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Diesel-electric range for crushing operations
14th June 2024

Two new products have been launched as part of a diesel-electric power series for the aggregates market. All the process functions of the Metso’s Lokotrack EC range are electric, with units... 

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Organisation looks into industry challenges
14th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

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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Weak economy weighed on construction in the first quarter – ACI
11th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Afrimat Construction Index (ACI) declined to a level of 103.7 in the first quarter of this year, down from 117.3 in the fourth quarter of 2023 and 105 in the first quarter of 2023. Economist Dr... 

Sandro Scherf, CEO of Pilot Crushtec, and Francois Marais, Sales and Marketing Director of Pilot Crushtec, receiving the award for 2nd place Lokotrack Distributor Award
Pilot Crushtec bags two prestigious awards from Metso
5th June 2024

At the recently ended Lokolaunch 2024, a global Metso customer and partner event held in Tampere, Finland, Pilot Crushtec International walked away with two prestigious awards – Best After Market... 

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Redesigned wheeled plant concept introduced
24th May 2024

To meet the growing need for mobility and transportability of crushing and screening plants in both construction and mining, Weir Minerals Africa has introduced its modular wheeled plant (WMWP)... 

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Weir Minerals Africa reintroduces Wheeled Plant concept
8th May 2024

With the newly introduced Weir Modular Wheeled Plant (WMWP) concept from Weir Minerals Africa, crushing contractors in Africa can now move and transport their crushing and screening plants from one... 

The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
Local product ensures efficiency
3rd May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley... 

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New limestone quarry under development
3rd May 2024

As the important mineral component of its cement, limestone will soon be mined from a new deposit by aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam’s Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape.... 

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New cable carriers ideal for harsh conditions
26th April 2024

Tsubaki chain, power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers that have been developed to withstand operation in many... 

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South African crusher gaining ground in Australia
19th April 2024

A vertical shaft impactor (VSI) designed and manufactured in South Africa is proving to be popular in the high-spec road base and concrete aggregates market in Australia. The TwisterTrac VS350E... 

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Tribunal approves Afrimat, Lafarge merger with conditions
10th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Tribunal has conditionally approved the proposed large merger wherein Afrimat intends to acquire the entire issued share capital of Lafarge South Africa Holdings.   The tribunal’s... 

Justin Guilfoyle, Queensland (QLD) Regional Sales Manager at Finlay Australia, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in Australia
TwisterTrac VS350E delivers the goods in Australia
4th April 2024

Designed and manufactured in South Africa by Pilot Crushtec, the TwisterTrac VS350E vertical shaft impactor (VSI) has over the years gained popularity in Australia. Key to its success is the... 

Etana CEO Evan Rice
Autocast to benefit from renewables deal with Etana Energy
2nd April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Cast and machined components supplier Autocast South Africa is the first of more than 30 of Nelson Mandela Bay’s largest electricity users to benefit from a renewable power supply deal with... 

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PPC’s Zimbabwe business flourishes while South African, Botswana businesses flounder
27th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Revenue growth in cement producer PPC’s South Africa and Botswana cement businesses was driven by price increases during the ten months ended January 31, positively offsetting the declining sales... 

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Local crusher gains ground in New Zealand
8th March 2024

South Africa-based supplier of quarrying and mining equipment Pilot Crushtec says that its dealer in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, Sanland Equipment, reports a rapid uptake of the Pilot... 

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Metso launches Concorde Cell flotation technology in Africa
8th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Process and optimisation technology company Metso has launched the first of its Concorde Cell high-intensity pneumatic flotation units in Africa through local manufacturing partner Betterect, which... 

Vehicle crime ramped up towards end of last year, says Tracker
23rd February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for July to December last year show an increase in vehicle crime, with a peak in November. Data from the asset tracking company also shows that a business-owned... 

Vehicle crime ramped up towards the end of 2023 – Tracker
Vehicle crime ramped up towards the end of 2023 – Tracker
12th February 2024 By: Irma Venter

Tracker’s vehicle crime statistics for July to December last year show an increase in vehicle crime, with a peak in November. Data from the asset tracking company also shows that a business-owned... 

Sanland Equipment’s Trevor Heaphy
Pilot VS100 crusher gains rapid traction in New Zealand
7th February 2024

Sanland Equipment, the Pilot Crushtec dealer in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, reports a rapid uptake of the Pilot Modular VS100 vertical shaft impactor (VSI) since its market launch in 2021.... 

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Minerals processing industry gets more choice
24th January 2024

Global mill liner and wear parts manufacturer Tega Group has acquired McNally Sayaji Equipment Limited, a minerals processing equipment manufacturer, to offer a more comprehensive solution for... 

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AfriSam expects to start mining new Ulco limestone quarry later this year
18th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Aggregates and construction materials company AfriSam will soon start mining at a new limestone deposit near its Ulco cement plant, in the Northern Cape. The relocated quarry will be capable of... 

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Ensuring cybersecurity for backup power management systems
12th January 2024

A new network card for uninterruptable power supply (UPS) units features a range of enhanced capabilities aimed at helping organisations meet cybersecurity challenges. Features of the Gigabit... 

Business vehicles twice as likely to be hijacked as stolen – Tracker
1st December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tracker statistics for the period January to June show that hijackings still dominate national vehicle crime, accounting for 55% of incidents, versus theft at 45%.  However, while the... 

