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Image of Kamoa-Kakula Phase 3 concentrator
Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

First ore has been fed into the Phase 3 concentrator. 


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Koeberg nuclear power plant steam-generator replacement project, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The National Nuclear Regulator started with another round of hearings for the Koeberg long-term operation, or lifetime extension, project on June 3. 


Image of hammered gold bar
Lafigué gold project, Côte D'Ivoire – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Wet commissioning activities are under way. 


Drill core from Canyon Coal's Gugulethu mine
Menar coal and anthracite projects, South Africa – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Things are going according to plan at the Gugulethu mine project. 


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Ugitech plant green hydrogen project, Switzerland
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Swiss Steel has decided to use green hydrogen at its Ugitech plant to replace the natural gas used in some of its thermoprocessing equipment. 


Image of the Balama process plant
Balama graphite project, Mozambique – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has reported that production from Balama is being moderated until demand and price conditions warrant higher production levels. 


FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
FlameBlock develops pioneer solution to extinguish lithium-ion battery fires
7th June 2024

Passive firefighting specialist FlameBlock has developed the FlameBlock Lithium Black (FLB), a uniquely formulated fire extinguishing agent designed specifically to extinguish lithium-ion battery... 


Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
Revolutionising corrosion protection: The power of Belzona’s innovative solutions
7th June 2024

Corrosion is an insidious enemy of industrial assets, silently deteriorating structures, machinery and equipment across a range of industries. Whether it is the pipelines in an oil refinery, the... 


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Zavalievsky graphite mine, Ukraine
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A graphite mine adjacent to the town of Zavallya, in Ukraine. 


Project site overview of the Vidalia project
Vidalia further expansion project, US – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Syrah Resources has reported that “enormous progress” has been made towards completing the Vidalia active anode material facility. 


Schematic of nuclear power plant
Nuclear power plant project, Poland – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Japan's Toshiba has signed a memorandum of understanding with two Polish companies to explore collaboration in equipment supply and maintenance services. 


Image of gold nuggets from Australia
Paulsens gold mine restart, Australia – update
7th June 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Black Cat Syndicated has secured the immediate funding required to start major refurbishment works and mining activities at its Paulsens gold mine. 


Eskom CEO Dan Marokane
Marokane says R285m spent on diesel in May compared with R2.8bn in May 2023
6th June 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Eskom CEO Dan Marokane has rebuffed persistent suggestions that the utility is keeping loadshedding at bay owing to an “excessive” reliance on the diesel-fuelled open cycle gas turbines, reporting... 


Rising temperatures, rising risks: why adequate cover has become critical
6th June 2024

The knock-on effects of climate-related incidents have led to a noticeable increase in personal and commercial insurance claims, both in terms of property damage and business interruption. This has... 


Belgium's King Philippe and Namibian President Ngangolo Mbumba on a site visit at the Cleanenergy Solutions green hydrogen project in Namibia
Namibia’s audacious plan to become a global green hydrogen hub
6th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Early in May, King Philippe of Belgium was on the edge of the Namib desert to inaugurate a project that aims to help decarbonize European industry, and which might just enable one of Africa’s... 


Local Raise Bore Manufacturer AGC Adds Vertical Mobile Slot Borer To Portfolio
Local Raise Bore Manufacturer AGC Adds Vertical Mobile Slot Borer To Portfolio
6th June 2024

Local raise bore manufacturer Atlantis Group of Companies (AGC) has showcased its latest innovation in its MK range of equipment, the AGC Vertical Mobile Slot Borer, which is best suited for block... 


Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
Electra Mining Africa: where inspiration and innovation meet
6th June 2024

From drones to the Cloud to AI, the world is progressing at the speed of light. It’s not always easy staying on top of the latest innovations in your field. But at Electra Mining Africa 2024,... 


Paratus, Starlink see success in Mozambique
5th June 2024 By: Natasha Odendaal

The integration of Starlink’s service offering in Mozambique has been highly successful, particularly for businesses in need of dependable Internet connectivity in remote areas, Paratus Mozambique... 


Sandro Scherf, CEO of Pilot Crushtec, and Francois Marais, Sales and Marketing Director of Pilot Crushtec, receiving the award for 2nd place Lokotrack Distributor Award
Pilot Crushtec bags two prestigious awards from Metso
5th June 2024

At the recently ended Lokolaunch 2024, a global Metso customer and partner event held in Tampere, Finland, Pilot Crushtec International walked away with two prestigious awards – Best After Market... 


Black Cat raises funds for Paulsens restart
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

ASX-listed Black Cat Syndicated has secured the immediate funding required to start major refurbishment works and mining activities at its Paulsens gold mine, in Western Australia. The company... 


Rio Tinto Iron Ore CEO Simon Trott
Rio Tinto invests $143m in low-carbon ironmaking R&D facility
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining giant Rio Tinto has announced a $143-million investment to establish a research and development (R&D) facility in Western Australia to test the effectiveness of its low-carbon ironmaking... 


Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
Greener Mining: Achieving Efficiency and Environmental Responsibility through Water Management Strategies
4th June 2024

(Virtual Showroom) - The National Water Act of 1998 in South Africa has put in place stricter regulations on water management, including for the mining sector which is a significant source of water... 


