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Commodities surge boosts demand

By: Tracy Hancock     5th August 2022 The global increase in commodity prices is motivating local mines to spend capital on new and existing projects, while the long delivery times of imported products have shifted their focus to South African-manufactured valves, says slurry-related valves manufacturer Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS)... 

Transnet to issue big locomotive tender in August as it clears legal hurdles  

By: Terence Creamer     27th July 2022 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet intends launching its much-anticipated tender for new locomotives in August having recorded a 5.6% drop in rail volumes last year as a result of a combination of locomotive shortages and serious operational and security problems. The group lost a total... 

Supplier leveraging industry experience to carve out market segment

By: Simone Liedtke     27th July 2022 Industrial equipment supplier Caslad is leveraging its industry experience and contacts to solidify themselves as a large player within the light industrial and materials handling market segment. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the company has seen a dramatic increase in sales through... 

A green hydrogen economy depends on this little-known machine

By: Bloomberg     22nd July 2022 Solar power depends on the solar cell. Wind power, the wind turbine. The key to the green hydrogen economy is a little-known machine with a name out of 1950s sci-fi — the electrolyser. And after a century of obscurity, the electrolyser’s moment has come. 

Transnet to invest R16.1bn in Cape Town, Mossel Bay and Saldanha ports 

By: Irma Venter     22nd July 2022 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) will invest R16.1-billion at the Mossel Bay, Saldanha and Cape Town ports in a seven-year capital investment programme. The capital investment programme will see R2.2-billion flow to the Port of Mossel Bay, R8.4-billion to the Saldanha harbour and... 

Syrah posts solid quarter in Moz

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st July 2022 Graphite miner Syrah Resources has reported a solid quarter of production at its Balama operation, in Mozambique, during the three months to June. Balama produced 44 000 t of graphite during the quarter under review, down slightly from the 46 000 t produced in the March quarter.  

Mines opting for solar security lighting

By: Tracy Hancock     15th July 2022 Many African mines are opting for solar-powered perimeter lighting so that their security is not compromised during power failures, says luminaires manufacturer BEKA Schréder export manager Paulo Mamede. “Demand also depends on the mineral being mined, with security being stricter at gold and... 

Compressor range well received by market

By: Halima Frost     15th July 2022 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 CEO Allen Cockfield tells Engineering News. To date, equipment suppliers Promax Co has bought two of... 

Proactive maintenance ensures max efficiency

By: Nadine Ramdass     15th July 2022 With about 45% to 60% of the repair and maintenance costs associated with a tracked machine involving the undercarriage, an effective preventative maintenance programme is essential to ensure operators get the maximum equipment life span at the lowest cost per hour, says manufacturer, distributor... 

Distributor awarded Guinness World Records status

8th July 2022 In a display of pursuing reinvention with their pioneering technology, steel and value-added steel products merchandiser and distributor Macsteel broke a world record to become the new Guinness World Records title holder for the longest roof span covered by a single metal corrugated sheet. The... 

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