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EIB, Germany’s KfW funding sanitation programme in Zambia’s capital city
23rd July 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and German development bank KfW are providing funds of €102.5-million and €33-million respectively to the Lusaka Sanitation Programme, marking another step in the... 

The foundations of infrastructure asset management | Considering financial and engineering asset registers
19th July 2021

From a physical asset management perspective, it is essential to remember that asset registers fulfil more than a compliance role. Operationally, asset registers are critical for proper record... 

Picture showing Peabody Coal's operations in the United States.
Coal output in US seen rising most since 1990 on global demand
8th July 2021 By: Bloomberg

The surging, post-pandemic US economy is driving an unexpected boom in coal, the latest sign that demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel remains resilient. American coal production this year will... 

Caterpillar, steelmakers jump as Biden deal buoys demand view
Caterpillar, steelmakers jump as Biden deal buoys demand view
25th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

Caterpillar led gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and steelmakers surged as President Joe Biden’s bipartisan $579-billion infrastructure deal buoyed the outlook for US demand.... 

Stewarts & Lloyds Projects supplied all the piping and fittings for the fire protection system, hanging material and fire water system for Steyn City
Pipes, tubes demand strong in housing sector
25th June 2021 By: Darren Parker

Demand for piping and tubing from the housing sector has remained buoyant throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, says pipe and tube manufacturer Stewarts & Lloyds sales manager Clayton Greer. He... 

BIG BOY Inkulu Plastic Pipes is the first in the country to manufacture pipes at a diameter of 1 200 mm
Company adds new pipe range
25th June 2021 By: Darren Parker

Pipe manufacturer Inkulu Plastic Pipes has added a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) structured wall pipe product range to its offering. Inkulu Plastic Pipes sales and marketing manager Faize... 

THE RIGHT STUFF It is important for clients to ensure that they purchase quality products from reputable suppliers
Price volatility affecting pipe manufacturing
25th June 2021 By: Darren Parker

Price volatility in the plastics industry has been extreme over the past year, owing to the impact of Covid-19 on the supply of input chemicals, such as alcohol. Moreover, the subsequent lockdown,... 

Sky-high coal prices won’t spur new mines in a greener world
Sky-high coal prices won’t spur new mines in a greener world
10th June 2021 By: Bloomberg

The highest coal prices in years aren’t enough to spur investment in new mines in the face of heightened efforts by governments and financial institutions to get the world to abandon the dirtiest... 

Indonesian tin miners target the ocean as reserves dwindle on land
8th June 2021 By: Reuters

From the shores of Indonesia's Bangka island, miners like Hendra head out by boat every day to scores of crudely built wooden pontoons dotted off the coast that are equipped to dredge the seabed... 

Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
Okiep copper project, South Africa – update
4th June 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

Orion Minerals has identified new high-priority drill targets on the Carolusberg- Koperberg complex that form part of the Okiep copper project. 

Serowe spuds on the horizon
31st May 2021 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Pure Hydrogen Corporation and its joint venture (JV) partner BotsGas are readying to spud the first of six wells at the Serowe coal seam gas project, in Botswana. The campaign will... 

Geological interpretation highlights high-priority targets at Okiep
21st May 2021 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Orion Minerals has identified new high-priority drill targets on the Carolusberg – Koperberg complex that form part of the Okiep copper project (OCP), in South Africa’s Northern Cape.... 

The goal in this exploration by Botswana Diamonds is to firm up the geological model of both sites, with further work based on the results of the core drilling
Junior makes diamond discovery
21st May 2021 By: Anna Moross

Diamond exploration and development company Botswana Diamonds has “moved the dial” in its exploration of the Frischgewaagt area in Limpopo where it has extended its search for kimberlite pipes or... 

Too cold to handle? Race is on to pioneer shipping of hydrogen
12th May 2021 By: Reuters

Hydrogen is touted as an inevitable green fuel of the future. Tell that to the people who'll have to ship it across the globe at hyper-cold temperatures close to those in outer space. Yet that is... 

SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM The successful implementation of Watercare Mining's systems locally has led to the move to mines internationally
Local clarification, dewatering system going global
7th May 2021 By: Halima Frost

Water treatment specialist Watercare Mining tells Mining Weekly that it is in talks with mining houses in Australia, Canada, India and Europe to incorporate  the Watercare Integrated High-Rate... 

UK setting its sights too low for hydrogen heating in homes
28th April 2021 By: Bloomberg

The UK should move faster to replace gas with hydrogen in domestic heating, as the country’s pipes will be ready to make the switch in just two years, according to the head of a pilot project.... 

Manufacturer supplies 19 km of HDPE pipes in Polokwane
23rd April 2021

Wastewater treatment plants play a crucial role in the removal of contaminants from wastewater and sewage in order for its conversion into an effluent that can be returned to the water cycle in an... 

 Baita Plai mine, Romania
Baita Plai mine, Romania
9th April 2021 By: Sheila Barradas

A ploymetal mine located in the Bihor County of Romania, in the Apuseni mountain region. 

Andrey Komarov
Russian tycoon Komarov eyes precious metals after pipes sale
8th April 2021 By: Bloomberg

Russian tycoon Andrey Komarov is setting his sights on precious metals mining after selling ChelPipe, the pipe maker that made him a billionaire. Komarov is in talks to purchase the Kumroch gold... 

Copper boom is catching the eye of poverty-fighting politicians
Copper boom is catching the eye of poverty-fighting politicians
26th March 2021 By: Bloomberg

If three’s a trend, then copper producers awash with cash after a doubling of prices are entering the next phase of the cycle: increased fiscal pressure from their host nations. News this week... 

CSP PLANT At a CSP plant such as this, any number of heliostat mirrors could suffer from cracks
Drone company ventures into niche solar market
19th March 2021 By: Darren Parker

Multinational drone services group Delta Drone International is venturing into drone inspections on concentrated solar power (CSP) thermal systems – which is “highly niche”, says Delta Drone South... 

Condra to produce its first seagoing crane
19th March 2021 By: Natasha Odendaal

Condra has started work on the manufacture of its first seagoing crane, a 2 t, 4-m-span double-girder electric overhead maintenance machine. The crane, with power-to-motion conversion achieved... 

Sava calls for reduced import tariffs, more local procurement and more reliable service delivery from utilities
Local PVC industry taking strain despite high demand
12th March 2021 By: Darren Parker

There is very strong demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in South Africa and the rest of Africa, owing to major water, gas and telecommunication infrastructure projects planned across the... 

Copper’s spike brings back supercycle-era fears of substitution
Copper’s spike brings back supercycle-era fears of substitution
26th February 2021 By: Bloomberg

In the frenzy of copper’s record run a decade ago, manufacturers making wires and pipes rapidly went in search of cheaper substitutes, in a trend that left a lasting dent in demand. With prices... 

Keitumetse Moumakoe
Keitumetse Moumakoe
26th February 2021

This week we profile Keitumetse Moumakoe, CEO of Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa, a nonprofit organisation (NPO) mandated to develop sustainable, internationally competitive carbon... 

Copper at highest since 2012 as global equities extend gains
Copper at highest since 2012 as global equities extend gains
16th February 2021 By: Bloomberg

Copper climbed to the highest level since 2012 as a risk-on mood across global markets helped to lift equities and put pressure on the dollar. Prices have soared on optimism that the use of... 

Gold Fields ups stake in Peru explorer
12th February 2021 By: Mariaan Webb

Bullion major Gold Fields has invested another C$2.9-million in a Canadian company, which owns copper/gold/silver exploration assets in the Peruvian Andes. Through its Gold Fields Nazca Holdings... 

Copper traders hunt for more good news after longest rally slows
10th February 2021 By: Bloomberg

Copper is on the cusp of its longest rally on record, but the metal seen as a global economic bellwether has recently stumbled -- and traders are watching Washington and Beijing for clues to the... 

The new technology enables the company to accurately survey complex structures in just one site visit
Group continues to embrace instrumentation technology
5th February 2021

Utility management company Bosch Munitech continues to make a substantial investment in the latest instrumentation technology, offering geospatial services in line with stringent global standards.... 

