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Rand Refinery looks back, and forward, as it marks 100 years of operations
6th August 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Since it began operating in 1921, gold refiner Rand Refinery’s technological pioneering spirit has enabled it to transform into a “global powerhouse with a unique portfolio of products and... 

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Kalgoorlie rare earths processing plant, Australia – update
6th August 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Lynas Rare Earths has reported that it is optimistic that it will receive environmental protection authority approval for its Kalgoorlie rare earths processing facility. 

3CR12 grade steel train wagon transporting coal
Production surplus meets growing rail industry demand
30th July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Although stainless steel supplier Columbus Stainless can meet South Africa’s stainless steel material demands in all sectors, including the railroad industry, the apparent stainless steel... 

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Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd - Stainless steel manufacturer
30th July 2021

Year of Formation and Background to Founding: Columbus Stainless was registered on December 24, 1964 by Rand Mines as Southern Cross Steel. The South Africa Stainless Steel Development Association... 

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Vidalia natural graphite active anode material facility, US – update
30th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah is proceeding with the procurement and fabrication of selected long-lead, critical path items to maintain the project schedule. 

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Ostem seeks to expand its contract manufacturing reach across industries
29th July 2021

Having purchased one of Metso Outotec’s facilities located in the industrial hub of Vereeniging, south of Johannesburg, together with the fabrication, machining, assembly and repair part of the... 

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Project management firm upgrades sugar factory
23rd July 2021

Consulting engineering and project management solutions company Bosch Projects was appointed by wattle bark miller and sugar producer UCL Company to undertake three major projects for the recent... 

Condra to deliver two cranes to KZN rubber processing factory
23rd July 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Condra Cranes is preparing to deliver two overhead cranes to the work the floor area of Paragon Steel Structures’ soon-to-be-completed rubber processing factory in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The... 

Macsteel settles safeguard-duty case with DTIC and secures two-year reprieve
Macsteel settles safeguard-duty case with DTIC and secures two-year reprieve
9th July 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and Macsteel have reached a legal settlement in a case brought by the steel merchant after government extended the implementation of safeguard... 

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Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
9th July 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Kropz has indicated that its original equity facility funding may not be sufficient to commission the Elandsfontein project. 

Mining’s role in accelerating the hydrogen economy
6th July 2021

Once seen as a utopian solution that would take decades to materialize, hydrogen is now firmly planted at the centre of the global decarbonization agenda — and it is time for miners to get in on... 

Multotec has invested in increased capacity to meet demand
Company continues its South American growth
2nd July 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Multotec South America’s well entrenched operations continue to grow despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on all industries worldwide. Amid the mass closures and restrictions that defined... 

While Nitralife’s nitrogen generators have similar designs for various applications, it adjusts each variation according to customer's specifications
Company achieves milestone
2nd July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Rapidly growing demand in the industrial sector, has seen nitrogen generation equipment supplier Nitralife recently achieving the milestone of having supplied more than 100 customised Nitracut... 

Forming the backbone of the broader South African economy, the steel, fabrication and metal processing sectors are essential
Service, product offering expansion creates market opportunities
2nd July 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Cutting and precision tool manufacturer and distributor First Cut has recently expanded its cutting and grinding range of product and service offerings to include welding solutions. This expansion... 

AS GOOD AS NEW The company is required to repair two bus tube bundles and fabricate four new bus tube bundles using vital copper components
Company secures local fabrication contract
1st July 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is ordering a bill of materials to begin fabrication for a contract that it secured in October 2020, under the leadership of Thos Begbie sales engineer... 

Kropz hints at more funding required for Elandsfontein
30th June 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed emerging phosphate miner Kropz says its original equity facility funding may not be sufficient to commission the Elandsfontein project during the fourth quarter, depending on how the... 

25th June 2021

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel’s signature heads the list of steel industry stakeholders who, earlier this month, signed ‘The South African Steel and Metal Fabrication... 

Macsteel settles safeguard-duty case with DTIC and secures two-year reprieve
Macsteel settles safeguard-duty case with DTIC and secures two-year reprieve
23rd June 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and Macsteel have reached a legal settlement in a case brought by the steel merchant after government extended the implementation of safeguard... 

Pensana says enjoys strong support from shareholders for equity raise
21st June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Rare earths producer Pensana continues to enjoy strong support from its existing shareholders, raising £15-million to progress early-stage construction at its Saltend facility, in the UK, and at... 

Institute launches flexible student-centric approach
18th June 2021

Looking at the practicalities of training amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant financial fallout, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) management team has visited a substantial... 

Platinum jewellery sales continue to record strong rebound
11th June 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Despite ongoing challenges escalated by the Covid-19 pandemic, platinum jewellery retailers and manufacturers report a sustained recovery across three of four key markets in the latest ‘Platinum... 

The purpose of any lubricant is to separate the mating surfaces and thereby reduce friction and wear
Correct lubrication enhances bearing performance
11th June 2021

Friction wastes power, it is a generator of unnecessary heat, the cause of wear and tear and it reduces mechanical efficiency of plant and machinery, explains engineering solutions provider BMG.... 

