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Coal mining to move to more sustainable practices
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

The ongoing shift from traditional coal mining to sustainably mined coal in 2024 and beyond will “witness remarkable advancements” in new coal mining methods, driven by innovative technologies and... 

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23rd February 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 

Bühler Johannesburg celebrates International Women’s Day
22nd February 2024

The IWD 2024 theme to ‘Inspire Inclusion’ aims to create a gender-equal world that is free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD)  on 8 March,... 

Energy Council of South Africa joins World Energy Council
19th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Energy Council of South Africa has become a member of the United Nations-affiliated global body the World Energy Council (WEC), which will serve to strengthen the standing of the Energy Council... 

The 2024 iteration of the Africa Energy Indaba reflects a comprehensive strategy designed to address both immediate and future energy challenges
Event aims to catalyse change, progress in next decade
16th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

With a focus on long-term sustainable development and innovation, African energy sector-focused event Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) aims to catalyse change and progress over the next decade. The 2024... 

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Generators customised for local farmers
10th February 2024

Fit-for-purpose generators built especially to meet the needs of farmers and the agricultural sector are said to be gaining popularity.  Smith Power Equipment’s Renier Potgieter asserts that... 

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Platreef mine receives specialised lifting solutions
9th February 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The application of precise, reliable and safe lifting machinery is imperative for various operational facets in mining, including maintenance and production processes, says lifting equipment... 

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Jubilee embarks on Zambia expansion strategy
8th February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Metals processing company Jubilee Metals aims to expand its operations in Zambia to produce an initial 25 000 t/y of copper. The strategy includes the expansion of Jubilee’s copper resource base... 

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... 

Emeco exits underground contracting
5th February 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

ASX-listed Emeco on Monday announced the completion of the sale of key underground mining contracts and assets to fellow-listed Macmahon Holdings. The company announced in December that it would... 

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... 

Installing higher efficiency motors can help address energy crisis
2nd February 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

Energy-intensive industries, such as mining, are increasingly seeking out ways to reduce energy consumption, and the use of the latest motor and drive technology can play a significant role.... 

Scatec CEO Terje Pilskog
New renewables platform Lyra Energy poised to change South Africa's energy landscape
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Renewable energy company Scatec, financial services firm Standard Bank and asset management company Stanlib have established new renewable energy platform Lyra Energy to offer a low-risk, flexible... 

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... 

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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... 

 The green economy – our place in history starts today
The green economy – our place in history starts today
29th January 2024

By Devan Pillay, Cluster President: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the planet is under tremendous pressure, facing the existential threat of complete environmental... 

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BMI foresees better growth in South Africa, Nigeria this year
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After acting as a drag on sub-Saharan African growth in 2023, Nigeria and South Africa are expected to reverse this trend during the current year, as they shake off the effect of the headwinds that... 

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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 

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26th January 2024

Drive solutions provider SEW-EURODRIVE has made significant strides in extending its footprint across Africa, and this expansion is set to continue thanks to its unwavering commitment to providing... 

26th January 2024

Founded in 1961, WEG has grown into a global solutions provider of industrial electrical technologies. WEG is one of the largest electric motor manufacturers in the world producing more than... 

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Exciting lineup of speakers at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024
25th January 2024

Mining Indaba is the pinnacle event for promoting long-term investment in African mining. Attracting a broad and prominent speaker lineup, including industry professionals, policymakers, and... 

Firm prioritises emissions reduction
19th January 2024 By: Lynne Davies

‘Possibility in every drop’ is international leader in pumps solutions and water technologies Grundfos’ new brand signature, as it actively addresses critical issues related to water conservation... 

BMI lowers outlook for nickel price
11th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Research firm BMI has revised downward its nickel price forecast for this year to $20 000/t from $20 600/t as the market remains in a supply glut. Simultaneously, weak Mainland Chinese demand and... 

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South Africa to present ‘compelling’ investment case at Davos – Godongwana
11th January 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) will present the country’s investment case, which Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has described as “compelling”, to international... 

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Nasa delays first two crewed Artemis Moon missions
11th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced that it is delaying the launch of its Artemis II and Artemis III crewed lunar missions by about a year, in each case.... 

