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Construction starts on Phase 2 of Lesotho Highlands Water Project
9th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Phase 2 of the long-awaited Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) has broken ground. LHWP Phase 2, building on Phase 1 that was completed in 2003, includes the construction of the Polihali dam and... 

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Durable drives for belt conveyor systems
2nd June 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that its NORD Maxxdrive-XT industrial gearboxes, launched at the Electra Mining trade show in 2022, have been well received by leaders in bulk logistics,... 

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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... 

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... 

BHP confident China property recovery will boost metals demand
BHP confident China property recovery will boost metals demand
25th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

BHP Group is confident China’s troubled property market will turn around in coming months, despite gloomy economic signals pushing iron-ore and copper prices back to levels last seen during the... 

Mining companies called to implement Social Labour Plans
25th May 2023

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is calling on mining companies to implement Social Labour Plans (SLP), in the areas in which they do business. Most of the... 

LED Retrofit Lighting Solution for Ga-Segonyana Municipality  
23rd May 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED retrofit lighting solution for street- and highmast lighting for Ga-Segonyana Municipality in the Northern Cape Province. Highmast Lighting 

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Barloworld expects construction sector to rebound in coming months
22nd May 2023 By: Darren Parker

Industrial processing, distribution and services company Barloworld expects the construction industry in Southern Africa will recover in the coming months as infrastructure and energy projects gain... 

Daimler Truck SA opens new head office in R200m investment
19th May 2023 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has officially opened its new head office in Centurion in a R200-million investment into the country. The group also spent R20-million on upgrading its truck... 

New CEO candidate named for diamond miner Alrosa
15th May 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The board of Russian diamond mining company Alrosa will consider the appointment of Pavel Marinychev  for the position of CEO, following the planned resignation of Sergey Ivanov. Marinychev... 

Minister emphasises need for speedy implementation of infrastructure projects
12th May 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

As the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) provides updates on the various infrastructure projects under way, Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Sihle Zikalala says there is... 

China’s weak industrial recovery is weighing on coal consumption
11th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s weak property market and sluggish industrial activity are weighing on coal prices even as a spate of government safety checks curbs output. Key industrial users of the fuel including steel... 

WA budget delivers another surplus
11th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Western Australian government on Thursday reported a budget surplus of A$3.3-billion in 2023-24, with a surplus position maintained over the next four years, supporting a record A$39-billion in... 

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Resources drives Budget to surplus
10th May 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal Budget had delivered a A$4.2-billion surplus, a significant turnaround from the A$32-billion deficit unveiled last year, with the government announcing a range of investments to fund... 

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Increased demand for automation in agri sector
5th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The growing African population and consequent rising demand for food continues to drive the need for processing equipment that can increase food production in the most efficient manner possible,... 

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Light from the Tower of Babel
5th May 2023 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa’s electricity discussion has become far less coherent in recent months, taking on all the characteristics of the Tower of Babel, despite the fact that most of the mixed messages have... 

Gold Fields highlights progress, areas of improvement in report to stakeholders
3rd May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Globally diversified gold producer Gold Fields interim CEO Martin Preece says the company still has significant work to do, particularly with regard to workplace safety. "During 2022, we tragically... 

PRASA has restored 16 corridors to date, says Transport Minister
28th April 2023 By: Irma Venter

The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has restarted the Langa to Nyanga commuter rail service on Cape Town’s Central Line after three years of dormancy. “The devastation that we... 

New Floodlights for Hartleyvale Stadium
25th April 2023

BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED floodlighting solution for the Hartleyvale Stadium in Cape Town, Western Cape. This stadium is the home of Hockey in the Western Cape and is where all... 

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PVC fabric structures beneficial for accommodation
21st April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The projects of specialists Canvas and Tent have demonstrated the beneficial and cost-effective use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) for mine-site accommodation, says Canvas and Tent group marketing... 

Modern technology boosts construction deployment time
21st April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Modern technology has transformed the construction industry, says diverse prefabricated deployment solutions company Turnkey Modular, which has implemented its robust Intelligent Component Design... 

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Non-payment and inability to pay for water a sure risk to the viability of Rand Water
14th April 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The United Nations has recognised access to clean and safe drinking water as a basic human right, and ensuring all South Africans have access to affordable and reliable water services is a... 

