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QRC reinforces calls for coal royalty repeal
13th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has again called on the state government to repeal its increased coal royalty rates introduced last year. Pointing to analysis from the Federal Treasury,... 


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Australian resource exports surge as project pipeline grows
19th December 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Australian resources and energy exports will earn a record A$459-billion in 2022–23, before easing to A$391 billion in 2023–24, new data from the Department of Industry, Science and Resources... 


Renewables fuel journey to sustainable mining
16th December 2022

Among South Africa’s many natural endowments, it is blessed with abundant solar energy, a free and inexhaustible resource that can provide renewable energy in mining, states gold producer Pan... 


Condra completes 32 t yard crane for Mpumalanga refinery
16th December 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes has completed a 32 t, 30-metre-span container handling crane for Mbombela-based metals refinery Manganese Metal Company (MMC). MMC’s gantry was delivered on... 


Copper hits 3-week high after more Chinese cities ease Covid curbs
5th December 2022 By: Reuters

Industrial metals rose on Monday, with copper scaling a three-week peak as a partial easing of Covid-19 restrictions in top metals consumer China raised hopes for a full reopening of the economy,... 


Drilling extends Ity gold mine’s mineral resource by 17% to over 5Moz
29th November 2022 By: Donna Slater

An exploration programme at gold miner Endeavour Mining’s Ity gold mine, in Côte d’Ivoire, has resulted in the successful delineation of 750 000 oz of measured and indicated resources, lifting the... 


China commodities sink as Covid spread, protests worsen outlook
28th November 2022 By: Bloomberg

Commodities sank as China’s Covid outbreak worsened and a series of stunning street protests in cities across the nation threaten to derail economic activity and sap demand for energy and raw... 


Tracker gives tips on how to foil keyless access theft as vehicle crime soars 
25th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Tracker’s latest Vehicle Crime Index (VCI), covering the period January to June, revealed that vehicle theft is up 7% in South Africa, with hijackings up 4%, over the same six months last year. The... 


Uber expands African offering, while Uber Eats sees healthy growth in SA
25th November 2022 By: Irma Venter

Mobility platform Uber has about 20 000 drivers and delivery people earning an income through the Uber and Uber Eats apps in South Africa, which have more than 2.1-million active platform users,... 


Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele
New govt report calls for ‘solid timeframes’ for updating of IRP2019
24th November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

A new report into the progress government is making in implementing the current five-year Medium-Term Strategic Framework, from 2019 to 2024, has confirmed that energy unavailability represents the... 


Sandvik’s TH665B is the world’s largest underground mining truck and is powered by an 8-tonne battery built with mining in mind
Sandvik's battery electric range paves route to mine of the future
23rd November 2022

Sandvik has long been a leading innovator in mining technology, and the launch of its battery electric vehicles now brings opportunities previously only dreamed about by the mining sector. Speaking... 


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Specialist recommends bearings for extreme conditions
11th November 2022

Industrial equipment supplier BMG specialists recommend HKT split cylindrical roller bearings for dependable use in extreme conditions, including applications above ground, underground and in... 


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Uis Phase 2 expansion project, Namibia – update
11th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The commissioning of the first phase of the tin expansion project at the Uis mine is complete. 


AfriTin Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen.
First-phase commissioning of Namibia tin expansion project complete
7th November 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The commissioning of the first phase of the tin expansion project at the Uis mine in Namibia is complete, AfriTin Mining said on Monday. Appealingly, lithium and tantalum will also be extracted... 


A large element of a gas plant which was dismantled and transported by Lovemore Bros being offloaded and then placed on a ship using heavy materials handling machinery at he Richards Bay port
Ten-week project cements supplier storage capacity
4th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Heavy lifting and rigging specialists Lovemore Bros successfully concluded a substantial materials handling, stowage and delivery project of 73 parts weighing 307.1 t for a client based in Witbank,... 


SEW-EURODRIVE's girth gear solution on display at Electra Mining Africa 2022.
SEW-EURODRIVE installs girth gears for Venetia scrubber upgrade
3rd November 2022

Drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE is installing four of its large segmented girth gear systems at De Beer’s Venetia Diamond Mine in Limpopo province. 


Safety comes first
28th October 2022

Specialist industrial products and services provider INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment offers a comprehensive range of personal protective equipment (PPE), to assist industry in creating a healthy and... 


Crane manufacturer eyes leading position in Africa
14th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Crane manufacturer Condra Cranes’ ambitions of becoming Southern Africa’s leading overhead cranes and hoists manufacturer is continuing as the group secures significantly large orders. This follows... 


An opportunity for South Africa to become a lot more globally competitive.
Expanding bulk mineral exports can lift employment to 500 000 direct jobs
11th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Expanding bulk mineral exports can increase employment to 500 000 direct jobs, up on the 459 000 of last year. What is generally required is for South Africa to lift its export performance to... 


Electra Mining Africa saw thousands of buyers and sellers coming together at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg
Electra Mining Africa welcomes over 30 000 visitors to first post-Covid expo
7th October 2022

Celebrating 50 years this year, Electra Mining Africa saw thousands of buyers and sellers coming together at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg, from September 5 to 9 to meet in-person and see... 


