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Lucapa uncovers more potential for fancy diamonds from Lulo project
6th March 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company says further analysis of diamonds recovered at its Lulo project, in Angola, has confirmed the presence of rare Type IIa gems and light fancy yellow diamonds.... 


Lucapa raises funds for kimberlite hunt
4th March 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company will raise some A$2.8-million in a share placement to sophisticated and professional investors to advance exploration work at its Lulo kimberlite project, in... 


LITTERING IS TRASHY 
Alternatives to conventional plastic packaging do not change consumer behaviour with regard to littering
Beware of biodegradable and compostable plastics – Plastics SA
28th February 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The introduction of bioplastics to South Africa’s burgeoning and well-developed recycling industry should carefully be considered, says plastics industry association Plastics SA. Bioplastics are... 


KEITUMETSE MOUMAKOE
The influx of cheap small-bore steel tube imports has not aided the industry
Market feels project pinch
28th February 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

The lack of significant public infrastructure spend to boost steel consumption and construction activity are some of the challenges that the local steel tube market has to deal with, says steel... 


Lucapa uncovers more potential for fancy diamonds from Lulo project
21st February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company says further analysis of diamonds recovered at its Lulo project, in Angola, has confirmed the presence of rare Type IIa gems and light fancy yellow diamonds.... 


Lucapa keeps digging at Lulo
19th February 2020 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diamond miner Lucapa will continue the hunt for the primary hard-rock sources of alluvial diamonds at its Lulo mine, in Angola, noting that the first stream bulk samples excavated from the Canguige... 


Progress report on Vaal river clean-up ahead of SANDF exit
7th February 2020 By: Natasha Odendaal

Steady progress is being made in the Vaal river intervention project, in Emfuleni, with much of the wastewater networks in Vereeniging having been cleared. This has led to an increase of water flow... 


SOARING HIGHER
Exports of high-carbon and low-alloy steel tubes and pipes remain on an upward trajectory and are resilient amid export competitiveness challenges
Global sights set for export association
24th January 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Steel industry association the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (Steasa) and some of its members will participate at the national pavilion at the International Wire and Tube Trade Fair... 


QUICK FIX
These pipe stoppers are effective tools for quickly and reliably sealing or closing off pipelines during repair and maintenance work
Accessories supplied for diverse industries
24th January 2020

Pumping equipment supplier Werner Pumps is now able to supply an extensive range of accessories for the wastewater treatment, construction and engineering industries as the sole agent for German... 


DIVERSE OFFERING
In addition to its hugely successful annual PIPES technical conference, Sappma has also begun hosting regular workshops for both members and non-members alike that focus on different aspects of quality
Association records growth despite struggling economy
24th January 2020

Despite a struggling economy, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) reported a growth in membership and influence last year. 


JAN VENTER
There is no doubt that the impact of this current crisis could have been reduced – if not completely avoided
Water woes, infrastructure challenges concerning – association
24th January 2020

While drought and climate change might have aggravated South Africa’s current water crisis, a major contributing factor is the country’s failure to upgrade and maintain its water pipes and... 


Company transforming SA’s industrial landscape
24th January 2020

Built from startup, industrial solutions provider BT Industrial – a new-generation, black-owned, high-energy business driven by innovation, international standards, and service excellence – is... 


Trends evolving HVAC efficiencies
18th December 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Although HVAC systems have evolved, one things remains consistent, the need for adequate and sealed piping systems. Marcel Ley, Victaulic Regional Sales Manager, looks at the current market trends,... 


Steenkampskraal now fully permitted for construction
18th December 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Rare earth mine Steenkampskraal has received its water license from the Department of Water and Sanitation, marking the last of the remaining permits that the mine required, As a result,... 


BREAKING GROUND
(Left to right) Renergen CEO Stefano Marani, DMRE technical support chief director Xolile Mbonambi, Renergen CFO Fulu Ravele and Renergen COO Nick Mitchell at the groundbreaking event at the Virginia gas project
Project aims to create Africa’s helium hub
13th December 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Emerging natural gas producer Renergen marked the start of the pipeline construction at its flagship Virginia gas project, in the Free State, with a sod-turning ceremony, last month. Liquefied... 


The invisible climate solution
13th December 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation's Rana Ghoneim argues that there are may barriers to implementing industrial energy efficiency, which could reduce industrial greenhouse-gas... 


RUBBER LINING 
Weir Minerals Africa also does rubber lining at the factory based in Alrode
Kansanshi benefits from longer wear life
6th December 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Kansanshi mine, located near Solwezi in Zambia.has significantly reduced costs and improved productivity by applying solutions provider Weir Minerals’ Linatex premium rubber lining solutions. The... 


Steenkampskraal rare earths mine project, South Africa
Steenkampskraal rare earths mine project, South Africa
6th December 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

The project has received all the necessary regulatory approvals to complete construction and start production. 


Specialty chemicals company showcased oil and gas portfolio at ADIPEC
29th November 2019

Specialty chemicals company Evonik participated at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) held earlier this month, from November 11 to 14 at the Abu Dhabi National... 


MTN, Huawei sign 5G development MoU
29th November 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications giant MTN and information and communication technology solutions provider Huawei have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish a joint fifth-generation (5G)... 


Steenkampskraal mine fully permitted for 2 700 t/y production
22nd November 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

What is considered to be one the world’s highest-grade rare earths mine, Steenkampskraal, in South Africa, has received all the necessary regulatory approvals to complete construction and be in... 


CRIZETTE VAN DEN BERGH
The modular installation system is beneficial in terms of maintenance because of reduced downtime
Modular installation systems fitted in abattoir
15th November 2019 By: Darren Parker

Multinational construction services company Hilti designed and supplied the modular installation systems to support wet services for chicken producer Early Bird Farms, in Olifantsfontein. Early... 