Investing in African Mining Indaba 2024: An exciting lineup of influential speakers who will engage in thought-provoking discussions
11th January 2024

Mining Indaba is the pinnacle event for promoting long-term investment in African mining. Attracting a broad and prominent speaker lineup, including industry professionals, policymakers, and... 

Daimler Truck starts first hydrogen-fuel-cell customer trials in Germany
Daimler Truck starts first hydrogen-fuel-cell customer trials in Germany
8th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Daimler Truck says it is ready to roll out its first hydrogen-fuel-cell trucks in customer trials, following a series of tests on the track and public roads. The German truck manufacturer says... 

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WA resources sector drives record budget surplus despite green tape, says CME
19th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia (WA) says the release of the WA government’s mid-year budget review is further confirmation that the state's resources sector is the... 

Shale gas production
US frackers are back to haunt Opec’s price strategy
17th December 2023 By: Bloomberg

Opec’s one-time nemesis — US shale — is rearing its head just months after the sector was all but written off as a threat to the cartel’s sway over worldwide oil markets. Drillers from the Permian... 

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Not just your average water company
15th December 2023

Some perspectives on water in South Africa from Talbot CEO Carl Haycock with over 25 years’ experience supporting industry and mining in Africa.   Why Talbot? 

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Motors and drives key to energy solutions
13th December 2023

The manufacturing and processing sectors, which include minerals processing plants, are energy-intensive industries, with electric motors and drives used across industries to operate pumps, mixers,... 

PE Bulk Terminal completes yearly maintenance
12th December 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has successfully concluded the yearly ten-day maintenance shutdown of the Port Elizabeth Bulk Terminal to ensure the seamless handling of manganese for the next 12... 

Mkango says first recycled rare earth magnets to be produced in the UK in 20 years
12th December 2023 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has announced the first production of recycled rare earth magnets in the UK on commercial-scale magnet manufacturing equipment in more than 20 years. Production of... 

Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
Climate-smart mining: Making ‘smart energy’ transition work
12th December 2023

Media is full of climate-smart mining, and the trend of the world turning to renewable energy for a carbon-neutral future. As a German company founded in 1830, NEUMAN & ESSER (NEA GROUP) has been... 

FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA invests R218 m to increase local production capacity
11th December 2023

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and... 

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Expansion helps enhance efficiencies
8th December 2023

Industrial products supplier BMG relocated its regional service centre and opened two new facilities in September, with BMG KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) regional manager Keith van Wyk noting that the... 

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Hydraulic motor promises efficiency with compact design
7th December 2023

A new H1F fixed displacement bent axis hydraulic motor is said to boast best-in-class efficiency, proven reliability and a compact design Designed for open- and closed-circuit applications, the H1F... 

Reliable Credit Scoring Data Drives Growth for Trade Credit Providers and Their SME Customers
Reliable Credit Scoring Data Drives Growth for Trade Credit Providers and Their SME Customers
7th December 2023

Information and insights company TransUnion South Africa and Digital Credit Systems (DCS) are helping to address and solve the constraints faced by trade credit providers and SMEs in South Africa... 

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Opinion: Climate – lead, follow or get out of the way
6th December 2023

In this opinion article, Shoprite group sustainability manager Sanjeev Raghubir writes that conferences are necessary for progress on crucial issues facing humankind, but on the existential crisis... 

Festival of Motoring announces 2024 dates, extended WesBank partnership
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Festival of Motoring, described as an African celebration of automotive excellence, will take place from August 30 to September 1, 2024, at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, in Johannesburg. This... 

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Cononish mine, Scotland
1st December 2023 By: Nadine James

Cononish is Scotland’s first commercial gold mine. 

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Lift II copper project, South Africa – update
1st December 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Lift II will have a design capacity of 32 500 t/d, 400 m below Lift I, with a mine life to 2040. 

Organisations collaborate on development of a consolidated responsible mining standard
Organisations collaborate on development of a consolidated responsible mining standard
28th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Copper Mark, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC), ICMM and the World Gold Council (WGC) are working towards consolidating their individual voluntary responsible mining and metals standards... 

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