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LEI Principal Geology Consultant Siphelele (Siphe) Ntshangase
Hire jobless geologists to capture much-needed exploration data – LEI
19th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

A strong call for unemployed geology graduates to be contracted to capture historic exploration data electronically has been made by Letaba Elihle Investments (LEI) principal geology consultant... 


DIVERSE APPLICATIONS
The OPTIWAY is suitable for use in various industrial environments, including underground haulage, outdoor mining areas, and others
Company introduces robust luminaire
14th May 2021

Industrial lighting solutions provider BEKA Schréder has introduced “one of the most versatile and reliable” industrial light-emitting diode (LED) bulkhead luminaires: the OPTIWAY. The luminaire... 


NORD DUODRIVE
BMG’s new NORD DuoDrive unit - an integrated geared unit that combines the recently launched NORD IE5+ synchronous motor and a single-stage helical gear unit in one compact housing - has been designed for optimum system efficiency.
New unit designed for efficiency
7th May 2021

Industrial products provider, BMG’s new NORD DuoDrive unit, an integrated geared unit that combines the recently launched NORD IE5+ synchronous motor and a single-stage helical gear unit in one... 


It makes huge economic sense to encourage mineral exploration
It makes huge economic sense to encourage mineral exploration
7th May 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining, preceded by exploration, is the greatest economic multiplier of all business activities, including government expenditure, says Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce... 


Automotive Industry Development Centre
Automotive Industry Development Centre
7th May 2021

TSHWANE AUTOMOTIVE CITY (TAC) ASSISTING TO REVERSE THE LEGACY OF APARTHEID BY PROVIDING SPATIAL PLANNING THAT PROVIDES AFFORDABLE HOUSING WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF SCHOOLS, SHOPPING CENTRES AND... 


On-The-Air (30/04/2021)
On-The-Air (30/04/2021)
30th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s platinum group metals are being used in an ever increasing number of applications; The multiplier magic of exploration and mining can bring the biggest number of jobs to South... 


Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce Williamson.
Mining policy should be hugely supportive of exploration’s multiplier magic – investor
28th April 2021 By: Martin Creamer

Mining, preceded by exploration, is the greatest economic multiplier of all business activities, including government expenditure, says Integral Asset Management chief investment officer Bruce... 


Arizona mining fight pits economy, EVs against conservation, culture
20th April 2021 By: Reuters

Early last year, Darrin Lewis paid $800 000 for a hardware store in a tiny Arizona town where mining giant Rio Tinto hopes to build one of the world's largest underground copper mines. Rio buys... 


Abrasive solids handling made simple with the new Warman submersible pump
15th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The new, high chrome Warman® SSB-A submersible pump from Weir Minerals presents a versatile pump and robust solution for slurry and sludge removal. “Conceptualised and commercialised by Weir... 


Security Lighting for Letaba Hospital
15th April 2021 By: Creamer Media Reporter

BEKA Schréder has supplied the security lighting at Letaba Hospital in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Since this new lighting installation, security levels have increased and the number of... 


Greenland election gets under way
Greenland election gets under way
6th April 2021 By: Reuters

Greenlanders began voting in a parliamentary election on Tuesday that could unseat the ruling political party and help decide the fate of vast deposits of rare earth metals which international... 


Vaccination success key to igniting SA’s infrastructure roll-out
Vaccination success key to igniting SA’s infrastructure roll-out
2nd April 2021 By: Darren Parker

Despite the strain that the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations is placing on the fiscus, industry body Consulting Engineers South Africa (Cesa) believes that it needs to be prioritised in concert... 


Greenland to hold election watched closely by global mining industry
Greenland to hold election watched closely by global mining industry
31st March 2021 By: Reuters

Greenland holds an election next week that could decide the fate of vast deposits of rare earth metals which international companies want to exploit and are vital to the Arctic island's hopes of... 


AECI CEO Mark Dytor
AECI sets 2025 sustainability targets
26th March 2021 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Chemicals group AECI has set itself six group-specific sustainability targets for 2025, as shared in the company’s first-ever sustainability report published on March 26. The sustainability... 


