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South African mining remained a trillion rand industry for the second year in 2022.
Higher commodity prices failing to spur fixed mining investment
28th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The regulatory uncertainties and inability of the industry to transparently, quickly and efficiently apply for mining and prospecting rights in a corruption-free manner has had severe investment... 


Minerals Council welcomes 125% energy tax break in Budget speech
22nd February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa welcomed the government’s intervention on Eskom’s debt and the financial encouragement to stimulate businesses building renewable energy projects by offering generous... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen (left) and FD Craig Miller at the results presentation.
South Africa’s hydrogen corridor will create 14 000 jobs, says Anglo Platinum CEO
20th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s hydrogen corridor, which has been declared a strategic project, will create 14 000 jobs and consume 63 000 oz of platinum, Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen told Mining... 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi is intent on making India a global green hydrogen hub.
Green hydrogen moves by China, India boosting outlook for platinum group metals
14th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The firm embrace of the new green hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cell future by China and India is a huge twin boost for Southern Africa’s great platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment, Mining Weekly... 


Webber Wentzel highlights funding opportunity for mining companies that are doing the right thing.
Sustainable mining companies can gain from sustainable finance trends – Webber Wentzel
13th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies that can demonstrate responsible and sustainable mining practices can set themselves up to take advantage of the current environmental social governance (ESG) and sustainable... 


MANUFACTURING MATTERS
Weir Minerals Africa is the only player in the local market that has its own foundry
OEM’s recipe wins bulk of Africa’s projects
3rd February 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals Africa is the partner of choice for the majority of mining operations in Africa, winning 95% of projects owing to the company’s footprint, the scale of its... 


A photo of Schneider Electrics Building and company logo
New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies
3rd February 2023 By: Halima Frost

A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by... 


An image of DHL Supply Chain Africa MD Bremer Pauw.
Firm seeks to shore up mining supply chains
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

Global supply chains were among the many critical systems that needed to be re-examined following the emergence of Covid-19. These supply chains have yet to recover fully and, with disruption... 


An image of Battery components at Fortescue's workshop in Perth, Australia
1.4 MWh battery arrives in Australia for testing on 240 t mining haul truck
13th January 2023 By: Donna Slater

Battery and vehicle controller system WAE Technologies has completed and delivered to Australia the largest battery of its kind, ready to be installed in a 240 t prototype zero-emission... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving in Egypt for COP27.
Investment needed for outgoing coal, incoming renewables, impacted communities, Mapungubwe highlights
8th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

With South Africa having committed to transition away from coal, investments will not only be required for the retiring of coal plants and the ramping up of renewable energy, but also for coal... 


The full ABB’s low-voltage process performance motors range all in one picture
Supplier diversifies product offerings to grow in Africa
14th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Bearings and power transmission distributor Bearings International (BI) South Africa, a member of the Hudaco group, has expanded its offerings to include low voltage motors of electric motor... 


Drive solution from SEW-EURODRIVE
Specialist showcases latest drive solutions
14th October 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As the world has moved from mechanically operated systems to electronically driven and controlled operations over the past 30 years, original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as SEW-EURODRIVE... 


A yellow clutch with self oiling apparatus used on conveyor systems to prevent failures
Backstop boasts sizable installed base
14th October 2022 By: Halima Frost

Since being appointed as the official channel partner of backstop clutch manufacturer Marland Clutch in 2020, specialist power transmission supplier Novus Gear has garnered a significant... 


A conveyor system fitted with a 3d monitoring camera
Camera for material monitoring launched
7th October 2022

The mining division of integrated mining solutions provider Hexagon introduced its HxGN MineMeasure Detect – a three-dimensional camera hardware, software and data solution – earlier this year. The... 


An artist impression of a truck on a ramp next to a conveyor loading system,
Local supplier awarded conveyor distributorship
7th October 2022

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has announced that it was appointed a distributor of materials handling manufacturer Convir stockpiling equipment in Southern and Central Africa earlier... 


