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BlueRock announces board shuffle, including new CEO
14th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed diamond producer BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei diamond mine in Kimberley, South Africa, has announced that board member Mike Houston has stepped down with... 


Brelko sales and service manager for Africa Jacques du Randt
Brelko using post-pandemic era to streamline manufacturing processes
13th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

While the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many companies, industrial engineer Brelko has used the global pandemic to streamline its processes in manufacturing. “There seems to be a buzz in... 


A smelting operation
South African business formations make joint appeal for carbon-tax relief
13th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Several organised business formations have outlined six recommendations in a joint position statement on carbon tax, which they argue will improve the carbon tax proposals in the Taxation Laws... 


IAS expects 2022 to exceed 2021 business levels
IAS expects 2022 to exceed 2021 business levels
13th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With 2022 set to exceed business levels of 2021, compressed air solutions provider Integrated Air Solutions (IAS) says that tailwinds from the strong mining cycle and related projects have... 


TLT-Turbo Africa products, sales and marketing head for sub-Saharan Africa Vusi Madlopha
TLT-Turbo Africa focusing on providing clean air to advance mining operations’ success
8th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With mining being the most important sector for technology-driven ventilation systems provider and manufacturer TLT-Turbo Africa’s products, sales and marketing head for sub-Saharan Africa Vusi... 


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FLSmidth focusing on ‘MissionZero’ at Electra Mining
7th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions to the minerals processing industry FLSmidth will be using this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to demonstrate the progress it is... 


A photo of a green hydrogen installation power by solar and wind energy
The world needs Africa’s green hydrogen to decarbonise, conference delegates told
6th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

The world cannot decarbonise without Africa’s production of green hydrogen, hydrogen fuel cell company Hypowa CEO and trade association African Hydrogen Partnership SG and cofounder Siegfried... 


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... 


AESSEAL South Africa helps group reach ‘beyond Net Zero’
6th September 2022

AES Engineering Ltd, the parent group for AESSEAL (Pty) Ltd, Johannesburg, went beyond Net Zero in 2021, with its global business activities delivering C02e savings equivalent to the environmental... 


Metal plants feeding Europe’s factories are in existential crisis
Metal plants feeding Europe’s factories are in existential crisis
5th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

In the aluminum industry, closing a smelter is an agonizing decision. Once power is cut and the production “pots” settle back to room temperature, it can take many months and tens of millions of... 


India’s Adani is first Asian to become world’s third-richest person
2nd September 2022 By: Bloomberg

Few outside of India had heard of Gautam Adani a couple of years ago. Now the Indian tycoon, a college dropout who first tried his luck as a diamond trader before turning to coal and eventually... 


Enduron® HPGR – the principal choice in iron ore
2nd September 2022

Weir Minerals’ high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) technology is fast becoming the staple for an increasingly diverse range of hard rock mining applications. Although iron ore accounts for the... 


Complete electrification solutions from mine to port
1st September 2022

We start with the best people, engineering expertise, and over a century of know-how in mine automation and electrification. Our customers’ vision, tasks, and needs define our integrated digital... 


Pic of Melco's Germiston-based manufacturing facility
Melco rolls from strength to strength thanks to bulk unit handling capabilities
30th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Goods conveying is a critical aspect of production, packaging and distribution of numerous large consumer products and industrial components, says conveyor equipment manufacturer Melco Conveyor... 


Pittong upgrades promise more kaolin for Suvo
26th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A strategic review into the Pittong kaolin project, in Victoria, has validated a 60 000 t/y processing capacity for owner Suvo Strategic Metals. The ASX-listed company on Friday said that with an... 


Joburg replacing asbestos-cement pipes
26th August 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Joburg Water is implementing an urgent short- to medium-term plan to replace old asbestos cement piping infrastructure with either unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or steel pipes in the... 


AfriSam - She makes a difference
AfriSam - She makes a difference
26th August 2022

With people being at the centre of our value system, we take great pride in sharing some of our remarkable women with you. Boldly making a difference in our business with commitment, passion and... 


FLsmidth
FLSmidth
25th August 2022

FLSmidth provides sustainable productivity to the global mining and cement industries. We deliver market-leading engineering, equipment and service solutions that enable our customers to improve... 


Lefa's power plant
Nordgold launches 33 MW power plant at Guinea mine
24th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

Gold producer Nordgold has launched a new 33 MW power plant at its Lefa gold mine, in Guinea. The $30-million project was designed and built by Chinese manufacturing service group SUMEC – a... 


LOCALLY MADE While FLSmidth is a global group, much of the equipment that will be featured on its Electra Mining stand is produced in South Africa, either in whole or in part, at its Delmas SuperCenter.
MissionZero: Helping mines achieve zero emissions
19th August 2022

Minerals processing equipment and solutions provider FLSmidth is making progress in realising its MissionZero strategy, an ambitious programme which aims to help mines and process plants to achieve... 


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Brasco Group extends its industrial filtration range
19th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Despite the challenging times being experienced globally and in our own back yard, some companies have discovered pockets of gold within niche industries that are allowing them to thrive. The... 


