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Multotec opens manufacturing plant in Brazil to better serve iron-ore miners
21st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Multotec has expanded its operation in Brazil with the opening of a manufacturing facility. This enables the company to bring its manufacturing capabilities closer to its customers in the country.... 


UMS bridges the gap between the front-end and construction on project in Brazil
20th July 2023

Specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company, UMS Group (UMS), is proving the success of its integrated partnership business model on the Ero Copper Caraíba... 


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Woodside closes difficult quarter
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported a 5% decline in production during the second quarter ended June, compared with the first quarter, owing to planned turnaround and maintenance activities.... 


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First Sandvik screen package built in SA
18th July 2023

Sandvik Rock Processing, a global leader in the mining and rock excavation industry, has marked a significant step in its expansion across Africa with the successful completion of its first South... 


Altech raises funds for German battery plans
17th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Battery technology company Altech Batteries has announced plans to raise A$15.8-million in a share placement and pro-rata entitlement offer to fund its CERENERGY and Silumina anode projects in... 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The complex produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t produced in the first quarter, representing an 11% increase quarter-on-quarter. 


Production resumes at Savannah
10th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has resumed nickel/copper/cobalt concentrate production at its Savannah project, in Western Australia, after successfully repairing the filter press. In mid-June,... 


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Firm completes KZN sugar mill project
7th July 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG is a pivotal player in the sugar sector, and its regional workshop in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), recently completed a refurbishment, fabrication and... 


UPGRADES
Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel warehouse, and has expanded its product offering and services
Upgrades, expansion drive satisfaction
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As part of its ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and industry leadership, steel and technology group Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel... 


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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 


The Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants at Kamoa-Kakula
Kamoa-Kakula sets another copper concentrate production record
5th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t... 


PGI reports recovery in jewellery sector
29th June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Marketing organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) has noted a recovery in demand in the jewellery sector, led by gold jewellery, in the first quarter of this year. The organisation notes in... 


Panoramic's quick-fix at Savannah fails
29th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources’ initial efforts to repair a crack in the filter press pressure plate at the Savannah process plant, in Western Australia, has proven unsuccessful. In mid-June,... 


Manganese oxide delivery approved for demonstration plant
23rd June 2023

Manganese project developer Giyani Metals, in March, received approval from the Botswana Department of Mines to export 100 t of manganese oxide material from its fully-owned K.Hill manganese... 


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Regional Expansion
23rd June 2023 By: Halima Frost

International minerals processing specialist Multotec will be opening its new 4 000 m2 manufacturing facility in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in July. This facility is geared to manufacture the... 


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ESAB expands South African presence
23rd June 2023

ESAB South Africa, the leading supplier of high-end welding and cutting products to the Southern African industrial market is based in Elandsfontien, Germiston, on a 5000m2 state of the art... 


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LBMA points out green shoots, prospects in South African gold beneficiation
9th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Despite the electricity supply constraints and economic and political uncertainty in South Africa, there are growing opportunities to further enhance the country’s gold beneficiation, says the... 


Akobo starts building processing plant at Segele, progresses refinery talks
8th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Gold miner Akobo Minerals has progressed with the development of its Segele project, in Ethiopia, during the first quarter of the year. Notably, the company has completed fabrication and shipping... 


The Kamoa-Kakula copper complex
Ivanhoe achieves record copper production at Kamoa-Kakula
5th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Copper miner Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has achieved a monthly production record of 35 856 t of copper concentrate during May.  Copper... 


Japan, China, US, India remain strong platinum jewellery markets – PGI
29th May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In its latest ‘Platinum Jewellery Business Review 2023’ report, market organisation Platinum Guild International (PGI) says Japan remains the biggest platinum market per capita, where platinum is... 


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... 


LONG HAUL PREVENTION
Valves must be hydrostatically tested by the valve manufacturer to ensure no leaks
Firm provides tips to avoid rust
19th May 2023

Ball valves, gate valves, globe valves, butterfly valves, check valves, and valve assemblies are all common and critical components in the oil and gas industry. Their job of regulating hazardous... 


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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... 


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Mixed picture for gold demand in the first quarter
5th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

According to industry body the World Gold Council’s (WGC's) Gold Demand Trends report for the first quarter, continued momentum in central bank buying and resurgent Chinese consumer demand... 


