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Informative seminars by leading industry experts at Electra Mining Africa
30th August 2022

More than 650 local and international exhibitors will converge on the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg for Electra Mining Africa taking place from 5-9 September. In addition to the new products... 

MCA calls for reforms to encourage investment
30th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on Tuesday said that greater business investment in new technology and projects is essential to ensure Australia’s skilled workforce could drive higher... 

AFRICAN DEBUT A new Manitou telehandler has arrived on African shores. The machine in the MHT-X range promises versatility and is seen as an ideal solution for all types of maintenance and servicing
New Manitou telehandler makes Africa debut
26th August 2022

Material handling equipment manufacturer Manitou will unveil a new telehandler within its heavy duty MHT-X telehandler range to the African market at this year Electra Mining Africa. “With its... 

A rebate scheme should also be introduced to encourage South African homeowners to replace their electric geysers with solar water heater technology, heat pumps or gas geysers
S Africa needs electricity intervention now
26th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa needs to promptly implement small interventions to ease the pressure on the national electricity grid, requiring an investment of between R50-billion and R100-billion, while... 

A2C Distributors grows from strength-to-strength, attending EMA2022
A2C Distributors grows from strength-to-strength, attending EMA2022
25th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Still going strong since it was established in 1997, business support services provider A2C Distributors has grown its range progressively. The company supplies a variety of tools and solutions to... 

Supplier leveraging industry experience to carve out market segment
Supplier leveraging industry experience to carve out market segment
19th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Industrial equipment supplier Caslad is leveraging its industry experience and contacts to solidify themselves as a large player within the light industrial and materials handling market segment.... 

The Happy Ranger owned by logistics company BigLift was one of three vessels used to transport equipment from various suppliers to the FLNG project in Mozambique
Three voyages reach FLNG development
19th August 2022

In April, heavy lifting shipping company BigLift Shipping announced it had been contacted by global oil and gas company TechnipFMC and it had subsequently successfully made three heavy lift vessels... 

A row of Donati hoists at a manufacturing plant
Crane supplier announces new distributorship
19th August 2022 By: Halima Frost

Materials handling equipment distributor and service provider Charco Cranes used the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, held in February, as well as smaller industry-related events, as... 

The shape of a forklift made out of various parts and spares
Original parts a must – supplier
19th August 2022

Heavy lifting solutions provider Criterion Equipment, which specialises in the supply and support of TCM forklift trucks, stresses that the local market must invest in quality branded replacement... 

Wheel loaders and excavators lined up after being assembled by Lovemore Bros at its Boksburg facility
Assembly project finalised without a hitch
19th August 2022 By: Halima Frost

Heavy lifting and rigging specialists Lovemore Bros Mechanical Projects division has reached the tail end of a substantial assembly project for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions South Africa (WW... 

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Back in person: Virtual events no match for face-to-face connections - Electra Mining organisers
16th August 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Virtual events, conferences and meetings rapidly became the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, forcing businesses to adapt to a new reality as health concerns took top priority. While online... 

Forklift face-off puts drivers’ skills to the test
16th August 2022

Who will be the captain of the lift? The showdown will be one of the exciting events at this year’s Electra Mining Africa. With prize money of R20 000 up for grabs, the trophy will be lifted high... 

Judge reinstates Obama-era ban on coal leasing on public lands
Judge reinstates Obama-era ban on coal leasing on public lands
15th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

Coal leasing is temporarily banned once again on public lands after a federal judge on Friday reinstated an Obama-era moratorium. The ruling reinstates a 2016 order by then-Interior Secretary... 

New features, products and learning at this year’s Electra Mining Africa
15th August 2022

Celebrating 50 years this year, Electra Mining Africa is pulling out all the stops to deliver an event that continues to serve as an essential and valuable meeting place for the entire industry. A... 

OpenSpace launches ‘Google Street View’ for construction projects
12th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch-based Agile Business Technology (ABT) has partnered with US group OpenSpace to launch its 360° capture and artificial intelligence (AI) platform for construction projects in South... 

Copper rises to 6-week high on US rate hike optimism
11th August 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as bets the US Federal Reserve will ease the pace of interest rate rises pushed up riskier assets and weakened the dollar, making dollar-priced metals... 

Australian resources key to decarbonising - Minister
11th August 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Australian resources sector, including its coal and gas sectors, had a significant role to play in the nation’s decarbonising efforts, federal Resources Minister Madeleine King said. Speaking... 

Copper dips but interest rate hopes support
8th August 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices eased on Monday but were supported by rising imports of the industrial metal by top consumer China and by hopes that interest rates will peak soon after rapid increases aimed at... 

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Industrial property faces expansion hurdles
5th August 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The local property sector was subjected to a forced slowdown, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, consequently resulting in tension within the industrial property space as industrial tenants that... 

Glencore CEO Gary Nagle
High-flying Glencore locks in renewable power, prioritises future-facing metals
4th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining and marketing company Glencore, which delivered exceptionally strong financial results in the six months to June30, is taking steps to progress its decarbonisation pathway, CEO... 

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan
Eskom moves to ramp up maintenance at six coal plants as it seeks permission to buy up to 1 600 MW of surplus power
1st August 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan reports that Eskom will seek the exemptions it requires to immediately buy up to 1 600 MW of surplus electricity generation that it believes could be... 

