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Condra to supply cranes and hoists to Zimbabwe’s Mupani mine
27th May 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Condra has secured a new order to provide lifting equipment for Zimplats’ Mupani mine, in the Hartley Geographical Complex, south-west of Harare, in Zimbabwe. Mupani is undergoing an upgrade to... 

Everyone is looking to optimise their designs and find new methods that can reduce costs and add value, considering the globally depressed construction market
Versatile bolted column connections in demand
27th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Construction products and solutions specialist Peikko South Africa’s bolted column connections are helping to fast-track the development of a large residential project in Ferndale, Gauteng. The... 

Lifting mining sector SMMEs out of the single industry dependency trap with ESD initiatives
25th May 2022

By Mpopi Khupe, Managing Director at Zevoli Growth Partners While Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) has played a critical role in the development of many Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises... 

Efficient, fast, accurate, clean and safe drilling with Epiroc HRD100 Hydraulic Rock Drill
24th May 2022

Epiroc continues its proud reputation for setting the global industry benchmark in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality machines and equipment for mining, infrastructure and natural... 

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Specialist replaces valves at pump station
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering is designing, fabricating and installing three custom-designed sluice gate valves to replace the obsolete valves at the Zuikerbosch pumping station... 

A condenser lift using a hydraulic gantry at a heavy lift job in South Africa
Efficient trucks added to fleet
13th May 2022 By: Halima Frost

Heavy lifting and rigging specialist Lovemore Bros added four new trucks from global truck manufacturer Volvo to its heavy lifting and materials handling fleet. Lovemore Bros heavy rigging manager... 

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Supplier launches advanced water management system
13th May 2022

Wet processing solutions supplier CDE has revealed its new AquaCycle A2500 thickener, the latest addition to its top-of-the-line water management and recycling systems. With a capacity of 2 500... 

Mining drives WA budget
12th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

A strong resources sector, which has continued to operate through much of the Covid-19 pandemic, along with higher commodity prices has assisted in Western Australia in reporting an expected... 

By Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director at SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa
Mining sector offers significant opportunity in enabling economic growth with a multiplier effect
12th May 2022

South Africa’s economy was built on its mining industry prowess which not only helped to fund the country’s infrastructure but also precipitated the growth of a number of a number of supporting... 

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SEW-EURODRIVE’s best-fit solutions match miners’ needs, provides every-day assistance
11th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Drives and automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE offers customised best-fit solutions that match a mine’s application needs, which it achieves through providing the electric motors, gearmotors,... 

Tycoon Adani’s Australia chief says shunned coal needs support
6th May 2022 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire Gautam Adani’s top executive in Australia is calling for more support for a coal sector that’s being shunned by banks and insurers in the shift away from fossil fuels. Lawmakers must... 

You can be the next forklift champion!
6th May 2022

In an effort to promote the importance of Forklift Operation and operators in the Supply chain and Logistics industry, Lifting Africa and LEEASA (Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of SA) is... 

ENERPAC SCJ-50 CUBE JACK The compact incremental lifting and lowering system has an automated mechanical locking facility for higher efficiency, faster operation and greater safety than conventional climbing jacks with wooden cribbing
Manufacturer expands product portfolio
6th May 2022

Industrial engineered products and components manufacturer BMG’s range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment has expanded its product portfolio to comprise a new portable self-locking cube jack... 

SEW-EURODRIVE joins the Mining Indaba community
5th May 2022

For the first time in its history, drives and automation specialist, SEW-EURODRIVE will be exhibiting at the Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 9-12 May... 

The Ity operation in Cote d'Ivoire
Endeavour accelerates Ity optimisation project
5th May 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Gold miner Endeavour Mining has accelerated the launch of the construction of a recyanidation circuit at its Ity operation, with the additional circuit forming part of its optimisation initiatives... 

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure
Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure
4th May 2022

Sarens is the global leader and industry reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, Sarens offers its clients... 

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Heavy-duty forklift trucks offer notable payloads
29th April 2022

Heavy lifting solutions provider Criterion Equipment’s versatile range of forklift manufacturer Toyo Carriers Manufacturing (TCM) forklift trucks comprises robust machines for handling goods in all... 

A night time photo of a large truck mounter crawler crane, lifting boiler plant elements for the refurbishment of a boiler plant at a paper mill in  South Africa
Lifting project comes to a close
29th April 2022 By: Halima Frost

Heavy lifting and rigging specialist Lovemore Bros has successfully concluded a longstanding contract with a global pulp and paper company based in South Africa. The contract, initially signed in... 

Graying of Canada's workforce threatens to worsen labor crunch
28th April 2022 By: Reuters

Canadians nearing retirement outnumbered those entering the workforce by a record margin in 2021, census data released on Wednesday showed, raising fears the country's labor shortage could worsen... 

An image depicting the 8000 m³ portable water storage tank supplied and installed by Tanks Connected and commissioned for Glencore in Ogies, Mpumalanga
Local tank installer commissions projects throughout Africa
22nd April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Local storage tank supplier and installer Tanks Connected has commissioned tanks for projects in Tanzania, Ghana, Eritrea and South Africa. The company has supplied and supervised six tanks for a... 

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Drive tech company joins Indaba community
22nd April 2022

On its return to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), the Investing in African Mining Indaba is "looking forward to a reunion like no other" and, for the first time in its... 

