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Women making inroads into male-dominated mining sector despite challenges

9th August 2013 The mining industry faces many challenges from a macro and micro perspective, from fluctuating exchange rates to mineral prices and labour unrest. 

Pauline Froschauer

9th August 2013 Position: MD of RRT Main Activity of the Company: Transport policy, planning and project implementation 

Pauline Froschauer

Steelmaker hands over R45m Eastern Cape school to govt

9th August 2013 Steel producer and mining company ArcelorMittal South Africa has completed and handed over the state-of-the-art R45-million Mandela Park Primary School, which was built in Slovo Park, Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape. 

World’s first solar powered off-grid toll plaza in Zim

2nd August 2013 As part of the Zimbabwe National Road Agency’s (Zinara’s) roads rehabilitation project, the Zinara toll plaza near Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe, has been designed and commissioned by consulting engineers, Arup, making it the world’s first Solar powered off-grid toll plaza. The project is part of Arup’s... 

Matric revision programme targeting learners from disadvantaged schools

2nd August 2013 Mobile operator Telkom Mobile, global resources company BHP Billiton and multinational electronics company Samsung launched the third nationwide matric maths and science revision initiative, Educ8, in Johannesburg, last month 

Matric revision programme targeting learners from disadvantaged schools
EDUC8 INITIATIVE LAUNCH Mobile operator Telkom Mobile, global resources company BHP Billiton and multinational electronics company Samsung launched the third nationwide matric maths and science revision initiative, Educ8

Initiatives under way to arrest SA’s R7.2bn yearly water-loss scourge

2nd August 2013 As a water-scarce country, South Africa is facing several water challenges, not least of which is the inefficient use of water and, even more worrying, losses as a result of leaks. Non-revenue water ¬– all the water lost through physical leakage or other commercial losses – is currenlty estimated... 

Initiatives under way to arrest SA’s R7.2bn yearly water-loss scourge

HPE sells 12 McCloskey machines since being named distributor in January

2nd August 2013 Distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa has successfully showcased the new McCloskey C38 recirculating cone crusher at an interactive open day, which was hosted by crushing, screening and handling equipment company McCloskey International at a quarrying... 

Alexis Barwise

26th July 2013 Position: Managing Director Main Activity of the Company: Lightning and surge protection, earthing components and safety equipment manufacturer 

New ‘super floors’ being marketed to SA retailers

26th July 2013 Pick n Pay Hypermarkets across Gauteng have transformed their epoxy floors into 'Superfloors’ using of a new concept that is available in the local market through Superb Flooring Systems, part of the Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) Group of companies 

New ‘super floors’ being marketed to SA retailers
HTC FLOOR CLEANING PADS Diamond Cleaning System Twister diamond-coated pads

Shantui to unveil excavator, wheel-loader models at bauma Africa

26th July 2013 Earthmoving equipment manufacturer Shantui will officially launch its 48 t SE480 excavator and SL60W-3 wheel loader onto the African market. The launch will take place at the inaugural bauma Africa trade fair, which will be held in Midrand, Johannesburg, from September 18 to 21. 

Steel supplier officially opens automated Gauteng facility

19th July 2013 Supplier of steel products NJR Steel Reinforcing has officially launched its fully automated factory in Northlands Industrial Park, Gauteng, last month, during which the facilities and the latest technology in steel reinforcing were introduced. 

Steel supplier officially opens automated Gauteng facility
Photo by Duane
PATRICK VAN GOOL NJR Steel Reinforcing branch manager

Ferrex intersects high-grade iron-ore

19th July 2013 AIM quoted iron ore and manganese development company focused in Africa Ferrex announced an update from its 3 000 m drilling programme at its 309 sq km Mebaga direct shipping ore (DSO) Iron Ore Project in northern Gabon. 

Mark Pickering

12th July 2013 Position: MD of Globeleq South Africa Management Services and GM of three renewable-power projects, namely De Aar Solar Power, Droogfontein Solar Power and Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm 

Siemens providing solutions as Brazil prepares for sports-related influx

12th July 2013 Brazil is counting on German mulatinational engineering and electronics company Siemens to provide key infrastructure solutions for the upcoming sporting events in that country. 

