R/€ = 16.68 Change: -0.06
R/$ = 16.30 Change: -0.10
Au 1789.45 $/oz Change: 0.87
Pt 952.00 $/oz Change: -10.00


SA company aims for serious growth

By: Yolandi Booyens     21st September 2012 Tyre protection chain supplier Omsa-Pewag is focused on expanding its presence in the South African quarry industry through increased product and service awareness to reach its 150% growth target by year-end. “We aim to achieve this goal through the restructuring of our sales strategies, which... 

Industry body says industry is healthy amid challenges

By: Sinette Goosen     16th September 2011 The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) reports that, even though the South African aggregate industry is generally healthy and well-managed, there has been an overall decline in the growth of the industry. 

Construction company’s quarrying projects progressing well

By: Sinette Goosen     16th September 2011 Industrial, commercial and residential development and construction company Renico Construction reports its most recent Free State quarrying project is progressing on time. The project is worth more than R9-million. 

Zambian lime producer receives new modular plant

16th September 2011 Local supplier of crushing, screening and stacking equipment Pilot Crushtec has supplied Zambian lime producer Ndola Lime with a modular crushing and screening plant that will enable it to produce 100 t/h of aggregate, to feed the country’s booming construction industry. 

Equipment manufacturer introduces new bulldozer to its D11 range

16th September 2011 Equipment manufacturing giant Caterpillar has introduced a new machine to its range of D11 bulldozers, which are used in quarrying operations.  

Industry facing many challenges

By: Sinette Goosen     16th September 2011 JSE-listed materials supplier Afrimat reports the concrete materials, construction aggregates and dolomite industries are healthy, although the demand for these materials is only evident in some provinces. 

Limestone supplier diversifies products and services

By: Sinette Goosen     16th September 2011 Local supplier of limestone and subsidiary of agricultural limestone manufacturer PBD Boeredienste, PBD-Lime, reports it is diversifying and improving its product and service offerings to supply niche markets. 

Demolition company acquires new excavators

16th September 2011 Newly established mechanical and conventional demolition company Turco Demolition has purchased three new excavators from distributor and maintenance service provider for Hyundai earthmoving equipment, High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa. 

Semimobile and mobile plants boost production

By: Schalk Burger     17th September 2010 Production capacities at many quarries have decreased considerably in the past year. As a result, these quarries are now starting to use more flexible semimobile equipment, which has quick delivery and installation times, as well as using contractors that have fleets of mobile crushing and... 

Guaranteed refurbished quarrying equipment in demand

By: Schalk Burger     17th September 2010 Mining equipment manufacturer and supplier Manhattan Corporation reports a significant increase in interest in guaranteed refurbished mining equipment over the past year because of the potential savings and shorter delivery lead times on refurbished equipment when compared with new equipment,... 

Demand for aggregates in developing countries continues

17th September 2010 International diversified engineering and mining group Metso reports positive growth in the second quarter of this year. The overall positive tone in the global economy and the recovery of demand continues in most of the company’s client industries, especially in the emerging economies, says... 

Capitalise while market 
is cooling

By: Schalk Burger     17th September 2010 The aggregate and industrial minerals sector is currently full of opportunities for companies to take over other businesses and projects, to grow their market share, says industrial minerals supplier Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden. 

Sustainable development important in aggregates mining sector

By: Schalk Burger     17th September 2010 Sustainability, as a business approach, integrates sustainable environmental use, social responsibility and economic prosperity, while recognising that quarrying is a temporary use of land. This ensures the long-term supply of aggregates and sand to society in South Africa, says quarrying and... 

New system for tracking ore

17th September 2010 International diversified engineering and mining group Metso’s process technology and innovation (PTI) business unit has developed a system for marking and tracking ores from the surface or underground mines through processing plants and into storage, transportation and further processing, says... 

Impact crusher range available locally

18th September 2009 Minerals and materials processing technology specialist IMS Engineering has introduced a range of Hazemag combined secondary and tertiary hard-rock impactors with reversible rotors and grinding paths to generate coarse and fine products. 

