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Ferrous metals, coal most exposed to climate risk in metals and mining sector – Fitch  

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th May 2022 Thermal coal, blast furnace-basic oxygen furnace (BF-BOF) steelmaking and its raw materials are the segments of the metals and mining sector that are most vulnerable to long-term climate risks owing to their large direct emissions, credit ratings agency Fitch Ratings says. Demand for many... 

Make connections that matter at Electra Mining Africa 2022

24th May 2022 After two years of restrictions, exhibitions and events are now successfully re-opening globally and good news for local industry is that Electra Mining Africa will be going ahead as a live in-person event this year. Several other exhibitions have taken place over the last months with excellent... 

Snow Lake Lithium calls for comprehensive EV ecosystem across North America

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th May 2022 Canadian lithium producer Snow Lake Lithium has outlined the need to create a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem across North America to protect the future of the region's domestic automotive industry. With more than ten-million vehicles sold in the US last year, the automotive... 

Forum set up to improve cooperation between Eskom, Transnet and domestic industrialists 

By: Terence Creamer     20th May 2022 A new forum comprising Eskom, Transnet and domestic industrialists is to be established to improve collaboration between the two large infrastructure-focused State-owned companies and domestic manufacturers and suppliers. The initiative was unveiled by Ministers Pravin Gordhan and Ebrahim Patel... 

Cameroon exploration progresses with Multotec pilot plant

20th May 2022 Exploring for heavy minerals in Cameroon, a multinational mining company is gaining valuable results and insights through the use of an on-site pilot plant from South Africa-based process equipment leader Multotec. The pilot plant was designed and assembled at Multotec’s extensive design,... 

Partnership to shape future of coloured gemstone sector

20th May 2022 Technology gateway GemCloud, which has the potential to play a central role in shaping the future of the coloured gemstone sector, has gained a new, non-controlling anchor investor through coloured gemstone miner Gemfields’ establishment of Gemdustry. “Gemfields is delighted to support GemCloud,... 

New containerised bulk air cooling solution ideal for African mines

By: Cameron Mackay     20th May 2022 Cooling equipment supplier Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) added a containerised bulk air cooler (BAC) to its range of BACs last month. The coolers keep underground temperatures at an optimum level, ensuring increased productivity and a safer work environment. The company uses robust... 

Specialist replaces valves at pump station

By: Sabrina Jardim     20th May 2022 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 in Vereeniging, Gauteng. “The original valves – made from cast iron – were installed during the... 

Water mist tech to be presented at event

20th May 2022 Multinational engineering and manufacturing company Danfoss Fire Safety – part of the Danfoss Group – will be presenting a session at the Firexpo South Africa 2022 being held from May 31 to June 02 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng. The session will take place in the Securex... 

Corobrik’s newly launched R800m brick factory to use at least 26% renewable energy

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th May 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa and Corobrick CEO Nick Booth on May 4 officially unveiled the company’s new R800-million Kwastina brick factory, in Driefontein, Gauteng. Speaking at the unveiling, Booth described the factory as the most technologically advanced and environment-friendly brick... 

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