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Get Steel invites comment on proposed foundry project in Benoni
17th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Local steel processing company Get Steel has invited interested and affected parties to submit comments on a draft scoping report into the refurbishment of the Naledi Foundry, in Benoni, Gauteng.... 


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Foundries resilient despite challenges – organisation
17th May 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Key industry support initiative the National Foundry Technology Network (NFTN) asserts that the health of the foundry sector has remained resilient despite significant challenges in recent years... 


Persistent corruption concerns reflect letdowns during sixth administration – Corruption Watch
15th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Nonprofit monitoring organisation Corruption Watch (CW) has confirmed in its latest report that there are significant concerns about the impact of corruption in the country, particularly a marked... 


Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
Machine Tools Africa highlights latest IT and Software for manufacturing market
15th May 2024

New technological developments have thrust the local machine tools industry into a novel growth phase. The incorporation of automation and intelligent functions, as well as CNC machines for... 


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Sappi records higher earnings amid better demand, but market volatility remains
9th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed paper and packaging manufacturer Sappi has posted a 10% year-on-year increase in its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to $183-million for the... 


Mulino will inherit the controversy surrounding the Cobre Panama copper mine.
Panama's Mulino wins Presidency with support from convicted former leader
6th May 2024 By: Reuters

PANAMA CITY - Panama's former security minister Jose Raul Mulino on Sunday stormed to victory in a presidential poll dominated by his old boss, the popular ex-leader Ricardo Martinelli, who... 


Bannerman eyes expansion options for Namibia uranium project
Bannerman eyes expansion options for Namibia uranium project
26th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

As uranium developer Bannerman Resources progresses with its plans for an initial eight-million-tonne-a-year Etango project, in Namibia, it is casting its gaze towards a broader horizon. The... 


Ferronickel shots from the Araguaia plant
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
19th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has failed to secure financing for the project. 


Concor recently celebrated a significant milestone on its projects at the Koruson 1 Cluster in the Northern Cape – the graduation of 22 concrete hands
Concor empowering communities at the Koruson 1 Cluster in the Northern Cape
27th March 2024

As a company deeply invested in the growth and development of previously disadvantaged communities, Concor recently celebrated a significant milestone on its projects at the Koruson 1 Cluster in... 


ECOACERO relies on SMS group for its new rebar mill in the Dominican Republic
11th March 2024

Production capacity of up to 400,000 tons of rebar per year ECOACERO plans to serve the growing construction industry in the Caribbean and Central America ECOACERO, an ESTRELLA Group company, has... 


Nucor Steel Brandenburg celebrates inauguration of new facility with one of world’s largest and most advanced continuous casting plants
11th March 2024

Sustainably produced steel for the US energy sector Nucor and SMS group, close partners for over 35 years As a lifecycle partner, SMS operates a repair service center at the Brandenburg site Nucor... 


CSP® Nexus plant supplied by SMS group to JSW STEEL (Dolvi Works)
11th March 2024

Trailblazing technology: CSP® Nexus offers customized solutions for customers’ individual needs and extends the range of producible hot strip dimensions to include plate products up to 2,600... 


Precision investment castings
New owners of precision casting company drive technology, skills investment
8th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Following a takeover of Rely Precision Castings by a new group of shareholders, the company is undergoing a renewed market expansion drive with investment into technology, and development of a... 


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Sizable trunnion cast for SAG mill breakdown
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

Mill roll and ring manufacturer South Africa Roll Company (Sarco) has delivered what it believes to be the largest locally cast semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill trunnion casting to grinding mill... 


The new IBL 3000 dry ice blasting machine sold by Dry Ice Blasting Solutions
Dry ice blaster popular in cleaning applications
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

With more than 30 units of the Intelblast (IBL) 3000 having been sold to foundries, forges and die-casting companies across South Africa, blasting machine manufacturer Dry Ice Blasting Services... 


A burner at the Birn Foundry in Denmark pouring molten metal
AI tech reduces foundry’s energy consumption
8th March 2024

Danish iron foundry Birn announced in December it had completed an artificial intelligence (AI) project in cooperation with automatic pouring technology developer and manufacturer Pour-tech AB to... 


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Mineral sands project exports first product
8th March 2024

The first export of products from mineral sands developer Kimberley Mineral Sands’ (KMS’) Thunderbird mineral sands project, located on the Dampier peninsula in Western Australia, departed from... 


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Noncompliance causing environmental damage
1st March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

With the need to improve environmental protection standards in South Africa’s mining sector casting a spotlight on implementation and compliance thereof, law firm Webber Wentzel partner and... 


Cape Town mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis
Cape Town driving forward with renewable energy, climate resilience programmes
22nd February 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Last year, Cape Town paid out R25-million to businesses which sold their surplus renewable energy to the city. And, starting this year, private citizens will be able to do the same. These... 


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Slimline precast wall system offers many benefits
24th January 2024

Precast concrete construction techniques are said to have many advantages over conventional on-site concrete construction, particularly in repetitious elements such as wall panels and support... 


Pierre van Vuuren, Concor Project Manager
Kendal Ash Disposal Facility nears completion
16th January 2024

The Kendal Ash Disposal Facility expansion project, responsible for the storage of ash produced by Kendal Power Station until 2023, has successfully reached over 80% completion. With a projected... 


