R/€ = 17.10 Change: -0.03
R/$ = 16.34 Change: -0.05
Au 1790.93 $/oz Change: -24.09
Pt 887.50 $/oz Change: -29.00


Compact cutting system launched

24th June 2022 Having realised that consumers want smaller packaging units and functional sets containing components that are designed to work in harmony with one another, cutting and grinding solutions manufacturer PFERD has scaled down the packaging unit for its popular COMBICLICK system. “It’s like all the... 

Advancing alternative financing of infrastructure projects

17th June 2022 The Gauteng Infrastructure Financing Agency (GIFA) has experienced significant portfolio growth in recent years as it continues to implement its mandate of raising alternative funding for off-budget strategic infrastructure projects. The GIFA, which was established as a government component... 

Melco rolls from strength to strength thanks to bulk unit handling capabilities

By: Simone Liedtke     15th June 2022 Goods conveying is a critical aspect of production, packaging and distribution of numerous large consumer products and industrial components, says conveyor equipment manufacturer Melco Conveyor Equipment. Part of the Rulmeca Group, Melco supplies rollers, idlers, pulleys and motorised pulleys for... 

GreenTech Plastics Machinery

10th June 2022 Specialists in the supply, installation and servicing of best-in-class European-designed plastics machinery and ancillary equipment, GreenTech is an industry leader in plastics machinery sales and servicing. With a combined experience of 220 years, GreenTech’s professional team of experts offers... 

Albemarle risks shutting German plant if EU declares lithium a hazard

By: Reuters     8th June 2022 Top lithium producer Albemarle may have to shut its Langelsheim plant in Germany if the metal used in electric vehicle batteries is declared a hazardous material by the European Union, its finance chief told Reuters. Lithium's pivotal role in electric vehicles makes it an important commodity in... 

Cornish Metals gains former Anglo American CEO as board member

By: Mariaan Webb     6th June 2022 Battery minerals investor Vision Blue Resources has nominated Tony Trahar, a former CEO of global miner Anglo American,  as its representative to the board of directors of exploration and development junior Cornish Metals. Trahar is a special adviser to Sir Mick Davis’ Vision Blue Resources,... 

Growing demand for fire solutions in food industry

By: Halima Frost     20th May 2022 Fire risk management company ASP Fire has noted a steady increase in its percentage of food industry-related revenue, owing to the insurance industry placing stricter fire safety requirements on clients. The increase in revenue has also been driven because of word-of-mouth referrals and ASP... 

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... 

Manganese mine rail-loading boost being assessed by South32 

By: Martin Creamer     19th May 2022 Diversified mining company South32 is assessing the potential expansion and modernisation of rail loading infrastructure at its Wessels manganese mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape, says South32 CEO Graham Kerr. Kerr, who presented at the Bank of America Global Metals, Mining & Steel Conference... 

Copper wavers near $9 000 after fear-filled week for metals

By: Bloomberg     13th May 2022 Copper steadied and aluminum rose after a turbulent week for metals dominated by growing concerns over the state of the global economy. While metals markets were calmer Friday, prices have endured a dismal few days on fears about monetary tightening as well as demand from top consumer China.... 

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