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New tech boosts energy, operational efficiencies
3rd February 2023 By: Halima Frost

A manganese miner, in the Northern Cape, has reported a double-digit increase in energy and operational efficiencies since it implemented an Integrated Remote Operations Centre (iROC) designed by... 


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EBRU’s systems to be used commercially
20th January 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Rhodes University’s Institute for Environmental Biotechnology’s (EBRU’s) ongoing research on nature-based water treatment solutions has showcased two possible systems for commercial use that can... 


PIC lifts stake in Afrimat to 15.48%
21st December 2022 By: Donna Slater

The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has increased its shareholding in JSE-listed industrial minerals, bulk commodities and construction materials miner Afrimat to 15.48%. The Afrimat group... 


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Metso Outotec donates classroom to a secondary school in the North West
15th December 2022

There is strong evidence that suggests that quality infrastructure at schools improves learners’ academic performance and reduces school dropout rates. However, many schools in South Africa are... 


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Concrete steps towards decarbonisation in construction needed
2nd December 2022

As a significant contributor to global carbon emissions, the construction industry is being compelled to adopt more sustainable practices, especially if it is to meet climate change mitigation... 


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PPC ready to respond rapidly to any infrastructure-led uptick in cement demand
21st November 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Cement producer PPC says it is well positioned to benefit from any uptick in South African cement demand given that it has immediate capacity on standby that will require no additional capital... 


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Washing systems for Africa
28th October 2022

Washing systems help separate waste products from saleable products, enabling the recovery of more useable sand at quarry and mine operations. Terex washing systems and multi-franchise distributor... 


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Small-scale miners benefit from membership
28th October 2022

While large mines have sufficient staff in different roles to ensure compliance with legislation, such as quality management, smaller-scale surface mines often lack some of the resources to ensure... 


Recovering traffic volumes, new modi operandi fingered as incidence of vehicle crime returns to pre-Covid levels
28th October 2022 By: Irma Venter

Gauteng remains South Africa’s vehicle crime hot spot. This is according to Tracker’s latest Vehicle Crime Index (VCI), covering the six months from January to June 2022.  With national incidents... 


AWARD-WINNING
Pilot Crushtec’s Pilot Modular range is an award-winning range of ready to use semi-mobile, skid mounted crushing, screening, washing and stockpiling equipment
Company has unique blend of crushing, screening equipment on offer
7th October 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Focusing solely on crushing and screening equipment, mining equipment provider Pilot Crushtec offers customers a unique blend of Finnish industrial company Metso Outotec’s and its own brand of... 


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Local supplier awarded conveyor distributorship
7th October 2022

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has announced that it was appointed a distributor of materials handling manufacturer Convir stockpiling equipment in Southern and Central Africa earlier... 


Vehicle crime at pre-Covid levels, beware keyless access theft – Tracker
Vehicle crime at pre-Covid levels, beware keyless access theft – Tracker
29th September 2022 By: Irma Venter

Gauteng remains South Africa's vehicle crime hotspot. This is according to Tracker’s latest Vehicle Crime Index (VCI), covering the six months from January to June, 2022.  With national incidents... 


Digital farming
Farm ‘awareness’ ensures safer operations, families – big data company
19th September 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Big data startup The Awareness Company (TAC) says the agricultural sector is increasingly embracing data for precision farming and farm security, as it drives efficiency and becomes more... 


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OMV striving for ‘smart company’ status in construction sector
6th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Having grown into a substantial business in the sectors in which it operates, aggregate supplier OMV believes the secret of its success lay in the company’s provision of optimum solutions for the... 


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Santa Comba tungsten/tin project, Spain
26th August 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A prefeasibility study has shown the project to be economically robust, complementing the permitted underground mine and offering significant upside, owing to its scalability. 


COMPACT MOBILITY
The new Lokotrack ST2.3 mobile scalping screen is the most compact mobile screener with wide screen and aggressive stroke in the company’s product portfolio
Company introduces versatile scalping screen
15th July 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Local contractors can now deliver desired results across a variety of applications by taking advantage of Finnish industrial machinery company Metso Outotec’s Lokotrack ST2.3 scalping screen.... 


PPC reports no changes to full-year results
4th July 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed PPC’s audited consolidated financial statements and its own financial statements for the year ended March 31, together with the unmodified audit report of the independent auditor,... 


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PPC pays down R1.2bn in debt on the back of strong cash generation
27th June 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed cement manufacturer PPC has posted a 19% year-on-year improvement in cash available from operations to R1.2-billion for the financial year ended March 31. Together with net proceeds... 


Rafaella's Spanish openpit proves up
20th June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

An advanced prefeasibility study (PFS) into an openpit operation at the Santa Comba tungsten and tin project, in Spain, has shown that the project was economically robust and could complement the... 


Admixtures ensure concrete quality in fast-track Projects
15th June 2022

A renewed focus on infrastructure has been welcomed by South African contractors, but the urgency of many projects places significant demands on inputs like readymix. “This is where admixtures play... 