Expansion paves way for facility to play globally
7th October 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The extensive expansion – and leveraging of the latest technologies – of minerals processing equipment and solutions provider FLSmidth Delmas’ “supercentre” has positioned the company well to serve... 


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Increased generation capacity of wind farms to boost decarbonisation
7th October 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

The increase in capacity of wind energy generation is a key benefactor for the country to decarbonise its power sector, says South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Niveshen Govender.... 


Richards Bay Minerals operations
Decarbonisation underpins RBM’s move to buy solar electricity from 148 MW project
6th October 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Leading South African mineral sands producer Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with independent power producer Voltalia for the supply of wheeled... 


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Charco Cranes
4th October 2022

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


Electric hoists ensure safe and stable operations
30th September 2022

Equipment supplier Becker Mining South Africa’s heavy-duty 10-t Kito electric hoist – which was installed in the head frame of a shaft at a platinum mine in 2014 – continues to offer safe and... 


Gear unit range for lifting drives launched
30th September 2022

Equipment supplier BMG has launched a new range of NORD MAXXDRIVE-XD industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector.... 


Global mobile subscriptions surge in second quarter
30th September 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

The total number of mobile subscriptions worldwide increased by 52-million during the second quarter of 2022 to reach 8.3-billion, with Africa accounting for 1.2-billion, the latest Ericsson... 


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Not much activity in the gold markets in August – WGC
29th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Gold-related activity among central banks was muted in August, with only a handful of banks meaningfully contributing to the overall monthly total, World Gold Council (WGC) senior analyst Krishan... 


Demand for platinum group metals forecast to rise sharply.
PGMs demand from hydrogen to eclipse 100 000 oz from next year, report calculates
16th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

From next year, platinum group metals (PGMs) demand in the hydrogen sector will eclipse 100 000 oz for the first time, according to Metal Focus’ Hydrogen Economy Quarterly Service. Catalysed by the... 


IATA Africa and Middle East regional VP Kamil Alawadhi
Travel demand fuels resurgence despite costs
16th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The lifting of travel restrictions in most markets, low unemployment in most countries and expanded personal savings are fuelling a resurgence in demand in the global air transport industry, which... 


A photo of Magni SA machines
Magni machines provide highest standard of back-up, support and safety
13th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With “definite signs” of activity picking up, particularly within the mining and green energy spaces, Magni SA CEO Lindsay Shankland says the company’s main focus will remain on offering “the... 


IDC CEO TP Nchocho
R14bn green economy pipeline seen as key to IDC’s ramp-up after investment slump
12th September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) believes its R14-billion green-economy project pipeline could provide the platform for a strong recovery in investment funding, following a sharp drop... 


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Construction sector adds value to economy in second quarter – Afrimat index
12th September 2022 By: Donna Slater

JSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat reports that, compared with the first quarter of this year, the construction sector managed to increase the... 


UK lifts ban on shale gas fracking in push to boost fuel supply
UK lifts ban on shale gas fracking in push to boost fuel supply
9th September 2022 By: Bloomberg

New British Prime Minister Liz Truss removed a ban on drilling for shale gas, an effort to boost domestic energy supply that will have to overcome the same obstacles that stymied the industry for... 


Yale FD Khutso Mashile
Yale Lifting Solutions intends to create ‘intelligent motion’ to advance and improve lives
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Lifting and materials handling equipment provider Yale Lifting Solutions’ purpose is to create ‘intelligent motion’ that moves the world forward and improves lives.  It is working towards achieving... 


Mixed second-quarter performance across platinum jewellery markets
7th September 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There was a mixed bag of performances across the main platinum jewellery markets in the second quarter, owing to factors such as Covid-19 and economic climates. Industry organisation the Platinum... 


Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen
Struggles to implement projects holding back South Africa’s green hydrogen plans
7th September 2022 By: Darren Parker

Despite South Africa’s significant potential to become a major global player in green hydrogen production, platinum group metals producer Anglo American Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen has voiced... 


Jacobs Transport's Lee-Ann Courvoisier
Jacobs Transport’s young, compliant fleet shifts to bigger business premises
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Transportation service provider Jacobs Transport has outgrown its current yard space and will be redesigning the company’s modus operandi to conform with business requirement flow. The company... 


World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Trevor Raymond.
Platinum remains significantly undervalued – WPIC
5th September 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Platinum remains significantly undervalued. That is the key takeaway from the 30-page Platinum Quarterly published by the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC). “Why I say that platinum remains... 


Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe
Draft regulations removing licensing cap for distributed generators released for comment
2nd September 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has published for public comment proposed changes to South Africa’s electricity regulations, exempting distributed generation facilities of any... 


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Tsubaki ‘match and tag’ service used in sector
2nd September 2022

Modern machinery used in the food and beverage sector often requires chains of the same length to be used in pairs or other multiples. For these applications, specialists from industrial equipment... 


CRANE TEST
A 5-t double-girder overhead crane being tested
BB Cranes’ orders grow after skills transfer from Condra Cranes
2nd September 2022 By: Schalk Burger

Cape Town-based crane manufacturer BB Cranes has received several new orders, including an order for two Class 4 cranes, which will be the first of this class built by BB Cranes in Cape Town. This... 


Electra Mining Africa enables business to make connections that matter
30th August 2022

The theme of this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition is ‘Make Connections That Matter.’ While networking is a great way to interact and exchange information, making real connections offers the... 


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