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ABB Dodge Gear Reducer Proves Effective For Kwena Coal Mine’s Performance

20th February 2020 The outstanding performance of ABB’s Dodge gear reducer at Kwena Coal Mine in Mpumalanga has led to leading distributor Bearings International (BI) continuing its successful business relationship with Swiss-Swedish multinational ABB through the purchase of a second unit to be installed on another... 

Bill Gates-led fund invests in making lithium mining more sustainable

By: Bloomberg     20th February 2020 Breakthrough Energy Ventures, helmed by Bill Gates, and MIT’s The Engine fund are leading an investment round of $20-million for Lilac Solutions, a US startup aimed at making the extraction of lithium less water-intensive and more sustainable. As the world looks to cut carbon emissions, people... 

US mining fatalities fall to all-time low

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th February 2020 The mining industry in the US reported its fewest ever fatalities in 2019, recording deaths below 30 for only the fifth time in the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) 43-year history. Twenty-four people lost their lives in mine accidents last year. There were four deaths each in... 

Minnesota Natural Resources Dept and PolyMet approach Supreme Court

By: Mariaan Webb     17th February 2020 The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Toronto-headquartered PolyMet Mining have approached the Supreme Court to review last month’s state Court of Appeals decision on permits for the NorthMet project. The DNR is seeking a review of a decision regarding three permits that it... 

DeGrussa back at work after cyclone

By: Esmarie Iannucci     14th February 2020 Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources on Friday confirmed that underground mining at its DeGrussa operation, in Western Australia, was temporarily suspended earlier this week after rainwater ingress at the mine. The company told shareholders that rainwater associated with Tropical Cyclone Damien... 

Karoo firewalkers: Dinosaurs braved South Africa's land of lava

By: Bloomberg     30th January 2020 About 183-million years ago during the early part of the Jurassic Period, enormous amounts of lava flowed across the landscape in what is now South Africa, transforming the environment into a land of fire. But fossil footprints described by scientists on Wednesday showed that intrepid dinosaurs... 

Boost SA’s Electrical Uptime By Quickly Catching Failing Components

28th January 2020 Whether caused by poor maintenance or shoddy workmanship; the fact is key power generation, transmission and distribution components across the length and breadth of South Africa’s electrical grid are falling like flies. That’s the bad news. The good news, according to certified thermographic... 

Raubex

24th January 2020 Firmly entrenched as an Africa-based diversified heavy engineering company, Raubex Group continues to excel as a world-class player in the heavy construction sector, with a focus on infrastructure development. Founded by industry legend Koos Raubenheimer in 1974, the company has a proud record of... 

Booyco Electronics

24th January 2020 Understanding evolving customer needs as well as the legislative compliance requirements of differing sectors ideally positions Booyco Electronics to offer application-specific and safety-related solutions to customers across a range of industries. Booyco’s safety products portfolio has grown... 

Trafo Power Solutions

24th January 2020 Trafo Power Solutions was established to cater for the growing appetite and scope for the application of dry-type transformers in Africa. These power solutions are suitable across a wide range of industry including mining. The company offers a wide range of cast resin transformers from 160 kVA to... 

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