ALL HANDS ON DECK We aim to help support the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone on site through our services
Company awarded facility management contract
26th March 2021

Infrastructure service provider Ventia has been awarded a contract to deliver comprehensive facility and asset management services to diversified miner Anglo American’s metallurgical coal... 


Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson
26th March 2021

This week we profiloe Paul Jackson, CEO of TUHF, a commercial property financing company that exclusively targets property in inner cities 


Northam Platinum has provided R80-million in 341 interest-free home loans to date in its drive to fund home ownership.
Northam pays most tax as growth strategy heads for 8 500 jobs boost
23rd March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

“We’ve made the single-largest tax payment in the history of the company,” Northam Platinum CEO Paul Dunne said during last week’s presentation of 74%-higher headline half-year earnings.   The... 


Solutions ensure cleanliness standards are met
19th March 2021

Engineering components provider BMG’s fluid technology filtration solutions comprise a range of fluid power components and systems, which are supported by the team’s broad technical capabilities to... 


UK government intervenes in deep coal mine plan
UK government intervenes in deep coal mine plan
12th March 2021 By: Reuters

Britain's government has intervened in a plan for a new deep coal mine in northern England after climate change advisers said the project would "increase global emissions". The plans pose a... 


Hydrological information will help manage water resources
12th March 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

The South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) has urged government to focus on securing reliable hydrological information to manage South Africa’s scarce water resources. In an advisory note to... 


UVSS: Offering unique products to the mining, engineering and construction sectors
UVSS: Offering unique products to the mining, engineering and construction sectors
12th March 2021 By: Yolande Botes

As the largest ventilation manufacturing company in Africa, Unique Ventilation and Support Systems (UVSS) has over 85 years of collective experience in the mining ventilation industry. UVSS also... 


Royal Bafokeng Platinum provides every employee with an opportunity to own a dignified home.
South Africa should regulate bus, truck emissions – Royal Bafokeng Platinum
10th March 2021 By: Martin Creamer

What a wonderful housing job Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) has done in building 1 400 impressive family homes for its employees, with another 100 outstanding for occupation. When RBPlat CEO... 


Galileo enters into agreement to sell Star Zinc to Zambia-focused company
4th March 2021 By: Donna Slater

Zinc, copper and rare earths explorer Galileo Resources has entered into a conditional agreement with Siege Mining regarding the ceding of ownership, operation and participation in the Star Zinc... 


New road to unlock Africa’s first Automotive City
New road to unlock Africa’s first Automotive City
19th February 2021

The ambitious plan to create Africa’s first Automotive City in Rosslyn, has taken a massive step towards commencement. The Tshwane Automotive City (TAC) Project Management Office (PMO) is pleased... 


SEW-EURODRIVE continues to meet high expectations through new products for the mining industry
SEW-EURODRIVE continues to meet high expectations through new products for the mining industry
18th February 2021

Drive and control technologies specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has a wide range of products that are suitable for the mining industry, with some having been improved in recent years to most adequately... 


Raubex
Raubex
29th January 2021

Firmly entrenched as an Africa-based diversified heavy engineering company, Raubex Group continues to excel as a world-class player in the heavy construction sector, with a focus on infrastructure... 


Siemens South Africa CEO Sabine Dall’Omo
SA’s infrastructure preparations may make difference this time round
29th January 2021 By: Terence Creamer

Siemens South Africa CEO Sabine Dall’Omo expresses optimism that the country’s much promised infrastructure-led recovery will finally be implemented from late 2021 onwards, describing preparations... 


Diamond trade is roaring back thanks to stuck-at-home shoppers
Diamond trade is roaring back thanks to stuck-at-home shoppers
25th January 2021 By: Bloomberg

The global diamond trade spent years in the doldrums, only to be crippled by the pandemic just as things started looking up. Now, at last, business is booming again. Factories in the industry’s... 


Biden poised to freeze oil and coal leasing on federal land
Biden poised to freeze oil and coal leasing on federal land
22nd January 2021 By: Bloomberg

President Joe Biden is poised to suspend the sale of oil and gas leases on federal land, which accounts for about a tenth of US supplies, according to four people familiar with the matter. The... 


