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The above image depicts two Condra technicians working on a jib crane
Local manufacturer seeks to ease crane buying process
1st March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

There is a risk associated with buying capital equipment, and the choice of a factory crane can be “especially tricky”, says local overhead cranes and hoists manufacturer Condra Cranes. Condra... 


TRANSFORMATIVE SOLUTION
3D concrete printers offers transformative solutions to the challenges faced by the construction sector
3D concrete printer stands to benefit South African construction
1st March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The development of fit-for-purpose machinery, made in South Africa and for African conditions, such as three-dimensional (3D) concrete printing, stands to offer the construction industry enhanced... 


The above image depicts the Kito L5 lever hoists, which have been developed to improve efficiencies and enhance safety. In the event of excessive overload lifting, the integrated overload limiter is automatically activated and the lever slips, preventing injury and damage
Increased demand for safe, stable hoists
1st March 2024

Technology supplier Becker Mining South Africa experienced a record year in 2023 in terms of sales and the success of Kito electrical and manual hoists, with a particular focus on Kito L5 lever... 


An image of Selim Kayak
Clean-coal technology highlighted
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Deploying technology in the fossil fuels mining and consumption industries can accelerate innovative practices that are less harmful to the environment, consequently ensuring that coal is used... 


IBM technical community leader Satish Babu
IBM investing in AI training to address technology skills gap
29th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

To address the impending skills shortage in the artificial intelligence (AI) and automation space, technology company IBM has launched initiatives to train two-million learners globally, focusing... 


BCG highlights challenges, opportunities amid energy transition
28th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the global transition to cleaner energy sources, African countries face various challenges and opportunities pertaining to the adoption of renewable energy. Consulting firm Boston Consulting... 


 Schneider Electric Kenya Appoints Ifeanyi Odoh as the new Country President
Schneider Electric Kenya Appoints Ifeanyi Odoh as the new Country President
28th February 2024

Schneider Electric™ Kenya, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has today announced the appointment of Ifeanyi Odoh, as its new Country President... 


An image of Cesa president David Leukes
Cesa underlines importance of collaboration in tackling infrastructure challenges
27th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

There are myriad, well-documented challenges facing the country’s major infrastructure, ranging from the built environment to water and energy, and key to addressing this will be collaboration and... 


Image of an Industrial Internet of Things controller from ifm
Controller for control cabinets
23rd February 2024

An Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) controller from ifm is said to offer a powerful, communicative and flexible programmable logic controller (PLC) solution in machine and plant digitalisation.... 


Image of AutoMine Core screen and technicians using the platform
Automation platform for mass mining applications
23rd February 2024

A comprehensive automation platform is set to support the transformation from manual to autonomous mining. Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced AutoMine Core, is designed to support... 


An image of a type of ship used during the process of marine diamond mining
Embracing new tech in marine diamond mining
23rd February 2024

To increase the net present value (NPV) of Namibia’s marine diamond mining sector, four strategies – economies of scale, economies of scope, productivity and efficiency improvements, and... 


Tyre manufacturer to invest $90-million in hydraulic hose production plant
23rd February 2024

German technology company Continental in January announced an investment of $90-million towards the construction of its new plant for hydraulic hose for industrial purposes in the west-central... 


Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
21st February 2024

Africa’s biggest machine tools exhibition is taking place from 21-24 May 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec and will be showcasing cutting-edge developments across the machine tool and... 


Financial sector to use AI solutions to counteract sophisticated fraud strategies – SAS
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The challenge of fighting financial crime has become more complex and multifaceted, and the financial services sector will employ artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to counteract sophisticated... 


A blueprint for workforce transformation
A blueprint for workforce transformation
14th February 2024

Well-known businessman, Simeon Preston said: “The biggest part of our digital transformation is changing the way we think”.  A sentiment that is particularly true in the case workforce... 


Bosch Rexroth Africa strengthens offering with incorporation of Power Team
Bosch Rexroth Africa strengthens offering with incorporation of Power Team
13th February 2024

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), a Bosch Rexroth Africa Group Company, has incorporated Power Team SA’s SPXFLOW and Bolting Systems into its offering, effective 1 November 2023. The... 


Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
Schneider Electric heads positive disruption in mining industry through sustainable energy solutions
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global energy management and automation leader Schneider Electric offers valuable insights into emerging technologies which are set to revolutionise the environmental impact of the mining industry.... 


Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
Mining Indaba 2024 – Interoperability key to achieving sustainability in mining says Schneider Electric
12th February 2024

Building operational efficiency and resiliency to address volatility across their value chain will be prioritised by the mining companies of the future.  Companies that are ill equipped to address... 


Image of a computer screen overlooking a drill rig
Automation technology supports surface drill management
10th February 2024

Epiroc has launched its common automation panel (CAP) for rig control system-based surface drill rigs, namely the Pit Viper and SmartROC DTH MKII models. CAP is said to enable improved ergonomics... 


MATT CRANE
BDO Partner, Head of Natural Resources and Energy
Reshaping the mining landscape: Future transformations and global energy impact
9th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Accounting and advisory firm BDO’s 2024 Mining Report, which has just been published, offers a deep dive into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities in the UK and global mining sectors.... 