The ‘greenness’ South Africa can help bestow on the world needs hard sell now
The ‘greenness’ South Africa can help bestow on the world needs hard sell now
29th January 2021 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa and the amazing platinum group metals it hosts in such abundance have been cleaning up emissions from vehicle exhaust pipes for decades. Now they are earmarked to do so in elevated... 

TREADING CAREFULLY The manufacturing process is a continuous one and, therefore, sensitive to volume and excessive stoppages
Survey shows decline in local pipe market
22nd January 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has released the findings of a qualitative and quantitative pipe survey that shows a decline in infrastructure investment,... 

Projects are being fast-tracked to bolster job creation and the economy
Projects can bolster local steel tubes and pipes industry
22nd January 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Steel industry association the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA) believes that the fast-tracking of the 50 strategic integrated projects and 12 special projects – announced in... 

100 YEAR GUARANTEE Science has since proven that HDPE pipes, such as Weholite will last over 100 years.
Company offers HDPE pipes for sanitation in Kenya
22nd January 2021

Bringing innovative solutions and providing and maintaining safe off-site and decentralised sanitation systems cannot happen without new investment and human technical capacity – which is... 

DECISIONS, DECISIONS Big data is an output that is targeted at high level management, to enable plant managers to make company strategic decisions
Mixture of strategies will provide suitable water treatment solution
15th January 2021 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

A mixture of strategies will provide the best water treatment solution for a water-scarce country, such as South Africa, says global technology company ABB Energy Industries South Africa sales... 

Botswana Diamonds gets go-ahead to finalise Sekaka Diamonds buyout
16th November 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds has announced that all conditions precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have been satisfied. The transaction, first announced in July, has been approved by... 

Botswana Diamonds identifies focus areas at Marsfontein, Thorny River
9th November 2020 By: Donna Slater

Aim- and BSE-listed diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds' exploration programme has identified several kimberlite targets at its Marsfontien and Thorny River projects in South Africa. To build on the... 

The current revamp project focused primarily on enhancing the repeatability and furthering the development of the welding parameters
Digitalised process takes pipe welding to next level
6th November 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Japanese steel manufacturer JFE Steel Corporation has produced the first pipe at its Fukuyama Works in Japan after the successful revamp of its submerged arc welding stands by metallurgical plant... 

Nuclear regulator confirms Eskom seeks to extend Koeberg nuclear plant’s life
6th November 2020 By: Rebecca Campbell

The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks with State-owned national electricity utility Eskom regarding extending the operating life of the country’s only... 

Rush Exhaust Purification
Rush Exhaust Purification
27th October 2020

Rush Exhaust Purification cc primary line of business is catalytic converters (Purifiers) and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF). Specializing in designing and manufacturing of exhaust systems,... 

Deal with Li Ka-shing gives Canadian oil giant a Biden hedge
26th October 2020 By: Bloomberg

Cenovus Energy  is getting more than just a rival Canadian oil producer with its acquisition of Husky Energy Inc. It’s also shoring up its defenses against an anti-oil sands movement that could get... 

Many of the staff at Stewart & Lloyds Booysens branch have worked at the store for more than 20 years
Steel supplier relaunches flagship store
23rd October 2020

Steel supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has designed a new retail experience, offering a wider range of products and stock at its flagship store in Booysens, which is expected to facilitate the growth of... 

BOD prioritises four diamondiferous alluvial targets for drilling
12th October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) has started with a precision ground geophysics programme to define potential kimberlite pipes on its Marsfontein and Thorny River prospects, in Botswana. The... 

The MRS supplied flameproof pumps are designed and manufactured strong enough to contain an explosion and prevent a flame or heat from escaping that could ignite mine damps
Flameproof double pump set installed for mine
9th October 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Industrial solutions provider Mechanical Rotating Solutions (MRS) commissioned an underground double configuration flameproof pump set in August, at a colliery in Mpumalanga, to dewater its... 

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John Deere (Pty) Ltd
John Deere (Pty) Ltd

In 1958 John Deere Construction made its first introduction to the industry with their model 64 bulldozer.

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...


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