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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 

Better than the OEM forklift spares

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bearing and wear part manufacturer Vesconite Bearings has increased its efforts to develop better -than-the-original-equipment-manufacturer (OEM) forklift parts. The company has long known that its gantry support bearings, tilt cylinder bushings, side shift pads, mast pivot bushings, steer axle... 

Water cannon joins list of remote operating machines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Newcrest Mining’s Cadia Valley Operations has achieved a world first in mobile equipment interoperability - integrating a remote operated MacLean water cannon into its Epiroc automation fleet at Cadia East. In 2018, Cadia commenced a loader automation trial with mining equipment manufacturer,... 

Quality chute designs solves many plant challenges

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Often there is more than one challenge that faces a plant in moving materials, and this is one of the advantages of the Weba Chute System: it addresses multiple bulk materials handling issues at once. Among the key challenges that plants face, for instance, are spillages and blockages at the... 

Quality chute designs solves many plant challenges
Weba Chute Systems address multiple bulk materials handling issues including correct delivery onto conveyor belts.

Magic Orange introduces IT Financial Management to JSE-listed mining client

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Renowned financial management solutions company Magic Orange has won the tender to introduce end-to-end IT Financial Management (ITFM) into JSE-listed diversified mining company Exxaro Resources. Competitive pricing, an excellent track record among large international clients, local presence and... 

Magic Orange introduces IT Financial Management to JSE-listed mining client

Making the best decisions for the business

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Simulation modelling using digital twins can revolutionise the way capital is allocated and what kind of returns the business gets. 

Making the best decisions for the business

DISA Equipment sold its 3000th DOOSAN unit to TKR Operations

12th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / DISA Equipment has recently sold its 3000th Doosan machine in South Africa to plant rental specialists, TKR Operations, in a joint venture with Medkoeriers, which provides material processing and handling services at Tharisa Minerals in Rustenburg, North West Province. “Delivery of the Doosan... 

DISA Equipment sold its 3000th DOOSAN unit to TKR Operations

De Beers Group partners with Redpath to boost skills for the underground project

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / De Beers Group has entered into a Mining Service Agreement with Redpath Australia and Redpath Mining South Africa following a rigorous selection process with internationally recognised underground contract mining companies. Redpath is renowned for its operational excellence and execution, and the... 

Global Mining Projects in Progress 2020

9th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Purchase Creamer Media’s Global Mining Projects in Progress report for R2900 (USD 190) and receive a free 1-year subscription to the Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine and Creamer Media’s Research Channel Africa 

Global Mining Projects in Progress 2020

Getting the most from treating mine effluent

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Treating effluent on mines often makes use of reverse osmosis (RO) technology, but low recoveries can raise costs substantially; continuous counter current ion exchange can provide a fit-for-purpose solution. This is according to Vincent Ridgard, process engineer at Multotec Process Equipment,... 

Benefits of dry-type transformers embraced in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The steady uptake of dry-type transformers in the African market is being driven by the range of advantages offered by this technology, argues David Claassen, managing director of dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions. “We have seen wider application of dry-type transformers in... 

Africa Mining Forum announces impressive speaker line-up for November

5th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The upcoming Africa Mining Forum Digital Event taking place from 16-20 November has a who’s who of the mining sector lined up for its long-awaited digital programme, ranging from successful mining operators to vital institutional partners.  

Africa Mining Forum announces impressive speaker line-up for November

Global software summit explores the future of mining innovation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Thousands of mining and exploration professionals from around the world are expected to join a global technology summit, hosted by international mining software developer MICROMINE, on 17 November 2020. More than 25 speakers will feature in the three-hour online mega-event which will be available... 

Collaboration crucial to effective mine water management

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A unified water stewardship strategy for the mining sector is needed to address stakeholder concerns, earn social acceptance and tackle environmental challenges   “Mines should look towards forming collaborative programmes on water conservation, water demand management and water treatment to... 

Africa Mining Forum hosts Ministerial Forum with DRC, Lesotho, Botswana and Rwanda on 19 Nov

3rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A Ministerial Forum with top government representatives from DRC, Rwanda, Botswana and Lesotho during the upcoming Africa Mining Forum Digital Event in November, will give an in-depth view of how the mining sectors in these regions have fared under COVID conditions. The session will be broadcast... 

