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BEKA Schréder wins Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BEKA Schréder is proud to have won the Best Corporate Social Responsibility of the Year Award at this year’s SEIFSA Awards for Excellence. BEKA Schréder was given this recognition for the work they have done in uplifting a community in one of the more impoverished areas of the country. BEKA... 

Agriculture, a beacon of hope even if it is not big enough to save the SA economy

10th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a struggling economy South Africa’s agricultural industry has been a beacon of hope during 2020. It was one of the few sectors in the country not to buckle as a result of the Covid-10 pandemic and which reported growth both in the first and second quarters of 2020, benefiting in part from the... 

Agriculture, a beacon of hope even if it is not big enough to save the SA economy
Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW Eurodrive

Comprehensive AI-based surveillance solution aids mine safety, production

10th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mines are increasingly experiencing illegal mining activity, as well as an increased likelihood of protest and labour action. This, combined with mines’ ever present priority of protecting employees by creating a safe working environment, means that they should explore surveillance solutions that... 

Comprehensive AI-based surveillance solution aids mine safety, production

Non-stop dewatering under all conditions with Sykes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Reliable dewatering underpins the success of projects from construction and mining to municipal works and flood recovery, and this is where Sykes pumps have earned their formidable reputation. “The Sykes range of dewatering pumps are known for fast and effective control and removal of everything... 

Deposition history of the Mufulira Tailings Dam

9th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Using PhotoSat surveys to help assess the safety of the world's mine tailings dams. Download report to learn more 

Deposition history of the Mufulira Tailings Dam

The relationship between the current economic infrastructure assets performance problems in Southern Africa and Proactive Enterprise Asset Management

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An opinion piece by Kolosa Madikizela, Managing Director Pragma The economic landscape in Southern Africa has been on a downward spiral. Even South Africa has lost its status as Africa’s biggest economy, falling behind Nigeria at the end of 2019. This downward trend is severely impacting... 

Proactive enterprise asset management | Leveraging human potential to improve asset performance

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An opinion piece by Kolosa Madikizela, Managing Director Pragma Enterprise asset management Proactive enterprise asset management is more than just infrastructure and equipment. As humans, we drive the cultural values and behaviour needed to implement maintenance strategies and action the... 

Is a Centralised Enterprise Asset Management system, a pie in the sky for organisations with multi-divisions?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The case for having a reliability centred maintenance approach has been proven time and time again. Yet, it is one of the most significant physical asset management challenges facing large, diversified organisations today. By sticking to best practices and getting the foundations of asset... 

Increase efficiency and save millions | Combine your facilities and asset management functions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Julia Phala, Head of Sales and Client Relation Management Are you a manufacturing business struggling to contain the cost of production and upkeep of your physical assets such as buildings and equipment? 

Black, Female-Owned Enterprise Flourish with Pragma’s Backing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With Pragma’s backing, Mettle Petroleum – a black, female-owned service provider, has grown from a small business employing only four in 2017 to a company delivering projects over R2.5milion with 17 employees to date. “Pragma has always taken people and organisational development seriously. In... 

A structured approach to the development and implementation of an AM scorecard

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Measuring and managing performance in an organisation is vital in driving an organisation towards success. Management requires fact-based decision making which relies on authentic performance measures. In medium to large organisations, which tend to span multiple customer sectors and countries,... 

Booyco expands PDS footprint to Namibian mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Proximity detection leader Booyco Electronics is equipping 19 mechanised mining machines with its latest Booyco CXS proximity detection solution to enhance safety during the development phase of underground operations at Namibia’s largest gold mine. According to Anton Lourens, Booyco Electronics... 

DRC’s President H.E Félix Tshisekedi confirmed to deliver the keynote address at Mining Indaba Virtual

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), part of Hyve Group Plc is delighted to announce the first line-up of keynote speakers for Mining Indaba Virtual, which will be held on 2-3 February 2021. Mining Indaba is renowned for offering a high calibre of speakers, and 2021 is no... 

Dozer solution for Kazakhstan gold mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A major gold mining company in the Republic of Kazakhstan is operating a CAT D10T dozer on RCT’s state-of-the-art technology to improve safety and productivity on site. RCT worked with its local technology partner Borusan Makina Kazakhstan to commission its ControlMaster® solution. RCT provided... 

juwi successfully completes AIIM’s 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park

3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leeudoringstad: The 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park situated near Leeudoringstad in the North West Province, has reached full grid code compliance, commenced commercial operations,and has been handed over to the operations & maintenance team, reports Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)... 

juwi successfully completes AIIM’s 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park
Bokamoso Solar Park outside Leeudoringstad in the North West Province.

System uses existing comms for data transfer

By: Theresa Bhowan     3rd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Communication plays a vital role in mine operations, and mining safety solutions provider Strata Worldwide now offers DigitalBRIDGE Plus+, which allows mines to take existing leaky feeder infrastructure and add Ethernet devices such as WiFi access points and digital cameras. 

