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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is Creamer Media Social Media Editor & Senior Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Simone Liedtke

Fuchs Lubricants launched the Titan GT1 Flex C23, the Titan Cargo Maxx II and the Titan Adblue at this year’s Automechanica

Supplier launches innovative lubricant solutions at Automechanika

24th November 2023

After careful consideration and customer engagement, innovative lubricant solutions supplier Fuchs Lubricants South Africa launched the TITAN FT1 Flex C23, the TITAN CARGO MAXX II and the TITAN... 

Self-lubricating bushings have emerged as the preferred choice for the side-tipper industry

Self-lubricating bushings transforming side-tipper landscape

24th November 2023

A prominent South African side-tipper truck manufacturer has substantially raised its monthly orders for South African bearings manufacturer Vesconite Bearings’ self-lubricating bushings, which... 

The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application

Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges

10th November 2023

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 

Formatura Iniezione Polimeri S.p.A’s (FIP’s) products were introduced to the South African market by Astore Keymak

Valves offer cost-effective solutions, durability

10th November 2023

While traditional metallic alloy valves have historically dominated the valves industry, a transition occurred following the advent of thermoplastic valves, which can provide substantial cost... 

Bilfinger Intervalve Africa and Steinmüller Africa are able to provide comprehensive solutions for power, mining, petrochemical and pulp and paper industries

Supplier improves efficiency, productivity

10th November 2023

Valves supplier Bilfinger Intervalve Africa (BIA) has succeeded in improving the steam system of a paper mill, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity as well as reducing operational costs,... 

Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni

Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela

10th November 2023

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 

Multotec’s flame-resistant rubber screen panels self-extinguish in under 60 seconds

Flame-resistant screen media innovation sparks safer mining

3rd November 2023

Hot work on screen decks during plant maintenance poses a significant risk, as fires in mining not only endanger lives, but also lead to substantial downtime and financial losses. In response to... 

Climate extremes have adversely affected potato crops worldwide

Company advancing agriculture objectives

3rd November 2023

Amid mounting environmental challenges and the impact of climate change on crop yields and quality, Canadian multinational McCain Foods is embracing so-called regenerative agriculture. This... 

Critical Challenge
Geostrat Training has undertaken the responsibility of improving South Africa’s mining workforce through meticulously designed training programmes which address critical challenges

Nurturing skills for sustainable South African mining

27th October 2023

In the current South African mining industry landscape, a strategic amalgamation of collaboration, innovation and skills development is imperative for sustainable growth – at this critical juncture... 

There is an ongoing effort to automate mining operations and incorporate advanced technologies to improve mine safety and minimise employee exposure to risks

New safety standards set

27th October 2023

To align with industry employer organisation Minerals Council South Africa’s safety focus areas of fall-of-ground incidents, transport and machinery incidents, and dust and noise controls, gold... 

Equitable access requires multifaceted approach

20th October 2023

Access to clean water is a fundamental human necessity, yet it remains a significant challenge in Africa, with more than 300-million Africans lacking access to safe drinking water, while more than... 

By acknowledging the fundamental right to clean water, South Africa can secure its water future

Company empowers communities

20th October 2023

Amid challenges of population growth and recurring droughts, the need for swift, cost-effective, and sustainable water provision solutions in South Africa has never been more critical, states... 

Growing water shortages are causing significant challenges for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially large-scale commercial projects.

‘Watershedding’ a reality for South Africa

20th October 2023

As South Africa grapples with persistent loadshedding, an increase in water shortages has emerged as another significant challenge for both consumers and the commercial sector, especially for... 

The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts

Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech

20th October 2023

Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry,... 

South Africa has robust legislation and effective policies in place

SA urged to adopt innovation as it confronts big waste management problem

20th October 2023

At the heart of South Africa’s environmental discussion is the pressing need to embrace a circular economy, but such a shift demands practical collaboration, inventive thinking and a resolute... 

South Africa has robust legislation and effective policies in place

SA urged to adopt innovation as it confronts big waste management problem

20th October 2023

At the heart of South Africa’s environmental discussion is the pressing need to embrace a circular economy, but such a shift demands practical collaboration, inventive thinking and a resolute... 

An image of Creamer Lubrication Products MD and Founder Gerard Creamer

Family-owned business pioneers pumping solutions for four decades

13th October 2023

With over four decades of experience in the development of pumping solutions, family-owned company Creamers Lubrication Products, which owns Pumprite and is based in Alrode, has firmly established... 

Gold Fields recognises responsible mining practices as being intrinsic to long-term sustainability

Gold major highlights regional commitment

13th October 2023

South Africa-headquartered gold major Gold Fields has underscored its commitment to Ghana with a proposal to create Africa’s largest gold mine through a joint venture (JV) between its Tarkwa mine,... 

VoltVision is transforming energy management in West African mines

Energy management platform increases efficiency

13th October 2023

While West Africa is home to a thriving mining industry, miners in the region face challenges, which are multifaceted in nature and range from power quality issues to supply chain concerns, coupled... 

The Douta project, with its promising gold discoveries, positions Thor Explorations as a key player in West Africa's mining sector

Geological riches pursued in Nigeria, Senegal

13th October 2023

West Africa-focused gold explorer and producer Thor Explorations has recognised the vast opportunities presented by Nigeria’s underexplored geological assets and has embarked on a mission to... 

The commitment to solar battery hybrid projects underscores the company’s dedication to environmental responsibility

Partnership to boost regional energy offering

13th October 2023

A planned strategic combination of South African petroleum and lubricants company Engen and fuels and lubricants company Vivo Energy, aimed at establishing a significant energy distribution company... 

