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Glencore expands adherence to standards, reporting frameworks to ensure sustainability
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global diversified miner Glencore’s emissions and energy use increased in 2023, but the group continues to make strides in managing its operations sustainably and according to ever-evolving... 


BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
BHP’s top Australian investor eyes restraint in battle for Anglo
15th May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Pension giant AustralianSuper, BHP Group’s largest Australian shareholder, said capital discipline was of “utmost importance” for the mining industry as investors weigh the heavyweight’s... 


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On-The-Air (10/05/2024)
10th May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Martin Creamer talks about wind energy, a new copper mine and mineral exploration. 


UNDER PRESSURE
Mammoet was tasked to lift and skid an 850 t concrete tunnel section 40 m beneath railway lines in Belgium
Tunnel section installed emissions-free using battery power
10th May 2024

A standard skidding operation evolved into an opportunity for heavy lifting solutions provider Mammoet to showcase its ability to reduce the carbon footprint of civil projects while minimising... 


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On-The-Air (26/04/2024)
26th April 2024 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:... 


Lowered profile, integral bogeys the answer as Condra is set to install crane in factory with limited headroom
26th April 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is preparing to embark on a crane installation to customer specifications in a factory that has no roof access and limited headroom. The team of Condra specialists,... 


Prices are well below the levels needed to incentivise new greenfield production
BlackRock says $12 000/t copper is needed to incentivise new mines
25th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Copper needs to reach $12 000/t — a 20% jump from this week’s high — to incentivize large-scale investments in new mines, said Olivia Markham, who co-manages the BlackRock World Mining Fund. The... 


Eskom to ramp down planned maintenance to 3 000 MW in winter
Eskom aims to keep breakdowns below 14 GW this winter as it cuts diesel budget
9th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

State-owned electricity utility Eskom will reduce planned maintenance to 3 000 MW during the upcoming winter season and will seek to keep unplanned breakdowns to below 14 000 MW in a bid to... 


The next breakthrough must be zero fatality
Mines investing R46m to put an end to fall-of-ground fatalities
5th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s mining industry is investing R46-million in an action plan to eliminate fall-of-ground (FoG) fatalities. The FoG action plan is being implemented through Minerals Council South... 


Copper cathode produced in Zambia
Zambia's copper output may rise to one-million tons by 2026 as mines expand
5th April 2024 By: Reuters

Zambia's copper output could rise to about one-million tons by 2026, boosted by investment in expanding production at mines including those owned by First Quantum Minerals, Finance Minister... 


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Structa Konsult
5th April 2024

Structa Konsult is a consulting eng-ineering company specialising in the evaluation, design and certification of a range of industrial and civil structures.   Established in 2014, Structa Konsult... 


Condra refurbishing Mpumalanga power station’s 39-year-old crane
22nd March 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes is refurbishing a 40 t electric overhead travelling crane that was manufactured and commissioned 39 years ago. The 21-metre-span double-girder crane is used for... 


The above image depicts the Kito L5 lever hoists, which have been developed to improve efficiencies and enhance safety. In the event of excessive overload lifting, the integrated overload limiter is automatically activated and the lever slips, preventing injury and damage
Increased demand for safe, stable hoists
1st March 2024

Technology supplier Becker Mining South Africa experienced a record year in 2023 in terms of sales and the success of Kito electrical and manual hoists, with a particular focus on Kito L5 lever... 


Machinery heralds more efficient, environment-friendly practices
1st March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In a significant development for the construction sector, machine industry group Husqvarna has introduced a new range of advanced machinery, which machinery distributor Superb Construction Systems... 


Base Resources' Kwale operation in Kenya
Base says Kwale on track to achieve production guidance
26th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

African mineral sands producer and developer Base Resources has reported that its Kwale operation, in Kenya, continued to perform to plan and remains on track to achieve production guidance for the... 


A three story high reactor manufactured by Viva Engineering with people in PPE under it to show scale
Complex SA-DRC reactor project recognised
16th February 2024

The fabrication, in South Africa, of six large reactors for the Azmet Reactor project, being undertaken at a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is a “massive achievement” after it was... 


The Hermosa project in the US state of Arizona
South32 board approves $2.16bn US zinc mine
15th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The board of South32 has given the green light for the development of the Taylor polymetallic deposit – the first development at its regional-scale Hermosa project in the US state of Arizona. The... 


AI-powered Zambian copper mine may become world’s third largest
12th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

Zambia may be home to the world’s third-largest copper mine after a startup backed by billionaire Bill Gates discovered huge deposits of the metal, the country’s President said. San Francisco Bay... 


Minerals Council CEO Mzila Mthenjane flanked by Japie Fullard (left) and Dushendra Naidoo (right).
Permanent aerial mesh support, exoskeletons under scrutiny to make mining safer
9th February 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is looking at the possibility of promoting permanent aerial mesh support throughout the mining industry as part of its fall-of-ground action plan. The Minerals Council... 


The above image depicts the redesigned M8 25.3 NX machine, which has a lifting capacity of 2 500 kg, a lifting height of 3 040 mm, a 1 475 mm overhang and ground clearance of 280 mm
Truck-mounted forklifts increase efficiency, safety
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling equipment distributor Shamrock Handling Concepts has extended its range of Moffett forklift trucks to include the new-generation M5 and M8 NX series, which has been designed for... 


SPECIFIC PURPOSE
Each crane is equipped with a hoist for specific maintenance purposes
Platreef mine receives specialised lifting solutions
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The application of precise, reliable and safe lifting machinery is imperative for various operational facets in mining, including maintenance and production processes, says lifting equipment... 


