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CPM Group managing partner Jeffrey Christian
Over-optimistic, exaggerated expectations in platinum market can lead to bad investment decisions, says CPM
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Independent commodity research group CPM Group managing partner Jeffrey Christian has dispelled some of the common myths in the platinum market, which can lead to bad investment decisions on the... 


Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
Green economy surge pushes 2023 silver industrial demand to new highs
18th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Building upon the momentum of 2022’s surge in silver consumption for industrial applications, 2023 saw yet more record-breaking industrial demand, reaching 654.4-million ounces, fuelled by the... 


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Agreement extends stainless steel reach
5th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Austenitic stainless steels specialist N’GENIUS Materials Technology has reached an agreement with UK-based stainless steel manufacturer Project Pipeline Supply (PPS) to sell and distribute... 


KAROWE UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT
Lucara Diamond Corporation is expanding the Karowe mine to access the underground orebody, thereby extending the life-of-mine to at least 2040
Diamond miner progresses Botswana shaft sinking
29th March 2024

Diamond explorer and miner Lucara Diamond Corporation made significant shaft sinking progress in 2023 at its Karowe underground project, in Botswana, where the miner invested $101.3-million for the... 


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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... 


The newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers one blue and one yellow
New analysers launched at Indaba
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
8th March 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has insisted that it is on track to complete the repairs to the ducts in the west stack at the Kusile power station by December 2024. 


Exports drive Multotec’s local manufacturing expansion
Exports drive Multotec’s local manufacturing expansion
3rd March 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

To support the growth of its export business, South African mineral processing specialist Multotec has invested in the expansion of its facilities and now has about 80 000 m² of manufacturing and... 


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Gold demand and price increase promising for industry
1st March 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Gold has proven to be an enduring and reliable asset, especially during challenging times, with demand for gold by central banks remaining stable in 2023, which is likely to continue this year, say... 


MANUFACTURING INVESTMENT
Multotec has invested in manufacturing facilities and storage space to support the growth of its export business.
Firm wins Exporter of the Year award
1st March 2024

International minerals processing specialist Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a... 


Sylvania reports positive results despite lower PGM prices
22nd February 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer and developer Sylvania Platinum says its revenue and net profit for the 2023 financial year remained respectable, despite the impact of a significantly lower... 


Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
Machine Tools Africa for everything that twists, turns, rotates, cuts, forms, bends or shapes
21st February 2024

Africa’s biggest machine tools exhibition is taking place from 21-24 May 2024 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in Nasrec and will be showcasing cutting-edge developments across the machine tool and... 


SU opens new avenues for localisation with high-tech micro-manufacturing machine
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

In a first-of-its-kind for Africa, the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Stellenbosch University (SU) has acquired a micro-manufacturing machine... 


A three story high reactor manufactured by Viva Engineering with people in PPE under it to show scale
Complex SA-DRC reactor project recognised
16th February 2024

The fabrication, in South Africa, of six large reactors for the Azmet Reactor project, being undertaken at a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is a “massive achievement” after it was... 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
9th February 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Unit 5 of Kusile was synchronised to the national grid at the end of December 2023. 


Multotec optimistic about African mining
Multotec optimistic about African mining
7th February 2024

Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a... 


West African’s 2024 production to align with long-term mining plan
6th February 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

ASX-listed West African Resources expects its Sanbrado mine, in Burkina Faso, to produce between 190 000 oz and 210 000 oz of gold this year, consistent with the company’s long-term mining plan.... 


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Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio
2nd February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and... 


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Multotec wins SACEEC Exporter of the Year Award
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

Mineral processing equipment supplier Multotec has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC’s) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of... 


A Multotec pulping chute being manufactured with a woman in PPE looking through the centre of the Chute
Processing solutions manufacturer optimistic for African mining
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Despite economic challenges globally, international minerals processing specialist Multotec Group remains optimistic about the future of mining in Africa and the company is looking forward to a... 


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Inside Bell Heavy Industries
26th January 2024

Project engineering and contract manufacturing company Bell Heavy Industries (BHI) is a new name in engineering and fabrication in South Africa, but its clients are in trusted, experienced hands.... 


Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
Azmet Reactor project: a precise and praiseworthy victory for South Africa’s steel sector
16th January 2024

Fabricating six massive reactors that are over three storeys high in Gauteng and then transporting these more than 2 500 kilometres to a mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - where all... 


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Flawless Engineering
8th December 2023

Commercial engineering solutions company Flawless Engineering strives to bring customers’ ideas to life.   Its primary focus is the fabrication and preparation of containerised and ISO panel... 