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Purpose-built drive solutions for African mining
29th July 2022

Motors and drives original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) SEW-EURODRIVE notes the completion of the new multimillion local assembly facility in Johannesburg has resulted in lead time advantages.  The... 

Kinross expects FY production at low-end of guidance
28th July 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canada-based Kinross has increased production in the second quarter, producing 453 978 gold-equivalent ounces (GEOs) in the three months ended June, mainly owing to higher grades and throughput at... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa doubles next renewables round, scraps 100 MW cap on distributed plant and moots feed-in tariff as he unveils load-shedding crisis response
25th July 2022 By: Terence Creamer

President Cyril Ramaphosa unveiled several far-reaching interventions – including a doubling in the allocation for the next renewables procurement round, the scrapping of the 100 MW... 

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Confectionery company using vacuum pump gripper tech
15th July 2022

Global packaging system manufacturer Tecno Pack SpA has designed and built grippers able to handle pick-and-place applications in the plant of a leading international confectionery company, using... 

Afrimat Construction Index shows consolidation of recovery trend in first quarter
15th July 2022 By: Irma Venter

JSE-listed industrial minerals, commodities and construction material openpit mining company Afrimat has released the findings of the Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) for the first quarter of the... 

Stabilised security situation in Ethiopia allows for Tulu Kapi to progress towards development
13th July 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Kefi Gold and Copper has said that the security situation in Ethiopia has materially improved since the end of last year, following the end of the civil war in the country's northern... 

The global energy crisis may get worse, IEA’s Birol warns
The global energy crisis may get worse, IEA’s Birol warns
12th July 2022 By: Bloomberg

A global squeeze on energy supply that’s triggered crippling shortages and sent power and fuel prices surging may get worse, according to the head of the International Energy Agency. “The world has... 

Purpose-built drive solutions for African mining
11th July 2022

Johannesburg, South Africa : SEW-EURODRIVE’s National Sales and Marketing Manager, Jonathan McKey highlights some of the company’s customised solutions for the African mining industry and the lead... 

Gold teeters above $1 800 as lower yields counter dollar strength
4th July 2022 By: Reuters

Gold inched higher in choppy trade on Monday, as weakness in Treasury yields kept prices above the $1 800 mark and marginally outweighed pressure stemming from an elevated US dollar. Spot gold was... 

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Is it possible to convert old coal mines into successful farms?
24th June 2022 By: Darren Parker

The rehabilitation of South Africa’s closed coal mines has long been a source of contention among miners, environmental activists and affected communities. Numerous old mines were not rehabilitated... 

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Is it possible to convert old coal mines into successful farms?
24th June 2022 By: Darren Parker

The rehabilitation of South Africa’s closed coal mines has long been a source of contention among miners, environmental activists and affected communities. Numerous old mines were not rehabilitated... 

More to see and do at Electra Mining Africa, celebrating 50 years this year
21st June 2022

Electra Mining Africa and its line-up of conferences and free-to-attend seminars will be taking place from 5-9 September at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, in Johannesburg. Hundreds of exhibitors are... 

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Increased interest in gas-powered generators
17th June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Since the lifting of the own-generation licence threshold to 100 MW, interest in using gas for embedded power generation has increased significantly, says gas engine and hybrid power plant... 

Customised design wins Anglogan crane order
14th June 2022

(Virtual Showroom): An order for an overhead crane and gantry specifically designed to overcome delivery and functionality constraints has been placed by Consulmet Pty Ltd on crane and hoist... 

Patrice Motsepe
Motsepe plans to boost clean power generation seven fold
13th June 2022 By: Bloomberg

African Rainbow Energy and Power (AREP), backed by South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe, is looking to boost renewable power generation sevenfold to become one of the biggest clean electricity... 

Copper wilts on renewed China lockdowns and recession fears
10th June 2022 By: Reuters

Copper prices extended their decline on Friday as investors fretted over the prospect of weak economic growth hitting metals demand after renewed Covid-19 lockdowns in China and increases to... 

Firm part of offshore project
10th June 2022

Global leader and reference in heavy lifting and engineered transport Sarens, in a press release released in May, reaffirmed its position as an important partner in large-scale projects, citing its... 

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Emergency refuge chambers in mining
9th June 2022

“When emergency strikes and miners underground are unable to evacuate, providing them with a sustained source of safe breathing air is critical,” states Strata Worldwide’s US GM of refuge products... 

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GDP returns to pre-pandemic levels, up 1.9% q/q in the first quarter
7th June 2022 By: Donna Slater

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reports that the country’s seasonally-adjusted gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 1.9% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of the year, driven primarily by... 

Mali gold mining revenue rises 23% in 2021
7th June 2022 By: Reuters

State revenue from gold mining companies in Mali rose 23% year-on-year in 2021 to 564.5-billion CFA francs ($931-million) after certain tax allowances were ended, a mines ministry official said on... 

Stronger China demand prospects propel copper to five-week peak
6th June 2022 By: Reuters

 Copper prices climbed to five-week highs on Monday after the lifting of Covid-lockdowns in top consumer China boosted demand prospects while dwindling inventories provided further support.... 

Iron-ore set for biggest weekly gain since March on China hopes
3rd June 2022 By: Bloomberg

Iron-ore headed for the biggest weekly gain in three months as demand prospects brightened after Covid cases eased in China, stockpiles fell and the country vowed to carry out policies to stimulate... 

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