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A Trio TC51 cone crusher with conveyer and cone surge hopper for processing material
Weir Minerals Africa reintroduces Wheeled Plant concept
8th May 2024

With the newly introduced Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP) concept from Weir Minerals Africa, crushing contractors in Africa can now move and transport their crushing and screening plants from one... 


LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 


An image of a cement plant
New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 


The abive image depicts the BMG Kabelschlepp cable carrier installation
New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 


TOMRA Mining´s brand vision: enabling a sustainable starting point for the resources that will transform our world
TOMRA Mining´s brand vision: enabling a sustainable starting point for the resources that will transform our world
9th April 2024

The mining industry has an essential role to play in the modern world and its future. In its new brand video, TOMRA Mining outlines its mission to support the industry and enable a sustainable... 


Justin Guilfoyle, Queensland (QLD) Regional Sales Manager at Finlay Australia, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in Australia
TwisterTrac VS350E delivers the goods in Australia
4th April 2024

Designed and manufactured in South Africa by Pilot Crushtec, the TwisterTrac VS350E vertical shaft impactor (VSI) has over the years gained popularity in Australia. Key to its success is the... 


Concorde Cells
Metso launches Concorde Cell flotation technology in Africa
8th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Process and optimisation technology company Metso has launched the first of its Concorde Cell high-intensity pneumatic flotation units in Africa through local manufacturing partner Betterect, which... 


Vehicle crime ramped up towards end of last year, says Tracker
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for July to December last year show an increase in vehicle crime, with a peak in November. Data from the asset tracking company also shows that a business-owned... 


Business vehicles twice as likely to be hijacked as stolen – Tracker
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tracker statistics for the period January to June show that hijackings still dominate national vehicle crime, accounting for 55% of incidents, versus theft at 45%.  However, while the... 


Mick Davis' Vision Blue is investing in Mayur Resources' Central Lime project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur says Vision Blue may invest $40m in PNG lime project
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mayur Resources has entered into an investment agreement with Vision Blue Resources (VBR) that could see the Mick Davis-led group partner with the company on the Central Lime Project... 


A large yellow grader in an opencast mine with a blue sky in the background
Sector can flourish – association
27th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg... 


Afrimat group CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat continues to weather economic shocks through diversification
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mid-tier mining and materials company Afrimat’s strategy to diversify between commodities and revenue streams, coupled with stringent capital allocation, has enabled the group to continue to... 


Image of a backhoe loader loading organic waste
EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 


Lime being filtered into a pile at Limeco's lime processing plant
Commissioning starts at Zambian lime plant
22nd September 2023

Last month, strategic minerals developer Firering reported the successful commissioning of the crushing system to produce aggregates, and the finalisation of the design work for the modification... 


Contract awarded for pilot plant
8th September 2023

Global mining group Rio Tinto has awarded aggregates, mining and metals services and solutions provider Metso the detailed design and engineering contract for their continuous pilot plant (CPP) for... 


One of Afrimat's aggregate quarries
Afrimat diversifies further with Lafarge South Africa acquisition
20th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The share price of mining and materials company Afrimat rose by more than 12% on June 20 after it announced the planned acquisition of Lafarge South Africa (LSA), including all its subsidiaries,... 


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Providing you with more than just metal
16th June 2023

At John Deere, we have always been focused on providing equipment and support solutions designed to maximise customer uptime and productivity. Our current operating model allows us to do this even... 


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High efficiency mobile trommels available locally
16th June 2023

Crushing and screening solutions provider ELB Equipment has added a complete range of high efficiency trommels that are “set to change the way screening is done in South Africa”. Its Powerscreen... 


An image of Instant Bio-Bitumen asphalt
Taking oil out of bitumen
16th June 2023

Instant Bio-Bitumen, a carbon-negative alternative to conventional bitumen derived from the refining of crude oil for use as the binder in asphalt products, is currently being tested by asphalt... 


Weba Chutes Systems secures contract to supply chutes to Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana operation
31st May 2023

Weba Chutes Systems, a leading local manufacturer of custom engineered chute systems, has secured a contract to supply four chutes to Sibanye-Stillwater's Marikana operation in South Africa. These... 


UAV expo set for September
26th May 2023

The organisers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an impressive list of more than 135 top unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)... 


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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
7th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 


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Early-stage AI integration in exploration and mining proves promising
6th April 2023 By: Nadine James

The recent hype around artificial intelligence (AI), spurred by millions rushing to explore AI chatbot ChatGPT and AI image generator DALL-E, has led to renewed interest and thought about the use... 


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S Africa a key energy market
24th March 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Despite the disappointment for the local wind industry over the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) Bid Window 6 – which did not approve any new wind... 