A large conveyor driven screening apparatus pouring material off the end
Manufacturer launches new range of mobile conveyors
7th October 2022

Mining equipment supplier ELB Equipment announced in May that it had launched its latest range of Powerscreen mobile conveyors, which offer reduced crushing and screening costs when combined with... 


Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude.
Helping world transition to net-zero carbon is mining's biggest opportunity, says Minerals Council president
5th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The biggest opportunity mining has as an industry is to help the world to transition to a net-zero carbon world, Minerals Council South Africa president Nolitha Fakude said on Wednesday. Fakude,... 


An image showing the façade of Maelgwyn's new premises in North Riding
Maelgwyn leveraging South Africa, African growth to expand business
30th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Owing to the considerable organic growth it has achieved in South Africa and Africa, mineral processing technologies and processes provider Maelgwyn has relocated to a new building, in Boundary... 


LESS WEAR, LONGER LIFESPAN
BMG’s Tsubaki SJ3 sealed joint chain series has extended bushing barrier seals that prevent abrasive materials from entering and attacking chain joints
Chain offers improved reliability of mechanical components in harsh conditions
30th September 2022

Tsubaki engineering class SJ3 sealed joint chains, with improved sealing technology, are designed to improve the reliability of many mechanical components exposed to harsh conditions in coal... 


Supplier’s equipment improves materials handling efficiencies
30th September 2022

Materials handling equipment supplier BLT WORLD’s MDS static and mobile trommels and apron feeders – which are able to screen rocks as large as 1.5 m –  have been designed for compatibility with... 


Electric hoists ensure safe and stable operations
30th September 2022

Equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s heavy-duty 10-t Kito electric hoist – which was installed in the head frame of a shaft at a platinum mine in 2014 – continues to offer safe and... 


Gear unit range for lifting drives launched
30th September 2022

Equipment supplier BMG has launched a new range of NORD MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector.... 


Company aims to expand product range
30th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local industrial equipment supplier Shumani Industrial Equipment is expanding its product offering to compete in the South African mining sector. While the company’s exposure to the mining market... 


A large blue pump used in mills and mines for dewatering
Pumps manufacturer proves its mettle at expo
16th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Multinational pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves showcased its third-generation Mill Duty Xtra (MDX) heavy pumps to the African market at this year’s Electra Mining Africa 2022 expo. 


A large yellow submersible slurry pump
New pump launched at expo
16th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Local manufacturer Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa, the South African division of global pumps manufacturer Goodwin International, officially launched its new submersible offering, the Goodwin... 


An underground mine with a pump in the shaft
Local supplier sole distributor of specialised pumps
16th September 2022

Local pump importer and distributor AQS Liquid Transfer is the sole supplier of industrial pump manufacturers Sandpiper and Versamatic air-operated double diaphragm (AODD) pumps for the South... 


Yale FD Khutso Mashile
Yale Lifting Solutions intends to create ‘intelligent motion’ to advance and improve lives
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Lifting and materials handling equipment provider Yale Lifting Solutions’ purpose is to create ‘intelligent motion’ that moves the world forward and improves lives.  It is working towards achieving... 


Middle East and Africa VP Darren Hall
Manitou Group reveals new additions to product range at Electra Mining
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Heavy equipment manufacturer Manitou will be revealing its newest Manitou Heavy Telescopic Handler Machines at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. Manitou is “committed to reducing its... 


Pic of Melco's Germiston-based manufacturing facility
Melco rolls from strength to strength thanks to bulk unit handling capabilities
30th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Goods conveying is a critical aspect of production, packaging and distribution of numerous large consumer products and industrial components, says conveyor equipment manufacturer Melco Conveyor... 


An image of the DigiMine
Wits Mining Institute to host three-day technology seminar
29th August 2022 By: Donna Slater

The University of the Witwatersrand’s Mining Institute (WMI) is set to host a three-day seminar on mining technology, from September 27 to 29, on the theme of “Turning research curiosity into... 


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