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Platinum jewellery had a strong fourth quarter, says the PGI
Platinum jewellery had a strong fourth quarter, says the PGI
1st March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In the fourth quarter of last year, platinum outperformed other jewellery categories such as gold and delivered remarkable 14% year-on-year growth in fabrication. The Platinum Guild International... 

First ore from Iron Bridge delayed
18th February 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals has pushed back first production from its Iron Bridge magnetite mine, in the Pilbara, to the second half of 2022, confirming cost blow-outs on Thursday. The miner... 

Joyce Evans ran her own coal yard until 2000 and still works at the site near the convergence of Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.
Biden assurances on jobs sting like insults in mines, oil patch
16th February 2021 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration has gotten off to a rough start trying to reassure coal miners and oil workers whose jobs are threatened by the president’s fight against climate change. Vice President... 

Bolted thickeners from FLSmidth to optimise Mozambique plant
10th February 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

FLSmidth was chosen as the preferred provider for four large bolted thickeners for a large customer in Mozambique. Two of the thickeners are designed to reduce water load on the filters allowing... 

Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia
5th February 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

he Czech Ministry of Environment has completed a six-month screening of Euro Manganese’s preliminary environmental-impact assessment for the Chvaletice manganese project. 

Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa
Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa
5th February 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Elandsfontein remains on track to achieve the target date for production. 

The site of the new tailings thickener
Kropz’s Elandsfontein project on schedule, budget
2nd February 2021 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed phosphate explorer and developer Kropz reports that, because of significant progress continuing to be made at its Elandsfontein project, it remains on track to achieve the target date... 

Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel
Cameco ups interest in laser enrichment technology firm
2nd February 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian uranium firm Cameco’s interest in a partnership developing third generation uranium enrichment technology has climbed to 49% with an option to attain a majority interest of up to 75%.... 

Ravenswood expansion offers up opportunities
2nd February 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The expansion of the Ravenswood mine, in Queensland, could deliver more than 160 jobs to the region and contribute A$50-million in goods and services purchase, Resources Minister Scott Stewart has... 

Company continues to provide an array of services to the mining industry
Company continues to provide an array of services to the mining industry
29th January 2021

Mining services provider Moopetsi Mining Solutions provides the mining industry with an array of services in mining and engineering. The mining services range from contract mining, underground... 

Fortescue reviewing Iron Bridge timing and cost
29th January 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals this week confirmed that it was "reviewing" the cost and schedule of its $2.6-billion Iron Bridge magnetite project, in Western Australia. CEO Elizabeth Gaines told... 

Covid-linked oxygen shortage set to impact industrial users
29th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Industrial and specialty gases supplier Air Liquide has confirmed that medical oxygen consumption from hospital customers is “increasing very significantly” and that the necessary reallocation of... 

Kariba Dam rehab project making progress
29th January 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Binational organisation the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) is progressing work at the Kariba Dam Rehabilitation Project (KDRP). The authority says that ongoing KDRP works comprise two components,... 

The Vanderbijlpark Works
AMSA says steel shortage will be ‘quickly’ resolved, consumers remain wary
22nd January 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) says the earlier-than-planned restart of its second blast furnace at the Vanderbijlpark Works will position the company to “quickly resolve” the... 

Relief Canyon gold project, US
Relief Canyon gold project, US
22nd January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Americas Gold and Silver Corporation has reported that the Relief Canyon mine will ramp up to full production in the second quarter of 2021. 

A photo of the stacker at Relief Canyon.
Relief Canyon to reach full production by May 2021
20th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

TSX-listed Americas Gold and Silver Corporation’s Relief Canyon mine, in the US, will ramp up to full production in the second quarter of this year, after having achieved commercial production... 

Euro Manganese advances Czech project to next permitting stage
15th January 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

TSX-V-listed Euro Manganese says the Czech Ministry of Environment has completed a six-month screening of the company’s preliminary environmental impact assessment for the Chvaletice manganese... 

Mahenge Liandu graphite project, Tanzania
Mahenge Liandu graphite project, Tanzania
15th January 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

The suitability of natural flake graphite from Armadale Capital’s Mahenge graphite project to be used in lithium-ion batteries has been confirmed. 

Armadale Mahenge graphite suitable for lithium-ion batteries, CSIRO confirms
11th January 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has confirmed the suitability of natural flake graphite from Aim-listed Armadale Capital’s Mahenge graphite... 

East-West links support Flsmidth’s thickener projects
14th December 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The use of FLSmidth thickeners in African mining operations has continued to grow, supported by global collaboration across the FLSmidth organisation’s offices in South Africa, China and the USA.... 

Platinum on the rise as market adapts to Covid-19 – PGI
8th December 2020 By: Donna Slater

Platinum Guild International’s (PGI’s) third-quarter 'Platinum Jewellery Business Review', which surveys manufacturing and retail partners across key markets, indicates that although low prices... 

Platinum jewellery performs well in the third quarter
1st December 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Platinum jewellery performed well in the four key international platinum jewellery markets of China, India, Japan and the US in the third quarter, Platinum Guild International's (PGI’s) Platinum... 

