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Sustainability focus in various Multotec initiatives

7th September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sustainability has become a key driver for leading minerals processing equipment specialist Multotec, promoted by its efforts in range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. Johan Robbertse, group financial director at Multotec, highlights that its ‘Our Multotec Way’ guides... 

Sandvik celebrates 50 years of Toro™ loaders and trucks

3rd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sandvik is celebrating the 50th birthday of its renowned Toro™ family of loaders and trucks for underground hard rock mines. This name has been recognized by Sandvik customers for decades, and still today, the bull figure and the word Toro™ symbolize both a rich history and a promising future.... 

Exxaro partners University of Pretoria in cutting edge technology research programme to drive safer and sustainable mining

2nd September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As part of its commitment to enhancing South Africa’s educational and technological spheres, Exxaro Resources today announced a partnership with the University of Pretoria to establish the first ever Exxaro Chair in Extended Reality (XR) Technology.  Extended Reality technology refers to all... 

Hot dip galvanizing versus zinc-rich paint

1st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Simon Norton, International Zinc Association, Africa Desk Engineering and technical staff often get confused over the various terms bandied about in South African industry such as ‘galvanized’ or ‘cold galvanizing’ or ‘zinc-rich paints’. So, what’s the difference? 

Prestigious "Factory of the Year" Competition Postponed

1st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Navigating the impacts of the global pandemic has become the order of the day for the South African manufacturing sector, who demonstrated their resilience with a promising year-on year recovery of 87.9% in April. The spread of the coronavirus, recent violent protests and looting, and crippling... 

Collaboration between Booyco & Ramjack optimises technology value for mines

1st September 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As part of bringing its cutting-edge collision prevention system (CPS) or proximity detection system (PDS) technology to the world, South Africa-based Booyco Electronics is now in a strategic collaboration with technology systems integrator Ramjack Technology Solutions. “Technology is changing... 

Weba's product measurements prove performance

30th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mines expect to see performance improvement from their newly installed Weba Chute Systems, but this needs to be measured. Fortunately Weba Chute Systems provides a scientific approach to measuring this which leaves no doubt in the customer’s mind, and provides assurance that their newly installed... 

The future of mining: how do we ensure technology is embraced?

27th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kevin Pietersen, Partner at Hogan Lovells Discussions about the future of mining are not complete without a focus on technology. Like many other industries, technology is launching mining into a new era where sustainability, diversity and innovation are the norm. In order to make mining... 

UMS prepares to bring in the heavyweights for shaft sinking at Karowe Mine

25th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With a team comprising some of the most experienced professionals in shaft sinking, United Mining Services (UMS) is gearing up for the pre-sinking of two shafts for the Karowe Underground Mine Expansion Project (UGP) in Botswana. Following the completion of the feasibility study for the Karowe... 

Using less water to control dust, the new Cat® 777G Water Solutions truck offers a smarter, sustainable way to water

25th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At mining and quarry sites, haul road dust can take a toll on safety and productivity, leading to a continuous struggle to balance dust suppression with overwatering. Built on the proven Cat® 777G truck platform, the new Cat 777G Water Solutions truck offers mining and quarry operations an... 

Full-service capability vital for reliable pump supply

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Even the best quality pumps need to be supported with a full range of aftermarket services, according to Jordan Marsh, sales manager at Integrated Pump Technology. “Reliable pumping is the life-blood of many sectors in our economy, making the choice of pump supplier a strategically important... 

LNG a critical first step for developing SA’s gas-to-power capacity 

24th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The introduction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in South Africa will be a critical first step for the development of the gas-to-power capacity that is expected to complement the country’s ambitious renewable-energy roll-out, General Electric’s Commercial Growth Director for GE Gas Power,... 

LNG a critical first step for developing SA’s gas-to-power capacity

Flowrox sells valve and pump businesses to Neles

23rd August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Flowrox, a Finland-based company sold its valve and pump businesses to Neles, a listed Finnish manufacturer of industrial valves. The deal also includes the Flowrox brand. Flowrox’s industrial automation, environmental technologies and filter business are excluded from the acquisition and will... 

Decades of innovation elevate Warman® mill circuit pump

20th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Doing duty as an integral part of a mine’s minerals extraction circuit, Weir Minerals’ Warman® mill circuit (MC) slurry pumps withstand the harshest conditions while delivering their mission-critical function. Marnus Koorts, Weir Minerals Africa’s product manager for pumps, emphasises that a mill... 

Ensuring that HVAC is not weakest operational link

19th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s hot climate – when combined with demanding site conditions – is often too much for standard heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems. This is where Booyco Engineering’s robust solutions have built a solid name for themselves. With over three decades of designing,... 

Sandvik launches microsite for MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021

18th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Drawing on Sandvik’s successful “Innovation in Mining Virtual Event” last September, the https://rocktechnology.sandvik/minexpo microsite will enable those who will not be in Las Vegas to share the MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021 experience. During the countdown to MINExpo, the first iteration of the... 

