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Witwatersrand basin project – Qala Shallows Phase 1, South Africa – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

West Wits Mining has reported that the company is in good stead to develop the project. 

Varsity, private firm in partnership to develop protocol for production of radiopharmaceuticals
29th March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch University (SU) and high-tech company Enlightened Isotopes, a subsidiary of ASP Isotopes, have entered into an R8.5-million research partnership to develop a protocol for the... 

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Goulamina lithium project, Mali – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Leo Lithium has reported that progress at Goulamina remains on schedule and construction has reached about 80% completion. 

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Hansen + Genwest
29th March 2024

Designers and manufacturers of transformers and switchgear Hansen + Genwest was founded in 1976, and supplied the first South African-designed and manufactured flameproof transformer in 1977. The... 

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Pueblo Viejo life-of-mine extension project, Dominican Republic – update
29th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Barrick has reported “teething problems” at the project. 

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Drones: Taking engineering excellence to new heights with RPAS and digital scanning
29th March 2024

In the fast-paced world of engineering and technology, Proconics is leading the charge, embracing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and digital scanning to push the boundaries of what is... 

Bell posts 66% rise in full-year profit
28th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed heavy machinery manufacturer Bell Equipment has posted a 66% increase in profit for the year ended December 31, 2023, to R793-million. Following unprecedented global demand for equipment... 

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Durban Container Terminal receives ten haulers before citrus season start
28th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Durban Container Terminal (DCT) has received the first ten of 45 fully-assembled haulers ahead of the start of South Africa’s citrus season next month. Haulers move containers from the stack to... 

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Renergen’s helium plant integration nearly complete
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Gas producer Renergen is approaching the final stages of its helium system integration, which will mark a significant step forward in its operations, making South Africa one of only eight countries... 

Nigeria to grant mining licences only to companies that process locally
28th March 2024 By: Reuters

Nigeria will only grant new mining licences to companies that present a plan on how minerals would be processed locally, under new guidelines being developed, a government spokesperson confirmed on... 

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Kropz records $5.7m loss for 2023 as Elandsfontein ramps up
28th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

As phosphate miner Kropz is still ramping up to steady-state production, the company recorded a $5.7-million gross loss for the 12 months ended December 31, 2023. The company said on March 28 that... 

Sasscal Executive Director Dr Jane Olwoch
More green hydrogen insight on way as Southern African scientists head to Germany
28th March 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Twelve scientists from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries will head to Germany in May, where they will have an opportunity to obtain more in-depth insight into green hydrogen... 

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Automated equipment monitoring simplified
28th March 2024

A new cloud-based end-to-end predictive maintenance solution for rotating equipment from SKF and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is said to be simple, scalable and cost-effective, SKF Connected... 

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Versatile roller upgraded
28th March 2024

A well-known walk-behind roller has received significant upgrades that make it suitable for use on a wider range of applications and job sites. The Ammann ARW65 roller features multiple settings... 

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Outlining the value of OEM parts
28th March 2024

The efficient operation of capital equipment is largely dependent on the quality of components and wear parts, says mining technology and original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Weir Minerals Africa.... 

Exploration starts at Larisoro manganese mine
27th March 2024 By: Darren Parker

Exploration activities have started at the Larisoro manganese mine, in Northern Kenya, with Marula Mining exploration East Africa head Collins Aseto and his geological team having mobilised to site... 

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Kazera readies for production of heavy mineral sands, diamonds
27th March 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Kazera Global has been using funds from the ongoing sale of African Tantalum (Aftan) to put in place plant, staff and equipment at the Whale Head and Deep Blue projects, in South Africa,... 

Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
Supplying jetting equipment for the full market spectrum
27th March 2024

High-pressure jetting and vacuuming equipment is used for a wide range of industrial cleaning applications, such as high pressure cleaning, sewer and stormwater line maintenance as well as vacuum... 

Vesconite Bearings innovates in the tractor tyre replacement market
Vesconite Bearings innovates in the tractor tyre replacement market
26th March 2024

Custom-made wear-resistant low-friction Vesconite bearings and wear pads are being trialled on a BEISS tyre stripper machine by a company in the thriving tractor-tyre-changing industry. The trial,... 

RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
26th March 2024

A trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global digitally-led provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and... 

Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
Bearings International boosts industrial solutions with premium I-MAK brand
26th March 2024

The strategic alliance between Bearings International (BI) and I-MAK initiated in February 2019 signalled a new chapter in BI's mission to augment its selection of premium brand offerings in a bid... 

Synthetic lubricants for HVAC systems from FUCHS LUBRICANTS SOUTH AFRICA
26th March 2024

A range of synthetic lubricants for use in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems is available from global lubricant manufacturer FUCHS. Its RENISO product range includes... 

Revolutionizing Industries: Rio-Carb Promotes Sustainability with our R-C 700 Chromium Carbide Solutions
26th March 2024

Rio-Carb Pty Ltd, a leading innovator in industrial solutions, is making significant strides in promoting environmental sustainability using R-C 700 Chromium Carbide technology. The company's... 

