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Senex secures more offtake at Project Atlas

By: Esmarie Iannucci     1st May 2019 ASX-listed Senex Energy has inked another offtake agreement at its Project Atlas development, in Queensland. Under an initial two-year agreement signed with packaging manufacturer Orora, Senex will supply 1.1 PJ of natural gas, starting in January 2020, and 2.2 PJ starting in January 2021.  

LME ready to address flaws in its metal storage rules

By: Reuters     18th April 2019 The London Metal Exchange is poised to deal with a loophole in its warehousing rules, exposed after commodity trader Glencore bought large amounts of aluminium earlier this year, sources familiar with the matter said. But the exchange will have to wait until a complaint lodged by Glencore with... 

Hulamin reviews extrusions business, rolled products reaches record volumes 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     19th March 2019 JSE-listed aluminium supplier and exporter Hulamin’s rolled products division reported a “superb” manufacturing performance for the year ended December 31, 2018, increasing its sales by 6% to 228 000 t. This third consecutive year of record sales volumes from rolled products helped to offset... 

Electrical equipment group aims to penetrate new markets with integrated offering 

By: Terence Creamer     12th February 2019 Electrical products manufacturer Zest WEG Group has added an integrated-solutions offering to its products-oriented sales strategy in a bid to penetrate market segments in which there is a growing appetite for all-encompassing solutions. The South African company is the fifth largest branch... 

MAP packaging for good-looking red meat

15th January 2019 Afrox, through its Foodfresh® brand of gases, has developed a wide range of modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) solutions for keeping fresh food unspoilt, attractive and appetising while on supermarket shelves. In this article, Hans Strydom, Afrox’s Production Quality manager, talks about the... 

De Beers eyes tech markets for synthetic diamonds future 

By: Reuters     19th October 2018 Anglo American unit De Beers is going after lucrative, but elusive high-tech markets in quantum computing, as it aims to expand its lab-grown diamond business beyond drilling and cutting. Element Six, De Beers' synthetic diamond arm, is building a $94-million factory in Portland, Oregon, an... 

Mines urged to do ‘all they can’ to limit pollution from used oil

By: Nadine James     5th October 2018 The mining industry consumes about 25% of the country’s lubricants - accounting for approximately 300-million litres of oil a year, of which 40% is potentially recyclable used oil, notes the Recycling Oil Saves the Environment (ROSE) Foundation. The organisation notes that used-oil is classified... 


12th September 2018 As the largest diversified industrial packaging group in the Southern African region, PackSolve offers clients full turnkey industrial packaging solutions in three clearly defined markets. PackSolve specialises in wooden packaging (crating for heavy industry and mining), steel drum manufacture... 

Afrox to showcase customer solutions alongside mining mainstays at Electra

11th September 2018 Leading industrial gases and welding equipment supplier Afrox will be showcasing its new 360° integrated customer application solutions offering alongside trusted mining industry mainstays at this year’s Electra Mining. Afrox business manager for manufacturing industries Johann Pieterse says that... 

SA-developed SHEQ management system simplifies complex tasks

6th September 2018 Software development company Umbani Software is returning to Electra Mining Africa with its established software solutions, as well as new features to its flagship safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) integration system, says the Gauteng-based organisation’s CEO, Tim Horn. 

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