Schools driving  demand for Enviro  Loo industrial model
Schools driving demand for Enviro Loo industrial model
15th November 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Developed in 1996, the industrial model from dry sanitation systems supplier Enviro Options was added to the Gauteng company’s offering in response to the need for a high-usage dry sanitation... 


ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS 
With tightening global emission standards, ICON Group's equipment range complies with European emission standards
Technology huge driver for earthworks company
15th November 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Amid continuous technological development, equipment must keep up with global trends, says earthworks company ICON Group MD Wayne Neary. 


BT Industrial set on transforming the industrial landscape in Africa
BT Industrial set on transforming the industrial landscape in Africa
1st November 2019

Built from start-up, BT Industrial – a new-generation, black-owned, high-energy business driven by innovation, international standards, and service excellence – is transforming the industrial... 


BT Industrial set on transforming the industrial landscape in Africa
BT Industrial set on transforming the industrial landscape in Africa
31st October 2019

Built from start-up, BT Industrial – a new-generation, black-owned, high-energy business driven by innovation, international standards, and service excellence – is transforming the industrial... 


Even a lifelong copper bull isn’t sure the next move will be up
29th October 2019 By: Bloomberg

As head of sales for copper-mining giant Freeport-McMoRan, Javier Targhetta overflows with arguments for why the metal’s prospects are bright. Yet even the five-decade metals veteran and copper... 


Russia’s thawing permafrost worrying for mining, oil and gas companies
Russia’s thawing permafrost worrying for mining, oil and gas companies
18th October 2019 By: Bloomberg

Russia plans to pay more attention to the impact climate change is having on its vast permafrost area. Thawing of once permanently frozen ground covering more than half of Russia is putting... 


TIGHTLY PACKED 
Boltight tensioners are ideal in instances where bolt load accuracy is critical
Hydraulic bolt tightening methods enhance accuracy
18th October 2019

Engineering components supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioners, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial... 


SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
The ongoing drought in Sutherland is killing the livelihoods of the sheep farmers in the region
Drought relief for Karoo sheep farmers
4th October 2019 By: Darren Parker

Pump manufacturer Grundfos, in association with humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, is assisting nonprofit organisation Save the Sheep in providing relief for drought-stricken sheep... 


US coal giant Murray Energy faces default
3rd October 2019 By: Bloomberg

Murray Energy, the US coal giant that had pressed the Trump administration for help averting bankruptcy, may be headed toward default. The largest closely held coal miner in America failed to make... 


Inside three common froth pumping challenges for mine operators
25th September 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

To counteract declining ore grades, more and more mine operators are investing in techniques to increase the minerals reclaimed from froth pumping. However, when these techniques are deployed... 


ZAC poised to grow domestic and global anthracite market share
25th September 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC), South Africa’s sole producer of prime anthracite, is confident about the medium- to long-term growth of demand for the product as it prepares to expand the life... 


First Quantum draws takeover interest
First Quantum draws takeover interest
20th September 2019 By: Bloomberg

First Quantum Minerals, the owner of Africa’s biggest copper mine, is drawing preliminary takeover interest from global miners after losing half its value over the past five years, people with... 


Tech helps Botswana Diamonds identify five kimberlite targets
2nd September 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Pioneering geophysical work undertaken by Aim-listed Botswana Diamonds has identified kimberlite pipes buried at shallow depth on the company’s Thorny River prospect, in Botswana. The company... 


TOILET DEMAND Sanitech has supplied 500 New Improved Concept toilets being supplied to local underground mines in the past two to three years
Integrated hygiene service gains traction in mining sector
30th August 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand for the integrated hygiene services offered by Kempton Park-based portable sanitation company Sanitech is gaining traction in the mining sector, says Sanitech divisional director Gerhard... 


Steel tube association’s drive to open new export markets to receive boost
26th August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

The Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa’s drive to open up more export markets for its members will receive a major boost when it participates in an outward selling mission (OSM) to... 


Sunland Minerals’ prospecting licences extended by two years
22nd August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Prospecting licences held by dual-listed Botswana Diamonds subsidiary Sunland Minerals have been renewed until September 20, 2021. The licences, which cover just over 500 km2, are located in the... 


GOOD INTENTIONS 
Steasa intends to foster closer collaborative agreements between the downstream steel tube and pipe industry and the primary industry
Steel crucial in Africa’s industrialisation aspirations
16th August 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

South Africa and Africa more broadly are attempting to develop their economies through industrialisation and steel forms the basic material of choice for this economic transformation, says the... 


Twenty arrested in Gauteng during raid to combat illicit mining
14th August 2019 By: African News Agency

Twenty people were arrested during a raid targeting illicit mining in Matholesville, Durban Deep in Roodepoort on Tuesday,  the Gauteng police said. Captain Kay Makhubele said this brings to 30 the... 


BUILD A BRIDGE 
The Formtex CPF liners reduce the formation of blowholes and other blemishes on concrete surfaces
Concrete enhancement in harbour infrastructure
2nd August 2019

Geosynthetics solutions company Fibertex encompasses controlled permeability formwork (CPF) liners – Formtex CPF liners – designed for concrete surface enhancement in harbour infrastructure projects. 


Base Resources’ Kenya mine resumes full production
9th July 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

ASX- and Aim-listed Base Resources has returned its mining rates to nameplate capacity, after having transitioned activity at its Kwale mineral sands operation, in Kenya, to the South Dune orebody.... 


Process Pipe
Process Pipe
9th July 2019

Process Pipe and its newly acquired company, CAB South Africa, has established a national footprint as a wholesaler and retailer of carbon and mild steel pipes, fittings and flanges in South... 


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