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Eskom’s biggest union demands 15% wage hike as power cuts worsen
13th April 2023 By: Bloomberg

The biggest labour union at South Africa’s Eskom Holdings wants a 15% wage increase even as the utility fails to generate adequate electricity to meet the country’s needs, resulting in nationwide... 

Booyco Engineering's Bush Cooler saves mines costly downtime
13th April 2023

Replacing large non-ferrous alloy bushes in mining equipment like cone crushers can be time consuming and expensive, but Booyco Engineering’s Bush Cooler provides an innovative solution to this... 

Firm to fast-track deployment of telecom towers in SA following financial close on R100m loan facility
31st March 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

After reaching financial close on a R100-million senior secured loan facility through Prescient Investment Management (PIM), independent telecommunications infrastructure company Eagle Towers SA is... 

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Units resist harsh conditions
17th March 2023

Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to... 

Rio announces board appointments
16th March 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Dean Dalla Valle and Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz as non-executive directors, effective from June 1. Dalla Valle brings four decades of... 

China’s lithium probe puts spotlight on reserves and ESG risks
10th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

If it’s grown, drilled or dug up, chances are there’s not enough of it in China. Beijing’s ability to manage the mismatch between its scarce natural resources and vast industrial output is now... 

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Thacker Pass lithium project, US – update
10th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction, including site preparation, geotechnical drilling, water pipeline development and associated infrastructure, has started. 

Authorised SKF Distributor Bolt and Engineering’s improved lubrication solution extends bearing life for leading North West Mining group  
2nd March 2023

A TLSD System 24 automatic lubrication solution installed by SKF authorised distributor, Bolt and Engineering (B.E.D.) Distributors Group, has substantially improved the bearing life of vibrator... 

URA completes acquisition to take ownership of extensive Gravelotte mine
27th February 2023 By: Donna Slater

LSE-listed diversified explorer URA has completed the acquisition of 100% of the issued shares in Gem Venus Holdings – the owner of the majority interest in the Gravelotte emerald mine, in South... 

Preparatory work under way on commercial centre that will serve LHWP Phase II project area
24th February 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Preparatory stages of construction of the Polihali commercial centre at Masakong are under way after the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) awarded the M11.3-million contract to Unik... 

BHP expects labour costs to remain high
21st February 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Major BHP is expecting the tight labour market to be the biggest inflationary concern for 2023, VP market analysis and economics Dr Huw McKay said on Tuesday. “Six months ago, at the time of our... 

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Miner restarts operation in DRC
17th February 2023

Mining company Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and its joint venture partner commodity company La Générale des Carrières et des Mines (Gécamines), celebrated the kick-off of the restart of... 

Funding of Solar Lighting Solution in Tshinapfene Village
15th February 2023

A Solar lighting solution installed on glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) poles, supplied by BEKA Schréder, have been donated to the Tshinapfene Village in Limpopo, South Africa. The project... 

Superior building delivers quality houses quickly and cost-effectively
8th February 2023

The multi-award winning Moladi Building System is enabling houses and other structures of a superior quality to be built in record time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional building... 

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Ramaphosa determined to remove all impediments in way of sustained mining growth
7th February 2023 By: Martin Creamer

The Presidency is determined to remove all impediments in the way of the sustained growth of the South African mining industry, President Cyril Ramaphosa told the Investing in African Mining Indaba... 

Versatile chain hoist series shows value in shipbuilding
3rd February 2023

Included in local equipment manufacturer and supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s range of Kito lifting equipment is the durable Kito high-speed CB manual chain hoist series, which is suitable for... 

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Woodhouse Colliery, UK
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The UK has approved opening its first deep coal mine in more than 30 years. 

LME copper hits more than 6-month peak as China reopens border
9th January 2023 By: Reuters

London copper jumped to a more than six-month high on Monday, while most other base metals also rose as demand prospects brightened after top consumer China reopened its borders. Three-month... 

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Zandvliet WWTW upgrade reaches milestone
16th December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Cape Town’s Zandvliet Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW) upgrade has reached its biggest milestone with the completion of the new membrane biological reactor (MBR). Construction on site began in... 

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New space weather centre to provide real-time solar storm forecasts
16th December 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

For the South African National Space Agency’s (SANSA’s) Hermanus facility, 2022 has been the year of space weather – in August, its new Space Weather Centre (SWC) began operations, although its... 

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More mines being recommissioned
9th December 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Many South African mines have, in recent years,  been placed under care and maintenance, owing to various factors, including an increase in production costs, Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and... 

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