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Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Matashe during virtual media conference.
Mining may resume at 50% capacity – Minister
16th April 2020 By: Martin Creamer

All mining operations, excluding collieries supplying Eskom which have been permitted to operate at full capacity throughout national lockdown, may now resume at 50% capacity during the remaining... 


Business rescue begins for ELB Engineering Services
8th April 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The shareholders of ELB Group, which was originally listed on the JSE as EL Bateman as long ago as 1930, have been advised that the business forecast for the company’s wholly owned ELB Engineering... 


EASY ACCESS 
Ghana, Africa’s top gold producer, offers South African capital equipment manufacturers favourable shipping accessibility through the Port of Tema
Council turns attention to Ghana
3rd April 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) member companies are increasingly looking outside of the South African market for opportunities, owing to the country’s current economic... 


CONNECTIVITY

These interconnected UPS systems, with Ethernet and RS232 connectivity, can be controlled or remotely managed and monitored from the control station
Coal supplier receives UPS systems
27th March 2020

Mining system solutions supplier Becker Mining South Africa has delivered 12 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to a local coal mine to enhance safety and prevent unnecessary downtime.... 


KIM SCHOEPFLIN
To achieve efficient and productive coal processing at the lowest possible cost, there needs to be an understanding of the underlying orebody, the application and the overall process
Flexibility, knowledge assist in cost reduction
27th March 2020 By: Nadine James

The coal sector faces immense cost pressures, which are influenced and  exacerbated by uncontrollable macroeconomic factors, notes vibrating equipment solutions provider Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin.... 


QUIETER & CLEANER 
Powered by the C7.1 mechanical engine, the new generation LS312 complies with Tier II emissions standards while ensuring quieter, and more efficient operation
New-generation loader set for South Africa
27th March 2020

Orders have already been placed by major South African coal miners for solutions provider Sandvik’s new LS312 flameproof underground loader. The first active units will start rolling off the local... 


Transnet bemoans cable theft at Pretoria Complex, rolls out diesel locos
12th March 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Another incident of overhead cable theft at State-owned Transnet’s Pretoria Complex has further crippled the group’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) subsidiary’s ability to deliver goods to customers... 


BOOSTING AVAILABILITY 
The rubber lining provided by Weir Minerals has allowed for increased production time and plant availability
Lining solutions increase plant availability
6th March 2020

Two African mines are achieving increased production time and plant availability after converting to engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals’ Linatex and Linard rubber lining solutions. A... 


WATCH IT
The ARGUS WL monitoring system enables wheel loaders to accurately and safely monitor their load
Monitoring system’s African launch imminent
6th March 2020 By: Halima Frost

Monitoring solutions provider MineWare this month announced the launch of its Argus wheel loader monitoring system in Australia and the US, with a global roll-out to follow this year to meet... 


TERMS OF AGREEMENT
The mining of rare earth minerals in Namibia will be complimented by the joint venture signed last month
JV looks to expand rare earths mining
6th March 2020

Rare earth miner Namibia Critical Metals (NCM) announced details of the Term 1 planned work programme for the Lofdal Heavy Rare Earths Project in northern Namibia last month. While heavy mineral... 


BIG FAN
A cooling unit had to be installed to the drives because of the extreme temperatures they would encounter in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Drive package delivered to greenfield mine
7th February 2020

The last of nine units of a comprehensive drive package were successfully delivered to a major greenfield copper mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by drive and automation... 


FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS

The Grindex Bravo submersible slurry pump is proving its worth in slurry pumping applications, as the hydraulic components are made from Hard Iron
Slurry pump’s enhanced wear resistance reduces TCO
31st January 2020

Pumping fluids with high solids concentrations is far more complicated than pumping water. To avoid sedimentation in the system, the correct pump size with appropriately dimensioned hoses and pipes... 


Pumps supplier aims to grow footprint of ‘technical excellence’
31st January 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa is focused on expanding its footprint in Africa by growing its network of local facilities and distributor partners. “With a history of over... 


HARD WON
The company won two awards on the same night almost 10 000 miles apart
Beneficiation plant wins international awards
24th January 2020

The wet processing solution designed and delivered by wet processing equipment manufacturer CDE, simultaneously won two awards in Australia and Ireland for exceptional achievement and resource... 


SA crane company buying local, expanding globally
24th January 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African company Condra Cranes & Hoists remains committed to supporting the local manufacturing industry, company MD Marc Kleiner tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly. “We buy locally from... 


ROSH PINAH
The RP2.0 expansion at the Namibian mine is expected to increase production by 60% to 80%
Transformation under way at Rosh Pinah and Perkoa
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The African operations of global base-metals mining company Trevali Mining are big contributors to its overall portfolio and are important to the company’s future, says Trevali CEO and president... 


