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Delba's Field Services: Your Trusted Onsite Solution for All Electrical Rotating Equipment Problems
2nd August 2023

Collectively, electrical rotating equipment is the workhorse of modern industrial operations, powering a wide range of machinery across various sectors. However, like any complex mechanical system,... 


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Nickel West marking decarbonisation targets
1st August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner BHP’s Nickel West division is well on its way to decarbonising, with the Kalgoorlie smelter, the Kwinana refinery and the Kambalda concentrator being 100% fuelled by renewable... 


IonicRE advances work on Makuutu demonstration plant
28th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Construction has started on a demonstration plant at rare earth minerals developer Ionic Rare Earths’ (IonicRE’s) 60%-owned Makuutu heavy rare earths project, in Uganda. The installation contract... 


Bushveld announces changes to subsidiary’s holdings in Enerox
28th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has announced that its subsidiary, Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries Holdings (VRFB-H), received notice from Garnet Commerce that it is exercising an option to acquire... 


A new age of fully automated monorail
28th July 2023

Global provider of integrated urban solutions Alstom will be delivering the system for Bangkok’s Metropolitan Rapid Transit Pink Line, which is expected to enter service in 2024. This follows... 


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Decentralised drive tech specified for US manufacturer
28th July 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has secured an order to supply the latest decentralised drive technology in its Generation C range to automate a new storage and retrieval system being... 


Anglo American CE Duncan Wanblad.
Southern Africa is now Anglo’s only business region not on renewable energy
27th July 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Southern Africa is now the only region in the Anglo American business fold that is not on renewable energy because the company cannot go to a market and acquire that energy in the same way that it... 


Foran wraps up EIA for planned Saskatchewan copper mine
Foran wraps up EIA for planned Saskatchewan copper mine
27th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Base metals explorer and developer Foran Mining has received Ministerial approval for its McIlvenna Bay project, in Saskatchewan, concluding the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process for... 


Sylvania exceeds full-year PGM production guidance
27th July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

South African platium group metals (PGMs) producer Sylvania Platinum exceeded its production forecast for the 2023 financial year, which had been set at between 72 000 oz and 74 000 oz of platinum,... 


Weba Chute Systems Technical Manager, Dewald Tintinger and Director Denise Abrahams during a site survey at a steel plant
Optimising transfer points in brownfields projects
25th July 2023

As mining companies embark on brownfields initiatives to meet rising market demand for battery and other minerals, the optimising of transfer points presents a valuable opportunity to deliver more... 


Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
Spotlight on Sarens in Angola
25th July 2023

Angola – a promising country offering broad business opportunities This month, Sarens shines the spotlight on Angola. Sarens entered Angola in 2021 as a heavy lifting and specialised transport... 


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Orion’s burgeoning copper prospects required much investor patience, says analyst
24th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Copper mine developer Orion Minerals has benefitted from significant investor patience to fulfil its redevelopment of two significant and historic mining hubs, owing to the difficulty in securing... 


PILOT PROJECT
Mammoet used a customised, hydraulically powered solution – the SBL 1100 – at the Unterweser nuclear power plant
Hydraulic lifting for nuclear components
21st July 2023

Heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet used a customised, hydraulically powered solution – the SBL 1100, a moveable four-point hydraulic lifting gantry with a capacity of 1 100 t – as part of... 


Private sector helps provide acceptable air quality
21st July 2023

Amid ongoing loadshedding, members of the private sector are looking for ways to improve air quality during working hours owing to higher emissions being released as a result of State-owned utility... 


a photo of hundreds of cars inside the Northgate Dome which is now the showroom for WeBuyCars in the north of Johannesburg
Firm rolls out sustainability project
21st July 2023

Second-hand vehicle buying and selling company WeBuyCars has successfully executed various sustainability solutions across its showrooms nationally, including the adoption of light-emitting diode... 


An aerial shot of the Blue Crane shopping centre at night well lit by all of the BEKA Schréder SOLARPOLE Lighting systems whch have been installed in the parking area
Solar installation lights way for shoppers
21st July 2023 By: Halima Frost

South African lighting solutions manufacturer BEKA Schréder completed the supply of a solar streetlight installation for a shopping centre in Alberton, Gauteng. A total of 24 BEKA Schréder... 


a hallway with lights across the length and breadth of the structure which are lower energy LED lights installed by Infinite Blue Energy at two older buildings in the Johannesburg CBD
Lighting provider upgrades two buildings
21st July 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lighting solutions provider Infinite Blue Energy (IBE) has successfully completed the conversion of outdated lighting solutions to new energy efficient lighting technologies at two older buildings... 


Condra clinches order to replace overhead crane at KZN millhouse
21st July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has secured an order for a replacement overhead crane at a millhouse in KwaZulu-Natal. The new double-girder electric overhead crane spans 21 m and is equipped with... 


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Prieska copper/zinc project, South Africa – update
21st July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The Prieska project is transitioning to the mine development and construction phase. 


UMS bridges the gap between the front-end and construction on project in Brazil
20th July 2023

Specialist underground mining and metallurgical processing services company, UMS Group (UMS), is proving the success of its integrated partnership business model on the Ero Copper Caraíba... 


Solana Energy and South32 uplifts KZN communities with six solar installations
20th July 2023

Solana Energy is proud to announce their successful collaboration with South32 in bringing about the completion of six solar installations across KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) which will bring immediate... 


