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Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly presents Announcements. This page offers a platform for unsolicited media announcements, made by companies and organisations, that have implications for the South African economy and the business environment. Creamer Media retains the right not to publish unsolicited media statements, as well as to remove such articles from the platform. Any opinions expressed are not those of Creamer Media and no warranty is made regarding the accuracy of the content.

MacLean announces passing of founder and chairman, Don MacLean
MacLean announces passing of founder and chairman, Don MacLean
17th January 2024

MacLean Engineering is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Don MacLean on January 11th, 2024, surrounded by his family in Meaford, Ontario. Don founded his namesake mobile equipment... 


A pontoon equipped with pump flotation devices and a galvanised walkway.
Pump with the right accessories, advises IPR
17th January 2024

When a customer needs a dewatering solution, they might not always be able to specify the exact accessories that must accompany the pump to get the best outcome – which is where IPR can help. “With... 


Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa
WEG Africa applauds energy standards that drive motor efficiency
17th January 2024

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by South Africa’s government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day... 


Author:  Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Development Advisory and Impact at the Bigen Group.
Increasing complexity and cost dynamics of socioeconomics on mega infrastructure projects
16th January 2024

Many governments recognise the importance of undertaking large-scale and high-impact infrastructure projects as a significant lever to develop their people and allow for expanded access to... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation’s busy pipeline of projects demonstrates the mining sector’s faith in the company’s unsurpassed industry knowledge and depth of skills
Leading underground mining contractor serves sector on multiple fronts
16th January 2024

Leveraging over a century of experience, Murray & Roberts Cementation is working with some of the world's most respected mining companies to pave the way for safe and efficient underground mining.... 


Consulting Engineers South Africa welcomes new President David Leukes 
Consulting Engineers South Africa welcomes new President David Leukes 
16th January 2024

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA), a voluntary association of approximately 600 consulting engineering member firms, has elected David Leukes as its new President. He was elected at CESA’s... 


Proximity Detection Systems (PDS) and Collision Prevention Systems (CPS) offer crucial vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-vehicle detection capabilities
With Booyco Electronics, South Africa leads the way in PDS Technology
15th January 2024

In December 2022, South Africa implemented the Mine Health and Safety regulation focused on trackless mobile machinery. This regulation aims to reduce collisions involving diesel-powered trackless... 


Tarynn Yatras, Vice President of Sales Area Africa for Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions
Sandvik builds its base to grow lifecycle screening solutions across Africa
15th January 2024

To provide customers with screening solutions that suit their needs and fit their infrastructure, OEMs must be close at hand with the right facilities and expertise, according to Mats Dahlberg,... 


‘Disruptive Discussions’ at the Forefront of Engagements For Mining Indaba 2024, as the Event Marks Its 30th Anniversary
11th January 2024

Mining Indaba has always attracted strong representation from mining ministers, government representatives and investors both locally and internationally, and 2024 is no different CAPE TOWN, South... 


Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024: An exciting lineup of influential speakers who will engage in thought-provoking discussions
11th January 2024

Mining Indaba is the pinnacle event for promoting long-term investment in African mining. Attracting a broad and prominent speaker lineup, including industry professionals, policymakers, and... 


BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
10th January 2024

Globalising through partnerships, Omnia company BME continues to roll out its plans for expansion in markets including African countries, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. According to BME Managing... 


Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
18th December 2023

Bell Equipment Limited has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of the company's founder Irvine Bell, as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 1 January 2024. This follows... 


Yende community welcomes Kangra’s social projects
Yende community welcomes Kangra’s social projects
11th December 2023

The handover of social upliftment projects to the Yende community in Donkerhoek, Mpumalanga, was a milestone in Kangra’s ongoing efforts to invest in the development of its host communities. A... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation exco members and PMC senior management congratulated the shaft sinking crew on achieving 1 Million Fatality Free hours on the project
Murray & Roberts Cementation achieves 1-million fatality free hours on PMC vent shaft
11th December 2023

Murray & Roberts Cementation, a leader in underground mining contracting, recently marked a significant milestone in its vent shaft contract which forms part of the Palabora Mining Company (PMC)... 


ITHUBA is changing lives one family at a time over the festive season
ITHUBA is changing lives one family at a time over the festive season
8th December 2023

ITHUBA, South Africa’s esteemed National Lottery Operator, is proud to showcase a continuation of it’s national housing initiative. A passionate proponent for the upliftment of communities at a... 


Renowned Australasian industry mentoring program enhances mining careers through learning and professional development
8th December 2023

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) is proud to announce applications are now open for its highly acclaimed 2024 Mentoring Program. Now in its fifth year, AusIMM’s... 


Claudia Bompani from Irresistible Rough Diamonds
De Beers nurtures small businesses in reaching diamond dreams
7th December 2023

Forging transformation in the diamond sector through nurturing carefully selected small businesses, De Beers takes a hands-on approach that adapts to past experience. This has led the company to... 


Sanitation Rights Become Reality for Elomo Learners
Sanitation Rights Become Reality for Elomo Learners
7th December 2023

The lack of proper toilets has become a thing of the past for more than 120 learners at Elomo Primary School following an intervention by the Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) to build new... 


New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
New study by Weir highlights big energy saving opportunity in mining
6th December 2023

The Weir Group PLC, a global mining technology leader, has completed a comprehensive study that highlights a significant opportunity to reduce energy use and emissions in comminution, the rock... 


Murray & Roberts Cementation is repurposing #3 Shaft at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project to serve a dual function
Dual-purpose vent shaft at Platreef will also hoist ore
6th December 2023

In a project innovation that will allow early hoisting of ore at Ivanhoe Mines’ Platreef project, Murray & Roberts Cementation will be repurposing its 3 Shaft – a ventilation shaft – to serve a... 