Call for applications for funding for developing the hydrogen economy in South Africa.
South Africans called on to apply for funding to build South Africa’s hydrogen economy
19th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

A call for funding applications to be submitted for the development of the hydrogen economy is made in an advertisement placed today by South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), an entity... 


The future of coal in South Africa
The future of coal in South Africa
17th August 2022

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” (M. Wheatley)  


stockpiles at Rukwa
Tanzania company to produce, sell coal from Rukwa mine on behalf of Edenville
16th August 2022 By: Darren Parker

London-listed Edenville Energy has signed a 12-month agreement for Brahma Energies to produce and sell at least 4 000 t a month of washed coal from Edenville’s Rukwa coal project, in Tanzania.... 


India buys discounted Venezuelan petcoke to replace coal
16th August 2022 By: Reuters

Indian companies are importing significant volumes of petroleum coke from Venezuela for the first time, trade sources and shipping data show, as the OPEC nation boosts exports not specifically... 


Indian companies swapping dollar for Asian currencies to buy Russian coal
12th August 2022 By: Reuters

 Indian companies are using Asian currencies more often to pay for Russian coal imports, according to customs documents and industry sources, avoiding the US dollar and cutting the risk of... 


Russia becomes India's third-largest coal supplier in July, Coalmint data shows
5th August 2022 By: Reuters

Russia became India's third-largest coal supplier in July, with imports rising by over a fifth compared with June to a record 2.06-million tonnes, data from Indian consultancy Coalmint showed.... 


Strategy outlines constructive value of wood
5th August 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The University of Pretoria (UP) has played a significant part in the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) Promotion of Timber Construction Steering Committee, which aims to... 


An image of Cement & Concrete SA CEO Bryan Perrie
Concrete parking lots offer numerous benefits
5th August 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

While the initial construction cost of concrete parking is slightly higher, compared to asphalt parking, the maintenance costs of the former, for commercial and industrial properties, are minimal,... 


ZAC hands over new ablution blocks to Kwanyoni Primary School 
1st August 2022

The new, permanent ablution facilities will improve health and hygiene standards at the school. The handover forms part of ZAC’s Social and Labour Plan.  Zululand Anthracite Colliery handed over... 


Thacker Pass appeal decision due soon
22nd July 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Early works construction of the Thacker Pass lithium project, in Nevada, remains on track to start this year, with all permits in place to get construction under way, developer Lithium Americas... 


Shell workers face lockout at Prelude
21st July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) has warned that plans by energy major Shell to enact a lock-out of striking workers at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility would endanger... 


A group of compressors from the ELGi AB oil free range all stood together on display
Compressors delivered to cement factory
15th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Compressed air solutions provider Integrated Air Solutions (IAS) has successfully delivered and commissioned two compressors, from air-compressor manufacturer ELGi, to one of South Africa’s largest... 


Two large  air dryers from the Sahara range of compressed stood along side one another air dryers is being used for clean instrument air at a cement plant
Compressor range well received by market
15th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Compressed-air equipment manufacturer Artic Driers’ newly released Sahara range, comprising low dewpoint compressed-air dryers, has been well received by clients in various sectors, Artic Driers... 


Brazil eases rule on lithium exports amid rising demand
Brazil eases rule on lithium exports amid rising demand
8th July 2022 By: Reuters

Brazil relaxed rules on lithium exports in a bid to cement itself as a global supplier and tap into surging demand for the metal used in electric vehicle batteries. Mines and Energy Ministry... 


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GE Gas Power addresses the energy trilemma to foster a more sustainable energy transition in mining operations
6th July 2022

Multinational industrial company General Electric (GE) has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector. 


FLSmidth to focus on MissionZero at Electra Mining
4th July 2022

FLSmidth, a global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions to the minerals processing industry, will be using this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to demonstrate the progress it is... 


Renergen strikes new gas blower named Gandalf, making progress on plant
30th June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

ASX- and JSE-listed natural gas and helium producer Renergen announced a new gas blower named Gandalf at its Virginia gas project, in South Africa’s Free State province, after gas was intersected... 


GreenYellow secures contracts with Retailability, PPC Cement in South Africa
24th June 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Energy efficiency, services and solar photovoltaic solutions company GreenYellow has secured two contracts in South Africa, including a seven-year energy efficiency partnership agreement with... 


Changes afoot as Lake moves to cement North American position
20th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Lake Resources has appointed chairperson Stu Crow as executive chairperson to oversee the company’s transition to serve North American and Asian supply chains, with MD Steve Promnitz to... 


Image of CCSA CEO Bryan Perrie
Industry body stresses need for import protection
17th June 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction industry body Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) is interacting with government to legislate anti-import dumping tariffs and protection for local cement materials and products. “We... 


Image of CCSA business development manager Hanlie Turner
Industry body initiatives boost research, skills building
17th June 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Since the launch of the Cement & Concrete South Africa (CCSA) last year, the organisation has hosted a range of educational and concrete research and development initiatives to promote research,... 


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SSAB
17th June 2022

Global steel company SSAB is a leader in high-strength and wear resistant steels and related services. SSAB offers a comprehensive range of internationally-recognised brands, including the highly... 


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