R/€ = 17.33 Change: 0.07
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Mining firms in Mexico must face 'strict' scrutiny, says senior official

By: Reuters     17th September 2021 Mining companies in Mexico should expect tough environmental reviews given their projects' major impacts, a senior official told Reuters, insisting that a backlog of evaluations is easing despite industry claims that the opposite is true. A top-10 global producer of over a dozen minerals,... 

Serco accelerates truck manufacture, repair following destruction of 100 units in July unrest

By: Irma Venter     17th September 2021 Truck and trailer building company Serco says it is fast-tracking the construction of vehicles, as well as repairs to vehicles, as it works to help the transport and food sectors return to normal in the wake of the recent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng. Serco CEO Clint Holcroft says... 

Bosch products, proudly made in South Africa

17th September 2021 Bosch in Africa is integrated into the tapestry of the automotive industry in South Africa and has served the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) industry for more than 40 years. Bosch Brits, in the North West, manufactures electro-mechanical automotive components such as front wiper systems... 

Modular Mining’s DISPATCH® Fleet Management System optimises further down the value chain at large S African coal mine

17th September 2021 Improving drill and blast and load and haulage are critical upstream processes that need to be optimised to enhance downstream processes such as crushing and conveying. However, another critical factor to improving downstream efficiencies is ensuring that crushers are evenly fed, as poor feed... 

Shumani looks to diversify into mining, construction industry

16th September 2021 As one of the biggest industrial equipment suppliers into the food and beverage industry, this remains the main target market for Shumani Industrial Equipment. However, the company aims to diversify and is investigating some opportunities in the mining industry, reveals MD Victor Nemukula. “There... 

Roundtable hears views on South Africa’s hydrogen progress, JSE mulls metals exchange

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th September 2021 Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (Mistra) on September 15 hosted its sixth annual platinum group metals (PGMs) roundtable, placing emphasis on the progress achieved thus far in developing hydrogen opportunities in South Africa. Political strategist Joel Netshitenzhe, as the first... 

ABB launches solutions for zero-carbon mining

By: Esmarie Iannucci     16th September 2021 Global technology company ABB has released a portfolio of solutions that will help accelerate the move towards a zero-carbon mine. Dubbed ABB Ability eMine, the portfolio comprises electrification technologies which makes the all-electric mine possible from mine to port and is integrated with... 

Rio and Caterpillar join forces on zero emissions haul trucks

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th September 2021 Diversified major Rio Tinto has signed a memorandum of understanding with Caterpillar to advance the development of zero-emissions autonomous trucks. For use at Rio’s Western Australian mining operations. The collaboration will see Rio Tinto work with Caterpillar to advance the development of... 

Bell Equipment to launch self-driving truck in 2022 

By: Irma Venter     10th September 2021 Bell Equipment will launch its first autonomous articulated dump truck (ADT) on the global market next year, says Bell Equipment CEO Leon Goosen. The truck will also be available in South Africa. 

Palladium plunges to 12-month low on automaker-demand concerns

By: Bloomberg     10th September 2021 Spot palladium dropped to the lowest in more than a year, extending a slump in the metal amid concern over demand from automakers and prospects for substitution after a price-run-up earlier this year. Palladium, which reached a record high earlier in May, fell for a fourth straight day to the... 

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