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Conference awards manufacturers for 4IR innovation in mining sector
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Several manufacturers were recognised for their innovation and efforts in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) space at the presentation of the Manufacturing Excellence Awards during the first... 

Menar MD Vuslat Bayoglu.
Construction phase of Menar’s new R600m colliery project is in full swing
26th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The construction phase of the new Gugulethu Colliery is in full swing. “We’ve started working on the box cut with the anticipation that first coal will be extracted sometime around July/August this... 

Machine safety can reduce downtime
26th May 2023

Today’s manufacturers are under pressure to be more flexible, reduce downtime, increase efficiency and, above all, keep personnel safe. These efforts are complicated by yet another requirement: the... 

This service is focused on maintaining better furnace performance by ensuring high-quality refractory materials are used
Firm supplies innovative furnace solutions for heating needs
26th May 2023

Comprehensive furnace services provider Dickinson Group of Companies, which was founded in 1910, has a strategic focus on meeting the heating demands of its clients, and in so doing, has become a... 

Actom considers the size and specific requirements when selecting the appropriate filter, ensuring optimal air pollution control
Innovative pollution control enables cleaner, healthier environment
26th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The furnace industry faces significant challenges in managing air pollution linked to furnace operations, considering that each stage of the furnace operation requires a unique approach to address... 

By leveraging advanced technology, the company has eliminated the need for water-cooled leads for induction power up to 350 kW
IGBT-based inverter design revolutionises furnaces
26th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With the mining industry relying heavily on efficient and reliable furnaces for various metal processing applications, US-based heating contractor Electroheat Induction says that electric-powered... 

Canadian miner announces technical report filing
26th May 2023

Canadian miner Premium Nickel Resources (PNRL) announced in April that it had filed a technical report – in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects –... 

Digital solutions key to improving service delivery in South Africa – Altron Karabina
26th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Digital solutions can help South Africa improve service delivery and strengthen governance, says Altron Karabina senior specialist: key accounts manager Murunwa Mashamba. Critical to the success of... 

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Delba’s commitment to excellence with its power generation division
25th May 2023

Delba, a global leader in engineering, repair and maintenance services, has a strong reputation for delivering high-quality solutions on rotating equipment across various industries. One of its... 

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SARENS thriving in a changing industry
25th May 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

Micromine Unveils Powerful New Features in 2023.5 Release
25th May 2023

Micromine, next-generation technology for mining, is proud to reaffirm its dedication to innovation and industry leadership with the launch of Micromine 2023.5. The mid-year release, comprising new... 

KREBS® pumps support mine's efficiency drive
24th May 2023

In the mining industry’s drive to conserve energy, a focus on pumps is essential, especially given the sheer scale of pumping equipment required on the average mine and mineral processing plant. On... 

Unmanned drill rig pioneer Tribe Tech completes $2.5m fundraise
23rd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Autonomous drill rig and sampling technology manufacturer Tribe Technology Group (Tribe Tech) has successfully completed a £2-million, or $2.5-million, fundraise with a number of prominent... 

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Contract for winning cadastral system bid expected to be signed in July
23rd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The contract for the much-awaited South African mining rights licensing cadastral system is expected to be signed in July, Mineral Resources and Energy deputy director-general of corporate services... 

Green transition's exponential demand for metals, minerals.
Mining council zeroing in on aluminium, copper, silicon, steel in accelerating circular economy
23rd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In setting up to accelerate a global circular economy, the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) will be focusing on the value chains of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels and... 

De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa unveils its new sorting facility in Johannesburg
23rd May 2023

De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa (DBSSSA) officially unveiled its new rough diamond sorting, valuation and sales facility in Johannesburg today at an event attended by the Minister of... 

From left, De Beers Consolidated Mines Executive Chairperson Barend Petersen, De Beers Group CEO Al Cook, De Beers Sightholder Sales South Africa senior VP Peter Moeti, De Beers Group Managed Operations Moses Madondo, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe.
New ‘diamond is forever when all work together’ adage uplifts De Beers grand Sky Park opening
19th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

A diamond is forever when we all work together, new De Beers Group CEO Al Cook opined sagaciously in his welcome address at the grand opening of De Beers’ Sightholder Sales South Africa at Sky... 

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APA's hydrogen conversion study moves ahead
19th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Testing by energy infrastructure operator APA Group has confirmed the feasibility of converting a 43-km section of the Parmelia gas pipeline, in Western Australia, to carry 100% hydrogen. The... 

An SEW-EURODRIVE motor installed on site
Company driven to help meet Zambia’s energy efficiency goals
19th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is helping industry implement energy efficient systems in line with Zambia’s Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (EESAP), says SEW-EURODRIVE... 

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Outsourced cooling can help market navigate challenges
19th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Refrigeration services provider Energy Partners (EP) Refrigeration GM Dawie Kriel stresses that constraints in the local market offer the company opportunities to provide innovative refrigeration... 

Lack of regulations hampers transition
19th May 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Industry body the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) president Robert Fox stresses the need for government to implement regulations to compel local operators to... 

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Much to gain in Zambia with policy rethink
19th May 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Zambia, although well positioned to benefit from the increased demand for minerals that support the green economy, needs to improve its regulatory framework and ease of doing business, among other... 

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Initiatives expected to reinvigorate Zambian mining industry
19th May 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Zambia was overtaken by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – as a copper and cobalt mining hub in Africa – owing to the latter being a cheaper and easier mining option. However, efforts made by... 

