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Bearings International is looking to bring stock holding to the mining sector to have stock in the branches, at the right place, at the right time
BI to expand offering in mining sector
22nd March 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Bearings, power transmission and chain products distributor Bearings International (BI) hopes to increase its offering to the mining sector by providing various chain products to original-equipment... 

Small company secures six contracts within months of charter’s implementation
20th March 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Black-owned mining services company Mmutle Mining Projects has secured six contracts with different mining companies since Mining Charter 3 was gazetted in September last year. In December,... 

M&R Cementation awarded Palabora ventilation shaft contract
18th March 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining contractor Murray & Roberts (M&R) Cementation has been awarded a contract by Palabora Mining Company for a 1 200 m deep ventilation shaft. The shaft, with a lined diameter of 8.5 m, will... 

DAM BIG JOB Dams are lined in compliance with environmental regulations and best practice
Contractor building infrastructure at Belfast mine
15th March 2019

Construction contractor Concor Infrastructure has been awarded the job of building dams, roads, platforms and other civil works at diversified miner Exxaro’s new digital coal mine near Belfast, in... 


Monazite sand is available as a by-product of heavy mineral sands mining operations and is recognised as an important commercial source of REEs
Company secures Canadian government funding for final process testwork
15th March 2019

Canadian rare earth elements (REE) exploration company Medallion Resources will receive up to $50 000 in funding from the Canadian federal government, through small and medium-sized enterprises... 

Mines should put strategies in place to achieve the targets set by the Mining Charter
Mining Charter sets tone for mining suppliers and service providers
15th March 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The 2018 Mining Charter has increased the black-ownership target for suppliers and service providers to 50% +1%, compared with the 26% of the past few years, says supply chain and enterprise and... 

Wheel loaders help maintain order in the stockpiles
Supply chain solutions offered to coal sector
15th March 2019

Supply chain solutions provider Makoya Group has celebrated a successful five-year relationship with heavy equipment supplier HPE Africa, the sole distributor of Hyundai construction equipment in... 

DR JANETTE MINNAAR-VAN VEIJEREN When entering into a contract, service providers, subcontractors and consultants are bound by a mining company’s ethics policies
Policy safeguards suppliers and service providers in mining industry
15th March 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The predominant policy that should be in place regarding the relationship between suppliers and service providers is an anti-bribery and corruption policy, says legal services company ProEthics... 

M&R’s underground mining order book rises to R25bn amid oil and gas slowdown
M&R’s underground mining order book rises to R25bn amid oil and gas slowdown
6th March 2019 By: Terence Creamer

A strong performance from Murray & Roberts’ (M&R’s) underground mining business was insufficient to offset lower contributions from its oil and gas, as well as its power and water platforms in the... 

Aveng executive chairperson Eric Diack and CEO Sean Flanagan
Aveng outlines piecemeal sale process being pursued at Grinaker-LTA
26th February 2019 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed construction and engineering group Aveng says the disposal process for Grinaker-LTA is well advanced, but has also confirmed that the company will not be sold as a single going concern.... 

Department of Mineral Resources representative Xolile Mbonambi
Local manufacturers to benefit from Mining Charter 3's implementation
14th February 2019 By: Nadine James

Mining Charter 3 and its Implementation Guidelines have created an environment where it is possible for local manufacturers to leverage procurement capacity to drive transformation, Department of... 


The company hopes to use its signature range of products and services, such as vibrating screens, to capitalise on opportunities in the PGMs market this year
Aury Africa aims for expansion into PGMs sector
8th February 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa is planning to expand its operations into the platinum group metals (PGMs) market this year with the introduction of... 

Aveng groups rebranding strategy is aimed at having the African mining market identify with the consolidated brand as Moolmans from the end of 2019
Company rebranding to be showcased
25th January 2019 By: Paige Müller

JSE-listed infrastructure group Aveng has begun to consolidate its opencut contracting entity Aveng Moolmans and its shaft sinking and underground business Aveng Shafts & Underground into a unified... 

There are many benefits to mines hiring equipment on a long-term basis from Rand-Air
Company offers long-term hire contracts on ventilation solutions
23rd November 2018 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Hire compressors can play a cardinal role in keeping some local mines operational, especially amid ageing surface compressors that feed air underground, says portable air compressors and generator... 

Gupta-linked mining contracting firm said to be liquidated
2nd November 2018 By: Bloomberg

A South African mining contracting firm owned by the Gupta family has been put into liquidation, according to people familiar with the matter. Westdawn Investments, which also trades as JIC... 

INDOOR The upgraded SBV vacuum circuit breaker switchboard offers higher continuously rated currents
Upgrades to mine increase plant efficiency
2nd November 2018 By: Thabi Shomolekae

Mining electrical equipment manufacturer Emis Sales 2002 has completed upgrade projects comprising the design and installation of communication, automation and protection systems at South African... 

