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6Sigma Shipyards Group (Pty) Ltd
6Sigma Shipyards Group (Pty) Ltd
9th October 2020

6Sigma Shipyards Group (Pty) Ltd is an engineering, procurement and construction company, specialising in heavy steel construction. Established in 2012, the company designs and manufactures steel,... 

Introducing PIOX: the durable flow measurement solution for harsh industrial applications
Introducing PIOX: the durable flow measurement solution for harsh industrial applications
7th October 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Reliable flow monitoring is the cornerstone of any successful minerals processing operation. Having real-time, accurate insight into your process is critical, and FLEXIM’s latest solution, PIOX S,... 

BlueRock achieves higher-than-expected grades in August
3rd September 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed BlueRock Diamonds says its processed ore numbers and average grade achieved have improved during August. The company, which owns and operates the Kareevlei diamond mine, in South... 

Bazobona Group
Bazobona Group
28th August 2020

Bazobona is a group of inter-related com-panies, encompassing Bazobona Supply Chain Management and Bazobona Engineering, that was established over 3 years ago. Bazobona Supply Chain Management 

The added health and safety standards required on the project owing to Covid-19 have made for challenging times on the project
Water infrastructure project on course
21st August 2020 By: Halima Frost

Multidisciplinary engineering, procurement and construction management house COENG is offering its occupational health and safety, as well as environmental management, expertise to the second phase... 

Focus set on intellectual support services
14th August 2020

Hard face solution provider Rio-Carb is altering its business model to focus more on providing intellectual support services and is employing its own engineers to assist customers in all aspects of... 

BMG’s agricultural team works closely with farmers throughout Southern Africa, assisting them with the selection, installation and operation of new electromechanical systems
Smart-Farming initiative supports food security
7th August 2020

Engineering solutions company BMG’s Boer Slim and/or Smart-Farming agricultural team works closely with farmers throughout Southern Africa, assisting them with the selection, installation and... 

Covid-19 infrastructure response should focus on water and sanitation
7th August 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Water and sanitation infrastructure should be a top priority as South Africa recovers from the devastation of Covid-19 pandemic-related restrictions, a new Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies... 

Plastic pipes able to surpass the demands placed on modern sewer systems
4th August 2020

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) hosted the fourth instalment of its very popular Quality Workshops on the 22nd of July 2020, focusing on various aspects related... 

New Coupling to meet LPG Tanker Standard
New Coupling to meet LPG Tanker Standard
31st July 2020

As per a Bulletin issued by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) and further legislated by the Department of Employment and Labour, Cam-and-Groove type... 

Astore Keymak is the sole South African distributor of the Italian-manufactured FIP thermoplastic valves range
Local industry pressurised by ‘cheap imports’
31st July 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

As multinational corporations continue to make inroads into the South Africa market, the thermoplastic valves sector is finding it challenging to compete in an already difficult business environment. 

A well-integrated fire suppression system minimises the risks of costly downtime that a fire can entail
Webinar discusses heavy-duty-mining-vehicle fire risk
24th July 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Vehicle fire suppression system solutions provider Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection hosted a webinar last month to discuss the most common fire risk trends for heavy duty mining vehicles, as well as... 

New coupling introduced to meet updated LPG tanker standard
24th July 2020

As per a Bulletin issued by the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Southern Africa (LPGSASA) and further legislated by the Department of Employment and Labour, Cam-and-Groove type... 

Petra sells Botswana diamond exploration business to Botswana Diamonds
20th July 2020 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

LSE-listed Petra Diamonds is selling its exploration assets in Botswana, held through Sekaka Diamonds, to Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds (BOD) for $300 000 and a 5% royalty on future revenues. The... 

Automated boom drills enhance safety, production
20th July 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Surface operations can now be operated with higher levels of safety and productivity, with the recent launch of Sandvik’s automation system, AutoMine® Surface Drilling for Boom Drills. One operator... 