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Woodside delays Sangomar start
18th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Energy major Woodside has flagged delays and cost increases at its Sangomar Field Development Phase 1 project, in Senegal, following a cost and schedule review. The company on Tuesday said that... 


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Orion issues first drawdown notices for Prieska funding
17th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and JSE-listed Orion Minerals has issued the first drawdown notices in relation to the R370-million of committed funding for the Prieska copper/zinc project, in the Northern Cape, having... 


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It is specifically designed for future maintenance and cleaning on areas where there is a brick façade
Fastener specialist driven by innovation, sector challenges
14th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s fasteners industry is a dynamic sector driven by innovation, challenges and the collective efforts of passionate individuals and companies like Germiston-based fastener supplier The... 


BEKA Schréder OPTIWAY low-power light-emitting diode bulkhead on a white background
Local manufacturer lights up DRC mine
14th July 2023

The Kipushi mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been illuminated using an underground lighting solution made possible by South African lighting solutions manufacturer BEKA Schréder.... 


Screw compressor introduced to meet various industries’ needs
14th July 2023

To meet the diverse requirements of its customers, compressed air solutions provider Tru Compressor Solutions has introduced the full feature tank-mounted screw compressor Detroit DB FF Series to... 


Firm’s products mitigate challenges
14th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In the competitive fastener industry, substandard products often present a significant challenge, one that industrial machinery manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) aims to mitigate through... 


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Company expands into DRC with launch of two new entities
14th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

A new venture in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to asset integrity management and industrial solutions company the Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) establishing DGC Africa DRC - a... 


Aerial view of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The complex produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t produced in the first quarter, representing an 11% increase quarter-on-quarter. 


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Miners increasingly focusing on green energy
14th July 2023 By: Donna Slater

Miners operating in Africa are increasingly shifting focus towards improving their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, including endeavours to incorporate renewable-energy... 


Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi
Lesufi wants DMRE to hand over derelict mines to Gauteng govt
13th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi wants the empty and abandoned mines in Gauteng to be handed over to the provincial government so that they can be rehabilitated more swiftly. “The mines that are... 


Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
Rare earths prices sink to lowest since 2020 as China ramps up supply
13th July 2023 By: Reuters

Prices for rare earths sank to their lowest since late 2020 this week as soft demand from green energy companies and the automotive sector combined with rising supply from top producer China,... 


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Qld continues to support HPA First
11th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government has confirmed up to A$21.7-million in funding under the government’s Industry Partnership Program for the second stage of ASX-listed Alpha HPA’s HPA First project in... 


Demand for the heavy-duty Grindex Mega pump in dewatering applications continues across the Southern African market
Grindex Mega – Unrivalled solution for heavy duty dewatering
10th July 2023

Demand for the heavy-duty Grindex Mega pump in dewatering applications continues across the Southern African market, particularly in across-border countries like Zambia, and the DRC. Justin Bawden,... 


Coal
Contango signs 20 000 t/m coal offtake agreement with TransOre
10th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

London-listed natural resource development company Contango Holdings has entered into a new offtake arrangement with mineral trader TransOre International for the sale of up to 20 000 t a month of... 


Head shot of Bearings International GM Christian Chipamaunga.
Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 


‘Ground-breaking’ projects completed for retail giant
7th July 2023

Water management solutions provider Sewtreat has successfully completed two “ground-breaking” projects at fast moving consumer goods retail giant Pick n Pay's Eastport Logistics Park, in Kempton... 


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Ferrochrome Furnaces smelting complex refurbishment, South Africa – update
7th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Ironveld completed the first sales of metal products from its Rustenburg smelter in June, as planned. 


Report highlights the relative materials intensity of technologies required for the net-zero transition, such as offshore wind turbines
Mining, refining, smelting investment of up to $4tr by 2030 needed to support net-zero shift – report
6th July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

As the world accelerates the deployment of climate technologies in support of the net-zero transition, there is a risk that materials supply might not scale at the required speed, a new McKinsey &... 


The Phase 1 and 2 concentrator plants at Kamoa-Kakula
Kamoa-Kakula sets another copper concentrate production record
5th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

TSX-listed Ivanhoe Mines' Kamoa-Kakula copper complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produced a record 103 786 t of copper concentrate in the second quarter, compared with the 93 603 t... 


Successful Barrick partnership keeps gold shining for Mali
3rd July 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The 26-year-long partnership between gold miner Barrick Gold Corporation and the State of Mali has built the country’s gold mining industry into a world leader and positioned it strongly for... 


Bolivia taps China, Russia's Rosatom in bid to unlock huge lithium riches
Bolivia taps China, Russia's Rosatom in bid to unlock huge lithium riches
30th June 2023 By: Reuters

Bolivia has signed lithium agreements with Russian state nuclear firm Rosatom and China's Citic Guoan Group, the South American country's government said on Thursday, as it looks to develop its... 


The El Teniente operation, in Chile.
Electrical accident at Chile's El Teniente copper mine leaves one dead
30th June 2023 By: Reuters

An electrical accident at Codelco's El Teniente mine in central Chile, the company's largest copper mine, left one dead, the state-owned mining giant said in a statement on Thursday. Codelco said... 


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