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What does the future hold?

27th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital Mining and AI-based solutions for the Mining and Cement Industry Increasing cost-efficiency is one of the biggest challenges in both the mining and the cement industry. Digitalization is the key to mastering these challenges – and our experts have been working hard to create solutions... 

New 650 model expands the innovate Cavex® 2 hydrocyclones range

26th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When the Cavex® hydrocyclone was introduced to the industry over 20 years ago it set the benchmark for the rest of the market. The recently launched Cavex® 2 took this product range a step further with enhanced performance and design. It marked a new era in separation technology, with its LIG+™... 

Alcohol education and testing is the only way to effectively increase workplace safety in mines

21st January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Rhys Evans, MD at ALCO-Safe With its reputation as one of the most dangerous industries in the world, it’s important that mining enterprises keep pushing to increase workplace safety. One of the most critical aspects of safety to address is the consumption of alcohol in the workplace. Given... 

New iron ore mine added to Kwatani's N Cape footprint

20th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa-based vibrating screen and feeder specialist Kwatani will soon add another installation to its extensive footprint in the Northern Cape, this time for a greenfields expansion of a new customer in the iron ore mining segment. “We have over 1,000 screens, grizzlies and feeders in this... 

“Unbelievable discounts” in Creamer Media’s new Online Store

20th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In order to sharpen its product offerings, Creamer Media has launched a new upgraded version of its Online Store. 

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Locally built diesel pumps for every application

19th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With its expertise and experience in custom-building diesel driven pumps locally, Integrated Pump Rental ensures their customers get exactly what they need with a short lead time. “Our in-house capability allows us to design and build pumps to any required specification,” says Steve du Toit,... 

Vulco® R67 mill lining rubber compound is revolutionising mine site mill operations

19th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vulco® rubber is renowned throughout the mining industry for its exceptional wear life and reliability in mill lining systems. These abrasion- and impact-resistant rubber compounds have been developed with advanced technologies by the Weir Minerals’ team of expert engineers and material... 

Coaching leadership for supervisor impact

18th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a leading innovator in mining skills development, the Murray & Roberts Training Academy (MRTA) is using a coaching initiative to strength the outcomes of its supervisor training. According to Tony Pretorius, education, training and development (ETD) executive at Murray & Roberts Cementation,... 

Safety in mining is not a ‘one size fits all’

18th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Predahni Naidoo, Brand Manager at Sisi Safety Wear Notorious for workplace accidents and injuries, the mining industry can be a dangerous place to work. In 2019 alone, a total of 2 406 injuries were reported along with 51 fatalities. Most injuries were repeat accidents categorised as fall of... 

Rubber lining protects equipment against wear, but choose carefully

17th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mines are well aware of the significant cost savings that can be achieved by using rubber to increase the wear life of equipment, however selecting the right product for the application is vital. Perhaps the first issue to clarify is that there is no single lab test to provide a definitive... 

Booyco stays at the leading edge of PDS technology

17th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As one of the earliest pioneers in proximity detection systems (PDS) and collision prevention system (CPS), Booyco Electronics has been pushing out the technology envelope for 15 years in the service of customers’ changing needs. “Understanding market requirements has always been the starting... 

Africa Mining Leaders to share renewable energy and decarbonisation strategies Feb 22-23

13th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / African mining leaders will share their renewable energy and decarbonisation strategies next month at the second annual Energy and Mines Africa Virtual Summit, Feb 22-23. Creamer Media is the official media partner for this event which features CEOs and senior representatives from Rio Tinto,... 

28 ablution blocks built for Zululand Communities 

11th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ZAC presents new, permanent ablution facilities to communities of Zululand.  Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), a Menar Group Company, has built and handed over 28 ablution units to rural communities located in the Zululand District Municipality of KwaZulu-Natal. The units are located in the... 

Strata Worldwide announces Nerospec SK partnership

4th January 2022 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Strata Worldwide is excited to announce a new strategic partnership with technology expert Nerospec SK. Together the companies will offer a range of intelligent machine controllers and data loggers that interface with machinery and vehicles to provide health and maintenance data, real-time... 

Impacting the local community with donation of critical pre-term baby equipment at Kitwe Teaching Hospital

14th December 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The future of each child starts at the moment of birth. Unfortunately, not all babies are born full-term and are therefore exposed to numerous complications which can arise as a result of spending less time in their mother’s womb than is considered ideal. A preterm baby is any baby born before 37... 