Three gentlemen stood in frony of a yellow cutting machine from First Cut and Special Steels from left to right Harry Botha, Reggie Chiliza Eben van Eeden
Partnership shows success
28th April 2023

According to specialised steel engineer and manufacturer Special Steels sales manager Eben van Eeden the relationship between itself and South African cutting, welding and grinding consumables... 


Record demand pushes silver into biggest deficit on record
Record demand pushes silver into biggest deficit on record
19th April 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Record global silver demand and a lack of supply upside have pushed the silver market to its second consecutive yearly deficit, with a shortfall of 237.7-million ounces last year, the Silver... 


G7 countries wish to develop a global commercial nuclear fuel market
18th April 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

The five nuclear energy-using member countries of the Group of Seven major democratic economies (G7) on Sunday issued a joint statement announcing their intent to create a global commercial nuclear... 


Large rolls of flat rolled steel, set for distribution to manufactures according to the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association
Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 


Company launches platform for CNC machining
31st March 2023

With its “cutting-edge technology and facilities”, Sheet metal fabricator NORCK says it has started providing innovative, fast and reliable computer numerical control (CNC) machining services with... 


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AESPUMP: Leading pumping solutions company providing expert repair services
24th March 2023

AESPUMP is a leading provider of pumping solutions, offering top-quality repair and maintenance services for all types of pumps, compressors, and fans. Established in 2012, the company was founded... 


Image of lithium from the Kathleen valley/tantalum project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
24th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources is evaluating the sale of direct shipping ore from its Kathleen Valley project as an opportunity for early cash generation. 


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Rand Refinery CFO urges for greater localisation in jewellery industry
20th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

The gold and silver beneficiation industry needs stronger localisation laws to protect local economic development of small-, medium- and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) who participate in the... 


Practical means to preserve valves
10th March 2023

Ball, gate, globe, butterfly and check valves, as well as valve assemblies, are all common and critical components in the oil and gas industry. Their job of regulating hazardous fluid flow in... 


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Miner soars past hurdles, aims to expand in 2023
3rd March 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The refurbished Bibiani mine along with the Chirano mine, located in the north-western region of Ghana, are ahead of their respective timelines and expect to extend their life-of-mine to more than... 


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Investors pursue bullion over gold stock
3rd March 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

While investors have slowly moved away from investing in individual gold mining companies, interest in buying gold as an investment increased towards the end of 2022. However, the lack of investor... 


Multotec celebrates 10 years of operating, expanding and giving back to the community in Mozambique 
2nd March 2023

Multotec Services Mozambique Lda, recently celebrated 10 years of operating in the Southern African country, where it established a branch to service clients in the coal fields in the Tete... 


This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
This road could save the planet — and carve up Alaskan wilderness
28th February 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coldfoot, Alaska, is a lone truck stop-cafe-bar-motel 60 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It’s the last spot for northbound semis to gas up on their way to Prudhoe Bay and a place where camo-clad... 


Woodside posts impressive results
27th February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported a 73% increase in production volumes for full year ended December, driving a 142% increase in operating revenue and a 172% increase in earnings before... 


New ecofriendly blaster instrument introduced
17th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier BAMR introduced the ecofriendly Bristle Blaster Cordless instrument – a product of blasting solutions company MontiPower – to the local market in... 


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Company now fully South African-owned
10th February 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is now wholly South African-owned after 15 years of offshore ownership. Thos Begbie’s top four senior management, together with four other South African... 


The Moa joint venture in Cuba
Moa JV expansion on track for completion next year – Sherritt
9th February 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The expansion programme at the Moa nickel and cobalt joint venture (JV), in Cuba, is on time and budget for completion next year, says Canadian firm Sherritt. The $77-million two-phase expansion... 


Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth
Building SA’s engineering base for growth
7th February 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Already leveraging the global economic recovery, Efficient Engineering is gearing up for continued growth – while strengthening the industrial foundations of the South African economy. According to... 


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Namibia Chamber optimistic about industry’s 2023 prospects
27th January 2023 By: Nadine James

Mining industry organisation Namibia Chamber of Mines (NCM) states that it is “very positive” on the trajectory of the local mining industry, stressing that it expects it to grow on the back of... 


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