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Energy-intensive firms say carbon tax wrong tool for reducing power emissions

By: Terence Creamer     14th March 2018 The Industry Task Team on Climate Change (ITTCC), which includes many of South Africa’s largest mining and industrial companies, says the proposed carbon tax will have no material impact on reducing carbon emissions from the electricity sector, which is responsible for around half of the... 

Sibanye appoints VP to head up US region

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     3rd July 2017 Dual-listed Sibanye has appointed Chris Bateman its US region’s executive VP, the gold and platinum miner said on Monday. In addition to heading up the region and leading the team at the Stillwater operations, Bateman will join Sibanye’s executive committee. 

Pumps range included in offering to cater for demand

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 Technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) is strategising to enhance its fluid technology services to meet growing market demand in diverse industries, including the pumps industry. 

Rio-Carb celebrates 35 years of innovation and service excellence

23rd November 2016 Rio-Carb, a leading manufacturer of R-C700 Chromium Carbide (CrC) clad liner plates for the materials-handling industry, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Founder and CEO Martin Maine has extensive experience in physical metallurgy, and has participated in several international... 

Kumba Iron Ore changes guard

By: Martin Creamer     26th July 2016 Anglo American company Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday announced the appointment of Themba Mkhwanazi as CEO with effect from September 1, following Norman Mbazima’s decision to step down after four years to focus on his role as deputy chairperson of Anglo American South Africa. Mbazima will remain a... 

Uncoupling of energy costs, productivity possible, expert argues

By: Natalie Greve     11th November 2015 Amid a domestic industrial environment in which energy prices continue to increase above inflation and electricity spend constitutes up to 40% of a mining or heavy industrial company’s overall costs, energy system design firm Ensight Energy Solutions chairperson and former Australian... 

Abnormal load vehicle tested on N2

By: Dylan Stewart     30th October 2015 Sub-Saharan supply chain solutions provider Unitrans will operate one of its abnormal vehicles – designed according to performance-based standards (PBS) – from South Africa to Swaziland for the first time, says Unitrans technical GM Bruce Fraser. 

Tenova to supply bag filters to Richards Bay Port Terminal

By: Leandi Kolver     28th July 2014 State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has awarded integrated solutions provider Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa a contract for the supply of three reverse-pulse bagfilters. Two of the filters would be installed on multiproduct rail tipplers and one on a bottom discharge rail... 

Rio Tinto completes Richards Bay Minerals acquisition

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th September 2012 Diversified giant Rio Tinto has doubled its holding in Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) after it completed the acquisition of fellow miner BHP Billiton’s 37% interest for $1.7-billion. In February, Rio and BHP announced that the two companies had exercised an option for BHP to sell its interest in... 

Light turns amber for iron-ore investment – BHP Billiton 

By: Martin Creamer     15th May 2012 The light has turned amber for additional investment in iron-ore production, but it remains green for investment in copper, says the world’s biggest diversified mining company. A lower rate of growth is on the way in China’s demand for global seaborne iron-ore but incentive remains for... 

Former Eastplats MD joins Gold One

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th April 2012 ASX- and JSE-listed Gold One on Thursday announced the appointments of Wayne Robinson as executive VP for the South African operations and Michael Li as senior VP for Asia. Robinson, the former MD for Eastern Platinum, would provide mining expertise, leadership and guidance to the group’s South... 


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