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KZN manufacturer partners firm to protect boilers
9th June 2023

Creating nonwoven fabrics requires using roller cards to process staple fibre, with the rollers first warmed using steam. With boilers operating to create this steam 24 hours a day, boiler... 

Partnership with German supplier bearing fruit
9th June 2023 By: Nadine James

Boiler and steam generator supplier Steam Generation Africa’s work and partnership with German industrial equipment supplier CERTUSS has resulted in numerous projects and opportunities considering... 

Top South African fund bets on platinum as power cuts hit miners
8th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

A fund run by one of South Africa’s largest asset managers has altered its approach on platinum, seeing better returns from betting on the physical metal, while offloading shares in companies that... 

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Company expands market share
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Industrial products supplier Bearings International is expanding its market share in South Africa’s electric motor industry through its continued commitment to providing reliable, energy efficient... 

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Leasing agreements preferred for hassle free operations
2nd June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Maintenance lease agreements offered by industrial equipment supplier Shumani enable customers to rent equipment on a long-term basis, with full maintenance programmes as a cost-effective option,... 

Telecoms body concerned about prospect of worsening loadshedding in colder months
2nd June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The Association of Comms and Technology (ACT) is calling for urgent regulatory and government action on the loadshedding crisis in South Africa, fearing that the impact on an already hard-hit... 

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Goldplat investing in generators for its South African operation
31st May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed mining services group Goldplat has noted impact of ongoing electricity shortages in South Africa on its local operations, confirming to shareholders in a May 31 statement that it had... 

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Property owners view rapid solar roll-out as key to navigating loadshedding crisis
26th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

As the energy crisis in the country incrementally worsens, the ramifications are considerable for property owners, who are having to resort to various options to limit the impact of prolonged... 

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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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Tharisa receives environmental approval for local 40 MW solar power plant
19th May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Tharisa has received environmental approval (EA) for its 40 MW solar plant project, allowing it to move ahead with the project. “The EA paves the way for us to... 

Babcock Ntuthuko Engineering CEO Thava Govender
Despite low risk of blackout, Eskom’s restoration protocols should be paired with larger country plan
19th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Amid rising public anxiety over the prospect of a blackout, a former senior Eskom executive has added his voice to those highlighting the low probability of such an eventuality. However, he also... 

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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... 

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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... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
South Africa needs oil, gas, nuclear, as well as renewables – Mantashe
17th May 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Delivering the keynote address at the Enlit Africa conference in Cape Town on Wednesday, South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reported that the current moratorium on... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe outlines procurement schedules, including for nuclear, as he confirms IRP delay
16th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has pulled back from his statement that the release of the revised Integrated Resource Plan, which he has dubbed IRP 2023, is imminent,... 

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... 

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Lafigué gold project, Côte d’Ivoire – update
12th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Endeavour Mining has reported that the project is progressing well. 

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Rampant corruption at Eskom drags down South Africa
8th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

On a late Thursday afternoon last November, in the midst of rolling blackouts implemented by South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, a contractor at a power station in the eastern... 

SADPO vice chairperson Lyndon de Meillon
Lack of energy, logistics challenges eroding emerging miners' profitability, viability
5th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The significant electricity shortages in South Africa and the significant logistics constraints, especially for bulk commodities, are eroding junior and emerging miners' profitability, with some... 

Goldplat’s third-quarter performance impacted by operational headwinds
5th May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Goldplat’s two gold recovery operations in South Africa and Ghana achieved a combined operating profit for the third quarter of £1.47-million, a 36% decrease against the third quarter in... 

From left, Gold Fields CFO Paul Schmidt, interim CEO Martin Preece and EVP Kelly Carter.
Gauteng gold mine being blown away by wind’s potential as Reef electricity source
5th May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Although Gauteng dwellers have tended to dismiss wind as a renewable energy provider from this region, some are now being blown away by the gusts that puff across our far-stretching gold reef. “I... 

Iritron’s solar trailers are designed to be mobile, so farmers can move them around as required
Solar trailers transform industry
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Equipped with solar panels that power various farming equipment, automation company Iritron’s off-grid solar trailers are especially useful for small-scale farmers who do not have access to grid... 

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Allied International
5th May 2023

Allied International was founded in 2000 in Nibbiano Val Tidone, Italy, and became Allied International Group in 2001.  Allied South Africa was established in 2012 as the local subsidiary in... 

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Helping meet South Africa’s energy challenges with world record gas power technology
4th May 2023

South Africa is striving to meet its energy needs. Increasing maintenance requirements on existing and ageing infrastructure, high levels of investment and capital required for new energy assets,... 