Sandvik upgrades local presence with new facilities

16th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a strategic move that will consolidate its resources and further enhance its service to customers, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has moved its South African headquarters to brand new, purpose-designed premises in Kempton Park near Johannesburg. According to Simon Andrews, managing director... 

Local company to service Phalanndwa’s mining machines 

13th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new hydraulic workshop is Canyon Coal’s latest in a long line of enterprise development initiatives. This is part of Canyon Coal's strategy to create opportunities for entrepreneurs in host communities.  Coal exploration and mining company, Canyon Coal, a subsidiary of investment company... 

Exciting opportunity for young professionals to shape their future at AusIMM’s New Leaders Conference

13th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AusIMM’s New Leaders Conference returns in September 2021 with a unique opportunity for young mining professionals to kickstart their career in the resources sector. Held in Brisbane and online, the conference theme is ‘Champions of Change’, inspiring students, graduates, and young mining... 

The Joburg Indaba 2021

13th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 9th annual Joburg Indaba is brought to you by Resources 4 Africa and while we’re holding our breath hoping that we may once again be able to meet in person, we’re also planning the event as an online experience to take place on October 6th and 7th 2021. Either way, you can expect an engaging... 

The boom in current Australian mineral exploration funding

13th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Insights by John Forwood, Lowell Resources Fund and originally published by The Asssay – here. The Australian mineral exploration sector is revelling in a buoyant period of ready access to equity funding. These joyous days for geologists contrast starkly with the five-plus year period prior to... 

Outlook strong as Weba supplies Chutes through pandemic

12th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Momentum is picking up in demand levels from the commodities sector for companies like Weba Chute Systems, who has been able to quickly adapt to Covid-19 conditions. According to Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, the past financial year certainly had its challenges, but... 

Obituary: BEKA General Manager, Wimpie Ludwick

11th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is with great loss and sadness that we inform you of the passing of our General Manager Willem Frederick ‘Wimpie’ Ludwick (14-05-1966 to 06-08-2021). When news broke on Friday the 6th of August that our beloved member of the BEKA Schréder and extended Schréder family passed, there was a sense... 

Another Lokotrack for SPH Kundalila platinum crushing contract

10th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading crushing and materials handling contractor SPH Kundalila has reaffirmed its faith in Metso crushers by putting to work another Lokotrack® LT120™ from local distributor Pilot Crushtec. The Lokotrack® LT120™ mobile jaw crushing plant, acquired early in 2021, has been added to SPH... 

AusIMM joins forces with CSIRO to bring world class iron ore knowledge from the Pilbara to Perth

5th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AusIMM and CSIRO will once again host the highly successful Iron Ore Conference in November 2021, bringing world-leading knowledge and technologies straight from the Pilbara to delegates in Perth and online. Exploring the latest developments in the iron ore industry, Iron Ore 2021 will focus on... 

AusIMM joins forces with CSIRO to bring world class iron ore knowledge from the Pilbara to Perth

Shape your plan for real results. That’s A CVA.

5th August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A lot goes into equipment lifecycle management: cash flow, planning maintenance, managing a fleet with high production. What if there was an easy solution to get support from your Cat dealer and keep your bottom line growing? Cat® Customer Value Agreements (CVAs) for mining are customizable plans... 

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Rosond celebrates its incredible team of women in mining

3rd August 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The mining industry has traditionally been a male-dominated environment. Nowhere is this more evident than in exploration drilling, where handling the drill rods alone requires substantial physical strength and dexterity, in addition to being able to load and unload heavy equipment from the drill... 

SP Mine Safety secures B-BBEE partner – BG safety

30th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SP Mine Safety (SA) Pty Ltd (SPMS SA) is very pleased to announce today that it has concluded a transaction to bring on BG Safety (Pty) Ltd (BG Safety) as its Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) equity partner. BG Safety will take an equity interest of 25% + 1 share in SPMS SA to... 

G4S: Security beyond just access control in Mining and heavy industry

30th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining is a hazardous occupation with elevated risks of injury, and the emphasis placed on health and safety has never been greater. G4S has a proud history of providing security at some of the world’s biggest mines.   Our mining security solution has evolved over many years, from access control... 

South Deep rolls out vaccination to all employees and contractors

30th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gold Fields’ South Deep Gold Mine has received permission from the Department of Health to provide on-site vaccinations to all employees and contractors who wish to be vaccinated during the week of Monday 26 July to Saturday, 31 July. The vaccination of the workforce is currently underway in line... 

IPR rebuild gives unreliable water pump new life

29th July 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a leading company in the petrochemical sector lost patience with the lack of reliability of a trailer mounted water pump, Integrated Pump Rental delivered a cost effective solution: refurbishment. The water pump’s constant breakdowns meant that an intervention was required, but budgets were... 

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