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Joburg Indaba to discuss SA’s competitiveness

By: Dylan Stewart     2nd October 2015 The 2015 Joburg Indaba is set to attract a significant number of mining industry stakeholders, particularly at executive level, states independent investment business Coronation Fund Managers analyst Henk Groenewald. 

Mining’s big names to gather in Johannesburg

By: Dylan Stewart     2nd October 2015 Africa’s mining elite will discuss tangible ways in which investors and industry owners can interact about challenges and opportunities in the mining industry later this month at the Inanda Club in Johannesburg, Gauteng during the Joburg Indaba, states Joburg Indaba founder and event organisers... 

Mining’s big names to gather in Johannesburg
Photo by Duane Daws
TREVOR MANUEL Will be the keynote speaker at this year's Joburg Indaba

Eqstra

By: Samantha Herbst     25th September 2015 Established in 1984, South Africa-based Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of JSE-listed integrated leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra Holdings, is the largest forklift supplier to the South African market and has the largest product support infrastructure in the region. EIE... 

Eqstra

Engineering Top Tech

18th September 2015 Established more than 20 years ago, Engineering Top Tech designs and manufactures a diverse line of openpit mine support equipment and specialised mobile industrial equipment aimed at improving productivity and safety. Headquartered in Richards Bay, South Africa, Engineering Top Tech manufactures... 

Engineering Top Tech

ALCO-Safe

18th September 2015 With 43 years of industry experience, ALCO-Safe is a leading supplier of quality electronic breath alcohol detectors and accessories in South Africa. ALCO-Safe supplies drug and alcohol detecting equipment to the mining and quarrying sector as well as to other major industries within South... 

ALCO-Safe

Wester Mineralien

4th September 2015 Established in 1998, Wester Mineralien manufactures and supplies minerals and products to the refractory, abrasive and sandblasting industries. The company’s expertise covers the crushing, screening, demagnetising, dedusting and micronising of minerals. 

Wester Mineralien

Canvas and Tent

28th August 2015 Founded over four decades ago, Canvas and Tent is a global leader in the manufacture of canvas and polyvinyl chloride-related products. The company’s client base comprises local and international military, humanitarian, mining and construction organisations. The company is a preferred supplier to... 

Canvas and Tent

Voltex

21st August 2015 Voltex is a leading stockist and reseller of a comprehensive range of electrical and lighting products, including brands from national and international suppliers. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE-listed Bidvest Group, which forms part of Bidvest Electrical and has a Level 2... 

Voltex

Trollope Mining Services

21st August 2015 Trollope Mining Services (TMS) is a Level 4 broad-based black economic-empowerment- (BBBEE-) rated company providing opencast mining, crushing and screening, and rehabilitation services. The company, established in 1975, boasts a substantial fleet of equipment and operates in the coal, platinum,... 

Trollope Mining Services

SSG Consulting

7th August 2015 Established in 2007, SSG Consulting is a project and engineering management consulting firm specialising in mega-construction projects in the infrastructure, mining, energy, water and petrochemicals sectors. Based on its broad experience the company has recently also become involved in smaller... 

SSG Consulting

BBBEE Wise

31st July 2015 BBBEE Wise is an independent black economic-empowerment (BEE) service provider, established in 2007 and born out of the need for businesses to better understand what their BEE status is, thereby empowering them to make more informed and strategic decisions that contribute to their business... 

BBBEE Wise

DHT Dynamic Horizon Trading

17th July 2015 Established in February this year, DHT Dynamic Horizon Trading offers services in the fields of mechanical and electrical engineering, project management, industrial supplies, and labour hiring to clients in the engineering industries, as well as to government institutions. The company’s services... 

DHT Dynamic  Horizon Trading

ARB Electrical Wholesalers

10th July 2015 Spearheaded by founder and current chairperson Alan Ronald Burke, ARB Electrical Wholesalers is one of Southern Africa’s largest black-empowered electrical wholesalers, playing a pivotal role in providing the essential materials required for the electrification of large-scale industrial and... 

ARB Electrical Wholesalers

The MSA Group

26th June 2015 Local mining consultancy The MSA Group’s broad service offering coupled with project experience in more than 30 African countries and on five continents has resulted in its executing between 150 and 200 projects a year for its international mining and exploration clients. MSA provides geological,... 

The MSA Group

GEFA System AB

22nd May 2015 Established in Sweden in 1989, GEFA System AB focuses on automated ventilation and combustion technology for the metals and mining industry, while also offering automated wastewater treatment solutions. GEFA is a small company consisting mainly of qualified electrical and software development... 

GEFA System AB

Ukwazi

24th April 2015 Gauteng-based independent and focused mining engineering services provider Ukwazi supplies services to any size of operation, from small mines to large-scale operations moving one-million tons of material a day. Ukwazi specialises in mine design, mine planning as well as mine engineering and... 

Ukwazi

High Duty Castings

10th April 2015 Established in 1991, privately owned South African foundry High Duty Castings (HDC) has provided its customers with more than two decades of quality components. The company prides itself on having close relationships with its clients, 40% of whom have been loyal customers since HDC’s inception.... 

High Duty Castings

Tecman

3rd April 2015 Established in 1993, mining equipment manufacturer Tecman is the largest manufacturer of custom-made rock breaker boom systems globally. For the past four years, Tecman has manufactured more than 100 custom-designed breaker boom systems every year, which are exported through its global dealer... 

Tecman

Turnkey Instruments

27th March 2015 Gauteng-based industrial and scientific instrumentation manufacturer Turnkey Instruments South Africa (SA) produces a range of instruments for the mining and quarrying industries, as well as local police and authorities. Its product portfolio includes road vehicle brake testers and window tint... 

