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Transnet bemoans cable theft at Pretoria Complex, rolls out diesel locos 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     12th March 2020 Another incident of overhead cable theft at State-owned Transnet’s Pretoria Complex has further crippled the group’s Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) subsidiary’s ability to deliver goods to customers on time. It said in a release on Wednesday that the Pretoria Complex, which is one of the country’s... 

Improving efficiency, safety and profits with specialised equipment

By: Mamaili Mamaila     9th August 2019 There is a big opportunity to improve safety, efficiency and cost savings when it comes to kiln maintenance, says cement kiln equipment and bricking-machine manufacturer Bricking Solutions MD Heather Harding. 

Company reduces costs, improves efficiency

9th August 2019 Technical solutions provider BMG’s global fluid sealing products manufacturer Garlock products – along with the company’s technical expertise, on-site maintenance, emission monitoring and repair programmes – ensure reduced operational costs, improved efficiency, minimal downtime and uninterrupted... 

Broadband Infraco intensifies its role in connecting SADC

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st June 2019 State-owned telecommunications group Broadband Infraco believes there is much potential in the submarine fibre cables market across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Infraco, which currently acts as the gateway for international connectivity for its landlocked neighbouring... 

TCTA comes up with power alternative amid ‘war zone’ at Mintails plant  

By: Marleny Arnoldi     6th June 2019 The Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority on Thursday announced that its acid mine drainage water treatment plant in the Western basin, near Krugersdorp, could not be reopened as planned on June 4. This was owing to an escalating security threat at the adjacent Mintails gold treatment plant, where... 

Unfolding environmental disaster

By: African News Agency      4th June 2019 A security company responsible for safeguarding a gold treatment plant belonging to Mintails on the West Rand withdrew last week, citing “financial constraints”. The evacuation, which follows the liquidation of the embattled mining company and its subsidiaries, has left the door wide open to... 

BISA Stainless Steel Strapping

31st May 2019 Banding and Identification Solutions Africa (BISA) has been the exclusive distributor of BAND-IT, the leading global manufacturer of premium stainless-steel strapping and cable management solutions. BISA offers a wide range of imported and locally manufactured stainless-steel cable management... 

Strata Worldwide: Communication vs Information networks in mining

28th May 2019 Data networks within mines have evolved dramatically in recent years from being simply a form of enabling communication between personnel to something which now must also support a range of connected devices and systems.  

Proof’s locally developed AMPgland cable gland range for safe, efficient cable sealing

25th April 2019 AMPgland double-compression cable glands from Proof Mining Solutions is an all-inclusive, safe and efficient electrical installation solution for the mining and oil & gas industries. Developed, designed and manufactured locally by Proof, the AMPgland range includes the Orion, Crater and Taurus... 

Proof Mining Solutions develops innovative tamper proof spindle

15th April 2019 When a customer encountered a problem with the removal of the restrained plug from the socket which posed a safety risk to underground mining personnel, Proof Mining Solutions, found an innovative solution. In collaboration with an end-user, Proof designed and developed a tamper proof spindle... 

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