Business as usual as Kwatani/Sandvik transaction closes

9th December 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Business as usual is how Kim Schoepflin CEO of Kwatani describes the news of the closing date of the transaction whereby Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions and Kwatani signed an agreement for the multi-national Sandvik Group to acquire the shares of this 45-year-old leading vibrating screen and... 

What does load shedding cost your company?

9th December 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The impact of ongoing power cuts on the SA industry Load shedding has become an ever-present reality in South Africa.  It has a massive effect on South Africa’s GDP, specifically in the manufacturing industry. In a study conducted in 2018, it was established that load shedding is costing the... 

Is your power backup investment failsafe when Eskom load shedding strikes?

9th December 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Wave after wave of load shedding has hit the country, as you would have experienced, no doubt. This has resulted in incidents where service providers and businesses in all industries have been unable to operate at full capacity. Initially, when all of this started in 2020, we ourselves suffered a... 

Dive deep into the future of mining with AusIMM

3rd December 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) together with The University of New South Wales (UNSW) are gearing up for the International Future Mining Conference with a focus on ‘Future Mining, Building Tomorrow’. Delivered online from 6 – 10 December 2021, the Future Mining program... 

 2021 AET Graduation at Khanye Colliery 

2nd December 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal, a subsidiary of investment company Menar, held a graduation ceremony for the 2021 Adult Education Training (AET) graduates at its Khanye Colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng on 30 November 2021.  AET forms part of the skills development commitment... 

Tough conditions call for Grindex drainage pumps

1st December 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tough pumping applications such as on mine and construction sites need a proven range of drainage pumps that are heavy-duty but offer low total cost of ownership - these characteristics have been well proven in Grindex units. The Grindex range of drainage pumps handle water with abrasive solids... 

Imagine a world without fuel emissions… now you’re envisioning what Nel Hydrogen is making possible

30th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store, and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy.  

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BMG opens a new branch in Maun, Botswana

30th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BMG – Africa’s leading engineering solutions specialist – has extended its service in Botswana, with the opening in November 2021, of a new branch in Maun. “BMG now has two dedicated branches in Botswana – one in Gaborone, which was established in 1998 to service and supply the southern part of... 

LED retrofit lighting solution for Gaborone Airport

30th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED retrofit lighting solution at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Botswana. This airport is located about 10 km north of the city of Gaborone and offers large capacity to handle regional and international traffic and has the largest passenger movement in... 

ZAC Golf Day ignites spirit of giving 

26th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) hosted its annual golf day at the Richards Bay Country Club, in KwaZulu Natal. Now in its fourth year, the golf day was initiated to raise funds for various charities. The annual event was once more a resounding success, raising over R250 000 for charity.  The... 

Bearing swell problem solved for percussion hammer drill

26th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A nylon bearing-swell problem almost led to the abandonment of a project to develop a new percussion hammer drill until the drill maker turned to Vesconite Hilube no-swell wear-resistant bearings. The drill had been designed with a specific heat-stabilised nylon machined into linear bearings. 

Learning from nature in tailings dam design

25th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the latest tailings dam standards demanding a longer-term view of design, construction and closure outcomes, there is growing interest in design philosophies that incorporate shapes and processes as they exist in nature. “Timelines for responsible post-closure management of mines, including... 

Kangra mine located in Saul Mkhizeville, in Mpumalanga has invested significantly to extend the life of mine 

24th November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is nearing the completion of the construction of the Twyfelhoek Adit, which forms part of the Kusipongo coal reserve. Construction started on 6 April 2021 and is on course to be completed by mid-December 2021, with the... 

Verder Pumps partner with ProProcess on Anglo American project

23rd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Verder Pumps South Africa, a market leader in advanced industrial pumping solutions, has been selected as one of the preferred pumps suppliers for Anglo American Platinum’s new Modular Fines Flotation Pilot Plant and supplied 16 pumps for various applications within the mobilised plant. In August... 

Solar LED streetlights donated to KwaZulu-Natal community

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have been involved in a project that made a positive impact on the youth of Hammarsdale and Marrianridge near Durban in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. Six solar-powered LED lighting units were donated to the community, providing much needed lighting at... 

South Africa at forefront of PDS and CPS technology evolution

22nd November 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Proximity detection systems (PDS) or Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) have come a long way in the  last decade, with South Africa‑based Booyco Electronics at the centre of key technological advances. “When we were established in 2006, PDS was an exciting technology helping address mining... 

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