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18th March 2022

Based in Secunda, Mpumalanga, HydraArc offers a range of proudly South African storage tank solutions.  HydraArc’s storage tanks are locally fabricated at its ultramodern Sky-Hill facility which... 

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Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Negotiations are continuing with stakeholders at Canyon Coal’s fully licensed, but yet-to-be-developed, Gugulethu colliery. 

Leading risk management software developer IsoMetrix launches pioneering ESG application
17th March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

All-in-one ESG management solution enables organizations to comprehensively manage and report on their ESG and sustainability performance. IsoMetrix has launched a state-of-the-art environmental,... 

Tanzanian mines transformed since takeover, Barrick posits
16th March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Gold miner Barrick Gold says that, since acquiring the former Acacia Mining assets, in Tanzania, in September 2019, it has reestablished North Mara and Bulyanhulu as “world-class” mines, and that... 

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Tronox hands over LED projects to local community
14th March 2022 By: Darren Parker

Mineral sands miner Tronox South Africa last week handed over four local economic development (LED) projects to local communities surrounding its Fairbreeze project near Richards Bay, in... 

India will ensure steady coking coal cargoes to allay supply concerns
11th March 2022 By: Reuters

India will take steps to ensure a steady supply of coking coal for domestic steel companies, which are struggling with cargo disruptions and rocketing prices in the wake of Russia's invasion of... 

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On-The-Air (11/03/2022)
11th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Every Friday, SAfm’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News & Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript:... 

MAC president and CEO Pierre Gratton has warned that Canada's position as mining leader is slipping
Gratton says Canada should do more to seize mining opportunities 
10th March 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada has long been the dominant global mining nation – in mineral production, mining finance, mining services and supplies, and sustainability and safety, but Mining Association of Canada (MAC)... 

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Solidarity accepts Sibanye’s final wage offer
2nd March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Trade union Solidarity says it has informed precious metals miner Sibanye-Stillwater that it accepts the company’s latest offer of a 5% wage increase for members employed at Sibanye’s South African... 

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Projects in Progress 2022 (First Edition)
1st March 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa has made investment, especially investment in infrastructure, a key priority as it desperately seeks to reignite growth and spur employment creation through the Economic Reconstruction... 

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Udumo Adit housing relocation project 80% complete
25th February 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Coal mining company Kangra, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is nearing the completion of its Udumo Adit housing relocation project, in Donkerhoek, Mpumalanga. Udumo shaft... 

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First 3D printed house in Kenya
18th February 2022

In October the first three-dimensional- (3D-) printed demonstration house was constructed by sustainable and affordable housing group 14Trees in Nairobi, Kenya. The house is also the first... 

Construction of Polihali Village and visitors’ lodge starts
4th February 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The construction of permanent housing, visitors’ lodge and associated infrastructure at the Polihali Village started in January after development agency Lesotho Highlands Development Authority... 

LED lighting for GIZ Energy Efficiency projects
31st January 2022

BEKA Schréder is proud to be part of an Energy Efficient Street Lighting Retrofit Project implemented by GIZ German Development Cooperation and Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE),... 

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Dasa uranium project, Niger
14th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Global Atomic has broken ground at its Dasa uranium project. 

Keliber secures €7m grant for sustainable solutions
3rd January 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Finnish investor Business Finland has granted mining and battery chemical company Keliber Technology Oy investment funding of €7-million.  The funds are intended for the acquisition of technology... 

Christmas comes early for Qld mining communities
14th December 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government on Tuesday announced that 15 resources communities are set to share in just over A$47-million thanks to joint government and resources sector funding. Deputy Premier and... 

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Global Atomic breaks ground early, targets yellowcake sales in early 2025
13th December 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian project developer Global Atomic has broken ground at its Dasa uranium project, in Niger, almost two months ahead of schedule. The board in November made a production decision to proceed... 

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Sedibelo appoints Lael Bethlehem as chief ESG officer
6th December 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Midtier platinum group metals producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines has appointed Lael Bethlehem senior executive responsible for environmental, social and governance (ESG) affairs with immediate... 

LED retrofit lighting solution for Gaborone Airport
30th November 2021

BEKA Schréder has supplied the LED retrofit lighting solution at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in Botswana. This airport is located about 10 km north of the city of Gaborone and offers... 

The BMG Enerpac E-pulse pumps
Hydraulic pumps deliver flow, convenience and precision
26th November 2021

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s range of portable hydraulic electric Enerpac E-pulse pumps is critical to all 700 bar – 10 000 psi operating hydraulic systems. These E-pulse pumps have... 

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Lubrication pump systems enhance hydraulic components
26th November 2021

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s range of Steimel lubricant and feed gear pumps – the SF series – is used mainly on oil lube systems in mines, steel works, power stations and general industry... 

