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Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 


150-year-old SMS group committed to Africa’s potential
17th November 2023

After 65 years in South Africa, German plant construction and metals processing technology provider SMS group remains convinced of the potential of the African steel and metals market as it... 


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Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM)
17th November 2023

Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM) Group is one of the leading non-ferrous metallurgical manufacturers and suppliers in Southern Africa. With its head office and production facilities situated south of... 


A large box of processed copper hangbars for a client
Loophole harming sector
17th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Although illegal mining, theft of equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of fully functional local copper mines affect South Africa's copper sector, the prevailing export of scrap copper through... 


Mkango to build 25 MW of solar at Songwe Hill
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Rare earth element (REE) mining company Mkango aims to build three solar photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25 MW at its Songwe Hill project, in Malawi, to provide sustainable... 


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Mintek’s AMAZEMET acquisition to support SA’s additive manufacturing ambitions
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mintek’s latest technological acquisition, the AMAZEMET rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development machine, is an extremely advanced piece of equipment that is expected to strengthen and... 


Macron lands in Putin’s backyard seeking new friends and uranium
31st October 2023 By: Bloomberg

After finding itself suddenly unwelcome in its traditional sphere of influence, France is casting further afield. That’s why president Emmanuel Macron will travel to energy-rich Central Asia this... 


The process sheet for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction progress continues at Araguaia. 


Process flowsheet for the Araguaia
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that costs at its Araguaia nickel project will increase by at least 35% and that first production will be delayed. 


Thos Begbie
South African manufacturer celebrates a legacy of excellence in the mining industry
3rd October 2023

Middelburg-based copper castings producer Thos Begbie has cemented its position as a leading manufacturer of water cooled copper and other components for the pyrometallurgical industry worldwide.... 


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Better communication, planning key to addressing challenges
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Steel and Technology group voestalpine High Performance Metals (HPM) plans to introduce Powder Metallurgical grades, upselling from conventional to higher grade materials where customers will... 


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Multotec opens manufacturing plant in Brazil to better serve iron-ore miners
21st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Multotec has expanded its operation in Brazil with the opening of a manufacturing facility. This enables the company to bring its manufacturing capabilities closer to its customers in the country.... 


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Rio adjusts some of its full year targets
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has continued to increase its iron-ore production in the Pilbara, with the miner now expecting full year production to be at the upper-end of the guided 320-million to... 


Image of Araguaia process flowsheet
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has received a mining approval permit for Araguaia, paving the way for mining activities to start. 


C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
12th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Rio Tinto on Monday announced a C$1.4-billion expansion of its AP60 aluminium smelter at the Complexe Jonquière, in Quebec – its most significant investment in its aluminium... 


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Couplings help mitigate fire hazards
12th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the South African mining industry being vulnerable to fire breakouts and explosions, local mechanical seals, pumps and complementary pumps product supplier Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS)... 


PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN
Through the filter of localisation, materials are produced in South Africa
Workboats advance development
12th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Lightweight workboats have gained popularity as a versatile and cost-effective solution to transportation and cargo delivery in regions with limited infrastructure. They offer numerous advantages,... 


Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow.
The way you create value is through the drill bit, Barrick’s Bristow affirms
4th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Some people say you can only grow through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) but what Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow very clearly affirms is that the way to create value is by adding ounces... 


Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow with Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan.
Barrick maintaining transition to cleaner energy, backing education initiatives
3rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Gold and copper mining company Barrick is maintaining its transition to cleaner energy and supporting education initiatives, including in East Africa's Tanzania, the company said on Wednesday when... 


Eskom's Komati power station
The rich world’s plan to help developing countries go green is floundering
25th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

It was meant to be the climate justice blueprint, the deal that showed how rich countries could help developing economies end their reliance on coal and go green. Almost 18 months on, South... 


Rio starts Quebec smelter expansions
13th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major Rio Tinto has begun construction on the C$240-million expansion of its Alma smelter, in Quebec. The project would increase the production capacity for low-carbon, high value aluminium... 


Company launches platform for CNC machining
31st March 2023

With its “cutting-edge technology and facilities”, Sheet metal fabricator NORCK says it has started providing innovative, fast and reliable computer numerical control (CNC) machining services with... 


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Continued research makes for better die-cast materials
10th March 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel and technology group Voestalpine boasts a strong footprint in the supply of metals used in various die-casting applications and strives, through continuous research, to further expand its... 


