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Press Office - SPH Kundalila Iron-Ore

SPH Kundalila Iron-Ore

SPH is a materials handling company, operating in the surface mining industry. Its services include mobile crushing and screening, bulk earthworks, plant hire, haul road construction, rehabilitation and maintenance. The company is focussed on safety and reliability, and believes in value-add through efficiency. SPH is a full subsidiary of the Raubex Group Ltd, a JSE listed company.


Palmer to sue if new legislation is passed in WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     12th August 2020 Queensland-based mining personality Clive Palmer has threatened legal action against the Western Australian government should its Parliament pass extraordinary legislation that could prevent the miner from claiming damages related to the Balmoral South iron-ore project. Western Australia’s... 

Rio Tinto's prize for blowing up ancient history: $135-million 

By: Bloomberg     7th August 2020 A decision by Rio Tinto Group to destroy Aboriginal Australian heritage sites dating back more than 46 000 years delivered about $135-million in extra value to its iron-ore division, according to the miner’s top executive. Rio rejected three other options that would’ve avoided damaging two... 

Fortescue reviews plans that threaten 60 000 year-old Australian site

By: Reuters     7th August 2020 Fortescue Metals Group said on Friday it will review plans at an iron ore mine in Western Australia after an Indigenous group said a planned expansion threatened sacred sites, including a 60,000 year old rock shelter. The mining company asked the government to delay a decision on a heritage... 

BHP faces first step in $6.3bn UK claim over Brazil dam failure

By: Reuters     15th July 2020 More than 200 000 Brazilian people and groups will next week kick off a five-billion-pound lawsuit against Anglo-Australian miner BHP in Britain over a 2015 dam failure that led to Brazil's worst environmental disaster. The group claim, one of the largest in British legal history, has been... 

Increasing throughput and decreasing maintenance in the Iron Ore sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th July 2020 MBE Minerals can engineer and provide the necessary capital equipment for iron ore beneficiation processes within the harsh African beneficiation environment. The company is able to access close to 160 years of experience gained in the tough and demanding global mining industry, of which 45 years... 

GlobalData expects iron-ore consumption to decrease 2.8% this year

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     2nd July 2020 Global iron-ore consumption is likely to decrease by 2.8% this year, as a result of the impact of Covid-19 on the mining sector, as well as owing to decreased demand in the automotive industry, says analytics and data company GlobalData. It points out that the automotive industry accounts for... 

FLSmidth gives stacker reclaimer new life

29th June 2020 A comprehensive refurbishment on an FLSmidth stacker reclaimer in South Africa is preparing this giant machine for another decade of sustainable productivity. “As OEM and intellectual property owner, FLSmidth is undertaking the mid-life refurbishment of a stacker reclaimer and tripper car for a... 

Vale signs deal with authorities on Covid-19 monitoring at Itabira mines

By: Reuters     26th June 2020 Brazilian miner Vale has signed an agreement on monitoring for possible coronavirus cases at its Itabira complex, a major iron ore production facility temporarily shuttered earlier this month out of health concerns, authorities said on Thursday. A number of sanitary measures including testing... 

Gung-ho Brazil prosecutors become unlikely commodity influencers

By: Bloomberg     10th June 2020 Add trigger-happy Brazilian prosecutors to the list of probable drivers of commodity markets in the coming months. As the pandemic strains supplies, judges in Brazil have granted prosecutors’ requests to shut major mining and meat operations in recent weeks. That contrasts with the US where... 

In northern Brazil, iron-ore keeps flowing as Vale miners battle coronavirus

By: Reuters     1st June 2020 In late April, Evaldo Fidelis, a 35-year-old tractor operator at Vale's massive iron-ore mine in northern Brazil, came down with a dry cough. Soon, he said, six others in his crew of about 40 workers fell ill with classic symptoms of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel... 

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