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Firm completes KZN sugar mill project
7th July 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG is a pivotal player in the sugar sector, and its regional workshop in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), recently completed a refurbishment, fabrication and... 

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Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

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New pump bearing decreases maintenance at treatment plants
7th July 2023

A local wastewater plant operator recently approached polymer bushing and bearing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings in search of a solution to a reoccurring bearing failure on its aeration pumps at a... 

Inequality explosion
7th July 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

South Africa has the unenviable distinction – nay, infamy – of being the most unequal country in the world, with a Gini coefficient of 0.65. This is little wonder, given the country’s unemployment... 

Uis mine in Namibia
Andrada pleased with Spodumene Hill drilling results
6th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

London- and Namibia-listed technology metals mining company Andrada Mining has found consistent lithium oxide (Li2O), tantalum and tin mineralisation in the assay results for its inaugural drill... 

The South Crofty mine
UK needs to revive rich mining history to counter China
6th July 2023 By: Bloomberg

When work began at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne, the first English settlement in America had only just been established, and the world’s trade with the... 

Lulo diamonds
Lucapa debt free as of July 4
4th July 2023 By: Darren Parker

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has fully repaid all interest-bearing loans that it had borrowed from gold exploration and mining company Equigold and the Industrial Development Corporation of... 

Dr Ryneth Mbhele
Transforming acid mine water: Pioneering solutions to resolve looming water decantation challenges
30th June 2023

Acid mine water, a persistent environmental issue caused by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing minerals embedded in coal and gold deposits, poses significant threats to ecosystems and water... 

Pothole Patrol vehicle
Discovery Pothole Patrol introduces advanced AI to assist in pothole detection
29th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Insurance company Discovery Insure has introduced advanced artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to its Pothole Patrol fleet, which will enable it to detect road defects more accurately and... 

SKF invests in magnetic bearing manufacturing to meet increasing demand
29th June 2023

SKF is increasing its technical and manufacturing capabilities within magnetic bearings through an investment totaling SEK 50 million in a new manufacturing site in Tangier, Morocco. The new site... 

Galileo announce discovery and delineation of extensive gold targets
29th June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Mineral exploration company Galileo Resources says a recently completed gold-in-soil geochemical survey in the area around the company’s Queen’s mine, near Bulawayo, in Zimbabwe, has been highly... 

Marula Mining CEO Jason Brewer
Marula seeks JSE listing, provides Kinusi exploration update
29th June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Africa-focused mining and development company Marula Mining plans to apply for a dual-listing of its ordinary shares on the JSE and has appointed South African corporate advisory group Bridge... 

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Lab-grown diamonds diverging as a separate product category – Petra
28th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diamond miner Petra Diamonds has pointed out that laboratory-grown diamonds (LGDs) are diverging as a distinctly separate product category with a lower price point that can work alongside the... 

Vulcan eyes increased output at Zero Carbon lithium project
27th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Vulcan Energy Resources has signed a binding term sheet with energy technology company SLB to enable increase of current brine production from the Phase 1 development of its Vulcan Zero... 

Invicta's offshore operations boost its full-year revenue, earnings
26th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial products and services company Invicta's revenue increased by 8% to R7.8-billion, its sustainable headline earnings a share by 33% to 464c and its net asset value per ordinary... 

Afreximbank, Ghana Railway to develop western railway corridor
23rd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Pan-African financial institution the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and railway operator Ghana Railway have signed a project preparation facility head of terms agreement and pre-mandate... 

SKF establishes global Product Category Rules for bearings to quantify environmental impact
23rd June 2023

Product Category Rules (PCR) for the bearing industry, initiated and driven by SKF, have been approved by The International EPD System. This will enable bearing purchasers to make more informed and... 

Thermal power station refits pumps with Vesconite Hilube
21st June 2023

The largest New Zealand gas-fired thermal power station continues to use no-swell self-lubricating Vesconite Hilube bearings in its cooling water feeder pumps. The power station did a full... 

SEW-EURODRIVE launches X.e agitator gear unit
19th June 2023

Building on the success of its tried-and-tested X.e series of high-performance industrial gear units and gearmotors, SEW-EURODRIVE has launched a new X.e series agitator gear design. This agitator... 

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NHI will collapse, as it is unworkable, says BLSA's Mavuso
19th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

The passing of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill by the National Assembly is "yet another act in a pantomime that government seems intent on performing", as it is unworkable, says business... 

Red Rock positioned to start lithium production in Zimbabwe
15th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Natural resource exploration and development company Red Rock Resources has been issued an environmental certificate for its operations in Zimbabwe and can therefore start production and the sale... 

Galileo announces start of drill programme at Zimbabwe lithium project
15th June 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Galileo Resources has started preparations for a drill programme over the Kamativi lithium/tin target, in Zimbabwe, where the company announced the discovery of a previously unknown... 

SKF and Wolong cooperate to increase competitiveness in electric drive products
15th June 2023

SKF and Wolong Group, the Chinese global manufacturer of motor and drive solutions, have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the possibilities of entering a strategic cooperation... 

