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Plastic pipe conference will enhance industry operations
19th January 2024

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) will host its OZPIPE conference at the InterContinental in Sydney, Australia, from November 11 to 13, 2024.  The event will be co-hosted by the... 


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Security conference showcases latest security trends
19th January 2024

A  trendsetter forum in the security sector, Securex South Africa 2024 will take place from May 28 to 30, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, alongside the colocated A-OSH EXPO,... 


VERSATILE MACHINERY
Belt reelers can handle narrow to wide belts and can be handled with one unit that is adjustable for various belt widths
Electronic belt tension control system developed
19th January 2024

Equipment manufacturer Dymot Engineering Company has developed an electronic belt tension control system (BTS) for mines that use high speed, large capacity and long length conveyors as an... 


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Manufacturer poised to support Transmission Development Plan
19th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM High Voltage Equipment, a division of the ACTOM Group, is preparing to participate in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s Transmission Development... 


Grave concern at water problems in South Africa
19th January 2024

The Blue Drop and No Drop reports, as well as the Green Drop progress report and awards ceremony, held on December 5, 2023, were a way to award those who have “heeded the call and subscribed to... 


Govt called to enhance service
19th January 2024

Water and Sanitation Deputy Minister David Mahlobo has called for reinvigoration from all government sectors to fast-track service delivery provision to communities to realise “a better quality of... 


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Eastern Cape megabridges making steady construction progress after initial setbacks
19th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following delays and setbacks in recent years, roads parastatal South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) restarted works last year on the Mtentu and Msikaba megabridges, in the Eastern... 


Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association
Rethabile Melamu
19th January 2024 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Rethabile Melamu, CEO of the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association, a not-for-profit industry association that represents close to 700 actors along the solar... 


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Huge investment to bring Rwanda water relief
19th January 2024

Development finance institution African Development Bank’s (AfDB’s) board in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, announced last month that it had approved loans of over R4.7-billion to Rwanda, to improve the... 


DTSA launches online parts platform
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) has launched a new e-commerce platform – the Daimler Truck Parts Portal. The platform works on a click-and-collect basis, which means customers can buy parts... 


DHL to test Volkswagen’s electric ID.Buzz Cargo vans in South Africa
19th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has partnered with DHL Express for the pilot testing of the electric ID.Buzz Cargo van in South Africa. Four ID.Buzz Cargo units have been placed at DHL Express... 


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Jansen potash project, Canada
19th January 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

BHP approved Jansen Stage 2 of the project in November 2023, and will transform Jansen into one of the world’s biggest potash mines, doubling production capacity to an estimated 8.5-million tonnes... 


Gwede Mantashe
Cadastre imminent, 2024 to be used as year to clear backlogs, says Minerals Minister
18th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

The introduction of an electronic cadastral system to record and enable online access to mining data is imminent, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe emphasised in an interview... 


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Transnet plans to partially reopen coal line after derailment
18th January 2024 By: Reuters

South African freight rail operator Transnet plans to reopen the first of two coal lines to the country's major coal export terminal on Thursday after it was blocked following a train collision... 


MacLean announces passing of founder and chairman, Don MacLean
MacLean announces passing of founder and chairman, Don MacLean
17th January 2024

MacLean Engineering is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Don MacLean on January 11th, 2024, surrounded by his family in Meaford, Ontario. Don founded his namesake mobile equipment... 


Author:  Dr Mthandazo Ngwenya, MD: Development Advisory and Impact at the Bigen Group.
Increasing complexity and cost dynamics of socioeconomics on mega infrastructure projects
16th January 2024

Many governments recognise the importance of undertaking large-scale and high-impact infrastructure projects as a significant lever to develop their people and allow for expanded access to... 


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.... 


JSE business development manager Patrycja Kula-Verster
JSE presents opportunity for critical mineral miners to access capital
12th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Critical mineral demand is growing significantly at a time when South Africa has a pressing need to reawaken its public markets – two crucial needs that can be fulfilled in one go by companies... 


Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024: An exciting lineup of influential speakers who will engage in thought-provoking discussions
11th January 2024

Mining Indaba is the pinnacle event for promoting long-term investment in African mining. Attracting a broad and prominent speaker lineup, including industry professionals, policymakers, and... 


BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
BME’s partnerships drive global growth and ESG focus
10th January 2024

Globalising through partnerships, Omnia company BME continues to roll out its plans for expansion in markets including African countries, Canada, Australia and Indonesia. According to BME Managing... 


Uranium miners surge on $500m US enrichment push
Uranium miners surge on $500m US enrichment push
10th January 2024 By: Bloomberg

Shares in uranium miners jumped globally after the US said it’s soliciting bids to boost domestic production of nuclear fuel in an effort to bolster national energy security. The Energy Department... 


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.... 