Block diagram of the Araguaia ferronickel project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
10th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has awarded contracts for the Line 2 feasibility study at its Araguaia nickel project. 


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SMS group supplies landmark project in Sweden
3rd March 2023

Metallurgical industry supplier SMS group is providing a broad range of technology and equipment for a project for steelmaking startup H2 Green Steel in Sweden. This agreement will see SMS group,... 


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Company now fully South African-owned
10th February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is now wholly South African-owned after 15 years of offshore ownership. Thos Begbie’s top four senior management, together with four other South African... 


Geosynthetics offer durability for concrete structures
3rd February 2023

Geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex South Africa’s geosynthetic solutions encompass controlled permeability formwork (CPF) liners, which are designed for concrete surface... 


Image of Araguaia process flowsheet
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that it is making good progress on the construction of its Araguaia nickel project. 


Trudeau urges Alberta to contribute to carbon-capture incentives
9th January 2023 By: Reuters

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged the government of the main oil-producing province of Alberta to use its budget surplus to help bolster tax credits meant to help scale up... 


Aruguaia process flowsheet
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has secured renewable power at a low cost for its Araguaia nickel project. 


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Non Ferrous Metal Works
18th November 2022

Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM) Group is one of the leading non-ferrous metallurgical manufacturers and suppliers in Southern Africa. With its head office and production facilities situated south of... 


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BEKA Schréder’s Omnistar Midi, Vapourline, LEDBAY and LEDNOVA range (All pictured) are all suitable for zoned environments
Lighting vital in unsafe areas
11th November 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder provides the right lighting solutions by optimising the electrical, optical and mechanical design of luminaires using contemporary technology, while also... 


An image of a freight train transports coal in New South Wales, Australia
Climate systems ‘breakdown’ predicted as coal investments surge
21st October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The coal industry has backtracked on pledges to phase out existing plants and halt new investments, putting the planet on a trajectory that could lead to a “breakdown of our climate systems",... 


Image of Araguaia process flowsheet
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
14th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has increased the capital expenditure guidance for its Araguaia nickel project. 


Agbaja iron-ore mining and steel billet project, Nigeria
Agbaja iron-ore mining and steel billet project, Nigeria
7th October 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The project entails the development of an integrated mining operation and processing facility to produce steel billets.  


An image of a freight train transports coal in New South Wales, Australia
Climate systems ‘breakdown’ looms as coal investments soar
6th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

The coal industry has backtracked on pledges to phase out existing plants and halt new investments, putting the planet on a trajectory that could lead to a “breakdown of our climate systems",... 


Alma smelter capacity expansion, Canada
Alma smelter capacity expansion, Canada
30th September 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The production capacity for low-carbon, high-value aluminium billets will be increased to 202 000 t. 


Gabisile Khoza founder of Siyazigabisa Home of Hope. Weba Chute Systems has supported Siyazigabisa for the past 12 years.
Weba takes the lead in sustainable development
8th September 2022

Weba Chute Systems’ commitment to transformation, skills development and corporate social investment is rooted in the company’s understanding that the business is not separate from society, but... 


An image of GE’s Gas Turbine Technology Center in Greenville, South Carolina
Company receives funding for decarbonisation tech
2nd September 2022

Global New York Stock Exchange-listed industrial company General Electric (GE Gas Power) announced it has secured $4.2-million in federal funding from the US. The funding is part of the Department... 


Glencore earmarks $500m for Canada copper smelter air quality improvements
23rd August 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Horne Smelter, a Glencore company, has announced a $500-million investment to improve its air quality over the next five years, reducing its arsenic emissions to 15 ng/m3. “The investments we... 


MANUFACTURING FOR MINES
LVSA Group started manufacturing valves for mining applications in 2020 and recently delivered locally manufactured valves to two African mining operations
Replacement valves supplied to gold and coal mines
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa-based valve manufacturer LVSA Group completed the manufacturing of valves for a Ghanaian gold mine and a South African coal mine last month. The orders, comprising of knife gate,... 


Weir Minerals integrates key brands in Mudflo™ pump
1st August 2022

Integrated solutions are what separates equipment suppliers from solution providers, argues Marnus Koorts, general manager pump products at Weir Minerals Africa – and the recently launched... 


Ferronickel shots produced from the Araguaia pilot plant
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
22nd July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

All major and long-lead-time process plant equipment contracts for the Araguaia project have been awarded. 


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