and eliminates buyer’s remorse down the line

Valves are critical components that should not be overlooked

8th March 2024

Viewing valves as insignificant components and, consequently, failing to procure the most suitable solution for a robust application is a common occurrence that impacts negatively on the uptime of... 


Exports drive Multotec’s local manufacturing expansion

Exports drive Multotec’s local manufacturing expansion

3rd March 2024

To support the growth of its export business, South African mineral processing specialist Multotec has invested in the expansion of its facilities and now has about 80 000 m² of manufacturing and... 


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Smarter mining key amid current market conditions

23rd February 2024

Despite the boon of improved uranium demand, overall, depressed commodity prices and costly operating conditions are emphasising the need for Namibian mining companies to ensure that they mine a... 


DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action

DRDGOLD’s business model is ESG in action

20th February 2024

Considering that environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects have become increasingly important over the years, especially in the mining industry, gold producer DRDGOLD emphasises that its... 


AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses

AVK Southern Africa Series 869 Control Valve addresses nonrevenue water losses

18th February 2024

Demand for water in Africa is on the rise but so are treated water losses, owing to the major deterioration of infrastructure over many years of use. The continent cannot afford to lose the current... 


Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx

Digitisation is key to contractor transparency, says Saryx

7th February 2024

Compliance, health and safety, and environmental awareness are central to long-term sustainability and are achieved by maintaining rigorous standards and improved visibility and/or transparency.... 


FLSmidth discusses innovations for sustainable mining

FLSmidth discusses innovations for sustainable mining

7th February 2024

With technological advancements expected to disrupt the traditional African mining sector, full flowsheet technology and service supplier FLSmidth outlines the most promising innovations on the... 


Improve the ease of ESG management with Bureau Veritas

Improve the ease of ESG management with Bureau Veritas

6th February 2024

With companies making greater environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, often going beyond regulatory disclosure, managing sustainability goals may be time-consuming and complex and... 


Fluor ready to address carbon tax challenges

Fluor ready to address carbon tax challenges

6th February 2024

One of the most significant focus areas for the mining and metals industry in the next decade, and into the future, will be the management of carbon emissions, says global engineering, procurement... 


Weir Minerals discusses evolution of African mining

Weir Minerals discusses evolution of African mining

6th February 2024

Mining technology company Weir Minerals discusses how it expects the African mining industry to evolve in the context of positive disruption while attending this year’s Investing in African Mining... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation techniques, tech advance positive disruption

Murray & Roberts Cementation techniques, tech advance positive disruption

6th February 2024

Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation is integrating innovative techniques and technologies to drive positive disruption in the African mining sector. Murry & Roberts Cementation... 


Booyco Electronics embraces positive disruption

Booyco Electronics embraces positive disruption

6th February 2024

Mine safety equipment manufacturer Booyco Electronics is embracing the concept of positive disruption to redefine the African mining industry. In a video interview with Mining Weekly at this year’s... 


Wärtsilä experiencing ‘great success’ across Africa

Wärtsilä experiencing ‘great success’ across Africa

6th February 2024

International energy company Wärtsilä’s GEMS Digital Energy Platform has successfully provided the integration between solar photovoltaic and thermal installations for mining customers in Africa,... 


Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions enabling positive disruption

Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions enabling positive disruption

5th February 2024

Eco-efficient rock processing solutions provider Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is playing a key role in embracing the power of positive disruption in the African mining industry. Sandvik Rock... 


Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions drives positive disruptions

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions drives positive disruptions

5th February 2024

Equipment and technical solutions provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced key technological innovations and advancements in Southern Africa to drive positive disruption in mining... 


Shell committed to support sustainable mining

Shell committed to support sustainable mining

5th February 2024

Oil and gas company Shell is showcasing and recommitting its support to sustainable mining through its products and solutions that help customers achieve their performance and profitability... 


OIM launches new payoff line at Mining Indaba

OIM launches new payoff line at Mining Indaba

5th February 2024

Operational improvement management specialist OIM Consulting has launched a new payoff line at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba – ‘Refining Lives. Releasing Value.’ – which captures the... 


AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC

AZMET finalising installation of AZ-CRP plant in DRC

4th February 2024

Engineering design and project management company AZMET expects to finalise performance testing of an AZMET Cyanide Reduction Process (AZ-CRP) plant installation at a gold mining operation in the... 


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TAU Mining’s turnkey solution delivers sustainable mining projects

31st January 2024

With more than 30 years of experience in hard and soft rock environments, top tier opencut mining contractor TAU Mining has proven that turnkey solutions provide operational efficiency,... 


Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows

Continued need for Vesconite overseas as US pumps industry demand grows

21st January 2024

The US pumps industry is showing great demand for wear components supplied by bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings, which was recently acknowledged at the 2023 South African Capital Equipment... 


ADTs major driver of award-winning Bell Equipment’s export growth

ADTs major driver of award-winning Bell Equipment’s export growth

17th December 2023

With more than 70% of the articulated dump trucks (ADTs) built by original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, being exported, ADTs were a major contributor... 


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TAU Mining targets continued success in 2024

14th December 2023

By forging strategic alliances, leveraging industry expertise and demonstrating operational excellence through its commitment to innovation and sustainability, turnkey opencast mining contractor... 


The greenfield project for green high-quality manganese producer Sakura Ferroalloys in Malaysia

Joburg-based SMS group subsidiary involved in world’s largest industrial decarbonisation project

3rd December 2023

Metals industry partner SMS group will supply the core technology of two 100 MW rectangular six electrode open bath furnaces through its Johannesburg-based subsidiary METIX for a €1.8-billion... 


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After three years in production, the Milcat roars on

19th November 2023

Gauteng-based light armoured vehicle manufacturer Armoured Vehicle Solutions (AVS) has been manufacturing the Milcat for the past three years at its manufacturing facility in Pretoria East. AVS... 


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Local agitator order a world first for global drive engineer

13th October 2023

Drive engineering specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has secured the world’s first order for its new X.e series agitator unit, launched in July, from a participant in the South African mining... 


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Pump range accommodates midtier miners’ evolving needs

15th September 2023

There is a sweet spot when selecting the correct pump for a specific application and the KREBS pump range from minerals processing and materials handling technology and systems supplier FLSmidth... 


RIGHT CHOICE
IPR's pump selector algorithm can be used to size any pump in the Atlas Copco range for a customer's specific requirements

Pump-sizing calculator prevents costly mistakes

15th September 2023

Identifying the correct pump for the job has historically been a time-consuming process. Pump dewatering and dredging solutions company IPR is helping its customers streamline the selection process... 


Highest demand for IMS Engineering’s Cable Vulcanizer in mining sector

Highest demand for IMS Engineering’s Cable Vulcanizer in mining sector

10th September 2023

The mining industry presents the greatest demand for the significant cost- and time-saving Cable Vulcanizer from Gauteng stainless steel and steel products manufacturer IMS Engineering. When using... 


Women in Business webinar

Common agenda needed to better address gender inequality

17th August 2023

While working conditions for women have improved greatly compared with those of the previous generation, gender inequality is still a considerable issue locally and needs to be tackled uniformly by... 


New remote-controlled continuous miner supplied to India

New remote-controlled continuous miner supplied to India

13th August 2023

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) JA Engineering has delivered its low-mid-seam, remote-controlled JAE38 Wildcub continuous miner machine to a mining project in India. The Wildcub JAE 38,... 


SEW-EURODRIVE MOVI-C modular automation system

Decentralised drive tech specified for US manufacturer

28th July 2023

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has secured an order to supply the latest decentralised drive technology in its Generation C range to automate a new storage and retrieval system being... 


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