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INTELLIGENT DRILLING
The Sandvik DD422iE drill offers intelligent and electric fully automated, top hammer longhole drilling performance
Intelligent drilling solutions advance underground capabilities
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The adoption of intelligent drilling technologies represents a critical step towards more efficient, safe and sustainable underground mining operations, though eco-efficient rock processing... 


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Pipe supplier introduces three food processing innovations
15th March 2024

In a world that is still adapting to post-Covid-19 consumer demand for “farm-to-plate freshness”, variety and convenience, there are two factors that continue to drive innovation in food... 


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Cap output will benefit breweries, bottling companies
15th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Leading metal crown manufacturer Coleus Packaging will produce between seven- and eight-billion metal crown closures for bottling companies, breweries and other beverage industry players in South... 


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Greater energy efficiency demand in growing food, bev industry
15th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for drive solutions specialist SEW-EURODRIVE’s energy efficient product offering is currently strong and increasing steadily with end-users in the growing food and beverage industry and the... 


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Private-equity investments could address water challenges
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Mid-market private equity firm Agile Capital asserts that investors have a great opportunity to make sizable investments in the water sector and contribute towards the advancement of sustainable... 


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Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 


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Bespoke reservoirs could enhance water security
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

In light of the water crisis and the growing demand for water supply in the country, leading solutions-based water reservoir manufacturer Videx asserts that the construction of tailor-made water... 


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Company aims to accelerate provision of basic human right
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid South Africa’s water infrastructure crisis, global water solutions company Xylem says improving public awareness on water scarcity, quality and sustainability remain crucial in fast-tracking... 


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Solutions provider helps improve production efficiency, enhance sustainability
15th March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Process solutions provider, Bühler Johannesburg, offers Southern African and global food industry players equipment solutions and services to improve food production efficiency, meet consumers’... 


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Company invests in driver, vehicle management systems
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Specialist transport group Unitrans continues to invest heavily in various event-based in-vehicle management systems (IVMS) to ensure the safety of its drivers, fleet and cargo in its chemical and... 


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Programme targets underprivileged youth
15th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Commercial fuels, lubricants and oils retailer Shell Downstream South Africa has invested over R30-million in its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) bursary programme to help... 


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Industry body condemns fuel adulteration
15th March 2024

Industry body the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) has affirmed in a statement released in January that it condemns the adulteration of diesel with illuminating paraffin. It... 


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Pipe network needs upgrading – association
15th March 2024

Industry body Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) is calling for government to prioritise an investment in plastic pipes as a sustainable solution to South Africa’s... 


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Specialised energy, water management programmes to be implemented
15th March 2024

Skills development authority, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (Ewseta) says that it is developing and implementing specialised renewable-energy and water management... 


LOCAL LAUNCH
The first products to launch in South Africa include, among others, the Komatsu single boom ZJ21 jumbo drill rig and the Komatsu ZB21 medium-class bolter
Underground hard rock equipment launched locally
15th March 2024 By: Donna Slater

Mining and industrial machinery developer and manufacturer Komatsu launched, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in February in Cape Town, three new models in its underground... 


Fatima-Joyce Packery, CEO of PF Africa Mining
Fatima-Joyce Packery
15th March 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Fatima-Joyce Packery, CEO of PF Africa Mining, which operates ferrochrome recovery plants 


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South Africa’s key export markets need to be watched with ceaseless vigilance
15th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal basket prices are dangerously down in part because of eyes being taken off changed situations in key markets. For instance, the rhodium price has suffered badly because the... 


Cape Town aims to invest R43bn in infrastructure over next three years – mayor
15th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis says the city will invest R43-billion in infrastructure over the next three years. The ten-year project pipeline is valued at R120-billion. 


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Not so quiet revolution
15th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

For several years, the roll-out of rooftop solar, batteries and inverters has been referred to as South Africa’s quite revolution. While Eskom struggled to keep the lights on and government battled... 


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Empowering South Africa’s water future: A strategic vision by EWSETA
15th March 2024

In the dynamic landscape of South Africa’s water sector, the Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) stands at the forefront of transformative initiatives to fortify the... 


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New service centre opened to back Normet Africa’s growth
15th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

To support the continued success of its African expansion, underground mining technology company Normet Africa has officially opened its custom-built 4 800 m2 service centre at the Equites... 


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Rotocarb
15th March 2024

Founded in 2016, activated carbons producer Rotocarb was established with the goal of servicing the carbon-based water purification needs of South Africa. Today, Rotocarb stands as an innovative... 


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Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A scoping study has shown the project to have very attractive economics, with results justifying a prefeasibility study already under way. 


Exxaro media briefing.
Wind generation up, solar operational soon, Exxaro reports
14th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Group wind power generation last year increased by 8% and the Lephalale solar power project is on its way to being operational in the first quarter of next year, Exxaro CE Dr Nombasa Tsengwa... 