Mines keen to embrace renewables for on-site energy

3rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Renewable energy is showing its potential contribution to power generation on mines, with keen interest in South Africa and Australia; the pace of take-up in the two countries, however, has been quite different. 

Mines keen to embrace renewables for on-site energy
Andrew Van Zyl, Director and Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting, South Africa

CSIR gears up to bring relevant science and technology conversations to all in its first online conference 

3rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A South African born surgeon living in the United States of America – and one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector, Prof. Patrick Soon-Shiong – is amongst the top speakers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 7th Biennial Conference taking place on... 

CSIR gears up to bring relevant science and technology conversations to all in its first online conference

Amid Continuing Uncertainty, Investing in African Mining Indaba Announces Cancellation of the 2021 Edition and Launches a Virtual Event.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Investing in African Mining Indaba (MI), part of Hyve Group PLC, announces with regret the cancellation of the 2021 edition, due to take place 1-4 February 2021 in Cape Town, South Africa.  The event will return on 7-10 February 2022. Mining Indaba’s sister event, Africa Oil Week, has also been... 

Thinking small to get big projects right

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With favourable movements in most commodity prices against a backdrop of uncertainty from COVID-19, the minimum viable project model is appealing for small and large miners alike. “Large-scale complex ventures can take many years to develop, even longer to achieve payback and usually involve... 

New dates announced for Investing in African Mining Indaba

30th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / We are sorry to announce the 2021 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by COVID-19. The event will now take place on 7-10 February 2022. However, we are delighted to announce Mining Indaba Virtual will be taking place 2-3 February... 

Amid continuing uncertainty, Africa Oil Week announces cancellation of rescheduled February 2021 edition as event returns to November 2021 dates

30th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa Oil Week (AOW), part of Hyve Group PLC, announces with regret the cancellation of the February 2021 edition of AOW, due to take place in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will now return next year to its regular date line, 1-5 November 2021. Africa Oil Week’s sister event, Investing in... 

Combatting SA’s water crisis

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW Eurodrive South Africa’s water crises has been well documented in recent years. What has become increasingly apparent is that there is no single water problem, instead the country is faced with a multitude of different challenges which vary from area... 

Register and receive a free copy of MISTRA’s PGM Beneficiation through Hydrogen Economy report

29th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is pleased to invite you to its Fifth Annual Platinum Group Metals (PGM) Roundtable on 5th November 2020. 

Register and receive a free copy of MISTRA’s PGM Beneficiation through Hydrogen Economy report

Company offers linings, ceramic tile distribution for mining

28th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining industry products and solutions provider Aviocean Global’s primary objective is to service and supply quality and cost effective products and solutions to the mining industry, with an extra focus on aftermarket service and customer satisfaction. The company’s offers solutions such as... 

Company offers linings, ceramic tile distribution for mining

Fluid Power Valve Technologies still going strong

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established in 2006, Fluid Power Valve Technologies (Pty) Ltd manufactures the Wafer-and-Flanged Model Clarkson-type Knife Gate Valves, in sizes: 50mm – 700mm. All sleeves and parts are interchangeable. We have also developed a Polyurethane-type Knife Gate Valve for more aggressive slurries, in... 

Large customised genset for platinum mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Accommodating the space constraints of a South African platinum mining customer, Zest WEG is constructing a large diesel powered generator set to be delivered later this year. The capacity of the 2,500kVA genset will also make it the largest unit yet to be fully load-tested at the company’s... 

Global collaboration sees Minnovare’s Production Optimiser get the Mining Plus tick of approval

27th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Minnovare and Mining Plus have entered into a collaboration that will enable Mining Plus to offer Minnovare’s Production Optimiser technology to their global client base. The collaboration is part of the Mining Plus ‘Mining Rocks’ strategic pillar. The pillar's initiative is designed to highlight... 

Buoyant take on Northern Cape’s mining potential

26th October 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the prospects for South Africa’s minerals sector start to brighten, there was considerable mention of the Northern Cape’s potential at the recent Joburg Indaba mining conference. “It was encouraging to hear a similar message from major mining companies and juniors alike – that there is still... 

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