Company provides new filtration solutions
26th November 2021

With the growing trend for diesel-fuelled equipment, industrial equipment supplier BMG has recognised a demand for the supply of cleaner, non-contaminated diesel and lubricant oils, says BMG fluid... 

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Recycled rubber can reduce environmental impact
26th November 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Recycled rubber manufacturer Xtyre Global provides patented products made from recycled tyres that can replace wood and plastic products, particularly in the industrial environment. Xtyre Global... 

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Shanghai zinc gains as Glencore maintenance plan fuels supply fears
23rd November 2021 By: Reuters

Shanghai zinc prices firmed on Tuesday, hitting their highest levels in nearly three weeks, on global supply concerns after miner and commodity trader Glencore announced plans to put its zinc... 

LSFB creates faster, more economical construction
19th November 2021 By: Claire O'Reilly

Developers, local authorities and housing associations are quickly embracing steel framing technology, such as light-steel-frame building (LSFB), says the International Zinc Association Africa Desk... 

Gold price to be ‘stickier’ in 2022, says global financial firm
12th November 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Global financial firm UBS Global Wealth Management chief investment office strategists Wayne Gordon and Giovanni Staunovo have warned in a November 12 note that, while the recent strength in gold’s... 

Copper trader Trafigura sees weak patch ahead
Copper trader Trafigura sees weak patch ahead
9th November 2021 By: Bloomberg

Trafigura Group, the world’s largest copper trader and one of the most vocal bulls, expects Chinese copper demand to be weaker for the next few months -- potentially providing relief for the market... 

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Range now includes Rexnord RN series
5th November 2021

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s bearings portfolio, which spans precision miniature bearings to giant bearings for steel and mining applications, has been enriched with the addition of the new... 

More than 30 developments in the pipeline in Cape Town CBD
29th October 2021 By: Irma Venter

The economy of the Cape Town central business district (CBD) remained stable in 2020, despite Covid-19, with the official nominal value of all property set at R43.8-billion by the City of Cape... 

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Small but mighty!
28th October 2021

Despite its compact dimensions, it achieves an attention-grabbing warning effect with its flashing, long-range amber light signal. Thanks to the energy-efficient, long-life LED technology, the... 

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Energy storage key to embedded electricity solutions
22nd October 2021 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Amid the discussions around embedded electricity solutions, battery equipment supplier REVOV states that it is important to include energy storage and its solutions in these discussions. Energy... 

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Technologies play powerful role in climate change efforts
22nd October 2021 By: Anna Moross

Technology is a critical accelerator in the efforts to implement climate change actions, and according to South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) energy efficiency and data &... 

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New Grundfos impeller design delivers reliable pumps in high solids applications
15th October 2021

Increased levels of rags and fibrous solids in South Africa’s wastewater systems call for the innovative design and reliability of the new Grundfos SE/SL wastewater pumps. With their semi-open... 

Solidarity reaches wage agreement with Village Main Reef
14th October 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Trade union Solidarity has concluded a two-year wage agreement with gold producer Village Main Reef (VMR). This comes after just two weeks of negotiations undertaken in collaboration with fellow... 

Unprecedented demand for Grindex stainless steel pumps on Copperbelt
11th October 2021

Integrated Pump Technology reports an unprecedented demand for Grindex stainless steel pumps from customers on the Zambian and DRC Copperbelt. Recent months have seen the company replace cast iron... 

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New asynchronous range available
8th October 2021

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s team of electric motor designers and engineers has worked closely with global electric motor specialists to develop high-efficiency Synergy electric motors, to... 

Headwinds mounting for world economy into final stretch of 2021
4th October 2021 By: Bloomberg

The global economy is entering the final quarter of 2021 with a mounting number of headwinds threatening to slow the recovery from the pandemic recession and prove policy makers’ benign views on... 

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Unions team up in wage increase dispute with Sibanye in the gold sector
1st October 2021 By: Donna Slater

Trade unions the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU), the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), Solidarity and UASA have united in their rejection of precious metals miner... 

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On-The-Air (01/10/2021)
1st October 2021 By: Martin Creamer

The highly successful growth strategy of Northam Platinum has created 8 000 jobs, 2 000 this year; A new way of producing platinum slashes electricity use by a whopping 82%; and Mozambique’s... 

Technology that treats municipal wastewater to reusable quality being tested in South Africa
1st October 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

WEC Projects has been selected by the Water Research Commission (WRC), under the South African Sanitation Technology Enterprise Programme (Sastep), to test a new off-grid sanitation system with the... 

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Empowerment of women-owned businesses by Tronox South Africa reinforces deliberate transformation strategy
23rd September 2021

In line with this commitment, our South African operations pledge to go beyond the transformation guidelines set out for the mining sector, with a strong focus on the development and empowerment of... 

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On-The-Air (17/09/2021)
17th September 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Harmony has struck gold with a spectacular three-year wage agreement with South African labour unions; An exciting new company is setting out to revive gold mining in South Africa’s historic Wits... 

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