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Sintech
15th March 2024

Since 1984 Sintech has supplied the South African market with clutches, brakes and engineering solutions for a range of applications in mining and mining-related industries. Sintech supplies... 


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New Afton mine, Canada
15th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A copper/gold mine in British Columbia, Canada. 


Comprehensive lubricant range for surface and underground mining
14th March 2024

A trusted partner of the global mining industry for over 85 years, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA offers a comprehensive range of lubricants to meet the arduous requirements of surface and... 


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Capital achieves fourth consecutive year of strong growth
14th March 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining services company Capital CE Peter Stokes says the company is excited for the year ahead after "another great year" in 2023, in which it achieved growth for the fourth consecutive year,... 


 Beyond the panels
Beyond the panels
14th March 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric We’ve come a long way since the first solar deployments in business and residential areas. It’s become somewhat commonplace to see... 


China's top copper smelters agree on rare joint production cuts, sources say
13th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chinese top copper smelters on Wednesday came to a rare agreement to jointly embark on production cuts at some loss-making plants as they seek to cope with a shortage of raw material, according to... 


Qala Shallows
West Wits ready for rapid development of Qala Shallows once funding agreements conclude
12th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed West Wits Mining has reported a cash and cash equivalent position of $1.4-million as at December 31, which, coupled with a proposed $15.8-million debt facility with the Industrial... 


Dartbrook back in production by mid-year, says AQC
Dartbrook back in production by mid-year, says AQC
12th March 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Dartbrook coal mine, in the Hunter Valley of New South Ales, will be back in production by the middle of 2024, after 18 years in care-and-maintenance. Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) is... 


China Copper seeks to acquire overseas mines amid tight supply, chairman says
12th March 2024 By: Reuters

China Copper, one of the country's leading producers of the metal, wants to acquire overseas mineral resources amid tight mined copper supply and rising demand, the company's chairman told Reuters... 


Worker dies in accident at Codelco's Radomiro Tomic mine in northern Chile
11th March 2024 By: Reuters

Chilean state-owned mining company Codelco said that a worker died in an accident on Friday afternoon at Radomiro Tomic copper mine in the country's north. Activities were suspended at the area of... 


Jorge Abelho, Director Technical Support at Pilot Crushtec
OEM parts will optimise costs and performance
11th March 2024

In the world of crushing and screening equipment maintenance and optimisation, the question of whether a spare part is merely a spare part is pivotal. Jorge Abelho, Director of Technical Support at... 


The patented Tru-Trac Taper Trough Tracker offers the ultimate in tracking performance on the load-carrying side of conveyor belts
Nearly 30 years of ‘Tru-Trac moment’ for conveyor users
11th March 2024

With belt misalignment remaining the biggest headache for conveyor system operators across a variety of bulk material handling industries, Tru-Trac has evolved from this valuable niche into a full... 


Concorde Cells
Metso launches Concorde Cell flotation technology in Africa
8th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Process and optimisation technology company Metso has launched the first of its Concorde Cell high-intensity pneumatic flotation units in Africa through local manufacturing partner Betterect, which... 


China’s copper smelters to discuss production cut as fees slump
8th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

China’s biggest copper smelters are set to meet in Beijing next week to discuss measures to counter a plunge in ore processing fees to the lowest level in years, including potential production... 


Marnus Koorts, General Manager Pump Products at Weir Minerals Africa
Lifecycle approach with OEM parts for sustainable pumping solutions
8th March 2024

Capital equipment like pumps operate only as well as their components and wear parts allow, so it makes little sense to risk this performance by installing a replicated part. “Mining and other... 


ARM Executive Chairperson Dr Patrice Motsepe.
ARM declares interim dividend from robust net cash position
8th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Friday declared an interim dividend for the six months ended December 31, when ARM had net cash of R7.9-billion. The interim dividend of... 


MADE TO LAST
KREBS Technequip knife gate valves are designed to provide long service life and easy maintenance
Valves are critical components that should not be overlooked
8th March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Viewing valves as insignificant components and, consequently, failing to procure the most suitable solution for a robust application is a common occurrence that impacts negatively on the uptime of... 


The above image depicts the ASCO series 327C solenoid valve provides reliable performance helping to improve operational efficiency
Manufacturer launches app, solenoid valve
8th March 2024

A powerful software tool that combines Fisher control valve expertise with advanced analytic algorithms, launched by technology, software and engineering company Emerson makes it possible for users... 


LEONARD DE VILLIERS
Challenges have resulted in significant disruptions and inefficiencies in the country’s transportation network
Local expertise needed to address challenges
8th March 2024

Despite having the most advanced railway system on the continent, with about 30 000 km of track, the South African rail and transportation sector is currently facing numerous significant... 


The new IBL 3000 dry ice blasting machine sold by Dry Ice Blasting Solutions
Dry ice blaster popular in cleaning applications
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

With more than 30 units of the Intelblast (IBL) 3000 having been sold to foundries, forges and die-casting companies across South Africa, blasting machine manufacturer Dry Ice Blasting Services... 


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AC Valves
8th March 2024

Valves manufacturer and supplier AC Valves is a well recognised specialist in the provision of high-quality knife gate valves, serving major mining industries globally. Its extensive range of... 