Mobile penetration approaching saturation point in most markets around the world – report
19th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The latest GSMA Mobile Economy 2023 report reveals that the number of unique mobile subscribers will reach 6.3-billion by 2030, up from the more than 5.4-billion people globally that subscribed to... 

Satellite services ‘primed’ to fill connectivity gap in Africa – Liquid
19th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The role that satellite services can play in Africa’s journey to sustainable growth, inclusivity and economic prosperity cannot be understated, says Liquid Satellite CEO and Liquid Dataport chief... 

Mobile money accounts top 1.6bn, with 400m having been added during Covid pandemic
19th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the world moves towards a post-Covid era, mobile money services have continued to show resilient growth, with the number of registered mobile money accounts worldwide more than doubling to... 

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Mutanga uranium project, Zambia – update
19th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

GoviEx Uranium has said that it will expand the scope of the feasibility study for the project to include detailed engineering and design. 

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Electric trucks can work in South Africa, insists Volvo Trucks
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

As the charge towards electric mobility continues unabated in Europe, the US and China, many questions are being raised around electric trucks in South Africa.  Can they travel the distances... 

Left to right:
Liande Pienaar – SHEQ Manager
Jacques Giezen – Fleet Manager
Tim Biesemans – Regional Director
Philip van Niekerk – Regional Finance Manager
Hans De Langhe – Regional Fleet and Operations Manager
Deon Van Der Pas – Regional HR Manager
Global crane leader Sarens thriving in changing industry
19th May 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

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Zimbabwean junior invests in improving operational sustainability
19th May 2023

Junior miner Caledonia Mining is investing into its flagship asset, the Zimbabwe-based Blanket mine, to improve the mine’s sustainability and ensure continuous operations. The Blanket mine... 

Michael Dorn, founder and CEO of RTgroup
Michael Dorn
19th May 2023

This week we profile Michael Dorn, founder and CEO of RTgroup, a global business restructuring and turnaround firm with offices in South Africa and Germany 

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Afrimat attributes higher revenue to diversification strategy
18th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mid-tier openpit mining company Afrimat has reported a 4.9% year-on-year increase in revenue from R4.7-billion to R4.9-billion for the financial year ended February 28.  Speaking at the company’s... 

Platinum and palladium bar produced by Heraeus Precious Metals.
South Africa-linked Heraeus boosting global platinum group metals recycling capacity
18th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum group metal (PGM) products and services company Heraeus Precious Metals is investing €35-million in the expansion of its PGM recycling capacities at Hanau in Germany, with the buildout... 

Redefining resource mobilisation with Orica Digital Solutions Business
17th May 2023

Orica, one of the world’s leading mining and infrastructure solutions providers and trusted partner and technology pace-setter, continues to reinforce its commitment to innovation and value... 

Local base, efficiency will spur growth for SEW-EURODRIVE in Zambia
17th May 2023

With an extensive installed base in Zambia already, SEW-EURODRIVE is further building its capacity to serve customers with in-country skills, resources and inventory. Francis Musaba, Business... 

GoviEx to expand scope of Mutanga feasibility study
16th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company GoviEx Uranium will expand the scope of the feasibility study for its Mutanga project, in Zambia, to include detailed engineering and design. With an updated mineral resource to... 

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Caledonia reports poor quarterly results following Bilboes start-up
15th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

The integration and start-up of Caledonia’s Bilboes operation, along with technical challenges at the Blanket mine, both in Zimbabwe, had a significant impact on the company’s financial performance... 

RMB Ventures announces strategic equity investment in Mafika Engineering
15th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

RMB Ventures has acquired a 45% stake in Mafika Engineering, Africa’s largest independent rebuilder of high horsepower (HHP) diesel engines used in the mining industry. This is one of the company’s... 

Sandvik introduces largest top hammer drill rig
15th May 2023

With the arrival of the very first Pantera™ DP1600i, customers in southern Africa can now expect to drill larger holes of up to 178 mm using a top hammer drill rig. The end result is a significant... 

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Gold price underpinning Blyvoor’s growth targets
15th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

With the gold price reaching record highs, Blyvoor Gold says it is aiming to capitalise on the windfall through an accelerated rollout of its growth and expansion plans. Executive director Richard... 

Yellow dump truck outside Efficient Engineering manufacturing facility.
Specialist fabricator stronger than ever in tough market conditions
12th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

While the local economic climate weighs heavily on many manufacturers, specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering’s order book has never looked better. “We've never experienced such an... 

Mines change approach to water management
12th May 2023 By: Bonginkosi Tiwane

Water is a crucial resource and plays a vital role in the mining sector, but climate change and sustainability challenges have forced mines to reconsider their approach to water management. Various... 

It is critical to assist clients in understanding where a thermal energy offering can fit into their site energy mix
Service provider helps plants improve efficiency
12th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The drive towards reducing carbon footprints while remaining sustainable and profitable operationally and financially has become a priority for the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Within this... 

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FlameBlock is a proudly South African company that engineers, manufactures and supplies fire intumescent and retardant products to the fire...

Stewarts & Lloyds
Stewarts & Lloyds

Stewarts & Lloyds today supplies steel and tube, pipe and fittings, valves, pumps, irrigation, fencing, profiling and roofing products. The cash...

Universal Storage Systems (SA)
Universal Storage Systems (SA)

South African leader in Steel -Racking, -Shelving, and -Mezzanine flooring. Universal has innovated an approach which encompasses conceptualising,...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


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