US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
US seeks to jump-start production of higher-energy uranium now made in Russia
10th January 2024 By: Reuters

The US is seeking bids from contractors to help establish a domestic supply of a uranium fuel enriched to higher levels for use in a next generation of reactors, a fuel currently only available in... 


The Red Chris mine produces gold and copper
C$36bn in critical mineral investment at stake in BC
8th January 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Sixteen proposed critical mineral mines, representing C$36-billion in near-term investment, 300 000 person-years of employment and C$11-billion in tax revenues, are at a key juncture, based on... 


Aterian acquires 90% controlling interest in Atlantis
8th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

London-listed critical metals exploration and development company Aterian has signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire a controlling 90% interest in private Bostwana-registered business... 


Bear Creek Mining appoints CFO
20th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Gold and silver miner Bear Creek Mining Corporation has appointed Fernando Ragone CFO, with effect from December 18. Ragone, a mining finance executive with 28 years of experience, has held senior... 


Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
Bell Equipment appoints Ashley Bell as new CEO
18th December 2023

Bell Equipment Limited has appointed Ashley Jon Bell (41), grandson of the company's founder Irvine Bell, as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 1 January 2024. This follows... 


WILDLIFE MANAGEMENTPalabora Copper is adjacent to the iconic Kruger National Park, making wildlife management a crucial aspect of its operations
Project commits to people, wildlife
15th December 2023 By: Shannon de Ryhove

While the main goal of copper miner Palabora Mining Company’s (PMC’s) Lift II expansion project is to enhance and optimise its mining operations, it has also become a catalyst for substantial... 


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Cape Town bulk sewer upgrades making headway
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

The City of Cape Town started work on the Milnerton and Cape Flats bulk sewer upgrades earlier this year and is on track to complete both by 2025, says City of Cape Town Water and Sanitation MMC... 


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Gold miner eyes significant growth with project
15th December 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources aims to increase gold production by about 50 000 oz/y by 2025 through its Mintails project, which will increase the miner’s yearly production to about 250... 


TCTA reports progress on projects in preparation or under implementation, despite challenges
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

The various projects under the umbrella of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority (TCTA) are gaining traction, says TCTA CEO Percy Sechemane, outlining the projects in an update on the state of the... 


Global 5G subscriptions forecast to surpass 5.3bn by the end of 2029
15th December 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

By the end of 2023, nearly one-in-five of all global mobile subscriptions will be fifth-generation (5G) subscriptions, as the growth proves resilient, despite continued economic challenges and... 


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KZN bulk sewer project well under way to meet deadline
15th December 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Engineering, project and construction management firm Zimile Consulting Engineers has been contracted to work on a bulk sewer rising main and pumpstation project, in KwaZulu-Natal. The project aims... 


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Not just your average water company
15th December 2023

Some perspectives on water in South Africa from Talbot CEO Carl Haycock with over 25 years’ experience supporting industry and mining in Africa.   Why Talbot? 


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Calcamite
15th December 2023

Specialist South African packaged wastewater treatment plant service provider Calcamite is wholly owned and operated as a subsidiary of JoJo Tanks. With over 40 years of experience, it has... 


S&P Global Ratings downgrades Vedanta Resources amid bond maturity extension
14th December 2023 By: Reuters

S&P Global Ratings on Thursday downgraded the rating of Vedanta Resources, parent of Indian miner Vedanta, citing concerns about extension of maturities of some of its bonds. Vedanta Resources... 


Billionaire Adani’s new copper foray to further tighten world's ore supply
Billionaire Adani’s new copper foray to further tighten world's ore supply
14th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

The planned start of billionaire Gautam Adani’s copper plant in India next year will spur a sharp rise in imports of concentrate, further tightening the global supply of ore on which smelters... 


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TAU Mining targets continued success in 2024
14th December 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

By forging strategic alliances, leveraging industry expertise and demonstrating operational excellence through its commitment to innovation and sustainability, turnkey opencast mining contractor... 


A Komatsu 930E hydrogen fuel cell mining truck
GM, Komatsu to develop hydrogen fuel cells for electric mining truck
12th December 2023 By: Reuters

General Motors and Komatsu said on Tuesday they will jointly develop a hydrogen fuel cell power module for the Japanese construction machinery maker's 930E electric drive mining truck. "Mining... 


Solidarity ‘appalled’ by hostage situation at Gold One
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Trade union Solidarity has said it views the latest hostage drama at the Gold One mine, in Springs, Gauteng, in a very serious light, condemning it as yet another case of “appalling and cowardly”... 


Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
12th December 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 


Sunward South Africa launch
Sunward expands presence in South Africa with new distribution, service centre
11th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Drilling, earthmoving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled its dedicated distribution facility in Jet Park, Boksburg, to serve the Southern African mining and... 


Amplats CEO Craig Miller
Amplats on track to deliver guidance for 2023 but cost cutting ahead
8th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has reported that its metal-in-concentrate, refined production and costs are all expected to be within guidance for 2023,... 


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