Tydan valves
Tydan Control Valve
8th March 2024

Innovative control valve solutions provider Tydan Control Valve specialises in the design, manufacturing and distribution of high-quality control valves, water demand management equipment and... 


Elemental Energy’s Dereck Armstrong.
Stationary hydrogen power highlighted as major solution by Toyota fuel cell-using developer
7th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

When Engineering News & Mining Weekly covered last month’s local launch of BMW’s first hydrogen car fleet on South Africa's roads, we discovered that BMW’s hydrogen refilling station in Midrand is... 


Lotus Resources to join the ASX 300 index
5th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

ASX- and OTCQB-listed Lotus Resources will join the S&P/ASX 300 index on March 18, following the index’s March quarterly review. Lotus owns an 85% interest in the Kayelekera uranium project, in... 


Peter Marumong
How remote monitoring can improve rural water provision and management
5th March 2024

By Peter Marumong, Cluster WWW Segment Leader at Schneider Electric It is widely accepted that rural areas in South Africa are more difficult to manage and monitor assets and treatment plants due... 


Caledonia warns of lower full-year profit on the back of one-off items
4th March 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

LSE-listed Caledonia Mining expects to report an adjusted profit before tax for the year ended December 31, 2023, materially below market expectations, owing to increased operating costs and... 


Coal station
Assessment of Eskom coal fleet warns ‘fixation on the EAF is a dead end’
1st March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

An expert assessment of the state of Eskom’s 14 coal-fired power stations conducted between March and May 2023 describes the prevailing “fixation” on the coal fleet’s energy availability factor... 


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Degritting spiral reduces carbon costs for gold miners
1st March 2024

Amid tough economic conditions, metallurgy and process engineering solutions developer Multotec has responded to the challenge of the high costs associated with using activated carbon in gold... 


MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT
Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


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... 


Prefab buildings provider celebrates five decades
1st March 2024

Prefabricated buildings provider Kwikspace is celebrating more than five decades of delivering tailor-made solutions across diverse industries. With expertise spanning schools, clinics, mining,... 


DBSA’s new Project Vumela financing instrument to help municipalities fund bulk infrastructure investment
1st March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Development finance institution the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has introduced a new financing instrument called Project Vumela, which blends municipal revenue sources with financing... 


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Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update
1st March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Lotus Resources plans to raise $30-million through the issue of 100-million new shares at $0.30 apiece to strategic investors to accelerate the restart works at Kayelekera mine. 


Acting TFR CEO Russell Baatjies and Sasol CEO Fleetwood Grobler (seated at centre) sign the agreement, in front of their respective teams, including (standing from left to right) Mario Klaasen, Loven Naidoo, Bonginkosi Mabaso, Pierre Koch, Pierre Taljaard and Kevin Govender, with Ayanda Mokhesi seated to the left of Baatjies and Brad Griffith and David Mokomela seated to Grobler’s right
Cabinet and business praise Sasol and TFR for ‘first-of-its-kind’ partnership to repair 128 ammonia tankers
29th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Both Cabinet and organised business have lauded the five-year public-private partnership agreement between Sasol and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), under which the energy and chemicals group will... 


BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
BHP to restructure some global corporate roles as it looks to trim costs
29th February 2024 By: Reuters

The world's biggest listed miner BHP said on Thursday it was disbanding some global teams and transferring those roles covering functions including planning, environment and heritage protection to... 


BCG highlights challenges, opportunities amid energy transition
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global transition to cleaner energy sources, African countries face various challenges and opportunities pertaining to the adoption of renewable energy. Consulting firm Boston Consulting... 


West Red Lake raises cash for Madsen
West Red Lake raises cash for Madsen
28th February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed West Red Lake Gold Mines has announced a $20-million private placement to raise funds to advance the development of a restart plan for the Madsen gold mine, in Ontario. The company... 


Modular substations are the best option for data centres, as they can be designed and built quickly
Modular substations power in South Africa's data centre boom
27th February 2024

Data centres are experiencing significant growth in South Africa as the digital revolution continues to gain momentum. To keep up with the demand, these facilities must have the flexibility to... 


Mark Cutifani
Vale sees no sign of environmental breach at suspended mines
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale does not see signs of environmental or social breach at two of its mines whose operating licenses were suspended this week, Vale Base Metals chair Mark Cutifani said on... 


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SGB-Cape Announces Strategic Partnership with ICR Group
26th February 2024

SGB-Cape a renowned leader in industrial services, proudly announces a significant milestone in its 75th year of operation with the establishment of a strategic partnership with ICR Group, a global... 


Fortescue Metals CEO Andrew Forrest
Forrest urges LME to separate nickel contracts into 'dirty' and 'clean'
26th February 2024 By: Reuters

The London Metal Exchange should classify its nickel contracts into "clean" and "dirty" contracts to give customers more choice, Australian iron ore magnate Andrew Forrest said on Monday. The... 


Spodumene production will be reduced at Mt Cattlin, in Australia
Newly merged Arcadium Lithium slows pace of expansion
23rd February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

NYSE- and ASX-listed Arcadium Lithium – the company formed from the merger of equals between Livent and Alkem – has flagged a slowdown in the pace of its expansion plans in light of the current... 


FUCHS offers a range of service and maintenance solutions for mining
23rd February 2024

Such has been the success of its relationship building that FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA has been offering its man-on-site service to some mining clients for over 30 years, according to Tiaan Le... 


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