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Central & East African Mining & Industry

Purpose-built drive solutions for African mining

29th July 2022 Motors and drives original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) SEW-EURODRIVE notes the completion of the new multimillion local assembly facility in Johannesburg has resulted in lead time advantages.  The OEM is currently delivering on a R200-million investment in the expanded South African facility,... 

Mine drives sustainable value creation

29th July 2022 The Kibali gold mine’s investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo now exceeds $4-billion and it has created a thriving regional economy in a remote part of the country by partnering with and mentoring local entrepreneurs, uplifting host communities and upgrading essential infrastructure, says... 

Project lets firm explore African opportunities

By: Mandisa Nyathi     29th July 2022 Bulk earthworks, demolitions and civil engineering service provider ICON Group states that a recent contract to install high-density polyethylene (HDPE) linings at a gold mine tailings project, in Burkina Faso, has provided an opportunity to explore projects, and entrench its footprint across... 

An image of a tailings dam development
SURFACE PREP ICON was appointed by geosynthetics manufacturer Solmax to install the HDPE linings for this project

Hurdles in Central, East Africa hamper mining

By: Mandisa Nyathi     29th July 2022 While the outlook for mining is bright, continued resource nationalism, increasing Chinese influence in mining affairs and illegal mining are significant challenges that Central and East Africa continues to face, says Boies Schiller Flexner partner Timothy Foden 

Company’s expertise wins multimillion-rand project

By: Mandisa Nyathi     29th July 2022 Diversified engineering company Iritron has defied the odds brought on by supply chain challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, by winning a multimillion-rand, cross-border project that will assist Gabon-based manganese mining company Comilog increase its yearly tonnage, says Iritron CEO... 

An image of Alwyn Rautenbach
ALWYN RAUTENBACH The semiconductor shortage prompted Iritron to look for alternative component suppliers
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