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Mt Gibson makes big profit jump on strong Koolan Island performance
21st February 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Iron-ore miner Mount Gibson on Wednesday reported an aftertax net profit of A$138.7-million in the half-year to December 31, compared with A$7.4-million in the corresponding period. The... 

The collapse of the tailings dam in Mariana in 2015 caused a mudslide that killed 19 people and severely polluted the Rio Doce river.
Vale to follow BHP on new provisions over dam failure, analysts say
15th February 2024 By: Reuters

Brazilian miner Vale is expected to hike its provisions after BHP Group flagged a $3.2-billion impairment related to the failure of a dam operated by their joint venture Samarco, analysts said.... 

Trend toward digitalisation continues
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling firms have traditionally relied on paper-based processes, however, as these processes are staggeringly manual, time consuming, highly inefficient and prone to human error,... 

Cape Town recovers 53 km of stolen cable, 1.2 t of metal
9th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s (CoCT’s) specialist metals theft unit, the Copperheads, recovered more then 53 km of stolen cable during the last six months of 2023. The unit says it executed 404... 

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High strength bolting solutions offered for marine services
2nd February 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s Nord-Lock Expander System pivot pin components offer dependable solutions that combat the challenges of lug wear in the marine and shipping sector. Pivots, which... 

Schurco’s cast high chrome slurry pump parts are manufactured using accurate three-dimensional modelling
Efficient pump refurbishment reduces downtime, costs
2nd February 2024

The unexpected breakdown of essential equipment, such as pumps, can often entail significant downtime and substantial financial losses. Recognising this critical challenge, pump supplier Schurco... 

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TAU Mining’s turnkey solution delivers sustainable mining projects
31st January 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

With more than 30 years of experience in hard and soft rock environments, top tier opencut mining contractor TAU Mining has proven that turnkey solutions provide operational efficiency,... 

Impala Rustenburg's 11 Shaft
Infrastructure repairs to Impala Rustenburg’s 11 Shaft to be completed by end-Feb
31st January 2024 By: Chanel de Bruyn

Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Impala Platinum (Implats) says infrastructure repairs to Impala Rustenburg’s 11 Shaft are expected to be completed by the end of February, with the build-up to... 

Ramelius upgrades 2024 gold guidance
Ramelius upgrades 2024 gold guidance
30th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Australian miner Ramelius Resources has upgraded its production guidance for the 2024 financial year, following a strong first half in which it produced 124 047 oz at an all-in sustaining cost... 

Brazil state prosecutor urges Vale, BHP to settle over dam disaster
30th January 2024 By: Reuters

Miners Vale, BHP and their joint venture, Samarco, should strike a deal to compensate for a deadly dam disaster in 2015 or risk paying a lot more in court, the Minas Gerais state prosecutor general... 

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Night loadshedding escalates to Stage 3 
29th January 2024 By: News24Wire

Loadshedding will jump to Stage 3 at 16:00 Monday after a delay in the return to service of two generating units. "Over the past 24 hours, five generation units were taken offline for repairs.... 

Nornickel forecasts 2024 nickel output drop after 5% fall in 2023
Nornickel forecasts 2024 nickel output drop after 5% fall in 2023
29th January 2024 By: Reuters

Russian metals producer Nornickel on Monday said it expected another drop in nickel output in 2024, following on from a 5% fall last year, as geopolitical risks continue to affect the company's... 

Brazil orders Vale, BHP and Samarco to pay $9.7bn in damages for dam disaster
Brazil orders Vale, BHP and Samarco to pay $9.7bn in damages for dam disaster
26th January 2024 By: Reuters

A Brazilian federal judge ruled that miners Vale and BHP and their joint venture Samarco must pay 47.6-billion reais ($9.67-billion) in damages for a 2015 tailings dam burst, according to a legal... 

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Mining sector experiencing innovative shifts
26th January 2024

To support the evolving industry, and with deep roots in Africa, mining tyre services provider Kal Tire is participating as a partner at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held... 

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Delba Electrical’s large machine division offers expert medium and high voltage rotating machine repairs and rewinding
26th January 2024

Rotating machines repairer Delba Electrical stands at the forefront of innovation in the field of electrical rotating machine repairs, boasting a cutting-edge facility specifically designed for the... 

Plaintiffs demand €582m from TÜV Süd over Brazil dam burst
25th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

More than 1 400 plaintiffs are demanding over €582-million in damages from German industrial inspector TÜV Süd over its alleged role in the deadly collapse of a dam in Brazil, their lawyers said on... 

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From the experts: hoses & couplings CVA
25th January 2024

What to Know About Cat® hoses & couplings CVAs A hydraulic hose seems like a simple thing — a reinforced tube with some metal bits on each end. But in fact, they are complex and essential... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation’s busy pipeline of projects demonstrates the mining sector’s faith in the company’s unsurpassed industry knowledge and depth of skills
Leading underground mining contractor serves sector on multiple fronts
16th January 2024

Leveraging over a century of experience, Murray & Roberts Cementation is working with some of the world's most respected mining companies to pave the way for safe and efficient underground mining.... 

Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
Lucky Friday silver mine restarts production
11th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Lucky Friday silver mine, in Idaho, has restarted production, after repairs were completed following an underground fire last year, precious metals miner Hecla reported on Thursday. Lucky... 

new conveyor at Richards Bay Bulk Terminal
Richards Bay Bulk Terminal conveyor repairs remove 400 coal trucks from roads
10th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

One of three conveyor belts damaged in the October 2021 fires has returned to full operation at the Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, in KwaZulu-Natal, and will prioritise the handling of coal exports.... 

