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Woodside shareholders back BHP merger

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th May 2022 The shareholders of ASX-listed oil and gas major Woodside have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the merger with mining major BHP’s petroleum assets. More than 97% of the votes cast at the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday were done so in favour of the merger, which would give BHP... 

Two beneficiaries of Project Ntinga now supplying parts to VWSA

By: Irma Venter     13th May 2022 Two new black-owned suppliers have joined the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) supplier base after completing a mentoring programme offered by the company. KPL Die Casting and Thekwini Wire, both beneficiaries of VWSA’s Project Ntinga, have begun supplying parts for the Polo and Polo Vivo... 

Southern Africa must be pragmatic about a zero-emission future – Miasa 

By: Irma Venter     11th May 2022 While the Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa (Miasa) supports the just transition to clean energy, the region must ensure it is pragmatic in its approach, says newly elected president Sokwani Chilembo. Chilembo is also the CEO of the Zambia Chamber of Mines. 

Pylon legs at N2 Msikaba Bridge project hydraulically jacked apart

By: Irma Venter     6th May 2022 The Msikaba Bridge project notched up an engineering milestone this month, when the south pylon legs were hydraulically jacked apart. The 580-m-long, stay cable bridge – which will span the 198-m-deep Msikaba Gorge – is located near Lusikisiki, in the Eastern Cape, and forms part of the South... 

Non Ferrous Metal Works

22nd April 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 Durban and sales centres located in the major centres of South Africa, NFM provides fast and... 

Company secures three-year agreement with iron-ore miner’s village

25th March 2022 Australian network solutions provider Swift announced earlier this month that it had secured a new three-year partnership agreement with holding company Roy Hill Holdings to service its “world-class” Roy Hill Mine Permanent Village. Swift’s flagship product, Swift Access, will be installed in 2... 

Metals sector urged to seize South Africa’s beckoning Steel Master Plan opportunity  

By: Martin Creamer     16th March 2022 South Africa’s historic metals sector employer organisation on Wednesday urged all the sector’s employer bodies to roll up their sleeves on May 19 and 20 and get their teeth into the Steel Master Plan, which is seen to have promising reindustrialisation elements. President Cyril Ramaphosa... 

Mkango subsidiary to collaborate on project for recycling rare earth magnets

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th March 2022 Dual-listed Mkango Resources’ 100%-owned subsidiary, Mkango Rare Earths UK, is collaborating with Bowers & Wilkins (B&W) Group, European Metal Recycling (EMR), GKN Automotive Innovation Centre, HyProMag, Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Birmingham (UoB) in the Driving the Electric... 

New burrs designed for foundries

By: Claire O'Reilly     11th March 2022 Abrasive tool solutions developer, manufacturer and supplier PFERD offers a range of tungsten carbide burrs, specifically designed for the foundry and castings industry. 

Company plans to expand wear parts market locally

By: Claire O'Reilly     11th March 2022 High chrome white iron foundry Mitak is celebrating its fiftieth birthday this year, and plans to expand its reach locally in the coming 10 years. 

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