High load industrial bearing grease from SKF offers the best of both    
14th June 2023

SKF’s new LGNL 2 is a mineral oil-based, anhydrous calcium soap-thickened industrial bearing grease that is highly suited for high load applications.  The grease smartly combines the superior water... 

Engen-backed skills programme for people with disabilities a huge success
14th June 2023

The inclusion of people with disabilities is a key focus area of Engen’s social investment, with all supported projects seeking to create sustainable value for all parties concerned. Amongst... 

Wonderpark sustainability initiatives bearing fruit
Wonderpark sustainability initiatives bearing fruit
14th June 2023

Diversified real estate investment trust Emira Properties has implemented several community, social and environmental projects at its regional Wonderpark shopping centre property in Karenpark,... 

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Rio invests locally in iron-ore rail carts
13th June 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major Rio Tinto on Tuesday announced a partnership with Gemco Rail to bring local iron-ore rail car manufacturing and bearing maintenance to the Pilbara region in an industry-first. The... 

Botswana Diamonds CEO James Campbell.
Five-year South African diamond prospecting licence awarded
12th June 2023 By: Martin Creamer

London Aim- and Botswana-listed diamond exploration company Botswana Diamonds has been granted a five-year prospecting licence on ground containing a cluster of kimberlites in South Africa.... 

Vesconite senior technical representative Phillip de Villiers
New Vesconite Wear Rings save electricity
9th June 2023

Save electricity and improve pump efficiencies with Vesconite Hilube. South African wear parts manufacturer Vesconite Bearings produces no-swell components for pump applications that are... 

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Olaroz mine, Argentina
9th June 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

A lithium mine in the Jujuy province of northern Argentina. 

Low-friction bearings reduce energy losses in free-stream turbines
9th June 2023

A hydro turbinecompany, based in Portland, Maine, in the US, has chosen Vesconite Bearings’lowest-friction material for the thrust bearings on its free-stream turbines. The material, Vesconite... 

HIGH-TECH OFFERING CERTUSS steam generators enable a highly flexible steam supply while saving energy
Partnership with German supplier bearing fruit
9th June 2023 By: Nadine James

Boiler and steam generator supplier Steam Generation Africa’s work and partnership with German industrial equipment supplier CERTUSS has resulted in numerous projects and opportunities considering... 

Jubliee CEO Leon Coetzer
Jubilee Metals signs partnership agreement to expand its chrome footprint
6th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

Diversified metals processing company Jubilee Metals has announced a significant new partnership agreement for its platinum group metals (PGM) and chrome operations in South Africa. This... 

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Manufacturer innovates for energy, growing industries
2nd June 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

The ongoing energy supply crisis in South Africa has put the spotlight on the importance of reliable and efficient renewable-energy systems, and the role of the mechanical seal industry in... 

When selecting a miniature motor, understanding the different loads acting on the motor is key to achieving the best design
Impact of load on miniaturised motor selection highlighted
2nd June 2023

When selecting a miniature motor, understanding the different loads acting on the motor is key to achieving the best design. Therefore, understanding the torque load is essential to define the... 

Delba Electrical Field Services for electrical rotating machines
Delba Electrical Field Services for electrical rotating machines
31st May 2023

Enhancing customer satisfaction: Unleashing the power of Delba Electrical’s field service capabilities for electrical motors In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, Delba Electrical is... 

Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
Hedge funds bet against copper for first time in three years
29th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

Hedge funds are betting against copper on the London Metal Exchange for the first time since the early months of the pandemic — a sharp reversal from just weeks earlier after China’s disappointing... 

Low-friction bearings reduce energy losses in free-stream turbines
26th May 2023

A hydro turbine company based in Portland, Maine, USA, has chosen Vesconite Bearings’ lowest-friction material for the thrust bearings on its free-stream turbines. The material, Vesconite... 

Simpler aeration pump design reduces maintenance requirements
26th May 2023

There are times when a simple pump design and less maintenance are preferred by pump users, especially in messy dirty wastewater applications. Such was the case with one wastewater plant operator... 

Image of Kusile power station, in Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
26th May 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

South African State-owned power utility Eskom is uncertain about the cost of permanent repairs needed at the Kusile coal-fired power station. 

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Nampak to reduce salaries, headcount in 12-month rightsizing
24th May 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed packaging company Nampak has instituted a vacancy freeze, will reduce headcount across the entire organisation, will reduce its head office and has reduced absolute salaries to stabilise... 

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Sustainability initiatives bearing fruit at Emira’s Wonderpark centre
23rd May 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Diversified real estate investment trust (Reit) Emira Properties has implemented several community, social and environmental projects at its regional Wonderpark shopping centre property in... 

SKF South Africa deploys local design and manufacturing capabilities to deliver a turnkey bearing and housing solution for a ball mill in North West Africa  
19th May 2023

When SKF South Africa was approached by a key customer to assist with a bearing and housing selection for a ball mill that is being produced for a site in North-West Africa, the bearing and... 

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Booyco Electronics, South African pioneer of Proximity Detection Systems, offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying,...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
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Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...

John Thompson
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John Thompson, the leader in energy and environmental solutions through value engineering and innovation, provides the following: design, engineer,...


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