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Ironveld’s Rustenberg smelter to go offgrid with hybrid power plant

By: Darren Parker     12th September 2022 Project development and engineering teams from energy solutions company Enernet Global have been working closely with iron-ore company Ironveld to develop an optimised hybrid power plant that will deliver clean, reliable and low-cost power for the company’s smelter facility in Rustenburg.... 

Construction sector adds value to economy in second quarter – Afrimat index

By: Donna Slater     12th September 2022 JSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat reports that, compared with the first quarter of this year, the construction sector managed to increase the value added to the economy by 4.1% in real terms in the second quarter. This was revealed in the... 

An image of a wheel loader
Afrimat's Glen Douglas operation

Ministers follow President in visiting Jagersfontein diamond disaster area

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2022 Following the visit of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Jagersfontein-Charlesville area in the Free State, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantsashe will today visit the diamond tailings deposition dam that burst its banks, killing at least one person and destroying homes. Mineral... 

Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.
Photo by Google Maps
Google map of the Jagersgontein tailings dam, which has burst its banks.

Sandvik officially launches its new high-tech Khomanani manufacturing facility   

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th September 2022 Multinational mining and mineral processing equipment manufacturer Sandvik launched its new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, on September 9. The facility was officially opened by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Sandvik's new high-tech head office facility, workshop and manufacturing complex in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg
President Cyril Ramaphosa officially opened Sandvik's Khomanani manufacturing facility in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, on September 9. (Camera and Editing: Shadwyn Dickinson)

BME’s AXXIS Silver debuts at sub-zero Lesotho mine

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     9th September 2022 In the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, explosives and blasting specialist BME recently achieved the first blast outside of South Africa with its new AXXIS Silver electronic initiation system. BME – a member company of the JSE-listed Omnia Group – is assisting a diamond mining customer to conduct... 

An image of the BME AXXIS Silver electronic initiation system at a mine in Lesotho
BME recently achieved the first blast outside of South Africa with its new AXXIS Silver electronic initiation system

Battery Electric aiming to advance electrification of mining vehicles 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Electronics manufacturer Battery Electric is aiming to further advance the electrification of mining vehicles, the optimization of battery sizing and the charging of electric vehicles. The company intends to achieve this through the continued provision of its complete system solution, which... 

Battery Electric engineering manager Marnus Marais
Battery Electric engineering manager Marnus Marais speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

WearCheck presents ‘all-under-one-roof’ solutions hub for customers 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Implementing a good condition monitoring programme has been proven to save money for customers, as it helps to avoid debilitating, unplanned equipment failure and assists in ensuring uninterrupted productivity, ensuring components operate at optimum efficiency and that necessary repairs can be... 

WearCheck presents ‘all-under-one-roof’ solutions hub for customers
Wearcheck MD Neil Robinson speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Schauenburg promotes its ‘innovation that saves’ at Electra 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Electronics manufacturer Schauenburg will be launching several new products in the gas detection environment and will also be scaling up its real-time solutions in collision awareness. MD Lewis Mathieson explains that this is part of the company’s goal to develop solutions to not only keep people... 

Schauenburg MD Lewis Mathieson
Electronics manufacturer Schauenburg MD Lewis Mathieson speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Siemens combining traditional, digital tech to improve customer operations 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Owing to automation company Siemens’ diverse portfolio, the company can provide traditional and digital technologies in the electrical and automation space to its clients. In the mining sector specifically, Siemens Large Drives South Africa country CEO Tim Walwyn says that Siemens provides... 

Siemens Large Drives South Africa country CEO Tim Walwyn
Engineering Company Siemens Large Drives South Africa CEO Tim Walwyn speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining exhibition, in Johannesburg.

Strata advancing PDS, CAS uptake in South Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Underground mining products and technology pioneer Strata Worldwide (SP Mine Safety) will, in the next 12 months, continue to develop its project at Black Rock mine, in South Africa’s Northern Cape, which will be the first ISO21815 collision avoidance system (CAS) roll-out in the country. Strata... 

Strata advancing PDS, CAS uptake in South Africa
Strata Worldwide Africa GM Ian Cillie talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining exhibition.

DACHSER SA facilitating logistics for complex mining requirements  

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Considering that the needs of mining companies are complex and unique, with operations often needing transportation to remote locations as well as the effective management of multi-modal projects, global logistics company DACHSER is able to facilitate the movement of very large machinery and... 

DACHSER South Africa MD Detlev Duve
DACHSER South Africa MD Detlev Duve speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Yale Lifting Solutions intends to create ‘intelligent motion’ to advance and improve lives  

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 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 this through improving customer communication and by offering efficient solutions to improve... 

Yale FD Khutso Mashile
Yale FD Khutso Mashile talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Manitou Group reveals new additions to product range at Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 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 environmental impact” and has therefore embarked on a “massive” electrification project, says Middle... 