System uses existing comms for data transfer

New Cat® 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper increases productivity, enhances operator comfort and delivers low-cost earthmoving

2nd December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Featuring the field-proven, twin-power design to boost cycle times, the new Cat® 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper (WTS) elevates productivity and operating efficiency to deliver low-cost earthmoving. A 7% increase in fuel efficiency over the 657G WTS means more material moved per unit of fuel burned,... 

New Cat® 657 Wheel Tractor-Scraper increases productivity, enhances operator comfort and delivers low-cost earthmoving

Strata Mining Services – We have arrived!

1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / During the spring of 2020 in South Africa, the trees and flowers were not the only places where new life began to show again after the winter as Strata Mining Services was given a new breath of life and new brand-new visual identity as well. Although Strata Mining Services started trading in... 

Weir wins £95m aftermarket order to support Iron Bridge magnetite Project in Australia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Weir Group, a leading provider of premium mining technololgy, has won a £95m order to provide aftermarket components and service to the Iron Bridge magnetite Project in Western Australia. The aftermarket contract follows Weir’s success in winning a record £100m order for original equipment... 

KBC Health & Safety has a long-standing relationship with Exxaro

30th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A provider of Onboarding, training and contractor management solutions throughout Southern Africa, KBC Health & Safety has a long-standing relationship with mining company Exxaro. It is currently providing its services at the GG6 Expansion Project at Grootegeluk Coal Mine in Limpopo. Coordinating... 

Redefining Mine Ventilation Efficiency & Cost Savings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Despite the challenges presented in 2020, TLT-Turbo Africa continues to redefine ventilation for mining operations across the continent. Their customised and pro-active approach to ventilation solutions, combined with their new range of Auxiliary and Booster fans, have provided substantial... 

Industry players optimistic for coal and anthracite markets

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / COVID-19 national and international lockdowns impacted demand volumes and prices for coal and anthracite this year. However, industry players are hopeful for a strong rebound in 2021. Menar Chief Operating Officer Bradley Hammond and Buffalo Coal Sales and Marketing Manager Bill Lamont shared... 

Drillers Edge drill rods help drillers achieve higher degrees of deviation and more meters per drill string.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Drillers Edge drill rods by Di-Corp are earning a global reputation for reliable, longer-lasting performance, plus greater bending capacity in deviated holes. From our choice of quality alloy steel, to our stress-relieving heat treatment process, stricter quality controls, and precision machining... 

Drillers Edge drill rods help drillers achieve higher degrees of deviation and more meters per drill string.

Power of modern technology in logistics sector

By: Yolande Botes     26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An ambitious, multi-phase digitalisation and automatisation project has provided unparalleled visibility process at SA’s largest mineral freight logistics company Grindrod. Keyrus, a leading business data intelligence consultancy, used cloud-based technologies and Industrial Internet of Things... 

Power of modern technology in logistics sector

Mining Indaba Launches Brand-New Virtual Investment Programme

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / London: Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) today announced the launch of its Virtual Investment Programme, taking place 30-31 March 2021. The Programme is a new service for mining companies, investors and analysts to raise capital, pitch their companies and originate deals. “The... 

Enterprises UP Partakes in Empowering TVET Students in Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In partnership with the University of Pretoria (UP), Bambili Energy, the Department of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, and the Energy & Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA), Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) will in the coming weeks train Technical and... 

Kumi to support Trafigura with a transformational programme to bring responsibly sourced cobalt from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to market

25th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The trading agreement that Trafigura has signed with Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC) will transform the artisanal and small-scale cobalt mining sector in the country Kumi will bring its deep understanding of supply chain due diligence to assure that OECD responsible sourcing standards are upheld 

The changing dynamics of African mining and energy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Melodie Michel, Reporter, Energy and Mines The business case for adding renewables to the energy mix should be a no-brainer for African mines: solar generation is widely available and has the potential to improve the reliability of power systems and reduce the risks associated with... 

BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the expansion of the LEDTEC Range. The cost-effective ECOTEC is the new addition to the range.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The LEDTEC is an LED lowbay range designed for energy-efficient lighting in industrial, commercial and petrochemical retail environments. The LEDTEC range is optimized to deliver the best overall performance for lowbay applications. It outperforms all other LED lowbay luminaires thanks to the... 

Fit and forget these bearings - for months or even years

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is one less thing for hydro engineers to worry about when designing dams. This is if they choose Vesconite Hilube speciality polymer bearings - which can be fitted and forgotten about for months and even years. 

More Efficient Pumps Easily Achieved with New Wear Rings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Independent tests by a major pump manufacturer prove corrosion-free Vesconite Hilube wear rings safely allow reduced running clearances and improve pump efficiency. Bronze casing wear rings with a clearance of 0.3 mm were tested against no-swell Vesconite Hilube at 0.1 mm 

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