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Mission-critical breakdowns, remote technical support and mentoring are just some of the applications of the RealWear products
RealWear makes working remotely easier
29th May 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Maintenance of conveyance equipment and other regular fixed and mobile asset inspection is made easier with remote assistance through RealWear products, technology service provider Dwyka Mining... 

Company facilitates efficient furnace shutdown projects
29th May 2020 By: Halima Frost

Demolition solutions provider Jet Demolition offers specialised demolition services and machines that are easily adapted to the challenging conditions of furnace-related shutdown projects.... 

Tellap bags have two strong plastic sleeves that are integrated into the base of the bag to replace the conventional wooden pallet
Pallet-free goods transportation now an option
29th May 2020

Pallet-free bulk bags manufacturer Tellap has been developing bags for the safe and efficient packaging and transport of dry, loose and bulk products – including high-value minerals. 

HPE’s McCloskey conveyor systems have been designed for high productivity and easy mobility in many industries
System boosts operation
29th May 2020

Equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa’s McCloskey conveyor systems, which complement HPE’s range of crushing and screening plants, have been designed for high productivity and easy... 

Custom engineered Weba Chute Systems offer major advantages to mining operations
Chute design’s complexity necessitates credible supplier
29th May 2020

The prevailing perception that anyone can build a transfer chute, and that the construction is little more than platework, is one that has lured companies into thinking that chute manufacture... 

PHIL announced that production of its patented Rear Eject Body will begin in Brazil in the second quarter of 2020
Hauling solution expands to Brazil
29th May 2020

Global leader in “off-highway” truck customisation Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL) in a press release in April announced that production of its patented Rear Eject Body would begin in Brazil, this quarter. 

Accenture Africa Industry X.0 MD Eric Croeser
Nondigital mines losing out on R213bn in value
28th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

An updated version of a 2017 study conducted by professional services firm Accenture in collaboration with the World Economic Forum – the 'Extracting Value and Building Resilience with Data-led... 


Minergy have emphasised the potential in exporting of the country’s coal reserves, which amounts to more than 200-billion tonnes
SA rail can aid Botswana coal miners
22nd May 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

A joint effort by the South African and Botswanan governments, as well as their respective rail agencies, to support rail infrastructure to facilitate coal exports from Botswana could enable... 

Aspasa advises on preparing stockpiles for rapid post-lockdown deliveries
Aspasa advises on preparing stockpiles for rapid post-lockdown deliveries
6th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

Surface mining industry association Aspasa has advised its members to use the time between the reopening of surface mines and the delivery of products wisely, by preparing smart stockpiles,... 

Resgen enters into debt deal to fund rail link for Boikarabelo
5th May 2020 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed energy resources company Resource Generation (Resgen) reports that its subsidiary, Ledjadja Coal has entered into nonbinding equity and debt term sheets with Pan African Infrastructure... 

Tenova reorganises businesses
20th April 2020 By: Donna Slater

As part of metals and mining company Techint Group, Tenova has reorganised its businesses and reviewed its governance structures, with the appointment of former metals division CEO Roberto Pancaldi... 

P2E realised that sensor-based sorting, as a toll-treatment option, has benefits over DMS technology
Sorting solution shows potential in metals sectors
17th April 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Ore-processing equipment supplier TOMRA Sorting Mining has provided X-ray transmission (XRT) sensor-based ore sorting technology for two local mining plant projects on the eastern limb of the... 

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... 

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... 


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.... 

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.... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 


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... 

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... 

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... 

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Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
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Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

Schauenburg SmartMine IoT
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