From left, Anglo American Platinum’s Fahmida Smith and Themba Mahlangu, and Department of Science and Innovation’s Eudy Mabuza.
Anglo Platinum mine site interchange highlights South Africa's public-private hydrogen economy ambition
2nd May 2023 By: Martin Creamer

In a positive display of collaboration between South Africa’s public and private sectors, Anglo American Platinum’s Mogalakwena platinum group metals operation in Limpopo province hosted a... 

MC Mining posts lower volumes in the first quarter
28th April 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE- and ASX-listed MC Mining has reported 18% lower metallurgical and thermal coal run-of-mine (ROM) volumes in the quarter ended March 31, compared with the same quarter of last year, owing to... 

Hive Hydrogen chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
50 more R105bn Hive Hydrogen projects still not enough if demand projections continue, says GM
25th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The R105-billion investment pledge by Hive Hydrogen at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s fifth South Africa Investment Conference was the biggest by far, resulting in Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

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With oversubscribed listing in hand, Copper 360 ready to ramp up Northern Cape operations
24th April 2023 By: Donna Slater

With a recent oversubscribed private placement of shares totalling R152-million, South Africa’s only pure copper play Copper 360 has raised enough capital to see it through at least a... 

Firming commodities demand, post-Covid stimulus packages and greater infrastructure spend drive up demand for Bell dump trucks
21st April 2023 By: Irma Venter

Increased commodity demand, post-Covid-19 stimulus packages and expanded infrastructure spending in several markets have all combined to drive up demand for Bell’s articulated dump trucks (ADTs),... 

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Smart grid offers benefits for all stakeholders
21st April 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Implementing a smart grid system in South Africa offers a range of benefits for power generators, electric utilities, customers and society, says UP specialist energy industry consultant Dr Willem... 

Blackouts affecting water availability – Tiger Brands
21st April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Food manufacturer Tiger Brands plans to invest more than R35-million in infrastructure, including an increase in on-site water storage capacity, at its manufacturing facilities to mitigate the... 

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Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1, South Africa – update
21st April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining has reported cost savings at its Qala Shallows gold project. 

Hive Hydrogen South Africa executive chairperson Thulani Gcabashe.
Green hydrogen investment pledge hits conference’s top spot at R105bn
17th April 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The investment into green hydrogen was the biggest investment pledge by far to be announced at the fifth South African Investment Conference (SAIC) in Sandton. The R105-billion energy investment... 

West Wits secures power for Qala Shallows
14th April 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Junior West Wits Mining has flagged cost savings at its Qala Shallows gold project, which forms part of the larger Witwatersrand Basin gold project, in South Africa, after gaining approval for 7.5... 

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Africa has ‘golden opportunity’ in battery commodities market
14th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The battery commodities market is experiencing a golden age of growth and development, spurred by rapid technological advances and the growing demand for batteries to support cleaner mobility and... 

MTN ‘hardening’ its sites as vandalism, theft shift from opportunistic incidents to organised criminality
14th April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

MTN South Africa has accelerated its drive to ensure a resilient network as many of its towers are, in some cases, completely stripped, with the company spending over R1.5-billion this year. Teams... 

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Bad idea
14th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Given the depth of the electricity crisis and the lack of trust surrounding Eskom and government’s response – a deficit that has arguably been amplified with the declaration of the crisis as a... 

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Eland mine complex, South Africa – update
14th April 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Northam Platinum has reported that processing of ore from surface sources continues while underground and openpit feed are being batch-treated. 

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Africa has ‘golden opportunity’ in battery commodities market
14th April 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The battery commodities market is experiencing a golden age of growth and development, spurred by rapid technological advances and the growing demand for batteries to support cleaner mobility and... 

Eskom group executive for Transmission Segomoco Schepper
South Africa’s new grid company could be operational by mid-year if licence and lender conditions are met
11th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has hosted public hearings into an application by the National Transmission Company South Africa (NTC) for the three licences it requires to... 

DRILLING THE WAY Hydro Power Equipment’s Isidingo Drill is believed to be the lightest high-performance rotary percussive rockdrill in the world and paves the way for female operators
Local interest soars, despite obstacles
7th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Local deep-level mining equipment manufacturers are noticing increased interest in their product offering on the back of Russian sanctions, but are being weighed down by the country’s ongoing... 

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V-Cube tech proves successful at mines
7th April 2023

Digitalised industrial power networks company VoltVision has successfully rolled out its ViViD platform across all six of gold producer Endeavour Mining’s assets in West Africa, amid a global... 

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Gold miner showing signs of growth
7th April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Despite having had to deal with a “difficult patch” over the past two years, gold miner Resolute Mining is showing signs of steady growth, with its Syama underground gold mine, in Mali, having... 

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