Units being installed on site
Sasol Lake Charles – a picture worth $11.13-billion
26th October 2018 By: Halima Frost

Petrochemicals and chemicals company Sasol has invested billions of dollars in the Lake Charles Chemical Projects, in the US, which entails a steam cracking plant, and ethylene oxide and ethylene... 

BOILING POINT The Lake Charles boiler facility has produced first steam
Lake Charles on track and within budget
26th October 2018 By: Halima Frost

Next year will be a defining year for petrochemicals and chemicals company Sasol, with the start-up of its Lake Charles Chemical Project (LCCP), in the US, which is earmarked as a catalyst for... 

The Shondoni headgear being installed during the construction phase
Last of four mines to be completed
26th October 2018 By: Halima Frost

Petrochemicals and chemicals company Sasol forecasts it will complete the 10.5-million-ton-a-year Impumelelo colliery - formerly known as the Brandspruit mine - replacement project by June next... 

Basil Read is using Hyundai R850LC-9S tracked excavators for a diamond operation in Lesotho
Excavators moving mountains in Lesotho
28th September 2018 By: Halima Frost

Contractor Basil Read’s mining division has added four new excavators from construction equipment manufacturer Hyundai to its fleet of mobile mining equipment. The excavators – a Hyundai R520LC-9S... 

Aveng executive chairperson Eric Diack
Aveng reports strong market interest in most of its noncore assets
26th September 2018 By: Terence Creamer

Following a series of capital markets transactions, which have helped stabilise Aveng’s precarious balance sheet, the JSE-listed infrastructure group has turned its attention to the disposal, by... 

Modi Mining owners Motlapele and Samuel Molefi
Local mining services company owners win Entrepreneur of the Year accolade
13th September 2018 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining engineer Samuel Molefi and his entrepreneurial wife and business partner Motlapele Molefi have won the Entrepreneur of the Year award – a premier entrepreneurial platform sponsored by Sanlam... 

Aveng expects to wrap up noncore disposals by June 2019
Aveng expects to wrap up noncore disposals by June 2019
7th September 2018 By: Terence Creamer

Embattled construction group Aveng expects to finalise the disposal of all noncore businesses by June 2019. Following a strategic review, the JSE-listed company identified Aveng Trident Steel,... 

MC Mining to negotiate EPC package with Chinese group
6th September 2018 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Coal miner MC Mining has signed heads of agreements with Chinese construction group China Railway International Group (CRIG) to negotiate an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract... 

M&R Cementation aiming to become leading mechanised mining operator in Africa
M&R upbeat on prospects for mining unit amid commodity cycle ‘upturn’
30th August 2018 By: Terence Creamer

Engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) is upbeat about prospects for its strong-performing underground mining unit, which was the biggest contributor to the group’s 2018... 

Ivanplats' primary objective is to reach steady-state production of four-million tons a year in Phase 1 of the Platreef project
Platinum producer optimistic about Limpopo project
24th August 2018 By: Donald Makhafola

Platinum producer Ivanplats, a subsidiary of Canadian mining company Ivanhoe Mines, is focusing on bringing its Tier 1 Platreef project, in Limpopo, into production in 2022, says Ivanplats VP and... 

New twist in M&R battle as takeover body disallows further progress on Aveng tie-up
New twist in M&R battle as takeover body disallows further progress on Aveng tie-up
2nd August 2018 By: Terence Creamer

The protracted tussle for control of Murray & Roberts (M&R) took yet another turn this week, after the Takeover Special Committee (TSC) overturned a June decision by the Takeover Regulation Panel... 

ATON’s mandatory offer undervalues company, M&R reiterates in circular
ATON’s mandatory offer undervalues company, M&R reiterates in circular
2nd July 2018 By: Terence Creamer

The board of engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has again guided shareholders not to accept ATON’s mandatory offer of R17 a share, which it argues undervalues M&R’s strategic... 

THOROUGH MAINTENANCE MBE Minerals is capable of undertaking ongoing equipment condition monitoring, maintenance and service support
Support to ensure optimal performance
22nd June 2018

With mining operations remaining under pressure to optimise plants, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers must be more dynamic and focused in terms of their overall market offering,... 

Takeover panel clears way for M&R to move on Aveng tie-up amid ongoing ATON opposition
Takeover panel clears way for M&R to move on Aveng tie-up amid ongoing ATON opposition
21st June 2018 By: Terence Creamer

Murray & Roberts (M&R) announced on Thursday that it would proceed to further develop a potential tie-up with Aveng after the Takeover Regulation Panel (TRP) sanctioned the outcome of an earlier... 

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