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Expansion helps enhance efficiencies
8th December 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG relocated its regional service centre and opened two new facilities in September, with BMG KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) regional manager Keith van Wyk noting that the... 

The success of mine care-and-maintenance depends on a commitment to customising services to meet the specific needs of every mine
Care, maintenance solutions customised for opencast mining
8th December 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Reliable and adaptable services during care-and-maintenance phases in mining are crucial, says multi-disciplinary mining services and opencast mining contractor Zizwe Opencast Mining, emphasising... 

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Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 

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From the experts: maintenance for mining CVAs
5th December 2023

Cat® Senior Parts & Service Marketing Consultant Megha Garg provided insights about Maintenance for Mining Customer Value Agreements (CVAs) and the value they bring to a mining operation. [CK1]... 

The Westwood operation
Westwood mine, Canada
24th November 2023 By: Nadine James

Westwood is Iamgold’s only underground mine. 

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Delba Electricals’ expertise in repairing low voltage motors up to 1 000 V
17th November 2023

Rotating equipment repairer Delba Electrical has long been a leading name in the world of electric rotating machines. Renowned for its dedication to quality, innovation and reliability, Delba has... 

Grindex Bravo pumps are specifically designed to excel in applications where pumping fluids with high concentrations of abrasives, such as sand and stones, is required
Grindex Bravo pumps tackles tough slurry challenges head-on
16th November 2023

Pumping slurry is a demanding task for any pump due to the abrasive nature of the materials involved. The wear and tear on pump components can result in high maintenance and repair costs, leading... 

World's largest copper producer reports remarkable success with new Vesconite Hilube bushings
World's largest copper producer reports remarkable success with new Vesconite Hilube bushings
13th November 2023

The leading global copper producer has achieved exceptional results through the implementation of Vesconite Hilube wear-resistant bushings on load haul dump machines (LHDs). Departing from... 

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Predictive maintenance part of total service
10th November 2023

The introduction of a structured maintenance management programme, which can be implemented in-house, or partially outsourced to a professional organisation, is critical to maximising production... 

Delba Electrical:  Your preferred service partner
Delba Electrical: Your preferred service partner
8th November 2023

Delba Electrical is a renowned company that specializes in the refurbishment of electrical rotating machines. For six decades, Delba has been at the forefront of repairing electric rotating... 

Argonaut sells additional royalty on Magino
Argonaut sells additional royalty on Magino
3rd November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Toronto-listed Argonaut Gold has announced the sale of an additional 1% net smelter return royalty (NSR) on the Magino mine to bolster its balance sheet following a slower-than-planned ramp up to... 

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Ramohlale Industries launches new facility in Limpopo
30th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Electromechanical engineering company Ramohlale Industries on October 27 launched its new offices and factory facility at the N1 Industrial Park in Polokwane, Limpopo. Shortly after establishment... 

Rosond boasts fully-fledged manufacturing and workshop facilities
27th October 2023

Drilling technology leader Rosond has fully-fledged manufacturing and workshop facilities at its Midrand head office to service its extensive surface and underground mining operations all over... 

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Ironveld to raise £1m for working capital; Wardle to take over as chairperson
26th October 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South African speciality metals producer Ironveld will raise £1-million to be used as working capital, with its largest shareholder Tracarta to provide £450 000 of the funding. Tracarta, in which... 

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Cutter fans enhance performance in pump agitation
13th October 2023

The integration of innovative features in pump design has significantly enhanced performance and efficiency, with significant benefits for lowering total cost of ownership. One such component, the... 

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Company localises engagement for growth in Africa
6th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In the dynamic mining and rock processing landscape, proximity to customers and swift access to support services play a pivotal role in maintaining operational efficiency and building lasting... 

Recent outages highlight importance of undersea cables to South Africa and across the rest of the continent
6th October 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The recent outages experienced across some of the undersea Internet cables connecting Africa to the world have unveiled the need for network resilience and the importance of these systems to South... 

Coronado cuts coal output
3rd October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Coal miner Coronado Global Resources has revised its production guidance for the 2023 financial year on the back of adverse operating conditions at its Buchanan mine, in the US, and unexpected... 

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Crane-less technology simplifies turbine repair
29th September 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Given the increasing size and weight of wind turbine components, ‘crane-less technology’ is becoming more relevant in the wind energy sector and will likely be adopted more widely in South Africa... 

Saldanha iron-ore terminal to shut for maintenance
Saldanha iron-ore terminal to shut for maintenance
26th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The Saldanha Iron Ore Terminal (IOT) will begin its 28-day yearly maintenance shutdown on September 28. During this period, the terminal will perform maintenance on its major equipment across... 

Transnet CEO Portia Derby
Transnet says indebted companies are behind the calls for its CEO’s removal
21st September 2023 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s beleaguered state ports and rail company deepened its feud with the private sector, accusing business chambers of intimidation because they owe it money. A September 12 letter from... 

The cutter fan plays a crucial role in achieving effective agitation and solids handling during arduous pumping applications
The role of Cutter Fans in pump agitation
19th September 2023

The integration of innovative features during pump design has significantly enhanced performance and efficiency, with significant benefits for lowering total cost of ownership. One such component,... 

Rail link to Port Elizabeth port damaged by rough seas
18th September 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) rail link into the Port of Port Elizabeth has been heavily damaged by rough sea conditions that caused a wash-away of the track formation on September 16. This is... 

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