Godwin diesel driven dewatering pumps are now available in Zambia and the DRC through Integrated Pump Technology
Integrated Pump Technology now exclusive Godwin pump distributor in Zambia/DRC
4th December 2023

South Africa based, Integrated Pump Technology has been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Godwin diesel driven dewatering pumps in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).... 


Hexagon receives two prestigious awards for revolutionary mine safety solution that keeps operator fatigue in check
Hexagon receives two prestigious awards for revolutionary mine safety solution that keeps operator fatigue in check
30th November 2023

Hexagon’s Mining division was twice honoured at the 2023 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, for HxGN MineProtect Operator Alertness System (OAS), the company’s solution to improve mine safety by... 


With the new lighting solution, the school is now able to extend playing times into the evening.
Smart Lighting Solution for School’s Astro Hockey Field  
29th November 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the smart LED floodlighting solution for Durbanville High School’s Astro Hockey Field in Cape Town, Western Cape. Durbanville High School was established in 1827, in the... 


A new dawn for African energy
27th November 2023

Solar Power Africa launches with dynamic programme designed to empower Africa’s Energy Future Without solar and storage we cannot ensure a sustainable and secure energy system across Africa, that’s... 


 Procurement workshop unlocks information for local business
Procurement workshop unlocks information for local business
27th November 2023

Canyon Coal heeded its host community’s call to hold a Procurement Day event for businesses around Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng. More than 350 representatives of local businesses... 


De Beers donates former diamond sorting and sales office in Kimberley to Sol Plaatje University
De Beers donates former diamond sorting and sales office in Kimberley to Sol Plaatje University
24th November 2023

De Beers Group today announced that it is donating the Harry Oppenheimer House (HOH) building in Kimberley to the Sol Plaatje University following the January 2023 relocation of De Beers’... 


Botswana’s Diamond State-owned Enterprise - Enhancing value or entrenching the political economy
24th November 2023

By: Sheila Khama In many countries, extractives State Owned Enterprises, (SOEs) dominate economies but performance in governance and development terms varies. Some are spectacularly successful and... 


 Women in Mining South Africa Launches Bold Initiative Addressing Gender-Based Violence
Women in Mining South Africa Launches Bold Initiative Addressing Gender-Based Violence
23rd November 2023

Gender-based violence (GBV) takes centre stage in the agenda of Women in Mining South Africa (WIMSA). In a sector where various initiatives are underway, GBV remains a critical concern for the... 


Multotec undertook several environmental clean-up projects that yielded positive outcomes demonstrating the potential in environmental rehabilitation
Multotec eyes environmental clean-up projects as test work yields successful results
22nd November 2023

While the modern world simply cannot function without mining and industrial operations, environmental rehabilitation is an essential and sustainable response to the man-made destruction of the... 


First Exel™ Neo shipment
21st November 2023

Exel™ Neo: World's first lead-free non-electric detonator range ready to ship Orica, a leading global mining and infrastructure solutions company, is excited to announce that its lead-free... 


University of the Free State’s Shimla Park Rugby Field illuminated by OMNIBLAST-E floodlights with lighting control
Smart Sports Lighting Solution for University’s Sports Fields  
21st November 2023

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED lighting solution with lighting control for the University of the Free State’s Shimla Park Rugby Field and soccer field. The University of the Free... 


AI and ESG Innovations Headline Micromine's 2024 Release
AI and ESG Innovations Headline Micromine's 2024 Release
21st November 2023

Emphasising a steadfast dedication to innovation, Micromine, next-generation technology for mining, has revealed its highly anticipated 2024 Release. The release introduces new features and... 


Submersible pumps have long been a staple in the world of fluid handling and pumping
Why Submersible pumps rise above the rest in fluid handling
21st November 2023

Submersible pumps have long been a staple in the world of fluid handling and pumping, with their presence becoming more pronounced, especially in particular applications like sump pumping,... 


Orica and Caterpillar announce technology collaboration to improve integrated workflows
Orica and Caterpillar announce technology collaboration to improve integrated workflows
20th November 2023

Orica (ASX: ORI) and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are teaming up to improve real-time data exchange and integrate workflows across the mining value chain. The collaboration is aimed at providing... 


New Heights for ZAC Golf Day Charity Fundraiser
New Heights for ZAC Golf Day Charity Fundraiser
20th November 2023

The Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) and its partners upped the standard once again at the 6th Annual Golf Day by raising a record R400 000 for community upliftment projects. This was a... 


Sandvik launches its most advanced top hammer tool systems 
Sandvik launches its most advanced top hammer tool systems 
20th November 2023

Featuring an industry-first curved thread design, Sandvik’s new CT55 and CT67 top hammer tool systems are the most advanced the company has launched. The unique design increases efficiency and... 


Grindex Bravo pumps are specifically designed to excel in applications where pumping fluids with high concentrations of abrasives, such as sand and stones, is required
Grindex Bravo pumps tackles tough slurry challenges head-on
16th November 2023

Pumping slurry is a demanding task for any pump due to the abrasive nature of the materials involved. The wear and tear on pump components can result in high maintenance and repair costs, leading... 


luminaires and SERIES 40 LED bulkheads ensure that the area is well illuminated to provide a sense of safety and wellbeing
Lighting Solution for Dube TradePort Warehouse
14th November 2023

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the lighting solution for one of the new warehouses situated at the Dube TradePort close to Durban, South Africa. ​​Dube TradePort is a Special Economic Zone... 


Clean water flows for Nongoma communities
Clean water flows for Nongoma communities
14th November 2023

In a power play between the ANC and its coalition allies in Maluti-a-Phofung Local Municipality, the Municipal Public Accounts Committees (MPAC) witnessed the appointment of Tumelo Thulo as its new... 


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