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Lumkile Nkomfe

Lumkile Nkomfe is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

By Lumkile Nkomfe

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Manufacturer highlights challenges, capabilities

19th July 2024

A lack of access to finance and the fluctuating price of steel is constraining hydraulic equipment supplier Ezindaleni Hydraulics and Engineering’s manufacturing capabilities as it takes on work... 

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Skills development, transfer a focus for manufacturer

19th July 2024

The requirement to employ and train young people within its operations, coupled with the transfer of industry knowledge, are focuses of hydraulic equipment manufacturer Ndoukhulu Hydraulic and... 

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Coordinated approach key to success

12th July 2024

In its endeavours to add projects to its portfolio, diversified mining services group Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation (SSC Group) focuses on pursuing gold and platinum opportunities. Owing... 

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Miner prioritises value of Zim mine

12th July 2024

In focusing on its Zimbabwean assets, gold miner Caledonia Mining has strongly affirmed its focus on gold in optimising the net present value of its Blanket mine in Gwanda, in south-west Zimbabwe.... 

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Major eyes steady production growth

12th July 2024

With a well-built portfolio of assets in several countries, gold major Gold Fields is in a strong position to deliver attractive near-term growth underpinned by a steady baseload of production with... 

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Cutting costs with pumps

12th July 2024

Using efficient pumps that have undergone extensive testing, measured by agreed and approved key performance indicators, can result in operational savings, states slurry pump manufacturer Schurco... 

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ESG highlighted in company’s operations

12th July 2024

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations have evolved beyond the business-as-usual approach to shape its operational ethos, highlights Rand Refinery CEO Praveen Baijnath. Rand... 

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Bullion manager aims to restore precious metals as currency globally

12th July 2024

A cost-effective wealth generative solution – BullionGold facility – has been made available by gold bullion dealing, investment and vaulting company SA Bullion, thereby enabling investors from all... 

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Bottlenecks affecting company’s operations

5th July 2024

Local supply chain and logistics bottlenecks have significantly impacted on steel trading and distribution company Tradecore Steel’s manufacturing operations. These bottlenecks can be attributed to... 

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Onus on sector to optimise steel capacity – SAISI

5th July 2024

Amid the mounting challenges of slow economic growth and increased steel imports, steel representative organisation the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) emphasises the need to address... 

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S America changing tack for in-demand minerals

21st June 2024

An emerging trend in Latin America, and South America in general, is the shift from mining certain commodities to mining commodities that are more critical for the energy transition, such as... 

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Major focuses on regional sustainability

21st June 2024

Amid an increased focus on the clean energy transition, diversified mining group Anglo American highlights sustainability as an integral aspect of how it operates and that the company goes to great... 

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Sound ESG performance a non-negotiable in quarrying

14th June 2024

Environmental performance holds particular significance in the quarrying industry, with quarries re-evaluating their strategies and operational models, driven by an imperative to align with... 

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Organisation looks into industry challenges

14th June 2024

High regulatory and legislative barriers in the quarrying sector are constraining its growth, says quarrying and surface mining professional body Institute of Quarrying Southern Africa (IQSA)... 

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Company uses card mechanism to incentivise safety

7th June 2024

To address a multitude of workforce challenges, financial services company adumo Payouts advocates for the adoption by employers of behaviour-enhancing incentivisation for employees, and increased... 

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Company highlights updated products

7th June 2024

Alcohol testing equipment supplier ALCO-Safe has added two devices to its service offering.  The first product is a wall-mounted device that aids access controls at the entrances of any site. This... 

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Expo benefits from proven formula

7th June 2024

Trade show organiser Specialised Exhibitions, a division of independent events organiser the Montgomery Group, says this year’s A-OSH EXPO – to be held from 11 to 13 June at the Gallagher... 

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Targeted training to address potential workplace hazards

7th June 2024

In fostering an awareness of safety in the workplace, adult-based education and training provider the DEKRA Institute of Learning (IOL) stresses the importance of targeted occupational health and... 

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Technology emphasised as way to increase sustainable mining – Chamber

24th May 2024

The Southern African - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAGCC) highlights that the development of many countries in Southern Africa is linked to the mining sector. The organisation asserts... 

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Southern Africa always a key market – firm

24th May 2024

With the trusted legacy of more than 150 years of Siemens engineering expertise, Innomotics is the backbone of reliable motion for industries and infrastructure worldwide. Amid the increased... 

