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Trent Roebeck is a Creamer Media Features Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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An image of the surroundings at the site location of the Omitiomire project

Developer progresses copper project

23rd February 2024

After having been stalled for seven years, the Omitiomire copper project of Namibian copper explorer and developer Omico Mining has now completed phases 1, 2 and 3 of metallurgical testwork, with... 

Coleus Packaging MD Ian Victor; Nokusa Packaging MD Phillip Sathekge and Astir Vitogiannis MD Stelios Vitogiannis in front of Coleus' new PMC500 machine

Coleus Packaging notes production volume, cost benefits of new machine

21st February 2024

Metal crown closures manufacturer Coleus Packaging has acquired a new machine, the PMC500, for its factory in Alrode, Alberton, in order to increase its production of closures for the beer and... 

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Ancillary product reduces harmful emissions

16th February 2024

Lubricant supplier FUCHS Lubricants South Africa introduced TITAN AdBlue – an ancillary product that helps reduce diesel exhaust emissions – for use in buses, trucks and agricultural vehicles.... 

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Manufacturer introduces ‘evolved’ engine oil

16th February 2024

As a successor to its TITAN CARGO MAXX 10W40 performance engine oil, lubricant manufacturer FUCHS Lubricants South Africa now offers the TITAN CARGO MAXX II performance engine oil, which also has a... 

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Supplier secures five-year contract

16th February 2024

Marking a successful 2023, lubrication solutions supplier ISO-Reliability Partners has secured a five-year contract with State-owned rolling stock company Transnet Engineering. The company will... 

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Customer portal set to boost hydraulic hose customer satisfaction

2nd February 2024

Hose product and service provider Pirtek introduced an online key performance indicator (KPI) customer portal in late 2023, early 2024, as a complementary service for its broad client base in... 

An image of the steel suction pipe component manufactured by Bay Engineering

Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio

2nd February 2024

Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and... 

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Local electric vehicle roll-out successful, despite challenges

26th January 2024

Automotive vehicle manufacturer Audi South Africa (Audi SA) maintains a positive outlook on the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) by customers and businesses in the country, despite the... 

An image of Brendan Londt and Alan Caugant standing in front of vehicles modified by RMAA SA

Modified fleets can benefit African sectors

26th January 2024

Special vehicle modifications company RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) has deepened its promise to use “excellent” design expertise and capabilities, as well as “cutting-edge technology” to... 

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Exhibition celebrates 30 years of promoting trade opportunities

19th January 2024

The country’s oldest multi-sectorial trade exhibition, the South African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary in 2024, commemorating its role in... 

An image of Evan Schiff and other Africa's Big 7 members and exhibitors

Africa’s Big 7 provides marketplace for food industry players

19th January 2024

Africa’s Big 7 will be celebrating its twenty-first year of providing a platform in Africa for food and beverage product manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and other food industry service... 

An aerial photograph of one of the sugar cane mills under the umbrella of the South African Sugar Association

Diversification said to be key to industry’s survival

8th December 2023

Despite Phase 1 of the “all-important” Sugarcane Value Chain Master Plan to 2030 (Sugarcane Master Plan) having expired on March 31, 2023, government has allowed for two additional years so that... 

A side profile image of sugarcane growing in a field

Financial support aids industry

8th December 2023

To address the ongoing negative impacts and challenges posed by the Health Promotion Levy (HPL), or sugar tax, industry association SA Canegrowers, in partnership with millers from the South... 

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New tanks acquired for fuel storage, transportation across Africa

1st December 2023

Celebrating 40 years in business this year, South African tank and container supplier Container World last month bought 20 container tanks, which were delivered to the company’s Durban depot, in... 

An image of a cylinder manufactured by CYLINDERS4AFRICA

App streamlines filling, exchanging processes

1st December 2023

South Africa’s only approved 9 kg pressure vessel manufacturer Cylinders4Africa has developed a tech-forward application (app) for various contemporary industries and sectors that rely on portable... 

An image of the EnduroMAX water-jet cutting machine in action

New machine aids component manufacture

1st December 2023

Having accumulated more than 20 years of experience in the local manufacturing industry, specialised manufacturer and materials processing company MAXJET has commissioned the EnduroMAX – a... 

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New wine industry professional body launched to formalise sector

17th November 2023

Having officially launched the South African Wine Industry Professional Body (SAWIPB) last month, nonprofit advocacy organisation South Africa Wine maintains its pledge to address challenges facing... 

An image of FUCHS industrial and speciality manager Ashleigh Pollen

Lubricant benefits breweries, wineries

17th November 2023

Lubrication products supplier FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA provides CASSIDA food-grade lubricants, which ensure equipment reliability and food safety, for companies active in the local brewery and... 

An image of Jet Demolition workers sealing and capping a redundant mineshaft

Closing redundant shafts mitigates illegal mining

10th November 2023

Amid the ongoing threat and prevalence of illegal miners, sealing legacy mine shafts and access points is becoming increasingly necessary to prevent illegal access and to ensure the safety of... 

An image of KBC Health & Safety SA COO Sian Thurtell

Maintaining an agile risk management culture

10th November 2023

Integrated health and safety solutions provider, KBC Health & Safety (KBC) has introduced an innovative operational risk management processes (ORMP) training initiative called Riski Diski, which... 

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Alcohol testing a priority for mines

10th November 2023

It is a top health and safety priority to ensure that mineworkers do not enter mines after having consumed any alcohol, or with any alcohol remaining in their blood the day after consumption, as... 

An image of the MacLean Engineering GR5 Grader in an underground mine

Always prioritising miner safety

10th November 2023

Since its establishment by Don MacLean in the 1970s and 80s, underground mining equipment manufacturer MacLean Engineering has kept its promise of producing mining equipment that ensures improved... 

An image of CERTUSS steam generators installed at a brewery

Boiler, steam generator supplier servicing businesses across Africa

3rd November 2023

After a successful showcase of its product offerings at the first Boiler World Africa exhibition in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2023, Steam Generation shows no signs of slowing its business of... 

An image of one of the Hinen H6000E inverter

Company brings battery products to Africa

3rd November 2023

Following three successful exhibitions in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, energy storage battery products producer Hinen has introduced its products to the African continent in 2023. The Hinen... 

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Firm creating largest pan-African data centre footprint

3rd November 2023

The digitisation of African economies requires infrastructure, and Africa Data Centres (ADC) aims to make access to fully operational and protected data centres a reality for small, medium-sized... 


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