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Battery revolution in drill rigs comes to Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th July 2020 Southern African mines will soon begin the transition from diesel-driven to battery-powered drill jumbos, with the introduction of the world’s first highly-automated underground electric drill rig by Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology. According to Saltiel Pule, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology’s... 

Equipment rentals benefit from dwindling economy

By: Cameron Mackay     3rd July 2020 Owing to the recent economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, many clients of heavy equipment solutions provider Bobcat Equipment South Africa are opting for short-term rental options, rather than the long-term commitment of buying. The rental segment has contributed significantly to... 

Used-car market poised to grow as new-vehicle prices surge

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2020 The depreciation of the rand could see new-car prices increase by up to 10% over the next quarter, says National Automobile Dealers Association (Nada) chairperson Mark Dommisse. He says the dealership environment is currently seeing a “resilience” in the used-car market, with a “bit of hunger”... 

Motus to cull 40% of rental fleet as Covid-19 takes toll

By: Irma Venter     3rd July 2020 Automotive group Motus will reduce its vehicle rental fleet by 40% and close 20 sites within its rental business, says CEO Osman Arbee. Motus operates the Europcar and Tempest vehicle hire brands, operating through 100 car rental outlets in South Africa and 17 outlets in neighbouring countries. 

Farmers urged to de-silt dams before dry season

1st May 2020 As the dry season approaches in many parts of South Africa, farmers need to ensure that silt is not limiting the volume of water that they can store, says specialist pump rental company Integrated Pump Rental MD Lee Vine. He notes that the progressive build-up of silt means that dams and ponds in... 

Integrated Pump Rental

24th January 2020 Integrated Pump Rental is a specialist pump rental organisation that caters to the needs of all sectors, including mining, quarrying, construction, wastewater, energy and general industry across Africa. The company has the agility to offer cus­tomers quick and easy access to a comprehen­sive... 

Bushveld group advances vanadium redox flow battery plans through Enerox deal 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     13th November 2019 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals’ 84%-owned subsidiary Bushveld Energy has signed a term sheet agreement with CellCube Energy Storage Systems to acquire all issued shares in Enerox for €11-million. A Bushveld Energy-led consortium has been granted exclusivity until the end of February 2020 to... 

Govt observes anniversary of Marikana tragedy

By: Simone Liedtke     16th August 2019 Government says it has, since the conclusion of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, made “great progress” in implementing the inquiry’s recommendations, among which has been to ensure that the South African Police Service strengthens its public order policing capacity. A statement issued by the... 

Welding industry shows steady growth and stability

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     21st June 2019 The welding industry is more stable, compared with other industries, such as civil engineering and construction, says mainstream industrial plant and equipment rental company Afritech Equipment Solutions projects manager Mornay Nortje. He tells Engineering News that demand for welding equipment... 

Award winning software company ESS Engineering Software Steyr poised to make its mark at Mining Investment London Conference

20th June 2019 Mining Investment London Conference and Exhibition www.mininginvestmentlondon.com, part of the global Mining Investment Conference Series. will be returning to London for the 3rd time from 19 – 20 Sep 2019 and ESS Engineering Software Steyr, an award-winning global software company based in... 

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