GEARED UP 
BMG’s Sumitomo gearbox brands also include Paramax large industrial gearboxes and Fenner Shaft Mounted Reducers
Components create high efficiency in cooling towers
22nd January 2021

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s electromechanical team plays an important role in ensuring the dependable operation of wet and dry cooling towers, through the supply and support of many power... 


Miners in Mpumalanga enterprise development centre partnership
Miners in Mpumalanga enterprise development centre partnership
15th January 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has partnered with the Steve Tshwete local municipality and mining companies Arnot OpCo, Anglo American Coal South Africa and Glencore to establish an enterprise... 


Greens Creek mine, US
Greens Creek mine, US
11th December 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

A silver mine located on Admiralty Island, in south-east Alaska, in the US. 


Weather halts Manuka plans in NSW
7th December 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Precious metals junior Manuka Resources has warned that operations at its Wonawinta processing plant, in New South Wales, will be halted for a period of four to five days, to allow for repairs.... 


Exxaro partners with local municipality, other miners to establish an EDC for entrepreneurs
Exxaro partners with local municipality, other miners to establish an EDC for entrepreneurs
4th December 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has partnered with the Steve Tshwete local municipality and mining companies Arnot OpCo, Anglo American Coal South Africa and Glencore to establish an enterprise... 


SORTED The new Steinert KSS XT CLI 100 combination unit sorting plant installed at Navachab, Namibia, is the same as the one installed at the company’s new test and development centre in Pulheim, Germany
Testing plant installed at Namibian gold mine
27th November 2020 By: Darren Parker

Magnetic and sensor sorting solutions company Steinert has set up a new modular testing plant at Navachab gold mine, near Karibib, in Namibia. The company commissioned the plant last month,... 


Gearboxes ideal for wet, dry cooling towers
20th November 2020

Industrial equipment provider BMG’s electromechanical team plays an important role in the dependable operation of wet and dry cooling towers in the mining sector, through the supply and support of... 


BUILDING CONSENSUS 
When the industry becomes more satisfied with this approach to building, and realises the cost benefits of IBT, the uptake of IBT in construction will increase
IBT construction reduces cost, time
20th November 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Student accommodation group STAG African says it can reduce construction time and costs for student accommodation using innovative building technology (IBT) – a first for Africa. “By using such... 


Opinion: Breathing fresh air into old coal power stations
13th November 2020

In this opinion piece, Wärtsilä South African business development manager Wayne Glossop writes about the benefits of converting old coal-fired power plants to modern gas engine power plants. AGL... 


COVID-19 CONUNDRUM 
The Power Group’s construction arm has been hit with challenges no one could have foreseen with Covid-19
Pandemic challenges exacerbated for industry
13th November 2020

While construction sites were able to reopen in early May for civil projects, ongoing delays in terms of both the public sector being slow to change gears and client’s additional regulations around... 


CONTRADICTORY MUCH? 
There is a paradox in the South African construction sector of large construction firms collapsing amid a housing backlog of about 2.3-million units
Consultancy laments construction sector decline
13th November 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The construction sector experienced a significant contraction in terms of the change in value added to the gross domestic product year-on-year in quarter two of 2020, at -30.7%, compared to -2.2%... 



MIXING IT UP
Concor is developing the derelict Conradie hospital site into an integrated, sustainable and affordable residential-led mixed-use precinct
Construction group welcomes green shoots after lull
13th November 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

After what has been months of uncertainty about when new projects will come to tender or whether awarded projects will progress, construction company Concor notes that work continues apace on its... 


SURE SOLUTION
The Garlock sealing solutions offered by BMG have proven effective in many environments
Bearing isolators faring well in bearings sector
6th November 2020

Bearings distributor BMG tells Engineering News that its Garlock Klozure and Guardian Bearing Isolators have fared notably well subsequent to being introduction to the BMG range of isolators. A... 


Proximity alone insufficient to assure SA firms any share of Moz gas action
Proximity alone insufficient to assure SA firms any share of Moz gas action
6th November 2020 By: Darren Parker

Much can still be done by South African business to ensure that opportunities stemming from Mozambique’s myriad large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects do not pass them by. Various LNG... 


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