Afrimat moves to general mining on JSE
20th March 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Building materials and mining group Afrimat’s sector classification on the JSE has been reclassified to depict its business operations more accurately. Its classification on the JSE has changed... 


An ABP Induction services furnace in operation with man in PE near molten metal
Two furnace tech providers join forces
10th March 2023

Parts formation provider Norican’s Monitizer platform and furnace equipment supplier ABP’s Digital Services announced an agreement had been made in February to interface their products in an effort... 


Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat upbeat about bulk commodities business, as construction materials business lags
17th February 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed aggregates and mining company Afrimat's executives on February 17 reported to shareholders that the company was performing well in difficult times and that there were several projects... 


Value of US mine production jumps to $98bn – USGS
3rd February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US mines produced $98.2-billion in nonfuel mineral commodities in 2022, an estimated $3.6-billion increase over the 2021 revised total of $94.6-billion, the US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on... 


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New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies
3rd February 2023 By: Halima Frost

A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by... 


An image of Rhodes University’s Institute for Environmental Biotechnology director Professor Keith Cowan
EBRU’s systems to be used commercially
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rhodes University’s Institute for Environmental Biotechnology’s (EBRU’s) ongoing research on nature-based water treatment solutions has showcased two possible systems for commercial use that can... 


PIC lifts stake in Afrimat to 15.48%
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has increased its shareholding in JSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat to 15.48%. The Afrimat group... 


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Metso Outotec donates classroom to a secondary school in the North West
15th December 2022

There is strong evidence that suggests that quality infrastructure at schools improves learners’ academic performance and reduces school dropout rates. However, many schools in South Africa are... 


An image of RIB CCS VP Peter Damhuis
Concrete steps towards decarbonisation in construction needed
2nd December 2022

As a significant contributor to global carbon emissions, the construction industry is being compelled to adopt more sustainable practices, especially if it is to meet climate change mitigation... 


An image depicting an opencast quarry
Small-scale miners benefit from membership
28th October 2022

While large mines have sufficient staff in different roles to ensure compliance with legislation, such as quality management, smaller-scale surface mines often lack some of the resources to ensure... 


Recovering traffic volumes, new modi operandi fingered as incidence of vehicle crime returns to pre-Covid levels
28th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Gauteng remains South Africa’s vehicle crime hot spot. This is according to Tracker’s latest Vehicle Crime Index (VCI), covering the six months from January to June 2022.  With national incidents... 


AWARD-WINNING
Pilot Crushtec’s Pilot Modular range is an award-winning range of ready to use semi-mobile, skid mounted crushing, screening, washing and stockpiling equipment
Company has unique blend of crushing, screening equipment on offer
7th October 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Focusing solely on crushing and screening equipment, mining equipment provider Pilot Crushtec offers customers a unique blend of Finnish industrial company Metso Outotec’s and its own brand of... 


An artist impression of a truck on a ramp next to a conveyor loading system,
Local supplier awarded conveyor distributorship
7th October 2022

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has announced that it was appointed a distributor of materials handling manufacturer Convir stockpiling equipment in Southern and Central Africa earlier... 


A photo of OMV's operations
OMV striving for ‘smart company’ status in construction sector
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

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... 


Location map of the Santa Comba tungsten/tin project
Santa Comba tungsten/tin project, Spain
26th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A prefeasibility study has shown the project to be economically robust, complementing the permitted underground mine and offering significant upside, owing to its scalability. 


COMPACT MOBILITY
The new Lokotrack ST2.3 mobile scalping screen is the most compact mobile screener with wide screen and aggressive stroke in the company’s product portfolio
Company introduces versatile scalping screen
15th July 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Local contractors can now deliver desired results across a variety of applications by taking advantage of Finnish industrial machinery company Metso Outotec’s Lokotrack ST2.3 scalping screen.... 


Rafaella's Spanish openpit proves up
20th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An advanced prefeasibility study (PFS) into an openpit operation at the Santa Comba tungsten and tin project, in Spain, has shown that the project was economically robust and could complement the... 


THE FUEL EFFECT
Quarries can no longer absorb rising operational and transport costs, which will directly impact on the cost of mining per ton
Aggregate prices to rise with fuel price
10th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The rising cost of fuel in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is placing increased pressure on South Africa’s quarries, which are at pains to limit the impact on the price of their aggregates.... 


An image of two AfriSam employees inspecting some of the processed product
Quarrying under pressure, owing to lack of road builds
10th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A lack of genuine infrastructure development over the past ten years has reduced demand for aggregates, placing significant pressure on local quarries, says construction materials supplier AfriSam.... 


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