Seifsa president Elias Monage
Opinion: The collapse of the Steel Master Plan and disintegration of industry
1st December 2023

In this opinion article, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) president Elias Monage writes about the importance of the steel industry and the challenges the... 


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Gold mine receives containerised water treatment plants
1st December 2023

Endeavour Mining Corporation’s Lafigué gold mine, which is located about 120 km northeast of Bouake, in Côte d’Ivoire, has been equipped with three water treatment plants that will be fed raw water... 


Smart technology for mobile explosives units
1st December 2023

Mining explosives and blasting technology supplier BME is leveraging smart technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning as a key aspect of its automation efforts to enhance the... 


Sigombeni Rural Portable Water System
The project involved the installation of a gravity-fed pipeline stretching 5.6 km from the Mtilane river to Sigombeni
Strategic valves, fluid control hub for Mbombela
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to a market need for specialised services within the fluid control industry, steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds has established a standalone branch in... 



INCREASING PRODUCTION
Distribution Transformers increases its production capacity to manufacture extended product range
Distribution Transformers division increases Actom’s production capacity
2nd November 2023

Electro-mechanical manufacturing company Actom’s Distribution Transformers division has recently expanded the production capacity of its Knights manufacturing facility, in Germiston, to extend the... 


Bell Equipment has 45 000m² undercover manufacturing area in Richards Bay that complies with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and welds to the internationally recognised ISO 3834-2 Appendix 10 standards
Bell launches new Bell Heavy Industries division
1st November 2023

With almost seventy years of demonstrated expertise in complex engineering, heavy fabrication, and machining for its own range of material handling equipment, Bell Equipment is now offering these... 


WGC senior analyst for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Krish Gopaul t
Third-quarter gold demand solid, as central bank buying is already ahead of 2022
31st October 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Although central bank gold demand in the third quarter of the year fell short compared with the same quarter of last year, year-to-date demand reached a new record of 800 t. Central bank gold... 


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Ramohlale Industries launches new facility in Limpopo
30th October 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Electromechanical engineering company Ramohlale Industries on October 27 launched its new offices and factory facility at the N1 Industrial Park in Polokwane, Limpopo. Shortly after establishment... 


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Summit outlines industry plans
27th October 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

International trade limitations, owing to slow market growth in Europe and the US, have in turn sparked the implementation of stringent trade conditions in the South African stainless steel... 


Schalk van der Merwe, GM of the industrial water tube division at John Thomson
Schalk van der Merwe
27th October 2023 By: Martin Zhuwakinyu

This week we profile Schalk van der Merwe, GM of the industrial water tube division at John Thomson, is involved in the design, manufacture, building and maintenance of industrial and utility... 


Location map of the NiWest nickel project
NiWest nickel/cobalt project, Australia – update
27th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

The delivery of the definitive feasibility study has been postponed to mid-2024. 


SASSDA strives to unlock the power of local stainless steel
SASSDA strives to unlock the power of local stainless steel
26th October 2023

The use of local stainless steel is crucial to driving demand and the subsequent beneficiation of this highly prized metal but work still needs to be done to cement the correct specifications of... 


NiWest DFS date shifted to mid-2024
24th October 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

The expected delivery of the definitive feasibility study (DFS) of the NiWest nickel/cobalt project, in Western Australia, has shifted to mid-2024, emerging battery metals producer Alliance Nickel... 


Image of Kusile power station
Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
20th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Kusile Unit 5 is being prepared for synchronisation to the grid towards the end of December. 


Woodside posts solid quarter
18th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has reported an 8% increase in production for the quarter ended September, with production reaching 47.8-million barrels of oil equivalent. The company on Wednesday... 


An image of Creamer Lubrication Products MD and Founder Gerard Creamer
Family-owned business pioneers pumping solutions for four decades
13th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

With over four decades of experience in the development of pumping solutions, family-owned company Creamers Lubrication Products, which owns Pumprite and is based in Alrode, has firmly established... 


Ineos acquires Botswana’s Kavango Engineering
13th October 2023 By: Irma Venter

Ineos Automotive, the manufacturer of the Grenadier and Quartermaster, has acquired Botswana-based vehicle conversion specialist Kavango Engineering.  The business has been renamed Ineos Kavango,... 


Imahe of lithium product
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Unlisted mining company Hancock Prospecting has achieved its objective of a 19.9% ownership in lithium developer Liontown Resources. 


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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
13th October 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has confirmed that Unit 3 at the Kusile coal-fired power station is providing 720 MW for the electricity grid. 


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Savannah production recovers in Sept quarter
6th October 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has seen nickel concentrate production from its Savannah nickel project, in Western Australia, improve by 56% in the three months to September. This followed on... 


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