Turnkey Instruments

Canvas and Tent

27th March 2015 Founded over four decades ago, Canvas and Tent is a global leader in the manufacture of Canvas and polyvinyl chloride-related products. The company’s client base comprises local and international military, humanitarian, mining and construction organisations. The company is a preferred supplier to... 

Canvas and Tent

Reliable Transformers

20th February 2015 Ekurhuleni-based Reliable Transformers, which was established by HJ van Zyl more than 30 years ago, is now a major player in the African transformer market. Transformers, inductors, reactors and plasma cutting power units are some of the products designed and manufactured in-house at the... 

Reliable Transformers

Ernest Electro Engineering

30th January 2015 Established in 1964, Ernest Electro Engineering distributes electrical water pumps and is a specialist in the rewiring of electrical motors. The company supplies the mining, agriculture, fishery, healthcare and tourism industries, as well as schools and sport and recreation businesses. Its... 

Ernest Electro Engineering

Exval Hydraulics

30th January 2015 Established in 2012 Exval Hydraulics prides itself on being aligned with some of the world leaders in fluid technology. Exval, which is owned by Gareth Bown, has more than 20 years experience in the general hydraulic industry servicing most sectors, and represents Hydac Technologies’ complete... 

Exval Hydraulics

Amtec

23rd January 2015 Applied Mineral Technologies (Amtec) specialises in the project management, design, engineering, fabrication and construction of material handling systems and processing plants. The company, which was established in 2001, employs a number of key people each having more than 20 years’ experience. 

Amtec

Battery Electric

16th January 2015 Underground railway control systems manufacturer Battery Electric is a proudly South African company with a focus on the design and development of microprocessor-controlled underground mine locomotive controllers for battery, overhead trolley line and hydrogen fuel cell-powered systems. Through... 

Battery Electric

Refurbished winders attractive alternative

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 Refurbishing existing mine winders remains a popular practice in the mining industry, with DRA’s specialist consultant winder systems team reporting that the majority of its clients choose refurbished equipment where possible, owing to significant cost and time savings. 

Refurbished winders attractive alternative
Photo by Duane Daws
DRA director responsible for the winder systems business, Graham du Plessis

Education at the heart of DRA’s corporate social investment

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 Recognising the need for a constant supply of well-qualified, locally educated graduate engineers and scientists to recruit from, DRA has placed education at the heart of its corporate social investment (CSI) programme, with 26 local nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) benefiting from its... 

Mintek

12th December 2014 State-owned minerals researcher Mintek was established in July 1934 under an Act of Parliament with a mandate to serve the national interest through technology transfer and research and development (R&D). The organisation works with industry and other R&D organisations to research, develop and... 

Mintek

New Oman office already bringing in leads

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 Having already established a strong foothold in sub-Saharan Africa, Johannesburg-headquartered  

New Oman office already bringing in leads
Photo by Duane Daws
DRA COO Michiel van Niekerk

Maintenance specialist upbeat about 2014 contract renewals

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 Outsourced plant operations and maintenance specialist Minopex, a member of the DRA Group, has been awarded three contract renewals in 2014, which MD Gerhard Hendriksz says is indicative of the value-add service that the company offers. 

Cashing in on Africa’s infrastructure gap

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 With billions set to be spent on infrastructure in Africa over the next several decades, a new opportunity to support mining operations and concentrator plants, which is outside its traditional focus area, is emerging for DRA Infrastructure. 

Cashing in on Africa’s  infrastructure gap
DRA prides itself on providing a ‘pit-to-port’ engineering solution – a vision that the infrastructure division taps into

Mining division expanding again

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 DRA Mining – a division offering specialised mining services and total mining service solutions – is bouncing back after the South African mining industry took a knock in the post-Marikana environment. 

Mining division expanding again
Photo by Duane Daws
DRA director responsible for the mining division, Neale Goddard

Mining downturn threatens to erode local talent pool

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 Slow growth in the South African mining industry is threatening to erode the availability of critical skills in the local industry, as experienced engineers turn to other emerging and faster-growing industries for work opportunities. 

Mining downturn threatens to erode  local talent pool
Photo by Duane Daws
DRA CEO Paul Thomson

DRA sharpens focus on international expansion

By: Mariaan Webb     12th December 2014 From a modest start 30 years ago as an electrical control and instrumentation company, DRA has morphed into one of the continent’s largest project management and engineering enterprises with operations in Africa, North America, Europe and the Pacific. It is to these international markets that the... 

DRA sharpens focus on international expansion
Photo by Duane Daws
DRA CEO Paul Thomson

Rosond

5th December 2014 Established in 1956, drilling, grouting and geotechnical services provider Rosond considers itself to be one of the leading service providers in its field and believes that providing fast, efficient, safe and cost effective services is only attainable through a close and co-operative working... 

Rosond

Maxiflex Door Systems

7th November 2014 East Rand-based Maxiflex Door Systems, which has been in operation since 1990, is a manufacturer, supplier and installer of strip curtains, protection screens, flexible impact doors and rigid impact doors. The 72-employee company is also the sole distributor in South Africa of the ASSA ABLOY... 

Maxiflex Door Systems

Bell Equipment

31st October 2014 Established in 1954, Bell Equipment is a proudly South African company, which this year celebrates 60 years in the design, manufacture, distribution and support of materials handling equipment. With 75% of what the company sells in South Africa manufactured in-country, Bell is focused on... 

Bell Equipment
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