Middle East and Africa VP Darren Hall
Middle East and Africa VP Darren Hall talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

IFM Electronics seeing green shoots in automation, Industry 4.0 sectors 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 With global growth expected to climb significantly in 2022, sensor, networking and control systems manufacturer IFM Electronics says the positive sentiment is evidenced in the “high level of interest” in the automation sector, especially as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)... 

IFM Electronics new business sales head Shaun Mackenzie.
IFM Electronics new business sales head Shaun Mackenzie talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

More is possible with Pump & Abrasion’s revolutionary new technology 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th September 2022 Pump & Abrasion Technologies is a global OEM consisting of pump system specialists, focused primarily on supplying impact-reducing slurry pumps, as well as dewatering pumps and submersible pumps into the mining industry. This is supported by 24/7 breakdown and engineering support, high stock... 

Pump & Abrasion Technologies’ South Africa and Africa GM Shawn Donly
Pump & Abrasion Technologies’ South Africa and Africa GM Shawn Donly and the company's global product specialist James Pienaar speak to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Firm displays sustainable solution at MINE-ENTRA

9th September 2022 Global technology leader in electrical distribution and management ABB exhibited its safe, smart and sustainable solutions through its channel partner in Zimbabwe at MINE-ENTRA 2022 in Bulawayo from 20 to 22 July. This was the twenty-fifth edition of the largest mining, engineering, and transport... 

Image of ABB product marketing director Ettienne Delport
ETTIENNE DELPORT Plants must also manage vital process and business information if management objectives are to be met

Traka Africa to launch next-gen key management systems in 2023 providing enhanced security, serviceability, traceability 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Global leader in electronic key and equipment solutions Traka Africa will be launching next-generation key management systems in 2023, which will provide enhanced security,  serviceability and traceability for its customers and resellers. In addition to the launch, Traka Africa has “aggressive... 

Traka Africa mining sector specialist Nicolai Van Zyl
Traka Africa mining sector specialist Nicolai Van Zyl speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining expo.

Ramaphosa to attend Sandvik manufacturing facility launch

By: Schalk Burger     8th September 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa will attend the launch of the new Sandvik Khomanani manufacturing site, in Kempton Park, on September 9, the multinational mining and mineral processing equipment manufacturer has announced. The Swedish company has operated in South Africa since 1948. Sandvik renewed its... 

Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’ 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Filtration company Donaldson has dedicated laboratories for developing its own filter media. The technology-driven filtration company has led the industry in this regard, says engine air product management manager Ivan Botha. The company’s aftermarket products are classified as premium... 

Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’
Donaldson engine air product management manager Ivan Botha and Donaldson IAF division commercial manager Darren Naicker speak to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

MIP Process Technologies provides full dewatering solution to miners 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 More than 90% of water used in mineral processing facilities is recovered, which means that mines use very little fresh water, says South African process equipment sales and manufacturing company MIP Process Technologies. This, explains MD Philip Hoff, is why the company can provide a full range... 

MIP Process Technologies provides full dewatering solution to miners
MIP Process Technologies MD Philip Hoff talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa expo.

Sandvik to showcase ‘Future of Mining’ at Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Global engineering company Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions will have a major presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, with its 385 m2 indoor stand introducing a ground-breaking battery electric vehicle (BEV) to the African mining market. Virtual reality (VR) and simulator... 

Sandvik Southern Africa marketing manager Natalie Santiero
Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions VP for Strategy and Commercial Jakob Rutqvist speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Post-Covid environment brings further growth for Goodwin  

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 The post-Covid economy is proving prosperous for slurry pumping technology company Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa, who not only managed to stay afloat throughout the global pandemic, but also saw growth. During this time, the company also managed to expand its reach further into South Africa,... 

Post-Covid environment brings further growth for Goodwin
MD Rui Gomes talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa.

Miners spending big on R&D - report

By: Esmarie Iannucci     8th September 2022 Australian miners have invested some A$30-billion into research and development since 2005, a new report by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has found. The Digital Mine report found that this innovation has improved safety, driven greater productivity, delivered sustainable development... 

Howden sees steady increase in greenlit projects  

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 The market has been responding favourably to industrial equipment supplier James Howden Holdings’ integrated solutions, with a steady increase in the number of proposals that have been submitted over the last few months.  Further to this, the company’s MD, Kudzai Nyangoni says the company has won... 

MD Kudzai Nyangoni
Howden MD Kudzai Nyangoni speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa expo.

RS Components continues to support customers at biggest Africa trade show 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Leading omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider RS Components, a trading brand of the RS Group, stocks more than 700 000 industrial and electronic equipment products. Sourced from over 2 500 leading suppliers, the company provides a wide range of product and service... 

RS Components continues to support customers at biggest Africa trade show
RS Components South Africa MD Brian Andrew speaks to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Actom anticipating demand as energy projects continue to flow from REIPPPP 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 With a major increase in renewable energy projects anticipated over the next 12 months, turnkey electrical solutions provider Actom is confident that this will translate into an increased demand for products and services, especially considering the general maintenance backlogs for power... 