South Africa’s security technology market poised for growth – research
9th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The South African security technology market is poised for growth, making it one of the exceptions compared with other industries in the country that are currently facing economic and financial... 


Image of the Medupi power plant at dusk
Medupi power station project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Efforts are being made to return Medupi Unit 4 to service by the end of July 2024. 


An image of the TwinCAT symbol
Multi-core, multi-tasking solution for motion control
9th February 2024

Automation company Beckhoff’s next generation TwinCAT MC3 is equipped with the features of the previous TwinCAT NC2 motion control solutions, along with a modular design among other features. The... 


An image of SICK executive board chairperson Dr Mats Gökstorp
Partnership to facilitate process technology development, broaden product range
9th February 2024

Sensor company SICK and measurement and automation technology specialist Endress+Hauser are aiming to enter a strategic partnership to broaden Endress+Hauser's product range, enhance SICK's process... 


Company aims to expand AI, IIoT development through acquisition
9th February 2024

Automation company ABB announced its agreement to acquire a majority of software service provider Meshmind last month with the aim of expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities in... 


Trend toward digitalisation continues
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling firms have traditionally relied on paper-based processes, however, as these processes are staggeringly manual, time consuming, highly inefficient and prone to human error,... 


Mineware Consulting
Mineware Consulting
9th February 2024

Mineware Consulting is a bespoke software development company based in South Africa, specialising in creating reporting and management software for modern mining operations, both within Africa and... 


Measuring is knowing
Measuring is knowing
9th February 2024

In any control and instrumentation (C&I) project, the ultimate goal is to pinpoint the essential process variables and ensure their precise measurement. Accurate measurement of these identified... 


Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
Innomotics revolutionises industry with integrated solutions
7th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Global technology and innovation leader Siemens is making waves in the mining industry with the launch of Innomotics as an independent motors, large drives and solutions powerhouse for the... 


Schneider Electric launches five new certifications within its EcoXpert Partner Program Covering Data Center & Critical Infrastructure Training
Schneider Electric launches five new certifications within its EcoXpert Partner Program Covering Data Center & Critical Infrastructure Training
5th February 2024

Channel Partners Have Access to Global Skills Development Ecosystem for Competency Training Pathways  the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has... 


SEW-EURODRIVE supports positive disruption in Africa
SEW-EURODRIVE supports positive disruption in Africa
5th February 2024

Drive technology and automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has a history of providing solutions for the mining industry and plans to contribute to the positive disruption and transformation of... 


Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions drives positive disruptions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions drives positive disruptions
5th February 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

Equipment and technical solutions provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has introduced key technological innovations and advancements in Southern Africa to drive positive disruption in mining... 


An image depicting people working on a ship
Marine engineer upgrades to the cloud
2nd February 2024

Industry cloud company Infor announced last year that ship repair and marine engineering company Dormac Marine and Engineering, a division of Southey Holdings, had embarked on an upgrade to move... 


Cesa president David Leukes
Built environment digital transformation needs education, training collaboration
1st February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The digital and automation transformation taking place in the engineering disciplines means that it is essential for the local industry to invest in education and training to equip the workforce... 


Kibali gold plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
DRC’s green and automated Kibali gold operation highlighted as mining role model
30th January 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Kibali, the largest gold mine in Africa, is now also one of Africa's greenest and most impressively automated operations, which continues to stimulate local economic development and even provides... 


An image depicting the Hino SA team
Hino SA introduces new financing package for truck-tractor models
30th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Guaranteed Future Value (GFV) Plan on the Hino 700 2841 and 2845 truck-tractor models, Hino South... 


 A changing grid requires flexibility
A changing grid requires flexibility
30th January 2024

By Dwibin Thomas, Cluster Automation Leader at Schneider Electric  Winston Churchill said, "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."  It is a wonderful sentiment that can be... 


A Blue AI generated image of AI in Mining with a Load Haul vehicle on it
AI must be sustainably embraced by mining sector – law firm
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

In an everchanging mining environment, it is crucial for the industry to approach technological advancements, especially artificial intelligence (AI), with a focus on sustainable development and... 


a man and woman shaking hands in line with a small french flag
French delegation aims to forge new ties
26th January 2024

The French Trade Commission, referred to as Business France, will again attend the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, from... 


An image depicting Chrisna Evans
Mining modernisation to be highlighted
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

At this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, professional services firm PwC will focus on the implications of embracing new technologies, strategies and ideas that can bring about significant... 


An image depicting a pick up truck
Mining sector experiencing innovative shifts
26th January 2024

To support the evolving industry, and with deep roots in Africa, mining tyre services provider Kal Tire is participating as a partner at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held... 


A man at an opencast mining operation wearing PPE working on geotechnical mapping on a tablet
Disruptive tech to be showcased at Indaba
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

In partnership with French government business export agency Business France, energy management and automation company Schneider Electric will exhibit at this years Investing in African Mining... 


The Isidingo drill
DSI, CSIR and Mandela Mining Precinct to showcase innovations at Mining Indaba
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) will showcase technologies that have been developed... 


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