Nornickel COO Sergey Dyachenko has announced zero tolerance towards environmental violations.
Nornickel dismisses Talnakh concentrator management for enviro violations
13th July 2020 By: Mariaan Webb

Russian mining company Nornickel has dismissed the management of the Talnakh concentrator for gross misconduct, after an internal investigation discovered two instances of unauthorised industrial... 

Monitor for food and beverage industry launched
10th July 2020

Process automation company Endress + Hauser launched its innovative Liquitrend QMW43 device that helps ensure food safety and increases food quality in March. “This compact multivariable device can... 

IN THE PIPELINE The laying of permanent pipelines using high-quality, plastic water pipes can offer a guaranteed water supply as opposed to current quick-fixes
Long-term solutions overlooked – Sappma
3rd July 2020 By: Halima Frost

Government’s present efforts to address the lack of potable water in remote areas are resulting in industries that could offer long-term solutions being overlooked, says Southern African Plastic... 

Small-scale Alexander Bay diamond miners defend recent lambasting
26th June 2020 By: Donna Slater

The Equitable Access Campaign (EAC), which includes local marine diamond miners operating off the coast of Alexander Bay, tells Mining Weekly it strongly disagrees that State-owned land and marine... 

Association warns sector against compromising quality
26th June 2020

Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has urged pipe makers and pipeline installers to avoid giving into the temptation of compromising on quality or sidestepping certain... 

Pipes range offered for various industries
26th June 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Cable conduit and subsoil drainage pipe manufacturer Dura-Line components, which meet stringent quality specifications, are used in conjunction with geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier... 

Company receives certification, improves product quality
26th June 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Piping manufacturer Rare Plastics has received SANS 4437.2 certification – which is a duplication of ISO 4437.2 – for the manufacture of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) gas pipe in May this year.... 

Black Fox Complex, Canada
Black Fox Complex, Canada
12th June 2020 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine located in the well-established Timmins Gold Mining Camp in Northern Ontario, Canada. 

Macsteel merges fluid control, pipes divisions
5th June 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Steel and value-added steel products supplier Macsteel has merged its fluid control division with its pipes, fittings and flanges division. The vertical merger forms part of the company’s focus... 

Indonesia processing requests for deep-sea mining waste disposal
1st June 2020 By: Reuters

Indonesian authorities are considering two companies' requests to dispose mining waste into the ocean, a senior government official said on Sunday, at a time of heightened sensitivity about the... 

VACON 100 AC drives allow its customers to use the most efficient motor for each application, with the ability to run new motor technologies
Drives designed to improve productivity
29th May 2020

Bearings supplier BMG’s VACON 100 alternating current (AC) drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors. Through VACON 100’s... 

WEIR MINERALS’ Multiflo® Barge Solutions
13th May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

For 40 years Weir Minerals has provided custom Multiflo® barge solutions for applications all around the world. The global team of barge and dewatering specialists provide custom solutions for... 

The SlurrySucker dredging equipment could quickly dredge the sewage pond before there was any danger of overflow
Dredging unit shows its versatility
8th May 2020

A recent two-week trial at a mine on South Africa’s West Coast has reaffirmed the value of specialist pumps supplier Integrated Pump Rental’s (IPR’s) SlurrySucker dredging unit – even in saltwater... 

Alrosa suspends production at two operations
Alrosa suspends production at two operations
5th May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Russian diamond major Alrosa on Tuesday announced that it would temporarily suspend mining works at two operations, citing a decrease in demand and sales as major economics are struggling amid the... 

Pipeline repair continues despite Covid-19
24th April 2020

Repair of the Mt Albert high-pressure sludge pipeline is a critical project for city council Wellington’s wastewater network in New Zealand, and one that Wellington Water is committed to... 

US Supreme Court gives environmentalists partial water law win
23rd April 2020 By: Bloomberg

The US Supreme Court gave environmentalists a partial win on the scope of the Clean Water Act, ruling that the law applies to some pollution discharges that don’t go directly into a major body of... 

