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Pilot Crushtec positions compact Metso range for African applications
Pilot Crushtec positions compact Metso range for African applications
12th March 2020

Mining and quarrying equipment company Pilot Crushtec has introduced a range of mobile and compact equipment into the market, which will help it to diversify its customer base and meet requirements... 


Metso's Nordtrack™ mobile crushing and screening offering received well by customers
Metso's Nordtrack™ mobile crushing and screening offering received well by customers
9th March 2020

Nordtrack™ crushing and screening product range for the aggregates industry, specifically targeting the general contractors, was launched in October 2019. The new Nordtrack offering consists of 19... 


Tamara Qwatekana
Exxaro appoints first-ever female mining manager
6th March 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources has appointed Tamara Qwatekana as the company’s first ever female mining manager. She will be based at Exxaro’s digital connected mine in Belfast, Mpumalanga. 


MOBILE JAW CRUSHER
The compact, mobile jaw crushers in the range are suited to contract mining and small to medium-sized operations
Pilot Crushtec launches compact mobile crushing, screening equipment from Metso
6th March 2020 By: Schalk Burger

Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Pilot Crushtec launched a new range from mining equipment manufacturer Metso’s mobile and compact crushing and screening equipment last month that is well... 


Aspasa director Nico Pienaar
Aspasa reiterates call to members to report illegal mining activity
26th February 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Representative association, the Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (Aspasa), is working closely with its members and authorities to identify and clamp down on illegal... 


Traffic management planning requirements
Traffic management planning requirements
11th February 2020

Best practices in health and safety are not competitive advantages and should be shared cross the mining industry wherever it can lead to improvements and prevent injuries and sickness on our... 


Afrisam Urban Quarry And Plant Define Good Neighbourliness
Afrisam Urban Quarry And Plant Define Good Neighbourliness
4th February 2020

Increasingly hemmed in by urban development, AfriSam’s Jukskei quarry and readymix plant have been applying ever more stringent controls and standards to remain a friendly neighbour. When the... 


CHALLENGING TIMES 
Smaller mines with turnovers of between R2-million and R150-million are challenged in meeting housing demands by their financial position
Mines required to provide suitable housing for mineworkers
31st January 2020

Surface mining industry body Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South Africa (Aspasa) has called for further engagement with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) following... 


Metso plans to centralize its warehouse operations in Europe
20th January 2020

As part of its global distribution and logistics footprint development, Metso is initiating consultations to evaluate the potential centralization of its warehousing operations in Europe. “Our... 


Innovations for the aggregates industry
16th January 2020

New technologies for the aggregates industry are to be showcased at the US construction trade show CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, to be held in Las Vegas. The exhibits by Metso will focus on the needs of... 


Metso to introduce its latest innovations for the aggregates industry at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
Metso to introduce its latest innovations for the aggregates industry at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
8th January 2020

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020, Metso will showcase its latest innovations and field-proven technologies for the aggregates industry, with solutions designed especially for the show.  “In the world of... 


AfriSam showcases urban quarry amid focus on quality
AfriSam showcases urban quarry amid focus on quality
21st November 2019

Cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates company AfriSam is focusing on providing high-level, responsive services and high-quality products to its clients as it weathers the sustained doldrums the... 


Online Auction of Metal Foundry and Equipment
Online Auction of Metal Foundry and Equipment
15th November 2019

GoIndustry DoveBid has two unique sales coming up on 21 November 2019, including a business rescue sale of a complete chrome spiral plant and an online auction of a foundry plant and equipment. For... 


AFRISAM READY-MIX PLANT
The ready-mix batch plant has significant process controls to ensure that the correct ingredients and additives are mixed and loaded for clients
AfriSam prioritising quality amid tough times for construction sector
15th November 2019 By: Schalk Burger

Cement, ready-mix concrete and aggregates company AfriSam is focusing on producing high-quality cements, concretes and aggregates, as well as offering timely, reliable service to clients, amid... 


Company expands production footprint, manufacturing capabilities
15th November 2019

Mining equipment manufacturer and supplier Metso announced in a press statement that it has expanded its global production footprint in its minerals consumables business area, after reviewing its... 


The CHRYSO®Plast Omega range of new generation plasticisers for the readymix concrete market
The CHRYSO®Plast Omega range of new generation plasticisers for the readymix concrete market
11th November 2019

An innovative range of plasticisers - the CHRYSO®Plast Omega range is specifically engineered to assist readymix producers to meet their customers’ precise requirements by enabling them to offer a... 


Metso to deliver freeze-proofed crushing and screening plants to Antarctica – operating temperature as low as -40 °C
Metso to deliver freeze-proofed crushing and screening plants to Antarctica – operating temperature as low as -40 °C
5th November 2019

Metso is delivering three Lokotrack® crushing and screening plants retrofitted for extreme cold for the reconstruction of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s (NSF) McMurdo research station in... 


Bulk commodities boost Afrimat’s interim profit
31st October 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed industrial minerals and construction materials group Afrimat achieved a 56.9% year-on-year increase in operating profit to R318-million for the six months ended August 31. CEO Andries... 


LafargeHolcim optimistic about 2020 building industry
25th October 2019 By: Reuters

LafargeHolcim expects the construction industry to remain buoyant next yeardespite the downturn dragging on other sectors of the global economy. The outlook for 2020 remained good despite problems... 


Greater options for mobile crushing and screening
24th October 2019

A new mobile crushing and screening product range has been launched. The range includes 19 products designed to meet the requirements of general contractors in particular. The product selection... 


