R/€ = 18.2159 Change: -0.0934
R/$ = 17.2457 Change: -0.2982
Au 1788.35 $/oz Change: -9.99
Pt 1011.50 $/oz Change: -8.50

Marius Roodt

Ferrochrome furnace to be completed in 2004

16th May 2003 A second ferrochrome furnace is currently under construction at ASA Metals’ works in Steelpoort, Limpopo, as part of a R160-million expansion project. 

KZN equipment manufacturer records double-digit growth

16th May 2003 Starting with three employees in 1988, Zululand Engineering Enterprises (ZEE) is now the only specialist electrically-heated equipment manufacturer in Kwazulu-Natal, and has an average yearly turnover growth of 38 %, says managing member Gideon Coetzee. 

South African research body supplies two furnaces to Peru

16th May 2003 State-owned mineral research organisation Mintek is supplying two Minfurn carbon regeneration furnaces to Cia Minera Aurifera Santa Rosa (Comarsa) gold-mine in Peru, says marketing manager Willy Cilengi. 

Chrome company considering a $100m furnace expansion

16th May 2003 A $100-million furnace expansion is being investigated by South African Chrome and Alloys (SA Chrome) in partnership with a Chinese concern. 

Exports now 45% of turnover, says company

16th May 2003 High-tech wholly-owned South African company, UV+IR Engineering, says it has become a leading force in mining and industrial drying. 

Empowerment corrosion-control company established

2nd May 2003 The involvement of previously disadvantaged individuals in the fields of tribology and corrosion control is sadly lacking, believes ICE Corrosion Engineering consultant engineer Greg Combrink. 

Tertiary education in corrosion is lacking

2nd May 2003 A recent survey performed by the Corrosion Institute of Southern Africa (CorriSA) revealed that South African universities only offer introductory courses in corrosion and corrosion control at undergraduate level. 

Monorail-mounted drilljig developed and patented

25th April 2003 A new drilljig is set to revolutionise mining in South Africa, says DDT Mechanised Mining Services director Dennis van Niekerk. 

SA company makes big advances in vertical raisedrilling technology

25th April 2003 South African multinational Murray & Roberts is well-positioned to provide its clients in the global mining industry with a single point of responsibility for project design and implementation, says Murray & Roberts RUC MD Henry Laas. 

Hydropower drilling system developed for pneumatic mines

25th April 2003 Although hydropower is still not common on South African mines, a Johannesburg company is moving to provide hydropower drilling applications to mines around the country. 

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