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AERIAL VIEW OF THE JWANENG MINE
Jwaneng underground project, Botswana
23rd February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The project will transition Jwaneng from an openpit mine to and underground mine. 


Tormin Mineral Sands faces production delays
19th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mining and development company Mineral Commodities’ (MRC’s) operations at the Tormin mine, in South Africa – held by the company’s 50%-owned subsidiary Mineral Sands Resources – has, so far,... 


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S Africa’s infrastructure at a crossroads – council
16th February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Industry body Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) has emphasised the significance of maintenance as a proactive measure against further decay of South Africa’s infrastructure. The council... 


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Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio
2nd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and... 


Botswana Diamonds-led consortium awarded prospecting licence in Eswatini
31st January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A consortium called Diamonds of Eswatini, in which London- and Botswana-listed Botswana Diamonds holds a 30% interest, has been awarded a prospecting licence over the diamondiferous Dokowayo... 


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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 


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Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 


Lerato Ramanala, Product Manager Hydrocyclones at Weir Minerals Africa
Large 20-way Cavex® hydrocyclone cluster for gold project in West Africa
25th January 2024

Weir Minerals Africa recently manufactured a 20-way cluster of Cavex® 500 CVX hydrocyclones. This hydrocyclone delivers exceptional operational efficiencies, reduced wear and consistent... 


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Plastic pipe conference will enhance industry operations
19th January 2024

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) will host its OZPIPE conference at the InterContinental in Sydney, Australia, from November 11 to 13, 2024.  The event will be co-hosted by the... 


Sylvania marks important milestones on ESG journey
19th January 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Platinum group metals producer and developer Sylvania Platinum (Sylvania) has been advancing its various environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives since the publication of its... 


SA-made nature-mimicking shark-barrier tech scores first commercial installation
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

The ecofriendly SharkSafe Barrier technology, developed by marine biologists at Stellenbosch University (SU) and their collaborators, and manufactured in the Western Cape, has been installed at a... 


A pontoon equipped with pump flotation devices and a galvanised walkway.
Pump with the right accessories, advises IPR
17th January 2024

When a customer needs a dewatering solution, they might not always be able to specify the exact accessories that must accompany the pump to get the best outcome – which is where IPR can help. “With... 


EU adopts 12th package of sanctions against Russia
18th December 2023 By: Reuters

The European Union (EU) Council has adopted a twelfth package of sanctions against Russia, the European Commission said in a statement on Monday, after Austria gave its final approval over the... 


Dinokana water project makes progress
15th December 2023

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu has committed to ensure that Operation Bulela Metsi meets its obligations to the people of Dinokana, in the North West, and ultimately the whole province.... 


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KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


Chakana extends C$2.2m private placement to January
14th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Exploration company Chakana Copper, which is advancing the Soledad project in Peru, has extended its nonbrokered private placement to raise C$2.2-million to January 12. To date, the company has... 


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Chvaletice manganese project, Czechia – update
8th December 2023

Euro Manganese has signed definitive agreements with OMRF for $100-million in nondilutive financing to advance the project. 


Researchers propose novel filtration for solar
1st December 2023

Tertiary institution Korea Maritime & Ocean University (KMOU) scientists proposed an innovative emulsion filter that can be used to improve the energy harvesting capabilities of de-coupled... 


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Merlin diamond project, Australia – update
24th November 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lucapa has paused work on a feasibility study on its Merlin project. 


Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
Glencore bets on US love of coal with new fossil fuel giant
17th November 2023 By: Bloomberg

Glencore is preparing to unleash a new coal supermajor on the New York market that would – based on recent performance – churn out bigger profits than the current top 10 US listed coal miners... 


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Concrete manufacturer reopens manufacturing plant
17th November 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Precast concrete manufacturer Colossal Concrete Products reopened its De Aar manufacturing plant, in the Northern Cape, in September following the conclusion of a one-year contract with State-owned... 


Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 


Gold Fields boosts stake in copper explorer Chakana
7th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE- and NYSE-listed Gold Fields has increased its interest in Chakana Copper by participating in the Canadian exploration company’s private placement. Gold Fields Nazca Holdings on November 3... 


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MULTI ALLOYS: A division of EMVAfrica
27th October 2023

Established in 1997, MULTI ALLOYS is a leading stockist of duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys and specialised metals in the South African market and focuses on the supply of these... 


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Karowe mine, Botswana
20th October 2023 By: Nadine James

A diamond mine in north-central Botswana. 


