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Manufacturer expands abrasive products range

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     2nd April 2021 German-owned abrasive products manufacturer PFERD South Africa is continuing with product line extensions for its coated and bonded abrasive products to meet market needs. This follows the manufacturer’s having noticed a steady shift in the market towards hand-held power tools that can improve... 

Toolkit caters for agriculture sector

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     2nd April 2021 Tools manufacturer Jonnesway’s customised Agri toolkit is a solution comprising tools that have been selected by farmers, for farmers. “The Jonnesway Agri toolkit has become a key offering under bearings and accessories distributor Bearings International’s agri-smart banner,” says Jonnesway... 

Miners accelerate adoption of digital technologies

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd April 2021 Digital technologies are starting to create value for the mining industry, with the chasm between expectation and reality narrowing, says Vodacom Business Internet of Things (IoT) managing executive Peter Malebye. The Covid-19 pandemic, which brought to the need for integrated operations to... 

AECI sets 2025 sustainability targets 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     26th March 2021 Chemicals group AECI has set itself six group-specific sustainability targets for 2025, as shared in the company’s first-ever sustainability report published on March 26. The sustainability report includes a sustainability framework with ten overarching goals for “a better world” in the areas... 

Boliden launches low-carbon copper products

By: Reuters     19th March 2021 Sweden's Boliden said it has launched two "green" copper products this week, the first of its kind, hoping to appeal to consumers aiming to cut their carbon footprint. The two copper cathode products - one sourced from recycled electronic scrap, the other from reduced-emissions mining - will... 

Multotec leads the way in composite liners for large SAG mills

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th March 2021 As the mining industry moves to larger semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mills for higher productivity, Multotec is developing and applying innovative liner designs to optimise liner performance, mill efficiency and liner wear life. “Our strong analysis capabilities in the design process – including... 

Test mine study under way for Fourth Industrial Revolution try-outs  

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2021 A feasibility study is under way on a mine selected for the testing of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies ahead of their implementation, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive modernisation and safety Sietse van der Woude said on Wednesday. Van der Woude was answering... 

Legal tug-of-war shutters one of SA's richest chrome mines

By: News24Wire      18th December 2020 A chrome mine in Limpopo, potentially one of the richest in South Africa, has sat idle while a series of arcane court battles ensue between local and Chinese business interests. A development agency tasked with bringing employment to the area has lost its stake in the mine, and some 1 200... 

Wescoal focus shifts to cost-savings as mining operations stabilise

By: Marleny Arnoldi     4th December 2020 JSE-listed coal miner, trader and supplier Wescoal has managed to generate a net profit of R11-million in the six months ended September 30, despite the impact of Covid-19, low growth and a low price environment. The company reported a loss of R51-million in the corresponding six-month period.  

Wescoal starts retrenchment process as low domestic, export demand persists

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th November 2020 Coal miner Wescoal has started the process to implement group-wide retrenchments, noting that this is necessary in light of lower demand from key customers, a lower selling price, above-inflation cost increases and the negative impact of Covid-19 on the company, which has necessitated a... 

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