Company assists manganese mine shaft refurbishment
17th April 2020 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

Mining solutions provider United Mining Services (UMS) is assisting with shaft refurbishment at a manganese mine, in the Northern Cape.  UMS COO Murray Macnab says the mine operators decided to... 

Five Ways of Pipe and Tube Bending
Five Ways of Pipe and Tube Bending
15th April 2020

Pipe and tube bending is known to be a less expensive method in the metal and plastic industry, compared to welding materials to join components together. It is the process of permanently shaping... 

Slurrysucker wins through in saltwater application
8th April 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A recent two-week trial on a mine on South Africa’s west coast has again proved the value of Integrated Pump Rental’s SlurrySucker dredging unit – even in saltwater and high-volume conditions. The... 

Versatile application The mid-size Brokk 200 and 300 remote-controlled demolition machines can use the Darda MC300 Multi Cutter attachment to cut steel material, utility lines and cables in a variety of industries
Company adds new steel cutting tool for its machines
3rd April 2020

Remote-controlled demolition machines manufacturer Brokk offers a new steel cutting tool for mid-size Brokk machines. The MC300 Multi Cutter – which is manufactured by Brokk’s sister company... 

It’s crazy that South Africa has such low vehicle emission standards
It’s crazy that South Africa has such low vehicle emission standards
27th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Who in their right mind has sat back for so many years and allowed vehicles to pollute South Africa’s air so dreadfully? It’s bad enough that our notorious public sector has failed to bring petrol... 

Sucrose losses can be significantly reduced – if not mitigated altogether – if the correct advanced and integrated pumping solution is used
Mill equipment advances essential for industry
27th March 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

With the local sugar industry being more than 150 years old, advances in equipment critical to the milling process add “immense value”, as they improve the operational efficiency potential of the... 

Botswana Diamonds continues to develop its portfolio
25th March 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Dual-listed Botswana Diamonds continues to develop its portfolio of eight exploration projects across three sub-Saharan countries – Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. In South Africa, drilling on... 

Pennsylvania coal mines must shut down, governor orders
Pennsylvania coal mines must shut down, governor orders
20th March 2020 By: Bloomberg

Coal miners including Consol Energy and Contura Energy must shutter their operations in Pennsylvania after the governor ordered “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close. The order took effect... 

On-The-Air (20/03/2020)
On-The-Air (20/03/2020)
20th March 2020 By: Martin Creamer

Mining companies the world over are taking firm steps to cut their greenhouse gas emissions; South African executives across the board are proclaiming that going green and protecting the... 

Large pumps fleet offers fast turnaround for rental customers
20th March 2020 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Specialist pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental has reported a steady increase in the demand for rental pumps over the last four months, mainly owing to the start of the rainy season.... 

SMS group will present solutions for the full range of manufacturing materials for tube and wire products
Company to present innovations at trade fair
20th March 2020

Metallurgical industry plant and integrated systems provider SMS group will present its new plant concepts and innovations at the Tube and Wire Trade Fair taking place from March 30 to April 3,... 

Berntel SA focuses on a wide range of pneumatic, industrial and automation components
Pneumatic components assist in disposing waste
13th March 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Industrial equipment supplier Berntel SA, part of the Hudaco Group, supplies pneumatic components that assist in mitigating the water and oil waste that is produced in airlines in the food and... 

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Yale Lifting Solutions
Yale Lifting Solutions

Yale Lifting Solutions is a leading supplier of lifting and material handling equipment in Southern Africa. Yale offers a wide range of quality...

Booyco Electronics
Booyco Electronics

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

SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)
SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)

Education: Consulting with member companies to obtain the optimal benefits from their B-BBEE spending, skills resources as well as B-BBEE points


From batteries for boats and jet skis, to batteries for cars and quad bikes, SABAT Batteries has positioned itself as the lifestyle battery of...


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