Platinum jewellery performs well in the third quarter
1st December 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Platinum jewellery performed well in the four key international platinum jewellery markets of China, India, Japan and the US in the third quarter, Platinum Guild International (PGI)’s Platinum... 

Fortescue inks iron-ore MoUs
Fortescue inks iron-ore MoUs
10th November 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals has inked between $3-billion and $4-billion worth of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Chinese steel mills, procurement partners and financial institutions.... 

The new Multimatic 235 is ideal for manufacturing, maintenance, construction and general fabrication applications
New welder with multipurpose capabilities
6th November 2020

Arc welding and cutting equipment manufacturing company Miller Electric has introduced the new Multimatic 235 multiprocess welding power source. This machine offers ease of use and higher output... 

Metso Outotec to sell Vereeniging operations
3rd November 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Consultations evaluating the closure or other alternatives related to former Metso Outotec operations in Vereeniging, South Africa, have been concluded and resulted in the decision to divest the... 

Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat's diversification strategy paying off
29th October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Openpit miner Afrimat reported an 11% year-on-year increase in operating profit for the six months ended August 31, despite a 9.4% year-on-year decrease in revenue. The company also ended the... 

Central banks net sellers of gold owing to pandemic, says Refinitiv
23rd October 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Central banks shifted to net sellers for the first time in nearly a decade, with net sales estimated at just under 13 t for the third quarter, research from financial markets data company Refinitiv... 

By ensuring that the dealership keeps up to date with the latest technology from Atlas Copco, Zenith now supplies the mine with the “cutting-edge” compact and efficient HiLight LED units
Dealer maintains Northern Cape stronghold
23rd October 2020

Atlas Copco dealer Zenith Mining and Industrial Supplies recently secured an order from one of their longstanding key mining customers in the Northern Cape for the supply of five Atlas Copco... 

Thos Begbie will manufacture and supply new and improved components to
BHP’s Olympic Dam underground copper mine’s flash and electric furnace
SA company aims for preferred supplier status in Australia
16th October 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Australia is abundant in minerals, with more mines being established every year; this results in more mined ore having to be processed, says local foundry company Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli... 

The decline on the Tongo diamond project is progressing well as is the fabrication of the diamond processing plant
Processing plant progressing well amid slowdown
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Despite Covid-19 having an adverse effect on the greenfield development of a mine and metallurgical plant, in Sierra Leone, local consulting firm METC Engineering director Dr Steve Cathey says the... 

Multotec Wear Linings
Multotec Wear Linings
9th October 2020

Multotec Wear Linings manufactures a com-plete range of wear solutions for pipelines, bunkers, chambers, transfer points and chutes in bulk materials handling and classification applications,... 

Belfast implementation project, South Africa – update
Belfast implementation project, South Africa – update
9th October 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

The mine is ramping up to full production. 

Some of South African metal fabricators only undertaking non-destructive testing to ensure that they are fabrication- and design-code compliant
4IR key to advanced NDT service
2nd October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is an extremely significant focus for material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial because the collection and interpretation of data... 

Some companies are putting only the bare minimum in place to ensure safety within their manufacturing processes
Safety up but costs hamper industry uptake
2nd October 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Safety is improving in the local metal fabrication sector as more companies realise the importance of having stricter safety protocols in place, says local blades and electrodes manufacturer, and... 

A MOVING PROJECT The semi-mobile crusher plant is a pan-African infrastructure project that required collaboration between African industrial suppliers
Crushing plant fabrication completed
2nd October 2020

Steel fabrication and structure erection company Betterect has successfully completed the fabrication of a semi-mobile crushing plant (SMCP) for a coal mine in Mozambique. The SMCP project was... 

Toit Oosthuizen
Toit Oosthuizen
25th September 2020

This week we feature Frederik Oosthuizen, MD of JTC Building Systems, which is involved in the design, fabrication and supply of pre-engineered building and hybrid steel structures throughout Africa 

Each jib crane is used to transfer the completed components to various operating lines along its travel length
Remanufacturing centre benefits from overhead crane system
25th September 2020

Multinational construction manufacturing corporation Komatsu’s equipment remanufacturing centre is a critical element in the company’s new campus in Tunney Industrial Estate, Edenvale. 

Belfast implementation project, South Africa
Belfast implementation project, South Africa
25th September 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

Belfast is ramping up to full production. 

HySA successfully designed and fabricated a lab-scale green methanol synthesis demonstration unit after it reviewed the techno-economics of producing the chemical
Local green methanol synthesis making headway
18th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Infrastructure Centre of Competence (CoC), co-hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and North-West University, is designing a... 

Platinum jewellery showing signs of resilience post-pandemic, says WPIC
16th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The platinum jewellery market is showing signs of resilience in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, supported by new research into consumer sentiment, says the World Platinum Investment Council... 

While there is scope for black people with potential to thrive in this space, this needs to take into account the whole value chain in the aerospace industry
Level playing field key to moving industry forward
11th September 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Transformation should be a top priority among the issues that need to be addressed in manufacturing for the aviation industry, says maintenance solutions provider Dynamic Aerotech technical... 

Naacam, Proudly SA launch portal for face shield producers
11th September 2020 By: Irma Venter

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) has joined forces with Proudly South African (SA) to launch a Web portal to list the manufacturers of locally... 

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