Rio-Carb Pty Ltd Welcomes Conrad De Kock as a Project Engineer
26th March 2024

Rio-Carb the leading provider of the R-C 700 Wear Liner Range, is pleased to announce the addition of Conrad De Kock to our team as a Project Engineer. With an extensive wear solutions background,... 

The AIDC celebrates 20 years of the Automotive Supplier Park
The AIDC celebrates 20 years of the Automotive Supplier Park
26th March 2024

The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) marked a significant milestone on March 19, 2024 as it celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Automotive Supplier Park (ASP) in Rosslyn. The event,... 

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Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal takes delivery of cargo handling equipment
26th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Richards Bay Multipurpose Terminal (MPT) has taken delivery of new cargo handling equipment, aiding the loading of export coal, magnetite, chrome and pig iron aboard calling Cape-sized vessels.... 

US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
US announces $6bn to clean up heavy manufacturing
26th March 2024 By: Bloomberg

The first new US aluminum smelter in 45 years may be built as part of about $6-billion in grants the Biden administration is awarding to companies in a bid to clean-up hard to decarbonise... 

Mkango raises £750 000 to advance rare earth magnet recycling, launches strategic review
25th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Aim-listed Mkango Resources has conditionally raised gross proceeds of £750 000 via a direct company subscription from existing shareholders, including a £150 000 investment by CEO William Dawes.... 

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa
Eskom board considers enlarging and extending Standard Offer Programme
25th March 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that the Eskom board is considering lifting the current 1 000 MW allocation set aside for its Standard Offer Programme to 4 000 MW and extending... 

Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
25th March 2024

Water treatment systems in metropolitan areas demand careful monitoring and management processes across sprawling networks. Process automation through the use of pressure transmitters can be a... 

The mini substation is an important part of the mine’s electrical infrastructure upgrade
Trafo Power Solutions shows it agility in upgrading DRC mine transformers
25th March 2024

With its experience in Africa and its agility in executing projects rapidly, Trafo Power Solutions is supplying three mini-substations and two transformers to a copper-zinc mine in the Democratic... 

Unitrans Solutions executive Jacques Greeff
Unitrans upgraded centre of excellence to enhance African clients' supply chains
25th March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Logistics and supply chain company Unitrans has launched its upgraded centre of excellence (COE) to drive improvements in operating cost efficiencies and safety for drivers and vehicles, which are... 

A container ship travelling through the Suez Canal
Trade to rebound this year, says Unctad
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

After declines over several quarters, international trade is poised for a rebound this year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (Unctad's) latest 'Global Trade Update' states.... 

Nissan Africa president Joni Vila
Jordi Vila appointed Nissan Africa president
22nd March 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Automotive manufacturer Nissan has appointed Jordi Vila as Nissan Africa president. He currently serves as Nissan Europe sales and marketing divisional VP. Vila will succeed Nissan Africa president... 

AI is driving data centres to the edge
AI is driving data centres to the edge
22nd March 2024

By Ben Selier, Vice President, Secure Power, Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric The data centre has become the cornerstone that links our digitally interconnected world. At the same time, the... 

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Centamin achieves 25% y/y increase in Ebitda
22nd March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Established gold miner Centamin achieved a 25% year-on-year increase in adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation to $398-million for the year ended December 31, 2023,... 

The company's offerings underscore its commitment to excellence and reliability
Company leverages offering, expertise to ‘redefine’ S Africa’s energy industry
22nd March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

As South Africa’s energy sector continues to grapple with climate change and an increasing demand for electricity, electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM is making significant strides in... 

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Mining innovators recognised
22nd March 2024 By: Halima Frost

In conjunction with this year’s yearly Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town at the start of February, industry body Mining Equipment Manufacturers of South Africa (Memsa) held a... 

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Manufacturer reinforces commitment to quality
22nd March 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Established in 1975, and in the lead-up to its fiftieth anniversary in 2025, full-service slurry pump manufacturer Schurco Slurry reflects on its commitment to providing engineering excellence,... 

AESPUMP and ANDRITZ AG collaboration is shaping the future
22nd March 2024

In the dynamic landscape of Southern Africa’s pump industry, a transformative collaboration between pump supplier AESPUMP and international technology group ANDRITZ AG is set to redefine standards,... 

Acquisition shows promising results, boosts product offering
22nd March 2024

German manufacturer specialising in vacuum pumps, blowers, systems and service, Busch Vacuum Solutions, has closed a strategic acquisition in the vacuum technology industry, having acquired... 

Grindrod to spend big at Maputo’s Matola drybulk terminal to grow capacity
22nd March 2024 By: Irma Venter

Ports and logistics group Grindrod is set to invest big in its Matola drybulk terminal in Mozambique. Announcing Grindrod’s financial results for the year ended December 31 earlier this month, CEO... 

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Bulyanhulu mine, Tanzania
22nd March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in north-west Tanzania, in the Kahama district of the Shinyanga region. 

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