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SEW-EURODRIVE joins the Mining Indaba community
20th April 2022

For the first time in its history, drives and automation specialist, SEW-EURODRIVE will be exhibiting at the Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) from 9-12 May 2022. 

Verder wins Global Business Excellence Award
19th April 2022

Verder are delighted to announce that our Verderflex Dura 65 peristaltic hose pump has won the Global Business Excellence Award for Outstanding New Product/Service. The chairman of the judges said... 

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Africa House notes investment potential in Uganda, Guinea projects
13th April 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research and consulting company Africa House will from May 15 to 20 host a delegation of investors and business leaders in Uganda to better understand the opportunities for investment and the... 

Company introduces largest underground BEV truck
8th April 2022

Engineering company Sandvik in February announced that it is introducing the largest-capacity battery-electric truck for underground mining. With an unrivalled 65 t payload capacity, the Sandvik... 

Improved safety, precision for bolted connections
8th April 2022

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s Fasteners, Tools & Equipment division has extended its range of wrenches to include a new generation of cordless torque wrenches from Gedore Torque Solutions,... 

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Structa Konsult
8th April 2022

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

Trudeau climate plan calls for 42% cut in oil and gas emissions
30th March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government wants a 42% reduction in emissions from the oil and gas sector as part of Canada’s plan meet its 2030 emissions reduction goal. Trudeau’s plan promises... 

Gas and clean energy gets federal funding
30th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The federal government has set aside some A$1.3-billion of new investment in the 2022/23 Budget to maintain energy security, keep downward pressure on energy prices while reducing emissions.... 

Ops at Moranbah North suspended after fatality
28th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified miner Anglo American has reported a fatality at its Moranbah North coal mine, in Queensland. The contractor fatality occurred on Friday evening during a lifting incident, and an... 

Tim Biesemans
Tim Biesemans
25th March 2022 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Tim Biesemans, regional director at Sarens, a crane hire, heavy lifting, abnormal transport and engineered solutions company 

Russia diamond supply squeeze may benefit Zimbabwe miner’s gems
22nd March 2022 By: Bloomberg

Zimbabwe’s biggest rough diamonds miner sees Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggering “far-reaching consequences” for the global gem industry and possibly lifting demand for its own diamonds.... 

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Cranes deployed in Mozambique
11th March 2022

Brakpan-based crane rental company Sarens Siba successfully supplied its CC1100 crane to a project last year, in Mozambique, during which no time was lost, and no injuries occurred. “The project... 

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Miner capitalises on strong price environment
11th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Heavy minerals miner Base Resources is aiming to maintain efficient mining at its Kwale mineral sands mining operation, in Kenya, so that it can capitalise on a strong price environment. “Our Kwale... 

Sarens is the global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport
Sarens is the global leader and reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport
10th March 2022

At Sarens Siba, we have the noble mission to be the reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport for our clients in the region of Southern Africa.  With... 

World Platinum Investment Council Director of Research Trevor Raymond
Platinum surplus forecast to reduce significantly
9th March 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The platinum surplus in 2021 is forecast to reduce by 47% in 2022 as Covid-related and operational disruptions gradually settle, the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) states in its Platinum... 

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Reliability in power sector ensured
4th March 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Industrial equipment supplier Becker’s Kito electric chain and manual hoists have been designed for dependable use in materials handling applications in diverse industries. These include mining,... 

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Company provides lifting, rigging solutions for efficiency and safety
4th March 2022

Local equipment supplier BMG’s Tools & Equipment Lifting team offers a specialist service to diverse sectors throughout Africa, including automotive and tyre manufacturing, paper and pulp, sugar,... 

The Sandvik TH665B prototype
Sandvik introduces largest-capacity battery-electric truck for underground mining
3rd March 2022 By: Darren Parker

Global engineering group and original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Sandvik has introduced what it says is the largest-capacity battery-electric truck for underground mining. Offering a 65 t payload... 

Sandvik introduces underground mining’s largest-capacity BEV truck
3rd March 2022

Sandvik is introducing the largest-capacity battery-electric truck for underground mining. With an unrivaled 65-tonne payload capacity, the Sandvik TH665B prototype is completing factory testing in... 

Gold is gaining in popularity after Russia's invasion of Ukraine
Gold outshines treasuries to be top hedge against Ukraine risk
28th February 2022 By: Bloomberg

Gold has replaced Treasuries as the haven of choice as the conflict in Ukraine worsens, with surging oil prices diminishing the appeal of bonds. The precious metal is gaining in popularity after... 

Record revenues for Base
28th February 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX- and Aim-listed Base Resources has reported record first half revenues as mineral sands prices continued to rise. Revenue for the first half of 2022 was up by 44% on the previous corresponding... 

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Kumba shares R89bn of value created in 2021 with stakeholders
22nd February 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa’s biggest iron-ore producers and marketer, Kumba Iron Ore, has shared R89-billion of the value it created in 2021 with its stakeholders, with more than R21-billion going to the... 

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Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...


Leading condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, help boost machinery lifespan and reduce catastrophic component failure through the scientific...

John Deere (Pty) Ltd
John Deere (Pty) Ltd

In 1958 John Deere Construction made its first introduction to the industry with their model 64 bulldozer.

Condra Cranes
Condra Cranes

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


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