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Transnet working ‘around the clock’ to fix IT disruption

By: Simone Liedtke     23rd July 2021 State-owned Transnet has identified and isolated the source of the disruption to its information technology (IT) systems and says technical teams continue to work “around the clock” to ensure the impact thereof remains minimal. Transnet on July 22 reported the disruption in some of its IT... 

Vesconite’s New Hitemp 160 gets food-contact certification

22nd July 2021 Vesconite Bearings’ Hitemp 160 polymer bearing material has been approved for use in food-contact applications. This is according to CEO Dr Jean-Patrick Leger, who received the formal certification letter from the Laboratoire National De Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE) ﹣ the French public... 

BI continues to support agri industry with quality products

21st July 2021 With Nampo Harvest Day 2021 officially anticipated to take place from 17 to 20 August at Nampo Park in Bothaville, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) will use the flagship event to showcase the importance of the agricultural industry and the wide range of products it offers to the... 

Bushveld’s vanadium output recovers after slow first quarter 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st July 2021 Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has reported a significant increase in production in the second quarter of the year, albeit from a low base in the first quarter of the year. The integrated primary vanadium producer, with its Vametco, Brits and Mokopane assets in the Bushveld Complex of South... 

Recent Makuutu drilling points to significant rare earth deposit – Ionic

By: Donna Slater     20th July 2021 ASX-listed rare earth mineral explorer Ionic Rare Earths reports that recent results of a Phase 3 rotary air blast (RAB) exploration drill programme at its 51%-owned Makuutu rare earths project, in Uganda, provide significant upside for additional resource expansion at the project. The explorer... 

BI offers complete solutions for the entire mining value chain

20th July 2021 From the beginning of mining operations to their end-of-life, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has products for the entire mining value chain. This encompasses all types of mining operations, from opencast to underground, as well as wash plants and smelters. “BI offers complete... 

BI meets the demanding requirements of the food and beverage industry

20th July 2021 The food and beverage industry maintains a fine balance of priorities and requirements. Customers need dependable low and no-maintenance (sealed for life), cost-effective food-grade solutions that can withstand the rigours of corrosive, acidic, wet and excessively hot environments, with a focus... 

Various services available to sugar mills

16th July 2021 Engineering components company BMG is working closely with KwaZulu-Natal’s sugar mill engineers in the industry’s off-crop period to refurbish and replace worn components in preparation for high productivity in the upcoming season. Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Dorstener brand gearboxes... 

Sibanye-linked Finnish developer takes next step towards battery-grade lithium goal 

By: Martin Creamer     16th July 2021 Finnish lithium project developer Keliber, in which South Africa’s Sibanye-Stillwater is a significant shareholder, this week took a new step towards its goal of becoming the first European company to start producing battery-grade lithium hydroxide in 2024. Construction of the infrastructure and... 

Virginia gas project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     16th July 2021 Renergen’s P12 well, which was previously plugged and abandoned, was observed to start flowing gas (at low rates) in the days following rig release. 

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