R/€ = 16.98 Change: 0.20
R/$ = 14.31 Change: 0.16
Au 1810.21 $/oz Change: 2.25
Pt 1053.29 $/oz Change: -4.71


Various services available to sugar mills

16th July 2021 Engineering components company BMG is working closely with KwaZulu-Natal’s sugar mill engineers in the industry’s off-crop period to refurbish and replace worn components in preparation for high productivity in the upcoming season. Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Dorstener brand gearboxes... 

India gives aluminium battery a chance to take on lithium in EVs

By: Bloomberg     5th July 2021 A drive to reduce dependence on imported materials and technology, especially from China, is pushing India to invest in a battery technology that uses aluminum rather than lithium as the key ingredient. Indian Oil, the nation’s largest oil refiner, has teamed up with startup Phinergy to develop... 

New excavator suited to local mines

By: Halima Frost     2nd July 2021 Construction equipment supplier HPE Africa says its new crawler excavator series is suited to earthmoving applications in South Africa’s mining and construction environments.  The R210 Smart Plus crawler excavator series was introduced to HPE Africa’s portfolio in May, with advanced design... 

Company secures local fabrication contract

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st July 2021 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is ordering a bill of materials to begin fabrication for a contract that it secured in October 2020, under the leadership of Thos Begbie sales engineer Ethienne Erasmus. The contract is set for completion by June 2021. The company was invited to... 

New green copper play in Northern Cape expects to be cash positive from month two  

By: Martin Creamer     28th May 2021 The new green copper play in the Northern Cape expects to be cash positive from its second month of operation. Big Tree Copper, a rebrand of Cape Copper Oxide, will begin producing copper plate from July, which will be sold at the mine gate to Noble Metals. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video.) 

Continued customization inspires Austin to consistently undermine status quo

12th May 2021 Austin Engineering breaks the mold on every project bringing one-of-a-kind mining equipment solutions to forward-thinking operations for decades. So, it’s no surprise that developing tough, long-lasting truck bodies would mean drafting with Hardox® wear plate. Nearly half a century ago, mining... 

Copper surges to fresh two-year high on virus vaccine hopes 

By: Reuters     20th November 2020 Copper surged to a fresh two-year high on Friday, and is set for its longest run of weekly gains since September, as investors weighed concerns about rising coronavirus cases against promising news on vaccines that could hasten an economic recovery. Base metals have climbed this month on signs... 

10 maintenance tips for lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 With many countries currently in some form of forced lockdown, a number of businesses have been forced to shut down their operations for an uncertain time period. Many organisations can lock their front door and go home, working remotely to continue their activities. Others in asset-intensive... 


21st August 2020 Kapabrake is a specialist manufacturer of high-quality woven brakelining for mining, marine and industrial applications, proudly developed in South Africa to meet the demands of Africa’s tough, rugged conditions. As an original equipment manufacturer, Kapabrake supplies woven brakelining for... 

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 liner fabrication application.   Rio-Carb director Thomas Reib says the company can now provide a... 

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