Training to assist with product efficiency

By: Lindsey Berry     18th September 2009 Engineering equipment supplier Barloworld Equipment has a number of training courses available to assist customers in the quarry industry to improve production efficiency. 

Mobile crushing units to compensate for fluctuations in demand

By: Lindsey Berry     18th September 2009 An increase in the use of mobile crushing units in quarrying is a possible solution to compensate for fluctuations in demand. 

Independent audits contribute to increased quarry safety

By: Lindsey Berry     18th September 2009 The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) reports that it has noticed a number of benefits for local quarries that take part in health and safety and environmental audits. 

Construction boom means growth for quarrying industry

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 In 2007, there was a total of above 1 114-million tons of aggregate and sand produced in the quarrying industry, and the projected growth for the industry is estimated at about 134-million tons of product, which will be mined by 2016, says Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa... 

Larger stone more environmentally friendly

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 An initiative by building material supplier Afrisam in conjunction with the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) is working to change the quarrying industry to replace the production and use of 19 mm and 26 mm stone with the 22 mm concrete stone. 

New crushers enter market

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 Crushing and screening equipment supplier Crushers InternationaI (CI), in an alliance with the Illanga group, of Dundee, are introducing the American imported crusher manufacturers Lippmann-Milwaukee crushers and screening and washing plant manufacturers Terex-Simplicity screens to the local market. 

Successful upgrades cater for growth

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 Aggregates and readymix cement producer Lafarge has successfully upgraded and expanded its geographical footprint in the past six months, says Aggregates and Readymix MD Ulrich Aumuller.  

Well-timed blasts produce finer fragmentation

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 Explosives manufacturer BME has been using its electronic delay detonators (EDDs) in specialised designs at quarries and mines that apply much shorter time-delays than normal, resulting in the production of a much finer rock fragmentation. 

Construction supplier well positioned for growth

By: Fatima Gabru     19th September 2008 The onsite crushing plant of a R90-million contract to supply the Medupi power station project with coarse and fine aggregate for the first phase of the project, will start delivering material this month, says building and construction supplier Afrimat’s CEO Andries van Heerden. 

Local specialist exports quarry screens to Dubai

21st September 2007 A R10-million export order to Dubai has been secured by bulk materials handling and minerals processing specialist Osborn. 

Locally manufactured machine produces results

21st September 2007 A R1,9-million investment in capital equipment would demand careful investigation before commitment in any industry, and such was the case for southern Cape quarry company Denron Quarries. 

Large contract for mining equipment supplier

By: Chanel de Bruyn     21st September 2007 The local office of international manufacturer and supplier of equipment to the mining and quarrying industry Manhattan Corporation is finalising a large contract with an undisclosed mining operation in Southern Africa. 

Aggregate producer acquires complete crushing and screening solution

21st September 2007 Earthmoving and materials-handling company Barloworld Equipment has supplied producer and supplier of crushed aggregate Raumix of Bloemfontein with a complete crushing and screening solution. 

Local supplier to represent Japanese pump manufacturer

21st September 2007 Local pump supplier Pumptron has been selected by Japanese heavy and abrasive slurries pump manufacturer Toyo Pumps as their representative in Southern Africa. 

Proactive oil analysis systems lead to savings

By: Chanel de Bruyn     21st September 2007 Local oil analysis laboratory Yellotec offers cost savings and equipment lifespan extension by implementing proactive oil analysis systems rather than reactive oil analysis systems. 

Association to focus on health, safety and the environment

By: Chanel de Bruyn     21st September 2007 Following a review of aspects of the quarrying industry and the association's members, the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa) has decided to focus on improving health and safety, as well as improving the environmental compliance by members. 

1 2
4 5
RSS Feed


Mining Weekly is a product of Creamer Media.

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Engineering News
Research Channel Africa

Read more


We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store


Advertising on is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email

View options
Subscribe Now
Free daily email newsletter Register Now