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Fuel contaminants result in equipment damage
8th September 2023

A lack of knowledge about fuel contaminants results in inadequate fuel protection during the various stages of distribution and storage, and these contaminants can negatively impact the efficient... 


Construction starts on Phase 2 of City of Cape Town’s Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade project
8th September 2023 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town has broken ground on the next phase of the R470-million Milnerton bulk sewer upgrade project, with construction of a new pipeline set for completion by 2025.  This project... 


Lithium players race for breakthrough to meet electric car demand
31st August 2023 By: Bloomberg

On the outskirts of El Dorado — heart of Arkansas’ 1920s oil boom — a company backed by Koch Industries is looking to dramatically speed up extraction of a battery metal essential to weaning the... 


the cooling towers and stacks with smoke pluming out the top
Refurbishment under way at Kriel
25th August 2023 By: Halima Frost

Thermal solutions specialist Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) is working with State-owned power utility Eskom on the refurbishment of two natural draught cooling towers at its Kriel power station, in... 


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South Africa’s nonrevenue water rising to worrying levels
25th August 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

South Africa’s nonrevenue water (NRW) is rising to unsustainable levels, with nearly half the water piped through the country’s infrastructure being lost through leaks, theft or nonpayment.... 


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Stewarts & Lloyds - Women in Industry
25th August 2023

Carol Lloyd - Branch Manager – Pipes & Fittings and Excom Member Your career journey – where did you start, how did you decide to work in this industry? I initially accepted a part time opportunity... 


Stellantis invests more than $100m in California lithium project
18th August 2023 By: Reuters

Automaker Stellantis said it would invest more than $100-million in California's Controlled Thermal Resources, its latest bet on the direct lithium extraction (DLE) sector amid the global hunt for... 


Drought conditions affecting water resources
Water-mining interdependence poses operational challenges, risks to miners
11th August 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The water-mining interdependence, or nexus, poses several operational challenges to mining companies, including physical, reputational and regulatory-related risks and, as water-related risks... 


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Market hindered by interest rates, economic stagnation
4th August 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The commercial property market experienced a 5.6% decline in sales activity in the first quarter of 2023, compared with the same quarter in 2022, owing to numerous factors, including rising... 


The above image depicts the SurfCleaner provided two SCO 1000 hybrid skimmer oil-water separators for use in an underground wash bay at a large iron-ore mine
Nature-inspired oil-water separator employed underground
4th August 2023

Water treatment specialist SurfCleaner has supplied its specialist water treatment technology to a large underground iron-ore mine, to treat water used in an underground wash bay. SurfCleaner... 


Department outlines pre-emptive measures amid forecasts of deteriorating water supply
28th July 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

While South Africa is currently in balance nationally in terms of water supply and demand, albeit with localised – and, in some cases, severe – deficits, this could change rapidly. The country... 


COVID CAUSE AND EFFECT
The post Covid-19 lockdown phase saw an acute shortage of hot rolled coil, which compromised the demand of the steel tube and pipe mills over successive quarters
Non-competitiveness, non-use plague South African steel industry
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The current state of the South African steel industry is one where a lack of competitiveness and the non-use of its installed production capacity continue at a concerning rate, relative to other... 


A pile of pipes behind a fence covered in a Denso Ultraflex 1250 tape, a specially formulated anti-corrosion system.
Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in... 


ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica
ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica
27th June 2023

ENERGYMetals is a distinguished division of EMVAfrica, with a strong commitment to excellence and a comprehensive understanding of the industrial and manufacturing markets. ENERGYMetals has... 


Robert Friedland
Friedland says US must brand copper a critical metal
26th June 2023 By: Bloomberg

Billionaire mining investor Robert Friedland said the US government must include copper as critical material under President Joe Biden’s landmark clean energy law. “It has to be, it’s obvious,” he... 


Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Five-year South African diamond prospecting licence awarded
12th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim- and Botswana-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence on ground containing a cluster of kimberlites in South Africa.... 


TAILORED CORROSION SOLUTIONS
DGC offers tailored corrosion solutions for various industries
Company expands industrial solutions through two partnerships
9th June 2023

Industrial service provider Dickinson Group of Companies (DGC) has emerged as a trusted industry leader in asset integrity management and has recently entered into two distribution agreements with... 


Amplats hands over water projects to Thabazimbi communities
8th June 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Mining group Anglo American Platinum has handed over three new water infrastructure projects to the residents of Thabazimbi, in Limpopo. As part of the company’s social and labour plan commitments... 


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