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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... 

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... 

China’s jewellery purchases could be a weak spot for gold demand
China’s jewellery purchases could be a weak spot for gold demand
18th August 2023 By: Bloomberg

Chinese gold consumption is likely to be buttressed by financial investors and the central bank, although retail demand is more uncertain as the economy weakens, according to the producer-funded... 

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Charco Cranes
18th August 2023

Charco Cranes, based in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa, is a dynamic, innovative materials handling equipment service provider providing comprehensive sales and service of over-head cranes, hoists... 

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Principles help supplier maintain foothold
18th August 2023

Owing to its 100/0 principle, fastener specialist Bolt and Engineering Distributors (BED) Group’s Welkom branch, in the Free State, maintains a firm position as supplier of choice to the mining,... 

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SA distributor announced
18th August 2023

Materials handling solutions provider Barloworld BayWa (BHBW) has introduced Yale lift trucks to the South African market following its appointment by lift trucks and aftermarket parts manufacturer... 

Condra supplies overhead crane to Angolan mine
11th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has manufactured and commissioned an overhead crane for a mine in Angola. The overhead crane is assisting with the construction, in a project managed by specialist... 

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Multotec - Women in Mining
11th August 2023

Breaking barriers: empowering women in mining at Multotec In the male-dominated world of mining and heavy equipment manufacturing, Karen Joubert stands tall as a beacon of leadership and... 

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Glencore warns against major changes to NSW coal
2nd August 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Glencore has urged the New South Wales government to undertake ‘genuine two-way consultation’ with the coal sector before any major policy changes. The state government last week... 

Customer crane commissioned at Angolan mine
Customer crane commissioned at Angolan mine
31st July 2023

This photograph of milling plant under construction at a mine in Angola shows the mill, the associated overhead crane atop its gantry, and conveyors nearing completion on both sides. The overhead... 


The new range of Sahara Series heatless twin-tower absorption air dryers has capacity ranges from 3 m³/min to 40 m³/min at 7 bar and is now available
Supplier releases new dryers
28th July 2023

Compressed air equipment supplier Artic Driers International’s Sahara Series heatless twin-tower absorption air dryers are well suited to industrial processes including automotive manufacturing.... 

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Falling prices bite into Rio profits
26th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Falling commodity prices has seen major Rio Tinto report a 43% drop in net earnings for the six months to June, compared with the previous corresponding period. The miner on Wednesday announced a... 

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... 

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... 

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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Incorporation, decriminalisation of ASM sought
14th July 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With about 20% of yearly global gold production being produced by artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) practices, an urgent need to revise existing ASM frameworks has arisen, alongside a need to... 

The B.E.D. Group received the Comtest Best Industrial Wholesaler 2022 Award, while its Middelburg branch won the Comtest Extra Mile Award
Fastener supplier wins two awards
14th July 2023

Fastener supplier The Bolt and Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) Group has been recognised for its performance with two awards by test and measurement specialist Comtest. Comtest provides test and... 

Artemis reduces staff at Blackwater due to wildfires
11th July 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Artemis Gold has temporarily reduced the number of nonessential staff and contractors at the Blackwater mine, in central British Columbia, owing to wildfires in the region. About 20... 

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KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are... 

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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 

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IEC / SANS 60439-1 and 61439-1/2/3 – Type Testing
7th July 2023

In 2003, Diesel Electric Services embarked on a project for certification to design fully compliant conventional LV switchboard assemblies that met the requirements of IEC / SANS 60439-1.  IEC /... 

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SA’s deep-level mines could hold big gravity energy storage potential
30th June 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although gravity-based energy storage (GES) as a technology is still in its infancy globally, stakeholders from industry and academia have highlighted its potential in the South African mining... 

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SARENS thriving in a changing industry
27th June 2023

SARENS, a family-owned business founded in 1955 and headquartered in Belgium, has undergone a significant transformation in recent years that has allowed it to decentralise its way of working,... 

Grupo Mexico defends legality of San Martin mine operations after US labour complaint
22nd June 2023 By: Reuters

Grupo Mexico said Wednesday it legally resumed operations at its San Martin mine in 2018 after a decade-long strike, countering a Mexican union that recently submitted a petition to US labor... 

Leo Lithium adds to Goulamina resource
20th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Leo Lithium has reported a 48% increase in the mineral resource estimate (MRE) at its Goulamina project, in Mali. The resource now stands at 211-million tonnes grading 1.37% lithium... 

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Senex strikes gas deal with AGL
16th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gas producer Senex has struck a conditional gas supply agreement with energy supplier AGL for the supply of up to 42 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas from January 2025 from its proposed Atlas... 

The Casa Berardi mine
Casa Berardi restarts as Quebec restrictions ease
15th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The Casa Berardi will restart operations on Thursday, following the partial lifting of Quebec’s ban on access to the road to the mine. NYSE-listed Hecla Mining temporarily suspended operations at... 

Rio Tinto takes option on James Bay lithium projects
14th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian explorer Midland Exploration has executed a new option agreement totalling up to C$65.5-million with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada (RTEC) for several project in the James Bay region showing... 

Unearthing efficiency in the Mining Industry with leading solutions from Festo
13th June 2023

In the Mining Industry, the use of a reliable detonator cord winder can be the difference between a successful, profitable and safe operation or a disaster. Without the proper equipment, the cord... 

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Qld budget hopes to boost exploration spend
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government on Tuesday announced a more than A$50-million injection to boost exploration initiatives in the state as part of the State Budget. “This budget continues our commitment... 

IPR customers praise hinged door concept on Atlas Copco pumps
9th June 2023

A patented hinged door on Atlas Copco’s diesel driven dewatering pump sets saves users time and trouble, ensuring there is no longer any excuse to avoid regular inspection and maintenance. “The... 

iTek Drives offers Optidrive products at prices up to 25% lower than competitors
Centre to enhance Optidrive knowledge
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Germiston-based variable frequency drives (VFD) distributor iTek Drives last month inaugurated a training centre aimed at transferring and enhancing knowledge related to Optidrive product... 

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Durable drives for belt conveyor systems
2nd June 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that its NORD Maxxdrive-XT industrial gearboxes, launched at the Electra Mining trade show in 2022, have been well received by leaders in bulk logistics,... 

World’s top coal miner hikes prices as wage bill surges
World’s top coal miner hikes prices as wage bill surges
31st May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Coal India, the world’s biggest miner of the fuel, raised prices for the first time in five years to offset an increase to its $5-billion wage bill. Prices of the top nine grades of thermal coal... 

It’s not a good time to be a steel mill or coal mine in China
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

China’s raw materials producers are at the forefront of falling industrial profits as poor demand and price deflation tear into margins at steel mills, metals smelters, chemicals firms and coal... 

Typical overhead crane under test in Condra’s factory
Company to manufacturer unique crane for diamond mine
26th May 2023

Crane manufacturer Condra is set to manufacture a 15-t suspension crane of unusual configuration as one of two overhead cranes ordered for underground use at a Botswana diamond mine. The second... 

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Automated cranes gain traction despite concerns
19th May 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid increasing automation in Africa’s overhead crane industry, local crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has noted a significant increase in the number of tender documents specifying provision for... 

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Avlock International
Avlock International

Avlock International is a leading manufacturer and distributor of Specialized Fastening Systems.

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Condra Cranes

ISO-certified Condra manufactures overhead cranes, portal cranes, cantilever cranes and crane components: hoists, drives, end-carriages, brakes and...

Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD
Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD

For over 30 years, Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD has been designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining specialist...


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