Comprehensive lubricant range for surface and underground mining
14th March 2024

A trusted partner of the global mining industry for over 85 years, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA offers a comprehensive range of lubricants to meet the arduous requirements of surface and... 


Theta secures all approvals to start mining in South Africa
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Theta Gold says it has received all approvals to start mining at Mining Right (MR) 83, which includes the Beta, CDM and Frankfort mines, in South Africa's Mpumalanga province.   


Bushveld receives another R56m from Southern Point
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Vanadium producer Bushveld Minerals, which is listed on the London's Aim market and operates in South Africa, has received a further R56.3-million, about $3-million, from Southern Point Resources... 


The Vertrex modules to be supplied to the Merak 1 project
Trina Solar, SOLA and WBHO collaborate on 135 MW solar plant for ARM
14th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Shanghai-listed solar photovoltaic company Trina SOLAr, renewable energy project developer SOLA and civil engineering and construction company WBHO Construction will build the 135 MW Merak 1 SOLAr... 


South32 shuffles Australia lead team deck
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

As South32 prepares for the impending sale of the Illawarra metallurgical coal mine, the company has announced changes to its lead team in Australia. Jason Economidis, currently South32 COO for... 


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Innovation for development
14th March 2024

Boosting socio-economic development in South Africa through research and innovation, is at the core of the Department of Science and Innovation’s (DSI) mandate.  


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MineShift highlights the importance of advancing African beneficiation
14th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The need to ensure that Africa realises the vast potential for socioeconomic upliftment presented by the on-continent beneficiation of its abundant endowment of precious-metals and stones was... 


Speakers who participated in the webinar hosted by Creamer Media on March 13.
Local gas supplies not likely to come on stream in time for South Africa to avoid a 'gas cliff'
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Although gas is widely regarded as a necessary part of South Africa’s future energy mix, Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) head of mitigation Steve Nicholls is not convinced that a reliable... 


Work under way at the Black Rock manganese operation.
New level of Transnet transparency much improved – ARM
13th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Since the new leadership at State rail enterprise Transnet has began engaging with South Africa's mining industry, the level of transparency has been “much, much improved”, according to African... 


Unctad develops digital solution to promote new critical mineral discoveries
13th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

To prevent a production gap of critical and energy minerals amid burgeoning demand to keep global warming within the 1.5 °C targeted under the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Conference on... 


Orion's Prieska mine
Orion pleased with its interim performance
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

JSE- and ASX-listed Orion Minerals says it has successfully navigated a pivotal development stage in the six months ended December 31, 2023, having transformed from being a pure explorer and... 


Burgundy Diamond Mines CEO and MD Kim Truter
Burgundy CEO believes his diamond company is undervalued
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Burgundy Diamond Mines (BDM) CEO and MD Kim Truter believes the company is trading at a significant discount, presenting a real opportunity for investors. “At some point, the market is... 


Jupiter MD Brad Rogers
Jupiter scoping study shows strong case for North America-based plant
13th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Jupiter's newly released scoping study evaluating the opportunity to supply high-purity manganese sulphate monohydrate (HPMSM) to the electric vehicle (EV) battery market has yielded... 


Navigating the supply chain for Scope 3 emissions
Navigating the supply chain for Scope 3 emissions
13th March 2024

By Ben Selier, Vice President, Secure Power, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric It is encouraging to note that datacentres across the globe are taking proactive steps to incorporate renewable... 


Pump and dredging specialist IPR has become a one-stop solutions provider representing key global pump brands
IPR grows its offering to make customers more productive
13th March 2024

Having built its reputation as a responsive and reliable partner in the field of dewatering, heavy duty slurry pump and dredging, IPR is now well positioned to provide customers with all they need.... 


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Africa’s biggest freight rail market set for private operators
13th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

Africa’s biggest freight rail market is on the cusp of being transformed by private operators, the head of the operator of the continent’s largest rolling-stock fleet said. The South African... 


Marula announces major mining tenement expansion for graphite projects in Tanzania
12th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Battery metals miner Marula Mining’s partner on the NyoriGreen graphite project, in Tanzania, has submitted applications for eight new mining and prospecting licences. Marula agreed with its... 


Redox One CEO THOMAS GEBAUER
Tharisa launches its Redox One energy storage business
12th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Integrated resource group Tharisa has launched its Redox One business, which develops long-term energy storage solutions that incorporate the raw materials produced by Tharisa. The company says its... 


African Rainbow Minerals Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
Right things are being done with Transnet, right things will be done with Eskom – Motsepe
12th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Dr Patrice Motsepe, the founder and chairperson of diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), has expressed confidence in the direction being taken by South Africa’s State transport... 


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