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Environmental research underscores firm’s regional efforts

24th May 2024

Engineering and mining advisory group DMT Kai Batla asserts the need for a continued focus on promoting environmental consciousness, and extensive research and development within its operations.... 

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Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation

17th May 2024

Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years... 

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Firm unveils latest product industrial applications

17th May 2024

Industrial sensor and technology company, Senseca South Africa recently unveiled its FF series of flow switches for water, oil, gas and industrial applications, as well as for general industry... 

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Better policing required in fire industry – manufacturer

10th May 2024

Fire suppression systems manufacturer and distributor Fire and Security Techniques (FST) advocates that national compliance and industry specific regulations be strictly monitored and adhered to.... 

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Latest safety tech, services to be showcased at Firexpo 2024

10th May 2024

Events management company Specialised Exhibitions – a division of Montgomery Group – says that this year’s Firexpo will provide the fire protection, and health and safety industries, with... 

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Firm highlights risks, challenges associated with solar expansion

10th May 2024

With a surge in the adoption of residential and commercial solar power generation, global professional services firm Aon South Africa highlights that the expansion of the solar industry comes with... 

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Fire risks posed by lithium-ion batteries

10th May 2024

Amid the increasing popularity of renewable-energy systems, including solar and battery energy storage systems, fire engineering consultant and manufacturer ASP Fire asserts that lithium-ion... 

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Mine focuses on steady-state production, tech, cost saving

3rd May 2024

Coal exploration and mining company Canyon Coal is focusing on maintaining steady-state coal production at its Khanye colliery in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, with the former having made significant... 

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Surface-mining skills shortage a concern – association

3rd May 2024

Amid the current economic challenges in South Africa, local mining and quarrying industry representative organisation Aspasa stresses the importance of discovering smarter ways of mining... 

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Tank supplier intends to help S Africa navigate water crisis

19th April 2024

Leading water and storage solutions company JoJo asserts that its agility to innovate rapidly – stemming from in-house research and development capacity, 40 years of experience and deep local... 

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Industry well placed to respond to global demand

12th April 2024

African law firm Bowmans asserts that the local and broader Southern African manganese industries are well placed to respond to global demand for the commodity. With increased activity in steel... 

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Joint venture to develop Kongoni deposit

12th April 2024

Amid anticipated growth in global manganese demand, driven by steel production and emerging green energy technologies, commodities investment company Menar will undertake a joint venture with... 

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Manganese remains a key critical mineral

12th April 2024

Manganese will continue to play an important role in the commodities value chain because of its use in steel and batteries, says French multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet. The... 

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Growth potential, challenges presented in West Africa

5th April 2024

West Africa’s mining and industrial sectors are characterised by growth and challenges, says multinational banking and financial services provider Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB)... 

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Regional growth prospects remain positive

5th April 2024

Long-term growth prospects in West Africa remain positive, says security research organisation the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), with the scenarios emerging from its African Futures and... 

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Forestry value chain innovations can help mitigate effects of climate change

22nd March 2024

Given the climate crisis in South Africa and around the world, tertiary education institution University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Technology and Innovation senior lecturer Dr Schalk Grobbelaar argues... 

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Businesses could enable environment-friendly future – consultants

22nd March 2024

Global professional services firm BDO South Africa asserts that the imperative for businesses to expedite their environmental commitments remains crucial to promoting sustainable growth. The firm... 

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Technological solutions key to creating climate-resilient future

22nd March 2024

Leading subsurface software technology company Seequent highlights that technology solutions will assist in mitigating the global threat of climate change. Seequent, The Bentley Subsurface Company,... 

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Private-equity investments could address water challenges

15th March 2024

Mid-market private equity firm Agile Capital asserts that investors have a great opportunity to make sizable investments in the water sector and contribute towards the advancement of sustainable... 

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Campaigns can help maximise water recovery – firm

15th March 2024

In light of the recent surge of waterborne disease outbreaks, water shedding, supply disruptions and emerging water scarcity, water-solutions company Talbot positively embraces this year’s Water... 

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Bespoke reservoirs could enhance water security

15th March 2024

In light of the water crisis and the growing demand for water supply in the country, leading solutions-based water reservoir manufacturer Videx asserts that the construction of tailor-made water... 


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