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Soil compactor offers high value with efficiency

5th August 2022 One of South Africa’s largest compaction machine suppliers ELB Equipment offers clients the Ammann ARS 122 soil compactor, which is an industry leader in compaction efficiency. “The Ammann ARS 122 soil compactor – from Swiss manufacturer Ammann Group - provides outstanding productivity and... 

Retailer’s last-mile deliveries to be made by solar-charged electric panel vans

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2022 Retailer Woolworths in June announced that it will start rolling out electric panel vans (EPVs) in partnership with logistics group DSV and mobility specialist Everlectric to deliver its customers’ online purchases in Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban.   This follows a ten-month trail period during... 

Volkswagen unveils new made-in-SA Amarok bakkie

By: Irma Venter     22nd July 2022 Volkswagen has lifted the veil on its new Amarok bakkie, set to replace the current Amarok after 12 years in the marketplace, early next year. The current Amarok was launched in South Africa in November 2010, and has sold 41 422 units in the local market. 

Demand outstrips tyre supply

By: Tracy Hancock     15th July 2022 The African mining market’s demand for tyre solutions provider Bridgestone Southern Africa’s product has increased substantially and is exceeding supply, owing to global tyre supply constraints, says Bridgestone Southern Africa off-the-road business segment manager Nathan Fouche. “On the back of... 

Proactive maintenance ensures max efficiency

By: Nadine Ramdass     15th July 2022 With about 45% to 60% of the repair and maintenance costs associated with a tracked machine involving the undercarriage, an effective preventative maintenance programme is essential to ensure operators get the maximum equipment life span at the lowest cost per hour, says manufacturer, distributor... 

Premier African Minerals plans lithium shipments to China by March 2023

By: Reuters     11th July 2022 Premier African Minerals will start shipping spodumene concentrate from its Zulu lithium mine in Zimbabwe to China by March 2023 after signing an offtake deal with Suzhou TA&A Ultra Clean Technology, CE George Roach told Reuters. Zimbabwe holds some of the world's biggest hard-rock lithium... 

‘Calls for petrol price deregulation uninformed’

By: Irma Venter     8th July 2022 Increasing calls from the public for the petrol price to be deregulated speak of ignorance, warns Fuel Retailers Association (FRA) CEO Reggie Sibiya. “As fuel prices continue to rise, there is pressure on retailers to cut margins and be in competition with each other, which is absolutely... 

Bridgestone Southern Africa appoints Carl Martins as mining services executive manager

By: Schalk Burger     6th July 2022 Tyre and mobility multinational Bridgestone Southern Africa has appointed Carl Martins as Mining Services executive manager with effect from July 1. His priority will be to ensure Bridgestone delivers value to its customers in the mining sector, as well as the surrounding communities. 

So you bought your first EV? Now, how do you look after it?

By: Irma Venter     17th June 2022 The continuing global mobility move away from fossil fuels means that more of us will drive battery electric vehicles (BEVs) sooner than we probably may imagine. Experts have spoken about consumers’ range anxiety – will my BEV make it to my destination before the juice runs out? – or the fear... 

Resources Watch  

15th June 2022 This week: Circular economy prompting steel, oil, carbon recovery from end-of-life mine truck tyres; Increased efficiency cuts carbon, advances net-zero path, research finds; and, JSE recounts rousing tent-to-tech journey as Southern Palladium turns listing tide 

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