THE FUEL EFFECT
Quarries can no longer absorb rising operational and transport costs, which will directly impact on the cost of mining per ton
Aggregate prices to rise with fuel price
10th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The rising cost of fuel in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is placing increased pressure on South Africa’s quarries, which are at pains to limit the impact on the price of their aggregates.... 


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Quarrying under pressure, owing to lack of road builds
10th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

A lack of genuine infrastructure development over the past ten years has reduced demand for aggregates, placing significant pressure on local quarries, says construction materials supplier AfriSam.... 


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Pilot Crushtec introduces new versatile scalping screen to the South African market
9th June 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With a growing requirement to do more with less, contractors can now take advantage of industrial machinery company Metso Outotec’s Lokotrack ST2.3 scalping screen, the versatility of which enables... 


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Construction materials miners ready to assist in rebuilding flood-hit KZN infrastructure
24th May 2022 By: Donna Slater

Aspasa, formerly known as the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa, reports that miners of building material commodities are standing ready to assist the KwaZulu-Natal... 


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Weir presents water management offering
13th May 2022

Optimising water use is a priority for equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa – it is an area that can often be overlooked but contributes significantly to a mine’s environmental, social and... 


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Supplier launches advanced water management system
13th May 2022

Wet processing solutions supplier CDE has revealed its new AquaCycle A2500 thickener, the latest addition to its top-of-the-line water management and recycling systems. With a capacity of 2 500... 


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B&E shares mines’ load, risk with broad offering
12th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

With buoyant commodity prices attracting considerable investment in mine expansions and new projects, B&E International is growing its support to the sector with a suite of services in mining and... 


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Improved walk-behind roller offers greater versatility
6th May 2022

South African compaction machine supplier, ELB Equipment, has released a redesigned model of its Ammann ARW 65 walk-behind roller. The updated machine provides two-in-one capabilities with the... 


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On-site service boosts screening performance
25th April 2022

On-site technical services are recognized as an important part of helping to maximize uptime of screen media. Wire screening media manufacturer, Major, offers complimentary services to producers... 


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Reduced lead time for popular rear eject bodies
8th April 2022

Rear eject truck bodies are engineered and manufactured to fit a specific truck body chassis and are designed to be easy to operate in the cab, reducing dumping and spreading time by eliminating... 


McCloskey R155 scalper meets recycling contractor’s expectations   
31st March 2022

A year after taking delivery of its first ever McCloskey machine from Kemach Equipment, Crush-It Green (CIG) reports that the R155 scalper, deployed at one of its crushing sites in Gauteng, has... 


PPC seeing gradual recovery in business
23rd March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

JSE-listed PPC expects total group cement sales volumes for the 12 months ending March 31 to increase by 4% to 8% year-on-year, with double-digit volume growth in Zimbabwe and Rwanda. South Africa... 


Full water management offering from Weir Minerals Africa
9th March 2022

Optimising water usage is a priority for Weir Minerals Africa – it is an area that can often be overlooked but contributes significantly to a mine’s Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) drive... 


Why Metso's LT220D is a game-changer
4th March 2022

The popularity of mobile plants which host a crusher and a screen on a single chassis is testament to the benefits they deliver to the market; but the design should not compromise production... 


Bulk bagging system aids in meeting demands
4th March 2022

Leading robotics and automation company RMGroup has supplied one of its industry leading bulk bagging systems, a BB-400, to building materials supplier Tippers. As an existing customer, the new... 


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Manufacturer hosts training day for SMMEs
18th February 2022

Local cement and construction materials manufacturer AfriSam hosted 60 small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMMEs) from different communities surrounding its Jukskei and Eikenhof quarries,... 


South Africa equipped on all fronts to ramp up wind turbine manufacture, rollout – Nordex
10th February 2022 By: Donna Slater

The South African Renewable Energy Master Plan’s emerging actions discussion document represents a significant opportunity to create new jobs and contribute to South Africa’s gross domestic product... 


Precast concrete manholes and accessories
8th February 2022

We all drive over them, complain when they go missing, but seldom realise the crucial role manholes play in the construction of underground pipelines. Rocla, who is the leading manufacturer of... 


Unique precast-concrete reservoir for City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
2nd February 2022

A unique approach has been deployed to construct a new 25ML reservoir in Pam Brink, a suburb of Springs, Gauteng. With construction now nearing completion, this local innovation has again proved to... 


US mines produced $90bn in commodities last year
2nd February 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

US mines produced about $90.4-billion in mineral commodities in 2021 – a $9.7-billion increase over the 2020 revised total of $80.7-billion, the US Geological Survey reported on Tuesday. The... 


Multi-brand approach better serves Kemach Equipment customers
31st January 2022

Traditionally a single-brand distributor, Kemach Equipment has over the past year transformed into a multi-brand equipment solutions provider, thus providing customers with the convenience and... 


South Africa experiencing jobless growth, says PwC
25th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa is experiencing jobless growth, with the country now topping the global charts for both aggregate unemployment, as well as youth unemployment, PwC Strategy&’s ‘SA Economic Outlook... 


Metso Outotec to start next phase in the development of its Metals business
17th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Metso Outotec will take the next structural development steps in its business portfolio, following the completed integration of its Minerals business and the successful turnaround of its Metals... 


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