WPIC research director Edward Sterck.
Industrial demand for platinum rises to record high
21st November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

During 2023, platinum has benefited from stellar industrial demand reaching a record level, with 2024 heading for the third-highest industrial demand spot. Today's publication of the platinum... 


150-year-old SMS group committed to Africa’s potential
17th November 2023

After 65 years in South Africa, German plant construction and metals processing technology provider SMS group remains convinced of the potential of the African steel and metals market as it... 


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Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM)
17th November 2023

Non Ferrous Metal Works (NFM) Group is one of the leading non-ferrous metallurgical manufacturers and suppliers in Southern Africa. With its head office and production facilities situated south of... 


A large box of processed copper hangbars for a client
Loophole harming sector
17th November 2023 By: Halima Frost

Although illegal mining, theft of equipment and infrastructure, and a lack of fully functional local copper mines affect South Africa's copper sector, the prevailing export of scrap copper through... 


Mkango to build 25 MW of solar at Songwe Hill
13th November 2023 By: Darren Parker

Rare earth element (REE) mining company Mkango aims to build three solar photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25 MW at its Songwe Hill project, in Malawi, to provide sustainable... 


Peikko completes Reserve 5 factory, warehouse columns in Cape Town in one week
10th November 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Precast construction company Peikko South Africa completed the columns for the 5 100 m² Reserve 5 factory and warehouse project, in Cape Town, for Cream Properties in one week. The factory and... 


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Mintek’s AMAZEMET acquisition to support SA’s additive manufacturing ambitions
3rd November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Mintek’s latest technological acquisition, the AMAZEMET rePowder ultrasonic atomisation and alloy development machine, is an extremely advanced piece of equipment that is expected to strengthen and... 


Macron lands in Putin’s backyard seeking new friends and uranium
31st October 2023 By: Bloomberg

After finding itself suddenly unwelcome in its traditional sphere of influence, France is casting further afield. That’s why president Emmanuel Macron will travel to energy-rich Central Asia this... 


The process sheet for the Araguaia project
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction progress continues at Araguaia. 


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Choose efficiency by partnering with the right abrasives manufacturer
12th October 2023

Continuous loadshedding is having a severe impact on normal day-to-day business operations within the country, where production costs are increasing rapidly, forcing down profits. As a business... 


Process flowsheet for the Araguaia
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
6th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that costs at its Araguaia nickel project will increase by at least 35% and that first production will be delayed. 


Thos Begbie
South African manufacturer celebrates a legacy of excellence in the mining industry
3rd October 2023

Middelburg-based copper castings producer Thos Begbie has cemented its position as a leading manufacturer of water cooled copper and other components for the pyrometallurgical industry worldwide.... 


CONTIROD® -  A key copper rod technology for a greener world
CONTIROD® -  A key copper rod technology for a greener world
26th September 2023

By Thomas Schatz, SMS group GmbH, Moenchengladbach, Germany, More than half of the produced copper products are cast and rolled wire rods. It is used as the semi-finished product for electric... 


The UK is one of the South African automotive industry's top vehicle export destinations.
UK pushes back new petrol car ban by five years
26th September 2023 By: Bloomberg

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak softened key parts of the UK government’s green agenda, including a ban on petrol car sales, as he set out what he called a “new approach” to tackling climate change.... 


Final cleaning underway on a foundation
Concor conquers rocky terrain forging access for Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility
28th August 2023

Constructing wind energy facilities on mountains presents unique challenges, particularly in terms of accessing the construction sites. The Phezukomoya Wind Energy Facility, situated near Noupoort... 


Image of voestslpine High Performance Metals head office in Isando
Better communication, planning key to addressing challenges
28th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Steel and Technology group voestalpine High Performance Metals (HPM) plans to introduce Powder Metallurgical grades, upselling from conventional to higher grade materials where customers will... 


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Multotec opens manufacturing plant in Brazil to better serve iron-ore miners
21st July 2023 By: Darren Parker

Multotec has expanded its operation in Brazil with the opening of a manufacturing facility. This enables the company to bring its manufacturing capabilities closer to its customers in the country.... 


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The disruptive power of words
21st July 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In his speech at the launch of the book ‘Reluctant Prophet: Tributes to Albert Nolan OP’, Fr Peter-John Pearson reflected that, how even in death, Nolan had again provided words to disrupt... 


Image shows Rio operations in the Pilbara
Rio adjusts some of its full year targets
19th July 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Diversified major Rio Tinto has continued to increase its iron-ore production in the Pilbara, with the miner now expecting full year production to be at the upper-end of the guided 320-million to... 


Image of Araguaia process flowsheet
Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
14th July 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has received a mining approval permit for Araguaia, paving the way for mining activities to start. 


C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
C$1.4bn smelter upgrade Rio Tinto's biggest aluminium investment in more than a decade
12th June 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

Diversified major Rio Tinto on Monday announced a C$1.4-billion expansion of its AP60 aluminium smelter at the Complexe Jonquière, in Quebec – its most significant investment in its aluminium... 


SMS group to deliver two high-speed forging presses to Saudi Arabia's biggest casting and forging plant
31st May 2023

(Virtual Showroom): Doosan Enerbility, Gyeongnam, Korea, has placed an order with SMS group for two high-speed open-die forging presses for the biggest greenfield casting and forging plant in Saudi... 


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