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Supplier replaces pump seals at coal mine
1st July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) replaced expeller seals on centrifugal pumps at a coal mining company’s facility, in... 

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Local pumps manufacturer details successes
1st July 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Submersible industrial pumps manufacturer Amandla Pumps manufactures and designs its pumps locally, enabling the company to meet specific customer demands. The company has a state-of-the-art... 

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Easy access to pump, hose flotation devices
1st July 2022

Every dewatering project is different, but most do require the using of accessories such as hosing and flotation systems. While these accessories may seem to be just that, it is essential that when... 

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Ensuring pump reliability in abrasive service
1st July 2022

Maintaining and improving reliability of pumps used to transport abrasive media can be challenging in high-energy applications with players in the oil and gas industry aiming to optimise... 

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African diamond sector set for strong growth
17th June 2022

With China being Africa’s, and South Africa’s, most important trading partner, the Asian superpower’s expected economic slowdown in coming years is a cause for concern, unless these economies can... 

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Venetia aims to address shortages
17th June 2022

Following the protests over water shortages in Musina last month, a meeting was convened between the Musina local municipality, the Vhembe district municipality and diamond miner De Beers’ Venetia... 

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Firm revamps pumps to support miners
17th June 2022

Revamping its distributorship base in recent years has given submersible pump specialist Integrated Pump Technology a solid foundation to support customers around sub-Saharan Africa. A key focus... 

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Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years, world webinar hears
26th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Hydrogen can be stored in existing fossil fuel infrastructure for years if need be, giving it the potential to become a universal energy carrier in the same way as oil is now but without the... 

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Platinum-boosted South African hydrogen electrolyser leaps ahead
25th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The proof-of-concept of the platinum group metals-boosted advanced alkaline electrolyser – the AAE ­– has been successfully completed by Hydrox Holdings of Randburg in a pioneering achievement that... 

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OEM supporting sustainable Zambian mining
20th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

As Zambian mines move to adopt more sustainable mining practices, the reduction of energy use, water consumption and carbon emissions – as per global mining trends – is a significant priority, says... 

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World Coal Association favours just energy transition to net zero future
5th May 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The World Coal Association, and its member companies, are in favour of a just transition to a net zero future, World Coal Association chairperson July Ndlovu said on Thursday. In his keynote... 

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President Ramaphosa to deliver keynote address at Mining Indaba 2022
20th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver a keynote address at the 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town from May 9 to 12. The attendance of Ramaphosa, who will speak... 

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Greater fuel cell adoption would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals
13th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The enactment by more governments of policies to enable greater hydrogen fuel cell mobility would be a massive boost for South Africa’s platinum group metals (PGMs) sector, Mining Weekly can today... 

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Green finance taxonomy to help investors make green project decisions – law firm
5th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s first green finance taxonomy will help investors and financial institutions make more informed decisions on ‘green’ projects, say Webber Wentzel’s Patrick Heron and Joon Chong. Heron... 

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Couplings demand up year-on-year
4th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

The demand for low-maintenance, cost-effective couplings has increased year-on-year, with the emphasis on ease of assembly to alleviate hours of downtime, says industrial products provider BMG... 

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Leveraging industry-leading brands improves technology offering
4th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Envirotech pumps range from pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals benefits significantly from synergies in research and technology development, as well as application knowledge sharing across a... 

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Pump rental added to service offering
4th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps products supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) has added rental mobile pump sets to its core business offering. The company had its first... 

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Pumps sector’s VSD adoption could improve
4th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

Some traditionalists in the mining sector are still reluctant to adopt variable-speed drive (VSD) technology for their pump operations, despite VSD technology being more than 20 years old, says... 

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New high-grade lode discovery at Kibali excites Barrick CEO
24th January 2022 By: Darren Parker

Gold miner Barrick Gold revealed at a media briefing in Kinshasha, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on January 21, that underground drilling at the Kibali gold mine’s KCD orebody was... 

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Suppliers partner to deliver project
10th December 2021

Industrial equipment supplier Verder Pumps South Africa, a market leader in advanced industrial pumping solutions, announced that it had been selected as one of the preferred pump suppliers for... 

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Anglo to use underground mine water to generate electricity
2nd November 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company Anglo American is planning to use water in its underground mines as batteries. The water will be pumped up when operations have excess renewable power and allowed to run... 

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Local manufacturers struggle to secure business from miners
10th September 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

The local mining industry fails to consider smaller, local manufacturers’ products, which have the potential to extend the life of equipment, reduce wear and tear and, consequently, decrease... 

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Local supplier mitigates mines’ supply chain challenges
10th September 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

The global disruption of supply chains has resulted in the local pumps industry having to increase stockholding to assist in mitigating production losses and increasing operational efficiency at... 

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Mines’ transition pushes industry to adapt
10th September 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African mining industry’s expansion and adapting in line with global demands requires the pumps industry to expand accordingly by offering various and robust pumping solutions for... 

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Novel solutions improve costs
10th September 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African mining industry “insists on value for money”, which has led to companies’ analysing entire life-cycle costs when making buying decisions, says pumps manufacturer, supplier and... 

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Robustness essential to avoid downtime
20th August 2021

Mining, drilling and quarrying equipment must be reliable and robust to minimise downtime, says Finnish hydraulic equipment manufacturer Dynaset. Dynaset manufactures hydraulic and hydraulic-driven... 

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Several pump solutions on show
20th August 2021

Pump manufacturer Abel Pumps will be exhibiting several solutions for the toughest mine pumping requirements at this year’s MINExpo International in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the US. The company has... 

Transfluid’s constant fill fluid couplings have been designed for hydrodynamic transmission
Couplings provide durable, reliable service
16th July 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s extensive portfolio of Transfluid couplings comprises constant fill fluid couplings that have been designed to withstand operation in difficult conditions,... 

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Transfluid set to become standard in mining
16th July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

While engineering solutions provider BMG’s Transfluid K Series is the most economical fluid coupling on the market, the only challenge it is currently facing is being listed as a “product standard”... 

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Mining vital to economy, can help guide country's path – President
5th July 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining is vital to the South African economy and the opportunities that exist in mining can help guide the country’s path to a more inclusive and equitable economy, President Cyril Ramaphosa stated... 

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