NEW CRUSHING SOLUTION
McCloskey's portable C2 cone crushers provide secondary crushing solutions for operators requiring performance rates of up to 300 t/h
New equipment peaks client interest
4th October 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Earthmoving equipment supplier HPE Africa foresees significant demand for the four new high-performance mobile cone crushers, with improved cone chambers, added to its range of McCloskey crushing... 


MODULAR IS SMART A modular solution enables companies to design a plant using components specific to their needs and site specifications, and add components as their needs evolve
Modular plants a solution in depressed economy
4th October 2019 By: Tracy Hancock

Mines and quarries are conservative with regard to capital expenditure on crushing and screening equipment amid the current depressed economic climate, but there are gaps in the market where the... 


Metso wins an order to deliver a steel recycling plant to Tata Steel in India
26th September 2019

Metso has been awarded with an order to deliver a Texas Shredder™ PS for Tata Steel’s upcoming steel scrap recycling plant. The order marks the first steel scrap shredding facility in India. Tata... 


Important concrete training for experienced construction personnel
Important concrete training for experienced construction personnel
13th September 2019

The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology will present one of its most important training courses for experienced construction personnel in Midrand, Cape Town and Durban in October and... 


PPC restructuring to position group to take advantage of future growth
29th August 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

As efforts to stabilise the performance of its core operations continue, JSE-listed cement company PPC on Thursday said the restructuring of the group would position the business to take advantage... 


ANDREW PRATLEY
The company’s focus will be on research and development and exploring new markets
Pratley looking to grow exports into rest of Africa
23rd August 2019 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial products and adhesives manufacturer Pratley has realised sustained demand for its products during difficult economic times and is exploring growing its exports, says Pratley manager... 


Metso to close Isithebe foundry
21st August 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global industrial company Metso has decided to close down its foundry operation, in Isithebe, KwaZulu-Natal, by the end of September. The company in June announced that it had started considering... 


CONTROL FREAK Metso's flow control business will be fully operational by the second quarter of next year
New ventures to boost flow offerings
9th August 2019 By: Halima Frost

The combination of Metso’s minerals business with technology company Outotec and the creation of an independent listed company for Metso’s flow control business, which was announced last month, is... 


Apex BI helps MiX Telematics track its IoT expenditure
Apex BI helps MiX Telematics track its IoT expenditure
5th August 2019

MiX Telematics Africa and Apex BI are together demonstrating how it is possible to manage an ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT) environment. The IoT sector is much hyped. but few realise that... 


UK sand washing technology used to great effect in South Africa
2nd August 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South African construction materials producer Ground Breakers is using UK-based CDE’s Combo all-in-one wet processing and water recycling system to enhance the quality of its products, while... 


Range of crushing and screening equipment available
1st August 2019

A range of crushing and screening equipment designed for use in demanding conditions, offers high output, durability and extended service life. The S-Series and R-Series screeners from McCloskey... 


Aspasa calls for more oversight, increased awareness of legislation
31st July 2019 By: Nadine James

The sand industry, while subject to the Mining and Petroleum Resources Development Act, is still suffering from a lack of “control” or oversight, Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of South... 


What’s next for personalisation in business travel?
What’s next for personalisation in business travel?
26th July 2019

Oz Desai, Corporate Traveller General Manager Creating the perfect travel itinerary demands personalisation. Simply using a traveller’s first name in the subject line of a generic e-mail campaign... 


Automation of business processes to change expectations and services
12th July 2019 By: Schalk Burger

New methods of rapidly and accurately delivering services using robotic process automation (RPA) is driving a shift in the expectations of end-users and, similar to other automation innovations,... 


Reforms on the cards for Qld miners
11th July 2019 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The Queensland government on Thursday announced the appointment of three additional mine inspectors and another chief inspector in a bid to improve safety conditions in Queensland mines, following... 


Future of sand washing on the agenda for upcoming CDE conference in Johannesburg
10th July 2019

CDE, the industry-leading aggregates wet processing solutions company, has announced a new conference organised in collaboration with the industry association for quarrying and surface mining in... 


Metso CEO Pekka Vauramo
Metso Minerals, Outotec combine forces
4th July 2019 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Metso Minerals, subsidiary of global industrial company Metso, will merge with Finnish-listed technology company Outotec to form a leading process technology, equipment and services company serving... 


PPC reports ‘solid’ results despite challenging trading conditions
28th June 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Despite having had to navigate through challenging trading conditions across the markets in which it operates, cement producer PPC on Friday reported a 60% increase in its basic earnings a share to... 


Making roads and bridges last longer with Afrisam
25th June 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Blurb for online platforms. Construction materials leader AfriSam leverages the power of applied research to make roads, bridges and other concrete structures more resistant to corrosive environments. 


PHIL-ER-UP
The installation of a tailgate allows for full loads to be transported without product loss
Tailgates a solution for haulage product loss
21st June 2019 By: Halima Frost

Since receiving an Autogate tailgate manufactured by specialised tailgate manufacturer Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL), aggregate business Caldwell Stone Company has reported an increase in productivity... 


Afrimat CEO Andries van Heerden
Afrimat Construction Index shows marginal improvement year-on-year
20th June 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

JSE-listed Afrimat’s Construction Index (ACI) for the first quarter broadly followed the same “disappointing trend” evident in overall economic activity during the quarter, with gross domestic... 


Athabasca Minerals signs agreement with First Nation
19th June 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Canadian mineral explorer Athabasca Minerals Inc (AMI) has signed a ten-year aggregates management agreement with the Montana First Nation (MFN) for the processing and sale of aggregates from MFN’s... 


Metso mulls potential closure of South African foundry
18th June 2019 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Global industrial company Metso is considering the potential closure of, or other alternatives for, its foundry operation in Isithebe, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Isithebe foundry produces... 


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