First Quantum bonds rally as miner works to free up cash
First Quantum bonds rally as miner works to free up cash
5th February 2024 By: Bloomberg

First Quantum Minerals' dollar bonds have staged a rebound, recovering most of the losses they incurred amid a fallout with Panama over the company’s copper mine. The most liquid notes due in 2031... 


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Kwale titanium mine to close at end of year
30th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

African mineral sands producer Base Resources has confirmed that its Kwale titanium mining operation in Kenya will come to an end at the end of the year. In an operational, development and... 


Condra supplies electric hoists, overhead cranes and chain blocks to Platreef mine
26th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Cranes manufacturer Condra Cranes has delivered electric hoists, two overhead cranes and a number of chain blocks to Canada-based Ivanhoe Mines’ South African subsidiary Ivanplat’s Platreef... 


Delba Electrical
Delba Electrical’s large machine division offers expert medium and high voltage rotating machine repairs and rewinding
26th January 2024

Rotating machines repairer Delba Electrical stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical rotating machine repairs, boasting a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for the... 


Second Condra crane to be installed at Saiccor Mill’s Feed Three dryer line
8th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has completed the manufacture of a service and maintenance crane for Saiccor Mill’s Feed Three pulp dryer line at Umkomaas, in KwaZulu-Natal. The double-girder... 


Base turns focus to Toliara project as Kwale comes to an end
24th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mineral sands producer Base Resources describes the 2023 financial year as one of operational and financial success in which the company delivered robust results at its Kwale Operations, in Kenya,... 


China shifts approach to fatal coal mining accidents to ensure supply security
23rd November 2023 By: Bloomberg

The latest fatal accident linked to coal production in China, this time caused by a fire in a miner’s building in Shanxi province, has prompted another government campaign to protect lives in... 


WDC praises establishment of permanent Kimberley Process secretariat in Botswana
16th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

World Diamond Council (WDC) president Feriel Zerouki has said the finalisation of arrangements for the establishment of a permanent Kimberley Process (KP) secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana, in... 


Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
Glencore coal deal shows power of fossil fuels - even on their way out
15th November 2023 By: Reuters

Glencore's deal to buy Teck Resources' steelmaking coal unit shows how cheap fossil fuels can be a lucrative option for companies - for a decade or two at least - even as they are phased out in... 


Delba Electrical:  Your preferred service partner
Delba Electrical: Your preferred service partner
8th November 2023

Delba Electrical is a renowned company that specializes in the refurbishment of electrical rotating machines. For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of repairing electric rotating... 


Rosond focuses on employee development for its future skills pipeline
27th October 2023

Continuous employee development is critical to maintain a skills pipeline in the mining and exploration industry, says Carlo Claassens, Head of Training and Development at leading drilling... 


Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is visiting the US this week.
Australia unveils A$2bn critical minerals boost
25th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move that underscores Australia’s goal to secure its position as a global leader in critical minerals, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled a A$2-billion expansion in critical minerals... 


Koolan Island performance supports Mount Gibson’s strong quarter
20th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed Mount Gibson Iron has made a “strong” start to the new financial year, with record high-grade iron-ore sales of 1.3-million wet metric tonnes (wmt) from Koolan Island at an average... 


Rio Tinto's iron-ore trains
Challenge for world’s biggest robot trains is going electric
20th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group is preparing for trials of battery-powered locomotives in Australia, where it uses giant autonomous trains – the world’s largest and longest robots – to transport iron-ore across... 


Copper, nickel and zinc on the periodic table
Metal trader misery undercuts supercycle hype as losses pile up
9th October 2023 By: Bloomberg

The world’s metal traders are enduring one of their toughest periods in years, even as an international race for minerals thrusts the industry into the geopolitical spotlight like never before.... 


Thos Begbie
South African manufacturer celebrates a legacy of excellence in the mining industry
3rd October 2023

Middelburg-based copper castings producer Thos Begbie has cemented its position as a leading manufacturer of water cooled copper and other components for the pyrometallurgical industry worldwide.... 


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Crane-less technology simplifies turbine repair
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Given the increasing size and weight of wind turbine components, ‘crane-less technology’ is becoming more relevant in the wind energy sector and will likely be adopted more widely in South Africa... 


Investors glimpse opportunity in Europe's unloved mining shares
Investors glimpse opportunity in Europe's unloved mining shares
18th September 2023 By: Reuters

Investors are finally seeing potential in European mining shares, as China's step-by-step economic stimulus is steadily laying the foundations for a recovery of the unloved sector. The STOXX... 


LIEBHERR L 566
The new Liebherr L 566 wheel loader is an upgrade of the previous 5.0 generation range
New wheel loader improves efficiency
15th September 2023

The new Liebherr L 566 wheel loader, part of construction machine manufacturer Liebherr’s 5.1 wheel loader family, is an upgrade of the previous 5.0 generation range, and benefits from significant... 


Toliara lies in wait for Madagascar progress
7th September 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mineral sands miner Base Resources is not expecting to see any material progress at its Toliara project, in Madagascar, until the overhaul of the mining code and the conclusion of presidential... 


Iran a hidden gem for MTN, despite R6bn ‘trapped’ amid sanctions
1st September 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Despite continued sanctions on Iran, South African telecommunications giant MTN Group considers its investment in the country a “hidden gem” that will eventually bring value to the group. Since the... 


Operations at Eagle return to normal – Victoria
Operations at Eagle return to normal – Victoria
22nd August 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Operations at the Eagle gold mine, in Yukon, have returned to normal following the lifting of wildfire evacuation orders in the area. Following the second evacuation of Eagle on August 4, due to... 


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