A farm in South Africa
GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa reports. The manufacturing industry decreased by 1.4% in the first quarter, contributing -0.2 of a... 


FUCHS’ lubricants for the sugar sector on show at Sugar Mac 2024
4th June 2024

Lubricants play a critical role in the sugar industry, from the initial crane yard through to the entire crushing, crystalising and packaging processes. Lubricants prevent wear and damage to... 


Image of ECDC CEO Ayanda Wakaba, ECDC board member Pumeza Bija, Cacadu Development Agency CE Eldrid Uithaler and African Panelbeaters and Motor Mechanics Association president Sisa Mbangxa
ECDC announces R50m scheme to boost small black auto businesses
3rd June 2024 By: Irma Venter

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) has launched a R50-million blended finance scheme to aid emerging Eastern Cape-based micro, small and medium-sized automotive component suppliers, as... 


Ministers and key stakeholders in the Mining and Power industries to attend WAMPEX and WAMPOC 2024
3rd June 2024

WAMPEX (West African Mining and Power Exhibition), now in its 17th year and organised in partnership between dmg events, EPI and The Ghana Chamber of Mines, will take place at the AICC and Grand... 


An image of Fairvest CEO Darren Wilder
Fairvest weathers challenges to deliver strong interim performance
3rd June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Real estate investment trust Fairvest has posted an interim distribution of 67.83c per A share and 21.24c per B share for the six months ended March 31. “Fairvest is operationally strong and agile... 


Engen’s Asheen supports Whizz Kidz Special Needs Centre
Engen’s Asheen supports Whizz Kidz Special Needs Centre
3rd June 2024

Engen employee Asheen Singh has used Engen’s Employee Community Partnership Programme (ECPP) to raise funds for Whizz Kidz Special Needs Centre. Based in Pinetown in Durban, Whizz Kidz Special... 


South Africa achieves trade balance surplus of R10.5bn in April
31st May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa recorded a preliminary trade balance surplus of R10.5-billion in April, the South African Revenue Services (Sars) reports. This surplus is attributed to exports of R169.5-billion and... 


South African Air Force Denel Rooivalk attack helicopters deploy flares from their defensive aids suites during a display
South African company’s electronics module has achieved the highest TRL rating
31st May 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African original design manufacturer electronics company Etion Create (part of Reunert Applied Electronics) has announced that its VF370 3U OpenVPX single board computer (SBC) module has been... 


Image of the Vector-A series Man-Up Combi from Toyota Material Handling
New forklift truck set to boost warehouse operations
31st May 2024

A recently introduced articulated forklift truck promises heightened agility, improved precision and elevated safety standards for warehouse operations. The Vector-A series Man-Up Combi from Toyota... 


image of people around a computer to show Simulation equipment used in Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions training
Skills training to keep up with mining technology advances
31st May 2024

The rapid development of mining technology necessitates continuous training to ensure that operators and maintenance teams keep up with the capabilities of mining equipment. Sandvik Mining and Rock... 


An image of a plant in the digital twin format
Digital twins as test beds for planning
31st May 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Digital twins can, and should, be used by mine operators as a “testing ground for analysis and scenario planning”, as well as to provide real-time feedback through Internet of Things (IoT) sensors... 


An image of a machine on a mine site
Acquisition boosts asset, fleet management solutions
31st May 2024

Mining technology solutions provider Datamine aims to expand its asset and fleet management solutions for mining, industrial and construction operations, through its parent software development... 


Red SEW-EURODRIVE motors
Invest in IE3 motors before MEPS enforced
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year,... 


The above image depicts the WX07 LHD which has been engineered for demanding underground environments and designed for small, narrow-vein applications with limited manoevering space
New LHD engineered for hard-rock mining
31st May 2024

In an environment where cost control and remaining competitive and financially viable are constant challenges for operators of underground hard rock mines, mobile machinery manufacturer Komatsu... 


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Consultancy drives mining standards innovation
31st May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

By prioritising safety, sustainability and efficiency, mining consulting company Baletsema Mining Services MD Bokang Kelepa says the company adheres to international safety and environmental... 


The above image depicts a truck that makes use of the JustWeighs system that provides coal producers with the ability to tract tonnages from pit to plant without the use of manual weighbridge slips
AI weighbridge solutions combat coal corruption
31st May 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Weighbridge automation solutions provider JustWeighs recently developed and launched its new AI and surveillance equipment to combat coal transportation corruption and illicit trading. The company... 


ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Mixtec provides proactive aftermarket services such as maintenance, repairs and audits, including for third-party equipment
Skilled engineers key to customer satisfaction
31st May 2024

Industrial agitator and mixing specialist Mixtec’s dedicated field sales representatives, supported by consulting engineers specialising in mining applications, “resolutely” work to provide... 


Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 


An image of a team repairing a mine winder motor
Motors swiftly repaired following failure
31st May 2024

Electric motor repair specialist Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) successfully completed the urgent repair of a 94 t 4 736 kW direct current mine winder motor under a tight deadline at platinum group... 


The range of Red Powertwist V belts that are manufactured by Fenner and distributed by BMG in South Africa
V-belt range improves HVAC system uptime
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that the reduced life of V-belts operating in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) sector is a major concern to the industry, despite users... 


Image of hammered gold bar
Côté mine, Canada
31st May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A gold mine in in north-eastern Ontario, Canada. 


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