Multotec aims to continue investing in modernising its local manufacturing capabilities
Company to continue local investment
28th May 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Minerals processing equipment manufacturer Multotec aims to continue investing in modernising its local manufacturing capabilities. “In the long term, we would like to invest in Fourth Industrial... 

Oxair supplies desiccant air dryers that can help combat condensation in pipelines and keep machinery running for longer
Air drying kit to maintain performance for mines
28th May 2021

Eliminating the build-up of moisture is an ongoing challenge in the mining and offshore sectors, where the harsh and hazardous environments make it daunting to maintain the integrity of key... 

Operations GM at Kwatani, and CEO, respectively
Facilities equipped for custom orders
28th May 2021 By: Cameron Mackay

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani’s fabrication jobbing processes are designed to deliver custom-designed vibrating equipment within timeframes similar to those of other OEMs that... 

Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update
28th May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Significant progress is being made at the project. 

Developments at Kropz's Elandsfontein project as at April, 2021
Kropz on track, within budget to commission Elandsfontein project
25th May 2021 By: Donna Slater

Aim-listed emerging African phosphate developer Kropz reports that, despite disruptions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, significant progress is being made at its Elandsfontein project,... 

Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa
Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa
21st May 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

First production from Mine 1 is expected to start in the second half of 2024. 

Depth of engineering capacity underpins mining
19th May 2021

Engineering remains the backbone of mining, and is a focus that Murray & Roberts Cementation continues to prioritise through its extensive capabilities in engineering services. “More than ever, our... 

Jewellery industry's pivot to platinum aids recovery, PGI reports
18th May 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Platinum is one of the first jewellery categories to reverse the downward trend caused by Covid-19, despite being a highly discretionary purchase with a relatively small market share, marketing... 

Global economic recovery drives first-quarter platinum demand higher
Global economic recovery drives first-quarter platinum demand higher
17th May 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

As the global economy continued to recover, boosted by widespread stimulus measures, demand for platinum increased by 26% or about 405 000 oz year-on-year to more than 1.9-million ounces in the... 

Global gold ETF holdings drop in the first quarter
7th May 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold exchange-traded fund (ETF) investors liquidated 175 t in the first quarter of this year, representing the largest level of net quarterly outflows since the fourth quarter of 2013, says... 

Being able to save water on a month to month basis is now possible subsequent an upgrade on a mines water treatment plant
Substantial water savings add up
7th May 2021

Solid liquid separation specialists Watercare Mining, in a case study published last month, highlighted cost savings of about R760 000 a month, following its upgrade of a mine’s water treatment... 

Nickel Mines takes 50% stake in Angel
21st April 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Mines has completed the acquisition of a further 20% interest in the Angel Nickel project, in Indonesia, taking its stake in the project to 50%. Nickel Mines paid its project... 

Lynas production increases slightly
20th April 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Rare earths miner Lynas has reported an increase in total rare earth oxide production for the three months to March, compared with the previous quarter. The ASX-listed miner on Tuesday told... 

AGES LIKE A FINE WINE Over the recommended life span of a structure, stainless steel becomes more economical because of reduced maintenance and refurbishment required
Increase in tanks demand presents challenges
9th April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Despite a global increase in stainless steel tanks production over the past 12 months – particularly for the food and beverage sectors – some subsectors are facing challenges, says stainless steel... 

FLSmidth high density thickeners double mine output
29th March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

When one of the world’s largest copper and cobalt producers wanted to double its production rates, it chose FLSmidth to provide a thickener solution that included six of its proven high density... 

Namdock ship repair is a recognised leader in the ship repair and offshore oil and gas sector
Marine repair company building on expertise
26th March 2021

Ship repair company Namdock has announced that it aims to build on its regional and international expertise and experience, illustrating its diverse capabilities, along with its solid track record... 

The diversification of the mining industry is seen as a mitigating step in assisting with industry diversification
Coal project to benefit Botswana
26th March 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Botswana coal mining company Maatla Resources, recently awarded a mining licence for the development of the Mmamabula project, says the project will offer several benefits to the country such as... 

Builders and Makers: Towards Economic Prosperity
23rd March 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

By McLean Sibanda Recently, I read an article written by my good friend Prof Tshilidzi Marwala together with Bhaso Ndzendze, entitled “(Un)made in South Africa: A nation’s elusive quest for... 

Sibanye, Johnson Matthey partner to boost battery technology, low-carbon development
Sibanye, Johnson Matthey partner to boost battery technology, low-carbon development
19th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

LSE-listed sustainable technologies company Johnson Matthey and JSE- and NYSE-listed gold and platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Sibanye-Stillwater have formed a strategic partnership to secure... 

The automated UVSS Roll Up PVC doors are installed to control ventilation and airflow in a ventilation district at each level of the underground mine
PVC doors keep it cool
12th March 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Design, development and fabrication company Unique Ventilation & Support Systems (UVSS) has developed automated, high-pressure roll-up polyvinyl chloride (PVC) doors to control airflow in... 

QUICK AND EASY A bolted thickener is quicker and safer to construct on-site, saving on costs and improving quality control
Plant installs thickeners to dewater tailings
12th March 2021

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

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Booyco Electronics

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