CEO Mervyn Naidoo
Actom CEO Mervyn Naidoo speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Kal Tire exhibits prototype technologies at Electra

By: Darren Parker     8th September 2022 At this year’s Electra Mining exhibition in Johannesburg, Canadian tyre company Kal Tire is showcasing prototypes for two unique tools that aim to improve safety and reduce unnecessary waste and expenditure in the tyre management space in mining. The first of these, named Wheel Inspection, will... 

Kal Tire's autonomous tyre inspection technology

QRC welcomes Qld skill support

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th September 2022 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the state government’s new ten-year job strategy, which is aimed at addressing severe critical skills shortage. The strategy was developed in consultation with industry, including the minerals and energy sector, and will focus on providing... 

Brasco emphasizes the importance of dust-control, filtration equipment management 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 A combination of lost knowledge and the loss of skilled workers has caused many companies to neglect maintenance of dust-control equipment, which industrial filtration company, Brasco Group, stresses is “an unfortunate situation that most industrial companies find themselves in”. “Industrial dust... 

A photo of Brasco's logo
Brasco Industrial Filtration divisional manager Hanru Coetzee talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

FLSmidth focusing on ‘MissionZero’ at Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 Global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions to the minerals processing industry FLSmidth will be using this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to demonstrate the progress it is making in realising its MissionZero strategy, an ambitious programme which aims at allowing mines and... 

A graphic of a MissionZero operation
FLSmidth VP for mining Alistair McKay speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Zest WEG poised for African growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive footprint in the African market. “We now have six manufacturing facilities in Gauteng and Cape Town,... 

A photo of Zest WEG equipment being delivered
Zest WEG CEO Eduardo Werninghaus talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

OMV striving for ‘smart company’ status in construction sector 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th September 2022 Having grown into a substantial business in the sectors in which it operates, aggregate supplier OMV believes the secret of its success lay in the company’s provision of optimum solutions for the needs of its customers. Compared to other sectors, the company managed to survive the pandemic with... 

A photo of OMV's operations
OMV MD Oscar Goudriaan talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Hydra Arc eyeing mining industry, international markets 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th September 2022 Although there are many benefits when partnering with steel fabricator Hydra Arc, engineering manager Matthew Alfonso says the company’s “unique service” remains core to its management philosophy, as this means that “all layers of management are required at the coal face to support employees,... 

A photo of Hydra Arc's employees at work
Hydra Arc engineering manager Matthew Alfonso speaks to Creamer Media about the company's unique service. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Capital secures expanded services contract at B2Gold's Fekola mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th September 2022 London-listed mining services company Capital has been awarded an expanded drilling services contract at gold miner B2Gold's Fekola mine, in Mali. The expanded contract will apply until the end of 2024 and services now include diamond and reverse circulation drilling, as well as grade control... 

Sandvik launches zero-emission battery-electric underground mining truck in Africa  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th September 2022 Original-equipment manufacturer Sandvik on September 5 officially unveiled its 65-t-capacity zero-emission battery-electric truck, the Sandvik TH665B, at Electra Mining Africa in Johannesburg. The group notes that this is the world’s largest-capacity battery-electric truck for underground mining. 

An image of part of the Sandvik TH665B
Photo by Creamer Media's Tasneem Bulbulia
The Sandvik TH665B is unveiled at Electra Mining

ESAB moving into new 5 000 m2 facility owing to significant growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th September 2022 Welding company ESAB will be moving into its new state-of-the-art 5 000 m2 facility in November - a move that’s largely motivated by the company experiencing “significant growth” over the last four years. The new facility will allow the company to improve its product and service offering to its... 

PIC OF ESAB GM Chris Eibl
ESAB Welding GM Chris Eibl talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining 2022. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Jacobs Transport’s young, compliant fleet shifts to bigger business premises 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th September 2022 Transportation service provider Jacobs Transport has outgrown its current yard space and will be redesigning the company’s modus operandi to conform with business requirement flow. The company talks to Creamer Media about this, and more, at this year's Electra Mining Africa exhibition. 

Jacobs Transport's Lee-Ann Courvoisier
Jacobs Transport's Lee-Ann Courvoisier and Billy Meysel talk to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa exhibition. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Multotec technology assists in achieving ESG goals 

By: Simone Liedtke     6th September 2022 South Africa-based minerals processing equipment specialist Multotec will have a strong presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa (EMA) exhibition, and will have its in-house experts on hand to brief visitors on the company’s comprehensive line-up of minerals processing equipment. Multotec... 

Multotec South African operations CEO Rikus Immink
Multotec South African operations CEO Rikus Immink speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa. Video: Creamer Media's Shadwyn Boyd. Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.
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