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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... 

UK approves first coal mine in 30 years, weakening climate push
UK approves first coal mine in 30 years, weakening climate push
8th December 2022 By: Bloomberg

The UK approved opening its first deep coal mine in more than 30 years, risking backlash from activists portraying the project as a backward step in meeting ambitious climate goals. The Woodhouse... 

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa, a specialist in drive and control technologies, moved into its new state-of-the-art 26 000-m2 headquarters complex in Aeroton, Johannesburg.
New high-tech African facility for SEW-EURODRIVE
7th December 2022

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa, a specialist in drive and control technologies, moved into its new state-of-the-art 26 000-m2 headquarters complex in Aeroton, Johannesburg, earlier this year. The new... 

There are signs of life in the local construction sector – CIDB
2nd December 2022 By: Irma Venter

There are some green shoots in the South African construction industry, despite predictions that the sector is facing imminent collapse, says Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) CEO... 

Trade, property developments, standards can grow industry
25th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will offer growth opportunities for the local steel cladding sector as States ramp up extraction of their mineral and other natural resources, says... 

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Company supplies innovative products to sector
25th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The prevalence of build projects for new warehouses, distribution centres and other logistics infrastructure has provided local steel supplier Macsteel with opportunities to supply its innovative... 

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New branches bring steel closer to customers
25th November 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The new branches in Polokwane, in Limpopo, and Windhoek, in Namibia, have enabled steel products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds (S&L) to bring steel closer to customers, who would normally have had to... 

Local, global indicators suggest used-car market bubble may be about to burst – AutoTrader CEO
25th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

The used-car market has flourished in recent years, says digital vehicle marketplace AutoTrader. “Comparing AutoTrader trading data between the first quarter and third quarter this year to the same... 

Woodside commits another A$65m to community support
24th November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has committed up to A$65-million in funding over the next five years to support community development in regional Western Australia. CEO Meg O’Neill said the social... 

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Specialist recommends bearings for extreme conditions
11th November 2022

Industrial equipment supplier BMG specialists recommend HKT split cylindrical roller bearings for dependable use in extreme conditions, including applications above ground, underground and in... 

Empty iron-ore ships switch to coal to survive China's slump
10th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Cargo ships suffering from weak Chinese demand for iron-ore are finding a more lucrative alternative as the global energy crisis spurs a greater need for coal. Miners and traders are slashing... 

NUM to celebrate 40 years
9th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) will celebrate its fortieth anniversary at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo, on December 4. Established in 1982 in Klerksdorp (now... 

Peabody approves $140m redevelopment capital for Australia coal mine
4th November 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

US-based coal miner Peabody Energy has begun initial steps to redevelop its North Goonyella mine – a hard-coking coal longwall operation in Australia with more than 70-million tons of reserves.... 

BHP expects tight global markets to continue
BHP expects tight global markets to continue
2nd November 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP expected the lag effect of inflationary pressures to remain a persistent challenge through the 2023 financial year. Speaking at the International Mining and Resources... 

The ECOBAY family is growing
28th October 2022

BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the expansion of their ECOBAY lowbay and highbay lighting range! The ECOBAY is the ideal luminaire for lighting industrial facilities to optimize light levels... 

Three-year auto sector wage deal signed
28th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

The Automobile Manufacturers Employers Organisation (AMEO) and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have signed a new three-year sector wage deal. The agreement will see... 

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Iron-ore collapses to lowest since 2020 as demand suffers
27th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore extended its rout to the lowest level in more than two years on mounting concerns over global steel demand. The steel-making ingredient hit $82.45 a ton in Singapore on Thursday, its... 

Nation should exploit CGS expertise to help address infrastructural, water challenges – Mantashe
25th October 2022 By: Nadine James

The country requires that the Council for Geoscience (CGS) occupy a more preeminent role, to bolster the use of geosciences to help address socioeconomic challenges, says Mineral Resources and... 

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BHP chief executive cautiously optimistic about China's economic growth
21st October 2022 By: Reuters

BHP Group's CEO Mike Henry said on Friday he was "cautiously optimistic" about the economic outlook for China, despite uncertainty. "There is uncertainty in China – albeit, our view is that China... 

Gold struggles for direction as traders await fresh catalyst
19th October 2022 By: Bloomberg

Gold was little changed Wednesday as investors assessed mixed signals including a slightly weaker dollar, rising Treasury yields and more hawkish commentary from a Federal Reserve policymaker.... 

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Transnet announces three-year deal with key union after brutal strike
17th October 2022 By: News24Wire

Transnet announced on Monday that it had reached an agreement with the United National Transport Union (UNTU) for a three-year wage deal. UNTU represents 54% of unionised employees at Transnet. 

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Iron-ore outlook clouded by global demand woes, supply risks
14th October 2022 By: Reuters

Iron-ore prices are on track to end 2022 at their lowest in the last three or four years and will probably languish next year as well, with China and Europe cutting steel output, while pressure... 

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