 	EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Multotec cannot do without its 1 600 factory workers, as the manufacture of some of its products is labour intensive
Equipment supplier advancing 4IR offering
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The development of an intelligent cyclone by minerals processing equipment supplier Multotec is at an advanced stage, Multotec South African Operations CEO Rikus Immink tells Mining Weekly. Through... 


LONGSTANDING LOCAL FOCUS Kwatani has relied heavily on local suppliers since going into production in 1976
Local suppliers make financial sense for manufacturers
24th January 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Using South African suppliers can be far more effective financially when engineering and manufacturing locally and is not simply a matter of complying with Mining Charter III, says industrial and... 


BALLS OF STEEL
Pelletised iron is made from waste dust and can be used in the manufacture of steel
Opportunities abound in uncertain iron-ore market
6th December 2019 By: Darren Parker

Where some might see cause for concern, mining services provider Ukwazi business development director Spencer Eckstein believes that the uncertain future of iron-ore demand and pricing could mean... 


HYDROSTATIC RANGE

Aussie Mine Boss hydrostatic testers are vital for verifying the integrity of water, as well as gas and oil pipelines
‘Resurgent’ sector crucial to growth
25th October 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Pumps manufacturer and supplier Australian Pumps Industries has a prominent presence in the Australian mining industry, particularly with 6-inch pumps in diversified miner Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt... 


PATENTED TECHNOLOGY
CDE Business Development Manager for sub-Saharan Africa Wayne Warren dwarfed by an AggMax logwasher plant incorporating an Infinity screen at a diamond mine site in in the region
Tailings presents opportunity for wet processing experts
4th October 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Wet-processing equipment company CDE South Africa is targeting iron-ore and gold mining operations with low-grade ore and tailings dumps, as it believes this is where potential for growth lies in... 


CAPITAL SPEND The mill expansion is estimated to be about $50-million, with B2Gold splitting this capital spending evenly between 2019 and 2020
Fekola mill expansion started
4th October 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Canada-headquartered senior gold producer B2Gold has started the mill expansion at the Fekola mine, in south-west Mali. The expansion, which is scheduled for completion early in the fourth quarter... 


CUSTOM COLLABORATION
The solution developed by Weba Chute in collaboration with Kwatani promises direct savings in terms of mill bearings, as well as less mill downtime
Local manufacturers solve gold mine’s milling issues
4th October 2019

Specially designed ore silo chutes from transfer solutions provider Weba Chute Systems will be installed at a South African gold mine to reduce mill wear and other processing challenges caused by... 


SMOOTH OPERATOR 

HPE Africa’s new series of Hyundai excavators are designed for high performance in tough conditions
Earthmoving supplier launches new excavator series
27th September 2019

Earth-moving and construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa has launched two new series of excavators from automotive manufacturer Hyundai, namely the R480LC-9S range and... 


SIZE MATTERS 

The larger VDrivePlus features advanced motor control, as the size and range of the VSD makes it ideal for harsh environments like mining
Energy-saving VSDs ideal for mining conveyors
27th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

The two new variable-speed drive (VSD) product offerings from bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) – to be launched in the third quarter of this year –... 


MADE FOR TOUGH CONDITIONS

The excavator has an operating weight of 78 500 kgs and is the largest machine in the Doosan’s range of construction and mining equipment
Excavator series well received by local mining sector
27th September 2019

Construction and mining equipment manufacturer Doosan’s DX800LC-5B tracked excavator series, which was launched early last year, has received a positive market response from the local mining... 


NEW-GENERATION TRACKING

Digital technology and smart factories will enable clients to track materials such as mined ore that is moved around a factory or mine site
Global OEMs, smart factories drive efficiencies
27th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Global original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with branches in South Africa could assist in pushing the African continent towards the implementation of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) smart... 


FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

Dezzi will expand its product range with a new articulated dump truck and joint ventures with global original-equipment manufacturers
Local OEM’s overseas partnerships boost growth
27th September 2019 By: Cameron Mackay

Bulk handling vehicles original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Desmond Equipment SA (Dezzi), is aiming to capitalise on, and boost years of consistent growth in the South African market by expanding... 


Investing in African Mining Indaba.
First glimpse into Mining Indaba 2020 programme
26th September 2019 By: Martin Creamer

The twenty-sixth Investing in African Mining Indaba – scheduled to take place in Cape Town from February 3 to 6 next year – will offer delegates new insight into issues facing Africa’s resources... 


Battery electric loader prepares to surface
Battery electric loader prepares to surface
20th September 2019 By: Debbie French

A new battery electric load-haul-dump (LHD) underground mining loader is currently being developed. The design promises the use of advanced technology lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard... 


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Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD
Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD

For over 30 years, Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD has been designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining specialist...

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Avlock International
Avlock International

Avlock International is a leading manufacturer and distributor of Specialized Fastening Systems.

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Our Easy Access Chute concept was developed to reduce the risks related to liner maintenance. Currently, replacing wear liners require that...

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SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)

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