Siemens providing solutions as Brazil prepares for sports-related influx
Photo by SIEMENS
PAULO STARK The solutions we are providing will improve the quality of life in Brazil for generations to come

New high-tech wall saw range launched locally

12th July 2013 Specialist in the manufacture, assembly, sales and support of diamond tools and equipment, Diamond Products, has introduced a new range of Titan high- frequency wall saws, which were introduced onto the market last month. 

New high-tech wall saw range launched locally
BRIAN CLARK Diamond Products codirector Brian Clark

South African firm starts erecting diamond plant at Zim mine

12th July 2013 The fabrication and pre-erection of a front-end module for a diamond plant, in Zimbabwe, has been completed by Tenova Bateman Technologies modular plants, formally known as Bateman modular plants 

South African firm starts erecting diamond plant  at Zim mine
DIAMOND PROCESSING PLANTTenova Bateman Technologies’ successful supply of a second front-end for a diamond plant is under way

World Coal Association to honour outstanding leadership, excellence

12th July 2013 The World Coal Association (WCA) has announced the launch of its inaugural Leadership & Excellence Awards programme. The awards will be held yearly and this year the awards will be presented in November during the WCA’s International Coal & Climate Summit, in Poland. 

World Coal Association to honour  outstanding leadership, excellence
MILTON CATELINWCA chief executive

Collective action needed to tackle labour unrest

5th July 2013 An urgent collective response from all stakeholders is needed to deal with investor confidence that has been negatively affected by labour tensions, particularly in the mining sector, according to Cabinet Ministers, private-sector leaders and union representatives. 

Collective action needed to tackle labour unrest
CHRIS JACOBSOIM conflict resolution expert

German surge-protection specialist sets up SA unit

28th June 2013 Lightning and surge protection equipment specialist DEHN + SÖHNE, of Germany, has officially opened a local subsidiary in Johannesburg. Group joint MD Dr Philipp Dehn reports that the market slowdown in Europe prompted the company to seek expansion opportunities in developing regions. 

Bolts and nuts specialist invests to improve output rates

28th June 2013 Special bolts and nuts manufacturer Tel-Screw Products has bought a new computer numerical control (CNC) centre, which has replaced some of the work previously done on manual turret auto machines, says Tel-Screw GM Charmaine De Bruyn. 

We’ll continue to ‘help mining through its challenges’ – 3M

21st June 2013 Innovative diversified technology company 3M considers taking a more medium- to long-term view on the mining challenges that the industry currently faces. 

Well-designed special economic zones hold jobs and investment potential

21st June 2013 South Africa is moving to include special economic zones (SEZs) into its industrial and economic development toolbox in the hope that they will help stimulate fixed investment, partiularly investment that can contribute to the country’s reindustrialisation thrust.  

Contractor takes delivery of ‘urgently needed’ heavy-duty crusher

21st June 2013 Mobile and semi-mobile crushing, screening, washing and materials handling equipment supplier, Pilot Crushtec International, has delivered a Sandvik UJ440i heavy-duty mobile jaw crusher to South African crushing specialist Danoher Contracting. 

Mining’s challenges present opportunity for improvement, growth

14th June 2013 Although faced with a lot of challenges, the mining industry can grow and evolve. Some experts feel that these challenges can be seen as opportunities to turn the negatives of the industry into positives that will, in effect, help with the improvement and growth of a mining business and the... 

University moves ahead with initiative designed to boost South African entrepreneurship

14th June 2013 A floor of Stellenbosch University’s (SU) admin building, at the centre of campus, is being fitted to welcome a next generation of entrepreneurs. 

Business intelligence can help mining overcome pressures

14th June 2013 The mining sector in South Africa is currently under a lot of pressure and Business Intelligence (BI) is a process that can help alleviate the pressure, says Business Intelligence service providers BI-Blue Consulting MD and founder, Jacques Du Preez. 