Andrada starts exploration programme at Namibian licence

12th October 2023

Aim-listed African technology metals miner Andrada Mining has started its initial exploration programme for the Brandberg West exploration licence, in Namibia. The exploration programme will enable... 

Business confidence remains passive – Sacci

12th October 2023

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) Business Confidence Index (BCI) continues to “lack substantial upward momentum”, the chamber said on October 12, reporting that the index... 

Kore Potash, Sepco gearing up for crucial developments at Kola project

12th October 2023

In anticipation of significant milestones, Aim- and ASX-listed potash developer Kore Potash and Shanghai Electric Power Company (Sepco) are gearing up for crucial developments at the Kola project,... 

A double deck vibrating screen in a coal application

Company localises engagement for growth in Africa

6th October 2023

In the dynamic mining and rock processing landscape, proximity to customers and swift access to support services play a pivotal role in maintaining operational efficiency and building lasting... 

The Lokotrack LT120 is a robust, track-mounted primary crusher, optimal for mining and quarrying applications

Warranties key to customer satisfaction – supplier

6th October 2023

While competitive pricing may attract attention, it is the combination of robust warranties and strong aftermarket support that truly defines operational efficiency, longevity and total cost of... 

High pressure grinding roll technology enables mining operations to achieve energy savings that surpass a conventional approach

Flowsheet redefines beneficiation sustainability

6th October 2023

The mining industry is at a critical juncture, where sustainability and energy efficiency have become paramount. In pursuit of this, mining technology company Weir Minerals says its... 

The webinar was facilitated by Chris Whyte and the panelists include Yolandi Kruger; Bonte Edwards, Keith Anderson; and Suzan Oelofse.

Speakers deliberate waste management challenges amid moves to a circular economy

5th October 2023

The concept of the circular economy has gained significant traction as a sustainable alternative to traditional linear economic models in recent years and is characterised by the principles of... 

Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Nishimura Yasutoshi and South Africa’s Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister Dr Blade Nzimande

South Africa, Japan ink MoC to advance hydrogen, ammonia strategies

3rd October 2023

Considering that the world is expected to make a transition to a low-carbon economy over the next few decades, and that implementing the transition requires collaboration, the Japan Ministry of... 

Renergen achieves environmental permit milestone

29th September 2023

Green energy supplier Renergen’s Virginia Phase 2 gas project, in South Africa’s Free State, has achieved a significant milestone with the receipt of environmental authorisation (EA). The... 

An illustration of the proposed Cleanergy green hydrogen demonstration plant, in Walvis Bay

Company paves way with green hydrogen plant

22nd September 2023

With increasing momentum in clean energy, and initiatives for a sustainable and low-carbon future, project developers are turning their attention to Namibia, a country rich in renewable-energy... 

South Africa aims to develop its manufacturing capability in fuel cell and electrolyser components

Hydrogen vision paves way for green technology transformation

22nd September 2023

Embracing green technologies, particularly hydrogen, offers a unique opportunity for South Africa to drive its reindustrialisation efforts, says hydrogen fuel cell developer Mitochondria. The... 

The adaptability of Faggiolati pumps allows them to be designed to suit specific application needs

Company secures order for power plant

15th September 2023

Pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology recently secured an order for three Faggiolati stainless steel submersible pumps for a major coal-fired power station, in Mpumalanga. The procurement... 

The Khusela Dry Sanitation Toilet aims to eliminate pit latrines in South Africa by 2030

Company forges path to safer sanitation

15th September 2023

Concerted efforts are under way in South Africa to address the use of pit latrines, which remains a pressing human rights concern, especially in schools and areas with inadequate infrastructure.... 

Misa remains an important vehicle for government to advance its efforts towards meeting the basic needs of South African citizens

Govt has more work to do – Minister

15th September 2023

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (Misa) last month celebrated ten years of “building a stronger and more resilient nation”, as it continues to deliver municipal services that are... 

A total of 46 individuals graduated from Multotec for various 12-month learnership programmes

Programme contributes to skills upliftment

8th September 2023

Mineral processing solutions provider Multotec celebrated the successful completion of its 12-month learnership programme in June, underscoring the company’s commitment to skills development,... 

The research endeavours to pioneer the latest techniques for powering various stages of the zinc refining process

Study investigates novel zinc refining method

8th September 2023

Researchers at the University of Cape Town (UCT) are leading a concept study aimed at developing a mini-scale, environment-friendly process to extract pure zinc from polymetallic South African ore... 

Critics argue that the import duty has led to increased prices and hindered competition

Sector mulls duty’s future

1st September 2023

The intricate task of reconciling the interests of divergent stakeholders, including local manufacturers and downstream industries, lies at the heart of ongoing deliberations by the International... 

The Terra Firma ladder that was being distributed by Makro, has been recalled

Ladders recalled, owing to safety concerns

1st September 2023

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has issued a critical safety warning to all individuals who possess Mainstay and Terra Firma multi-hinge aluminium ladders, Model JC 403, 150 kg. “It is... 

Industry building resilience

1st September 2023

In a resolute demonstration of their “unwavering commitment to operational continuity”, some members of industry representative Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) have undertaken the... 

SMS group is dedicated to addressing the specific demands of the aluminum sector

Company elaborates on roles in sustainability, aluminium

1st September 2023

The aluminium industry is undergoing a transformation driven by the need for sustainability, efficiency, and technological advancements. At the forefront of this transformation, integrated service... 

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