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Business vehicles twice as likely to be hijacked rather than stolen – Tracker
14th November 2023 By: Irma Venter

Tracker statistics for the period January to June show that hijackings still dominate national vehicle crime, accounting for 55% of incidents, versus theft at 45%.  However, while the... 

Commission recommends tribunal approve Afrimat's proposed buyout of Lafarge but with conditions
6th November 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Competition Commission has recommended that the Competition Tribunal approve the proposed transaction whereby Afrimat intends to acquire Lafarge, with conditions. The commission found that the... 

Mick Davis' Vision Blue is investing in Mayur Resources' Central Lime project, in Papua New Guinea.
Mayur says Vision Blue may invest $40m in PNG lime project
6th November 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Mayur Resources has entered into an investment agreement with Vision Blue Resources (VBR) that could see the Mick Davis-led group partner with the company on the Central Lime Project... 

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Sector can flourish – association
27th October 2023 By: Halima Frost

Despite small-scale surface miners being negatively affected by the prevailing subdued economic climate in South Africa, surface mining nonprofit organisation Aspasa director Letisha van den Berg... 

Afrimat group CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat continues to weather economic shocks through diversification
26th October 2023 By: Darren Parker

Mid-tier mining and materials company Afrimat’s strategy to diversify between commodities and revenue streams, coupled with stringent capital allocation, has enabled the group to continue to... 

Astec GT205 screening
Astec GT205 screening "beast" exceeds the expectations of client Lizarox
20th October 2023

The first Astec mobile track unit supplied in South Africa, an Astec GT205 three-deck mobile screen, has been successfully commissioned by Astec Industries for long-standing customer Lizarox.... 

AfriSam as a leading construction materials supplier continues to take the lead in skills development
AfriSam puts skills development front and centre
13th October 2023

To stay ahead in the industry’s war for talent, AfriSam has over the years placed skills at the forefront of its people development initiatives. With its several training programmes, the company... 

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EPR regulations positive for waste reduction
6th October 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The amended Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations, instituted in November 2020, require product importers and manufacturers in the packaging industry to contribute towards the... 

Professor Mohamed Mostafa
Opinion: Innovations in ecofriendly pavement solutions
22nd September 2023

In this article, University of KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Transportation Research group head Professor Mohamed Mostafa writes about the growing use of sustainable materials in road construction... 

Lime being filtered into a pile at Limeco's lime processing plant
Commissioning starts at Zambian lime plant
22nd September 2023

Last month, strategic minerals developer Firering reported the successful commissioning of the crushing system to produce aggregates, and the finalisation of the design work for the modification... 

cement being smoothed
PPC reports 5% y/y growth in South Africa and Botswana cement business
20th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

The revenue for cement manufacturer PPC’s South Africa and Botswana divisions for the five months ended August 31 increased by 5% year-on-year, the company reported in an operating update on... 

AfriSam has mobilised two existing trains of mobile crushers and screens (comprising eight machines in total) to complement the static plant
"Doing more with less" to meet aggregates demand for N3 project
15th September 2023

To keep up with the massive aggregates demand for the N3 national road upgrade project, AfriSam’s Umlaas Road Quarry has doubled its volumes using existing resources. The lean team on site is... 

Contract awarded for pilot plant
8th September 2023

Global mining group Rio Tinto has awarded aggregates, mining and metals services and solutions provider Metso the detailed design and engineering contract for their continuous pilot plant (CPP) for... 

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Mobile jaw crusher promises performance and quality
7th September 2023

The Lokotrack LT120 mobile jaw crusher, supplied by Pilot Crushtec, is said to be ideal for all quarrying applications and promises efficient crushing and fuel economy. The track-mounted primary... 

AfriSam’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation recently achieved 1.75 million hours without a Lost Time Injury
AfriSam Slagment operation achieves 1.75-million LTI free hours
7th August 2023

Leading construction material supplier, AfriSam celebrated a significant milestone at the company’s Vanderbijlpark Slagment Operation when it achieved 1,75 million Lost Time Injury (LTI) Free hours... 

The Lokotrack® LT120™ is a robust, track-mounted primary crusher, optimal for mining and quarrying applications
Unmatched quality and support with Lokotrack® LT120™ mobile jaw crusher
3rd August 2023

The Lokotrack® LT120™ mobile jaw crusher, supplied by Pilot Crushtec, is renowned across Southern Africa for its impressive performance and quality. The exceptional offer provided with this piece... 

Waterproofing roads using nano-modified emulsion could reduce potholes, expert says
10th July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

University of Pretoria (UP) Department of Civil Engineering Professor Gerrit Jordaan has said the key to solving South Africa’s pothole problem is using modified emulsion and nano-materials, which... 

One of Afrimat's aggregate quarries
Afrimat diversifies further with Lafarge South Africa acquisition
20th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The share price of mining and materials company Afrimat rose by more than 12% on June 20 after it announced the planned acquisition of Lafarge South Africa (LSA), including all its subsidiaries,... 

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Providing you with more than just metal
16th June 2023

At John Deere, we have always been focused on providing equipment and support solutions designed to maximise customer uptime and productivity. Our current operating model allows us to do this even... 

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High efficiency mobile trommels available locally
16th June 2023

Crushing and screening solutions provider ELB Equipment has added a complete range of high efficiency trommels that are “set to change the way screening is done in South Africa”. Its Powerscreen... 

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