UN may license first seabed mining in 2016, but enviro scepticism lingers

7th June 2013 The United Nations (UN) has published its first plan for deep-sea mining and has announced that companies could apply for mining licences as soon as 2016. This comes at a time when this form of mining is becoming an increasingly attractive investment proposition. After the release of a technical... 

Jane Molony

7th June 2013 Position: Executive director of the Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Main Activity of the Company: The PAMSA has been promoting the interests of the South African pulp and paper industry since 1992. It represents more than 90% of the country’s paper manufacturers, providing... 

UN may license first seabed mining operations in 2016, but enviro scepticism lingers

7th June 2013 Deep-sea mining is increasingly becoming an attractive investment for mining companies and the United Nations (UN) has published its first plan for deep-sea mining and says that companies could apply for mining licences as soon as 2016.  

Free State creates platform to foster innovation and collaboration

31st May 2013 Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the University of the Free State (UFS) pledged their commitment to innovation and collaboration at the launch of the Regional Innovation Forum Free State (RIFFS), which took place at the CUT... 

Martyn Davies

24th May 2013 Position: CEO of Frontier Advisory Main Activity of the Company: Advisory services in emerging markets Date and Place of Birth: January 19, 1972, UK Education: BA Law (Hons) (cum laude), MA (cum laude), PhD, University of the Witwatersrand; Diploma in Asian Studies, Yonsei, Korea (completed by... 

Companies in joint initiative to combat fatigue in the workplace

24th May 2013 Healthy lifestyle and sports nutrition supplement brand USN and fatigue systems provider Fatigue Sharks have teamed up to deal with fatigue issues in the workplace. The two companies have created a programme that will enhance health and safety in the workplace. 

Companies in joint initiative to combat fatigue  in the workplace
ON THE GO During the pilot testing period, results showed that the workers had increased energy throughout the day and fatigue was not an issue

Warwick Goosen

17th May 2013 Full Name: Warwick James Goosen Position: CEO: development Main Activity of the Company: Development and management of retail shopping centre 

SA said to be losing skilled professionals to other countries

17th May 2013 South Africa has lost tens of thousands of professionals to countries, such as the UK, New Zealand Australia and Canada, as many of them are leaving in response to the changing face of South African politics and to broaden their work experience in an international environment. 

BME increases in-house manufacture of mobile mining units

17th May 2013 Increasing the in-house manufacturing of its mobile mining units (MMUs) is helping explosives supplier BME to further improve its client service levels and market penetration in Africa. 

SA company clinches Republic of Congo openpit mining contract

10th May 2013 Opencast mining provider Diesel Power, in techinical and management support of its fellow group subsidiary Diesel Power Congo, has been awarded an openpit mining and quarrying contract, in the Republic of Congo. 

Sekunjalo Investments unit in digital marketing acquisition

10th May 2013 Subsidiary of black-owned JSE-listed Sekunjalo Investments, Saratoga, has acquired a majority stake in Cape Town- and Johannesburg-based full service digital marketing agency, World Wide Creative 

It’s time to embrace women leadership – Deloitte director

10th May 2013 The mining industry in South Africa is at a crossroads, which also presents an opportunity to embrace a more diverse leadership, especially from women, says Deloitte director Gillian Hofmeyr. 

Mark Janse van Vuuren

3rd May 2013 Position: MD of Jasco ICT Solutions Main Activity of the Company: The Jasco group is a provider of end-to-end converged solutions across three interlinked sectors: information and communication technology, industry and energy 

Fast-track Mozambique power project gains recognition

3rd May 2013 The Aggreko/Shanduka cross-border power project, in Ressano Garcia, Mozambique, has been awarded Africa’s Best Fast Track Power Project for 2012 at the Africa Energy Awards. 

SA moves ahead with big school-building plan amid questions on specifications

3rd May 2013 It has become evident to most South Africans that school infrastructure is in dire need of a facelift and to ensure that learners are schooled in a proper learning environment, the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Council (PICC) has launched a national school build programme, the... 

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